Surprising Facts About Thomas Jefferson.

Check out this list of surprising facts about Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia.
Thomas Jefferson was a draftsman of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson was the nation's first secretary of state (1789-94).
Thomas Jefferson was second vice president (1797-1801).
Thomas Jefferson was the third president (1801-09).
President Thomas Jefferson was statesman responsible for the Louisiana Purchase.
Only two of Thomas Jefferson's children lived into adulthood.
Jane Randolph Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson's mother, was a member of the proud Randolph clan, who was a family claiming to be descents from English and Scottish royalty.
Thomas Jefferson's father, Peter Jefferson, was a successful farmer as well as a skilled surveyor and cartographer who produced the first accurate map of the Province of Virginia.
Thomas Jefferson was 3rd of ten siblings.
Thomas Jefferson's favorite pastimes as a kid, were playing in the woods, practicing the violin and reading.
At the age of nine, Thomas Jefferson began studying Latin and Greek at a local private school run by the Reverend William Douglas.
From 1767-1774, Thomas Jefferson practiced law in Virginia with great success, trying many cases and winning most of them.
Thomas Jefferson met and fell in love with Martha Wayles Skelton, a recent widow and one of the wealthiest women in Virginia. They got married on January 1, 1772.
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