William Donham Lee

about 1798–1860 (Age 62)
Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William Donham

William Donham Lee was born about 1798, in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Henry Lee and Sarah Mary Dunham. 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 62, his occupation is listed as day laborer in Perry Township, Clay, Indiana, United States. He died in 1860, in Riley, Riley Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 62.

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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

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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

(1997: 180338;2007: 459715; 2010: 693023)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’.

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

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Sources (16)

  • William Lee in entry for Harriett Lee, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William D Lee in household of John R Lee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm D Lee in entry for W B Morgan and Sarah Jane Lee, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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