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Martha Jefferson Carr

Martha Jefferson Carr (29 May 1746 - 3 Sept. 1811) was Thomas Jefferson's younger sister. She married Jefferson's close friend, Dabney Carr, on July 20, 1765. In the years after her husband's untimely death in 1773, Martha often stayed at Monticello for extended periods with her six children.  She died in September of 1811 of what her older brother described as a "wasting complaint which has for two or three years been gaining upon her."  She was buried in the Jefferson family graveyard at Monticello, "by the side of the companion who had been taken from her 38. years before."1

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