Robert Lee

9 June 1809–5 April 1855 (Age 45)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

Robert Lee was born on 9 June 1809, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Jeanette Johnson about 1831, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hazle Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 5 April 1855, in Hazleton, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Shickshinny, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Robert Lee
Jeanette Johnson
Marriage: about 1831
Margaret Macintosh Lee
Mrs. Margret Jane Lee
John Lee
Robert Scotty Lee
Joseph A Lee
Joseph Lee
James Lee
Agnes Weir Lee

Spouse and Children

about 1831
Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 2

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 13

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

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)

  • Robert Lee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert Lees, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • 1850 United States Federal Census

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