John Lee Sr.

Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Death 1871 (aged 82–83)
Elk, Noble County, Ohio, USA
Burial Noble County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 46998261 · View Source
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John Lee, Sr., was born at "Cassel on the Fulda," Germany, in 1788. In 1836 the family embarked for America, and after an uneventful voyage landed in Baltimore, Md.; thence they moved by teams to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he and three of his sons found employment in a glass factory. In 1839 they came to what is now Elk Township, where the elder Lee located a quarter section of land one half mile northeast of the village of Harriettsville, where he resided until his decease in 1871. He was a thrifty farmer and a valued citizen. His wife, nee Martha A. Braham, whom he married in 1817, died in 1852, at the age of eighty-three. Their children were Henry A., John, Christian, Barbara, Benjamin and William. Henry, the elder was born in Bradenburg, Germany, in 1818. He followed the fortunes of the family, and in 1840 married Miss Elizabeth Enochs, daughter of the pioneer whose history is given elsewhere. Twelve children were the result of this union: William, Louisa, John, Martha, Frederick, Mary, Russell, Sarah, Henry H., Hannah E., Edgar Earlwine and Albert S. He is a prosperous farmer and one of the most extensive tobacco growers in this region. William, son of Henry Lee, was born in 1841, and married Jane Carmichael in 1864. Their children are: Arminda C., Ellsworth, Columbus, Emerson B., Mary E., Rilla A., Wilbert, Evert, William, Floyd and Clarence. William is one of the prominent citizens of the township and is a large tobacco grower. Louisa was born in 1842, married Thomas Pyles, who at the age of sixteen entered the service as a member of the Ninety-second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Their children are William H., Wesley, Minnie, Mary, Nancy, Martha, George, Thomas, Arthur and Bertha. They reside in West Virginia. Martha Lee became Mrs. Frank Shaffer. He died in 1884. He was a soldier in the late war. Frederick Lee is a resident of Ritchie County, W. Va. He married, in 1879, Miss Mary A. Haught. They have seven children: Verne, Henry D., Alverde, Clinton T., George W., Preston and Dessie. Mary Lee married William, son of the pioneer, Frederick Miller. Their children are Arthur W., Ada M., Harkass and John. The children of Russell Lee and his wife, Caroline (Miller) - are Lily, Wesley, Willard, Francis, Alberteen, Martha and Nora B. He resides on the old homestead. Sarah Lee became Mrs. Philetus Miller. Their children are Winona, Tunny, Mary, Nellie and Henry W. Henry H., one of the rising young farmers of Jackson County, W. Va., married Flora A. Thompson. Their children were Debert, Walter and Henry. Hannah E., married W.J. Kelby. They have one child, Shella. Albert S., youngest child of Henry Lee, is a promising young teacher and bids fair to become a useful citizen. Martha Lee, daughter of John Lee, Sr. was born in 1829. She married Charles Huffman and reared a family of eleven: Margaret (died in 1860), Martha (Williams), Barbara (died 1850), John W., Frank, James B., Miles S. (died in 1886), Lovina B. (Morris), Philo T., Allen (died in 1873) and Ernest.

History of Noble County, Ohio Published by L.H. Watkins & Co. of Chicago 1887

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