Weekend Poll: Name TJ’s Next Grandson

February 6, 2010

TJ named his grandchildren after himself, BFF James Madison, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, personal secretary and explorer Meriwether Lewis, and law mentor George Wythe.

Who would he name one after next?

Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

Poplar Forest in the Press

May 16, 2009

pursuit-of-happiness-2009Poplar Forest is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Jefferson’s retirement and his first stay at his low-key retreat. They have put quite a bit of effort in restoring it and the press has taken notice.

Read the rest of this entry »


Jeffersonia Blog: Weekend Trivia Edition

March 7, 2009

Which grandchild of Thomas Jefferson is pictured on a former American currency?

Read the rest of this entry »


Meet the Grandkids

March 4, 2009

anneThomas Jefferson had a total of twelve grandchildren to survive to adulthood. Eleven of the twelve were born to Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha, and Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. who served as Governor of Virginia from 1819 to 1822. Martha’s younger sister, Maria, gave birth to her only surving child, Francis Eppes, in 1801.

Read the rest of this entry »


Who was the first child born in the White House?

March 2, 2009

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigberto/Who was the first child born in the White House?

Read the rest of this entry »


Advertisements