Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson who died and their daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph assumed 1st lady role.
The thread case used by Thomas Jefferson's wife, Martha Jefferson (1748-1782), is one of her few relics kept by Thomas Jefferson. Martha's thread case and her household accounts for Monticello, both in the collections of the Library of Congress, document the economic and social role of the southern plantation mistress.
Maria Cosway, a self-portrait. 1787. Born in Florence to a wealthy English innkeeper and his Italian wife. (Four siblings were murdered by their nursemaid.) Devout Catholic. Her brother George Hadfield designed Arlington House in Virginia, home of R.E. Lee (National Cemetery). Studied art w/Zoffany, A. Kauffman. Married miniature painter Richard Cosway; close friend of T. Jefferson.