Name and Place
George Steele came to the Illinois territory in 1807 with his father, John Steele. George Steele was the founder of Georgetown, or Steeleville, as the place came to be called. He settled on the site of the town in 1810, and in 1812, a fort was erected for protection against the Indians.
James was born in Abbeville, South Carolina.
George was a ranger in the war of 1812-14.
Combined History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois, page 71