Early life and career of Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, was involved in politics from his early adult years.wikipedia
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African-American heritage of presidents of the United States

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In an 18th-century Presidential campaign, someone speaking against Jefferson's candidacy and in favor of that of John Adams accused Jefferson of being "half Injun, half nigger, half Frenchman" and born to a "mulatto father" or slave and "a half-breed Indian squaw", this birth to a mulatto and an Indian allegedly "well-known in the neighbourhood where he was raised" but otherwise unproven.
Vaughn and others claim Thomas Jefferson's mother Jane Randolph Jefferson was of mixed-race ancestry.

William Randolph

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When Colonel William Randolph, an old friend of Peter Jefferson, died in 1745, Peter assumed executorship and personal charge of Randolph's estate in Tuckahoe as well as his infant son, Thomas Mann Randolph.

Isham Randolph of Dungeness

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His mother was Jane Randolph, daughter of Isham Randolph, a ship's captain and sometime planter, and his wife.
* Ancestry of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, was involved in politics from his early adult years.

United States Declaration of Independence

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This article covers his early life and career, through his writing the Declaration of Independence, participation in the American Revolutionary War, serving as governor of Virginia, and election and service as Vice-President to President John Adams.

American Revolutionary War

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This article covers his early life and career, through his writing the Declaration of Independence, participation in the American Revolutionary War, serving as governor of Virginia, and election and service as Vice-President to President John Adams.

John Adams

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This article covers his early life and career, through his writing the Declaration of Independence, participation in the American Revolutionary War, serving as governor of Virginia, and election and service as Vice-President to President John Adams.

Peter Jefferson

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His father was Peter Jefferson, a planter, slaveholder, and surveyor in Albemarle County (Shadwell, then Edge Hill, Virginia).

Albemarle County, Virginia

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His father was Peter Jefferson, a planter, slaveholder, and surveyor in Albemarle County (Shadwell, then Edge Hill, Virginia). The third of 10 children, Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 O.S.) at the family home in Shadwell, Goochland County, Virginia, now part of Albemarle County.

Edge Hill (Shadwell, Virginia)

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His father was Peter Jefferson, a planter, slaveholder, and surveyor in Albemarle County (Shadwell, then Edge Hill, Virginia).

Welsh Americans

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He was of possible Welsh descent, although this remains unclear.

Norman conquest of England

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Taylor (1965) argues that the ancestors of the Jeffersons may have been associated with the time of the Norman Conquest (1066), for "Jefferson" is derived from the Norman "Geoffrey."

Tuckahoe (plantation)

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When Colonel William Randolph, an old friend of Peter Jefferson, died in 1745, Peter assumed executorship and personal charge of Randolph's estate in Tuckahoe as well as his infant son, Thomas Mann Randolph.

Slavery

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After he died in 1757, his son Thomas Jefferson inherited his estate, including about 20-40 slaves.

Old Style and New Style dates

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The third of 10 children, Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 O.S.) at the family home in Shadwell, Goochland County, Virginia, now part of Albemarle County.

Shadwell, Virginia

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The third of 10 children, Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 O.S.) at the family home in Shadwell, Goochland County, Virginia, now part of Albemarle County.

Goochland County, Virginia

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The third of 10 children, Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 O.S.) at the family home in Shadwell, Goochland County, Virginia, now part of Albemarle County.

Jane Randolph Jefferson

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His mother was Jane Randolph, daughter of Isham Randolph, a ship's captain and sometime planter, and his wife.

Randolph Jefferson

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Peter Jefferson died in 1757 and the Jefferson estate was divided between Peter's two sons; Thomas and Randolph.

Monticello

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Thomas inherited approximately 5000 acre of land, including Monticello and between 20–40 slaves.

Dabney Carr (Virginia assemblyman)

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He fell into a period of deep mourning, as he was already saddened by the absence of his sisters Mary, who had been married several years to John Bolling III, and Martha, who in July had wed Dabney Carr.

Lucy Jefferson Lewis

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Only Jefferson's younger siblings Elizabeth, Lucy, and the two toddlers, were at home.

James Maury

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He studied under the Reverend James Maury from 1758 to 1760 near Gordonsville, Virginia.

Gordonsville, Virginia

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He studied under the Reverend James Maury from 1758 to 1760 near Gordonsville, Virginia.