George Lee — Bio

This information was researched and submitted by Patricia Odiorne for the Southwick Historical Society.

GEORGE LEE was born 27 May 1832 in Hartland, Hartford Co., Connecticut, son and fourth child of Sardis and Harriet (Spelman) Lee.  He was a resident of Granville, Hampden Co., Massachusetts in 1860 and 1870; Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts in 1850 and 1880, and 1920; and Southwick, Hampden Co., Massachusetts in 1900 and 1910.  George’s marriage to Catharine, daughter of Zenas Hart, was recorded in Westfield, vital records on 4 September 1851.  He was 31 and she was 19 years old. They were born in Hartland, Connecticut and Granville, Massachusetts, respectively; first marriage for both.  The couple had at least three children, all born in Granville in the 1850s — by 1865, they had separated. George died in Westfield, 15 December 1920, and was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, there.

In October and November 2007, a two-part article about the Lee family appeared in Southwoods: A Journal for Country Living. It has much more information about George and his siblings.

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