About Edward Lee of Fishing Creek
Note: not the same as the other Edward lee from VA.
Birth: ABT. 1730 in ENGLAND Death: in IN N.C. FROM ENGLAND.,CAME 1767. Christening: 1767 CAME TO USA FROM ENGLAND WITH HENRY Burial: ABT. 1770 RECEIVED LND GT. OF NOERTH & S.C. Baptism: 1840 CAME GA. Note: EDWARD LEE WAS LIVING IN BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND, NEAR WHAT IS NOW THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, IN COLONIAL DAYS. LATER HE MOVED TO VIRGINIA. WHEN HE RECEIVED A LAND GRANT IN 1767, HE MOVED TO LAND ALONG FISHING CREEK IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. BOUNDARY CHANGES LATER PUT THIS LAND IN YORK DISTRICT (COUNTY), SOUTH CAROLINA. NO RECORD HAS BEEN FOUND OF HIS WIFE AND NONE ON HIS CHILDREN OTHER THAN JOHN AND HENRY. IT WAS SAID THAT EDWARD WAS GIVEN A HUGE LAND GRANT CONSISTING OF MOST OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA. HE MOVED TO GEORGIA IN 1840
Born: Abt 1720, England Marriage: Susannah Bazil on 7 Feb 1737 in Anne Arundel Co., All Hallow's Parish, MD Died: 21 Nov 1808, Mecklenburg Co., NC about age 88
FROM: Dennis Lee's Genforum Post Edward came to NC from England in approximately 1767. An original ancestor had a huge land grant given to him that covered most of North and South Carolina (???). In 1767 Edward bought land from Samuel Porter (SC 1772, Vol. 11, pg. 435 from the South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Dallas, TX, Public Library, R929.3757/s726).
This is apparently the 200 or so acres "on both sides of Fishing Creek, above Mary Smith's land" in Mecklenburg Co, NC, later Craven Co, SC, and York Co, SC. This land was originally granted (in 1766) to Samuel Porter and sold to Edward in 1767. Edward died before 21 Nov 1808, because his land had been passed on to his son, John, who in turn sold it to Edward's other son, Henry.
Edward married Susannah Bazil on 7 Feb 1737 in Anne Arundel Co., All Hallow's Parish, MD.