Matthias Steelman (son of George Steelman and Phebe Adams) was born 1723 in Delaware, and died October 16, 1793 in Surrey County, North Carolina. He married Ruth on Abt. 1747 in Kent County, Delaware.
Notes for Matthias Steelman: ID: I21343 Name: Matthias Steelman Given Name: Matthias Surname: Steelman NSFX: Sr Title: Sr Sex: M Birth: 1723 in ,,DE Death: 16 OCT 1793 in ,Surry,NC Burial: OCT 1793 Note: UPDATE: 1993-11-27 Yadkin County Heritage, NC, 1981.
UPDATE: 1993-11-27 New York Gene. & Biograp. Record. Recvd from Alice
Montgomery, Watsonville CA., 11-12-93.
UPDATE: 1993-11-25 Matthias's will.
UPDATE: 1993-08-25 PEDIGREE CHART from Louise Cain Eaton, 14 Mar 1991.
!BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH: Ruby Thurston book; PEDIGREE CHART from Louise Cain
Eaton, PO Box 62, Stark City, MO, 64866, 14 Mar 1991. BIOGRAPHY: YADKIN COUNTY
HERITAGE - NC, pub 1981, p629, family #935. Mathias Steelman is reported to be
the first Steelman to come to the Yadkin. The first record of him in North
Carolina is a Surry Co. tax list of 1774. He was listed with two polls,
probably himself and his son John. In 1775 he is listed with 3 sons and
himself. At the February, 1775 Court of Pleas and Quarterly Sessions for Surry
Co., he was appointed Overseer of the Road. He was a tobacco farmer both in
Delaware and in North Carolina, leaving Delaware for better land after
depleting the soil from continuous planting of tobacco. D.A.R.:
DAR patriot Index pg 645. 1775 appointed overseer of roads. Minutes docket,
Surry Co, NC., pg 16,20
26 Nov 1747, Kent Co, DE., requested surveys for 250 1/2 acres. 30 Nov 1749,
Kent Co, DE., requested another 147 acres. 1779 deed issued to Matthias
Steelman for 400 acres in Surry Co, NC. on the "waters of Deep Creek". 7 May
1779, 300 acre deed on "Hunting Creek". 15 May 1779, 100 acres bought adjoining
WILL: Ruby Thurston's STEELMAN RELATIVES. p20 & 21. In the name of God, Amen, I
Matthias Steelman, being weak of body but of sound and perfect sence and memory
thanks be to Almighty God for the same do make and ordain this my Last Will and
Testament. First and foremost I recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God
who gave it me and my body to the earth to be decently buried after the
discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned as for what wordly goods it hath
pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give and bequeath as follows My will
and desire is that all my debts and funeral expences be first paid and
discharged. Item I lend to my beloved wife Ruth Steelman two hundred & thirty
acres of land on Turners Creek beginning at a White Oak saplin on the East side
of Buttens branch runs north thirty-five chains to a post Oak thence East to
said Creek thence down the same as it meanders to the mouth of the Green branch
& thence North thirty-five til an east course will go to the beginning. I also
lend to my beloved wife Ruth Steelman all my stock and household furniture
during her widowhood or natural life and when she either
marries or dies then to return to my beloved son James Steelman all the said
two hundred and thirty acres and all the goods and chattles before mentioned
and if my son, James Steelman should die without issue then the whole of my
land and Estate to be sold at public auction & the money to be equally divided
between my son William Steelman, Sealah Cain, John Steelman, Ruth Speer, Rachel
Creson, Charles Steelman, George Steelman, and Elizabeth Speer.
I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloveing son William Steelman and
James Steelman hole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testam ent and
I do hereby revoke and disavow and are void all former will by
heretofore made or spoken. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand
this 16th day of February 1789. his Mathias m Steelman mark
Witness Present H. Speer John Bruce
State of North Carolina Surry County November Court AD 1793. Henry Speer
Esquire one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Last Will and
Testament of Matthias Steelman made oath that he saw said Steelman sign,
pronounce, and declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament that he was
of sound disposing mind and memory and at the same time he saw John Bruce sign
the same as 2nd Witness to the same which was ordered to be recorded.
Recorded accordingly by R J Williams. Change Date: 10 MAY 2000 at 01:00:00
Marriage 1 Ruth b: ABT 1724 Married: 1747 in ,Kent,de Children James Steelman b: in ,Kent,DE Sealah Steelman b: 1747 in ,Kent,DE William Steelman b: JAN 1750 in ,Kent,DE George Steelman b: 1753 Elizabeth Steelman b: ABT 1753 in ,,PA Charles Steelman b: 1755/1760 John Steelman b: 1755 Ruth Steelman Rachel Steelman Matthias Steelman
More About Matthias Steelman and Ruth: Marriage: Abt. 1747, Kent County, Delaware.
Children of Matthias Steelman and Ruth are:
+Charles Steelman, b. Bet. 1755 - 1760, d. September 15, 1845, Surrey County, North Carolina.