Martha Jefferson

Introduction

Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson was the wife of Thomas Jefferson. Born in Virginia in 1748, she died at the family’s Monticello home on September 6, 1782, several months after giving birth to her last child and 19 years before her husband became the third president of the United States.

Article Details:

Martha Jefferson

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    Martha Jefferson

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/topics/first-ladies/martha-jefferson

  • Access Date

    August 23, 2014

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks