Dr. William Hooker Lee

Male 1761 - 1829  (68 years)

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  • Name Dr. William Hooker Lee  [1, 2
    Title Dr. 
    Born 10 Feb 1761  Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Mar 1829  Southwold, Elgin, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8220406649  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2007 

    Father Ebenezer Lee,   b. 29 Oct 1727, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1811, Burford, Brant, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Abigail Bull,   b. 04 Aug 1727, Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1812, Burford, Brant, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1750  Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4

    • Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) about Ebenezer Lee
      Name: Ebenezer Lee
      Marriage Date: 20 Jun 1750
      Marriage Location: Farmington
      Spouse: Abigal Bull
    Family ID F7500745299  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1761 - Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Mar 1829 - Southwold, Elgin, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Lee Family Gathering
      William Hooker, sixth son of Ebenezer and Abigail, was born February 10,1761, at Old Canaan, Conn.; married, 1787, Phoebe Davis, who was born at Reading, Conn., January 24, 1771. She was the daughter of (???) Davis, a landholder in Connecticut, who at the time of the Anglo-AmericanRevolution took up arms in the cause of England; was imprisoned three years, and then escaped to Canada, and had a grant of land as a U. E. Loyalist. Wm. Hooker and family came to Canada. Wm. Hooker was a physician, and was much esteemed, both privately and professionally, and practiced in the Niagara district, but ultimately removed to Southwold, London district, now county of Elgin, where he died March 30, 1829. His wife Phoebe died at the advanced age of 83 years, on December 15, 1853. They had thirteen children, namely:
      I. John, born April 14, 1788, at Shaftesbury, Vermont; died January 19,1792, at Clarknett, N. Y.
      II. William Bull, born at Clarknett, June 21, 1790. He farmed land incounty of Middlesex, Upper Canada, and latterly lived in the village of St. John, London township, same county, where he died August 11, 1855.
      III. Hiram Davis, born at Clarknett, November 20, 1791; married AnneTerry, daughter of Simcoe Terry, a U. E. Loyalist of Erie district, whowas a member of the first Parliament of Canada.
      IV. John born at Dewain's Bush, N. Y., August 23, 1793; married (???), and had children, and died at Westminster, London, Canada West, onSeptember 25, 1857.
      V. Nancy, born January 12, 1795, at Dewain's Bush, N. Y.; married John W.Clark, and died November, 1827, at Southwold, London district.

      John Lee of Farmington, Hartford Co, Conn and His Descendants
      DR. WILLIAM HOOKER, son of Dr. Ebenezer 15, and Abigail (Bull) Lee, bornin Connecticut, Feb.10, 1761; married in 1787, Phebe Davis, born in Reading, Conn. "She was the dau. of Mr. (???) Davis, who at the Anglo-American Revolution took up arms in favor of England,--was capturedand imprisoned three years, and then escaped to Canada." William Hookerwas a much esteemed physician. After the Revolutionary War, he resided,as will be seen by the birth of his children, in various places,--inVermont, New York, and Pennsylvania, and ultimately removed to Canadaabout 1796, and settled in Niagara District, practicing at Chippewa.

      He bought two adjoining farms in Oakland township, a few miles south from Brantford, Ont., July 8, 1809. This purchase was the third transfer fromthe Crown in 1802, and described as "Lot 8--4th concession." One farm was occupied by himself and the other by his parents. After the death ofhis father they were sold to Jacob Keifer, Feb. 7, 1812. He then removed to Southwold, London District--now County of Elgin--where were residing American relatives. "Dr. Lee visited his native State, Connecticut, in1828. He rode from Southwold, Ont. on horseback, and spent the winteramong relatives and friends. On his return in March, 1829, when only fourmiles from home, his horse slipped and fell upon him, causing such injuries that he lived but eight days."

      The records of Litchfield County, Conn., show that he and his brother,Ebenezer, Jr., from N. Y., joined in a deed conveying land during that winter, which is supposed to have been a part of the parental estate which had, for many years, remained unsold. He died March 30, 1829, aged68. His wife afterwards lived in London, Ont., where she died Dec. 15,1853, aged 82, and was buried in the Church of England cemetery.
      I. JOHN, born April 14, 1788, at Shaftsbury, Vt.; d. Jan. 19, 1792.
      II. WILLIAM BULL, born June 21, 1790, at Chokenut, N. Y. A farmer in Middlebury Co., Canada West, and later lived at St. John's, in Londontownship. Died there Aug. 11, 1855.
      III. HIRAM DAVIS, born Nov. 20, 1791.*
      IV. JOHN, born Aug. 25, 1793.*
      V. NANCY, " Jan. 12, 1795, at Dewain's Bush, N. Y.; m. John W.Clark; d. Nov., 1827, at Southwold, Ontario. Children: William H., born.... 1818? A Dentist, Philadelphia; d. ..... Children: William H., born.... Bank Cashier, Philadelphia. 2. A daughter, born .... Mrs. Grey,N.Y. 2. Eliza, born .... 1820-2; m. Freeman Talbot, a State Senator,Minn. She died leaving a family. 3. Jane; born .... 1822-3? d. in Minn.,1879. 4. Mary, born .... 1823-5; m. 1854, Thos. Ridout, HardwareMerchant, London, Ont. Children: Ridout. 7th Gen. 1. Louise,|born ....1855; both married. 2. Jessie,| 3. Lionel, " .... ....
      VI. RIVERIUS HOOKER, born July 1, 1796,* at Standing Stone, Penn.
      VII. THADDEUS, born Jan. 9, 1798, at Queenstown, Ont; d. at ThoroldFeb. 16, 1802.
      VIII. WHITEN, " Jan. 4, 1799; d. July 17, 1799, at Thorold.
      IX. HENRY CLARK, born Jan. 27, 1801; d. July 15, 1801, at Thorold.
      X. SELINA, born May 14, 1802,* at Thorold.
      XI. JAMES CLARK, " Sept. 4, 1803, " m. 1st, Rachael Stockton;2d, Maria Mills. He graduated as Dr. of Medicine at Jefferson College,Penn. in 1840.--Subsequently graduated as M. D. at McGill University,Montreal, 1856. Elected Corporation member of the National HistoricalSociety of Montreal, July 28, 1856. He traveled over most of the Southern States on horseback; practiced medicine sometime in New York, nd later inLondon, Ont. and died there June 8, 1871, leaving no family.
      XII. ABIGAIL, " Mar. 12, 1805.* at Thorold.
      XIII. HENRY, " Aug. 13, 1806, " d. Nov. 17, 1817.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3133897992] Lee Family Gathering, Author: no author, (Call Number: CS71.L48), 109.
      Lee Family Gathering
      Author: no author
      Call Number: CS71.L48
      This book contains the history and genealogy of John Lee of Farmington, Connecticut.

    2. [S3133897794] John Lee of Farmington, Hartford Co, Conn and His Descendants, Sarah Marsh Lee, of Norwich, CT, (Republican Record Book Print, 1878, 1st Ed.), 132.

    3. [S3133895002] Ancestry Home Page.

    4. [S3133895739] Connecticut, 1635-1860 Marriage Index, Roll number: 1315116 items 3 and 4.

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