Francis Lightfoot Lee

Born in Stratford Hall, Westmorland County, Virginia, as were all his five brothers and four sisters; everyone seems to agree that Francis Lightfoot played second fiddle to his more aggressive and outspoken older brother Richard Henry. He became a trustee of the town of Leesburg on the Virginia side of the Potomac River, just west of the future Washington D. C. and served in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1758 to 1776.He was selected to represent Virginia at the Second Continental Congress and served there in Philadelphia through the crucial first three years.