One was the "constant companion of his solitary and studious hours." He paid for singing lessons for two. And one of them accompanied him to France. In this episode of Mountaintop History, Monticello guide Kyle Chattleton focuses not on Jefferson's daughters but on his mockingbirds, which were reportedly his favorite pets.
Over the centuries, Monticello has seen millions of people, but history also shows us that Monticello has been the home of sheep, horses, shepherd dogs, deer, mockingbirds, and many others.