William Lee

William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (1837 - 1891)

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William Henry Fitzhugh "Roony" Lee
Born in Arlington, Alexandria Co, Virginia USAmap
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Husband of — married 23 Mar 1859 (to 26 Dec 1863) in Shirley Plantation, Charles City County, VAmap
Husband of — married 28 Nov 1867 in City of Petersburg, Virginiamap
Died in Ravensworth, Springfield, Virginiamap
Profile last modified 10 Sep 2019 | Created 13 Nov 2008
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William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (May 31, 1837 – October 15, 1891), known as Rooney Lee (often spelled "Roony" among friends and family) or W.H.F. Lee, was the second son of General Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Randolph Custis. He was a planter, a Confederate cavalry General in the American Civil War, and later a Congressman from Virginia.

Lee married twice, first in 1859 to Charlotte Wickham, a descendant of the attorney John Wickham and his wife. They had two children, a boy and a girl, both of whom died in infancy. Charlotte died in 1863. Their names were Robert Edward Lee II and Mary Custis Lee.

On November 28, 1867, he married Mary Tabb Bolling. They had two sons, who both lived to adulthood: Robert Edward Lee III, born February 11, 1869 at Petersburg, and George Bolling Lee, born August 30, 1872 at Lexington.


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