Henry Lee

January 1768–21 January 1838 (Age 70)
Berkeley, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Henry

When Henry Lee was born in January 1768, in Berkeley, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, William Lee, was 26 and his mother, Cathren Ross, was 27. He married Mary Ridgeway about 1790, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 21 January 1838, in Riley, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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Henry Lee
Mary Ridgeway
Marriage: about 1790
Richard A Lee

Spouse and Children

about 1790
Frederick, Virginia, United States


    Richard A Lee


Parents and Siblings


    Cathren Ross




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World Events (8)


Age 7

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 19

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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)

  • Henry Lee, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1820 Census Turtle Creek, Warren, Ohio
  • Ohio Census, 1790-1890 -1806 Warren Co., OH

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