Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I18848
  • Name: Thomas JEFFERSON
  • RELA: 8th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 APR 1743 in Shadwell, Albemarle Co., Virginia
  • Event: Elected Governor of Virginia BET 1 JUN 1779 AND 3 JUN 1781
  • Event: Appointed BET 17 MAY 1785 AND 26 SEP 1789 U.S. Ambassador to France
  • Event: Appointed BET 22 MAR 1790 AND 31 DEC 1793 United States Secretary of State
  • Event: Elected Vice President of the United States BET 4 MAR 1797 AND 4 MAR 1801
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1801 AND 4 MAR 1809 3rd President of the United States
  • Death: 4 JUL 1826 in Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Title: President
  • Event: Pic President Thomas Jefferson
  • Burial: Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
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  • Note:
    JEFFERSON, Thomas, (father-in-law of Thomas Mann Randolph and John Wayles Eppes), a Delegate from Virginia, a Vice President and 3d President of the United States; born at "Shadwell," Va., in present-day Albemarle County, Va., on April 13, 1743; attended a preparatory school; graduated from William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., in 1762; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1767; member, colonial House of Burgesses, 1769- 1775; Member of the Continental Congress, 1775 and 1776; chairman of the committee that drew up, primary author of, and signer of the Declaration of Independence 1776; Governor of Virginia, 1779-1781; member, State house of delegates 1782; again a Member of the Continental Congress, 1783-1784; appointed a Minister Plenipotentiary to France in 1784, and then sole Minister to the King of France in 1785, for three years; Secretary of State of the United States in the Cabinet of President George Washington, 1789-1793; elected Vice President of the United States and served under President John Adams, 1797- 1801; elected President of the United States in 1801 by the House of Representatives on the thirty-sixth ballot; reelected in 1804 and served from March 4, 1801, to March 3, 1809; retired to his estate, "Monticello," in Virginia; active in founding the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.; died at Monticello, Albemarle County, Va., July 4, 1826; interment in family cemetery at Monticello.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Peter JEFFERSON b: 29 FEB 1707/08 in Chesterfield Co., VA
    Mother: Jane RANDOLPH b: 20 FEB 1719/20 in Albemarle Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Martha WAYLES b: 19 OCT 1748 in Charles City Co., VA
    • Married: JAN 1772 in The Forest, Charles City Co., Virginia
    Children
    1. Has Children Martha JEFFERSON b: 27 SEP 1772 in Monticello, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA
    2. Has No Children Jane Randolph JEFFERSON b: 3 APR 1774 in Monticello, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA
    3. Has No Children JEFFERSON b: 28 MAY 1777 in Monticello, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA
    4. Has Children Mary JEFFERSON b: 1 AUG 1778 in Monticello, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA
    5. Has No Children Lucy Elizabeth JEFFERSON b: 3 NOV 1780 in Monticello, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA
    6. Has No Children Lucy Elizabeth JEFFERSON b: 8 MAY 1782 in Monticello, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA
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