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The Hughes Family History

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  • ID: I4479
  • Name: Robert E (General) Lee
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 19 JAN 1807 in "Stratford Hall Plantation", Va
  • Death: 12 OCT 1870 in Lexington, Va
  • Burial: Washington and Lee University Crypt site 1
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    • _MILI: Civil War, CSA, General 1865
    • Note:
      The following chronology was taken from the Washington and Lee website:

      1807 Robert E. Lee is born at Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, Va, Jan. 19, the fourth child of Anne Hill Carter and "Light Horse Harry" Lee
      1808 Mary Anna Randolph Custis is born at Annefield, Clarke County, Va, Oct. 1, the only surviving child of Mary Lee Fitzhugh and George Washington Parke Custis
      1825-29 Lee attends U.S. Military Academy at West Point; graduates 2nd in class
      1831 Lee marries Mary Custis at Arlington June 30
      1832-46 Lee children are born; George Washington Custis, Mary Custis, William Henry Fitzhugh, Anne Carter, Eleanor Agnes, Robert Edward, Jr.,& Mildred Childe
      1846-48 Lee serves in Mexican War, distinguishing himself for scouting and for guiding troops
      1852-55 Lee serves as superintendent of U.S. Military Academy
      1857-59 Lee acts as executor of his father-in-law's estate taking two-year leave from active duty
      1859 Lee commands troops sent to put down John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia)
      1861 Virginia secedes April 17; Lee resigns from U.S. Army April 20; Lee receives command of Virginia's military forces April 22; Arlington House is occupied by Union forces May 24
      1862-65 Lee is commander of the Army of Northern Virginia
      1865 Lee is named general-in-chief of the Armies of the Confederate States February 6; Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9
      1865-70 Lee serves as president of Washington College, Lexington, Virginia
      1870 Lee dies at Lexington October 12 and is buried in the chapel of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University)

      Father: Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee b: 19 JAN 1756 in Dumfries, Va
      Mother: Annie Hill Carter b: 26 MAR 1773

      Marriage 1 Mary Anne Randolph Custis b: 1 OCT 1808
      • Married: 30 JUN 1831 in Arlington House, Va 1
      1. Has No Children George Washington Custis Lee b: 16 SEP 1832
      2. Has No Children Annie Carter Lee b: 1839
      3. Has No Children Robert Edward (Jr.) Lee b: 27 OCT 1843
      4. Has No Children Elanor Agnes Lee b: 1841
      5. Has No Children William Henry Fitzhugh Lee b: 31 MAY 1839
      6. Has No Children Mildred Childe Lee b: 1846
      7. Has No Children Mary Custis Lee b: 1835

      1. Abbrev: Washington and Lee University Crypt site
        Washington and Lee University Crypt site