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Lookup for George Lee-VA Artillery-War of 1812, Please!
Posted by: Dee Naughton (ID *****8180) Date: October 19, 2008 at 11:54:32
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My 5th GGrandfather, George LEE served in the Virginia Artillery under Captain John S. PEYTON, in the War of 1812. George Lee died in October 1814 in service and without a will. In 1819, in Frederick Co., Virginia, papers were filed for his widow, Mary RIDGWAY LEE and his 10 children, so she could receive pension moneies and bounty land and they were given 160 acres of land in Missouri-with oldest son Richard Lee being named and the others called George's heirs. I have found the bounty records-but cannot find where George Lee might have been born, died or was buried, or the battles he fought in. Nara states they can't find his information.
A little background on George Lee-he was born about 1765 (possibly PA. or CT.)-married Dec. 01, 1788 in Frederick Co., Virginia-so apparently was in his 40's when he served in the war of 1812. Would anyone happen to be able to check under Capt. John S. Peyton's Artillery Group or give me any help at all in how to locate more information. Anything would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for any help,
Dee


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