George "Chicken George" Lea was born about 1806, in North Carolina, the child of Thomas and Kizzy. He married Matilda McGregor Murray in August 1827 in Caswell County, North Carolina. They had seven children during their marriage. He died in 1890 in Henning, Tennessee, having lived a long life of 84 years, and was buried there.
General Cemetery, Nottingham - Too bad this tree wasn't cut down before it ruined the stone. The stone is in good shape except the damage (the crack) caused by pressure from the tree. I'm assuming this is slate and the engraving is certainly beautiful -