William Lee (1785 - 1857) MP

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Place of Burial: Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
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Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Fentress, Tennessee, United States
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About William Lee

http://home.netcom.com/~vicdlee/victorleesgenealogysite/index.html -------------------- This is the correct lineage for the de Leigh Baronacy lineage - please do not place incorrect data or change the parentage of Thomas Leigh - this IS NOT Thomas Greenberry Lee - I have documentation and 30 years of research that proves this line. Thank you, Jacqueli Finley

Name: THOMAS "William" LEE Given Name: Thomas AKA:William or "Willis" Surname:Leigh or Lee Sex: M Birth: Abt. 1775 in South Carolina 1 Occupation: was a community leader,a blacksmith and a founder of an academy. 1 Note: Plantation "The Retreat" location: Georgetown, South Carolina Baronetcy of Leigh of Georgetown SC through father Sir Thomas Egerton Leigh

  Retreat Plantation – Beaufort – Beaufort County

Basic Information

   * Location – Battery Creek (a branch of the Beaufort River), Beaufort, St Helena Parish, Beaufort County
     Original plantation lands were located off SC 280

Timeline

   * 1737 – Earliest known date of existence
   * 1737 – House built
   * When Union soldiers arrived at Retreat, they pillaged the house. In doing so they found a Bible hidden under the floorboards. Upon learning that the house belonged to a minister, the officer in charge reversed the order to burn the house. The bible disappeared but eighty years later a member of the Walker family received it in the mail. The package bore a Vermont postmark but no return address.
   * 1939 – Restoration of the house began. The house still has its original floors and tabby walls which are twenty-two inches thick.

Land

   * A mile long drive, bordered by live oaks, leads to the residence.
* Alphabetical list – John Gibbes Barnwell, Brinson, Stephen Bull, Delagall, Jean de la Gaye, Ford, Gautis, B. G. and Anne Pinckney (1970), Ponvert, Simons, Edward Tabb Walker NOTE: No Mention of original owners LEIGH - alot of hidden and misinformation regarding remianing Leigh heirs and ancestry - major cover up?n G. Francis, Joshua Jeffers, Frederick Helm, Noah Storie, John H. Hughes, William Lee, Edward Franklin, Thomas Boles, David Gwinn, Jonathan Rich and John Combs.Justices of the Peace whose names appear in the Minutes of the Circuit Court about this time, Joseph Upchurch, Daniel Smith, J. L. Kennedy, William Beason, Samuel Hinds, William Lee, Joshua Owens, Abner Phillips. John Albertson was clerk in 1842 and Charles Reagan was clerk in 1843.______________________________------------------------------

Marriage 1 Matilda ONEY </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2089974&id=I104446731> b: Bef. 1801 in Surry County, Viginia Married: 13 Mar 1817 in Botetourt County, Viginia 1 Children Vanquelon LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2089974&id=I104452047> b: 24 Jul 1823 in Fentress County, Tennessee Bartholet LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2089974&id=I104446381> b: 1825 in Tennessee Note: Sir Bart Leigh Lee Lee UNKNOWN </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2089974&id=I104446734> b: 1827 Eliza LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2089974&id=I104446577> b: 1832 in Tennessee Sarah LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2089974&id=I104446735> b: 1834 in Fentress County, Tennessee Newton LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2089974&id=I104446736> b: 1837 in Tenn. Elizabeth LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2089974&id=I104446737> b: 1840 in Fentress County, Tennessee

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[Family Tree 1.FTW] SOME OLD COURT RECORDS The following items are taken froman old account sued on by Eli F. Johns against Phillip Mace in 1843 as appears in the Minute Book of the Circuit Court of Fentress County: "To one boatcable 66 feet long $8.00 To 5 gal. whiskey $2.50 To 1 qt. of whiskey and 2 1/2 gallons $1.50 To hauling Boat Gunnels and stock $3.00 To pepper and spice by father .25 To 1 deer skin on the river .75 To 2 oz. Indigo by Joshua Storie.40 To Joel L. Reagan paid lady .37 1/2 Take off twenty-five cents for Bruce' debt for I don't distinckly recollect that Mace told me to let him have it." Judgement was rendered in favor of plaintiff, Eki F. Johns by Sam Hinds, J.P. and was appealed by Mace, and appeal dismissed by the Circuit Court. Wm. Cullom was Attorney General in 1842. John H. Savage succeeded him in 1843 and served for many years afterwards. Edward Choate, Sheriff 1842. Joshua Storie, 1843. Charles Reagan, Clerk 1843. Ab. Caruthers was the Circuit Judge. The following names of Attorneys are found in the old minutes of the court atthat time, John L. Goodall, Joyn Allison, John B. McCormick, Alvin Cullom, Minnis, Lapsley & Trabue, Thomas E. Bramlett, Rice Maxey, Richardson and Turney. The Grand Jury at the June Term in 1843 were, William Lee, Foreman, Phillip Conatser, Robert Boles, Burdine Young, Leroy Taylor, Jesse Cobb, Thomas Riley, William Flanningan and Frederick Highsaw. The trial Jury at October term were, Robert Clark, John G. Francis, Joshua Jeffers, Frederick Helm, Noah Storie, John H. Hughes, William Lee, Edward Franklin, Thomas Boles, David Gwinn,Jonathan Rich and John Combs. Justices of the Peace whose names appear in the Minutes of the Circuit Court about this time, Joseph Upchurch, Daniel Smith, J. L. Kennedy, William Beason, Samuel Hinds, William Lee, Joshua Owens, Abner Phillips. John Albertson was clerk in 1842 and Charles Reagan was clerk in 1843. ______________________________

WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT FAMILY BIBLE? WHERE IS IT NOW? "According to the Lee Chonicle, much controversy and research has been put into dispelling the belief that Capt Thomas is a son of Richard (and Judith Steptoe Lee). Accordingly, two other children (the remaining 2 of the 7) have been determined, as well. Only 5 children (Kendall, Elizabeth, Mary, Judith and Lettice) were mentioned in his will but the administrative records of his estate show that he had 2 additional children. The research of 2 genealogists in 1929 turned up Anne, who married Edward Kerr and settled in Isle of Wight County, Va as one of the 2 missing children. The other child was later determined to be a Stephen Lee of Kentucky who was researched extensively by Cazenove Lee in the 1920's. Cazenove put this belief aside when word came from an Alabama lady who claimed Capt Thomas Lee of Lee Valley, TN, a Revolutionary Soldier, was the son of Richard Lee. According to her, the Bible record read, "Thomas Lee, son of Richard Lee and Judith Steptoe Lee, was born at Ditchley, Northumberland Co, VA, December 3, 1739."

"Mary Lee, wife of Thomas Lee of Ditchley, our beloved daughter, died December 8, 1758." Samuel Griffin Bible record (VA Historical Society and Archives Div., VA State Library).

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Name: THOMAS "William" LEE Given Name: Thomas AKA:William or "Willis" Surname:Leigh or Lee Sex: M Birth: Abt. 1775 in South Carolina 1 Occupation: was a community leader,a blacksmith and a founder of an academy. 1 Note: Plantation "The Retreat" location: Georgetown, South Carolina Baronetcy of Leigh of Georgetown SC through father Sir Thomas Egerton Leigh

Marriage 1 Matilda ONEY b: Bef. 1801 in Surry County, Viginia Married: 13 Mar 1817 in Botetourt County, Viginia 1 Children Vanquelon LEE b: 24 Jul 1823 in Fentress County, Tennessee Bartholet LEE b: 1825 in Tennessee Note: Sir Bart Leigh Lee Lee UNKNOWN b: 1827 Eliza LEE b: 1832 in Tennessee Sarah LEE b: 1834 in Fentress County, Tennessee Newton LEE b: 1837 in Tenn. Elizabeth LEE b: 1840 in Fentress County, Tennessee

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SOME OLD COURT RECORDS The following items are taken froman old account sued on by Eli F. Johns against Phillip Mace in 1843 as appears in the Minute Book of the Circuit Court of Fentress County: "To one boatcable 66 feet long $8.00 To 5 gal. whiskey $2.50 To 1 qt. of whiskey and 2 1/2 gallons $1.50 To hauling Boat Gunnels and stock $3.00 To pepper and spice by father .25 To 1 deer skin on the river .75 To 2 oz. Indigo by Joshua Storie.40 To Joel L. Reagan paid lady .37 1/2 Take off twenty-five cents for Bruce' debt for I don't distinckly recollect that Mace told me to let him have it." Judgement was rendered in favor of plaintiff, Eki F. Johns by Sam Hinds, J.P. and was appealed by Mace, and appeal dismissed by the Circuit Court. Wm. Cullom was Attorney General in 1842. John H. Savage succeeded him in 1843 and served for many years afterwards. Edward Choate, Sheriff 1842. Joshua Storie, 1843. Charles Reagan, Clerk 1843. Ab. Caruthers was the Circuit Judge. The following names of Attorneys are found in the old minutes of the court atthat time, John L. Goodall, Joyn Allison, John B. McCormick, Alvin Cullom, Minnis, Lapsley & Trabue, Thomas E. Bramlett, Rice Maxey, Richardson and Turney. The Grand Jury at the June Term in 1843 were, William Lee, Foreman, Phillip Conatser, Robert Boles, Burdine Young, Leroy Taylor, Jesse Cobb, Thomas Riley, William Flanningan and Frederick Highsaw. The trial Jury at October term were, Robert Clark, John G. Francis, Joshua Jeffers, Frederick Helm, Noah Storie, John H. Hughes, William Lee, Edward Franklin, Thomas Boles, David Gwinn,Jonathan Rich and John Combs. Justices of the Peace whose names appear in the Minutes of the Circuit Court about this time, Joseph Upchurch, Daniel Smith, J. L. Kennedy, William Beason, Samuel Hinds, William Lee, Joshua Owens, Abner Phillips. John Albertson was clerk in 1842 and Charles Reagan was clerk in 1843. ______________________________

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William Lee's Timeline

1785
1785
Virginia, United States
1790
1790
Age 5
Abbeville, South Carolina
1790
Age 5
1790
Age 5
Abbeville, South Carolina
1790
Age 5
1790
Age 5
Abbeville, South Carolina
1790
Age 5
Abbeville, South Carolina
1800
1800
Age 15
1800
Age 15
1800
Age 15
St Thomas and Christ Church, Charleston, South Carolina