David was born c.1680-1690. David Lee ... He passed away in 1743-1748
He may have been born in Virginia or he may have been an immigrant from England to Virginia at 12 years old.
He might have been from Ireland, as his Y chromosome DNA closely matches Lees (and Leahys) originating in Munster, Ireland (within haplogroup R1b1a2 a.k.a. R-M269).
His wife was Mary Sullivan, daughter of Darby Sullivan. There are also many Sullivans from Munster, Ireland.
In the New World
In 1716 David Lee lived in Chowan County, North Carolina, where he owned a plantation called Wallowing Root.
David Lee moved from Chowan County to Bath County, North Carolina, where he purchased land in 1720. In 1724, he sold his land in Bath County and moved down the coast to New Hanover County, where he patented land on Black River and where he died in 1743.
The oldest son of David Lee was Bryan (Bryant) Lee, who died in New Hanover County in 1768. Could David's mother's maiden name be Bryan? Maybe David Bryan was his mother's father? David Bryan? The Bryan Family was also from Munster, Ireland, ancestry haplogroup R1b-M269.
"Bryan Lee inherited the 400 acres of his father, David Lee upon his death in 1743. North Carolina was still an English colony and the English law dictated that the oldest son inherited the land of his father. Bryan's name appears on New Hanover County records in Sept. of 1751 when Bryan acquired 100 acres. In 1763 Bryan acquired another 116 acres adjoining his other properties. This was the land that he left to his son, James, along with the land from David Lee."
"Along with land and tax records, Bryan's name was in court minutes, showing that he served as a juror on June 6, 1768."
Two other sons of David Lee and Mary Sullivan seem to be
↑ The Family Register of Peyton Lee Compiled and written by Dosson Lavell Lee
Name: David Leigh Arrival Year: 1704 Arrival Place: Virginia Source Publication Code: 6223 Primary Immigrant: Leigh, David Annotation: Abstracts of Virginia Land Office patent books 9 through 14, covering the early decades of the eighteenth century. NUGENT, NELL MARION, abstractor. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants. Vol. 3: 1695-1732. Richmond [VA]: Virginia State Library, 1979. 578p. Indexed.
The Ancestry and Known Descendants of Solomon Lee (1758/60-1818) of New Hanover County, North Carolina, compiled and written by Marilyn Lane Sirmon and William Arnold Sirmon, Third Edition, 1988 copyright (520 pages).
Lee DNA Surname Project - Decendents with documented ancestry to the following people also have 100% DNA matching results to them: Family Group = Bryan Lee (of NC); Bryan Lee (c1700s,NC); Solomon Lee Sr. (bc1760 NC, d1818 New Hanover); Samuel Lee (bc1763 NC/SC?, d1831 MS); Samuel Lee (bc1763 NC/SC?, SC to MS in 1810, d1831); James Lee (b1790 Wayne NC, d1852 Bacon GA). Note: James Lee (b1790 Wayne NC, d1852 Bacon GA) is the son of John Lee (Revolutionary War Soldier) died 1840 Fargo, Ware County, Georgia and buried in Echols County, Georgia, in the Boney Bluff Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with David by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: