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Robert Edward Lee, Jr
Birth: Oct. 27, 1843
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 1916
Henrico County
Virginia, USA

Robert E. Lee, Jr. was the sixth child and third son of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his wife, Mary Anna Custis Lee. When his father first laid eyes on his namesake he said: "He has a long fine nose like his father, but no whiskers." Rob, as he was called, was a favorite of his father and he used to get into bed with the General in the mornings for talking sessions. A rather laid-back person, with simple tastes, Rob attended boarding schools during the 1850s and, unlike his two older brothers, he did not want to have a military career. However, when the Civil War was in progress, he enlisted as a private (1862) and then he was eventually appointed a Captain. He inherited the Romancock property from his grandfather and he retired there after the war, later writing Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee which was published in 1904. This work remains an important source for reference to this day. Rob married twice; he married his first wife, Charlotte Haxall, in November of 1871 and then, after Charlotte's death, he married Juliet Carter (April 6, 1860 - Nov. 17, 1915). Juliet is buried beside Rob in the Lee family crypt in Lexington, Va. 
Family links: 
  Robert Edward Lee (1807 - 1870)
  Mary Anne Randolph Custis Lee (1808 - 1873)
  Charlotte Taylor Haxall Lee (1848 - 1872)*
  Juliet Carter Lee (1860 - 1915)*
  Anne Carter Lee Ely (1897 - 1978)*
  Mary Custis Lee DeButts (1900 - 1994)*
  George Washington Custis Lee (1832 - 1913)*
  Mary Custis Lee (1835 - 1918)*
  William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (1837 - 1891)*
  Annie Carter Lee (1839 - 1862)**
  Anne Carter Lee (1839 - 1862)*
  Eleanor Agnes Lee (1841 - 1873)*
  Robert Edward Lee (1843 - 1916)
  Mildred Childe Lee (1845 - 1905)*
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Lee Chapel Museum
Lexington (Lexington City County)
Lexington City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Kathleen
Record added: Nov 15, 2003
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Robert Edward Lee, Jr
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Robert Edward Lee, Jr
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Robert Edward Lee, Jr
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Your service will not be forgotten - Rest in Peace Cousin!
- Michael Upchurch SCV Camp # 901 Denton, Texas
 Added: Aug. 16, 2014
Cherished Memories.
- RoxღEd
 Added: Aug. 7, 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: Jun. 20, 2014
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