Thomas Jefferson

Close-up of the Jefferson statue inside the Jefferson Memorial - Washington DC




  • Third President (1801-1809)
  • Birthday: April 13, 1743 (Saturday)
  • Birthplace: Gouchland County, Virginia
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Date of Death: July 4, 1826 (Tuesday)
  • Place of Death: Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Place of Burial: Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Cause of Death: Many
  • Age: 83 years old
  • Length of Retirement: 6331 days
  • Religion: Christian Deism
  • Party: Democratic-Republican

Thomas Jefferson Offices Held

  • Founder of the University of Virginia (1819)
  • Vice President (1797-1801)
  • Secretary of State 1790-1793)
  • Minister to France (1785-1789)
  • Delegate (from Virginia) to Congress of the Confederation (1783-1784)
  • Governor of Virginia (1779-1781)
  • Delegate (from Virginia) Second Continental Congress (1775-1776)

Thomas Jefferson Nicknames

  • The Sage of Monticello
  • The Father of the Declaration of Independence
  • The Apostle of Democracy
  • The Man of the People
  • Mad Tom

Thomas Jefferson Pets

  • Mocking Bird (Dick)
  • Two Bear Cubs (a gift from Lewis and Clark)
  • Dogs (one named Buzzy)
  • Horse (Caractacus)

Thomas Jefferson Personal Traits

  • Height: 6 feet – 2-1/2 inches

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
I have done for my country and for all mankind, all that I could do, and I now resign my soul, without fear, to my God - my daughter to my country. (from his deathbed)
Is it the fourth yet?(his last words)
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, a cause for withdrawing from a friend.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save half the wars of the world.

Thomas Jefferson Timeline – Family

  • February 29, 1708 Peter Jefferson (Father) born in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
  • February 19, 1721 Jane Randolph Jefferson (Mother) born in Shadwell Parish, Tower Hamlets, London.
  • 1739 Peter Jefferson (Father) marries Jane Randolph (Mother) in Virginia.
  • June 27, 1740 Jane Jefferson (Sister) born in Shadwell, Virginia.
  • October 1, 1741 Mary Jefferson Bolling (Sister) born in Goochland County, Virginia.
  • April 13, 1743 Thomas Jefferson born in Shadwell, Goochland County, Virginia.
  • June 1744 Bathurst Skelton (Wife’s First Husband) born in Chester, Virginia.
  • November 4, 1744 Elizabeth Jefferson (Sister) born.
  • May 29, 1746 Martha Jefferson Carr (Sister) born in Tackahoe, Virginia.
  • October 16, 1748 Peter Field Jefferson (Brother) born in Tuckahoe, Virginia.
  • October 30, 1748 Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson (Wife) born in Charles City, Virginia.
  • November 29, 1748 Peter Field Jefferson (Brother) dies in Tuckahoe, Virginia.
  • March 9, 1750 Peter Thomas Jefferson (Brother – some list him as Unnamed) born and died.
  • October 10, 1752 Lucy Jefferson Lewis (Sister) born in Shadwell, Virginia.
  • October 1, 1755 Anna “Nancy” Scott Jefferson Marks (Sister – twin of Randolph) born in Shadwell, Virginia.
  • October 1, 1755 Randolph Jefferson (Brother – twin of Anna Scott) born in Shadwell, Virginia.
  • August 17, 1757 Peter Jefferson (Father) dies in Albemarle County, Virginia.
  • October 1, 1765 Jane Jefferson (Sister) dies in Shadwell, Virginia.
  • November 20, 1766 Bathurst Skelton (Wife’s First Husband) marries Martha Wayles (Wife).
  • November 7, 1767 John Skelton (Step-Son) born.
  • September 30, 1768 Bathurst Skelton (Wife’s First Husband) dies in Williamsburg, Virginia.
  • June 10, 1771 John Skelton (Step-Son) dies.
  • January 1, 1772 Thomas Jefferson marries Martha Wayles Skelton (Wife).
  • September 27, 1772 Martha “Patsy” Washington Jefferson Randolph (Daughter) born in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • 1774 Jane Randolph Jefferson (Daughter) born in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • February 24, 1774 (approximate) Elizabeth Jefferson (Sister) dies (she was mentally handicap and fled into the woods during a storm. The body was found later).
  • 1775 Jane Randolph Jefferson (Daughter) dies in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • March 31, 1776 Jane Randolph Jefferson (Mother) dies in Massachusetts.
  • June 14, 1777 Peter Jefferson (son) born and dies in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • August 1, 1778 Mary “Polly” Jefferson Eppes (Daughter) born in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • 1780 Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson (Daughter) born in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • October 13, 1781 Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson (Daughter) dies in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • 1782 Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson (Daughter) born.
  • September 6, 1782 Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson (Wife) dies in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • 1784 Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson (Daughter) dies.
  • April 17, 1804 Mary “Polly” Jefferson Eppes (Daughter) dies in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • May 26, 1810 Lucy Jefferson Lewis (Sister) dies.
  • September 3, 1811 Martha Jefferson Carr (Sister) dies in Virginia.
  • August 7, 1815 Randolph Jefferson (Brother – twin of Anna Scott) dies in Fluvana City, Virginia.
  • 1817 (some have date as 1804 or 1811) Mary Jefferson Bolling (Sister) dies.
  • July 4, 1826 Thomas Jefferson dies in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • July 8, 1828 Anna “Nancy” Scott Jefferson Marks (Sister – twin of Randolph) dies.
  • October 10, 1836 Martha “Patsy” Washington Jefferson Randolph (Daughter) dies in Albemarle County, Virginia.

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