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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of William Henry STEED

           William Henry STEED is a teacher and farmer in Carroll district, Lincoln county, owning 130 acres of good farming land, four miles southeast from Hamlin. The farm has good improvements, is well watered, heavily timbered with pine, poplar, oak, ash, beech and. maple; fine young orchard of apple, peach, pear and plum trees; coal and iron ore in abundance; and a good medicinal spring. William H. Steed is a native of Noble county, Ohio, born July 7, 1845, and is a son of Robert and Sarah Ann (Dement) Steed, both eighty years of age, and residing in Noble county. W. H. Steed wedded Margaret Jane Snyder, born in Noble county, April 8, 1848, the ceremony having taken place in Summerfield, Ohio, May 23, 1868. The children of this union are at home, and were born as follows: Charles Franklin, August 14, 1869; Ernest Foredice, February 10, 1872; Edward Forest, July 2, 1874; Rosa Dell, February 19, 1877; Robert Dennis, November 13, 1880. Mrs. Steed is a daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Ann (Prescott) Snyder; the former died in 1851, and the latter is still living in Noble county. William H. Steed enlisted in the war between the States in 1863, serving in Company C, 25th Ohio Infantry, and he participated in the following battles: Fall of Sumter, Evacuation of Charleston, and the S. C. capture of Columbia. He served under General Sherman, and was discharged June 20, 1866. Mr. Steed's father and brother served in the Federal army during the late war; the brother died from disease contracted while in the service. Mr. and Mrs. Steed joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1869, in Noble county, under the pastorate of Rev. David Cross. William H. Steed settled in Lincoln county in 1875, and postoffice address is Hamhin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.

      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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