Elizabeth Van Benthuysen Steele
In April 1797, she was just twenty when she married newcomer bookbinder Daniel Steele at the Albany Dutch church. Ten months later the first of their eleven children was christened in Albany. Connecticut native Steele was a notable Presbyterian.
Elizabeth Van Benthuysen Steele passed on in March 1825 and was buried in the Presbyterian church plot. She had lived but forty-eight years. Daniel Steele died three years later.
Sources: The life of Elizabeth Van Benthuysen Steele is CAP biography number 5374. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 10/15/11