Tag Archives: President Thomas Jefferson

Martha Randolph: Jefferson’s One Slender Thread

Martha Jefferson Randolph had many advantages as Thomas Jefferson’s daughter, but her life was far from happy. Patsy: The Early Years Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was twenty-seven when he married Martha Wayles Skelton, a twenty-three year old widow with a toddler … Continue reading

Posted in A POTUS-FLOTUS Blog, Nifty History People, Thomas Jefferson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightened Palate

Thomas Jefferson was always a slender man. He ate sparingly – but what he ate was always magnificently prepared from the finest ingredients available. Thomas Jefferson was unquestionably born with a brilliant and curious mind. As the poster  child of … Continue reading

Posted in A POTUS-FLOTUS Blog, Presidential Sites, Thomas Jefferson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dolley Madison and the Inaugural Ball

Dolley Madison was already a superstar when James Madison was elected President in 1808. The Early Inaugurals The inaugurations of George Washington had been solemn affairs, both in New York City and Philadelphia. No government of the “we the people” … Continue reading

Posted in A POTUS-FLOTUS Blog, James Madison | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments