Biography of Thomas Jefferson

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Early Life

Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743. He is the third of eight children for Peter Jefferson and Jane Randolph. His father took personal charge of William Randolph’s estate, an old friend, as well as his infant son Thomas Randolph, Jr. That year they relocated to Tuckahoe where they remained for several years before returning to Albemarle. Thomas’s father was given the position of Colonelcy, an important position at that time.