Catherine Campbell

16 November 1816–15 June 1891 (Age 74)
Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Campbell was born on 16 November 1816, in Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland, her father, Michael Campbell, was 33 and her mother, Mary Knox, was 34. She married John Steele Jr. on 1 January 1840, in County Antrim, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Albany, Albany, New York, United States in 1875 and Kane, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 15 June 1891, in Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Steele Jr.
Catherine Campbell
Marriage: 1 January 1840
Mary Campbell Steele
John Steele
Margaret Campbell Steele
Young Elizabeth Steele
Mahonri Moriancumer Steele
Susannah Adams Steele
John Alma Steele
Jane Catherine Steele
Robert Henry Steele

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1840County Antrim, Ireland
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    World Events (8)

    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. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 11
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    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

    Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked, bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. As a result of folk etymology, the surname was often represented in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field’, which led to the name sometimes being ‘translated’ into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp .Irish (North Armagh): adopted for Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’ (literally ‘battle chief’): see Caulfield and Cowell .English: variant of Camel , under the influence of the Scottish name (see 1 above).

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

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    Short History of John Steele Jr. and Catherine Campbell Steele

    Short History of John Steele Jr. and Catherine Campbell Steele Catherine Campbell was born Nov 16, 1816 in Belfast, Ireland to Mary Knox and Michael Campbell. John Steele was born Mar 21, 1821 in H …

    Sources (48)

    • Catherene Steele in household of John Steele, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • Katherine Campbell in entry for Susan Bringhurst, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Catherine Steele in household of John Steele, "United States Census, 1880"

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