Biography of Elijah T. Lee
Liberty, St Joseph County, IN Biographies





Elijah T. Lee, blacksmith and wagon maker, North Liberty; was born in Wythe county, Va., Dec. 5, 1829; his parents, Martin and Mary Lee, were natives of Virginia; he lived on a farm till he was seventeen, then learned the blacksmith trade. In 1842 he went to Noble county, and worked at his trade till 1854, when he went to La Porte; he followed his trade there till the war broke out; he enlisted in the military service Aug. 9, 1862, in Co. E, 4th Ind. Cavalry, and served in that capacity till the close of the war; he participated in the battle at Mt. Washington, Ky., and at Atlanta; he employed most of his time at General Wilson's headquarters, working at his trade. He was mustered out at Edgefield, Tenn., and immediately returned to La Porte. In 1865 he came to North Liberty, where he still resides, working at his trade. He was married in 1854, to Helen Nevins, daughter of Oscar Nevins; they have had 5 children, of whom are living; viz.: Francis M., Ida Estella. Anna Laura and Mary Lizzie. Mr. L's father was in the war of 1812.


From:
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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