Edward Lett was related to Crook family who also came to Monroe County from Mecklenburg County, Va., circa 1830. Edward (Ned) Lett's wife was Elizabeth Crook, an older sister of William B. Crook.
Lett owned a home and a plantation between Burnt Corn and Peterman and also a plantation between Pine Orchard and Tunnel Springs. He was an elder in the Burnt Corn Presbyterian Church in the 1840s. The Letts were the parents of eleven children. The oldest, Elizabeth Lett married Richard Riddle Mosley, a prominent citizen of the Burnt Corn community. A son, James Edward Lett (1821-1862) recieved a lenghty tribute in the minutes of the Bethany Baptist Church following his death at the age of 42. He served this church as a deacon and was praised for his Christian character ad service. He and his wife, Elizabeth Boykins Hunter, are buried in the Burnt Corn Baptist Cemetery