Reuben was only ten years old when his father moved the family from South Carolina to the Mississippi Territory in 1808. There were two brothers older than Reuben, Elijah and William, but surely Reuben was depended upon to help the family in the move. There were four younger siblings at the time of their move.
Reuben married in 22 November, 1822 in Marion Co. MS. to Nancy Lee, probably a cousin. She was born 18 July, 1807 Sumter District, SC. and the daughter of Needham Lee and wife Frances Myers.
It appears that Reuben and Nancy were the parents of Eleven children, all born in Mississippi.
1. William J. Lee was born 1824 in Columbia, MS. He married Elizabeth Jane ?
2. James Addison Lee born 18 November, 1826 Columbia, MS. Marion Co. and died 3 November, 1894. He married Mary Jane Landrum 23 December 1852 in Marion Co. She is the daughter of William and Mary Dearman Lee. James and Mary Jane had eleven children, all born Marion Co.
A. William Lee married Mary Fillingham.
B. Dolphus Lee married Souvenia Davis
C. Nathan Lee married Arvasena Davis
D. Elam Lee married Anne Warden
E. Eliza Lee married Gilliam Bounds
F. Missouri Lee married Monroe Burge
G. Julia Ann Lee married Henry Daughdrill
H. Mollie Josephine Lee married Mel Kiah Smith
I. James A. Lee born 1875, died Henleyfield, MS. Married Rene Jarrell>
K. Henry Lee born 1876 married Catherine Clark. Second wife was Eliza Hudson whom he married in 1901 in Marion Co.
L. John R. Lee born 1877 Marion Co.
3. Mary Ann Lee born 12 September, 1828 MS. married James T. Warden.
4. Jesse Monroe Lee born 1830 married 30 December, 1853 in Marion Co. to Hester Ann Rouse.
5. Eli Lee known as "Coot" was born 10 February, 1832 Pearl River Co. MS. His family on seperate page.
6. Julia Ann Lee born 1824 Marion Co. married 9 November, 1851 to William Davis.
7. Samuel Lee born 1836 MS. and died 1863 Vicksburg, MS. He married Elena Landrum.
8. Thomas Jefferson Lee born 1840 married Martha Myers.
9. Jonathan F. Lee born 1842 Columbis, Marion Co. MS.
10. Nancy Lee born 1844 MS. married William Warden.
11. John R. Lee born 1847 Marion Co. MS.
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