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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Family Time Line

Maj. Thomas Seddon Taliaferro
1833–1918
Harriotte Hopkins Lee
1840–1916
Marriage: 28 November 1860
Hallie Seddon Taliaferro
1861–
Phillissa Laliaferro
1861–
Philippa Ludwell Taliaferro
1861–1949
Philippe Ludwell Taliaferro
1861–
Susan Seldon Taliaferro
1862–1866
Thomas Seddon Taliaferro
1864–1940
Seddon Laliaferro
1864–
Harriotte Lee Taliaferro
1871–1947
Hallie L. Taliaferro
1871–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 November 1860
Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia, United States
children

(9)

    Hallie Seddon Taliaferro

    Female1861–Female

    Phillissa Laliaferro

    Male1861–Male

    Female1861–1949Female

    Philippe Ludwell Taliaferro

    Female1861–Female

    Susan Seldon Taliaferro

    Female1862–1866Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Cassius Francis Lee

    Male1808–1890Male

    Hannah Philippa Hopkins

    Female1811–1841Female

siblings

(5)

    Cornelia Lee

    Female1835–1890Female

    William Ludwell Lee

    Male1838–1858Male

    Female1840–1916Female

    Sarah Lee

    Female1842–Female

    Casius Francis Lee

    Male1844–1892Male

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.
1846

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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