Annie E. Lee was born in Arkansas to William Madison and Martha Virginia (Rowe) Lee. Annie married Thomas Jefferson Lawlis at Arkandelphia, Arkansas on december 6, 1900. They had one daughter, Dorothy, who was born and died in 1903 in Arkansas. Annie and Thomas moved to Jones County, Texas in 1905 and a daughter, Ruth Lee, was born and died in 1909 at six weeks of age. A daughter Edna Earle was born September 14, 1910.
The family moved to Oklahoma about the year 1912. A son William Woodrow was born Feb. 11, 1913. The Family moved back to Wilbarger County Texas about the year 1923. Thomas Jefferson died in Canyon, Texas on August 31, 1943. After here husband's death, Annie lived in San Angelo, Texas until her death.