James Leech Dee (1842 - 1897)

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Place of Burial: Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
Birthplace: Honley, Stroke Upon Trent, England
Death: Died in Ogden, Utah
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About James Leech Dee

"...James Leech Dee was born on February 25, 1842 at Hanley, Stoke Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England to Thomas Hill Dee and Elizabeth Reese Dee.

James Dee arrived in Utah in 1860 with his parents, having sailed from Liverpool on March 30, 1860 in the ship Underwriter, with 594 British and Swiss Saints, under the direction of James D. Ross. They arrived at New York City on May 1, 1860, then traveled to Florence, Nebraska, now named Omaha. The Dee family left Florence on June 17 in Captain James D. Ross's company, consisting of 249 persons, 36 wagons, 142 oxen and 54 cows. They arrived at Salt Lake City, Utah on September 3, 1860, and soon after settled at Ogden, Utah.

James Dee married Ann Eliza Webb on April 4, 1863 at Salt Lake City, Utah, ceremony was performed by President Brigham Young. She is the daugher of Chauncey Griswold Webb and Eliza Jane Churchill Webb.

James Dee and Ann Eliza Webb Dee had two children:

James Edward Dee b. 1861 in Ogden, Utah; md. Mabel Rose; d. 1901 in Pima, AZ..

Leonard Louis Dee b. 1863 in Ogden, Weber, Utah; d. 1888, probably in Arizona.

Both boys were afflicted with tuberculosis and died from that disease.

It is said that Ann Eliza Webb Dee had aspirations to move up the social ladder. Her book, Wife No. 19, however, states that James was an abusive husband from which she had no choice but to divorce him...."

"...James Leech Dee then married Esther Ellen Brown b. March 18, 1849, the daughter of Captain James Brown and wife Ester Jones Raper Brown, widow of Robert Raper.

Esther Ellen Brown and James Leech Dee had seven children"...

SOURCE: http://www.orsonprattbrown.com/CJB/03Esther-Jones-Raper/james-leech-dee1842.html

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James Dee's Timeline

February 25, 1842
Honley, Stroke Upon Trent, England
Age 18
Ogden, Weber County, Utah
April 4, 1863
Age 21
Age 20
Ogden, Weber, UT, USA
December 23, 1865
Age 23
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
February 2, 1866
Age 23
Ogden, Weber County, Utah
Age 25
Age 27
Age 29
Age 35