Katie Lee Tobias

about 1860–
Clarendon, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Katie

When Katie Lee Tobias was born about 1860, in Clarendon, South Carolina, United States, her father, A C Lee, was 38 and her mother, Mary Lee, was 17. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Samuel Thomas Tobias. She lived in Manning Township, Clarendon, South Carolina, United States in 1900.

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Samuel Thomas Tobias
Katie Lee Tobias
Annie May Tobias Lemmons
Hubert Tobias

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    Samuel Thomas Tobias





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World Events (8)


Age 0

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 36

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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Sources (3)

  • Kate Tobias in household of A C Lee, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lee Tobias in entry for Annie Tobias Lemmon, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Katie Lee in entry for Annie May Tobias, "South Carolina, Delayed Birth Certificates, 1766-1900"

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