James Polk Steely

Male, #40256, (28 Aug 1843 - 22 Sep 1903)
Father*Elijah Steely M. D. (s 1818 - c 1849)
Mother*Jane (?) (s 1820 - 1891)
Birth*28 Aug 1843 James was born on 28 Aug 1843. 
Death of Fathercirca 1849 His father Elijah Steely M. D. died circa 1849 at Muscogee Co., Georgia
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     James Polk Steely was a Private in Company F of the 17th Georgia Infantry. Out of 75 battles that the 17th Georgia fought in, James was in 11, including:
- Battle Malvern Hill, VA, Aug 1, 1862
- Battle Malvern Hill, VA, Aug 5, 1862
- Battle 2nd Manassas, VA, Aug 03,1862
- Battle Sharpsburg, MD, Sep 17, 1862
- Battle Fredericksburg, VA, Dec, 13, 1862
- Battle at Chancellorsville, VA, May 3, 1863
- Battle at Thoroughfare Gap, VA, Jun 17, 1863
- Battle at Gettysburg, PA, Jul 2, 3, 4, 1863
James was captured on Aug 4, 1863 at Gettysburg. He would not sign the pardon papers so he was sent to Fort Delaware. He stayed there till his discharge on November 5, 1864. He had been admitted to the hospital on November 2, 1864, just three days before he was discharged. He went back home to Columbus, Georgia where he married Mary Elizabeth Culpepper on Nov 5, 1868.1 
Marriage*5 Nov 1868 He married Mary Elizabeth Culpepper at Muscogee Co., Georgia, on 5 Nov 1868 at age 25. James Polk & Mary Culpepper Steely had 9 children:
Fannie Weston Steely born August 7th 1869
Jessie Frances Steely born August 12th 1870
William Gadson Steely born September 8th 1873
Clay Malingen Steely born July 6th 1874
James Wesley Steely born July 30th 1876
Charles Christfur Steely born August 15th 1878
Mary Starley Steely born April 22 1882
Mallie Elizabeth Steely born & died on September 1st 1884.1 
Relocation*circa 1872 He relocated circa 1872 at Corsicana, Navarro Co., Texas,1 
Death of Mother1891 His mother Jane (?) died in 1891 at Corsicana, Navarro Co., Texas.2 
Death*22 Sep 1903 He died at Corsicana, Navarro Co., Texas, on 22 Sep 1903 at age 60.1 
Burial*circa 24 Sep 1903 His body was interred circa 24 Sep 1903 at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., Texas.1 
Biography* James Polk Steely was born in Muscogee Co., Georgia in 1843. He was the first son of Elijah & Jane Steely. After his father died in 1849, James Polk, at a very young age, had to go to work. James Polk Steely is on the 1850 census selling peanuts at age 6.
     James & Mary came to Texas a little after 1870. Someone got sick in the family and they were told to go west. James and his brother Henry Clay Steely were butchers in Corsicana in 1880.1 

Family

Mary Elizabeth Culpepper (24 Jun 1849 - 1922)
Marriage*5 Nov 1868 He married Mary Elizabeth Culpepper at Muscogee Co., Georgia, on 5 Nov 1868 at age 25. James Polk & Mary Culpepper Steely had 9 children:
Fannie Weston Steely born August 7th 1869
Jessie Frances Steely born August 12th 1870
William Gadson Steely born September 8th 1873
Clay Malingen Steely born July 6th 1874
James Wesley Steely born July 30th 1876
Charles Christfur Steely born August 15th 1878
Mary Starley Steely born April 22 1882
Mallie Elizabeth Steely born & died on September 1st 1884.1 
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. Rootsweb--Navarro Co., TX: "James Polk Steely of Navarro County, Texas"
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/s/steely_james_polk.htm.
  2. E-mail written May 2005 to Warren Culpepper from Kevin Steely, e-mail address.