Richard Henry Lee

Richard Henry Lee

Male 1732 - 1794  (62 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Richard Henry Lee 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1732 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1794 
    Person ID I76689  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Richard Henry Lee at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2016 

    Father Thomas Lee,   b. 1690, Stratford, Westmoreland Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1750, Stratford, Northumberland Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Hannah Harrison Ludwell,   b. 5 Dec 1701, Green Springs, Westmoreland, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1750, Stratford, Westmoreland, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married May 1722  Green Spring, Westmoreland Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 7 siblings 
    Family ID F87521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Aylett,   b. 1738,   d. 1768  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1757 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Virginia Lee,   b. 1755
     2. Thomas Lee,   b. 20 Oct 1758, Westmoreland, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1805  (Age 46 years)
    +3. Ludwell Lee,   b. 1760,   d. 1836  (Age 76 years)
     4. Mary Lee,   b. 28 Jul 1764,   d. 2 Nov 1795  (Age 31 years)
     5. Hannah Lee,   b. 1765,   d. 23 Nov 1801, Alexandria, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     6. Marybelle Lee,   b. 1768
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F14383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Gaskins 
    Married Jun 1769 
    Children 
     1. Anne Lee,   b. 1770,   d. 1804  (Age 34 years)
     2. Henrietta Lee,   b. 1773,   d. 1803  (Age 30 years)
     3. Sarah Caldwell Lee,   b. 1775,   d. 1837  (Age 62 years)
     4. Cassius Lee,   b. 1779,   d. 1850  (Age 71 years)
    +5. Francis Lightfoot Lee, II,   b. 1782,   d. 1850  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F306235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
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      played a conspicious role in the succession of events that led the American colonies to independence from the crown of England.
      the first of the great patriots in the Lee family. A brilliant orator, Richard Henry Lee was a justice of peace in Westmoreland and a longtime member of the House of Burgesses (1758-1775) prior to being involved in the First and Second Continental Congresses. Among his famous stands in the House of Burgesses is his strong opposition of the slave trade, which he proposed to outrule by heavy taxation.
      Richard Henry Lee milited against the Stamp Act and with his brothers Francis and William organized resistance in Westmoreland county against this abusive English taxation. Richard Henry was the leader of the Lee brothers who fanned and nurtured the Independence movement like few other families in Virginia. He favored the creation of the Committees of Correspondence with patriots of the other colonies, a practice which eventually led to the formation of the Continental Congresses. As a delegate in the Continental Congress, Richard Henry Lee was active in many committees, notably the one framing the Rights of the Colonies that directly led to the Declaration of Independence. He and his brother Francis Lightfoot Lee were two of seven Virginians to sign the Declaration of Independence, along with Thomas Jefferson, a future president and Benjamin Harrison IV, the forebear of two future presidents. Richard Henry Lee married twice and had nine children


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