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Thomas Jefferson Timeline
19 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017
Thomas Jefferson was born at Shadwell
Thomas's Father Died
Began Study of law with George Wythe
Came into inheritance at age of 21
Admitted to practice law before General Court
Elected to House of Burgesses, Leveling of Monticello mountaintop begun
Construction begun at Monticello. Shadwell burned.Moved to south Pavillon at Monticello.
Married Martha Wayles Skelton. Daughter Martha was born
Graveyard at Monticello established with the interment of Jefferson's friend and brother in law Dabney Carr.
Wrote A summary view of the rights of British America. Daughter Jane Randolph died.
Elected to Continental Congress.
Drafted Declaration of Independence. His mother DIed
Drafted Virginia Statute fore Religious freedom
Drafted Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge
Daughter Lucy Elizabeth born. Began notes on the state of Virginia
Second Lucy Elizabeth born. Wife Martha died.
Elected Delegate to congress
Published notes on the state of Virginia.
retired from the Presidency and Public life
Sold 6,700- volume library to Congress
CornerStone of Central College (later University of Vir
University of Virginia Opened
Died at Monticello, July 4
Thomas Jefferson attended the college of Willam of Mary
Served as Governor of Virginia
In France as Commissioner and Minister
Served as first United States Secretary of the State
Served as vice President
Served as President of the American Philosophical Society
Served as United States President
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