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William Steedman (abt. 1765 - aft. 1801)

William Steedman aka Stedman
Born about in Northumberland, Pennsylvaniamap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married 1792 in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Died after in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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William Steedman participated in the American Revolution
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William Steedman is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: A109661
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William Steedman was born in Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, a son of the immigrant, James Steedman.

  • According to Barton-Steadman, "He then was was a single freeman living in Turbot Township of that county, where during 1778-1785 his father and brother George also lived. If he became taxable at the age of 21 years, the record indicates that he was born in 1757, or, if he became taxable at the age of 16 years, the record indicates that he was born in 1762." [1]

William enlisted as a Private, during the American Revolutionary War. He served with Captain Robert Reynolds, in the Rangers on the Frontiers, in Northumberland county, Pennyslvania. William is honored for his military service by the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution as DAR Ancestor # A007998. Note: All records of Steedman, Steadman and Stedman are found in the DAR records as "Stedman," with the following explanation: "As such, the DAR assigns a single standard surname that covers variant spellings of similar surnames." [2]

In 1792, William married Rebecca Cook, born January 6, 1769, at Fort Augusta, Northumberland county, Pennsylvania. Rebecca died October 7, 1843. [3]

Application for membership in the Society of the DAR has been made by descendants of their son, George Steedman, who married Margaret Blair. [4]


  3. "Roots Finder," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 January 2020), entry for Rebecca Cooke; "User:prfizer1 Tree:My Tree" file (2:3:2:MMM3-2TV), submitted 8 January 2020 by PaulFizer
  4. daughter, Mellinger, Emma S. National Number 261138

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