Henry "Black Horse Harry" Lee IV

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Henry Black-Horse Lee, IV

Also Known As: "Darkhorse Harry", "Black Horse"
Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Stratford,Westmoreland Co,Virginia
Death: January 30, 1837 (49)
Place of Burial: Paris, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. Gen. Henry Lee, "Light Horse Harry", Governor of Virginia and Matilda Ludwell Lee
Husband of Anne Robinson Lee
Father of Margaret Lee
Brother of Nathaniel Green Lee; Philip Ludwell Lee and Lucy Grymes Carter
Half brother of Elizabeth Lee; Greene Lee; Algernon Sidney Lee; Unnamed Lee; William Thomas Lee and 6 others

Occupation: Speaker and writer for John C. Calhoun and Andrew Jackson, historian and author
Managed by: James Hutchison
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About Henry "Black Horse Harry" Lee IV


Henry (Black Horse Harry) Lee IV (28 May 1787 to 30 January 1837) was a Biographer and historian, born in Stratford, Virginia, to Major General "Light Horse Harry" and Matilda Lee. He was a half-brother of General Robert E. Lee.

In 1808 he graduated from William and Mary College. He served as a speech writer for the statesman John C. Calhoun as well as presidential candidate Andrew Jackson. When Jackson won he helped to write the inaugural address. President Jackson rewarded Lee by a consular appointment to Algeria; the Senate, however, refused the confirmation. His remaining seven years of his life he traveled abroad dying in Paris, France.

On 29 March 1817 he married Anne Robinson McCarty, daughter of Daniel McCarty and Margaret Robinson. Anne and Henry had one child, Margaret, born in the Autumn of 1818. Barely two years later she died in a tragic accident.

Birth: May 28, 1787 Westmoreland County Virginia, USA Death: Jan. 30, 1837 Paris Ile-de-France, France

Officer in 12th US Infantry Regiment during the War of 1812 Last of the Lee family to live at Stratford VA

Married to Anne Robinson McCarty daugther of Daniel McCarty and Margaret Robinson. Anne sister was Elizabeth McCarty Stroke

Both Anne and Elizabeth were descendants of the Lee Family-their father's mother was Ann {Lee} Fitzhugh McCarty daugther of Colonel Richard Lee II

Anne Robinson McCarty Lee b. 1797 Pope's Creek, westmoreland Co Va-d. August 27, 1840 Passy France

  • Pryor, Elizabeth Brown, and Robert E. Lee. Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters. New York: Viking, 2007. googlebooks Retrieved March 10, 2009 page 35
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Henry "Black Horse Harry" Lee IV's Timeline

May 28, 1787
Stratford,Westmoreland Co,Virginia
Age 30
Stratford Plant., Westmoreland, VA.
January 30, 1837
Age 49
Sold, Stratford
Paris, France