Rev William Moore Steel, Sr

Rev William Moore Steel, Sr

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Death 17 Oct 1857 (aged 77)
Leigh, Harrison County, Texas, USA
Burial Leigh, Harrison County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 46320907 · View Source
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Son of Revolutionary war Captain John Steel Jr., William Steel was born in Carlise, Pa in 1780.
In 1802, William began his ministry as a Methodist Episcopal minister for the Baltimore conference. During the 1810's he changed to become a Protestant Epicopal minister living in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. He married his only wife, Mary Catherine James, in 1805 in Dumfires Virginia, and they had 13 children. He joined the Diocese of Tennessee in 1837 and lived in Fayette County Tennessee. After a two year stay he moved his family to the Republic of Texas in 1839 to the Caddo Lake area where he joined the Diocese of Louisiana. During his time in Texas he founded the Border Episcopal Church, and his works in Harrison County, Texas later evolved into the Trinity Espicopal Church. Some people say that he preached the first Episcopal sermon in the Republic of Texas. His body currently resides in the Mimosa Hall Plantation cemetery in Marshall, Texas

His tombstone reads,

"He began to preach the unchangeable riches of christ in 1802. He had fought a good fight, He had finished his fight, he had finished his course, he had kept the faith, and at the last day he shall recieve a crown of righteousness, which the lord, the righteous judge, has laid up and may give unto all who love him approvingly."


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  • Created by: Aaron Steel
  • Added: 4 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46320907
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev William Moore Steel, Sr (2 Feb 1780–17 Oct 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46320907, citing Mimosa Hall Cemetery, Leigh, Harrison County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Aaron Steel (contributor 47219882) .