Elizabeth Rachel Ambrose Lee

Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 1780 (aged 81–82)
Amelia County, Virginia, USA
Burial Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 103407944 · View Source
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Wife of William Lee. She may have had other husbands. Mother of Ambrose Lee and several other children. It is not known for certain where she is buried. This memorial page will be updated if/when a headstone and cemetery are confirmed for her.

Possibly buried at or near Grub Hill Church Cemetery, also was known by several other names; the Find A Grave Cemetery listing notes indicate the following info: "Also known as: Amelia Episcopal Church Cemetery, Amelia Presbyterian Church Cemetery"....."Amelia Court House Cemetery; Amelia County, Virginia USA".

"Established in 1754. HISTORY St. John's Episcopal Church, known as Grub Hill Church, was constructed around 1760 amid great plantations. The old frame building, located just south of Flat Creek, was frequented by an aristocratic congregation ...... Old descriptions of the building state that it was in the shape of a cross, containing high-backed pews and small galleries "built up under the roof." When this old building was dismantled in 1850, the present brick structure was erected. With the re-routing of "Archer's Church Road." the churchyard is now entered from the rear. Many of the most prominent figures in the history of Amelia County are at rest within the walls of the old cemetery. The property is now a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic places." (Info From: Amelia Family Album.)

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


"I am a direct line descendant of William Lea/ Lee (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)."

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  • Created by: genie-in-az
  • Added: 11 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103407944
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Rachel Ambrose Lee (1698–1780), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103407944, citing Grub Hill Cemetery, Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by genie-in-az (contributor 46847723) .