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Birthplace: White, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in Dekalb, Tennessee, United States
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About Thomas Jefferson Lee

Thomas Jefferson LEE

Marriage 1 Elizabeth ANDERSON b: July 29, 1814 in NC d. Aug 15, 1855

  * Married: ABT 1830 in Tennessee    

Children

 1. Mary E. LEE b: 14 FEB 1831 in Tennessee
 2.  Albert V. LEE b: 29 JAN 1833 in Jackson County, Tennessee
 3. Louisa Jane LEE b: 7 MAR 1835 in Tennessee
 4. Sarah C. LEE b: 19 NOV 1837 in Smith County, Tennessee
 5. Margaret Ann LEE b: 8 MAR 1839 in Smith County, Tennessee
 6. Thomas James Monroe LEE b: 8 JUL 1845 in Dekalb County, Tennessee
 7. Altemira D. LEE b: 2 SEP 1847 in Tennessee
 8. Joseph David Lawson LEE b: 10 JUL 1850 in Tennessee
 9. Anderson W. Pierson LEE b: 29 JAN 1853 in Tennessee

Marriage 2 Elizabeth J. ANDERSON b: January 26, 1820 in TN d. After 1880 in ?

  * Married: ABT 1856 in Tennessee

Children

 1. Theodocia M. LEE b: 16 FEB 1858 in Tennessee
 2. Ada Amanda LEE b: ABT 1859 in Tennessee
 3. Carrie Isabell LEE b: 8 JUL 1861 in Tennessee

Note: Two Elizabeth Andersons are listed, each with a different birthdate,

and one listed as dying in 1855. Elizabeth J. Anderson was living with her

father Jubel Anderson in Jackson Co., in the 1850 census, when the 1st

Elizabeth was married to T.J. Lee. Note also that T.J. and the first

Elizabeth named their youngest son "Anderson".

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From Thomas Jefferson Lee Family Bible:

The following is a transcription of the attached bible page, with the

corresponding information and spouses (in brackets) according to my

research and the contributions of several other descendents. The bible page

was last written to by Carrie Lee, daughter of Thomas J. Lee, some time

after Feb 1878 (the last entry) and probably before her marriage in May of

1879.

Barnett Lee died Feb the 7th 1843

[Barnett Philander Lee b: 1777 in VA d: Feb 07, 1843 in TN]

Mary Lee died Sept the 11th 1839

[Mary DeRossett b: 1779 in ? d: Sep 11, 1839 in TN m: 1801 in

Eastern TN]

Elizabeth Lee died August 15th 1855

[Elizabeth Anderson b: July 29, 1814 in NC d: Aug 15, 1855 in TN m:

Abt. 1830 in TN]

Mary E. Waller died Nov 2nd 1860

[Mary E. Lee Waller b: Feb 14, 1831 in TN d: Nov 02, 1860 in TN]

[md. Thomas A. Waller b: 1830 in VA d: Aft. 1880 in ? m: May 02,

1850 in Dekalb Co, TN]

Jane Conger died Feb 1878

[Louisa Jane Lee Conger b: Mar 07, 1835 in TN d: Feb 1878 in TN]

T.J. Lee bornd (sic) Sept 28th 1809

[Thomas Jefferson Lee b: Sep 28, 1809 in White Co, TN d: Bef. Feb 01,

1886 in Dekalb Co, TN]

Elizabeth Anderson bornd July 29 1814

[Elizabeth Anderson b: Jul 29, 1814 in NC d: Aug 15, 1855 in TN m:

abt. 1830 in TN

I believe T.J. Lee married two women named Elizabeth Anderson -- see below]

M.E. Lee bornd Feb 14th 1831

[see Mary Lee Waller above]

A.V. Lee bornd January 29th 1833

[Albert V. Lee b: Jan 29, 1833 in Jackson Co, TN d: Nov 20, 1915 in

Clay Co, TN]

[md. Mary Terry b: Oct 11, 1833 in TN d: Aft. 1919 in ? m: May 05,

1859 in Dekalb Co, TN]

L.J. Lee bornd March 7th 1835

[see Louisa Jane Lee Conger above]

[md. Isaac R. Conger b: Jan 18, 1832 in Smith Co, TN d: Abt. 1904 in

TX m: Apr 06, 1854 in Dekalb Co, TN]

S.C. Lee bornd Nov 19th 1837

[Sarah C. Lee b: Nov 19, 1837 in Smith Co, TN d: Aft. 1900 in ?]

[md. James Peyton Terry b: 1835 in Putnam Co, TN d: 1888 in ? m: Dec

18, 1858 in Dekalb Co, TN]

M.A. Lee bornd March 8th 1839

[Margaret Ann Lee, my ancestor b: Mar 08, 1839 in Smith Co, TN d: Jun

19, 1885 in Blue Ridge, Collin Co, TX]

[md. Felix Nelson Patterson b: Feb 14, 1817 in Wilson Co, TN d: Jul

19, 1884 in Smithville, Dekalb Co, TN m: May 10, 1866 in

DeKalb Co, TN]

T.J.M. Lee bornd July 8th 1845

[Thomas James Monroe Lee b: Jul 08, 1845 in Dekalb Co, TN d: Jan 29,

1920 in Grayson Co, TX Bur: Van Alstyne Cem, Grayson Co, TX]

[md. Sarah E. Garner b: Abt. 1844 in KY d: May 30, 1870 in Dekalb Co,

TN m: Dec 06, 1868 in Dekalb Co, TN

md2 Elizabeth Madden b: Apr 25, 1843 in Putnam Co, TN d: Apr 21, 1914

in Grayson Co, TX m: Dec 08, 1871 in Putnam Co, TN]

A.D. Lee bornd Sept 2nd 1847

[Altemira D. Lee b: Sep 02, 1847 in TN d: Bef. 1910 in TN]

[md. John B. Conger b: Sep 27, 1848 in Dekalb Co, TN d: Mar 12, 1924

in Dekalb Co, TN m: Aug 19, 1868 in Dekalb Co, TN]

J.D.L. Lee bornd July 10th 1850

[Joseph David Lawson Lee b: Jul 10, 1850 in TN d: Jul 01, 1925 in

TX Bur: Smith Cem, Kempner, Lampasas Co, TX]

[md. Rutha Louise Florida b: Apr 06, 1858 in Wilson Co, TN d: Feb 04,

1941 in TX Bur: Smith Cem, Kempner, Lampasas Co, TX m: Dec 06, 1874 in

Dekalb Co, TN]

A.W.P. Lee bornd January 29th 1853

[Anderson W. Pierson Lee b: Jan 29, 1853 in TN d: Aft. 1929 in MO]

[md. Mary Bird Melvery Perry b: Abt. 1862 in TN d: Aft. 1929 in

MO m: Mar 09, 1876 in Dekalb Co, TN]

M.E.T. Lee born Feb 16th 1858

[Theodocia M. Lee b: Feb 16, 1858 in TN d: Unknown in ?]

Cary Isibill Lee born July 8th, 1861

[Carrie Isabell Lee b: Jul 08, 1861 in TN d: 1905 in TX Bur: Cottage

Hill Cem, Collin Co, TX]

[md. Joseph Pickett Stephens b: Jul 09, 1857 in TN d: Oct 09, 1937 in

Celina, Collin Co, TX Bur: Cottage Hill Cem, Collin Co, TX m: May 11,

1879 in Dekalb Co, TN]

Elizabeth J. Anderson born January 26th 1820

[2nd Wife of Thomas Jefferson Lee:

Elizabeth J. Anderson b: July 29,1824 in TN d: Aft. 1880 in ? m:

Abt. 1856 in TN]

Note: Two Elizabeth Andersons are listed, each with a different birthdate,

and one listed as dying in 1855. Elizabeth J. Anderson was living with her

father Jubel Anderson in Jackson Co., in the 1850 census, when the 1st

Elizabeth was married to T.J. Lee. Note also that T.J. and the first

Elizabeth named their youngest son "Anderson".

Not mentioned: Ada Amanda Lee b: Abt. 1859 in TN d: Jan 26, 1861 in TN

Source: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/leenet/2005-06/1119721217

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54. THOMAS JEFFERSON23 LEE (BARNETT PHILANDER22, RICHARD HENRY21, RICHARD20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, JOHN17 LEE OR LYES CLOTHIER, RICHARD16 LEE, JOHN15, HUMPHREY14, THOMAS OR DE LEA13, JOHN OR DE LEA12, JOHN OR DE LEA11, ROGER10, JOHN9, JOHN OR DE LEA8, THOMAS7, THOMAS DE LA LEA DE LEA6, JOHN DE LA LEA DE LEA5, REGINALD REYNOR DE LA LEA DE LEA4, HUGO3 DE LEGA, FULK I2 FITZWARIN, WARIN1 DE METZ) was born 28 Sep 1809 in White County, Tennessee, and died Bef. 01 Feb 1886 in Dekalb County, Tennessee. He married abt 1830 (1) ELIZABETH ANDERSON. She was born 29 Jul 1814 in North Carolina and died 15 Aug 1855. He married abt 1856 (2) ELIZABETH J. ANDERSON. She was born 26 Jan 1820 in Tennessee, and died Aft. 1880 in ?.

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1830 Jackson Co TN census, p. 142.

1830 United States Federal Census

about Thomas Lee

Name: Thomas Lee

County: Jackson

State: Tennessee

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Listed as a farmer in Jackson Co TN 1840 census.

1840 United States Federal Census

about Thos J Lee

Name: Thos J Lee

Township: District 14

County: Jackson

State: Tennessee

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Bought land in Dekalb Co TN on 7/19/1842.

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A farmer with $400 of real estate in the Smith Co TN census of 1850, p.233a, household 298 of the 16th district.Thomas S. Waller, a farmer, age 22, and Mary E., age 19, living in home in 1850 census. Mary a daughter. David M. Lee, a blacksmith, age 33, living next door in 1850.

1850 United States Federal Census

about Thomas J Lee

Name: Thomas J Lee

Age: 40

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1810

Birth Place: Tennessee

Gender: Male

Home in 1850(City,County,State): North of Cumberland and East of Caney Fork Rivers, Smith, Tennessee

Household Members:

Name Age

Albert V Lee 17

Altimesa D Lee 2

Elizabeth Lee 35

Louisa J Lee 15

Margaret A Lee 11

Sarah C Lee 12

Thomas J Lee 40

Thomas J M Lee 4

Mary E Walber 19

Thomas D Waller 22

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Listed with $2000 in RE, $1000 other in 1860 Dekalb Co TN census, 16th district p.190.

1860 United States Federal Census

about Thomas J Lee

Name: Thomas J Lee

Age in 1860: 50

Birth Year: abt 1810

Birthplace: Tennessee

Home in 1860: District 16, De Kalb, Tennessee

Gender: Male

Post Office: Laurel Hill

Household Members:

Name Age

Thomas J Lee 50

Elizabeth J Lee 40

Margaret A Lee 21

Thomas J M Lee 15

Allemera D Lee 13

David L Lee 9

Anderson W P Lee 7

Theodocia M Lee 3

Ada A Lee 1

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A mason from at least 1866.

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$2000 RE, $1150 other in 1870, Dekalb Co, Laurel Hill Twp, p256A, p. 16, Dist. 16:

1870 United States Federal Census

about Thomas J Lee

Name: Thomas J Lee

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1810

Age in 1870: 60

Birthplace: Tennessee

Home in 1870: District 16, Dekalb, Tennessee

Race: White

Gender: Male

Post Office: Laurel Hill

Household Members:

Name Age

Thomas J Lee 60

Elizabeth J Lee 50

Thomas J M Lee 25

Lawson J D Lee 20

Anderson W P Lee 17

Theodocia M Lee 13

Carrie J Lee 8

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On 1880 Dekalb Co TN, District 16, p. 6 (239b) (6/7/1880) as Jefferson Lee, 70 with Elizabeth 60, Theodosia 22, Neva Lewis, a servant, and Jubel Anderson 88, a "boarder".

1880 United States Federal Census

about Lee Jefferson

Name: Lee Jefferson (Transcription Error)

Home in 1880: District 16, De Kalb, Tennessee

Age: 70

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1810

Birthplace: Tennessee

Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)

Spouse's Name: Elizabeth

Father's birthplace: Tennessee

Mother's birthplace: Tennessee

Occupation: Farmer

Marital Status: Married

Race: White

Gender: Male

Household Members:

Name Age

Lee Jefferson 70

Elizabeth Jefferson 60

Theodosia Jefferson 22

Neva Lewis 13

Jubel Anderson 88

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Son T.J.M Lee (Thomas J.M.) served as administrator, J. Peyton Terry (Sarah's husband) as bondsman for his estate.

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Dekalb Co TN court minutes, 1888-1890:

   Andrew Carr Et Al versus T. J. Lee Et Al. The said T. J. Lee now has the following named parties living as his heirs, to wit, Mira Conger, formerly Lee, and her husband John Conger; Payton Terry and wife Sarah; J. P. Stevens and wife C. I.; Theodore Lee; Lawson Lee; and Pierce Lee, the above named are citizens of Dekalb County. Albert Lee is a citizen of Macon County. Thomas Lee is a citizen of Putnam County. Margaret Patterson is a citizen of Texas. Jeff Waller is a citizen of Dekalb County. Mat Waller, Darthula Waller, William Conger, Eden are citizens of Putnam County. Edna Exum, Isaac Exum, Mary M. Exum, John Exum, and Calvin Oakley are citizens of Smith County. 22 Feb 1888. (Pp. 25-26)
   Andrew Carr Et Al versus T. J. Lee Et Al. The defendants give bond. 20 Feb 1889. (p. 260)
   Andrew Carr Et Al versus T. J. Lee Et Al. Process has been served for Albert Lee, Thomas Lee, Matt Waller, Darthula Waller, William Conger, Kittie Conger, Edna Exum, Isaac Exum, Mary Exum, John Exum, and C. O. Exum and returned not found. The bill is taken for confessed. 11 Aug 1890. (p. 75)
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Thomas Lee's Timeline

1809
September 28, 1809
White, Tennessee, United States
1830
1830
Age 20
Tennessee, United States
1831
February 14, 1831
Age 21
TN, USA
1833
January 29, 1833
Age 23
Jackson, TN, USA
1835
March 7, 1835
Age 25
TN, USA
1837
1837
Age 27
TN, USA
1843
February 7, 1843
Age 33
White, TN, USA
1845
July 8, 1845
Age 35
Dekalb, TN, USA
1847
September 2, 1847
Age 37
TN, USA