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Eleanor Agnes Lee
Birth: Feb. 27, 1841
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1873
Lexington
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

Folk Figure, Author. Called simply "Agnes," she was the third daughter and fifth child of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his wife, Mary Anna Custis Lee. Like her three sisters, she never married chiefly because the General simply could not let go of his girls. However, there was one young soldier who was determined to make Agnes his bride - but he got nowhere since the General proclaimed him too "unsettled" to take a wife. Agnes attended the Virginia Female Institute in her youth and later on she did much traveling with her father as a companion and nurse. A deeply religious young woman, she is perhaps best remembered for her delightful journal (published in 1984) that detailed life in the South and the ups and downs of the Lee family. After her father's death in 1870, Agnes never fully recovered from her grief and, to her family's intense sorrow, she succumbed to typhoid fever. She is interred with her family members in the Lee Chapel and Museum in Lexington, Virginia. (bio by: Kathleen) 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Edward Lee (1807 - 1870)
  Mary Anne Randolph Custis Lee (1808 - 1873)
 
 Siblings:
  George Washington Custis Lee (1832 - 1913)*
  Mary Custis Lee (1835 - 1918)*
  William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (1837 - 1891)*
  Anne Carter Lee (1839 - 1862)*
  Annie Carter Lee (1839 - 1862)**
  Eleanor Agnes Lee (1841 - 1873)
  Robert Edward Lee (1843 - 1916)*
  Mildred Childe Lee (1845 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lee Chapel Museum
Lexington
Lexington City
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Kathleen
Record added: Nov 14, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8087132
Eleanor Agnes Lee
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A true daughter of the confederacy.
- Southerngal
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