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Lucy Ludwell Lee (Grymes)

Nicknames: "Lowland Beauty"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Richmond, Middlesex County, VA
Death: Died in Springfield, Hanover County, VA, USA
Place of Burial: Fork Church, Hanover County, VA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles Grymes of Morattico and Frances Grymes
Wife of Henry Giles Lee, II
Mother of Theodosia Maiden; Maj. Gen. Henry Lee, "Light Horse Harry"; Eleanor Glazener; Charles Lee, U.S. Attorney General; Richard Bland Lee, Sr, US Congress and 6 others
Sister of Frances Ludwell

Managed by: Donald Allen Tinlsey
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About Lucy Ludwell Lee

The "Lowland Beauty"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Lee_III

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Lucy was known as the " Lowland Beauty" and admired by George Washington.

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Henry married Lucy Grymes (1734-1792), nicknamed "The Lowland Beauty" [3] [4]. She was very fair. Her eyes were blue and her hair exceptionally blonde, soft and light as a baby's. According to local tradition, she was one of the Virginia beauties adored by Gen. George Washington (1732-1799) in his early youth. To her legend also ascribes his schoolboy verses, and many have surmised that when in after years Washington so favored her son "Harry", it was because of his tender memories of the boy's mother.

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Lucy was called "the lowland beauty"

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Lucy GRYMES, (1734-1792), Called "The Lowland Beauty". She was very fair. Her eyes were blue, and her hair exceptionally blonde, soft and light as a baby's. According to local Tradition, she was one of The Virginia Beauties adored by General George WASHINGTON.(1732-1799), in his early youth. To her Legend also ascribes his Schoolboy Verses, and many have surmised, when in later years, Washington so favored her Son, "Harry", it was because of his tender memories of the Boy's Mother, Lucy.

Lucy was the Daughter of Hon. Charles Grymes, (1693-1743), (Twice Related to President George Washington

George Washington George Washington was the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and served as the first President of the United States of America...

) and Frances JENNINGS, (Great-Aunt of Edmund Randolph Edmund Randolph Edmund Jenings Randolph was an American attorney, Governor of Virginia, Secretary of State, and the first United States Attorney General.-Biography:...

). Charles was of the Estate "Morattico", in Richmond County, Virginia.

"Leesylvania

Leesylvania State Park Leesylvania State Park is located in the southeastern part of Prince William County, Virginia. The land was donated in 1978 by philanthropist Daniel K. Ludwig.-History:...

" was located between Neabsco Creek and Powell Creek, in Prince William County, Virginia. It had a magnificent view up the Potomac River. It was the Ancestral Home of Robert E. Lee's Branch of the Family where his Grandparents, Henry Lee II, and Lucy Grymes lie buried. The Plantation Home burned about 1790. The Estate was sold to Henry Fairfax, in 1825, whose family lived there in a Home which may have pre-dated the Lee Residence. The Fairfax Home burned in 1910, and the Ruins of the walls and a chimney are all that remain.,

Added By Patricia McMahan-Chambers.

-------------------- Lucy was known as the " Lowland Beauty" and admired by George Washington.

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Henry married Lucy Grymes (1734-1792), nicknamed "The Lowland Beauty" [3] [4]. She was very fair. Her eyes were blue and her hair exceptionally blonde, soft and light as a baby's. According to local tradition, she was one of the Virginia beauties adored by Gen. George Washington (1732-1799) in his early youth. To her legend also ascribes his schoolboy verses, and many have surmised that when in after years Washington so favored her son "Harry", it was because of his tender memories of the boy's mother.

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Lucy was called "the lowland beauty" -------------------- Lucy Grymes was born on 24 August 1743 in Middlesex County, Virginia and died on 18 September 1830 in Hanover County, Virginia, USA. She is buried in Fork Episcopal Church Cemetery, Doswell, Hanover County, Virginia, USA.

Parents: Philip Grymes (1720 - 1768) and Mary Randolph Grymes (1729 - 1768)

Married:

  1. Thomas Nelson (1738 - 1789), signer of the Declaration of Independence.

13? children including:

  1. Thomas Nelson (1764 - 1804)
  2. Francis Nelson (1767 - 1833)
  3. Hugh Nelson (Gov of Virginia)
  4. Elizabeth Nelson Page (1770 - 1853)
  5. Mary Nelson Carter (1774 - 1803)
  6. Robert Nelson (1778 - 1818)
  7. Susannah Nelson Page (1780 - 1819)

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Lucy Ludwell Lee's Timeline

1734
May 6, 1734
Prince William, CO, , VA
August 24, 1734
Richmond, Middlesex County, VA
1752
1752
Age 17
Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
1753
December 1, 1753
Age 19
USA
1755
1755
Age 20
Virginia
1756
January 29, 1756
Age 21
Dumfries, Prince William, VA, USA
1758
1758
Age 23
Leesylvania Plantation, Prince William, Virginia
1761
January 20, 1761
Age 26
Prince William, Virginia
1762
July 29, 1762
Age 27
York, Virginia
1764
July 9, 1764
Age 29
Westmoreland, CO, VA