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George Wythe Randolph was Thomas Jefferson's youngest grandson by his daughter Martha (Jefferson) and Thomas Mann Randolph Jnr and named in honour of George Wythem a signer of the Declaration of Independence
Law Degree University of Virginia 1841
Brigadier-General 12 Feb 1862.
Was the Confederate States War Secretary at the time of the American Civil War., in office 24 Mar 1862 - 15 Nov 1862 under President Jefferson Davis. who he later came into conflict with over the Confederacy's western and southern defences.
Due to ill-health he resigned 17 Nov 1862, and took his family to Europe, staying in England and France, returning to Virginia abt 1866.
He died Mar 1867 from TB at Edge Hill Plantation and is buried in the Jeffferson Family graveyard.
His image is on the Confederate $100 bill.
from Biography at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wythe_Randolph
This person was created through the import of fitzmaster032511.ged on 27 March 2011.
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