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Henry Lee III

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Henry Lee III

9th Governor of Virginia


Who was Henry Lee III?

Henry Lee III, also known as "Light-Horse Harry," was an American Revolutionary War hero and politician. Born on January 29, 1756, in Virginia, Lee was a cavalry officer in the Continental Army and was known for his lightning-fast raids and his ability to elude the enemy. He gained the nickname "Light-Horse Harry" for his skill as a horseman and his ability to lead swift, surprise attacks against British troops. After the war, Lee became a prominent political figure and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served from 1799 to 1801. He was also a governor of Virginia and was a strong supporter of President George Washington. Lee was an outspoken critic of the Alien and Sedition Acts and was a leading voice in the movement for states' rights. He died on March 25, 1818, at the age of 62. Lee is remembered as a hero of the American Revolution and a champion of individual liberty and states' rights.


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

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Michael Lookinland

TV Actor

11th cousin 8 times removed
via Elizabeth Fitzalan

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Michael Lookinland

TV Actor

13th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Thomas Mowbray

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Gilbert de Clare

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

12th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Roger Wentworth

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

13th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir John Howard

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Beatrice de Beauchamp

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DuBose Heyward

Author of Porgy (Porgy & Bess)

14th cousin 6 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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DuBose Heyward

Author of Porgy (Porgy & Bess)

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Hugh le Despencer

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Geena Davis

Movie and TV Actress

11th cousin 7 times removed
via Elizabeth Fitzalan

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

14th cousin 6 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

11th cousin 4 times removed
via Elizabeth Fitzalan

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Paul Giamatti

TV and Movie Actor

13th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Fitzalan

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

13th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Fitzalan

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

11th cousin 7 times removed
via Sir Robert Goushill

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A. Bartlett Giamatti

Major League Baseball Commissioner

13th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Fitzalan

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 7 times removed
via Elizabeth Fitzalan

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William Henry Moore

Co-Founder, U.S. Steel and Nabisco

14th cousin
via Sir Baldwin Freville

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William Henry Moore

Co-Founder, U.S. Steel and Nabisco

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir John Howard

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

14th cousin 7 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

13th cousin 7 times removed
via Richard Fitzalan

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

12th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Ralph Neville

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry FitzHugh

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

13th cousin 7 times removed
via Sir William de Bohun

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George Herbert

8th Earl of Carnarvon
Owner, Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey)

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Baldwin Freville

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George Herbert

8th Earl of Carnarvon
Owner, Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey)

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir John Howard

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