Melinda Lee

1839–1892 (Age 52)
Otto,Cattaraugus,New York

The Life of Melinda

When Melinda Lee was born on 17 August 1839, her father, Daniel Lee, was 31 and her mother, Mary Cheney, was 21. She lived in Otto, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1860. She died on 21 January 1892, in Oberlin, Decatur, Kansas, United States, at the age of 52.

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Daniel Lee
Mary Cheney
Susan Lee
Melinda Lee
Sophia Caroline Lee
Milton Oliver Lee
Levi George Lee
Warren Hurd Lee
George Cheney Lee

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World Events (7)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

Kansas is the 34th state

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Melinda Lee in household of Daniel Lee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Malinda Lee in household of Daniel Lee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Velinda Lee in household of Daniel Lee, "United States Census, 1870"

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