Here’s Your Sign #26 ~ Laetitia “Lettice” Corbin

For many years I have been collecting photos of and information about the various signs that have been placed in honor of some of my ancestors. These signs are a glimpse into some event and/or place where they lived. Some of the signs are small like a placard with a few poignant words, some are large, and they go into great detail, and then there are those that are somewhere in between. Each one gives added life to those ancestors.

In Honor of the life and legacy of Laetitia “Lettice” Corbin Lee wife of Richard Lee “The Scholar”, mother of Thomas Lee, builder of Stratford, Grandmother of Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee signers of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia. Born 1657 England ~ Died 6 October 1706 at Machotick Plantation close to this her grave site in Burnt House Field.

She moved with grace
as a summer breeze through a field,
leaving not a mar of her transit
but in the refreshment and restoration
of her family and friends.

October 11,2003
The Lettice Lee Chapter
National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century

Laetitia “Lettice” Corbin is my paternal 9th Great Aunt. At the age of 17 she married Richard Henry Lee (1647-1714). They had 7 children.

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have written two books “Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time” and “Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip”, both available on Amazon. You can also connect with me on Facebook and Twitter @VHughesAuthor.

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