Category Archives: Ancestry-Europe

Mostly UK and Germany

John Forbes 1797-1880

from: Veteran Biographies, San Jacinto– John Forbes 1797-1880 Kemp, Louis W., Veteran Biographies, San Jacinto– “FORBES, JOHN” ( Jacinto_Bios/biographies/default.asp?action=bio&id=3134), accessed April 11, 2013. San Jacinto Museum, Herzstein Library. Hon. Maj. John Forbes Born in Cork, Ireland, of Scotch parents, February 26, … Continue reading

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Thomas Steele 1788-1848,_Thomas_(1788-1848)_(DNB00) Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 54 Steele, Thomas (1788-1848) by Cæsar Litton Falkiner STEELE, THOMAS (1788–1848), Irish politician, was born at Derrymore, co. Clare, 3 Nov. 1788. He belonged to an old Somerset family which had settled in … Continue reading

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William Phillips 1731-1781

From the City of Petersburg, VA website– Major General William Phillips British Royal Artillery (1731-1781) Somewhere in the outer northeast angle of old Blandford Church, in Petersburg, Virginia, lays the hidden body of Major General William Phillips, a British officer … Continue reading

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Charlemagne 742–814

Everyone is Descended From Charlemagne [by Jack Lee] [Editor’ note– I stumbled across this fascinating article while researching Irish ancestors. Jack Lee has come up with an astounding revelation which most of us have thought of in reverse, as in– “So … Continue reading

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David Livingstone 1813-1873

David Livingstone was born in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, a location close to many Steeles. A close friend and travel companion was Sir Thomas Steele, who rose to the rank of Full General and Colonel in the Coldstream Guards, in his … Continue reading

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Battle of Bothwell Bridge

At least four Steel’s were involved at this battle (David, John, Robert, and William), just 2.4 miles from where, 134 years later, David Livingstone would be born. Common locations included: Skellyhill, Waterhead, Steel’s Seat, Steel’s Cross, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Logan water, … Continue reading

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Thomas Steele 1820-1890

Steele, Sir Thomas Montague (1820-1890) “proved a very constant friend” to David Livingstone, who was born across the river from Bothwell. Accompanied Livingstone in 1843 to Africa. He was the eldest son of Major-General Thomas Steele. His military career spanned … Continue reading

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