Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Revolutionary Statesman Henry Steele
Henry Steele, the first member of the Steele family in Dorchester County Maryland, came from White Haven Cumberland County, England in 1740. He settled near Vienna and married Ann Billings, daughter of James and Ann Rider Billings.
Henry Steele became a larger and prosperous property owner. He held many offices in the Province of Maryland: Justice in 1759, a Burgess from 1763-1770, and represented Dorchester County at the Convention in Annapolis in 1774. Henry Steele was a member of the General Assembly in 1777.
He died February 2, 1782. His body and tombstone were moved from "Weston" to Christ Church Cemetery.
In Memory of Henry Steele, Esq.
who departed this life Anno Domini 1782
(the rest is not legible)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Government & Politics • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is February 2, 1782.
Location. 38° 34.339′ N, 76° 4.578′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Church St, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patriot Nathan Griffin (here, next to this marker); Patriot Maj. Francis Turpin (here, next to this marker); Governor John Henry (here, next to this marker); Patriot Col. Robert Harrison (a few steps from this marker); Patriot Richard Pattison (a few steps from this marker); Patriot John Brohawn (a few steps from this marker); Patriot Lt. John Stewart McNamara (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary Statesman Robert Goldsborough (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.