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James Bryan Lee Sr. (1768 - 1837)

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James Bryan Lee Sr.
Born in Prince Edward, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Pleasant View, Whitley, Kentuckymap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Oct 2013
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James Bryan Lee was born on 20 Oct 1768 in Prince Edward County,Virginia, his father was Thomas Lee and his mother was Mary Bryan. He married (1) Mary Lewis about 1790. She was born about 1770 in of Hawkins Co., TN. She died before 1793. He then married (2) NANCY ANN MAYS about 1794. She was born in 1770 in Henry County,Virginia. She died on 08 Nov 1841 in Knox County, Kentucky. They had five children in 11 years. He died on December 25, 1837, in Pleasant View, Kentucky, at the age of 69.

Military: War of 1812[1]

Buried in Whitley, Kentucky[2]

Family records state that he was born in North Ireland, resideded in Knox and/or Whitley County, KY.


  1. 25 Regt. (Smith's) Virginia Militia, Roll Box: 124, Microfilm Publication: M602
  2. Find A Grave: Memorial #182114680
  • History of Wilkinson County [Georgia]. Authors Meyer Davidson, M. D., Victor Davidson. Edition reprint. Publisher Genealogical Publishing Com, 2009, retrieved 2014-07-26, amb
  • 1820 United States Federal Census - 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Big Popler Creek, Knox, Kentucky; Page: 300; NARA Roll: M33_23; Image: 173
  • Kentucky, Land Grants, 1782-1924 - Jillson, Willard Rouse. The Kentucky Land Grants. Vol. I-II. Louisville, KY, USA: Filson Club Publications, 1925. Grantee: James Lee Sr. Number of Acres: 100. Survey Date: 25 Oct 1832. County: Knox and Whitley. Watercourse: Big Poplar Cr. Book Number: C-2
  • U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872 - Ledgers of Payments, 1818-1872, to U.S. Pensioners Under Acts of 1818 Through 1858 From Records of the Office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury, 1818-1872; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T718, 23 rolls); Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Record Group 217; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Family Group No. 4-D by Mrs. Ercell Cooper, Phoenix, AZ and Joyce Caddell, Burgin, KY 1979.

Family records and research by Pricia Fern Burk Paulkovich.

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On 14 Jul 2015 at 00:06 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

James Bryan Lee that married Mary Lewis and NANCY ANN MAYS, was the son of Richard LEE

Born: 5 Apr 1766 Place: At, Hawkins, Co, Tenn and Mary Prescilla DAVENPORT Born: 1773 Place: , Buckingham, Va

On 14 Jul 2015 at 00:01 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Per the research done at, the son of Thomas and Mary Bryan was John Bryan Lee, not James.

James is 22 degrees from Neil Armstrong, 33 degrees from Gaile Connolly and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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