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Mary Custis Lee
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1835
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1918
Hot Springs
Bath County
Virginia, USA

Mary was the second child and first daughter of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his wife, Mary Anna Custis Lee and she outlived all of her siblings. Mary was recorded as being the most aloof and outspoken of the Lee children and she assumed little, if any, of the responsiblity of helping to run the large Lee household; she was also regarded as "stern" and "bossy" and preferred to be "away from home" much of the time. She loved to travel so much that, in her later years, she roamed the globe almost continuously, collecting visiting cards from nobility and was overseas when World War One began. Mary has the distinction of being partially responsible for her father's move to Lexington, VA and his acceptance of the Presidency of Washington College there and she also has the distinction of being the first person to be cremated and interred in Lexington. After the deaths of her brothers and sisters, Mary was proud to announce to anyone who would listen that she was "the last surviving child of General Robert E. Lee."  
Family links: 
  Robert E. Lee (1807 - 1870)
  Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee (1808 - 1873)
  George Washington Custis Lee (1832 - 1913)*
  Mary Custis Lee (1835 - 1918)
  William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (1837 - 1891)*
  Anne Carter Lee (1839 - 1862)**
  Anne Carter Lee (1839 - 1862)*
  Eleanor Agnes Lee (1841 - 1873)*
  Robert Edward Lee (1843 - 1914)*
  Mildred Childe Lee (1845 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
Lee Chapel Museum
Lexington City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Kathleen
Record added: Nov 15, 2003
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Mary Custis Lee
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