William Henry Lee

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Lee was born on 12 May 1827, in Clarendon, Orleans, New York, United States, his father, Ezekiel Lee, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Strong, was 31. He married Harriet Amelia Carter on 11 March 1849, in Carterville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 25 November 1910, in Woodruff, Rich, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Woodruff Cemetery, Woodruff, Rich, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (74)

Do you know William Henry? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Henry Lee
Harriet Amelia Carter
Marriage: 11 March 1849
Daniel Carter Lee
George Clinton Lee
Helen Marr Lee
William Henry Lee
Orin Strong Lee
Dr. Ezekiel Lee
Harriet Elizabeth Lee
Ruth Clarissa Lee
Henry Lee
Jethro Foster Lee
Jabez Carter Lee
Robert Edmund Lee
Franklin Lee

Sources (82)

  • William H Lee, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William H Lee, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Young, Sang, Jae, Jong, Jung, Sung, Yong, Kyung, Seung, Dong, Kwang, Myung.

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’.

English: habitational name from any of the many places in England named with Old English lēah ‘wood, glade’, including Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

William Henry Lee/bishop/member of House of Representatives, Utah Legislature

Mormon Bishop and (1882) member of the House of Representatives, Utah Legislature. William Henry Lee was called by President Brigham Young to move to Woodruff, Utah, to become the bishop of the new …

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.