1813 - Elizabeth Stultz

I have not been able to find a record of Elizabeth's birth in Ohio vital records, but her gravestone has her birth date as February 9, 1813.

On August 28, 1833 she married Samuel Steele in Muskingum County, Ohio.

The 1850 U. S. Census record for Jackson Township, Guernsey, Ohio (p. 659, l. 34-41; p. 660, l. 2-3) lists a household that includes Saml Steel (39), Elizabeth (39), Eliza A (19), James (14), Regiah (12), Margaret (10), Priscilla (9), Marshall (3), Malinda (1), and Isaac Townsend (40). Samuel is shown as born in Maryland; Elizabeth and all children are shown as born in Ohio. Samuel's occupation is shown as farmer.

The 1870 U. S. Census record for Washington Township, Hocking, Ohio (p. 14, l. 1-5) lists a household that includes Samuel Steel (58), Elizabeth (57), Marshall (22), Melinda (19), and Lucretia (18). Samuel is shown as born in Maryland and Elizabeth born in Ohio. The record also shows Elizabeth having a father of foreign birth. According to column 7, Elizabeth's occupation is keeping house, and she is helped by Melinda and Lucretia. Samuel is a farmer and Marshall a farm laborer. Lucretia is shown as having attended school within the past year, and Marshall is shown as unable to write. The household of James Steel (son) is listed directly after that of Samuel. This census record has margin notations about the location of households, but these are not entirely legible in the digital image of the census record available to me. As best I can tell, the household of Samuel and Elizabeth was not considered part of the Village of Ilesboro or the Village of New Mt. Pleasant.

Elizabeth and Samuel had 8 known children: Eliza Ann, James C, Keziah Sharon, Margaret, Priscilla, Marshall V, Malinda Elizabeth, and Lucretia.

I have not been able to find a record of Elizabeth's death in Ohio vital records, but her gravestone has the date of her death as August 27, 1897 at age 84. She shares a gravestone with her husband, Samuel Steele, who died in 1887.

Elizabeth and Samuel are buried in what seems to have been the church graveyard for the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. This suggests that they lived in or near Mt. Pleasant at the time of their death, and also that they may have worshiped at the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. The Find A Grave website has a memorial page that includes a photo of the gravestone for Samuel and Elizabeth Steele.
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