Richard Henry Lee (1794 - 1865)

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Death: Died in PA, USA
Occupation: Reverend
Managed by: Paul Morris
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About Richard Henry Lee

Birth: Jul. 23, 1794 Death: Jan. 3, 1865

Richard Henry Lee was born 23 Jul 1794 and died 3 Jan 1865 in Washington, PA. He was educated at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA in Law and studied under Judge Thomas Duncan. Richard edited memoirs of his grandfather Richard Henry Lee and his great uncle Dr Arthur Lee. The grandfather was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the first US Senator from Virginia.

Richard practiced law and taught at Washington College in Washington,PA. He was appointed Chair of Languages in 1833 and Chair Belles Lettres in 1837. In 1854 he resigned from his Law practice and began to study Theology. In 1858 he was ordained in the Episcopal Church and was assigned to the Trinity Church in Washington, PA.

His first wife was Mary Duncan Mahon with whom he had three surviving children Mary Ann b. 1819, Flora b. 1821 and Francis Hayne b. 1823. Mary Ann Lee married Isaac Winston in 1854. Mary died in 1856 and widower Isaac then married his sister in law Frances Hayne Lee.

Richard's second wife was Anna Eden Jordan of St. Mary's, MD. They had four surviving children Richard Henry Lee, Philip Ludwell, John Lewellyn and Francis Lightfoot Lee.

Source; Lee of Virginia 1642-1892 published 1895 Philadelphia

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Rev. Richard Henry Lee's Timeline

1794
June 23, 1794
1819
1819
Age 24
1821
1821
Age 26
1823
1823
Age 28
1829
1829
Age 34
1831
August 22, 1831
Age 37
Leesburg
1835
July 3, 1835
Age 41
1838
July 4, 1838
Age 44
1840
July 16, 1840
Age 46
Washington,pa
1865
January 3, 1865
Age 70
PA, USA