Margaret Peggy Nelson

3 September 1805–24 September 1896 (Age 91)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Margaret Peggy

Margaret Peggy Nelson was born on 3 September 1805, in South Carolina, United States. She married Jesse Lee on 15 June 1828, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Wayne, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Civil District 14, Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died on 24 September 1896, in Waynesboro, Wayne, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Wayne, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Lee
Margaret Peggy Nelson
Marriage: 15 June 1828
John Lee
Joseph Lee
Delina C. "Jane" Lee
Martha Lee
Elizabeth Lee
Adaline Lee
Mary Ann (Polly) Lee
Nancy C. Lee
Chesley Christian Lee

Spouse and Children

15 June 1828
Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 17

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 24

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal, Anglo-Scandinavian forms of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic.2 Americanized spelling of the like-sounding Scandinavian names Nilsen , Nielsen , and Nilsson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Peggy Lee in household of Jessee Lee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Lee in household of Jessee Lee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Peggy Lee in household of Jeremiah Robnett, "United States Census, 1880"

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