William Lee, Valet to President George Washington

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William Lee, Valet to President George Washington

Also Known As: "Billy Lee", "Will Lee", "Mulatto Will", ""Washington`s favorite Huntsman""
Birthdate:
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Mount Vernon Estate, Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Margaret (Aggy) Lee
Father of Sinah Lee; Rose Lee and Joanna Lee
Brother of Frank Lee, Butler at Mount Vernon

Occupation: Huntsman, Valet, Shoemaker
Managed by: Kenneth Kwame Welsh
Last Updated:
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About William Lee, Valet to President George Washington

William Lee Valet to President George Washington

  • This profile meant to Honor Williams contibution to the History of America, through his Valued Service to President George Washington

See also profile for: President George Washington

  • Fact: the only Slave of 124 Slaves owned by George Washington that was freed in his will (external: Billy Lee)

On 5/3/1768, George Washington purchased Lee (a teenager described in Washingtons account book as Mulatto Will) from the widow of owner Colonel John Lee of Westmoreland County, Virginia- "sixty one pounds and fifteen shilling"

Also purchased was William`s brother Frank.
  • Washington refered to William as: my servant or my fellow, but never my slave (Billy Lee)
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William Lee, Valet to President George Washington's Timeline

1750
1750
1828
1828
Age 78
1828
Age 78
Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
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