The arms commemorate
and honour the life of Richard Steepy, of Monmouth County New Jersey,
who served in the New Jersey Malitia circa 1749.
The three ploughs set
against a blue background are the recognized arms of New Jersey and
represent the long time residence of the family prior to the American
Revolution along with the family’s occupation as farmers including
Richard I circa. 1793, Richard II circa. 1785, Richard III circa.
1815 and Samuel circa. 1818. The white diagonal band represents a
military sash and further symbolizes Richard’s membership in the New
Jersey militia during the post-revolutionary war (1793).
The crest, a horse’s head represents the era’s primary mode of
transportation and source of energy in agriculture.
The above arms are dedicated to Richard Steepy, (1749-1836), "in
memorium" and for all of his descendants. His known Children were John
Steepy b: 1775, Richard Steepy b: 1785, Margery Steepy b: 1776,
Elizabeth Steepy b: 1781, Phebe Steepy b: 1790 and Mary b: 1792.