Anne Scott Jefferson Marks was the youngest of Jefferson's six sisters and a twin to his brother Randolph Jefferson. In 1811, following the death of her husband, Marks had few options with limited financial assets and no children. She came to live permanently at Monticello, occupying this room. Called "Aunt Marks" by Thomas Jefferson's children and grandchildren, she was known to be overwhelming at times. Jefferson's granddaughter Mary once wrote her sister Virginia, "[Aunt Marks] would not let me drink my tea without her advice" and their brother Benjamin echoed the sentiment, exclaiming "I wish Aunt Marks would let me alone...!"
Virtual tours of this room
How to see this room: Included in the Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Monticello.