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LEE, Wilson, clergyman, born in Sussex county, Delaware, in 1761; died in Anne Arundel county, Maryland, 11 October, 1804. He became an itinerant Methodist minister in 1784, and labored extensively in the west, especially in Kentucky. He was appointed to the New London, Connecticut, district in 1794, and subsequently served on the New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore circuits. He was one of the most laborious and successful missionaries of his time, his labors in the west contributing largely to the evangelization of Kentucky and Tennessee, and he shared with Jesse Lee in the founding of Methodism in New England.
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