Ancestors of Edward Eugene STEELE


So... Who is Ted Steele?


Ted Steele was born in Los Angeles, California, where he attended Hamilton High School.  He received his B.S. degree in Physics from Grinnell College (Iowa) and did graduate work in Physics and Business Administration at Cornell University (New York).  He is retired from Monsanto Company in St. Louis after a long career in Information Technology.

Ted's two sons live in Denver, Colorado and Austin, Texas.
Ted and his wife, Judy, live in University City, a suburb of  St. Louis, Missouri.

Ted began his family history research in the 1970s. He is a member of

He is a past President and has also served many terms on the Board of the St. Louis Genealogical Society.

Ted is an active lecturer on a variety of genealogical topics.
For information on Ted's lecture topics, click Here.

 My publication of
  A Steele Family History 

was awarded First Prize as the Best Family History in the
Connecticut Society of Genealogists’ 2002 Literary Awards contest.

This 600-plus page hardbound book is available for purchase now.

Click here for details

Also available for purchase is my book on

The History and Genealogy of the
Ebbets Family of New York

Click here for details

From the research done to date, Ted is:
79.6% English
9.4% French
6.2% Scottish
3.1% German
1.5% Dutch
0.2% Irish
Which adds up to:
100% American

Some Brief Remarks

The family history information presented here has been extracted from my home database.
I use Roots Magic to record my genealogical data.  While the extract I use for this Web Site is fairly complete, I may have additional information on these ancestors in my home database.  I also post my data on the WorldConnect site at RootsWeb.

Please send me an email message if you have a question on anything you find here.

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No genealogical infomation is worthwhile if it is not documented with an adequate source citation.  For that reason, I have included my list of sources for each Family History on this web site. Please be aware, however, that these pages are very large.  if you click on a source code number, it may take a while for the source page to load.  Sorry, but that's how it works....

I welcome correspondence on these families, including (of course) corrections or additions. I am happy to share this information with other genealogical researchers who are pursuing these same lines.

And... What's on this Web Site?

This Web Site presents the results of over 30 years of research.
There are two Family Histories here to choose from....

The STEELE Family presents the ancestors of Ted Steele.
It is mostly a Colonial New England family.

The WOOD Family presents the ancestors of Ted's first wife, Sheryl Wood.
It presents some Colonial New England, the Colonial South,
and some French and German lines.

But, before you go dashing off to the Family Histories,
there are some other pages here that also might be of interest to you.
 (To see them all, be sure to scroll all the way down this page.)

Click HERE to see information on...

  Mayflower Ancestors
  Founders of Hartford

  Revolutionary War Ancestors

Enough already!
Click on this book to
Go to the Steele Family History...

Click on this book to
Go to the Wood Family History...


But wait...
There are some other fun pages you can visit.

In the course of gathering all this Family History information,
I have found some interesting stories.

For example, you can click here...

for a listing of some of the varied ways
in which Ted's ancestors departed this life.

Or, you can click here...

for a page of Fun Facts and Stories
about some of these Ancestors.

Or, you can click here...

to access my Photo Gallery,
containing Photographs and Biographies
of several of these ancestors.

No Family History is worthwhile without proper documentation.
To assist in understanding the sources I used , I have provided a
Bibliography of the major published sources used
to compile these Family Histories.
Click here...

to see this Bibliography.

This site was originally created on May 5, 1999.
Last updated April 25, 2011.
Copyright 1999-2011 Edward E. Steele, All rights reserved