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Armistead Lightfoot (1730 - 1771)

Armistead Lightfoot
Born in Yorktown, York, Virginiamap
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Died in Yorktown, York, Virginiamap
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Armistead was born about 1730. He was the son of Phillip Lightfoot and Mary Armistead. He passed away in 1771.

Armistead3, who died at his home in Yorktown about September 19, 1771 (Virginia Gazette). Inventory of his personal estate valued at L1340,18.6, and has 253 books and 23 pamphlets (York county Records). He married Anne, daughter of President Lewis Burwell (Keith), and had an only child, Mary [Lightfoot] (Thomas Nelson her guardian in 1773), who married John Tayloe Griffin.

DHR Virginia Department of Historic Resources [1]The first known owner of this tract of land was "Phillip Lightfoot of the Town and County of York, Esquire." Lightfoot acquired large tracts of land in the eighteenth century both before and after Goochland was established in 1727. Phillip's son, Armistead took over the lands at his father's death and in turn passed along the property to his only heir, Mary. On January 1, 1782, John Tayloe Griffin and his wife Mary Lightfoot Griffin sold the tract of land they referred to as "Lightfoot's Beaverdam Plantation" to Dr. William Pasteur of York County. The land was then 700 acres situated between Beaverdam Creek and the James River. On October 31, 1805, Pasteur's executor, Nathaniel Burwell, sold this 700-acre tract to Granville Smith of Goochland County. According to Mutual Assurance records, Smith had an insurance policy on the property, being referred to as Kameschatka in 1802, so he may have been renting in anticipation of purchasing the property at a later date. Unfortunately there is no mention as to where the new property name came from or to what it refers. After Smith's death, his executor, John Preston, deeded a 730-acre tract to Edward Garland of Goochland County. It was during this time that the main house, originally being wood, burned, leaving the stone foundation which remains under the current brick mansion. Still referred to as Kameschatka, the 730 acres was sold by decree to Mathew M. Payne in 1848. Ten years later Payne of the United States Army sold to Richard G. Morriss a tract of land containing 730 acres "known as Mount Bernard formerly called Kamechatka


  1. 037-0038_Mount_Bernard_Complex_2005_Final_Nomination.pdf[1]
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