Henry Lee III

American politician, governor, and representative (1756–1818)

Major-General Henry Lee III (January 29, 1756 – March 25, 1818) was an early American patriot and politician. He was a cavalry officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. His nickname was Light-Horse Harry.[1] He married Anne Hill Carter Lee.[1] They had seven children. The most notable was Robert E. Lee. Henry Lee III died in 1818.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kerby, Mona (2014-12-15). Robert E. Lee: Commander of the Confederate Army. Enslow Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-0-7660-6494-2.