Joseph and Annie Lee Family
submitted by Anna Douglas Madden
Joseph Lee was born a slave near
Louisville, Kentucky, on September 5, 1859. He met and married
Annie Wood in the state of Kansas on October 28, 1886. Annie,
born October 2, 1864, was the daughter of James Wood and Mary
The Lees settled in Oklahoma Territory after participation in the land rush of 1893. The photo depicts their first modest home on their original homestead east of Okeene. After much hard work and thrift, the Lees came to own two more farms near Okeene, some grazing land east of Hennessey, and a home in Hennessey. The farms were eventually deeded to their three daughters: Ethel, Bessie, and Mary. Two sons, Virgil and Louvincent, preceded their parents in death.
The Lees were blessed with length of days and a long marrage. They were together 66 years. Joseph passed away at age 92 in 1952, and Annie at age 94 in 1959. They are interred near each other in Parvin Cemetery east of Okeene, Oklahoma.
Anna Douglas Madden
Great Granddaughter (maternal side)
This page was last updated May 29, 2002.