First representative of Steenbergen family in Mason County, WV; was born in Hardy County, VA in 1788, moved to Shenandoah County, VA with family at age five, married Maria Bibb Jordan in 1807; family settled in Mason County, VA in 1810 on farm known as Poplar Grove located at Gallipolis Ferry (home still stands), raised eleven children (see list); in 1810, brought first improved herd of imported cattle to Mason County, in 1839, imported the first thoroughbred short-horn cattle; served as member of Board of Visitors of Virginia Military Institute, and as brigadier general in Virginia State Militia. History of Mason County, West Virginia, p. 339 (Mason County Public Library, Point Pleasant, WV).
Born July 12, 1788, Hardy County, VA, married December 1, 1807 to Maria B. Jordan; volunteer and served with distinction in War of 1812; "filled many important of trust in the county at the request of his fellow-citizens. whose confidence he possessed and deserved. He died July 30, 1863." 5 The West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia Suppl. p. 83 (Jim Comstock ed., Richwood, WV 1974).
Last Will and Testament, Will Book 1A, page 178, Mason County [WV] Clerk's office, dated June 20, 1859, probated June 13, 1864: only son, John William, daughters, Eliza Lewis, Mary E. McCulloch, Catharine Neale, Sarah A. Couch, Cornelia Menager, Susan Spencer, Rhoda Steenbergen, Ellen D. Steenbergen, granddaughter, Maria Menager (daughter of daughter Caroline, wife of L. B. Menager),