Samuel William Lee

Samuel Lee was born July 15, 1840, to William Lee and Elizabeth Lee, in Chesterfield, SC. December 31, 1861, Samuel Lee enlisted for the duration of the Civil War in Cheraw, SC and was assigned to B. Huger Rutledge's Cavalry, whose nicknames include "Charleston Light Dragoons, Rutledge Rangers, Rutledge Mounted Rifles. He left Goldsboro, NC in April 1865 and returned home to Chesterfield, SC when the War ended. He Married Sarah Ellen White, daughter of Richmond White and Anne Parsons White, in 1888. Samuel Lee was a farmer and operated a grist mill on Flat Creek near his home. Their children were: Thomas Anson Lee, Mary Adeline Lee, and Samuel Homer Lee. Samuel Lee died on June 17, 1915, and Sarah Ellen died July 20, 1927. Both are buried in the Union Grove Cemetery in Marion County, near Haleyville. Photo courtesy of Joann Holdbrooks.