Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson By Shoshana Wexler Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Shadwell Virginia and died on July 4, 1826. He was the third of eight children in his family. His mother was Jane Randolph and she was the wife of Peter Jefferson who is the father of Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson had eight siblings including himself. Six of the eight were girls and one of them was a boy. Not including himself. The girls names are Jane Jefferson who died unmarried at the age of 25, Mrs. Mary Bolling, who’s husband, John, served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, Elizebeth Jefferson who was mentally retarded, Mrs. Martha Carr, whose husband, Dabney, helped launch the underground committe of correspondence in Virginia on the eve of the Revolution, Mrs. Lucy Lewis and Mrs. Anne Scott Marks. What is cool is that the brother Randolph Jefferson and the sister Mrs. Anne Scott Marks were twins. In 1752, Jefferson started attending a local school run by William Douglas who at that time was a Scottish minister. At the age of nine, Jefferson began studying Latin, Greek and French. In 1757, when he was 14 years old his father died. Jefferson inherited 5,000 acres of land and dozens of slaves. He built his home there witch eventually became known as the Monticello. After his fathers death he was taught at the school of the learned minister James Maury from 1758 to1760. The school was in Fredericksville Parish near Gordonsville,, twelve miles from Shadwell. There he studied history and science. In
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course PHIL 160 taught by Professor Coakley during the Spring '11 term at Arizona.

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