It was 129 years ago, 26 December 1890, that Hannah Munn Lee, my three times great grandmother passed away at the age of 83. Hannah Munn was born 11 August 1807, in New York to Noah, Jr. and Mercy Simons Munn. On 5 April 1825, in West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, she married Horatio Lee. The couple left New York for the newly opened federal land in Michigan and settled in Farmington Township, Oakland County, Michigan, near Horatio’s parents, William and Mary Summers Lee. They had migrated to Michigan by 1824 as all 12 of their children were born in Oakland County, Michigan: Caroline (1824), Clarissa (1826), Marietta (1828), George H. (1830), Charles Norton (1833) [my great great grandfather], Maria M. (1835), Emily J. (1838), Volney (1838), Mary C. (1842), Albert Lewis (1845), Thomas F. (1847), and Avis (1851).
Grandfather Lee died 15 February 1869, and was laid to rest in the Southfield Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan. When Grandmother passed away 21 years later, she was interred next to him.
It was in tracing Grandmother’s Munn ancestry that I discovered my linkage to Mayflower Passengers Edward Fuller and his son Samuel.