I have a little bit of information on the ancestry of this family. L.M. (Fate) Steed was b. Jul 1866 in Attala County, MS., the son of Newton Marshall Steed and Mary Hazelton Ray (Ollie Ray?). He died in 1931 in Attala Co and is buried at Doty Springs Cemetery. Newton Marshall Steed was the son of Daniel David Steed and his wife, Mary Saline Reed. I have a fairly accurate line from Daniel David Steed back to his earliest proven American forbear, John Steed of Brunswick County, VA (1710?-1788). Please let me know if you are interested in this information. I am very happy to share what I have come across...and I will let you know my view of it's factual authenticity. Regardless...the information may be a starting point for you. Meanwhile, I would be most interested in the information you have captured on Fate's descendants. I shall provide you a separate e-mail to home address. I hope what I have here may help you. And I am willing to do so also.