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Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson who died and their daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph assumed 1st lady role.

Young Martha Jefferson; intereresting article at http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/martha-wayles-skelton-jefferson

Martha Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836) Thomas Jefferson's daughter. Jeffereson's wife died so his daughter Martha, and his friend Dolley Madison help entertain at the White House.

James Stuart (1612–1655), Duke of Richmond and Lennox, Anthony van Dyck, ca. 1634-35. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755–1828). James Monroe, ca. 1820–22. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Seth Low, 1916 (29.89) #letters #Connections

Martha Bartlett with Kitten, ca. 1860. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1979 (1980.341.11) #cats

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.

Born today on 10/30/1748 – Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1782)

Ralph Earl (American, 1751–1801). Elijah Boardman, 1789. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Susan W. Tyler, 1979 (1979.395) #letters #Connections