Abijah Lee

before 21 September 1745–30 April 1786 (Age 39)
Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abijah

Abijah Lee was born before 21 September 1745, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. He had at least 1 daughter with Dorcas Woolsey. He died on 30 April 1786, in Yorktown, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, White Plains, Westchester, New York, United States.

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Abijah Lee
1745–1786
Dorcas Woolsey
1749–1805
Priscilla Lee
1784–1875

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 30

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 30

New York is the 11th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 35

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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  • Abijah Lee, "Find A Grave Index"

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