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 Anne Hill <I>Carter</I> Lee

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Anne Hill Carter Lee

  • Birth 26 Mar 1773 Charles City County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 26 Jun 1829 Ravensworth, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Lee Chapel Lexington Va. Was buried in Lee family vault alive
  • Memorial ID 20721812

Ann Carter Lee is buried near her son, Robert E. Lee at the Lee Chapel in Lexington, VA. A myth of the Lee family is that Ann was wrongly pronounced dead in the fall of 1805. She was placed in a coffin a funeral was held and her remains placed in the family vault. A week later the sexton entered the Lee vault to put fresh flowers on the casket, he heard her cry for help. She soon revivied and regained her health. 15 months later on January 19,1807 she gave birth to boy who was named Robert E. Lee.

Wife of
General Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee

Mother of
Algernon Sydney Lee
Charles Carter Lee
Annie Kinloch Lee Marshall
Sidney Smith Lee
Gen. Robert Edward Lee
Catherine Mildred Lee Childe

Thank you to Mark Jenkins,
FindaGrave member, who
created this memorial

Family Members


  • Maintained by: J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams
  • Originally Created by: Mark Jenkins
  • Added: 1 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20721812
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anne Hill Carter Lee (26 Mar 1773–26 Jun 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20721812, citing Lee Chapel Museum, Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams (contributor 47696685) .