William Lee

William Lee
B: 1729 
D: >1780
M: Susannah Pike
   ├── John Lee (1767-1859) 1,2,3,4,5
   └── Ephraim Lee (1779-1866) 1,2,3,6

William Lee     [ID 03070] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 12 1729, County Derry, Ulster Province, Ireland.7  (1730).1,4,8  

William came to America at age 14.  According to family folklore, he was visiting a friend on a ship that was becalmed but ready to sail to america.  He went to sleep and found himself on his way to America.  He was bonded out to a Mr. Hoag in North Carolina for seven years.  William became a Quaker in 17584

He married Susannah Pike, Jul 13 1758, Cane Creek MM, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,7,9  Susannah, daughter of John Pike & Abigail Overman, was born Oct 27 1737, Frederick County, Virginia.1,4,7,8,9  

Susannah's maternal grandparents were Ephraim Overman and Sarah Belman.  Her grandmother's Belman line has extensive connections to the royalty of much of Europe.9  

Fourteen children:1,2,4,8

John Lee, born May 16 1759, Orange County, North Carolina; died in infancy.
William Lee, born Aug 21 1760, Orange County, North Carolina; died in infancy.
Abigail Lee, born Mar 20 1762, Orange County, North Carolina; married Reuben Crow.
Isaac Lee, born Mar 2 1764, Orange County, North Carolina; died Jan 18 1826, Marlborough MM; married Patience -- (children: Joseph, Mary, Susannah, Rachel, Abigail, and Elizabeth Lee). 1,8
Samuel Lee, born Dec 21 [Dec 30] 1766, Orange County, North Carolina.
John Lee, born Dec 21 1767, Orange County, North Carolina; died 1859; married 1) Rachel Hill, 2) Hannah Morris.
Jane Lee, born Nov 13 1769, Orange County, North Carolina; married Samuel Provo.
Martha Lee, born Sep 2 1772, Orange County, North Carolina.
Michael Lee, born Aug 5 1774, Chatham County, North Carolina.
Anne / Nancy Ann Lee, born Jan 5 1776, Chatham County, North Carolina; died May 27 1853, Blount County, Tennessee; married Thomas Lewis.
Nathan Lee, born Sep 26 1777, Chatham County, North Carolina; married Hannah Dixon.
Ephraim Lee, born Aug 30 1780 [1779], Chatham County, North Carolina; died Mar 17 1866; married Sarah Hinshaw.

William Lee died after 1780.4  Probably died 1818 in North Carolina4 (Chatham County).7  (1792).10  

On 6-25-1825 the Spring Montly Meeting of women Friends recorded:11

Spring preparative meeting informs that South fork friends make choice of Hannah Andrew for overseer and this meeting appoints her to that service in the room of Ann Lee who requested to be released from that service.
On 7-30-1825 the Spring Montly Meeting of women Friends recorded:11
[Spring preparative meeting] Also informs that request is made for certificates for Susanna and Ann Lee to Lick Creek monthly meeting State of Indiana Hannah Newlinsen and Susanna Gillum are appointed to make the needful inquiry and if they find nothing to hinder produce one to next meeting.
On 8-27-1825 the Spring Montly Meeting of women Friends recorded:11
Those that were appointed last meeting to inquire concerning Susanna and Ann Lee having a certificate produced one which was approved and signed.

Susannah died 1827, Economy, Wayne County, Indiana; buried Chatham County, North Carolina.4,7,10  

William's parents were William and Jane Lee of County Derry, Ireland.4,5,7,8

(photo)Photo: William Lee & Susannah Pike family birth records Cane Creek MM, North Carolina 8

(photo)Photo: William Lee & Susannah Pike family summary "Our Ancestry" - Family Records of Members of Blount County, Tennessee; page 184 2


  1. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  2. "Our Ancestry" - Family Records of Members of Blount County, Tennessee, Genealogical & Historical Society, 1988, in the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Contributed by Robert Worley.
  3. Contribution from Richard Lesses ().
  4. Contribution from Martha A. Lee ().
  5. Contribution from Bill Lee ().
  6. Contribution from Nancy Theo Bringazi Hass ().
  7. LDS Ancestral File.
  8. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. Posting to Quaker-Roots 8-8-98 by Bruce Wood ().
  10. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89120146.
  11. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994; http://www.ancestry.com.

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