Person:Martha Steele (13)

Watchers
Martha Steele
b.WFT Est 1710-1712 prob. Ireland
d.
m. WFT Est 1708-1711
  1. Martha Steele1710-1712 -
  2. Isabella SteeleABT 1720 - ABT 1797
  3. Nathaniel SteeleABT 1722 - 1796
  4. Robert Steele, Sr.abt 1725 - 1800
  5. Samuel Steele1730 - bef 1795
  6. Rebecka SteeleABT 1738 -
  7. Janet SteeleABT 1738 -
  8. Thomas SteeleABT 1747 - 1803
  • HJohn TeasAbt 1700 - Abt 1750
  • WMartha Steele1710-1712 -
m. Bef. 1728
  1. Martha TeasAbt 1728 - Bef 1749
  2. Thomas TeasAbt 1734 - 1821
  3. Daughter TeasAbt 1741 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Martha Steele
Gender Female
Birth[1] WFT Est 1710-1712 prob. Ireland
Marriage Bef. 1728 poss. Lancaster County, Pennsylvaniato John Teas
Death[1]

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.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 13, Ed. 1. (Release date: August 14, 1997), Tree #3598.

    Date of Import: Aug 9, 1998