Caroline Thornton Lee

1811–29 April 1902 (Age 91)
Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States

The Life of Caroline Thornton

When Caroline Thornton Lee was born in 1811, in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, her father, Edwin Lee, was 31 and her mother, Ann Livingston/ Cox, was 32. She married Francis Oglesby Robertson on 23 December 1837, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 29 April 1902, in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Oglesby Robertson
Caroline Thornton Lee
Marriage: 23 December 1837
Olivia Lee Robertson
Bettie Kyle

Spouse and Children

23 December 1837
Norfolk, Virginia, United States


    Olivia Lee Robertson


    Bettie Kyle


Parents and Siblings


    Ann Livingston/ Cox




    Edwin Lee


    Wm. Henry Lee


    Mary Frances Columbia Lee



    Sarah Ann Lee


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 1

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 25

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Caroline Robertson in household of Francis Robertson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caroline Robertson in entry for Joseph B. Whitehead, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Caroline Robertson in entry for Joseph B. Whitehead, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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