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Martha Jefferson Wife of Thomas Jefferson Martha Jefferson (Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson) married Thomas Jefferson on January 1, 1772. Her father was an English immigrant and her mother the daughter of English immigrants. They had only two children who survived more than four years; Martha died months after their last child was born, her health damaged from that last childbirth. Nineteen years later, Thomas Jefferson became President.
Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia, and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia.
Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson who died and their daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph assumed 1st lady role.
When you can't write, makes ice cream! From the Library of Congress: "A passionate gourmet, Jefferson acquired a stock of standard French recipes for sauces, fruit tarts, French-fried potatoes, blood sausages, pigs' feet, rabbit, pigeons, and various other dishes. Among the most popular of these recipes at Monticello was this one for vanilla ice cream--written by Jefferson, with his own recipe for Savoy cookies to accompany the dessert on the back."