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Steele, John H., M.D.

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Steele, John H., M.D.
March 16, 2007 03:02PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B
Carter County

JOHN H. STEELE, M.D., of Olive Hill, Ky., was born in Washington County, W.
Va., September 28, 1830, the second son of Daniel and Nancy (Spears) Steele,
natives of Stokes County, N.C., and Washington County, W.Va. The paternal
grandfather of the Doctor was born in Dublin, Ireland, came to this country
about 1783, settled in North Carolina as a school-teacher, and died December
7, 1862. The maternal grandfather, Henry Spears, was born in Germany.
Daniel Steele was born in 1788, was a brick-mason in his younger days, moved
to West Virginia when about twenty-nine years old, began the study of
medicine at the age of forty, and became a very successful practitioner. In
February, 1839, John H. Steele was brought to Pike County, Ky., by his
father; thence, in 1849, the family removed to Prestonburg, Floyd County,
John H. being under his father as a pupil in medicine all the while. The
young Doctor left Prestonburg in 1851 and removed to Cannonsburg, Boyd
County; thence, in July, 1855, to Olive Hill, Carter County, at which point
he was the earliest medical practitioner, having graduated from Miami
College in 1854. December 27, 1857, he married Miss Sarah Frances McFerrin,
a native of Greenbrier County, Va., and to this marriage have been born
seven children: John D., Laura F., C.L., George D., Nancy R., Indepence and
Lochard. The Doctor has been very successful in his practice, and has kept
a minute of every case he has treated. He is a Freemason, and during the
recent war was a decided Union man.
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