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James Morgan  Lee

James Morgan Lee

Male 1825 - 1889  (64 years)

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  • Name James Morgan Lee 
    James Morgan Lee (1825-1889)
    James Morgan Lee (1825-1889)
    Born 14 Jan 1825  Athens, Clarke, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Sep 1863  Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lee ran a mill with his father-in-law, James Gordon (1801-1863), at Crawfish Springs. It served as a field hospital during the Chickamauga Campaign.  
    Lee and Gordon's Mill
    Lee and Gordon's Mill
    Crawfish Springs (Chickamauga), Georgia
    Died 28 Dec 1889  Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DEATH OF J. M. LEE.

      THE OWNER OF CRAWFISH SPRINGS PASSES PEACEFULLY AWAY.

      After an illness of Nearly Two Years Quiet Life of a Remarkable Man-Resolution of Respect.

      Mr. J. M. Lee the owner of Crawfish Springs, Ga. died at 10 o?clock Saturday night near Thomasville, Ga., where he had been spending some time in the hope of recuperating his declining health. The demise was not unexpected, as his illness had developed into the worst form of consumption. The body was taken to Crawfish Springs yesterday, from which place it will be interred today at 1 o?clock p. m. Mr. Lee was a representative of a typical Georgia family, bearing a relationship extending to the families of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gov. Gordon of Georgia. He was born near Athens, Ga., in 1821, and was consequently 65 years of age at the time of his death. About thirty two years ago he married Miss Lizzie Gordon daughter of Maj. Gordon of Walker County, Ga., and a relative of Gov. Gordon, her father being at that time owner of the Crawfish Springs property.

      During the civil war Mr. Lee pursued his business as a miller, operating the mill about a mile from the Crawfish Spring. From this work he accumulated the means to purchase the Crawfish property a short time after the war, probably in 1866. Since then these beautiful grounds have known as the Lee homestead, and there "Squire Lee" as he was know far and near has on many occasions proved his hospitality to friends as well as devoted and unselfish love to his family. His was a quiet life, during which he accumulated about a quarter million dollar in property. In his death, Mr. Lee leaves six children to mourn- Gordon Lee, who withdrew from the Gibson And Lee Company to look after his father?s interests; Mrs. Sallie Gaskell, wife of C. R. Gaskell of the Fourth National Bank; Mrs. Mollie Hight, wife of C. A. Hight of Rome; Miss Clarkie and Miss Pearl, who reside at the homestead; and Tom W. Lee, a rising young lawyer of this city.

      Early in 1888 Mr. Lee was taken ill with typho-pneumonia, which, notwithstanding the skill of physicians, was too strong for his constitution. The pneumonia developed into a malignant form of lung affection, resulting in consumption. As a last resort, but hardly daring to hope for relief, Mr. Lee consented to go to Thomasville, Ga. For a time it seemed that re-recovery was possible, but two months ago the disease assumed its worst form, resulting last Saturday night in death. Mr. Lee was well-known here, highly respected in business and social circles, and loved by his hose of friends.

    Buried Chickamauga Cemetery, Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21474  Dickinson
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2018 

    Family Elizabeth Mahala Gordon,   b. 22 Jan 1832, Gwinnett County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1903, Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Children 
     1. Gordon Lee,   b. 29 May 1859, Ringgold, Catoosa, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1927, Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Sallie Gordon Lee,   b. 1 Nov 1860, Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1896  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F6688  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jan 1825 - Athens, Clarke, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Lee ran a mill with his father-in-law, James Gordon (1801-1863), at Crawfish Springs. It served as a field hospital during the Chickamauga Campaign. - Sep 1863 - Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Dec 1889 - Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chickamauga Cemetery, Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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