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Martha Grizzle Dixon Steele
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1750, Ireland
Death: Aug., 1848
Alabama, USA

Martha Grizzle Dixon was born in Ireland on 10 Jun 1750 and died in Aug 1848 in old Benton Co AL. She arrived at the port of Charles Town, South Carolina, in early 1763 at just 12 years old. As passed down in her family, she said it took 13 weeks to come to America from Ireland. A chair that she brought with her survives to this day. [2012]

As recorded in the Council Journal, at a meeting on 19 Feb 1763, Grizzle was granted 100 acres in newly laid out Boonsborough Township. This land is near present day Donalds, SC, in Abbeville County. Also receiving land that day in Boonesborough Township and arriving on the same ship of Protestants were: John Dickson (100 acres), Michael Dickson (200 acres), and Jean Dixon (100 acres). It is believed that Jean and Grizzle are sisters.

Grizzle is the name found in Council Journal records, in papers pertaining to the Revolutionary service of her husband, Isaac, and in his will. Her name is recorded as Martha when she relinquished her dower on a deed in 1800.

She married Isaac Steele about 1768 in Abbeville Dist SC. They were the parents of James Steele born 4 Apr 1771, Michael Steele born 2 Apr 1773, Margret Steele Turner born 28 Jun 1775, William Dixon Steele, born 9 Jan 1778, John Steele, born 27 Feb 1780, Ruth Steele born 13 Mar 1782, Isaac Steele Jr, born Jul 1786, Moses Steele, born 18 May 1788, and Mary Jane Steele Barnett born 22 Sep 1790.

After the death of her husband, she migrated through Georgia and into Alabama with the family of her youngest child, Mary Jane Steele Barnett.
 
 
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 Children:
  William Dixon Steele (1778 - 1857)*
  John Steel (1780 - 1855)*
  Isaac Steele (1786 - 1865)*
  Moses Steele (1788 - 1857)*
  Mary Jane Steele Barnett (1790 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Barnett Family Cemetery
Muscadine
Cleburne County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Debbie Z*~
Record added: Dec 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102683569
Martha Grizzle <i>Dixon</i> Steele
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- Kelsey Ayala
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 Added: Dec. 26, 2012
 
 
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