Elder John W. Lee, born in Franklin County, Kentucky, about 1817.  He died near Glencoe, Gallatin County, Kentucky, March 15, 1898, aged 81.  He was converted when quite young and united with the Old North Fork Church and was baptized August 12, 1833.  The family moved to Owen County, Kentucky, and united with Pleasant View Church, where he was ordained in 1844.  He was married to Susan Ringo, of Gallatin County.  He devoted his whole time to the ministry.  He held many revival meetings in Owen, Boone and Gallatin Counties.  In one meeting at Mussel Shoals, Owen County, 101 were baptized.   Great meetings were held by him at Ten Mile,  Mt. Zion, Clark's Creek, Pleasant Ridge, Big Bone, Middle Creek, New Bethel, Crittenden, and other places. He was pastor for nearly twenty years at Mt. Zion, Ten Mile, Oakland, and Clark's Creek.  He was several years the moderator of Ten Mile Association.  He died near Glencoe on March 18, 1898.

[Additional information has been incorporated into the Ten Mile text from James C. Bryant's Mountain Island in Owen County, Kentucky: The Settlers and Their Churches published by the Owen County Historical Society in 1986.