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Harrell Lee Lewis Morgan

Obituary of Jared Jackson Lee, Selma Alabama.

Jared Jackson Lee, born at Newberry Courthouse, S. C., on November 23, 1829, died at the home of his daughters in Birmingham, Ala., on November 7, 1921.

Orphaned in early youth, he made his home with relatives in the Western part of Dallas County, near Selma, Ala., where he grew to manhood, and where he married Miss Louisiana Morgan, daughter of George Morgan, one of the prominent pioneer citizens of that farming district. After his return from the War between the States he moved into Selma that his children might have a better school advantages, but he still engaged in farming.

J. J. Lee was mustered into the Confederate service at Cahaba, Ala., as a member of Company A, Alabama Regiment, but in July of 1862, he became a member of Capt. Thomas H. Lewis's Company, called the "Partisan Rangers," which company was later a part of Lewis's Battalion of Alabama Cavalry. When Major Lewis was killed in battle at LaFayette, Ga., his battalion, under Maj. W. V. Harrell, reported directly to General Maury, and remained with him until the close of the war. Comrade Lee rendered efficient service as quartermaster and also served on scout duty, and was a trusted courier on important missions.

He became a Christian early in life, and was a member of the Baptist Church. His unfaltering faith and confidence in the promises of God were an inspiration to others throughout his long life. He was a Mason, and was proud of the organization.

Comrade Lee is buried by the side of his wife in Oak Hill Cemetery at Selma. Surviving him are two sons, five daughters, and nine grandchildren.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, February, 1922.

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