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|PARENT (M) Isaac Steele|
|Birth||27 FEB 1758||Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|Death||14 OCT 1842||Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|Marriage||1793||to Jane "Jennie" Barr at Westmoreland Co., PA|
|PARENT (F) Jane "Jennie" Barr|
|Birth||ABT 1773||Pennsylvania, USA|
|Death||4 JAN 1844||Steele-Guthrie Cem., Perry Twp., Armstrong Co., Pa|
|Marriage||1793||to Isaac Steele at Westmoreland Co., PA|
|Birth||26 NOV 1803||Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania, USA|
|Death||4 OCT 1892||Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|M||Isaac Barr Steel|
|Birth||1 AUG 1805||Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania, USA|
|Death||1 FEB 1888||Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|Birth||ABT 1797||Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania, USA|
|Birth||ABT 1800||Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA|
|F||Mary (Polly) Steele|
|Birth||27 MAR 1801||Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania, USA|
|Birth||1807||Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania, USA|
|Birth||1809||Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania, USA|
|M||Samuel Barr Steele|
|Birth||30 MAR 1793||Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|Death||26 APR 1876||Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States of America|[S372] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [S253] 1840 United States Federal Census [S375] 1800 United States Federal Census [S305] 1810 United States Federal Census [S254] 1820 United States Federal Census [S250] 1830 United States Federal Census [S380] Pennsylvania, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890 [S381] Pennsylvania, Revolutionary War Battalions and Militia Index, 1775-1783
Armstrong County Pennsylvania,
Her People, Past and Present
J. H. Beers & Co.
About 1797, Isaac Steele came from Westmoreland and took up a tract in the woods, bringing his wife and two children on horseback by means of packsaddles. He had made a bargain with Michael Shakeley for a house and land, but after being refused admittance and breaking in the door with a mallet, they finally settled the matter, and Steele entered another tract. Mr. Steele resided in this township all of his life, and left a family of eighth children, two of whom were living in 1880.
About 1808, Jonathan Hyle came from Westmoreland County with his family and located on land adjoining the Steele tract. The family lived seven weeks in a wagon while a cabin was being erected.
Source: Pages 264-267, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
About the year 1797 Isaac Steele came from Westmoreland county and took up a tract of land in the woods of this township. He brought all of his goods and his family (consisting of his wife and two children) by means of two horses and packsaddles. Michael Shakeley had settled on a tract in the edge of Butler county a few years before and had made a small improvement which Steele had agreed to purchase. But when the later arrived he found that Shakeley had changed his mind, concluding that the price agreed upon was too little. The Steele family sought admission to the house, which was refused. Shakeley was inside and had the door fastened. Steele found a mallet and broke in the door. A consultation ensued, during which Shakeley persuaded Steele to settle upon another tract. Mr. Steele resided in this township until his death, and reared eight children, two of whom are still living - Isaac and Elizabeth (Hyle).
Source: Pages 571-574, History of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania by Robert Walker Smith, Esq. Chicago: Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1883.
Revolutionary War Veterans from Armstrong Co. PA:
STEELE, Isaac Sr. Born about 1754, died 24 Oct 1842 at Sugarcreek Twp. Buried in Sugarcreek Twp.
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania - Wills Vol. 1 - p 256 (#600)
WILL OF ) Considering the uncertainty of all human events I Isaac Steel of
ISAAC STEEL ) Sugarcreek Township Armstrong county and State of Pennsylvania
of Sound mind and memory do make constitute and appoint this my last will and testament hereby revoking and disannulling all others And first of all I recommend my immortal spirit to God who gave it and my mortal body to the earth whence it Sprang there to rest in hope of a joyful resurection at the final consumation of all things through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ.
1st, I bequeath all my real estate consisting of four hundred acres of land to my four sons Samuel James John and Isaac Steel and their lawful heirs subject to the restrictions hereinafter mentioned The land to be divided as nearly equal as may be and my son James is to have during his life his Share off that part on which he now resides My sons Samuel James John and Isaac are enjoined by these presents to keep for my beloved wife Jenny if she survive me two cows Six Sheep and a horse to ride whenever she requires one And the free use of the house and garden during her natural life. Also my sons are to give my consort one third of the profits of the land and whichever one has the house and other buildings is to have a team to cultivate the farm And further they are to pay to my daughter Betsy now Betsy Hile/ [-insert above line-] and my daughter Martha/ each twenty five dollars within two years from my decease
2nd I bequeath to my well beloved wife Jenny all and Singular my goods chattels and personal property (except the team before mentioned) together with all outstanding debts (except so much as will pay my lawful debts and funeral charges) all to be at her disposal
3rd I bequeth to my granddaughter Martha Dunlap fifty dollars to be paid to my ex/ ec/ utors by my sons for supplying her occasionlly with such articles of clothing as she may need.
4th I do hereby appoint my son John Steel and Josiah Fletcher of Butler county joint executors of this my last will and testament Should any dispute arrise about the division of my property or on any other account among my heirs concerning the distributions mentioned in this instrument then each of my executors Shall choose one man and Josiah Fletcher shall be the third and their decision shall be final.
The testimony of the within my last will and testament I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Sixth day of June A.D. 1839.
Isaac Steel (SEAL)
Signed Seald and delivered in presence of us )
Samuel S Wallace Ephraim Emminger Peter Hile )
May Seventh A.D. 1841. Instead of my Son John Steel mentioned within as joint executor of my last will and testament I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Samuel Steel as joint executor of this my last will and testament
Isaac Steel (SEAL)
Armstrong county s.s.
Before me John Croll Register for the probate of Wills and granting letters of administration in and for the county of Armstrong personally came Samuel S. Wallace and Peter Hile two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will and being duly sworn according to law did depose and say that they were present and saw and heard Isaac Steel Sr the testator sign seal publish pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament and that at the time of so doing he was of perfect and sound mind memory and understanding to the best of their observation and belief.
Samuel S Wallace
Sworn and subscribed before me the 3rd November)
A.D. 1842 John Croll, Register ) (Registered 3rd Nov. A.D. 1842)
From: Marilyn Webb
Perry Township, Armstrong County, PA
Location: This cemetery is on high ground just west of the junction of Gutherie Road
(legislative route 03030) with the road to Fredericksburg (03029). It is roughly 500 feet
west of Gutherie Road and 500 feet north of Fredericksburg Road.
GUTHERIE, Anna E. d. 31 Mar 1865, aged 10 days, d/o J.S.& J.J. Gutherie
GUTHERIE, Daniel W. d. 21 Jun 1879, aged 5 yrs., 10 mos., 9 days, s/o H.& F.E. Gutherie
GUTHERIE, Infant d. 20 Jul 1877, s/o H.& F.E. Gutherie, 3The great Jehovah from above an angel bright did send and took our harmless little dove to joys that never end.2
GUTHERIE, Samuel N. d. 20 Feb 1885, aged 1 yr., 18 days, s/o H.& F.E. Gutherie
GUTHERIE, Violet E. d. 9 Jan, 1881, aged 5 days, d/o J.S.& J.J. Gutherie
GUTHRIE, Nancy d. 12 Sep 1846, aged 1 yr., 6 days, d/o W.& J. Guthrie
STEEL, Isaac, Sr. d. 14 Oct 1842, aged about 84 years, our father (Isaac and his wife Jane were among the township's earliest pioneers, arriving in the area with two children by horseback around 1797. He was a veteran of the Revolutionary War.)
STEEL, Jane d. 4 Jan 1844, aged about 71 years, our mother