Covered Wagon

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. 

Origins

James was born in Abbeville, South Carolina.

Spouse

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Offices Held

 

Military

War1812

George was a ranger in the war of 1812-14.  

Notoriety

 

References

  1. Combined History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois, page 71