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Henry Lee III

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Henry Lee III

9th Governor of Virginia


Who was Henry Lee III?

Major-General Henry Lee III was the 9th Governor of Virginia and a cavalry officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He is probably best known by the nickname he earned during the war of “Light-Horse Harry”

Famous Kin

Henry Lee is the father of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, grandfather of Virginia Governor Fitzhugh Lee, and 2nd cousin of Maryland Governor Thomas Sim Lee. His ancestry can be traced back to William the Conqueror, King Edward I and a number of Magna Carta Sureties including Henry de Bohun and Hugh le Bigod. His royal ancestry also includes kinship to the current royal family through Queen Elizabeth II and the late Princess Diana.

Henry Lee has a number of U.S. Presidents in his family tree including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland, Calvin Coolidge, Barack Obama, and both Presidents Bush. Some of his other notable kin include novelist Upton Sinclair, U.S Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, Nobel Prize winner Thomas Hunt Morgan, boxing champion Muhammad Ali, actress Joanne Woodward, and WWII generals George C. Marshall and George S. Patton.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Henry Lee III

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John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Miliscent of Rethel

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Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

20th cousin
via Miliscent of Rethel

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Gov. Thomas Dudley

Colonial Immigrant Ancestor

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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William Sargent

(c1602 - 1682)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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Edmund Waller

English Poet and Politician

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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William Wentworth

(c1616 - 1696/7)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Miliscent of Rethel

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Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

First woman executed for murder in U.S. by non-British government

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard de Camville

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John Langdon

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard de Camville

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General James Longstreet

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard de Camville

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James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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Marshall Field

Founder of Marshall Field & Co.

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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Edward Lloyd V

13th Governor of Maryland

20th cousin
via Richard de Camville

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Charles Goldsborough

16th Governor of Maryland

20th cousin
via Richard de Camville

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Robert Catesby

Leader of Gunpowder Plot

14th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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Charles Carroll

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard de Camville

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Eugene Foss

45th Governor of Massachusetts

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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Eliphalet Adams Bulkeley

Founder of Aetna Insurance

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Miliscent of Rethel

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

13th cousin 7 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Robert de Beaumont

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Isabel de Vermandois

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Aubrey de Vere

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

12th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Hugh Luttrell

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