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.
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Martha Washington Jefferson, Martha Wayles Skelton