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Matthias Steel
(Abt 1781-1840)
Catherine Anderson
(-)
William Steel
(1802-1863)

 

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Susannah Ellen Evans

William Steel 1 2 3

  • Born: 1802, Canada 2
  • Marriage: Susannah Ellen Evans
  • Died: 19 Nov 1863, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, Ontario, Canada, at age 61 4
  • Buried: McGaw/Steele Cemetery, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, Ontario, Canada 5

  General Notes:

William Steel was adopted by Peter Walker a pioneer at Port Dover, Woodhouse Twp, Norfolk County, Ontario. Peter Walker and his wife, Ann Margaret Walker had no children of their own. In the will of Peter Walker dated 22 Apr 1818, it states "my adopted son William Steel eldest son of my aforesaid friend Matthias Steel". His brother's Joseph and Henry may have also been adopted by the Walker's.

1852 Census of Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, Ontario
William Steel, 49 born Upper Canada, Wesleyan Methodist, farmer
Susanah Steel, 49 born in Ireland, Wesleyan Methodist
Ann Steel 21 born in Upper Canada, Wesleyan Methodist
Edward Steel 19 born in Upper Canada, Wesleyan Methodist
Matthias Steel 16 born in Upper Canada, Wesleyan Methodist
John Steel 14 born in Upper Canada, Wesleyan Methodist
William Steel 8 born in Upper Canada, Wesleyan Methodist
Wesley Steel 3 born in Upper Canada, Wesleyan Methodist

1861 Census of Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, Ontario
William Steel, 58 born W. Canada, Wesleyan Methodist, Farmer
Susan Steel, 55 born Ireland, Wesleyan Methodist
William Steel, 17 born W. Canada, Wesleyan Methodist
Wesley Steel, 12 born W. Canada, Wesleyan Methodist
Joseph Steel, 11 born W. Canada, Wesleyan Methodist
John Steel, 23 born W. Canada, Wesleyan Methodist
Mary Steel, 22 born W. Canada, Wesleyan Methodist
Clamantine Steel, 5 born W. Canada, Wesleyan Methodist 6



William married Susannah Ellen Evans, daughter of Edward Evans and Ruthey Jane. (Susannah Ellen Evans was born about 1806 in Ireland 3, died on 20 Jan 1864 5 and was buried in McGaw/Steele Cemetery, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, Ontario, Canada 5.)




Sources


1 R. Robert Mutrie and Bill Horn, The Long Point Settlers Project, Steel of Woodhouse Twp, Norfolk Co, Ontario, Canada, (January 2005, www.nornet.on.ca/~jcardiff

).

2 Mary Ellen Zippel, Zippel-Regal Families 2004
, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/, Main Source: Genealogy of the Evans and Rymer Families by Arnold Rymer, August 2002


).

3 1861 Personal Census, Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co, Ontario.

4 Steel, William - Estate File #217, 1864, (Archives of Ontario GS 1, Reel 696, Estate Files 0145-0248, Years 1860-1865).

5 Haldimand County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Cheapside McGaw Methodist Cemetery Walpole Township, (Transcribed in June 1997 by Leah Ramsay).

6 Edited by William R. Yeager, Wills of the London District, 1800-1839, (Norfolk Historical Society, Simcoe, Ontario, 1979), page 13.


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