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I am researching my Lee relatives who migrated from VA, MD,TN,KY,IN, to the New Madrid and Cape Girardeau area. My grandfather was George Robert E. Lee b. Oct.31,1895 in Cape Girardeau, MO d.Dec.20,1980, my grandmother was Beulah Burton Davis b. Nov 14, 1904 in Darden TN d. July 20,1997 in Cape Girardeau. My grandfather's father was George Washington Lee b.1859 in Cape Girardeau, MO.d.1901 in Cape Girardeau. He married Mary Jane Shipman {Bodkins} on May 27, 1892 she was b.1862 d.1925 in Lutesville {MarbleHill now} Bollinger Co. MO. My great-great grandfather was Joseph "Major" Lee b. 1834 in IN d.1877 in Randles, Cape Girardeau Co. MO. He married Sarah Frances Dickerson on Dec.5,1853 in Cape Girardeau, MO, she was b.1834 in VA and d.1891 in Cape Girardeau, MO. Joseph served in the Civil War Aug 1861-1863. My g.g.g. grandfather was also Joseph Lee b.Mar. 8,1797 in Nelson Co. KY and d.Oct.1862 in Cape Girardeau, MO. He married 1.Frances Hutchison 1821 in Hamilton Co. Ohio, she d. 1841 Cape Girardeau,MO he married a 2.Rhoda Fields Oct.5, 1843 in Cape Girardeau,MO , his father was David Lee b. Jan. 27, 1766 in NJ d. Jan. 10, 1852 Monroe County, {Tippicanoe} IN m. Mary Ann Osborn July 11, 1785 in Barnett's Station, Nelson, Virginia [this area became Nelson, KY in 1792 when Kentucky became a state. David fought in the Revolutionary War, War of 1784, War of 1812, he skirmished with the Indians on the western front of VA, KY, OH, & IN with some of his other relatives including his father William Henry Lee b. 1740 in NJ d. 1828 Hamilton Co., Ohio. William Henry married 1.Margaret Atherton in 1760, she was b. 1742 and d. after 1788 in VA. They had 9 children together. William Henry married 2. Sarah Jane Reeves Morgan in 1782 Fort Boonesborough, VA/KY, widow of Captain John Morgan who had been killed by Indians. William and Sarah had 3 more children. I am trying to find out who William Henry's parents are. Would appreciate any help.
Researching Mary Jane Shipman, my GGrandmother, b. Sept 6, 1862 Missouri d. Dec 27, 1925 Bollinger County, Missouri. All I have on her is her mother was a Brown, father a Shipman. Mary Jane must of been married to a Bodkins before she married my GGrandfather George Washington Lee in Bollinger County, MO on May 27, 1890, as that name was on their marriage license, it says her and George Washington Lee are both from Randles Switch, Scott County, Missouri.
Researching Martha Abernathy,Mathias Bollinger,James Thompson,who moved to Perry & Bollinger County, MO from NC. Thomas Jasper Roberts and related lines in Bollinger Co., MO. Researching Jesse Davis & James Carrington's & related lines from NC & Tennessee. Researching Geringer, Ernst and related families who migrated from Baden, Germany to Perry County, MO.

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