"This representation of Peter Francisco's gallant action with nine of Tarletons cavalry in sight of a troop of four hundred men; Took place in Amelia County, Virginia 1781"
designed by James Warrell (ca.1780-ca1854); drawn by John James Barralett (ca.1747-1815); engraved by David Edwin (1776-1841)
published Dec. 1, 1814, by Philadelphia publisher James Webster (1776?-1851): No known restrictions on publication, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division @ https://www.loc.gov/item/2012648840/
record of Peter (Pedro) Francisco's birth, July 9, 1760
Paróquia de Santo António - Porto Judeu (Parish Church of St. Anthony of Porto Judeu), Terceira Island, Azores: Azores3, CC BY SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1760_07_09-Pedro_Francisco.jpg
Locust Grove, restored historic home of Peter Francisco located between Dillwyn and Buckingham in Virginia's Buckingam County
Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR), listing date January 18, 1972; National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), listing date 03/16/1972; NRHP reference no. 72001386; private owner Richmond lawyer James Francis Morano Jr. (March 6, 1942-August 5, 2021)
photo by John Duke of the Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco (SDPF), founded 1971: AlbertHerring, CC BY SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Locust_Grove_in_2008.jpg
base of monument honoring Peter Francisco at site of present-day Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Greensboro, Guilford County, northern North Carolina; Saturday, June 19, 2010, 14:26: MarmadukePercy, CC BY SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Francisco_monument_Guilford_Courthouse_National_Military_Park.JPG
Peter Francisco served as Sergeant-At-Arms for the House of Delegates from 1825 until his death.
Peter Francisco's portrait hangs in Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia; Saturday, March 13, 2010, 15:18: AlbertHerring (Ser Amantio di Nicolao), CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons ~ cropped by Derdriu to emphasize portrait @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Virginia_State_Capitol_complex_-_portrait_of_Peter_Francisco.jpg
"The Peter Francisco Story" (22:03) ~ documentary by Travis Bowman, sixth generation descendant of Peter Francisco and author of "The Hercules of the Revolution"
Uploaded June 21, 2011, by Travis bowman to YouTube ~ URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jRyxgip5ew
"Peter Francisco - the American Braveheart Story" (3:10)
Uploaded January 23, 2010, by Travis bowman to YouTube ~ URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV1TW28KtDA
Veronica, It's ironic that Peter Francisco became a revolutionary hero respected by General Washington. His biological family in the Azores, as part of Portugal, most likely were more sympathetic to Great Britain.
I had never heard of Peter Francisco or knew of any Azores residents going to the Americas. Very interesting reading. Thank You for posting this .
paperfacets, It's impressive that Peter Francisco overcame being an orphan and an indentured servant to become a brave hero and that his descendants are reconciled with their relatives on the other side of the pond.
Peter Francisco is a new historical figure for me. Interesting.