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Charles Steedman

Charles Steedman

Male Bef 1741 - Aft 1803  (~ 62 years)

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  • Name Charles Steedman 
    Born Bef 21 Jun 1741 
    Christened 21 Jun 1741  St. Monance Parish, County Fife, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charles Stedman, son of Thomas Stedman and Susanna Rutherford, was baptized at Saint Monance, Fife, according to an IGI Parish record.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Carpenter 
    1790 Census 1790  Charleston, Charleston Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. Phillips and St. Michaels Parish, Charleston District, SC, p. 344 (206-1)
      Charles Steedman, 1-1-2-0-4
    1800 Census 1800  ____, Charleston Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p. 145
      Charles Steadman, 00101 - 00002 - 07
    Died Aft 1803  ____, ____, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1810 Census 1810  St. James Santee Parish, Charleston Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p. 255
      Charles Steedman   00000 - 00000 - 0(57)

      This probably reflects that his estate still owned land and slaves in St. James Santee Parish.
    Notes 
    • From Steadman-Barton, pp. 20-21:

      Charles, the second child of his parents, apparently emigrated to Charleston, SC, after the Revolutionary War. It is assumed that he went there directly from Elie, County Fife, Scotland, and then was a married man. This writer [Joseph Earle Steadman] has found no mention of him in South Carolina records prior to the 1790 census, at which time he was listed as a resident of the Charleston District (St. Phillips and St. Michaels Parish). However, it is said that after the Revolutionary War he and his brother James, as carpenters, were in business together in Charleston and were associated with the Horlbeck brothers (John, Adam, and Peter) who were builders in that city. In 1792 Steedman and Horlbeck erected the Jewish synagogue, in Hasell Street, which was destroyed in the fire of 1838.

      The 1790 and 1800 censuses both show Charles Steedman as the head of a household consisting of himself, a younger male, and two females, and the owner of slaves (four in 1790 and seven in 1800). In 1800 the younger male was 16-26 years of age and the two females were over 45 years of age. The younger male was his son Charles John Steedman, one of the females was his wife, while the other female might have been his mother-in-law. His wife Isabella is named in some papers executed in connection with her husband's business.

      In 1798 Charles was one of the executors of the will of his brother James. In April 1803 he advertised in the "South Carolina Gazette" asking that all debts due to him and his deceased brother be paid, since he (Charles) proposed to leave the state in that year. It is said that he returned to Scotland, and his wife, son, and mother-in-law (?) evidently went with him. He was not living in the South Carolina at the time of the 1810 census; however, his name appears in that census as the owner of 57 slaves in Charleston County (St. James Goose Creek Parish), where he owned lands. It is assumed that he died in Scotland, and left only the one mentioned child.
    Person ID I70964  Stedman Families of the United Kingdom
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2013 

    Father Thomas Steedman,   b. Bef 29 Jan 1707/08, St. Monance Parish, County Fife, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1754  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Susannah Katherine Rutherford,   b. Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 24 Dec 1736  Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas Steadman and Susan Rutherford were married at Kilconquhar, Fife, according to an IGI Parish record.
    Alt. Marriage 25 Dec 1736  Elie, Fife, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella [--?--],   b. ____, ____, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown, ____, ____, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married ____, ____, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F26444  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsChristened - 21 Jun 1741 - St. Monance Parish, County Fife, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1790 Census - 1790 - Charleston, Charleston Co., SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1800 Census - 1800 - ____, Charleston Co., SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1803 - ____, ____, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1810 Census - 1810 - St. James Santee Parish, Charleston Co., SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - ____, ____, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
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