Lee Gin was born to Lee Gin Fook (father) and Jeong Shee (mother) in 1870 at Portland, Oregon. He left for China on January 1, 1882 on the steamship Devonshire. He returned on the steamship China and arrived in San Francisco on May 12, 1890. The Collector of the Port of San Francisco refused permission for his landing. Young Fong petitioned for a Writ of Habeas Corpus on May 19, 1890. A bond was posted. Ward McAllister, Jr., Special Referee and Examiner, recommended Discharge on May 31, 1890. He was represented by F. E. Stranahan. On May 31, 1890, an Order of Discharge allowed him to remain in the country. You can view copies of his records at http://www.frederickbee.com/9360.html.