Richard Bland Lee, II (1797 - 1875) MP

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Birthplace: Sully Plantation, Fairfax, Virginia
Death: Died in Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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About Richard Bland Lee, II

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Especially loved were the eldest uncle, General Light Horse Harry Lee and his wife, Anne, who were Richard's godparents. Richard hero-worshipped his fascinating uncle. Many evenings the children sat enthralled as Light Horse Harry, quick and articulate, told them again how he had surprised the British post at Paulus Hook in 1779, and had captured 160 of the enemy, almost without a loss. At other times, he told them anecdotes of his long, close friendship with General Washington, whose spirit seemed to pervade Sully; everyone had anecdotes to tell about this great friend of the family. Richard's father had been a guest at Mount Vernon six times, and his uncles and cousins had made innumerable visits, some even doing their courting there. Richard's mother cherished a locket containing a lock of George Washington's hair, which was given to her by Martha Washington.

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Richard Lee, II's Timeline

1797
July 20, 1797
Fairfax, Virginia
1827
1827
Age 29
1830
1830
Age 32
1832
1832
Age 34
1835
1835
Age 37
1840
February 27, 1840
Age 42
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1841
November 9, 1841
Age 44
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1846
1846
Age 48
1849
February 13, 1849
Age 51
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1875
August 2, 1875
Age 78
Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia, United States