Fayette County Genealogy Project

SAMUEL STEELE was born June 15, 1814, of Scotch-Irish parentage. He was reared and educated near Brownsville, worked on his father's farm until 1832 when he became an apprentice to the tanning business under his brother-in-law, Jesse Cunningham. Later he was variously engaged in business. He succeeded Mr. Cunningham in the tanning business in 1843, and seventeen years later opened a tannery under the firm name of Samuel Steele & Son. Mr. Steele's parents were John and Agnes (Happer) Steele, and in 1852 Mr. Steele married Elizabeth A. Conwell and reared a family of eight children. He was a Whig and Republican, and a Presbyterian.



Nelson's biographical dictionary and historical reference book of Fayette County, Pennsylvania : containing a condensed history of Pennsylvania, of Fayette County, and the boroughs and townships of the county : also, portraits and biographies of the governors since 1790, and genealogies, family histories and biographies of representative men of the county : illustrated.
Author(s): Shepherd, Henry E.; 1844-1929. ; (Henry Elliot),
Publication: Uniontown, Pa. : S.B. Nelson,
Year: 1900

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