Sussex County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800 about Wilson Lee, Sr. Prim Name: Wilson Lee, Sr. Will Made Date: 22 Nov 1783 Heirs Name: Wife Rachel Lee; Sons Wilson, Richard, Robert and Thomas Lee; Daus. Nancy and Nicey Lee and Rachel Brumley; Grandson Wilson Brumley Exec/Trus Name: son Wilson Lee Wit Name: Richard Blocksom, William Monk, George Conwell Will Probate Date: 18 Dec 1783 Will Book: Arch. vol. A84; Reg. of Wills, Liber D Page: 53; folios 34-35
The Wilson Lee Jr. who is the Exec/Trus is supposed to have been born Nov, 1761 according to this document below, which I am only including the portion of that has Rev. Wilson Lee Jr.'s birth and death info.
Historical Sketches of Kentucky by Lewis Collins, Maysville, KY. and J. A. & U. P. James, Cincinnati, 1847. Volume 1. Reprinted 1968. Unknown County. The Methodist Episcopal Church. Page 447. WILSON LEE was born in Sussex county, Delaware, November, 1761, and admitted into the traveling connection in 1784. He was sent out to labor in Kentucky, in 1787, and continued to labor in the different appointments assigned him, as a man of God esteemed very highly, for his work's sake, until 1782. From that conference he was transferred to the east, where he continued to labor until he finished his course, by the rupture of a blood vessel, in Anne Arundel county, Maryland, October 11, 1804.
I've seen the DAR record which has the Richard Lee you mention as being in the Washington Co., PA militia. I believe they have the wrong Richard Lee. The one who was in the Washington Co., PA Tax Lists, and whose dtr married and stayed in Washington Co., PA was the Richard Lee, husband of Tabitha, who d: ca 1820-21 Wood Co., VA (later WV).
However, I think the Richard Lee, son of Wilson Lee, in the above 1783 will probate is likely the Richard Lee, husband of Nancy Jennings, who d: 1838 Wood Co., VA (WV). Were the 2 Richard Lees, both in Wood Co., VA at the same time related, I don't know at this time, but can say they certainly weren't father and son, given their ages. Steve W.