Steele, Lee, & Burton Families

My line (Steele) - Isaac Steele (1782) > Eli H. Steele, Sr. > Christopher Columbus Steele > Nancy Florence Steele

My line (Lee) - Robert E. Lee (1876) > Edna Verona Lee

My line (Burton) - No blood relation


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Census Images

1820 Federal Census (Steele)

1830 Federal Census (Steele) I

1830 Federal Census (Steele) II

1840 Federal Census (Steele) I

1840 Federal Census (Steele) II

1850 Federal Census (Burton)
1850 Federal Census, Howard County, Missouri.
Includes: William Burton, Mary Burton, Martha Burton, A. E. Burton, Caroline Burton, Patrick Burton,
Edgar Burton, and Mary Burton.

1850 Federal Census (Steele) I

1850 Federal Census (Steele) II

1850 Federal Census (Steele) III


1860 Federal Census (Steele) I
1860 Federal Census, includes: Eli Steel, Malisa Steel, Elizabeth Steel, Christian Steel, George D. Steel,
Nancy E. Steel, Lucinda Steel, Levi Steel, Valentine Steel, James Steel, William, and Eli Steel.

1860 Federal Census (Steele) II

1870 Federal Census (Steele) I
1870 Federal Census, includes: Christopher Steel, Fereby Steel, Eli C. Steel, John F. Steel, and Isaac V. Steel.

1870 Federal Census (Steele) II
1870 Federal Census, includes: Eli Steel, Malissa Steel, Lucinda Steel, Valentine Steel, Samual Steel, William Steel, and Eli Steel.

1870 Federal Census (Steele) III
1870 Federal Census, includes: Elizabeth Steele [Smith], widow of Isaac Steele.

1880 Federal Census (Steele) I
1880 Federal Census, includes: Christopher Steel, Sarah Steel, Eli Steel, John Steel, Isaac Steel, Mary Steel,
George Steel, Nancy Steel, James Steel, and Margaret Tucker.

1880 Federal Census (Steele) II

1890 Oklahoma Territory Census (Steele) I

1890 Oklahoma Territory Census (Steele) II

1900 Federal Census (Lee & Steele)
1900 Federal Census, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. Dated 4 June, 1900. Includes:
Sarah Steele, Joseph F. Steele, James H. Steele, Walter F. Steele, Harvy D. Steele,
L. Steele, Nannie Lee, Myrtle Lee, and Edna Lee.

1910 Federal Census (Steele)
1910 Federal Census, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma (South Lincoln Street).
Dated 23 April, 1910. Includes:
Sarah Steele, Joseph F. Steele, and Harvy D. Steele.

1910 Federal Census (Burton)


City Directories (all Steele)

1901 Shawnee, Oklahoma City Directory

1909 Shawnee, Oklahoma City Directory

1914 Shawnee, Oklahoma City Directory

1919 Shawnee, Oklahoma City Directory


Family Photos

Robert E. Lee, Myrtle Lee, and Edna Lee
Circa 1899.

Nannie Burton

Nannie Burton II

Nannie Burton and Some of Her Family

The Burton Family
Edgar M. Burton, Nannie F. Burton, and 6 children. Circa 1911 in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.

Sarah Steele with Daughter Mary Rhodes and Family
1915 in Oklahoma. Mary Rhodes (daughter of Sarah Steele) is holding Wanita Davis her granddaughter.
Wanita is the daughter of Pearl Davis who is standing directly behind Mary Rhodes.
The rest of the children are siblings of Pearl. Left to right are (top row first):
Mamie F. Rhodes, Mary Evelyn Rhodes, Theresa Ruth Rhodes, Wilson D. Rhodes and Sarah Lucille Rhodes.

Sarah Steele In Cornfield

Sarah Steele and Probable Granddaughter


Marriage Documents

Robert E. Lee and Nannie Steele, 25 December, 1895 in Indian Territory, Southern District
(Now Carter County, Oklahoma)

Marriage Certificate

Marriage License


Edna Verona Lee and Martin Kelso Jenkins Marriage Record


Death Certificates

Sarah Steele

Nannie Florence Burton [Steele]


Tombstone Photos

Christopher Steele
Photo taken by Detia Roe at Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.

Sarah Steele
Photo taken by Detia Roe at Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.

Nannie F. Burton and Emmett Seitsinger
Photo taken by Keith Winkelman at Pioneer Cemetery, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California (formerly I.O.O.F)


Military Veterans Schedule & Prisoner of War Records
Christopher C. Steele was first at the Louisville, Kentucky Military Prison and was soon after
transferred to Rock Island Prison in Illinois.

Christopher C. Steele - 1890 Veterans Schedule

Christopher C. Steele - POW Roll A

Christopher C. Steele - POW Roll B

Christopher C. Steele - POW Roll C

Christopher C. Steele - POW Barrack Assignment

Christopher C. Steele - List of Prisoners Received


Christopher C. Steele's Confederate CMSR Records

Record 1

Record 2

Record 3

Record 4

Record 5

Record 6

Record 7

Record 8


Record 9

Record 10

Record 11

Record 12

Record 13

Record 14

Record 15


Christopher C. Steele's Union CMSR Records

Cover Jacket

Record 1

Record 2

Record 3

Record 4

Record 5

Record 6

Record 7

Record 8


Christopher C. Steele and Sarah Steele's Pension Records

Christopher C. Steele Pension Index Card


1890 - Article of Agreement

1890 - Declaration for Invalid Pension

1891 - Declaration for Original Invalid Pension

1891 - Medical Description

1891 - Military Service

1892 - Affidavit of George D. Steele

1892 - Invalid Pension Questions (Includes marriage and children information)

1892 - Medical Testimony

1895 - Declaration for Invalid Pension A

1895 - Declaration for Invalid Pension B

1895 - No Medical Record Found


1896 - General Info

1896 - Medical and Vital Information

1897 - Affidavit of Sarah Steele

1897 - Declaration for Original Invalid Pension - Back

1897 - Declaration for Widows Pension

1897 - Declaration for Widows Pension - Back

1897 - Affidavit of G. M. Maxwell, Physician I

1897 - Affidavit of G. M. Maxwell, Physician II

1898 - Affidavit of A. M. Neal and J. L. Lee I

1898 - Affidavit of A. M. Neal and J. L. Lee II

1898 - Statement of Sarah Steele about Marriage and Children


1899 - Widows's Claim For Pension

1900 - Brief Snynopsis

1900 - Declaration for Widow's Pension

1900 - Declaration for Widow's Pension [Back]

1900 - Rejected Widow's Pension

1902 - Affidavit of G. S. Brown and Minerva Brown I

1902 - Affidavit of G. S. Brown and Minerva Brown II

1902 - Affidavit of Sarah Steele

1902 - Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Property Search [Cover]

1902 - Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Property Search

1902 - Widow's Claim for Pension

1902 - Widow's Pension General Information


1903 - Affidavit of T. B. Davenport and W. C. Roycroft

1903 - Affidavit of W. C. Roycroft and W. F. Steele [Walter Franklin Steele]

1903 - Affidavit of Nancy Steele and Elizabeth Cox

1903 - Brief for Reopening

1903 - Sarah Steele Letter I

1903 - Sarah Steele Letter II

1909 - Bureau of Pensions Reference Card

1909 - Department of Interior Letter - Notice of Termination I

1909 - Department of Interior Letter - Notice of Termination II

1909 - Request for Drop of Pension

1909 - Attorney for Sarah Steele - Response I

1909 - Attorney for Sarah Steele - Response II


1910 - Affidavit of E. C. Steward and H. D. Hewlett

1910 - Letter Mentioning Rejection of Pension

1910 - Power of Attorney

1911 - Affidavit of E. C. Steele [Eli Christopher Steele] and J. F. Steele [John F. Steele]

1911 - Attorney Letter - Claim for Back Pension

1911 - Affidavit of Sarah Steele [May] I

1911 - Affidavit of Sarah Steele [May] II

1911 - Affidavit of Sarah Steele [May] III

1911 - Affidavit of Sarah Steele [August] I

1911 - Affidavit of Sarah Steele [August] II


1916 - Request for Information I

1916 - Request for Information II

1916 - Restoration of Pension Brief

1922 - Drop Report

1922 - Mention of Sarah Steele's Death


Unknown Date - Affidavit of Christopher Steele

Unknown Date - Invalid Pension Index Sheet

Unknown Date - Widow's Pension Index Sheet I

Unknown Date - Widow's Pension Index Sheet II

Unknown Date - Rejected Invalid Pension

Unknown Date - Affidavit of W. H. Shirley


Estate Records of Edgar Burton and Nannie Burton.
Of note, both have over 40 pages but I only possess the most salient documents with genealogical information.


Edgar M. Burton Estate - 1927 - I

Edgar M. Burton Estate - 1927 - II

Edgar M. Burton Estate - 1927 - III

Edgar M. Burton Estate - 1927 - IV

Edgar M. Burton Estate - 1927 - V


Nannie Burton Estate - 1929 - I

Nannie Burton Estate - 1929 - II

Nannie Burton Estate - 1929 - III

Nannie Burton Estate - 1929 - IV


Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma I (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma II (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma III (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma IV (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma V (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma VI (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma VII (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma VIII (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma IX (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma X (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma XI (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma XII (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma XIII (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma XIV (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma XV (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma XVI (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma XVII (From NARA)

Edgar Burton Homestead Oklahoma XVIII (From NARA)





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