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 John P. Lee

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John P. Lee

Birth
Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Death
23 Apr 1879 (aged 81)
New London, Henry County, Iowa, USA
Burial
New London, Henry County, Iowa, USA
Plot
Row 14
Memorial ID
21930109 View Source

John Lee, age 81 years, 8 months, and 27 days, died at New London, Iowa, April 23rd, 1879, of old age. The subject of this notice was born in Franklin Co, Ohio, December 26th, 1797, and removed to Bond Co, Ill., when a small boy, with his parents, and when the War of 1812 broke out he enlisted as a soldier. Among other duties he was a member of the company which built the first Fort where the city of Peoria now stands, which was before there were any white inhabitants nearer than Vandalia, Chicago, or Kaskaskia. In fact, it is not probable that at that time there were 1,000 white inhabitants in the State of Illinois, north of where the City of Alton now stands.

What a change in the lifetime of one man. He was also a soldier in the Black Hawk War of 1832. He was one of the pioneers of the State of Iowa, having come here and settled on the farm known as the John Lee farm, in and by economy and industry he accumulated a competence and raised a large family, consisting of four sons and eight daughters, nine of whom are yet living. He was married in Illinois in 1820 to Charity Smith, who died in 1865. They have 35 grandchildren living and 10 dead, and 22 great-grandchildren living and three dead. He had been a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 28 years. His funeral was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends, neighbors and relatives, who felt that a good man had passed away, one who had finished a long, eventful and useful life.

John Lee, age 81 years, 8 months, and 27 days, died at New London, Iowa, April 23rd, 1879, of old age. The subject of this notice was born in Franklin Co, Ohio, December 26th, 1797, and removed to Bond Co, Ill., when a small boy, with his parents, and when the War of 1812 broke out he enlisted as a soldier. Among other duties he was a member of the company which built the first Fort where the city of Peoria now stands, which was before there were any white inhabitants nearer than Vandalia, Chicago, or Kaskaskia. In fact, it is not probable that at that time there were 1,000 white inhabitants in the State of Illinois, north of where the City of Alton now stands.

What a change in the lifetime of one man. He was also a soldier in the Black Hawk War of 1832. He was one of the pioneers of the State of Iowa, having come here and settled on the farm known as the John Lee farm, in and by economy and industry he accumulated a competence and raised a large family, consisting of four sons and eight daughters, nine of whom are yet living. He was married in Illinois in 1820 to Charity Smith, who died in 1865. They have 35 grandchildren living and 10 dead, and 22 great-grandchildren living and three dead. He had been a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 28 years. His funeral was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends, neighbors and relatives, who felt that a good man had passed away, one who had finished a long, eventful and useful life.


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  • Created by: No Reins
  • Added: 3 Oct 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 21930109
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21930109/john-p-lee: accessed ), memorial page for John P. Lee (26 Dec 1797–23 Apr 1879), Find a Grave Memorial ID 21930109, citing Ferrel Cemetery, New London, Henry County, Iowa, USA; Maintained by No Reins (contributor 46595053) .