Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

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President Thomas Jefferson
Born in Shadwell Plantation, Albemarle Co., VA
Husband of — married in Charles City, Charles, Virginia, USA
Husband of — married about in Slave-Concubine
Died in Monticello, Albemarle, Virginia
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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
Presidential Seal
1801-1809

2nd Vice President
of the United States
Vice-Presidential Seal
1797-1801

1st United States
Secretary of State
State Dept
1790-1793

2nd Governor
of Virginia
Virginia
1779-1781
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

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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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Biography

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

Occupation

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

DNA

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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Burial

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

Event

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

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

Note

Note: Jefferson Memorial
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=a7ac8582-bebe-459c-a65c-75dbdaef332b&tid=15043181&pid=1321872367
Note: Jefferson in 1788
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Note: Declaration of Independence
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=ff9703e4-3ef7-44d4-b01b-d7e5ce86e5cf&tid=15043181&pid=1321872367

Sources

  • 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: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999;
Repository: #R5

Godfrey Memorial Library, American Genealogical-Biographical Index, Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library




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Memories: 1

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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Collaboration

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

On August 15, 2014 at 06:25GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams are 11th Cousins 1 times removed through Jame Tuchet-2