Going to The Final Resting Place

A. B. Lee

An Obituary from THE DAILY TIMES, March 1877, Chattanooga


At his home in Loudon, Tenn., March [2?--blurred], 1877, Mr. A.B. Lee, father of J.A. and J.U. Lee of this place.

Mr. A.B. Lee was the eldest of twelve children, ten girls and two boys. His grandfather, Rev. Jesse Lee, was a Baptist Minister, and one of the first settlers of Petersburg, Va. He had four children, three boys and one girl. Their names were Shelly, John, Thomas and Edith.

Shelly Lee, father of A.B. Lee, married a Miss Billups at Petersburg, and when A.B. was quite a boy, he moved to Lynchburg. When about nineteen, A.B. Lee came to Tennessee, and after traveling over some of the adjoining States, settled at Greenville, Tenn., where he lived for a number of years. In 1838-9 he joined the Baptist church. In 1848 he moved to Chattanooga and lost his wife a short time later. In 1854 he was married again to Miss Martha West, of Roan county, near Loudon, where he lived until he died at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 14 days.

Dr. J.U. Lee has returned to the city and may be found at his office as usual.

Transcribed and Submitted by Linda Bloom, Descendent of A.B. Lee

Excerpt from a Letter from A. B. Lee to His Son, Shelly Lee. Written in Loudon, Tenn. February 26, 1868

"I am ageting along the Best I can thank god I am yet able to woork and make out to make aliving yet. Ihave bought the old Corner house that was owned by the Davises next to the old Suly hotell whare I am seling some Stoves and tinware and Acationaley I Sell a still. I sole one this weak for onehudnred and eight dollars I have a tolerable asoartment of tinware on hands 3 co Stoves 2 Cook Stoves one large heaing Stove I Sell No. 8 Cookstove for $38.00 No.7 $35.00 No. 6 $26.00 I have Six more Stoves that I look for every day I have 2 horses & waggon yet I have Corn Enoughf to do me that I had made I have Enoughf Bacon to do us till next fall I have hoggs Enoughf to Make Me aplenty for the net year if we Should live to See it I also Bought the other half 80 acres of land that Dr. Hurley oned I gave $200 for the 80 acres. . . . Taking Every thing into conderration I am amking out very well for whitch I thank god for it My candle is ageting low I must come to aclose Marthey and all the Children joines me in love to you and your wife & children may god bless you all in this woorld and the world to com is the praer of your old
             Father until death

Transcribed by Linda Bloom, Descendent of A.B. and Shelly Lee, 1998

NOTE: At this time in the United States, there were no written rules for "correct" spelling. People usually spelled words as they "sounded." Only later in the century did spelling become standardized.

Where Have All the Soldiers Gone, Long Time Passing

William J. Amann

Greater San Antonio's Roll of Honor listing war casualties, the wounded, the dead, the missing in action. The Roll of Honor is from the San Antonio Evening News, Tuesday, March 20, 1945
Transcription of Newspaper Article

CAPT. WILLIAM J. AMANN, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max W. Amann Sr., of 837 Waverly Ave., and Poteet, has been reported killed in action in Belgium Jan. 1, his parents and his widow Mrs. Mardell Amann, of Kingsville, have been notified. Amann, who was listed as missing in action Dec. 24 was a graduate of the Poteet High School and studied engineering at A & I College, Kingsville. A member of the National Guard, he entered active service in November, 1940, and had been overseas with a field artillery unit since November, 1944. Surviving Amann, besides his parents and widow, are two children and two brothers, Max W. Amann, Jr. of Utopia and Willard Lee Amann, a student at A & I College.

William Julius Amann was buried at Roselawn Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. He lies next to his mother and father who, until Max's death drove to the cemetery every Sunday afternoon. There they put flowers, and with love, watered and mowed the grass upon it. He was greatly loved and sorely missed by all who knew him.