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65. Frances "Fanny" LEE was born in 1798 in North Carolina. She died in 1876 at the age of 78 in Reynolds County, Missouri.


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Some of the older family members have said Francis "Fanny" Lee was originally born in North Carolina, and was half Cherokee Indian. This is supported by the census of 1800 with her born in New London, North Carolina under a listing of (01000-11110-11) CN 831. This "CN" represents the Cherokee Nation.

In 1829, Fanny Lee is listed in the Will of Wiliam Lee of Giles County. Tennessee. Other listed family members include: Strother Lee, Wm W. Lee, Edward, Tempie (m. Briton SIMMONS), Cynthia, (m. James HARRELL), and Nancy (m. Jacob EITELL). There is also a deed record in the Giles County, Tennessee Court minutes 1823-25 which gives the same names.

The 1850 census of Reynolds County, Missouri has Fanny Chatman born on 1798 in North Carolina. She is listed in the 1850 Census with her children: Wm C. Berry, Tennessee, Cynthia, Tray (m. Sarah ?) Martha (m. Dr. Wm PENNINGTON), & grandson, Thomas STOUT. Her other known married children are: Thomas (b. 1823 m. Elizabeth HOPPERS), Mary (b.? m. Samuel STOUT), Melinda (b. 1822 m. Leander FAULKENBERRY), and Serena (b. ? m. Allen SMITH). All of the children except Martha were born in Tennessee between 1820-1830's.

Frances "Fanny" LEE and Thomas CHAPMAN were married in 1819. Thomas CHAPMAN was born on 5 November 1786 in St. Pauls Walden, Hertfordshire, England. He died on 1 October 1843 at the age of 56 in Lesterville, Reynolds County, Missouri.

Frances "Fanny" LEE and Thomas CHAPMAN had the following children:

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Serena CHAPMAN was born about 1820. She died in June 1846 at the age of 26 in Reynolds County, Missouri.