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Recalling Thomas Jefferson Trist with Obituary and Family History

Thomas Jefferson Trist (1828-1890) by John Carlin Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Thomas son of Nicholas Philip Trist and Virginia Jefferson Randolph born at Monticello, at the home of his Great Grandfather, and namesake, President Thomas Jefferson. The line to Jefferson was through his mother Virginia daughter of Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. and Martha Jefferson.

Thomas was born deaf, but lived a full life and attended school and was an instructor at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. He married twice with no issue, but two of his siblings carried on the line.

From The Sun. Tuesday, Apr 29, 1890 New York, NY Vol: 57 Page: 4

His grandfather Hore Browse Trist (1775–1804) son of Nicholas Trist and Quaker Elizabeth House received great support from Thomas Jefferson. This image is from the Yale University Collections. Read more at Monticello site


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