JOHN A. LEE. This prosperous and enterprising farmer came to Macoupin County in his youth, where he has since lived. He was born January 15, 1846. His parents were George and Mary (Audas) Lee, both natives of Yorkshire, England. They were married in Morgan County, Ill., February 24, 1835. To them were born three daughters and four sons. Mr. Lee, the father, died April 20, 1882, after a residence of twenty-one years in Carlinville Township, to which place he removed after the death of his wife, which occurred near Jacksonville, January 8, 1855. Both Mr. and Mrs. Lee worshiped at the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Our subject received a good education, was earnestly devoted to his studies and was an exemplary young man. Immediately upon leaving school he took up the pursuit of agriculture and at the present time owns, in company with his sister, one hundred acres of valuable land in Carlinville Township.
The birthplace of John A. Lee is identical with that of his brothers and sisters, all having been born in Morgan County, Ill. - Sarah A., born July 12, 1836, died April 10, 1891; Thomas, born July 4, 1838; Elizabeth H., who is the widow of Albert Killam, was born August 8, 1840; George, November 3, 1843; Mary J., December 25, 1849; and William H., March 19, 1854. Of the last two, Mary died August 17, 1850, and William H., August 27, 1854. The father of our subject after the death of his first wife was married to Mrs. Sarah (Leach) Killam. After her death he was married to Mrs. Elizabeth (Plason) Bristow, also deceased.