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I21729 Name: William Lee Leigh
Birth: 1682 in New Kent County, VA
Death: 1784 in King & Queen County, VAFather: William COLONEL Lee Leighb: 1654 in Surry County, , Virginia Mother: Mary Green b: ABT 1659 in King & Queen County, VAMarriage 1 Frances Major
James Lea Leigh < b: 1706 in King & Queen County, Virginia
Title: Family Group Record FamilySearchØ Ancestral File v4.19
Posted By: Dennis W. Lee
Subject: Re: Peter Lee/Rebecca Taylor
Post Date: February 09, 2001 at 16:22:32
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I have been following this exchange for a while now. We have discussed this family several times in this Forum, and I have been compiling information regarding it, as John, the brother of Peter Lee, may be my umpteenth great grandfather. Included here is my current file. This information comes from numerous sources and may be in part inaccurate, so use it at your own risk. Nonetheless, there's a lot of good data here and some hints for more. Ignore the "Impossible" and other tags on the John Lees - that's just my notes.
2. William C. Lee / Lea b. 1651 VA (or 1650 Northumberland, VA) d. 1687 ?? 1696??
m3. Alice b: 1650 in Richmond, Co, VA (widow of Thomas Felton) John Bursage sued estate of William Lee for note signed by Lee Nov. 17, 1694. The Leas sold land to William Heath of Southwark Parish, Surry, in 1660.
The land was part Charles City Co, part Surry Co, originally granted to William in 1654.
3. John Lee IMPOSSIBLE b. ca 1682 in Surry Co, VA
3. Richard Lee b. ca. 1684 in Surry, Co, VA
3. William Lee b. 1678 or 1682, Northampton, Northumberland Co, VA
m. Dorothy Taylor, ca 1703, Westmoreland Co, VA d/o Thomas Taylor & Elizabeth Harwood b. 1681, Surry,
King and Queen Co, VA
Information on Dorothy Taylor comes from "Log Cabins to White House" by Brewer. 13 Apr 1745
Dorothy was witness to will of Henry Williams in Richmond Co.,VA. signed as Dorothy Croucher. Dorothy and her brother Thomas were administrators of her husband William Lee's estate. She was left wearing apparel in her mother's will. "Dorothy to have my Coyas" d. 1717, Richmond Co, VA (Source: Amelia Co. Order Book 7, p. 226, Letters of Administration of Estate of William Lee to Dorothy Lee, relict of William Lee on 12/4/1717.).
Documentation from "Log Cabins to White House" by Brewer. On page 275 "On 19 Jan 1668 William and wife Alice acknowledged debt of 250 acres of land to William Heath.
On 5 Sep 1668 William and wife Alice sold their plantation to Thomas Adams (Surry Co. records p.54).
From "Log Cabin" book on p.276 it gives William Lee( who married Dorothy Taylor) as one of his children. On p.273, Richard Henry Lee and Anna Constable are given as the parents of William (husband of Alice) but other sources state that Richard Lee's son William did not marry. Other sources say he married and had a daughter Mary who married a Heath and that he left his estate to her -- which was contested by his brother and returned to the Lee family.
There is a William Lee and Mary Lee, witnesses in Richard Jesper's will, dated 1698 in North Farnham Parish, VA. Need to identify them. Dorothy and brother Thomas Taylor were administrators of his estate. They left to William's grandchildren (children of Wm.3rd) the legacy left to him by his grandmother Elizabeth Taylor. Thomas Hanks received 9 lbs 11 shillings 8 pence; Joseph Hanks 2 lbs2 shillings 6 pence; Richard Lee 4 shillings; none was listed for John Lee who had probably died young.
4. William Lee b. 14 May 1704, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
(Source: Parish Registers of North Farnham Church, Richmond Co., VA and Parish Register of Lunenburg Parish 1783-1800, p. 131-135.) Baptized 14 May 1704, N. Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA. d. 2 Jul 1764, VA
This was a poor family, apparently either not related or distantly related to the Lees of Stratford Hall. Barbara Vernon notes that Hannah Lee, of the same generation would have been likely to hire a relative as overseer. This implies that there was a relationship between Hannah Lee and Justice Thomas Barber, for whom William became a plantation overseer in Lunenberg Parish in the 1740's. William was charged with the felony death of a slave, but apparently not convicted. The Richmond County Criminal Court minutes for May 18, 1743, give an almost verbatim account of testimony concerning the incident. He appears in Richmond Co, VA in the 1740's and 1750's, specifically in the North Farnham Parish. Late in life, he was poverty-stricken and jailed as a debtor.
Research done by Dr.Robert Stickley in the 1970's, DAR568969, DAR54156, "VA Calendar of State Papers". Clara Funai of VA published a book "The Weaving" on the Lee family which included all she and Dr. Stickley had found. m1. Jane, ca. 1728, Londonderry, Ireland b. 1708 Londonderry, Ireland
5. William Lee (note half-brother of same name) b. 12 Oct 1729, Derry, Ulster, Ireland d. Chatham Co, NC m2. Ann / Anne ???, 16 Dec 1728, Richmond Co, VA b. ca 1706, Richmond Co, VA d. < 1764 5. Elizabeth / Eliza "Betty" Lee b. ca 1723 m. Thomas Hanks A Thomas Hanks is in Michael Cresap's company along with some of the Lees - Richard, Mark, and John.
5. Sarah Lee b. 1 Jul 1732, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA m. Thomas Hanks ?????????
per Barbara Vernon and "The Lineage of Lincoln" by Barton.
See above notes for Thomas Hanks. Was Elizabeth and Sarah the same person? Did Thomas marry both girls? Another source says that Sarah was unmarried.
5. Richard Lee b. ca 1731 ???, Richmond Co, VA m. Mary Rose b. 1725 d. 1764, MD A Richard Lee is found along with Mark and John in Michael Cresap's Company in Lord Dunmore's War of 1774.
6. John Lee IMPOSSIBLE b. 1745, St. Mary Co, MD *** Conflict: some say this John was the s/o John Lee & Mary Stiles *** d. 1788 Nelson Co, KY/VA m. Elizabeth Thompson, ca. 1769 b. 9 Apr 1752 d. ca. 1824, Nelson Co, KY Pvt VA, Revolutionary War patriot. John Lee's few short years in Nelson Co, VA (formed in 1785) were inauspicious from the beginning. When he settled along the Rolling Fork the region was inhospitable. Indian attacks were frequent and the newly-arriving burdened frontiersmen often sought protection in stockaded Goodin's Fort two miles to the north. In 1782 the peril was so great that a sentry guarded the cabins by night and the fields by day. John Lee served in the autumn of 1782 under Col. Isaac Cox in General George Rogers Clark's expedition against the Shawnee in southern Ohio. He probably rendered other military service as every ablebodied man was needed in the militia for defense against sporadic Indian attack until the late 1780s. Despite his courageous struggle to establish a home on his own land, John Lee's dream did not come true. A clear title was not forthcoming during his lifetime to either of two tracts he attempted to acquire. He took possession of a 400-acre tract south of New Haven that was allotted to him December 3, 1781, with the provision that full payment be made within two and a half years, but Joseph Barnett steadfastly refused to relinquish a prior claim. In February 1787, John Lee sold 150 of the 400 acres on which he was living, received cash payment and granted possession although a deed of transfer could not be drawn up. It was apparently at this time that he bought 86 acres on the Beech Fork about four miles to the north, with the assurance of clear title. Nevertheless, the deed to the latter tract was not recorded until five years after his death. These were the unfortunate circumstances that denied John Lee the longed-for security of outright land ownership, the goal of every settler. John Lee died in the summer of 1788. Elizabeth, the widow, was left with seven children ranging in age from sixteen to a toddling infant. Daughter Eleanor, the oldest child, had married the previous year, and Wilford, the oldest son, was fourteen. The 400 acres of virgin soil had provided a livelihood during the family's occupancy and a small amount of movable property had been accumulated. Widow Elizabeth Lee was appointed executor of the estate August 12, 1788. The inventory made April 13, 1790, listed one slave, about twenty head of livestock, household goods and farming implements at a total value of a trifle over 105 pounds.
7. Eleanor Lee b. 1770 m. 1787, Bennett Hayden
7. Sarah Lee b.1772 m. Cornelius Brothers
7. Wilford Lee b. 1774 d. 24 Jan 1849, Bullitt Co, KY m1. Rebecca Hill, 8 Aug 1796, Nelson Co, KY m2. Margaret Hill, 14 Jul 1821, Nelson Co, KY
7. Charles Lee b. 1776 d. 1819 m. Margaret Marraman / Maraman, 5 Jun 1799, Nelson Co, KY
7. Mary Lee b. ca 1778 d. 1839 m. Francis Marraman / Maraman, 8 Mar 1797, Nelson Co, KY
7. William Lee b. 1780 d. 1852 m. Sarah Younger, ca 1810
7. John Lee, Jr. (aka "Jacky") IMPOSSIBLE b. 1785 Nelson Co, KY d. 1835, Bullitt Co, KY m. Elizabeth Hill, 30 Mar 1803, Nelson Co, KY *** Conflict *** d/o Atkinson Hill and Elizabeth Goodin
7. Henry Lee b. 1786 m. Ann Norris
6. Phillip Philmar Lee b. 1749 6. Charles Lee b. ca 1750 m. Abigail Crawford
7. John Lee IMPOSSIBLE b. ca 1770, Hardin Co, KY m. Mary LaFollet, 27 Jul 1790, Nelson Co, KY
5. Nancy Ann "Nanny" Lee b. 1736 or 1728 Richmond Co, VA d. > 18 Oct 1807 VA m. Joseph Hanks, 1758 b. 20 Dec 1725, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA d. < 19 May 1793, Nelson Co, KY s/o John Hanks (<21 in 1708, d. c. 1740) & Catherine (m. ca 1714, d. 1779) Lived in Richmond Co, VA until the spring of 1782, then moved to Hampshire Co, WV (now Mineral Co.) Lived in the Patterson Creek valley. Thomas (son) preceded Joseph there and was there as of 1780. They lived next to William Lee, who later moved to KY. Also nearby was Peter Lee. Joseph, Peter, and William were all found in the 1782 census of Hampshire Co, WV, but no Hanks or Lees are in the 1784 census there. Joseph and Ann Hanks later moved to Nelson Co, KY and bought land there on 28 Feb 1787 (150 acres) from John Lee, possibly the brother of Anne. On 10 Jan 1794 widow Nannie and son Joseph entered into contract selling land to son William Hanks, following which she and Joseph returned to Rockingham Virginia, where her family lived (Lees). Joseph returned to Nelson Co, KY.
here cut some Hanks data see under Joseph Hanks
5. William Lee b. 1748/9 in Richmond Co, VAA William Lee is found in the 1782 Tax rolls of Hampshire Co, WV. William supposedly moved on to KY in 1784 and on to Natchez, MS. William is listed as Mary's kid, but note the birthdate and marriage date.5. Mark Lee b. 1752/3 in Richmond Co, VA (Opelousas Church records lists Marc as "of MD"???)m. Nancy Keeze / Quize / Kais / Quaze / Keys in Natchez, MS?. (a Marc Lee is shown as married to an Anne Quaze, another is shown marrying a Nancy Hanks, both in the Opelousas Church, Opelousas, LA between 1756 and 1810 according to SW LA Records, Volume 1, by Rev. Hebert. Although these are not necessarily what they seem - the records may just be making a note that these were married couples, married elsewhere)b. ca 1754 MDd. ca 1823, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LAd. poss in NatchezMark Lee moved to western MD, with Clark in KY Indian wars, to Mason Co, KY ca 1780+, then to Natchez in 1789, then to LA 1790. Mark and family settled in St. Landry Parish. There is also a record of a Nancy Hanks and a Marc Lee in the Opelousas Church with children born in the 1799-1810 timeframe. Could Nancy have been a Hanks from KY who was a widow of a Quaze / Keys?Served in Dunmore's War and during the American Revolution served in the Militia of Skipton (Oldtown) in Western Maryland (Skipton/Oldtown was the home of Michael Cresap). He migrated to Mercer and Nelson Counties in KY with Peter and William Lee, brothers. Also, sister "Nanny" Ann Lee and Joseph Hanks were there about the same time. Records in LA show that Peter and Mark made entries for land grants after 1790. Vol. III American State Paper, "Before Richard Cocke 1809 in Attakapas, Peter Lee deposed that his brother Mark went in the fall of 1802 to reside on land claimed as tenant of John Abshire, until fall of 1803." Page 145, "Mark Lee sold 400 acres he got in 1796 in Vermilion Bayou. Ben Hargrave stated that Mark Lee resided on land claimed 1797-1801. Mark Lee was then head of a family."On 23 Feb 1790, Don Carlos de Grand Pre noted that a flatboat from KY had arrived in the Natchez District from the USA. One John Lee was a boatman in the employ of Mark Lee, who had descended the river with two flatboats, bringing a cargo of 1500 minots of lime, 18000 lbs. of salt meat, 12 hogsheads of tobacco, and 800 lbs of salt.Notice of people who arrived from KY at Natchez 23 Feb 1790...on the boats were Mark Lee, John Lee, John Waziam, John Nuoy, William Gifford, Leonard Bocoman, Robert Fryel, Ramon Bocoman. (These are translated from the Spanish and may not be the correct English names)Americans who took the oath of allegiance to Spain...7-24 March 1789 Mark LeeA "Marck Lea" is listed next to "Peter Lea" in the 1810 Attakapas District, LA census. Marck is listed as 1m26-45, 2f<10, no wife...6. William LeeBaptism: January 29, 1811, Opelousas Church, LA, as an adult, sponsors were Ignatius Tear and Anne Lee Opel Ch. v.1-B p.517m. Francoise "Fanny" Tear7. Jean (John) Lee IMPOSSIBLEb. February 18, 1815, St. Landry Pa., La.This may be the "John Lee" listed as an early settler of the Opelousas area.7. Ann Francoise Lee b. July 17, 1819, St. Landry Pa., La.6. James Lee b. KYd. ca Jan 1819m1. marr license. 26 Dec 1809, Mary / Marie Tear (widow Neville), Opelousas court, Opelousas, LA marr: 20 Feb 1810, Opelousas Church, Opelousas, LA (note baptism of their child Marie Anne)In revised book of Fr. Hebert, p.459: Witnesses: Henry Hageland and Margret Cunningham. This is a validation of a marraige already legitimately and civilly contracted according to the civil laws of the state. Opel Ch v.1-A, p.1987. Mary/Marie Anne Leebapt. 23 Sep 1810 at age 5 weeks, Opelousas Church, Opelousas, LAm2. Eleanor Lee, 1800,d/o Peter Lee and Rebecca Taylor.7. Nancy Lee6. George M. Leeb. 15 Mar 1791bapt. 7 Nov 1815, Opelousas Church, Opelousas, LA at age 24 yearsd. 9 Sep 1843, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LAm. Rachel Clark, November 07, 1815 in Opelousas Church, LA (Opelousas Church records)b. Baltimore, MD.7. Robert Elisha Leeb. August 1863, Acadia Pa., LAd. September 1934, St. Landry Pa., LA.6. Elizabeth Leeb. 1795bapt. 29 Oct 1808 at age 13 years, Opelousas Church, Opelousas, LAm1. John Smith, 30 Jun 1812, Opelousas, St. Landry, LAb. PAm2. 7 Dec 1818, Samuel Datton, Opelousas, St. Landry, LA ???6. Rebecca Leeb. 1799bapt. 21 Mar 1808 at age 9 years, Opelousas Church, Opelousas, LAm. Jacob Bougard, 31 Mar 18186. Nancy Ann/Anna Leeb. 13 Oct 1792, St. Landry Parish, LAbapt. 13 Oct 1807, Opelousas Church, Opelousas, LA at age 16m. 13 Oct 1807, Ignatius John Tear of Opelousas, Opelousas Church, Opelousas, LAd. 23 May 1818, Bayou Boeuf, LA (In Hebert's revised vol: died at age 26, buried the next day in parish cemetery. Opel Ch.v.1, p 170)5. Peter Leeb: January 30, 1749/50 in Richmond Co, VA; (Christened in Mason Co, KY?)m. Rebecca Taylor in Hampshire Co, WV/VA in 27 Jan 1778 (source FTM) (several records show Pierre Lee m. Rebecca Taleur from St. Martin Church records, but these may just be indicating that they were married elsewhere) From DAR Magazine, Aug 1950, pg.699 are" The Records of the Rev. Thaddeus Dod" contributed by Raymond M. Bell, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA. Among the marriages for Patterson Creek, WV is that of Peter Lee and Rebecca Taylor.b: ca 1763 in Richmond Co, VAd/o Simon Taylor & Mary / Anna Maria Hiteb. 11 Mar 1727 d. 14 Mar 1786 b. 15 Dec 1738 d. 10 Mar 1784 m. wft est 1766-1781d. 1 Oct 1831, Lafayette Parish (Vermillion), LAd. 1823 in Lafayette Parish, LA - (Marian Hughlett has a copy of his succession records); burial in Vermilion Parish, LA (then Lafayette Parish).Peter and his brother Mark traveled from VA, settled briefly in frontier KY (Mason Co), then went down the Ohio and Mississippi to Natchez, and settled in LA. Peter had land on the east side of the Vermillion River, just opposite the town of Perry, LA. He had been there since 1798, at least. Possibly 1796. Peter ended up in St. Martin Parish. Check SAR File 5911 - this may be the Rev War Vet. Two islands, bearing the names of Peter and Mark Lee are located in the marsh S of Henry, LA and W of the Boston Canal. Neighbors include Benjamin Hargrove of VA and Jacob Ryan of GA. On the E side of the Vermillion River, several large tracts of land were held by the White Family: John White, Jesse White, another John White, William White. The family is from VA.