Biography of John T. Lee


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Lee, John T., Sackets Harbor, was born in Herkimer county, N. Y., August 13, 1822. His parents removed to this county when he was a boy, and he was educated in the common schools. He has had a variety of occupations, has been a speculator and a traveling salesman. February 1, 1849, he married Emily B. Burlingame of Pillar Point, and they had three children: William H. (died in infancy), Charles A. (was drowned in the bay in 1871, at the age of thirteen), and Ida E., who married William S. Lowe of Brownville, and they have two children: Blanche M. and Charles A. Mr. Lee's father, Samuel W., was born in Frankfort, Herkimer county, N. Y., about 1794; he married Lucretia Spencer of Utica, N. Y., and they had ten children who grew to maturity: Cordelia, John T. (as above), Levi S., George H., Andrew J., Samuel, Albert E., Margaret, James A. and Celestia. Samuel Lee died about the year 1871, and his widow in 1873. The ancestors on the Burlingame side were represented in the early wars; Mr. Lee had two brothers in the late war. The family are of New England stock.

Our County and it's people
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Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898