Person:Martha Wayles (1)

m. 1746
  1. Martha Wayles1748 - 1782
m. 20 Nov 1766
  1. John Skelton1767 - 1771
m. 1 Jan 1772
  1. Martha Jefferson1772 - 1836
  2. Jane Randolph Jefferson1774 - 1775
  3. Peter Jefferson1777 - 1777
  4. Mary Jefferson1778 - 1804
  5. Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson1780 - 1781
  6. Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson1782 - 1785
Facts and Events
Name Martha Wayles
Gender Female
Birth[1] 19 Oct 1748 Charles City, Charles City, Virginia, United StatesThe Forest Plantation
Marriage 20 Nov 1766 to Bathurst Skelton
Marriage 1 Jan 1772 Virginia, USA
to President Thomas Jefferson
Death[1][2] 6 Sep 1782 Monticello, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Reference Number? Q238001?

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Martha Skelton Jefferson (née Wayles; October 30, 1748 – September 6, 1782) was the wife of Thomas Jefferson. She served as First Lady of Virginia during Jefferson's term as governor from 1779 to 1781. She died in 1782, 19 years before he became president.[1][2]

Of the six children born to Thomas and Martha, only two survived to adulthood, Martha and Mary. Martha died four months after the birth of her last child. The couple's letters to one another were burned, though by whom is unknown, and Thomas rarely spoke of her, so she remains a somewhat enigmatic figure.[3] (Similarly, Jefferson did not speak much of his mother, Jane Randolph Jefferson.)

It is widely held that as a widower, Thomas had a long-standing relationship and children with Martha's half-sister, Sally Hemings, a favored slave who was three-quarters white.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 First Lady Biography: Martha Jefferson, in National First Ladies Library.
  2. Martha Jefferson, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.