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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Elisha Lee
Marriage: 4 October 1761
Phebe Lee
Elisha Lee Jr
John Allen Murdock Lee
Enoch Lee
James M Lee
Jonathan Lee
George Washington Lee
Frances 'Fanny' Lee
Richard Lee
Abigail Lee

Spouse and Children

4 October 1761
Saybrook, Middlesex, Conn.


    Phebe Lee


    Elisha Lee Jr


    John Allen Murdock Lee




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World Events (6)


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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