Patrick Henry

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Patrick Henry - Patrick Henry was a leading member of the Virginia cotillion who pushed  for independence in the years leading up to the Revolutionary War. He later served two  separate tenures as governor of Virginia, and played a key role in regaining the Great  Lakes Region for Virginia from the conflicting claims of Britain via the Quebec Act.  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 
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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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