1860 residence Cass Twp., Stone County, MO
He is buried in the McClelland Cemetery (formerly known as the old Lee Cemetery), Hurley, Stone County, MO.
Thomas E. Lee enlisted on 06 Jun 1861 at Stone County, Missouri as a private under Capt. Galloway in Co. D. [or F ?] Stone Co. Home Guards. Mustered in 06 Jun 1861 at Stone Co, MO. Company disbanded 13 Nov 1861. [Source: Handwritten copy of State of Mo, Adjutant (?) General Office, City of Jefferson Oct 11, 1938] He was wounded and captured by Rebel soldiers 01 Nov 1861, and was released when the company disbanded 13 Nov 1861. [Source: History of Stone County Missouri p 520] He then enlisted in the regular Army 72 Reg. E.M.M. as Private, in Co. A under Capt. Ball, 28 Jul 1862 at Springfield, MO. He was home sick on leave when the episode occurred with gangster, Alf Bolin. Thomas E. Lee served in the Union Home Guard of Stone County. It was his duty to alert the Union soldiers of the location of the [Alf ] Bolin gang who terrorized and murdered the settlers in the area.
Published stories of the account have varying circumstances regarding his death depending on who is telling the story. According to the “Widow’s Declaration for Pension” filed by Phebe Lee on 17 Feb 1880, it states that Thomas Lee died of yellow jaundice. He did not drown in the River when going for help, nor did he die in a friend's home after going for help. Calvin Cloud was murdered on 10 Oct 1862, and Thomas died on 16 Dec 1862. Both men are buried in the old Lee Cemetery later identified as McClelland.
Thomas E. Lee was borned December the 3rd 1829
Pheba Goff was borned September the 21st A. D. 1831
William S. was borned Aprile the 10th A. D. 1852
James Wesley Lee was borned December the 15th the A. D. 1853
Sarrah Jane Lee was borned March the 23rd A. D. 1857
Disy Ann Elizabeth Lee was borned June the 10th 1858
Robert Frankling Lee was borned December the 22 nd A. D. 1860
Milley Vernelia Lee was borned September the 13th 1874
Disy Elizabeth Lee Departed this life July the 21 st A. D. 1860
Sarrah Jane Lee Departed this life May the 10th A. D. 1857
Thomas E. Lee Departed this life December the 15th 1862
James Wesley Lee Departed this life October the 4 th 1873
Pheobe Lee Departed this life January the 29th 1916
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Thomas E. Lee and Pheba Goff was married November the 10th 1850
William S. Lee and Nervey Payne was mrried Aprile the 27th 1873
Robert F. Lee and Mary E. Payne was maried April the 25th – 1877.
Robert F. Lee was born Decmber the 22nd 1860
Mary E Payne was borne Janury the 4th 1860, age 48 1 m 5 d
Robert F. Lee was borne Feburary the 18th 1878.
Sarah Jane Lee was borne November the 24th, 1879.
Sopey Ann Lee was borne Aught the 31st 1882.
Rollen Columbus, Lee, was borne December the 1st 1884.
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