William Lee

29 January 1844–14 June 1856 (Age 12)
Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Lee was born on 29 January 1844, in Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Lee, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Ann Roebuck, was 22. He died on 14 June 1856, in Bear Creek Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 12, and was buried in Bear Creek Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lee
1822–1907
Sarah Ann Roebuck
1821–1909
Mary Lee
1841–1842
William Lee
1844–1856
Fanny Lee
1845–1924
Elizabeth Lee
1846–1891
George Lee
1849–1849
Samuel Lee
1851–1929
Chancy Charles Lee
1853–1941
Sarah Ann Lewis
1853–1920
Sarah Ann Lee
1855–1892
Leah Jane Lee
1858–1858
Rosilla Lee
1861–1948
Phoebe Rosanna Lee
1862–1942
Hannah Rebecca Lee
1865–1942

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

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World Events (3)

1846
Age 2
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846
Age 2
Iowa is the 29th state.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 10
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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Young, Sang, Jae, Jong, Jung, Sung, Yong, Kyung, Seung, Dong, Kwang, Myung.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’.English: habitational name from any of the many places in England named with Old English lēah ‘wood, glade’, including Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.

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

Possible Related Names

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Layman
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Story Highlight

John and Sarah Thomas Family handcart pioneers

John Lee, born 1822 in Mizson, England and Sarah Roebuck born 1821 in Mizson and both baptized there. Soon after they spent 6 weeks on the ship “Enoch Train” traveling from England to Boston. They cam …

Sources (3)

  • William Lee in household of John Lee, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Lee, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Lee, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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