Stetson Family Timeline
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A bit of history on Lee's Stetson's family. For this one, the majority of my data comes from "Unfinished Business" Any data that does not, has the episode title indicated. The last few are obvious, but I included them just for the sake of completeness.
January 5, 1920-Matthew Davis Stetson born
November 30, 1920- Jennifer Hamilton born
1921-1924-Robert Clayton born-(this one is a bit of a question mark as he states in "A Relative Situation" that he has been "taking care of himself for over 60 years," in 1985. He may, however, have been born earlier, but could not have been born later due to this. In "Unfinished Business" Matthew's file from 1955 indicates that he has a brother in the USAF and that his father is deceased so it fits that the Colonel is his younger half-brother, though it is possible, if unlikely, that he is the older brother.
July 1939-Matthew Stetson enters the US Army in Baltimore, MD
April 1941-Matthew assigned to MID-Military Intelligence Division in London during the war where his meets his future bride, Jennie, handing her a letter to deliver to the Prime Minister, leading to her recruitment to MI-6 as a Secret Intelligence Service agent.
May 14, 1949-Matthew Davis Stetson and Jennifer Hamilton Stetson married
June 17, 1950-Lee Stetson born (Rumors of My Death)
September 18, 1955-Matt and Jennie killed by Thomas Blackthorne at which time Matt's rank was Major and the Stetson family resided at 355 Lincolndale Road, Washington D.C. and Matt's brother, Robert Clayton was stationed in Berlin.
1957-1958-Robert Clayton takes custody of nephew Lee sometime after Lee turned seven and raises him from that point forward. (A Relative Situation) This event had to have taken place sometime between June 17, 1957 and June 16, 1958 for Lee to be seven. (See above on Lee's date of birth.) As far as I know, it was never stated where Lee was during the two years between his parents' deaths and his uncle taking custody of him, though my personal theory is that since the above mentioned file of Matt's also states that his mother is retired, not deceased, perhaps Lee lived with her for those two years until she passed away. Nothing in canon to support this other than that little mention of her being retired, just my own personal theory.
1973-Following in his parents' footsteps, Lee Stetson takes a job with The Agency
1983-Taking a page from his father's book, Lee Stetson hands off a package to a stranger who would later become his wife leading to her recruitment to The Agency. (The First Time)
February 13, 1987-Lee Stetson and Amanda King marry and Lee becomes stepfather to Phillip and Jamie King (Do You Take This Spy?)