Apr. 21, 1771 Leasburg Caswell County North Carolina, USA
Jul. 16, 1822 Richland (Grainger County) Grainger County Tennessee, USA
Major Lea served as a member of the first court in Grainger County; became Baptist minister; elected as State Senator; appointed a charter member of Madison Academy in 1806, and was also a charter member of East Tennessee College which later became the University of Tennessee.