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LEE, Henry, pioneer, born in Virginia in 1758; died in Mason county, Kentucky, in 1846. He was well educated, and studied surveying, which profession he pursued for many years in Mason county, Kentucky, having been one of the early settlers in that state. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from the district of Kentucky, and also of the convention that adopted the constitution of the United States. He was elected to the convention at Danville in 1787, was one of the commissioners that located the seat of government at Frankfort. and county lieutenant for all the territory north of Licking river. He then studied law, was appointed judge of the quarter sessions and associate judge of the circuit court for Mason county, and was also for many years president of the Washington branch of the Bank of Kentucky. He was a sagacious man, of excellent business habits, and amassed a large fortune. His personal appearance was imposing, as he was tall and powerfully built.
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