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Public Private 1735 Peter Jefferson , Thomas Jefferson's father, patented 1,000-acre tract which became Monticello. 1743 Thomas Jefferson born at Shadwell . 1757 Peter Jefferson died. 1760-62 Thomas Jefferson attended the College of William and Mary. 1762 Began study of law with George Wythe . 1764...
Miniature portrait of Jefferson (1788) by John Trumbull
(Born April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, Virginia; died July 4, 1826, Monticello) Thomas Jefferson -- author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom , third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia -- voiced the aspirations of...

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