Elisha Steele Esqr.1

(7 October 1728 - 16 August 1773)

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Relationship6th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree
FatherRev. Stephen Steele2 (10 Apr 1698 - 14 Dec 1759)
MotherRuth Porter (10 Nov 1701 - 14 May 1792)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildElisha Steele Esqr. was born on 7 October 1728, in Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut.3,4
GroomHe married Sarah Wolcott, daughter of Major Roger Wolcott and Marah Newberry, on 26 April 1758 in Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut Colony, New England. The entry in the Tolland town records has Sarah's name as MRS. Sarah Wolcutt, of Windsor which apparently is in error. No Widow Sarah Wolcott has been found in the appropriate timeframe. A Steele family genealogy says Sarah was the daughter of Roger and Mary Walcott of Windsor; this same genealogy says after Elisha's death Sarah married Elijah Chapman which is incorrect. A Wolcott genealogy agrees Sarah is the daughter of Roger and Mary Wolcott and attribute only one marriage to her, that to Elisha Steele.5,6,7
DeceasedHe died on 16 August 1773 in Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut, at the age of 44.8

Children with Sarah Wolcott:


Elisha was the first lawyer in Tolland Co.9


Military ServiceIn 1757,Elisha Steele Esqr. served as a It is likely that Elisha and his brother John are the two Steel men serving 16 and 10 days, respectively, in Captain Wadsworth's Militia Company in 1757 during the Fench and Indian War during thewar.10

Community Service

From 1761 to 1768, Elisha Steele Esqr. served as a Justice of the Peace for Tolland, Hartford Co., Connecticut Colony, New England.11

Sources - Citations

  1. [S550] Connecticut - Tolland Vital Records (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date). from photo copies of original records, Vol. 1, pg 63.
  2. [S550] Tolland VR, Vol. 1, pg. 63.
  3. [S550] Tolland VR, Vol. 2, pg. 63.
  4. [S655] Daniel Steele Durrie, Steele Family. A Genealogy of John And George Steel. Settlers of Hartford, Conn. 1635-6. And Their Descendants. (Albany, New York: J. Munsell, 1862), pg. 16.
  5. [S550] Tolland VR, Vol. 2, pg18, gives bride's name as MRS Sarah Wolcutt.
  6. [S655] Daniel Steele Durrie, Genealogy of John And George Steel, pg. 16 names bride as Sarah, daughter of Roger and Mary Walcott of Windsor.
  7. [S911] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott Genealogy : The Family of Henry Wolcott : One of the First Settlers of Windsor, Connecticut (Rochester, New York: The Genesee Press, 1912), pg. 75; names, date.
  8. [S550] Tolland VR, Vol. 2, pg18.
  9. [S655] Daniel Steele Durrie, Genealogy of John And George Steel, pg. 88.
  10. [S555] Albert C. Bates, Editor, Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, Volume IX - Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French And Indian War, 1755-1762, 26 Volumes vols. (Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1903), pg 239.
  11. [S910] Loren P. Waldo, The Early History of Tolland : An Address, Delivered Before the Tolland County Historical Society, at Tolland, Conn., on the 22nd Day of August and 27th Day of September 1861 (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Case, Lockwood & company, 1861), pg. 142.
  12. [S655] Daniel Steele Durrie, Genealogy of John And George Steel, pg. 29.
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