Thomas  Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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President Thomas Jefferson
Born in Shadwell Plantation, Albemarle County, Virginia Colonymap
Husband of — married in Charles City, Charles, Virginia Colonymap
Died in Monticello, Albemarle County, Virginia, USAmap
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Preceded by
2nd President
John Adams

Preceded by
1st Vice President

John Adams

Preceded by
Acting Secretary

John Jay

Preceded by
1st Governor

Patrick Henry
Thomas Jefferson
3rd President
of the United States
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of the United States
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1st United States
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2nd Governor
of Virginia
Succeeded by
4th President
James Madison

Succeeded by
3rd Vice President

Aaron Burr

Succeeded by
2nd Secretary

Edmund Randolph

Succeeded by
3rd Governor

William Fleming


Thomas Jefferson in his own words:

From the pen of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President, Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event."

--Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237.

"I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ."

--The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, p. 385.

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Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States]], the principle author of the Declaration of Independence, and one of the most influential of the United States' Founding Fathers. His portrait graces the US two dollar bill and nickel.

As a political philosopher, Jefferson was a man of enlightenment and knew many intellectual leaders in Britain and France.

Jefferson supported states rights, limited federal government power, and separation of church and state.

He believed that every American was entitled to an education adequate enough to give a person the skills and abilities needed to vote. Beyond that, he believed , should be determined on a person by person basis. Not everyone is suited to a college education.

Jefferson served as the wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781), first United States Secretary of State (1789–1793) and second Vice President (1797–1801).

Thomas was a man who wore many hats including horticulturist, statesman, architect, archaeologist, paleontologist, author, inventor, and founder of the University of Virginia.

Jefferson died on the Fourth of July, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. He died a few hours before John Adams. There are stories that while Adams lay dying, he spoke of Thomas, unaware that Jefferson had all ready passed away.

Thomas Jefferson's Alma Mater was the College of William and Mary


Place: President of the United States
Place: 3rd President of the United States


Because of the controversies that have arisen in regards to Jefferson's possible relationship with the slave Sally Hemings, several scientific teams have attempted to validate common DNA amongst descendents.

Wikipedia site for more information here [[1]]

Jefferson's y-DNA is of type found in Haplogroug T (formerly K2) and is considered fairly rare according to the same article. You may read more about Haplogroup T here[2]

More DNA information for Thomas Jefferson and other famous people is available on Wikipedia link is here [[3]]

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Date: JUL 1826
Place: Montecello, Albemarle Co., VA.


Event: Jefferson became the 3rd President of the United States of America
Type: President of the United States
Date: 1801-1809
Place: Washington D.C.
Event: Jefferson writes the first draft of the Declaration of Independance
Type: Declaration of Independence
Date: 1776
Place: Philadelphia, PA


Education: Jefferson begins studying at William & Mary College at age 16
Date: 1760
Place: William & Mary College, Virginia


Note: Jefferson Memorial
Note: Jefferson in 1788
Note: Declaration of Independence


  • Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America / [Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Editor]. - 2nd Ed. London: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1981. Print.
  • Godfrey Memorial Library, comp.
Title: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
Publication: Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999;
Repository: #R5

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On November 21, 2008 Danielle Darling wrote:

John F. Kennedy is reported to have stated, while addressing Nobel Prize winners in 1962, "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent and of human knowledge that has ever been gathered together at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

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On February 26, 2016 at 01:50GMT Michele Camera wrote:

Just when were Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings MARRIED? Where is the evidence that a marriage ceremony between Sally Hemmings and Thomas Jefferson ever took place? Who has a copy of the marriage certificate? Where is evidence that Jefferson referred to Hemmings in public as his wife? What marital rights did she enjoy?

If there aren't good, logical, legitimate and factual answers to these questions, I move that the marital status of Sally Hemmings be removed from Jefferson's profile and that she is mentioned in his biography as the slave concubine who may have borne his illegitimate children.

On September 14, 2015 at 23:59GMT Patricia Hickin wrote:

Thanks, I've made the change!!

On September 14, 2015 at 14:54GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

None from me either - thanks!

On September 14, 2015 at 14:53GMT Lyle Larkin wrote:

No objection at all.

On September 14, 2015 at 11:24GMT Brent Bowen wrote:

No objection.

On September 14, 2015 at 06:08GMT Patricia Hickin wrote:

Would you object to my making Rembrandt Peale's portrait of Jefferson the primary image -- personally I think it's by far the best one. And it was done just before he eas elected president of the US.

On March 22, 2015 at 05:23GMT Vincent Piazza wrote:

married in 1772 in USA?

On February 24, 2015 at 21:06GMT Patricia Hickin wrote:

I've added a photo of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia as a background image. Feel free to remove or replace it.

On February 24, 2015 at 10:15GMT Patricia Hickin wrote:

I seems to me it would be good to have a background photo -- why not Monticello or th Rotunda at UVA??

On January 16, 2015 at 17:27GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Jefferson-630 and Jefferson-1 appear to represent the same person because: clearly the same person

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