|Birth: ||1823, England|
Samuel Stead (1823-1889) was a farmer. (b. May 17, 1823, Skelmanthorpe, Yorkshire, England - d. September 12, 1889, Nilwood, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA)
He was the son of Benjamin Stead II (1804-1841) and Martha Taylor (1805-1858).
He had the following siblings who emigrated with him to the US: Benjamin Hatfield Stead (1826-?) who died as a youth; Hannah Stead (1829-aft1880) who married James Lloyd (1815-1856); David Stead (1829-aft1910) who married Mary Ann Boston (1829-1925); Sarah Stead (1833-?) who married Lloyd N. Howard (1828-?); Amelia Stead (1834-1887) who married William Len Hullet (1830-1902); Benjamin Greenwood Stead (1837-aft1880) who married Ann Marie Heckman (1852-aft1880); Ann Stead (1838-?) who married Samuel Hullett; and Henrietta Stead (1849-?).
"In 1844 he came to Nilwood, Macoupin County direct from England."
Samuel Stead married Elizabeth Howard (1817-1882) aka Betsey Howard, on June 15, 1848 in Macoupin County, Illinois
Together they had the following children: Margaret Ellen Stead (1849-aft1880) who married Frederick Garst (1846-1917); Robert Taylor Stead (1851-1934) who married Eliza Jane Duncan (1853-1904); Frances L. Stead (1853-1875); Thomas G. Stead (1855); Lucinda D. Stead (1857-?); and Jonas K. Stead (1859-1936) who married Sarah E. Cheeney.
After Elizabeth Howard died in 1882 it appears that Samuel may have married Sophronia Carlin on September 13, 1883.
The History of Macoupin County Illinois, published by Brink McDonaugh and Company in 1879 states: "Among the many prominent English farmers of Macoupin County may be mentioned the name that heads this sketch [Samuel Stead]. He was born in Skelmanthorpe, Yorkshire, England May 17, 1823; was the son of Benjamin and Martha Stead. The Stead family were Quakers, and have lived in Yorkshire for many generations. Mr. Stead's father was a farmer and owned a small place, but as he carried on farming rather extensively, he also rented land from Lord Lumley Savel. In the spring of 1840 he emigrated to America with his wife and family of seven children; the subject of our sketch remaining in England. Mr. Stead landed at New York in April [of 1840], and immediately came to St. Louis, where he remained two months; he then came into Macoupin County and settled on section 1, in Nilwood Township, this being in the summer of 1840. On the trip from St. Louis he accidentally shot himself and received injuries from which he never entirely recovered; he lingered along until the following Christmas, when he died. His wife survived him many years."
"The subject of our sketch [Samuel Stead] remained in England for four years after his father's removal. In 1844 he came to Nilwood, Macoupin County direct from England. For four years he lived with his mother and assisted on the farm. June 1848, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Howard, a native of Kentucky. Her father, Samuel Howard, settled in Macoupin county in the fall of 1830. After Mr. Stead's marriage he began farming for himself, and has so contined up to the present time, and has made a success out of his chosen vocation. Mr. and Mrs. Stead started out in life little aided, and what they have acquired in this world has been gained by industry and economy; they have a good home and everything around them to make their declining years comfortable. They have had a family of six children; four living, namely; Helen, now the wife of Frederick Garst, living in Kansas; Robert T., now farming in Nilwood Township; Lucinda D and Jonas K., now at home. In politics Mr. Stead is a Republican. He is a member of the Methodist Church, and Mrs. Stead is a member of the Christian church. Such is a brief sketch of one of the old and much respected citizens of Nilwood Township."
Benjamin Stead (1804 - 1841)
Martha Taylor Stead (1805 - 1862)
Frances L Stead (____ - 1875)*
Thomas C Stead (____ - 1855)*
Jonas Stead (1860 - 1936)*
Sulphur Springs Cemetery
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Jan 23, 2004
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