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Richard Henry Lee of Virginia

J. Kent McGaughy

Richard Henry Lee of Virginia

A Portrait of an American Revolutionary

by J. Kent McGaughy

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1500 to c 1800,
  • Biography: general,
  • Politicians,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • USA,
  • Revolutionaries,
  • General,
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • 1732-1794,
  • Biography,
  • Lee, Richard Henry,,
  • United States,
  • Virginia

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7925322M
    ISBN 100742533840
    ISBN 109780742533844


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Richard Henry Lee of Virginia by J. Kent McGaughy Download PDF EPUB FB2

Kent J. McGaughy's biography of Richard Henry Lee looks beyond the traditional reputation in search of the true Lee. McGaughy does a fine job of his research and presents Lee in a favorable light; more so than other authors provide in reference to Lee within related biographies.

pages of text are provided on R.H. Lee's life and accomplishments and as a result the reader Cited by: 3. Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Portrait of an American Revolutionary - Kindle edition by McGaughy, Kent J. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Portrait of an American Revolutionary/5(12). Richard Henry Lee played a pivotal role during the American Revolution, yet he remains one of the most misunderstood revolutionaries.

His contemporaries, as well as modern historians, deemed him a political opportunist or dismissed him as an enigma.4/5. Richard Henry Lee was a planter, merchant, politician, and a member of the prominent Lee family of Virginia.

Son of Thomas Lee, Richard Henry Lee pursued his father's interest in westward expansion and was a key political figure during the American Revolution (–): it was Lee who, at the Second Continental Congress inmade. The committees directly led to the forming of the First Continental Congress, with Virginia appointing Richard Henry Lee, Patrick Henry, and George Washington.

On September 5,these men with others such as John Jay and John Adams met in Carpenters Hall in Philadelphia for the first meeting of the Continental Congress. Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Biography Chapter 1 The Setting.

A native Virginian, Richard Henry Lee was born in the Northern Neck county of Westmoreland. Living his life among the wealthiest members of the planter dominated society of the eighteenth century Chesapeake, he was molded by cultural traditions peculiar to their world.

Richard Henry Lee was born on Januat Stratford Hall in Westmoreland, Virginia. His father, grandfather and four brothers all served as military officers, diplomats and : Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Commentary Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Portrait of an American Revolutionary was written by J.

Kent McGaughy and published by Rowman and Littlefield in In this recent biography, McGaughy describes the critical role Lee played during the American Revolution and examines why he has been so misunderstood. Colonel Richard Lee, also known as "the Immigrant" was the founder of the Lee family in Virginia.

A member of the Coton branch of the Lees of County Shropshire, England, he immigrated to Virginia circa. settling first in York County and later in Northumberland County.

A tobacco planter, Lee became wealthy and was an important figure in Virginia, being at various times. Richard Henry Lee of Virginia Richard Henry Lee, a descendant from an ancient and distinguished family in Virginia, was born in Westmoreland county, of that province, on Janutwo years before another brother, Francis Lightfoot Lee, who also signed the Declaration of Independence.

Richard Henry in Virginia. We found 49 records for Richard Henry in Hampton, Petersburg and 46 other cities in Virginia. Select the best result to find their address, phone number, relatives, and.

Richard Henry Lee Chichester (18 April –3 February ), judge of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, was born in Fairfax County and was the son of Daniel McCarty Chichester, a county court judge, and his second wife, Agnes Robinson Moncure Chichester, daughter of Richard Cassius Lee Moncure (–), longtime president of the Supreme Court of.

Philip Ludwell Lee, although a Patriot, died in Thomas Ludwell Lee signed the Westmoreland Resolutions, an early Patriot Association, and was one of the radicals who called for Virginia to declare independence from the crown.

Richard Henry Lee became a prominent statesman and influential member of the Continental Congress. Arthur Lee. Richard Henry Lee, (born Jan. 20,Stratford, Va.

[U.S.]—died JChantilly, Va., U.S.), American statesman. Educated in England at Wakefield Academy, Lee returned to America in and served as a justice of the peace in Westmoreland county, Va. He also served in the Virginia House of Burgesses (–75).

Lee opposed arbitrary British policies at. For hundreds of years, the descendants of Col. Richard Lee's son, William Lee, have been denied their heritage- denied their birthright by historians and scholars that refuse to allow the truth to be known, r eferring to the descendants of William Lee and his wife Alice Felton as the "lost Lineage".

Because of past speculation that was considered as truths, and opinions that were. About Richard Henry Lee, II Esquire Notes for Richard Henry Lee: Richard Henry Lee spent most of his life in Buckingham County, Virginia.

He was land owner of "Fishpond Creek Area". Richard Henry Lee was a man of stature in his community. During his transaction records, he was referred to as a Planter and as Esquire. Richard Henry Lee (Janu – J ) was an American colonist from was best known to have proposed independence from Britain during the Revolutionary War.

References. Notes for Richard Henry Lee: Richard Henry Lee spent most of his life in Buckingham County, Virginia. He was land owner of "Fishpond Creek Area". Richard Henry Lee was a man of stature in his community. During his transaction records, he was referred to as a Planter and as Esquire.

Late in life he moved to Ballston, Virginia where his 2nd wife Children: William Charles Lee, Richard E. Lee, Elizabeth Lee, Mary Agnes Lee, John Lee. Lees of Old Virginia Lee: My name is Richard Henry Lee; Virginia is my home My name is Richard Henry Lee; Virginia is my home And may horses turn to glue if I can't deliver Unto you a resolution on independency.

For I am FFV, the first family In the sovereign colony of Virginia Yes the FFV, the oldest family in the oldest colony in America. Table of Contents. Chapter 1 Prologue: "We Cannot Do Without You" Chapter 2 A Virginia Dynasty Chapter 3 Richard Henry Lee, Esquire Chapter 4 Chantilly-on-the-Potomac Chapter 5 The Making of a Radical Chapter 6 The Decision for American Independence Chapter 7 Business and Politics Chapter 8 Defending the Potomac Chapter 9 "Mr.

President" Chapter Brand: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. As historian Paul C. Nagel noted in his book The Lees of Virginia: Richard Henry [Lee] looked about the House chamber and challenged the great planters there to show themselves Christians and “pay a proper regard to the dictates of justice and humanity.” It was a statement not easily forgotten – or forgiven.

Richard Henry Lee (). Charles Willson Peale (). Oil on canvas, c. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ () Virginian Richard Henry Lee was a born aristocrat.

An active participant in many key events in the Revolutionary War, Lee protested the Stamp Act in Virginia (), sat on the. In The Lees of Virginia, Paul Nagel chronicles seven generations of Lees, from the family founder Richard to General Robert E.

Lee, covering over two hundred years of American history. We meet Thomas Lee, who dreamed of America as a continental by: 6. Before Washington, before Jefferson, before Franklin or John Adams, there was Lee–Richard Henry Lee, the First Founding Father. Richard Henry Lee was the first to call for independence, and the first to call for union.

He was "father of our country" as much as George Washington, securing the necessary political and diplomatic victories in the Revolutionary War.

Richard Henry Lee () Richard Henry Lee, known by contemporaries as the "Cicero" of the American Revolution, was a politician and planter from Virginia who was indispensible to the founding of the United States.

Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: a portrait of an American revolutionary J. Kent McGaughy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, - Biography & Autobiography - pages.

Richard Henry Lee played a pivotal role during the American Revolution, yet he remains one of the most misunderstood revolutionaries. His contemporaries, as well as modern historians, deemed him a political opportunist or dismissed him as an enigma.

In bridging the gap between Lee's private interests and public career, J. Kent McGaughy seeks to overturn many of the. The emigrant Richard Lee arrived in Virginia prior to on which date he was signing official documents.

To Jamestown came Anne Constable as a ward of the new governor, Sir Francis Wyatt, so it was to the governor’s brick residence that Richard Lee came a-courting.

Richard Henry Lee died at his home, Chantilly, Virginia, inin his early sixties. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia; and one of the only pair of brothers (see also Francis Lightfoot Lee) to sign the Declaration of : Burnt House Fields, Lee Family Estate, Coles.

On June 7,Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed independence for the American colonies by introducing this resolution in the Second Continental Congress. On J Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R.

Livingston were appointed to a committee to draft a declaration of independence. Richard Henry Lee. Author of the 10th Amendment. Birthplace: Stratford, VA Location of death: Chantilly, VA Cause of death: unspecified Remains: Buried, Burnt House Field Ce. American statesman and orator, was born at Stratford, in Westmoreland county, Virginia, on the 20th of Januaryand was one of six distinguished sons of Thomas Lee (d Born:   Professor McGaughy talked via video link from Houston about the life and contributions of Richard Henrya delegate and later senator from Virginia, was involved in many of the great.

Lee of Virginia, biographical and genealogical sketches of the descendants of Col. Richard Lee. With brief notices of the related families. Richard Henry Lee (Janu – J ) was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence.

Name: Richard Henry /Lee/ (LRD) Name: Richard /Lee/ Found multiple versions of NAME. Using Richard Henry /Lee/ (LRD). Birth Birth: Date: 18 AUG Place: Ditchley, Northumberland, Virginia, United States Birth: Found multiple copies of BIRTH DATE.

Using 18 AUG Parents and Siblings. Hancock Lee married first: Mary Kendall. Child: William Spouse: Judith (Steptoe) Lee. LEE, Richard Henry, (brother of Arthur Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, and great–grandfather of Blair Lee), a Delegate and a Senator from Virginia; born at "Stratford," in Westmoreland County, Va., Janu ; after a course of private instruction attended Wakefield Academy, England; returned in ; justice of the peace for Westmoreland County.

In his new book, First Founding Father: Richard Henry Lee and the Call to Independence, author Harlow Giles Unger seeks to document the many ways in.

Lees of Virginia; Guestbook; Richard Lee I; Anne Constable; First Generation History; Lee Ancestors; Lee DNA Project Page; Lee Descendant List. Surname List of Descendants of Richard Lee I and Anne Constable. Richard Lee I - 4 Henry Lee General - 5 Edward Peter Lee - The Society of The Lees of Virginia was established to promote a better knowledge of the patriotic services of the Lee Family of Virginia to their country, to assist in the compiling of matter concerning periods of state, national, and Lee family history; to mark, preserve, and restore historic sites of family interest; to draw together the widely scattered members of the Lee.

Richard Henry Lee was one of the leading lights of the Revolutionary generation and played important roles at almost every stage of America s drive for independence. He was born at Stratford in Westmoreland County, Virginia and received his education at Wakefield in Yorkshire, England.

As a young man at the beginning of the French and Indian War, he raised a militia. Lee, Richard Henry, > United States. > Declaration of Independence > Signers > Biography. Revolutionaries > United States > Biography.This copy of Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Portrait of an American Revolutionary offered for sale by Ergodebooks for $ Home > McGaughy, J Kent > Richard Henry Lee Of Virginia Can you guess which first edition cover the image above comes from?Virginia Richard Henry Lee Chapter Sons of the American Revolution.

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