The Family History Of Abel Lee
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Abel Lee
b: 1710 VA
d: Research listed below leads to belief that Abel and Anne Lee Lee
were living in NC in later part of 1700's.

Married: Ann Lee, daughter of David Lee va.

Children: Robert A. Lee b: abt: 1755 Note: Exec for will. Oldest Son
Joseph Lee b: abt 1758 Note: noted in Will
Henry Lee B: abt 1760
Crucy Lee b: abt 1762
Owen Lee b: abt 1765
Zackariah Lee b: abt 1769
William Lee b: abt 1767

All Sons listed on census in range of 10 years.
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Joseph Lee
b: Sept 4 1758 Southampton co, Va
d: 1842 Barren Co. Kentucky

Married: #1. Elizabeth Green

Children: Mathias Lee abt: 1788
Joseph Lee Jr. b: 1795
Samuel lee b: 1790
John Lee: b: 1780
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Mathias Lee
b: 1788 Rutherford Co, NC
d: November 29, 1860 Talladega Co. Alabama

Married: #1 Sarah Lockett February 8, 1808
b: 1786 Kentucky
d: Prior to 1816

Children: Mary Nancy Lee b: 1808 Rutherford Co, NC
John Lawson Lee b: 1811 Rutherford Co, NC
Mathew Lee b: 1813 Barren Co, Ky
Carroll Lee b: 1818 Mary Co, Tn
William Jackson Lee b: 1820 Muary Co, Tn
Francis M. Lee b: July 1821 Maury Co. Tn
Mariah Lee b: 1823 Maury Co. Tn
Martha Dallas Lee b: 1826 Maury Co. Tn
Eliza J. Lee b: March 2, 1828 Maury Co. Tn

Marriage #2. Nancy Norman March 17 1850 in Talladega Co. Al
b: 1816 in SC

Children: Samuel Henry Lee b: Talladega Co, Al
Lafayette Lee b: Sept.1853 Talladega Co, Al

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Francis M. Lee
b: July 22, 1821 Maury Co. Tn
d: January 2, 1894 New Hope, Pike Co, Ark.
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cem, Howard Co, Ark

Marriage: Elizabeth C. Smith August 15, 1847 St. Clair Co, Al
b: 1826 SC

Children: Margaret Frances Lee b: October 13,1848 Cropwell, St. Clair Co. Al
Felix McConnell Lee b: October 15, 1849 Cropwell, St. Clair Co. Al
Sarah Jane Lee b: April 18, 1851 Cropwell, St. Clair Co. Al
Jerry Clements Lee b: July 22, 1852 Cropwell, St. Clair Co. Al
James Owen Lee b: 1854 Cropwell, St. Clair Co. Al
Josephine Ann Lee b: April 22, 1855 Cropwell, St. Clair Co. Al
Francis Pierce Lee b: April 22, 1855 Cropwell, St. Clair Co. Al
Douglas Lee b: 1860 Cropwell, St. Clair Co. Ala

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James Owen Lee - Blacksmith by trade.
b: 1854 Cropwell, St. Clair Co. Al
d: October 15, 1874 St. Clair Co, Al

Married Martha Dycus October 15, 1874 St. Clair Co. Alabama
b: 1855 Branchville, St. Clair Co. Alabama

Children: Thomas Lee b: 1877 White River Township, Arkansas
Willis lee b: 1879 White River Township, Arkansas
John Owen Lee b: October 1881 White River Township, Arkansas

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John Owen Lee -
b: October 1881 White River Township, Arkansas
d: June 19, 1949 Haynes Canyon Cemetery, High Rolls, NM

Married: Ella Crowell 1898 in Ft. Hood, Texas
B: August 1879 Louisiana

Children: Ethel b: August 1899 Ft. Hood, Texas
unnamed b: May 1900 Ft. Hood, Texas child died.
Walter **** b: Dec 21, 1901 Shaws Township, Walters, Comanche Co., Okla
James b; 1907 Shaws Township, Walters, Comanche Co., Oklahoma
Bula b: 1909 Shaws Township, Walters, Comanche Co., Oklahoma
Mildred b: 1913 Shaws Township, Walters, Comanche Co., Oklahoma
Raymond b: 1915 Shaws Township, Walters, Comanche Co., Oklahoma
Mary b: 1919 High Rolls, New Mexico

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Walter Charles Lee - Miner by trade.
b: Dec 21, 1901 Shaws Township, Walters, Comanche Co., Okla
d: December 15, 1972 Alamogordo, New Mexico

Married: Twice

#1. Gertrude
married: in 1824

b: abt 1818
d: Unk

Couple divorced. date unk.

Children; Marion Lee
b: 1827 - Anthony, Dona Ana, New Mexico


#2. Dorothy Spencer Chicago, Ill
Married: Alamogordo, NM abt 1846

b: abt 1925 Chicago, Ill
d: 1995 Alamogordo, New Mexico

Couple divorced: abt 1852

Children: Stephen Owen Lee, High Rolls, NM
b: 1948 High Rolls, NM
Living in Alamogordo, NM currently a Magistrate Judge

John Alan Lee, High Rolls, NM
b: October 12, 1850 High Rolls, NM
Living in High Rolls, NM passed Otero County, Sheriff.

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Research completed by: Mary J. Lee, for John A. and Stephen Owen Lee.

Research Materials
Family Research - Abel and Mathias Lee Va to Ky.

US Census Researched States:
1790 Tyrrell Co, NC
1800 Rutherford, NC
1810 Rutherford, NC
1820 Batten Co. Ky
1830 Batten Co. Ky
1840 Batten Co. Ky
1840 Muary co. Ark
1850 Talladega Co, Al
1850 Cropwell, St. Clair Co. Al
1860 Cropwell, St. Clair Co. Al
1870 Cropwell, St. Clair Co. Al
1880 Cropwell, St. Clair Co. Al
1900 Fort Hood, Texas
1910 Shaws Township, Walters, Comanche Co., Oklahoma
1920 High Rolls, Otero Co. New Mexico
1830 High Rolls, Otero Co. New Mexico

Confirmation on Abel Lee, Source, Bob and Cathy
robert880@centurytel.net
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SOURCE: FOR ABEL LEE who married Ann Lee d/o David Lee of NJ and of later Brunswick Co., VA
At page 18: ......

"Extracts From Court Records, Deeds, Etc.
'At a Meeting of the Justices appointed for Halifax County at Hampton Wade's House, the XIXth. day of May, in the XXVth. year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George II. and in the year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Two, a Commission of Peace was produced from the Honorable Robert Dinwiddie, His Majesty's Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, bearing date at Williamsburg, Virginia, the twenty-eighth day of April in the year of Our
Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Two, and directed to William Byrd, William Wynne, Peter Fontaine, Jr., James Terry, William Irby,
Nathaniel Terry, Robert Wade, Hampton Wade, Andrew Wade, and Sherwood Walton, Gentlemen:--" At this meeting the usual oaths were administered. Nathaniel Terry was sworn sheriff; George Currie was made clerk of the court; Thomas Nash, surveyor; Clement Read (of Lunenburg, and later of Charlotte county), King's attorney. John Light, Joseph Faris and Abel Lee were appointed constables. Nicholas Hayle, Robert Jones and James Irwin were recommended as justices...'"

Editor and submitters note: Abel Lee b 1714 m/ Ann Lee d/o David Lee shows with (Peter Fontaine Jr.......his son John Fontaine) married Martha Henry a daugt. of Hon. Gov. Patrick Henry of the Cont. Congress

SOURCE: LAND RECORD FOR ABEL LEE
FROM PITTSYLVANIA CO., as SHOWN BY
EARLY LAND GRANTS FROM AN OLD SURVEYOR'S BOOK.
(Contributed by Mr. N. G. Clement)

1746-- ABEL LEE enters for 400 acres beginning at a Great Cain Brake about 6 miles above Russel's
on the Creek Russel lives on.
Editors note: this area is now located in Patrick Co., Va. w/ no record he lived here

ADDITIONAL SOURCE: Pg.34 PAtrICK COUNTY HISTORY BOOK BY THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Also in 1747, Abel Lee applied for 400 acres on Russell Creek. He later transferred this to William Russell who was probably already living in that area. In the same year, 1747, James and William Gray applied for land on the waters of Dan River. Jordan Thomas and Benjamin Carrill applied in the same section. Benjamin Ruffin applied for 400 acres on the Irvin River at the foot of the mountains, and Benjamin Hubbard applied for 400 acres near the Grays' land. In 1747 Thomas Jarrell, Thomas Foster, John Ingram, and three men by the name of Simmons applied for 3,200 acres in 400-acre plots on Dan River near the mountains.

SOURCE AND RECORD FOR ABEL LEE B ABT 1710 of LUNENBURG
Abel Lee was still in Lunenburg Co. VA on 3 Apr. 1750 when he witnessed a deed from William Byrd Esq of Charles City Co. to Archibald Duglass of Lunenburg Co. for 58 9s for 1169 acres in Lunenburg on the north side of the Dan River, beginning at Moore's corner on river, thence north along his line to point on Banister River, thence down the river to the mouth, and up the Dan River.
Signed: W. Byrd
Wit: Charles Stevens, Abel A Lee, Julius Nichols
Rec: 2 Oct 1750
[Deed Bk. 2, pg 142-3]
He witnessed another deed between Byrd and Thomas Douglass (pg 149-150) and a third from Byrd to William Douglas (pg 115-116), all on the same day.
On 6 Apr. 1752 he witnessed a deed from William Magbe to Thomas Dickson, both of Lunenburg Co., 40, 200 acres, land on both sides of Midway River,
part of 800 acres patented to William Magbe.
signed: William W Magbe, Susannah S Magbe
Wit: Abel A Lee, William A Aston, William Douglass
[Deed Bk 2, pg 415-417]
In Debt case of Maria Byrd vs. Abel Lee, deft.'s estate not found, an alias attachment is awarded returnable to next court.
In trespass case of Abel Lee by Clement Read, his attorney, vs. James Boyce, deft. Not found, an attachment awarded agst. him returnable to next court.
Matthew Talbot, Gent. , Sheriff of Lunenburg County vs. Clement Lee, dismis'd.)

Matthew Talbot, Gent., Sheriff of Lunenburg County vs. Clement Lee, deft. Not found....returnable to next court.

On hearing of John Stewart agst Abel Lee for ?2/8, due by deft.'s note of hand, judgement granted plt. With costs and 7s 6d for a lawyer's fee.

In case of Matthew Talbot., Gent., Sheriff of Lunenburg Co. vs. Clement Lee's estate, the Sheriff returned that he can find nothing on the deft. Estate.... Returnable to next court.

NOTE: Information
Abel Lee was married to Anne Lee, daughter of David Lee who died 1744-48 in Lunenberg Co., VA
DNA testing made in both lines indicate two distinct different lines.

In 1756 Abel sells Messuage Plantation (originally David Lee Sr.'s), 263 acres on Dan River in New Halifax Co., VA. In 1757 Abel buys 200 acres on Deep River, 4 miles above the Great Falls in Cumberland Co.,NC (now Moore Co. NC). In 1771 Abel sold the Cumberland Co. NC land and in 1772 buys land on Sandy Run of Broad River, Tryon Co. NC.

Abel died without a will, but his son Robert A. Lee, signs that estate was handled "just and true".

Robert A. and Anna Shipman Lee left Rutherford Co., NC in 1796 and moved with the Shipman and Burleson families to Warren Co., KY.

Sometime after moving to Warren Co., KY, Robert Lee and Anna Shipman were divorced (iffy and not documented). Robert then married Elizabeth Burleson, daughter of Aaron Burleson II, whose mother was married to Daniel Shipman, Robert's first father-in-law. Robert and Elizabeth apparently had no children.

SOURCE :
ABEL LEE BORN 1710 SHOWS IN WILL OF DAVID LEE AS SON IN LAW

Page 11. Will. March 10, 1743/4. I, David Lee, of Brunswick
County, being in perfect health.

First, all my debts are to be paid.

To my wife, Elizabeth Lee - the third part of my personal estate after my debts are paid, and the use of the plantation where I now dwell, during her widowhood. To my son, David Lee - a parcel of land, beginning at the mouth of the first branch above the Clay Ford on Ward Fork, running up the said Fork to Andrew Kennedy's line, and along the said line to the head of the said branch, and down that Branch to Caldwell Mill Path, including all the land between the said Branches, the said land being part of a tract of 1800 acres bought of Mathew Talbot. Likewise, 1 gray mare which is now called his.

To my sons, John and Clement Lee - the rest of that tract of land I bought of the said Talbot but what shall be hereafter mentioned, the said land to be equally divided, Clement to have that part including the plantation I now live on.

To my son-in-law John Mount - a tract of land on Ward Fork, being part of the abovesaid eighteen [hundred acres] , beginning on the lower side at the mouth of the first Branch above the Clay Ford, running up the said Branch to Calldwell Mill Path, so running up a Valley that lies between his fence and mine and to continue a straight line from the head of that Valley to the lower line on Ward fork, he paying at the rate of 5 a hundred for all there shall be in said tract above 200, and at the payment of the money, to have a right made to the whole tract.

To my son-in-law Andrew Kennedy - a tract of land, being part of the above 1800 acres, beginning on John Martin's lower corner on Ward Fork, running down said Fork, then SW to Major Richard Kennon's line, and what the tract contains above 200 acres, he is to pay for at the rate of 5 a hundred, and at the payment of the money, to have a right made to the whole.

To my son-in-law Abel Lee - 5 .

If any of my sons die without heir, his part to be equally divided between my sons that are now unmarried. I want all my personal estate, money, and debts, to be equally divided between my children which are now unmarried. To my son, Joshua Lee - 10 shillings.

Executors - my wife Elizabeth and my friend, Thomas Jones.

Signed - David Lee.

Witnesses - Mathew Talbot, William Owen (M his mark), John Roakby (I his mark).

This will of the deceased was exhibited at Oct 3, 1748 Court by Elizabeth Lee, the executrix, and the same was proved by the oath of Mathew Talbot, one of the witnesses, and ordered to be recorded. And the executrix, together with Israel Pickens, her security, entered into bond and acknowledged the same. On her motion, certificate was granted her for obtaining a probate of the will.

Page 13. Inventory of the estate of Andrew Kennedy, deceased, this 15th 8ber 1748 [Oct 15, 1748]. [Total value: about 27.35]. Signed - David Caldwell, David Logan, Elisabeth Kennedy (C her mark) Admx, Robert Woods. The above inventory and appraisement and account of sales of the estate of Andrew Kennaday, deceased, was returned and ordered to be recorded.

Tryon County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1769-79
trYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 1769-1779
October term 1772
A Deed of Sale from Daniel Shipman to Abel Lee Dated the 5th Day January in the Year 1772 for 100 acres proved by Robert Lee Evidence thereto. Ordered to be Registerd.

trYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 1769-1779
October term 1772

Abel Lee 3 Do 1 2 6

trYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 1769-1779
April term 1775

A Deed of Sale from Abel Lee to Thomas Welch for 100 acres of Land Dated the 18th April 1775 prov'd by Wm Reynolds Evidence thereto. Ord'd to be Reg'd.

trYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 1769-1779
January term 1778

Ord'd that Robert Lee have Letters of Administration on the Estate of Abel Lee Deceased who proposes for Securities John Lusk & John McEntire bound in the sum of 400 accepted.

trYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 1769-1779
April term 1778

Robert Lee, Admr of Abel Lee Dec'd returns into Court an Inventory of the s'd Deceaseds estate which was filed in this office.

Abel Lee
3/25/1748 - JT
383 Acres both sides Lower Sandy Creek 1271, 82P

Adjoining his property are John Owen, Leser, Francis Apperson, Thomas Wyat

Also:
Abell Lee
3/12/1749 - JB
425 ac both sides Sandy Creek 58R

Prior Survey
Abele Lee
11/30/1738 - JT
612 acres both sides Sandy Creek 70L (void)
Adjoining: James Parrish, Timothy Stamps, William Payne, John Owen

LUNENBURG CO VA Deed Books 1 & 2 1746-1752

DB 2, pp.415-417 6 Apr 1752 William Magbe to Thomas Dickson. 40# 200 acres both sides of Midway R, part of 800 patented by Magbe. Signed: William X Magbe, Susannah X Magbe. Wit: Able X Lee, William X Aston, William Douglass. Rec. 7 Apr 1752

Lun DB 2:416 Apr 6, 1752/Apr 7, 1752
Abel (A his mark) LEE wit deed fr William MAGBE of Lunenburg to Thomas DICKSON of Lunenburg, 200a on Midway River.

ENtrY RECORD BOOK, 1737-1770, Chiarito

p.10 28 Oct 1743 Wm Macby enters 400 acres both sides Midway adj Mich. Youngs upper line. Transferred to James & Mathias Macby. [There is no date for the transfer but certainly Mathias was not of age until at least 1760.]

In his father's will, Mathias was given 200 acres, the dwelling and plantation of his parents, after his mother's decease. By 1762, he sold at least part of this land to James Legrand who also bought Vardry's share.
Halifax DB 4, p.171

15 Nov 1762. Mathias Machbee of Halifax to James Lagrand for 75#'s. 170 acres. Both sides Burches Creek called Midway. Patent granted to Wm Machbee, dec'd, on 5 Jul 1751 containing 800 acres. Corner in Vardry Machbees line. Signed: Matt Machbee. Wit: John Lee, H. Powell, Richard Finch, John Goff.

Either the survey was incorrect and Mathias did not get the full 200 acres, or he could be selling all but the home and surrounding property.

Butler, John. grantee.
DATE 15 August 1764.
NOTE Location: Halifax County.
NOTE Description: 400 acres on both sides of Sandy Creek of Dan River adjoining Abel Lee &c.

GRANTEE Butler, John. grantee. DATE 15 August 1764. NOTE Location: Halifax County. NOTE Description: 400 acres on both sides of Sandy Creek of Dan River adjoining Abel Lee &c.
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Natural Conditions in Pittsylvania County as Shown by Early Land Grants from an Old Surveyor's Book, (contributed by Mr. N. G. Clement)

1741- James Parish enters for 400 acres on Sandy Ceek at the Upper Buffalo Lick.  also 400 acres on Terrible Creek at the first Buffalo Lick.

1742-1743- Wm, Maclain enters for 400 acres on the Ridge between Difficult &: Stewart! Creek, beginning about a mi1e above the old Buffalo Path.

1744-Tho. Hilton enters 400 acres on lower side of Banister River, beginning at the Elk Shoals.

1744 - Richard Smith enters for 400 acres on both sides Fall Creek, beginning at an old Wolf's Den.

1745 -John Coles enters for 400 acres on the head of Terrible Creek, thence down the old Buffalo Path.

1745- John Donelson 200 ac. on north side Banister River beginning at the mouth of Panther Creek.

1745 -Matthew Talbot 400 acres on South side Staunton River beginning at the Cattamount Shoals.

1746 - Henry Morris 400 acres on So., side Irwin River beginning at a Poplar that was felled by a Bear.

1747- Tucker Woodson enters for 400 acres on South side of Staunton River, beginning at the mouth of a bold branch that comes in a little below the Goose Pond.

1747- Robert Hughes, Jr., enters for 400 acres on both sides Main south fork of Chestnut beg: at the Buffalo Lick.

1747 -John Talbot enters 400 acres at some steep hills below main Fork Cain Creek. at a great Buffalo Lick.

1748 -Mack Cole 400 acres on main Fork of Chestnut Creek Beg at a Poplar that was felled by a Bear.

l748 - David Griffith & Robert Walton each 400 acres on little So. fork Chestnut Creek. Beginning at a Buffalo Path.

1748 --John Donelson 400 acres begin at an old Lick on Whitethorne Creek.

1748 - John Nicholas 400 acres on Sycamore Creek beg. at a White oak that was felled by a Bear.

1748 - lIaac C1oud 400 acres on Tomahawk Creek beg: at a Red Oak.: Blazed 3 Ways by a Buffalo Lick.

1746 -Joseph Cloud enters for 400 acres on Mill Creek at a place called Buffalo Camp.

1746 - Thomas Finny enters for 400 acres on the Middle Br. of Wynn's Creek Beginning at the Buffalo Bed. Transferred to Wm. Harris of Finnywood,

1746 - Abel Lee enters for 400 acres Beginning at a Great Cain Brake about 6 miles above Russel's on the creek Russel lives on.

392 Patent

GRANTEE Parish, James. grantee.
DATE 29 May 1760.
NOTE Location: Halifax County.
NOTE Description: 330 acres on both sides of the Upper Sandy Creek of Dan River adjoining Abel Lee.