Jöns (James) Hansson Steelman

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Jöns (James) Hansson Steelman

Birthplace: Aronameck Plantation, New Sweden (Philadelphia),, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Great Egg Harbor, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Mannson Månsson and Ella Olofsdotter Steelman
Husband of Susannah Steelman and Katherine Ouster
Father of Andrew Steelman; John Steelman; Susannah Keen; Hans Steelman; James Steelman and 2 others
Brother of Gertrude Stressinger Månsson; John / Johan Hanson "Hance" Steelman; Peter Hansson Steelman; Christiern Hansson Steelman; Carl (Charles) Hanson Steelman and 2 others
Half brother of Måns Hansson; Catherine Judith Justis; Elizabeth Ogle; Peter Peterson Yocum, II and Elizabeth P Petersdotter Yokim

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About Jöns (James) Hansson Steelman


JAMES STEELMAN, 1st, was a Swede, who before 1690 had identified himself with the colony of Swedes, in New Castle, Delaware. He located land in this county (in Gloucester Co, now Atlantic) in 1694 or 1695, and owned large tracts, also many head of cattle. He was a member of the Gloria Dei, Old Swedes Church, of Philadelphia, and his children, Andrew and Susannah, are also mentioned in the records of that church. He was married, previous to his coming to this section, to Susannah Toy, daughter of Christian Toy. He afterward married Katherine Ouster, June 3, 1730. He owned a considerable portion of the southwest end of Absequam beach, which he bought of Thomas Budd. James died in 1734. Children of James & Christian (Toy) Steelman: 1. +Andrew Steelman (1st) b 1689-90, d. 1736; m. Judith --. 2. Susannah Steelman, b. 1691; m. John Kean, November 1713, son of Mathias Kean and Henrick Classen. 3. +Hance Steelman (1st) will proved 1760. 4. +John Steelman (1st) b January 7, 1692; will proved August 11, 1775; m. Sarah Adams. 5. James Steelman (2nd), m. Katherine Kean, daughter of Nicholas Kean and Elizabeth Lock. 6. Elias Steelman (1st) 7. Mary Steelman, m. -- Blackman. 8. Peter Steelman (1st), d. 1762; m. Gertrude --; record in Old Swedes Church, Philadelphia, Vol 2, p. 225.

James Hansson (son of Hans) Steelman:

The children of Captain Hans Mansson and Ella Olafsdotter Stille anglicized their name to Steelman (from Stille and Mans).

Settled in Great Egg Harbor in 1695. He was road overseer as early as 1696/97. and Justice of Gloucester county, New Jersey Court for several years between 1704-31 when he became a judge of the Court of Common Pleas. James' Will dated August 2, 1734 and proved on January 10. 1734/35. He was the first Swede to have settled on the Atlantic coast and he founded the Swedish settlement o Great Egg Harbor. He owned a large tract of land on Absecon Beach, now the sire of Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was a member of Gloria Dei, Old Swedes Church, Philadephia, Pennsylvania.

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Jöns (James) Hansson Steelman's Timeline

Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
February 1689
Age 24
Gloucester, Camden, New Jersey, United States
January 7, 1692
Age 27
New Sweden
Age 28
Great Egg Harbor, Glouster, New Jersey
Age 32
Great Egg Harbor Bay
Age 35
Great Egg Harbor Bay
Age 35
Age 36