Jacob Walker LEE

  

 

 

 

Submitter: Dan Williams

Husband: Jacob Walker LEE
Born: May 26, 1801 Place: Newbern, Johnston Co., NC
Married: February 28, 1833 Place: Wayne Co., MS
Died: December 10, 1878 Place: Cherokee Co., TX
Cemetery: Place: Cherokee Co., TX
Father: Samuel LEE, Jr.
Mother: Lucy Ann BUNN
Other Spouses:

Wife: Nancy BLAKELY
Born: June 13, 1813 Place: South Carolina
Died: January 1, 1876 Place: Cotton Gin, Freestone Co., TX
Cemetery: Cotton Gin Cemetery Place: Cotton Gin, Freestone Co., TX
Father: John BLAKELY
Mother: Elizabeth SMITH
Other Spouses:

Children:

1 Name: F Clarissa LEE
Born: February 17, 1834 Place: Hickory, Newton Co., MS
Died: September 15, 1912 Place: Kennard, Houston Co., TX
Cemetery: Bennett Cemetery Place: Trinity Co., TX
Spouse 1: John GIBSON
Married: About 1847 Place: MS
Spouse 2: Arthur B. ROSS
Married: May 10, 1861 Place: Polk Co., TX

2 Name: M John LEE
Born: January 5, 1836 Place: Hickory, Newton Co., MS
Died: February 12, 1902 Place: Trinity Co., TX
Cemetery: Bennett Cemetery Place: Trinity Co., TX
Spouse 1: Mary Elizabeth MOULDS
Married: April 22, 1860 Place: Polk Co., TX
Spouse 2: Ceatte ADAMS
Married: January 25m 1881 Place:

3 Name: F Sarah Elizabeth LEE
Born: January 9, 1838 Place: Hickory, Newton Co., MS
Died: February 2, 1881 Place: Leon Co., TX
Cemetery: Wheelock Cemetery Place: Flo, Leon Co., TX
Spouse 1: John P. JORDAN
Married: May 18, 1867 Place:
Spouse 2: Thomas J. ODEN
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4 Name: M James LEE
Born: March 19, 1839 Place: Hickory, Newton Co., MS
Died: October 24, 1893 Place: Trinity Co., TX
Cemetery: Groveton Cemetery Place: Trinity Co., TX
Spouse 1: Caroline GIBSON
Married: January 3, 1861 Place: Polk Co., TX
Spouse 2: Fallene ADAMS
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5 Name: M William Harrison LEE
Born: July 5, 1840 Place: Hickory, Newton Co., TX
Died: February 22, 1932 Place:
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery Place: Golden Valley Co., ND
Spouse 1: Unknown
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Spouse 2: Henrietta BRANSCOMB
Married: September 24, 1866 Place: Decatur Co., IA

6 Name: F Mary Ellen LEE
Born: August 1, 1842 Place: Hickory, Newton Co., MS
Died: Place:
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Spouse 1: William WILLIAMSON
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Spouse 2: ADAMS
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7 Name: M Thomas Benjamin LEE
Born: October 24, 1843 Place: Hickory, Newton Co., MS
Died: May 29, 1864 Place: Camp Muir, LA
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8 Name: F Nancy Adeline "Addie" LEE
Born: May 24, 1845 Place: Hickory, Newton Co., MS
Died: May 9, 1901 Place: Streetman, Freestone Co., TX
Cemetery: Birdston Cemetery Place: Birdston, Navarro Co., TX
Spouse 1: TYSON
Married: About 1865 Place: MS
Spouse 2: George Washington WILLIAMS
Married: 1869 Place: Leon Co., TX

9 Name: M Robert Edward "Bob" LEE
Born: February 9, 1847 Place: Hickory, Newton Co., MS
Died: July 12, 1927 Place: Wortham, Freestone Co., TX
Cemetery: Wortham Cemetery Place: Wortham, Freestone Co., TX
Spouse 1: Huldah Katherine BOUNDS
Married: November 19, 1874 Place:
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10 Name: F Emaline "Emmie" LEE
Born: February 24, 1849 Place: Hickory, Newton Co., MS
Died: November 18, 1881 Place: Cotton Gin, Freestone Co., TX
Cemetery: Cotton Gin Cemetery Place: Cotton Gin, Freestone Co., TX
Spouse 1: Alex C. BLACKLIDGE
Married: 1868-1869 Place: Leon Co., TX
Spouse 2:
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11 Name: M Jacob C. "Walker" LEE
Born: August 15, 1850 Place: Hickory, Newton Co., MS
Died: March 4, 1925 Place: Wortham, Freestone Co., TX
Cemetery: Wortham Cemetery Place: Wortham, Freestone Co., TX
Spouse 1: Cynthia Ann RAYNER
Married: December 17, 1874 Place: Freestone Co., TX
Spouse 2:
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12 Name: F Margaret Ann LEE
Born: March 28, 1854 Place: Hickory, Newton Co., MS
Died: September 3, 1934 Place:
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Spouse 1: Isaac GORE
Married: August 15, 1871 Place: Freestone Co., TX
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13 Name: M George Washington LEE (some report his middle name as Wilson)
Born: September 24, 1856 Place: Hickory, Newton Co., MS
Died: July 23, 1938 Place: Flo, Leon Co., TX
Cemetery: Wheelock Cemetery Place: Flo, Leon Co., TX
Spouse 1: Mary Theodicia SPENCE
Married: August 29, 1879 Place: Navarro Co., TX
Spouse 2:
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NOTES:
Several of the Lee children had moved to Texas before the War of Northern Aggression.  Some had married in Mississippi, but they all eventually moved to Texas except three.  After the havoc wrought by the war and on hearing of the death of his sister Polly's husband in Leon Co., TX, Jacob, Nancy, and their five youngest children moved by wagon train to Leon Co., TX accompanied by their widowed daughter, Addie, and her child.  It is not known what other families were in the wagon train.  The youngest Lee child, George, always told that when the wagon pulled out from their home in Hickory, their old Negro "Mammy", who had suckled them after the Emancipation Proclamation, ran behind the wagon with outstretched arms, begging "Please take me with you!"  Unable to do so, Jacob had to drive on ignoring her pleas.  Their last sight of her was lying in the middle of the road, where she had fallen from exhaustion from running after them.

On reaching Leon Co. the Lees settled on Lyn Branch, a tributary of Buffalo Creek, and lived there for a year.  Then they moved nearer Jacob's sister, Mary "Polly" Lee Graham and her family.  This was somewhere between present Flo and Midway.  At that time it was called Kidd's Mill community.  They lived there for a year.  Not being satisfied in that area the Jacob Lee family moved to Cotton Gin in Freestone Co. where they would be near several of Nancy's brothers and sisters who had settled there a few years earlier.  They made their home in Cotton Gin for the remainder of their lives.


SOURCES:
Newton Co., MS, 1860 census
Leon Co., TX 1870 census
Birdston Cemetery
Mark and Lilly Phelps
Michael Edwards
Gary Blakely
Ruth Thompson
Jason Gervase
The Jacob Lee Family -- Ancestors and Descendants by Cecil and Fay Parrish Smith
A Journey to the Past by Oliver Aden Gore
Nancy Adeline Lee Tyson Williams, Transcript of Indian Testimony before the Department of Interior, 4/22/1901
Patsy Jo Cate Creech Beatty