Louis Harrison Lee

Louis Harrison Lee

Male 1813 - 1890

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  • Born  16 Feb 1813 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Jun 1890  Jefferson, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  John Lee,   b. Abt 1775,   d. 1830, Jefferson, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary (Polly) VanHook,   b. 1770,   d. Aft 1826 
    Family  Living 
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F2004  Group Sheet

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    Louis Harrison Lee (1813-1890)
    Louis Harrison Lee (1813-1890)

  • Notes 
    • Following from notes collected in the 1930's by Charles Oliver Lee of Jefferson Co., MO

      Family of Louis Harrison Lee
      Son of John and Polly (nee Van Hook) Lee, Grandfather of C.O. Lee

      On February 16, 1813, Louis Harrison Lee was born near Louisville, Kentucky (on Bushy Branch of Beaver Creek in Clayville). His father and mother [Polly], whose maiden name was Van Hook, had come from Virginia to Kentucky near the close of the 18th century. He was one among the youngest of a family of fifteen and at the time of his birth had two brothers fighting under General William H. Harrison in the War of 1812. When he was a few days old, these brothers, one 20 and the other 18 years old, came home on a furlough and named him Louis Harrison in honor of General Harrison and some other officers. In 1829, his father with most of his children came to Missouri and settled in Jefferson County. Several settled in the vicinity of Hematite. Two of his brothers acquired a strip of land just west of Morse Mill extending from Big River over to where the Morse Mill School now stands.

      In 1840, Harrison Lee wed Margaret Julia Graham of near Frumett, Missouri. She being 16 and he 21 years of age. After their marriage they lived on the land owned by his brothers near Morse Mill. Here, two or three children were born. From here he moved to Jones Creek and settled about one mile above what was then the James Hanvey place on a tributary to Jones Creek and about 1/2 mile west of main Jones Creek. Here he stayed for sometime when he moved near Bethlehem Church where he settled on a tract of land on the head of Bethlehem Creek. Here the remainder of a family of 11 children were born, and they all lived until they were all grown. The children were: Oliver H. 1841, John T. 1843, William T. 1845 [1844], Mildred 1847, Arah 1849, Sophronia [1853], Martha Adaline [1854], Angeline [1856], Sarah [1858], George [1861], and Ruth [1864].

      [Lewis Harrison Lee died July 20, 1890, in Jefferson County, Missouri - heart attack - age 77.]

      [Mrs. Flae Lee Johnson, one of his great-granddaughters, was born on Harrison Lee's birthday. His portrait can be seen in her home (1987).]

      * Oliver Henry Lee married Margaret Ann Wilson;
      * John Thompson Lee married Margaret Frances McKay;
      * William Theodore Lee married Mary Gately or Dunnigau (she was a widow and her maiden name was one of the above);
      * Mary Mildred Lee married George Steel;
      * Arah Melvina Lee married Sattlieb Sieners;
      * Martha Adaline Lee married Oliver D. Bittick;
      * Saphronia Ann Lee married Charles Winer;
      * Margaret Angeline Lee married John Crull;
      * Susan Ruth Lee married Ephriam S. Frost;
      * George Harrison Lee married Frances Whitworth (Aunt Fannie).