Talk:Thomas Lee (Virginia colonist)

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Good article Thomas Lee (Virginia colonist) has been listed as one of the History good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
September 19, 2006 WikiProject peer review Reviewed
September 19, 2006 WikiProject peer review Reviewed
November 19, 2006 Good article nominee Not listed
August 21, 2007 Good article nominee Listed
July 14, 2009 Good article reassessment Kept
Current status: Good article

Lee & Carter[edit]

Here are the excerpts from Dowdey, Clifford (1969). The Virginia Dynasties: The Emergence of 'King' Carter and the Golden Age. New York: Bonanza Books. 

No love was ever lost between their families, even after - or especially after - Robert Carter's great-granddaughter married a collateral kinsman of Thomas Lee, and the couple produced the greatest Virginian of both families, Robert Edward Lee (p.354)

One family of consequence since Robert Carter's father's day, into which no Carter married, was the Lee family. The feeling between the "King" and the no longer young Thomas Lee influenced some of their immediate descendants. Through Thomas Lee's marriage to Hannah Harrison Ludwell, their children were cousins of Carter's Harrison grandchildren, but the younger Harrisons and the younger Lees shared an aggressive dislike which continued even while they were working for the same ends in the Revolution. (pp. 368-369)

But there's more describing Lee and his home, his job as some kind of land agent (which I think might be the reason for the animosity), etc., too much to type out, so if you can get your hands on the book, I think it would be worth it... --plange 01:47, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

GA status[edit]

On hold for 7 days due to three issues:

  1. I find this confusing: "Two months later Hannah Lee gave birth to a son John. He died the same day due to Hannah Lee's escape from the burning plantation." ...How could a newborn die two months after the fire with the fire being the cause of the baby's death? This line is not clear to me.
  2. Book refs--flesh out the details using cite book format, add publisher, city, etc and make the book refs a standard format using cite book.
  3. the lead needs a second para, see WP:LEAD
I fixed some minor things for you. Rlevse 18:10, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
How did a baby die two days after mom's injuries and those caused baby's death? You haven't addressed other issues too.Rlevse 12:31, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
GA Failed due to lack of repsonses after more than 7 days.Rlevse 13:34, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
Urg, real life issues led to a wikibreak, didn't have much time to use the computer. T Rex | talk 04:04, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Good stuff[edit]

This article has come on alot - any link to the status vote?--Shtove 22:47, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Status vote? T Rex | talk 03:25, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
GA is not a vote. Rlevse 12:32, 17 November 2006 (UTC)


GA review (see here for criteria)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    a (fair representation): b (all significant views):
  5. It is stable.
  6. It contains images, where possible, to illustrate the topic.
    a (tagged and captioned): b lack of images (does not in itself exclude GA): c (non-free images have fair use rationales):
  7. Overall:
    a Pass/Fail: MrPrada 02:58, 21 August 2007 (UTC)


Just a few... nothing major enough to withhold the GA-status, but probably need to be addressed before it can be advanced to A-class.

1. The numerous redlinks-I am a big fan of redlinks because it leads to article creation. However some of them are very unlikely to ever be created.
2. The references section-You don't need to list the same books over and over. You can use <ref>Author (Year), page #</ref> in a notes section and list the book title under references (see Hugh Ewing, another GA).
3. The tables of contents doesn't really make sense to me. It begins with section 1 (biography). Isn't the entire article a biography?
4. There are more categories that this article fits into.

That's about it. Anyway, congratulations, excellent work. MrPrada 10:00, 21 August 2007 (UTC)[edit] should not be used as a reference. It's hardly considered reliable. Toddstreat1 16:10, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Hannah's Death Date[edit]

According to the Northern Neck Historical Magazine (Dec. 1991), Hannah Ludwell Lee died in 1750, not 1749. (talk) 20:45, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

GA Reassessment[edit]

This discussion is transcluded from Talk:Thomas Lee (Virginia colonist)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment.

GA Sweeps: Kept[edit]

As part of the WikiProject Good Articles, we're doing Sweeps to go over all of the current GAs and see if they still meet the GA criteria. I went through the article and made various changes, please look them over. I believe the article currently meets the criteria and should remain listed as a Good Article. Altogether the article is well-written and is still in great shape after its passing in 2007. Continue to improve the article making sure all new information is properly sourced and neutral. If you have any questions, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I have updated the article history to reflect this review. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 06:40, 15 July 2009 (UTC)