Melinda Lee

Female 1825 - 1907  (81 years)


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  • Name Melinda Lee  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth Abt 1825 
    Born 23 Sep 1825  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Female 
    Birth 1826  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth 1827  [1
    Died 16 May 1907  San Francisco Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 20 May 1907  Greenlawn Cem., San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I7840  Bishir Family
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2018 

    Father William Lee,   b. 1774, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Howard Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Mary Polly Cassady,   b. Abt 1780 (estimate), Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Saline Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 Mar 1801  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    Family ID F5448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harley T. Crews,   b. Abt 1819, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1839  Howard Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Children 
    +1. Anna Maria Crews,   b. 12 Jan 1842, Lafayette, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1924, Boise, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Joseph C. Crews,   b. Abt 1844, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Luther E. Crews,   b. Abt 1853, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Alice Crews,   b. Abt 1855, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1911, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F5564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • After the death of her mother in 1835, Samuel Watts was assigned Malinda’s guardian in Nov 1836. Melinda Lee’s Aunt, Martha Patsy Lee, was married to a William Watts, and they had a son named Samuel. So it’s likely Melinda was raised by her older 1st cousin.

      Melinda was living with her niece, California Spurgeon Campbell, in 1900 in Oakland California.

      RESEARCH:
      Melinda’s death certificate lists her birthplace as Virginia, but her parents were already in Missouri by 1825. It also lists her mother’s maiden name as “Casey” - close enough to Cassidy. The informant was her daughter, Alice.

      Marriage is probable based on later records (censuses). [3, 5, 9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1364] Jason’s Family Tree (JDHAYDON), J. D. Haydon.

    2. [S1344] Ulmer Ancestry, Ron Ulmer.

    3. [S576] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    4. [S1443] Guardian assignment Nov 1836, assigns William and Melinda Lee to Reuben and Samuel Watts. Howard Co. Probate records.

    5. [S1377] Death Certificate for Melinda Crews.

    6. [S1346] Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.

    7. [S1348] GenForum Post and email correspondence, Patricia Seaver pseaver@charter.net.

    8. [S1413] Ancestry Tree for k2outside (Kathleen) , Entangled Branches .

    9. [S1370] Nov 1836: Saml & Reuben Watts assigned as guardians of Malinda and Wm Lee.