About Us


The Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco (SDPF) 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 SDPF 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 SDPF 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 SDPF is governed by six officers, comprising the Board of Directors, who are elected in October for a term of two years. Current officers are:

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