Elizabeth Dibrell (Lee)

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Elizabeth Dibrell (Lee)

Birthdate: (34)
Birthplace: Lancaster County, Virginia
Death: Died in Lancaster, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Lee and Elizabeth Ann Lee
Wife of Jean Antoine Dibrell, Sr.
Mother of Charles Lee Dibrell, Sr.; Leanna Jones; Judith Patteson and Anthony Dibrell, II
Sister of John Lee; Leeanna Fearn; Thomas Lee, Jr.; Lucy Lee; Richard Lee and 4 others
Half sister of William Lee and Elizabeth Brent

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About Elizabeth Dibrell (Lee)

Additional curator's note: To this day there remains some confusion about which of Thomas Lee's wives was the mother of which children. After reading research for days, it is my belief that Ann Morton was his first wife and Elizabeth Keene was his second wife. As this child was born near the time of her father's death, I believe that Elizabeth was her mother, and have elected to use that information in this profile. Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Curator, May 1, 2011.


In 1756 Anthony married Elizabeth Lee, the daughter of Thomas and Ann Lee of the Cobb's Hall branch of the Lee family. They were married at the home of her sister, Leanna and John Fearn, in Albemarle County, Virginia where the Fearns had moved some years after their marriage in 1744.

Thomas Lee died just before Elizabeth was born but she was included in his will as the child his wife goes with now. She was later listed in the wills of her brother Thomas Lee in 1745 and her sister Lucy Lee in 1758. In her brother's will she was listed as "Betty." Their mother married James Scrosby on April 15, 1737. It appears from records that he treated the children of his wife fairly in the distribution of all property. Their home was in Urbana, York County, Virginia. It has been recorded that Elizabeth along with two of her other sisters went to live with Leanna and her husband for a time before Elizabeth's marriage. The two sisters, Leanna Fearn and Elizabeth Dibrell would remain close throughout their lives. According to records the terms of a gift by James Scrosby upon the marriage to their mother, both Leanna and Elizabeth would each receive one negro boy or girl when they either reached the age of twenty-one or were married.

This branch of the Lee family were proud of the strong and honorable heritage that was a part of their family. Particularly the connection they had in tracing back to Richard Lee who was considered the first of their line to come to Virginia in 1640.

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Elizabeth Dibrell (Lee)'s Timeline

Lancaster County, Virginia
October 24, 1757
Age 21
Buckingham County, Virginia, United States
May 4, 1759
Age 23
Albemarle, Virginia
September 15, 1761
Age 25
Albemarle, Virginia
May 24, 1763
Age 27
Buckingham, Virginia
Age 34
Lancaster, Virginia, United States