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James Steer

Male 1781 - 1874


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  • Name  James Steer 
    Born  29 Jul 1781  Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  27 Jun 1874  Colerain, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I36015  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  6 Oct 2013 

    Father  James Steer,   b. 10 Jul 1741, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Abigail Edgerton,   b. 5 Nov 1742, Sadsbury Township, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1810, Hopewell, Frederick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 May 1761  Hopewell Mm, Frederick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F9407  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Ruth Wilson,   b. 20 Oct 1794, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827, Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Jul 1819  Freeport, Harrison, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Israel Steer,   b. 14 Sep 1820, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1905, Colerain, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Abigail Steer,   b. Abt 1822, Stillwater, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1896, Stillwater, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Martha Steer,   b. 20 Oct 1823, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1895, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rachel Steer,   b. 1 May 1825, Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1887, Colerain, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James Steer, III,   b. 17 Jun 1827, Colerain, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1917, Barnesville, Belmont, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  15 Sep 2013 
    Family ID  F10862  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ann Lupton,   b. 3 Aug 1793, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1853, Jefferson, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Mar 1830  Short Creek mm, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Nathan Steer,   b. 20 Dec 1830, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1918, Jefferson, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Joseph Steer,   b. 23 Sep 1833, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1839, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  15 Sep 2013 
    Family ID  F9440  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jul 1781 - Frederick, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jul 1819 - Freeport, Harrison, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Mar 1830 - Short Creek mm, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jun 1874 - Colerain, Belmont, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • James Steer of Belmont County, OH
      A certificate was produced at New Garden monthly meeting, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, June 27, 1737, for ISAAC STEER, his wife, Ruth, and their daughter, Catharine, from county Antrim, Ireland, dated May 7, 1736. Their son, JOHN STEER, produced a certificate to New Garden monthly meeting, held June 30, 1729, from Ballenderry, Ireland, dated February 11, 1728. He married RACHEL EVANS February 21, 1732, and removed to Fairfax county, Virginia, where he died.

      JAMES STEER [I], son of John, and grandfather of the subject of this sketch, married ABIGAIL EDGERTON, of Lancaster county, Pa., May 21 1761. His son, JAMES [II], father of our subject, was born July 29, 1781, in Frederick county, Virginia. He was married to RUTH WILSON July 29, 1819, at Freeport, Ohio, and located at Colerain, Ohio. RUTH WILSON was born October 20, 1794, in West Pennsylvania. They had five children, as follows: Israel, born September 14, 1820; Abigail, February 9, 1822; Martha, October 20, 1823; Rachel, August 28, 1825; JAMES, Jr. [III], our subject, born June 17, 1827. Ruth Steer died in the year 1828. James Steer, Sr., then married ANN LUPTON, at Colerain, March 30, 1830, to whom were born Nathan, December 27, 1830; Joseph, September 23, 1833. JAMES, Sr.[II], died May 20, 1839, and his wife departed this life February 4, 1853.

      JAMES STEER, Jr. [III], was married to MARY GREEN, October 26, 1853. Their children's names and births are as follows: Anna Mary, born October 24, 1854; William G., May 18, 1856; Joseph, April 14, 1858; Rachel G., April 16, 1860; Elizabeth, January 7, 1863; Charles, February 4, 1865; Rebecca, November 23, 1867; Abby, January 12, 1871. The last two are deceased. Anna Mary Steer was married October 24, 1878.

      Mr. Steer [James Steer III] had always resided on the old homestead, in Colerain township, Belmont county, Ohio, until 1865, when he came to his present location in Warren township. He owns a farm of 230 acres two miles east of Barnesville. The greater portion of his farm is underlaid with excellent coal. He has a bank opened, which gives employment to several men during the winter season, and supplies several of his neighbors with fuel. His farm is known as the old homestead of the GREEN family. When Mr. Steer first located on this farm he did an extensive business in the coal trade. He is a member of the Stillwater church.

      Submitted by: Bonnie Burkhardt From "History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, OH" by Caldwell, pub. 1880
      page 352

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Short Creek (Mt. Pleasant) MM, Vol IV, William Wade Hinshaw, Page 281 (Reliability: 3).