Here is another view of the St. Louis water front with the Lee Line wharf boat in the background.
Nice website, I came across it while researching my gggrandfather Josiah Lee, James Lee 1’s, brother
Thank you for your visit to Leelinesteamers. What information have you found about Josiah Lee?
I have a lot of information on Lee’s from Stewart co Tn. . My Great Grandmother was Josiah Lee’s oldest daughter. Josiah left Tennessee in 1851 and settled in Missouri.
Some time around 1851 James Lee Sr. my great great great grand father left Stewart County and came to Memphis. I have a family lineage dating sometime in the early 1950’s that was sent to my fathers mother tracing the Lee family from Scotland in the 1600’s
through colonial America to Stewart County.
It would be interesting to compare your information to what I have in my tree.
Bill, I will email you a PDF from 1952.
Thanks Jim, that would be great.
I have an old picture of several steamboats on the river delivering cotton bales and old bags with mules. The only boat name I can make out on this picture Lee Line St. Louis & Memphis. I am trying to find a picture of this steamboat and what date it was around. Can anyone direct me to a website or give info?
Trina, the route – Lee Line St. Louis & Memphis would have been on a sign
usually on the hurricane deck roof. The name of a steamboat would have been
on the pilot house and the stern of the boat in large letters as required
by government regulations. This link may help identify the particular boats
you are interested in identifying.
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