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  • Stephen Lee (1736 - c.1791)
    Regarding Stephen Lee - Information provided by LEE CHRONICLE, by Cazenove Gardner Lee, Jr. compiled by Dorothy Mills Parker, 1957...and THE LEES OF VIRGINIA, Burton J. Hendrick, 1935...and LEE OF VI...
  • Elizabeth Virginia Younger (1755 - 1787)
    Notes Listed parents of Elizabeth Lee Younger b. 1755 as Henry Lee Jr. & Lucy Ludwell Grymes who married in1753. The current concensus of pedigrees is that the parents are Richard Henry Lee and Ann A...
  • Col. James Ball, III (1755 - 1825)
    Gravestone Inscription In memory of [drawing of a willow tree in between two vertical tombstones] Col. JAMES BALL+ Son of James & Lettice Ball Born Feb. 20, 1755, Died Dec'r 18, 1825. And...
  • Col James Ball II (1718 - 1789)
    COL. JAMES BALL, (10—9), of "Bewdley," Lancaster Co., Va., b. Dec. 31, 1718; d. Nov. 24, 1789; served as a Vestryman of St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland Co., 1744-89, and Warden in 1745; and...
  • Letitia (Lettice) Ball (1731 - 1811)
    There are two women named Lettice Lee Ball. This one is the daughter of Richard Lee and Judith Steptoe. She married Col. James Ball as his third wife. There are sources that get the two Lettice Lee Bal...

The objective of the "Lees of Virginia" Project is to give the accurate historical, documented account of the Lee Family lineage that was started by Anne Constable. This project will include the direct descendants and ancestors of the Lees of Virginia lineage. Because this is a very complicated, sometimes confusing lineage, we understand that mistakes have occurred and therefore by creating this project we will be able to give a concise historical documentary that all may benefit from and be able to use as a reference guide, a problem solving tool to help resolve any inaccuracies and inconsistencies.

The First Generation

  1. John C. Lee (1642-1673)
  2. Col. Richard Henry "the Scholar" Lee II, Esq. (1647-1714) - The Stratford Hall Lees
  3. Francis Lightfoot Lee (1648-1714)
  4. William Constable Lee (1650-1696) - The Bedford, Virginia Lees
  5. Hancock Lee (1645-1714)
  6. Elizabeth "Betsy" Howson (Lee) (1654-1693)
  7. Anne Lee (1645-1701)
  8. Charles C. Lee (1656-1701)


"Our Lee Ancestors ...

They gave us our heritage, and it is time we show them our gratitude and recognition for who they were. They were not saints - sometimes proving their point rather strongly - but they did live with an ethic that we would do well to remember today. They worked hard - and were rewarded for that, usually. They helped one another, and as families were orphaned - took in the children, extended their families - took care of their own. They did not think for an instant if this was something the "government" should do. To them, that was unthinkable. Family and neighbors shouldered responsibility and moved on. They moved westward, ever westward - as pioneers - living and moving deeper and deeper into often hostile territory - to carve out civilization from nothing....

Our Lee Ancestors ...

They built a Nation that is the envy of everyone else who did not follow their example. They despised all who lacked self-respect. They built churches and schools as they needed them, held barn raisings and worked harvest days that ended in "courting" parties, establishing new generations. What we do today that we should not be doing, they would have strongly discouraged. What they did do, we should still be doing.

They are an example of success in the face of disease and hardship, we have now overcome. We should and can learn from their example - perhaps we too need to be tested and purified by the fires, the tribulations, as they were - for they turned out the better from these trials... perhaps we have become too soft, too lazy and self-indulgent. We should examine what made them great, examine what made them successful - and we should follow their examples, preferably without needing the experience of the tribulation, but through thought, morality and mental effort."

                                                                                                                 Jacqueli Finley