Melinda Lee

1816–1899 (Age 82)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Melinda

When Melinda Lee was born on 14 October 1816, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Samuel Lee, was 33 and her mother, Mary Ann Thomas, was 28. She married Wiliam Philips Moon on 14 November 1833, in Butler, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Union Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 14 August 1899, in Fulton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Moon Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melinda Lee
Wiliam Philips Moon
Marriage: 14 November 1833
Sarah Ellen Moon
George W. Moon
George W Moon
Sidney R. Moon
Dewitt Moon
Mary Jane Moon
Henry H. Moon
William Moon
Elizabeth A. Moon

Spouse & Children

14 November 1833
Butler, Ohio, United States


  • Sarah Ellen Moon


  • George W. Moon


  • Male1838–1916Male

  • Sidney R. Moon


  • Dewitt Moon


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Lee


  • Mary Ann Thomas




  • Sarah Price Lee


  • Female1816–1899Female

  • Samuel T. Lee


  • Marcy Jane Lee


World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 2

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 9

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 25

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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 Moore in household of William Moore, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Melinna Moon in household of William Moon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Melinna Moon in household of William Moon, "United States Census, 1870"

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