http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tncheath/goodspeedb.htmlhttp://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tncheath/goodspeedb.html John James Lee, clerk and master of chancery court, was born near Ashland City, Cheatham Co., Tenn., February 4, 1850. He was the son of James M. and Lotsey D. (Maddox) Lee, and is of English ancestry. The father of Mr. Lee was born in what is now Cheatham County in 1803. He was a magistrate for twenty-five years, and a farmer by occupation. He died in this county in 1870. The Lee family came originaly from Virginia to Tennessee about 1796 or 1797, and settled near where Ashland City now stands. The mother of Mr. Lee was born in Virginia in 1809, and died in Cheatham County in 1884. The subject of this sketch was reared on the farm and received a common school education. In 1870 he began the study of law at Ashland City in the office of S. D. Power, and in 1871 was admitted to the bar. He continued the practice of law until 1876, when he was appointed deputy clerk of the county court, which position he held for two years. In November 1878 he was appointed clerk and master of chancery court, and this position has since held. He is a strong Democrat and was married, December, 1870, to Miss Mary C. Wheless, of Montgomery County, who was born May 15, 1852. They have four children: Joseph M., Adrian D., Fannie and Lottie C. Our subject became a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is one of the leading men of Cheatham County. He and wife are worthy members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.