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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Event years 1773-1789.
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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
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Patrick Henry
Thomas Jefferson
3rd President
of the United States
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1801—1809

2nd Vice President
of the United States
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1797—1801

1st United States
Secretary of State
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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

Contents

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

Legacy

Twenty-six U.S. states have named counties in President Jefferson's honor: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Note

Note: Jefferson Memorial
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Note: Jefferson in 1788
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Note: Declaration of Independence
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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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On 21 Nov 2008 Danielle (Krupar) Darling wrote:

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On 5 Nov 2016 at 23:43 GMT Anonymous (Lee) Anonymous wrote:

In the House of Representatives, in the 77th Congress, second session, the vote of Colonel Matthew Lyon, son-in-law of Governor Thomas Chittenden of Vermont, cast the deciding vote that elected Thomas Jefferson as president in 1801

On 6 Aug 2016 at 22:59 GMT US Presidents Project WikiTree wrote:

Jefferson-963 and Jefferson-1 appear to represent the same person because: duplicate profile for the president

On 26 Feb 2016 at 01:50 GMT Michele (Britton) 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 14 Sep 2015 at 23:59 GMT Patricia (Prickett) Hickin wrote:

Thanks, I've made the change!!

On 14 Sep 2015 at 14:54 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

None from me either - thanks!

On 14 Sep 2015 at 14:53 GMT Lyle Larkin wrote:

No objection at all.

On 14 Sep 2015 at 11:24 GMT Brent Bowen wrote:

No objection.

On 14 Sep 2015 at 06:08 GMT Patricia (Prickett) 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. http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Jefferson-Photos-1/

On 22 Mar 2015 at 05:23 GMT Vincent Piazza wrote:

married in 1772 in USA?

On 24 Feb 2015 at 21:06 GMT Patricia (Prickett) 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.

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