S: June 23, 2012
1: Special edition of Bride Mahazine
4: Mother of-the-Bride...Johnna Sue Leonhardt Father of-the-Bride...Robert Lee Steen | Mother of-the-Groom...Barbara Hamilton Father of-the-Groom...Donald Hamilton
5: Grandmother of-the-Bride...Shirley Jean Lumley Great Aunt of-the-Bride Kay Marilyn Lewis | Paternal Grandparents of-the-Bride William Steen & Victoria Lee Steen
10: Ring Bearers Marley Wade Waters & Finn Grizzly Linford
13: Flower Girls Ella Payne & Amia Coker
16: "This day I will marry my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love."
18: The Kiss
19: The kiss at the end of the wedding ceremony. In ancient times, the kiss was legally binding and signified mutual acceptance of the contract of marriage. It is said that the bride and the groom "exchanged a bit of their souls" with the breath of a kiss!
30: Let them eat cake ...
33: A | & | D
38: All in the Family
48: What did it take to get that perfect shot?
49: I can't see | Take my picture I'm so cute | Who's behind the tree?
65: Bride on the run
66: the many faces of a bride
78: Jessica Ann &Wade Linford
92: Tossing the bouquet - Tradition has all single women gather together and when the bride tosses her bouquet whoever catches it will be the next to marry.
93: Tossing the Garter - In the 14th c., having a piece of the bride's clothing was thought to bring good fortune. In order to obtain a piece of this lucky attire, guests would grab at the wedding dress and tear off pieces of it, leaving the dress in tatters. To stop this practice, brides began throwing items at the guests. One of these items was the garter belt. Today, it is usually the Groom who removes and tosses the garter to the unmarried men.
94: Married in White, you have chosen right Married in Grey, you will go far away, Married in Black, you will wish yourself back, Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead, Married in Green, ashamed to be seen, Married in Blue, you will always be true, Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl, Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow, Married in Brown, you will live in the town, Married in Pink, your spirit will sink.
99: and now, behind the scenes . . .
108: Our Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
109: Great Grandparents | Grandparents | Parents
110: Great Grandparents | Parents | Grandparents
111: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
113: "I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey work of the stars." Walt Whitman
122: Honeymoon Kauai, Hawaii November 2012
126: Creekside Trail, Camptonville, California
128: CAMPING | What a beautiful view!
129: The Great Outdoors
132: Our Heritage
134: Steen Name Meaning North German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: from sten 'stone', hence a name name for someone who lived on stony ground, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked as a with stone: quarryman, stonecutter, or stonemason. | The Steen Family Heritage
135: Jessica Ann Steen Wade Lennon Linford Children Marley Bade Waters Linford Finn Grizzly Waters Linford | Aimee Elisabeth Steen (1986 - & David Stuart Hamilton (1982? married 23 June 2012 | Rebecca Lee Steen | Walter Eugene Steen, Sr. & Sara Elizabeth Jacobs married 27 May 1897, Bexar Co., TX B: 02 July 1874, TX - D: 25 July 1942, TX B: 30 Oct 1877 TX - D: 17 May 1917 Parents: John RUmbley Steen & Mahala Burke Parents: Madison Greene Jacobs & Mary A. Jacobs Chester Howard Eugen Steen & Mildred B: 17 Oct 1898 TX - D: 27 May 1984, Chester, CA Parents Walter Eugene Steen & Sara Elizabeth Jacobs Robert Lee Steen (1961 - & Johnna Sue Brewton (1962 - ) married Nov 19 Aimee Elisabeth Steen (1986 - & David Stuart Hamilton (1982? married 23 June 2012 | Aimee Elisabeth Steen | Robert Lee Steen | Chester Howard Eugene Steen | Walter Eugene Steen | Johnna Sue Brewton | Shirley Jean Lewis | John Henry Willard, Jr. | John Henry Willard, Sr. | Mildred Ann Dunbar | Richard Arthur Lewis | Helen Viola Lacy | Mildred Lynn Harrison | Sara Elizabeth Jacobs | Jesse Hubert Harrison | Katherine Harrison
136: The Steen family followed a Protestant migration from Europe (the Scandinavian countries), to Scotland, to Ireland. The genealogy of the Steen Ancestry generally begins with Richard Ian Steen, who was born in 1670, in Antrim, IRELAND.
137: Descendant JOHN STEEN was born Abt. 1688 in Antrim Co., Province of Ulster "The Vow", in Ireland. He emigrated from Ireland to the British Colonies via New York and arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745, at the age of 67. JOHN STEEN married JANE MOORE on September 29, 1734 in the 1st Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. Jane was born Bet. 1695-1705 in Union District, South Carolina and died in 1854, Chester Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jane's parents were Goyen & Eleanor Moore. JOHN STEEN died on August 24, 1753 in Chester Co., PA. | WILLIAM HAYS STEEN was born in1749 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, and died 1850 in Carroll Co., Tennessee. He married NANCY AGNES LUSK in 1772 in Great Broad River, South Carolina where Nancy was born in 1753. Nancy died on May 29, 1841 in Rankin Co., Mississippi. She is buried at the Florence Cemetery in Rankin Co. MS. | Children of JOHN STEEN and JANE MOORE: SARAH BROWN STEEN, 1735 - 1795; LT. COL. JAMES F. STEEN, 1736 -1780; JOHN STEEN, 1742 - 1796; MARY STEEN, 1749 - unknown; and WILLIAM HAYS STEEN, 1749 - 1850. | Children of WILLIAM STEEN and NANCY LUSK: MARY "POLLY" STEEN, 1776 -1778; JAMES STEEN, 1781-1845; NATHANIEL STEEN, 1786 - 1827; ELIAS STEEN, 1779 - 1847; WILLIAM I. STEEN, Feb 1788 - ct 1846 [married Mary Rumbly Enochs|1975-1846 – Netherlands]; ROBERT STEEN 1787- 1837; MARY "POLLY" STEEN, 1794 - 1848; EDWARD SILAS STEEN,1804 - 1858; JOHN VANCE STEEN, 1774-1847; SARAH "SALLY" STEEN, 1790 -1859; JANE STEEN,1795 - . | The Journey . . .
138: William I Steen & Mary Rumbly Enochs married 1811, Texas William - B: Feb 1788, SC - D: Oct 1846, TN |Parents: William Hays Steen & Nancy Lusk Mary - B: 1 Dec 1794 Virginia - D: Aug 1845, MS |Parents: Robert Lusk & Mary Vance John Rumbley Steen & Mahala Burret married 14 April 1850, Gonzales Texas John - B: 30 Oct 1825, Rankin, MS - D: 11 June 1910 Hochheim, DeWitt Co., TX Mahala - B. 1 Sept 1830, Indianola Mexico, Calhoun, TX - D: 25 Nov 1881 Steen Flat, Gonzales Co. TX Walter Eugene Steen, Sr. & Sara Elizabeth Jacobs married 27 May 1897, Bexar Co., TX B: 02 July 1874, TX - D: 25 July 1942, TX | Parents: John RUmbley Steen & Mahala Burke B: 30 Oct 1877 TX - D: 17 May 1917 | Parents: Madison Greene Jacobs & Mary A. Jacobs Chester Howard Eugen Steen & Mildred B: 17 Oct 1898 TX - D: 27 May 1984, Chester, CA Parents Walter Eugene Steen & Sara Elizabeth Jacobs William Steen & Vicki Steen 1 2 3 Robert Lee Steen & Johnna Sue Brewton Jessica Ann Steen Aimee Elixabeth Steen Rebeca Lee Steen
140: Wagon Train from Mississippi to Texas
141: John Rumbley Steen was born on October 30, 1825 in Rankin, Mississippi. He was on the Wagon Train with his father William I Steen. John Rumbley Steen and Mahala Burret were married on April 14, 1850, in Gonzales Texas. Mahala was born on September 1, 1830, in Indianola Mexico, Calhoun, Texas. Mahala and her husband John are buried in the Steen Cemetery on County Rd. 336 off Hwy. 183 near the Guadalupe River in GonzalesCo, TX. John Rumbley died on June 11 1910 in Hochheim, DeWitt Co., Texas. Mahala died on November 25, 1881.
142: One of William's sons who traveled on the wagon trail was John Rumbley Steen. John was born on October 20, 1825 in Raridin, Mississippi. John met Mahala Burret in Texas and the two were married on April 14, 1850, In Gonzales Texas. Mahala was born on September 4, 1833, in Indianda Mexico, Chlaoun, Texas. Mahala and her husband john are buried in the Steen Cemetery on County Rd 336 off Hwy 183 near the4 Guadalupe River in Gonzales, Texas. John Rumbley died on June 11, 1910 in Hachheim DeWitt County, Texas, Mahala died on November 25, 1881. | John Rumbley Steen & Mahala Burret
143: The Alamo On March 11, 1836 General Sam Houston arrived at Gonzales, Texas to take command of the Texas Army. He received word of the fall of the Alamo and would shortly learn of the defeat at Goliad. With 374 men, he began a 41 day retreat, recruitment and training adventure that would end with only an 18 minute battle, and the independence of Texas. As a results of the San Jacinto Campaign, Texas won its independence from Mexico on April 21, 1836 and became a state of the United States on December 29, 1845. | The Runaway Scrape Mahala’s family was a part of the Runaway Scrape, in which the town of Gonzales was burned by Sam Houston’s troops after the fall of the Alamo. Mahala Burket, whose family arrived in Texas in 1830, as one of 300 families brought in under Green DeWitt’s grant from Mexico. Mahala was born after the family landed in Indianola and she arrived in Gonzales County as an infant.
144: Mahala was first married to Hilliard Manning. Mahala was a widow when she married JOHN RUMELY STEEN on April 29, 1850 in DeWitt County, Texas. John and Mahala had 13 children became prosperous and continued to acquire land, with several thousand acres eventually being owned by their descendants. | Mahala Burket was born on September 1, 1830 and believed the Old Mexican Municipality, Coahuila y Tejas as the place of her birth. However, according to family lore Mahala was born at Matagorda Bay, Texas on the way to Gonzales after arrival of the David Burket family on the coast from Missouri. Some records list her as born in MO. Memoirs and land records indicate that the family was settled in the DeWitt Colony near Gonzales by the time of her birth. Mahala was clearly the first of the David Burket children born in Texas.
146: The surname Hamilton is one who came from Hambleton (Bare, treeless hill) dweller dweller at or near Hamela's farm or enclosure. . | Laverne August Pearce
147: The Hamilton Family Heritage | David Stuart Hamilton 4 March 1983 Jonathon Edward Hamilton 4 March 1983 Christopher Alden Hamilton 4 July 1990 | David Stuart Hamilton | Donald Edward Hamilton | Barbara Jo Hallden | c | Laverne Augusta Pearce | Robert William Hallden | Donald Stuart Hamilton | Doris Jean Dunlap | John Earle Hamilton | Edward W Dunlop | Helen Alden Pratt | Jeanie Scott | Alfred James Halden | Emma J. Black | John James Pearce | Alma Frieda Jeske
148: J | J | Dunlap Family Branch | Dunlop "Fortress at the Bend" From this small holl by the glazert Burn They bequeathed a Soul unto our Name From Hist'ries Heart we may discern Who we are and from Whence we came Whose Bearer's deeds did Greatness earn Fro Dunlop, Dunlap, DeLap Same"
150: J | J | Dunlap Family Branch
154: Levi Lacy William F Lacy (1833-1916) Eliza Ann Bryant John Virgil Lacy (1882-1960) Helen Viola lacy (1914- 2003) Isaac Morris Emeline Morris (1849-1923) Susan Trotter Peters James M. Bradshaw John W Bradshaw (1859-1891) Mary Ann Fritts Essie Evelyn Bradshaw (1885-1971) Solomon L. Licklider Mary Frances Licklider (1867 - ?) Elizabeth Ramia Lucas | Isaac Morris Emeline Morris (1849-1923) Susan Trotter Peters James M. Bradshaw John W Bradshaw (1859-1891) Mary Ann Fritts Essie Evelyn Bradshaw (1885-1971) Solomon L. Licklider Mary Frances Licklider (1867 - ?) Elizabeth Ramia Lucas | The Lacy Family Heritage
155: Lacy > Morris > Peters [Petri 1595 Bradshaw - frits 91599 Licklider Lewis curtis thornhillo Dunar - ketterman - henkel