Nicholas Steele

Brief Life History of Nicholas

When Nicholas Steele was born in 1771, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, James Steele, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Wright, was 32.

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James Steele
1737–1802
Sarah Wright
1739–1827
Andrew S. Steele
1766–1832
John Steel
1775–
Edith Steele
1779–
Henry Steele
1780–
Sarah 'Sally' Steele
1769–1827
Martha Steele
1771–1855
Nicholas Steele
1771–
Capt. Samuel Steele Jr.
1773–1835

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    1776

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English stel(e) ‘steel’, perhaps used for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or for a foundry worker.

    English: variant of Stile .

    Scottish: habitational name from one or more of the places called Steel(e) or Steill in Ayrshire, Berwickshire, and Dumfriesshire, from Scots steel ‘steep bank, spur of a ridge’.

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

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