Category Archives: Virginia

Francis Lightfoot Lee

A quiet philosopher, Francis Lightfoot Lee grew up at a large tobacco plantation and impressive home, Stratford Hall, in Virginia. He was a son of Thomas and Hannah Ludwell Lee with three older and two younger brothers and two sisters. … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson’s ancestors were early British emigrants to Virginia. His father was Peter Jefferson and his mother was Jane Randolph, of Scottish descent. He was born at Shadwell Plantation in Goochland, Virginia on April l3, 1743. His father, Peter, was … Continue reading

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Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison devoted his most of his life to the cause of liberty, and was among the leaders of the Continental Congress during the Revolutionary period.  Harrison, known for his steady hand and quick humor, was called to preside over … Continue reading

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Carter Braxton

Carter Braxton was born on September 10, 1736 at Newington Plantation in Livingston, Virginia. He was the son of George Braxton, Jr. and of Mary Carter, who died just seven days after giving birth. Carter’s father died when he was … Continue reading

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