Francis Lightfoot Lee

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Male 1734 - 1797  (62 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Francis Lightfoot Lee 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 14 Oct 1734 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jan 1797 
    Person ID I323582  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Francis Lightfoot Lee at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2016 

    Father Thomas Lee,   b. 1690, Stratford, Westmoreland Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1750, Stratford, Northumberland Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Hannah Harrison Ludwell,   b. 5 Dec 1701, Green Springs, Westmoreland, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1750, Stratford, Westmoreland, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married May 1722  Green Spring, Westmoreland Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 7 siblings 
    Family ID F87521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Plater Tayloe,   b. 17 Jan 1751,   d. 7 Jan 1797  (Age 45 years) 
    Married
    • They lived at Menokin, a stately mansion they had built, where they both died in 1797, just ten days apart
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2003 
    Family ID F108134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Francis Lightfoot Lee
    Francis Lightfoot Lee

  • Notes 
    • played a conspicious role in the succession of events that led the American colonies to independence from the crown of England.
      He was a quiet even reticent follower of the movement. He served in the Virginia House of Burgesses as long as his older brother, he sided him in the Continental Congresses and he was the second Lee who signed the Declaration of Independence. These differences and the similarity of their careers, leads to the conclusion that the brothers acted in conjunction and their complementary characters were the secret to their success. Richard Henry Lee was the whip who woke the Southern Colonies to the reality of Revolution, Francis Lightfoot Lee, the conciliator who managed to rally the more reluctant and to build unanimity in the ranks.


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