Descendants of John Lee of England

Generation #3

Research Note: A preponderance of information for the first three generations of this Lee family was gleaned from "Descendants of John Lee in Bertie and Edgecombe County, North Carolina" by Henry Lee King dtd 1995.

Zachariah (2Joshua, 1John) Lee of Bladen/ Robeson Co NC

According to Jean Strickland in Who Lived Where in Wayne County, Samuel Lee was said to be the son of Zachariah Lee and Lucy Farmer of Robeson Co NC.

Zachariah Lee was born in about 1745 in Edgecombe Co NC where he grew up on his father's farm. On 10/11/1763 in Edgecombe Co NC, Zachariah married Lucy Farmer b. c. 1745 in Halifax Co NC.

Sometime after 2/1770 and before 1779, Zachariah and Lucy migrated to lands which would become Robeson Co NC and settled on Flowers Swamp of the Great Swamp. Zachariah and Lucy lived the remainder of their lives on the family farm. Zachariah died sometime before 1784; as Lucy is listed as "widow" in that land record.

In the 1786 Bladen Co NC Census, we find Lucy and six children in the household: four boys and two girls. To the best of our ability, the four boys are accounted for. However, Hester Lee who married Jordan Phillips may or may not be a member of this Lee household. Therefore, we continue to look for one if not two daughters of Zachariah and Lucy Lee.

After Zachariah's death, the majority of his children migrated south and west to Mississippi.

Edgecombe Co NC Deeds:
February 25, 1770. Isaac Farmer Sr., of Edgecombe deeded to Isaac Farmer Jr., for 40 pounds proclamation money, the home plantation of 200 acres north bank of Tossnott Swamp, witnessed by Jesse Farmer, Zachariah Lee, and William Blackburn.
Bladen County Grant Book, p. 395:
ZACHARIAH LEE 12 Nov 1779 600 acres on the W side of Drouning [sic] Creek [Lumber River] on the N E side of Indian Swamp, joining THOMAS ROWLAND and WILLIAM RUNNALS.
1818. Lewis Ivey of Roberson to Jacob Britt, 200 acres, w side of Lumber River, w side of Bear Pen Lake, patented Zachariah Lee, 1784.
Bladen Co NC Records:
Jesse Lee of Robeson to Lewis Ivey, w side of Drowning Creek, w side of Bearpen Lake, patented to Zachariah Lee, Nov. 7, 1784. Witn. William Coleman, Joel Dawson. Nov. 11, 1802.

Research Note: In 1786, Bladen, Lucy Lee had 4 white males under 21, and 3 white females (including herself) so Lucy still had six children at home in 1786.

Males Born
After
# Lee Females # Lee
21+      

All

3 Lucy
Hester
Unknown
20- 1765 4 Jesse
Everett
Samuel
William
Robeson Co Deeds:
Lucy Lee was granted 100 acres on Flower's Swamp.
Males Born
After
# Lee Females # Lee
18+   2 Jesse
Samuel

All

2 Lucy
Hester
17- 1778 1 William
1797. H. Brown, sheriff of Robeson Co., to Jesse Lee, 100 acres on Flowers Swamp, land of Lucy Lee sold at auction at estate settlement.   
Males  Born
After
#  Females Born
After
#
45+   45+   1 Lucy
25-44 1755   25-44 1755
18-25 1775 1 Jacob 18-25 1775
10-15 1785   10-15 1785
to-10 1790   to-10 1790  
Robeson Co NC Records:
Feb. 6, 1801. Lewis Ivey of Robeson to James Suggs, 100 acres on Flowers Swamp, beginning at John Lambert's corner, w side of swamp. Witn. Stephen Starling, Lucy Lee.
Oct. 31, 1803. Lewis Ivey of Robeson to William Ward, 100 acres on Flowers Swamp between Zachariah Lee's and Thomas Little.
Witn. Isaac Bledsoe, Everett Lee, who proved the deed in April 1804.

    Children

    1. Daughter Lee

Research Note: From the 1786 Bladen Co NC Census, there is a missing daughter for Zachariah and Lucy Lee. And by 1790, she is out of the house. Nothing more is know about this daughter.

    2. Jacob Lee

Robeson Co NC Records:
Jan. 1, 1795. Isaac Lee deeds to Jacob Lee, 100 acres on Flowers Swamp, Robeson Co., NC. Deed witnesses by William Murphey and George Field. 
Robeson Co NC Records:
July 15, 1795. Isaac Lee deeds to Jesse Lee, land on west side of Bearpen Lake, Robeson Co., NC. Deed witnessed by Jacob Lee and William Murphey.
Robeson Co NC Records:
1/1/1795. Jacob Lee received from Isaac Lee 100 acres on Flowers Swamp.
Witnesses William Murphey and George Field.
Jacob Lee appointed to oversee road. April 5, 1802.
Robeson Co NC Records:
June 10, 1802. Lewis Ivey of Robeson to John Britt of Robeson, 50 acres, w side of Drowning Creek, both sides of Levings Branch, n of Benj. Britt's line. 
Witn. Benj. Britt, Jacob Lee.
Robeson Co NC Records:
Jan 31, 1803. Isaac Lee receives from Jacob Lee land on Flowers Swamp.
Wit. Stephen Sterling and Hugh Watts.

    3. Isaac Lee

Robeson Co NC Records:
Isaac Lee deeds to Jesse Lee acreage on west side of Drowning Creek.
Robeson Co NC Records:
Jan. 1, 1795. Isaac Lee deeds to Jacob Lee, 100 acres on Flowers Swamp, Robeson Co., NC. Deed witnesses by William Murphey and George Field.
Robeson Co NC Records:
July 15, 1795. Isaac Lee deeds to Jesse Lee, land on west side of Bearpen Lake, Robeson Co., NC. Deed witnessed by Jacob Lee and William Murphey.
Robeson Co NC Deeds:
July 15, 1795. Jesse Lee received from Isaac Lee acreage on west side of Bearpen Lake. Wit: Jacob Lee and William Murphey.
Robeson Co NC Records:
Jan 31, 1803. Isaac Lee receives from Jacob Lee land on Flowers Swamp.
Wit. Stephen Sterling and Hugh Watts.

    4. Jesse Lee

Robeson Co NC Records:
1/1795. Isaac Lee deeds to Jesse Lee acreage on west side of Drowning Creek.
Robeson Co NC Deeds:
July 15, 1795. Jesse Lee received from Isaac Lee acreage on west side of Bearpen Lake. Wit: Jacob Lee and William Murphey.
Robeson Co NC Deeds:
H. Brown, sheriff of Robeson Co., to Jesse Lee, 100 acres on Flowers Swamp, land of Lucy Lee sold at auction at estate settlement.
Males  Born
After
#  Females Born
After
#
45+   45+  
25-44 1755 1 Jesse 25-44 1755
18-25 1775 0   18-25 1775 1 Nancy
10-15 1785 0   10-15 1785
to-10 1790 1 Asa to-10 1790 1 Ann
Robeson Co NC Records:
Nov. 11, 1802. Jesse Lee of Robeson to Lewis Ivey, w side of Drowning Creek, w side of Bearpen Lake, patented to Zachariah Lee, Nov. 7, 1784.
Witn. William Coleman, Joel Dawson.
Robeson Co NC Record:
1803. Jesse Lee to Lewis Evey, 200 acres on Drowning Creek.
Robeson Co NC Deeds:
1806. (John?) Lewis to Jesse Lee, 42 acres on west side of Flowers Swamp.
Research Note: John Lewis and Delilah Powell of Robeson Co NC are the purported parents of Nancy Lewis who married Jesse Lee.
Males Born After

#

Lee Females Born After # Lee
45+   1 Jesse 45+   0  
25-44 1775 0 25-44 1775 1 Nancy
18-25 1795 1 Asa 16-25 1795 1 Sally
16-18 1802 1 Benjamin
10-15 1805 1 Henry Monroe 10-15 1805 1 Obedience
to 10 1810 0   to 10 1810 3 Macey
Nancy
Eliza
Males Born After # Lee Females Born After # Lee
100+   0   100+   0  
to 100 1730 0   to 100 1730 0  
to 90 1740 0   to 90 1740 0  
to 80 1750 0   to 80 1750 0  
to 70 1760 1 Jesse to 70 1760 0  
to 60 1770 0   to 60 1770 0  
to 50 1780 0   to 50 1780 0  
to 40 1790 0   to 40 1790 1 Jane
to 30 1800 0   to 30 1800 0  
to 20 1810 0   to 20 1810 0  
to 15 1815 0   to 15 1815 1 Eliza
to 10 1820 0   to 10 1820 1 C. [Charity]
to 5 1825 0   to 5 1825 0  
1850 Federal Census: Marion County, Mississippi
HN   FN   LAST FIRST NAME     AGE SEX  OCCUP.   BIRTH
======================================================
282  286  Lee  Jesse           77  M   Farming  N.C.
          Lee  Jane            50  F            N.C.
          Lee  Ben             20  M            Mis
          Lee  C. [Charity]    15  F            Mis

    5. Everett Lee

Males Born
After
# Lee Females # Lee
18+   1 Everett

All

2 Charlotte
Alice
17- 1778 0  
Robeson Co NC Records:
1801. Everett Lee of Richmond Co. from Benjamin Lee and Sarah Atkinson, west side of Hog Swamp. Witnesses Joseph Lee and Absalom Atkinson.
Oct. 31, 1803. Lewis Ivey of Robeson to William Ward, 100 acres on Flowers Swamp between Zachariah Lee's and Thomas Little.
Witn. Isaac Bledsoe, Everett Lee, who proved the deed in April 1804.
Males Born
After
# Lee Females # Lee
21+   1 Everett   1 Charlotte
21- 1789 0   1789 2 Alice
Unknown
Males Born After

#

Lee Females Born After # Lee
45+   1 Everett 45+   0  
25-44 1775 0   25-44 1775 1 Charlotte
18-25 1795 0   16-25 1795 0  
16-18 1802 0  
10-15 1805 0   10-15 1805 0  
to 10 1810 0   to 10 1810 0  
Marion Co MS Deed:
March 10, 1828 Everett Lee and Charlotte Lee his wife deed to John Barnes for $300 a piece of land N 1/2 section of fractional section 19, T 1, R 17 W; that is to say to divide said fractional section by a line from the half mile post on the W. to line, containing 320 acres. Bounded by John Applewhite, West by Jacob Pope, South by James Lee, and East by John Pope. Witness; William Pope, J.P.
Marion Co MS Deed:
David and Alice Ford deed 80 acres to Everett Lee for $600 land on Pearl River in the district of lands offered for sale at St. Stephens, AL. Alice Ford relinquishes dower. July 18, 1829

Marion Co MS Deed:
David and Alice Ford his wife deed 319 acres to Everett Lee for $1200 tracts of land in section 35, T 2, R 18 W. 1/2 beginning on Pearl River; Another tract S.W. quarter of section 25, T 2 of R 18 W, 160 acres (of the lands directed to be sold at St. Stephens, Alabama.) Dated July 18, 1829.

    6. Samuel Lee, Sr. b. 1772 Bladen Co NC

    7. William Lee

Males Born After # Lee Females Born After # Lee
100+   0   100+   0  
to 100 1730 0   to 100 1730 0  
to 90 1740 0   to 90 1740 0  
to 80 1750 0   to 80 1750 0  
to 70 1760 0   to 70 1760 0  
to 60 1770 1 William to 60 1770 1 Susannah
to 50 1780 0   to 50 1780 0  
to 40 1790 0   to 40 1790 0  
to 30 1800 1 John to 30 1800 0  
to 20 1810 0   to 20 1810 0  
to 15 1815 0   to 15 1815 0  
to 10 1820 0   to 10 1820 0  
to 5 1825 0   to 5 1825 0  

    8. Hester Lee

Hester may not be a member of this household. More recent research leads to the possibility that Hester is the daughter of Joshua Lee II and Eleanor.

2/1/1796. Recorded Deed Robeson County Court House.
This Indenture made the first day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety six, between Joshua Lee Senr of the one part and Jordan Phillips of the other part planter both of the County of Robeson and State of North Carolina. Witnesseth that the said Joshua Lee for and in consideration of the Sum of Ten pounds current money of this state to him in hand paid by the said Jordan Phillips. . .the said Joshua Lee hath granted. . .to the said Phillips his heirs and assign forever, a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres of land, lying and being in our County of Robeson, On the great swamp. . .To have and To hold the said bargained from his to the said Jordan Phillips his heirs and assigns forever and the said Joshua Lee for him and his heirs the said bargained premises against him his heirs and against all and every other person or persons whatever shall and will forever defend by these present.
In Witness whereof the said Joshua Lee hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered in the presence of us Joshua Lee  (Seal), Joshua Lee, Junr., Stephen Lee
Robeson County January Term 1802. This Deed was proved in open court by the oath of Joshua Lee and order to be registered   J. Barnes   C.C. 

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