Henry Lee

25 September 1818–10 March 1892 (Age 73)
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry

When Henry Lee was born on 25 September 1818, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Lee, was 28 and his mother, Harriet Wright, was 28. He married Julietta Stevenson on 29 January 1846, in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Watterstown, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. He died on 10 March 1892, in Blue River, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Blue River Cemetery, Blue River, Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Lee
Julietta Stevenson
Marriage: 29 January 1846
Eliza G Lee
William Henry Lee
Ella Josephine Lee
Emogene Lee
Wilbur H LEE
Katherine Mary Lee
Hattie Esther Lee
Clarence C Lee

Spouse and Children

29 January 1846
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Lee


    Harriet Wright




    Charles Lee




World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 3

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

Age 28

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Lee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Lee, "United States Census, 1880"

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