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Thomas Leeabt 1690 -- 11/14/1750avatar
Hannah Harrison Ludwell12/05/1701 -- 01/25/1750avatar
John Tayloe, II05/28/1721 -- 04/18/1779avatar
Rebecca Plater10/31/1732 -- 01/22/1787avatar
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Francis "Lightfoot" Frank Lee

Birth10/14/1734
 
History4 JUL 1776
 
Declaration of Independence
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American History
HistorySummer 1777
 
Articles of Confederation
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American History
Occup1778-1778
 
Flag of Virginia
Death01/11/1797
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Aged: 62.2 years
Signed Declaration of Independence 08-02-1776 Pennsylvania In 1769, Frank, then in his thirties, married a girl of 16, Rebecca Tayloe, one of the eight daughters of John Tayloe of Mount Airy. In providing his blessing, Rebecca's father, John Tayloe II of nearby Mt. Airy, made a wedding gift to the couple of a plantation of 1,000 acres. Frank and Rebecca moved to Richmond County, where he was elected to the Virginia Legislature. He served as a member of the Virginia Conventions of 1774 and 1775 and as a member of the Continental Congress. The union with Rebecca was a marriage of love, and the letters they exchanged while Frank served in the House of Burgesses in Williamsburg reveal how much the separation cost them. He served reluctantly at first, preferring to spend time with his new wife and the building of their home, a Georgian mansion, Menokin. But as the Revolution neared, Frank cast his lot with the Virginia patriots.

Rebecca Plater Tayloe

Birth01/17/1752
 
Death01/07/1797
Grave
Aged: 45 years
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