William Donham Lee

Maleabout 1798–20 July 1871

Brief Life History of William Donham

When William Donham Lee was born about 1798, in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Henry Lee, was 31 and his mother, Mary Sarah Donham, was 25. He married Sarah Jane Hook on 1 March 1821, in Clermont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Perry Township, Clay, Indiana, United States in 1860. In 1860, at the age of 63, his occupation is listed as day laborer in Perry Township, Clay, Indiana, United States. He died on 20 July 1871, in Riley Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74.

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William Donham Lee
Sarah Jane Hook
Marriage: 1 March 1821
David Lee
Harriet Lee
Mary Lee
Samuel Lee
Sarah Jane Lee
Hester Ann Lee
Keziah Moberly Lee
David Lee
Mary Lee

Sources (16)

  • William D Lee in household of John R Lee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William D. Lee, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Wm D Lee in entry for W B Morgan and Sarah Jane Lee, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1821Clermont, Ohio, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 2

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 14

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 21

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Young, Sang, Jae, Jong, Jung, Sung, Yong, Kyung, Seung, Dong, Kwang, Myung.

    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’.

    English: habitational name from any of the many places in England named with Old English lēah ‘wood, glade’, including Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.

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

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