Edmund Jennings Lee Jr.

Edmund Jennings Lee Jr.

Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Death 10 Aug 1877 (aged 80)
Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 30072432 · View Source
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Prominent Shepherdstown attorney for almost half a century. From the distinguished Lee family of Virginia. He was the nephew of "Light Horse Harry" Lee and a cousin of General Robert E. Lee, CSA. He was the son of Edmund Jennings Lee & Sara Lee. Married Eliza Shepherd, the daughter of Captain Abraham Shepherd and Eleanor Strode Shepherd on October 10,1823. Lived in Wheeling for four years. There daughter, Ellen was born in 1824, and son Charles Shepherd Lee in 1826. The Lee's returned to Shepherdstown, Va in 1827. On September 27,1831, Lee acquired the ten acres where he later built his "Leeland" house. A local Cholera epidemic which started with C&O Canal workers in 1833, claimed Eliza Shepherd Lee, Lee's wife. Also children, Edmund J, age 5; Eliza at age 3; James D at eight months. In 1834, Lee married Henrietta Bedinger of "Bedford". Three sons and two daughters were born at the original "Leeland" which burned on April 12, 1856. One son Edwin Gray Lee became a Confederate general, who later practiced law and wrote poetry, died young in 1870; Lee bought the "Bedford" estate from his brother in law Henry Bedinger. There the Lee's lived until July 19, 1864 when it was burned by Yankee troops. Then the new "Leeland" was built of brick with a separate law office for Lee. Lee was for many years the senior warden at Trinity Episcopal Church. Bio info & photo taken from "Prominent Men Of Shepherdstown" by A.D. Kenamond. This memorial was created by Bill Jordan

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund Jennings Lee Jr. (3 May 1797–10 Aug 1877), Find a Grave Memorial no. 30072432, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by CMWJR (contributor 50059520) .