Bluford Steele

22 December 1816–15 December 1890 (Age 73)
Bullitt, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Bluford

When Bluford Steele was born on 22 December 1816, in Bullitt, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Steele, was 33 and his mother, Mary Harris, was 31. He married Elvira Hampton on 29 March 1842, in Spencer, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Linton Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 15 December 1890, in Redmon, Buck Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Farmersburg, Curry Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bluford Steele
Amanda Canady
Marriage: 2 May 1850
James Steel
Ann Steel
Arron Steel
George Steele
William Steel
Barnett Steele
George Washington Steele
Jonah Burton Steele

Spouse and Children

2 May 1850
Vigo, Indiana, United States


    James Steel


    Ann Steel


    Arron Steel


    George Steele


    William Steel


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Sarah Steele


    Lacy Steele


    Jane Steele



    Joseph H Steele


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 2

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English stele ‘steel’, hence a nickname for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or metonymic occupational name for a foundry worker.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Blenford Steel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Bluford Steel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Blouford Steel, "United States Census, 1880"

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