Biography of John Lee
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Lee, John, was born in Barre, Mass., in 1763. In 1892 he moved to Madison county, N. Y., and from there in 1816 came to North Barre, and located where his grandson, Ora Lee, now resides on lot 47, range 2. His family came the next year. He was an influential, energetic and public spirited man, and his house was always open for the reception of new settlers. He was one the judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Genesee county, and the town of Barre was named by him in allusion to his native place. He died in 1823. His children were Dancey, who married Benjamin Goddard; Submit, wife of Judge Eldridge Farwell; Charles; Ora; Asa; Sallie, wife of Gen. William E. Tanner; John B.; Clarissa, wife of John Proctor; and Cynthia, who married William Mudgett, and after his death, John Proctor. Charles and Ora Lee passed their lives on the original Lee purchase; John B. became an active business man in Albion and was known as General Lee in connection with the State militia. Ora Lee returned to Madison county and married Abbie Wells, and they had seven children, six of whom grew to maturity, viz: Calista, who married Philo A. Hooper; Jane, who married Thomas Mudgett; Laura, who married B. F. Freeman; Jeanette, who married Byron Berry; Carrie, who married Carlos D. Porter; and Ora, of North Barre. Ora Lee was a Free Mason from the time he became of age until his death in 1873. He was interested in public affairs, though not active in polities, and was captain of a militia company. Ora Lee, Jr., was born July 9, 1839, in the house where he now lives. In 1863 he married Sarah Gordon, and they have four children, two of whom, Ida, wife, of Fred Humphrey, and Ora are still living.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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