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Jesse Steadham

Male 1786 - Bef 1857  (70 years)


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  • Name Jesse Steadham 
    Born 26 Oct 1786  Spanish West Florida (Baldwin County, Alabama) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 08 Nov 1788  Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 30 Aug 1813  Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Survivor of the massacre at Ft. Mims, together with his brother, Edward.  
    • "Martin Rigdon, Samuel Smith, Joseph Perry, ___ Mourrice and Jessee Steadham escaped through the picketing together. The latter was shot through the thigh early in the action, and Mourrice in the shoulder. Leaping the fence in front of the bastion, over the heads of the squatting Indians, they reached the swamp, where they remained three days, when, finding an old canoe below the Boat Yard, they made their escape to Mount Vernon. Edward Steadham, who was wounded in the hand while flying from the bastion, entered the swamp, swam the Alabama above the Cut-Off, and arrived at Mount Vernon four days after the massacre." [1]
    Fort Mims Massacre
    Fort Mims Massacre
    30 August 1813
    Probate 13 Oct 1856  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Witnessed 
    • Wife: Margaret Stedham. Children: Jesse Stedham, Jr. (wife, Sarah M. Stedham), Andrew J. Stedham, Winifred Singleton (husband, Robert J. Singleton), Moses Stedham, Benjamin T. Stedham, Sarah M. Feist, and Georgia V. Stedham. Witnesses: Zachariah P. Scott, Charles Daniels, and David A. Moniac. Subscribed: 13 Oct 1856. Proved: 22 Jan 1857.
    Jesse Steadham Will
    Jesse Steadham Will
    "Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-25319-23998-37?cc=1925446&wc=M6DK-WNL:220032901,220305801 : accessed 24 July 2015), Baldwin > Wills 1809-1934 vol A-C > image 83 of 718; county courthouses, Alabama.
    Died Bef 22 Jan 1857  Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8235  Dickinson
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2015 

    Father Moses Steadham,   b. 1748, Beaufort, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1813, Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Winifred Eppinger,   b. 1753, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1813, Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F2437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Andrew Jackson Steadham,   b. 08 Jan 1820, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1885, Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Winnifred Steadham,   b. 6 Nov 1825, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1884, Meridan, Bosque, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
     3. Jesse Steadham,   b. 28 Feb 1828, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1860, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [Birth]
     4. Moses Steadham,   b. 4 Jun 1832, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1910, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F2439  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Glover,   b. Abt 1787, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Aug 1832  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin T Steadham,   b. ca. 1834, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. Sarah Margaret Steadham,   b. 12 Dec 1837, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1912, Montgomery Hill, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Georgia Virginia Steadham,   b. ca. 1840, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1881, Lyon County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F2229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 08 Nov 1788 - Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Survivor of the massacre at Ft. Mims, together with his brother, Edward. - 30 Aug 1813 - Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Aug 1832 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Will Witnessed - 13 Oct 1856 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 22 Jan 1857 - Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Steadham, Jesse
    Steadham, Jesse
    Estate Papers
    Steadham, Jesse
    Steadham, Jesse
    Estate Papers
    Steadham, Jesse
    Steadham, Jesse
    Estate Papers
    Steadham, Jesse
    Steadham, Jesse
    Estate Papers
    Steadham, Jesse
    Steadham, Jesse
    Estate Papers
    Steadham, Jesse
    Steadham, Jesse
    Estate Papers

  • Sources 
    1. [S336314] History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, Albert James Pickett, (Sheffield, Alabama: Robert C. Randolph, 1896), 538.

    2. [S336345] A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814, Gregory A. Waselkov, (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 2006), 134-135.