Francis Lightfoot Lee


Personal and Family Information

Francis was born on 14 Oct 1734 in Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 11 Jan 1797 in Richmond County, Virginia.

His wife was Rebecca Plater Tayloe, who he married on 25 MAY 1769 in Virginia. They had no known children.


Birth14 OCT 1734
Place: Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia
Death11 JAN 1797
Place: Richmond County, Virginia
Address: his home, “Menoken,”
BurialJAN 1797
Place: Mounty Airy Plantation
Address: Near Warsaw, Virginia


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LEE, Francis Lightfoot, (1734 - 1797)

LEE, Francis Lightfoot, (brother of Arthur Lee and Richard Henry Lee), a Delegate from Virginia; born at “Stratford,” in Westmoreland County, Va., October 14, 1734; pursued classical studies under private teachers; member of the house of burgesses 1758-1775; signed the Westmoreland Association against the stamp act; Member of the Continental Congress 1775-1779;

one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence; member of the State house of delegates in 1780 and 1781; served in the Virginia State senate 1778-1782; died at his home, “Menoken,” in Richmond County, Va., January 11, 1797; interment in wife’s family (Tayloe) burial ground, Mount Airy plantation, near Warsaw, Va.

Bibliography Dill, Alonzo Thomas. Francis Lightfoot Lee, The Incomparable Signer. Edited by Edward M. Riley. Williamsburg: Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission, 1977.