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Mary Lee (DeRossett)

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: White County, TN, USA
Death: September 11, 1839 (56-64)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lewis DeRossett
Wife of Barnett Philander Lee
Mother of Mary Vannerson; Lindsey Lee; Margaret C. Watts; Thomas Jefferson Lee; James Madison Lee and 6 others

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About Mary Lee

Mary DeRossett 1779 - 1839

 +Barnett Philander Lee 1777 - 1843


  1. Mary Lee 1802 - Unknown
  2. Lindsey Lee 1803 - Unknown
  3. Margaret C. Lee 1804 - 1864
  4. Thomas Jefferson Lee 1809 - 1886
  5. James Madison Lee 1812 - 1878
  6. John J. Lee 1814 - Unknown
  7. David Maburn Lee 1816 - 1907
  8. Lawson Lee 1818 - Unknown
  9. Polly Lee Uknown - Uknown
 10. Roland Lee Unknown - Unknown 


From Thomas Jefferson Lee Family Bible:

The following is a transcription of the attached bible page, with the

corresponding information and spouses (in brackets) according to my

research and the contributions of several other descendents. The bible page

was last written to by Carrie Lee, daughter of Thomas J. Lee, some time

after Feb 1878 (the last entry) and probably before her marriage in May of


Barnett Lee died Feb the 7th 1843

[Barnett Philander Lee b: 1777 in VA d: Feb 07, 1843 in TN]

Mary Lee died Sept the 11th 1839

[Mary DeRossett b: 1779 in ? d: Sep 11, 1839 in TN m: 1801 in

Eastern TN]

Elizabeth Lee died August 15th 1855

[Elizabeth Anderson b: July 29, 1814 in NC d: Aug 15, 1855 in TN m:

Abt. 1830 in TN]

Mary E. Waller died Nov 2nd 1860

[Mary E. Lee Waller b: Feb 14, 1831 in TN d: Nov 02, 1860 in TN]

[md. Thomas A. Waller b: 1830 in VA d: Aft. 1880 in ? m: May 02,

1850 in Dekalb Co, TN]

Jane Conger died Feb 1878

[Louisa Jane Lee Conger b: Mar 07, 1835 in TN d: Feb 1878 in TN]

T.J. Lee bornd (sic) Sept 28th 1809

[Thomas Jefferson Lee b: Sep 28, 1809 in White Co, TN d: Bef. Feb 01,

1886 in Dekalb Co, TN]

Elizabeth Anderson bornd July 29 1814

[Elizabeth Anderson b: Jul 29, 1814 in NC d: Aug 15, 1855 in TN m:

abt. 1830 in TN

I believe T.J. Lee married two women named Elizabeth Anderson -- see below]

M.E. Lee bornd Feb 14th 1831

[see Mary Lee Waller above]

A.V. Lee bornd January 29th 1833

[Albert V. Lee b: Jan 29, 1833 in Jackson Co, TN d: Nov 20, 1915 in

Clay Co, TN]

[md. Mary Terry b: Oct 11, 1833 in TN d: Aft. 1919 in ? m: May 05,

1859 in Dekalb Co, TN]

L.J. Lee bornd March 7th 1835

[see Louisa Jane Lee Conger above]

[md. Isaac R. Conger b: Jan 18, 1832 in Smith Co, TN d: Abt. 1904 in

TX m: Apr 06, 1854 in Dekalb Co, TN]

S.C. Lee bornd Nov 19th 1837

[Sarah C. Lee b: Nov 19, 1837 in Smith Co, TN d: Aft. 1900 in ?]

[md. James Peyton Terry b: 1835 in Putnam Co, TN d: 1888 in ? m: Dec

18, 1858 in Dekalb Co, TN]

M.A. Lee bornd March 8th 1839

[Margaret Ann Lee, my ancestor b: Mar 08, 1839 in Smith Co, TN d: Jun

19, 1885 in Blue Ridge, Collin Co, TX]

[md. Felix Nelson Patterson b: Feb 14, 1817 in Wilson Co, TN d: Jul

19, 1884 in Smithville, Dekalb Co, TN m: May 10, 1866 in

DeKalb Co, TN]

T.J.M. Lee bornd July 8th 1845

[Thomas James Monroe Lee b: Jul 08, 1845 in Dekalb Co, TN d: Jan 29,

1920 in Grayson Co, TX Bur: Van Alstyne Cem, Grayson Co, TX]

[md. Sarah E. Garner b: Abt. 1844 in KY d: May 30, 1870 in Dekalb Co,

TN m: Dec 06, 1868 in Dekalb Co, TN

md2 Elizabeth Madden b: Apr 25, 1843 in Putnam Co, TN d: Apr 21, 1914

in Grayson Co, TX m: Dec 08, 1871 in Putnam Co, TN]

A.D. Lee bornd Sept 2nd 1847

[Altemira D. Lee b: Sep 02, 1847 in TN d: Bef. 1910 in TN]

[md. John B. Conger b: Sep 27, 1848 in Dekalb Co, TN d: Mar 12, 1924

in Dekalb Co, TN m: Aug 19, 1868 in Dekalb Co, TN]

J.D.L. Lee bornd July 10th 1850

[Joseph David Lawson Lee b: Jul 10, 1850 in TN d: Jul 01, 1925 in

TX Bur: Smith Cem, Kempner, Lampasas Co, TX]

[md. Rutha Louise Florida b: Apr 06, 1858 in Wilson Co, TN d: Feb 04,

1941 in TX Bur: Smith Cem, Kempner, Lampasas Co, TX m: Dec 06, 1874 in

Dekalb Co, TN]

A.W.P. Lee bornd January 29th 1853

[Anderson W. Pierson Lee b: Jan 29, 1853 in TN d: Aft. 1929 in MO]

[md. Mary Bird Melvery Perry b: Abt. 1862 in TN d: Aft. 1929 in

MO m: Mar 09, 1876 in Dekalb Co, TN]

M.E.T. Lee born Feb 16th 1858

[Theodocia M. Lee b: Feb 16, 1858 in TN d: Unknown in ?]

Cary Isibill Lee born July 8th, 1861

[Carrie Isabell Lee b: Jul 08, 1861 in TN d: 1905 in TX Bur: Cottage

Hill Cem, Collin Co, TX]

[md. Joseph Pickett Stephens b: Jul 09, 1857 in TN d: Oct 09, 1937 in

Celina, Collin Co, TX Bur: Cottage Hill Cem, Collin Co, TX m: May 11,

1879 in Dekalb Co, TN]

Elizabeth J. Anderson born January 26th 1820

[2nd Wife of Thomas Jefferson Lee:

Elizabeth J. Anderson b: Jul 29, 1824 in TN d: Aft. 1880 in ? m:

Abt. 1856 in TN]

Note: Two Elizabeth Andersons are listed, each with a different birthdate,

and one listed as dying in 1855. Elizabeth J. Anderson was living with her

father Jubel Anderson in Jackson Co., in the 1850 census, when the 1st

Elizabeth was married to T.J. Lee. Note also that T.J. and the first

Elizabeth named their youngest son "Anderson".

Not mentioned: Ada Amanda Lee b: Abt. 1859 in TN d: Jan 26, 1861 in TN


Faye DeRossett Russell wrote in April 1998:

"My g g gfather, Elijah DeRossett, was born in VA ca 1788. We think his father was Lewis DeRossett, born ca 1745/1755, prob in VA, and from 1782 to 1793 he apparently lived in Charlotte County VA. They came into TN in mid-1790's. found in Jefferson County until about 1800, then found in Cocke County, and left there about 1802 "to go to Jackson County, Tennessee". Since the early Jackson records were burned, I have not found them in Jackson County, but Elijah shows up on 1811 White County Tax List. They possibly landed in the part of Jackson that became White in 1806/7."

Information from Dr. Richard Henry Lee (1911-1997): "The DeRosset (French Huegonats) came from France to the Dominican Rupublic and were later forced to leave by "Black Napolean". The settled in Capr Fear, North carolina then into Georgia and Virginia."

From Amanda Jane Chidester Meeks:

The first DeRosset, Armand John, was a descendant of French Huguenots and immigrated to the Colonies in the 1730's and settled in Wilmington, NC. We haven't found documentation to connect Rebecca's family with this branch but it is believe that all the DeRosset's in the US descended from Armand John.

Amd. J. DeRoset in 1800 Wilmington Dist., New Hanover Co, NC, p602B 1001-1001 0 22 (22 slaves!)

Derosset's in TN 1830: Edmund (Anderson Co, p95), Daniel (Knox Co, p22), Willis (Derossett Roane Co, p24), William (Drossett, Sumner p52). TN 1840: Elijah (Bledsoe, Dist 1, p35). TN in 1850: Elijah (Durosset, White, 2nd Dist, p26 -- 62 VA, Nancy 61 NC, Elias 19 TN).

From LDS:

Louis DeRosset (c.1619 prob. De La Ville, Uzes, Gard, France - ?)

+Catherine DeMoynier (c. 1623 De La Ville, Uzes, Gard, France - ?)

Louis DeRosset (1645 France - c.1725 London, England)

+Gabrielle DeGondin (1648 Uzes, Gard France - ?)

Armand John Derosset (1695 Narbonne, Aude, France - 1760 Wilmington, New Hanover Co, NC)

+Madeline D'Uzes (1696 Narbonne, Aude, France - 1746 Wilmington, New Hanover Co, NC) md. c.1721 Ucetia, France

Lewis Henry Derosset (1724 Montpelier, Herault, France - ?)

+Margaret Walker (c.1734 Wilmington, New Hanover Co, NC -?)

Moses John Derosset (1726 London, England - 12/25/1767 Wilmington, New Hanover Co, NC) Bur. St James Church, Wilmington, Craven Co, NC

+Mary Ivy (c. 1738 Wilmington, New Hanover Co, NC - 1798 Wilmington, New Hanover Co, NC) md. 1759 Wilmington, New Hanover Co, NC

Armand John Derosset (11/17/1767 Wilmington, New Hanover Co, NC - 4/1/1859 ?)

2nd Wife:

+Elizabeth Catherine Bridgen (c. 1699 ? - ? ) md. 4/13/1751 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co, NC.

Maitre Antoine DeFontfroide (c. 1600 prob. Uzes, France - ?)

+Catherine DeCassagnes (c. 1604 prob. Uzes, France - ?)

Anne DeFontfroide (c.1626 prob. Uzes, France - ?)

+Phillippe DeGondin (c.1622 Uzes, France - ?)

Interesting: Elias Derossett (1/23/1832 TN - ?) (see 1850 census) (son of Elijah (c.1788 VA-aft 1832 Pittsburg Landing, TN) and Nancy (1/1/1792 NC - ?)) married Vena Rose (or Levina Vina) Lee (c.1833 TN - ?), dau. of Robert J. Lee.

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Mary Lee's Timeline

White County, TN, USA
March 2, 1802
Age 23
White, TN, USA
Age 24
White, TN, USA
September 17, 1804
Age 25
Logan, KY, USA
September 28, 1809
Age 30
White County, Tennessee, United States
January 12, 1812
Age 33
White, TN, USA
Age 35
White, TN, USA
December 1, 1816
Age 37
White, TN, USA
October 10, 1818
Age 39
White, TN, USA