Richard Bland Lee, Sr, US Congress

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Richard Bland Lee, I

Birthplace: Leesylvania, Prince William, Virginia
Death: Died in Pointlick Creek, Madison, CO, KY
Place of Burial: Congressional, Cemetery, Wash. D. C.
Immediate Family:

Son of Lieutenant Col. Henry Giles Lee II and Lucy Ludwell Lee
Husband of Elizabeth "Eliza" Collins
Father of Ann Matilda Washington; Richard Bland Lee, II; Cornelia Marcrae; Zaccheus Lee and Mary Collins Lee
Brother of Eleanor Glazener; Theodosia Maiden; Maj. Gen. Henry Lee, "Light Horse Harry", Governor of Virginia; Charles Lee, U.S. Attorney General; Mary "Mollie" Lee Fendall and 6 others

Occupation: Planter, statesman
Managed by: James Hutchison
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About Richard Bland Lee, Sr, US Congress

DAR Ancestor # A068698


Added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood, published 1895

Richard Bland Lee (1761-1827) — Born in Prince William County, Va., January 20, 1761. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1784; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1789-95 (at-large 1789-91, 4th District 1791-93, 17th District 1793-95); judge in District of Columbia, 1827. Died March 12, 1827 (age 66 years, 51 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; subsequent interment at Congressional Cemetery; reinterment in 1975 at Sully, Chantilly, Va.
		Relatives: Brother of Henry Lee and Charles Lee; grandnephew of Richard Bland; granduncle of Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905); first cousin once removed of Richard Henry Lee; third cousin of Zachary Taylor.
		 Political families: Lee-Muhlenberg family; Mason family of Virginia; Randolph-Tucker-Meriwether family of Virginia (subsets of the Thousand Related Politicians).
		See also congressional biography — page


LEE, Richard Bland, (1761 - 1827)

LEE, Richard Bland, (brother of Henry Lee), a Representative from Virginia; born at “Leesylvania,” in Prince William County, Va., January 20, 1761; pursued English and classical studies in private schools; attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; member of the state house of delegates 1784-1788; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First, Second, and Third Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1795); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1794 to the Fourth Congress; again a member of the state house of delegates 1796 and 1799-1806; moved to Washington, D.C., about 1815; appointed by President Madison in 1816 commissioner to adjudicate claims arising out of the loss or destruction of property during the War of 1812; appointed by President Monroe in 1819 judge of the Orphans’ Court of the District of Columbia and served until his death in Washington, D.C., on March 12, 1827; interment in the Congressional Cemetery; reinterment on the grounds of his home, ‘’Sully,” near Chantilly, Va.

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Richard Bland Lee, Sr, US Congress's Timeline

January 20, 1761
Prince William, Virginia
Age 28
July 20, 1797
Age 36
Fairfax, Virginia
Age 42
Age 43