Francis Lightfoot Lee - (1734 - 1797)

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Francis Lightfoot Lee Biography


Frank Lee, as he was known to those close to him, was regarded by his brothers, including Richard Henry Lee, as the keenest of them in all political judgement. He was quiet, reticent, and had no taste for public life, but the responsibilities that came from bearing the Lee name during the turbulent times of the American Revolution eventually propelled him into service.

Francis Lightfoot Lee was born on a farm in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on October 14, 1734, into an ancient and distinguished Virginia family and raised at Stratford Hall Plantation. Unlike his brother Richard Henry, Frank was not sent abroad for education but instead was tutored at home by a Doctor Craig.

He lived in Loudoun County where he was chief of the local militia and from 1758 to 1769 served as member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. In 1758 Francis Lee and Philip Ludwell Lee were among the founders of Leesburg, Virginia. He was concerned about the rights of colonies and in 1766 signed the Westmoreland
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Francis Lightfoot Lee Genealogy

Parents:
Thomas Lee (1690 - 1750)
Hannah Ludwell Lee (1701 - 1750)

Spouses:
Rebecca Plater Tayloe Lee (1752 - 1797)

Siblings:
Philip Ludwell Lee (1727 - 1775)
Hannah Lee Corbin (1728 - 1782)
Richard Henry Lee (1732 - 1794)
Alice Lee Shippen (1736 - 1817)
William Lee (1739 - 1795)
Arthur Lee (1740 - 1792)

Events in the life of Francis Lightfoot Lee

DateEvent

1734 10/14   Birth of Francis Lightfoot Lee
1797 01/11   death of Francis Lightfoot Lee
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Quote 1397 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1397 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1397 The people are so vexed at the little attention I have given them that they are determined it seems to dismiss me from their service, a resolution most pleasing to me, for it is so very inconvenient to me that nothing should induce me to take a poll, but a repeated promise to my friends there, enforced by those here who consider me as a staunch friend to Liberty.

Francis Lightfoot Lee: to William Lee (Brother) Jul 18, 1770

Quote 1400 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1400 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1400 ... Mean-ness and wickedness increase daily. If our brothers are not disgraced now, I am sure they will be eer long; for they will always stand in the way of bad men, and no villainy will be left unpracticed to ruin them

Quote 1399 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1399 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1399 I do not wonder at your disgust at the wickedness and folly of mankind. I have so much of the same feeling; that I am sure, there an be no condition in Life more unhappy, than to be engaged in the management of public affairs, with honest intentions, but hard as the lot is, it must be borne at least till things have got into a tolerable way


Quote 1396 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1396 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1396 Indeed, my dear, you must not suppose that I can have any enjoyment in which you have not a share.


Quote 1398 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1398 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1398 . . . I am as heartily tired of the knavery and stupidity of the generality of mankind as you can be; but it is our duty to stem the Current, as much as we can and to do all the service in our power, to our Country and our friends. The consciousness of having done so, will be the greatest of all rewards. I have very little hope from the present race, they are too much infested with the vices of Britain, but by proper regulations to enlarge the understanding and improve the morals of the rising generation; we may give a fair opportunity to succeeding Patriots, of making their Country flourishing and happy. but this must be the work of Peace. in the meantime, we must struggle with the present degeneracy and present as much of its bad effects, as possible.


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