b.WFT Est 1710-1712 prob. Ireland
m. WFT Est 1708-1711
Facts and Events
Some researchers have placed the birthdate of Martha Steele, daughter of David Steele at "abt. 1728", but it is clear that from David Steele's wil that she was already married (probably to John Teas) before the writing of David Steele's will in 1747 (and probably had been for several years). In addition, Martha (probably this Martha), wife of John Teas had already had a daughter with John Teas (accordingly also named Martha), that was born about 1728, which would have placed this Martha Steele's birthdate no later than 1712. Since David Steele's birthdate has been listed by some researchers as early as "1679", it is certainly plausible that this Martha Steele's birthdate would have been in the range (1710-1712) to have been both a daughter of David Steele and the wife of John Teas (b. abt. 1700, d. abt. 1750 according to some sources) of Augusta County, Virginia.
The following Augusta County, Virginia record seems to prove Martha as the daughter of David Steele:
http://lib-operations.sonoma.edu/fin/aaa-0224.html Volume III page 8: will book 1
(64) 14th September, 1747. David Steele's will--Farmer, son Robert, plantation; wife; son, Nathaniel; daughters, Martha Teas, Isabella McCluer, 5 shillings; daughters, Rebecka, Jannet. Executors, SAMUEL DOAK and Robert Ramsey; refused to execute. Teste: Wm. Steel, Geo. Brakenridge, Robert Alexander. Proved, 18th November, 1747, by Brakenridge and Alexander.