William Steuart (c.1732 - c.1797)

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Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Highland, Virginia
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About William Steuart

page 72 History of Highland County

Steuart, a young Scotchman, had a thrilling experience in reaching these mountains. Being well educated, he expected to follow a profession. The ship on which he took passage was captured by Spanish pirates, and the crew killed. He was the only passenger and was put on the South Atlantic shore with no clothing save a piece of canvas and without his chestful of books. Thence he drifted northward to the Augusta colony, doing at first manual labor. His soft hands and intellectual air brought him a welcome invitation to teach school, and he followed this calling the rest of his life. But downcast at the loss of his beloved library, he was content to spend his days in the frontier wilderness. Steuart settled just below the mouth of Shaw's Fork. In marrying Margaret Usher he became brother-in-law to Loftus Pullin.

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William Steuart's Timeline

1732
1732
Ireland
1757
January 7, 1757
Age 25
Augusta, VA, USA
1758
1758
Age 26
Augusta, VA, USA
1759
1759
Age 27
va, Augusta, usa
1760
1760
Age 28
1761
1761
Age 29
Augusta, VA, USA
1772
1772
Age 40
1773
1773
Age 41
1797
1797
Age 65
Highland, Virginia
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