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Ambrose Lee
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Birth: 1733
Caroline County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1764
Amherst County
Virginia, USA

Ambrose Lee was the husband of Frances "Frankey" Penn. He was the son of William Lee and Elizabeth Rachel Ambrose. Ambrose and Frances (Penn) Lee had several children, including Nancy Lee who married William Wofford Tucker.

The Will of Ambrose Lee was written in 1764 in Amherst County, Virginia as he lay sick and dying at the young age of 31. His widow, Frances "Frankey" Penn Lee subsequently remarried, to widower Drury Tucker.


The exact burial location of Ambrose Lee and his wife, Frances Penn Lee (Tucker), has not been confirmed as of the date this memorial was added. If/when info surfaces to verify their burial location and possible headstone inscriptions, this memorial will be updated. It is thought they may rest in now unmarked graves on private property. Frances may be buried near her second husband, Drury Tucker.

The following additional info on this family is provided by Find A Grave contributor "Rachel", regarding her research on this line as follows:

"Greetings,"

"I am a direct line descendant of William (Sr.)and Rachel (Ambrose) Lea/ Lee.
William Lea/ Lee (Sr.) (xref F.A.G. #103407591), father of Ambrose (and William Lee Jr.), left a will in Amelia County, Virginia (1770; page 328). In it he names "Rachel my dearly beloved wife"... and children ... "to wit Elizabeth Clarke, Mary Walden, Ann Bennet, William Lea, Sarah Penn, Joseph Lea, Andrew Lea, Milly Dudley, Lucy Lea and John Lea and my son Ambrose Lea's (dec'd) children being seven in number. Just a few years prior to his father's death in 1764, the deceased son, Ambrose Lea (xref F.A.G. #103340960), had left his will in Amherst County, VA (Will Book 1, pages 44 thru 47). He named "my Loving Wife" and children "Son Frank", "Son George", "Son Richard" and "Daughters Elizabeth, Jeane, Suckey, and Nancy" - seven in number. It is the same number given in grandfather William Lea's record. Executors of Ambrose's will were: "My beloved Wife, George Penn, William Lee, and Gabl Penn".

"When Frances Penn Lee Tucker died she too left a will - written in 1808 and recorded in 1812 in Patrick County, Virginia (Will Book 1, page 110). She states in her will ...'first my desire and wish is that all my estate and the money in hand, as well as that which may be due me...to be equally divided between my first six children namely George Lee, Richard Lee, Elizabeth Crutcher, Susannah Harrison, Jane Tinsley and Nancy Tucker'. She goes on to provide for 'my son Robert Tucker'. Francis Lee (Frank) was likely deceased as of her death date. (I have a date of 1791 for that event; however, I do not have documentation for it.) Her executors were given as 'my nephew, Georg Penn and my son in law Richard Harrison'. It was witnessed by Brett Stovall, Thos. Penn, and Hamman Critry (or possibly Critz)." 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Lee (1710 - 1770)
  Elizabeth Rachel Ambrose Lee (1698 - 1780)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Penn Lee Tucker (1735 - 1812)
 
 Children:
  Nancy Lee Tucker (1762 - 1829)*
 
 Sibling:
  Ambrose Lee (1733 - 1764)
  William Lee (1750 - 1785)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: genie-in-az
Record added: Jan 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103340960
 

Rest in peace Grandpa, with love and honor.
- Love Kathy
 Added: Oct. 14, 2016

- Jo Lynn (Jody) Edwards Lindsey
 Added: Sep. 8, 2016

- JARROTT P. COX
 Added: Dec. 29, 2015
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