Tag Archives: Steers

James Hartup

James Hartup
b. 11 August 1824, near Economy, Wayne County, Indiana, to James and Mary (Whitinger) Hartup
d. 5 March 1916, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa

m. 1 April 1852, Putnam County, Indiana
Mary Margaret Denny
b. 25 March 1827, Indiana, to William R. and Mary (Steers) Denny
d. 12 October 1919, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa

James and Mary Margaret had no children. James moved to Davis County, Iowa, in 1851 and settled down to farming in 1854. He resided on his Iowa farm until his death. It comprised 100 acres of improved land and an orchard of 100 trees. He was a member of the M.E. Church and in politics, he was a Greenbacker.

Submitted by:
Harold L. Dawe
Arvada CO
E-mail: hdawe@mho.com

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William Steers Peek

William Steers/Steeres Peek
b. 14 January 1839, Liberty Township, Shelby County, Indiana, to Robert B. and Permelia (Steers) Peek
d. 17 October 1901, Gridley, Coffey County, Kansas

m. 3 November 1859, Shelby County, Indiana
Elizabeth Thompson
b. 2 August 1841, Richland, Rush County, Indiana
d. 20 December 1919, Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas

Children with Elizabeth Thompson:

  • Alfred Everett (1861-1941)
  • Selina (1862-1939)
  • Cassandra (1864-1945)
  • Permelia (1866-1944)
  • John (1868-1945)
  • Augusta (1869-1957)
  • Lillian (1872-1951)
  • Nellie (1874-1959)
  • William (1876-1902)
  • Grace (1879-1970)
  • Charles Robert (1881-1941)
  • Mattie Pearl (1884-1961)

William emigrated from Indiana to Coffey County, Kansas, in 1881.

Selina “Lina” and Cassandra “Kate” Peek married brothers, Thomas C. and Joseph Carter, and remained on adjoining farms in Boone County, Indiana, when the rest of the family moved west by covered wagon. After the death of her husband, Elizabeth (Thompson) Peek went with her son Charles to homestead on land in New Mexico. After about five years, she sold her homestead to her son and returned to Burlington, Kansas, where she died.

Submitted by:
Mary F. Peek McBride
Huntsville AL