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FAMILY OF FRANCES E. (FANNIE) ESTES AND GEORGE LILBURN K. LEE

GEORGE LILBURN K. LEE   was born March 19, 1817 in Jackson County, Tennessee, and died January 10, 1850 in Navarro County, Texas-from Martelia-01 October 1850 at camp near Pelham, Hill Co.  He married FRANCES E. (FANNIE) ESTES December 16, 1838 in Barry County, Missouri, daughter of HIRAM ESTES and LUCY RICHARDSON.  She was born February 13, 1821 in Boueff, Franklin County, Missouri, and died October 05, 1903 in Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas.  She is buried in the Salem Irene Cemetery, Irene, Hill County, Texas.

 Notes for GEORGE LILBURN K. LEE:

TAKEN FROM OLD NORTHWEST TEXAS, HISTORICAL-STATISTICAL-BIOGRAPHICAL, NAVARRO COUNTY, TEXAS 1846-1860 COMPILED BY NANCY SAMUELS AND BARBARA KNOX, PUBLISHED BY THE FORT WORTH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.

"Born about 1817 in Tennessee; died 1850-52 in Navarro County, Texas; was first married in Missouri (perhaps in Franklin County) about 1839 to Frances E. "Fannie" Estes, daughter of Hiram Estes; she married the second time to Frederick W. Williams.

 The 3rd class 640 acre Mercer Colony survey of Lilborn K. Lee, patented December 3, 1857, is located on the Navarro-Hill County line, 1/2 in Hill County.  His name appears in 1847 on cattle brand registration as 'Sibern K. Lee'."

 FROM LEE DESCENDANT LARRY RODERICK  

George Lee was apparently living in the Barry County, Missouri area as he was married there December 6, 1838 to Frances Estes.  There is a record in the "History of Newton County".  A road from Duncan's Mills, on Spring River, near the northeast corner of the county, down the river to Missionary Trace, was ordered opened and Samuel B. Bright, Sion S. Pritchett and Elisha Ralls appointed supervisors, roads from the county seat to Sarcoxie, another to the saw mill on Sugar Creek, one to the county seat of Barry County, one to Seneca Mills, one to Spring River as far as John Pennington's.  The commissioners...for the Seneca Mills road:  William B. Wilson, Thomas Shockley, John Crabtree, Campbell Price and George Lee.  This was dated 28 May 1839.

Per Lee researcher, Martelia Cochran (now deceased) George died 01 Oct 1850 near Pelham, Navarro/Hill County, Texas, in camp.  This information taken from surname card file at the Hillsboro Library.  However this date must be in error as George and Fanny are found on the 1850 Navarro County census which is dated 12 Oct.  1850 so he would have to have died after that time.

 Notes for FRANCES E. (FANNIE) ESTES:

TAKEN FROM A HISTORY OF HILL COUNTY, TEXAS 1853-1980 PUBLISHED BY THE HILL COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION.

"In 1848, Lilburn K. Lee, his wife Fannie Estes, and their three children, Palmira, Hiram and Lucy from Missouri were the first known land grant settlers to arrive.  It was necessary for them to cross Richland Creek, which was inhabited by Tonkawa Indians.  The crossing was made without incident.  Mrs. Lee was the first white woman to set foot on the west side of Richland Creek, near Pelham, Texas."

TAKEN FROM OLD NORTHWEST TEXAS-HISTORICAL-STATISTICAL-BIOGRAPHICAL, VOL. I-B, NAVARRO COUNTY 1846-1860 COMPILED BY NANCY SAMUELS AND BARBARA KNOX, PUBLISHED BY THE FORT WORTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

"The 3rd Cl 640 acre Mercer Colony survey of Lilburn K. Lee, patented December 3, 1857, is located on Navarro-Hill County line, 1/2 in Hill County.  His name appears in 1847 on cattle brand registration as "Sibern" K. Lee."

 Her second husband was Fredrick Washington (Wash) Williams.  They are buried in the Salem Irene Cemetery, Irene, Hill County, Texas.  According to various sources, they moved around first to Wise County, Texas, then back to Hill County.  Wash died in Hill County, while Fannie died in Mitchell County, Texas and was apparently returned to Salem Irene Cemetery to be buried.   Other children which appear on the census from 1850 onward are likely the children of her second husband, Fredrick Washington (Wash) Williams.

 FROM NAVARRO COUNTY COURT MINUTES:

 Frances Lee Guar. - Frances Lee presented to Court a petition praying for Letters of Guardianship on the person and estate of George K. Lee dec'd.  It is Ordered by the Court that the said be recorded.

 The State of Texas - County of Navarro

 To the Hon. A.C. Cross Chief Justice the petition of Fanny Lee a citizen of said county respectfully shows that Hiram Lee, Almira Lee and Lucy Lee minors under the age of 14 years is without any Legal guardian; That their Interest and the property ? to them from the Estate of their Father L.K. lee dec'd demand the care and attention of a Guardian to protect the same.

 Therefore your petitioner respectfully prays that the usual notice be given and that she receive Letters of guardianship of the ? and estate of said minors; and ?

 Frances Lee, Guar'd - It is Ordered by the Court that the prayer of the foregoing petition be granted and that Frances Lee receive Letters guardianship on the Person and Estate of Hiram E., Almira Jane and Lucy Lee, Minors under the age of 14 years of there deceased father George K. Lee.

 Frances Lee - Guar. - It is ordered by the Court that William Howard, William French and Aaron Estes ? and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to appraise all the real and personal property belonging to the Estate of George K. Lee, dec'd and make return thereof in sixty days to this Court.

 BOND - The State of Texas, County of Navarro

 Know all  men by these presents that we Frances Lee as principal and G.H. Estes and William Howard as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of the County of Navarro in the sum of eight hundred dollars for the payments of which well and surely to be made, we bind ourselves our heirs, executors and Administrators jointly and personally, firmly? by these presents, signed and sealed with our seals; the seals being ?; thes the twenty ninth day of September A.D. 1851.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounded Frances Lee has been appointed by the Chief Justice of Navarro County guardian of the person and estate of the minors Hiram E., Almira Jane and Lucy Lee of their deceased father George K. Lee.

 Now if the said Frances Lee shall well and truly perform all of the duties required of hereby law under said appointment then? this obligation shall be well and said; otherwise to remain in full force and affect.

 Frances (X her mark) Lee

G.H. Estes

Wm. (X) Howard

 I Frances Lee do solemly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties of guardianship of the person and estate of the minors Hiram E., Almira Jane and Lucy Lee so help me God.

 Frances (X her mark) Lee

 Sworn and subscribed in open court the 29th day of Sept. 1851.  Attest.  ??White CCCNC

CHILDREN OF GEORGE LILBURN K. LEE AND FRANCES E. (FANNIE) ESTES

 

FAMILY OF FRANCES E. (FANNIE) ESTES AND FREDRICK WASHINGTON (WASH) WILLIAMS

 

FREDRICK WASHINGTON (WASH) WILLIAMS  was born July 21, 1821 in Tennessee, and died November 30, 1893 in Navarro County, Texas.  He is  buried at the Salem Irene Cemetery,  Irene, Hill County, Texas. He married (1) MAHALEY HAMMAR November 18, 1841 in Jasper County, Missouri, daughter of JACOB HAMMAR and MARY ONSTOTT. She was born about 1817 in Indiana, and died before 1852 in Navarro County, Texas.  There is a marker in her name at the Salem Irene Cemetery, Irene, Hill County, Texas.  He married (2) FRANCES E. (FANNIE) ESTES November 21, 1852 in Navarro County, Texas at the home of George Estes by Pleasant Yell, Minister of the Gospel. 

Notes for FRANCES E. (FANNIE) ESTES:

INFORMATION TAKEN FROM OLD NORTHWEST TEXAS, HISTORICAL-STATISTICAL-BIOGRAPHICAL, NAVARRO COUNTY TEXAS 1846-1860 COMPILED BY NANCY SAMUELS AND BARBARA KNOX, PUBLISHED BY THE FORT WORTH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

Her second husband was Fredrick Washington (Wash) Williams. They are buried in the Salem Irene Cemetery, Irene, Hill County, Texas. According to various sources, they moved around first to Wise County, Texas, then back to Hill County. Wash died in Hill County, while Fannie died in Mitchell County, Texas and was apparently returned to Salem Irene Cemetery to be buried.

Other children which appear on the census from 1850 onward are likely the children of her second husband, Fredrick Washington (Wash) Williams.

CHILDREN OF FREDRICK WASHINGTON WILLIAMS AND FRANCES E. ESTES

 

      

 

L.L. Kight 2002