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Steele - Pollock ancestors

Steele - Pollock ancestors

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 1:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Steele, Pollock, Maxwell
Hi
I am trying to research further into my Grandmother's, Mary Elizabeth Maxwell (formerly Steele) family. I have records that show she was born in Wisconsin in the 1800s and later in her life she moved to Australia with her family - father John Pollock Steele, mother Mary Steele, and 2 brothers. Any information you may have in regards to these family's would be wonderful.
Thanks

Re: Steele - Pollock ancestors

Posted: 23 Jul 2012 2:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
hi there,

I am researching this family line as I am connected. Mary is my great grand aunt. I have a fair amount of info and am happy to compare with what you may have. I am located in Brisbane Australia. I am also looking for photos and other family info.

Regards, Dave.

Re: Steele - Pollock ancestors

Posted: 24 Jul 2012 12:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, I am not related. You didn't mention when Mary was born, whether she married in Wisconsin, or her parents nationality, brother's names, etc. This is what I found. RP
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1880 United States Federal Census, Fairfield, Sauk, Wisconsin

Household Members: Name Age

John P. Steels (Steele) 35 born Scotland/parents born Scotland
Mary Steels (Steele) 29 born Scotland/parents born Scotland
Mary E. Steels (Steele) 8 born Wisconsin/parents born Scotland
Rose A. Steels (Steele) 7 born Wisconsin/parents born Scotland
James P. Steels (Steele) 5 born Wisconsin/parents born Scotland
Nellie J. Steels (Steele) 3 born Wisconsin/parents born Scotland

Re: Steele - Pollock ancestors

Posted: 24 Jul 2012 1:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
David Lowe, I looked at your family tree on ancestry.com, and noticed the marriage date for John & Mary. Here it is.
RP
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"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930,"
Groom's Name: John Stell
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace: Scotland
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Mary Ramsay
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 23 Mar 1871
Marriage Place: Caledonia, Columbia, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name: James Stell
Groom's Mother's Name: Elizabeth Stell
Bride's Father's Name: Wm. Ramsay
Bride's Mother's Name: Mary Ramsay
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00339-6
System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1275882
Reference Number: 02051
Source Citation
"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRL3-SG4 : accessed 24 July 2012), Mary Ramsay, 1871.
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This seems to be Mary Ramsey with her parents....

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: William Ramsay
Age in 1870: 51
Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1870: Caledonia, Columbia, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Alloa
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
William Ramsay 51
Mary Ramsay 57
Mary Ramsay 20
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I have a feeling that this is John Steele. The actual record looks like the "u" could be a double "e", and it looks like the censustaker crossed the "l" instead of the "t".......

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: John Stute
Age in 1870: 27
Birth Year: abt 1843
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1870: Caledonia, Columbia, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Alloa
Household Members: Name Age
John S Richmond 57
Mary Richmond 58
May Richmond 22
Emily Richmond 20
Lovina Richmond 18
Lucy A Richmond 15
John Stute 27
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Maybe this Mary Pollock was a niece? or a relative to
John's mother Elizabeth Pollock?......

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary Pollock
Age in 1870: 15
Birth Year: abt 1855
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1870: Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
James Wilson 42
Isabella Wilson 32
James Wilson 15
Peter Wilson 11
Samuel Wilson 9
Margaret Wilson 1
Mary Pollock 15

Re: Steele - Pollock ancestors

Posted: 24 Jul 2012 2:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Maybe this was a brother to Mary (Ramsey) Steele?

"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930,"
Groom's Name: Jas. Ramsay
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace: Scotland
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Hannah Taylor
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 03 Jun 1874
Marriage Place: Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name: Wm. Ramsay
Groom's Mother's Name: Mary Ramsay
Bride's Father's Name: William Taylor
Bride's Mother's Name: Mary Ann Taylor
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00339-7
System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1275883
Reference Number: 02799
Source Citation
"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRLQ-7V1 : accessed 24 July 2012), Jas. Ramsay, 1874.
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Maybe this was a sister to Mary (Ramsey) Steele?

"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930,"
Groom's Name: Jos. B. Taylor
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace: Caledonia
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Annie Ramsay
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 18 Feb 1875
Marriage Place: Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name: William Taylor
Groom's Mother's Name: Mary A. Taylor
Bride's Father's Name: William Ramsay
Bride's Mother's Name: Mary Ramsay
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00339-7
System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1275883
Reference Number: 02982
Source Citation
"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRLQ-CX8 : accessed 24 July 2012), Annie Ramsay, 1875.
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This may be Mary (Ramsey) Steele's father....He was widowed, so his wife most likely died in Columbia County between the 1870 & 1880 census.....

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: William Ramsey
Age: 62
Birth Year: abt 1818
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1880: Caledonia, Columbia, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
William Ramsey 62
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This may be Mary (Ramsey) Steele's father.....

Columbia County Insane Asylum

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Williams Ramsey[William Ramsey]
Age: 80
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1900: Wyocena, Columbia, Wisconsin[Columbia]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: Unkn
Relation to Head of House: Inmate
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
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This may be Mary (Ramsey) Steele's father......

County Asylum

Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1895 and 1905
Name: Wm Ramsey
Census Date: 1 Jun 1905
Residence County: Columbia
Residence State: Wisconsin
Locality: Wyocena
Birth Location: Scot
Marital Status: Divorced (Widowed)
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822
Line: 5
Roll: CSUSAWI1905_5
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Wm Ramsey 83

Re: Steele - Pollock ancestors

Posted: 7 Nov 2012 9:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear RPokorny,

Thank-you so much for your assistance. I have only just discovered your reply after doing a google search!?!?!? I don't recall ever receiving a reply from the system about your replies. So I apologise for the long delay in replying. You have helped me greatly. The misspellings I would never have picked up on. Thanks again.

Regards, Dave.

Re: Steele - Pollock ancestors

Posted: 17 Feb 2013 11:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi explore32,

Just checking in to see if you have made any progress with the Steele / Maxwell family. I would be keen to compare notes.

Regards, Dave.
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