Lee, Massachusetts, USA - Lee, Mass., North End from Prospect St.
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Lee, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Lee, Massachusetts, USA? 

Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
Lee, Massachusetts, occupies land which was originally territory of the Mahican Indians. The first non-native settlement in the area was known as Dodgetown as early as 1760. Dodgetown was named after its founding settler, Asahel Dodge, who immigrated to the area from Cape Cod. Lee was incorporated in 1777 from parts of Great Barrington and Washington. It is named after American Revolutionary War General Charles Lee. Lee is a former mill town.wikipedia


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4. LEE. [Pop. 2,428. Inc. 1777.]
Part of Lee was taken from Washington, part from Great Barrington, and the rest was made up of tracts that had boen granted by the General Court.

The town was named Lee in honor of Charles Lee, a Major-General in the army of the Revolution at the time of its incorporation.

Lee is...Read MORE...



News  1868 - Marriage Concealed
A paper-mill operative in Lee, Mass., is the wife of a young lieutenant in the English army, who married her privately and sent her over the water, to conceal the fact from his aristocratic grandmother, whose sole heir he is, and who threatened to disinherit him in case he threw himself away on her.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 25, 1868
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News  1870 - Stays Cold
An ice house in Lee, Mass., is said to contain a quantity of ice packed in it seventeen years ago.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 19, 1870
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News  1886 - A Raging Flood
BOSTON, MASS. April 20. - A special dispatch, received about noon from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, states that the great dam at Lee, ten miles below there, which furnished power for some dozen huge mills, gave way without warning at an early hour and almost swept the town out of existence. The noise ...Read MORE...


News  1888 - Paper Mill Fire
The paper-mill of John De Varennes, at East Lee, Mass., was burned on the 29th. Loss, $100,000.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
August 4, 1888
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Lee Massachusetts, 1890
Lee is a beautiful town between the Taconic and Green Mountain ranges, in the central part of Berkshire County, 162 miles from Boston. It is quite irregular in form, and has Lenox on the northwest, Washington on the northeast, Becket on the east, Tyringham and Great Barrington on the south, and...Read MORE...


News  1892 - Train Crashes into Wagon
A south-bound express on the Housatonic Railroad crashed into a wagon belonging to Capt. J. S. Barnes of Lenox at Lee, Mass., yesterday afternoon, instantly killing the occupants of the wagon. Capt. Barne's coachman and Jerry Donovan, and both horses.
The New York Times
New York, New York
October 6, 1892
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1916
Lee, a township (town) Of Berkshire CO., Mass., on the Housatonic River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 11 miles S. of Pittsfield. Here are wire-factories, large paper-mills, etc. The town has quarries of fine white marble. Pop. of the town (which includes the villages of East Lee...Read MORE...



Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Alexander
America/USA  Italia Alexander (10 May 1862, Lee, Massachusetts, USA - 5 March 1901, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)

Bradley
America/USA  Jane B. Bradley (1829, Lee, Massachusetts, USA - 2 June 1865, Adams, Massachusetts, USA)

Coco
America/USA  Angeline Coco (13 March 1915, Lee, Massachusetts, USA - 03 February 1997, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

Freman
America/USA  Harriet Elvira Freman (1843, Lee, Massachusetts, USA - 3 March 1862, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Lydia Freman (1836, Lee, Massachusetts, USA - 12 April 1862, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

Holmes
America/USA  James Holmes (abt. 1854, Lee, Massachusetts, USA - , )

Hulet
America/USA  Sally Hulet (2 January 1799, Lee, Massachusetts, USA - 26 December 1877, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA)

Krause
America/USA  Mary Krause (October 1850, Lee, Massachusetts, USA - 29 May 1907, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

Livernois
America/USA  Albert Livernois (06/19/1922, Lee, Massachusetts, USA - 1987, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA)

Stearns
America/USA  Lawrence Stearns (1820, Lee, Massachusetts, USA - 6 December 1874, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

Tambling
America/USA  Phebe Tambling (28 March 1772, Lee, Massachusetts, USA - 25 May 1837, )
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Alexander
America/USA  Henry Alexander (8 December 1821, , Massachusetts, USA - 4 March 1872, Lee, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Italia Alexander (10 May 1862, Lee, Massachusetts, USA - 5 March 1901, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)

Breckenridge
America/USA  Clarissa Breckenridge (13 February 1825, Otis, Massachusetts, USA - 28 December 1895, Lee, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Johns
America/USA  Elizabeth Johns (1807, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA - 13 January 1871, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Sarah Johns (1808, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA - 6 November 1873, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)

Tambling
America/USA  Abijah Tambling (25 March 1733, Windham, Connecticut, USA - 15 December 1786, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1849
Daniel Krause (September 1823 - 18 April 1901) & Teresa Heiss (abt. 1819 - 29 September 1899)
married 29 December 1849
 




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