I have reached a dead stop in my search for Samuel Steele
There are so many Samuel Steele's and I am stuck finding my ancestor who immigrated with his wife, to Cumberland Co. PA from Ireland before 1763. The census reports I find are crude - they only disclose the number of "white" people in the household but there are no names or reference hints for me to put him in context. I have found a Samuel Dale Steele, but his progeny seems to have moved south of PA whereas my Steele ancestors mostly stayed in PA. Moving west of Cumberland county. I know where his son Isaac m. Jane Barr are buried in PA. and I have evidence of his service in the Revolutionary War. However family tradition says that his wife, also from Ireland is Betsy Lackey (or Leakey). I cannot find her. Left Ireland for the US with Samuel, leaving one son behind in Ireland. Gave birth to Isaac ( m. Jane Barr) in 1786 in the US.