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  • ID: I5723
  • Name: Sampson LEE
  • Given Name: Sampson
  • Surname: LEE
  • Suffix: (Rs) 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1745 in Virginia 1
  • Death: 1828 in Washington County, Georgia 2 3 1 4 1 5
  • Event: Alt. Birth 1746 Virginia
  • Event: Military Service Bet 1776 and 1883 North Carolina
  • Note:
    From:  Revolutionary War Rcords, Duplin and Sampson Counties, N. C., by Virginia L. Bizzell & Oscar M. Bizzell

    LEE, Sampson, Private, N.C. Militia
    1
  • Event: Tax Digest 1784 Sampson County, North Carolina
  • Note: Sampson Lee was listed as a taxpayer ion the 1784 Sampson County Tax Digest. 6
  • Event: Census Report 1790 Sampson County, North Carolina
  • Note:
    ==================================================================
    CENSUS YEAR: 1790    STATE: NC    COUNTY: Sampson
    ==================================================================
                |                                                       |FREE WHITE          |ALL           |           |
                |                                                       |Males                        |OTHER     |           |
                |HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD                |16     to                     |FREE        |           |
    PG#      |LAST NAME       FIRST NAME    |up    16     Females    |Persons     |Slaves  |
    =================================================================
    124-45  Lee,                   Sampson,             2      3        4                              1     
    7
  • Event: Census Report 1800 Sampson County, North Carolina
  • Note:
    ==============================================================================
    CENSUS YEAR: 1800    STATE: NC    COUNTY: Sampson
    ==============================================================================
                   |                                                    |FREE WHITE        |FREE WHITE          |               |             |
                   |                                                    |Males                      |Females                    |               |             |
                   |HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD             |  0  10  16  26  45   |  0  10  16  26  45    |All           |             |
    PG#-LN  |LAST NAME    FIRST NAME     |10  16  26  45  up   |10  16  26  45  up    |Others    |Slaves  |Remarks
    ==============================================================================
    507-12    Lee,                Sampson             2         2          1            2                1                           5
    8
  • Event: Inheritance Court 1804 Sampson County, North Carolina
  • Note:
    Sampson served as co-executor with David Lee of the will of Peter Lee [Sampson's father-in-law] in 1804 in Sampson County, North Carolina.  

    Sampson and Geain, his wife, were willed £50 and a feather bed.
    1
  • Event: Land 1814 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Records show that Sampson obtained a land grant in Washington County in 1814.  The grant was recorded in the Georgia Archives as follows:

       Location Grant Acres Year of
    Grantee of Grant Book Page Granted Grant
    Lee, Sampson, Sr. Wash'ton ??? ??? ??? 1814
    9 10
  • Event: Census Report 1820 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Page 135B, Line 15; Enumerator: Tilman Dixon
    ==============================================================
    White Males:  0 (0-10), 0 (10-16), 1 (16-18), 0 (18-26), 0 (26-45), 1(45 up);
            Females:  0 (0-10),  0 (10-16), 0 (16-26),  0 (26-45), 0(45 up);

        Agriculture:  2
    Slaves: Males:  4 (0-14), 3 (14-26), 1 (26-45), 0 (45 up);
             Females:  4 (0-14), 1 (14-26), 1 (26-45), 0 (45 up)
    11
  • Event: Tax Digest 1825 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note: The 1825 Tax Digest of Washington County, Georgia listed 250 acres of and in Early County, Georgia as part of Sampson Lee's property.  This was the land he later willed to son Silas Lee. 12
  • Will: 6 Aug 1828 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    Sampson Lee's wife was not mentioned in his will.

    Bequests to:

    1.  Son Silas Lee one tract of land in  Early County, Georgia, in the fifth district and No 72 Containing 250 acres

    2.  Son Elias Lee one Negro man named Crumwell, and the large family Bible

    3.  Son Elam Lee one Negro boy named Rolley

    4. Loaned to son William Lee during his natural life one Negro man named Farmer and one Negro boy named Simon, also one serviceable horse, two cows and calves and one feather bed and furniture.  After his death, the property loaned to William Lee was be equally divided between between sons Elias Lee and Elam Lee

    5.  Daughter Temperance Daniel one Negro boy named Isaac and one Negro woman named Roesan and her increase

    6.  Grand Son Elam Zadoc Lee $200 to be received out of the property belonging to the Estate

    7.   Son-in-law Eden Dudley one note of hand given  by Dudley on  April 6, 1814 for $67.50 and one dollar in cash

    8.  Son-in-law Elam Dudley one dollar in cash

    9.  Granddaughter Nancy Daniel and her children,  the daughter of Eden Dudley, one Negro girl named Candie and her increase
    10.  Slaves not directly willed to his named heirs were to be sold or divided as the heirs  agreed between: Elias Lee, Elam Lee and Temperance Daniel.

    11.  Balance of perishable property was to be divided between Elias Lee, Elam Lee, Tempy Daniel, and Nancy Daniel

    12.  Son Elias Lee all the interest that had accrued on any note his father had against him so that nothing could be demanded in repayment but the principal

    13.   Executors to become guardians of son William  and his property to manage it for his care and benefit [this son was listed as a "lunatic" in a later estate-related document]

    14.  Appointed son Elias Lee and son-in-law Joseph Daniel as sole executors


    From: Washington Co GA Letters of Administration, Guardianship and Testamentary 1829-1871 Bk A, p 1:

    Jan 6, 1829   Will recorded by Elias Lee and Joseph Daniel,  executors
    12
  • Will: 6 Aug 1828 Washington County, Georgia
  • Note:
    From:      Washington County  Georgia Wills:  Sampson Lee
         File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Lindy Hard" lindy.hard@ccconnection.com
         ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/washington/wills/lee.txt
         Table of Contents page: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/washington.htm
         Georgia Table of Contents: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/gafiles.htm

    SAMPSON LEE   Will  Washington Co GA 6 Aug 1828

    In the name of God, Amen.  This Sixth day of August in the year of our Lord 1828, I Sampson Lee of the State of Georgia & county of Washington , being weak in body, but of perfect mind an memory, & calling to Mind the morality [sic] of my body, & knowing that it is appointed unto men to die, Do Make & ordain This my last will & Testament.

    (i.e.) Principally & first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it me, & my body I recommend to the Earth from whence it came, to be buried in a desent [sic] & Christian like manner at the Discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the might power of God, and as touching worldly goods, wherewith it hath pleased God to bestow on me in this life, after my Just debts & funeral expenses being first paid, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner & form, To Wit:....

    I give & bequeathe unto my Son Silas Lee one tract of land in the State of Ga. & County of Washington [Washington marked out] Early in the fifth district & No 72 Containing two hundred & fifty acres, to him and his heirs forever.

    I give & bequeathe unto my Grand Son Elam Zadoc Lee two hundred dollars to be received out of the property belonging to my Estate, to him & his heirs forever.....

    I give & bequeathe unto my Son Elias Lee one Negro man by the name of Crumwell, & my large Bible to him & his heirs forever............

    I give & bequeathe unto my son Elam Lee one Negro boy named Rolley for the use of himself & his heirs forever..........

    I loan unto my Son William Lee during his natural life one Negro man named Farmer & one Negro boy named Simon, also one Serviceable horse, two cows & calves & one feather bed & furniture, and after his death my will is that the property loaned unto my son William Lee, be equally divided between my sons Elias Lee & Elam Lee [part of page-bottom -gone but therewere other names written *note by Kate Lee Roberts 1959]

    I give & bequeathe unto my Daughter Temperance Daniel one Negro boy named Isaac & one Negro woman named Roesan & her increase to her & her children forever.........

    I give & bequeathe unto my son in law Eden Dudley one note of hand given to me by sd Dudley the 6th of April 1814 for Sixty Seven dollars & fifty cent, also one dollar in Cash, to him & his heirs forever.........

    I give & bequeathe unto my son in law Elam Dudley one dollar in cash to him & his heirs forever..............

    I give & bequeathe unto my Grand Daughter Nancy Daniel & her children  the daughter of Eden Dudley, one Negro girl named Candie & her increase, to her & her children forever......

    My will is that the ballance [sic] of the Negroes of my Estate not here disposed of, be sold or divided as the heirs my agree between the following persons to wit: Elias Lee, Elam Lee, my daughter Temperance Daniel  & the ballance [sic] of my perishable property between Elias Lee,Elam Lee, Tempy Daniel, & my Grand Daughter Nancy Daniel, the daughter of Eden Dudley, to them & their heirs forever........

    I give & bequeathe unto my son Elias Lee all the interest that has occurred or may occur on any note I have against him so that nothing be demanded but the principal.........

    I desire also that immediately after my death my Executors take into their care my son William  & his property & manage it for him in a way most suited to his advantage.........

    And I do hereby nominate & appoint my son Elias Lee, and my son in law Joseph Daniel, my sole Executors, to this my last will & Testament, & I do hereby utterly disallow, Revoke & Disannull all other & every other, form Testament, will or wills, by me before named, willed or bequeathed......... Ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my last will & Testament.......

    In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal, the day & year above written.    [*Note by Kate Lee Roberts 1959- Balance of page gone- There seems to have been a signature- Sampson Lee- but just upper part of name appears]


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Notes by Submitter, Lindy Lee Hard: Current location of the original will is unknown.  The typed copy was distributed by Kate Lee Roberts of Shreveport, LA in 1959 to Lee researchers  with the following note by Kate Lee Roberts. "This is a true copy of Photostat as received by me Nov. 9th, 1959 from Mrs. J. W. Daniel, of 531 Virginia Drive, Orlando, Florida.." A note at top of first page says that Negative Photostats were obtained November 3 1959 by Haven Blueprint 1211 Illinois Ave, Orlando, Florida for Mrs J W Daniel.  I also have a copy of the letter written 22 Sept 1959 to Mr Joseph William Daniel of Orlando in which Mrs Roberts first inquired about the will. Recorded records which substantiate that this is the true will of Sampson Lee:

    1)Washington Co GA Letters of Administration Guardianship and Testamentary 1829-1871 Bk A, p1---6 Jan 1829 Will recorded; Elias Lee & Joseph Daniel apptd executors

    2)1825 Tax Digest Washington Co GA--250 acres Early Co Ga land included as part of Sampson Lee property

    3)Early Co GA Deed Bk E, p113-- 7 Nov 1836 Silas Lee sells 1/2 #72 5th dist

    4)Toombstone of Elias Lee in Private Lee Family Cemetery, formerly Early, now Clay Co GA  has "son of Samson" as part of its inscription

    5)Early Co GA Deed Bk G, p371--2 Dec 1848  The seven children of Elias Lee, who is now deceased, sign that they received of Elam Lee $300 coming to us from Joseph Daniel as Guardian of William Lee (Lunatic)  Lat of Washing [sic]County state of Georgia deceased it being one third part of said Estate

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    12
  • Event: Legal Notice Estate 8 May 1829 Macon, Bibb County, Georgia
  • Note:
    The following Legal Notice appeared in The Southern Christian Advocate, which was published in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia 1838-1842:

    Lee, Sampson Estate. Joseph Daniel and Elias Lee, executors, apply for leave to sell his homeplace plantation. 8 May 1829.
    13 1
  • Event: Legal Notice Estate 9 Oct 1830 Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia
  • Note:
    The following Legal Notice appeared in The Southern Recorder, which was published in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia 1823-1842:

    Lee, Sampson Estate. Joseph Daniel and Elias Lee, executors, advertise 600 acres of land for sale. 9 Oct 1830.
    13 1
  • Change Date: 15 Jul 2011 at 22:44



    Father: William LEE b: Abt 1715 in Meherrin Parish, Brunswick County, Virginia
    Mother: Elizabeth Ann WESTBROOK

    Marriage 1 Cousin LEE
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 17 Sep 2003
    Children
    1. Has No Children Alexander LEE b: Bef 1769

    Marriage 2 Geain (Jane) LEE b: Abt 1755-1757 in Sampson County, North Carolina
    • Married: Abt 1769
    • Change Date: 23 Aug 2004
    Children
    1. Has Children Silas LEE b: 1774
    2. Has Children Elias LEE b: 11 Aug 1780
    3. Has Children Elam LEE b: 20 Mar 1782 in Duplin County, North Carolina
    4. Has No Children William LEE b: 1784 in Sampson County, North Carolina
    5. Has Children Susan LEE b: Abt 1785 in Sampson County, North Carolina
    6. Has Children Temperance Ann "Tempe" LEE b: 21 Feb 1789 in Sampson County, North Carolina
    7. Has Children Fnu LEE b: Abt 1807

    Sources:
    1. Title: Lee/Schwab GEDCOM [Online title: Descendants of Hugh Lee] Imported Nov 18, 2002
      Author: Schwab, Avon, compiler
      Publication: [secondary source] Online GEDCOM file downloaded Nov 18, 2002, from Roots Web's World Connect Project http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2284608&id=I505297796 or s101537@aol.com
      Date: 18 Nov 2002
      Note:
      [Avon Schwab is a descendant of the Hugh Lee family line.]
    2. Title: Will of Sampson Lee dated Aug 6, 1828
      Author: Lee, Sampson
      Publication: [primary source] Washington County, Georgia Letters of Administration, Guardianship and Testamentary 1829-1871 Book A. Will recorded Jan 6, 1829, Elias Lee & Joseph Daniel apptd executors
      Date: 28 Oct 2002
      Text: "The early settlers of this county suffered much from Indian depredations.  The following particulars were derived from old newspapers loaned to the compiler by Mr. Ralston, of Macon:
         29th March, 1788—The Indians killed and scalped Lieutenant Hogan, near Kemp's Fort.  On Friday after, Mr. Daniell [John Daniel] met with the same cruel death; and shortly afterwards they killed Mr. David Jackson's family, consisting of his wife and four children, his brother and two negroes."
    3. Title: Pressley-Price Family Tree [Online, from RootsWeb's World Connect Project]
      Author: Presley-Hone, Nancy, Compiler E-mail nancip-h@worldnet.att.net
      Publication: [secondary source] (Source downloaded from RootsWeb's World Connect Project with the Tyler's Tree GEDCOM file Nov 18, 2002)
      Date: 18 Nov 2002
    4. Title: Lee/Linder/Hood Genealogy Report [Online]
      Author: Crandall, Ruthie, compiler
      Publication: [secondary source] 2002 [Online database downloaded from Roots Web's World Connect Project Oct 28, 2002]
      Date: 28 Oct 2002
    5. Title: Lee/Dowdy/Tyler GEDCOM [Online title: Tyler's Tree] Imported Nov 18, 2002
      Author: Dowdy, Marilyn Lee, Compiler
      Publication: [secondary source] Online GEDCOM file downloaded Nov 18, 2002, from Roots Web's World Connect Project http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=mleedowdy&surname=Lee%2C+Sampson or hkdowdy@bellsouth.net
      Date: 18 Nov 2002
      Note:
      [Marilyn Lee Dowdy is a descendant of William and Rebecca (Burchett) Lee.]
    6. Title: North Carolina Taxpayers, 1679-1790, Vol. 2
      Author: Ratcliff, Clarence E., Compiler
      Publication: [primary source] Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1987 (fourth printing, 2002)
      Date: 15 Apr 2004
      Page: p 120
    7. Title: 1790 Sampson County, North Carolina Census [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Fayetteville, NC: 1790. [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 15 Apr 2004
      Page: p 124, line 45
    8. Title: 1800 Sampson County, North Carolina Census [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Fayetteville, NC: 1800. [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 15 Apr 2004
      Page: p 524, line 17 http://content.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=view&r=0&dbid=7590&iid=NCM32_32-0494
    9. Title: Records of Washington County, Georgia
      Author: De Lamar, Marie, and Rothstein, Elisabeth, Compilers
      Publication: [primary source] Albany, GA: Delwyn Associates, 1975. (Reprinted with an added index by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985. Reprinted for Clearfield Compnay, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 2000.)
      Date: 9 Sep 2003
      Page: Ch 1, Headrights and Bounty Grants , p 15
    10. Title: Index to Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756-1909
      Author: Lucas, Jr., The Rev. Silas Emmett, author
      Publication: [primary source] Vidalia, GA: Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1970
      Date: 10 Sep 2003
      Page: p
    11. Title: 1820 Washington County. Georgia Census [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Sandersville, Georgia, 1820. [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 10 Mar 2001
      Page: p 135b, LN 15
    12. Title: Will of Sampson Lee dated Aug 6, 1828
      Author: Lee, Sampson
      Publication: [primary source] Washington County, Georgia Letters of Administration, Guardianship and Testamentary 1829-1871 Book A. Will recorded Jan 6, 1829, Elias Lee & Joseph Daniel apptd executors
      Date: 28 Oct 2002
    13. Title: Memoirs of Georgia
      Author: McCall,
      Page: Vol. III
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