Thomas Jefferson: Prior To The American Revolution

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Everyone knows the name Thomas Jefferson, but how well do you know him? Among ten siblings, Thomas Jefferson was the third child born under Peter and Jane Ranolph Jefferson. Jefferson loved playing the woods, performing the violin, and reading books. Prior to the American Revolution, he lived in Virginia with his parents. Thomas Jefferson’s mother, Jane Ranolph Jefferson was from a family that claimed to be descendents of English and Scottish royalty. His father, Peter Jefferson, was successful in farming and was a dexterous surveyor and cartographer, but he sadly died in 1757 leaving slaves and land for Thomas Jefferson. After his father died, he went to study in William and Mary College. After college, he went to study law under George
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