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Steele Steel Becker Layman Olds 1806-1818 Timeline

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Steele Steel Becker Layman Olds 1806-1818 Timeline

Posted: 29 Jul 2012 6:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Steele Steel Becker Layman Olds
In response to an enquiry re: Maria/Mariah/Merriah Becker, b. ca. 1789 being married to both Mathias Steele AND Tobias Layman.....

May 1806
Mathias Steele, while married to his first wife, Catherine Anderson, purchases property in extreme SW Charlotteville Tp, Norfolk County in what is now St Williams. This location abuts Walsingham Tp, home of the Becker family(s).....

Dec 24 1807
Joseph Steele, the fourth documented child of Mathias Steele & Catherine Anderson, is born. This date is confirmed on his gravestone, and not substantially contradicted by any later census data.....

Jan 7, 1808
Mathias Steele of Woodhouse, marries Maria Becker of Walsingham. London District Marriage Register.....

Ca. Oct 1808
Betsy Steele is born, per 1812 Woodhouse Tp, Census.....

Apr 1812
Woodhouse Tp Census records Mathias 29, Maria 23, along with five children, the youngest at the time is Betsy, 3 1/2.....

Sep 30, 1812
Elizabeth Steele is born, per Steele family gravestone records. This is most probably the child "Betsy" recorded on the 1812 Woodhouse Tp census with a 4 year error. No other records have been found for Betsy, but Elizabeth is documented later in Walpole Tp, Haldimand County, just east of Woodhouse Tp.....

Dec 25, 1812
Mathias Steele, "of Woodhouse", files petition with Upper Canada Land Board.....

Oct 8, 1814
Mathias sells his St Williams property.....

1812-1818
Henry Bostwick Steele is born, per the 1818 Will of Peter Walker, a friend and business associate of Mathias Steele. Nothing further known about this Henry. There is another Henry Bostwick Steele born in Elgin County in the 1830s, who descends from an unlinked Steele family from the Niagara area.....

Aug 27, 1816
Mathias purchases land in the SE corner of Woodhouse Tp, almost abutting Walpole Tp, Haldimand County.....

Apr 1812-ca.1816
Mathias and Maria separate.....

Mar 1, 1817
Mathias forfeits a recognizance bond with the London District court.....

Oct 16, 1817
Mathias and Mercy Olds are charged in The London Court with "living in a lewd state", with a bench warrant being issued for their apprehension.....

post 1818
Mathias' children begin locating in Walpole Tp, Haldimand County.
After Mathias' death, Mercy Olds is listed as his widow..........

Layman family researchers state that Mariah Becker married Tobias Layman, with one or two children being born during the time that a Maria Becker is with Mathias Steele...............Seeking corrections and additions, esp Layman Family

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
unknown1t43df... 30 Jul 2012 12:57AM GMT 
unknown1t43df... 30 Jul 2012 2:01PM GMT 
DianneGibson1... 30 Jul 2012 4:29PM GMT 
unknown1t43df... 30 Jul 2012 8:06PM GMT 
DianneGibson1... 30 Jul 2012 11:08PM GMT 
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