Ephraim Lee

                 ┌── William Lee
                 │    1729->1780
Ephraim Lee ─────┤
B: 1779          │                   ┌── John Pike
D: 1866          │                   │
                 └── Susannah Pike ──┤
                      1737-1827      │
                                     └── Abigail Overman
M: Sarah Hinshaw

Ephraim Lee     [ID 03071] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Ephraim Lee [Ephram Lee].

Born 8-30-1779, Cane Creek MM, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6  (8-30-1780).1  

Ephraim moved from North Carolina to Tennessee in 1804, settling in Golihers Creek, Blount County.  A town was laid out some years later called Friendsville, and a meeting was established called Newberry.  Epraim was a hatter, and at one time he made a hat for a himself, but afterwards gave it to a friend.  This friend was known to use much profanity when angry.  One day this friend was kicked by his horse, but because he had so much respect for Ephraim he would not swear with his hat on.  So he would take off the hat, lay it on the ground, and say "Lie there Ephraim, thou art a cake unturned."4  

He married Sarah Hinshaw, 3-1-1807, Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County, Tennessee.1,2,7,8,9  Sarah Hinshaw, daughter of William Hinshaw & Margaret Hunt, was born 6-8-1787, Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County, Tennessee.1,2,4,5  

Children of Sarah Hinshaw and Ephraim Lee:2,4

Hannah Lee, born 1808; died 1856; married Frances Jones.
Francis Lee.
William Lee, born 1811; died 1856; married 1) Sarah Hackney; 2) Sarah Adams. 10
Sallie Lee.
Jonathan Lee, born 1818; died 1894; married Sallie Crye.  
John Lee.
Ruth Lee, born 1820; died 1906; married William Jones.
Lucinda Lee, born 1823; died 1897; married David Morgan.
Mary Ann Lee, born 1825; married Alex Endsley.
Ephraim Lee, Jr., born Mar 8 1829; died Apr 24 1908, buried Friendsville, Blount County, Tennessee; married Elizabeth Endsley (children: William S., Sarah Ann, Hannah, Ruth Hinshaw, Rachel, John H., and Robert Alexander Lee). 11

Ephraim and family were shown in the 1850 census (Oct 4 1850), Blount County, Tennessee:5

Ephraim Lee, age 71, born in North Carolina; farmer.
Sarah Lee, age 63, born in Tennessee.
Abram Lee, age 21, born in Tennessee.
Eliza Jones, age 12, born in Tennessee.
Living next door in 1850 was the family of son William.12  

Sarah Hinshaw died 7-6-1855, Blount County, Tennessee; buried Friendsville, Blount County, Tennessee.1,2  

Widower Ephraim was shown in the 1860 census (Jun 18 1860), living with the family of son Ephraim in Blount County, Tennessee:6

Ephraim Lee, age 80, born in North Carolina; hatter; $4000 real estate; $1700 personal property.
Ephraim Lee, age 31, born in Tennessee; farmer.
Elizabeth Lee, age 29, born in Tennessee.
Nancy J. Lee, age 6, born in Tennessee.
Sarah A. Lee, age 4, born in Tennessee.
Hannah Lee, age 2, born in Tennessee.
Eli Parsons, age 17, born in Tennessee.

Ephraim Lee died 3-17-1866.1,2,4  


  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 Nancy Theo Bringazi Hass ().
  5. 1850 census, Blount County, Tennessee; roll M432-871, page 25, line #31, dwelling #334, family #334.
  6. 1860 census, Unitia P.O., District 4, Blount County, Tennessee; roll M653-1241, page 31, line #37, dwelling #348, family #348.
  7. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  8. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  9. "Tennessee Marriages to 1825" (www.ancestry.com).
  10. Contribution from Martha A. Lee ().
  11. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27657607.
  12. 1850 census, Blount County, Tennessee; roll M432-871, page 25, line #35, dwelling #335, family #335.

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