Some Descendants of

Compiled by
Lorraine (Richardson) Manderscheid

Published in 2000

[In 1996, I converted the first edition of this book to HTML and made it available on the Internet. In 2001, I did the same with the second edition, with permission from my grandmother, Lorraine Manderscheid. Along with formatting changes, I combined both volumes of the second edition, renumbering the chapters. Over the years, I have responded to requests to remove information on living individuals. After getting another such request in 2022, I just deleted the book, except for this page, because it would be too much work to go through and remove information on all the living people listed. --- Eric Wadsworth, March 2022]

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1John Doyle Lee(1812-1877)0descendants listed
CHAPTER 2Posterity of Aggatha Ann Woolsey(1814 - 1866)4543descendants listed
CHAPTER 3Posterity of Nancy Bean(1826 - 1903)439descendants listed
CHAPTER 4Posterity of Louisa Free(1824 - 1886)2descendants listed
CHAPTER 5Posterity of Sarah Caroline Williams(1830 - 1908)1388descendants listed
CHAPTER 6Abigail Shaffer Woolsey(1785/6 - 1848)0descendants listed
CHAPTER 7Posterity of Rachel Andora Woolsey(1825 - 1912)2341descendants listed
CHAPTER 8Polly Ann Workman0descendants listed
CHAPTER 9Posterity of Martha Elizabeth Berry(1827 - 1885)121descendants listed
CHAPTER 10Delethia Morris(1812 - )0descendants listed
CHAPTER 11Posterity of Nancy Ann Vance(1824 - 1851)2descendants listed
CHAPTER 12Emoline Vaughn Woolsey(1830 - )0descendants listed
CHAPTER 13Nancy Gibbons(1799 - 1847)0descendants listed
CHAPTER 14Posterity of Mary Vance "Polly" Young(1817 - 1893)597descendants listed
CHAPTER 15Posterity of Lavina Young(1820 - 1883)600descendants listed
CHAPTER 16Posterity of Mary Leah Groves(1836 - 1912)681descendants listed
CHAPTER 17Mary Ann Williams(1844 - 1882)0descendants listed
CHAPTER 18Posterity of Emma Louise Batchelor(1836 - 1897)29descendants listed
CHAPTER 19Terressa Morse(1813 - 1862)0descendants listed
CHAPTER 20Posterity of Ann Gordge(1849 - )393descendants listed

Reading This Book

If, while reading the following pages of this book, the reader will keep these few facts in mind, a much clearer understanding of the contents will result. The format or style used in this book is known as the Modified Register System, which has been refined by the National Genealogical Society.

Three types of numbers are used: one to uniquely identify the individual, one to indicate the generation into which that person falls, and one to denote his or her birth-order within the nuclear family. The identification numbering system used in this book is called By Descendants, in Sequential Order. The starting person is 1, his first child is 2, his first child's first child is 3, and so on. After all the descendants of the first child are listed, then the descendants of the second child are listed, and so on until 5 generations. The ID numbers are in sequential order.

When an individual is introduced in his/her separate sketch, the name appears in boldface letters with the surnames in all capital letters. The name is preceded by the identification number. The last given name is followed immediately by a superscript number indicating the number of generations from the starting individual in this book. In parentheses following the name is a list of direct ancestors back to the starting individual. Only the given name is listed, followed by the generation number in superscript.

When the list of children is presented, the plus (+) sign indicates that more about this child will be presented in his/her separate sketch. The ID number is printed, followed by M/F indicating the sex. Next a small roman numeral in front of the name designates birth-order. Next the name is followed by the birth and death dates.

The term "Spouse" may have several different meanings: husband, wife, partner, mate, parent, or significant other. The couple involved may not be legally married.

The index is arranged alphabetically by surname. Under each surname, the given names are alphabetically arranged. The name is followed by the year of birth and death in square brackets. The number to the right indicates the page where this name appears. The wife appears under her maiden name and under her married names with her maiden name in parentheses.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In some cases, a computer glitch has scrambled the index so that some names are not in precise alphabetical order. This will only occur within the last name groupings.


Verne R. Lee, president of the Lee Family Organization, has provided much needed encouragement for this project. In addition he supplied many pictures from his own collection and also wrote the biographies of the wives of John D. Lee. His expert advice and wise suggestions have been vitally important as he encouraged it through to completion.

We wish to express deep appreciation to a dedicated woman who spent many years assembling data for a book, "Descendants of John Doyle Lee," which was published in 1960, laying the groundwork for these present volumes. Manetta Prince Henrie, who compiled that first book, was born 29 December 1884, a daughter of Louisa Evaline Lee and William Prince. Manetta's mother is the ninth child of Aggatha Ann Woolsey and John Doyle Lee. Manetta died 21 November 1986, one month short of her 102nd birthday.

With the help of her daughter, Hilma Honeyman, this dedicated lady spent more than thirty years assembling the data before putting the materials together in book form, "Descendants of John Doyle Lee."

We do thank you, Manetta and Hilma.

Manetta (Prince) Henrie

This bust was created by a son of Claude Melnot Lee, a son of James Young Lee who was a son of Polly Young and John D. Lee. The artist was born and raised in the Gila Valley of southeastern Arizona where, known then as Elmo Lee, he graduated from Eastern Arizona College.

Jim spent two years working at sculpting the bust of his ancestor. He said he could have given up many times but he had almost a compulsion to continue on. Motivated by his strong love and loyalty toward John D. Lee, Jim wanted to do what he could to try to bring him "the honor he deserves." He commented on the special feeling of closeness experienced as he labored to create a likeness of John D. Lee. E. James Lee


Two books by Juanita Brooks, "John Doyle Lee" and "Mountain Meadows Massacre," have gone through many reprintings over the years. Based on voluminous research, she has quite accurately portrayed the history of southern Utah during the period of John D. Lee's life there, focusing on events concerning him as an individual. Since our ancestor joined the Mormon church in Missouri, her accounts include much of the early history of the church, including the trek westward. His descendants are forever grateful to her.

Published in 1960, Manetta Henrie's book, "Descendants of John Doyle Lee," has been unavailable for many years due to the fact that it has not been reprinted. Hearing some of the posterity express a wish to own a copy, it was decided to create an update of her book.

Sometimes in moments of discouragement we may feel like a leaf floating on an ocean. Actually each of us is a figure woven into an intricate tapestry that extends forward and back through the eternities. We are not alone. This present work is meant to give Lee descendants a sense of this eternal pattern, an identity, perhaps even a feeling of understanding and closeness with their ancestors.

Included in this publication are the names of some ten thousand Lee descendants which may be less than one tenth of the posterity of John D. Lee. Leafing through this book we may wish to establish bridges of friendship and love with some of o living relatives, realizing that the same blood is flowing through our veins.

Special Notes of Gratitude

Pushing against the effects of a debilitating, chronic illness, my "little sister," Clarelle (Richardson) Kristofferson painted the portraits of John D. Lee and ten of his wives. Using their black and white photos to guide her, Clarelle poured tender feelings for those women onto her easel. Copies of those paintings will be found herein. We are the richer. Clarelle, my eternal gratitude!

And to Katherine (Kaitschuck) Cheney, my heartfelt thanks for her heroic efforts in wrestling with the vagaries of our computer programs to complete the data entry for these two volumes.

- Lorraine (Richardson) Manderscheid

Clarelle (Richardson) Kristofferson