Category Archives: US-PA-East

Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania Steeles. The Strawn Family from 1600’s to present day. Originated from an abandoned orphan, left in the straw, probably born out of wedlock. From William Penn’s lap on the Ship Welcome to Bucks County. Steel –> Strawn, Also Phillipses, and related families.

Jacob Mast 1738-1808

From: Mast, Christian Z., A brief history of Bishop Jacob Mast and other Mast pioneers; and a complete genealogical family register and those related by intermarriage, with biographies of their descendants from the earliest available records to the present time; 1911. http://archive.org/details/briefhistoryofbi00mast Life … Continue reading

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Thomas Nuzum 1706-1791

from: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82469708 Birth: Sep. 29, 1706 County Wexford, Ireland Death: 1791[1] Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA THOMAS NUZUM was born at Co. Wexford, Ireland 29 September 1706; died at Nether Providence, Chester, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania before 28 July 1791 when … Continue reading

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John Steel 1715-1779

Reverend Captain John Steele 1715-1779 The ‘Fighting Parson’ of Revolutionary War-era Pennsylvania compiled by Freddie Steel Reverend John Steel, Sr. Comes To America 1742 | Pennsylvania Reverend Captain John Steel, Sr.1,2 was born 1715 in Newton, Londonderry, Ireland, and died August … Continue reading

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William Steele 1839-1908

Five Generations of Builders By Carl G. Karsch On a cold February morning in 1846, a sailing ship docked in Philadelphia from Glasgow, Scotland, and disgorged its cargo of new arrivals at the immigration station at the foot of Washington … Continue reading

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Lancelot Strawn 1680-1720

Lily Strawn Painter relates a story I also heard from my grandmother, Hazel (Strawn) Steel, about an English ancestor who had been found abandoned as a baby in a pile of straw (http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/a/l/Nellie-E-Palmer-WV/BOOK-0001/0004-0001.html). Also, I recall being told (please advise … Continue reading

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