Virtus in Ardua – “Courage against Difficulties”
From Wikipedia: Lee is a common surname in English-speaking countries. There are several distinct origins of the Lee surname. The most common surname of English origin is derived from Middle English lea, meaning “meadow, forest clearing”, and is therefore a name describing the bearer’s place of residence. In Ireland, Lee has been used to anglicize Gaelic Laoidhigh, an occupational surname meaning “poet.” Spelling variants of both the English and the anglicized Gaelic names include Leigh and Lea. The Lee of Shropshire, notable as the forebears of the colonial American Lee family (members of which include Richard Henry Lee, Zachary Taylor, and Robert E. Lee), has a name derived from Norman de Lee.
Currently, I can trace back to Thomas Hollon Lee (1829 – 1886) whose parents were Edward (b: 1809 d: after 1830) and Margaret (b: 1808 d: 1830?) Lee of Virginia. Thomas Hollon was born in 1829 in Giles County, Tennessee. He married Mary Ann Britton on April 13th, 1852 in Cornersville, Marshall County, Tennessee. As of yet, I do not know if Thomas was an only child, or if he had any siblings.
|PARENT (M) Floyd Allen Dollins|
|Birth||17 OCT 1947||Gladewater,,Texas|
|Death||14 MAY 2004||Corpus Christi , Texas|
|Marriage||to Paule Kriel|
|Father||Floyd Edgar Dollins|
|Mother||Betty Lou Weaver|
|PARENT (F) Paule Kriel|
|Marriage||to Floyd Allen Dollins|
|F||Katherine Ann Dollins|
|M||Allen Ray Dollins|