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Capt. Thomas Alonzo Stedman

Capt. Thomas Alonzo Stedman

Male 1832 - Unknown

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  • Name Thomas Alonzo Stedman 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 13 Jan 1832  ____, Orleans Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Alonzo Stedman 
    1860 Census 17 Jul 1860 
    • Murray, Orleans Co., NY, p. 556
    Occupation 1870 
    Carpenter 
    1870 Census 15 Aug 1870 
    • Lyons, Ionia Co., MI, p. 506
    1880 Census 1880 
    • Lyons, Ionia Co., MI
    Occupation 1900 
    Farmer 
    1900 Census 5 Jun 1900 
    • Lyons, Ionia Co., MI, ED 18, sheet 3A
    Died Unknown 
    Notes 
    • Portrait and biographical album of Ionia and Montcalm counties, Mich. Chicago,
      Chapman bros., 1891, pp. 696-697
      http://name.umdl.umich.edu/bad0938

      THOMAS A. STEADMAN. A pleasantly located and well-developed farm on section 21, Lyons Township, is the home of Mr. Steadman, who is thoroughly at one with the interests of Ionia County. He gives his attention to general farming, operating seventy-three and a fourth acres of good land, and derives from his ostate an income sufficient for his wants. His residence is comfortable and homelike and around it are the various farm buildings, such as every enterprising farmer puts up, and the orchard and garden plats which every well-regulated farm has.

      Thomas Steadman, the originator of the family in America, is believed to have crossed the Atlantic on the "Mayflower" and is known to have come from England during a very early period in the history of the Colonies. The same given name has been held by five men in the direct line and Rhode Island was the native State of three of them. The first was a sea captain, the second a farmer and the third a tanner by trade and a Baptist minister by profession. The fourth Thomas Steadman, counting from the English ancestor, was born in Massachusetts but reared in New York, and was a carpenter and joiner by trade. In Orleans County, N. Y., he was married to Sarah Hollenbeck, a native of the Empire State, and there they lived until 1857-58. They came to this State and made their home in Bloomingdale Township, Van Buren County. The husband died there in 1864. The widow survived until 1890 and breathed her last when seventy-seven years old. The family born to this good couple consisted of the following children, Thomas A. being the first-born. His brothers and sisters are Sarah M., John J., Herbert L., Alvira, Mary A., Alice and Ellen. John gave his life for his country, being killed during the late war and Herbert also took up arms in defense of the flag.

      Thomas A. Steadman was born in Orleans County N.Y., January 13, 1832. His first schooling was obtained in the home district and he finished his education in the academy at Holley. He then learned the carpenter and joiner's trade, which he followed industriously until the breaking out of the Civil War aroused him from his peaceful occupation and made him anxious to fight for his country. In 1861 he enlisted in the One Hundred and Fifth New York Infantry and was sworn in as a private in Company C, but was promoted to a Captaincy, October 13, 1862. The chief battles in which he participated were Cedar Mountain, the second Bull Run, South Mountain, and Rappahannock Station. But these were not the only occasions on which he led his men into danger or encouraged them to valorous deeds. At Belle Plain where the command went into camp, the regiment was consolidated wtth another and the senior officers were retained. Capt. Steadman, who was the youngest Captain in the regiment, was honorably discharged March 17, 1863, and returned to his former home in New York.

      For a time Mr. Steadman was employed in the reaper works at Albion, N. Y., but in September, 1863, he determimed to make a home in Michigan and coming to this State he selected a location on which he now lives. While carrying on his farm work with sufficient zeal to make it profitable he has found time to act as public servant in official capacities to which he has been elected, to show considerable activity in social organizations, and make out crop reports for papers for which he corresponds. He has been Justice of the Peace and School Director, and has discharged the duties of the offices in a creditable manner. He was President of the Farmer's Protective Society, and is now President of the New York Soldiers' and Sailors' Association of Central Michigan, and for two years has been its officer of the day.

      Mr. Steadman is past Commander of the Grand Army Post in Lyons and has held all the offices in Lyons Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A. M. He was President of the Patrons of Industry lodge and is now the presiding officer of township organization. In politics he is quite prominent, is a strong tariff man and votes with the Republican party. His reputation is good and his friends are numerous. In the Empire State, July 4, 1852, Mr. Steadman was married to Miss Marie Pierce who was born in Orleans County, April 27, 1832; she is the fourth of six children who made the family of Aurelius and Matilda (Steadman) Pierce. Her father was born in Vermont and her mother in Massachusetts and both died in Orleans County, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Steadman have had four children, two of whom died in infancy - Eugene and Louisa. The survivors are Thomas P., a banker in Elsie, this State, and George H., who makes his home with his parents and is teaching school.
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      1880 Census Place: Lyons, Ionia, Michigan  National Archives Film T9-0584     Page 178A

                Relation  Sex  Marr Race Age  Birthplace
      Thomas A. STRADMAN  Self M    M    W    47   NY   Occ: Carpenter & Joiner      Fa: MA    Mo: NY
      Maria STRADMAN Wife F    M    W    47   NY   Occ: Keeping House  Fa: VT      Mo: MA
      Thomas STRADMAN  Son     M    S    W    15   MI   Occ: At Home        Fa: NY   Mo: NY
      George STRADMAN     Son  M    S    W    9    MI   Occ: At Home        Fa: NY   Mo: NY
    Person ID I5520  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 

    Father Thomas S. Stedman, III,   b. Abt 1807, ____, ____, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Bloomingdale Twp., Van Buren Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Mother Sarah Hollenbeck,   b. Abt 1810, ____, Oneida Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married Bef 1832  ____, Orleans Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Pierce,   b. 27 Apr 1832, ____, Orleans Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1852  ____, ____, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eugene Stedman,   d. Unknown
     2. Lucine Stedman,   b. 6 Sep 1857, Murray, Orleans Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1858, Murray, Orleans Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Louisa Stedman,   b. Apr 1860, Murray, Orleans Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1862, Murray, Orleans Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     4. Thomas P. Stedman,   b. Abt Mar 1865, ____, ____, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     5. George H. Stedman,   b. Abt Aug 1871, ____, ____, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F2442  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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