Are you connected to Richard Lee, the son of William Lee and
William Lee was born about 1840 in Port George, Annapolis County and married Sarah Ann Gates. According to a birth record for one of their children, they were married 25 Dec 1857 in Wilmot, Annapolis Co., N.S.
I have William Lee, the son of Andrew Lee b. abt 1811 and wife Nancy Clark b. abt 1818, the daughter of John Clark and Mary Robinson.
The above Andrew Lee was in the Harbourville section of the 1871 census. There was a Joseph Lee b. abt 1788 in the Aylesford North section of the same census. Joseph's wife was Miranda Durling, daughter of Joseph Durling and Elizabeth McBride. Perhaps some relation?
Best of luck. I wish I could help you more.