I am afraid I may irritate many folks with this query, but it has to be made.
James J LEE, born 19 May 1856 and died 8 May 1926 (according to his tombstone) married Lucinda MARTIN on 22 Jun 1879 (Mississippi Marriage Records). All the family trees out there, and websites, say that John Riley LEE (1800-1876) and Arsenith SEALE (1809-1884) were his parents.
What proof is there that they are his parents? Where is the documentation supporting this relationship?
The children of John Riley LEE and Arsenith SEALE are generally accepted as:
Eli (Elye) LEE (1830 - 1889)
Elijah LEE (1833 - 1919)
Emeline LEE (1833 - 1907)
Lemuel LEE (1835 - 1836)
John Littleton LEE (1836 - 1904)
Zinamonn Frank LEE (1838 - 1865)
Nancy LEE (1840 - 1841)
Thomas Uriah LEE (1842 - 1923)
Sarah Ann LEE (1843 - 1873)
Arsenith LEE (1844 - 1873)
Lillie LEE (1848 - )
John LEE (1850 - )
If James J LEE were their son it would mean he was born six years after John LEE when Arsenith SEALE was about 46 years old.
Anyway, again, is there any documented evidence other than family trees that James J Lee was the son of John Riley LEE and Arsenith SEALE?