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 Joel Lee

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Joel Lee

Birth
Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 13 Sep 1850 (aged 74)
Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Burial Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Plot Section HF 4, Lot 38
Memorial ID 71110553 View Source
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Source: Centennial History of the Village of Ballston Spa, Ballston Spa, NY. 1907
Online: archive.org - summarized pages 231-232

Joel Lee was born in Danbury, Conn., in April 12, 1776. On reaching his majority in 1797, he purchased a farm in Ballston and built a house. In 1800 he began a business as a merchant in the growing village of Ballston Spa opening a “general store” for the sale of dry goods, groceries, hardware etc.

March 25, 1805 he was appointed postmaster and held that office for 36 years. In 1806 he purchased a plot of ground on the corner of Front and Bath streets and built a store where the First National Bank is now located [ now occupied by the village offices]. The post office was kept in this store until 1841, when he was succeeded by James W. Horton.

He retired from the business community in 1845. He was a Member of Assembly in 1810 and 1836.

He married Patience Westcott, daughter of Joseph Westcott. Their children were Edward W., John J., George W., Julia, Emeline, Augusta, Lucy, Mary and Frances.

Researched, summarized and transcribed by Bill Preston #47695598


Family Members

Gravesite Details Husband of Patience Westcot. In 2001 stone buried below birth date. Death date from cemetery records.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 71110553
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/71110553/joel-lee : accessed ), memorial page for Joel Lee (12 Apr 1776–13 Sep 1850), Find a Grave Memorial ID 71110553, citing Ballston Spa Village Cemetery, Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by sticksandstones (contributor 46888135) .