Happy 212, Uncle Richard!


Richard Lee 1808-1878

Richard Lee, my 3rd great granduncle, was born 212 years ago, 3 March 1808, in West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, to William and Mary Summers Lee.  Uncle Richard was the 7th of 8 children in the Lee brood [my 3 time great grandfather, Horatio Lee was number 4).   Uncle Richard, along with his parents and siblings, migrated to Oakland County Michigan in 1820 where Grandfather William settled in Farmington as a shoemaker.

Uncle Richard married Cordelia Noble, daughter of Silas and Leah Hollenbeck Noble on 3 November 1841.  The couple settled in Canton Township, Wayne County.  It was here that they had their family of five sons: Richard Henry (1842), Rollin Harvey (1844), Lucian Noble (1847), Ossian Jerome (1849), and Theodore Tasso (1857).

Uncle Richard and Aunt Cordelia caught the migration West bug and began their migration to Utah.  They kept going once they arrived and finally settled in Mococ County, California.  Uncle Richard died there on 9 June 1878 and is buried in Davis Creek, Modoc, California.  Aunt Cordelia died 12 years later on 27 March 1890 and is buried next to Uncle Richard.


The three chain links on top of the stone indicate Uncle Richard was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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