Pueblo County, Colorado
Family Group Sheets
Matthew W. Steele

FAMILY GROUP SHEET
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HUSBAND: Matthew W. Steele
BORN: abt 1806 Kentucky
MARRIAGE: about 1825, Pike County, MO.
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DIED: 6-20-1872
FATHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Robert Steele, father. Born 1778 Rowan County, North Carolina to Thomas Steele and Elizabeth Graves. Married 15 September 1803 in Botetourt County, Va. Divorced through petition by wife Elizabeth for desertion--procedings begun in 1817. Remarried to Sarah Graves before 1826 in Giles County, TN. Died unknown in Giles County, TN. Colonel in War of 1812.
MOTHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Elizabeth Wilson. Born about 1786 to Mary unknown and Matthew Wilson (Revolutionary War Soldier) in Botetourt County, Va.. Divorced Robert Steele and married James Jamison in Pike County, MO 27 May 1835. Died 23 october 1842 in Pike County, MO.
NOTES: Obituary: Pueblo Chieftain, June 22, 1872, The funeral of Mr. Matthew Steele will be held at 2:00 p.m. today at the late residence of the deceased. All friends, acquaintances and the public generally, are cordially invited to attend. Sermon will be delivered by the Rev. O.P. McMains.
Came to Pueblo County about 1859.
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WIFE: Harriett Rowland
BORN: 12-8-1806 Virginia
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DIED: 1-5-1889
FATHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: George Rowland b. about 1780 in Botetourt County, Va. to James Rowland and Margaret Kyle. Married Mary Polly Wilson 06 Feb 1806 in Botetourt County, Va. Died 06 March, 1835 in Pike County, MO.
MOTHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Mary Polly Wilson (sister of Elizabeth Wilson, Matthew's mother), b.1790 to Matthew and Mary Wilson in Botetourt County, Va. Died 20 October 1836 in Pike County, MO.
NOTES: Obituary: Pueblo Chieftain Jan. 8, 1889, Mrs. Matthew Steele, one of the pioneer women of Colorado, died on Saturday at 2:00 a.m., aged 83 years, at her home on her ranch North of Pueblo, in this county. The funeral occurred on Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m., and was very largely attended. She was buried on ground near her residence. She had lived on that ranch twenty-five years. Her funeral was preached by the Rev. John C. Hay.
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CHILD 1: Mary Ann Steele
SEX: F
BORN: abt 1830 Wisconsin
MARRIAGE: Philander Davis Moore
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CHILD 2: Elizabeth Steele
SEX: F
BORN: abt 1833 Wisconsin
MARRIAGE: Mr. Beckem
OTHER MARRIAGES: (2) James Chatham
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CHILD 3: Matthew Franklin Steele
SEX: M
BORN: abt 1835 Wisconsin
MARRIAGE: Miss Lizzie Campbell
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CHILD 4: Christopher Columbus Steele
SEX: M
BORN: 1838 Missouri
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NOTES: 1850 census gives birth as Wisconsin
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CHILD 5: Margaret Isabelle Steele
SEX: F
BORN: 1839 Arkansas
MARRIAGE: Reuben Spalding
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DIED:
NOTES: twin to Margaret
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CHILD 6: Mariah Steele
SEX: F
BORN: 1839 Arkansas
MARRIAGE: Mr. Rogers
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DIED:
NOTES: twin to Margaret
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CHILD 7: Matilda Jane Steele
SEX: F
BORN: abt 1840 Arkansas
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CHILD 8: Hannibal Rowland Steele
SEX: M
BORN: abt 1843 Arkansas
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DIED: 11-8-1925 Pueblo, Colorado
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CHILD 9: Josephine Steele
SEX: F
BORN: 1846 Arkansas
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CHILD 10: Thomas Jefferson Steele
SEX: M
BORN: 1848
MARRIAGE: Arkansas
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DIED:
NOTES: Pueblo Chieftain 10-16-1874, William Van Andert was shot and killed on the Little Fountian by Jeff Steele.
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
1850 census Prairie Twp., Washington County, Arkansas:
M.W. Steele 44 born Virginia
Harriett 43 born Kentucky
Mary 20, Wisconsin
Elizabeth 17, Wisconsin
Matthew 15, Wisconsin
Christopher 13 Wisconsin
Margaret 11 Arkansas
Mariah 11 Arkansas
Matilda 10 Arkansas
Hannibal 7 Arkansas
Josephine 5 Arkansas
Thomas 3 Arkansas

1870 census Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado
68-63
Steele, Matthew age 64 Kentucky
Harriett 64 Virginia
Columbus 32 Missouri
Jeff 22 Arkansas
Matilda 26 Arkansas
Josephine 24 Arkansas
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SUBMITTED BY: Karen Mitchell
DATE: 6-22-2004
E-MAIL ADDRESS: km1109@aculink.ner PLEASE NOTE: I am not related to this family.
NOTE: Updated by Howard Snooks, 10-1-2004, Howardsnooks@comcast.net
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