- Born: 19 Jun 1806, Tazewell Co., VA
- Marriage: Isabella Brewster on 16 Sep 1866 in Buchanan Co., Virginia
- Died: 1892, Buchanan Co., Virginia at age 86
See general notes on Richard's father, George Steele, for the Family Bible record with birth dates.
See general notes on his brother, Shadrack Steele, for 1860 census facts.
The 1870 Federal Census for Garden, Buchanan Co., Virginia, Grundy P. O., page 181B, dated Sept 6, 1870 records Richard (64 - VA) and Isabell (34 - VA) Steele. Richard is a farmer with real estate valued at $500 and a personal estate valued at $190.
The 1880 Federal Census for Garden, Buchanan Co., Virginia, District 14, page 336B, dated June 9, 1880 records Richard (60 - VA/VA/VA) and Isabella (40 - VA/VA/VA) Steele with three adopted children Henry (12), Waity (10), and John (8).
Richard married Isabella Brewster on 16 Sep 1866 in Buchanan Co., Virginia. (Isabella Brewster was born circa 1836 in Virginia and died after 1880 in Buchanan Co., Virginia.)