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Lee, Davidson 1805-1896

LEE, HILL

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 10/28/2006 at 20:48:41

Davidson Lee, died at his home in Yell township, Friday April 3rd, 1896, in the ninety-first year of his age.

Davidson Lee was born in Henry county, Kentucky, June 5th, 1805. At the age of 25, he was married to Miss Sarah Hill of Virginia. To the union were born seven children, five of whom survive the father, the wife and mother passed to the other land about seventeen years ago. Mr. Lee moved from Kentucky, to Cedar county, Iowa in 1840, where he with his family resided until 1866, when he moved to Boone county, and settled on a farm north of Ogden a mile or two from where he continued to reside until 1892, when he went to Nebraska, to make his home with his son, William. Advancing years and increasing infirmities admonished him that his days on earth were few, and he expressed a desire to return to Iowa; to his old home; to meet and bid farewell to old and long loved neighbors and friends. A few weeks ago he arrived in Ogden and was taken to his old home, and one by one the old friends and neighbors called and paid their respects to the kindly old man, who died without an enemy. For forty years or more he had been connected with the M.E. church and was a most devout and exemplary member, and died in the faith of the full fruition of a life well spent. He was like the gold grain, fully ripe, waiting for the Reaper. he has passed to that undiscovered country, from whose bourne no traveler ever returns. He leaves five children, William, in Nebraska; John, at Coon Rapids; and Anderville at Bayard, Iowa; Lafayette and Eliza, at the old homestead north of Ogden. The funeral services were from the residence, and were conducted by Rev. Snooke, of the U.B. church, Rev. Lott, of the M.E. church being ill. The interment was in Glenwood cemetery near Ogden, and a large concourse of his old friends and neighbors followed the remains to their last resting place, where they will await the trumpet that shall cause the earth and sea to give up their dead, and mortality put on immortality.
(Ogden Reporter, April 9, 1896, page 5)


 

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