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John Lee (1788-1871)
MSA SC 3520-1858


Born January 30, 1788 at "Needwood," Frederick County, Maryland. Son of Mary Digges (1745-1805) and Thomas Sim Lee (1745-1819). Attended Harvard College. Married, June 6, 1832, Harriet Carroll, the daughter of Charles and Harriet Chew Carroll. Two children: Charles Carroll Lee and Thomas Sim Lee. Died, May 17, 1871, in New York City.

Studied law, but did not practice. Served in Maryland Militia in War of 1812. Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1823-1823; Federalist. Maryland State Senate, Western Shore, 1837. Maryland House of Delegates, Frederick County, 1852-1853. Promoter of Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Catholic.

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