Family Portraits and history

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  1. is your website supported on safari browser.because i tried using it through safari but the sidebar goes out of the page.

    • leelinesteamers says:

      Mackenzie, thank you for visiting leelinesteamers.com. I am sorry you had difficulty
      viewing the site. Since I leelinesteamers.com is fairly new, I am not sure which browsers
      work (other than Explorer) with my site. Please try another browser and let me know how
      your viewing went. Again, I am sorry you had difficulty using Safari.

      Jim Lee

  2. Fred Lee says:

    We recently discovered we Lees out of Stewart County are descendants of James Lee. I would like to get in touch with other descendants.
    Fred Led

    • leelinesteamers says:

      Dear Sir,
      Thank you for your interest in Lee family history. What branch of the Lee family tree is your family part of? My grandfather was Shelby Rees Lee known as Rees Lee. He was among the youngest of James and Rowena Lee’s 10 children and was involved in running the Lee Line Steamers.

      Jim Lee

      • Fred Lee says:

        Jim:
        I think our common ancestor is Richard Henry Lee, the brother of James Lee, making James my great great uncle because Richard is my great great grandfather, both from Stuart County. Consequently, we are concerned with the restoration of the Adams Avenue property.

        • leelinesteamers says:

          Fred, several months ago, the Memphis Commercial Appeal devoted a section to the Lee House on Adams.
          If you are interested in this article, I will be happy to mail you a copy of this section. My email address is jleesratbellsouth.net.

          • leelinesteamers says:

            One addtional piece of info regarding the Lee House, the Library of Congress has in its online archive a complete workup on the house from the early 1970’s which a title history of the house, drawings etc.

            Jim

      • Mark Scott says:

        Jim,
        I live in the home built by Ruth Moon. Her daughter was also Ruth who married Shelby Rees Lee. The house was built 1910/1911 on Central Avenue in Memphis. The architect was believed to have been Neander Woods. I believe that Shelby Rees Lee & wife Ruth Moon (daughter of Ruth Cochran Moon) also lived in the house. Do you have any information on the house, its building, or its builder?
        Thanking you in advance,
        Mark

        • leelinesteamers says:

          Mark, I wish I could help you with information. Shelby Rees Lee Sr. was my grandfather.
          He was 37 or so when he married my grandmother who was 19 when they married.

          Jim

    • Susie Kane says:

      Fred
      My mother is a Lee from Stuart County, TN. She is 92 years old now and she has been tracing her Lee line since the 1960s. She wrote a book about her Lee family tree and all of the branches. She has traced her Lee Family tree back to the 1600s and further back to England. I know she probably has your family in it, too. Also she donated a book to the Stuart County Library in Dover, TN. Please feel free to email me at susie2009atcomcast.com if you want further information.

      • leelinesteamers says:

        Ms. Kane

        Thank you for your interest in Lee family history. I modified your email address in your post to Fred Lee
        so as to avoid your receiving spam email from so called blog bots that troll the internet looking for email addresses
        to spam those who ever post to blog sites. Over time I plan to add more material the Leelinesteamers. Again, thank
        you for your interest in my web site.

        Jim Lee

  3. V. W. says:

    I was excited to find your website. I live in an old home in Memphis and I have always been told that it was the “Lee family summer home”. It is in Central Gardens. Do you have any record of this, or have you ever heard that your family had another Memphis home other than the home in Victorian Village?

  4. leelinesteamers says:

    As a further reply to your email, I changed your name on your first message to your initials so as to protect your privacy.

    Jim Lee

  5. Nancy S Bachant says:

    Dear Lee Family,
    I am one of a set of triplets, aged 72, whose father also died at Rennes Aug 1 1944. We were recently honored there for our father’s sacrifice and the other 49 men’s sacrifice who died there that day. We represented all of those and had been contacted by the local historian who introduced us to the 93 year old man who witnessed the “battle of Maison Blanche” M. Jean Chasle tells a very interesting story, and one that is about to be published in French by our friend the historian, Etienne Maignen, a Renais, aged 76. I would love to fill you all in on the history of exactly how your relative died. The people of St-Gregoire and Rennes have a project to identify all those who died for the liberty of their city to make a stone memorial and need to complete the list as to where they are all buried. Do you know where James is buried?? You can communicate with me by phone or email. My email is on Vashon Island, in Washington State. Hope to hear from any of you.

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