Surname: Lee

Slave Narrative of Charles Lee Dalton

Interviewer: Miss Nancy Woodburn Watkins Person Interviewed: Charles Lee Dalton Location: Madison, North Carolina Age: 93 Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Ex-Slave Biography–Charles Lee Dalton, 93. In July, 1934, the census taker went to the home of Unka Challilee Dalton and found that soft talking old darky on the porch of his several roomed house, a few hundred feet south of the dirt road locally called the Ayersville road because it branches from the hard surfaced highway to Mayodan at Anderson Scales’ store, a short distance from Unka Challilie’s. Black got its meaning from his face, even his lips were black, but his hair was whitening. His lean body was reclining while the white cased pillows of his night bed sunned on a chair. His granddaughter kept house for him the census taker learned. Unka Challilie said: “I’se got so I ain’t no count fuh nuthin. I wuz uh takin’ me a nap uh sleepin’ (‘ AM). Dem merry-go-wheels keep up sich a racket all...

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Biographical Sketch of Jeremiah Lee

Jeremiah Lee was an early settler in town; had a family of eight children. Two only were sons, Prosper and Gay W. He was a farmer; also a constable and collector of taxes many years. He lived on the place his grandson, Wilber Hamilton, now occupies. Mrs. Sarah Lee Hemenway is also a descendant. Captain Lee died in 1843, aged seventy-one...

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Biography of Otis P. Lee

Lee, Otis P., Middlebury, was born in the town of Bridport, Addison county, Vt., on November 30, 1832. His parents were Prosper and Sabre (Power) Lee. Prosper Lee was born in Bridport, Addison county, Vt., about 1797, and was a son of Jeremiah Lee, one of the pioneers of the town of Bridport, Vt. Prosper Lee settled on the place now owned by Edward Shackut, where he spent the greater part of his days. He had a family of four children, two of whom are now living — Seraph F. (now Mrs. Robert Hemingway) and Otis P. Prosper Lee was selectman for a number of terms, and a successful farmer. He died in 1847. His wife died in 1862. Otis P. Lee was educated in the common schools, and also attended school two terms at the Bridport Academy. He was brought up to farming, and remained at home until June, 1862, when he was married to Mary Hamilton, who was a daughter of Deacon Amos Hamilton. They have had three sons born to them, of whom but two are now living — Archie H. (who is a resident of Kansas City, Mo.) and Ernest P. Mrs. Lee died in 1868. Mr. Lee then married his second wife, Mrs. Fannie Shroder, on February 20, 1872. She was a daughter of Horace Blood, a former resident of Norwich, Vt. They have...

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Biography of Edwin W. Lee

A member of the bar for twenty-two years Edwin W. Lee has throughout the entire period engaged in practice in St. Louis and his course has been marked by steady advancement. In fact his professional training was received in the St. Louis Law School and ever since he has been a member of the bar of this city, his course being characterized by a steady progress that has brought him to a point of prominence. He is a native son of Wisconsin, his birth having occurred in the city of Beloit, July 1, 1875, his parents being Bradley D. and Belle F. (Waterman) Lee, who were natives of Litchfield county, Connecticut, and of the state of New York, respectively. During his early boyhood Edwin W. Lee pursued his studies in Smith Academy and later entered Williams College at Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he completed his more specifically literary course as a member of the class of 1897. He came of a family that has furnished many prominent representatives to the bar and he turned to the profession in which his people had won a most honorable name and place. Accordingly he became a student in the St. Louis Law School, following his return to this city and was graduated from that institution as a member of the class of 1899. He at once engaged in practice here, his first association...

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Biographical Sketch of C. S. Lee

C.S. Lee, dealer in agricultural implements, was born in Beaver County, Pa., March 1st, 1856; moved the same year with parents to De Kalb County, Ill. In June, 1880, he entered the employ of the Sandwich manufacturing company, at Sandwich, Ill.; traveled fro them until Nov., 1881, when he located at Odebolt and engaged in business as above. He is agent for the goods manufactured by the following named firms: Sandwich Co., Briggs & Enochs, Scandia Plow Co., of Rockford, Ill., Vandiver Co., of Quincy, Ill., Daly Harrow Co. and...

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Biography of Wesley Lee

Wesley Lee, son of James and Margaret Lee, was born in Holmes county, Ohio, January 1, 1843. His father was of French descent and a native of Virginia; while his mother’s ancestors hailed from Wales, and her birthplace was in Maryland. They came to Ohio in 1815, and settled in Holmes county, where they lived, reared a family of fourteen children, and died. James Lee served as a soldier in the War of 1812. Wesley Lee traveled westward and settled in Daviess county in 1865. Shortly afterward he returned to his native State, and. was there united in marriage to Miss Sabina Bouton, of Fulton county, Ohio. They have four children; namely, James G., born July 29, 1868; John F., born April 14, 1870; Anna B., born October 2, 1871; and Loren E., born February 23, 1873. Mrs. Lee died on the 19th of April, 1875. August 1, 1876, Mr. Lee married Miss Mary E. Evernden, of this county. By this union they have two children: Homer T., born November 12, 1878; and an infant not yet named. Mr. Lee enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Second Ohio Infantry under Captain Huston, August 9, 1862, and was mustered in at Covington, Kentucky, where the regiment was in line of battle for sixteen days, in defense of the city of Cincinnati, from the Confederate forces under General Kirby Smith....

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Biography of Robert E. Lee

ROBERT E. LEE. Robert E. Lee, president of the J. L. Lee Lumber Company at Sparta, Christian County, Missouri, has held that position since the retirement of the first president, J. L. Lee, who is now residing at Springfield. This company was organized in 1891, and is now operating on the Chadwick & Baltimore branch and on the main line of the ‘Frisco, between Springfield and St. Louis. The vice-president is B. F. Hobert, the secretary is F. W. Fisque, and our subject acts also as general manager of the company. The business is conducted on a very large scale, and the company owns large tracts of timber land, besides buying timber from others. A specialty is made of rail-road lumber and ties, and business is carried on at Sparta, Chadwick, and at all other points on the Chadwick branch. This county has lumber very suitable for the business, and the company turns out a large amount of railroad ties and bridge timber. It also handles large quantities of cord wood, and has a mercantile establishment at Sparta, carrying a stock of goods valued at from 5,000 to $10,000, and doing an annual business of from $35,000 to $40,000, and that, with the mill business, amounts to about $120,000 per year. This is by far the largest enterprise in this part of the country, and is managed in a...

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Slave Narrative of David Lee

Person Interviewed: David Lee Location: Dade County, Florida David Lee, 1006 NW 1st Court, Miami, Fla. is proud of his “missus” and the training he received on the plantation. “Ah can’t tell y’ ‘zackkly mah age, but ah knows dat when Freedom was declared, ah was big ‘nough ter drive a haws an’ buggy’, for ah had nice folks. Ah could tell u’ right smart ’bout ’em. “Ah libbed near Cusper, Ga. on Barefield’s fahm. Dare daughter, Miss Ann Barefield, she taught a school few miles away, ’round pas’ the Post Hoffice. Ah s’posen ah mus’ bee 9 or 10 years hold, for ah’ carried Miss Ann backwards and forwards t’ school hev’ry marnin’ and den in the hevenin’, ah’d stop ’round fer de mails when ah’d go fer to carry her home. “Miss Ann, she used ter gibme money, but hi didn’t know what t’ do wid hit. Ah had all de clothes ah could we ah and all ah could eat and didn’t need playthings, couldn’t read much, and didn’t know where to buy any books. Ah had hit good. “When peace wuz signed, dey gib me lots of Confederate bills to play with. Ah had ten-dollah bills and lots o’ twenty-dollah bills, good bills, but y’know dey wus ‘t wuth nothing. Ah have a twenty-doll ah bill ‘roun som’ers, if hi could evah fin’ hit. “Yes,...

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Slave Narrative of Samuel Simeon Andrews

Interviewer: Rachel A. Austin Person Interviewed: Samuel Simeon Andrews Location: Jacksonville, Florida Age: 86 For almost 30 years Edward Waters College, an African Methodist Episcopal School, located on the north side of Kings Road in the western section of Jacksonville, has employed as watchman, Samuel Simeon Andrews (affectionately called “Parson”), a former slave of A.J. Lane of Georgia, Lewis Ripley of Beaufort, South Carolina, Ed Tillman of Dallas, Texas, and John Troy of Union Springs, Alabama. “Parson” was born November 18, 1850 in Macon, Georgia, at a place called Tatum Square, where slaves were held, housed and sold. “Speculators” (persons who traveled from place to place with slaves for sale) had housed 84 slaves there – many of whom were pregnant women. Besides “Parson,” two other slave-children, Ed Jones who now lives in Sparta, Georgia, and George Bailey were born in Tatum Square that night. The morning after their births, a woman was sent from the nearby A.J. Lane plantation to take care of the three mothers; this nurse proved to be “Parson’s” grandmother. His mother told him afterwards that the meeting of mother and daughter was very jubilant, but silent and pathetic, because neither could with safety show her pleasure in finding the other. At the auction which was held a few days later, his mother, Rachel, and her two sons, Solomon Augustus and her infant who was...

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Biography of George T. Lee

GEORGE T. LEE. It is a pleasure and a privilege to record the character and enterprise of men of business who, on account of their long tenure and extensive operations, comprise almost a history of the business in which they are engaged. Of such men it is unnecessary to speak in words of colored praise. By their acts ye shall know them.” Their very existence is emphatic evi-dence of the honorable position they occupy and the long course of just dealing that they have pursued. A gentleman in mind is George T. Lee, who was born in Jefferson County, Missouri, February 22, 1844, a son of Giles and Ary (Graham) Lee. Giles Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on March 10, 1796, and he was a son of John Lee, who came to this country from England in early times. The Great-grandfather Lee was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Giles Lee was reared in Virginia and came to Missouri in 1819, settling on the Mississippi River. There he passed the remainder of his days engaged in farming and tanning, his death occurring in 1880. His wife was a native of Jefferson County, Missouri, born on Big River in 1827, and she was a daughter of one of the early pioneers who came from Kentucky. Three children were given them: James W., George T. and Margaret V. William...

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Biography of Henry H. Lee

HENRY H. LEE. Prominent among the early pioneers of Christian County, Missouri, stands the name of Henry H. Lee, whose thrift, enterprise and go-ahead ativeness have placed him among the representative men of the county. He was born in Jackson County, Tennessee, February 15, 1837, and his parents, James H. and Polly (Stafford) Lee, were natives of Tennessee also. Grandfather Lee was an early pioneer of that State, and James H. grew to manhood and married there. In 1851 he emigrated to Missouri, but previous to that he had visited the State and located in Greene County, where he remained one year. He then returned to Tennessee, but in 1851, as before mentioned, he came back to Missouri, making the journey by wagon, and located in Christian County. He took up a farm of 160 acres, began improving, and remained on the same until 1875, when he sold out and bought a farm on Finley River, about eight miles from Sparta. On this he passed the remainder of his days, dying in 1887. He was a strong Union man, and during the war was in the Home Guards. Almost all his life he had been a member of the Christian Church, and was well respected wherever he made his home. He became quite well to do as a farmer, which occupation he had followed all his life, but met...

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Biography of James P. Lee

JAMES P. LEE. The above worthy gentleman is a member of the well known firm of Merrick & Lee, general merchants at Swan, Missouri, and is noted for honorable, upright dealing. He is a business man of high ability, a most reliable authority on all matters connected with his line, and a popular citizen, who deservedly enjoys the confidence and respect of a wide and constantly increasing circle. He is also engaged in farming and is as successful in that as he is in his business. Mr. Lee was born in Washington County, Penn., in 1855, and is a son of Arnold H. and Sarah A. (Perrine) Lee, natives of Washington County, Penn., also. In that county the parents resided for many years and then came to Greene County, Missouri, where the father was killed in the Marshfield cyclone. He was a farmer and stockraiser and a man universally esteemed. He came of the old Virginia stock of Lees, and his father, Henry Lee, born in that State, died in West Virginia. The father was a cabinet maker by trade, and a soldier in the War of 1812. Isaac Perrine, the maternal grand-father, was probably born in Washington County, Penn., where he passed his life as a farmer and merchant. The parents of our subject reared six children, as follows: Samuel S., of Sparta; Rachel, of Spokane, Wash.; Elizabeth,...

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Slave Narrative of Randall Lee

Interviewer: Viola B. Muse Person Interviewed: Randall Lee Location: Palatka, Florida Randall Lee of 500 Branson Street, Palatka, Florida, was born at Camden, South Carolina about seventy-seven years ago, maybe longer. He was the son of Robert and Delhia Lee, who during slavery were Robert and Delhia Miller, taking the name of their master, as was the custom. His master was Doctor Miller and his mistress was Mrs. Camilla Miller. He does not know his master’s given name as no other name was ever heard around the plantation except Doctor Miller. Randall was a small boy when the war between the states broke out, but judging from what he remembers he must have been a boy around six or seven years of age. During the few years he spent in slavery, Randall had many experiences which made such deep impressions upon his brain that the memory of them still remains clear. The one thing that causes one to believe that he must have been around seven years of age is the statement that he was not old enough to have tasks of any importance placed upon him, yet he was trusted along with another boy about his own age, to carry butter from the plantation dairy two miles to the ‘big house.’ No one would trust a child younger than six years of age to handle butter for fear...

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Raymond, Ida Lee – Obituary

Mrs. Ida Raymond aged 49 of Kalotus who died in Colfax, Friday September 14 [1923], was buried Saturday afternoon at Colfax. Services were held at the Baptist Church at 2:30. Rev. W. P. Osgoo officiating. Mrs. Raymond was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Lee, Colfax pioneers. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Raymond, her parents, three children, two brothers, and sisters, Mrs. Katie Palmer, Walla Walla, Mrs. Ollie Schuldt, The Dalles Ore., and Harvey and Louis Lee, Diamond. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, William Max – Obituary

William M. Lee, who came to Whitman County in 1872 from Walla Walla, died at his home in this city Tuesday evening [June 16, 1925], surrounded by his wife and four surviving children. He suffered an attack of pneumonia about two weeks ago and due to his advanced age of 77 years the after effects proved fatal. Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. W. P. Osgood, a former pastor coming from Albany, Oregon, to officiate, assisted by the new pastor, Rev. J. L. Peringer. Mr. Lee was an active member of the finance committee which made possible the erection of the present modern church structure from which he was buried. Colfax business houses closed for a half hour during the services. Honorary pallbearers were J. L. Strevy, F. N. English, Henry Hickman, Alex Hickman, J. R. Good, S. W. Crumbaker and Charles Stilson. The active pallbearers were John Aegerter, Frank Schreiber, Fred Waldrip, Will T. Smith, Chester Hamilton, Philo Stilson and Miller Stripe. Besides his wife, Tressa, he is survived by two sons, Harvey and Louie Lee of Diamond, and two daughters, Mrs. A. C. Palmer of Walla Walla and Mrs. E. F. Schuldt of The Dalles, Oregon. Mr. Lee was born at Bartholomew Co., Indiana, May 3, 1948. A year later his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Lee moved to...

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