Thomas Jefferson Randolph (September 12, 1792 – October 8, 1875) of Albemarle County was a planter and politician who served in the Virginia House of Delegates, was rector of the University of Virginia, and was a colonel in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He was notable as the oldest grandson of President Thomas Jefferson. He helped manage Monticello near the end of his grandfather's life and was executor of his estate.
Sarah "Sally" Hemings (1773 – 1835) was an enslaved woman of mixed race owned by President Thomas Jefferson and rumored to have had a long-term relationship and 6 children with him (four survived and all gained freedom). The youngest of six siblings by the planter John Wayles and his slave Betty Hemings, Hemings was a half-sister of Mr Jefferson's wife (Martha Wayles Skelton)
President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot on April 14th, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., just five days after the surrender of the Civil War's Confederate leader, General Lee. He died the following morning
When Jefferson became president in 1801, he had been a widower for 19 years. He had become as capable of handling social affairs as political matters. Occasionally he called on Dolley Madison for assistance. His daughter Patsy served as the lady of the President's House in the winter of 1802-1803. She was there again in 1805-1806, and gave birth to a son named for James Madison, the first child born in the White House. It was Patsy Randolph with her family who shared Jefferson's retirement…
Even though Marji knew the dangers of protesting, she is determined to go. She goes with the maid. "That day there were so many killed in one of the neighborhoods that a rumor spread that Israeli soldiers were responsible for the slaughter. But in fact it was really our own who had attacked us” Persepolis pg. 39
Thomas Jefferson was instrumental in bringing macaroni and cheese to the American table. Who knew? Well, M is a mainstay in many a Southern kitchen. This recipe, found in Garden and Gun magazine, is from the Inn at Little Washington, in Washington, VA.