Wednesday, March 15, 2017


JAMES STONE LEE, Ohio County, was born May 8, 1831, in Coffee County, Tenn., where he grew to manhood. In 1851 he removed with his parents to Butler County, Ky., and in 1877 to Ohio County, where he now resides. His father, Jesse Lee, was born in 1808 in Kentucky; removed with his parents to Tennessee; was constable and sheriff of Coffee County, Tenn., and assessor for eight years in Butler County, Ky., and died in 1882. He was the son of Thomas Lee, a native of Virginia, who died about 1837 at the age of seventy-eight years. Jesse was twice married, first to Sarah E., daughter of James and Mary Stone, of Coffee County Tenn.; she died in 1855, and to them were born Mary A. (Austin), one deceased brother, James Stone, Martha J. (James and Whitaker), Sarah E. (Pettigrew), Richard M., Thomas W., William F., Melinda (Fulton);, Nancy C. (Sampson), Isabel (Hoops), Jesse B., and David H.  By second marriage, Maria, Stephen A., Susan (Pqckett), Alice, Daniel B., Andrew, and Dora. James Stone Lee was married, November 1, 1854, to Sarah E., daughter of Robert and Nancy J. (Moore) Cardwell, of Butler County, born February 22, 1839, and from their union sprang Sarah Jane (deceased), born December 24, 1855; Mary Frances (Hunt), August 17, 1857;, a son (deceased), born June 17, 1859; Nancy Victory, June 27, 1860; Anderson Monroe, May 19, 1862; George Brinton, September 20, 1864; John William (deceased), October 5, 1866; Luveny Angaline (deceased), October 22, 1867; James Washington (deceased), June 13, 1869; Eliza Florence, October 27, 1870; Jesse Leonadus, April 24, 1873; Leroy Tilden, March 9, 1876; Linda Ann, January 19, 1879; Robert Estil (deceased), Jan. 6, 1882. In 1861 Mr. Lee enlisted in Company C, Eleventh Kentucky Infantry, and was discharged at the end of eighteen months for disabilities. His three brothers served with him in the same regiment. His four brothers-in-law served in different Kentucky regiments. His grandfather Stone was a soldier in the Revolution. Mr. Lee is a farmer, and owns ninety-two acres of good land. In religion he is a Methodist, and in politics a Republican.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  Mr. Lee died 6 Feb 1907 in Ohio County and is buried in Sunnydale Cemetery, Narrows, Ohio County.

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