Mary Anne Lee

20 February 1739–
Albemarle Parish, VA

The Life of Mary Anne

When Mary Anne Lee was born on 20 February 1739, her father, Edward Lee, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Connors, was 24. She married Benjamin Hart in 1777, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters.

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Benjamin Hart
Mary Anne Lee
Marriage: 1777
Varnel Hart
Charles Hart
Spencer Lee Hart
Benjamin Hart
Annie Hart
Elizabeth Hart
Josiah Hart
Nellie Hart

Spouse and Children

Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States



    Charles Hart


    Spencer Lee Hart


    Benjamin Hart


    Annie Hart


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Lee


    Elizabeth Connors




+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 19

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 37

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 41

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Mary Lee, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • Anne Lee, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

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