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^ About thirty years ago I wrote an article which dealt 

with occurrences in our Steele family a hundred years before. 
"3^ The manuscript of that article lay in my desk undisturbed for 

t^ about twenty-five years, but I found that article useful when, 

six years ago, I began making inquiries concerning the early 
history of our family in America. As I pursued my in- 
vestigations the "genealogy craze" seized me, and I kept pres- 
sing my inquiries concerning my ancestors and their doings. 
After accumulating a good deal of information I began to 
think of putting it into book form for the benefit of others. 
I sent out a circular stating my thoughts on the subject, and 
in a short time one hundred copies of the proposed book were 
subscribed for. I then continued my efforts to get exact and 
detailed information so that the book would be correct and 
complete, especially the genealogical department. 

I did my best to induce subscribers to furnish for the 
book pictures of themselves and families. One gentleman 
wrote that his branch of the family were "all good looking, 
but modest." I suppose modesty partly accounts for so few 
pictures being furnished for the book. I am sorry of the 
scarcity of pictures, although every one I have put in has 
been at a slight financial loss to me. I made the prices very 
low, hoping to get many pictures to put in. 

There is not much of the book, but it contains the net re- 
sults of my investigations along our ancestral and family 
lines. Those who read it will never realize the amount of 
time and labor required to collect and arrange for publica- 
tion the material found in this little book. I hope it has not 
all been in vain, but that the little volume may be a source 
of interest, pleasure and profit for generations to come. 


Newton Chambers Steele. 

Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 1, 1900. 

Introductory Remarks* 

We American people have been very careless about gen- 
ealogical matters until the last thirty to fifty years. People 
of all new countries are so occupied with the work of estab- 
lishing government, commerce and agriculture that they do 
not have time to give much attention to history, especi- 
ally genealogical history. Then there is the sense of inde- 
pendence coupled with a restive and anxious, yet hopeful, 
looking forward to the future, that tends to make the settlers 
and builders of a new country ignore, and almost scorn, the 

In recent years there has developed in America great in- 
terest and activity in genealogy. People are asking. Who am 
I? and whence came I? All over our country individuals 
and families are engaged in tracing their ancestral lines back 
as far as possible. 

Several years ago I began to hunt up the genealogy of 
my own family, which up to that time had been almost wholly 
neglected. I am what may be called a double Steele, both 
my father and mother having been Steeies. As to the name, 
some Steele families omit the final "e." The most of them 
use it. Sometimes the final "e" has been omitted for gener- 
ations and then restored. The name is the same with or 
without it. It is said that the name Steele is of Scotch origin, 
and hence that all Steeies have Scotch blood in them. Of 
this I am not certain, but it is probably true. 

Scotland and Ireland are so < lose together that for per- 
haps three thousand years there i is been more or less inti- 
macy between their people. There Jias been constant migrat- 
ing from one country to the other. Inter-marriages have 
been numerous, and this has produced the so-called Scotch- 
Irish people of which we hear so much. However, this term 
is probably most usually applied to the mixing of the 
Scotch and Irish in the last three or four hundred years. 

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries consid- 
erable numbers of people emigrated from Scotland to Ireland 
to escape oppression of various kinds, mostly religious persecu- 
tion. These settled largely in the Eastern and Northern parts 
of Ireland. Many of them inter-married with the best ele- 
ment of the native Irish people. Because of exhorbitant 
taxation and religious persecution and oppressions in Ireland, 

many thousand of the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians finally left 
Ireland and came to the American colonies seeking more 
freedom and religious toleration. At first they settled largely 
in Pennsylvania and Virginia, but later many families mi- 
grated to North and South Carolina. Most of the Steeles of 
America are Scotch-Irish and most of these, as distinct fami- 
lies, came directly from Ireland. Some came from England 
and other European countries, but I think the most of them 
claim Scotland as their ancestral home. 

During my genealogical researches I have corresponded 
with persons in about twenty states and in Ireland. I think 
I have collected about all of the historical data concerning 
my Steele ancestors that can be discovered. A few years ago 
much valuable material now lost might have been secured. 
The gathering of the historical and genealogical material con- 
tained in this book has been an arduous task, but I have been 
greatly interested in the work and count it a "labor of love." 
It is not my aim or expectation to make one dollar by the 
sale of this book. It is a contribution to systematic genealo- 
gy. Many friends have very kindly assisted me in gathering 
data, to all of whom I hereby return thanks. I would like to 
mention some of them, but I do not wish to seem partial. 


In a book containing the genealogy of a large family con- 
nection, the great majority of the persons can be mentioned 
by name only. It would require a large and costly volume to 
do otherwise. Books of this kind necessarily have a very 
limited sale, and a large book would cost several dollars each. 
The pictures and special pen sketches in this book have been 
paid for by some one, and have not added to the price of the 
book to those who simply buy the book. All pictures are of 
persons mentioned in the book. As a rule I have used the 
full legal form of a name instead of the family pet or ab- 
breviated name. For instance, I have witten "Martha" in- 
stead of "Mat" or "Mattie," "Margaret" instead of "Peggy" or 
"Maggie," "Susan" instead of "Sue" or "Susie," "Mary" in- 
stead of "Polly" or "Mollie," "Eudora" instead of "Dora," 
"Sarah" instead of "Sallie," "Elizabeth" instead of "Bessie," 
"Bettie," or "Lizzie." 

In this book a name in parenthesis usually means a 
woman's maiden surname. For instance : If John Jones 
married Miss Mary Steele, their names after marriage would 

probably be written John and Mary (Steele) Jones, or John 
Jones and Mary (Steele) Jones. 

In the genealo2;ical tables "b" stands for ''born," "m" for 
"married," and "d"^for "died." 

In the war chapter "Co." stands for "Company," "Reg." 
for "Regiment," "Corp." for "Corporal," "Lieut." for "Lieu- 
tenant," "Cav." for "Cavalry," "Inf." for "Infantry," "Vol." 
for "Volunteers," and "C. V." for "Confederate Volunteers." 

Every name in the war chapter can be found in its proper 

place in the body of the book in the "family" mentioned 
after the name in the war chapter. 

"Tradition," which is used often, means handed down 
verbally, that is, from mouth to ear and not by written re- 
cord. Of course there sometimes has been a record made of 
oral tradition. 

I suggest that families make additional records in neat 
form on suitable paper as large as the leaves of the book, and 
paste them in the book — thus adding interest to each family 
book. I will be glad to have all errors and additions reported 
to me at once so that I can correct my own copy of the book. 

In a work like this, it is practically impossible to avoid 
all errors. Be charitable about them. I used the names, 
dates and other information furnished me by others. Of 
course there will be errors in names and dates, and it mav 
be your name or the date of your birth or marriage that I 
have gotten wrong. It may all be my fault, but it is pos- 
sible that it is yours. I discovered and corrected many errors 
in the names and dates that were sent me. I wrote three 
letters to one man a thousand miles away to get one date 
corrected. This is one of many similar instances. 


Examine the Index first ; that may help you. If you 
don't find your name there look for the name of some promi- 
nent person closely related to you and of the Steele fnmi]>u . 
Find that person and you can find your own name easily. If 
you know through which of the five sons of Archibald Steele, 
the First, you have descended, turn to family No. 1 and 
trace out your line. The words "see family" after any name 
points forward to that person's own family. The words "see 
family" after the regular family number at the beginning of 
each family point back to the origin of that new family. A 
few moment's study will make it all plain to you. 






Ill tracing ont my ancestral lines I have found that mj- 
paternal great grandfather was Archibald Steele, and my ma- 
terntil great grandfather was Ninian Steele. They were not 
related. I she) 11 in this volume deal almost exclusively with 
my paternal ancestor's descendants, and I shall designate him 
as uVrchibald the First, or Archibald Steele the First. His 
tombstone in the cemetery of Bethesda Church, York County, 
S. C. says he died October 28th, 1805, age 77. This would put 
his birth in 1728 almost certainly. 

Entirely trustworthy family tradition makes it clear that 
Archibald Steele the First, immigrated to America from Ire- 
land. There are some indications that he went to Ireland from 
England. The probabilities seem to be that he was born in 
Scotland, or of Scotch parents in England, and that when he 
became a man he went to Ireland. An old family record says 
that he married in Dublin, Ireland, and tradition has it that 
his wife was a Scotch-Irish woman. His wife's given or chris- 
tian name was Agnes, as has always been held by the family 
and as is proven by her husband's will, a copy of which the 
writer has, but it has been impossible to learn what her 
maiden surname was. Many think it was Edwards, and some 
think it was Starr, but no one knows. She was born in Ire- 
land in 1720 and died on Fishing Creek, York Co., S. C, June 
28, 1813. Thus it seems that she was about eight years older 
than her husband. She seems to have been quite intelligent 
and active, probably in these respects superior to her husband. 
Persons now living have heard older members of the connec- 
tion speak of her as having •''talked Irish." It is reported of 
her that she spun flax in Ireland and made the money to send 
a brother to America and to help pay the passage of herself 
and family when they at a little later period came over from 


Ireland. Regarding the ages of herself and husband, there is 
some slight evidence that he was the older of the two, but I 
accept his age written on the tombstone as correct, and thus 
believe that she was eight years his senior. 


It is not known certainly in what year Archibald Steele 
and his family came from Ireland to America. I have made 
diligent effort to ascertain the time of their coming, but have 
failed as to the exact year. I mean so far as documentary 
evidence is concerned. At the time of their coming the 
American colonies were subject to British rule, and conse- 
quently no kind of records were kept of emigrants from Scot- 
land or Ireland to America ; and such persons were not, on 
reaching this country, required to make any kind of "declara- 
tion" as to their intention of becoming citizens, which might 
have been made a matter of record. However, it is practically 
certain that they came over between the years 1764 and 1767. 

The obituary of their youngest son, Robert, who was my 
grandfather, says that he, Robert, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, September -80; 1767. So they were 
in America at that date. ^ 

A woman whose maiden name was Mary Workman, who 
afterward married James, fourth son of Archibald Steele the 
First, and who lived to an old age and died in York County, 
S. C, used to tell her grandchildren that the Steele and Work- 
man families came from Ireland to America in the same ship, 
and that she was just old enough to remember seeing the peo- 
ple on the shore wailving a farewell to those on the ship as it 
sailed away for America. She was born in 1759 or 1760 and 
must have been from four to six years old to remember this 
leave-taking. This indicates that they did not come to 
America before 1764 or 1765. 

Again, Robert Jackson Brunson, a great-grandson of 
Archibald and Agnes Steele, has in his possession a copy of a 
Presbyterian Catechism published in Belfast, Ireland in 1764, 
which he is positive that Archibald Steele brought with him 
from Ireland. I have examined the book and have no doubt 
of the truth of the tradition concerning it. Now, as Archibald 
and his wife were Presbyterians and going to a new and far 


off country, it would be very natural for him to buy that new 
catechism before leaving Ireland. That was tha chief denom- 
inational book for the common people of the Presbyterian 
faith in those times. As it was not published until 1764 and 
he brought it with him when he came, he almost certainly 
did not leave Ireland earlier than 1764 ; and as he had a son 
born in Pennsylvania in 1767, we know that he came to 
America between these dates. Further, his fourth son, James, 
was born in 1765. Therefore I would say that in all proba- 
bility Archibald and family sailed from Ireland for America 
in 1766. They probably sailed from Belfast or Dublin and 
landed at Philadelphia. 

The obituary of Robert, their youngest son, was published 
in 1852, in the "Banner of Peace," a church paper, only one 
copy of which now exists, so far as I know, and which is on 
file in the library of Cumberland University, at Lebanon, 
Tenn. This obituary says, that they moved from Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania to York district (now York County), 
S. C. in 1772. 

About thirty or forty Scotch and Irish Presbyterian fam- 
ilies moved from Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina 
about that time and settled in York district, in the localities 
now known as the Ebenezer^-and Bethesda communities. 
Among them were Steeles, Starrs and Workmans, all from 


There seems to be a pretty well authenticated tradition 
that Archibald Steele had two brothers to come to America 
with him, or about the time he came. They probably re- 
mained in Pennsylvania when he removed to South Carolina. 
No one now is able to trace the family relationship between 
our family and any of the numerous Steele families of Penn- 
sylvania. My father used to speak of our Steele relations in 
Pennsylvania in a general way, but indicating that there was 
no doubt in his mind as to the fact, although he never ex- 
plained to us just how the families were related. No one 
thought to ask him. 

The will of "• Robert Steele, of Pennsylvania," spoken of 
elsewhere indicates that one of his brothers in Pennsylvania 
died childless. 


However, when I consider all the indications that I have 
discovered, I feel confident that Archibald Steele the First, 
had at least one brother in Pennsylvania who left descendajits. 

It is possible that this brother was William Steele, of 
Lancaster Co., Pa., who lived there before Archibald came over. 
He was born about 1708 and died 1782. 

He was a captain of a "Home Guard" Company during 
the Indian troubles of 1756. He was Scotch-Irish and had 
four sons. You will notice the striking similarity of the 
given names of the two families. First, William and his four 
sons : John, Archibald, William and James ; and second, 
Archibald and his five sons : John, Joseph, William, James and 

The sons of the Pennsylvania William Steele, became 
somewhat distinguished. John and James both were breveted 
brigadier general for services in the Revolutionary war and 
the war of 1812 respectively ; and Archibald and William 
were captains in the Revolutionary war. 

But my attempt to find relationship between any of the 
Steeles of Pennsylvania, and the family of Archibald Steele 
the First, have failed. The time has been too long and the 
records are too few. 




Archibald Steele settled in York District, (now County) 
South Carolina, just southwest of and near Fishing Creek 
proper, not far from what is now known as Starr's Ford, about 
one-half or a mile to the left of the road as you go from Starr's 
Ford toward Bethesda church. The old Randolph Rowell 
and Martha Steele places are on the west end of the 
original Archibald Steele Settlement. Mr. John Starr, 
also from Ireland, settled on the northeast side of the creek 
near Starr's Ford, just where there is now a thicket of 
black locust trees. Just how Archibald Steele acquired the 
land that we know he afterwards owned and lived on until 
his death, there are no records to show. The probability is, 
that he leased it from the Catawba Indians, who at that time 
owned much more land in that county than they do now. It 
was customary for settlers to lease land from that Indian 
tribe for a period of ninety-nine years, paying the tribe so 
much rent per year. The Indians as a tribe, and not as in- 
dividuals, owned the land. Many years after this the 
state government made a deal with the tribe by which the 
government assumed the perpetual payment to the Indians of 
an annual amount sufficient to cover all the rentals that these 
settlers had been paying. There was a legal agreement on 
the part of the Indians that the lands then leased and occu- 
pied by the settlers, should become the property of these set- 
tlers. This is what I gather from a study of the records and 
local traditions in York County. I may not be quite accurate 
as to this matter. However, it is quite probable that our im- 
migrant ancestor leased his land from the Catawba Indian 
tribe. The records there show that James Steele, son of 
Archibald, leased Indian land at a later date. 

There are still a few of this tribe living on a small reser- 
vation in York County, S. C, and they still draw from that 
state, their annuity according to the above agreement. 



During my investigations into our family history I came 
across references to "Grandmother Black," new to me, and 
which was only a vague tradition to many. Putting together 
all I gathered from various sources I have arrived at the clear 
conclusion that, Great-Grandmother Agnes, wife of Archi- 
bald Steele the First, when about eighty-six years old, married 
an old man by the name of Black. After that she was known 
as "Grandmother Black." She was a vigorous, independent old 
woman, and she married her old neighbor because of a desire 
not to be dependent on her relatives. These two lonely old 
hearts were made one for a short time only. Mr. Black did not 
live long, and after his death she went to live with her only 
living son, Kobert, at whose home she died June 28, 1813, age 
ninety-three. Her grave is unmarked, but it is almost certain 
that she was buried by the side of her first husband in the now 
unmarked space between his grave and that of his son 


For many years there has been much talk in some 
branches of our Steele family about a "great estate" to which 
we were entitled. I have taken some pains to look into this 
mystery. It seems that this "Edwards Estate" tradition is 
very wide-spread — covering nearly every state in the union, 
and affecting many hundreds of families. My opinion now is, 
that the whole thing is the scheme of shrewd and conscience- 
less lawyers and gotten up to bleed credulous people. 

The story goes that "once on a time" there lived in Scot- 
land a man named Robert Edwards. He was a ship 
merchant. On one occasion the British government, as a war 
measure, impressed some of his ships into active service, and 
as part pay, it gave him a grant to a portion of Manhattan 
Island, on which then stood the small town of New York. 
Just before the Revolutionary war Edwards leased this ground 
to the British government for ninety-nine years — to be used 
for military barracks, etc. When the British had to give up 
New York after the war, it was sub-leased to a Mr. Roe, who, 
as the city grew, sub-divided the ground into city lots and 
sold these lots to individuals subject to that ninety-nine years 


This property is the most valuable in New York, as it 
takes in Broadway and much of the ground down toward the 
"Battery," and is of fabulous value. I hear that suit was 
entered years ago in the courts of New York to recover this 

The Steele family's relation to it is supposed to be this : 
This rich Robert Edwards left no children, but he had a sister, 
Agnes, and two brothers. Our great-grandmother, Agnes, 
wife of Archibald Steele, the First, was this sister, and her de- 
scend^ts are entitled to their share of the estate. 

Now, as a matter of fact, there is no legal evidence that 
Archibald Steele's wife's maiden name was Edwards, and, if 
so, there is no proof that she was a sister of the rich Robert 
Edwards of Scotland. Nor is there any proof that there was 
such a man as Robert Edwards who owned a portion of what 
is now New York City. 


Captain Joe Steele's two sons, Archibald and Alexander, 
married daughters of Mr. Strutton, or StTa,ttqn Edward^, of 
South Carolina, and their descendants have a separate tra- 
dition, more probable than the other, that their Edwards an- 
cestors were heirs of the Edwards estate. Many Edwards 
families all over the country have heard of this estate, and 
somehow or other they all rather think that they too are heirs 
and will some day come into possession of it. This is all a 
mistake. There is not a shadow of a chance for any of them. 
I have investigated the legal conditions involved in such 
cases suificiently to be positive in the foregoing statement. 
The keen expectations, bitter disappointments and romances 
connected with this Edwards estate ''will-o' the-wisp" would 
make a large volume of ludicrous and tragic reading. May 
the mythical "Edwards estate" rest in peace and also give all of 
the "heirs" a good rest ! Put not your faith, and especially 
not your money, in such "estates." 




I do not intend to write a history of the Revolutionary- 
war, but only a brief review of important events affecting the 
Southern colonies, especially South Carolina, the American 
home of our ancestors and the center of the Revolutionary 
war cyclone in the South. For the first three or four years of 
the struggle, the chief theatre of war was north of Virginia. 
Beginning with 1779 the British made a determined effort to 
subdue the Southern Colonies, and the field of activity was 
largely in South Carolina. The people of that state had been 
much divided in sentiment about the war. Possibly half of 
them had all along doubted the wisdom of armed resistance 
to the King. 

After the British captured Savannah, Georgia and 
Charleston, South Carolina in 1780, it is probable that a large 
majority of the people of the state were willing to submit to 
British rule again. In fact, great numbers of her best citi- 
zens under the stress of circumstances, agreed in writing to 
remain neutral, having, as they thought, the promise of Lord 
Oornwallis, commander of the British forces in the South, 
that their persons, families and property should not be 
molested by British troops as long as they remained quietly 
at home. Cronwallis afterwards took cruel advantage of 
these neutral citizens through the agency of that signed agree- 

Although so many of the citizens of the state were lulled 
into neutrality by the supposed safety of person and property 
promised by the British, and seemed willing to give up the 
struggle. General Washington had no such thought. He sent a 
second army of Continentals to South Carolina under Gen- 
erals Horatio Gates and Baron DeKalb. On August 16, 1780, 
this army was totally defeated at Sanders' Creek, near Cam- 
den, South Carolina, by the British, under Lord Cornwallis. 
The noble DeKalb was killed in battle, and Gates was scared 


SO badly that he ran away on horseback and did not stop for 
eighty miles ; not until he reached Charlotte, N. C. 

Two days later, August 18th, General Thomas Sumter's 
little command was surprised and routed between Fishing 
Creek and Catawba River by the British, under the brave, 
able, dashing but cruel Colonel Tarleton. These two de- 
feats greatly depressed even the truest friends of American 

For a while independence seemed lost to the Americans. 
Their cause appeared hopeless and had Cornwallis generously 
carried out his promised policy of conciliation with neutrals, 
and also offered mercy to foes, he would ha'ro almost certainly 
and without much further trouble, won IjRwfe the Southern 
Colonies of Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia. 

At this juncture Gen. Francis Marion proved himslf a true 
prophet when he said of the British : "'If they had the spirit 
to play a generous game they would ruin us, but they have no 
idea of such a game, and that one thing will ruin them and 
save us." That prophecy proved exactly true. Marion was a 
rare judge of human nature and a noble minded man and 

Instead of adopting a conciliatory policy, Cornwallis 
entered on an entirely opposite policy — one of terror, coercion, 
repression and suppression. Those who had, as they thought, 
simply agreed to be neutral, he insisted should become active 
supporters of King George — should in fact take up arms in 
the cause of Briton against their own friends and neighbors. 

His order of August 18, 1780 capped the climax of crime, 
cruelty and perfidy. His officers and willing tools. Lord 
Rowden, Col. Brown, Col. Tarleton and especially Major Wem- 
yss, raided the country far and near, burning, plundering, 
robbing, shooting almost indiscriminately. They carried 
the horrors of fire and sword wherever they went. South 
Carolina in 1780 and 1781 was indeed a theatre of grim war. . 
The dogs of Hades were turned loose on the almost defense- 
less people. Gen. Marion, remembering his prophecy, re- 
marked that "it was awfullv bad medicine, but it would do 
its work." And it did. Those high-handed, outrageous 
acts aroused the people all over the state and sent hundreds 
of men and boys with squirrel rifles and shot guns to swell the 


ranks of the defeated, ragged but unconqurable battalions 
and regiments of Sumter, Henry Lee, Pickney, Marion, 
Morgan and Campbell. These brave, patriotic leaders had 
never servilely weakened or become hopelessly disheartened. 
Generals Sumter and Marion especially were unusually active 
and enterprising leaders. 

The self-conceited British dubbed Sumter, "the Game 
Cock" because of his bold, almost reckless, fighting qualities, 
and they called Marion the ''Swamp Fox" because he so often 
camped in the midst of swamps, and also because he so often 
and successfully eluded their search and chase. 

These noble men and patriot-commanders constantly 
harrassed the British troops night and day. Wisely avoid- 
ing pitched battles, they bided their time and descended 
with the eagles'^ swoop upon detachments of British troops 
here and there and everywhere. They often slept in the 
dense forest during the day and sallied out at night to strike 
the foe an unexpected and deadly l)low. General Francis 
Marion was a brave and dashing officer, but also a cautious 
one. His rule was to surprise the enem}'^ and when the surprise 
could be complete, he did not hesitate to attack a force 
much superior to his own and usually with wonderful success. 
General Marion's command was known as "Marion's Brigade," 
whether it consisted of twenty or a thousand. Governor 
Rutledge, of South Carolina, had commissioned both him and 
Thomas Sumter, Brigadier Generals. Marion operated largely 
in the regions of the rivers Black, Santee, Fee Dee and Little 
Pee Dee in the counties know as Georgetown, Marion, Sumter, 
Horry, Clarendon and Williamsburg. He made some raids 
extending beyond these regions. Sumter operated chiefly 
further West, in the Catawba country. Neither of them tar- 
ried long in one place. 

The cruelties and wanton destructiveness of the British 
had thoroughly prepared the people all over the state for re- 
sistance, and they struck a blow at every favorable oppor- 

Cornwallis sent out a raiding party of twelve hundred 
men under Col. Ferguson to subdue the western part of S. C. 
This was carrying out his hateful, and which proved to 
be his fatal, policy. On October 7, 1780, a thousand undrilled 


frontiersmeu and mountaineers who had rallied from widely 
separated homes and under several leaders, but all finally 
under the general command of Col. Wm. Campbell, sur- 
prised Ferguson's army, killed him and killed or captured aU JI^p 
ot his men in seventy mmutes.JTVj^/^ .■yl.t^r^^^^ G»^^, 

The battle of King's Mountain was fought in South Caro- 
lina, and not in North Carolina, as is often supposed. Fergu- 
son's grave is in South Carolina, the battle monument is in 
South Carolina, and the South Carolina legislature granted 
the charter to the King's Mountain Battlefield Association. 
The spot is very near the state line, but is in York County, 
S. C. It is possible that some of the fighting was in North 
Carolina. Really the battle was on a rather small hill/>»x#TJ^^^*»^<''<*^^ 

After King's Mountain followed the battle of the Cowpens, 
Jan, 17, 1781, in which the Americans were completely vic- 
torious. Next came the battle of Guilford Court House, N. 
C, March 25, 1781, in which the British held the field, but 
suffered very severe loss. After that battle Cornwallis 
moved to Wilmington, N. C, and thence to Yorktown, Va., 
where he and his army were later captured by Generals 
Washington and LaFayette, which practically ended the 

Cornwallis' bull-headed determination that he would by 
harsh measures force the people into submission, culminating 
in his perfidious order of August 18, 1780, and sending out 
under Ferguson the strong raiding party to subdue the hardy 
settlers of the "back country" of South Carolina, as the western 
counties were called, was an unwise as well as wicked policy. 
This course proved greatly advantageous to the American 

The crushing defeat at King's Mountain was the turning 
of the tide of war against the British, which finally caused 
Cornwallis to leave the state with the main British army and 
shut himself up in Yorktown, Va. Whenever the philosophy 
of the history of the defeat of the British in the Revolutionary 
war is thoroughly appreciated, it will be found that this 
cause of which I have spoken here played an important part. 





The readers of this little family book will be interested to 
know what part our ancestors took in the Kevolntionary war. 
Several Steele families were more or less prominent actors in 
those turbulent times. 

The Mrs. Elizabeth Maxwell Steele, of Salisbury, N. C, 
who gave Gen. Nathaniel Greene a sack of gold in Feburary, 
1781, when it was sorely needed by the army, was a heroine 
of the old North State. She was not of our family. 

Mrs. Katherine Steele, of Chester County, S. C, was the 
widow of Thomas Steele, and she was a noble, patriotic and 
sacrificing woman. She had two sons, John and Thomas. 
John was captain of a partisan company and fought under 
General Sumter. Thomas also, although quite young, was a 
soldier and in his brother's company. John was a brave, 
dashing and highly successful captain. Once when General 
Sumter's command was surprised and defeated, probably at 
Fishing Creek, August 18th, 1780, Capt. John Steele took 
Sumter in his arms and bore him out of imminent danger. 
Sumter was sick or wounded at the time. So far as I can as- 
certain these Steeles were not related to our ancestors. 

As to our Steele family there is no doubt whatever about 
their being in the midst of the "martial fray" in S. C. in 1780 
and 1781-2. As has been stated they settled on Fishing Creek, 
York District (now county) in 1772. Family tradition has 
always been perfectly clear that four of Archibald Steele's 
sons fought in the Revolutionary War. They were John, 
Joseph, William and James. There are no oflScial records in 
the war ojQ&ce in Washington or in the State House in 
Columbia, S. C. to show this, but we must remember that the 
Revolutionary War records of S. C. are very meager in the 
war office in Washington, and there is only one small book of 
such records in the Capitol of S. C. Nearly all such state 


records were destroyed during Sherman's raid through S. C. 
in 1865. 

In 1780 and 1781 when the horrors of war raged fiercest 
in S. C, everything was in confusion, almost chaos, and there 
was little effort made to keep records. Great numbers of the 
S. C. soldiers were not what were known as Continental 
Troops — that is, under control of the central Continental 
Government. Many of them were not even state troops, 
strictly speaking, but were what were known as "partisan" 
soldiers. They attached themselves to a.jOaptain, Colonel or 
General of their choice and furnished their own clothing, 
arms and horses. Most of this class of soldiers were cavalry- 
men. The most of them were entirely without training as 
soldiers, but they were hardy, active, brave and patriotic men, 
and accurate shooters, and they made effective soldiers for the 
kind of fighting they had to adopt against the British. They 
were truly volunteers and independents, especially is this 
true of Gen. Francis Marion's famous "brigade." Marion was 
a true, noble patriot, and he did not want soldiers except 
those who were willing to put all on the altar of freedom, and 
fight purely for love of liberty. He bound no one to any term 
of service, so that every soldier was free to go home when he 
pleased. His idea was that the best soldiers were those who 
voluntarily came to him and voluntarily staid with him. With 
a band of that kind of patriots he was almost invincible. Such 
soldiers were the four Steele brothers. Doubtless all four, 
with a number of neighbor boys a/ 1 men, were in the same 
company, and Joseph Steele was its captain. It is a clear and 
universal family tradition that Joseph was a captain under 
Marion, but probably was not a soldier more than three or 
four years. There is only a strong probability that their 
father, Archibald Steele, was a soldier. His term of service 
was probably for a few weeks or months, or just when the hot 
times of 1780 raged in his part of the state. 


It was quite common for the citizens who were Whigs — 
that is, sympathizers with the American cause, to join the in- 
dependent partisan companies for a few weeks during an 
emergency. Then when things got more quiet or the enemy 
retired to another part of the state, they would go back to 
their homes which often had been despoiled in their absence. 


In 1780 Capt. Joseph Steele was not more than twenty 
years old and William, the youngest of the four brothers 
then in the army, was just fifteen, John, the oldest of the 
brothers, was about twenty-three. Just how they came to 
join Marion's brigade or when, no one knows. Gen. Thomas 
Sumter usually operated nearer their home than did Marion, 
but they went to Marion and their reasons for going to him 
were doubtless natural and reasonable. 

We know that they were all in one company, for once 
when their command was surprised and scattered, all of the 
brothers were separated from one another, and each feared 
that the others had been killed or captured, although none of 
them had met with either misfortune. 

Doubtless these four brothers experienced many thrill- 
ing adventures, fought in many small battles and skir- 
mishes and had narrow escapes from death or capture, but 
unfortunately we have little knowledge on these points. I 
attribute the lack of family tradition about these matters to 
the fact that all of these brothers died comparatively young 
and before their children were old enough to take such in- 
terest in historic matters as to remember much of what they 
may have heard their fathers speak. John lived the longest 
but nearly all of his posterity are lost to the other members 
of the family. 




Archibald Steele the First, our ancestor, was once cap- 
tured by the British, but he was not then a soldier. He and 
his youngest son, Robert, had been with a wagon to a neigh- 
bor's to bring home a hive of bees. This was probably early 
in the spring of 1780. As they drove homeward a troop of 
British or Tories galloped up behind them. The noise of the 
wagon prevented their being heard until they were close to 
the wagon. When young Robert saw them he did not wait to 
tell his father or ask advice, but, springing like a cat from the 
wagon, he escaped into the woods in a twinkling. The old 
gentleman, his team and bees were captured. How long he 
was kept a prisoner no one knows, but probably not long. 
The British burned his house in that year or in 1781 and de- 
stroyed almost everything he had. They hated him and his 
wife because they had four sons in the " Rebel army," as they 
called the noble men fighting the battles of human freedom. 

The band of British who burned the house were guided 
in their despicable work by a neighbor named Jonah Byrd. 

Great-grandmother Agnes Steele had several fine feather 
beds, the pride of her home and joy of her heart. The Brit- 
ish to spite her, brought them out into the yard, ripped them 
open and scattered the feathers all over the yard, '' knee 
deep." as tradition has it. 

They threatened her with death and actually put a rope 
around her neck in an effort to extort from her some informa- 
tion concerning the whereabouts of her husband and soldier- 
sons. Of course they got no such information from her. She 
was not that sort of a woman. 

But they burned the house, first taking out many of the 
kitchen utensils, probably with the expectation of using them 
in their camp. It is said that Archibald the First, was not at 
home when his house was burned. 

He had sometime before volunteered as a soldier and was 


at that moment with a small company of patriot troops not 
far away. Hearing of the plundering jind burning they gave 
the British such a hot chase that the latter became alarmed 
and threw their stolen booty into a " deep hole" in Fishing 
Creek which ran near by. That " deep hole " was for many 
years pointed out to the younger generations of York county 

The articles which were thrown into the creek were 
various kinds of earthen-ware vessels, pewter milk-basins and 
iron pot-racks. 


I have now in my possession one of those identical pot- 
racks that went into that deep hole in Fishing Creek that day 
and thereby hangs a tale. In those days there were no such 
thing as a cooking stove at all. The cooking was done in the 
open fire place and on the hearth. The fire-place and chim- 
ney were large. Across the chimney several feet above the 
hearth was a pole of wood or rod of iron. A pot-rack was 
often a short chain of round links with a large hook at each 
end. One hook was hooked over the pole above, the other 
hook swinging just above the fire. The lower hook could be 
inserted into any of the round links of the chain, thus regu- 
lating the heighth of the hook from the fire below. On this 
lower hook were hung pots and kettles in which food was 
boiled. Usually two or three pot-racks of the same or differ- 
ent patterns hung in each kitchen chimney. There were "pot- 
racks" not of the chain pattern, but the one of which I write 
was a chain of round links. So on that "black day" great 
grandmother Agnes' pot-racks went into old Fishing Creek to 
keep company with many other old acquaintances in the 
shape of articles from the kitchen. These strange newcomers 
doubtless served as "scare crows" to the fish of that old creek 
for many months. 

But the daj'- of their redemption drew nigh. When the 
war was over and the cause of freedom triumphed, the Tory, 
Jonah Byrd, had the hardihood, the cheek, the brass, to dare 
to come back to live in that community where he had led his 
fellow Tories and the British dragoons in their plundering and 
burning raids. This was an impudent and risky thing to do. 


Ti«e Steele boys had been away from home fightin» for their 
state and freedom — for their homes and firesides. Their mother 
had remained at home almost alone and defenseless. Jonah 
Byrd had aided in burning that mothers' only house and rob- 
bing her of even her cooking vessels. The situation was more 
than the Steele boys would permit. So one morning Joseph 
took his old army sword and went over to "interview" Jonah 
Byrd. Capt. Joseph Steele was a soldier hardened by the ex- 
periences of a bitter, partisan war, and made more desperate 
by the black, bare desolation of the home of his aged father 
and mother. He called Byrd out and told him that he had 
come to kill him, and that was his intention. The 
coward fell on his knees and begged and prayed that his life 
might be spared. The poor fellows' wife and children 
screamed their prayers in unison with his. The sword was 
raised several times as if it was meant to kill the cringing 
Tory, but as it came down the weapon was so turned that She 
flat side instead of its edge struck the poor fellow. Capt. 
Steele finally agreed that if Byrd would promise to leave the 
country in twenty days and also go with him to Fishing Creek 
and get out his mother's cooking utensils, he would not kill 
him. These conditions were gladly accepted by Byrd 

I am not sure how Capt. Steele knew about the thines 
being in the creek, or that at first he knew anything of that 
at all. I suppose that the Tory early in that dramatic inter- 
view told him where they were and expressed a willingness 
to get them for him. It was a cold day in the winter of 1781-2. 
The creek was frozen over. Byrd broke the ice and got out 
many articles. He had to dive under the water for them, for 
it was a pretty "deep hole" into which they had thrown them. 
Ever since Byrd's diving that place has been known as a 
"deep hole in Fishing Creek." 

My father who was the youngest son of Robert, who was 
the youngest son of Archibald and Agnes Steele, once owned 
a number of those recovered articles. Several shallow pewter 
milk-pans or basins which were in very general use in those 
days, were among them. The sole existing article that came 
out of that "deep hole in Fishing Creek," York Co., S. C, that 
cold winter day isrthe old "chain pot-rack" here spoken of 
and now owned by the writer of these sketches. 



As before shown, Robert was the youngest son of Archi- 
bald Steele, and in 1780-81 when the war in South Corolina 
was in its most distressing stage, be was not fourteen years 
old. He was considered too young to take an active part in 
the war, but as young as he was, he became so incensed by the 
conduct of the British that he ran away from home and tried 
to join the army, but was sent home by the officer in com- 
mand of the company which he tried to join. 

The circumstances that aroused young Robert's indigna- 
tion to such a pitch, were as follow : He and a colored boy 
named George, who belonged to his father, had been to a lit- 
tle water mill on Fishing creek, a few miles down the stream, 
southeast of their home. They went horseback, each one 
carrying on his horse a sack of corn to mill and returning 
with a sack of meal. This in the old days, was a very common 
way of "going to mill," of which the writer has had much 
"warm" experience. As they were returning a troop of 
British cavalry dashed up behind them. The boys knew that 
it was useless to try to escape by running their horses, so they 
both leaped from their horses and took to the woods, as 
Robert had successfully done once before. The negro George 
was a remarkable athlete and young Robert was a good 
second. They escaped and, avoiding the public roads, found 
their way home as best they could. When they reached home 
they found that the British had plundered it and left the 
house a smoking ruin, and that his mother had gone to a 
neighbor's house. The next day Robert's mother sent him 
and George to the burnt home to catch the remaining chick- 
ens. While they were there, the British cavalry came by and 
the boys fled to a nearby field that the neglect of war times 
had allowed to grow up in tall grass and weeds. We suppose 
this was in July 1781. The British had seen the boys run and 
they rode around through the field hunting for them. The 
boys were lying flat on the ground in the tall grass. The sol- 
diers at times rode near them, and Robert said afterwards, 
that he could see them plainly, and that if he had had a gun, 
he would have shot one of them at the risk of loosing his 
own life. ^^^ PK.t^'^^ ^^f^ti^ ll.^4,u^' ^^ a^ 

The next day he left home aguinot his mother's wioho o- 


Mthout her 4aiolB4ge»fonnd the American troops and 
volunteered for active service. He had three times escaped 
capture by the British by running and now he proposed to 
do a little shooting instead. A brave lad was he. He was of 
the "red headed" fighting Scotch-Irish stock. 

Doubtless it was the command to which his father or 
brothers belonged that he tried to join. That was probably 
why he knew where to find them, and probably that was the 
reason he was sent home, for in that case the officers knew 
that his father and four brothers were then patriot soldiers 
and that he was the only "man" at home. 

From this distance in time, I think that if young Robert 
whose Irish blood was so stirred by British indignities, was a 
good rider and a good shot, he should have been allowed to 
try his hand at being a soldier for a while. At that very time 
Andrew Jackson, another young patriot, a red headed 
freckled faced Irish boy living not far away and who was 
born in the same year, just six months before Robert was 
born, was a real soldier. He took part in the battle at 
Hanging Rock, Aug. 1780, and was captured the next year 
and held as a prisoner of war. So I think that Robert was 
not too young to be a soldier in the great emergency then on 
the state, but his mother's love for her baby boy could not al- 
low it. 

As it was, as soon as he returned home, his mother, fear- 
ing his capture, sent him, in company with a neighbor boy, 
on a three days journey into North Carolina to some relatives 
or friends to stay until times would get more quiet at home. 
They traveled through the woods and by-ways and lived 
largely on wild berries picked by the way. 

One day when very hungry they saw a woman, a stranger 
to them, take a loaf of bread from the oven. They ventured 
to ask her for some of it which was freely given. Robert 
learned her name which he never forgot. 

Thirty-five years afterward he moved with his family to 
Limestone Co., Ala. There he found that this same woman 
was living near where he had just settled. Of course the 
families were glad to know each other. She was a Mrs. Mur- 
rell. Her daughter, Miss Jennie Murrell, had married a Mr. 
Isaac Hyde who became my father's dear friend and for 


whom he named his youngest son, now Rev. Isaac Donnell 
Steele, of Birmingham, Ala. How strangely things do come 
about ! Their only living son, Mr. Lem H. Hyde, is now liv- 
ing in Elkmont, Ala., near the old home, and is one of the 
most worthy and respected citizens of that county. 




After the war was over the Steeles all settled down in the 
old Fishing Creek community and continued their farming 
operations. Perhaps a brief sketch of each one separately 
will be appropriate. 


In addition to what has been said of Archibald Steele 
elsewhere in this book I may add that I am satisfied that he / 

was a religious and moral man. There is no documentary S<^ fj' 
evidence of this but there is a trustworthy woman, now living, fjj^ y-^i- 
who knew his son Robert well for years. She tells me that y " /h-tX/^ 
she has heard Robert ( who was my grandfather ) say that he 
had always and still desired to be as good a man as his father 
Archibald, was. We know that Robert was a man of high 
moral and religious character. Hence, I have no doubt that 
Archibald was a religious man, a member of and probably a 
ruling elder in old Bethesda church near his old home in 
South Carolina. He was a Presbyterian, as have been nearly 
all his descendants since. 


John was the oldest son of Archibald Steele the First. 
He was born in Ireland about 17^8, married Jane Young ( ?) v^V. 
in South Carolina. They left seven children, TrarnelypArcEi- 
bald, Robert, John, James, William, Hugh and Jane. Noth- 
ing more is known of him except that he died in 1807 or 
1808. His oldest son, Archibald, raised a family in York 
county, South Carolina, but about 1842 went to Georgia to 
live with one of his daughters, Mrs. Dale, where he died as is 
supposed. Robert moved to Carroll county, Tennessee, and 
died, leaving two or three sons, of whom I can find no trace. 
,lohn was a school teacher and died in Louisiana, leaving one 
child, a daughter. Nothing is known of his other four chil- 
dren except that James was the administrator/X Hugh 


was insane and Jane married R. J. Sandifer. Some of them 
went to live in Chester county, South Carolina. John's fam- 
ily has almost dropped out of the knowledge of all the rest of 
the connection. 


Captain Joseph was the second son of Archibald 
Steele the First, and was born in Ireland in 1760. He was the 
most prominent of the five brothers, and, as elsewhere shown, 
he was a captain of a company of cavalry under General 
Marion, in the Revolutionary war. 

He married Rebecca Anderson and left six children : 
John, William, Archibald, Samuel, Jane and Alexander. He 
died Aug. 28, 1795, of malarial fever then rife on Fishing 
Creek. His children all married and raised families and the 
most of their descendants are now living in York County, S. 
C, except those of Alexander who moved to Neshobo County, 
Miss., in 1846, and the most of whose descendants now live in 
Texas. It is not necessary to go into further details here, as 
all of Joseph's descendants appear in the genealogical depart- 
ment of this history. There are more of them than any other 
branch of our family. (See "Revolutionary War Chapter" 
and "Historical Sketch.") 


William was the third son of Archibald Steele First. He 
was born in Ireland in 1762. He married Margaret Johnston. 
They had two children : Joseph and Samuel Johnston. Joseph 
married a Miss Sadler and moved to Carroll County, Tenn., 
where he died childless. Samuel Johnston married Miss 
Martha Williamson, a daughter of Samuel Williamson, and 
died in York County, S. C, aged thirty-nine. They had three 
children : William Harvey, Samuel Williamson and Margaret 
Ann. The widow and the three children moved to Tate Count3> 
Miss., in 1844. William's descendants are few and are all 
living in Tennessee and Arkansas — See the genealogical 
chapter. William was a remarkably athletic man. It is said 
that he never seemed to get tired. In view of his strength 
and endurance, some of the family used to say of him that he 
•"was all horse and every bit man." 

Those were "rough and tumble" days, and physical prow- 


ess was greatly applauded. "Fist and skull" fighting was 
very common in those days. William Steele was in no sense 
a ""bully," nor did he seek to fight for the sake of fighting, but 
it was generally conceded that he was physically the "best man 
in York County." 

Once on a time at an annual "muster" at Yorkville a 
"mighty man of muscle" by the name of Black came over 
from Rockingham County, N. C, for the special purpose of 
whipping "Bill Steele," as he called him. He bragged and 
blowed around all day, telling what he had done, could do 
and had come to do. William Steele had no desire or inten- 
tion of fighting him, but late in the day after William had 
gotten into his wagon to go home, the bully, Black, got so of- 
fensive in his bragging that William said if nothing else 
would do him, he would give him a good thrashing, which he 
proceeded to do in the "good old way." It was almost a "tie 
fight," for although Black aviad '■^cnuugli^ ' ^ ai>4 . confessed de- 
feat, yet William was so badly hurt that he had to be hauled 
home and was in bed two weeks This is a glimpse of the 
"good old times" before these degenerate days of knives and 
pistols ! 

Another incident. 

The bitterness engendered by the war in which neighbors 
took opposite sides led to many fusses und fights. There was 
scarcely a public gathering for years after the close of the war 
without a row, growing out of the war feuds. Once at a mill 
William Steele and a Tory came to blows over a question about 
the war. William downed the Tory and they fell or rolled 
under the mill steps, and William was rapidly getting the 
best of the Tory when the latter brought his feet into action. 
The Tory had on his old war spurs and with these he man- 
aged to rip nearly all of the clothing and much of the hide off 
of William's back, but I think William finally whipped the 
Tory. As I am not sure I will put it that way for William 
was of such pluck and endurance that he probably would 
have died before acknowledging defeat at the hands of a Tory. 


James was the fourth son of Archibald Steele the 
First. He was born in 1765, presumably in Ireland, but pos- 


sibly in Pennsylvania. He was a soldier in his brother's 
company of "Marion's brigade" during the Revolutionary 
war. He died October 6, 1811, and is buried in Fishing Creek 
Church Cemetery, Chester county, South Carolina. He mar- 
ried Mary (Mollie) Workman April 18, 1788. She was born 
in Ireland in 1759 or 1760 and died June 30, 1838. She was a 
sister of James and "Peggy" Workman. The Steeles and 
Workmans came over from Ireland in the same ship and 
settled first in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, and later in 
York county. South Carolina. No particulars are now known 
of the army life of James Steele, or of his after years. He 
left four children — Joseph, Lavinia, Annie and Margaret 
("Peggy"). Annie and Margaret never married. Lavinia 
married Mr. W. M. Dickson and moved to Pontotoc county, 
Mississippi in 1845 and later to Kentucky, and nothing more 
is known of them. Joseph married Miss Kosa Barry Hanna, 
October 10, 1810. Their decendants are given in the geneal- 
ogical department. I believe they all live in York county, 
South Carolina. 


Robert was the fifth and youngest son of Archibald 
Steele the First. He was born September 7, 1767 in Lancas- 
ter county, Pennsylvania, and died January 9, 1852 near Elk- 
mont, Ala., and is buried in the old New-Garden Church 
cemetery near his old home. In 1772 he went with his fath- 
er's family from Pennsylvania to York county. South Carolina, 
where he lived until he moved with his family to Limestone 
county, Alabama, where he died as above mentionod. Robert 
was iwiusually called " Robin " by the " home folks." For his 
Revolutionary war experiences and ambitions, see chapter V. 

In 1796 he married Miss Martha Starr, a daughter of John 
Starr from Ireland. I think the Starrs came over from Ireland 
at or about the same time that the Steeles came. Her father 
settled just northeast of Fishing Creek near what is now 
" Starr's Ford " — the ford taking its name from him. Martha 
Starr's mother was a Miss Stuart and some claim that she was 
of French descent while others hold that she was of Scotch 
ancestry, which is more probable. Martha Starr's father and 
paternal grandfather and great grandfather were all named 
John Starr. Robt. Steele lived on a part of the original "Archi- 


bald Steele place " just southwest of and near Fishing Creek, 
York county, South Carolina, and about three miles east of old 
Bethesda Presbyterian Church, which doubtless the family 
helped to build, as the Steeleswere all Presbyterians. Robert 
became a member of that congregation in September 1832 
and was made a ruling elder in it in the year 1805. 

In 1791 his father gave him a power of attorney to visit 
Pennsylvania and represent him as heir to certain property 
there that he believed rightly belonged to him. I have a copy 
of the power of attorney. It refers, with particulars, to the will 
of one, " Robert Steele, of Pennsylvania," and it was under this 
will that Archibald hoped to receive a part or all of the estate 
of the Pennsylvania Robert Steele. Nothing more is known 
of that matter, but it is supposed that the " Robert Steele, of 
Pennsylvania," was Archibald's brother and that he had no 
children. Perhaps another brother's family got the property.. 
No one knows whether Robert ever visited Pennsylvania oa 
the business mentioned in the power of attorney, but there is 
a well attested family tradition that he visited relatives in 
Pennsylvania in the winter of 1816-17. 

My father used to speak of our Steele relatives in Penn- 
sylvania, but no particulars are now remembered by any of 
us. I have heard that some Pennsylvania relatives of our 
Steele family were named Haige. 

V In 1817, during November and December, Robert with 
his family moved to Alabama, and stopped temporarily — long 
enough to make a crop — near Hazelgreene, Madison County, 
but in August of 1818 after crops were "laid by" he built a 
permanent home in the "Sims settlement" near what is now 
Elkmont, Limestone County, where he lived until he died. 
He built his house across the Indian trail (road) that ran 
from Mobile, Ala., to Nashville, Tenn. The house is still 
standing. His seven children were all born in South Carolina. 
Their names were : Mary, Archibald Jackson, Nancy, Dorcus, 
Martha Stuart, John Newton and Anna Jane ; all of whom 
lived to adult life. For their descendants see genealogical 
department. These descendants now live in Alabama, Ten- 
nessee, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. 

In South Carolina Robert was an elder in the Bethesda 
Presbyterian Church. When he reached Alabama, he met 


and fell in love with the Cumberland Presbyterians, a new 
denomination then rapidly spreading through Kentucky, 
Tennessee and Alabama. He cast in his lot with them and in 
April, 1820, the "New Garden Congregation" of that denomi- 
nation was organized in his "new barn," and he and Adam 
Burney became its first ruling elders. 

Robert Steele was a quiet, unpretentious, even-tempered, 
honest, honorable and pious man. My mother who lived for 
several years in the same house with him after her marriage 
to my father (his son), always spoke of him in the most 
tender and respectful way. She said he was the neatest and 
most even-tempered old man she ever knew. His oldest son, 
Archibald Jackson, became a Cumberland Presbyterian min- 
ister of considerable local note. He was a veritable "son of 
thunder" and was a power in local religious circles for many 
years. He was pastor of one church thirty years in succession. 
He lived to be eighty-seven years old. Robert died at the 
ripe age of eighty-four on Jan. 9, 1852, and is buried in the 
old New Garden church cemetery, two and one-half mile from 
Elkmont, Limestone Co., Ala. 




I will here make a brief record of the part acted by the 
descendants of Archibald Steele in the War of the American 
Revolution of 1775-83 and in the great Civil War of 1861-5, 
and in the Spanish-American War of 1898. 



There are no governmental records to show that Archi- 
bald Steele or any of his sons were soldiers in the Revolu- 
tionary War, but family tradition is clear that they were. 
See Chapter IV. 

(1.) Steele, Archibald, was probably a soldier for a few 
weeks or months only, and that while the war raged in his 
own immediate community. See Chapter V. 

It was quite common during that war, and especially in 
South Carolina, for men hastily to organize themselves into 
military bands for a short term of service and for the special 
purpose of driving the invador out of their own locality. 

(2.) Steele, John, the oldest son of Archibald, was a 
soldier, and I think that he was-one of the four brothers who 
lost part of his hand by a sabre cut in personal combat with 
a British dragoon. This occurred in one of the many small 
battles that Marion fought with the British. Just when and 
where this occurred no one knows. 

(3.) Steele, Joseph, the second son of Archibald, was cer- 
tainly a captain of a company of South Carolina troops and 
served under General Francis Marion. Doubtless his com- 
pany, like most of the other patriot-partisan companies, was 
a small one — the numbers varying much from time to time. 
These partisan soldiers were volunteers in the full sense of 
the word — men who fought without expectation of immediate 
pay or future pension, and who did not bind themselves to 


serve any definite time, and who were free to go home when 
they pleased. 

It seems that Captain Joseph served several years. For 
particulars about him see chapters 4 and 5. 

(4 and 5.) Steele, William and James, the third and fourth 
sons of Archibald, were soldiers in the same company of which 
there brother John was a member, and their brother Joseph 
was Captain. 

Tradition is clear that these four brothers were soldiers 
and actually fought under Gen. Francis Marion in his raids 
and campaigns in South Carolina in the hot times during 
1780-81. None were killed or captured. All lived through 
the war. 

As far as I have been able to learn, the Steeles have al- 
ways been quiet, peaceable citizens — the most of them lead- 
ing the plain retired life of the farmer. However, they have 
been rather quick to answer the call to arms by their states. 
As an illustration of this, I may mention the fact that several 
of the grandsons of Archibald Steele the First had their 
horses freshly shod in expectation of being called on to fight 
for South Carolina against the United States in the "nullifi- 
cation days" during Gen. Andrew Jackson's presidency. 

THE CIVIL WAR OF 1861=65. 

During the great Civil War between the Southern and 
Northern States, 1861-65, fifty-two descendants of Archibald 
Steele were soldiers in the Confederate army and so far 
as I know, not one in the army of the North. All of them 
lived in the South. There were twenty-four Confederate 
soldiers who w^ei*©- before or since that war, directly connected 
with the Steele family by marriage. They are mentioned at 
the end of this chapter. I shall mention each one of both 
classes and give his company, regiment and tell what office 
he held, if any, and whether he was captured, wounded^ 
killed or died of disease while in military service. Only 
brief mention will be made of most of them because my in- 
formation about them is limited. No effort was made to 
gather data concerning them until thirty-three years after the 
war closed, by which time many of the important actors who 
survived the war were dead. 


The Steeles were prompt to respond to the call of their 
several states to defend their country from what they believed 
to be an unjust invasion. They honestly believed in "Statef^ 
Rights," and acted on that belief. They fought to the end, 
but when they were whipped by overwhelming numbers and 
resources, they retired peaceably to their homes without any 
feeling of dishonor, and determined to be as industrious and 
as loyal citizens as they had been brave and sacrificing sol- 
diers. In all of my investigations, I have not heard of one of 
them who, as a soldier, shirked his full duty or flinched from 
danger. I have arranged their names in alphabetical order. 
I have worked hard on this chapter, and have been very care- 
ful to get these records exactly correct and I think I have 
them nearly so. They are not as full and exact as I desired, 
but I don't think I am blamable for that. Several gentlemen 
have done much to help me in this work, but others have re- 
mained deaf to my pleadings for information. 

A word of special tribute to those who have died in camp 
or on the battlefield will, I am sure, be approved by all who 
survived thewar and will not be considered an invidious dis- 
tinction. Of the fifty-two descendants of Archibald Steele 
the First, who were soldiers in the Civil War of 1861-65, seven 
were either killed or mortally wounded on the field of battle, 
seven died of disease while in service, and one died a week 
after returning home at the close of the war and of disease 
contracted in camp. This is a mortality of fifteen out of fifty- 
two. Of the twenty -four soldiers who, although not descend- 
ants of Archibald Steele the First, were directly connected 
with the family by marriage, one was killed in battle and two 
died of disease while in service. 


(1.) Brunson, John Starr Reid (See Family 198) enlisted 
November 1861 in Company K, First Tennesse Cavalry. He 
was under that wonderful cavalry soldier. Gen. N. B. Forrest, 
until after the battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Thence- 
forth he was under Gen. Jos. Wheeler. He was a brave and 
daring soldier and often acted as a trusted scout. Killed in 
action at Sandersville, Ga., 25th November, 1864, and buried 
there by the Masons. He volunteered from Giles County, 
Tenn. Peace to his ashes and honor to his memory. 


(2.) Brunson, Joshua Newton (See family 198) and 
(3.) Brunson, Robert Jackson (See family 198) were 
themselves brothers, and also brothers of No. 1. The last two 
were members of Company H, Thirty-second Regiment, Ten- 
nessee Infantry, and volunteered August 1861 from Giles 
County, Tennessee. Both escaped capture at Fort Donelson 
by being away on sick furlough. During the imprisonment 
of their old regiment, they served in Co. F, 5th Tenn. during 
the siege of Corinth, Miss, by the Federals in April and May 
1862, and were in the retreat from that place in May that 
year, and in Kirby Smith's division of Braggs army, when the 
latter made his great raid into Kentucky. They were in the 
battles of Mt. Zion Church, White's farm, Richmond and 
Perryville, Ky. 

When Bragg's army fell back to Tennessee, their old 
regiment having by that time been exchanged, they rejoined 
it, and were in the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary 
Ridge ; and from Dalton to Atlanta there was scarcely a bat- 
tle or skirmish that they were not in. They were with Hood 
in the battles around Atlanta, then with him back into Ten- 
nessee. Before the battle at Nashville, their regiment was 
sent to Murfreesboro. Joshua Newton was never wounded 
but had many narrow escapes. Had his gun shot out of his 
hand twice and his clothing often pierced by bullets. Single 
handed and alone, he captured four federal pickets — two at 
one time, and one each on two other occasions. 

Robert Jackson was slightly wounded at Richmond, Ky., 
30th of Aug., 1862, more seriously at Jonesboro, Ga., 31st of 
Aug., 1864, and severely at Murfreesboro, Tenn., 6th of Dec, 
1864. The last wound "put him out of action" for the short 
remainder of the war. Joshua Newton is now living^ at Chico, 
Texas, and Robert Jackson, at Tarpley, Tenn. (The three 
foregoing soldiers were brothers.) 

(4.) Gill, James Archibald (see family 45) in Company H, 
First S. C. Cav., Hampton's corps, army of Va. Enlisted at age 
sixteen in 1861 and served through the war, and surrendered 
at Raleigh, N. C, 26th of April, 1865. Volunteered from York 
Co., S. C. Now living at Alvord, Texas. 

(5.) Hicklin, William Cloud (See Family 91), enlisted 
June 1861 in Company A and later was in Company B same 


regiment, Sixth Soutli Carolina Infantry, Army of Virginia. 
Was in seven battles — Gaines' Mill, Seven Pines, Malvern 
Hill, Frayser's Farm, Williamsburg, Drainsville and Second 
Manassas. He lost his right arm in Second Manassas battle, 
30th of August, 1862. The elbow was crushed by a shell and 
the arm had to be amputated. Volunteed from Chester 
County, South Carolina. Now living at Hicklin, South 

(6.) Leml.y, William Steele (See Family 24) in Company 
A, First Mississippi Light Artillery (Col. W. T. Withers). 
Later, on staff of Adjutant J. L. Powers of same regiment. 
Was in siege of Vicksburg where he was captured. After 
that he served successively at Mobile, in Northern Mississippi 
and in Georgia, A part of the time he acted as adjutant of 
the command. Volunteered from Jackson, Miss., where he 
now lives. 

(7.) Lemly, Byron (See Family 24), in Company K, 
Eighteenth Mississippi Infantry, (Col. E. R. Burt) in Army of 
Virginia. Fought in First Battle of Manassas, but after that 
was in Medical Department. Volunteered from Jackson, Miss. 
Is now a physician, but is engaged in the drug trade in Jack- 
son, Miss. 

(8.) Lemly, Burton ( See Family 24 ), enlisted at age of 
nineteen in Company K, Eighteenth Mississippi Infantry. 
Served in Army of Virginia. Died near Richmond, Va., 
while a soldier. A noble and popular young man. Volunteered 
from Jackson, Miss., and is buried there. 

( The last three were brothers). 

(9.) Montgomery, James Newton (See Family 158 ), en- 
listed in September 1861 and was Second Lieutenant in Com- 
pany B, Twentieth Alabama Infantry. Was severely wounded 
in right forearm at Port Gibson, Miss., 1st May, 1863. Was 
in the battle of Missionary Ridge, and in the Sherman-John- 
ston campaign from Dalton to Atlanta. After July 1863, he 
was retired from active service, on account of his wounded 
arm, and was made a recruiting officer. Volunteered from 
Alabama. Now living in Selma, Ala. 

(10.) Montgomery, David Gibson (See Family 158)? 
went to Bowling Green in 1861 as one of the sixty-days troops. 
After their return home, he enlisted in Company D, Thirty- 


second Mississippi Infantry, and was in services around 
Corinth, Miss., in April and May, 1862 ; went with Bragg on 
his great Kentucky campaign and was mortally wounded 
October 8, 1862, in Battle of Perryville, Ky., and died ten 
days later. He was an excellent man and soldier. Volun- 
teered from Alcorn County, Mississippi. 

(11.) Montgomery, John Morgan, ( see family 158 ) in Com- 
pany — , (Captain B. Jones), Twenty-first Regiment of 
Arkansas troops under Colonel, who was later General, Dand- 
ridge McRea. Was in battles of Helena and Fayetteville, 
Arkansas. Volunteered from Searcy, Arkansas. Now dead. 

(The last three were brothers). 

(12.) Paisley, Archibald Jackson, (see Family 185), in 
Company K, Eleventh Tennessee Cavalry. Died in camp of 
disease, March 24th, 1863 and before he saw much active 
service, but let us honor him for his patriotic purpose. 
Volunteerd from Giles County, Tennessee. 

(13.) Paisley, John Milton, (See Family 185) Corporal in 
Company H, Thirty-second Tennessee Infantry, Army of 
Tennessee. Badly wounded in leg in battle of Perryville, Ky., 
October 8th, 1862, and honorably discharged from further 
service because of that wound. Volunteered from Giles 
County, Tennessee. Is now a Cumberland Presbyterian min- 
ister and living near Campbellsville, Tenn. 

(14.) Paisley, James Newton (See Family 185), Sergeant 
in Company K, Eleventh Tennessee Cavalry, Army of Ten- 
nessee. Killed in a charge on Seiper's Mill in the battle at 
Unitia in Blount (now in Loudon) County, Tennessee, 30th 
October, 1863. He was shot through the head. As a man he 
was loved and honored in his home community and in camp. 
A brave, gallant and honorable soldier. Enlisted from Giles 
County, Tenn. 

(The last three were brothers). 

(15.) Poag,William (See Family 77) in Company F, Sixth 
South Carolina Infantry, Virginia Army. Mortally wounded 
at Ft. Harrison, near Richmond, Va., and died two weeks 
later, 17th October, 1864. He died for his country that he 
loved so well. He volunteered from Chester County, S. C. 

(16.) Poag, Thos. Jefferson (See Family 77) in Company 


A, and later in Company F, Sixth South Carolina Infantry, of 
Virginia Army ; died 12th August, 1861 in camp at Center- 
ville, Va. He died early in the war, but he deserves no less 
honor on that account. Enlisted from Chester County, S. C. 

(17.) Poag, James Monroe (See Family 77), in State Ee- 
serve troops near close of war. Contracted fever in camp and 
died a few days after his regiment was disbanded at close of 
war, but died at home. Enlisted from York County, S. C. 

(The last three were brothers). 

(18.) Poag, Joseph Steele (See Family 87), in Company B, 
Seventeenth South Carc^ir«a Infantry. Honorably discharged 
from army service on account of results of an attack of 
Typhoid-Pneumonia, while in camp. Enlisted from York 
County, S. C. Now living near Rock Hill, S. C. 

(19.) Poag,William Juan (SeeFamily 87), in Company B, 
Thirteenth North Carolina Infantry, Hill's Corps, Virginia 
Army. Enlisted at age of seventeen, was in several battles and 
surrendered at Appomattox, Va., 9th April 1865. Enlisted 
from Charlotte, N. C. Now living near Rock Hill, S. C. 

(The last two were brothers). 

(20.) Rader, Eli Cincinnatus (See Family 83), Sergeant 
in Company A, and later in Company F, Sixth South Carolina 
Infantry, Army of Virginia. Enlisted April 11th, 1861 ; was 
in many battles ; mortally wounded in Battle of the Wilder- 
ness, May 6th, 1864, and died at Verdiersville, Va., 24th of 
same month. Enlisted from Chester County, S. C. May his 
memory be kept green for his heorism. 

(21.) Rader, Julius Alexander (See Family 83), in Com- 
pany A, and later in Company F, Sixth South Carolina In- 
fantry, Army of Virginia. Volunteered April 11, 1861. He, 
as well as his brother above, was in the first Battle of Manas- 
sas. Was badly wounded in side and arm at battle of Seven 
Pines, Va., and later was wounded in the head. Enlisted 
from Chester County, S. C. Died in Brazil 1876. 

(The last two were brothers). 

(22.) Rowell, Samuel Benjamin (See Family 140), in 
Company B, Forty-second Mississippi Infantry, Virginia 
Army. In several battles, and was captured at Gettysburg, 
July, 1863, and kept in prison at Fort Deleware, Deleware 


Baj'-, until close of war. Enlisted from Desoto (now Tate) 
County, Miss. Now living at Rossville, Tenn. 

(23.) Rowell, William Augustus (See Family 140), in 
Company D, Second Mississippi Cavalry, Army of Tennessee. 
He was with Johnston from Dalton to Atlanta, Ga., and in 
Hood's campaign into Tennessee. Was wounded at Murfrees- 
boro, Tenn., December, 1864, and was captured at Selma, Ala., 
February 2, 1865. Enlisted from Desoto (now Tate) County, 
Mississippi. Now living in Memphis, Tenn. 

( The last two were brothers ). 

(24.) Steele, Newton Alexander (See Family 32), First 
Lieutenant in Company C, Gill's Battalion, First South 
Corolina State Troops near close of the war ; enlisted from 
York County, South Carolina. No further particulars ob- 
tainable. Now dead. 

(25.) Steele, John Milton, Sr. (See Family 32) enlisted in 

Company , South Carolina . Took sick next day, 

died without seeing active service. Enlisted from York 
County. No particulars obtainable. 

(26.) Steele, Strutton Edwards (See family 32), in Com- 
pany K, Fifth Mississippi Infantry, Army of Tennessee. En- 
listed from Neshoba County, Mississippi. No further partic- 
ulars obtainable. Now dead. 

( 27.) Steele, William Amzi ( See Family 32 ) , Second Ser- 
geant, Company H, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry, Army of 
Northern Virginia, Enlisted from York County, South Caro- 
lina. Now living in Rock Hill, S. C. 

(28.) Steele, George Eli McDuffie ( See Family 32 ) 
Captain of Company H, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry, 
Army of Northern Virginia. Was wounded once. He was a 
brave soldier and gallant officer. Enlisted from York County, 
South Carolina. Now dead. 

( The last five were brothers ). 

(29.) Steele, Robert Alexander (See Family 68), First 
Sergeant in Company H, First South Carolina Cavalry, Army 
of Virginia. Was in the following battles and several others : 
Brandy Station, Upperville and Fairfax, Va. and Rockville 
Md., and Hanover, York and Gettysburg, Pa. Also Sharps- 


burg. Wilderness and Fredericksburg. Now living near 
Rock Hill, S. C. 

(30.) Steele, Joseph Newton (See Family 68), Sergeant- 
Major of Twelfth South Carolina Infantry, Army of Northern 
Virginia, was in nearly all of the battles in which his regiment, 
" The Fighting Twelfth," was engaged. He was wounded 
twice : First on 2nd September, 1862, and again 5th May, 
1864. Now living near Rock Hill, S. 0. 

(31.) Steele, William Anderson (See Family 68), in 
Company H, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry, Army of Vir- 
ginia. Died in camp Johnston 30th September. 1861. As a 
young soldier, brave and true, he laid down his life for his 

(32.) Steele, Samuel Harrison (See Family 68), in 
Company H, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry, Army of Vir- 
ginia. Wounded 1st April, 1865, during the retreat of Lee's 
army from Petersburg, and killed next day in the battle of 
Southerland, Va., the very last fight in which his company 
was engaged, and just one week before Lee surrendered at 
Appomattox. Enlisted from York County, S. C. He was a 
brave and fearless soldier. We shall not forget him. 

(The last four were brothers). 

(33.) Steele, Joseph White (See Family 152) in 
Company H, First SouTh Oar©4ina Cavalry. Enlisted from 
York County, S. C. No further particulars known. Now 

(34.) Steele, Manlius De Miller (See Family 20), volun- 
teered in First North Carolina Infantry, but later was first 
Lieutenant in Company C, First North Carolina Cavalry, 
Army of Virginia. He commanded that company the last 
year of the war, but owing to the confusion in the war ofiice 
he never received his commission as captain. He was 
wounded twice — arm broken in 1863 and skull fractured 
April, 1865. "Served with conspicuous bravery from the bat- 
tle of Big Bethel, 1861, until the surrender at Appomattox, 
April 9, 1865." Enlisted from Charlotte, N. C. Now dead. 

(35.) Steele, William Green, (See Family 20) at first in 
Company C, Sixth South Carolina Infantry, but later was 
Orderly Sergeant in Company C, First North Carolina Cavalry, 
Army of Virginia. Served from first battle of Manassas 21st 


July, 1861, to the surrender at Appomattox, 9th April, 1865. 
"Followed the flag of J. E. B. Stewart." Not wounded. En- 
listed from York County, S. 0. Now living near Rock, Hill, 
S. C. 

(The last two were brothers.) 

(36.) Steele, John Newton, (See Family 33), in Company 
K, Fourth South Carolina State Troops. Was quite young. 
Enlisted from York County, S. C. Now living near Rock 
Hill, S. C. 

(37.) Steele, Samuel Williamson (See Family 134), in 
Capt. J. E. Mathews' Company, Mississippi State troops. Was 
quite old. Enlisted from De Soto County, Miss. Now dead. 

(38.) Steele, James Barry (See Family 7), in Company 
H, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry, Army of Northern Vir- 
ginia. Wounded twice: first, 27th June, and again 1st Sep- 
tember, both in 1862, He was a good soldier. Enlisted from 
York County, S. C. Now living near Rock Hill, S. C. 

(39.) Steele, John Milton (See Family 38), color ser- 
geant in Company H, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry, 
wounded three times : 27th August, 1862 ; 5th May, 1864, and 
16th August, 1864. Enlisted from York County, S. C. Now 
living in Salisbury, N. C. 

(40.) Steele, John Gilliam (See Family 8), enlisted 
April 1, 1861^ an(^ wa r s colui ' yui i faUJTil in Company 1, Fifth 
South Carolina Infantry. Later he was in Company H, First Carolina Cavalry, Army of Virginia and served four 
years. He was captured at Brandy Station, caused by his horse 
being killed under him. Was in the first battle of Manassas 
and on many other hard fought fields, and surrendered under 
*<.^xiA^ ^^^'^ Gren. Joe E. Johnston at JuifU&bmu ^N. C, 26 April, 1865. En- 
listed from York County, S. C. Now living in Rock Hill, S. C. 
(41.) Steele, William Daniel (See Family 8), in Com- 
pany H, First South Carolina Cavaly, volunteered at age six- 
teen. He was desperately wounded August 1, 1863, at Cul- 
peper, Va., and died of pneumonia January 25th, 1864 and 
before he had recovered from his wound. He was buried at 
Ebenezer Church, York County, S. C. Enlisted from York 
County, S. C. Honor to the memory of the brave young 

(The last two brothers). 


(42.) Steele, Joseph Robert (See Family 210), First 
Lieutenant in Company D, Twenty-third Mississippi Infantry, 
Army of Tennessee. Captured 16th February, 1862 at Ft. 
Donelson, Tennessee, and kept in prison seven months at 
Camp Douglass, Chicago, Illinois ; exchanged in September, 
1862 ; was captured again May 17,1863, the day after the bat- 
tle of Baker's Creek, Miss. He was sick and could not keep 
up with his command in the retreat. This time he was in 
prison on Johnston's Island, Lake Erie, twenty-one months. 
Enlisted from Alcorn County, Miss. Became a minister in 
Cumberland Presbyterian church in 1871. Died at Birming- 
han, Ala., Feb. 17, 1900. 

(43.) Steele, Milas Jackson (See Family 210), went as 
one of the sixty days troops to Bowling Green, Ky., Dec, 1861. 
At the end of that term February, 1862, he enlisted in Com- 
pany D, Thirty-second Mississippi Infantry. Enlisted before 
he was eighteen years old. He was second sergeant. Was in 
the battles of Perryville, Ky., Murfreesboro, Tenn., Chicka- 
mauga, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold, Resaca, New Hope, 
Atlanta, Franklin and several others. He was slightly 
wounded at Perryville, Ky., 8th October, 1862 ; severely 
wounded at New Hope, Ga., 27th May, 1864; and 
mortally wounded at Franklin, Tenn., 30th November, 1864, 
while in the act of scaling the last breastworks of the enemy. 
He received three wounds after he fell. Died of his wounds 
10th December following, and is buried there. His comrades 
in arms give him high praise as a noble, high-minded man 
and excellent soldier. Enlisted from Alcorn County, Miss. 

(44.) Steele, William Harvey (See Family 210), in 
Company H, Second Mississippi Cavalry, state troops near 
close of war when quite young. He became seriously ill 
after entering camp, and was not able for service any more 
during the war. In fact he never fully recovered from that 
illness. After the war he became a minister in the Cumber- 
land Presbyterian church. Died at Franklin, Tenn., ^oaC 19, O^'l'^^' 
1885. Enlisted from Alcorn County, Miss. 

(The last three were brothers and brothers of the writer 
of this history.) ^ .../^^-J 

(45.) Steele, John .^fe«¥¥- Reid (See Family 176), in 


Company C, Mead's Battalion Alabama Cavalry. Captured. 
Enlisted from Madison County, Ala. Now dead. 

(46.) Steele, Newton Alwain (See Family 176), in 
Company K, Fourth Alabama Cavalry. Was under Forrest. 
Fought at Ft. Donelson twice ; and at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, 
Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and Franklin, Tenn. En- 
listed from Madison County, Ala. Now living atElora, Tenn. 

(The last two were brothers.) 

(47.) Steele, Joseph Theodore (See Family 136), in 
Company B, (later K), Forty-second Mississippi Infantry; 
Hill's Corps, Army of Virginia. Never wounded. Captured 1st 
July 1863 in battle of Gettysburg and remained a prisoner till 
close of the war. Enlisted from De Soto County, Miss. Now 
living near Sidney, Ark. 

(48.) Steele, James Alexander (See Family 104). A rela- 
tive of his vouches for his having been a soldier, but I can 
get no particulars. Enlisted from Texas. Now dead. 

(49.) Stilwell, Thomas Stuart Starr (See Family 215), 
Second Lieutenant in Company L, Third Arkansas Infantry. 
Later was Captain of an independent company of cavalry, 
and still later, and with the rank of Captain, he was on the 
staff of Col. W. F. Slemons, who was then commanding a 
brigade west of the Mississippi river. Enlisted from Ashley 
County, Ark. Now living in Hamburg, Ark. 

(50.) Stilwell, Robert Steele (See Family 215), in Com- 
pany B, Second Arkansas Cavalry. Died at my father's 
home near Corinth, Miss,, June 2, 1862. Was one of the sick 
left behind when the Confederate army retreated from that 
place May 29th. Enlisted from Ashley County, Ark. Let us 
honor him for his young patriotism. 

(The last two were brothers.) 

(51.) Workman, Rufus Alexander (See Family 45), 
Company H, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry. Enlisted from 
York County, S. C, and now living at Saralvo, Texas. 

(52.) Workman, Calvin Newton (See Family 45), Com- 
pany H, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry. Enlisted from 
York County, S. C, and now living at Decatur, Texas. 

(The last two were brothers.) 

There is one name which properly does not belong in the 


foregoing roll of honor, but which I think deserves mention 
here. It is that of ,^ 

Steele, Joseph Anderson, (See Family 7). He en- 
listed in Company H, First South Carolina Cavalry, with tull 
expectation of going to the front at once, but before he was 
mustered into service, the earnest solicitations of his family 
and the peculiar home conditions induced him to remain at 
home. He insisted that his name remain on the company 
roster as he hoped to join the company in the future, but be- 
fore he could arrange to leave home he died of disease. His 
youngest son (See No. 41), then sixteen, enlisted in the same 
company at the same time and went into active service. 

The following twenty-four soldiers of the war 1861-65 
were not descendants of Archibald Steele, but married into 
the family and doubtless their connection generally and their 
descendants especially, will be glad to have their war record 
preserved in this family book. 

(1.) Brandt, Rudolph, Sr., (See Family 84), Company A 
and later in Company F, Sixth South Carolina Infantry. Badly 
wounded at Second Manassas battle 30th of August, 1862 and 
afterward was in commissary department with rank of Major. 
Died 6th of April, 1896. 

(2.) Braly, James Denison (See Family 196), in Com- 
pany K, Eleventh Tennessee Cavalry. Enlisted 1863 and served 
until May 1865. Wounded in fight at Unitia, lenn., 30th of 
October, 1863. Enlisted from Giles County, Tenn. Now liv- 
ing near Bodenham, Tenn. 

(3.) Culp, Leroy Newton (See Family 96), Company 1 
Seventeenth South Carolina Infantry, wounded at South 
Mountain, Md., 14th September, 1862, and at Bermuda Hun- 
dred, Va. 24th May, 1864. Now living at Ft. Mill, S. C. 

(4.) Futh, G. W. (See Family 123) was in Company B, 
(Captain Maddox), Twelfth Texas Cavalry, (Colonel Parsons). 
Served in Louisiana and Arkansas. Not wounded or cap- 
tured. Enlisted from Freestone, County, Texas. Now living 
at Henderson, Rusk County, Texas. 

(5.) Jordon, Stephen Clay (See Family 144), in Com- 
pany D, Second Mississippi Cavalry. Now dead. 


(6.) Lewis, Thomas Jefferson (See Family 100), in Com- 
pany D, Twenty-fourth Texas Cavalry, Granbury's Brigade, 
Cleburn's Division, Army of Tennessee. Wounded. Now dead. 

(7.) Lemly, Samuel (See Family 24), served in commis- 
sary department ; too old for service in ranks. Now dead. 

(8.) McCord, John Thompson (See Family 127) was 
sergeant in Company I (Captain Piggees), Nineteenth Texas 
Infantry, (Colonel Waterhouse). Served in Louisiana and 
Arkansas. Not wounded or captured. Enlisted from Rusk 
County, Texas. Now living at Henderson, Rusk County, Tex. 

(9.) Meekins, Thomas Jefferson, (See Family 104) Com- 
pany K, Fourteenth Infantry, Walker's Division. Served in 
Louisiana and Arkansas. He was in the battles of Mansfield, 
Pleasant Hill, Millican's Bend, Jenkins Ferry and others. 
Slightly wounded in head in battle at Jenkins Ferry. En- 
listed from Polk County, Texas. Now living at Moscow, Polk 
County, Texas. 

(10). Meekins, Benjaman Franklin (See Family 104), 
Company K, Fifth Texas Infantry, Hood's Brigade, Army of 
Virginia. Served through the entire war. Was badly 
wounded in Second battle of Manassas, 30th of August, 1862. 
Captured in battle of Gettysburg. Enlisted from Polk 
County, Texas. Now dead. 

(11.) Meekins, Henry Clay (See Family 104), Company 
F, Fourth Texas Cavalry, Green's Brigade, Served in Lou- 
isian and Arkkansas. Because of his youth, he did not join 
the army until March, 1864. Was in several skirmishes and 
in the battle of Yellow Bayou. Not wounded or captured. 
Enlisted from Polk County, Texas. Now living in Millican, 

(12.) Neely, C. M. (See Family 144), in First Tennessee 
Cavalry, (N. B. Forrest Regiment). "Fought in one hundred 
and thirty-six battles and skirmishes ;" wounded twice ; first at 
Harrisburg, Miss., 14th July, 1864 ; second at Britton's Lane. 
Was captured near Denmark, Tenn., and paroled next day. 
Enlisted from Desoto County, Miss. Now living near Ger- 
mantown, Tenn. - 

(13.) Pressly, Dr. William Adam5(See family 154), 
Second Lieutenant in Company B, Thirteenth North Carolina 


Infantry. Later, he became surgeon in some capacity in the 
regiment. Now dead. Enlisted from N. C. 

(14.) Poag, Leroy Davis (See Family 76), in Company 
H, Second South Carolina Cavalry. Served four years in 
Army of Virginia. Enlisted from York County S. C. Now 
living at Old Point, S. C. 

(15.) Founders, Richard (See Family 137), was in Com- 
pany D, Forty-fourth Mississippi Infantry, from October 1861 
to June 1864. Severely wounded at Kenesaw, Ga., June, 1864, 
which disabled him for active service for remainder of the 
war. Enlisted from Desoto County, Miss. Now living near 
Sidney, Ark. 

(16.) Eowell, Randolph (See Family 140), in Mississippi 
State Reserves last year of the war. Enlisted from Desoto 
County, Miss. Now dead. 

(17.) Smith, John C. B. (See Family 8), at close of war i^M' ^^ 

was Captain of Company K, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry. , q %.ct^) 
Served from the bombardment of Ft. Sumter April 1861, to ^ (/ ^ 
the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. He was wounded three / / ^^'^^ 
times. Was in many battles. Among them were Cold Har- 
bor, seven days fighting around Richmond, Fredericksburg, 
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Turkey Ridge and 
Southerland Station. Now living at Columbus, S. C. 

(18.) Smith, Andrew Kohath (See Family 74), First 
Sergeant Company H, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry, Army 
of Northern Virginia. Badly wounded 28th July, 1864 at 
Fussell's Mill, also called Deep Bottom. He was in many 
hard fought battles. I will mention a few : Mechanicsville, 
Cold Harbor, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, 
Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania. Enlisted 
from York County, S. C. Now lives at Old Point, S. C, 

(19.) Stepherson, Jas. Harvey (See Family 159), in 
Company K, First Tennessee Cavalry, commanded by Col. 
James Wheeler. Not wounded or captured. Now living at 
Mountain Peak, Texas. 

(20.) Stewart, Dr. James Harper (See Family 96), en- 
listed in Company E, Third Battalion South Carolina State 
Reserve troops. Later he was surgeon of that battalion. He 
died while in service. 



(21.) Terrel, George William (See Family 24), was in 
the Oharlottsville, (Va.) Artillery, commanded by Oapt. Jas. 
McD. Oarrington. This battery belonged to the artillery 
battalion commanded by Lieut. Col. H. P. Jones (later by 
v\ Cutshaw) and was a part of the artillery of Stonewall Jack- 

son's Corps, Army of Northern Va. Geo. Terrell was wounded 
3rd May, 1863, in the battle of Chancellorsville, Va., and was 
captured 12th May, 1864, in the battle of Spotsylvania Court 
House, Va., and kept in prison at Ft. Deleware, Md., until the 
war closed. Enlisted from Albemarle County, Va., November 
1862. Died in Bradford County, Va., 12th November 1895. 

(22.) Whyte, William (See Family 11), at first (1861) 
^ in Company B, Fifth South Carolina Infantry, (State troops), 

but later he was in Company B, Thirteenth North Carolina 
Infantry, (C. V.) Was in service most of the time from Ft. 
Sumter, April 12, 1861, to Southerland Station, April 2, 1865. 
He was in the battles of Cold Harbor, Game's Mill, Malvern 
Hill, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancel- 

^ lorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Second Cold 

Harbor, Petersburg and Southerland Station. He was a cor- 
poral, but commanded his company during the seven days 
fighting near Richmond. He was wounded at Sharpsburg 
17th September, 1862, at Wilderness 6th May, 1864, and at 
Southerland Station, Va., 2nd April, 1865. Enlisted from 

H York County, S. C. Now living at Gastonia, N. 0. 

(23.) Workman, William Alexander (See Family 32 
and 45), in Company H, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry, 
C. V. Killed in battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, 12th May, 
1864. Enlisted from York County, S. C. 

(24.) Workman, Robert Harvey (See Family 39). Was 
-1t«i«-Canipaw's Artillery Company. Enlisted from York County, 


In the war with Spain in 1898 there was no necessity for 
many soldiers from each state, and there was no "defend the 
flag" or "fight for your firesides" arguments to stir the people 
to war. So. far as I know only feur of our family were 
soldiers in that war. If there were 
reported to me. All of the four we 


others they have not been 
e from York County, S. 



C, and were in the same company and regiment. None died, 
were wounded, captured or killed. They were in service from 
14th May till 11th October, 1898, but were not sent out of the 
United States. 

(1.) Steele, Samuel Lytle (See Family 152), in Com- 
pany G, First South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. 

(2.) Steele, Woods Montgomery (See Family 9), in 
Company G, First South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. 

(3.) Steele. Marshall Alexander (See Family 60), in 
Company G, First South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. 

(4.) Foag, Joseph Frederick (See Family 76), in Com- 
pany G, First South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. 

This company was named "Catawba Rifles." It was in 
camp at Columbia three weeks, at Chickamauga, Ga., two 
months, and the remainder of the term of service at Jackson- 
ville, Fla. ^ A N ^ ^ 




1 Archibald Steele the First, as I call /nim in this book, 
was born, possibly in Scotland but ttrobably in England 
of Scotch parentage, about 1728 ; migrated to Dublin, 
Ireland, where he married Agnes Edwards, about 1757. 
She was born 1720, in Dublin, Ireland, but was Scotch. 
They came to America probably in 1766 and settled 
first in Lancaster County, Pa. In 1772 they removed 
to York district, (now York Co.) S. C, where he died 
28th Oct., 1805, and she §8th June 1813. (See page 9) 

Children of Archibald Steele and Agnes (Edwards?) Steele. 

2 (1.) John (See Family 2) b. about 1758 in Ireland; d. 
1808 in York Co., S. C. ; m. Jane Young (?). Seven 

3 (2.) Joseph, Capt. (See Family 6) b. 1760 in Ireland; d. 
38th Aug., 1795 in York Co., S, C. ; m. Rebecca Ander- 
son 1782. Six children. 

4 (3.) William (See Family 133) b. 1762 in Ireland; d. 
20th Nov. 1806 in York Co., S. C. ; m. Margaret John- 
ston, daughter of Samuel Johnston. Two children. 

5 (4.) James (See Family 149) b. 1765, probably in 
Ireland, but possibly in America ; d. 6th Oct., 1811 in 
York Co., S. 0. ; m. Mary ("Mollie") Workman, sister 
to James and "Peggy" Workman, She was born, 1759, 
d. 30th June lg38. Four children, 'f- '"^''^ 

6 (5.) Robert ("Robin") (See Family 157) b. 7th Sept., 
1767 in Lancaster Co., Pa. ; d. 9th Jan., 1852 in Lime- 
stone Co., Ala. He married in 1796 Martha Starr, in 
York Co., S. C. She was born 10th March, 1773; d. 
20th Sept., 1853. Her father was John Starr from Ire- 


land, and her mother was Marv Stuart of French or 
Scotch descent. Seven children. 

Descendents of John, Eldest Son of Archibald Steele the First. 

Children of John Steele and His Wife Jane (Young ?) Steele. 

7 (1.) Archibald, nicknamed "Tug," (See Family 3) b. 
about 1785 ; d. in Georgia after 1842. 

8 (2.) Robert, b. about L788 ; d. about 1828 in Carroll 
Co., Tenn. He left two or three sons but I have not 
found a trace of them. 

9 (3.) William, was alive in 1827. Nothing more known. 

10 (4.) John (See Family 4) b. 1805 ; d. 1883 in La. ; m. 

Nancy McGuff. One child. 
i I (5.) Hugh, was insane. Nothing more known. 

12 (6.) James, was administrator of his father's estate. 

13 (7.) Jane; m. Jas. R. Sandifer. Nothing more known. 

FAHILY NO. 3— See Family 2. 
Children of "Tug" Archibald Steele. 

14 (1.) James; moved to Chester Co., S. C. 

15 (2.) Jane. 

16 (3.) Matilda; m. Dale and moved to Georgia. 

17 (4.) Sarah. 

FAHILY NO. 4— See Family 2. 
Children of John and Nancy (McQuff ) Steele. 

18 (1.) Martha Jane (See Family 5) b. 9th March, 1854; 
d. 30thMarch, 1897 ; m. Jas. A. Love 1874, in La. 

FAHILY NO. 5— See Family 4. 
Children of ilartha Jane Steele and Jas. A. Love. 

1 9 (1.) Nancy M., b. 18th Jan., 1877. 
20 (2.) Finetta, b. 13th Aug., 1878. 

2 I (3.) John R., b. 14th Aug., 1882. 

22 (4.) Royal O., b. 1st March, 1885. 

23 (5.) William E., b, 14th June, 1888. 

This ends the geneology of John Steele, eldest son of 


Archibald the First. I have made most diligent search 
for the lost branches of his descendants but in vain. 
There may be many of them now living but I can find 
no trace of them. Thus we have the disappearance of 
nearly all of the descendants of one of the five sons of 
Archibald Steele the First. 

Descendants of Capt. Joseph Steele, Second Son of 
Archibald Steele the First. 

FAMILY NO. 6— See Family i. 

Children of Capt. Joseph Steele and Rebecca (Anderson) 

24 (1.) John, (See Family 7) b. 18th July, 1783; d. 21?t 
Aug., 1865, York Co., S. 0. ; m. Margaret Barry 24th 
Dec, 1807. 

25 (2.) William (See Family 19) b. 9th Nov., 1785; d. 
2nd April, 1829 in York Co., S. 0. ; m. Elizabeth Miller 
who was b. 29th Sept., 1794 ; d. 12th Jan., 1829. 

26 (3.) Archibald (See Family 32) b. 17th Feb., 1788; 
d. 24th May, 1865 in York Co., S. 0. ; m. Martha Ed- 
wards 1813 ; she was a daughter of Strutton Edwards. J 

27 (4.) Samuel (See Family 68) b. 28th Sept., 1790; d. 9th 
Oct., 1870 in York Co., S. C. ; m. Sarah Workman, 1825. 
She was born 1805 ; d. June 13th, 1886. 

28 (5.) Jane (See Family 77) b. 31st Jan., 1793; d. 26th 
Oct., 1867 in York Co., S. C. : m. Wm. Poag 5th April, 
1809. He was born 11th Dec, 1783 ; d. 24th Jan., 1847. 

29 (6.) Alexander (See Family 97) b. 29th Jan., 1795; d. 
1st Feb., 1857 in Neshoba Co., Miss., where he had settled 
in 1847. He married Elizabeth Edwards, who was b. 
28th Nov., 1799 ; d. 4th Dec, 1858. She was a daughter 
of Strutton Edwards. 

FAfllLY NO. 7— See Family 6. 
Children of John Steele and flargaret (Barry) Steele. 

30 (1.) William B., b. 10th Nov., 1808; d. 17th Dec, 1816. 

31 (2.) Rebecca A., b, 27th April, 1812; d. 2nd May, 
1832. Never married. 

32 (3.) Jane, b. 30th June, 1814; d. 17th May 1846. 
Never married. 


33 (i.) Joseph Alexander (See Family 8) b. 13th April. 
1819 ; d. 5th March, 1863 ; m. Elizabeth Jacolina Kirk 
Patrick lOth Dec, 1840. She is living. Eight children. 

34 (5.) Jas. Barry (See Family 14^) b. 19th March, 1822; 
living near Rock Hill, S. 0. ; m. Margaret R. Fewell 28th 
June, 1848. She d. 15th Aug., 1830. Ten children. 

FAMILY NO. 8— See Family 7. 

Children of Joseph Alexander Steele and Elizabeth Jacolina 
(Kirkpatrick) Steele. 

35 (1.) John Gilliam (See Family 9) b. 11th Dec, 1841 ; m. 
Mary Susan Atkinson 4th Jan., 1866. Five children. 

36 (2.) William Daniel, b. 1st Jan., 1846 ; d. 25th Jan., 
1864. (See War Chapter). 

37 (3.) Margaret Frances (See Family 11) b. 17th June, 
1848; m. William Whyte 5th Dec, 1867. He was born 
4th March, 1842. Four children. 

38 (4.) Jane Eulalia (See Family 12) b. 30th July, 1852 ; 
m. Capt. J. C. B. Smith 11th Dec, 1873. He was born 

30th July, 1839. Two children, /kf cUjt^ / t ^m^. / 9^^ 

39 (5.) Rebecca Lavinia, b. 27th Dec, 1854; d. 13th '^ct., 

40 (6.) Alice Ellen (See Family 13) b. 19 Feb., 1857; m. 
Rev. James William McOlure 18th May, 1880. He was 
born 11th June, 1847, in Ky. Three children. 

41 (7.) Mary Martha (See Family 14) b. 19th Aug., 1859; 
m. Charles Oliver Brown 28th Nov., 1888. He was born 
31st Jan., 1849. Four children. 

42 (8) Elizabeth J., b. 28th March, 1863 ; d. 25th May, 1887 ; 
m. H. H. Covington 25th Nov., 1884. No Children. 

FAHILY NO. 9.— See Family 8. 

Children of John Gilliam Steele and Mary Sue (Atkinson) Steele. 

(Rock Hill, S. C.) 

43 (1.) John Atkinson (See Family 10) b. 17th Dec, 1866; 
m. 16th Sept., 1891 to Anna Williams. One child. 

44 (2.) Edward Gilliam (See Family lOi) b. 19th May, 
1873 ; m. Elizabeth Mac Judo. Two children 


— __ 

45 (3.) May Ellen, b. 15th Aug., 1876. 

46 (4.) Woods Montgomery, b. 23d July, 1878 ; m. Pauline 
Backstrom, 8th Nov., 1899. 

47 (5.) Orrie Alteline, b. 3d July, 1882. 

FAMILY lo.— See Family 9. 

Children of John Atkinson Steele and Anna (Williams) Steele. 

(Portsmouth, Va.) 

48 (1.) Susie May, b. 24th July, 1892. 

49 (2.) Willie, b. 29th Jan., 1895 ; d. 28th April, 1896. 

FAMILY NO. loj^.— See Family 9. 
Children of Edward Gilliam Steele and Elizabeth (flacJads) Steele. 

(Charleston, S. C.) {)\Aa L ^ '^^ 

50 (1.) Bertha Elizabeth, b. 6th July, 1895. 

51 (2.) Marie Isabella, b. 20th Aug., 1898. 

FAHILY NO. II.— See Family 8. 

Children of flargaret Frances Steele and William Whyte. 

(Gastonia, N. C.) 

52 (1.) Joseph A., b. 15th Aug., 1869; d. 25th Jan., 1870. 

53 (2.) Bessie Azile, b. 8th April, 1871 ; d. 31st March, 1873. 

54 (3.) Fannie, died in early infancy. 

55 (4.) William Hope, b. 28th Aug., 1874. 

FAMILY NO. 12.— See Family 8. 

Children of Jane Eulalia Steele and Capt. J. C. B. Smith. 

(Columbia, S. C.) 

56 (1.) Daisy Christian, b. 19th Jan., 1875. 

57 (2.) Jennie Elizabeth, b. 15th Oct., 1881. 

FAMILY NO. 13.— See Family 8. 

Children of Alice Ellen Steele and Rev. James Wm. McClure. 

(Clausen, N. C.) 

58 (1.) Bertha Azile, b. 21st June, 1881. 

59 (2.) John Joseph, b. 22d Oct., 1882. 

60 (3.) William Whyte, b. 19th June, 1886. 


FAMILY NO. 14.— See Family 8. 

Children of Mary Martha Steele and Charles Oliver Brown. 

(Columbia, S. C.) 

6 I (1.) Elizabeth Steele, b. 29th Aug., 1889. 

62 (2.) Charlotte Oliver, b. 16th Dec, 1890. 

63 (3.) Margaret, b. 5th Jan., 1893. 

64 (4.) Charles Oliver, Jr., b. 9th June, 1896. 

FAHILY NO. M^— See Family 7. 

Children of James Barry Steele and Margaret R. (Fewell) Steele. 

(Rock Hill, S.C.) 

65 (1.) Mary Jane, b. 12th Sept., 1849 ; d. April, 1853. 

66 (2.) John J., b. 2nd Sept., 1851. 

67 (3.) AddieR (See Family 15) b. 27th April, 1853; m. 
James T. Thomasson, 23rd Nov., 1876. He was born 
28th Feb., 1858. Five children. 

68 (4.) Alice, b. 17th Nov., 1855; d. Jan. 1856. 

69 (5.) Mittie, b. 30th May, 1857; d. 1862. 

70 (6.) Emma (See Family 16) b. 18th June, 1859; m. 
Butler Black 3rd Dec. 1878. Four children. 

71 (7.) Annie, b. 29th Nov. 1861 ; d. Aug., 1862. 

72 (8.) Susan, b. 12th Oct., 1862; d. Oct., 1864. 

73 (9.) Julia M (See Family 17) b. 27th Nov., 1864; m. 
John Glass 24th Dec. 1883. Seven children. 

74 (10.) William (See Family 18) b. 24th Dec, 1866 ; m. 
Minnie Aldridge 21st July, 1892. Three children. 

FAHILY NO. 15— See Family 14^^. 
Children of Addie Steele and James T. Thomasson. 

75 (1) M. Orilee, b. 27th Oct., 1877. 

76 (2) J. Flem, b. 23rd Nov. 1881. 

77 (3) Margaret A., b. 12th Nov., 1883. 

78 (4) James T., Jr., b. 20th Feb., 1885. 

79 (5) C. Emma, b. 16th Oct., 1888. 

FAMILY NO. 16.— See Family 14^^. 
Children of Emma Steele and Butler Black. 

80 (1.) Samuel, b. 3d Sept. 1879. 


81 (2.) John, b. 23d Oct., 1881 ; dead. 

82 (3.) William, b. 12th Aug., 1883. 

83 (4.) Jesse, b. 29th Sept., 1885. 

FAMILY NO. 17.— See Family 14^. 
Children of Julia Steele and John Glass. 

84 (1.) Maggie S, b. 10th March, 1886. 

85 (2.) Jesse, b. 10th July, 1887; d. 7th March, 1888. 

86 (3.) C, b. 1st April, 1889. 

87 (4.) Alexander, b. 11th Jan., 1891. 

88 (5.) James, b. 7th Oct.. 1892; d. 12th May, 1894. 

89 (6.) Ensee, b. 17th Oct., 1895. 

90 (7.) Estelle, b. 4th Feb., 1897. 

FAHILY NO. 18.— See Family 14J4. 
Children of Wm. Steele and Minnie (Aldridge) Steele. 

91 (1.) Caldwell, b. 21st May, 1893. 

92 (2.) William, b. 10th July, 1896. 

93 (3.) Lizzie B., b. 5th Jan., 1898. 

FAHILV NO. 19.— See Family 6. 
Children of William Steele and Elizabeth (Miller) Steele. 

94 (1.) Jonathan Jackson (See Family 20) b. 24th Sept., 
1817; d. 30th Sept., 1846; m. Elizabeth Amelia Orr. 
Four children. 

95 (2.) William Green, b. 27th May, 1820 ; d. 8th Oct., 1826. 

96 (3.) Martha Elizabeth (See Family 23) ; m. John Bills. 
One child. 

97 (4.) Rebecca Jane Emeline (See Family 24) b. 24th May, 
1824; d. 25th Nov., 1893; m. Samuel Leraly 3d Oct., 
1839 in S. 0. He was born 3d Oct., 1819; d. 11th June, 
1883. Thirteen children. 

98 (5.) AbraraCincinnatus (Family 30) b. 1826; d. 3d June, 
1863 ; m. twice : First to Katherine Springs, 1849, who 
d. 1851. One child. Second to Adelaide White, 22nd 
Feb., 1855. She was born 10th Aug., 1829 ; d. 9th June, 
1893. One child. 


FAHILY NO. 20— See Family 19. 

Children of Jonatlian Jackson Steele and Elizabeth Amelia (Orr) 

99 (1.) Manlius De Miller (See Family 21) b. 1838; d. 
1890; m. Jennie Lang, of Canada, He died in Florida. 

i 00 (2.) Frederic Juan, b. 1841 ; d. 12th Oct, 1855. 

I I (3.) Jonathan Jackson, b. ; d. 26th Oct., 1848, 

I 02 (4.) Wm. Green (See Family 22) m. Abbie Fewell. 

FAHILY NO. 21— See Family 19. 
Children of Manlius De Miller Steele and Jennie (Lang) Steele. 

103 (1.) Frederic Lang, b. 8th May, 1890, who is living in 

FAMILY NO. 22— See Family 19. 

Children of William Green Steele and Abbie (Fewell) Steele. 

(RockHill, S. C.) 

I 04 (1.) Jonathan Barron, b. 19th Feb., 1881. 
I 05 (2.) Ethel Fleda, b. 9th Sept., 1883. 

FAHILY NO. 23— See Family 19. 
Children of flartha Elizabeth Steele and John Bills. 

106 (1.) Katherine m. Baxter Moore. 

FAHILY NO. 24— See Family 19. 

Children of Rebecca Jane Emeline Steele and Samuel Lemly. 

(Both died in Jackson, Miss.) 

107 (1.) William Steele (See Family 25) b. 23rd Sept., 1840 ; 
m. Susan Jane Smith 18th April, 1866. She b. 11th 
March 1844, d. 12th July 1880. Five children. 

I 08 (2.) Byron (See Family 26) b. 3d Nov., 1841 ; m. twice ; 
1st, Ellen Rose Carson, 22d Sept., 1868. She b, 1st March 
1843, d. 6th March, 1875. Four Children. Second wife, 
Mrs. Alice B. Thompson, 14th Feb., 1879. She b. 16th 
Jan., 1854. No children. 

109 (3.) Burton, b. 2d June, 1853; d. 22d June, 1862, See 
War Chapter. 

I I (4.) John Waddell, d. at age 5 years. 


I I I (5.) Martha Virginia, b. 28th Jan., 1851, d. 3d July, 1863. 

I I 2 (6.) Samuel, Jr. (See Family 27) b. 21st March, 1849, m. 
Stella R. Kobinson. Six children. 

113 (7.) Martha Steele, d. aged 18 months. 

I 14 (8.) Amanda Conrad, b 23d June, 1853; m. Maj. G. W. 
Terrell, 10th Dec, 1890. He b. 22d June, 1842, d. 12th 
Nov, 1895. No Children. 

I I 5 (9.) Rosa Fetrie, b. 29th Dec, 1855. 

116 (10.) Emeline Steele, b. 28th July, 1857 ; d. 26th Sept., 

I I 7 (11.) Charles C. (See Family 28) b. 25th Feb., 1859 ; m. 
twice : First, Flora Anna Butterfield, Nov., 1879. Two 
children. Second wife, Bonnie Lee Johns, 30th April, 
1889. Four children. 

I 18 (12.) Percy (See Family 29) b. 3d April, 1860; m. Ida 
Stewart, 14th Oct., 1880. She was born 16th Sept., 1859. 
Three children. 

119 (13.) Warren Abram, b. 29th May, 1866; d. 1st April, 


FAMILY NO. 25— See Family 24. 

Children of William Steele Lemly and Susan J. (Smith) Lemly. 

(Jackson, Miss.) 

120 (1.) Elizabeth ("Bessie") Cary, b. 4th June, 1871. 

121 (2.) William Steele, Jr., b. 13th July, 1872; m. Emma 
Kate Adams, 12th Dec; 1899. 

I 22 (3.) Frank Bates, b. 7th Nov., 1873. 

I 23 (4.) Virginia Burton, b. 11th Jan., 1875. 

124 (5.) Thomas Mitchell, b. 6th Sept., i878. 

FAfllLY NO. 26— See Family 24. 

Children of Dr. Byron Lemly and Ella Rose (Carson) Lemly. 

(Jackson, Miss.) 

125 (1.) Byron Carson, b. 30th July, 1869. 

126 (3.) Richard Carson, b. 30th Apr., 1871 ; d. 8th May, 1871. 
I 27 (3.) Emeline Steele, b. 18th Aug., 1872. 

128 (4.) Richard Barringer, b. 19th Aug., 1873, 


FAniLY NO. 27— See Faniily,-a^ Z- ^ 
Children of Samuel Lemly, Jr., and Stella R. (Robinson) 
em y. (Texarkana, Texas.) 

I 29 (1.) Susan Steele, b. 11th April, 1883. 
I 30 (2.) Samuel Percy, b. 5th Aug., 1884. 
131 (3.) Edwin Robinson, b. 31st March, 1886. 
I 32 (4.) Alonzo Kelsey, b. 27th May, 1889. 
I 33 (5.) Charles Clifton, b. 30th April, 1892. 
I33i (6.) Foster Mack Lee, b. 30th June, 1894. 
134 (7.) Stella Amanda, b. 20th, 1896. 

FAMILY NO. 28— See Family 24. 

Children of Charles C. Lemly and his First Wife, Flora Anna 
(Butterfield) Lemly. 

(Hot Springs, Ark.) 

I 35 (1.) David Clifton, b. 18th Aug., 1880. 

136 (2.) Rosa Steele, b. 11th Sept,, 1882. 

Children of Charles Lemly and His Second Wife, Bonnie Lee 
(Johns) Lemly. 

137 (1.) Mary Morris, b. 14th July, 1890 ; d. 1891. 

138 (2.) Helen Lee, b. 31st Oct., 1891. 

I 39 (3.) Bonnie Johns, b. 17th Dec, 1892. 

140 (4.) Evelyn Percy, b. 7th Dec, 1896. 

FAMILY NO. 29— See Family 24. 

Children of Percy Lemly and Ida (Stewart) Lemly. 

(Jackson, Miss.) 

141 (1.) Eiline Alice, b. 7th Aug., 1881; m. James Slack, 
11th Oct., 1899. He was born 20th Feb., 1878. 

I 42 (2.) Amanda Stewart, b. 30th Nov., 1884. 

I 43 (3.) Edna Hough, b. 9th Nov., 1885. 

FAMILY NO. 30— See Family 19. 

Children of Abram Cincinnatus Steele and His First Wife, Kath- 
erine (Springs) Steele. 

144 (1.) Eli Springs (See Family 30^) b. 23d Feb., 1851; m. 
Elizabeth Adams 5th Feb., 1874. She was b. 28th Aug., 
1854. Four children. 


Children of Abram Cincinnatus Steele and His Second wife 
Adelaide (White) Steele. 

145 (1.) Sarah White (See Family 31) b. 12th March., 1856; 
m David Parks Hutchison 16th May, 1876. Four chil- 

FAMILY NO 3oJ^— See Family 30. 

Children of Eli Springs Steele and Elizabeth (Adams) Steele. 

(Charlotte, N. C.) 

146 (1.) Mary Adams (See Family 31^) b. 13th Feb., 1875 ; 
m. Armond DeKosette Meyres 6th Oct., 1896. 

147 (2.) Eli Springs, b. 25th Oct., 1876. 

148 (3.) Abram Cincinnatus, Jr., b. 18th Oct., 1880. 
I 49 (4.) Leroy Adams, b. 29th Jan., 1885. 

FAHILY NO. 31— See Family 30. 

Children of Sarah White Steele and David Parks Hutchison. 

(Charlotte, N. C.) 

150 (1.) Adelaide White, b. 22d Feb., 1877. 

I 51 (2.) Anne Parks, b. 13th Oct., 1878. 

152 (3.) Selene Steele, b. 17th Feb., 1880. 

I 53 Susan Nye, b. 24, Aug. 1891. 

FAMILY NO. 31^— See Family 30J4. 

Children of riary Adams Steele and Armond De Rosette fleyres. 

(Portsmouth, Va.) 

I 54 (1.) Armond De Kosette, b. 19th Aug., 1887. 

155 (2.) Elizabeth Steele, b. . Dead. 

FAMILY NO. 32— See Family 6. 
Children of Archibald Steele and flartha (Edwards) Steele. 

156 (1.) Newton Alexander (See Family 33) b. 10th May, 
1814 ; d. 16th June, 1884 ; married twice ; first wife was 
Elizabeth Workman, five children. Second wife was 
Mrs. Elizabeth R. Watson nee Currence three children. 

157 (2.) John Milton (See Family 36i) b. 14th Feb., 1816; 
d. 11th Dec, 1862 ; m. Sept., 1851, Mrs. Martha S. Roach 
nee Workman. One child. 

158 (3.) StruttonEdward(SeeFamily37)b. 28th May, 1818; 
d. 15th June, 1899 ; m. Mary Jane Martin. Two children. 


159 James Foreman (See Family 38) b. 31st Aug., 1820 ; d. 
11th Dec, 1895 ; m. Elizabeth Clark. Twelve children. 

I 60 (5.) Feriba Louisa (See Family 42) b. 4th Jan., 1825 ; d. 
6th April, 1896 ; married twice ; first husband, Christo- 
pher Strait Gill; two children. Second husband was Wil- 
liam Alexander Workman. Eight children. 

161 (6.) William Amzi (See Family 60) born 16th May, 
1828 ; m. three times. One child. 

162 (7.) Mary Jane (See Family 61) b. 23rd Aug., 1830; d. 
22nd Feb., 1884 ; m. 20th Dec, 1860, to Samuel D. Ca- 
rothers. He was born 2nd July, 1818 ; d. 21st Feb., 1883. 
One child. 

163 (8.) Geo. Eli McDuffie (See Family 62) b. 25th Dec, 
1832 ; d. 16th Oct., 1895 ; m. Margaret M. Partlow 21st 
Dec, 1858. She was born 10th May, 1840. Nine children. 

164 (9.) Charles B. ; b. 1837; d. 1861. 

FAMILY NO. 33— See Family 32. 

Children of Newton Alexander Steele and His First Wife, 
Elizabeth (Workman) Steele. 

165 (1.) Margaret Sarah, b. 4th Nov., 1838; m. William J. 
Kimbrill, No children. 

166 (2.) Laura Louisa (See Family 34) b. 13th Oct., 1842. 
Married twice : First to Dr. W. H. Thomasson, 13th 
Dec, 1860. He was born 9th June, 1836 ; d. 11th Nov., 
1861. One child. Her second husband was John J. 
Biggars, m. 11th Nov., 1865. Six children. 

167 (3.) John Newton (See Family 35) b. 2d May, 1848; m. 
10th Feb., 1885, to Miss Ellen Lee Rawlinson. She was 
born 28th July, 1863. Three children. 

I 68 (4.) David Patton, b. 22d Aug., 1850; m. Blanche Gage, 

12th Jan., 1897. No children. 
169 (5.) William McDuffie (See Family 36) b. 15th Oct., 

1854; m. 17th Feb., 1897, to Susan Hannah Steele, 

daughter of Joseph White Steele (See Family 152). 

One child. 

Children of Newton Alexander Steele and His Second Wife, Mrs. 
Elizabeth R. (Watson, nee Currence) Steele. 

I 70 (1.) Willie Kebecca, b. 2d Jan., 1861. 


171 (2.) Mary Eliza, died in infancy. 
I 72 (3) Susan, died in infancy. 

FAMILY NO. 34— See Family 33. 

Children of Laura Louisa Steele and Dr. W. H. Thomason, Her 
First Husband. A 

173 (1.) W. H. Thomasson, Jr. (See Family 34i) b. 15th 
Dec, 1861 ; m. Nannie Irene White 12th Nov., 1883. Two 

Children of Laura Louisa Steele and Her Second Husband, John 
J. Biggars. 

(Rock Hill, S. 0.) 

I 74 (1.) Anna E. (See Family 34^) b. 22d Oct., 1867 ; d. 4th 
March, 1894 ; m. T. B. Lumpkin. Two children. 

I 75 (2.) Walter Newton, b. 2d Oct., 1874. 

I 76 (3.) Margaret W., b. 5th Oct., 1877. 

I 77 (4.) Jane M., b. 12th Aug., 1881. 

178 (5.) Minnie, b. 20th Jan., 1886. 

I 79 (6.) Ethel, b. 20th Jan., 1886. 

FAHILY NO. 34'/4— See Family 34. 

Children of W. H. Thomasson, Jr., and Nannie Irene (White) 

(Ft. Lawn,S. 0.) 

180 (1.) Nannie Irene, b. 10th Nov., 1884. 

I 8 I (2.) Irwin W., b. 1st Oct., 1886, d. 17th June 1899. 

FAniLY NO. 34j^— See Family 34. 
Children of Annie E. Biggars and T. B. Lumpkin. 

I 82 (1.) Margurite, b. 25th Oct., 1889. 

I 83 (2.) William, b. 16th Feb., 1894 ; d. 9th June, 1894. 

FAMILY NO. 35— See Family 33. 

Children of John Newton Steele and Ellen Lee (Rawlinson) 

(Rock Hill, S. 0.) 

I 84 (1.) EvaE, b. 5th March, 1886; d. 26th Oct., 1887. 
I 85 (2.) William David, b. 28th Nov., 1887. 
I 86 (3.) Cora Lee, b. 3d Dec, 1890. 


FAniLY NO. 36— See Family 33. 

Children of William McDuffie Steele and Susan Hannah (Steele) 

(Rock Hill, S. C.) 

I 87 (1.) Margaret Watson, b. 10th Feb., 1899. 

FAHILY 36J^— See Family 32. 

Children of John Hilton Steele, Sr., and r\rs. Martha S. 
(Roach, nee Workman) Steele. 

188 (1.) Robert, died when two years old. 

FAHILY NO. 37— See Family 32. 

Children of Strutton Edwards Steele and nary Jane (Martin) 

He moved to Mississippi before the civil war. 

189 (1.) Martha E. J., b. 3rd Mar., 1853; d. 21st Sept., 1864. 

190 (2.) Emily Matilda (See Family 37^) b. 28th Aug., 
1856 ; m. Joseph Alexander Graves 18th Dec, 1873. He 
was born 20th October, 1852. 

FAMILY NO. 37X— See Family 37. 

Children of Emily Matilda Steele and Joseph Alexander Graves. 

(Waldo, Miss.) 

,) William Steele, b. 26th April, 1875, 

.) Victoria Virginia, b. 5th Oct., 1876. 

.) Martin Luther, b. 17th March, 1879. 

,) Annie Lee, b. 22nd Dec, 1880. 

.) Rufus Alexander, b. 24th March, 1883. 

.) George McDuffie, b. 19th July, 1886. 

.) Jesse Grady, b. 23rd, June, 1890. 

.) Jewel Elizabeth, b. 30th July, 1892. 

.) Joseph Newton, b. 16th Jan., 1893. 

200 (10.) Mary Effie, b. 5th Nov., 1896. 

FAMILY NO. 38— See Family 32. 
Children of James Foreman Steele and Elizabeth (Clark) Steele. 

201 (1.) John Milton, Jr., (See Family 38^) b. 6th May, 1844 ; 
m. Rebecca Reid. Five children. 

202 (2.) Rachel Ann (See Family 39) b. 17th Dec, 1845; 




















m. 9th May, 1866, Robert Harvey Workman. He was 
born 1st Jan., 1824 ; d. 25th Oct., 1887. Six children. 

203 (3.) William Pinkney, b. 23d Aug., 1848; dead. 

204 (4.) James Archibald (See Family 40) b. 18th Oct., 
1850; m. Annie Pool. Six children. 

205 (5.) Strutton Edwards (See Family 41) b. 22d Nov., 
1852 ; m. Mary Ashcraft. Seven children. 

206 (6.) Feriba Mary Louisa (See Family 42) b. 8th Dec, 
1854 ; m. John Barber Craig. He was born 1st March, 
1857. Eight children. 

207 (7.) Charles E. McDuffie, b. 29th Nov., 1856. Dead. 

208 (8.) Martha Jane, b. 22d Feb., 1859. Dead. 

209 (9.) William Amzi, b. 19th Feb. 1861. Dead. 

210 (10.) Frances Elizabeth (See Family 43) b. 20th Aug., 
1862 ; m. 3d Dec, 1880, John A. Hayes. He was born 2d 
July, 1862. Eleven Children. 

21 I (11.) Rufus Gill (See Family 44) b. 22d May, 1866; 
married twice. First, Anna Hope Boyd ; three children. 
Second, Willie Bowen. No children. 

212 (12.) Robert Calvin, b. 19th Dec, 1868 ; d. 31st Aug., 

1878. . 

FAHILY NO. 38»/^— See Family 38. 

Children of John Milton Steele and Rebecca (Reid) Steele. 

(Salisbury, N. C.) 

213 (1.) Walter Jackson (See Family 38i) m. Addie Israel. 
Two children. 

214 (2.) Martha Eugenia (See Family 38^) m. James Big- 
gars. One child. 

2 I 5 (3.) John May (See Family 38f ) m. Minnie Russell. 
One child. 

2 I 6 William David. 

217 (5.) Elizabeth, m. George McDade. No children. 

FAMILY NO. 381/4— See Family 385^. 
Children of Walter Jackson Steele and Addie (Israel) Steele. 

218 (1.) Eugenia. 

219 (2.) Benjamin. 


FAHILY NO. 385^— See Family 38^. 
Children of Martha Eugenia Steele and James Biggars. 

220 (1.) Nina. 

FAHILY NO. 38^— See Family 38^. 
Children of John flay Steele and flinnie (Russell) Steele. 

221 (1.) James Furmatt. 

FAMILY NO. 39— See Family 38. 

Children of Rachel Ann Steele and Robert Harvey Workman. 

(Rock Hill, S.C.) 

222 (1.) Mary Elizabeth, b. 19th Feb., 1868 ; m. Robert H. 
Jackson, Jan., 1888. No children. 

223 (2.) Edward Steele (See Family 39|) b. 1st Sept., 1869 
m. Lou Ella Kidd 26th Dec, 1893. Two children. 

224 (3.) SusanDeborah(SeeFamily39i)b. 30th Jan., 1871 
m. Charles W. Bechtler 21st Feb., 1889. Four children 

225 (4.) Thomas Calvin (See Family 39^) b. 21st Jan., 1875 
m. Margaret L. Neely, 3d Jan., 1894, One child. 

226 (5.) Frances Lillie (See Family 39|) b. 21st June, 1877 
m. William U. Jackson 5th Nov., 1895. One Child. 

227 (6.) Martha Jane, b. 10th April, 1880. 

FAfllLY NO. 395^— See Family 39. 

Children of Edward Steele Workman and Lou Ella (Kidd) Work- 

(York Co., S. C) 

228 (1.) Annie Bell, b. 16th Feb., 1896. 

229 (2.) Bulah, b. 12th April, 1898. 

FAHILY NO, 3914— See Family 39. 

Children of Susan Deborah Workman and Charles W. Bechtler. 

(York Co., S.C.) 

230 (1.) Fred Marshall, b. 25th Nov.. 1890. 
23 I (2.) William Arthur, b. 30th Nov., 1892. 

232 (3.) Lillie May, b. 1st Sept., 1895. 

233 (4.) Robert Gilbert, b. 10th June, 1899. 


FAMILY NO. 395^— See Family 39. 

Children of Thomas Calvin Workman and Margart L. (Neely) 

(YorkCo.,S. C.) 

234 (1.) Claud Raymond, b. 18th Jan., 1897. 

FAHILY NO. 39^— See Family 39. 

Children of Frances Lillie Workman and William U. Jackson. 

(York County, S. C.) 

235 (1.) Nannie Estelle, b. 30th June, 1898. 

FAMILY NO. 40— See Family 38. 

Children of James Archibald Steele and Annie (Pool) Steele. 

(Fodder, S. C.) 

236 (1.) Edwards. 

237 (2.) Rosa. 

238 (3.) Calvin. 

239 (4.) Susan. 

240 (5.) Annie. 

241 (6.) John. 

FAMILY NO. 41 See Family 38. 

Children of Strutton Edwards Steele and Mary R. (Ashcraft) 

Warren, S. C. 

242 (1.) Ida Estelle, b. 20th Aug., 1880. 

243 (2.) William Foreman, b. 19th Jan., 1883. 

244 (3.) Mulford Johnson, b. 5th May, 1884. 

245 (4.) Thomas Edgar, b. 26th Oct., 1885. 

246 (5.) Charles Mortimer, b. 6th Sept., 1888. 

247 (6.) May Elizabeth, b. 20th Oct., 1890. 

248 (7.) Sidney Odell, b. 7th March, 1894. 

FAHILY NO. 42— See Family 38. 

Children of Feriba Mary Louisa Steele and John Barber Craig. 

(Rock Hill, S. C.) 

249 (1.) Rosa Belle, b. 25th Aug., 1880. 

250 (2.) Robert Mills, b. 29th Sept., 1882. 
25 I (3.) Anna Jane, b. 20th Nov., 1885. 


252 (4.) Mary Elizabeth, b. 20th Nov., 1885. 

253 (5.) James Franklin, b. 16th June, 1888. 

254 (6.) Carrie Lee, b. 21st March, 1891. 

255 (7.) John Rufus, b. 16th Feb., 1894. 

256 (8.) William Fennell, b. 26th April, 1897. 

FAMILY NO. 43— See Family 38. 

Children of Frances Blizabeth Steele and John A. Hayes. 

(Rock Hill, S. C.) 

257 (1.) Sarah E., b. 19th Dec, 1881. 

258 (2.) Mary J., b. 19th March, 1883. 

259 (3.) John C, b. 1st Feb. 1885. 

260 (4.) Murphy W., b. 6th Aug., 1886; d. 24th April, 1888. 

261 (5.) Ira S.,b. 2nd Oct., 1888. 

262 (6.) Louis E., b. 26th Feb., 1890. 

263 (7.) Cammie E., b. 2nd March, 1892. 

264 (8.) Tillie M., b. 14th Dec, 1893. 

265 (9.) Lula B., b. 9th Feb., 1895. 

266 (10.) Maggie L., b. 19th June, 1896. 

267 (11.) Samuel J., b. 27th Feb., 1898. 

268 (12.) Myrtle Estelle, b. 20th Jan., 1900. 

FAHILY NO. 44— See Family 38. 

Children of Rufus Gill and Anna Hope (Boyd) Steele. 

(Wiley, Texas.) 

269 (1.) Ula Burris. 

270 (2.) Warren Burnare. 

271 (3.) AddieGill. 

FAMILY NO. 45— See Family 32. 

Children of Feriba Louisa Steele and Her First Husband, Chris- 
topher Strait Qill. 

272 (1.) James Archibald (See Family 46) b. 7th Dec, 1844 ; 
married twice. First to Nancy Partlow. Three children* 
Second, to Mrs. Mary E. Neely, a daughter of Capt. J. F. 
Workman. Three children. 

273 (2.) Martha, who died young. 


Children of Feriba Louisa Steele and Her Second Husband, Wil- 
liam Alexander Workman. 

(He was born 1814.) 

274 (1.) Kufus Alexander (See Family 47) b. 14th April, 
1848 ; m. Anna E. Paine 8th Dec, 1868. Seven children. 

275 (2.) Calvin Newton (See Family 50) b. 4th July, 1849 ; 
m. Annie E. Rhine 13th May, 1869. She was born 20th 
Sept., 1845, and died 9th March, 1899. Five children, 

276 (3.) Col. William Grier (See Family 53) b. 22d June, 
1851 ; m. Sarah A. Reid 14th March, 1871. Seven chil- 

277 (4.) Martha Jane Deborah (See Family 56) b. 27th Aug., 
1853; m. Arthur Milton Rhine. He was born 27th 
April, 1847. Nine children. 

278 (5.) Susan R., b. 20th 1855; d. 1863. 

279 (6.) Robert McDuffie (See Family 58) b. 26th Nov., 1856 ; 
m. Lula Mobley. Six children. 

280 (7.) Rocinda W. (See Family 59) b. 23d Sept., 1858; m. 
James Andrew Shillinglaw. He was born 22d Sept., 
1854. Seven children. 

281 (8.) John E., b. 1st Oct., I860 ; d. 1866. 

FAHILY NO. 46— See Family 45. 

Children of James Archibald Gill and His First Wife, Nancy 
(Partlow) Gill. 

282 (1.) Lou J., b. 26th Sept., 1866. 

283 (2.) James R.,b. 3rd June, 1869. 

284 (3.) Maggie F., b. 16th Feb., 1871. 

Children of James Archibald Gill and His Second Wife, firs, 
nary E. (Neely) Gill. 

(Alvord, Texas.) 

285 (1.) Eszee M., b. 31st Oct., 1881. 

286 (2.) William C, b. 21st Sept., 1883. 

287 (3.) Fred Starnes, b. 6th March, 1886. 

FAMILY NO. 47— See Family 45. 

Children of Rufus Alexander Workman and Annie E. (Paine) 

(Saralvo, Texas.) 

288 (1.) William Thomas (See Family 48) b. 10th Sept., 


1869; ra. Amanda Spivy 3rd Dec, 1890. Two children. 

289 (2.) Elizabeth Lou (See Family 49) b. 28th June, 1871; 
m. J. E. Kelly 14th Dec, 1887. Four children. 

290 (3.) Carson Paine, b. 22nd June, 1875. 

291 (4.) Rufus Fletcher, b. 25th Oct., 1879. 

292 (5.) Louis Lee, b. 22nd Aug., 1881 ; d. 2nd Jan., 1882. 

293 (6.) Carrie Belle, b. 24th July, 1883. 

294 (7.) Rosa, b. 1st Sept., 1890; d. 2nd Dec, 1893. 

FAMILY NO. 48— See Family 47. 

Children of William Thomas Workman and Amanda (Spivy) 

295 (1.) Ruble Ellen. 

296 (2.) Martha Irene. 

FAMILY NO. 49— See Family 47. 
Children of Elizabeth Lou Workman and J. B. Kelly. 

297 (1.) Lula May. 

298 (2.) Anna Lela. 

299 (3.) Jessie. 

300 (4.) Howard. 

301 (5.) Jewel. 

FAMILY NO. 50— See Family 45. 

Children of Calvin Newton Workman and Annie E. (Rhine) 

(Decatur, Texas, 

302 (1.) Wills M., (See Family 51) b. 6th Jan, 1871; m. 
Alice Davis, 12th Nov., 1891. Three children. 

303 (2.) Dr. Claud N., (See Family 52) b. 27th March, 1873 ; 
m. Josephine Roth 26th Dec, 1895. She was born 9th 
Aug., 1876. One child. 

304 (3.) Charles M., b. 10th Jan., 1876. 

305 (4.) Myrtle A., b. 1st Aug., 1880. 

306 (5.) George A., b. 12th Jan., 1888. 

FAMILY NO. 51— See Family 50. 
Children of Wills M. Workman and Alice (Davis) Workman. 

307 (1.) Claudis Mae, b. 12th Oct., 1892. 


308 (2.) Elizabeth, b. 27th Jan., 1895. 

309 (3.) Annie L., b. 27th Feb., 1898. 

FAniLY NO. 52— See Family 50. 

Children of Dr. Claud N. and Josephine (Roth) Workman. 

(Willow Point, Texas.) 

310 (1.) Beatrice, b. 23d June, 1897. 

FAMILY NO. 53— See Family 45. 

Children of Col. William Orier Workman and Sarah A. (Reid) 

3 I I (1.) Cora F., (See Family 54) b. 2d July, 1872 ; married 
twice; first, William Drennan 5th Aug., 1891. He died 
27th Dec, 1893. One child. Second husband, John C. 
Fudge. One child. 

3 I 2 (2.) Paul A., b. 12th Nov., 1874. 

3 I 3 (3.) Marietta, b. 10th Feb., 1876 ; d. 21st April, 1882. 

314 (4.) Lula M., (See Family 55) b. 23d Sept., 1877; m. J. 
Marvin Poag 4th July, 1897. One child. 

315 (5.) Sadie J., b. 24th July, 1883. 
3 I 6 (6.) William S., b. 3d Sept., 1886. 

317 (7.) Charles Y., b. 7th Oct., 1892. 

FAniLY NO. 54— See Family 53. 

Children of Cora F. Workman and William Drennan, Her First 

318 (1.) Annie Louise, b. 12th June, 1892. 

Children of Cora F. Workman and John C. Fudge, Her Second 

319 (1.) Grier. 

FAMILY NO. 55— See Family 53. 
Children of Lula M. Workman and J. riarvin Poag. 

320 (1.) Paul Chauncy, b. 10th April, 1898. 

FAHILY NO. 56— See Family 45. 

Children of Martha J. D. Workman and Arthur nilton Rhine. 

(Alvord, Texas.) 

32 I (1.) Laddie Gill (See Family 57) b. 27th Feb., 1873 ; m. 
Eva Amanda Criner. Two children. 


322 (2.) Walter Marshall, b. 2nd April, 1879. 

323 (3.) Thomas Drue, b. 27th Feb., 1881. 

324 (4.) Lula May, b. 11th July, 1883. 

325 (5.) Arthur Claud, b. 9th Feb., 1885. 

326 (6.) Annie Kate, b. 7th July, 1888. 

327 (7.) Homer Baily, b. 10th Aug., 1891. 

328 (8.) Fred, b. oth Jan., 1894. 

329 (9.) Gwyn, b. 31st May, 1896. 

FAMILY NO. 57— See Family 56. 
Children of Laddie Gill Rhine and Eva Amanda (Criner) Rhine. 

330 (1.) Velma, b. 13th May, 1898. 

331 (5.) Annie, b. 20th Jan., 1899. 

FAMILY NO. 58— See Family 45. 

Children of Robert McDuffie Workman and Lula (Mobley) 

(Pansy, Ark.) 

332 (1.) Quay. / ^,^^ rtk /, ^ J/" _/ 

333 (2.) Kosa, ^AsSt. >t^ ^C^ / -^^^^' ^^''^^ 

334 (3.) Ida. ^ '^ 

335 (4.) William. 

336 (5.) Allie. 

337 (6.) Nora. 

FAMILY NO. 59-See Family 45. 

Children of Rosinda W. Workman and Jas. A. Shillinglaw. 

(Leslie, S. C.) 

338 (1.) Mary Ada, b. 12th Nov., 1878. 

339 (2.) William Gill, b. 27th Aug., 1880. 

340 (3.) Lottie E., b. 28th Aug., 1882; d. 15th Jan., 1833. 

341 (4.) John Hall, b. 18th Sept., 1885. 

342 (5.) Margaret L., b. 2d Feb., 1888. 

343 (6.) Marshall Edgar, b. 18th Sept., 189L 

344 (7.) Martha Sophia, b. 2d. July, 1897. 

FAHILY NO. 60— See Family 32. 
Children of Wm. Amzl Steele and His Third Wife, Hartha 
(Workman) Steele. 

(Rock Hill, S. C.) 

345 (1.) Marshall Alexander. 


FAHILY NO. 6i— See Family 32. 
Children of riary Jane Steele and Samuel D. Carothers. 

346 (1.) Martha Elizabeth (See Family 6H) b. 3d Dec, 
1861; married twice; first Wra. T. Williford, 5th Dec, 
1876, who was born 12th March., 1852, d. 5th Feb., 1885. 
One child. Second husband was John M. McFadden, m. 
12th Jan., 1887. He was born 22d April, 1862. 

FAHILY NO. 6i}4.— See Family 61. 
Children of Hartha Jane Carothers and Wm. T. Williford. 

(Rock Hill, S. C.) 

347 (1.) Mary Catherine, b. 10th Oct., 1877; d. 28th June, 

FAMILY NO. 62— See Family 32. 

Children of Capt. Qeorge Eli McDuffie Steele and Hargaret Mal- 
vina (Partlow) Steele. 

348 (1.) Martha J. W., b. 28th Nov., 1859; d.24th Jan., 1860. 

349 (2.) Fannie G. (See Family 63) b. 28th Jan., 1861; m. 
W. S. Garrison 27th Sept., 1893, Three children. 

350 (3.) Nannie L., b. 10th June, 1864 ; m. W. A. Milling 
23d Dec, 1885. 

351 (4.) Thomas Jackson (See Family 64) b. 3d Dec, 1866; 
m. Annie Milling 23d Dec, 1890. Four Children. 

352 (5.) Mary Susannah (See Family 65) b. 8th April, 1869 ; 
m. J. G. Percival 21st Dec, 1892. Four children. 

353 (5.) Emma Elizabeth, b. 21st July, 1871. 

354 (6.) Elma Louisa (See Family 66) b. 4th Sept., 1873; m. 
J. B. Fewell 12th Dec, 1894. Two children. 

355 (7.) Charles McDuffie (See Family 67) b. 2d April, 1875 ; 
m. Mary Farris 9th Dec, 1896. Two children. 

356 (8.) Margaret Partlow (See Family 67^) b. 27th Sept., 
1878 ; m. W. H. Curry 27th April, 1898. One child. 

FAMILY NO. 63— See Family 62. 

Children of Fannie O. Steele and W. S. Garrison. 

(Belmont, S. C.) 

357 (1.) Alice Inez, b. 8th Aug., 1895. 

358 (2.) John McDuffie, b. 24th Nov., 1897. 

359 (3 ) William W., b. 29th Aug., 1899. 


FAHILY NO. 64— See Family 62. 

Children Thomas Jackson Steele and Annie (Milling) Steele. 

(Belmont, S.C.) 

360 (1.) Maida, b. 21st Feb., 1892. 

36 I (2.) Nancy Louisa, b. 12th Oct., 1893. 

362 (3.) George McDuffie, b. 28th July, 1896. 

363 (4.) Thomas Eugene, b. 20th April, 1899. 

FAniLY NO. 65— See Family 62. 

Children of flary Susannah Steele and J O. Percival. 

(Belmont, S. C.) 

364 (1.) Margaret Isabella, b. 19th Sept., 1893. 

365 (2.) Laura Elizabeth, b. 19th Feb., 1896. 

366 (3.) Nancy Gill, b. 8th Dec, 1897. 

367 (4.) Elma Lillie, b. 4th Feb., 1899. 

FAniLY NO. 66— See Family 62. 

Children of Elma Louisa Steele and J. B. Fewell. 

(Belmont, S. 0.) 

368 (1.) Hal Steele, b. 8th June, 1897. 

369 (2.) Samuel Lewis, b. 20th July, 1898. 

FAHILY NO. 67— See Family 62. 

Children of Charles McDuffie Steele and Mary (Farrls) Steele. 

(Belmont, S. C.) 

370 (1.) Ruth Odel, b. 15th Sept., 1897. 
37 I (2.) Thomas Fant, b. 20th Sept., 1899. 

FAMILY NO 67j^— See Family 62. 

Children of Margaret Partlow Steele and W. H. Curry. 

(Belmont, S. C. 

372 (1.) Margaret Louisa, b. 28th March, 1899. 

FAHILY NO. 68— See Family 6. 

Children of Samuel Steele and Sarah (Workman) Steele— Samuel 
Was the Fourth Son of Capt. Jos. Steele. 

373 (1.) Robert Alexander (See Family 69) b. 6th Jan., 1832; 
m. Margaret Edith Biggars 20th Oct., 1851. She was 
born 6th Aug.. 1832. Two children. 


374 (2.) Joseph Newton (See Family 72) b. 18th Sept., 1833 ; 
married three times : first to Martha J. Partlow 1858. 
Two children. Second, to Mary G. Roddy nee Brice, 
1871. One child. Third, to Sarah W. Miller. No chil- 

375 (3.) Wm. Anderson, b. 5th April, 1835; d. 30th Sept., 
1861. (See War Chapter). 

376 (4.) John Workman, b. 20th June, 1837; d. 4th Sept., 

377 (5.) Margaret Sarah (See Family 74) b. 15th Sept., 1840 ; 
m. Andrew Kohath Smith 10th Nov., 1864. He was born 
1st Feb., 1837. Seven children. 

378 (6.) Martha Jane (See Family 76) b. 30th March, 1843 ; 
m. Leroy Davis Poag 27th Sept., 1866. He was born 1st 
March, 1834. Seven Children. 

379 (8.) Samuel Harrison, b. 20th Nov., 1846; d. 2d April 
1865. (See War Chapter). 

FAHILY NO. 69.— See Family 68. 

Children of Robert Alexander Steele and Margaret Edith (Blg- 
gers) Steele. 

(Rock Hill, S. C.) 

380 (1.) John Hope (See Family 70) b. 15th Oct., 1858; m. 
9th Sept., 1885, to Carrie Belle Parker. She was b. 25th 

May, 1862. Five children. 

381 (2.) Sarah Belle Watson (See Family 71) b. 31st May, 
1862 ; m. 28th Jan., 1895 to Alexander Bishop Fewell. 
Four Children. 

FAfllLY NO. 70— See Family 69. 

Children of John Hope Steele and Carrie Belle (Parker) Steele. 

(Rock Hill, S. C.) 

382 (1.) Margaret Edith, b. 23d Aug., 1887; d. 24th Sept., 


383 (2.) William Elwood,, b. 21st June, 1890; d. 29th Sept., 

384 (3.) Florence Thornwell, b. 3d Feb., 1892. 

385 (4.) Eloise, b. 13th Sept., 1894. 

388 (5.) Carrie Belle, b. 5th Mar., 1897; d. 25th Oct., 1897. 


FAMILY NO. 71— See Family 69. 
Children of Sarah Belle Watson Steele and Alexander Bishop 

(Rock Hill, S.C.) 

387 (1.) Robert Steele, b. 6th Dec, 1885. 

388 (2.) Agnes Alexander, b. 26th Feb., 1888. 

389 (3.) Louise, b. 6th Aug., 1889. 

390 (4.) Isabella, b. 2d June, 1891. 

FAMILY NO. 72.— See Family 68. 

Children of Joseph Newton Steele and His First Wife, Martha 
J. (Partlow) Steele. 

(Rock Hill, S.C.) 

391 (1.) Edward Partlow (See Family 73) b. 26th Sept., 
1859 ; m. 5th Dec, 1883, to Etta Jane Hutchison, who 
was born 15th Jan., 1862. Three children. 

392 (2.) J. W. W., b. 22nd Nov., 1S61 ; d. 11th July, 1870. 

Children of Joseph Newton Steele and His Second Wife, Mrs. 
Mary Q. (Roddy> nee Brice) Steele. 

393 (3.) Lila Brice, b. 11th March, 1872. • 

FAMILY NO. 73— See Family 72. 

Children of Edward Partlow Steele and Etta Jane (Hutchison) 

(Rock Hill, S.C.) 

394 (1.) Martha Alline, b. 6th Feb., 1885. 

395 (2.) Earl P., b. 18th May, 1890. 

396 (2.) Joseph H., b. 5th March, 1895. 

FAMILY NO. 74— See Family 68. 
Children of Margaret Sarah Steele and Andrew Kohath Smith. 

(Old Point, S. C.) 

397 (1.) Samuel Harrison, b. 4th Oct., 1865. 

398 (2.) Cammie Jane, b. 2d April, 1868. 

399 (3.) Sarah Belle, b. 15th June, 1871. 

400 (4.) Edward Hope (See Family 75) b. 11th Jan., 1873; 
m. 22d Dec, 1897 to Margaret Barry. One Child. 

40 I (5.) Robert Earnest, b. Ist^March, 1875. 

402 (6.) Joseph Emerson, b. 25th Jan., 1878. 

403 (7.) Martha Steele, b. 1st Nov., 1880. 


FAHILY NO. ^— See Family 68. 

Children of Edward Hope Smith and Margaret (Barry) Smith. 

(Old Point, S.C.) 

404 (1) Mary Hope, b. 16th Oct., 1898. 

FAMILY NO. 76— See Family 68. 
Children of Martha Jane Steele and Leroy Davis Poag. 

405 (1.) Anna Steele, b. 9th Jan., 1868; m. Wm. Cloud 
Hicklin 11th Oct., 1899. 

406 (2.) Robert Samuel, b. 23rd Jan., 1870. 

407 (3.) John Randolph, b. 11th Dec, 1871. 

408 (4.) Sarah Pearl, b. 6th March, 1874. 

409 (5.) Joseph Frederick, b. 10th March, 1876. 

410 (6.) Carrie Belle, b. 10th May, 1878. 

4M (7.) Margaret Rebecca, b. 30th April, 1880. 

FAHILY NO. 77— See Family 6. 
Children of Jane Steele and William Poag. 

412 (1.) Joseph Steele (See Family 78) b. 17th March, 1814 ; 
d. 19th Jan., 1845 ; m. Louisa Emily Givens 2nd June, 
1836. Three children. 

413 (2.) Sarah Minerva (See Family 83) b. 2nd May, 1816; 
d. 20th July, 1879; m. Jonas Rader 1st June, 1835. Four 

414 (3.) James Monroe (See Family 87) b. 20th July, 1818; 
d. 7th April, 1865 ; married twice ; first to Margaret 
Minerva Steele (See Family 146) 5th Jan., 1846. Three 
children. Second to Sarah E. Broach. Five children. 

415 (4.) Rebecca Narcissa (See Family 91) b. 18th March, 
1820 ; d. 11th Jan., 1879 ; married twice ; first to James 
Cloud Hicklin 5th Dec, 1837. He was born 29th Maj^ 
1815 ; d. 1st Sept., 1852. Seven children. Second hus- 
band was John Agnew ; m. 8th June, 1865. No children. 

4 I 6 (5.) William (See Family 95) b. 31st May, 1822 ; d. 17th 
Oct., 1864 ; m. Nancy M. Stewart 17th July, 1851. Two 

417 (6.) Amzi Leroy, b. 10th Jan., 1824 ; d. 24th Oct., 1824. 

4 1 8 (7.) Mary Jane (See Family 96) b. 6th May, 1827 ; mar- 



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ried twice ; first to Dr. James Harper Stewart, 13th Jan., 
1852. Five children. Second to Leroy Newton Gulp, 
22nd Jan., 1867. One child. 

419 (8.) Luvica Louisa, b. 11th Dec, 1828. Unmarried. 

420 (9.) Martha Parmelia, b. 7th Nov., 1830. Unmarried. 

421 (10.) Harriet E., b. 7th Nov. 1830; d. 30th Nov., 1834. 
(9 and 10 were twins.) 

422 (11.) Thomas Jefferson, b. 16th April, 1832; d. 22nd 
Aug., 1861. 

FAHILY NO. 78— See Family 77. 
Children of Joseph Steele Poag and Louisa Emily (Qivens) Poag. 

423 (1.) Mary Harriet, b. 8th Oct., 1837 ; d. 28th Aug., 1855. 

424 (2.) Jane Elizabeth (See Family 79) b. 24th Nov., 1840; 
d. 12th Nov., 1880; m. Jefferson Valdora McFadden, 
10th Nov., 1857. He died 29th Dec. 1892. Six children. 

425 (3.) Louisa Joseph (See Family 82) b. 9th Sept., 1643; 
m. Andrew F. Lindsay. Five children. 

FAHILY NO. 79— See Eamily 78. 

Children of Jane Elizabeth Poag and Jefferson Valdora HcFadden. 

(Rock Hill, S.C.) 

426 (1.) William Joseph (See Family 80) b. 10th Dec.,lS58; 
m. Rebecca Wallace 1883. Six children. 

427 (2.) Robert Oscar, (See Family 81) b. 24th March, 1861 ; 
m. Belle McConnell 27th Nov., 1884. Two children. 

428 (3.) Thomas Valdora G., b. 14th March, 1866. 

429 (4.) Louisa Emily, b. 1st Nov., 1868. 

430 (5.) Harriet Helen, b. 17th March, 1873. 
43 I (6.) Mary Edna, b. 13th April, 1875. 

432 (7.) Earnest Hope, b. 12th May, 1878. 

FAHILY NO. 80— See Family 79. 

Children of William Joseph McFadden and Rebecca (Wallace) 

(Rock Hill, S. C.) 

433 (1.) Edna, b. 11th Dec, 1884. 

434 (2.) Esther, b. 25th Jan., 1887; d. same year. 

435 (3.) Montie, b. 20th Dec, 1888. 


436 (4.) Robert, b. 18th Dec, 1890. 

437 (5.) Carrie, b. 21st Nov., 1892. 

438 (6.) Frank, b. 8th Dec, 1897. 

FAMILY NO. 8 1— See Family 79. 

Children of Robert Oscar McFadden and Belle (McConnell) Mc 

(Rock Hill, S. 0.) 

439 (1.) John Valdora, b. 13th Feb., 1887. 

440 (2.) Arabelle M., b. 17th Sept., 1889.; 

FAMILY NO. 82— See Family 78. 
Cfiildren of Louis Joseph Poag and Andrew F. Lindsay. 

(McConnellsville, S. C.) 

441 (1) Samuel Ashe, b. 8th June, 1877. 

442 (2) James M., b. 22 July, 1879. 

443 (3) Edward Crawford, b. 31st March, 1882. 

444 (4) William Campbell, b. 22d Sept., 1884. 

FAMILY NO. 83— See Family 77. 
Children of Sarah Minerva Poag and Jonas Rader. 

445 (1.) William Pinkney, b. 23d Nov., 1835; d. 24th April, 

446 (2.) Julius Alexander, b. 9th Sept., 1837 ; d. 7th Feb., 


447 (3.) Eli Cincinnatus, b. 22d Dec, 1840 ; d. 24th May, 
1864. (See War Chapter.) 

448 (4.) Sarah Jane (See Family 84) b. 15th May, 1844; m. 
11th Jan., 1866, to Rudolph Brandt who was born 1st 
Jan., 1836, in Eggenstedt, Prussia. Five children. 

FAMILY NO. 84— See Family 83. 
Children of Sarah Jane Rader and Rudolph Brandt. 

(Chester, S. C.) 

449 (1.) Charles Rader, b. 5th Dec, 1866. 

450 (2.) Rudolph, Jr., (See Family 85) b. 8th Dec, 1870 ; m. 
Vessee Lee Rainey 2d Feb., 1898. One child. 

451 (3.) Julius Eli, b. 10th July, 1872; m. Alice Bates, 3d 
May, 1899. 

( Family No. 89 ) 


452 (4.) Elzee Sarah, b. 1st April, 1878. 

453 (5.) Charles William, b. 15th Oct., 1880. 

FAMILY NO. 8s— See Family 84. 
Children of Rudolph Brandt, Jr., and Vessee Lee (Rainey) Brandt. 

(Chester, S. C.) 

454 (1.) Rudolph Rainey, b. 6th March, 1900. 

FAMILY NO. 87— See Family 77. 

Children of James flonroe Poag and his first wife, Margaret 
Minerva (Steele) Poag. 

455 (1) Joseph Steele, b. 22d Jan. 1842 ; unmarried. 

456 (2) Rosa Jane (See Family 89) b. 28th Sept., 1844 ; m. 
Robert Jackson Brunson, 29th May, 1866. One child. 
(See Family 198). 

457 (3) William Juan (See Family 90), b. 14th Sept., 1846 ; 
m. Eudora Oates. Five children. 

Children of James ilonroe Poag and his second wife, Sarah E. 
(Broach) Poag. 

458 (1) Mary Jane, b. 12th xMay, 1852; d. Sept., 1868. 

459 (2) John P., b. 20th June, 1864; d. Dec, 1878. 

460 (3) Thomas Henry, b. 6th Aug., 1856 ; living and single. 
46 I (4) James Edward, b. 10th June, 1859 ; d. 1st July, 1880. 

462 (5) Jefferson Davis, b. 25th July, 1861 ; d. Dec, 1880. 

463 (6) Lula Broach, b. 3d Aug., 1863; d. Sept., 1879. 

FAMILY NO. 89— See Family 87. 
Children of Rosa Jane Poag and Robert Jackson Brunson. 

(Tarply, Tenn.) 

464 (1.) Robert Juan, b. 12th Oct., 187)^; m. Annie Gladish, 
21st Oct., 1896. 3 

FAMILY NO. 90— See Family 87. 
Children of William Juan Poag and Eudora (Oats) Poag. 

(RockHill, S. C.) 

465 (1.) Mary Elizabeth, b. 5th Aug., 1885. 

466 (2.) Robert Oates, b. 30th July, 1887. 

467 (3.) James Pressley, b. 7th Sept., 1890. 

468 (4.) Sarah Louise, b. 21st Jan., 1894. 

469 (5.) Annie Reid, b. 14th May, 1898. 


FAMILY NO. 91— See Family 77. 
Children of Rebecca Narcissa Poag and James Cloud Hicklin, Sr. 

470 (1.) William Cloud (See Family 92) b. 29th Jan., 1841 ; 
married three times. First wife, 6th May, 1866, 
Christina Baxtrom. She died 4th May, 1880. Two 
children. Second wife, 30th Nov., 1881, Mary Esther 
Poag. She was born 8th Jan., 1859; d. 21st Sept., 1898. 
Three children. Third wife, 11th Oct., 1899, Anna 
Steele Poag. She was born 9th Jan., 1868. (See Fam- 
ily 76. ) 

47 I (2.) Jane Victoria, b. 20th June, 1843 ; d. 30th Dec, 1860. 

472 (3.) James Hemphill, b. 12th Sept., 1845; d. 4th Oct., 1845. 

473 (4.) Charles Eugene, b. 2nd Jan., 1847 ; d. 5th Feb., 1847. 

474 (5.) James Ruben Edward, b. 19th Aug, 1848; d. 6th 
March, 1851. 

475 (6.) Mary Rebecca, b. 9th Nov., 1850; d. 19th April, 1851. 

476 (7.) James Roswell (See Family 94) b. 21st June, 1852; 
m. Susan Agnes McFadden, 16th May, 1877. Nine 

FAMILY NO. 92— See Family 91. 

Children of William Cloud Hicklin and His First Wife, Christina 
(Baxtrom) Hicklin. 

(Hicklins, S. C.) 

477 (1.) James Cloud (See Family 93) b. 2nd June, 1867; 
m. Anna McDaniel, 23rd Nov., 1889. She was born 16th 
Jan., 1868. Four children. 

478 (2.) John Baxtrom, b 

Children of William Cloud Hicklin and His Second Wife, Mary 
Esther (Poag) Hicklin. 

479 (1.) John William, b. 9th Oct., 1885. 

480 (2.) Frank, b. 8th April, 1889. 

48 I (3.) Harry Eugene, b. 8th Aug., 1893. 

FAHILY 93— See Family 92. 

Children of James Cloud Hicklin and Anne (McDaniel) Hicklin. 

(Hicklins, S. C.) 

482 (1.) Edward Martin, b. 4th Feb., 1892. 

483 (2.) James Burnette, b. 6th Nov., 1893. 


484 (3.) Esther Christina, b. 8th Sept., 1895. 

485 (4.) William DeFoy, b. 26th July, 1897. 

FAniLY NO. 94— See Family 91. 

Children of James Roswell Hiclclin and Susan Agnes (ricFadden) 

(Richburg, S. C.) 

486 (1.) James Albert, b. 3rd March, 1878. 

487 (2.) Rebecca Louise (See Family 94i)b. 8th March, 1880; 
m. David M. Mobly, 22nd Jan., 1899. One child. 

488 (3.) Ellen Amelia, b. 5th March, 1882. 

489 (4.) Susan Victoria, b. 1st May, 1884. 

490 (5.) Isaac McFadden, b. 29th March, 1886. 
49 I (6.) William Cloud, b. 17th Aug., 1888. 

492 (7.) Augustus McOalla, b. 16th July, 1891. 

493 (8.) Mary, b. 26th Jan., 1894. 

494 (9.) Lucile, b. 29th Dec, 1896. 

FAfllLY NO. 94^— See Family 94. 
Cliildren of Rebecca Louise Hiclclin and David M. Mobley. 

495 (1.) James David, b. 22nd Oct., 1899. 

FAMILY NO. 95— See Family 77. 
Children of William Poag and Nancy M. (Stewart) Poag. 

496 (1.) James W., b. 22nd July, 1852; d. 13th Oct., 1852. 

497 (2.) John Edgar, b. 1st Oct., 1854. Unmarried. 

FAHILY NO. 96— See Family 77. 

Children of ilary Jane Poag and Her First Husband, Dr. James 
Harper Stewart. 

498 (1.) Mary Harper (See Family 96^) b. 13th Oct., 1852; 
m. Joseph Harper McMurray, 1st March, 1877. Eight 

499 (2.) Ellen Steele, b. 19th Nov., 1856. 

500 (3.) John Edny, b. 5th Oct., 1858 ; d. 11th Nov., 1890. 

501 (4.) William James, b. 11th Jan., 1860. 

502 (5.) Margaret Louise, b. 24 Sept., 1862 ; d. 2 April, 1864. 


Children of Mary Jane Poag and Her Second Husband, Leroy 
Newton Culp. 

(FortMill, S. C.) 

503 (1.) Clarence Poag, b. 18th Aug., 1868 ; d. 9th April, 1886. 

FAHILY NO. gOy^—See Family 96. 
Children of Hary Harper Stewart and Joseph Harper McMurray, 

(Ft. Mill, S. C.) 

504 (1.) Ellen May, b. 6th Dec, 1877. 

505 (2.) William Stewart, b. 25th Nov., 1879. 

506 (3.) James Poag, b. 8th Jan., 1882. 

507 (4.) Martha Louise, b. 3rd Feb., 1884. 

508 (5.) Joseph Harper, Jr., b. 7th Dec, 1886. 

509 (6.) Leroy, b. 11th June, 1889. 

510 (7.) Clarence Stewart, b. 1st Nov., 1891. 

511 (8.) Esther White, b. 22nd May, 1894. 

FAniLY NO. 97— See Family 6. 
Children of Alexander Steele and Elizabeth (Edwards) Steele. 

5 I 2 (1.) Samuel Harrison, b. 4 May, 1819 ; d. 13 Dec, 1838. 

513 (2.) Sarah C. (See Family 98) b. 30th March, 1821; d. 
1st July, 1893 ; m. Jesse Fisher 2nd Sept., 1841. He was 
born 30th Dec, 1811 ; d. 16th Dec, 1867. Five children. 

514 (3.) Francis Marion (See Family 104) b. 18th Nov., 
1823 ; d. 2nd Jan., 1887 ; m. Mrs. E. E. Black, nee Strait. 
Seven children. 

5 I 5 (4.) Lourinia Calfunia, b. 9 Jan., 1826 ; d. 21 Sept., 1827. 

516 (5.) William Alexander (See Family 114) b. 24th Jan., 
1828; d. 27th Dec, 1886; m. Elizabeth Williams 13th 
Nov., 1849. She was born 27th Aug., 1832 ; d. 6th Dec, 
1878. Eight children. 

517 (6.) James Monroe (See Family 119) b. 9th June, 1830; 
d. 25th Nov., 1860 ; m. Mary Pauline Black 16th March, 
1850. Two children. 

5 I 8 (7.) Rebecca Jane (See Family 121) b. 18th May, 1833 ; 
m. Maj. Francis M. McKee 3rd March, 1847. He was 
born 28th Feb., 1814 ; d. 24th Aug., 1895. Five children. 

519 (8.) Mary Elizabeth, b ; d. at age ten. 


( No. 418 ) 


520 (9.) Feriba Minerva (See Family 126) b. 21st Nov., 
1837 ; d. 13th Sept., 1875 ; married twice. First, to Geo. 
Bowie 30th Dec, 1851, who died 20th Sept., 1856. Two 
children. Her second husband was Rev. M. J. Kelly ; 
m. 22nd Jan., 1858. Seven children. ^ 

FAMILY NO. 98— See Family 97. 
Children of Sarah C. Steele and Jesse Fisher. 

52 I (1.) Samuel, b. 15th March, 1843 ; d. 28th June, 1844. 

522 (2.) Mary Jane (See Family 99) b. 6th Aug., 1846; d. 
3rd March, 1879 ; m. Samuel Johnson. One child. 

523 (3.) Lucretia E., b. 22nd Oct., 1850; d. 22nd Aug., 1866. 

524 (4.) Cornelia M. (See Family 100) b. 20th May, 1852 ; 
m. Dr. Thomas Jefferson Lewis, 30th Sept., 1869. Twelve 

525 (5.) William Thomas, b. 26 Nov., 1855; d. 28 Dec, 1855. 

FAHILY NO. 99— See Family 98. 
Children of Mary Jane Fisher and Samuel Johnson. 

526 (1.) Jesse Fisher, b. 1st May, 1878; m. Anna Thomas 
I9th Dec, 1898. 

FAHILV NO. 100— See Family 98. 

Children of Cornelia H. Fisher and Dr. Thomas J. Lewis. 

(Madden, Miss.) 

527 (1.) Jesse Fisher, b. 28th July, 1870 ; d. 29th Sept., 1870. 

528 (2.) Sarah E., b. 23rd Oct., 1871. 

529 (3.) Frances (See Family 101) b. 25th July, 1873; m. 
Wiley Augustus Majure 25th Dec, 1890. He was born 
25th Dec, 1863. Four children. 

530 (4.) James A. (See Family 102) b. 21st April, 1875; m. 
Mary Ford 8th Jan., 1897. One child. 

53 I (5.) Lida, b. 18th Aug., 1876 ; d. 8th Sept., 1876. 

532 (6.) Mary (See Family 103) b. 4th Oct., 1877; m. Hugh 
Maury McDonald 2nd March, 1897. One child. 

533 (7.) Edward Steele, b. 15th Sept., 1879. 

534 (8.) Francis Leroy, b. 13th Nov., 1882. 

535 (9.) Thomas Jefferson, b. 25th Aug., 1884. 


536 (10.) Annie, b. Ist July, 1886. 

537 (11.) Cornelia, b. 7th Aug., 1888. 

538 (12.) William Lester, b. 3rd March, 1890. 

FAfllLY NO. loi— See Family lOO. 
Children of Francis Lewis and Wily Augustus Majure. 

(Beech Springs, Miss.) 

539 (1.) Mabel, b. 15th Nov., 1891. 

540 (2.) Lewis Grey, b. 14th Oct., 1893. 

54 1 (3.) Nellie, b. 29th Oct., 1895. 

542 (4.) Velma, b. 17th Jan., 1897. 

543 (5.) Edward, b. 24th Jan., 1900. 

FAHILY NO. I02— See Family lOO. 
Cliildrenof Jam«s A. Lewis and Mary (Ford) Lewis. 

(Madden, Miss.) 

544 (1.) Chester, b. 26th Jan., 1898. 

FAHILY NO. 103— See Family 100. 
Children of riary Lewis and Hugh ilaury McDonald. 

(Madden, Miss.) 

545 (1.) Mary Grace, b. 25th Nov., 1898. 

FAfllLY NO. 104— See Family 97. 
Children of Francis flarion Steele and firs. E. E. (Black, nee 
Strait) Steele. 

546 (1.) Mary Virginia, m. 1866 to Thomas Jefferson Meek- 
ins ; d. 1867. No children. 

547 (2.) James Alexander, b. 1847; d. 18th Feb., 1900; m. 
twice : First, Elizabeth McKinney ; Second, Nannie 
Williams. No children by either. 

548 (3.) William Lawrence (See Family 105) m. Callie 
McKinney. Five children. 

549 (4.) Agustus G. (See Family 106) b. ; m. Etta 

Peverley. Five children. 

550 (5.) Laura Georgia (See Family 107) b. 3d June, 
1852 ; m. Henry Clay Meekins 15th Oct., 1867. He was 
born 12th April, 1846. Three children. 

551 (6.) Sarah Antonette (See Family 108) m. Benjamin 
Franklin Meekins 10th Jan., 1871. He died 2d Oct., 
1880. Two children. 


552 (6.) Steele (See Family 108^) m. Irene Hardy. Two 

FAniLY NO. 105— See Family 104. 

Children of William Lawrence Steele and Callie (McKinney) 

553 (1.) Oscar (See Family 109) m. Mamie Ferguson. Two 

554 (2.) Frank, b. , d. . 

555 (3.) Claud, b. , d. . 

556 (4.) Ross, b. 

557 (5.) Mack, b. 

FAfllLY NO. 106— See Family 104. 
Children of Augustus O. Steele and Etta (Peverley) Steele. 

(Navasota, Texas.) 

558 (1.) Eleanor, b. . 

559 (2.) Isabella, b. . 

560 (3.) Samuel, b. . 

561 (4.) Katherine, (Kate) b. . 

562 (5.) Ruth, b. . 

FAMILY NO. 107— See Family 104. 
Children of Laura Georgia Steele and Henry Clay Meekins. 

(Millican, Tex.) 

563 (1.) Francis Marion (See Family 110) b. 22dNov., 1868; 
m. Addie Hobbs, 20th Dec, 1887. Four children. 

564 (2.) Emma Lucy (See Family 111) b. 9th Sept., 1870; 
m. James B. Moody 21st Dec, 1887. Four children. 

565 (3.) Flavins Josephus (See Family 112) b. 1st Nov., 
1872; m. Blanche A. Crawford 30th May, 1894. One 

FAMILY NO. 108— See Family 104. 

Children of Sarah Antonette Steele and Benjamin Franklin 

567 (1.) Delia (See Family 113) b. 20th Jan., 1875; m. 
Fletcher H. Pool. Two children. 

568 (2.) Samuel Steele, b. 27th Jan., 1879 ; d. 2nd Oct., 1880. 


FAMILY NO. 1085^— See Family 104. 

Children of Steele Steele and Irene (Hardy) Steele. 

(Navasota, Texas.) 

569 (1.) Emeline, b. . 

570 (2.) Pauline, b. . 

FAHILY NO. 109— See Family 105. 
Children of Oscar Steele and Mamie (Ferguson) Steele. 
57 I (1.) b. , a daughter. 

572 (2.) b. , a son. 

FAniLY NO. no— See Family 107. 
Children of Francis Marion Meekins and Addle (Hobbs) Meekins. 

(Millican, Tex.) 

573 (1.) Henry Clay, Jr., b. 2d Nov., 1888, d. 29th April, 

574 (2.) Steele, b. 12th Dec, 1890. 

575 (3.) Roy, b. 19th Oct., 1893. 

576 (4.) Mary, b. 21 March, 1898. 

FAMILY NO. Ill— See Family 107. 
Children of Emma Lucy rieekins and James B. Moody. 

(Millican, Texas.) 

577 (1.) Georgie, b. 23rd, Nov., 1888. 

578 (2.) Ernest, b. 19th May, 1891. 

579 (3.) Joseph Leslie, b. 23d Jan., 1893. 

580 (4.) Ralph, b. 22d Feb., 1900. 

FAMILY NO. 112— See Family 107. 
Children of Flavius Josephus ileekins and Blanche A. (Crawford) 


(Millican, Texas.) 

581 (1.) Rufus Hardy, b. 16th March., 1895. 

FAMILY NO. 113— See Family 108. 
Children of Delia Meekins and Fletcher H. Pool. 

582 (1.) Henry Franklin, b. 14th Dec, 1894. 

583 (2.) William Bryan, b. 9th Oct, 1896. 


FAHILY NO. 114— See Family 97. 

Children of William Alexander Steele and Elizabeth (Williams) 

584 (1.) Samuel, W. M., b. 3d Nov., 1850; d. 19th Oct., 1853. 

585 (2.) James Francis (See Family 115) b. 27th Oct., 1852; 
married Nancy P. Hughes. Four children. 

586 (3.) Mary Ann, (See Family 116) b. 26th Jan., 1855 ; 
married Andrew Jackson Hughes 25th Oct., 1877. He 
was born 29th Aug., 1853. Three children. 

587 (4.) Joseph, b. 19th March, 1857; d. 10th May, 1858. 

588 (5.) William Zachariah (See Family 117) b. 4th Dec, 
1859 ; d. 16th July, 1886 ; married Bulah B. Mobley 14th 
March, 1883. Two children. 

589 (6.) John Madison (See Family 118) b. 11th March, 1864 ; 
married Elizabeth Kelly, 12th Oct., 1887. Two chidren. 

590 (7.) Thomas Francis, b. 14th Oct., 1866. Unmarried. 
59 I (8.) Edgar Augustus, b. 21st Aug., 1871. Unmarried. 

FAMILY NO. 115— See Family 114. 

Children of James Francis Steele and Nancy P. (Hughes) Steele. 

(Millican, Texas.) 

592 (1.) James Terrell, b. 21st April, 1879; d. 1st Nov., 1899. 

593 (2.) Alice Ella, b. 14th Feb., 1881 ; d. 24th Aug., 1888. 

594 (3.) Louise Elizabeth, b. 21st Nov., 1882. 

595 (4.) Hannah Maude, b. 21st Jan. 1888 ; d. 14th Sept., 1888. 

596 (5.) Lula Willie, b. 16th Oct., 1892. 

FAniLY NO. 116— See Family 114. 

Children of nary Ann Steele and Andrew Jackson Hughes. 

(Erwin, Texas.) 

597 (1.) William Jasper, b. 29th July, 1878. 

598 (2.) Travis A., b. 11th April, 1881. 

599 (3.) Louisa May, b. 14th Oct., 1888. 

FAMILY NO. 117— See Family 114. 
Children of William Zachariah Steele and Bulah (Mobley) Steele. 

600 (1.) Wilma, b. 10th Oct., 1883, d. 19th June, 1884. 

601 (2.) Clarence A., b 28th Feb., 1885; d. 16th Nov., 1885. 


FAHILY NO. ii8— See Family 114. 
/- ^ Children of John Hadison Steele and Elizabeth (Kelly) Steele. 

i:Mt2" (1') b. ; died in infancy. 

603 (3.) b. ; died in infancy. 

FAniLY NO. 119— See Family 97. 

Children of James flonroe Steele and flary Pauline (Black) 

604 (1.) Elizabeth Emeline,b. 23 Jan., 1853; d. 28 July, 1853. 

605 (2.) Alice Josephine (See Family 120) b. 27th Dec, 
1855 ; m. Jefferson Davis Moody, 10th Nov., 1885. Five 

FAMILY NO. 120— See Family 119. 

Children of Alice Josephine Steele and Jefferson Davis Moody. 

(Erwin, Tex.) 

606 (1.) Oscar Harrison, b. 30th Aug., 1886. 

607 (2.) Fannie Pauline, b. 31st March, 1888. 

608 (3.) Jessie Cornelia, b. 1st Sept., 1890. 

609 (4.) William E., b. 13th March, 1893. 

610 (5.) James Alexander, b. 24th Jan., 1895. 

FAHILY NO. 121— See Family 97. 

Children of Rebecca Jane Steele and Maj. Francis M. HcKee. 

(Henderson, Texas.) 

611 (1.) William Andrew (See Family 122) b. 15th April, 
1849 ; m. Flora Hughes 15th Oct., 1874. One child. 

612 (2.) Sarah Elizabeth Calpunia (See Family 123) b. 9th 
Aug., 1852 ; m. G. W. Futh 20th May, 1869. He was 
born 1st Aug., 1840. Four children. 

6 I 3 (3.) Margaret Mary Lewis (See Family 124) b. 5th Sept., 
1855; married twice; first, A. M. Denton 3d Jan., 1876. 
He was born 28th Aug., 1841 ; d. 12th July, 1878. One 
child. Second husband, J. G. Duncan ; m. 1st Dec, 
1882. He was born 24th Jan., 1847. Two children. 

614 (5.) Francis Alexander (See Family 125) b. 5th Nov., 
1857; m. Cecil Jennie Mill, 19th Jan., 1882. Five 

615 (5.) Jesse Munroe, b. 11th Jan., 1860; d. 8th Nov., 1864. 


FAMILY NO. 122— See Family 121. 

Children of William Andrew flcKee and Flora ( Hughes) McKee. 

(Henderson, Texas.) 

616 (1.) Mary Pace, b. 14th Aug., 1878. 

FAniLY NO. 123— See Family 121. 
Children of Sarah E. C. McKee and O. W. Futh. 

(Henderson, Tex.) 

6 I 7 (1.) William M., b. 23rd Sept., 1871. 

618 (2.) George Peyton, b. 22nd Aug., 1874. 

619 (3.) Clara May, b. 10th Nov., 1882. 

620 (4.) Eva Jane, b. 27th June, 1892. 

FAMILY NO. 124— See Family 121. 

Children of flargaret fl. L. flcKee and Her First Husband, A. n. 

62 I (1.) Marvin, b. 7th Jan., 1878 ; d. 26th April, 1879. 

Children of flargaret il. L. flcKee and Her Second Husband, J. 
Q. Duncan. 

(Overton, Tex.) 

822 (1.) Arble L., b. 26th Nov., 1885; d. 14th April, 1886. 

623 (2.) William T., b. 24th July, 1887. 

FAMILY NO. 125— See Family 121. 

Children of Francis Alexander flcKee and Cecil Jennie (flill) 

(Henderson, Tex.) 

624 (1.) Edward, b. 22nd May, 1883. 

625 (2.) Madison, b. 22nd Oct., 1888. 

626 (3.) Louie E., b. 25th Jan., 1891. 

627 (4.) Gladys, b. 25th Dec, 1896. 

628 (5.) Mary, b. 11th June, 1898. 

FAMILY NO. 126— See Family 97. 
Children of Feriba Minerva Steele and Her First Husband, 
Qeorge Bowie. 

629 (1.) William A., b. 6th Nov., 1852; d. 2d May, 1854. 

630 (2.) Laura Georgia (See Family 127) b. 12th Jan., 1855 ; 
m. John Thompson McCord 28th Jan., 1875, who died 
30th July, 1896. Four Children. 


Children of Ferlh^ flinerva Steele and Her Second Husband, Rev. 
M. J. Kelly. 

63 I (3.) Sarah Eudora (See Family 128) b. 20th Nov., 1858 ; 
m. Frank P. Redwine 7th March, 1876. One child. 

632 (2.) Martellus Zollicoffer (See Family 129) b. 27th Dec, 
1861; m. 6th Dec, 1887, Mary Cornelia Goldsberry. 
Three children. 

633 (3.) James Alexander (See Family 130) b. 24th Nov., 
1863, m. 10th Nov., 1895, Minnie Crouch. One Child. 

634 (4.) William B., b. 8th March, 1866 ; d. young. 

635 (5.) Minnie Virginia (See Family 131) b. 5th March, 
1869 ; m. Addison Taliaferro 9th Nov., 1887. He was 

born 29th Dec, 1859. Five children. 

636 (6.) Robert Gill (See Family 132) b. 18th May, 1871; 
m. Bama Smith 2d Jan.. 1896. One child. 

637 (7.) Martha M., b. 22d Sept, 1873; d. 5th Sept., 1875. 

FAniLY NO. 127.— See Family ia6. 
Children of Laura Georgia Bowie and John Thompson McCord. 

638 (1.) James Robert (See Family 127^) b. 4th June, 1877 ; 
m. Pearl Green, 13th June, 1899. One child. 

639 (2.) John B., b. 19th Nov., 1878; dead. 

640 (3.) George Burrow, b. 5th March, 1882. 

641 (4.) Ottie, b. 27th July, 1889. 

FAillLY NO. 127)^— See Family 127. 
Children of James Robert McCord and Pearl (Oreen) McCord. 

(Henderson, Texas.) 

642 (1.) Marie Ernestine, b. 2nd June, 1900. 

FAMILY NO. 128.— See Family 126. 
Children of Sarah Eudora Kelly and Frank P. Redwine. 

(Henderson, Texas.) 

643 (1.) Erasmus K., b. 10th Oct., 1897; d. 17th Oct., 1897. 

FAMILY NO. 129— See Family 126. 
Children of Martellus Z. Kelly and Mary Cornelia (Goldsberry) 
KeirJ. ^ 

/^ (Troupe, Texas.) 

644 (1.) James Wells, b. 7th March, 1894 ; d. 24th May, 1895. 


645 (2.) Eudora, b. 12th Sept., 1895. 

646 (3.) Mina, b. 14th Dec, 1898. 

FAMILY NO. 130— See Family 126. 
Children of James Alexander Kelly and ilinnie (Crouch) Kelly. 

647 (1.) Annie, b. 23rd June, 1897. 

FAMILY NO. 131— See Family 136. 

Children of Minnie Virginia Kel^ and Addison Taliaferro. 

(Alexandria, La.) 

648 (1.) Lucy H., b. 15th Aug., 1888. 

649 (2.) Addison, b. 7th Feb., 1890. 

650 (3.) Robert Edward, b. 16th Nov., 1891. 
65 I (4.) James McCord, b. 27th Sept., 1894. 

652 (5.) Zollicoffer Kelly, b. 24th Oct., 1896. 

FAMILY NO. 132— See Family 126. 

Children of Robert Qill Kelly and Bama (Smith) Kelly. 

(Alexanaria, La.) 

653 (1.) Georgia C, b. 4th Dec, 1896. 

FAMILY NO. 133— See Family i. 
Children of William Steele and Margaret (Johnston) Steele. 

654 (1.) Samuel Johnston (See Family 134) b. 5th Sept., 
1788 ; d, 27th Aug., 1827 ; m. Martha Williamson 27th 
June, 1811. She was born 17th March, 1788; d. 11th 
May, 1865. Three children. 

655 (2.) Joseph, b. ,1790; m. Rachel Saddler; d. 1829. 

No children. 

FAillLY NO. 134— See Family 133. 

Children of Samuel Johnston Steele and Martha (Williamson) 

656 (1.) William Harvey (See Family 135) b. 15th June, 
1812 ; d. 6th Aug., 1881 ; m. 7th Jan., 1836, Mary Steele 
(See Family 146). Seven children. 

657 (2.) Samuel Williamson, b. 4th March, 1817; m. Mary 
Ann Neely 4th Aug., 1852 ; d. 6th Aug., 1898. 

658 (3) Margaret Ann (See Family 140) b. 12th July, 1823 ; 


d. 9th Feb., 1854 : m. Randolph Rowell 24th Feb., 1842. 
He was b. 31st May, 1814; d. 7th Nov., 1869. Five 

FAHILY NO. 135— See Family 134. 
Children of William Harvey Steele and Mary (Steele) Steele. 

659 (1.) Samuel Johnston, b. 1837; d. 24th July, 1839. 

660 (2.) Joseph Theodore (See Family 136) b. 27th Oct., 
1839 ; m. Emma A. Dixon. Nine children. 

66 I (3.) Rosanna J., b. 7th March, 1843 ; dead. 

662 (4.) William S., b. 16th Nov., 1845; dead. 

663 (5.) Rufus A., b. 5th March, 1848; dead. 

664 (6.) Martha Lavinia (See Family 137) b. 28th Aug., 
1852; d. 8th May, 1898; m. Richard Pounders, 22nd 
Feb., 1870. He was born 9th April, 1845. Eight children. 

665 (7.) Mary Minerva (See Family 138^) b. 8th Aug., 
1854; m. Oscar Dixon Cole, 10th Nov., 1881. He was 
born 2nd April, 1860. Seven children. 

FAHILY NO. 136— See Family 135. 

Children of Joseph Theodore Steele and Emma A. (Dixon) Steele. 

(Sidney, Ark.) 

666 (1.) Minnie L., b. 27th Dec, 1872 ; d. 17th Jan., 1873. 

667 (2.) Anna O., b. 14th July, 1874; d. 14th Nov. 1882. 

668 (3.) Martha J., b. 20th Dec, 1875 ; d. 28th Aug., 1892. 

669 (4.) Edna M., b. 9th Feb., 1880; m. Dr. W. V. Batson, 
24th Jan., 1900. 

670 (5.) Theodore H., b. 9th Aug., 1881. 

671 (6.) Lee C, b. 5th May, 1883. 

672 (7.) Ernest C, b. 3rd Sept., 1888. 

673 (8.) Orus Adler, b. 16th Nov., 1892. 

674 (9.) Samuel G., b. 19th Aug., 1894. 

FAniLY NO. 137— See Family 135. 

Children of Martha Lavinia Steele and Richard Pounders. 

(Sidney, Ark.) 

675 (1.) Charles L, b. 20th March, 1871 ; d. 6th April, 1871. 

676 (2.) William Eugene, b. 16th Nov., 1874. A lawyer. 


677 (3.) Florence Pearl (See Family 138) b, 24th Jan., 1877 ; 
m. Dr. J. P. McGee, 2nd May, 1895. Two children. 

678 (4.) Joseph Pleasant, b. 23d March, 1879; m. Olive 
Meeks, 3d Jan., 1900. 

679 (5.) Richard Homer, b. 26th Nov., 1881. 

680 (6.) Lemuel Lovett, b. 23d Feb., 1884. 

68 I (7.) Jewel Talmage, b. 12th Aug., 1886. 

682 (8.) Robert Cecil, b. 24th Nov., 1888. 

FAniLY NO. 138.— See Family 137. 

Children of Florence Pearl Pounders and Dr. J. P. McQee. 

(Cave City, Ark.) 

683 (1.) Cleo Newel, b. 5th May, 1895. 

684 (2.) Martha Marsee, 1898. 

FAHILY NO. 13854— See Family 135, 

Children of ilartha Minerva Steele and Oscar Dixon Cole. 

(Sidney, Ark.) 

685 (1.) Mary Olivia, b. 3d April, 1883. 

686 (2.) Anna Irene, b. 20th July, 1885. 

687 (3.) Florence Mosel, b. 24th Jan., 1888. 

688 (4.) Rufus Patton, b. 19th April, 1890. 

689 (5.) Martha Alice, \. 24th Jan., 1892. 

690 (6.) Elsie Grace, b. 12th May, 1895. 

69 I (7.) William Theophilus, b. 10th April, 1900. 

FAMILY NO. 140— See Family 134. 
Children of Randolph Rowell and Margaret Ann (Steele) Rowell. 

692 (1.) Martha Jane, b. 12th March, 1844 ; d. 2nd July, 

693 (2.) Samuel Benjamin, b. 12th March, 1844. 

The preceeding two were twins. Samuel Benjamin is 
unmarried and lives at Rossville, Tenn. 

694 (3.) William Augustus (See Family 141) b. 31st Oct., 
1845; m. 27th July, 1870, Thurza R. Ward. Three 

695 (4.) Mary Euphemia (See Family 144 ) b. 15th May, 1848; 
d. 19th July, 1892. Married twice. First, to Stephen 


Clay Jordan. One child. Second, to 0. M. Neely. 
Three children. 

696 (5.) Edward Preston, b. 1st June, 1852 ; d. 3d Aug., 1852. 

FAMILY NO. 141— See Family 140. 

Children of William Augustus Rowell and Tliurza R. (Ward) 

(Memphis, Tenn.) 

697 (1.) Ollie Winston (See Family 142) b. 25th May, 1871 ; 
m. Sarah Isabella Hoggins 4th Jan., 1899. She was born 
13th Feb., 1869. One child. 

698 (2.) Samuel Augustus b. 19th Aug. 1874 ; d. 4th Oct. 1875. 

699 (3.) Thurza Eudora (See Family 143) b. 3d Feb., 1876; 
m. Elwood Lacy McOord. Two children. 

700 (4.) William Ward, b. 11th Sept., 1878. 

FAMILY NO. 142— See Family 141. 

Ctiildren of Ollie Winston Rowell and Sarah Isabella (Hoggins) 

701 (1.) Ollie May, b. 18th Dec, 1899. 

FAMILY NO. 143— See Family 141. 
Children of Thurza Endora Rowell and Elwood Lacy McCord. 

(Nashville, Tenn.) 

702 (1.) Lapsly A., b. 24th April, 1897. 

703 (2.) Laverne, b. 23d April, 1899. 

FAMILY NO. 144— See Family 140. 
Children of Mary Euphemia Rowell and her First husband, 
Stephen Clay Jordan. 

704 (1.) Mary Clay, b. Oct., 1871. 

Children of Mary Euphemia Rowell and her Second husband, C. 
n. Neely. 

(Germantown, Tenn.) 

705 (1.) Walter R., b. 14th June, 1881. 

706 (2.) Annie Lee, b. 20th Jan., 1884. 

707 (3.) Maggie Pearl, b. 26th Aug., 1886. 

FAMILY NO. 145— See Family i. 
Children of James Steele and Mary (Workman) Steele. 

708 (1.) Joseph (See Family 146) b. 19th March, 1789; d. 


10th Feb., 1881 ; m. Rosa Barry Hanna, 10th Oct., 1810. 
Eight children. 

709 (2.) Lavinia, b. 20th Feb., 1795 ; m. W. M. Dickson. 

7 I (3.) Annie, b. 19th Feb., 1798 ; d. 12th Dec, 1880. 

711 (4.) Margaret (^Teggy") b. 24th Feb., 1805; d. 17th 

Oct., 1888. 

FAMILY NO. 146— See Family 145. 
Children of Joseph Steele and Rosa Birry (Hanna) Steele. 

712 (1.) Mary, b. 15th July, 1811 ; d. 1st April, 1870 ; m. 7th 
Jan., 1836, William Harvey Steele. Seven children. 
For their family and descendants see his family (135) 
and those following it. They were second cousins, he 
being a grand-son of William Steele and she a grand- 
daughter of James Steele, a brother of William. 

7 I 3 (2.) James H., b. , 1813 ; d. , 1824. 

714 (3.) Robert H., b. 6th May, 1815 ; d. 23d April, 1825. 

7 I 5 (4.) Margaret Minerva, b. 1817 ; d. 17th Feb., 1S47 ; 

m. James Monroe Poag 5th Jan., 1841. Three children. 
For their descendants see his family (87) and those 
immediately following it. They were second cousins, he 
being a grand-son of Capt. Jos. Steele, and a grand- 
daughter of James, a brother of Joseph. 

716 (5.) Jane Black, b. 15th Sept., 1821 ; d. 2d June, 1862. 

717 (6.) Joseph White (See Family 152) b. 12th April, 1824 ; 
d. 6th July, 1898; m. Margaret Watson, 1856. Nine 

7 I 8 (7.) Wm. Morrison, b. 4th June, 1826 ; d. 6th June, 1845. 

719 (8.) Lavinia Elizabeth (See Family 154) b. 25th June, 
1829 ; m. Dr. William Adams Pressley, 20th Nov., 1848. 
He was born. 26th Aug., 1813 ; d. 25th Dec, 1874. Five 

FAMILY NO. 152— See Family 146. 
Children of Joseph White Steele and Hargaret (Watson) Steele. 

720 (1.) Nannah Lytle, b ; died young. 

721 (2.) Rosa Mary, b ; died young. 

722 (3.) Susan Hannah, b. 2nd Sept., 1861 ; m. William Mc- 
Duffie Steele, 17th Feb., 1897. One child. (For her 


family see his family, 36. They are third cousins, she 
being a great granddaughter of James Steele and he a 
great grandson of Capt. Jos. Steele, a brother of James.) 

723 (4.) James Watson, b ; died young. 

724 (5.) Samuel Lytle, b. 3rd March, 1865. 

725 (6.) William White, b. 3rd Dec, 1867. 

726 (7.) Roland Cooper, b. 2nd Sept., 1869. 

727 (8.) Etta Lavinia, b. 6th March, 1873 ; d. 2nd Oct.. 1897. 

728 (9.) Lois Neel, b. 10th Feb., 1875. 

FAniLY NO. 154— See Family 146. 

Children of Lavinia Elizabeth Steele and Dr. William Adams Pressly. 

(Rock Hill, S. C.) 

729 (1.) Mary Steele, b. 30th July, 1851; m. Joseph Hislop 
Feb., 1870. No children. 

730 (2.) Annie Eleanor, b. 2d July, 1853; m. Samuel Wat- 
son Reid, 29th July, 1873. He was born 12th Dec, 1831. 
No children. (Charlotte, N. C.) 

731 (3.) Rosa Jane (See Family 155) b. 9th Sept., ; m. 

William D. McKinlfy, 23d Dec, 1886. Two children. 

732 (4.) Margaret Wilhelmina, b. 5th Sept., 18—. 

733 (5.) Dr. William Adams (See Family 156) b. 21st July, 
1866; m. Addie Caldwell Jenkins, 12th Feb., 1896. 
Two children. 

FAMILY NO. 155— See Family 154- ^ 

Children of Rosa Jane Pressley and William D. McKinl^. 

734 (1.) Rosa Fay, b. 2d Nov., 1887. 

735 (2.) Marie, b. 10th Aug., 1892. 

FAHILY NO. 156— See Family 154. 
Children of Dr. William Adams Pressly and Addie (Caldwell) Pressly. 

(Rock Hill,^ C.) A 

736 (1.) Elizabeth, b. 3d June, 1897. 

737 (2.) William Adams, Jr., b. 25th Sept., 1899. 


Family and Descendants of Robert Steele* 

He Was the Fifth Son of Archibald Steele the First. 

FAHILY NO. 157 See Family i. 

Children of Robert Steele and ilartha (Starr) Steele. 

738 (1.) Mary (See Family 158) b. 17th May, 1797; d. 24th 
Jan., 1831 ; m. James Gibson Montgomery 24th Feb., 
1823. He was b. 10th Oct., 1781 ; d. 3d. July, 1854. Six 
children. His first wife was Margaret Stepherson. • 

739 (2.) Rev. Archibald Jackson (See Family 176) b. 10 May, 
1800; d. 9th Nov., 1887; m. Elizabeth ("Eliza") B. 
Acklin 12th Sept., 1826. Ten children. 

740 (3.) Nancy (See Family 185) b. 7th March, 1803 ; d.lOth 
Nov., 1882 ; m. A. J. Paisley 2d Aug., 1826. He was 
born 14th May, 1803 ; d. 27th Sept, 1850. Seven children. 

741 (4.) Dorcas (See Family 198) b. 13th April, 1805 ; d. 4th 
July, 1889; m. Abdalah Brunson 15th Mar., 1827. He 
was b. 26th Feb., 1802 ; d. 20th July, 1884. Six children. 

742 (5.) Martha Stuart, b. 10th Feb., 1808; d. 21st July, 
1848 : m. A. M. Sweeny, 11th March, 1847. No children. 

743 (6.) John Newton (See Family 210) b. 17th Dec, 1810; 
d. 28th July, 1877 ; m. 18th Feb., 1840, Miss Mary Ann 
Steele, of Madison County, Ala. Seven children. 

744 (7.) Anna Jane (See Family 215) b. 18th Sept., 1813; 
d. 25th Nov., 1876; m. William McKendree Stilwell, 
15th Feb., 1838. He was born 3d Dec, 1812 and d. 2d 
March., 1859 in Arkansas. Seven children. 

FAHILY NO. 158— See Family 157. 
Children of Mary Steele and James Gibson Montgomery. 

745 (1.) Martha Minerva (See Family 159) b. 28th Feb., 
1825 ; m. James Harvey Stepherson, 11th March, 1852. 
He was born 11th Nov., 1826. Three children. 

746 (2.) Archibald Jackson, b. 26th April, 1826; d. 1847. 

747 (3.) James Newton (See Family 165) b. 20th Aug., 1827 ; 
m. Minerva A. Fergurson. Five children. 

748 (4.) Mary Amanda, b. 20th Aug., 1827. Dead. 

749 (5.) David Gibson (See Family 167) b. 18th June, 1829; 

L.ofC. ,■ ,• 


d. 18th Oct., 1862 ; m. Mary Emily Kerr. 26th Oct., 1856. 
Three children. 

750 (6.) John Morgan (See Family 171) b. 23d Jan., 1831; 
d. 1869 ; m. Frances Walker. Five children. 

FAfllLY NO. 159— See Family 158. 

Children of Martlia Hinerva flontgomery and James Harvey 

(Mountain Peak, Texas.) 

751 (1.) Mary Ann (See Family 160) b. 18th Aug., 1854; 
m. William Newton Buchanan, 2d March, 1872. He was 
born 8th July, 1854; died 15th Feb., 1891. Seven 

752 (2.) John Morgan (See Family 162i) b. Uth April, 
1856 ; m. Miss S. J. Curry, 2d Oct., 1877. Three children. 

753 (3.) Martha Dorcas (Family 164) b. 18th Aug., 1859; m. 
Geo. Pressley Holt, 6th Oct., 1878. Three children. 

FAMILY NO. 160— See Family 159. 

Children of Mary Ann Stepherson and W. N. Buchanan. 

(Mountain Peak, Texas.) 

754 (1.) Martha Parmelia (See Family 161) b. 17th Aug., 
1873 ; m. William Thomas Wills 4th Nov., 1892. Four 

755 (2.) James William (See Family 162) b. 21st Sept., 1875 ; 
m. Julia M. Record 12th Dec, 1897. One child. 

756 (3.) John Morgan, b. 26th Sept., 1878. Dead. 

757 (4.) Charles, b. 8th March, 1881. 

758 (5.) Otis Harvey, b. 17th April, 1884. 

759 (6.) Addie May Eudora, b. 19th Aug., 1886. 

760 (7.) Jesse Monroe, b. 22d Aug., 1889. 

FAMILY NO. 161— See Family 160. 

Children of Martha Parmelia Buchanan andWilliam ThomasWilU. 

(Mountain Peak, Texas.) 

761 (1.) Gertie, b. 11th Sept., 1893. 

762 (2.) William, b. 6th June, 1895. 

763 (3) Leslie, b. 28th March, 1897. 

764 (4.) Lee, b. 17th Feb., 1899 ; d. 23d Feb., 1900. 


FAMILY NO. 162— See Family 160. 
Children of James William Buchanan and Julia 11. Record. 

(Mountain Peak, Texas. 

765 (1.) Lois, b. 31st Aug., 1898. 

FAHILY NO. 162^— See Family 159. 

Children of John Morgan Stepherson and his wife, S. J. (Curry) 

(Mountain Peak, Texas.) 

766 (1.) Nina S. (See Family 163) b. 2d Oct., 1878; m. C. J. 
Hendrix, 22d Oct., 1896. Two children. 

767 (2.) Walter C, b. 6th Sept., 1880. 

768 (3.) Allie B., b. 20th Feb., 1885. 

FAMILY NO. 163— See Family 162^. 
Children of Nina Stepherson and C. J. Hendrix. 

(Mountain Peak, lexas.) 

769 (1.) Erin, b. 16th Jan., 1898; d. 10th Feb., 1898. 

770 (2.) Leora, b. 21st June, 1899. 

FAniLY NO. 164— See Family 159. 
Children of flartha Dorcas Stepherson and George Pressly Holt. 

(Mountain Peak, Texas.) 

771 (1.) Rue Ethel, b. 13th June, 1880. 

772 (2.) William Harvey, b. 2d Aug., 1886. 

773 (3.) Cloud Pressley, b. 26th May, 1895. 

FAMILY NO. 165— See Family 158. 

Children of James Newton Hontgomery and Hinerva A. (Fergu- 
son) riontgomery. 

(Selma, Ala.) 

774 (1.) Thomas Newton, b. ; d , 

775 (2.) John Steele, b. 29th June, 1867 ; m. Emma Andrew 
Conwill 23d. Dec, 1895. One child. 

776 (3.) Walter Reese, b. ; d. . 

777 (1.) Sarah ("Sallie'') b. ; d. . 

778 (5.) Mary Elizabeth (^'Eliza") b. ; d. . 


FAHILY NO. i66— See Family 165. 

Children of John Steele riontgomery and Emma Andrew Can- 
will riontgomery. 

(Selma, Ala.) 

779 (1.) Katherine Steele, b. 1st Sept., 1898. 

FAHILY NO. 167— See Family 158. 

Children of David Qibson riontgomery and Mary Emily (Kerr) 

780 (1.) Mary Jane (See Family 168) b. 24th Sept., 1857; 
m. Sion Rily Bridges, 26th Feb., 1880. Eight children. 

781 (2.) Martha Ann (See Family 169) b. 10th Nov., 1859; 
m. Nelson Modrall Orr, 31st Jan., 1888. Three children. 

782 (3.) Leora Alice (See Family 170) b. 28th May, 1861; 
m. Robert Lee Suitor, 8th Nov., 1881. Nine children. 

FAHILY NO. 168— See Family 167. 

Children of flary Jane riontgomery and Sion Rily Bridges. 

(Kossuth, Miss.) 

783 (1.) Joseph Gibson, b.^S^th Jan., 1882. 

784 (2.) Birdie Etoile, b. 28th Jan., 1884. 

785 (3.) Jesse Columbus, b{^Feb., 1886; d. 2d April, 1888. 

786 (4.) Bulah May, b. 4th "June, 1888. 

787 (5.) Herbert Samuel, b. 26th Dec, 1890. 

788 (6.) Martha Alice, b. 28th Feb., 1893. 

789 (7.) Emily Jane, b. 8th Dec, 1895. 

790 (8.) Sion Hillie, b. 22d March, 1898. 

FAHILV NO. 169— See Family 167. 
Children of ilartha Ann Montgomery and Nelson Modrall Orr. 

( Moors ville, Tenn.) 

79 I (1.) Carl Young, b. 10th Dec, 1888. 

792 (2.) Newton Montgomery, b. 29th Nov.. 1894. 

793 (3.) J. P., b. 15th Feb., 1896. 

FAHILY NO. 170— See Family 167. 

Children of Leora Alice Montgomery and Robert Lee Suitor. 

(Cordell, Oklahoma.) 

794 (1.) Elbert Lee, b. 20th March, 1883. 


795 (2.) Mary Katie, b. 30th Dec, 1884. 

796 (3.) John Gibson, b. 23d Dec, 1886. 

797 (4.) Spaulding Ward, b, 10th April, 1889. 

798 (5.) Elizabeth Jewell, b. 8th April, 1891. 

799 (6.) James Benjamin Anderson, b. 9th June, 1893; d. 
23d Nov. 1893. 

800 (7.) Frances Leora, b. 22d Nov., 1894 ; d. 29th Oct., 1898. 

801 (8.) Ethel Etoil, b. 17th Nov-, 1897 ; d. 11th Jan., 1899. 

802 (9.) Joseph Hensly, b. 23d Dec, 1899. 

FAMILY NO. 171— See Family 158. 

Children of Jolin Morgan Montgomery and Frances (Walker) 

803 (1.) Martha . Died young. 

804 (2.) John Newton (See Family 172) b. 11th July, 1860. 
Married twice : First wife was Mary Etta Oorum. 
Three children. Second wife was Minnie Irene Ed- 
wards. Five children. 

805 (3.) Emily Morgan (See Family 173) b. 14th April, 
1863 ; m. John Roberts, Six children. 

806 (4.) Thomas Walker (See Family 174) b. 21st Oct., 
1867 ; m. Ada Graham 28th Oct., 1896. One child. 

807 (5.) James Robert (See Family 175) b. 12th Aug., 1869 ; 
m. Etta Sanders. Three children. 

FAMILY NO. 172— See Family 171. 
Children of John Newton Montgomery and His First Wife, Mary 
Etta (Corum) Montgomery. 

808 (1.) Died in infancy. 

809 (2.) Minnie Cleveland, b. 14th Feb., 1887. 

8 I (3.) Lawrence Kyle, b. 6th April, 1889. 

Children of John Newton Montgomery by His Second Wife, ilin- 
nie Irene (Edwards) Montgomery. 

(Hope, Ark.) 

811 (1.) Died in infancy. 

8 I 2 (2.) Vernon Stepherson, b. 1st May, 1892. 
813 (3.) Eugene Augustus, b. 12th June, 1895. 


814 (4.) John William Morgan, b. 14th Aug., 1897, d. 2d 
Dec, 1897. 

815 (5.) Carl Wright, b. 24th Jan., 1899. 

FAMILY NO. 173— See Family 171. 
Children of Emily riorgan Montgomery and John Roberts. 

816 (1.) Edna Murrell. 

817 (2.) Thomas. 

818 (3.) Frances. 

819 (4.) Fay. 

820 (5.) Ruth. 

821 (6.) Clarence Graham. 

FAMILY NO. 174— See Family 171. 

Children of Thomas Walker flontgomery and Ada (Graham) 

(DeQueen, Ark.) 

822 (1.) Vyvian, b. 7th Oct., 1899. 

FAMILY NO. 175— See Family 171. 

Children of James Robert flontgomery and Etta (Sanders) 

(DeQueen, Ark.) 

823 (1.) Earl Hicks. 

824 (2.) Wallace. 

825 (3.) Arthur Neil. 

FAMILY NO. 176.— See Family 157. 
Children of Rev. Archibald Jackson Steele and Elizabeth 
("Eliza") B. (Acklin) Steele. 

They lived in Madison County, Ala. He was a Cum- 
berland Presbyterian preacher of considerable note in 
the early days of that denomination — preached with 
great power and success. 

826 (1.) John Reed Acklin (See Family 177) b. 29th Sept., 
1827; d. 9th June, 1895; m. Carrie Rigney 5th Feb., 
1867; Three children. 

827 (2.) Martha Starr (See Family 179) b. 10th Nov., 1828 ; 
d. 1st April, 1858 ; m. Joseph Chambers Steele 8th Nov., 


1854. He was a sou of Joseph Steele who was a son of 
Ninian Steele. (See Family 210). Two children. 

828 (3.) Sarah Ann, b. 20th Sept., 1830; d. 3d July, 1861 ; 
m. 15th April, 1859, to Andrew B. Weddington. 

829 (4.) Wallace Estill, b. 28th Aug., 1832 ; d. 28 Aug., 1850. 

830 (5.) Joseph Robert, b. 21st Sept., 1834; d. 15th Oct., 1842. 

831 (6.) Mary Kiziah, b. 1st Nov., 1836. Living at Plevna, Ala. 

832 (7.) NancyElizabeth,b. 14th Oct., 1839; d. 3d Nov. 1894. 

833 (8.) Mildred Dorcas (See Family 180) b. 26th Sept., 
1845; m. James Poik Hamilton 23d Jan. 1867; d. 10th 
April, 1900. Nine children. 

834 (9.) Newton Alwain (See Family 183) b. 7th Feb., 1847 ;• 
m. Anna Elizabeth ("Eliza") Damron 10th June, 1874- 
She was born 13th May, 1854. Three children. 

835 (10.) Julia Estill (See Family 184) b. 17th June, 1849; 
m. M. S. Eslick 20th Aug., 1872. Four children. 

FAniLY NO. 177.— See Family 176. 

Children of John ReedAcklin Steele and Carrie (Rigney) Steele. 

(Plevna, Ala.) 

838 (1.) Frank Jackson, b. 11 March, 1868; d. 16 July, 1868. 

837 (2.) Houston Estill, b. 26 Dec, 1869; d. 31st May, 1870. 

838 (3.) Mary Penelope, b. 31st Oct., 1877; m. Henry Clay 
Arnold 3d Oct., 1899. 

FAMILY NO. 179— See Family 176. 
Children of Martha Star Steele and Joseph Chambers Steele. 

(Plevna, Ala.) 

839 (1.) John Newton, b. 1st April, 1856 ; d. 10th Aug., 1858. 

840 (2.) Joseph Robert, b. 21st March, 1858, Plevna, Ala. 

FAMILY NO. i8o— See Family 176. 
Children of Mildred Dorcas Steele and James Polk Hamilton. 

(Flora, Tenn.) 

841 (1.) Anna Chadick (See Family 181) b. 1st Nov., 1867. 
m. Charles Damron, 15th Aug., 1887. Three children. 

842 (2.) Newton Wilson (See Family 182) b. 5th Sept., 1869 ; 

married twice : First, Florence Granberry, 12th Oct., 
1894, who died 2nd Nov., 1895. One child. Second wife 


is Lillian Sherrell Legge, m. 20th Jan., 1897. One child. 

843 (3.) Lou Ella, b. 4th April, 1871. 

844 (4.) Kittie, b. 18th May, 1873. 

845 (5.) Jackson Steele, b. 10 Sept., 1875 ; d. 22d Sept., 1876. 

846 (6.) Myrtle, b. 4th Sept., 1877; m. John Damron 20th 
Feb., 1900. 

847 (7.) James White, b. 16th July, 1880 ; d. 22d Aug., 1880. 

848 (8.) Leoma, b. 23d July, 1883; d. 18th Feb., 1884. 

849 (9.) Elizabeth Blanton, b. 27th Nov., 1885. 

FAMILY NO. i8i— See Family i8o. 
Children of Anna Chadick Hamilton and Charles Damron. 

(Elora, Tenn.) 

850 (1.) Arthur Odas, b. 9th Feb., 1886. 

85 I (2.) Charles Frederic, b. 24th Dec, 1892. 

852 (3.) Phon Alwayn, b. 15th Aug., 1896. 

FAniLY NO. 182— See Family 180. 

Children of Newton Wilson Hamilton and His First Wife, 
Florence Cranberry. 

853 (1.) Wilson Herschel, b. 29th Sept., 1895. 

Children of Newton Wilson Hamilton and His Second Wife, 
Lillian Sherrell Legge. 

(Tullahoma, Tenn.) 

854 (1.) James Linton, b. 24th Jan., 1899. 

FAniLY NO. 183— See Family 176. 

Children of Newton Alwain Steele and Anna Elizabeth (Damron) 

(He fought under Gen. Forrest from the beginning to end of Civil 
War. Was one of his most trusted spies, coupiers and 
scouts. Had four horses killed under him. See No. 46 in 
War Chapter.) 

(Elora, Tenn.) 

855 (1.) Cora Pearl, b. 30th Aug., 1876; m. Wm. Du L. 
Hamilton, 7th Feb., 1900. He was born 19th Jan., 1872. 

856 (2.) Hermion Blanton, b. 25th July, 1878. 

857 (3.) Berta Estill, b. 23d Sept., 1882. 

Counting from left to right 


FAMILY NO. 184— See Family 176. 
Children of Julia Estill Steele and H. S. Eslick. 

(Fayettsville, Tenn.) 

858 (1.) Walter R., b. 20th July, 1874 ; ra. Ida Wood Suggs 
5th Feb., 1895. 

859 (2.) Bulah S., b. 2nd July, 1881 ; d. 1882. 

860 (3.) Morgan R., b. 28th Dec, 1882. 

86 I (4.) Kimbal Kirkwood, b. 22d May, 1885. 

FAMILY NO. 185— See Family 157. 
Children of Nancy Steele and A. J. Paisley. 

862 (1.) James Newton (See Family 186) b. 26th Oct, 1828; 
d. 30th Oct., 1863 ; m. Saphronia Anderson Roland 
17th Dec, 1857. She was born 19th March, 1829 and 
died 22d Sept, 1891. Three chilldren. 

863 (2.) Robert Steele, b. 1st Dec, 1830 ; d. Sept, 1859. 

864 (3.) Archibald Jackson (See Family 188) b. 25th Nov., 
1833 ; d. 24th March, 1863 ; m. Martha Jane Davis. Three 

865 (4.) Mary Elizebeth (See Family 192) b. 11th Jan., 1836 ; 
m. John Henry Douglas 13th March, 1856, who is dead. 
Eight children. 

866 (5.) William D., b. 26th July, 1838 ; d. Sept, 1860. 

867 (6.) John Milton (See Family 195) b. 7th May, 1841; 
m. May E. Horn March, 1866. Eight children. 

868 (7.) Martha Jane (See Family 196) b. 1st Oct, 1844; d. 
16th April., 1888; m. Jas. Denison Braley 23d Dec, 
1869. He was born 10th Nov., 1821. Four children. 

FAMILY NO. 186— See Family 185. 
Children of James Newton Paisley and Saphronia Anderson Roland. 

869 (1.) Mary Elizabeth, b. 23d Dec, 1858; d. 31st July, 1859. 

870 (2.) Sarah Steele, b. 9th March, 1860; d. 6th Aug., 1865. 

871 (3.) Anna Elizabeth ("Eliza") (See Family 187) b. 9th 
July, 1862; m. Edward Ewing Reed 28th Nov., 1877. 
He was born 25th July, 1856. Three children. 


FAHILY NO. 187— See Family 186. 

Children of Anna Elizabeth (<<Eliza") Paisley and Edward 
Ewing Reed. 

(Pulaski, Tenn.) 

872 (1.) Margaret May, b. 6th May, 1881. 

873 (2.) Robert Newton, b. 3d June, 1883. 

874 (3.) Edwin Leslie, b. 25th March, 1895. 

FAMILY NO. 188— See Family 185. 
Children of Archibald Jackson Paisley and Martha Jane (Davis) Paisley. 

875 (1.) John Anderson (See Family 189) b. 2d Oct., 1858; 
d, 2d Aug., 1890 ; m. Margaret Jane White. Six children. 

876 (2.) Martha Wray (See Family 190) b. 27th Feb., I860; 
m. James 0. Springer 21st Dec, 1882. He was born 27th 
April, 1864, Five children. 

877 (3.) William Jenkins (See Family 191) b. 3d Feb., 1862; 
m. Ella Ophelia Sims 8th Jan., 1890. She was born 5th 
May, 1874. Four children. 

FAMILY NO. 189— See Family 188. 

Children of John Anderson Paisley and Hargaret Jane (White) Paisley. 

(Good Springs, Tenn.) 

878 (1.) Martha Elizabeth, b. 18th Dec, 1878. 

879 (2.) William Jackson, b. 25th Feb., 1880. 

880 (3.) Laura JMariah, b. 16th Oct., 1881. 

88 I (4.) Margaret Jane, b. 28th Sept., 1883 ; d. 21 Dec, 1883. 

882 (5.) Mary Elmina, b. 20th Sept., 1885. 

883 (6.) Harriet Ethel, b. 1st April, 1888. 

FAniLY NO. 190— See Family 188. 

Children of Martha Wray Paisley and James C. Springer. 

(Lawrenceburg, Tenn.) 

884 (1.) William F., b. 19th Oct., 1883. 

885 (2.) Boxie M., b. 28th March, 1886. 

886 (3.) Lillian Fay, b. 11th Aug., 1889. 

887 (4.) James P., b. 22d Aug., 1891. 

888 (5.) John Lowry, b. 16th Sept, 1894. 

889 (6.) Mabel Irene, b. 4th Feb., 1899; d. 31st March, 1899. 


FAMILY NO. 191— See Family 188. 
Children of William Jenkins Paisley and Ella Ophelia (Sims) Paisley. 

(Kosse, Texas.) 

890 (1.) Keturah Jane, b. 18th Dec, 1890. 

89 I (2.) Will-Ella, b. 22d Jan., 1892. 

892 (3.) Harold Lindsay, b. 5th Dec, 1893. 

893 (4.) Herman Bryan, b. 21st Feb., 1898. 

FAMILY NO. 192— See Family 185. 
Children of Mary Elizabeth Paisley and John Henry Douglas. 

(Cole, Tenn.) 

894 (1.) James Newton, b. 20th Dec, 1856 ; d. 16th June 1858. 

895 (2.) William Andrew, b. 4th May, 1859 ; d. 16th Oct. 1860. 

896 (3.) Donnell Reed. b. 9th Aug., 1861 ; d. 24th July., 1863. 

897 (4.) Nathaniel Steele (See Family 193) b. 17th Nov., 
1866 ; m. Mary Elizabeth Pittard 25th Dec, 1889. Three 

898 (5.) Thomas Kidd (See Family 194) b. 14th Nov., 1869; 
m. Mary Lou Reed 20th July, 1892. One child. 

899 (6.) Daniel Milton, b. 22d Feb, 1873. 

900 (7.) Clay, b. 28th March, 1876; d. 12th Oct., 1876. 

901 (8.) John Earl, b. 5th March, 1878. Vale Mills, Tenn. 

FAMILY NO. 193— See Family 192. 

Children of Nathaniel Steele Douglas and Mary Elizabeth 
(Pittard) Douglas. 

(Lancaster, Texas.) 

902 (1.) Paisley Steele, b. 19th March., 1892. 

903 (2.) Luther Eugene, b. 30th July, 1894. 

904 (3.) George Ramlins, b. 22d Dec, 1896. 

FAfllLY NO. 194— See Family 192. 
Children of Thomas Kidd Douglas and Mary Lou Reed. 

(Vale Mills, Tenn.) 

905 (1.) Leon Starr, b. 23d Aug., 1893. 


FAMILY NO. 195— See Family 185. 

Children of John Milton Paisley and flary E. Home. 

(Campbellsville, Tenn.) 

906 (1.) Sarah C'Sallie") A, b. 14th April, 1867. Married 
W. J. Fly. He died 16th April, 1899. 

907 (2.) Elizabeth E, b. 10th Nov., 1871 ; d. 12th June, 1874. 

908 (3.) Nancy V., b. 12th April, 1874; d. 20th June, 1874. 

909 (4.) James Edward, b. 31st Aug., 1875. 

910 (5.) John Robert, b. 31st May, 1878. 

911 (6.) Luther Etherage, b. 14th Dec, 1881. 

912 (7.) Mary Elizabeth, b. 29th May, 1883. 

913 (8.) Birdie Lee, b. 2d Sept., 1887. 

FAHILY NO. 196— See Family 185. 

Children of Martha Jane Paisley and James Denison Braley. 

(Bodenham, Tenn.) 

914 (1.) Minnie Belle (See Family 197) b. 22d Jan., 1871; 
m. W. S. Neal 13th Nov., 1889. Two children. 

915 (2.) Tyree Kidd, b. 11th Oct., 1874. 

916 (3.) Eva Mae, b. 27th Oct., 1878. 

917 (4.) Mahlon Paisley, b. 22d Feb., 1887. 

FAMILY NO. 197— See Family 196. 

Children of Minnie Belle Braly and W. S. Neal. 

(Bodenham, Tenn.) 

918 (1.) Joseph Denison, b. 15th Sept., 1890. 

919 (2.) Rubie Beatrice, b. 9th July, 1893. 

FAHILY NO. 198— See Family J57. 
Children of Dorcas Steele and Abalah Brunson. 

Both dead. Abdalah Brunson was born 26th, Feb., 1802, 
in Augusta, Ga., d. 20th July, 1884, Giles Co., Tenn. 

920 (1.) Martha Ann (See Family 199) b. 17th June, 1829 ; 
d. 14th Oct., 1897 ; m. Henry Richard Brown Sept., 1852 ; 
Three children. 

92 I (2.) Mary Elizabeth ("Eliza") b. 24th Aug., 1831 ; d. 1st 

Sept., 1833. 
922 (3.) John Starr Reed (See Family 203) b. 24th Feb., 


( No. 928 ) 

( No. 933 ) 


1834 ; d. 25th Nov., 1864 ; m. Mary C. Adams 5th Feb., 
1860. She died 24th July, 1883. Two children. 

923 (4) Joshua Newton (See Family 206) b. 13th Jan., 1837; 

m. Nancy Palestine Grubbs 9th Nov., 1865. Four 

924 (5.) Robert Jackson Brunson, b. April 1842; m. Rosa 
Jane Poag of York County, S. C. 29th May, 1866. For 
his family see her family (89). (He is a grandson of 
Robert Steele and she is a great-grand daughter of both 
James and Capt. Joseph Steele, brothers of Robert.) 

925 (6.) William Theodore, b. 26 Nov., 1844; d. 14 Feb., 1863. 

FAMILY NO. 199— See Family 198. 
Children of Martha Ann Brunson and Henry Richard Brown. 

926 (1.) Olivia Dorcas (See Family 200) b. 9th Sept., 1855; 
m. William Thomas Thompson, 17th July, 1878. He was 
born 10th May, 1854. Two children. 

927 (2.) John Salathiel (See Family 201) b. 15th Aug., 

1857; d. 2nd May, 1897; m. Adella McDonald, 23rd 

Dec, 1880. She was born 18th April, 1859. Two chil- 

928 (3.) Newton Robert (See Family 202) b. 21st Oct., 1862 ; 
m. Mamie Harris Newbill, 24th Dec, 1885. She was 
born 6th May, 1868 ; d. 15th Jan., 1892. Two children. 

FAMILY NO. 200— See Family 199. 
Children of Olivia D0rcas Brown and William Thomas Thompson. 

(Tarply, Tenn.) 

929 (1.) Archibald Steele, b. 28th June, 1882. 

930 (2.) Elizabeth Lee, b. 9th Sept., 1886. 

FAHILY NO. 201— See Family 199. 
Children of John Salathiel Brown and Adella (HcDonald) Brown. 

(Tarpley, Tenn.) 

93 I (1.) Lillie Morena, b. 3d Nov., 1881. 

932 (2.) William Henry, 18th April, 1884. 

FAHILY NO. 202— See Family 199. 

Children of Newton Robert Brown and Mamie Harris (Newblll), 
Brown. He is Register of Giles Co., Tenn. 

(P. O. Pulaski, Tenn.) 

933 (1.) Frank Le Bon, b. 1st Aug., 1888. 



934 (2.) Mamie Vernon, b. 14 May, 1891 ; d. 19 July, 1892. 

FAMILY NO. 203— See Family 198. 

Children of Jolin Starr Reed Brunson and Mary C. (Adams) 

935 (1.) Robert Walton (See Family 204) b. 2d Nov., 1860; 
m. Sarah Mildred Brownlow, 6th Nov., 1881. Four 

936 (2.) John Starr (See Family 205) b. 2d May, 1862; m. 
Mary Lee Brownlow 22d Dec, 1881. One child. 

FAHILY NO. 204— See Family 203. 
Cliildren of Robert Walton Brunson and Sarali Mildred (Brownlow) 

(Ohillicothe, Texas.) 

937 (1.) Alexander Owen, b. 6th Sept., 1882. 

938 (2.) Mary Snow, b. 3d Dec, 1886. 

939 (3.) Grace, b. 22d Sept., 1893. 

940 (4.) Lucile, b. 13th Feb., 1899. 

FAfllLY NO. 205— See Family 203. 

Children of John Starr Brunson and Mary Lee (Brownlow) Brunson. 

(Ohillicothe, Texas.) 

941 (1.) Florrie Medwin, b. 3rd Dec, 1885. 

FAMILY NO. 206— See Family 198. 

Children of Joshua Newton Brunson and Nancy Palestine (Grubbs) 

(Chico, Texas.) 

942 (1.) William James (See Family 207) b. 26th Nov., 
1866 ; m. Sarah Morrow, 25th Feb., 1894. Two children. 

943 (2.) Mary Reid (See Family 208) b. 12th Aug., 1868: m. 
Flavins Newton Hamilton, 17th Dec, 1886. Two children. 

944 (3.) John Newton, b. 11th Aug., 1872 ; d. 5th April, 1882. 

945 (4.) Jesse Steele, b. 25th June, 1875. 

FAniLY NO. 207— See Family 206. 

Children of William James Brunson and Sarah (Morrow) Brunson. 

(Chico, Texas.) 

946 (1.) Ima Jewell, b. 24th Nov., 1895. 

( No. 953 ) 

-f..^^ tXJhC 

( No. 960 ) 


947 (2.) Walter Dewey, b. 6th Feb., 

FAMILY NO. 308— See Ff.-rf!- -^6. 

Children of Mary ReidBrunson and wtor, Hamilton 


948 (1.) Walter Brunson, b. 29th ' 

949 (2.) Caroline Palistine, b. 27th ( 

FAMILY NO. 3 1 o— See 
Children of John Newton Steele and 

(He was born in York District (now > 
in life he went with his father k 
Ala., and next year (1818) to ' 
While living there he ma»-- 
Madison County, Ala., wi 
Ninian Steele, was from 
of the same name, he 
mar»-'< ^-^ ''^r '' ■• -i ' 
der of t i 

950 (1.) .Iivi.L'e 
Feb., r.M)o. 

951 (2.) ' 

952 (3.) Rev 

March, J 

953 (4.) Dr. Newion 
1849; m, F 
23rd Feb., k>..- 

954 (5.) Rev. I 
m. 19th De. ., 
Miss. Sli'^ "'■' 
Mary (J- 

955 (6.) Mary Jan 
28th March, 1 
Alcorn County, Miss., 1 

956 (7.) Sarah Ann, b. 1 ; 
Corinth, Miss. She wa 
in Corinth, V 

957 (1.) child which aied lu f<i 

( No. 953 ) 

( No. 960 ) 


947 (2.) Walter Dewey, b. 6th Feb., 1898. 

FAMILY NO. 208— See Family 206. 

Children of Mary Reid Brunson and Flavius Newton Hamilton. 

(Canadian, Texas.) 

948 (1.) Walter Brunson, b. 29th Oct., 1887. 

949 (2.) Caroline Palistine, b. 27th Oct., 1889. 

FAMILY NO. 210— See Family 157. 
Cliildren of John Newton Steele and Mary Ann (Steele) Steele. 

(He was born in York District (now York County), S. C Early 
in life he went with his father's family to Madison County, 
Ala., and next year (1818) to Limestone County, that State. 
While living there he married Miss Mary Ann Steele, of 
Madison County, Ala., whose father, Joseph Steele, son of 
jSTinian Steele, was from Iredell County, N. C. Although 
of the same name, he and his wife were not rt^lated before 
marriage. In 1854 they removed to Tishomingo County, 
(Now Alcorn County), Miss., where they lived the remain- 
der of their lives. 

950 (1.) Judge Joseph Kobert, b. 19th Nov., 1841; d. 17th 
Feb., 1900. 

951 (2.) Milas Jackson, b. 23 Jan., 1844; d. 10 Dec, 1864. 

952 (3.) Eev. William Harvey, b. 19th July, 1847; d. 19th 
March, 1885. 

953 (4.) Dr. Newton Chambers (See Family 211) b. 20 Sept., 
1849 ; m. Frances Ellen Jones, of Alcorn County, Miss., 
23rd Feb., 1875. She was born 18th Jan., 1855. Three 

954 (5.) Ilev.IsaacDonnell(SeeFamilyll3)b. 26 0ct., 1852; 
m. 19th Dec, 1883 to Anna Borah, of Alcorn County, 
Miss. She was the daughter of Rev. J. T. Borah and 
Mary (Jackson) Borah. Two children. 

955 (6.) Mary Jane (See Family 214) b. 30th June, 1855 ; d. 
28th March, 1890; m. William Thomas McPeters, of 
Alcorn County, Miss., 10th Dec, 1879. Three children. 

956 (7.) Sarah Ann, b. 14th Nov., 1859; d. 1st Oct,, 1885 in 
Corinth, Miss. She was married to Benjamin D. Sory 
in Corinth, Miss., 29th Jan., 1885, and they had one 

957 (1.) child which died in early infancy. 


FAHILY NO. 211— See Family 210. 

Children of Dr. Newton Chambers Steele and Frances Ellen 
(Jones) Steele. 

Chat^tanooga, Tenn. 

958 (1.) Mary Irene (See Family 212) b. 20th March, 1877 
in Kossuth, Alcorn County, Miss. ; m. William DuPree 
Carswell 26th April., 1898. Mr. Oarswell is a native of 
Georgia and was b. 8th Oct., 1865. One child. 

959 (2.) Jones, b. 13th Dec, 1882; d. 13th Dec, 1882. 

960 (3.) Willard Hugo, b.llth Dec, 1884. 

FAHILY 212— See Family 210. 

Children of Mary Irene Steele and William DuPree Carswell. 

(They live in Chattanooga, Tenn., where Mr. Carswell is engaged 
in the practice of law.) 

96 i (1.) Edward Steele, b. 2d Jan., 1899. 

FAMILY NO. 213 — See Family 210. 

Children of Rev. Isaac Donnell Steele and Anna (Borah) Steele. 

(They live in Birmingham, Ala., where he is pastor of the First 
Cumberland Presbyterian Church.) .^ 

9 62 (1.) Donnell Borah, b. 4th J^18S4: ; d. 4th July, 188^ 

963 (2.) John Borah, b. 7th Aug., 1890; d. 13th Dec, 1891. 

FAniLY NO. 214— See Family 210. 

Children of Mary Jane Steele and William Thomas McPeters. 

(He is Circuit Court Clerli of Alcorn County, Miss.) 
(Corinth, Miss.) 

964 (1.) Margaret Steele, b. 5th Sept., 1882. 

965 (2.) Robert Newton, b. 22d July, 1884 ; d. 6 Aug., 1884. 

966 (3.) Henry, b. 10th Aug., 1887 ; d. 18th July, 1888. 

FAHILY NO. 2is-See Family 157. 

Children of Anna Jane Steele and William flcKendree Stilwell. 

(They moved from Alabama to Ashley County, Ark. before the 
Civil War, where they lived until they died.) 

967 (1.) Capt. Thomas Stuart Starr (See Family 216) b. 8th 
Jan., 1840; m. Sarah Belle Hadley 18th July, 1872. 
One child. 

968 (2.) Robert Steele, b. 21st Sept., 1842 ; d. 3d June, 1862. 


( No. 958 ) 


(. N0.-9&9-) 


969 (3.) Henry Newton, b. 1st March, 1816; d. 8 Dec, 1866. 

970 (4.) William Harvey, b. 27th Jan., 1848; d. 9 May, 1856. 

971 (5.) John Paisley, b. 31st Dec, 1850 ; d. 24th Sept., 1858. 

972 (6.) Martha Jane, b.30th Oct., 1854; d. 18th July, 1859. 

973 (7.) Elizabeth ("Lizzie") (See Family 117) b. 31st July, 
1857 ; m. J. T. Towles 9th Nov., 1875. 

FAHILY NO. 3i6— See Family 215. 

Children of Capt. Thomas Stuart Starr Stilwell and Sarah ("Sallie") 
B. (Hadley) Stilwell. 

(He was Sheriff of Ashly County, Ark., for several terms.) 

(Hamburg, Ark.) 

974 (1.) Henry Vaughn, b. 3rd July, 1873. He is now sher- 
iff of Ashly County, Ark. 

FAMILY NO. 217— See Family 215. 

Children of Elizabeth Stilwell and J. T. Twoles. 

(Rossville, Tenn.) 

975 (1.) Therrie Rubye, b. 25th Dec, 1877. 

976 (2.) Rupert Stilwell, b. 2nd May, 1881. 

977 (3.) Ralph Graham, b. 28th Jan., 1884; d. 7 Sept., 1886. 

978 (1.) Fair Branch, b. 2nd Aug., 1887. 

979 (5.) Frances Marguerite, b. 23rd July, 1897. 

(I regret that "e" was omitted from the last syllable in the names 
"Kelley" on pages 92 and 93 and -'Pressley" on pa^e 98, and 
that "e" was used instead of "a" in "Barry" on page 97 and 
in "McKinlay" on page 98. I am now informed that Kobert 
Harvey Workman (No. 24, page 50) was in the LaFayette 
Light Artillery of Charleston, S. C. John Starr Reid Steele 
on page 45 should be John Reed Acklin Steele.) 



My mother's paternal grandfather was Ninian Steele. 
The name "Ninian" is Scotch and Ninian Steele was Scotch- 
Irish. His father's name was probably Samuel, of Ireland, but 
who may have come to America, It is not known positively 
whether Ninian was born in Ireland or America. He was 
born 24th December, 1738, and lived in Chester County, Pa., 
from which he moved to Iredell County, N. 0. before the 
Kevolutionary War in which he was a patriot soldier. He 
died 30th December, 1813. His mother's maiden surname 
was Futhy. On the 15th of March, 1770, he married Miss 
Elizabeth Chambers, who was born 6th March, 1718, in Penn- 
sylvania, and died 26th January, 1810. She was a daughter of 
Henry Chambers, who was born 1707, moved from Pennsyl- 
vania to Iredell County, N. C. before the Revolutionary War, 
where he died 26th October, 1782. Henry Chambers' wife 
was Miss Nancy Futhy, who it is said was a sister of Ninian 
Steele's mother, thus making Ninian and his wife cousins. 

Ninian Steele's children were Jane, Samuel, Joseph, 
Anna, Ninian, Elizabeth, Robert, James and Samuel Futhy. 
Of these the following four only have descendants so far as I 
have been able to ascertain : Henry, Joseph, James and 
Samuel Futhy. 

(1.) Henry married twice: First wife was Susanah 
Mitchel and their children were Elizabeth Chambers and James 
A. His second wife was Lillis Murdoch, and their children were 
Nancy, John M., Susanah C. and Ninian Futhy. 

(2.) Joseph married twice : First, Elizabeth Harbison, 
and their children were Ninian, Milas, Maxwell C, Elizabeth 
A., Nancy S., Jane Matilda and Annie C. His second wife 
was Sarah Urquhart, and their children were Mary Ann, who 
was my mother (See Family 210) and Joseph Chambers. (See 
Family 179.) 

(3.) James married Jane Campbell, and their children 
were Lavinia, Ruth, Elizabeth, Anna, Ninian, Miles Camp- 
bell, Mary Jane, Samuel Chambers and Nancy Margaret. 

(4.) Samuel Futhy married Mary Gracy, and their chil- 
dren were Sinclair Ninian, Nancy M., and Prudence E. 

I cannot continue the genealogy of this line of Steeles 
now, but I have collected a large amount of material concern- 
ing it which I may some day put in book form. 

( No. 743 ) 





I should have mentioned at the proper place another 
South Carolina Steele family, that of William Steele, of 
Cherry's Bridge. He was the son of Aaron Steele and Violet 
Alexander, of North Carolina. Aaron and William were 
both soldiers in the Continental army during the Revolution- 
ary war. William married Esther Love and their daughter, 
Mar}'- Love, married Joseph Grisham. Elizabeth, a daughter 
of Mary Love Steele and Joseph Grisham, became the wife of 
the distinguished Governor and U. S. Senator of Georgia, 
Joseph E. Brown. One of Senator Brown's daughters, Mary 
v., is the accomplished wife of Dr. E. L. Connally, of Atlanta, 
Ga. She is an enthusiastic genealogist, and she thinks that 
our families are of the same ancestry, but I have been unable 
to unite the families at any point in the past. 


Maj. John Newton Steele was the sixth child and youngest 
son of Robert Steele, who was tl;o youngest son of Archibald 
Steele the First. He was born Dui-ember 17th, 1810, in York 
County, S. C, and moved with his lather's family to Madison 
County, Ala. in 1817, the family permanently settling in 
Limestone County of that state, 1818. He was then eight 
years old and he lived there until 1854. At the age of nine 
he was the only ""man help" his father had on their new 
farm, his only brother, Archibald Jackson, having left home 
to prepare himself for the ministry. When fifteen years old, 
he became the chief "bread winner" of the family, consisting 
of father, mother and two or three sisters. He had a quench- 
less ambition to "get on in the world," but not at the sacra- 
fice of the strictest integrity. His father was a poor man, so 
that in early childhood John Newton began a severe struggle 
with "grim poverty." Those were days of primitive methods 


in farming, hence his efforts to "get on" had to be laborious 
and continuous in order to be successful. But he never 
faltered nor complained. He was equal to the task. Noth- 
ing discouraged or stopped him. He has been called a "steam 
engine on legs" because he was such a tremendous worker. 
He was six feet and two inches tall, straight as an arrow, 
muscular, large boned, weighed about one hundred and 
seventy pounds ; had dark curly hair and a ruddy complexion. 
He was a man of fine appearance and of remarkable endur- 
ance and tireless activity. He arose early and worked late 
during all of his life. Because of the necessity of almost con- 
tinuous labor on the farm and of the primitive methods of 
education in that new country at that time, his education was 
very limited. However, he was a fine reader, wrote a very 
good hand and was fairly good in arithmetic, and a man 
much above the average in intelligence and general informa- 
tion. In 1828 he became a member of the New Garden 
Church, of the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination, the 
one that was organized in his father's "new barn" eight years 
before. He soon became an active worker in the Sunday 
School and church, and in a few years he was made a ruling 
elder. He had a fine flexible voice, and early became a pop- 
ular and tireless leader of the music in all kinds of religious 
gatherings, among which were the great camp meetings of 
that day. He took care of his father and mother in their old 
age and of his younger sisters for several years. His parents 
lived to a ripe old age. On the 18th of February, 1840, in 
his thirtieth year, he was married to Miss Mary Ann Steele, 
of Madison County, Alabama. She was the youngest daugh- 
ter of Joseph Steele, who came from Iredell County, N. C. 
Joseph was a son of Ninian Steele, who was from Chester 
Countv, Fa. 

Although both John Newton and his wife spelled their 
surnames alike, they were not related before marriage so far 
as they ever knew, and I have not been able to trace any 
previous kinship between them. She was of sweet disposi- 
tion, but never had much physical strength or endurance. He 
took the tenderest care of her during all of his life, and she 
outlived him thirteen years, dying April 11th, 1890, aged 72 
years. In the fall of 1854, he with his family removed to 
Alcorn (then Tishomingo) County, Miss. There he devoted 


his energy mainly to farming, but for several years he con- 
ducted a small tanning industry. Soon after removing to 
Mississippi, he and his wife joined the Shiloh congregation of 
the C. P. Church of that community. He was at once elected 
a ruling elder in that congregation, which office he held to 
the credit of the church until the day of his death. He was 
temperate, moral and religious all of his life, and was much 
interested in good government and all forms of moral and re- 
ligious work, and was deeply solicitous as to the moral and 
spiritual welfare of his children. He lived to see all of them 
members of the church and three of them ministers, which 
latter fact greatly pleased him, and he did all that he could 
to prepare them for their calling. 

He owned a few slaves and made them work and behave 
themselves, and he fed, clothed and housed them well. He 
never treated them cruelly — not even harshly. This can be 
truthfully said of the most of our neighbors. He not only 
treated his negroes humanely, but he did not allow others to 
treat them cruelly. I remember that on one occasion he 
came very near having a difficulty with a man for harsh 
treatment of one of our negroes who had been temporarily 
employed by the man. His negroes all loved him, and I be- 
lieve that some of them would have died for him if necessary. 

He strongly disapproved of the policy of secession in the 
stormy times of 1860-61, and voted against it. He always 
maintained that it was unwise to try to establish two general 
governments in this country and he predicted from the first 
that the confederates would not succeed. But he was a 
states' rights democrat, and when his state went out of the 
union he thought it proper to be loyal to his state, and allowed 
three of his sons (see war chapter) to join the confederate 
army. He himself was not a soldier. When the war ended 
he cheerfully acquiesced in the results, among them the free- 
ing of the slaves of the South, and at once hired his former 
slaves to continue working on his farm, and some of them re- 
mained with him until his death, except for a short period in 
which to " enjoy freedom." 

He was a " Free Mason," an active christian worker, a 
public spirited man, and was universally respected by the 
moral, law-abiding people of his community and feared by 
the opposite classes. 


He never held any public oflBces except that of Major in 
the Alabama State Militia. This was the origin of his title, 
" Major," which clung to him through life. He used to drill 
the "Home Guards" in the spring of 1862, but he was not a 
member of the organization. He was requested by the com- 
pany to drill them because he knew how to drill military 
organizations, having been an expert military '• drill-master " 
in Alabama for fifteen years before the civil war. 

He had five sons and two daughters and he and his wife 
labored, economized and planned constantly to educate their 
children, and they succeded in giving all of them a fair de- 
gree of education. This seemed to be the great ambition of 
his maturer years. With his perfect physical constitution 
and active mind, he should have lived to be ninety years old ; 
but he worked so intensely and ceaselessly and exposed him- 
self so much that he impaired the resisting powers of his al- 
most perfect body. After an illness of four weeks of Malarial 
fever, he had a sudden relapse, after great improvement, and 
died without a particle of fear, and in blessed assurance of 
eternal life. He died July 28th, 1877, and at his last home, 
the "William Kerr Place," near Kossuth, Alcorn County, 
Miss. He is buried in the Shiloh Church cemetery, in that 
county. On his tombstone is the following appropriate 
inscription from Rev. 14 :13 : "Blessed are the dead which 
die in the Lord * * * * that they may rest from their 
labors; and their works do follow them." 




Laying aside editorial formality and "false modesty," I 
will write in the first person singular number. I am the 
fourth son of John Newtor Steele and Mary Ann (Steele) 
Steele, and was born on Thursday, 20th September, 1849, in 
Limestone County, Ala., two and a half miles south-east of 
what is now Elkmont, and seven miles north of Athens. 
Both of these towns are on the Louisville & Nashville Rail- 
road, from Nashville, Tenn., to Decatur, Ala. This road was 
built in 1858, and Elkmont came with the opening of this 
road, which was after we moved to Mississippi. 

I was born in the house my grandfather, Robert Steele, 
built in August, L818, and which is still standing. 

I remember a few incidents only of my life in Alabama. 
One is that it was in one of the small perennial streams of 
Limestone County that I had my first experience in fishing 
with a real fish-hook. I did not catch any fish, but I lost my 
hook. A large boy named Smith took it from me by superior 
" muscle." We called the stream I fished in the " tan- 
yard branch " because it ran through father's tan-yard and 
supplied it with water. Father had taken me with him to 
the tan-yard that day and I suppose he gave me the hook to 
amuse myself with and incideutly to keep me out of his way 
while he worked. 

Another incident. — One day I went with '' Elic," a colored 
boy who belonged to father and who was several years older 
than myself, to pick cotton near an old orchard. Some 
neighbor boys who came to get apples asked Elic my name, 
and he said that it was " Pewter." They laughed and I felt 
cheap. Why he called me " Pewter " I do not know. Per- 
haps he thought I was too ''soft" to be called Steel(e). 

Again. — I was a very awkward boy and I tumbled out of 
wagons and off of horses every good chance I got, and that 
was often. One day I fell out of a standing wagon and hurt 
my left arm badly. A day or two after my hurt and while 
my arm was still in a sling. Brother William and I went to a 
field where some men were plowing. I saw a black dog quite 
a distance away and he began barking at us vigorously. This 


scared me badly, and in order to get out of dog-danger we 
had to climb over a high rail fence. William got over quick- 
ly, but the top rail turned with me and I fell off backward — 
on the wrong side, of course. I was then worse scared than 
ever, but I got over that fence in short order. You see, that 
dog was still barking and I just had to get over the fence, and 
what a fellow has to do he usually does ! 

When safely on the other side of the fence 1 took time to 
look back through my tears and a crack in the fence, and 
saw the dog standing just where I first saw him. I don't sup- 
pose that he ever had the slightest intention of molesting us. 

It is often so in life ; we get scared by mere noise when 
there is but little if any danger. 

Not long after that I had another scare by a dog. I came 
suddenly upon a stray dog asleep in the orchard, and the way 
I made tracks down the narrow path through the tall weeds 
may be imagined. It was ludicrous then no doubt, and it 
may seem funny now, but at that particular time it was a 
serious affair with me. In my head-long run to escape the 
strange dog I fell full length in the path. I did not have 
to be told to get up, but I got up, and that in a hurry. I 
suppose the innocent dog slept on, perhaps dreaming of happy 
hunting days to come. 

I was not more than four or five years old at that time 
and had not become as well acquainted with dogs as I did a 
few years later ; had not made them my " bosom friends," so 
to speak. 

Well, I fear that all of this seems rather silly to many of 
you, especially if you are so old that you have forgotten your 
" dog-days" — but I expect some "small boys" will read this 
book, and I know that boys like dog-tales, even poor ones 
like these. 

These stories, however, are tame compared to those I 
could tell as having happened during the wonderful boy-and- 
dog-times that "we boys" had in Mississippi with old Watch 
and Tige of blessed memory ! We had great fun hunting 
rats, cats, rabbits, coons, 'possums and squirrels, but I must 
not tell any more dog stories here. Those wanting more and 
richer stories of various kinds, please consult my new story 
book, "Our George and the Old Farm," which unfortunately 
has not yet been written. 


In the autumn of 1854 we removed to Mississippi. Fath- 
er's nephew, David Gibson Montgomery, went with us. I 
remember that mother, myself and my youngest brother, 
then the baby, rode in the old heavy family carriage. Father 
or cousin Gibson usually drove the carriage. One day we 
came near having a serious accident, caused by the carriage 
running backward down a hill. Young Montgomery saved 
us by catching the carriage with his shoulder, he being a 
young man of great physical strength. I distinct^ remem- 
ber crossing the Tennessee river at East Port and how I 
peered into the river hoping to see a fish. 

We drove our "stock hogs" with us all the way to Mis- 
sissippi, one hundred and thirty miles, and kept them up for 
several months. They were then turned out. Soon after- 
ward two of the oldest hogs were missing. In a short time a 
letter came from the old home in Alabama stating that one 
of our largest hogs had just gotten back there. He was 
known by father's peculiar mark. A man bought the hog 
and sent father the money for him. This hog, after months 
of confinement, had found his way back, one hundred and 
thirty miles, to the old home in Alabama. He had to cross 
the Tennessee river on his way there. How he crossed the 
river and what became of his traveling companion are 
questions I cannot answer. 

On reaching Mississippi we settled in what was then 
Tishomingo county. Father had bought the ''David Cogsdell 
place," which was a half mile west of Tuscumbia river. Ja- 
cinto, sixteen miles away, was then the county town. Our 
postoffice was Kossuth, a small "cross-roads" town four miles 
west. Corinth, five miles east of us, was founded about the 
time we moved to the state. It soon became the chief trad- 
ing point of the county, and after about 1868 was the capitol 
of our county, which was then given the name Alcorn. It 
was a part of old Tishomingo county, which had been subdi- 
vided. Corinth is at the crossing of the Memphis & Charleston 
and Mobile & Ohio railroads, both of which were built soon 
after we reached the state. I don't mean to intimate that we 
had any influence in founding the town of Corinth or in 
building these railroads. A chronological coincidence only. 

My boyhood days were in a general way about like those 
of many other sons of farmers. My father had a strong and 


abiding belief in work and much of it. He believed that 
work was good for boys and that boys were good for work, 
and he put this belief into real live practice. Hence, I and 
my four brothers had abundant opportunity for physical ex- 
ercise. We did not need an artificial gymnasium like city 
boys now need and have. We were taught by personal ex- 
perience to do all kinds of farm work. We cleared ground, 
dug ditches, split rails, made brick, built fences and "raised" 
houses. Building a house of logs was often called "house 

In addition to farming we had a small tan-yard and we 
learned the whole process of leather-making, from beginning 
to finishing. On the farm we raised wheat, oats, potatoes, 
corn and cotton, and many kinds of fruits and vegetables. 
Father believed in raising on the farm everything we needed, 
and as a rule what we did not produce on the farm we did 
not have or use except such things as sugar, coffee, salt, etc. 
I still believe that policy is a good one for the ordinary 
farmer to practice. 

We boys did a great amount of hard work, but we had a 
corresponding amount of jolly good times and good health. I 
could write a book full of farm-fun and frolic. 

Father owned a dozen negro slaves, and among them 
were several boys : Elic, George, John, Scott and Jim. We 
five white boys and the five negro boys of almost correspond- 
ing ages, worked and played side by side for years. Of course 
there were the sharp lines of distinction drawn in eating, 
drinking, sleeping, and in what is known as social life. 

The negroes all understood these lines of distinction and 
never seemed to think of breaking over any of them, and as 
far as I remember never considered them hardships. They 
did not attend church with us, but were free to go to church. 
They were not sent to school but the most of them were 
taught to read. One of our negro boys, George, although not 
considered any too "bright," was pretty good at "figuring 
with his head." I remember that when I was quite small 
George used to give me lessons in "counting," as he called it. 
He was several years older than I. We "boys," white 
and black, had more fun at the expense of George than of all 
the others put together and for twenty years George has served 


as the "hero-center" around which I have spun stories to 
amuse my own children. 

In 1859 father sold the "Oogsdell place," having fully de- 
termined to move to Texas or Arkansas. He went to those 
states that fall, traveling on horseback looking for a new home, 
and actually bargained for one in Hempstead County, Ark. 
He concluded to remain in Mississippi another year, as he 
could not get immediate possession of the place in Arkansas, 
even if the trade should be completed. He rented a place 
twelve miles south of our old home and nearRienzi, and we 
lived there during 1860. This was the year of the exciting 
presidential campaign which resulted in Lincoln's election 
and a division of the government and a foolish, terrible and 
and fratricidal war. I was a boy of ten and remember dis- 
tinctly about that election but I do not remember so much 
about politics as I do about the great numbers of wild 
pigeons that flocked over the country. The air was often 
filled with them, thousands and hundreds of thousands being 
visible sometimes. All that Fall and winter (1859-60) 
the country literally swarmed with them. Where this 
innumerable multitude of pigeons came from I have never 
been able to ascertain, and why they left us and where they 
went is as mysterious as their coming. 

The trade for the Arkansaw farm fell through and father 
bought the " William Kerr ' farm on " Prairie Branch," three 
miles north of Kossuth, and eight and one-half miles west of 
Corinth, Miss., to which we moved in the autumn of 1860. 
This farm lies on both sides of the little creek called ''Prairie 
Branch," which rises among the low hills a mile or two to the 
west. The land was very fertile, and a part of it was genuine 
original prairie land, and we boys were proud of that. Again 
Kossuth became our postoffice town. It boasted of two 
stores, the postoffice, a school house, two churches, a black- 
smith shop and a small plow foundry. Our nearest town (?) 
was " Boneyard," one mile west of our house. It consisted of 
a carding factory run by a " tread wheel," with two oxen as 
the motor power, a blacksmith shop, and a saddle and har- 
ness shop. In its palmy days it had had a store, but that 
was before the days of railroads. 

1 was at that time eleven years old. I had already at- 
tended the neighborhood "subscription schools" off and on 


since I was six or seven years old. There were no free 
schools in the south then, but I may add, parenthetically, that 
there were more high grade schools in the south at that time 
in proportion to population than in any other portion of the 
United States. No such school for boys was then in our 
community, I am sorry to say. 

My first school teacher at our new home was James L. 
McLean, who is now living in that neighborhood. 

The next year the war came on and my teacher and my 
elder brothers, Joseph Robert and Milas Jackson, joined the 
Confederate army. Then for four years we experienced the 
suspense, horrors and uncertainties of war. 

First came the excitement of organizing, equipping and 
drilling the companies raised in our neighborhood with all 
the confusion and interruptions to social, educational and 
business life involved. Next the massing of the Confederate 
army at Corinth early in 1862, and the great battle of Shiloh 
on the 5th and 6th of April, that year, which we heard dis- 
tinctly. After that battle until the army left Corinth, the 
last of May, there was a vast amount of sickness among the 
Confederate soldiers, and almost every farm and village 
home for twelve miles west and south of Corinth was a pri- 
vate hospital for sick soldiers. Our house was full of them 
for weeks. We boys enjoyed all that very much. 

When the Confederate army left Corinth the Federal 
army of course became masters of all that region. 

Father took his negroes and nearly all of his horses and 
mules to South Alabama, where he kept them until near the 
close of the war. The Federal army took everything that 
was in sight and much that was not in sight. 

I distinctly remember the battle of Corinth on the 3d and 
4th of October, 1862, when Van Dorn and Price tried by di- 
rect assault to retake the town, which was thoroughly fortified 
and garrisoned. Although eight miles from our home the 
terrible cannonading shook our house like an earthquake. One 
door was shaken open and the windows rattled as if the glass 
would be shaken out. There were federal pickets in our 
orchard that day, and my mother, although very feeble, was 
forced to cook dinner for them, the soldiers riding through 
the gate right up to the door to make their demands. I had 
to take them their dinner. They were very nervous as the 


cannon at Corinth boomed and roared and I thoroughly en- 
joyed their trepidation. They were unnecessarily alarmed 
however for the Confederates were repulsed, and for us times 
were darker than ever. 

How our mother and her five children lived through that 
dark period it would be hard to tell. We had some bacon 
hid away in the attic and we made meal by rubbing ears of 
corn on a coarse grater which was made of an old piece of tin 
by punching holes through it with a nail. As I now remember 
we boys were not much troubled in mind or body. Cares sit 
lightly on the shoulders of youth. 

During the war I went to school at different times to two 
lady teachers. Right here I will give in chronological order 
as best I can remember the names of all the teachers to whom 
I went to school : Mr. Buchanan, Rev. F. M, Moses, Lemuel 
Murdaugh, William H. Cogsdell, Hartwell Briggs, Mrs. Smith, 
James L. McLean, Miss Marietta Hill, Miss Mary Porter, 
Elijah T. Nicholson and Mr. Johnston. 

I had my full share of innocent school-boy fun, and 
loved to play marbles, fox-and-hounds, "bull-pen" and town- 
ball, better than to study. I was just an ordinary rough-and- 
tumble school-boy with a good many angularities of body and 
disposition, but somehow I never gave my teachers much 
trouble and never got a straight-out whipping at school in my 
life. I don't remember that any of my teachers ever compli- 
mented me but once and that was when one of them told my 
father that he always dreaded to see me coming to him with 
a problem in Arithmetic for he knew by experience that it 
probably would be a difficult one that I would bring him to 

When finally the black, desolating cloud of war rolled 
away we found ourselves all alive and at home again — all 
except one. My second brother, Milas Jackson, the favorite 
of the family, had fallen mortally wounded on the battle- 
field of Franklin, Tenn., 30th Nov., 186i, while in the act of 
leaping over the parapet of the enemy's last line of works. 
We missed him long and sorely. With the vivid imagination 
and strong hope of youth I could not for years rid myself of 
the thought that he would come home some day, although I 
knew that was impossible. Today my eyes fill with tears as 


I write of those dark times and terrible experiences thirty- 
five years ago, and especially of his sad fate. 

Coming back to the farm again, we went to work with 
renewed energy to repair our "broken fortunes" and to try to 
be and do something in the world. We rebuilt the burnt and 
neglected fences, reopened the old ditches and dug new ones, 
and soon had the old farm in pretty good condition again. 

I made a full hand on the farm from the time I was six 
years old until I was twenty-one, and I never missed but one 
full summer's work in all that time. After the war, just as 
before it, I went to school during the winter and sometimes 
after crops were " laid by," and one year I went all summer, 
which was something unusual on our farm. I never attended 
a literary college. Father offered to give me a complete col- 
lege course, but as my health at that time was much im- 
paired, I thought it best not to go away from home to school. 
He managed to send all of his other children to college. I 
now think that I made a mistake in declining to go, even 
under the circumstances. I have tried to make amends for 
this lack of college training by "picking up" up all the edu- 
cation I could along the wayside of a busy life. 

When, as a boy eight years old, I "ran up against" the 
multiplication table, I thought it was the greatest problem 
that I would meet in life. But I soon mastered that. I re- 
member distinctly that when I had mastered the multiplica- 
tion table a new problem more serious than it at once con- 
fronted me, and that was the problem of personal religion. 
I made more or less serious attempts all along through my 
youth to be religious and to " get religion," as expressed in 
those days. At a great " revival " of religion conducted by a 
Methodist circuit rider. Rev. Jas. W. Honnoll, at old Pleasant 
Valley Church, I made a public profession of religion. That 
was on the night of the 2-l:th of September, 1864, and on the 
13th of October following, I and my brothers, Joseph Robert 
and William Harvey, united with the Shiloh congregation of 
the C. P. Church, Rev. Robert B. Wear, minister in charge. 
The church house was in one-quarter of a mile of our home. 

On the 20th of September, 1870, the day I was twenty- 
one, I began to " read medicine " in the office of Dr. J. M. 
Taylor, of Corinth, the most accomplished physician in that 
part of the state. 


During the winter of 1871-2, I attended the medical de- 
partment of the University of Lonisville, at Louisville, Ky. 
The next summer (1872) I continued my studies with Dr. 
Taylor, and that winter I attended ''lectures" at the medical 
department of the University of Nashville, at Nashville, 
Tenn., from which school I graduated the 26th of February, 
1873. I may be pardoned for saying that I had the good for- 
tune of winning more prizes than any other member of my 
class, and stood the highest in my class on surgery. The next 
month, March, I opened an office in my father's house on the 
old farm, and at once began to get a good share of the neigh- 
borhood practice. 

I rather wanted to go to Memphis, Tenn., but father and 
mother were then alone. All the other children were away at 
school, and the.y very much desired me to remain at home 
with them. I concluded to do so, at least to remain near them 
for a time. 

On the 15th of July, 1873, I moved my office to Kossuth, 
our little postoffice town. There I boarded with old Mr. 
William 0. Simmons. I had a good patronage and was fairly 

I concluded that if I must remain there indefinitely and 
practice medicine that it would not be well to live alone, so 
«)u the 23d Feb., 1875, I married Miss Frances Ellen Jones, a 
daughter of John and Mary Ann (Dilworth) Jones who lived 
just two miles south of Kossuth. She was just twenty years 
old and she was a beautiful, lovely and popular young lady. 

An experience of twenty-five years has proven that I was 
fortunate in choosing a wife, for increasingly as the years 
have gone by, she has by her kindly spirit, patience and un- 
selfishness, and b}'' her untiring, loving interest in our home- 
life, proven her sterling worth as woman, wife, and mother. 
We were married by her paator. Rev. Daniel W. Babb, a 
minister of the M. E. Church, South. 

I did well enough at Kossuth but I wanted to do better, 
which is always praiseworth. Seeking to carry out this pur- 
pose I, on the 13th of May, 1880, moved to Corinth, same 
county, and very soon entered on a good practice, having 
fortunately stepped into the professional shoes of a physician 
and friend who gave up his practice there on account of his 


Up to this time my wife had remained a member of the 
Methodist church, but at Corinth we both joined the 0. P. 
church and I was at once elected ruling elder in that congre- 
gation and entered actively into church and Sunday school 

I had always been a total abstainer from intoxicants and 
a temperance advocate, and for years I had been a prohibi- 
tionist. At Corinth circumstances and my natural inclina- 
tion soon pushed me willingly forward as a leader in a red- 
hot anti saloon fight, which resulted in 1884 in putting every 
saloon out of the town never to return. At least Corinth has 
never had a saloon since and it is one of the most prosperous 
towns in that state. Prohibition did not kill Corinth. 

I had an excellent and pleasant practice at Corinth and 
a large circle of devoted friends, but 1 was never quite satis- 
fied with the general practice of medicine. 

For years I had had a liking for Eye, Ear, Nose and 
Throat work. In April, 1886, I went to London, England to 
study these specialties, starting April 12th and reaching Lon- 
don the 26th of that month. I studied in the Royal Ophthal- 
mic Eye Hospital and in the Golden Square Throat Hospital. 
On returning home I decided to abandon the general practice, 
and also that it would suit me better to practice my special 
ties in a larger place than Corinth. On the 27th of October, 
that year, (1886) I removed to Chattanooga, Tenn., where I 
have lived ever since. In Chattanooga I have enjoyed an ex- 
cellent and increasing patronage. 

I am a member of the Chattanooga Medical Society, the 
Tennessee State Medical Society, and the American Medical 

In 1889 I was elected to a chair in the Chattanooga Med- 
ical College, and now am Professor of Diseases of the Eye, 
Ear, Nose and Throat in that school, and am also Ophthalm- 
ologist to the Baroness Erianger Hospital of this city. 

In 1886, soon after reaching Chattanooga, my wife, myself 
and daughter joined by letter the Cumberland Presbyterian 
church in this city, of which I was elected a ruling elder at 
the time I became a member. I have had the honor of being 
thf> Superintendent of its Sunday rchool several years at 
different times, and for four years the President of the Chat- 
tanooga Young Men's Christian Association. My regret is 

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that I have not been a more progressive physician, useful citi- 
zen and active Christian. 

We have one dau2;hter, May Irene, who is now the wife 
of Mr. William DuPree Carswell, a lawyer of this city. They 
have one child, Edward Steele, born 2nd January, 1899. 

Our only son is named Willard Hugo, born 11th Decem- 
ber, 1884. He is named Willard for Miss Frances Willard, 
the greatest temperance and general reform leader of the 
nineteenth century. 

I have written this little sketch partly through personal 
vanity, partly for the benefit of the readers of this book that 
may want to know more of me, and partly for the pleasure it 
may give to my posterity in the years to come. 

Loveman Building, Chattanooga, Tenn. 


Rev. Isaac Donnell Steele is the fifth and youngest son of 
Maj. John Newton Steele. He was born 26th October, 1852, 
near what is now Elkmont, Limestone County, Alabama. 
When two years old he went with his father's family to 

He grew up on the farm as did his brothers, and with 
them shared the arduous labors of real, old-time farm-life. 
He got as much wholesome fun and healthful enjoyment out 
of his life on the farm as any of us or a little more. He was 
a natural mimic when a boy and had full scope on the farm 
for the exercise of that talent. 

When just a stripling of a boy he showed surprising talent 
as a public speaker. He and I used to attend the old 
fashioned debating societies held in an old log school house 
in the neighborhood, and I remember distinctly that some of 
our neighbors were surprised that "Donnell Steele could 
speak so well." Other speakers may have had more logic, 
history and philosophy in their speeches than he, but what he 
said was told with such confidence and torrental eloquence 
that it had great effect on his hearers. 


He attended the common subscription schools of the com- 
munity before and after the war. 

He publicly professed religion during a Methodist re- 
vival meeting held at old Pleasantly Valley Church, near 
Kossuth, Alcorn County, Miss., in Sept., 1867, and joined the 
Cumberland Presbyterian church, the next year. 

He was a student in the University of Mississippi in the 
winter of 1872-3. In September, 1873 he entered Cooper In- 
stitute near Meridian, Mississippi, and remained in that 
school until June, 1877, except one year which w^as spent on 
the farm. He took the degree of B. S. at Cooper Institute in 
1877 and A. B. in 1878. That school conferred on him the 
degree of A. M. in 1880. 

He joined Bell Presbytery, Mississippi Synod of the 
Cumberland Presbyterian denomination 4th of September, 
1875, having become fully and clearly impressed that it was 
his duty to become a minister of the Gospel. He preached 
his first sermon 4th October, 1875 and transferred his Presby- 
terial membership to New Hope Presbytery of the Mississippi 
Synod in November of that year. In July, 1876, he was 
licensed to preach by the New Hope Presbytery and by the 
same Presbytery ordained to the full work of the ministry on 
the 7th of November, 1877. 

He entered the Theological Seminary at Lebanon, Tenn. 
in September, 1878, and was graduated B. D. from that insti- 
tution in June, 1880. 

He has been pastor of Cumberland Presbyterian churches 
in the following places : Greeneville Tenn., Corinth Miss., 
Jackson Tenn., and the First Church of Nashville Tenn., and 
is now pastor of the First Cumberland Presbyterian church 
in Birmingham Ala. He is a pleasing, popular and effective 
speaker and a successful pastor. 

For several years he was president of the Board of Edu- 
cation of his denomination. 

He has been a member of several General Assemblies of 
his church and was a delegate to the Pan-Presbyterian Alliance 
at its meeting in London, England, in 1888, While abroad 
he visited Paris and Rome, thus gratifying a long cherished 


He has written a number of excellent articles for relig- 
ious journals and his brochure on the Book of Daniel is a 


clear, logical, and strong argument from the usual orthodox 
standpoint as to its authenticity and date of composition. 

On December 19th, 1883, he was married to Miss Anna 
Borah, daughter of Rev. J. T. Borah, of Mississippi. Mr. 
Borah was a minister in the Cumberland Presbvterian church. 

His wife is a wom^n of liberal education and varied ac- 
complishments, and has marked literary tastes and ability. 

They have no living children, their only children (two 
sons) having died in early infancy. 


(Published in the Banner of Peace, Nashville, Tenn.) 

"The righteous shall be held in everlasting remember- 
ance." This truth is verified in the case of Robert Steele, 
who was born in Lancaster County, Pa., 7th September, 1867; 
removed to South Carolina in 1772; professed religion Sep- 
tember, 1802; was ordained a ruling eider in Bethesda con- 
gregation of the Presbyterian church in York County, S. C, 
1805 ; removed from there 1817 to Northern Alabama, * * * 
where he died the 9th of June, 1852, more than eighty-four 
years old. His children that are living are members of the 
Cumberland Presbyterian church, and ornaments to society, 
and those that are dead died in the Lord. 

The oldest son, Archibald Jackson, early professed re- 
ligion and engaged in the ministry and has long been zealous- 
ly and usefully devoted to the ministry in the Cumberland 
Presbyterian Church. 

Father Steele, the subject of this notice, may be con- 
sidered the founder of what is called the New Garden congre- 
gation of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. He and 
Father Burney were its first elders. Soon after his arrival in 
Northern Alabama he connected himself with the C. P. church. 
Although he lived so long he lived to love God, and He who 
loves his own loved him and loved him to the end. His pious 
life endeared him to his family, the New Garden church and 
all who knew him. But few men have lived more usefully 
and died more happily. 


He was a man of good common sense, and an example of 
true Christian modesty in all things. He carefully avoided 
the appearance of evil, and delightedly watched for opportu- 
nities for doing good. 

He was firm, but not stubborn, humble but not mean and 
zealous, but not fanatical. He rejoiced in spirit, and often 
shouted aloud ; but his rejoicing was not like the crackling 
of straw under a pot — it was every day rejoicing. The plan 
of salvation was his delight by day and by night, in life and 
in death. 

For some years before his death he was dead to the 
world. His mind was good to the last. The writer was with 
him one month before his death. His health was as good as 
usual and his mind strong. It was Sabbath evening after 
preaching. The services at his home were reading the Bible, 
prayer and singing. The old man was filled with the Holy 
Ghost and rejoiced with joy unspeakable and spoke of his de- 
parture as at hand. Indeed, I looked at him with wonder. 
His face seemed to shine as though it had been the face of an 
angel and I thought for awhile his soul would prove too 
strong for his body and be off to heaven, but the body sur- 
vived one month longer and then gave way to the tenant 
soul, which no doubt outstripped the mind and soon found 
itself in the bosom of God. # 

Athens, Ala., Feb. 4, 1852. 


In the name of God, Amen. 

The thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord, one 
thousand seven hundred and ninety-six : 

I, Archibald Steele, of York County, in the State of 
South Carolina, being in my usual health but under the com- 
mon infirmity that attends old age, yet favored with sound 
sense and disposing mind and memory (blessed be God for 
all His mercies), and calling to remembrance the transitori- 
ness of this life and that it is appointed for all men once to 


die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, in 
manner and form following, viz : 

My will and desire is that all my just debts and funeral 
charges be fully paid by my executors hereinafter named. 

Item. — I give and bequeath to my wife, Agnes Steele, 
all ray household and kitchen furniture, two cows and calves, 
together with the full enjoyment of my dwelling house and 
as sufficient and comfortable a living off of the plantation I 
now live on as the same will admit of during my said wife's 
natural life ; also I allow my said wife to have the full use 
and benefit of a negro boy named George, without any inter- 
ruption or molestation in anything hereby given to my 
said wife, during as aforesaid her natural life. And at 
her decease the said negro boy I allow and bequeath to 
my grandson, John Steele, (son of Joseph) ; and the remain- 
der of what is bequeathed to my said wife, I allow at her 
decease to be equally divided amongst my present surviving 
children, John, William, James and Robert Steele, or their 
heirs, to enjoy the same forever. 

Item. — I give and bequeath to my son John Steele, the 
just and full sum of nine pounds sterling money of said State 
of South Carolina, and my desire is that he be paid that full 
sum in property at a reasonable value at any time within 
twelve months after my decease, the said valuation to be to 
the use and benefit of my said son and his heirs forever. 

Item. — I give and bequeath to my son James Steele, one 
feather bed and furniture and the sum of thirteen pounds 
ten shillings sterling money of said state, which sum of 
money is to be paid in property (in the same way and man- 
ner as directed for my son John), in two years after my 
decease, and bed and furniture delivered at my wife's de- 

Item. — My further will and desire is to make my two 
sons, William and Robert Steele, equal sharers in the survey 
of land I now live on, which contains 350 acres; and on ac- 
count of the natural conveniences not admitting of the equal 
division to be made in the land it must be done in the valua- 
tion of the same, which value may be made either between 
my said two sons if they can agree, if not, by any two judici- 
ous men chosen by them, and after said men determining 
which of them continues on the premises, he that holds the 


whole of the survey must pay the other one-half of what the 
said survey was valued to, one-half of which payment is to 
be made in cash^ and the other half in property at a reasona- 
ble valuation, and the time of payment to be agreed on be- 
tween my said two sons as they can best agree. 

Item. — My further desire is that my said sons John and 
James Steele's parts be made out of my nnbequeated part 
of chattle substance, and if any overplus should remain after 
payment of these same, I allow such overplus to be equally 
divided amongst my present surviving children. 

And further and lastly, I do constitute, ordain and ap- 
point my two sons, John and William Steele, my whole and 
sole executors of this my last will, hereby revoking all others 
by me heretofore made. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal the day and year above mentioned. Signed, sealed and 
declared by the testator to be his last will and testament. 

Archibald Steele. [Seal.] 
In presence of John Starr, 
James Young, 
Sam'l Johnson. 

Will probated Nov. 4th, 1805. Qualified John Steele and 
William Steele executor'-, Nov. 4th, 1805. 

Alexander Moore, 

Ordinary York Dist. 


(Every name in this book is not in this Index. That is 
not necessary. The object of the Index is simply to aid you 
in quickly finding your name in the Genealogical Chapter. 
I have not aimed to ignore or neglect anyone. Nearly all 
heads of families are indexed. If y^our name is not in the 
Index, you can find that of your father, mother, husband, 
wife, brother, sister, father-in-law or mother-in-law, and near 
one of these your name will be found in its proper place in 
the Genealogy.) 


Brunson, Abdalah , 110 

Brunson, John Starr Reid 37 and 112 

Brunson, Joshua Newton 88 and 112 

Brunson, Robert Jackson 38 and 113 

Brunson, Wm, James 112 

Brunson, Robert Juan 81 

Brunson, Robert Walton 112 

Brunson, John Starr '. 112 

Brunson, Jesse Steele 112 

Braly, James Denison 47 and 110 

Brandt, Rudolph 47 and 80 

Brandt, Rudolph, Jr 81 

Brandt, Julius Eli 80 

Brandt, Charles Rader • 80 

Brandt, Charles William 81 

Brown, Newton Robert Ill 

Brown, Charles Oliver 57 

Brown, John Salathiel • HI 

Brown, William Henry HI 

Bridges, Sion Riley 102 

Buchanan, W. N 100 

Carothers, Samuel D 74 

Civil War, The Steeles in the 37 

Culp, Leroy Newton 49 and 96 

Cole, Oscar Dixon 96 

Craig, John Barber 68 

Curry, W. H 75 

Carswell, William DuPree 114 

Carswell, Edward Steele 114 

Connally, Mrs. E. L 117 

Damron, Charles lOfi 

Damron, John 106 

Drennan, William 72 

Duncan, J. G 91 

138 INDEX 


Douglas, Nathanial Steele 109 

Douglas, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth 109 

Douglas, John Earl 109 

Douglas, Daniel Milton 109 

Douglas, Thomas Kidd 109 

Edwards Estate, The Robert 14 

Eslick, M. S 107 

Futh, G. W 47 and 91 

Fewel, J. B. 75 

Fewell, Alexander Bishop 77 

Fudge, John C 72 

Graves, James A 65 

Glass, John 58 

Gill, James Archibald 38 and 70 

Garrison, W. S : 74 

Hyde, Isaac and Lem H 28 

HickHn, James Cloud, Jr. and Sr 82 

Hicklin, William Cloud 38 and 82 

Hicklin, James Roswell 83 

Hicklin, James Albert 83 

Hutchison, Sarah White (Steele) 62 

Hutchison, David Parks 62 

Hendrix, C. J 101 

Hughes, Andrew Jackson 89 

Hayes, John A 69 

Hamilton, James Polk 105 

Hamilton, Newton Wilson 106 

Hamilton, Flavius Newton 112 

Hamilton, Wm. Du L 106 

Holt, George Pressly 101 

Jordan, Stephen Clay 47 and 96 

Jackson, Robert H 67 

Jackson, Wm. U • 68 

Kimbrell, Mrs. Margaret (Steele) 63 

King's Mountain, Battle of 19 

Kelly, J. E 71 

Kelley, James Alexander 93 

Kelley, Martellus Z 92 

Kelley, Robert Gill 93 

Love, Jas. A 53 

Lewis, Dr. T. J 48 and 85 

Lemly, Samuel, Sr 48 and 59 

Lemly, Samuel, Jr 61 

Lemly, Susie Steele 61 

Lemly, Wm. Steele, Sr 39 and 60 

Lemly, Wm. Steele, Jr 60 

Lemly, Dr. Byron 39 and 60 

Lemly, Burton 39 and 59 

Lemly, Charles C 61 

INDEX 139 


Lemly, Percy 61 

Lemly, Bessie Gary 60 

Lumpkin, T. B 64 

Lindsay, Andrew F 80 

Lewis, Dr. Thos. Jefferson 48 and 85 

Lewis, James A 86 

Montgomery, James Robert 104 

Montgomery, Thomas Walker 104 

Montgomery, James Gibson 99 

Montgomery, John Newton 39 and 101 

Montgomery, David Gibson 39 and 102 

Montgomery, John Morgan 40 and 103 

McKee, Maj. Francis M 90 

McKee, "Wm. Andrew 91 

McKee, Francis Alexander 91 

McDonald, Hugh Maury 86 

McMurray, Joseph Harper 84 

McCord, John Thompson 48 and 92 

McCord, James Robert 92 

McCord, Elwood Lacy 96 

McGee, Dr. J. P 95 

McClure, Rev. Jas. Wm 56 

McFadden, Robert Oscar 80 

McFadden, Jefferson Valdora 79 

McFadden, Wm. Joseph 79 

McFadden, John M 74 

Meyers, Armond DeRosette 62 

Meekins, Thomas Jefferson 48 and 86 

Meekins, Benjamin Franklin 48 and 87 

Meekins, Henry Clay 48 and 87 

Meekins, Flavius Josephus 88 

Meekins, Francis Marion 88 

Milling, W. A 74 

Mobley, David M 83 

Majure, W. A 86 

Moody, Jas. B 88 

Moody, Jefferson Davis 90 

McPeters, Wm. Thomas 114 

McKinlay, Wm. Daniel 98 

Neely, C. M 40 and 96 

Orr, Nelson Modrall 102 

Percival, J. G 75 

Paisley, A. J 107 

Paisley, James Newton 40 and 107 

Paisley, Archibald Jackson 40 and 108 

Paisley, Rev. John Milton 40 and 110 

Paisley, Wm. Jenkins 109 

Paisley, James Edward HO 

Paisley, John Robert 110 

140 INDEX 


Paisley, Luther Etherage 110 

Paisley, John Anderson, and family 108 

Poag, Joseph Steele, Sr 79 

Poag, Joseph Steele, Jr 41 and 81 

Poag, J. Marvin 72 

Poag. William, Sr 78 

Poag, William, Jr 40 and 83 

Poag, James Monroe 41 and 81 

Poag, Thomaf Jefferson 40 and 79 

Poag, John Edgar 83 

Poag, William Juan 41 and 81 

Poag, Leroy Davis 49 and 78 

Poag, Robert Samuel ^ 78 

Poag, John Randolph 78 

Poag, Joseph Frederick ■. 51 and 78 

Pressley, Dr. Wm. Adams, Sr 48 and 98 

Pressley, Dr. Wm. Adams, Jr 98 

Pounders, Richard 49 and 94 

Potrack, the old chain 24 

Pool, Fletcher H 88 

Reid, Samuel Watson 98 

Reed, Edwin Ewing 108 

Redwine, Frank P 92 

Rader, Jonas 80 

Rader, Eli Cincinatus 41 and 80 

Rader, Julius Alexander 41 and 80 

'Rhine, Author Milton '. 72 

Rhine, Laddie Gill 73 

Ro'well, Randolph 49 and 95 

Rowell, Samuel Benjamin 41 and 96 

Rowell, William August 42 and 96 

Rowell OUie Winston 96 

Rowell, Wm. Ward 96 

Roberts, Mrs. Emily Morgan 104 

Steele, Archibald, the First 20, 29, 35 and 52 

Steele, Archibald, son of Joseph 62 

Steele, Archibald Jackson 104 

Steele, Archibald, the First, Will of 134, 135 and 136 

Steele, Alexander, son of Jos 84 

Steele, Abram Cincinatus, Sr. and Jr 62 

Steele, Augustus G 87 

Steele, Aaron 117 

Steele, Charles McDuffie 75 

Steele, David Patton 63 

Steele, Eli Springs, Jr. and Sr 61 and 62 

Steele, Edward Gilliam .- 56 

Steele, Edward Partlow 77 

Steele, Francis Marion 86 

Steele, Capt. Geo. Eli McDuffie 42 and 74 

INDEX 141 


Steele, Isaac Donnell, Rev 114 and 132 

Steele, James, son of Archibald 31, 36 and 9(5 

Steele, James Alexander 46 and 86 

Steele, James Barry 44 and 57 

Steele, James Foreman .. 65 

Steele, James Archibald 68 

Steele, James Francis •. 89 

Steele, Jane, daughter of Capt. Jos 78 

Steele, Joseph, Capt 30, 35 and 54 

Steele, Joseph, son of James 97 

Steele, Joseph White 43 and 97 

Steele, Joseph Robert, son of J. C. Steele 105 

Steele, Joseph Newton 43 and 77 

Steele, Joseph Theodore 46 and 94 

Steele, Joseph Anderson 47 and 55 

Steele, John, son of Archibald 29, 35 and 53 

Steele, John, son of John 53 

Steele, John, son of Capt. Jos ■. 54 

Steele, Jane, daughter of Capt. Jos 78 

Steele, John Milton Sr 42 and 65 

Steele, John Milton Jr 44 and 66 

Steele, John Hope 76 

Steele, John Newton, son of N. A. Steele 44 and 64 

Steele, Maj. John Newton 113 and 117 

Steele, John Reid Acklin 45 and 105 

Steele, John Gilliam 44 and 55 

Steele, Johathan Jackson 59 

Steele, John Atkinson 55 

Steele, John May 67 

Steele, Marshall Alexander 51 and 73 

Steele, Manlius De Miller 43 and 59 

Steele, Mary Ellen 56 

Steele, Ninian, and his descendants 116 

Steele, Newton Chambers 114 and 121 

Steele, Newton Alexander 42 and 63 

Steele, Newton Alwain ■ 46 and 106 

Steele, Robert, son of Archibald 26, 32 and 99 

Steele, Robert Alexander 42 and 76 

Steele, Roland Cooper 98 

Steele, Rufus Gill 69 

Steele, Samuel, son of Capt. Jos 75 

Steele, Sarah White 62 

Steele, Steele 88 

Steele, Strutton Edwards, Sr 42 and 65 

Steele, Strutton Edwards, Jr 68 

Steele, Samuel Johnston 93 

Steele, Samuel Harrison 43 and 76 

Steele, Samuel Williamson 44 and 93 

Steele, Samuel Lytic 51 and 98 

142 INDEX 

Steele, Thomas Jackson 75 

Steele, William, son of Archibald •. 30, 36 and 96 

Steele, William Amzi '. 42 and 63 

Steele, William Anderson 43 and 76 

Steele, William Green 43 and 59 

Steele, William Daniel 44 and 55 

Steele, William Harvey 94 

Steele, Willie Rebecca .■ 63 

Steele, William Lawrence 87 

Steele, William McDuffie '. 63 and 65 

Steele, William Alexander 89 

Steele, Woods Montgomery 56 

Steele, Walter Jackson 66 

Steele, William Zachariah 89 

Steele, William, son of Aaron 117 

Steele, Wm. White 98 

Steele, William David 66 

Smith, Capt. J. C. B : '. 49 and 56 

Smith, Andrew Kohath 49 and 77 

Smith, Edward Hope 78 

Smith, Robert Ernest '. 77 

Smith, Samuel Harrison 77 

Smith, Joseph Emerson 77 

Springer, J. C : 108 

Spanish- American War 50 

Stilwell, Wm. McKendree 114 

Stilwell, Capt. Thomas Stuart Starr 46 and 115 

Stilwell, Henry V 115 

Stepherson, James Harvey 100 

Stepherson, John Morgan 100 

Sory, Benj. D 113 

Suitor, Robert Lee 102 

Stewart, Dr. James Harper 83 

Shillinglaw, James A 73 

Towles, T. J 115 

Taliaferro, Addison 93 

Thompson, Wm. Thomas HI 

Thompson, Steele HI 

Terrell, Maj. George William 50 and 60 

Terrell, Mrs. A. C 60 

Thomasson, Dr. W. H 64 

Thomasson, W. H 64 

Thomasson, James T 57 

Whyte, William 50 and 56 

Whyte, William Hope 56 

Workman, William Alexander 50 and 70 

Workman, Robert Harvey 50 and 67 

Workman, Col. Wm. Grier 72 

Workman, Calvin Newton 46 and 71 

INDEX 143 


Workman, Rufus Alexander 46 and 70 

Workman, Robert McDuffie 73 

Workman, Edward Steele 67 

Workman, Thomas Calvin 68 

Workman, Wm. Thos 71 

Workman, Wills M 71 

Workman, Dr. Claud N 72 

Wills, Wm. Thomas 100 

Williford, Wm. T 74 

Will of Archibald Steele the First 134 




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