COL Thomas Lee

COL Thomas Lee

Birth
Machodoc, Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
Death 14 Nov 1750 (aged 59–60)
Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
Burial Coles Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 20744771 · View Source
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Thomas Lee

Born
at Mount Pleasant, on the Machodoc
River in Westmoreland County, Va.

Son of
Col. Richard Lee, II "the scholar" and
Laetitia Corbin Lee

Builder of
Stratford Hall

Father of
Richard Henry & Francis Lightfoot Lee.

Husband of
Hannah Lee.
About a month after Hannah's death, a grief-stricken Thomas composed his will, leaving instructions that he: be buried between my Late Dearest wife and my honored Mother and that the Bricks on the side next my wife, may be moved, and my Coffin Placed as near hers as is Possible, without moving it or disturbing the remains of my Mother.

When his father died, Thomas Lee inherited
lands in Northumberland and Charles Counties.
Also owned lands in Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier,
Prince William, Loudon Counties.

Member of
House of Burgesses
Council of State of Virginia
Governor of Virginia
attended the College of William and Mary

On October 12, 1758 the Virginia General
Assembly founded the town of Leesburg, Va.
upon the 60 acres that Nicholas Minor, laid
out.
Leesburg, Va. was renamed to honor the
influential Thomas Lee.


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  • Maintained by: J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams
  • Originally Created by: Mark Jenkins
  • Added: 1 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20744771
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL Thomas Lee (1690–14 Nov 1750), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20744771, citing Burnt House Fields, Lee Family Estate, Coles Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams (contributor 47696685) .