- Born: 11 Sep 1801, Tazewell Co., VA
- Died: After 1870, Logan Co., [West] Virginia
See general notes on Ralph's father, George Steele, for the Family Bible record with birth dates.
The 1850 Federal Census for District 32, Logan Co., Virginia, page 125A, dated August 3, 1850 records Ralph (48) and Levicy (46) Steel with children Lemual (18), Lewis (17), Ruth L. (14), Rebecca M. (13), Wm A. (11), Lorenzo D. (2), Levicy C. (7), and Reason R. (5). Ralph is a farmer with real estate valued at $1,200.
The 1860 Federal Census for Logan Co., Virginia, Logan Court House P. O., page 251, dated July 3, 1860 records Ralph (58) and Lovisa (57) Steel with children Wm A. (21), Lorenzo (19), and Lovisa (16). Ralph is a farmer with real estate valued at $4,000 and a personal estate valued $767. Nearby is Ralph's son, Lewis Steel (26 - VA) with his wife Charlotte (23 - KY).
The 1870 Federal Census for Logan Township, Logan Co., West Virginia, Rich Creek P. O., page 251, dated August 6, 1870 records Ralph (69) and Lavicy (66) Steel with a child William Steel (8). Next door is Ralph's son, Lorenzo D. Steel (28) with his wife Angaline E. (26) and thier son George B. (4).