William Byrd Lee

21 March 1851–18 November 1931 (Age 80)
Millwood, Clarke, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Byrd

When William Byrd Lee was born on 21 March 1851, in Millwood, Clarke, Virginia, United States, his father, Richard Henry Lee, was 29 and his mother, Evelyn Byrd Page, was 25. He married Sarah Jane Blackburn Kownslar on 25 September 1879, in Berryville, Clarke, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Ware Magisterial District, Gloucester, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and United States in 1931. He died on 18 November 1931, in Leeland, Stafford, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States.

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William Byrd Lee
Sarah Jane Blackburn Kownslar
Marriage: 25 September 1879
Elizabeth Sinclair Blackburn Lee
Mrs H E Hutcheson
Richard Henry Lee
Mary Page Lee
Evelyn Byrd Lee
Ellen Moore Lee
Rev William Byrd Lee Jr
Jane Knowsllar Lee
Eliza Atkinson Lee

Spouse and Children

25 September 1879
Berryville, Clarke, Virginia, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Henry Lee


    Evelyn Byrd Page




    Mary Page Lee



    Richard Henry Lee


    Eliza Atkinson Lee


    Charles Henry Lee


World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 3

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • William B Lee in household of Richard H Lee, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm P Lee, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William B Lee, "United States Census, 1930"

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