Charles Lee, of Cumberland, VA

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Charles Lee

Birthplace: First record known in, Goochland, Virginia
Death: before March 15, 1799
Cumberland County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Unknown Lee and wife of unknown Lee
Husband of Ann Lee
Father of Richard Lee; Joseph Dabbs Lee; John Lee of Campbell County; William Lee of Bedford County and Charles Lee, Jr.

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About Charles Lee, of Cumberland, VA

Additional Curator's Notes:

For generations, it was believed that Charles Lee was descended from Richard Lee the Immigrant, founder of the famed Lee family of Virginia. A descendant of Charles Lee of ORANGE COUNTY, VA, who was deceased by 1775, has submitted his YDNA and shows matches to William and Dorothy Lee.

Charles Lee of CUMBERLAND COUNTY, VA, is a different Charles Lee and YDNA analysis of two of his son John’s descendants show NO relationship to William and Dorothy Lee, Richard Lee, the Immigrant, Gen. Robert E. Lee or any of the other Lee families at the moment.

Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, 10/18/2011

DAR A 068481, Patriotic service, furnished supplies. VA.

Charles Lee, Sr., was a farmer and a patriot. We do not know when he was born but assume he was a young man about 21 when he married Anne Dabbs about 1732. No marriage record has been found but a deed offers proof of their marriage - Joseph Dabbs gives to his sister, Anne Dabb, wife of Charles Lee an indenture on a parcel of land in Goochland Co., VA on the West side of Willis River in 1743.

Charles and his family were members of Southam and Littleton Parishes, Cumberland Co., VA, and on January 22, 1772, the Vestry ordered that the land boundaries between Charles Lee, William Lee, John, Lee, Richard Lee, Joseph Lee, and Glenn and others be processioned. His home was about 8 miles from what is now Farmville, VA, in present-day Prince Edward County.

During the American Revolution, Charles Lee's home was near Brown's Church. In 1774, Davis Brown sold two acres to the Vestrymen of Littleton Parish and it was this Church that the Lee family belonged. The Church was probably started by Mr. Samuel Davis. It's pastor was William Stoddert. The lawn of the Lee home was used as a muster-ground for the soldiers of the Revolution. There was an Armory established on or near the place.

Charles died 1799 in Cumberland Co., leaving a Will naming his wife, five sons and a special legacy to Keziah Cox daughter of his brother Joseph Lee.

Charles LEE and Anne DABBS had five sons- William, Joseph, Richard, John and Charles, Jr. William, Richard and John removed from Cumberland Co., VA and settled in Campbell and Bedford Counties, VA. Charles, Jr., remained in Cumberland Co. until the death of his father. He then migrated to Winchester Co., TN, and Joseph remained in Cumberland Co., VA, dying in 1790. Living at one time on Great Guinea Creek in Cumberland Co., VA, were Richard, William, Joseph and Charles Lee, Jr. Charles Lee, Sr. originally lived on land conveyed to him by Joseph Dabbs on the Willis River, Cumberland Co., VA, as evidenced by a deed in 1752 in which Charles sold this land to Thomas Bassett and conveyed originally in 1751 from Edward Henderson to Charles Lee. This land was in the Parish of Southam, Cumberland Co., VA. (When the county lines changes, the Parish of Southam became the Parish of Littleton.)


• Will • 25Mar1799 , Virginia • Charles made his will on 9Nov1793 while living in Littleton Parish, Cumberland County, Virginia. The will was posted on 25Mar1799. He left,He lent........"All my land that lies over the bridge path adjoining of him upon paying the price value for the same." All the rest of his property was to be sold and Charles was to receive a one fifth share of the proceeds.Charles was appointed and qualified as one of the executors. Moses Arnold and James Anderson being securities. The will of record on page 134, Will Book 3, Cumberland County, Virginia.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A068481

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Charles Lee, of Cumberland, VA's Timeline

Goochland, Virginia
Age 22
Richmond, Virginia
Age 24
Cumberland County, Virginia, United States
Age 25
Richmond, Virginia
Age 30
Virginia, United States
Age 32
Cumberland, Virginia
March 15, 1799
Age 79
Cumberland County, Virginia, United States