John Lee, native of Shelby County, Ind. , second son of James and Jane (Laymon) Lee, natives of Virginia and Ohio respectively, was born April 18, 1832. He was six years of age when his parents removed into Owen County, and here in Clay Township, with the exception of one year spent in Washington Township, he has since resided. He was reared a farmer, and educated at the public schools of Indiana. May 11, 1854, he was married near Spencer, Ind., to Nancy C. Phillips,
daughter of Thomas Phillips, Esq. Mr. Lee is a member of the Christian Church at Liberty, in Greene County. November 16, 1864, he enrolled at Spencer as a private in Company G, Twenty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served about one year, when he was honorably discharged at Marietta, Ga., on account of expiration of term of service. While at Dalton, Ga., he contracted rheumatism, from which he has never recovered. Mr. Lee owns a farm of seventy -nine acres, about all in cultivation, well improved, stocked and equipped for agricultural purposes. In March, 1883, he left his farm and moved into the village of White Hall, where he at present resides, taking life easy, and preparing to live to a ripe old age. In politics, he is a Democrat, and for President of the United States cast his first vote for Frank Pierce.
Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and biographical, Charles Blanchard, Editor. Chicago, F. A. Battey & Co., Publishers, 1884, page 938-939.
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