Mary Lee Brady, Ph.D.
Arthur Lee, born abt 1836 in Virginia was an emancipation patriot serving in two different regiments from Ohio during the Civil War, and lived therein apparently as a brother to other Lee siblings relocating there during and after the war.
It is significant that he fathered and named his first child William, born in 1867, attesting that he quite likely believed William Lee of revolutionary war fame, was his grand-father and that Colonel John Lee, for whom he named a second son was the great-grandfather.
The story is made more creditable by fact that he named his daughter Mary AGNES Lee suggesting that his mother whom we believe was his grandmother Agnes Lee. We believe such data is more than a mere coincidence and supports our faith that most mothers, both slave and free, knew and passed on names, places and circumstances of men who fathered their children.
"United States Census, 1870," Arthur Lee in household of Arthur Lee, Ohio, United States
|Name:||Arthur Lee |
|Estimated Birth Year:||1836 |
|Age in 1870:||34y |
|Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian):||Mulatto |
|Home in 1870:||Ohio, United States |
| ||Arthur Lee ||M||34y||Virginia |
| ||Catharine Lee||F||25y||Virginia |
| ||William Lee||M||3y||Ohio |
| ||Mary A Lee||F||2y||Ohio |
| ||John E Lee||M||4m||Ohio |
| ||William J Bunch||M||18y||Virginia |
| ||Mary Bunch||F||19y||Virginia |
"United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M62Q-G3C : accessed 08 Sep 2012), Arthur Lee in household of Arthur Lee, Ohio, United States; citing p. 24, family 181, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552702.