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Archer-Eggleston-Jefferson family of Virginia

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Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) — also known as "Apostle of Liberty"; "Sage of Monticello"; "Friend of the People"; "Father of the University of Virginia" — of Albemarle County, Va. Born in Albemarle County, Va., April 13, 1743. Lawyer; Delegate 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), 1796. Deist. English 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 days). Interment at Monticello Graveyard, Near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va.; cenotaph at University of Missouri Quadrangle, Columbia, Mo.; memorial monument at West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.; memorial monument at Constitution Gardens, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son 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 Bland, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph and John Randolph of Roanoke; second cousin once removed of John Marshall, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, James 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 Marshall, James 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 Henry Robertson.
  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 Fry
  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 him.
  Other politicians named for him: Thomas Jefferson KennardThomas Jefferson CampbellThomas J. GazleyThomas J. DrakeThomas Jefferson HeardThomas Jefferson GreenThomas J. RuskThomas Jefferson WithersThomas J. ParsonsThomas J. WordThomas J. HenleyThomas J. DryerThomas J. FosterThomas J. BarrThomas Jefferson JenningsThomas J. HendersonThomas J. Van AlstyneThomas Jefferson CasonT. J. CoghlanThomas Jefferson BufordT. Jefferson CoolidgeThomas J. MegibbenThomas J. BunnThomas J. HardinThomas J. McLain, Jr.Thomas J. BrownThomas Jefferson SpeerThomas J. BoyntonThomas J. HudsonThomas J. BradyThomas J. SelbyThomas Jefferson DeavittThomas Jefferson MajorsThomas Jefferson WoodT. J. JarrattThomas Jefferson NunnThomas J. StraitThomas J. HumesT. J. AppleyardThomas J. ClunieThomas J. SteeleThomas J. BoyntonThomas J. O'DonnellThomas J. HalseyThomas J. GrahamT. J. MartinThomas Jefferson LillyThomas J. RandolphTom J. TerralT. Jeff BusbyThomas Jefferson MurphyThomas J. HamiltonTom ManganThomas J. RyanTom J. MurrayTom SteedThomas Jefferson Edmonds, Jr.Thomas J. AndersonThomas Jefferson RobertsThomas 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 candidate detail
  Books about Thomas Jefferson: Joseph J. Ellis, American 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, Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 — Susan Dunn, Jefferson's Second Revolution : The Election Crisis of 1800 — Andrew Burstein, Jefferson's Secret: Death and Desire at Monticello — Christopher Hitchens, Thomas 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 Judiciary
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Joseph Eggleston (1754-1811) — of Virginia. Born in Middlesex County, Va., November 24, 1754. Democrat. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1790; U.S. Representative from Virginia at-large, 1798-1801. Episcopalian. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Slaveowner. Died in Amelia County, Va., February 13, 1811 (age 56 years, 81 days). Interment at Old Grub Hill Church Cemetery, Amelia Court House, Va.
  Relatives: Uncle of William Segar Archer; first cousin once removed of Joseph Cary Eggleston (1812-1846).
  Political family: Archer-Eggleston-Jefferson family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Segar Archer (1789-1855) — also known as William S. Archer — of Amelia County, Va. Born in Amelia County, Va., March 5, 1789. Whig. Lawyer; 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. Slaveowner. Died in Amelia County, Va., March 28, 1855 (age 66 years, 23 days). Interment at Archer Family Cemetery at The Lodge, Amelia County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Maj. John Archer and Elizabeth (Eggleston) Archer; nephew of Joseph Eggleston; first cousin once removed of Branch Tanner Archer; second cousin of Joseph Cary Eggleston (1812-1846); second cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson.
  Political family: Archer-Eggleston-Jefferson family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Branch Tanner Archer (1790-1856) — Born in Fauquier County, Va., December 13, 1790. Physician; 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 of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1836; Texas Republic Secretary of War, 1840-41. Member, Freemasons. Died in Brazoria, Brazoria County, Tex., September 22, 1856 (age 65 years, 284 days). Interment at Restwood Memorial Park, Clute, Tex.
  Relatives: First cousin once removed of William Segar Archer (1789-1855).
  Political families: Archer-Eggleston-Jefferson family of Virginia; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Archer County, Tex. is named for him.
  Joseph Cary Eggleston (1812-1846) — of Indiana. Born in Amelia County, Va., May 12, 1812. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1835-37; member of Indiana state senate, 1840-42; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1845. Methodist. Died in Vevay, Switzerland County, Ind., October 21, 1846 (age 34 years, 162 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: First cousin once removed of Joseph Eggleston (1754-1811); second cousin of William Segar Archer.
  Political family: Archer-Eggleston-Jefferson family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
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