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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Family Time Line

William Byrd Lee
1851–1931
Sarah Jane Blackburn Kownslar
1853–1946
Marriage: 25 September 1879
Elizabeth Sinclair Blackburn Lee
1879–1978
Mrs H E Hutcheson
Richard Henry Lee
1880–1881
Mary Page Lee
1881–1957
Evelyn Byrd Lee
1882–1976
Ellen Moore Lee
1884–1970
Rev William Byrd Lee Jr
1888–1965
Jane Knowsllar Lee
1890–1989
Eliza Atkinson Lee
1892–1992

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 September 1879
Berryville, Clarke, Virginia, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Richard Henry Lee

    Male1821–1902Male

    Evelyn Byrd Page

    Female1825–1899Female

siblings

(5)

    Mary Page Lee

    Female1849–1928Female

    Male1851–1931Male

    Richard Henry Lee

    Male1855–1912Male

    Eliza Atkinson Lee

    Female1858–1936Female

    Charles Henry Lee

    Male1866–1937Male

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.
1863

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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