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William Miller Lee

Also Known As: "Miller"
Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Buckingham County, Province of Virginia
Death: December 1852 (83)
Tyler, Smith County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Henry Lee II and Mary Elizabeth Betsy Lee
Husband of Margaret Lee
Father of Mary Woods; Dr. William C. Lee; Elizabeth Lee; Thomas Helm Lee; Sarah Pettigrew and 4 others
Brother of Richard E. Lee; Jehu Lee; Barnett Philander Lee; Agnes Davenport; Arthur Lee and 1 other
Half brother of Mary Agnes Lee; John Lee; Dorothy Thornton; George Lee; Gresham Lee and 6 others

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About William Miller Lee


1. A William Lee is listed in the 1787 tax records of Pr. Edward Co. with 1 slave, 2 horses and 2 cattle.

2. Richard Lee property on Fish Pond Creek was across the Appomattox River from Prince Edward Co.

3. The 1800 tax list for Logan County, Kentucky lists a Miller Lee. (per Ed Lee).

4. Miller Lee is listed in the 1810 census for Butler Co. KY, with his wife (both between 21-45) and 2 boys and 2 girls under 10.

5. A Miller Lee and a William Lee are listed in the 1820 Census for Dallas Co. Alabama. Shows 1 male over 21, 5 m under 21, 1 female over 21, 2 female under 21, 2 slaves.

6. A patent, accession no. AL0110__.057, was issued to Miller Lee for the NE of Section 8, Twnshp. 17-N, Range 7-E, Meridian St STEPHENS, in DALLAS County on September 27, 1821, for 158.325 acres, under BLM Serial #: AL NO S/N. Source: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/Detail.ASP?index=555&qryid=38478.39&tab=patent&accession=AL0110%5F%5F%2E057

7. A deed signed in Dallas County, Alabama shows a conveyance by Millar Lee and Peggy his wife to Dudley Williams of 212 acres in Christian County, Kentucky in January of 1820.

8. Appears in the 1850 census of Rusk County, Texas as living with William C. Lee. His occupation is shown as farmer. "Texas Presbyterian",Dec 25th 1852. . . Miller Lee . . died recently nr. Tyler, Smith Co., at the residence of his son, Dr. Wm. C. Lee, aged about 80. His nativity is not known, but he has resided in Ky, La, and Ala,. coming to Texas in 1847."

9. Alt Birth: 1767, VA. from 1850 census states was 83 years old.....so this would be correct year.

10. He has conflicting birth information of Alt. Birth and Jul 1, 1769.

11. He had a residence in Jan 1799 in Logan Co, KY. They moved to Logan Co, Ky about a year after married.

12. Land grant: Jul 1801, Butler Co, AL. Miller Lee received a land grant from Logan Co, KY for: Containing twenty two acres by survey bearing date the Twenty Sixty day of February 1812 lying and being in the County of Butler on the waters of gasper (?) river and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at a large poplar on John Rices line and corner to John Lanb running thence North twenty East one hundred and forty poles to a dogwood thence North eighty East three poles to 2 dogwood and black gum thence due South one hundred and thirty two to a large poplar thence due West fifty two poles to the Beginning With its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Miller Lee and his heirs forever In Witness whereof the said Isaac Shelby Esq Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of said Commonwealth to be affixed at Frankfort on the twentyith day of Dec in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen and of the Commonwealth the Twenty Sixth. Margin Notes: Miller Lee 22 Buter Ex & Dd X M. Ewing 7 Jany 18__ No 10816 5.

13. He had a residence few years in Butler Co, AL. "in a few more years moved to Butler Co. Lived there for 12 years.

14. He had a residence about 1814-1817 in Logan Co, KY. moved back to Logan Co on or near "Big Wipporwill" lived there 3 years.

15. He had a residence in 1816-1818 in Christian Co, KY. Lived there 3 years. "in fall of 1818 moved to Tallageda Co, KY.

16. He had a residence on Jan 16, 1820 in Dallas Co, AL. Sold 212 acs to Dudley Williams of Christian Co, KY for $4000.00, part of Survey of 388 acs of lnd paten Wm H Cold trustee of Elizabeth Wills and by her deeded to Millar Lee containing 212 acs signed 1-16-1820 D Dalton , Clerk recorded 1-17-1820 9. Deed: Jan 167-1820, Dallas Co, AL. 46 transcribed from old Bk A, p12, 9-24-1828 by J d Craig, clk sold 212 acs to Dudley Williams of Christian Co, KY for $4000.00, part of Survey of 388 acs of lnd paten Wm H Cold trustee of Elizabeth Wills and by her deeded to Millar Lee containing 212 acs signed 1-16-1820 D Dalton , Clerk recorded 1-17-1820 -transcribed by B Mckelvy, Houston, 11-7-1983 10.

17. Moved: Feb 1847, Caddo Parish, LA.

18. 1850 census from Rusk Co, TX states he was a farmer.

19. He appeared on the census on Oct 9, 1850 in Rusk, Rusk Co, TX. William C Lee, 49, m, Physican, $1500, KY, 5 in household going to school Cynthia Lee, 46, f, wife, NC, Thadey C Lee, 22, m, student of medican, AL, Thomas M(W) Lee, 20, m, farmer, AL, attending school William C Lee, Jr, 18, m, farmer, AL, attending school Sarah B Lee, 16, f, AL Margaret E Lee, 14, f, attending school, AL Cynthia P Lee, 9, f, AL, attending school William Lee (Miller) 83, m, farmer, VA, Margaret Lee, 81, F, VA Page 260 line 1 L B Smaddy, 23, m, Teacher, TX M L Benson, 23, m, farmer, Org 13.

20. Moved: Jan 1848, Rusk Co, TX. Moved the last of Jan, 1848 to Rusk Co, TX, on or near Main Rabbit Creek". He had a residence in TN. We have no record of this.....my records show Perry Co, AL, and then to LA, and then to TX. William married Margaret (Peggy) CARSON on Jan 6, 1798 in Campbell Co, VA.

21. IGI record has birth 24 Jan 1754 Albermarle County, VA.

22. Miller Lee took apprentice in June of 1800 to teach him the shoe making trade. This would have been in Logan Co, KY.

Source: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=leechitwoodhelm&id=I258

2 William MILLER LEE 1769 - 1852

............ +Margaret Carson 1775 - Unknown

................... 3 Mary Lee 1798 - 1873

....................... +Andrew Woods 1797 - 1876

................... 3 William Carson Lee 1800 - 1876

....................... +Cynthia Woods 1802 - 1876

................... 3 Elizabeth Lee 1803 - Unknown

................... 3 Thomas Helm Lee 1805 - Unknown

................... 3 Sarah Lee 1808 - Unknown

................... 3 Moses A. Lee 1811 - Unknown

................... 3 James Lee 1813 - Unknown

................... 3 Degrafton Lee 1815 - 1816

................... 3 Wade Lee 1817 - Unknown

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Miller Lee

Name: Miller Lee

Gender: Male

Birth Place: VA

Birth Year: 1769

Spouse Name: Margaret Carson


Birth Place: VA

Spouse Birth Year: 1775


Year: 1798

Marriage State: VA

Number Pages: 1

1850 United States Federal Census about William Lee

Name: William Lee

[William Miller Lee]

Age: 83

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1767

Birth Place: Virginia

Gender: Male

Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Rusk, Rusk, Texas

Family Number: 341

Household Members:

Name Age

Wm C Lee 49

Cynthia Lee 46

Thadeus C Lee 22

Thomas W Lee 20

Wm C Lee 18

Sarah B Lee 16

Margaret E Lee 14

Joseph Lee 11

Cynthia P Lee 9

William Lee 83***

Margaret Lee 81

L B Smoddy 23

M L Benson 23

Transcript of the Miller Lee letter as it appears in the book on Gresham Lee by R.E. Lee. The transcript was provided to R.E. Lee by a Barbara L. McKelvey, a Miller Lee descendant.

Rusk City March 30, 1850

I, Miller Lee, was born on the first day of July 1769 in Buckingham Co. in the State of Virginia. My father's name was Richard Lee, raised in Buckingham Co. and lived there most of his life until just before he died. He moved to Ballston, near Arlington, Va. There my mother died. He then moved to Jackson, Tn. where he died. His father came from England, his mother from Wales. My mother's name before marriage was Elizabeth Miller. Her father and mother were from Germany. She was born in the State of Delaware and she moved to Virginia. The Indians killed her father. Her mother died when she was about 12 years of age. She was my father's second wife. Richard was the first child, then Miller, John, Barnett, Agnes, Arthur who died at three weeks of age, then Stephen, the last. My wife's father was James Carson. Her mother before marriage was Mary Helm. They were raised nearby so to the north. Her parents moved to Campbell Co. Va. There James Carson died. His widow went to West Tenn. There she died at about 94 years of age. James Carson was 70. My wife before marriage was Margaret Carson. We were married in Campbell Co., Va. on 6th of Jan. 1798. About a year later moved to Logan Co. in a few more years to Butler Co. Lived there about 12 years. Then back to Logan Co. on or near the "Big Whipporwill." Lived there three years, then to Christian Co. There we buried our 8th child, 11 months old. Stayed there three years. Had another son and in the Fall of 1818 moved to Tallageda Co. Last of Feb. A.D. 1847 moved to Caddo Parish, La. Then last of Jan. 1848, moved to Rusk Co. on or near Main Rabbit Creek.

A note by the transcriber says: "Miller Lee was 81 when he wrote the letter and adds that there is more in the letter but no names or dates."

Obituary from the Texas Presbyterian, December 25, 1852

Died recently near Tyler, Smith County, Texas, at the residence of his son. Dr. Wm. C. Lee, of cancer of the face, after a long and painful illness, which he endured with a good degree of patience; MILLER LEE, aged about 80 years.

The nativity of Bro. Lee, if ever known to us, is not now remembered. He obtained membership, and the office of ruling elder in the C.P. Church in Ky., a long time ago, and afterwards in Alabama, and finally removed to La., then in 1847 to Texas, from whence, it is confidently believed by those who knew him best, he went to heaven to await but a few years at most, the arrival of his aged widowed companion and partner in the joys and sorrows of this short checkered life.

That Bro. Lee was a model of even human perfection, was not claimed by himself or his friends. He was eccentric and had his faults like other men, and was in his declining years wild and changeable in his notions and in some of his ways--perhaps a little deranged at times--but when addressed on experimental religion, he could talk intelligently, and always seemed delighted with the subject. Shortly before his death, he spoke in more than usually sublime language, and animated tone on the character and love of God, the plan of salvation and his own prospects of heaven. May those who survive avoid his foibles, imitate his virtues and reign with him in glory!

yDNA testing, shown on http://zippersoftware.com/zdna/zdna_results.php?id=104

102 William Miller Lee (b1769 VA, d1852 Rusk Co., TX) Line of Jehu Lee (of Buckingham Co., VA) yDNA haplogroup i1a

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William Miller Lee's Timeline

July 1, 1769
Buckingham County, Province of Virginia
October 10, 1797
Age 28
Buckingham County, Virginia, United States
January 24, 1800
Age 30
Logan County, Kentucky, United States
March 3, 1803
Age 33
Logan, Kentucky, USA
December 3, 1805
Age 36
Logan County, Kentucky, United States
March 17, 1808
Age 38
Logan, KY, United States
December 4, 1811
Age 42
Butler County, Kentucky, United States
May 11, 1813
Age 43
Butler, Kentucky, USA
October 9, 1815
Age 46
Christian, Kentucky, USA