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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) —
also known as "Apostle of Liberty"; "Sage of
Monticello"; "Friend of the People";
"Father of the University of Virginia" —
Born in Albemarle
County, Va., April
to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1775-76, 1783-84; signer,
Declaration of Independence, 1776; Governor of
Virginia, 1779-81; member of Virginia state legislature, 1782;
U.S. Minister to France, 1785-89; U.S.
Secretary of State, 1790-93; Vice
President of the United States, 1797-1801; President
of the United States, 1801-09; defeated (Democratic-Republican),
ancestry. Member, American
Philosophical Society; American
Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He was elected to the Hall
of Fame for Great Americans in 1900.
Died near Charlottesville, Albemarle
County, Va., July 4,
1826 (age 83 years, 82
Interment at Monticello
Graveyard, Near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va.; cenotaph
of Missouri Quadrangle, Columbia, Mo.; memorial monument at West
Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.; memorial monument at Constitution Gardens, Washington, D.C.
of Peter Jefferson (1707-1757) and Jane (Randolph) Jefferson
(1720-1776); married, January
1, 1772, to Martha Wayles Skelton (1748-1782); father of Martha
Jefferson (who married Thomas
Mann Randolph Jr.) and Maria Jefferson (1778-1804; who married John
Wayles Eppes); uncle of Dabney
Carr; grandfather of Thomas
Jefferson Randolph, Francis
Wayles Eppes, Virginia Jefferson Randolph (who married Nicholas
Philip Trist), Benjamin
Franklin Randolph, Meriwether
Lewis Randolph and George
Wythe Randolph; grandnephew of Richard
Randolph; granduncle of Dabney
Smith Carr (1802-1854); great-grandfather of Thomas
Jefferson Coolidge and Frederick
Madison Roberts; second great-grandfather of John
Gardner Coolidge; second great-granduncle of Edith
Wilson; first cousin once removed of Richard
Bland and Peyton
Randolph (1721-1775); first cousin twice removed of John
Jordan Crittenden, Thomas
Turpin Crittenden, Robert
Crittenden and Carter
Henry Harrison; first cousin thrice removed of Alexander
Parker Crittenden, Thomas
Leonidas Crittenden, Thomas
Theodore Crittenden and Carter
Henry Harrison II; first cousin four times removed of Thomas
Theodore Crittenden Jr.; second cousin of Theodorick
Jenings Randolph, Beverley
Randolph and John
Randolph of Roanoke; second cousin once removed of John
Markham Marshall, Alexander
Keith Marshall, Edmund
Jennings Lee, Peyton
Randolph (1779-1828), Henry
St. George Tucker and William
Segar Archer; second cousin twice removed of Thomas
Keith Marshall, Nathaniel
Beverly Tucker and Edmund
Randolph; second cousin thrice removed of Fitzhugh
Lee and John
Augustine Marshall; second cousin four times removed of William
Marshall Bullitt, Alexander
Scott Bullitt and Francis
Beverley Biddle; second cousin five times removed of William
Welby Beverley; third cousin thrice removed of William
| || || Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell
family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph
family (subsets of the Three
Thousand Related Politicians).|
| || ||Cross-reference: Jefferson
M. Levy — Joshua
| || ||Jefferson counties in Ala., Ark., Colo., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Miss., Mo., Mont., Neb., N.Y., Ohio, Okla., Ore., Pa., Tenn., Tex., Wash., W.Va. and Wis. are
named for him.|
| || ||Mount
Jefferson (third highest peak in the Northeast), in Coos
County, New Hampshire, is named for
| || ||Other politicians named for him: Thomas
J. Van Alstyne
J. McLain, Jr.
Jefferson Edmonds, Jr.
J. Barlow III
| || ||Coins and currency: His portrait
has appeared on the U.S. nickel (five cent coin) since 1938, and
on the $2 bill since the 1860s. |
| || ||Personal motto: "Rebellion to tyrants
is obedience to God."|
| || ||See also congressional
biography — Govtrack.us
page — National
Governors Association biography — Wikipedia
article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB
dossier — Internet Movie Database
profile — Find-A-Grave
memorial — OurCampaigns
| || ||Books about Thomas Jefferson: Joseph J.
Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson — Willard
Sterne Randall, Thomas
Jefferson : A Life — R. B. Bernstein, Thomas
Jefferson — Joyce Appleby, Thomas
Jefferson — Gore Vidal, Inventing
A Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson — John Ferling,
vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 — Susan
Second Revolution : The Election Crisis of 1800 —
Andrew Burstein, Jefferson's
Secret: Death and Desire at Monticello — Christopher
Jefferson : Author of America — David Barton, The
Jefferson Lies: Exposing the myths you've always believed about
Thomas Jefferson — David Barton, The
Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About
Thomas Jefferson — Donald Barr Chidsey, Mr.
Hamilton and Mr. Jefferson|
| || ||Critical books about Thomas Jefferson:
Joseph Wheelan, Jefferson's
Vendetta : The Pursuit of Aaron Burr and the
| || ||Image source: Portrait & Biographical
Album of Washtenaw County (1891)|
Joseph Eggleston (1754-1811) —
Born in Middlesex
County, Va., November
Democrat. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1790; U.S.
Representative from Virginia at-large, 1798-1801.
of the Cincinnati.
Died in Amelia
County, Va., February
13, 1811 (age 56 years, 81
Interment at Old
Grub Hill Church Cemetery, Amelia Court House, Va.
William Segar Archer (1789-1855) —
also known as William S. Archer —
Born in Amelia
County, Va., March 5,
member of Virginia
state house of delegates, 1812-19; U.S.
Representative from Virginia, 1820-35 (17th District 1820-21, 3rd
District 1821-35); defeated, 1834; delegate to Whig National
Convention from Virginia, 1839; U.S.
Senator from Virginia, 1841-47.
Died in Amelia
County, Va., March
28, 1855 (age 66 years, 23
Interment at Archer
Family Cemetery at The Lodge, Amelia County, Va.
Branch Tanner Archer (1790-1856) —
Born in Fauquier
County, Va., December
member of Virginia
House of Burgesses, 1819-20; delegate
to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Columbia, 1833; delegate
to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Columbia, 1835;
served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member
Republic House of Representatives, 1836; Texas
Republic Secretary of War, 1840-41.
Died in Brazoria, Brazoria
County, Tex., September
22, 1856 (age 65 years, 284
Interment at Restwood
Memorial Park, Clute, Tex.
Joseph Cary Eggleston (1812-1846) —
Born in Amelia
County, Va., May 12,
Member of Indiana
state house of representatives, 1835-37; member of Indiana
state senate, 1840-42; candidate for U.S.
Representative from Indiana, 1845.
Died in Vevay, Switzerland
County, Ind., October
21, 1846 (age 34 years, 162