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James Lee

Rev. James Lee
b. 1759-1760 in VA or NC, to (unknown) Lee and Jane Jones
d. 3 Mar 1819 at Vigo Co., Indiana
bur. Prairie Creek Baptist Church Cemetery at Vigo Co., Indiana

James Lee gravestone

James Lee gravestone

LEE James

m. abt 1784, Teas Valley, VA
Mary (Polly) Elizabeth Jones
b. abt 1750 at Frederick Co., MD
d. after 1820

Children with Mary Jones

  • John Lee (1785-1849) m. Amassa Lucas
  • Henry Lee (1790-1854) m. Priscilla Long
  • Samuel Lee
  • James Lee Jr. (1802-1877) m. Mary Kerchival
  • Elizabeth Lee (1787-1870) m. Thomas Ferguson
  • Jane Lee (1814-after 1900) m. George Southard
  • Ruth Crawford Lee (1788-1839) m. Isaac Dehman

Rev. James Lee and his family came to Indiana in 1817. They settled in Prairie Creek Twp., Vigo Co. and as a circuit minister, Rev. Lee helped to found the Prairie Creek Baptist Church, which is still active today. His burial marker was placed by the DAR and cites his service in the Revolutionary War as a private in the 10th NC Continental Line.

Submitted by:
Sandra Rackard
Mobile, AL
E-mail: SRackard@bellsouth.net

Gilbert Lafayette Burch

b. 14 September 1845, Monroe County, Indiana, to Henry and Rebecca Linzey (Gentry) Burch
d. 23 June 1898, Cottage Grove, Lane County, Oregon

m. 19 December 1856, Monroe County, Indiana
Nancy Ferguson
b. 11 February 1843, Indiana, to Augustin S. and Nancy S. (Foddrill) Ferguson
d. 6 October 1926, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Children with Nancy Ferguson:

  • Ida Gertrude (1870-1947) married Chester A. Davis
  • Henderson Roscoe (b. 1872)
  • Orin E. (b. 1876) married Miss Knox

The family moved from Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, to Cottage Grove, Oregon, around 1890. They went by train and took a pump organ along with the rest of their belongings. Ida and Chester Davis owned a theater in Cottage Grove, Oregon, where the pump organ was used for shows and dances at Davis Hall. After Gilbert’s death, the rest of the family moved to Portland, Oregon, around 1910. Gilbert was a farmer and active in the Masonic Order.

Submitted by:
Louise Alsop
Longview WA

Theodore Clayton Saxon

Theodore Clayton Saxon
b. December 1839, Indiana, to Phineas and Salenah (Ferguson) Saxon
d. before 1920

Esther J. [–?–]
b. November 1860
d. after 1920

Children with Esther J. [–?–]:

  • Warren T.
  • Keene
  • Sidney

Theodore lived in Fayette County, Indiana, and moved to Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, before 1900.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt
Huntertown IN
E-mail: dslaterput@aol.com