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Capt. John Steadman

Capt. John Steadman

Male 1725 - 1817  (91 years)

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  • Name John Steadman 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Alt. Birth 20 Sep 1725  South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 21 Sep 1725  South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Tax List 1747  South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 1760 
    • Cornwallis, Kings Co., NS, Canada
    Occupation Surveyor, Farmer 
    Died 1817  ____, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Steadman was born in South Kingston, Rhode Island.  In 1746 he married Bethany Gray (or maybe Parthenia Gracey) in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.  They had three daugthers.  After Bethany died, he married Frances Congdon of North Kingston, RI.  They had 9 children.

      He was a surveyor and at one time lived in Long Island, New York.

      In 1760, they moved to Cornwallis, Kings County, Nova Scotia as part of a group now known as the New England Planters.  This lot of about 128 families came to Nova Scotia in 20 ships at that time to take over land that was vacant after the explusion of the French inhabitants, the Acadians, in 1755.

      The ships came by way of the Bay of Fundy and docked at a natural bluff, previously used by the French, near the present Starr's Point on Minas Basin.  The civic center that was established nearby was named Town Plot.  It was headquarters for the Township of Cornwallis which was an area about 12miles by 12 miles, i.e., extending westward to present Berwick.

      John Steadman was a surveyor and assisted in laying out the Township.  He received a grant of 1000 acres, the usual size of a grant, which was in part woods, part so-called dyke land, and part farm land.  A five acre plot in the Canard River Valley that remained in the family until 1941, probably was in the grant. The main tract could have been a wide strip running from near the center of Billtown toward North Mountain.  Much of the property must have been sold off later.  Billtown was founded in 1770.  It is about four miles west from Starr's Point.

      At present, the place name Cornwallis is only the name of a crossroad in a farming region between Canning and Centerville.  But, at this place, there is the St. John's Episcopal Church that was established in 1760. According to Dr. Eaton, the Benjamin Steadman family were members there in 1811.  The present building is not the original one nor it is exactly at the initial site.

      We do not know where John and his wife are buried.
    Person ID I279  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 

    Father Capt. Thomas Stedman,   b. Abt 1701, New London, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1772, South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Hannah McCoon,   b. 18 May 1706, Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1791, probably South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 9 May 1724  [2
    Family ID F141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Parthenia Bethany Gracey,   b. Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1760 
    Married 29 Jan 1745/46  Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Matthew Gracy Steadman,   b. 4 Jul 1748, South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     2. Martha Steadman,   b. 18 Nov 1750, South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1802, Horton, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Parthenia Bethany Gracey Steadman,   b. Abt 1752, South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Mary McCoone Steadman,   b. Abt 1754, South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1814, South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances Congdon,   b. 17 Jul 1737, North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1777, Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1760  South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Enoch Steadman,   b. 1761, Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812, Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Benjamin Steadman,   b. Bef 1763, ____, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1811  (Age ~ 49 years)
     3. Hannah Steadman,   b. 15 Feb 1763, Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1786, Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     4. John Steadman,   b. 19 Apr 1765, Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1855, Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     5. Elizabeth Steadman,   b. 20 Dec 1767,   d. 3 Sep 1848, Belleisle, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Thomas Steadman,   b. 30 Jan 1771, Falmouth, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     7. Sarah Steadman,   b. 20 Sep 1774,   d. Unknown
     8. William Steadman,   b. 25 Apr 1777, Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1854, Moncton, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     9. James Congdon Steadman,   b. 2 Jun 1781, Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1868, Bridgetown, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - 20 Sep 1725 - South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Sep 1725 - South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1747 - South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jun 1760 - South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1817 - ____, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Personal Communication - Thomas Cashman, (April 1999).

    2. [S154] World Family Tree, Vol. 2, Tree 3507, Broderbund.
      Date of Import: 30 Mar 1999