Patience Lee

24 February 1769–
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Patience

When Patience Lee was born on 24 February 1769, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Lee, was 31 and her mother, Hannah Briggs, was 27. She was buried in South Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Lee
1737–1804
Hannah Briggs
1742–
Samuel Lee
1764–1844
Bethia Lee
1766–
Patience Lee
1769–
George Briggs Lee
1772–
Hannah Lee
1775–
Zilpha Lee
1778–1798

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 7

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 7

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 31

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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 (2)

  • Patience Lee, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Patience Lee Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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