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Gen. Robert Edward Lee

Gen. Robert Edward Lee[1]

Male 1807 - 1870  (63 years)

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  • Name Robert Edward Lee 
    Gen. Robert E. Lee (1807-1870)
    Gen. Robert E. Lee (1807-1870)
    Commander, Army of Northern Virginia, CSA
    Title Gen. 
    Born 19 Jan 1807  Stratford Hall, Westmoreland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Stratford Hall
    Stratford Hall
    Birthplace of Gen. Robert E. Lee
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1860  Arlington House, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Arlington House
    Arlington House
    Antebellum Home of Custis and Lee Families
    Military 14 May 1861  Richmond, Henrico, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Appointed Brigadier General, CSA. 
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate

    We are a band of brothers, and native to the soil,
    Fighting for our Liberty with treasure, blood and toil;
    And when our rights were threaten'd, the cry rose near and far,
    Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag, that bears a Single Star!


    The Bonnie Blue Flag
    Harry Macarthy
    Died 12 Oct 1870  Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lee Chapel, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16541  Dickinson
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2016 

    Father Henry Lee, III,   b. 29 Jan 1756, Dumfries, Prince William, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1818, Dungeness, Camden, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Ann Hill Carter,   b. 26 Mar 1773, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1829, Ravensworth Plantation, Annandale, Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F5130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Anna Randolph Custis,   b. 1 Oct 1808,   d. 5 Nov 1873, Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1831  Arlington House, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Washington Custis Lee,   b. 16 Sep 1832, Fort Monroe, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1913, Alexandria, Alexandia, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     2. Mary Custis Lee,   b. 12 Jul 1835,   d. 22 Nov 1918, Hot Springs, Bath, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     3. William Henry Fitzhugh Lee,   b. 31 May 1837, Arlington House, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1891, Ravensworth Plantation, Annandale, Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [Birth]
     4. Ann Carter Lee,   b. 18 Jun 1839, Arlington House, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1862, White Sulfur Springs, Warren, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)  [Birth]
     5. Eleanor Agnes Lee,   b. 27 Feb 1841, Arlington House, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1873, Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [Birth]
     6. Robert Edward Lee,   b. 27 Oct 1843, Arlington House, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1914  (Age 70 years)
     7. Mildred Childe Lee,   b. 1846,   d. 1905  (Age 59 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F5111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jan 1807 - Stratford Hall, Westmoreland, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Jun 1831 - Arlington House, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Arlington House, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Appointed Brigadier General, CSA. - 14 May 1861 - Richmond, Henrico, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Oct 1870 - Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lee Chapel, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Robert E. Lee," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee, 16 Aug 2016.

    2. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: Baltimore Ward 20, Baltimore, Maryland; Roll: M432_287; Page: 283A; Image: 570.
      Name: R E Lee
      [Robert Edward Lee]
      [Robert E . Lee]
      Age: 40
      Birth Year: abt 1810
      [19 Jan 1807]
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1850: Baltimore Ward 20, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 827

      R E Lee 40
      M C Lee 35
      M C Lee 15
      W H Lee 13
      Robt E Lee 6
      Mildred Lee 4
      Wm Benke 30
      Elza Benke 18
      Frances Smith 40

    3. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Census Place: Alexandria, Virginia; Roll: M653_1331; Page: 942; Image: 594; Family History Library Film: 805331.
      Name: R E Lee
      [Robert Edward Lee]
      [Robert E. Lee]
      Age: 53
      Birth Year: abt 1807
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Virginia
      Home in 1860: Alexandria, Virginia
      Family Number: 2046

      R E Lee 53
      Mary C Lee 52
      Custis Lee 27
      Mary C Lee 24
      Annie Lee 21
      Agnes Lee 18
      Robt Lee 17
      Mildred Lee 14

    4. [S281] Lee: An Abridgment in One Volume of the Four Volume R. E. Lee by Douglas Southall Freeman, Richard Harwell, (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1961), 127.