Martha (Wayles) Jefferson
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Martha (Wayles) Jefferson (1748 - 1782)

Martha Jefferson formerly Wayles aka Skelton
Born in Charles City, Charles, Colony of Virginiamap
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Wife of — married 20 Nov 1766 [location unknown]
Wife of — married 1 Jan 1772 in Charles City, Charles, Virginia Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Monticello, Albemarle, Virginia, USAmap
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30 October 1748

Martha Wayles was born at Charles City, Charles, Colony of Virginia

20 November 1766

Martha Eppes married Bathurst Skelton

30 September 1768

Martha becomes widowed.

10 June 1771

Her first child, John Skelton, dies.

23 December 1771

Bond for marriage of Thomas Jefferson & Martha Skelton, widow [1]

01 January 1772

Martha Wayles married Thomas Jefferson 01 January 1772 in Charles City, Charles, Colony of Virginia

06 September 1782

Martha Wayles Jefferson died at Monticello, Albemarle, Virginia, USA


  • Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America / [Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Editor]. - 2nd Ed. London: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1981. Print.
  • Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 13 August 2019), memorial page for Martha Wayles Jefferson (30 Oct 1748–6 Sep 1782), Find A Grave: Memorial #6654871, citing Monticello National Park Grounds, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .

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bond dtd 23 Dec. 1771 for marriage of Thomas Jefferson & Martha Skelton, widow:

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Wayles-19 and Wayles-5 appear to represent the same person because: identical dates, duplicate of Thomas Jefferson's wife
Category: Slave-owner: Virginia is listed under misnamed categories. Shouldn't it be instead?
posted by Greg Hays