Southern Anthology

Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Edward Steadham

Male 1790 - 1869  (79 years)


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Edward Steadham 
    Nickname Ned 
    Born 16 Sep 1790  Spanish West Florida (Baldwin County, 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 
    • Survivor of the Ft. Mims massacre. Lost a finger on his left hand.
    • "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]
    • Edward served in the company raised by Thomas H Boyles for service during the Redstick uprising. Members included George Stiggins, related to Boyles by marriage, and the Adcock brothers, John, Lewis and Reuben, whose parents had been slain at Mims.
    Fort Mims Massacre
    Fort Mims Massacre
    30 August 1813
    Occupation 1860  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Planter. 59 slaves. 
    Probate 11 Sep 1869  Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Subscription of will at Montgomery Hill. 
    • Children: Elizabeth L. Blake, Virginia M. Bryant, John V. Steadham, Edward Steadham, Jr., Richard E. Steadham, Alexander T. Steadham, James B. Steadham. Property mentioned: T3N, R3E, S8, N 1/2 of NW 1/4; T3N, R3E, S23, E 1/2 of SW 1/4; T3N, R3E, S23, W 1/2 of SE 1/4. Executors: Richard E. Steadham and Ausphera Bryant. Witnesses: O. S. Holmes, R. H. Moore and James McConnell.
    Last Will and Testament of Edward Steadham
    Last Will and Testament of Edward Steadham
    "Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-25319-24541-32?cc=1925446&wc=M6DK-WNL:220032901,220305801 : accessed 30 August 2015), Baldwin > Wills 1809-1934 vol A-C > image 142 of 718; county courthouses, Alabama.
    Edward Steadham
    Edward Steadham
    Will properties: T3N, R3E, S8, N 1/2 of NW 1/4; T3N, R3E, S23, E 1/2 of SW 1/4; T3N, R3E, S23, W 1/2 of SE 1/4
    Died 24 Oct 1869  Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 18 Sep 1880  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Proof and recording of will. 
    Person ID I9031  Dickinson
    Last Modified 30 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

    Family Nancy Earle,   b. 11 May 1802, Latham, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1855, Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Children 
    +1. James Benjamin Stedham,   b. Abt 1822, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1899, Dallas, Dallas, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +2. Edward Steadham,   b. Sep 1824, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1900, Escatawpa, Washington, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Elizabeth Louise Steadham,   b. 27 Jul 1827, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1907, Hintonville, Perry, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +4. John Victor Steadham,   b. 20 Apr 1830, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1905, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +5. Virginia Mary Steadham,   b. 26 Sep 1833, Montgomery Hill, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1897, Stockton, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Birth]
     6. Richard E Steadham,   b. Abt 1838, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1872, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     7. Frances A Steadham,   b. Abt 1840, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Alexander Tate Steadham,   b. Nov 1845, Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1910, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F2436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 30 Aug 1813 - Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Planter. 59 slaves. - 1860 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Subscription of will at Montgomery Hill. - 11 Sep 1869 - Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Oct 1869 - Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Proof and recording of will. - 18 Sep 1880 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Steadham, Edward
    Steadham, Edward
    Will
    Steadham, Edward
    Steadham, Edward
    Will
    Steadham, Edward
    Steadham, Edward
    Estate Papers
    Steadham, Edward
    Steadham, Edward
    Estate Papers
    Steadham, Edward
    Steadham, Edward
    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. [S014528] 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).