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From: "Gerald Alspaugh" <>
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] Re: Steele
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 12:48:49 -0400
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Hi Ruth,

I'll try Vinton County, which would be Mc Arthur. I'll also check Athens
and other towns. I may see Marietta and Parkersburg again, also, since
there are Steeles on both sides of the Ohio River.

Thanks,
Gerald
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ruth Webb" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] Re: Steele


> Hi Gerald,
>
> My son's great-grandmother on his dad's side was a Steele, from Vinton
> County, Ohio. She married a Shull. Most of the Steele's I know are dark
> haired, with a tanned or light olive complexion. We always were told they
> were part Indian, but I don't really know. Jake's grandma Nellie Shull
> Wolfe told me that she had Indian ancestry. I haven't had time to do any
> research on the Steele's, but the library in Vinton County, Ohio, may
> have info on them. I have a few names, but only a couple of generations'
> worth, which may or may not be of any help to anyone researching the
> Steele surname.
>
> Take care,
> Ruth
>
> ljcrain wrote:
>
>> On page 172 of Brent Kennedy's book, The Melungeons, Steele is listed as
>> a Melungeon Related surname.
>>
>> Janet Crain
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerald Alspaugh"
>> <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2006 7:37 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Melungeon] Re: Steele
>>
>>
>>> Thanks, Jon and Joanne
>>>
>>> I 'm not sure if my grandfather was related to any other Chillicothe
>>> Steel/Steele families, or not. I couldn't find anything at the library.
>>> There are lots of Steeles in the southern part of Ohio, but I don't
>>> know if any would be related to me.
>>>
>>> Gerald
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: <>
>>> To: <>
>>> Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2006 8:10 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Melungeon] Re: Steele
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> In a message dated 4/9/2006 11:45:03 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>>>> writes:
>>>>
>>>> Brent
>>>> connected Steele to the Melungeons in his book. I don't have any of my
>>>> books
>>>> out
>>>> since I am trying to sell my house so can't give you page #.
>>>> Nancy
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Perhaps someone with Brent's book could tell us how the Steele family
>>>> is
>>>> connected to the Melungeons.
>>>>
>>>> I guess this is just my opinion again but the Melungeons were called
>>>> Melungeons by their 'white' neighbors on Newman's Ridge. Not very
>>>> many married
>>>> outside of the community..and not to their 'white neighbors' -- it was
>>>> true
>>>> before they got to the Ridge and after they left and went to other
>>>> communities-- they basically moved together and intermarried. That is
>>>> what made them
>>>> 'unique' and recognizable as Melungeons. Joanne
>>>>
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