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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
he knew nothing beyond his first American ancestor, Colonel Richard Lee, who migrated to Virginia in the reign of Charles I.or of Shropshire, though in 1663 the first emigrant, Colonel Richard Lee, made a will in which he states that he was lately o He certainly used the arms of the Shropshire Lees. Colonel Lee's devotion to the House of Stuart was notorious, and haded and another governor appointed; but the undaunted Colonel Richard Lee hired a Dutch vessel, freighted it himself, went to artam. The inscription on the tombstone of the second Richard Lee, at Burnt House Fields, Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Counte earliest representatives of the family in America, Colonel Richard Lee and his two eldest sons, claimed this Shropshire Couees in America, not in England. The first emigrant, Colonel Richard Lee, is described as a man of good stature, of comely viost his whole life in study. On October 15, 1667, as Major Richard Lee, a loyal, discreet person and worthy of the place, he
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
d death, 412; public funeral, 414; equestrian statue in Richmond, 415; marble statue in Lexington, 416; tributes to his memory, 416-418; his military character, 420; a great soldier, 422. Lee, General William H. F., mentioned, 29, 118, 121, 122, 261; captured, 305; mentioned, 321, 371. Lee, John, mentioned, 5. Lee, Lancelot, mentioned, 2. Lee, Lionel, mentioned, 2. Lee, Mary Custis, mentioned, 25, 26, 71, 106, 381, 411, 412. Lee, Philip, 5. Lee, Philip Ludwell, 5, 16. Lee, Richard, 2, 3, 4, 5. Lee, Richard Henry, 6, 8, 83. Lee, Robert, mentioned, 93, 108, 132, 217, 323. Lee, Stephen D., mentioned, 194. Lee, Sydney Smith, mentioned, 36, 37, 45, 76, 89, 139. Lee, Thomas, mentioned, 5, 6. Lees of Virginia, 2, Letcher, Governor, John, mentioned, 90, 101, 126, 318. Liberty Hall Academy, 405. Ligny, battle of, 424. Lincoln, Abraham, elected President, 83; mentioned, 96, 103, 136, 137, 157, 166, 169, 170, 175, 176, 177, 197, 207, 218, 219, 221; war
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Ceremonies connected with the unveiling of the statue of General Robert E. Lee, at Lee circle, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 22, 1884. (search)
the lofty character of his education and profession. The blood which coursed in his veins descended in purest strain through an illustrious ancestry, running back to William the Conqueror, every record of which indicates a race of hereditary gentlemen. That the blood of Launcelot Lee, who landed with the Conqueror, and of Lionel, who fought with Coeur de Lion, had not degenerated as it percolated through the centuries is evidenced by the history of the American Lees, whose founder was Richard Lee, a cavalier of Charles the First, who removed to the New World, and is described by Bishop Meade as a man of good stature, comely visage, enterprising genius, sound head, vigorous spirit, and most generous nature. From his stock sprung a host of illustrious Virginians, the most conspicuous of whom were that Richard Henry Lee, who, in the Congress of the colonies, moved the resolution adopting the Declaration of Independence, and proclaiming that the American colonies are, and of a right
Fredericksburg Relief fund. General Lee has sent to the Treasurer, Mr. Howard, his check for $200, with a letter characterized by his usual quiet dignity. The fund has also received from the Eagle Manufacturing company, Columbus Ga. from Wyndham Robertson, of $259 and other contributions which we will mention hereafter.
army in Virginia he made a sad business of it. Jackson is an enterprising brilliant General, with 20,000 or 30,000 men under his command; but give him the army that Lee commands, and the chances are ten to one that he would fail. The genius of McClellan is very like that of Lee, and he is the only man we know of at present who is Lee, and he is the only man we know of at present who is able to cope with him. Gen. Scott indicated him as the best commander for the whole army, and it is the rashest presumption on the part of more civilians--third rate lawyers — to remove him from it, and put in his place General untried upon a large scale. It is true, that the greatest Generals the world ever saw took command of ars at Washington on the 9th, it was not till the 19th that the pontoons started, and they did not arrive till the 22d or 23d of November--ten days toe late, and when Lee had ample time to concentrate his troops and fortify his position. Gen. Woodbury testifies that he did not receive information in time as to the movement which
Receiving stolen goods. --Mary and Richard Lee were before the Mayor yesterday, to answer the charge of receiving a piece of goods stolen from John C. Shafer, knowing the same to have been stolen. Mr. Shafer's store was entered and robbed on Mayor on a similar charge, and facts were then elicited which led to the procurement of a warrant, and the searching of Mr. Lee's house. Officers Crone, Bibb and Adams executed the warrant, and discovered a piece of alpaca, which corresponded in every respect with a piece of goods lost by Mr. Shafer. When officer Adams found the goods, Mrs. Lee picked it up and attempted to conceal it. Against Mr. Lee there was not a particle of evidence. He was not at home when the goods were found, and noMr. Lee there was not a particle of evidence. He was not at home when the goods were found, and nothing was said to identify him with the affair in any way. For the defence Miss Margaret Lee was called, and testified that she brought the identical goods claimed, from Washington city, in January last. The Mayor discharged Mr. Lee, but held Mrs.
Runaway. --Ran away from the subscriber on the 24th instant, at Manchester, boy Henry; about sixteen years of age; five feet high; nearly black; slender; long face and thick lips; on right or left side a wen about the size of a walnut; has eruption on his skin, resembling mosquito bites. When the said boy left he had on a soldier's jacket and a common cotton shirt, rather light-colored pants, old hat and shoes; all of which clothes were very dirty. I will give one hundred dollars in the present Confederate currency for the apprehension and delivery of said Boy to Messrs. Lee & Bowman, Richmond, or in any jail so I can get him. Said boy was sold by Messrs. Hill, Dickinson & Co. for James Gray's sons. He is supposed to be lurking about Richmond, or at Mr. Mallory's, on the Mountain road, ten miles above the city, where his mother lives, or in Manchester, where he has a sister living with Mr. Rowlett Winfree. Jack Hall. se 27--12t*
No. 1 Cook, Washer and Ironer for sale privately. Apply to Lee & Bowman. se 26--1t*
is certified by Charles Townley, York, and John Pomfret, Rouge Croix, August 1st, 1750. Richard Lee, who came to Virginia in the reign of Charles I., was of a good family, Shropshire; and his s this step that the ancient motto of the Virginians was "En dat Virginia quintam. " This Richard Lee had several children: John and Richard the two eldest. Richard was a great scholar, devoting a Fairfax. One daughter married a Corbin; another, a Turberville: Philip, the second son of Richard Lee, settled in Maryland. Francis, the third son, died a bachelor. Thomas, the fourth son, marrsopher and diplomatist, was one of the first men of his day. Henry Lee, the fifth son of Richard Lee, married a Bland. This is the ancestor of our General Lee. His son Richard was Squire Lee, General Lee. His son Richard was Squire Lee, of Lee Hall.--His only daughter married a Fitzhugh. Henry, the third son, married a Miss Grymes, and left five sons and three daughters, viz: Henry, who was colonel in the Revolution; Charles, Richa