Your Thomas and James Steadman are brothers of my ancestor Nancy Steedman b. abt. 1822, d. 1859. They were three of 14 children of Thomas Steadman and an unknown wife. Thomas was b. abt. 1790 in Chester County, South Carolina, and moved to Rutherford County, North Carolina when he as a young child.
I have the Thomas you asked about as having been born in 1812 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. James was supposedly born in 1829, also in Rutherford County, NC.
The Steedman family is particularly interesting. They come from an impressive Scottish family which can be traced back to the 1100's in both the Steedman (Stedman - now often called Steadman) and Barton lines. Give me a few days and I'll try to send the entire family file to you.
If you are descended from this family, you might be interested to know that Thomas Steedman b. 1790 was the son of John Steedman (a Revolutionary War veteran) and Hannah McKinney Steedman. Hannah was six months old in her mother's womb when her mother was attacked and scalped by Indians. Hannah was born three months after her mother (Barbara Culp McKinney) should have died. The tough lady lived for another thirty years.
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