Gen Henry Lee
Gen. HENRY Lee, a native of Virginia, was one of the earliest pioneers who settled in the county of Mason. He was a man of considerable intelligence and remarkably strong natural powers of mind. He rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel during the American Revolution, for which the DAR has awarded him Ancestor # A068559 He was a member of the Virginia legislature from the district of Kentucky, and also of the convention which adopted the federal constitution. He served in the convention in Danville which met in l787, and was one of the commissioners who located the seat of government at Frankfort. He was county lieutenant for all the territory north of Licking river and was appointed judge of the quarter sessions court, and associate judge of the circuit court for Mason county, and was president of the Washington Branch of the old Bank of Kentucky.
He came to Kentucky originally as a surveyor and acted in that capacity for many years. He was a very sagacious man of fine business habits, and by his position and great application, amassed a very large fortune. He was tall and powerfully made, very erect, and a man of remarkably fine and imposing personal appearance. He died on the 24th Oct. 1845, in the eighty-ninth year of his age.
Excerpted from page 576 Vol1 Collins History of Kentucky
|Birth||2 Apr 1757 Prince William County, Virginia, USA|
|Death||24 Oct 1845 (aged 88) Mason County, Kentucky, USA|
|Burial||Lee Cemetery Mason County, Kentucky, USA|
|Memorial ID||117301323 · View Source|
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