Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797

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Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia.

From the description of Letter to Colonel Landon Carter, 1776 January 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230164

Virginia politician; member of Continental Congress, signer of Declaration of Independence; brother of Richard Henry, William, and Arthur Lee.

From the description of ALS : Menokin, Richmond Co., Va., to Ludwell Lee, Richmond, 1796 Nov. 23. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626052

Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

From the description of Autograph bill signed : Philadelphia, to the state of Virginia, 1776 Aug. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595342

Francis Lightfoot Lee was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. His brother William Lee was living in London.

From the description of Letter : to William Lee, 1770 June 5. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866460

Francis Lightfoot Lee was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a Continental Congressman.

From the description of ADS, 1796 October 22 : Receipt from General Henry Lee. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13736313

Jay Winston Johns, Jr. was a coal industrialist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who moved to Virginia and became a leader in preserving homes of renowned Virginians. He married Helen Lambert (1881-1964). Johns became blind in the late 1950's.

He and his wife owned "Ash Lawn," Albemarle County, Virginia which had been the home of James Monroe and designed by Thomas Jefferson. Johns was founder of the Lee-Jackson Memorial, Inc., a foundation dedicated to preserving the memory of Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson and the South's part in the Civil War; and a founder of the Virginia Trust for Historic Preservation, an organization whose main purpose was that of purchasing, restoring, and maintaining for the public, homes of renowned men specifically, the Lee-Fendall House in Alexandria, Virginia.

Johns, himself was a strong Democrat and corresponded with and publicly supported all of the prominent Virginia political figures of his time. He was a spirited supporter of the Virginia Military Institute as a member of the Board of Visitors, and as an honorary member of the Alumni Association; a charter member, and later trustee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; and a member of the Virginia Chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati. He also received an honorary degree from the College of William and Mary in 1967.

From the guide to the Jay Johns Papers, 1918-1974., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

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referencedIn Stone, Edward L. (Edward Lee), 1864-1938. Papers of Edward L. Stone [manuscript], 1730-1802. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Alfred and Elizabeth Brand Collection of Civil War and Lee Family Papers, 1757-1925, (bulk 1838-1868) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797. Letter to Colonel Landon Carter, 1776 January 22. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Johns, Jay Winston, 1888-1974. Jay Johns Papers, 1918-1974. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Jay Johns Papers, 1918-1974. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
referencedIn Letters and documents of signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1750-1933. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lee, Francis Lightfoot. Autograph letter signed : to his brother, William Lee, 1774 Jan. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Lee, Francis Lightfoot. Autograph letter signed : to John Taylor Esq., 1792 July 22nd. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797. Letter : to William Lee, 1770 June 5. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Lee, Henry, 1756-1818. Lee family collection, 1780-1886. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Page, Mann, 1718-1781. Letter : Mannsfield, to Francis Lightfoot Lee, 1779 February 8. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lee, Francis Lightfoot. Document signed, 1777 July 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bamberger, Louis, 1855-1944,. Autograph collection, 1683-1929. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Henry A. Willard II Collection, 1743-1888, (bulk 1770-1840) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797. ALS : Menokin, Richmond Co., Va., to Ludwell Lee, Richmond, 1796 Nov. 23. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Woodhouse, Henry, 1884-. Henry Woodhouse collection relating to George Washington, 1656-1930 (bulk 1825-1887). Library of Congress
creatorOf Lee, Francis Lightfoot. Autograph letter signed : to his brother, William Lee, 1773 Dec. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Carter, Robert Wormeley, 1734-1797. Diary, 1776. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Andrew, John A. (John Albion), 1818-1867,. Lee family papers [microform] 1652 [1769-1870] 1890. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Fauquier, Francis, 1704?-1768. Commission of Oyer and Terminer, 1767 December 15. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797. ALS, 1777 May 3 : Philadelphia, Pa., to Maj. Gen. Adam Stephen. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794. Additional papers of the Lee family [manuscript] 1749-1828. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792,. Papers of the Lee family [manuscript], 1750-1809. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lee, Francis Lightfoot. Autograph letter signed : Mount Airy, to his brother, William Lee, 1769 Aug. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Washington, William Augustine, 1757-1810. Ledger, 1782-1809. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Logan, Deborah Norris, 1761-1839. Diaries, 1815-1839. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn Brand, R. Alfred, III,. Alfred and Elizabeth Brand Collection of Civil War and Lee Family Papers, 1757-1925 (bulk 1838-1868). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Brockenbrough, William, fl. 1763,. Papers of the Carter and Wellford family of Sabine Hall, 1650 (1736-1874) 1936. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797. Autograph bill signed : Philadelphia, to the state of Virginia, 1776 Aug. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Willard, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1902-. Henry A. Willard II collection, 1743-1888 (bulk 1770-1840). Library of Congress
creatorOf Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1795. Letter, 1773 June 15, Menokin, [near Richmond, Va., to William Lee], n.p. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Cary, Wilson Miles, 1734-1817. Papers of the Fairfax and Lee families, 1753-1808. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lee, Francis Lightfoot. Autograph signature to letter from the Committee of Congress : War Office, to Thomas Wharton, President of the Supreme Council of Pennsylvania, 1777 Dec. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Robert Carter Wormeley Diary, 1766 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
creatorOf Page, Mann, 1718-1781. Letter to Francis Lightfoot Lee [manuscript], 1779 February 8. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Henry Woodhouse Collection Relating to George Washington, 1656-1930, (bulk 1825-1887) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952,. Signers of the Declaration of Independence autograph collection, 1756-1818. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. Gwathmey collection [manuscript], 1708-1852. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lee family. Papers, 1638-1867. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Lee family. Brock Collection: Lee family papers, 1722-1892 (bulk 1765-1870). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Carter, Robert, 1728-1804. Papers, 1772-1793. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797. ADS, 1796 October 22 : Receipt from General Henry Lee. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Papers, 1749-1939. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Signers collection, 1770-1826. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
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associatedWith Atlas Fuel Corporation (Pittsburgh, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Bamberger, Louis, 1855-1944, person
associatedWith Brand, Elizabeth D., collector. person
associatedWith Brand, R. Alfred III, collector. person
associatedWith Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893 person
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966 person
associatedWith Carter, Landon, 1710-1778, person
associatedWith Carter, Robert, 1728-1804. person
associatedWith Carter, Robert Wormeley, 1734-1797. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith de Butts, Harry Ashby, 1895- person
associatedWith Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809. person
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Fauquier, Francis, 1704?-1768. person
associatedWith Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849 person
associatedWith George Washington Parke Custis person
associatedWith Glass, Carter, 1858-1946 person
associatedWith Godwin, Mills E. (Mills Edwin), 1914- person
associatedWith Hall, Henry Bryan, fl. 1850-1900. person
associatedWith Harrison, Albertis S. (Albertis Sydney), 1907- person
associatedWith Hill, Daniel Harvey, 1821-1889 person
associatedWith Hubbard, John, collector. person
associatedWith Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863 person
associatedWith Johns, Helen Lambert, 1881-1964 person
associatedWith Johns, Jay person
associatedWith Johns, Jay Winston, 1888-1974. person
associatedWith Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920- person
associatedWith Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792. person
associatedWith Lee family. family
associatedWith Lee family. family
associatedWith Lee, Henry, 1756-1818. person
associatedWith Lee-Jackson Memorial, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Lee, Ludwell, 1760-1836. person
associatedWith Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1806-1873 person
associatedWith Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794. person
associatedWith Lee, Richard Henry, 1794-1865 person
associatedWith Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. person
associatedWith Lee, William, person
associatedWith Lee, William, 1739-1795. person
associatedWith Logan, Deborah Norris, 1761-1839. person
associatedWith Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959 person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831 person
associatedWith Moses, Ezekial. person
associatedWith Muse, Hudson, 1740?-1799. person
associatedWith Page, Mann, 1718-1781. person
associatedWith Robert Wormeley Carter, 1734-1797 person
associatedWith Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952, person
correspondedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stephen, Adam. person
associatedWith Stone, Edward L. (Edward Lee), 1864-1938 person
associatedWith Tayloe, John, 1721-1779. person
associatedWith Taylor, John, person
associatedWith Thalhimer, Morton G. person
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia Trust for Historic Preservation. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington, William Augustine, 1757-1810. person
associatedWith Wharton, Thomas, person
associatedWith Willard, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1902- person
associatedWith William M. (William Munford) Tuck. person
associatedWith Woodhouse, Henry, 1884- person
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Virginia
United States
Great Britain
United States
Virginia
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
Subject
Money
Tobacco industry--History--18th century
Tobacco--Prices--History--18th century
Presidents--Election--1796
Ash Lawn (Virginia : Estate)
Occupation
Presidents
Politicians
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Birth 1734-10-14

Death 1797-01-11

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