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Robert Steel

Male Abt 1761 - 1834  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Robert Steel  [1
    Born Abt 1761  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Nov 1834  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 5 Nov 1834  Friends Eastern Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Buried Row 8, grave 26
    Notes 
    • Marriage notice in the Village Record on 16 Feb 1820
      On 27th January 1820, by Abraham Phillips, Esq., Mr. Robert Steel, of Radnor Township, Delaware county, to Miss Lydia Evans, of East Whiteland Township, Chester county.

      This first marriage date seems very late for this Robert Steel as he would have been 59 years old. Perhaps a second marriage for him though Lydia was described as 'Miss' so she apparently had not been previously married. I'm still not completely sure there is not a generation missing here.

      The 1823 Philadelphia MM marriage certificate for Robert Steel and Hannah Pennock does name him as "of the city of Philadelphia" and the "son of James Steel of Chester County in the same state and Martha his wife, both deceased". Among the Steel and Pennock signers are Jonathan, Lydia and Mary Jones Leedom.

      Probably the Robert Steel whose burial record is in the list of Philadelphia MM Arch Street records with the date 4 Nov 1834. No age is provided in the record. A different set of Arch Sreet records does provide Robert Steel's age as 73 years at his death on 4 Nov 1834 so I am now entering this death date for Robert Steel. Philadelphia MM Western District records also give the same burial date in a listing of interments in their burial grounds.

      His death notice in the National Gazette gives his late residence as No. 247 Spruce street.

      The diary of Dr. Samuel Worchester Butler notes his passing in entry number 2862:
      Robert Steel d suddenly Nov. 4, 1834, 72.
    Person ID I4284  Ives-Leedom
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2022 

    Father James Steel,   b. 10 Jan 1731/32, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1769, prob Darby, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Martha Canby,   b. 18 Feb 1736/37, Solebury, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Nov 1758  Christ Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2835  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lydia Evans,   d. 19 Aug 1821, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Jan 1820 
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F2871  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah Pennock,   b. 14 Oct 1776, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1843, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1823  Pine Street Friends MH, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F2898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S59] Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Vol. I & II, John W. Jordan, ((New York & Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Co., 1911)), p. 1623.

    2. [S523] Quaker Meeting record, Philadelphia MM - Arch Street.

    3. [S310] Obituary.

    4. [S523] Quaker Meeting record, Philadelphia MM, Western District.

    5. [S523] Quaker Meeting record, Philadelphia MM - Southern District.