Descendants of Samuel Lee
Generation No. 1
1. SAMUEL4 LEE (HUGH3, HUGH2, HUGH1) was born 1692 in Prince George County, Virginia (Old Charles City Co.), and died August 14, 1759 in Prince George County, Virginia. He married FRANCES 1719. She was born Bet. 1686 - 1705, and died Aft. 1759.
Notes for SAMUEL LEE:
Samuel and Frances lived in Bristol Parish, Prince George County. His land was located on both sides of the Great Branch of Warwick Swamp. Several grants of land in that area: 172 acres on north side of Swamp in 1717; 153 acres on June 22, 1722; and 354 additional acres on September 28, 1732. In 1714 Samuel received as a gift from his parents, Hugh and Ann, 100 acres in Prince George County where he was living. In 1737 he was granted 2,000 acres on Warwick swamp.
Along present day Rt. 156 in Prince George County, west of that road and east of Rt. 310/I-95, is Lee Mill Pond which appears to be fed by the Great Warwick Swamp. Take the Carson Exit off I-95, turn left and left again on Rt. 156. There is also a housing subdivision known as Lee's Mill. The land on both sides of Lee's Mill Pond is nice, high land which has obviously been farmed in the not too distant past. Lee's Mill Pond appears to be home to a fishing club now. Rt. 156 is a straight shot north to Hopewell which in the late 1600's and 18th Centuries was known as Cittie Point. Between Lee Mill Pond and Hopewell, one crosses Blackwater swamp. Note that Samuel's grandfather, Hugh Lee, patented land "South of the Appomattox on the third branch of the Blackwater River."
Samuel's will is dated June 10, 1759 and his estate was inventoried on October 9, 1759 by his son Thomas.
Page 96 Prince George County Wills:
In the name of God Amen the Tenth day of June one thousand Seven hundred and Fifty nine, I Samuel Lee, of the County of Prince George being sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament principally and first of all I recommend my Soul unto the hands of God that gave it. And as for my body, I Commend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hoping that at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same by the Almighty power of God, and as for such worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Lee Junr. Three hundred and thirty Acres of Land be the same more or less Beginning at the mouth of Bull Branch at a Sasafrass Corner thence down the great Branch to Leaths line thence along Leaths line to Bonners branch, thence up the same to a Corner White Oak thence along a line of Marked trees to the ready Branch thence up the said Branch to James McDuells line thence along the said Dowells line to a high land pond thence along the same to a small branch of the Bull branch thence down the same to the main Bull branch thence down the Bull branch to the Sassafras Corner where first began at Including the plantation whereon the said Samuel Lee Junr. Now
liveth to him and to his heirs forever. I also give and bequeath …
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Lee the plantation whereon he now liveth Containing four hundred and thirty Acres be the same more or less to him and to his heirs forever, I also give and bequeath to …
Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson Samuel Lee Son of my said Son Thos. Lee and his Heirs forever my Tract of Land whereon I now live Containing Six hundred Acres be the same more or less, and I desire that my said Grandson Samuel Lee shall take possession of my said Tract of Land whereon I now live as soon as he shall attain the age of Eighteen years I also give to …
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year within written.
Signed Sealed and Delivered) his
in presence of ) Samuel S Lee (Seal)
Benjamin Fernando mark
John Edwards )
William Newell )
Margaret S Connell )
At a Court held for Prince George County at the Courthouse on Tuesday the sixth day of August Anno Dom: 1759
The above Written last Will and Testament of Samuel Lee deceased was presented unto Court by Thomas Lee one of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to Law and being proved by the Oaths of Benjamin Fernando, John Edwards and Margaret Connell three of the Witnesses thereto is by order of the Court Hereby Recorded and on the motion of the said Executor Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form.
Thomas Bland [?]
More About SAMUEL LEE and FRANCES:
Children of SAMUEL LEE and FRANCES are:
2. i. THOMAS5 LEE, b. August 11, 1733, Prince George County, Virginia; d. 1793, Prince George County, Virginia.
ii. FRANCIS LEE, b. October 23, 1720.
iii. WILLIAM LEE, b. September 29, 1723, Prince George County, Virginia.
Notes for WILLIAM LEE:
1783 Amherst County Heads of Household shows a William Lee in household of 8 whites and 14 blacks.
iv. SAMUEL LEE, b. April 30, 1725, Prince George County, Virginia; d. 1760, Prince George County, Virginia; m. MARY SAMUEL'SPOUSE LEE; b. Abt. 1725.
Notes for SAMUEL LEE:
February 16, 1756 Peter (son of Samuel Lee) and Celia Pettway in Sussex Marriage bonds.
v. ANN LEE, b. Bet. 1720 - 1745, Prince George County, Virginia; m. JOHN BAUGH; b. Bet. 1720 - 1745.
vi. SARAH LEE, b. March 20, 1730/31, Prince George County, Virginia; m. JOHN CHAMBLISS; b. Abt. 1730.
vii. MARY LEE, b. Bet. 1720 - 1745, Prince George County, Virginia; m. SHANDS RAINES; b. Bet. 1720 - 1745.
Generation No. 2
2. THOMAS5 LEE (SAMUEL4, HUGH3, HUGH2, HUGH1) was born August 11, 1733 in Prince George County, Virginia, and died 1793 in Prince George County, Virginia.
Child of THOMAS LEE is:
3. i. SAMUEL6 LEE, b. Bef. 1759; d. 1801, Prince George County, Virginia.
Generation No. 3
3. SAMUEL6 LEE (THOMAS5, SAMUEL4, HUGH3, HUGH2, HUGH1) was born Bef. 1759, and died 1801 in Prince George County, Virginia. He married SUSANNAH BONNER 1790 in Prince George County, Virginia, daughter of THOMAS BONNER and UNKNOWN CHAPPELL. She was born Bef. 1759 in Prince George County, Virginia, and died Unknown in Prince George County, Virginia.
Notes for SAMUEL LEE:
Private in Major Clark's company, 8th Virginia Regiment. Enlisted December 26, 1776. See
File # 932215, War Department, Washington, D.C.
Samuel inherited 600 acres from his grandfather, Samuel Lee, and had another 1,000 acres of own.
Prince George records show a survey of his estate of 575 acres next to James Baugh, Thomas Newell, Glebe land, mill pond, Great Branch and Bull Branch. Divided between Lodowick (80 acres), Thomas (178 acres), Chappell (120 acres) and Richard (198 acres).
More About SAMUEL LEE:
Military service: Private, 8th Va. Rgt., Major Clarke's Company.
More About SAMUEL LEE and SUSANNAH BONNER:
Marriage: 1790, Prince George County, Virginia
Children of SAMUEL LEE and SUSANNAH BONNER are:
i. MARY7 LEE, b. Bet. 1791 - 1805, Virginia; d. Unknown; Stepchild; m. JEREMIAH CLEMENTS, Unknown; b. Bet. 1778 - 1800; d. Unknown.
More About JEREMIAH CLEMENTS and MARY LEE:
ii. LODOWICK LEE, b. February 28, 1795, Prince George County, Virginia; d. March 13, 1822, Prince George County, Virginia; m. SARAH CLEMENTS, June 01, 1816, Virginia; b. June 01, 1797, Prince George County, Virginia; d. October 20, 1880, Amherst County, Virginia (High Peak Farm).
Notes for LODOWICK LEE:
A confusing reference in a summary of Prince George records concerns a survey of "Mrs. Sally Lee's dower" by court order 11-15-1823, dower land of 118 acres with buildings. Division was:
Sally 47 acres
Jeremiah Clements (for Mary Lee, Lodowick's sister ?) 37 acres
Lodowick Lee's children (Stith and Susannah) 34 acres
If this is Sally Clements Lee, then there must have been a will leaving assets to Lodowick's sister Mary. That's only way this makes sense to me, that or this is not Sally Clements.
More About LODOWICK LEE and SARAH CLEMENTS:
Marriage: June 01, 1816, Virginia
iii. THOMAS LEE, b. October 21, 1792, Prince George County, Virginia; d. March 30, 1864, Amherst County, Virginia (High Peak Farm); m. SARAH CLEMENTS, Aft. 1822, Raleigh, North Carolina; b. June 01, 1797, Prince George County, Virginia; d. October 20, 1880, Amherst County, Virginia (High Peak Farm).
Notes for THOMAS LEE:
1850 Census of Amherst County lists Thomas Lee (59) living with wife Sarah (46) and children: Ellen (20), Mary (17), Sarah (13), Jane (10), Mariah L. (7). He was a farmer and lived at High Peak Farm near Monroe, Virginia. With the naming of Virginia's roads, there is a "High Peak Road" that runs from old US 29 (a loop cut off by the current four lane, just south of the railroad overpass) to the farm.
1860 census: House 189, family 187; neighbors Stephen Burch? and John Coleman. Real estate value of $2,500 and personal property of $2,000.
Notes for SARAH CLEMENTS:
Sallie Clements married brothers, first Lodowick and then his brother Thomas. They were wed in Raleigh and then returned to High Peak Farm in Amherst County, Virginia. Thomas was appointed guardian of Alfred L. S. Lee who was over 14 by that time. Thomas and Sallie had five daughters, including Mary.
Sallie received a pension from the War Department on account of War of 1812. File 932215 at the War Department, Washington, D.C. She died at age 83.
More About THOMAS LEE and SARAH CLEMENTS:
Marriage: Aft. 1822, Raleigh, North Carolina
iv. CHAPPELL LEE, b. Bet. 1791 - 1805; d. Unknown.
v. RICHARD LEE, b. Abt. 1797, Prince George County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
Notes for RICHARD LEE:
Richard Lee, orphan of Samuel Lee, chose Jeremiah Clements as his guardian.
vi. LITTLEBERRY LEE, b. Bet. 1791 - 1805; m. UNKNOWN TEMPLE; b. Bet. 1791 - 1805.
Notes for LITTLEBERRY LEE:
Littleberry Lee as a son of Samuel and Susannah is shown in Benjamin Weisiger's chart, but that chart does not show Chappell Lee as a son.