Anson Pollan Lee Lineage

Contributed by Karen Cotter.


LEE, ANSON POLLAN

Born:
Died:
Married: ARABELL (BELL) NICHOLSON BEDWELL in Hinds County, MS (1st wife)
Married: ASABELLA N. BEDWELL on 27 August 1857 in Hinds County, MS per LDS
Born:
Died:
Married: MARY FRANCIS FERGUSON DEAL (widow of James L. Deal) (2nd wife) (Her 2nd husband)
Previous husband was JAMES (JIM) L. DEAL
Born:
Died:

Relationships:
Son of ----------------------------
Father of:
By 1st wife
Mary Avaline "Molly" Lee, born 15 December 1871 in Monticello, AR
Saymore L. Lee
Robert Emmet Lee
Maggie B. Lee
Eudora J. Lee
Donald Bedwell Lee
William A.N. Lee
John Grimes Lee
Eric Lee
Enoch Lee
Father of:
By 2nd wife
Alma Lee
Elma Lee

Remarks: Beth Thurman says "They moved to Arkansas around late 1850's or 1860. He served with the Arkansas 9th Infantry, which mustered out in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, then he served with the Army of Mississippi - fought at Shiloh. The 9th Infantry were all over Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi, then across Alabama to Atlanta (Georgia), back across Alabama to Mississippi and Tennessee again. His daughter Mary (Mollie) Avaline Lee married Philip Zadock Wolfe, born 1869. Their son, Dan Wolfe (born 1901) was my grandfather. After Arabella died, he married the widow of Jim (James L.) Deal, who was a Ferguson and a half-sister to Philip Zadock Wolfe, my great-grandfather. They had two daughters, which made them Great-grandma Wolfe's half-sisters and Great-Grandpa Wolfe's nieces. These (daughters) are the two little girls that my grandfather's older brothers buried in the field until the rain .. at least one was - needless to say they went to live with Uncle Donal Bedwell Lee, Mollie's brother, after that."

Beth Thurman said that "Her children (daughters of Anson Pollan and Mary Francis Ferguson Deal Lee) were my great-grandmother Wolfe's half-sisters, Alma Lee Hackney (wife of Frank Hackney) and Elma Lee. Alma lived in Star City and her descendents still do. This also made these two girls great-grandpa Wolfe's nieces because their mother was his half-sister. When Great-Grandpa Lee died, their mother died soon after. These girls lived with Grandma and Grandpa Wolfe. However, Uncle Claud Wolfe, father of Claudia Gladde and Uncle Phil Wolfe were 11 and 12 year old boys who were apparently double handsful for their parents. The two Lee orphans were very vulnerable and had a rough life with the Wolfes because Uncle Phil and Uncle Claud tormented them in spite of grandma's efforts to try and make the girls feel welcome. For instance at one point they buried Alma in the field and just left her head sticking out of the ground, and then ran off and forgot her until it started to rain. Needless to say, the girls chose to move to Uncle Donal Bedwell Lee's and Aunt Annie Hollinger Lee's place next door instead.

Sources:
1. The link to the Deals, links to the Wests, who in turn links to the Fryers, makes the information of interest. Old Man Lee marrying the widow of James L. (Jim) Deal is mentioned in the John Monroe Deal letter of 1893.
2. All the other information was provided by Beth Thurman, Monticello, AR in June 1999.
3. Additional information was available from the book, Old Times not Forgotten, A History of Drew County (Arkansas) by Rebecca DeArmond, under the entry for Lizzie (LaGrone) and Dan B. Wolfe. The information was compiled by Philip Zadock (Dock) Wolfe and contributed by Beth Thurman.

LEE, MARY (MOLLIE) AVALINE

Born: 1871, Marion Township, Drew County, AR (on the site of what is now University of Arkansas at Monticello, AR
Died: 1962, Bearhouse Township, Drew County, AR, from age with emphysema
Married: PHILIP ZADOCK WOLFE (date unknown)
Born: 1867 per the inscription on his headstone
Died: 1949 from prostate problems
Buried: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Drew County, AR

Relationships:
Daughter of Anson Polen and Arabella Nicholson Bedwell Lee
Sister of:
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Ferguson, Jr., born about 1818 in Tennessee per LDS (dates probably wrong)
Anna Eliza "Dutch" Ferguson
Frisby Ferguson
Theodocia Ferguson
Louis "Lou" Henderson Ferguson, born 1855 per tombstone
Pharaba Emileen Ferguson, born 12 May 1857
Lucy Ferguson
Mother of:
Anson Philip Wolfe
Willie Claud Wolfe
Scharlotte Wolfe
Eudora Pear Wolfe
Dan Bull Wolfe, born 1901

Sources:
1. Email from GPDRAL@aol.com to Beth Thurman of 24 June 1999
2. Additional information was available from the book, Old Times not Forgotten, A History of Drew County (Arkansas) by Rebecca DeArmond, under the entry for Lizzie (LaGrone) and Dan B. Wolfe. The information was compiled by Philip Zadock (Dock) Wolfe and contributed by Beth Thurman.
3. Beth Thurman's Descendents of Lewis Howell Daniel provided August 1999

LEE, MARY FRANCIS FERGUSON DEAL

Born:
Died:
Married: JAMES (JIM) L. DEAL (1st husband)
Born:
Died:
Married: ANSON POLLAN LEE (2nd husband)
Born:
Died:

Relationships:
Daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Elizabeth "Betty" Louisa Daniel Ferguson
Sister of:
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Ferguson, born about 1818 in Tennessee per LDS
Anna Eliza Ferguson
Theodocia Ferguson
Louis (Lou) Henderson Ferguson, born 1855
Pharaba Emileen Ferguson, born 12 May 1857
Frisby A. Ferguson
Lucy Ferguson
Half sister of:
Mary "May" Wolfe, born about 1865
Philip Zadock Wolfe, born 1867 in Bearhouse Township, Drew County, AR
Mother of:
By 2nd husband
Alma Lee
Elma Lee

Sources:
1. Information came originally from white@pop3.seark.net, sent to Beth Thurman by Ima White and in turn sent to Karen Cotter
2. Information about her husbands came from the book, Old Times Not Forgotten, A History of Drew County (Arkansas) by Rebecca DeArmond. There is also a list of the children in the book. The information is under Lizzie LaGrone and Dan B. Wolf.
3. Beth Thurman's Descendents of Lewis Howell Daniel provided August 1999.


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