From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 441, Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana
"EDMUND STEELY was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, December 1, 1820, and is the seventh of the eleven children born to JOHN and MARGARET (EMMERSON) STEELY, who were respectively of English and Irish descent. JOHN STEELY was a small boy when taken to Pickaway County by his parents, and he was there reared and married. Soon after the last event, he entered 160 acres of land, to which he kept adding until, at the time of his death, August 6, 1842, he owned 1,200 acres in Pickaway County, besides a large tract in Indiana. EDMUND STEELY, in 1843, began farming for himself on the home place, which, in the division of the estate, had fallen to him. In 1851, he sold out and came to Tippecanoe County, this State (Indiana), farmed on shares a year, and in 1853 came to this township, bought 627 acres lying partly in White and partly in Tippecanoe County, on which he resided until 1876, since when he has alternated between the farm and Montmorenci, Tippecanoe County. December 1, 1842, he married MARTHA A. BRINK, a native of Pickaway County, Ohio, who bore him nine children (six yet living) and died June 6, 1863. MR. STEELY was next married, November 15, 1865, to MRS. SARAH E. (BROWN) WHITE, a native of Tippecanoe County, but to this union no children have been born. In politics, MR. STEELY is a Republican."