Sarah Lee's Parents are Nathan Leee and Sarah Metcalf
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  I knew Sarah was born around 1871 in Connecticut from the 1850 census and also from a biography of one of her grandson's John Lee Richardson.

So I set out to try to eliminate about 4 Sarah Lee's born in Connecticut around that time. I had done two of the 4 when I got to this Sarah Lee. Records showed her Father as Nathan Lee and Mother as Sarah Metcalf and suddenly a bell rang out.

I remembered on the 1800 Census of Otsego New York where Hill and Sarah is living, on each side of her is Nathan Lee on one side and a Benjamin M. Lee. Also on that same page is a bunch of Metcalfs.

After studing the records for Lebanon, CT, I realized :

1)  Nathan Lee was the father of a Sarah Lee born in 1771
     (
on the 1800 Otsego, NY census and living next door to them and not on the 1810 Lebanon census, so he moved to Otsego NY)

2)  Her mother was Sarah Metcalf

3)  They had a son named Benjamin Metcalf Lee  (Benjamin got his name from Sarah's father, Benjamin Metcalf)
      (Benjamin M. Lee on the 1800
Otsego, NY census and living next door to them )

4)  Hill and Sarah Lee have children named
     Nathan - after her father
     Cynthia - after her sister
     John - after her brother

5)  They had a son named John Lee (brother to Sarah Lee)
     
(John is a few farms away from Hill and Sarah on the 1800 Otsego, NY )

6) 
Sarah Lee's Father had a brother named Stephen Lee
    
(Stephen is a few farms away from Hill and Sarah on the 1800 Otsego, NY )


7)  Sarah Lee's mother Sarah Metcalf had a brother named Zebulon Metcalf
     (on the 1800 Otsego, NY census Zebulon Metcalf is living 12 farms down from Hill and Sarah)

8)  Zebulon Metcalf had several sons all born in Lebanon
     Abel Aur Metcalf  
     Tracey Metcalf     
     Roger Metcalf      
     Charles Metcalf   
     (on the 1800 Otsego, NY census and living 12 farms down from Hill and Sarah on seperate farms around Zebulon Metcalf)



All these people were born in Lebanon, Connecticut and moved to Otsego, New York


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Layout of the

1800 Census of Otsego, Otsego County, New York

All of these people were originally from Lebanon, Connecticut


Page 15
John Lee    Brother to Sarah Lee (Hill's wife), (a few farm away from Hill , see page 16)


Page 16
Nathan Lee    Father in law to Hill Richardson (next door to Hill)
Hill Richardson (with wife Sarah Lee and family)
Benjamin M. Lee   Brother to Sarah Lee, Brother in law to Hill Richardson (next door to Hill on other side from Nathan)

about 8 farms away (same page) is Joel     ???Son to Zebulon Metcalf (above) and cousin to Sarah Lee (Hill's wife)


Page 17
about 12 farms down from Hill on seperate farms are:
Zebulon Metcalf     Uncle on Mothers side to Sarah Lee (Hill's wife)
Abel Aur Metcalf   Son to Zebulon Metcalf (above) and cousin to Sarah Lee (Hill's wife)
Tracey Metcalf      Son to Zebulon Metcalf (above) and cousin to Sarah Lee (Hill's wife)
Roger Metcalf       Son to Zebulon Metcalf (above) and cousin to Sarah Lee (Hill's wife)
Charles Metcalf     Son to Zebulon Metcalf (above) and cousin to Sarah Lee (Hill's wife)

another couple farms more and there is:
Stephen Lee        Uncle (and family) on Fathers side to Sarah Lee (Hill's wife)