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Benjamin Stedman

Male Abt 1776 - Aft 1850  (~ 75 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Stedman 
    Alt. Birth Between 1770 and 1780 
    Born Abt 1776  ____, Lancaster Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1850 census says Harfard County, Pennsylvania. I suspect that he was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, near the border with Harford County, Maryland. Each county had significant Quaker populations.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1814  ____, Madison Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1818  ____, Madison Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • There were two males 21 or over and 7 other people in his household.
    1820 Census 1820  Alton, Madison Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p. 121
      321120-11210-0006
    1830 Census 1830  ____, Greene Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p. 40
      101 100 010 0000 - 111 001 000 0000
    Residence 1836 
    ____, Macoupin Co., IL 
    Tax List 1840  ____, Macoupin Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmacoup/1840tax/05958.jpg

      Steadman, Benj
      Steadman, J. M.

      There is a Benjamin Steadman and a J.M. Steadman on the Macoupin County tax tolls of 1840.  Strong circumstantial evidence suggests that this is Ben and his son James, but no absolutely firm evidence is available.
    1850 Census 17 Oct 1850  ____, Van Zandt Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ____, Van Zandt Co., TX, p. 225, as Benjamin Stidman, age 74, b. Harfard? Co., PA
    Died Aft 1850 
    Notes 
    • http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmacoup/history/shipman.htm

      History of Shipman Macoupin County IL
      by Jim Frank

      (Jim had presented his History of Shipman at a Macoupin County Historical Society meeting.)

      History of Shipman

      The first settler to settle near Shipman was David Coop and his family who settled near Coop's Creek east of Shipman in 1815. After residing there a few years, the family moved to Coop's Mound east of Carlinville. In 1818, Thomas Smith settled near Shipman, but soon moved and settled in Chesterfield Township.

      Government land was offered for $1.25 an acre. The first land around Shipman purchased and entered was by Benjamin Steidman, a former resident of Edwardsville. He settled in 1831 one mile west and one mile north of Shipman. He found the land very fertile and capable of growing enormous crops. The level country was covered with prairie grass, often reaching the height of four or more feet, while the rough and hilly country was covered with timber.

      During 1836, a railroad was surveyed from Springfield to Alton following somewhat the same route of the present railroad right of way. New families were arriving and constantly settling. George Randle purchased from Dorsey and surveyed a twenty acre site along the proposed railroad right of way and platted a village a mile north of Shipman which he named Brooklyn. This plat advertisement appeared in the May 25, 1836 issue of the Alton Telegraph newspaper - "Public sale of lots on Saturday, June 25th, 1836. The Town of Brooklyn is situated on Section 24 in the County of Macoupin directly on the surveyed route of the comtemplated railroad from Alton to Springfield. The town located in the healthy part of the county, is a high and rolling prairie immediately south of Coop's Creek, and is in the vicinity of large quantities of good coal, limestone, and freestone. It is 15 miles from Carlinville, 18 miles from Alton, about 28 miles from Grafton, and 20 miles from Hillsboro, being in a straight line between the two last mentioned places. The land in the vicinity is of the first quality and settling rapidly with enterprising farmers, it is well supplied with timber. The advantages which this town promises in regards to the richness of the soil, being situated so near Alton, it will readily be perceived, must be a place of worthy the attentions of capitalists, merchants, mechanics, and manufactures. Liberal donations will be made of sites and town lots by the proprietors for the erection of churches and a seminary. Any persons wishing to purchase lots in the above town will please apply to the proprietors living in Carlinville or Mr. Arnold or Mr. Steadman living in the town. Good and indisputable titles will be made to purchasers. There will be a public sale of lots on the premises on Saturday the 25th day of June. Geo. D. Randle, Wm. Miller, Bela White, Proprietors."
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      Land Transactions

      Name spelling   Residence   Cty of Purchase Date    acres/# of purchases/price
      Steadman        Madison         Madison             1814        (160 - 155 - 160 @$2)
      Steadman        Madison         Greene               1826       (95 @ 1.25)
      Stedman          Greene          Greene               1832        (94 @ 1.25)
      Stedman          Greene          Macoupin            1835        (80 - 40 - 80 @ 1.25)
      Stedman          Macoupin       Macoupin            1836        (80 - 80 - 80 @1.25)
    Person ID I50585  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 13 May 2009 

    Family Margaret "Peggy" Gillham,   b. Between 1790 and 1794, ____, ____, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1814  ____, Madison Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Josiah C. Stedman,   b. Between 1810 and 1820, ____, ____, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1847  (Age ~ 36 years)
     2. James M. Stedman,   b. Abt 1819, ____, ____, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Benjamin Franklin Stedman,   b. Abt 1830, ____, Greene Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892  (Age ~ 62 years)
     4. Mary M. Stedman,   b. Abt 1834, ____, Greene Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F18633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1776 - ____, Lancaster Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1820 Census - 1820 - Alton, Madison Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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