Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson

Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson - Martha Wayles Skelton...

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Unformatted text preview: Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson - Martha Wayles Skelton was the daughter of John Wayles, and had initially married Bathurst Skelton. After being widowed, she was introduced to Jefferson, whom she married after a brief courtship on New Year's Day, 1772. In just over a decade of marriage she suffered from frequent ill health, and bore several sickly children who died in infancy. She herself died in 1782, leaving Jefferson a lifelong widower in the company of their two daughters, Patsy and Polly. Martha Washington Jefferson - Martha Washington Jefferson, known as Patsy to her family, was the eldest surviving daughter of Jefferson and Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, born September 27, 1772. She was married to Thomas Mann Randolph at Monticello upon returning from France, and bore twelve children. She served as hostess at the President's House during Jefferson's administrations, and later helped the family...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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