David Lee, Sr. (1751 - 1828)

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Birthplace: SC
Death: Died in Bulloch County, GA
Occupation: Soldier
Managed by: Patricia Helen Austin
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About David Lee, Sr.

Following excerpt prepared by Thomas E. Stonecypher, Albany Ga 31721

"David Lee's enlistment in the Reboltion is outlined in the following document (3):" "To the Honourable the Council of Safety  of South Carolina- the humble Petition of Sixty of the Inhabitants on the North East Side of Pee Dee River, from Brown's Creek to the Three Creeks, in St. David's Parish, Sheweth, That your Partitioners, con(s)cious of the Injustice of Several Acts of the British Parliament, past in the Reign of his present Majesty, and being desirous to serve their Country by aiding and assisting their Brethren, the food people of this Colony, in their opposition of every for, as becomes every good Citizen to do, have formed a Company of Volunteers and have chosen Robert Lide, Esrq to be their Captain, Mr. Thomas Powe to be their first Lieutenant, and Mr. William Watkins to be their second Lieutenant. Your Petitioners therefore pray that your Honours will be pleased to Issue the requisite Commissions for the above Named Gentlemen as soon as may be, and your Petitioners  as in duty bound shall ever pray."

"Sixty names follow, including David Lee, Francis Kennedy (Kenneday), William Sweat, Michael Mixon, and Francis Whittington (Jr.)." "Endorsed: Volunteer Company Robt Lide, Captain 9 Oct 1775"


In doing research at the Statesboro library genealogical department I came across typed family documents that prove David Lee to be the father of General Lee.

"When David Lee, Rev. Sol. , born 13 Nov. 1751 in N.C., died in Bulloch County, his son General Lee was appointed admr of his estate on March 2, 1827 (Bulloch Co. Bk X, Minutes of Inferior Court, pg. 92). The heirs of David Lee sold property (Bk FI pg 182) and signed as follows: Erastus Waters, George Best, General Lee, John Lee, Millenton Smith, James Mikell, Dicy Mikell, Elizabeth Lee, Elizabeth Walker. This proves that General Lee was a son of David Lee, Rev. Soldier.  Ronald Guy added this on 27 Dec 2011

Birth: Nov. 13, 1751 South Carolina, USA Death: Dec. 13, 1828 Bulloch County Georgia, USA

David Lee Sr, Revolutionary Soldier, is buried at an unknown location in Bulloch County. This marker is a cenotaph.


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Parents:
 John Lee (____ - 1836)

Spouse:
 Elizabeth Lee

Note: Cenotaph


Burial: Jackson Baptist Church Cemetery Sylvania Screven County Georgia, USA


Created by: Dawn Daley Record added: Sep 08, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 96702061

Paperwork titled 'To Descendants of John Everett, Rev. Soldier & Wife Sarah Fagan on line of William Pierce Lee & Sarah McCall' indicates that David Lee was a Revolutionary War Soldier.

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David Lee was born in North Carolina and came to Bulloch County, GA from Cheraw District, South Carolina around 1795-1800. He was a Revolutionary War veteran and as such participated in the land lottery of 1827. He drew Lot No. 15, District 5, Lee County and Lot No. 286 in Muscogee County, Georgia. He died the same year. His wife was named Elizabeth and he left nine children or their representatives.

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DAR: LEE, DAVID Ancestor #: A068509 Service: SOUTH CAROLINA Rank: SOLDIER Birth: 10-12-1753 SOUTH CAROLINA Death: 12-13-1821 MARION DIST SOUTH CAROLINA Service Source: SC HIST & GEN MAG VOL 2 P 265 Service Description: 1) CAPT ROBERT LIDE,VOLUNTEER MIL

LEE, DAVID Ancestor #: A068508 Service: SOUTH CAROLINA Rank: SOLDIER Birth: 11-13-1751 Death: 1827 BULLOCH CO GEORGIA Service Description: 1) REC LAND IN GA FOR REV SERVICE

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David Lee, R.S.'s Timeline

1751
November 13, 1751
SC
1772
1772
Age 20
1774
1774
Age 22
Cheraw District, SC
1777
1777
Age 25
North Carolina, USA
1784
July 30, 1784
Age 32
Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States
1785
1785
Age 33
1787
1787
Age 35
1797
1797
Age 45
1828
December 13, 1828
Age 77
Bulloch County, GA