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 wifes family (Tayloe) burial ground, Mount Airy plantation,
near Warsaw, Va.
BibliographyDill, Alonzo Thomas.
Francis Lightfoot Lee, The Incomparable Signer. Edited by
Edward M. Riley. Williamsburg: Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission,