Who was the first child born in the White House?

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James Madison Randolph, the 8th grandchild of Thomas Jefferson, and his daughter, Martha’s, 7th child, (Francis Eppes was born to Jefferson’s youngest daughter, Maria, in 1801) was born at the White House in 1806.

Grandpa Jefferson, who named all of Martha’s male children, did indeed name his third grandson after his friend, protege, fellow Founding Father and president, James Madison himself, making Madison the only person to have a room in Monticello and a Jefferson grandchild bearing his name.

Source: Wikipedia1; Wickipedia2

Photo by MVI

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One Response to Who was the first child born in the White House?

  1. […] – Second son of Martha and Thomas Randolph; first child to be born in the White House; graduated from Mr. Jefferson’s University (UVA); was considered quiet and gentle natured; […]

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