The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: January 2

WILLIAMSBURG, January 2, 1772.
[MARRIAGES.} THOMAS JEFFERSON, Esquire, one of the Representatives for Albemarle, to Mrs. MARTHA SKELTON, Relict of Mr. BATHURST SKELTON.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon) January 2, 1772
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The Gazette reported the wedding a day after it took place at the Forest, just west of Williamsburg in Charles City County, the home of John Wayles. Jefferson wrote in his memoir: “On the first of January 1772 I was married to Martha Skelton widow of Bathurst Skelton, and daughter of John Wayles, then 23 years old”.

Sources: VA Gaz & Jefferson

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