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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Historical Commission Places William Lightfoot Grave Marker

William Lightfoot

The James City County Historical Commission recently placed a marker at the grave of William Lightfoot, who enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant in the American Forces in 1777. This is one of only two known Revolutionary War graves in private family cemeteries in the County. Lightfoot later served as a major in the local militia and as a delegate to the Virginia House of Delegates from 1799 through 1808. The Lightfoot area of the County is named for this local patriotic family.

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Paul Holt, Director of Community Development and Planning

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