Page new Nov. 28, 2003, last revised: 14 March 2009

Scope: To unite the Lee family of my wife's paternal side with her cousins, ancestors and descendants. The Lee family had a number of Revolutionary and Civil War generals and officers, politicians, and statesmen, and I doubt my wife's ancestor, Coma Irene Lee, is related to them, but you never know. Colonel Richard Lee, Secretary of the Colony of Virginia and presumably a Counsellor to King Charles, was the progenitor of the Virginia Lees and was himself descended from the Coton branch of the Lees of Shropshire. There was also General Robert E. Lee, Major General Light Horse Harry Lee of Leesylvania, and many others. Whether my wife's Lee family is related remains to be seen.

Issac Lee, married Alice Phillips. At least one child (Coma also had 2 step-sisters, see below):
Coma Irene Lee, born October 30, 1898 in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas [rumor had been that she was from Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas], daughter of Issac Lee and Alice Phillips. Coma, living in Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan, died Nov. 11, 1977, in Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan. Coma was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan. Coma had 2 step-sisters (were they from Issac Lee or from Alice Phillips?): Madiline Schuler of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, and Eleanor J. Beckner (b. 9 May 1917, d. 3 Feb 1990 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, last residence Bellevue, Eaton County, Michigan) of Bellevue, Eaton County), Michigan (from Coma's obituary, then Michigan and Social Security death indices). She married Clifford Huston--Coma was his second wife. Coma previously had been married to (1) Mr. Schoff, and (2) Mr. Miller [hard to believe at such a young age: from posting by Robert Ted Huston on GenForum Lee site]. Clifford Huston was born November 5, 1893, Pipestone, Berrien County, Michigan, and he died March 21, 1955 in Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan. [Clifford's first wife, Lelah O'Brien (or Lilah O'Brien), and they had a daughter Hazel Huston (born 1915) and a son Frank C. Huston, born 1918, died 1971, who had married Lorraine E. 3 children: Michael Huston; __ Huston (girl); __ Huston (girl)]. Coma and Clifford had 7 children:

1. Minnie Marguerite Huston (Mar 31, 1917) married John Martin, no children.
2. Donald J. Huston, born September 5, 1918 at Bellevue, Eaton County, Michigan, died November 31, 1979 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. He married Lorraine Mary Joachim, born December 1927 (living) at South Bend, Indiana. Donald and Lorraine had 3 children:
1. Dennis Huston, born February 1950, Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan.
2. Terri Huston, born July 1954 Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan. Married (1)Roland Michael Schram and (2)Kevin Duerinck (born June 1956). Children of the first marriage:
Jamie Schram, b. Sep 1973 in Niles, Berrien County, Michigan, m. Oct. 2004 to Amy Seigler in Geneva, Kane Co., IL.
Jeffrey Schram, b. Nov. 1977 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.
Douglas Schram, b. Oct. 1979 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; married Laura Konnis September 2003, Las Vegas, NV. One child:
Amelia Konischram, May 2006, Maricopa, Pinal County, Arizona
3. Gail Huston, born March 1959, Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan
3. Glenn C. Huston, b. May 12, 1923, married (1) Betty __; (2) Wilma Lou Schoff, November 07, 1969. (see #7 Gordon below)
4. Clarence Huston ("Ted"), died in World War II or Korean War.
5. Kenneth Huston ("Kenny"), born March 27, 1925, died October 14, 1974 (I had 1975 previously) Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan; married (1) Mary Ardell; (2) Kathryn Rose Gordon ("Kate"), September 29, 1946. With Kate had 6 children:
1. Helen Huston
2. Patricia Huston
3. Pamela Huston
4. Kathy Huston
5. Cindy Huston
6. Deana Huston
6. Betty Huston ("Becki") (d.) married (1) William Merrill, (2) Jason McIntyre (d.). 4 children from first marriage:
1. Debbie Merrill (d.)
2. Bruce Merrill (d.)
3. Doug Merrill
4. Glenna Merrill
7. Gordon Huston ("Skip"), Apr 11, 1932 - Dec 5, 1993 (d. Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan), & Wilma Lou Schoff. (see #3 Glenn above) 6 children:
1. Robert Ted Huston (Feb 1953) & (1)Paula Jo Avery, (2)Lenora Jean Johnson ("Jean")
2. Rebecca Tracy Huston (May 1956) & Richard Hubert Canard
3. Ruth Toney Huston (Sep 1957) & Darl Lee Platt
4. Robin Teria Huston (Dec 1960)
5. Renee Teresa Huston (Jul 1962) & James Daniel Scott
6. Randa Huston (Oct 16, 1964) & Akan Jay Gruber


GenForum Lee Message Board
Lee's of Maryland
Charles G. Lee of Maryland>Indiana>Iowa
Robert E. Lee Family
Southern Lee Gateway
Robert E. Lee papers online Washington and Lee University, Leyburn Library, Special Collections (see also "click here" on that page for tons of letters)
Lee's from England to America, photos


1. "Lee Family History" by J. Montgomery Seaver. Published by American Historical-Genealogical Society, 1929, 61 pages, paperback. "Includes the family coat of arms, a record of ancient families of the name, a list of prominent members of the family past and present in both England and America, a record of those of the name tracing descent from royalty, a record of the first emigrants to America and the first few generations descended from them, Revolutionary War veterans from the family, and various lists of sources."
2. "Lee of Virginia 1642-1892" by Edmund Jennings Lee (1895). Biographical and genealogical sketches of the descendants of Colonel Richard Lee. Reprint available through HeritageBooks.com, 586 pp., illus., map, append., index AND through Genealogical.com.
3. "The Lees of Virginia: Biography of a Family" by Burton Hendrick. Follows the Lee Family from the time of Richard Lee, the Founder and probably the wealthiest Virginian of his day (d. 1664), to that of General Robert E. Lee in the Civil War, and Major General Light Horse Harry Lee who defeated Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown.
4. "The Lees of Virginia: Seven Generations of an American Family", by Paul C. Nagel.
5. "Samuel Lee Family History and Genealogy", published 1989 Samuel Lee Family Organization"
6. Cassius F. Lee's printed book on Lee family history dated August 1871.
7. 1840 Census of Virginia: Lee.
8. Lee County Marriages, 1830-1836, by John Vogt and T. William Kethley, Jr.
9. Lee County, Virginia: Deed Book Record, Volume 1, 1793-1804, by Reda T. Duckworth.
10. Lee County, Virginia: Deed Book Record, Volume 2, 1805-1812, by Reda T. Duckworth.
11. Lee County, Virginia: Deed Book Record, Volume 3, 1813-1820, by Reda T. Duckworth.
12. Lee Chronicle (at Tennessee Genealogical Library).
13. The Lee Family Of VA & MD (at Tennessee Genealogical Library).
14. Lee Of Prince George County Virginia (at Tennessee Genealogical Library).
15. Lee-Jenkins-Steele Genealogy (at Tennessee Genealogical Library).
16. Lees & Kings Of VA & NC 1636-1976 (at Tennessee Genealogical Library).
17. Lees Of Va. Descendants Of Richard Lee & Anne Constable (at Tennessee Genealogical Library).


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