John Lee, of Farmington, Hartford County, Conn., and His Descendants

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Press of the Bulletin Company, 1878 - 149 pages
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Page 2 - Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations : ask thy father, and he will show thee ; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
Page 2 - For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children : that the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born ; who should arise and declare them to their children, that they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.
Page 32 - Executor (hereafter named) nothing doubting but it shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God at the general resurrection. ... And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner, (viz), that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid by my sd executor.
Page 94 - TREATISE on the Organization and Jurisdiction of the Courts of Law and Equity, in the State of New York.
Page 30 - Court, and oath made that there was a true presentment of the estate to the appraisers, so far as at present known, and if more comes to knowledge it shall be added to the Inventory. The Court grants Administration on the estate to the widow and Thomas Porter; we nominate and appoint, Esquire Tho. Hart and John Hart, to be overseers to the estate, widow and children; and divide the estate : to the widow, a third part of the real during her natural life, and a third part of the personal estate to...
Page 69 - Col. Lee's influence was not confined to his native town, but was largely felt in the councils of the Colony and the State. With the exception of four years, he was a member of the Colonial Assembly from 1761 to 1775, was a representative in the General Assembly of the State from its first session in 1776, until 1791, with the exception of the years 1779-82. He was a member of the Assembly, which, headed by Gov. Jonathan Trumbull and other officers of the State, met in Hartford, October, 1 776, and...
Page 7 - The family of Lee is one of the most ancient in the records of English history. In the eleventh century, the name of Launcelot Lee is associated with William the Conqueror, and is of Norman origin, and in the divisions of the estates by that chieftain, a fine estate in Essex was bestowed upon him. LIONEL LEE "raised a company of gentlemen cavaliers," at the head of which he accompanied Richard Cœur de Leon in the third crusade, A.
Page 75 - ... accompanied by the Chairman and Mr. Tuckerman. He died there, Oct. 29, at Dr. Woodward's. On the 30th, another special meeting was called, announcing Dr. Lee's death, at which a vote was adopted for attending the funeral ; also the following, prepared by Mr. Eliot, viz. : — " Voted, that the Board, while submitting in sorrow to the dispensations of Providence, cannot but feel deeply the loss which the institution under their care, and the public, have suffered in the lamented death of Dr. Lee....
Page 36 - Signed, Sealed, pronounced and declared to be the last Will and Testament of Hezekiah, in presence of ANDREW BARTHOLOMEW, ABIJAH CATLING, EBENEZER LEE.
Page 9 - It is stated, among the librarians and officers of historical institutions in the Eastern States, that not two per cent of the inquirers succeed in establishing the connection between their ancestors here and the family abroad. Most of the emigrants fled from religious persecution, and, instead of promulgating their derivation or history, rather suppressed all knowledge of it, so that their descendants had no direct traditions.

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