History Notes: Capt. John S. and Elizabeth Lee

Capt. John S. and Elizabeth Lee are buried in a cemetery at Scullville Bible Church. 

Photo courtesy GEHTHS

Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history. Each week we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who shares early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers online and in print.

Capt. John S. and Elizabeth Lee were residents of Scullville. Their home still exists today as a two-story residence with a widow walk on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in the Scullville section of the township. John S. Lee was a sea captain who owned and had shares in many schooners. The family was involved in community activities and some served in local government positions.

Capt. John S. Lee was the son of David and Mary (Emmons) Lee. He was born May 13, 1841 and died October 22, 1922. Elizabeth (Lee) Lee was the daughter of Capt. David Lee and Jemima (Lee) Lee. She was born March 8, 1843 and died in 1924. They are buried at the Palestine Cemetery (now called Scullville Bible Church) with two of their children who predeceased them.

Information courtesy June Sheridan

Upcoming events

The GEHTHS will present “Trolley Cars in Atlantic City” 7 p.m. Friday, April 7 in the Community Center, 5045 English Creek Ave. Anthony Marino will give a presentation on how Atlantic City trolley systems stimulated regional mobility. The presentation includes a video. Admission is $2 for adults and free for GEHTHS members and students.

To learn more see gehthsmuseum.org, call 609-601-1223 or see the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society Museum Facebook.

The museum is open 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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