Francis Lightfoot Lee

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Born Oct 14, 1734

Francis Lightfoot Lee was a member of the House of Burgesses in the Colony of Virginia. As an active protester of issues such as the Stamp Act, Lee helped move the colony in the direction of independence from Britain. Lee was a delegate to the Virginia Conventions and the Continental Congress. He was a signer of the Articles of Confederation and the Declaration of Independence as a representative of Virginia.… Read More

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1734 Birth Francis Lee was born October 14, 1734 at Stratford Hall, located in Westmoreland County. … Read More


1772 37 Years Old In 1772, Francis married his cousin, Rebecca Plater Tayloe. … Read More
1774 39 Years Old In 1774, Lee was among those who called for a general congress and the first of the Virginia Conventions, which he attended.


1778 43 Years Old He served in the Virginia State Senate from 1778 to 1782, and was a delegate to the first Continental Congress held in Philadelphia, serving until 1779. … Read More


1797 62 Years Old Lee died at his residence (named “Menokin”) in Richmond County, Virginia, on January 11, 1797. … Read More
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