James Lee, first-born son of Mark Lee and Anne Keys, was born c.1780 in Kentucky. He and his family had migrated to Louisiana by 1804. Whether his marriage to his first cousin, Eleanor Lee, in c. 1801 was before or after the move is unknown.
"LEE, Ann (James - of Kentucky & Eleonore LEE - of Virginia) bt. 4 Oct. 1804 at age 2 yrs. Paternal grandparents: Mc [Mark] LEE & Anne KEE; Maternal grandparents: Peter LEE & Rebecca TAYLOR; Spons: John LEE & Marguerite MOUTON. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.6, #180)," cites St. Martin de Tours Church (St. Martinville, LA) record, Vol. 6, #180).
↑ Hebert's text of James' 2nd marriage, civil court: TEAR, Mary wid. of NEVILLE m. 26 Dec. 1809 James LEE (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #22)," cites the Opelousas Court House (Opelousas, LA) Marriage Records, #22.
↑ 2nd marriage, church blessing, text:"LEE, James - of Kentucky (Mark & Nancy KEE) m. 20 Feb. 1810 Mary TEAR (James & Francoise FARTHEN) Wits: Henry HAGELAND, Margret CUNNINGHAM. This is a validation of a marriage already legitimately and civilly contracted according to the civil laws of the state. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.198)," cites St. Landry Catholic Church (Opelousas, LA) vol. 1-A, p.198.
↑ Hebert's text: "LEE, Mary Anne (James & Mary TEAR) bt. 23 Sept. 1810 at age 5 wks. Spons: John COLLINS & Mary CUNNIGAN. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.509)," cites St. Landry Catholic Church (Opelousas, LA) Records, vol. 1-B, p.509.
↑ Hebert's text:
"GREENWELL, James m. Mary GURNETT Minor children: Charles; Susan; Mary Evelina. Uncles: Thomas GURNETT; John GURNETT; John HUMBLE. Aunt: Mary TEAR Widow LEE Succession dated Feb. 1825 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#351)," cites the Opelousas Court House (Opelousas, LA) Succession Records, #22.
WikiTree profile Lee-4292 created through the import of Tom Roland Family Tree.ged on May 6, 2012 by Tom Roland. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Tom and others.
WikiTree profile Lee-4297 started through the import of Tom Roland Family Tree.ged on May 6, 2012 by Tom Roland. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Tom and others.
WikiTree profile Lee-4305 created through the import of Tom Roland Family Tree.ged on May 6, 2012 by Tom Roland. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Tom and others.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Lee-4297 and Lee-4292 appear to represent the same person because: There is a record for a Jacques Lee in Hebert's "SWLR," but he is a son of an unrelated John Lee from Ireland. Because Jacques is the French version of James, because the father and the dates of birth (c.1780 and 1783) are essentially a match, and because James Lee's brother William was often called Guillaume in Louisiana records, Lee-4292 and Lee-4297 were certainly the same person.
There is no Jacques Lee from this family in Hebert's "SWLR." There is one who is a son of John Lee from Ireland: "LEE, Jacques [James] (Jean [John] - of Ireland & Esther RAYS - from Pennsylvania in Waginton [Washington] County) b. 8 April 1806, bt. 15 Dec. 1808 higher up at Jesse LASSY. Pats: Jean LEES & Marie McCRADEN; Mats: Jacques RAYS - from Ireland & Ester SMITH; Spons: David SMITH & Marie Anne TINKER. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.6-A, p.44)." Hebert, "SWLR." I think this profile should be merged with (both of) the other James Lee, son of Mark Lee and Nancy Anne Keys.