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David Steere, son of Thomas Steere (18), grandson of Thomas (5), was born May 20, 1742. He and his wife belonged to the Society of Friends. His father deeded property to him in the year 1769. He resided in Smithfield. He married Mary Arnold, daughter of Benjamin and Anne Arnold, born February 2, 1742. She died September 18, 1773; he died October 22, 1790.

Children (born in Glocester):

124 I. Anna, b. January 25, 1770 ; d. October 7, 1792.

125 II. Nathan, b. July 16, 1771 ; d. November 8, 1787.

126 III. Daughter, b. June 9, 1773; d. July 18, 1793.

Hon. Stephen Steele, son of Richard Steere (19), grandson of Thomas (5), was born November 10, 1736, and resided in Glocester. He married, October 28, 1764, Rispah Smith of Smithfield. He was a deputy in 1784. He removed to Norwich, Chenango County, N. Y., where he owned a large property, including all of the east side of what is now the village of Norwich. He died there.

Children:

127 I. William, b. February 6, 1765; m., January 8, 1786, Esther Smith, dau. of Simon

Smith, /.

128 II. Richard, b. November 24, 1766; November 24, 1791, Lydia Arnold, dau. of Dr.

William and Jemima (Ballou) Arnold. He d. December 8, 1821, ce. 55, / .

129 Ill. Jane, b. August 13, 1768; in., December 2, 1787, Eleazar Ballou, son of Hezekiah

Ballou.

130 IV. Mark, b. August 11, 1770; m. October 1, 1795, Betsey Eddy, dau. of Jonathan Eddy,/.

131 V. Roxanna, b. June 7, 1772 ; d. January 12, 1776.

132 VI. Lucinda, b. March 2, 1774; d. April 2, 1775.

133 VII. Thomas, b. February 4, 1776; d. February 21, 1776.

134 VIII. Stephen, b. April 14, 1777 ; unmarried; d. in Norwich, N. Y., ce. 92. He lived with

135' IX. Asel, b. March 5, 1780; in., October 16, 1814, Sally Kimball. He d. 1871,/ .

136 X. Timothy, b. March 22, 1782; m. Cyrena Smith, /.

137 XI. Simon, b. November 12, 1784; m. Belinda Green, f.

138 XII. Thomas, b, May 3, 1787 ; m. Mary Brown, /.

139 XIII. Rizpah, b. January 24, 1792; m. James Birdsall. They lived in Norwich, N. Y. She

d. ce. 82.

140 XIV. Smith, b. March 11, 1794; m. Phebe McLane, /.

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his brother Smith.

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Caleb Steere, son of William Steere (20), grandson of William (8), was born about 1750. He married, October 29, 1772, Anne Leach, daughter of Stephen and Sarah (Hooper) Leach of Scituate. He is said to have lived on the east side of Absalom Hill, in the town of Glocester. He died in 1823. Administration on his estate was granted to Stephen Steere, April 12, 1823, and the inventory was taken April 14, 1823.

Children (born in Glocester):

141 I. Stephen, b. June 15, 1773.

142 II. Sarah, b. 1775; d. young.

143 III. Mary, b. March 26, 1777.

144 IV. Rhoda, b. December 3, 1779.

145 V. William, b. January 17, 1782.

146 VI. Elizabeth, b. April 9, 1784.

147 VII. Caleb, b. 1785.

148 VIII. Robert, b. June 11, 1786.

149 IX. Sally, b. September 17, 1788.

150 X. Samuel, b. 1788.

151 XI. Thomas, b. 1788 ; d. young.

152 XII. Thomas, b. 1790.

153 XIII. Amenia, b. July 26, 1791.

154 XIV. Esek, b. April 19, 1794 ; d. young.

155 XV. Rhoby, b. January 17, 1798.

156 XVI. Esek, b. November 6, 1799.

157 XVII. Cyrus, b. June 30, 1710 (perhaps the son of Caleb, Jr.).

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Enoch Steere, son of Anthony Steere (26), grandson of Samuel (10), was born June 10, 1748. He married, June 1, 1778, Zeruiah Mowry, daughter of Ananias Mowry. They belonged to the Society of Friends. It is said that when he was married his father offered him a home with himself with a certain portion of the produce of the farm for his pay. Whether the land was poor or the crops failed is not stated, but his portion for his summer's work was one bushel of corn and three pecks of rye. He worked all winter at one shilling a day and saved enough money to buy a cow. By thrift he amassed quite a fortune. He died November 28, 1826, aged 78 years, 5 months, and 6 days. His wife died February 26, 1826, aged 74 years, 2 months, and 4 days.

Children:

158 I. Penelope, b. 1773; m. Moses Sherman of Grafton, Mass. She d. August 8, 1851.

159 II. Abigail, b. June 28, 1776; m. Barna Fowler of Uxbridge, Mass. She d. May 28, i860,

ce. 84 years and 11 months.

160 Ill. Anthony, b. September 16, 1777; August 1, 1824, Deborah Wade, dau. of Oliver

Wade. He d. May 22/1856, ce. 78 years, 8 months, and 6 days ; she d. January 16, 1884, ce. 79 years and 22 days.

161 IV. Zeruiah, b. 1778 ; unmarried; d. November, 1806, ce. 28.

162 V. Patience, b. ij-jg ; d. April 4, 1800, ce. 21.

163 VI. Sarah, b. about 1781; m. Isaac B. Bradford; d. October 20, i860.

164 VII. Enoch, b. June 8, 1785; in., April 3, 1806, Lucina (or Silence) Burlingame, dau. of Esek

Burlingame. She had a child Zeruiah M., m., September 10, 1857, George Bishop of
Bennington. He d. August 9, 1854; she d. January 28, 1843.

165 VIII. Hannah, b. March 21, 1786; m. Edward Inman. She d. February 14, 1858, ce. 71

years, 10 months, and 25 days.

166 IX. Ruth, b. 1791 : tri. Calvary Mitchell. She d. August 29, 1865, ce. 74.

167 X. Mowry, b. November 15, 1794; d. October 28, 1816, ce. 21 years, II months, and

13 days.

MOWRY.
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.catherine Steere, daughter of Anthony Steere(26), granddaughter of Samuel (10), was born January 30, 1749, and married Judge Daniel Mowry of Smithfield, R. I., who was born August 17, 1729. He had been married before, — 1st, August 27, 1749, to Anne Phillips, daughter of Richard and Anne Phillips; 2d, August 19, 1756, to Amy Arnold, widow of Thomas Arnold. He had children by the former marriages. He was representative in Congress, member of General Assembly, and judge of Court of Common Pleas. He died July 6, 1806, aged 77; she died April 4, 1827.

Children of Daniel and Catherine Alowry:
I. Joseph, b. June 30, 1788.
II. Rachel, b. November 22, 1790; m. Maj. Morton Mowry, son of Jeremiah Mowry.

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Samuel Steere, son of Jonah Steere (27), grandson of Samuel (10), was born January 13, 1745. He married, January, 1775, Mary Smith, daughter of Thomas Smith. He removed from Glocester to Johnston, R. I. He made his will October 13, 1824, giving to his wife Mary all the household furniture and $100 in money, in addition to her right of dower, and naming his children, most of whom had already received their portion. His inventory of personal property, amounting to $4,976.19, was taken March 27, and allowed April 1, 1826.

Children:

168 I. David, b. August 17, 1775 ; m. Mary, dau. of Daniel Waterman. He d. 1809,/.

169 II. Martha, b. March 19, 1777; m. George Randall, bro. to Samuel.

170 Ill. Lydia, b. September 22, 1778 ; m. Philip Waterman. They lived in Scituate.

171 IV. Thomas, b. January 1 , 1781 ; m. Sally Medbury and went to New Berlin, Chenango

County, N. Y., /.

172 V. Silas, b. October 7, 1785; m. Huldah Winsor. He d. at the old homestead in 1851,

s. p. His will was dated February 12, 1851, and his inventory, taken March 11 of the same year, amounted to $2,465.26.

173 VI. Amasa, b. October 14, 1788; went from home and never returned.

174 VII. Betsey, b. October 28, 1792; d. young.

175 VIII. Hardin, b. January 15, 1798; m., March 16, 1817, Marcy Thornton, / .

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Simeon Steere, son of Jonah Steere (27), grandson of Samuel (10), was born February 26, 1747, and married Mary Walker, who was born April 15,4753. He removed from Glocester to Burrillville, which was set off from Glocester in 1806. His property is described in the assessment roll of Glocester as follows: "One dwelling-house, area 46 by 23 feet, one story, 14 windows, 15 squares, 8 by 6 glass; one crib, area 16 by 16, with two acres land adjoining east on the road and south on his other land, value $300; one barn 30 by 27, one sixth part of a saw-mill, 133 acres of land adjoining land of Joktan Putman south on the river, value $1,064." His will was made March 28, 1816, and probated April 5, 1817.

Children:

176 I. Sophia, b. April 20, 1773 ; m. Esek Wheelock. v

177 II. Lydia, b. June 29, 1775 ; m. Braz. Paine.

178 III. Adin, b. April 26, 1778; m. Rhoda Cook. He d. August, 1841 ; she d. September 19,

1866, ce. 87, /.

179 IV. Maria, b. March 8, 1784 ; m. Solomon Smith.

180 V. Augustus, b. January 15, 1787; m. Cyrenia Salisbury. He d. May 24, i860; she d. May

13, 1862,/ .

181 VI. Syria, b. February 15, 1790 ; in., January, 1812, Sallie Taft, who was b. March 15, 1787.

He d. 1841, / .

182 VII. Hannah, b. September 15, 1792 ; d. September 30, 1794.

183 VIII. Narcissa, b. November 11, 1795 ; m. Martin Salisbury.

184 IX. Willis, h, May 31, 1798 ; unmarried ; d. April 17, 1832, leaving by his will, April 12,

1832, his real estate to his brother Syria, and bequests to his other brothers and sisters. This will was probated June 30, 1832.

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