Elisha Lee

3 March 1740–1815 (Age 74)
East Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha Lee was born on 3 March 1740, in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Elisha Lee, was 25 and his mother, Hepzibeth Lee, was 29. He married Abigail on 4 October 1761. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1815, at the age of 75, and was buried in Old Stone Church Burial Ground, East Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Lee
1740–1815
Abigail
–1830
Marriage: 4 October 1761
Phebe Lee
1762–1835
Elisha Lee Jr
1764–1848
John Allen Murdock Lee
1766–1829
Enoch Lee
1768–
James M Lee
1770–
Jonathan Lee
1772–1844
George Washington Lee
1775–1850
Frances 'Fanny' Lee
1781–1813
Richard Lee
1783–1819
Abigail Lee
1786–1877

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 October 1761
Saybrook, Middlesex, Conn.
children

(10)

    Phebe Lee

    Female1762–1835Female

    Elisha Lee Jr

    Male1764–1848Male

    John Allen Murdock Lee

    Male1766–1829Male

    Male1768–Male

    Male1770–Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (6)

1776

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 36

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 41

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood’ or ‘glade’.2 English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.3 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elisha in entry for John Murdock Lee, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elisha in entry for Abigail Lee, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elisha in entry for Phebe Lee, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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