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Col Francis Slaughter
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Birth: 1705
Essex County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 15, 1766
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA

Francis Slaughter and his brother Robert were the sons of Robert Slaughter and his wife, Frances Ann Jones. The sons were the first church wardens of St. Mark's Parish, Spottsylvania County, Va., in 1731. That portion of the county became Culpepper County, Virginia. in 1748. According to a deed recorded in Hardin Co., Kentucky, in 1804, Francis was the eldest son of Robert & Frances Slaughter. Francis became a vestryman and remained in that position until his death in 1766.

Francis was married June 3, 1729, to Ann Lightfoot of Spottsylvania County. She was the daughter of Major Goodrich Lightfoot and Mary Chew, born September 22, 1708. Francis and Anne had six children. Francis was commissioned Captain of Militia on Feb 2, 1730, and later rose to the rank of Colonel. Francis was a prominent man in the county, and owned a large tract of land, including the old glebe, near what is know as "Brandy Station", adjoining the land of his sons, Reuben and Cadwallader. Francis' will was dated September 22, 1765, and was proved in May, 1766. Anne was alive at the date of the will.
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  Robert Slaughter (1675 - 1726)
  Frances Anne Jones Slaughter (1680 - 1748)
  Anne Lightfoot Slaughter (1708 - 1767)
  Reuben Slaughter (1736 - 1805)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Ken Smith
Record added: Jul 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113206846

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