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William Steere, son of Stephen (47), grandson of Richard (19), was born February 6, 1765. He married, January 8, 1786, Esther Smith, daughter of Simon Smith. He resided in Glocester, on or near the old Richard Steere place. In the year 1797 the aged patriarch, Richard Steere, then about ninety years of age, executed a deed of gift " for love to his son Stephen Steere, late of Glocester, but now removed away," bestowing upon the latter's son William a tract of one hundred and twenty acres bounded by land of Samuel and Benjamin Phetteplace, Moses Cooper, Jesse Armstrong, etc. William Steere joined Friendship Lodge of Masons in 1805.
343 I. Mary Ann, b. in Providence, August 27, 1786 ; d. May 8, 1848.
344 II. Amasa, b. December 30, 1787 ; m., 1st, ;2d, Susan Wilbor.
345 Ill. Betsey, b. in Glocester September 29, 1790; m., April 30, 1809, Jeremiah Mowry, Jr.,
of Burrillville, R. I. He d. July 16, 1872, ce. 86.
346 IV. William, b. December 21, 1792 His father executed a deed of gift of half his farm
to him, October 13, 1827. He joined Friendship Lodge of Masons in 1815, was a justice of the peace, and died unmarried in 1881, ce. 89.
347 V. Ray, b. October 4, 1794. His father deeded to him the west part of the old homestead.
He died in Montreal, Canada.
348 VI. Rizpah, b. September 7, 1796; M. David Evans of Glocester.
349 VII. Clovis, b. July 21, 1798 ; m., May 4, 1823, Mary Steere, dau. of Wanton Steere. He
d. March 11, 1874; she d. June 21, 1867.
350 VIII. Esther, b. September 5, 1800; d. unmarried.
351 IX. Hannah, m. Joseph Latham. She d. in Glocester.
Hon. Richard Steere, son of Stephen (47), grandson of Richard (19), was born November 24, 1766. He married, November 24, 1791, Lydia Arnold, daughter of William and Jemima (Ballou) Arnold. He resided in Glocester, and perhaps was in Bellingham, Mass., for a time. He died in Smithfield, December 8, 1821, aged 55. His personal estate amounted to $1,186.27.
352 I. Arnold, b. November 2, 1792 ; m., March 30, 1817, Diana Aldrich. He d. November
28, 1832 ; she d. in 1857, f.
353 II. Lucinda, b. April 19, 1794; d. August 7, 1795.
354 Ill. Jemima, b. October 12, 1796; m. Arnold Spear. She d. in California.
Children: Julian, Benjamin P., and Augustus.
355 IV. Alpha, b. August 4, 1797; September 29, 1798.
356 V. Richard, b. April 10, 1799; m. Abigail Haskell,/!
357 VI. Lydia A., b. January 23, 1801; November 25, 1828, Caleb C. Cooke.
358 VII. Elmina, b. May 24, 1803 ; m. Hartwell Haskell.
359 VIII. Franklin, b. April 29, 1805 ; d. 1828.
360 IX. Julia Ann, b. May 5, 1807.
361 X. George William, ^.January 14, 1811. Arnold Spear was appointed his guardian,
. October 4, 1828.
Mark Steere, son of Stephen (47), grandson of Richard (19), was born August 11, 1770. He married, October 1, 1795, Betsey Eddy, daughter of Jonathan Eddy. He lived in Norwich, Chenango County, N. Y., in the central part of the village.
362 I. Lydia, b. November 19, 1796 ; d. unmarried in Norwich, Chenango County, N. Y.
363 II. Harriet, m. Cook.
364 Ill. Betsey, b. October 5, 1799; d. unmarried in Norwich, Chenango County, N. Y.
365 IV. Sarah, m. Porter. She in Norwich, Chenango County, N. Y.
366 V. Frances, m. Dr. John Farnum of Oxford, Chenango County, N. Y. After his death she
removed to Pennsylvania.
367 VI. Emily, m. August St. Amand.
368 VII. Julia Maria, lives unmarried at Norwich, N. Y.
Asel Steere, son of Stephen (47), grandson of Richard (19), was born March 5, 1780. He married, October 16, 1814, Sally Kimball. He removed to Providence, where he was a lawyer, and practised there for a number of years. He built the first building that was erected on Canal Street. He is spoken of as very fond of anecdotes, and he loved to hear and narrate a good story. He made his will March 15, 1852. He died in 1871, aged 91, his will being probated May 30, 1871. This instrument made provision for his wife and his nephews Thomas, Asahel, and Smith Steere.
Timothy Steele, son of Stephen (47), grandson of Richard (19), was born March 22, 1782. He married Cyrene Smith. They lived in South New Berlin, N. Y.
370 I. Stephen.
371 II. Jane, m. Squire Clark.
372 III. Cyrene, m. Burr.
373 IV. Timothy.
374 V. Elizabeth.
375 VI. Asahel, m. Elizabeth ;lives in South New Berlin, N. Y.
376 VII. Rizpah, d. young.
377 VIII. Frances, m. Thomas Crandall.
Dr. Simon Steere, son of Stephen (47), grandson of Richard (19), was born November 12, 1784. He married Belinda Greene, daughter of John Greene. He removed to Ohio about 1821.
378 I. Simon B.
379 II. Alpheus Greene, was graduated at West Point; became captain in the Topographical
Corps. While engaged in locating Fort Jackson at the mouth of the Mississippi he was drowned.
369 Rizpah S., b. December 23, 1819 ; d. October 13, 1833, ce. 14.