Friday, July 13, 2007

Jefferson's Roots

An Ahnentafel of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States, shows his descent from the rich and powerful Randolph family of Virginia. Jefferson’s English grandmother was Jane Rogers, "a stern strict lady of the old school, much feared and little loved by her children."
Other surnames in his lineage include: Addie, Blaikston, Borlase, Branch, Brett, Butler, Field, Fuller, Hechstetter, Hicks, Humphrey, Huntley, Isham, Lane, Lilburne, Nicholson, Ryland, Soane, Sparkes, Vincent, and Worger.

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