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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

THOMAS B. STEELE, of Dunkard Township, Greene County, Penn., was born March 1, 1841, on the farm where he now resides.  He is the son of John and Nancy (Bowen) Steele, who were natives of Pennsylvania, and of Irish and English ancestry.  He grandfather, John Steele, who was a farmer and drover, died in 1862, having reached the advanced age of ninety-four years.  Thomas Steele’s father was born in 1797 and lived to be eighty-two years of age.  He was a farmer and stock-grower, and spent most of his life in Dunkard Township.  His family consisted of eleven children, who all grew to maturity.  Thomas, the tenth child, was reared on the home farm, attended the district school and has been an industrious farmer all his ife [sic].  He was united in marriage, January 13, 1864, with Miss Rebecca, daughter of John Stevenson.  Mrs. Steele is a native of Greene County, and of English and German descent.  They are the parents of five children, viz.: John M., Artie B., Sadie L., R. B. and Nannie.  In politics Mr. Steele is a Democrat.  He and wife are leading members of the Baptist Church.

 

Page 644-645
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.
Date of Transcription: 04 November 2008
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