Harriotte Hopkins Lee

15 April 1840–18 December 1916 (Age 76)
Alexandria, Virginia, United States

The Life of Harriotte Hopkins

When Harriotte Hopkins Lee was born on 15 April 1840, in Alexandria, Virginia, United States, her father, Cassius Francis Lee, was 31 and her mother, Hannah Philippa Hopkins, was 28. She married Maj. Thomas Seddon Taliaferro on 28 November 1860, in Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Ware Magisterial District, Gloucester, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 December 1916, in Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Maj. Thomas Seddon Taliaferro
Harriotte Hopkins Lee
Marriage: 28 November 1860
Hallie Seddon Taliaferro
Phillissa Laliaferro
Philippa Ludwell Taliaferro
Philippe Ludwell Taliaferro
Susan Seldon Taliaferro
Thomas Seddon Taliaferro
Seddon Laliaferro
Harriotte Lee Taliaferro
Hallie L. Taliaferro

Spouse and Children

28 November 1860
Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia, United States


    Hallie Seddon Taliaferro


    Phillissa Laliaferro



    Philippe Ludwell Taliaferro


    Susan Seldon Taliaferro


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Parents and Siblings

    Cassius Francis Lee


    Hannah Philippa Hopkins




    Cornelia Lee


    William Ludwell Lee



    Sarah Lee


    Casius Francis Lee


World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 21

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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)

  • Harriet Laliaferro in household of T S Laliaferro, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriet H Taliaferro in household of T S Taliaferro, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harriet H. Lee, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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