Melinda Lee

1822–1856 (Age 34)
Orange, Indiana, United States

The Life of Melinda

When Melinda Lee was born on 13 February 1822, in Orange, Indiana, United States, her father, Spencer Lee, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Teagarden, was 21. She married Harry Harrison Webb on 7 September 1837, in Orange, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 1 April 1856, at the age of 34, and was buried in Orleans, Orange, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melinda Lee
1822–1856
Harry Harrison Webb
1819–1856
Marriage: 7 September 1837
Elizabeth Webb
1834–
Benjamin Webb
1836–1932
Millie Ann Webb
1839–1902
Sarah A. Webb
1843–1902
Matilda Webb
1848–
Emma Webb
1851–1931
Willie Webb
1852–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
7 September 1837
Orange, Indiana, United States
children

(7)

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 3

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 10

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 (2)

  • Malinda Lee, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Milinda Lee, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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