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 James Erwin Lee

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James Erwin Lee

Birth
Covington, Newton County, Georgia, USA
Death
13 Aug 1917 (aged 85)
Dade City, Pasco County, Florida, USA
Burial
Dade City, Pasco County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID
9010056 View Source

J.E. Lee
13 Georgia Infantry
Confederate
Company H
Soldier's Rank_In 2 Lieutenant
Soldier's Rank_Out 1 Lieutenant

James Ervill Lee was born in Newton County Georgia on April 4, 1832, to John & Caroline Lee of North Carolina. In1855 James settled in Dawson in Terrell County Georgia. Lee married Sarah Cynthia.

Known children :
Maryan A.E. b. ca. 1857 (music teacher)
Julia C. b. ca. 1859
Ester H. b. ca. 1866
Hortense b. ca. 1866
Ann Elizabeth b. June 24, 1869 d. Oct. 18, 1947 (m. Simeon F. Huckabay in Dade City)

By 1860 James worked as a "mechanic", working on the trains.

On July 28, 1861 Lee was mustered into Company H of the 13th Georgia Volunteers. On September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam, Lee was wounded in the foot by an exploding shell. At the Battle of Spotsylvania , May 12, 1864. Lee was wounded in the face, which resulted in a broken jaw.

Lee was discharged on April 25, 1865 at Augusta, Georgia where he had been working at the arsenal as a "shot and shell inspector" .

By 1870 James worked for a railroad as a "plainer in the car shop". By 1880 He was a "mill attendant".

He moved to Pasco County , settled on 160 acres and on June 17, 1889 Lee had received title to his homestead, in section 10, township 25, range 21, just south of Dade City.

In 1889 the Pasco County Board of County Commissioner's decided upon Lee as the carpenter to construct the new county courthouse. According to County Clerk J.A. Hendley, "The county commissioners let the contract to James Lee and H. C. Griffin to build it [the courthouse] forth sum of seven thousand dollars."

Inn 1889, Lee was given the contract for the construction of the first Methodist Church, located on Church Street in Dade City. According to East Pasco Heritage, "The first church building was erected in 1889 by James E. Lee, pioneer from Dawson, Ga., who had arrived with his family in a covered wagon in October, 1881. The first wedding held in the new church building was that of his daughter, Annie Elizabeth Lee, who became the bride of Simeon F. Huckabay in October, 1889."

On March 31, 1897, Sarah Cynthia Lee died. Lee became a member of the Confederate Veterans Camp No. 57 in Dade City.

On August 13, 1917, Lee died at his home in Dade City and was interred in the Dade City Cemetery along side of his wife.

J.E. Lee
13 Georgia Infantry
Confederate
Company H
Soldier's Rank_In 2 Lieutenant
Soldier's Rank_Out 1 Lieutenant

James Ervill Lee was born in Newton County Georgia on April 4, 1832, to John & Caroline Lee of North Carolina. In1855 James settled in Dawson in Terrell County Georgia. Lee married Sarah Cynthia.

Known children :
Maryan A.E. b. ca. 1857 (music teacher)
Julia C. b. ca. 1859
Ester H. b. ca. 1866
Hortense b. ca. 1866
Ann Elizabeth b. June 24, 1869 d. Oct. 18, 1947 (m. Simeon F. Huckabay in Dade City)

By 1860 James worked as a "mechanic", working on the trains.

On July 28, 1861 Lee was mustered into Company H of the 13th Georgia Volunteers. On September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam, Lee was wounded in the foot by an exploding shell. At the Battle of Spotsylvania , May 12, 1864. Lee was wounded in the face, which resulted in a broken jaw.

Lee was discharged on April 25, 1865 at Augusta, Georgia where he had been working at the arsenal as a "shot and shell inspector" .

By 1870 James worked for a railroad as a "plainer in the car shop". By 1880 He was a "mill attendant".

He moved to Pasco County , settled on 160 acres and on June 17, 1889 Lee had received title to his homestead, in section 10, township 25, range 21, just south of Dade City.

In 1889 the Pasco County Board of County Commissioner's decided upon Lee as the carpenter to construct the new county courthouse. According to County Clerk J.A. Hendley, "The county commissioners let the contract to James Lee and H. C. Griffin to build it [the courthouse] forth sum of seven thousand dollars."

Inn 1889, Lee was given the contract for the construction of the first Methodist Church, located on Church Street in Dade City. According to East Pasco Heritage, "The first church building was erected in 1889 by James E. Lee, pioneer from Dawson, Ga., who had arrived with his family in a covered wagon in October, 1881. The first wedding held in the new church building was that of his daughter, Annie Elizabeth Lee, who became the bride of Simeon F. Huckabay in October, 1889."

On March 31, 1897, Sarah Cynthia Lee died. Lee became a member of the Confederate Veterans Camp No. 57 in Dade City.

On August 13, 1917, Lee died at his home in Dade City and was interred in the Dade City Cemetery along side of his wife.


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