Descendants of John Lee of England

Generation #5

Robeson Earl (4Samuel, 3Zachariah, 2Joshua, 1John) Lee of Wayne Co MS

Robeson "Rob" Lee of Wayne County, Mississippi, was born 4/6/1818 Wayne Co MS. [Although no factual evidence is available, a descendant of Eliza Lee adamantly states that Eliza and Robeson Lee were twins.] Family history states that Robeson was named for Robeson Co NC, his father's original home county. Rob's mother died shortly after his birth. Oral history states that he was raised by his older sister, Lucy, who married Braswell Overstreet.

Robeson is found enumerated in his father's home in the 1820 and 1830 Wayne Co MS Censuses. And, Robeson is believed to have resided with one of his older siblings after Sam married Martha "Patsy" Overstreet West.

In 1846, Robeson Lee married Catherine "Katie" West b. 8/11/1830 Wayne Co MS. When looking at a genealogy chart, immediately you realize that Katie was his stepsister. One might wonder what the arrangements were at the Lee home and whether brother had to marry sister. Tommie Lenora Campbell sets these questions to rest where she informs that Robeson left the homestead and lived with an older sister after Samuel's marriage to Martha "Patsy" in 1835. Robeson only returned to the Lee Farm after his father's departure for Texas. According to Grandma Tommie, only Robeson and some older sisters were left in Wayne County.

Katie probably traveled west with Martha "Patsy," only to return to Wayne County. Family history states that Martha "Patsy" did not return to the Lee Farm but filed claim on the property of a "fiddle-footer" (wanderer) who had also left for Texas. Did Katie go back to the family farm, find Robeson living there, and simply stay?

Robeson and Katie were married in January of 1846 in Wayne County. They lived there the remainder of their lives, raising 12 children of their own. Robeson was known for traveling the countryside with his male donkey, which was prized for siring good mules. Evidently, Robeson did a little siring of his own while he was out. Child #13 was delivered by his mother to Katie Lee at the Lee farm one day.

At age 43, Robeson enlisted in Co. H, 5th Mississippi Infantry (State Troops), CSA during the Civil War, serving in the State of Mississippi. Robeson was captured and paroled at the fall of Vicksburg in 7/1863. After the war, Rob returned to the family home in Wayne County where he and Katie lived together for an additional 30 years.

Robeson died 9/25/1897 at the Lee Plantation in Wayne County. Katie died in 1910, also at the Lee Plantation in Wayne County. Both are buried in Old Lee Cemetery.

Distant View of Old Lee Cemetery Katy Lee
In Memory of Robt. E. Lee
Born Apr 6, 1818,
Died Sept. 25, 1897
Gone to God
Roberson Lee
PVT Co H 5 Regt
Miss State Trps
Confederate States Army
Apr 6 1818  Sep 25 1897
Clarke Co MS Property
Grantee                Grantor           Book  Date
LEE, Robertson, et al  LEE, Samuel, Sr.  C437  20 Feb 1845
LEE, Robertson         LEE, Samuel, Sr.  C437  20 Feb 1845
1850 Federal Census: Mississippi, Wayne County
LN  HN   FN  LAST    FIRST      AGE SEX  OCCUP.    BIRTH
========================================================
38  228  228 Lee     Robt       30   M   Farmer    Mi
39                   Catharine  18   F             Mi
40                   Stephen     2   M             Mi
41                   Clerisa     1   F             Mi
42           Jones   Cherry     24   F             Mi
BLM Records, Augusta MS, Cert #1289442:
7/2/1860. Roberson Lee of Wayne County Mississippi. . .the Southeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section Twenty-two, in Township Nine North, of Range eight West, in the District of lands formerly subject to sale at Augusta, now Paulding, Mississippi, containing forty acres.
Roberson Lee (First_Last)
Regiment Name 5 Mississippi Infantry (State Troops)
Side Confederate
Company  H
Soldier's Rank_In  Private
Soldier's Rank_Out  Private
Alternate Name  Robert/Lee
Last Name - First - MI - Rank Unit-State-Unit-Company Paroled At
LEE         R            PVT  5TH  MS    INF  H       FIELD
1870 Federal Census: Mississippi, Wayne County
HN  FN  LAST FIRST      AGE SEX OCCUP.     BIRTH
======================================================
 9   9  Lee  Robert     52  M   Farmer     Miss
             Catherine  40  F   K. House   Miss
             Samuel     19  M   Fm. Labor  Miss
             Stephen    22  M   "          Miss
             Albert     16  M   "          Miss
             Nathan     13  M   "          Miss
             Phillip    11  M   "          Miss
             Wiley       9  M   "          Miss
             Catherine   7  F              Miss
             Sarah       3  F              Miss
             Mary      3/12 F              Miss
1880 Federal Census: Mississippi, Wayne County
HN  FN  LAST FIRST      AGE SEX   MD  OCCUP.      BIRTH
======================================================
 7   7  Lee  Robert     62  M     MD  Farmer      Miss
             Catherine  50  F     MD  Housekeeper Miss
             Nathan G   22  M         Laborer     Miss
             Phillip    21  M         "           Miss
             Wiley      17  M         "           Miss
             Sabra      30  F     DV  Housekeeper Miss
             Maranda    17  F                     Miss
             Sarah      13  F                     Miss
             Mary       11  F                     Miss
             John        1  M                     Miss

    Children

    1. Stephen M. Lee (Ancestor of Luther Lee)

    2. Clarissa Jane Lee

1870 Federal Census: Wayne County, Mississippi
HN  FN   LAST     FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.    BIRTH
=====================================================
         Brownlee John       22  M             Miss
                  Clara J.   19  F             "
                  Mary      9/12 F             "

    3. Sabra Lee

1870 Federal Census: Wayne County, Mississippi
HN  FN   LAST     FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.    BIRTH
=====================================================
         Brownlee Monroe     26  M   Farmer    Miss
                  Sabra R.   20  F             "
                  Mary        2  F             "

    4. Samuel Jefferson Lee

    5. Albert C. Lee

    6. Nathaniel Greene Lee

1910 Federal Census: Mississippi, Wayne County
HN   FN  LAST FIRST      AGE SEX OCCUP.   BIRTH
================================================
294 296  Lee  Catherine  79  F   Farmer   MS
              Green M.   54  M   Laborer  MS
              Martha M.  40  F            MS

    7. Phillip Anaphur "Napper" Lee (Ancestor of Larry W. Lee, Jr.)

    8. Wiley Thomas Lee

    9. Catherine Miranda "Sis" Lee

    10. Sarah Mamie Lee

    11. Mary Susannah "Minnie" Lee b. 11/30/1869 Wayne Co MS

    12. Martha Ann "Duck" Lee

1910 Federal Census: Mississippi, Wayne County
HN   FN  LAST FIRST      AGE SEX OCCUP.   BIRTH
================================================
294 296  Lee  Catherine  79  F   Farmer   MS
              Green M.   54  M   Laborer  MS
              Martha M.  40  F            MS

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