Rev. Stephen Steele1,2

(10 April 1698 - 14 December 1759)

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Relationship7th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree

Some Background

Rev. Stephen Steele was also known as Stephen Steel.3
FatherLieut. James Steele (c. 1658 - 1712)
MotherSarah Barnard (3 Dec 1648 - 1730)

Birth - Marriage - Death

PrincipalRev. Stephen Steele was christened on 7 April 1695, in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
ChildHe was born on 10 April 1698, in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Another source gives the year as 1696, and states he was born in the house where his great grandfather, George Steele, had first settled.4
GroomHe married Ruth Porter, daughter of Col. Samuel Porter Jr. and Joanna Cook, on 2 May 1720 in Hadley, Hampshire Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England.5,6
DeceasedHe died on 14 December 1759 in Tolland, Hartford Co., Connecticut, at the age of 61.7,5

Children with Ruth Porter:


Church AffiliationFrom 1720 to December 1759,Rev. Stephen Steele and Ruth Steele were members of the Congregational Church in Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut Colony, New England. Rev. Stephen graduated from Yale in 1721 and two years later became the first settled minister in Tolland. He was ordained in June 1723 and served until the year before his death. He initially received a salary of £75 per year.5

Sources - Citations

  1. [S185] Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772–1934 - Index (Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2009, 2010). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  2. [S33] Yates Publishing, Compiler, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, Utah: Operations Inc. - Online Publication, 2004). A collection of records extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases - all data should be verified for accuracy by other sources., Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: .
  3. [S150] Lorraine Cook, Compiler, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002).
  4. [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. 31; gives year and place.
  5. [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. 12.
  6. [S910] Loren P. Waldo, Early History of Tolland, pg. 31.
  7. [S550] Connecticut - Tolland Vital Records (n.p.:, unknown publish date). from photo copies of original records, Vol. 1, pg 63.
  8. [S550] Tolland VR, Vol. 1, pg. 63.
  9. [S910] Loren P. Waldo, Early History of Tolland, pg. 31; gives date and place.
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