William Lee, Sr. (1738 - 1808) MP

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Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia
Death: Died in Shelby, Kentucky, United States
Managed by: Sharon Sue Whitney
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About William Lee, Sr.

Additional Curator's Notes:

CAUTION - A recently found source proves that Samuel Lee (first child listed below) cannot be the son of the William Lee who was descended from Richard Lee the Immigrant. The claims of relationship were disproved by Y-DNA studies. See this site - http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/cumberland/bios/lee02.txt. Samuel Lee's life is well documented once he reached adulthood. A William Lee appears on several documents. At this stage, we cannot determine Samuel's relationship to William, but believe he is the father.

As the Curator for this profile, I have opted to leave the biographical data on the Overview and to leave William Lee as the father, but to sever the relationship to Charles Lee and Ann Dabbs and to remove any siblings that prove not to be related to Samuel. This information is being retained until Samuel's sibling relationship can be proved or disproved. Definitely more research is needed for this William Lee, as well as for his son Samuel Lee. Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, 10/20/2011.


William Lee, Sr., was the son of Charles Lee and Ann Dabbs. He was born Abt. 1738 in Richmond, King and Queen Co. VA, and died Nov 1808 in Shelby KY. He married Catherine Graves.

Children of William Lee (Sr.) and Catherine Graves are:

  • Samuel Lee, b. 26 Apr 1763, Richmond Co. VA, d. Abt. 1844, Jackson, Washington Co. IN.
  • Nancy Lee, b. 1765, d. Aft. 1830.
  • John Lee, b. 1766, d. 1844.
  • William Lee, b. 28 Aug 1768, d. 26 Dec 1844.
  • Winney Lee, b. 1772, d. 1850.
  • Caty Lee, b. 1774, d. date unknown.
  • Richard Lee, b. 1776, d. date unknown.

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William Lee, Sr.'s Timeline

Richmond, Virginia
April 26, 1763
Age 25
Richmond, VA, USA
Age 27
Age 27
Age 46
November, 1808
Age 70
Shelby, Kentucky, United States