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Jeremiah LEE

Male 1816 - 1887  (70 years)


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  • Name Jeremiah LEE 
    Born 11 Aug 1816  IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Jeremiah "Jerry" LEE 
    Died 7 Aug 1887  Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Ferrel Cemetery, New London, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Dennis Brumm .

      (2) The New London Journal Centennial 1875-1975, p. 187:

      Arriving in the New London vicinity in the spring of 1835 were the Lee brothers, Frederick and Hezekiah, who came from Ohio via Bond County, Illinois. They were joined the following year by their brothers John and Jeremiah, and their brother-in-law, Jacob Prickett, and his wife, the former Jane Lee. By the time the first land titles were filed at the Henry County Court House in 1840, the Lee family owned land in Sections 1, 11, 12, and 13 of New London Township; Section 12 was completely owned by Hezekiah, Frederick, John and Jeremiah Lee and Jacob Prickett. This is the section three miles north of New London, east of the Mt. Union road. The settlement and later the rural school there were called Leetown. The Lee families also bought land to the north and east and west, into Canaan Township and Des Moines County. John and Frederick Lee left many descendants in [the] New London area, a few of them still here. However, Harold and Roger Lee are apparently unrelated to them.

      (3) Bureau of Land Management — General Land Office Records <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Patent Description
      Names
      Patentees: HEZIKIAH LEE, JEREMIAH LEE
      Survey
      State: ILLINOIS
      Acres: 40
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 9/25/1835
      Land Office: Edwardsville
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 7162
      Accession/Serial Nr.: IL0250__.184
      BLM Serial Nr.: IL NO S/N
      Legal Land Description
      Aliquot Parts
      SENE
      Sec./Block
      29/
      Township
      6-N
      Range
      4-W
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      3rd PM
      State
      IL
      Counties
      Bond
      Survey Nr.

      [Note by compiler: Jeremiah LEE was born on August 11, 1816. On September 25, 1835, when the above-described patent was issued, he was only 19 years of age, and was a minor. The age of majority at that time was 21.]

      (4) A household headed by Jeremiah LEE is listed in the 1840 census of Henry County, IA.

      Listed in Jeremiah's household are 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age; and 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age.

      Since only one male is listed in Jeremiah's household, he must be the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age. He was born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that Jeremiah's wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age, she would have been born 1810 and 1820, according to the 1840 census.

      (5) A household headed by Jeremiah LEE is listed in the 1850 census of New London Township, Henry County, IA.

      Jeremiah is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 34 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1816. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IL.

      Listed with Jeremiah is his wife, Sarah, who was then 34 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1816. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with Jeremiah is his son, John M., who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1843. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jeremiah is his daughter, Martha Ann, who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1846. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jeremiah is his daughter, Caroline, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1849. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IA.

      (6) A household headed by Jeremiah LEE is listed in the 1852 IA state census of New London Township, Henry County, IA. The following information regarding that household is set forth in Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007:

      Name: Jeremiah Lee
      No. of Males: 2
      No. of Females: 4
      No. of Voters: 1
      Total: 6

      (7) A household headed by Jeremiah LEE is listed in the 1854 IA state census of New London Township, Henry County, IA. The following information regarding that household is set forth in Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007:

      Name: Jeremiah Lee
      Males: 2
      Females: 1
      Voters: 1
      Militia: 1
      Total: 3

      (8) A household headed by Jeremiah LEE is listed in the 1856 IA state census of New London Township, Henry County, IA. The following information regarding that household is set forth in Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007:

      Name: Jeremiah Lee
      Birth Location: Illinois
      Marital Status: Married
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1817

      Name: Sally Lee
      Birth Location: Tennessee
      Marital Status: Married
      Gender: Female
      Birth Year: abt 1817

      Name: John M Lee
      Birth Location: Iowa
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1844

      Name: Martha A Lee
      Birth Location: Iowa
      Gender: Female
      Birth Year: abt 1855

      Name: Caroline Lee
      Birth Location: Iowa
      Gender: Female
      Birth Year: abt 1849

      Name: Eliza Lee
      Birth Location: Iowa
      Gender: Female
      Birth Year: abt 1851

      (9) A household headed by Jerry LEE is listed in the 1860 census of New London Township, Henry County, IA.

      Jerry is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 44 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1816. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IL.

      Listed with Jerry is his wife, Sally, who was then 45 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1815. According to the 1860 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with Jerry is his son, John, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1843. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jerry is his daughter, Martha, who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1845. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jerry is his daughter, Caroline, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1849. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jerry is his daughter, Eliza, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1851. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jerry is a school teacher, M. CORTRIGHT, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1843. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IA. The relationship between Jerry LEE and M. CORTRIGHT is not lished in the 1860 census.

      (10) A household headed by Jeremiah LEE is listed in the 1870 census of New London Township, Henry County, IA.

      Jeremiah is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 56 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1814. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IL.

      Listed with Jeremiah is his wife, Sallie, who was then 56 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1814. According to the 1870 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with Jeremiah is his daughter, Martha [middle initial illegible], who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1849. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jeremiah is his daughter, Eliza, who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1852. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with Jeremiah is his father-in-law, Richard HALE, who was without occupation and was then 86 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1784. According to the 1870 census, he was born in TN. Also, according to the 1870 census, he was blind.

      Also listed with Jeremiah is a farm worker, Lewis CHAMBERS, who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1856. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA.

      (11) A household headed by Jerry LEE is listed in the 1880 census of New London Township, Henry County, IA.

      Jerry is listed in the 1880 census as a farmer who was then 65 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1815. According to the 1880 census, he was born in NC, and both of his parents were born in PA. [Note by compiler: This is the only census in which Jerry's birthplace is listed as NC.]

      Listed with Jerry is his wife, Salley, who was then 65 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1815. According to the 1880 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      Also listed with Jerry is his daughter, Martha A., who was then 32 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1848. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IA.

      (12) A household headed by Jeremiah LEE is listed in the 1856 IA state census of New London Township, Henry County, IA. The following information regarding that household is set forth in Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007:

      Name: Jeremiah Lee
      Birth Location: Illinois
      Marital Status: Married
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1816

      Name: Sarah Lee
      Birth Location: Tenn
      Marital Status: Married
      Gender: Female
      Birth Year: abt 1815

      Name: Martha Lee
      Birth Location: Henry
      Marital Status: Single
      Gender: Female
      Birth Year: abt 1846

      (13) Brooks, Farlow, and Ferrel Cemeteries, Cemeteries of New London Township, Henry County, Iowa, Des Moines, IA: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1987:

      LEE . . .

      Jeremiah, b. 11 Aug. 1816, d. 7 Aug 1887

      (14) www.findagrave.com:

      Jeremiah Lee
      Birth: Jul. 11, 1816 [Note by compiler: According to his tombstone, he was born on August 11, 1816.]
      Death: Aug. 7, 1887

      Family links: Parents: Samuel Lee (____ - 1833), Mary Lee (1777 - 1843); Children: Jeremiah Lee (1828 - 1855)

      Burial: Ferrel Cemetery, New London, Henry County, Iowa, USA
      Plot: Row 8

      Maintained by: Megan
      Originally Created by: Mo & Dave
      Record added: Feb 07, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 65334967
    Person ID I13855  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2021 

    Father Samuel LEE, Sr.,   b. Between 1775 and 1780, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 8 Mar 1833, Bond County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Mary Evelyn (LEE),   b. Abt 1777, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1843, New London Township, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Family ID F6264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah HALE,   b. 11 Nov 1815, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1894, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1835  Madison County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • (1) Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763?1900 <http://www2.sos.state.il.us/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html>:

      Groom: LEE, JEREMIAH
      Bride: HAIL, SALLY
      Date: 01/08/1835
      Vol./Page: 006/0029
      License No.: 00000141
      County: MADISON

      [Note by compiler: In the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, there is also a record of the marriage of a Jeremiah LEE to Anney TURNER on June 17, 1830 in Shelby County, IL. However, the compiler doubts that the Jeremiah LEE who married Anney TURNER is the same person as "our" Jeremiah LEE. "Our" Jeremiah LEE would have been only about 14 years of age in 1830, when the marriage to Anney TURNER took place.]
    Children 
     1. Samuel LEE,   b. 11 Aug 1836, New London Township, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1838, New London Township, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Jane LEE,   b. 8 Jan 1841, New London Township, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1841, New London Township, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. John Martin LEE,   b. Dec 1842, New London Township, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 21 Jan 1920  (Age ~ 78 years)
     4. Martha Ann LEE,   b. Oct 1845, New London Township, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 19 Jun 1900  (Age ~ 55 years)
     5. Caroline LEE,   b. 14 Sep 1848, New London Township, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1867, New London Township, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     6. Eliza LEE,   b. Mar 1851, New London Township, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 15 Apr 1910  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F6263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Illinois StatewideMarriage Index, 1763???1900 : Groom: LEE, JEREMIAH Bride: HAIL, SALLY Date: 1835-01-08 Vol./Page: 006/0029 License No.: 00000141 County: MADISON.