Jesse Vinson Lee

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Personal and Family Information

Jesse was born on 7 JUN 1832 in Kentucky, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 21 NOV 1888 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Margaret Elizabeth Woods, who he married in 1856 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their seven known children were Leland (1857-<1900), John V. (1863-1923), Sallie (1866-1944), Alice D. (1868-1884), David (1869-<1880), Robert L (1870-1940) and Arkie H. (1874-1874).

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EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth7 JUN 1832
Place: Kentucky
Death21 NOV 1888
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bentonville, of typhoid fever
Census7 JUN 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 28
Address: Osage, Benton county family 66 Dysart Woods 54 Tn, Cyntha 20 Ark, Cephus 17 Ark, David 15 Ark, Francis 13 Ark, Levi 11 Ark, Sarah 6 Ark, JV Lee Woods? 28 KY, Magarett “ 28 Tn, Levindes “ 3 Ark
Census15 JUN 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 38
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 17 family 17 Lee, Jesse V, age 37 mw Carpenter $600, born Kentuck __ Bettie age 37 fw keeping house born Tennessee __ LeLand age 13 mw born Ark __ John age 6 mw born Ark __ Sallie age 3 fw born Ark __ David age 1 mw born Ark __ Robert age 1 month born Ark in May Woods, Sarah age 17 fw born Ark
Census2 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp dwelling 21 family 21 Lee, Jesse V, wm age 47 married , carpenter, born Kentucky f &m Kentucky __ Margarett E, wf age 47 wife married, housekeeper, born Tenn f&m Tenn __ Leonidas, wm age 21 son single, carpenter, born Ark, f Kentucky, m Tenn __ John V wm age 17, son single, work on Brick house? born Ark, f Kentucky, m Tenn __ Salley wf age 14 daughter single at school, born Ark, f Kentucky, m Tenn __ Allice wf age 11 daughter, single at school, born Ark, f Kentucky, m Tenn __ Robert L wm abe 10 son single at school, born Ark, f Kentucky, m Tenn
BurialNOV 1888
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 36
Address: Bentonville Cemetery, Bentonville, with wife, children and grandchild Find A Grave Memorial# 15200661 Original Section, Block 21, space 5. N36° 22.114’ W 94° 13.083’
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Other Event1901
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Military Service
Address: Confererate Pension Application by Margaret E Lee of Benton County for J.V. Lee , Cavalry, company G, Benton County who died 21 Nov 1888 1st Lt. Co.G 2nd Arkansas Cavalry

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Notes

Note 1

Benton Co. Democrat, Oct 20, 1888

Died at his residence in Bentonville on Wed, Nov 21, 1888 of typhoid fever. His remains were interred in the City Cem. on Thurs. He was 56 years old. He came to Benton Co. 36 yrs. He was a well read man and one with whom it was a pleasure to converse. He leaves a wife and 4 children.

Additional information included by a Lee relative:

Parents were John Wesley Lee and Nancy Shelton, the founders of Leetown. (The civil War Battle of Pea Ridge was fought on their property.) Married 1856 to Margaret Elizabeth Woods. They had seven known children. He died of Typhoid Fever. 

 

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 Spouse: Margaret Elizabeth Woods Lee (1832 - 1920)*

  Children:  Arkie H. Lee (1874 - 1874)*

Note 2

at top of Gravestone “In Loving Rememberence of”

then at bottom quoted from Henry W Longfellow, Resignation in 1849, :

“There is no Death ;

What seems so is transition.

This life of mortal breath is but a suburb of the life Elysain,

whose portal we call Death.”

Sources

  1. Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
    Source: Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
    Date: 1889
    Publisher: The Goodspeed Publishing Co