James E. Steuart


JAMES E. STEUART, a worthy citizen of Mingo Junction, was born September 21, 1854, at Washington, D.C. He is the grandson of James and Simington Steuart, of Scotch-English ancestry, who emigrated to America and settled at Baltimore previous to the revolution. In that struggle he served gallantly he engaged in the Continental army until the close of war. Subsequently he engaged in the commission business at Baltimore and becoming a prominent and distinguished citizen, filled the office of mayor. He died about 1846. His son, James E. Steuart, was born in Baltimore in 1811. He became associated with the fire department of that city, of which he was the chief for several years. He served as a soldier in the Mexican war, and took a conspicuous part at the battle of Monterey. About the year 1833, he was married to Sarah Meeteer, of Quaker parentage, a native of Maryland and by this marriage had three sons and three daughters, of whom the only survivor is James E. Steuart, the subject of this mention. The latter was well educated at the Moravian college in Pennsylvania, and afterward at Claymont, De., after which he engaged on a merchant ship running between Baltmire, South America, and France and was at sea four years, during which time he held the office of second mate of the vessel upon which he sailed. He then spent four or five years traveling in the western and southwestern states, returning east finally and settling at Pittsburgh where he found employment in the iron works and with this industry he has ever since been connected. In October 1878 he was married to Codelia P. Aldridge, daughter of Thomas and Esther Aldridge, natives of England who emigrated to Pennsylvania in about 1829, and thence to Jefferson county about 1859. Mr. Steuart is a member of the Episcopalian church, and in politics is a democrat. His enterprise and intelligent interest in the welfare of the town led to his election as mayor, an office he holds at present.

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