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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday~Sarah Ellen White Lee

Sarah Ellen White Lee
b. 16 July 1857
d. 20 July 1927
bu. Union Grove Cemetery, Marion Co., AL

Tombstone Photo Courtesy of Virginia Fitzhugh-Lee

Sarah Ellen White was the daughter of Richmond White and Ann Parsons. She was the baby of the family with 5 older brothers and 2 older sisters. 

Sarah married W. H. White according to her Civil War pension (Alabama) application and to that union one son, Thomas Anson White was born.  

No information on this marriage and union exists beyond what Sarah Ellen revealed in her Widow’s pension application. 2

Sarah Ellen married Samuel William Lee about 1888 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Shortly after their marriage Samuel and Sarah Ellen migrated to Alabama.
To this union 2 additional children were born:

  • Mary Addie Lee, b. 24 June 1890
  • Samuel Homer Lee, b. Jan 1899
Her husband, Samuel William passed away on 17 June 1915 at age 74 and Sarah moved in with her son. Sarah died 20 July 1927.*
*Note: tombstone shows death date for Sarah Ellen as 20 July 1927; Alabama death index shows she died 20 August 1927.

[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, ( : accessed June 20014); Memorial page for Sarah Ellen White Lee; (16 July 1857–20 July 1927); Find a Grave memorial # 53044686, Citing Union Grove Cemetery; Marion County, Alabama, USA.
[2] State of Alabama, "Confederate Pension Applications, 1880-1940" database, Ancestry ( : accessed 6 June 2014), entry for Ellen Lee, Widow of Private Samuel William Lee; Co. A. 4th Battalion, SCVI; Confederate.

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