From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Lee, James Henry

(born: 1858  -  died: 1934) James H. Lee was a race horse attendant in Shelbyville, Illinois. He was born in Danville, KY, February 11, 1858, the son of Henry Lee and Ann Brumfield Lee [source: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index]. James H. Lee died February 18, 1934 and is buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville, IL.

[The father, Henry Lee, had been a slave owned by Frank Lee. Henry Lee served with Company A 116 U.S. Colored Infantry - - source: Freedman's Bank Record.]

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“Lee, James Henry,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed April 14, 2024,

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