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GEN Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee, III
Birth: Jan. 29, 1756
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1818
Camden County
Georgia, USA

Revolutionary War Continental Army Officer, US Congressman. The father of Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee, his lightning raids against the British during the American Revolution earned him the nickname "Light-Horse Harry." He also wrote the famous epitaph of George Washington, "First in War, first in Peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." Born in Leesylvania, Prince William County, Virginia, he graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1773. A captain in the Virginia Cavalry in 1776, his unit joined General George Washington's Army. In 1778, he was promoted to Major and commanded a cavalry troop called "Lee's Legion," which he led in a daring raid on the British post at Paulus Hook, New Jersey. In 1780, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and fought under General Nathaniel Greene. After the war, Lee served in the Virginia House of Delegates and in the Congress, from 1785 to 1788, then served as Governor of Virginia from 1791 to 1794. He commanded the troops sent by President George Washington in 1794 to end the Whisky Rebellion. A member of the Federalist Party, he served as a Congressman from 1799 to 1801. In later years, Lee fell into debt, and in 1808 to 1809, he was imprisoned in debtor's prison, during which time he wrote his "Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States." In the strife that led up to the War of 1812, he was injured while trying to protect a friend from rioters in Baltimore, Maryland, receiving wounds from which he never recovered. He died at Dungeness, on Cumberland Island, Georgia. Lee was reinterred at the Lee Chapel Museum in Lexington in 1913. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
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  Henry Lee (1729 - 1787)
  Lucy Grymes Lee (1734 - 1792)
  Matilda Ludwell Lee Lee (1766 - 1790)
  Anne Hill Carter Lee (1773 - 1829)
  Lucy Grymes Lee Carter (1784 - 1860)*
  Nathanael Greene Lee (1784 - 1784)*
  Henry Lee (1787 - 1837)*
  Algernon Sydney Lee (1795 - 1796)*
  Charles Carter Lee (1798 - 1871)*
  Annie Kinloch Lee Marshall (1800 - 1864)*
  Sydney Smith Lee (1802 - 1869)*
  Robert E. Lee (1807 - 1870)*
  Robert Edward Lee (1807 - 1870)*
  Catharine Mildred Lee Childe (1811 - 1856)*
  Henry Lee (1756 - 1818)
  Charles Lee (1758 - 1815)*
  Richard Bland Lee (1761 - 1827)*
  Mary Lee Fendall (1764 - 1827)*
  Theodorick Lee (1766 - 1849)*
  Edmund Jennings Lee (1772 - 1843)*
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Lee Chapel Museum
Lexington City
Virginia, USA
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