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The Daily Dispatch: January 7, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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The pedigree of the Lee family. The Charlottesville Chronicle publishes the pedigree of the family of General Lee. Like everything else which says anything of the great chieftain, it is very interesting. It is from an old manuscript which has been shown to the editor. The Chronicle says: This venerable manuscript, which bears date 1750, was received by Mr. Mead (who is a gentleman of intelligence and character) from his mother, Mrs. Mead, (widow of Rev. Zachariah Mead, formerly of Richmond.) Mrs. Mead received it from her father, who received it from his father, General Hull. It consists of several large sheets, and is written partly in Latin and partly in English. Accompanying the pedigree are some mutilated deeds, which, although much injured, exhibit the descending rights and titles to various lands. These deeds are in Latin, and written on the old stamped paper of England, and, to the antiquarian, are a rare object of curiosity and interest. The genealogy of