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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 7.48 (search)
rs. The daughter of a haughty British Governor, she was a strong adherent to the royal government, while her husband and children sympathized with the patriot cause in the revolution. Once, when her husband was absent, upon a sudden alarm of Indians she ordered up all hands, manned and provisioned a boat, and made good her retreat down to West Point. Mrs. Moore died about 1802. Her daughter, XV.--Ann Butler Moore, married Charles Carter, Esq., of Shirley. Their daughter, XVI.--Ann Hill Carter, married General Henry Lee--the Lighthorse Harry of the Revolution — a descendant, through a long line of distinguished ancestors of Launcelot de Lee, one of William the Conqueror's companions in arms. From this marriage sprung Robert Edward Lee, the illustrious Confederate commander, the seventeenth in descent from King Robert the Bruce, of Scotland. Buchanan thus writes of the Scottish hero: Robert Bruce, to express much in a few words, was undoubtedly, in every point of view, a gre