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Andrew Steele was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Andrew Steele has been listed by some researchers [including in the publications "Tennessee Records: Bible Records and Marriage Bonds", by Acklen; and "Sir Richard Steele, 1672-1729" by Willard Connely], as a son of Samuel Steele (1709-1790) of Augusta County, Virginia, but this appears to be unfounded. This Andrew Steele appears to have been confused with the elder Samuel's son Andrew Steele (1743-1800), who married Mary Ramsey. Additional research is necessary.
This site also agrees that this Andrew Steele was not the son of Samuel Steele (1709-1790) of Augusta County, Virginia.
Records in Tennessee
[may be records of this Andrew Steele, additional research is necessary]
- 1787 Davidson County, TN Tax List - Andrew Steel
- September 1792 - Battle of Rock Island - 30 mounted militia men of Sumner County under Lieut. Wm. Snoddy defeated 60 Indians. Nathaniel Latimore and Scobey were killed. Capt. Wm. Reid, Hugh Elliott and Andrew Steel were wounded. 13 Indians, including Chief Doublehead were killed and many were wounded. The Caney Fork of the Cumberland
- 1796 - For the sum of 24 pounds John Donelson has Andrew Steel of Sumner County 100 acres. then it down the same as meanders to Stones River. N. then south to an 226 poles to a stake. then north 960 poles to a red oak.. 1645 76 . N. then north with Fort's line 227 poles to a dogwood at Fort's northto the west corner. has sold Robert Love of Buncomb County. Dated May 20. Andrew Steel May 20. then west 400 poles crossing said west fork to the beginning. then north two dogwoods to his at Logue's northwest at stake corner running east with said Logue's line 400 poles to his northeast comer to a 180 poles with Sugg line northwest corner on Fort's south boundary. then along John Donelson's heirs line west 220 poles to an elm and locust on the cedar branch. running with his line west 452 poles ash. Rutherford County Historical Society
- 1798 Court of Pleas & Quarter Session Records, Sumner County, TN - On motion ordered that William Allen be appointed into Constable for Capt. John Harpoles district who entered into bond the penal sum of six hundred twenty five Dollars with Andrew Steel Security and took the oath prescribed by law. Allen Genealogy
Information on Andrew Steele
After leaving Augusta County, VA, Andrew and Martha Buchanan Steele, dau. of Agnes Bowen and Archibald Buchanan, settled around 1787 in the area known as the "Old Fields" (known today as the Clover Bottom Area). Andrew and his sons John and Alexander settled in White County with their father before 1830. Rootsweb Message Board
Andrew Steele was in TN as early as 1787 when he appears alongside his father in law Archibald Buchanan on a tax list for Davidson Co. Andrew owned land in both Davidson and Sumner Co. and owned a ferry on Stones River in Davidson Co., that had previously been owned by his father in law. When Wilson Co was formed in 1799 from Sumner, Andrew's land was in the new county. In the early 1800's, Andrew began to sell his land and by 1810 he had moved to White County. A parcel of land sold in Davidson County in 1810 shows Andrew to be "a resident in the county of White in Tennessee". This proves he was still living in 1810. The tract of land was on the east side of Stones River and included "the ferry landing known by the name of Buchanan ferry at the old fields". The "old fields" was also know as Clover Bottom, a part of which was owned by Archibald Buchanan, Andrew's father in law.
Found on the 1820 Census of White Co., TN are Alexander, Andrew, Andrew H. and John Steele. Andrew is listed as being over 45, and Alexander and John and listed as being between the ages of 26 and 45 and Andrew H. is listed as being aged 18-26. Andrew is too young to be Andrew Sr., husband of Martha Buchanan and so must be Andrew Jr. Andrew H. is probably the son of Andrew Sr.
From Rootsweb.com post:
From: "Willie Smith" <wolfslair98@@ficom.net>
Subject: Re: [STEELE-L] Samuel Steele
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 11:47:09 -0500
I am descended from Andrew Steele and Martha Buchanan through their son, John Steele. John Steele, twin brother of James Steele, was born about 1786 probably in Davidson County, N.C. , now Tennessee, and died in DeKalb county, TN August 4, 1871. He is probably buried in the Steele Cemetery near Sligo Dock on the Caney Fork River in DeKalb County. John's first wife was Jane Compton, whom he married in Wilson county, TN in 1810. She died sometime before 1844 in DeKalb County, TN. His second wife was Mahala Goodman, whom he married in DeKalb county.
John Steele served with the 39th U.S. Infantry, Capt. Hallum's Company, during the War of 1812, and participated in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in present-day Tallapoosa County, Alabama. He was discharged in Florida in 1814, and returned home. He applied for his pension in 1871, but died before it could be approved. His widow, Mahala Steele, then applied for a widow's pension in 1873, which was approved. She died sometime between 1880 and 1900, and is also believed to have been buried in the Steele Cemetery near Sligo. To get there from Smithville, go East on 70 across the Caney Fork at Sligo until you get to Johnson's Chapel Road, turn there and go north about one-fourth mile. There is a dirt road on the right that leads to the cemetery. Only slate rock markers, and no legible tombstones. This is believed to be on or in the vicinity of the Elrod place, and south of Anderson Cemetery.
Another Steele cemetery is now called Maynard Cemetery, at Cherry Hill, just off 56 after crossing Center Hill Lake going North out of Smithville.
There is a little yellow store on the right. Turn there and keep to the right on the dirt road which deadends at the cemetery.
this is just before you get to Silver Point and I-40.
From: catano@@ix.netcom.com <catano@@ix.netcom.com>
To: STEELE-L@@rootsweb.com <STEELE-L@@rootsweb.com>
Date: Sunday, August 30, 1998 4:00 AM
Subject: Re: [STEELE-L] Samuel Steele
- Acklen, Jeannette Tillotson. Tennessee Records : Bible Records and Marriage Bonds. (Tucson, Arizona: W.C. Cox, 1974), pg. 130.
Andrew Steele, born about 1755. He married Martha Buchanan in 1780. Martha Buchanan was the daughter of Archibald and Agnes Bowen McFerrin Buchanan, born 1762. Andrew Steele came to Tennessee from Montgomery County, Va., and bought land on Caney Fork in 1793.
The children of Andrew and Martha Buchanan Steele were:
Archibald Steele, who married and left a family near Natchez, Miss.
John and James Steele, who were twins. John married a Miss Compton, James married on Caney Fork.
Andrew Steele, who married on Caney Fork.
Mary Steele, who married Perry Magnes.
Nancy Steele, who married Charles Hall.
Samuel Steele, born 1782, and married Patience Shane 1805.
The children of Samuel and Patience Shane Steele were:
Rebecca, who married Thomas Wood.
James Steele, who married Judith Wood.
Polly Steele, who married William Harper Wright.
Martha Buchanan Steele, born in 1811, and married Joseph Shackleford Binkley in 1883.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.
- United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33).
1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule
Name: Andrew Steel
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): White, Tennessee
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [b. 1775 or before]
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [b. bet. 1776-1794]
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7
Note: Census record shows Andrew and his son John living aside each other.