Melinda Lee

1816–1876 (Age 60)
Lees Station, Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Melinda

When Melinda Lee was born in 1816, in Lees Station, Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Lee Jr, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Anna Brock, was 32. She had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Anthony Chappell. She lived in Campbell, Georgia, United States in 1850. She died on 3 November 1876, in Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery, Sycamore, Talladega, Alabama, United States.

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Melinda Lee
Anthony Chappell
Sarah Elizabeth Chappell
William M. Chappell
Harriett Matilda Chappell
Isaac Green Chappell
Nancy Ann Chappell
Alexander Edwin Chappell
Martha J. Chappell

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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · Constitution of 1819

Age 3

The Alabama Enabling Act was signed on March 2, 1819, by President James Monroe. This enabled the people to form a constitution and state government which paved the way for Alabama to enter the union.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 16

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Malinda Chapel in household of Anthony Chapel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Malinda in entry for Mattie Chappell, "Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Malinda Lee in entry for Harriet Landon, "Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974"

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