About Us

 

The Peter Francisco Society (formerly Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit genealogical society dedicated to compiling and maintaining the documented records of Peter Francisco and his descendants and giving him his rightful place in history.

The Society officially convened for the first time on July 25, 1971, in an open meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Quintus Massie. The first newsletter reported as follows:

“Approximately one hundred twenty-five descendants and friends of Peter Francisco gathered in the yard under the wide shade of the fine beech tree at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Quintus Massie in Louisa County, Virginia, and shared the bounty of a picnic.”

The Society is open to anyone interested in preserving the legacy of Peter Francisco. Membership consists of descendants of Peter and their families, as well as individuals interested in history, the Revolutionary War and Peter’s fascinating story. For information on joining the SDPF, please view our Membership page.

The Society is governed by six officers, comprising the Board of Directors, who are elected at a Society business meeting for terms of at least two years or longer, as needed. Current officers for 2019 are:

President: Linda McLeod
1st Vice President: Erin W. Mwalwanda
2nd Vice President: Edith Francisco Buckley
Recording Secretary: Caroline Corum
Corresponding Secretary: vacant
Treasurer: William Edwards “Ed” Bowman