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James Lee, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1835
Death: Feb. 3, 1915

My thanks to Donna McPherson for making this transfer. These are Tex's Grand-Parents. Donna was very nice and helped me quickly in making this transfer.

You can find the grandparents of James Lee Sr. which is the same as the father and mother of John Levi Lee here:
Jesse Lee Sr. here
Sarah Barnwell Lee here

You can find his mother's grandparents here:
Peter Wetherington, Sr. here
Jane Emerson Wetherington here

1850 - GA, Lowndes Co., 53rd div page 412-B & 413 age 15 see my pictures in his folder.

1860 - GA, Berrien Co. census pg. 364 or 34 James Lee. James Lee lived on a farm near Empire Primitive Baptist Church in what was then Berrien Co until about 1874 when he sold out and moved to Lake County, Florida. James lived here until his death. He was engaged in farming and cattle - growing, he also had a large orange grove. He died Feb 20, 1915. His wife preceeded him in death, dying in June 1907. They were buried at Empire Church near Groveland, FL. 1860 pix in folder

1862 - GA, Berrien Co., James Lee served in Co. "E", 54th Georgia Infantry Regiment, a Berrien Co company in the Confederate Army. He enlisted May 6. 1862 and appears on the company roll as James J. Lee. He served through the war and surrendered at Tallahassee, FL May 10. 1865, and was paroled at Thomasville, May 25, 1865. In the same company were his brothers Jesse and John Lee. Note: All of the above children went to Florida with their parents except Cassie Lee Hall who was married at the time and remained in GA, Berrien Co.,Cassie is Tex's direct line.

James and Lavina Lee were given a good farm by his parents John Levi Lee Sr. and Elender Wetherington Lee who had two children. They being Cassie and John Henry Lee and were expecting a third when the War of Northern aggression began.

James Lee and his brother Jesse Lee enlisted in the Confederate Army and were paroled at Thomasville, Georgia. Ellen Lee was born and died without her father ever seeing her. After the war James homesteaded in 1874 in Sumter County, Florida now known as Lake County.

James and Lavina lived in Lake Co., FL until their deaths. James died on February 20, 1915 and Lavina preceded him in death on February 3, 1915. Both are buried at Empire Church Cemetary in FL, where they had been members. All of their children were born on a farm near Empire Primitive Baptist church in what was Berrien County, Georgia except Isaac Lee who was born in Florida. Source: Cyleta Austin.

1870 - GA, Berrien Co., MD 1144, PO Mill Town page 567 see pix in folder.

1880 - FL Census Place: Bay Lake, Sumter Co., later became Lake Co., T9-0132 Page 260C James LEE Self M M W 44 GA Occ: Farming Fa: NC Mo: SC Vinia LEE Wife F M W 45 GA Occ: Keeping House Fa: GA Mo: GA Henry LEE Son M S W 20 GA Occ: Labors On Farm Fa: GA Mo: GA Amanda LEE Dau F S W 14 GA Occ: Works In House Fa: GA Mo: GA James Milton LEE Son M S W 10 GA Occ: Labors On Farm Fa: GA Mo: GA Joel LEE Son M S W 7 GA Fa: GA Mo: GA Martha LEE Dau F S W 6 GA Fa: GA Mo: GA Isaac LEE Son M S W 3 FL Fa: GA Mo: GA Harry VANE Other M S W 35 IRE Occ: School Teacher Fa: IRE Mo: IRE

Name: James Lee Home in 1880: Bay Lake, Sumter, Florida Later became Lake Co. Age: 44 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836 Birthplace: Georgia Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: Vinia Father's birthplace: North Carolina Mother's birthplace: South Carolina Occupation: Farming Marital Status: Married Household Members: Name Age James Lee 44 Vinia Lee 45 Henry Lee 20 Amanda Lee 14 James Milton Lee 10 Joel Lee 7 Martha Lee 6 Isaac Lee 3 Harry Vane 35

1900 - FL, Lake Co., Clearmont 1900 listed as James Lu in index
Family links: 
  John Levi Lee (1808 - 1884)
  Elender Witherington Lee (1813 - 1889)
  Lavina Smith Lee (1835 - 1907)
  Cassie Lee Hall (1857 - 1944)*
  Jesse Lee (1834 - 1918)*
  James Lee (1835 - 1915)
  John Lee (1842 - 1902)*
  William J. Lee (1845 - 1925)*
  Julia Ann Lee Knight (1851 - 1881)*
  Moses C. Lee (1853 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Empire Cemetery
Lake County
Florida, USA
Maintained by: Tex O. Harrison
Originally Created by: Donna McPherson
Record added: Jun 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38016653
James Lee, Sr
Added by: Tex O. Harrison
James Lee, Sr
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James Lee, Sr
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- Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
 Added: Aug. 31, 2014
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Jan. 3, 2011
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