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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 740

JOHN D. LEE, retired physician, Sec. 18; P.O. Athens; was born in Jefferson Co., Va., April 22, 1812; his grandfather, John Lee, was a physician and surgeon, and came from England previous to the Revolutionary war; his son, Robert C. Lee, was the father of John D., and was, for a number of years, clerk of the superior Court of Jefferson Co., Va. Our subject passed his youth and early manhood in the cities of Charlestown and Winchester, Va.; he received a good education, and, when 12 years of age, he held the position of Deputy Postmaster in the city of Winchester; in 1832, he commenced the study of medicine, and, in 1834, graduated at the University of Maryland; soon after this, he came to Illinois, and, for some years, practiced in Springfield; he at last came to Menard Co. and practiced a year in Petersburg, and then went to Athens, where he continued in the practice of medicine for more than twenty years; then owing to ill health, he removed to Indian Point and bought a small farm, upon which he has since resided. Dr. Lee was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Loomis, of Whately, Mass., in February, 1839; they had one child -- - John D., who died when 12 years of age. Among the physicians of Menard Co., none stand higher in reputation for professional skill and as an honored, useful citizen, than Dr. John D. Lee.

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