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Eli Madison "Matt" Stedman

Eli Madison "Matt" Stedman

Male Abt 1838 - 1907  (~ 68 years)

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  • Name Eli Madison "Matt" Stedman 
    Nickname Matt 
    Alt. Birth 2 Mar 1835  Chester, Meigs Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born Abt Mar 1838  Chester, Meigs Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Eli Matt Stedman 
    Name Madison Stedman 
    1860 Census 1860 
    • Taylor, Benton Co., IA, p. 844, w/George Hoyke
    1870 Census 2 Jun 1870 
    • Vinton - Taylor Twp., Benton Co., IA, p. 259a
    1880 Census 1 Jun 1880  Vinton, Benton Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ED 39, p. 27   [332C]   National Archives Film T9-0327
      Stedman, Eli M   W M 42   Head  Md   Agt of US Treasury Dept    Ohio   Ohio    Ohio
      ---, Julia             W F  40   Wife  Md    Keeping House                   Ohio   Mass   Ohio
      ---, Effie C.        W F  20   Dau    S      at home                              Ohio   Ohio    Ohio
      ---, Kate. A.       W F  12  Dau     S      at school                            Iowa  Ohio    Ohio
      ---, George B.    W M  9   Son     S          "                                     Iowa  Ohio    Ohio
    Occupation 1900 
    Life Insurance Agent 
    Residence 1900 
    1341 Seventh Street - Des Moines - Des Moines Twp., Polk Co., IA 
    Book Article
    Eli Madison Stedman, Iowa Legislative Biographical Information
    Eli Madison Stedman, Iowa Legislative Biographical Information
    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/DOCS/LSA/History_Docs/14th%20GA/Stedman,%20Eli%20M.pdf
    1900 Census 2 Jun 1900 
    • Ward 3 - Des Moines - Des Moines Twp., Polk Co., IA, ED 80, sheet 2A
    Died 1907 
    Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: Stedman, Matt E.
      From the A.T. Andreas Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa, 1875

      Honorable E. MATT STEDMAN.
      Among the young men of Vinton who may be classed as early settlers, there are none more deserving of mention in the historical Atlas of Iowa than Honorable E. Matt Stedman, who represented his country in the House of Representatives of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth General Assembly of Iowa.  He is a Buckeye by birth and education, being a native of Chester, Meigs County, Ohio, where he was born March 2, 1835.  His ancestors were among the early settlers of Ohio, his grandfather, Rev. Eli Stedman, having removed there soon after the organization of that state.  On his mother's side he is a direct descendant of General Yates of Revolutionary fame.  The rudiments of his education were received at district and select schools, which he regularly attended until he was fifteen, when he commenced a regular course of study at Marietta College, but on account of the death of his mother and some unfortunate business matters, he was compelled to abandon it in order to earn means for his own support and further education.  He afterwards attended the Ohio University at Athens, where he remained until the close of the Fall term of 1854, where he secured a school, and taught one term, closing in March 1855. Immediately after closing his school he removed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he remained variously employed until the Fall of 1856, when he came to Vinton and secured a clerkship with Olmsted A. Vanhoen, with whom he remained some four years, when the firm failed and he was employed by the assignee to close out the business.  In March, 1860, he bought a small stock of groceries and commenced business for himself, with a cash capital of $250.  By working hard and attending close to business, has succeeded far beyond his expectation, his sales frequently reaching above $50,000 per annum.  Having been so long a resident of Benton County, and by his fair dealing and close attention to business, secured such a large circle of friends and acquaintances, he was urged in the Summer of 1871 to become a candidate for Representative upon the Republican ticket, and was nominated and elected by the popular vote.  Upon taking his seat in the House, he conducted himself in such a manner as to receive the warmest commendations from the leading members of that body; secured without a dissenting voice an appropriation of $70,000 for the enlargement of the Iowa College for the Blind, situated at Vinton, and made a large number of warm friends among the leading men of the state. He was re-elected in 1873, by an increased majority, and refused to be a candidate for re-election in 1875.

      Mr. Stedman has been married twice; first, December 15, 1859, to Miss Eva A. Hoke, who died in August, 1864, leaving one son.  He was again married December 25, 1865, to Mrs. Julia McLaughlin, a resident of Meigs County, Ohio, and a playmate of his childhood.
    Person ID I29330  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2012 

    Father Elihu Higley Stedman,   b. 16 Dec 1813, Rutland, Meigs Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 26 Oct 1887, Vinton, Benton Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Adeline M. "Adelia" Elliott,   b. Abt 1820, ____, ____, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1854  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1837  ____, Meigs Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eva A. Hoke,   b. Abt 1842, ____, ____, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1864  (Age ~ 22 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1859 
    Children 
     1. Effie C. Stedman,   b. Abt 1860, ____, ____, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     2. Dud E. Stedman,   b. Abt 1861, ____, ____, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F10968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Julia E. McGlothlin,   b. Abt 1840, ____, Meigs Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1865  Pomeroy, Meigs Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Kate A. Stedman,   b. Abt 1868, ____, ____, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     2. George Madison Stedman,   b. Abt May 1871, ____, ____, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F10969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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