John Nevett Steele
|John Nevett Steele|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives|
May 29, 1834 – March 3, 1837
|Preceded by||Littleton Purnell Dennis|
|Succeeded by||John Dennis|
|Born||February 22, 1796
Weston, Maryland, U.S.
|Died||August 13, 1853
Cambridge, Maryland, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Ann Ogle Buchanan|
|Children||Thomas Buchanan Steele
John Nevett Steele, Jr.
Steele was born on February 22, 1796 in Weston, Maryland. He was the son of James Steele (1760–1816) and Mary Nevett (1769–1836). His many siblings included Mary Nevett Steele (1789–1873), who married John Campbell Henry (1787–1857), the eldest son and heir of Gov. John Henry, Ann Billings Steele Upshur (1791–1835), James Billings Steele (1794–1861), Henry Maynadier Steele (1799–1863), Catharine Sarah Maria Steele Ray (1801–1891), Sarah Maynadier Steele (1805–1828), and Isaac Nevett Steele (1809–1891).
He lived on an estate called "Indian Town" near Vienna, Maryland in Dorchester County, where he completed preparatory studies. He later studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1819, and commenced practice in Dorchester County, Maryland.
Steele was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Littleton Purnell Dennis, and was reelected to the Twenty-fourth Congress, serving from May 29, 1834 to March 3, 1837. He was an unsuccessful Whig candidate for Governor of Maryland in 1838.
- Dr. Thomas Buchanan Steele (1822–1905), who married Isabella Elizabeth Henry (1825–1912), granddaughter of Gov. John Henry.
- John Nevett Steele, Jr. (1824–1884), who married Ann Ogle Buchanan Henry (1842–1912), another granddaughter of Gov. John Henry.
Through his eldest son Thomas, he was the grandfather of Ogle Steele (1855–1918), Campbell Steele (1857–1884), and Mary Isabella Steele (1858–1944), who married Louis William Trail (1843–1923).
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Littleton Purnell Dennis
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 1st congressional district
May 29, 1834 – March 3, 1837