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Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of MonticelloHer Life and Times$
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Cynthia A. Kierner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835524

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807882504_kierner

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Love and Death at Monticello

Love and Death at Monticello

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(p.15) Chapter 1 Love and Death at Monticello
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Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello
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Cynthia A. Kierner

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807882504_kierner.5

Martha Jefferson Randolph was born on September 27, 1772. Martha, who became known as “Patsy,” enjoyed a privileged life as a member of Virginia's gentry elite. She spent most of her first decade at Monticello, her father's house in Albermale. Love and death together marked the years of Patsy's infancy and early childhood. In 1773, Patsy's grandfather, John Wayles, died. The next year brought the death of Jefferson's sister Elizabeth. In April 1774, Martha Jefferson gave birth to a second daughter, Jane, who died in October 1775. The death of Jane Randolph Jefferson, Patsy's paternal grandmother, followed five months later.

Keywords:   Martha Jefferson Randolph, Patsy, Monticello, Albermale, John Wayles, Elizabeth, Martha Jefferson, Jane Randolph Jefferson

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