Nancy Lee

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Lee was born on 15 February 1757, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Ludwell Lee Sr., was 32 and her mother, Jane Jones, was 19. She married Capt. Rev. Bethuel Riggs on 15 February 1778, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She died after 27 July 1835, in Lincoln, Benton, Missouri, United States, and was buried in Sulphur Lick Cemetery, Millwood Township, Lincoln, Missouri, United States.

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Capt. Rev. Bethuel Riggs
Nancy Lee
Marriage: 15 February 1778
Jane Riggs
Margaret Riggs
Elizabeth Riggs
Gen Jonathan Riggs
Mary M Riggs
Margaret Riggs
Rebecca Riggs
Sarah Elizabeth Bell Riggs
Samuel Riggs
Nathaniel Riggs Sr.

Sources (6)

  • Nancy H. Lees, Lee, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Nancy Lee, 'Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830 - 1848' on MyHeritage
  • Unknown, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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1781 · The First Constitution

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

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.

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