Person:Edmund Lee (2)

Watchers
m. 23 May 1796
  1. Edmund Jennings Lee, Jr.1797 - 1877
  2. Anne Harriotte Lee1799 - 1863
  3. Rev. William Fitzhugh Lee1804 - 1827
  4. Hannah Lee1806 - 1872
  5. Sarah Lee1807 -
  6. Cassius Francis Lee1808 - 1890
  7. Susan Meade Lee1814 - 1815
  8. Charles Henry Lee1818 -
  9. Judge Richard Henry Lee1820 - 1848
  1. Edwin Gray Lee1836 - 1870
Facts and Events
Name Edmund Jennings Lee, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth? 3 May 1797 Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Burial? Oct 1877 Shepherdstown, Jefferson, West Virginia, United StatesElmwood Cemetery
Occupation? Lawyer
Death? 8 Oct 1877 Shepherdstown, Jefferson, West Virginia, United StatesLeeland

Edmund is a cousin to Robert E. Lee.


Edmund Jennings Lee

Note: The following is taken from volume 2 of the Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography (New York, 1915; pp. 341–42), edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler.

Lee, Edmund Jenings, born at Alexandria, then in the District of Columbia, May 3, 1797, eldest son of Edmund Jenings Lee and Sarah Lee, his wife. He received his early education at Rev. Mr. Maffet's school in Fairfax—an institution of high repute in that day—and subsequently graduated from Princeton College, the alma water of his father. He studied law under his father, and on being admitted to the bar, engaged in practice at Wheeling, Virginia, where he remained until his marriage, then removing to Shepherdstown, where he resided the remainder of his life. He was frequently solicited to enter upon a public career, but steadfastly refused. Like others of his family and friends, he was originally opposed to secession, but went with his state when she seceded. He was too far advanced in years to enter the army. During a temporary absence both his own residence and that of his wife, nearby, were burned by the Federals. He married (first) Eliza, daughter of Capt. Abraham Shepherd, of Berkeley county; and (second) Henrietta, daughter of Daniel Bedinger, of “Bedford,” near Shepherdstown, Virginia. He died at his home “Leeland,” near Shepherdstown, August 10, 1877.