Descendants of John Lee of England

Generation #3

Jesse (2Joshua, 1John) Lee, Sr. of Robeson Co NC (Conjecture)

DAR records show Jesse Lee of Robeson Co NC married Judith Shelley of the Shelley Family of Isle of Wight Co VA, and the new markers at the Jesse Lee Cemetery specify "his wife Judith Shelley." Since the new markers were emplaced, information has been discovered which proves that the Judith Shelley who married Rev. Jesse Lee was living in Dinwiddie Co VA next door to her brother Daniel Shelley even after 1800.

Other researchers have stated that Jesse Lee married Miriam Baggett. The 1803 Robeson Co NC probate for Reading Baggett lists Miriam as a sister married to an "h. Jesse Lee." That Miriam would have been born no earlier than 1760, and her children would have been born nearly twenty years after Jesse's children. And recently, there has come to light a previously unknown record for the 7/4/1801 marriage of Jesse See and Miriam Baggett in Richmond Co GA. This Miriam Baggett was alive until after the 1850 Meriwether Co GA Census (b. 1767 in North Carolina.).

According to other researchers and previously recorded here, Jesse married again later in life. Reportedly in about 1800 in Robeson Co NC, Jesse married Treacy Hester. But, that was Jesse Lee, Jr. s/o Jesse Lee, Sr.

Jesse Lee was born in 1735 in Bertie County, North Carolina. In 1741 Edgecombe Co split from Bertie Co. And, in about 1760, Jesse married Elizabeth Lee b. c. 1740. Proof comes from the 6/1760 Edgecombe Co NC probate record.

In 2/1761 Jesse is next found in Edgecombe Co records where he purchased land from Frances Ivy. And, we know of Jesse primarily from his service in the Revolutionary War (1776-1783).

The Jesse Lee, Sr. family is enumerated in the 1790 Robeson Co NC Census. And, many family members are also found in the immediate area--brother John, Sr., Lucy the widow of brother Zachariah, and other Lee men: Joseph, Jesse, Stephen, and Everett.

Either after Jesse's death or late in his life, something happened which prompted the majority of his children to migrate toward the Pearl River of Mississippi. All migration is characterized by push factors which prompt the move and pull factors which determine the destination. A discussion of these factors is found at Lee Migration.

According to the marker on Jesse's grave, Jesse died in 1816. However on 5/1/1807, Jesse's heirs transferred a portion of their inheritance (a slave named Charity) to William Starling. From this date, it is reasonable to believe that Jesse died in 1806 after writing his will. Jesse and his wife are buried on the family farm (vic Fairmont NC). His grave is marked with a DAR plaque showing his service.

Jesse Lee
born 1735 - died 1816
[Actually died 1806]
[Incorrect Information]
his wife Judith Shelley
born 1738 - died 1795

 

Revolutionary Soldier
Jesse Lee
1776-1783
placed by the
Col. Thomas
Robeson Chapter DAR.
 
Edgecombe Co NC Record:
June 4, 1760. Jesse and Elizabeth Lee were witnesses to the will of Phillis Williams.
Edgecombe Co NC Deed Book 1, p. 224:
3/19/1762 JOSHUA LEE (mark) of Duplin Co., N.C. to his son, JESSE LEE, of Edgecombe Co., March 19, 1762, for love and affection a tract of 100 acres on the north bank of Contentnea Creek adjoining Jacob Barnes, it being part of a deed granted to said Joshua Lee for 600 acres bearing date 1760. Wit: Jacob Barnes, William Barnes.
Edgecombe Co NC Deed Book 3, p. 224:
16 Feb 1778, recorded Oct 1778. Jesse Lee of Bladen Co to William Dickson of Edge. Co for 171 pounds, five shillings proc money, a tract of land containing 100 acres at . . .Schoolhouse Branch and . . .Little Swamp. . .being part of a tract purchased by the aforesaid Jesse Lee of Francis Ivey 24 Feb 1761.
Signed: Jesse Lee. Wit: Nathan Daniel, Joseph Daniel, Josiah Daniel, proved by Joel Dickinson.
Entered 1778, Issued 1779. Jesse Lee in Bladen, Grant # 273. 100 acres on the west side of Drowning Creek and on the west side of Hogg Swamp.

Entered 1779, Issued 1791. Jesse Lee, Sr. in Robeson. NC grant #643, 150 acres on east side of Hogg Swamp.

Jesse LEE:
972 acs,
2 negroes over 10 & under 40,
1 negro over 5 & under 10,
5 horses, 40 head cattle
Robeson County Deed Book A, p. 308:
22 Jan 1780. Francis Ivey and Joel Pittman witnesses to deed of Thomas Rowland to Jesse Lee for land on Indian Swamp adjoining patents to John Sterling and John Willis.
Entered 1780, Issued 1789. Jesse Lee Bladen NC Land Grant 1437, 400 acres on east side of Hog Swamp near or joining John Smith’s line.
Jesse LEE Sr.
white males 21-60 (1)
white males under 21 & over 60 (4)
white females (4)
blacks 12-50 (2)
No enter date, issued 1789. Jesse Lee  Bladen, NC Land Grant 1435, 250 acres on Hog swamp joining John Smith’s lower line.
Males Born
After
# Lee Females # Lee
18+   1 Jesse, Sr.

All

4 Wife
Sarah
Mary
Unknown
17- 1778 1 Benjamin

Will of Jesse LEE Sr., 1806
Transcribed by Sandra Cook

NORTH CAROLINA, ROBESON COUNTY IN THE SUPERIOR COURT:
In the name of God Amen I Jesse lee of Robeson County and State of North Carolina being in perfect health and of sound sence and memory thanks be given to Almighty God for his mercy and calling to mind the mortality of my body I recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the dust from whence it came to be entered in a decent manner hoping to receive the same at the general resurrection: and as for what worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with I give bequeath and dispose of in the following manner
(Viz) I give and bequeath to my son Jesse Lee the sum of one hundred Dollars,
Item I give unto Daniel Drinkwater one Dollar,
Item I give unto my grand son John Drinkwater one hundred Dollars and one gun,
Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Keziah Drinkwater one Hundred Dollars, and to Elizabeth Drinkwater I give one negroe girl named Ester and fifty Dollars in money,
Item my will and desire is that my negroe girl Charity to labour for my Daughter Obedience Sterling during her natural life and after her death my will and desire further is that said girl should then belong to the rest of my children that is now living to be sold and the money Equally divided or as they may otherwise agree,
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Pope one negroe girl named Ginnah to will. and dispose of as she pleases
Item I give unto my grandson Felix Loe the plantation whereon I now live and the land belonging to it the Legacies before mentioned my will and desire it shall be paid up after my death and not before Except the one given to Sarah Pope and the one lent to Obedience Sterling which two my desire is should remain in their possession from this time agreeable to the dictates of this will, all the reminder of my property which I am now, or may be possessed with at my death my will and desire is should be sold and the money Equally divided amongst all my children that is now living Except my Daughter Obedience Starling to whom I give one Dollar and no more-I appoint my son Benjamin Lee and Joseph Lee my Executors to this my last will and Testament

In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this 23 day of June 1806 in presence of Test Wiley  Barnes, Test Joshua Pitman. Jesse Lee, Senr. (Seal).

Robeson County August Term 1806:
This will was proved in open Court by the oath of Wiley Barnes and ordered to be registered. C. J. McQueen D C

Robeson Co NC Transfer:
Jacob Pope & others to William Starling, State of North Carolina, Robeson County: Know all men by there presents that we for the natural love and affection which we bear for our brother in law William Sterling do give grant and confirm in him our right and title of a certain negro girl named Charity which was given to him by one Jesse Lee during the natural lifetime of his wife Obedience Starling by Will after which time she is to belong to the rest of the heirs of the said Jesse Lee according to said Will. We as a part of the lawful heirs of the said Jesse Lee do hearby relinquish all our rights  titles or claims to the sd girl unto him the said William Sterling and his heirs forever.  In witness whereof we do hereunto set our hand and seals.  this 1st day of May 1807.
Signed: Jacob Pope, Benjamin Lee, Joseph Lee, Stephen Lee, Jesse Lee, Willis Loe, Benjamin Lee, John Drinkwater, Joshua Herring, John Barnes, Beedey Hester.
Wit: James Terry, Richard Smith, John Miller.

Robeson County February Term 1819
This release was proved in open court by the oaths of Richard Smith and James Terry and ordered to be registered. Richd C. Bunting [?] clk

    Children

Research note: The names of the children of Jesse and Elizabeth Lee can be gleaned from the previously cited 5/1807 Record of Transfer.

The Lee sons: Benjamin Lee, Joseph Lee, Stephen Lee, Jesse Lee, Jr.;
The Lee daughters: William Starling, husband of Obedience Lee; Jacob Pope, husband of Sarah Lee; Willis Loe, husband of Mary Keziah Lee; John Drinkwater, son of Daniel Drinkwater and Penelope Elizabeth Lee;
Spouses of unknown daughters: Beedey Hester, Joshua Herring; John Barnes

    1. Obedience Lee

Males Born
After
# Starling Females # Starling
18+   1 William

All

1 Obedience
17- 1778 0  

Will of Jesse LEE Sr., 1816. 
Item my will and desire is that my negroe girl Charity to labour for my Daughter Obedience Sterling during her natural life and after her death my will and desire further is that said girl should then belong to the rest of my children that is now living to be sold and the money Equally divided or as they may otherwise agree. . .all the reminder of my property which I am now, or may be possessed with at my death my will and desire is should be sold and the money Equally divided amongst all my children that is now living Except my Daughter Obedience Starling to whom I give one Dollar and no more.

Robeson Co NC Transfer:
Jacob Pope & others to William Sterling, State of North Carolina, Robeson County: Know all men by there presents that we for the natural love and affection which we bear for our brother in law William Sterling do give grant and confirm in him our right and title of a certain negro girl named Charity which was given to him by one Jesse Lee during the natural lifetime of his wife Obedience Starling by Will after which time she is to belong to the rest of the heirs of the said Jesse Lee according to said Will we as a part of the lawful heirs of the said Jesse Lee do hearby relinquish all our rights  titles or claims to the sd girl unto him the said William Sterling and his heirs forever.  In witness whereof we do hereunto set our hand and seals.  this 1st day of May 1807.

    2. Jesse Lee, Jr.

Bladen Co NC Records:
Nov. 16, 1782. Samuel Smith to Jesse Lee Jr., between Ashpole Swamp and Hog Swamp.
Bladen Co NC Deed Book 1, p. 54:
7 Feb 1785. Samuel SMITH of Johnston Co., NC to
Jesse LEE Jr. . . .100 acs E side of Ashpole ... adj lands of John ROWLAND.
Wit John ROWLAND, Joseph LEE. Nov Term 1785. CC John WHITE.
Jesse LEE Jr.
White males 21-60 (1)
white males under 21 & 0ver 60 (3)
White females (3)
Bladen Co NC Deed Book , 1 p. 288:
3 April 1786. Isaac Lamb of SC to
Jesse LEE 100 acs on W. side Drowning Creek on a swamp called Hogg Swamp ... granted to Mary LAMB on 25th ... 1735.
Wit. Hardy INMAN, Isham PITMAN, David ROZER.
Nov term 1788 by Hardy INMAN. CC John WHITE.
Males Born
After
# Lee Females # Lee
18+   1 Jesse

All

4 Traecy
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
17- 1778 2 Bro. Benjamin
Unknown
Males  Born
After
#  Females Born
After
#
45+   45+  
25-44 1755 1 Jesse, Jr. 25-44 1755 1 Traecy
18-25 1775 0 18-25 1775 0
10-15 1785 0 10-15 1785 2 Unknown
Unknown
to-10 1790 2 Unknown
Unknown
to-10 1790 2 Unknown
Unknown

Will of Jesse LEE Sr., 1816. 
(Viz) I give and bequeath to my son Jesse Lee the sum of one hundred Dollars.

Robeson Co NC Transfer:
Jacob Pope & others to William Sterling, State of North Carolina, Robeson County: . . this 1st day of May 1807.
Jacob Pope, Benjamin Lee, Joseph Lee, Stephen Lee, Jesse Lee, Willis Loe, Benjamin Lee, John Drinkwater, Joshua Herring, John Barnes, Beedey Hester.
Will of Jesse Lee, Jr.:
12/6/1815. "for love and affection to my two youngest children Benjamin Lee and Rosy Lee, plantation on Ashpole Swamp, reserved for life time use for himself and his wife Treacy".
Witn. A. Taylor and George Moore, Dec. 6, 1815, Robeson Co., NC.

        Benjamin Lee

        Rosanna Lee

    3. Joseph Lee

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

All

4 Anne
Elizabeth
Josephine
Susan
17- 1778 0  
Robeson County Deed Abstracts 1793-1797:
1793 - Robeson County, NC - Robert Edwards (Cumberland County) to
Joseph Lee (Robeson County), 7 Jan 1793; £40, 200a on Old Field Swamp of Tadpole, adj. Mary Lamb. Wit: Zachariah Butler & Edward Alsobrook. The above land was patent by Isaac Lamb in March 1775 & conveyed to Robert Edwards by sd Lamb on 2 April 1775. Registered in Bladen County in Bk. A. page 329. At January term 1795 Court a Dedemus was issued to Joseph Thames, Esq. In Cumberland County to take examination of Zachariah Butler, a witness to this deed. Joseph Thames, Esq. Certified that Zachariah Butler came before him made oath that he saw Robert Edwards sign and deliver this deed to Joseph Lee.

Research note: The Lamb family of Robeson were "Free persons of color" who owned considerable property on Old Field and Hogg Swamps vic Fairmont NC. The Lees were not only buying land from but living amongst Black folks.

Bladen Co NC Deeds (1794):
Joseph Lee of Robeson County to Dennis Lennon, 100 acres on a fork of Horsepen Branch, Great Swamp.

Will of Jesse LEE Sr., 1816. 
I appoint my son Benjamin Lee and Joseph Lee my Executors to this my last will and Testament

Robeson Co NC Transfer:
Jacob Pope & others to William Sterling, State of North Carolina, Robeson County: . . this 1st day of May 1807.
Jacob Pope, Benjamin Lee, Joseph Lee, Stephen Lee, Jesse Lee, Willis Loe, Benjamin Lee, John Drinkwater, Joshua Herring, John Barnes, Beedey Hester.

    4. Penelope Elizabeth Lee

Males Born
After
# Drinkwater Females # Drinkwater
18+   1 Daniel

All

2 Penelope Elizabeth
Keziah
17- 1778 2 Unknown
Unknown

Will of Jesse LEE Sr., 1816. 
Item I give unto Daniel Drinkwater one Dollar,
Item I give unto my grand son John Drinkwater one hundred Dollars and one gun,
Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Keziah Drinkwater one Hundred Dollars, and to Elizabeth Drinkwater I give one negroe girl named Ester and fifty Dollars in money,

Males  Born
After
# Drinkwater  Females Born
After
# Drinkwater
45+   45+  
25-44 1765 1 Daniel 25-44 1765 1 Unknown
16-25 1785 16-25 1785 1 Unknown
10-15 1795 10-15 1795 0
to-10 1800 to-10 1800 1 Unknown

    5. Stephen Lee

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

All

1 Spouse
17- 1778 0  
Robeson Co NC Transfer:
Jacob Pope & others to William Sterling, State of North Carolina, Robeson County: . . this 1st day of May 1807.
Signed: Jacob Pope, Benjamin Lee, Joseph Lee, Stephen Lee, Jesse Lee, Willis Loe, Benjamin Lee, John Drinkwater, Joshua Herring, John Barnes, Beedey Hester.
10 Mar 1808 GA. Passport to travel through Creek Nation issued to James GRAHAM and Henry ROUTEN. Same day to: Matthew LaFOY and family, Stephen LEE and family, John SLATER.
3 M -10, 1 M 16-26, 1 M 26-45 and 1 F 10-16 and 1 F 26-45
2 M -10, 3 M 10-16 and 1 M over 45; 1 F -10, 1 F 26-45
1 M 10-15, 1 M 15-20 and 1 M 60-70 and 1 F 50-60

    6. General Benjamin Lee

Will of Jesse LEE Sr., 1816. 
I appoint my son Benjamin Lee and Joseph Lee my Executors to this my last will and Testament

Robeson Co NC Transfer:
Jacob Pope & others to William Sterling, State of North Carolina, Robeson County: . . this 1st day of May 1807.
Jacob Pope, Benjamin Lee, Joseph Lee, Stephen Lee, Jesse Lee, Willis Loe, Benjamin Lee, John Drinkwater, Joshua Herring, John Barnes, Beedey Hester.
2/11/1830. Hugh McGowan and Augustus J. Bracey deed to Charles D. Learned for $200 land formerly known as McGowans Gin Lott bounded on East and South by lands of the estate of General Benjamin Lee, deed by Pearl River, containing 1 square acre of land; also a town lot in Columbia, #16 on Main Street formerly known as Mellon's Lott, containing 120 square feet.
Marion Co MS Deed:
Christiana Robertson for love and affection which she bears to daughter Rebecca Haines. . .September 15, 1818.
Witness; James Phillips Jr. & Benjamin Lee. James Phillips.
Males Born After

#

Lee Females Born After # Lee
45+   0   45+   1 Charity
25-44 1775 2 Benjamin
Unknown
25-44 1775 0  
18-25 1795 2 Unknown
Unknown
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 Record:
Bond: Mary (Willis) Barnes, Benjamin Lee & John Regan are bound to Isaac Brakefield, acting Judge of the Orphan Court, for $10,000. Dated Sept. 25, 1820. Mary Barnes is to administer the estate of William Barnes, Recd. Sept 8, 1920.
Marion Co MS Deed:
Samuel Perkins for $105 sells to James Thigpen a tract of land on the west side of Pearl River. Dated January 28, 1822.
Witness: Benjamin Lee and James B. Tucker.
Marion Co MS Deed:
December 1, 1823, Dougal McLaughlin to Thomas Downing for $174 land on west side of Pearl River, Range 14.
Witness; John Ragan, Benjamin Lee.
Merry Barcey had Mrs. Elizabeth McLoughlin, wife of Dugald McLoughlin, privately questioned; she voluntarily relinquishes all claims on above land.
Marion Co MS Deed:
Alfred C. Moore, Benjamin Lee and Charles Stovall are bound to Walter Leake for $6,000, dated August 15, 1825. Alfred C. Moore duly elected sheriff. Securities approved August 5, 1825, by James Phillips.
Marion Co MS Deed:
Bond: Quiney Lewis, Martin Lewis, John Rawls, Benjamin Lee, and John Ryan bound to Gerard Brandon, Governor of Miss., for $6000, dated August 14, 1827. Quiney Lewis elected to position of sheriff. Oath of Quiney Lewis, August 14, 1827
Marion Co MS Deed:
March 20, 1828 William Owens of Marion County, MS., to Benjamin Lee. Owens by his promissory note bearing date of March 20, 1828 for $550 payable January 1, 1829. Owens in consideration of debt to this account of between $900 and $1000 for goods, ware, and merchandise, delivers a tract of land, an original survey in section 7, T 3, R 18 W, also a certain town lot #13, bounded south by public square, by Main Street on East and SE part of lot running west ninety feet, thence north 120 feet and east 90 feet to Main Street. Witness; Solomon Lott and Ansel Powell. Recorded March 29, 1828
Will of General Benjamin Lee

In the name of God Amen.
I Benjamin Lee of the County of Marion in the State of Mississippi, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this my last will and Testament, thereby revoking and cancelling all others by me at any time made.
ITEM I will and direct that my Executors herein after named, shall inter my Mortal remains in a decent and unostentatious mannor and my soul I recommend to the Deity who gave it.
ITEM I will and direct that my Executors shall pay and discharge all my just debts, the expenses of my interment, and the disposition of my Estate in conformity with this my last will.
ITEM I give and bequeath to my dear Wife Charity, in absolute right forever in lieu and in bar of her dower in my Estate the following Slaves, That is to say, John Demse, Spencer, Minerva, big David Lewis, Hannah, Betty and her Son Merril, Frank and Judy and their six children. I do further give and bequeath to my said Wife during her natural life in bar as aforesaid, the use and ocupation of my Plantation on the West side of Pearl River in the County and State aforesaid, consisting of the fractional section thirty-one in Township three of range fourteen east of the basis Meridian containing Three hundred and Fifty acres, ^four hund Seventy nine....^ Also the Fourth half of section thirty six in Township three of Range thirteen east of the basis meridian containing three hundred and Twenty Acres. Also the half quarter section that I purchased of James Perkins. I do further give and bequeath to my said wife in bar and aforesaid, in absolute right forever, all my Cattles, Hogs, Farming Utensils and Furniture of what nature or kind so ever the same may be that is at my home Plantation. Also three head of Horses, together with the sum of Five Hundred Dollars in Cash to be paid by my Executors out of monies belonging to my Estate.
ITEM I give and bequeath to Allen Barnes, Henry Barnes, Josiah Barnes, Harris Barnes, Lewis Barnes, Abraham Barnes and Ester Pope the wife of Sampson Pope, The sum of Two Hundred Dollars in Cash to each, to be paid by my Executors out of the monies belonging to my Estate.
ITEM I give and bequeath to Everette Lee the sum of Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars in Cash to be paid by my Executors out of the monies belonging to my Estate.
ITEM I will and bequeath to James Atkinson and Allen Barnes one equal and ^divided^ half part of all my Lands in and about the Town of Columbia in the County and State aforesaid consisting of Town Lots and Six Hundred Acres of lands or thereabouts of the East fractional Township three of Range eighteen West, and their Heirs in equal proportions forever.
ITEM I give and bequeath to the Bodily Heirs Pattsey Brown the wife of William Brown and their heirs in full and absolute right forever, my slave Lucy.
ITEM I give and bequeath to my Dear Son and Heir Edward Lee, alias Edward Barnes, son of Mary Barnes of the County of Marion and the State of Mississippi, and his heirs in full forever on condition that the said Edward lives to the age of Twenty one years, all the rest and residue of my Estate both real and personal, of what nature and kind so ever that may be. But if the said Edward shall die before he shall have arrived to the age of Twenty one years without issue lawfully begotten by him [for it is expressly my will that if the said Edward marry before the age of Twenty one years and have issue, that in such event the legacy and bequest above shall immediately rest]. Then in that case I give and bequeath the property specified in this item To Allen Barnes, Henry Barnes, Josiah Barnes, Harris Barnes, Lewis Barnes, Abraham Barnes, Willis Barnes and Ester Pope wife of Sampson Pope, the half brothers and sister of the said Edward and Sons and Daughter of the said Mary Barnes.- And their heirs in absolute right forever, and in equal proportions.
ITEM I will and direct that the maintenance and Education of the said Edward Lee be paid by my Executors out of my Estate.
ITEM I hereby nominate and appoint my friends James Atkinson and Allen Barnes Guardians of the property in this will devised to Edward Lee during the minority of the said Edward and request that they will accept the charge.
In order that this my will may be carried into full and faithful execution, I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my trusty and much esteemed friends James Atkinson, Dougal McLaughlin, Allen Barnes and Benjamin B. Barnes my Executors, with all powers necessary for the administration of my Estate in conformity with this my last will and Testament.
Testimony whereof I the said Benjamin Lee have hereunto set my hand and Seal this nineteenth day of June in the year Eighteen Hundred and Twenty Eight.

Benjamin Lee (SEAL)

We whose names are hereunto subscribed saw Benjamin Lee sign, seal and acknowledge the foregoing instrument consisting of three pages as his last Will and Testament in our presence, and in the presence of each other as Witnesses: Albert Stovall - George W. Baylor - Pat. W. Pittman - Charles D. Learned

Duly Recorded this 17th Day of January 1829.

Marion Co MS Deed:
January 26, 1830 James Owens, Attorney for William Owens, deed to James Atkinson for $600 due on debt to the executor of the last will of Benjamin Lee, deceased a tract of land or lot bounded by the public square and E. by Main Street
Marion Co MS Deed:
February 11, 1830 Hugh McGowan and Augustus J. Bracey deed to Charles D. Learned for $200 land formerly known as McGowans Gin Lott bounded on East and South by lands of the estate of General Benjamin Lee, deed. by Pearl River, containing 1 square acre of land; also a town lot in Columbia, #16 on Main Street formerly known as Mellon's Lott, containing 120 square feet.
Marion Co MS Court Records, p. 278 & 279:
Merry Bracy, William Graham, & William Lott are appointed commissioners to divide land given by the last will and testament of General Benjamin Lee to James Athason, Allen Barnes, & Edward Lee, minor. Dated Aug. 5, 1830

Note: Edward Lee b. 9/22/1826 Marion Co MS d. 9/4/1833 Marion Co MS

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 0   to 60 1770 1 Charity
to 50 1780 0   to 50 1780 0  
to 40 1790 0   to 40 1790 0  
to 30 1800 0   to 30 1800 0  
to 20 1810 1 Reuben 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  

    7. Sarah Lee

Will of Jesse LEE Sr., 1816. 
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Pope one negroe girl named Ginnah to will. and dispose of as she pleases

Robeson Co NC Transfer:
Jacob Pope & others to William Sterling, State of North Carolina, Robeson County: . . this 1st day of May 1807.
Jacob Pope, Benjamin Lee, Joseph Lee, Stephen Lee, Jesse Lee, Willis Loe, Benjamin Lee, John Drinkwater, Joshua Herring, John Barnes, Beedey Hester.
Males Born After

#

Lee Females Born After # Lee
45+   1   45+   0  
25-44 1775 2 Jacob
Unknown
25-44 1775 1 Sarah
18-25 1795 2 Dolphin.
Unknown
16-25 1795 0  
16-18 1802 1 Unknown
10-15 1805 1 Unknown 10-15 1805 1 Unknown
to 10 1810 3 Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
to 10 1810 2 Clarissa
Unknown
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 Jacob to 60 1770 1 Sarah
to 50 1780 0   to 50 1780 0  
to 40 1790 0   to 40 1790 0  
to 30 1800 0   to 30 1800 0  
to 20 1810 2 Unknown
Unknown
to 20 1810 1 Unknown
to 15 1815 0   to 15 1815 0  
to 10 1820 0   to 10 1820 1 Unknown
to 5 1825 0   to 5 1825 0  

    8. Mary Keziah Lee 

Robeson Co NC Transfer:
Jacob Pope & others to William Sterling, State of North Carolina, Robeson County: . . this 1st day of May 1807.
Jacob Pope, Benjamin Lee, Joseph Lee, Stephen Lee, Jesse Lee, Willis Loe, Benjamin Lee, John Drinkwater, Joshua Herring, John Barnes, Beedey Hester.

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