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Mary Jefferson Randolph (1803-1876) View Interactive Version ]

Born at her parentsí home, Edgehill, on 2 November 1803, Mary Jefferson Randolph was the sixth child and fourth surviving daughter of Martha Jefferson Randolph and Thomas Mann Randolph. Like her siblings, Mary spent much of her time at Monticello and, as a young girl, accompanied her grandfather, Thomas Jefferson, on trips to his other home, Poplar Forest. Never marrying, Mary lived at Edgehill, the home of her older brother, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, where she helped her sister-in-law to supervise the household. She and her sister Cornelia also visited their other siblings, often serving as nurses during times of sickness. After the Civil War, Mary moved to Alexandria, Virginia, to live with two of her sisters at the home of her niece, Martha Jefferson Trist Burke. She died there in late March of 1876.


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