A través del tiempo en la vida de Thomas Jefferson
Timeline of Jefferson's Life
1735 Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson's father, patented 1,000-acre tract which became Monticello.
1743 Thomas Jefferson born at Shadwell.
1757 Peter Jefferson died.
1760-62 Thomas Jefferson attended the College of William and Mary.
1762 Began study of law with George Wythe.
1764 Came into inheritance at age of 21.
1767 Admitted to practice law before General Court.
1768 Elected to House of Burgesses. Leveling of Monticello mountaintop begun.
1770 Construction begun at Monticello. Shadwell burned. Moved to South Pavilion at Monticello.
1772 Married Martha Wayles Skelton. Daughter Martha born.
1773 Graveyard at Monticello established with the interment of Jefferson's friend and brother-in-law Dabney Carr.
1774 Wrote A Summary View of the Rights of British America. Retired from legal practice.
Inherited 11,000 acres of land and 135 slaves from his father-in-law. Laid off ground for kitchen garden. Daughter Jane Randolph born.
1775 Elected to Continental Congress. Daughter Jane Randolph died.
1776 Drafted Declaration of Independence. Elected to Virginia House of Delegates. Appointed to revise Virginia laws.
(Get an .mp3 of the Declaration.) Mother Jane Randolph Jefferson died.
1777 Drafted Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, passed by General Assembly in 1786. Unnamed son born and died.
1778 Drafted Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge. Daughter Mary (Maria) born. Brickwork of first home (Monticello) completed.
1779-81 Served as Governor of Virginia.
1780 Daughter Lucy Elizabeth born. Began Notes on the State of Virginia.
1781 British troops at Monticello. Daughter Lucy Elizabeth died.
1782 Second Lucy Elizabeth born. Wife Martha died. First house substantially completed.
1783 Elected delegate to Congress.
1784-89 In France as Commissioner and Minister.
1784 Daughter Lucy Elizabeth died.
1787 Published Notes on the State of Virginia.
1790-93 Served as first United States Secretary of State.
1794 Began commercial manufacture of nails on Mulberry Row. Manumitted slave Robert Hemings.
1796 Remodeling and enlarging of Monticello begun. Manumitted slave James Hemings.
1797-1801 Served as United States Vice President.
1797-1815 Served as president of the American Philosophical Society.
1800 Dome constructed on Monticello.
1801-09 Served as United States President.
1803 Louisiana Purchase concluded. Lewis and Clark expedition launched.
1804 Daughter Maria Jefferson Eppes died.
1806 Lewis and Clark expedition concluded. House at Poplar Forest begun.
1807 Oval flower beds near Monticello laid out. Shadwell merchant mill completed.
1808 At Monticello, North Pavilion completed and South Pavilion remodeled. Winding walk and flower beds on West Lawn laid out.
1809 Retired from presidency and public life. Remodeling of Monticello and construction of dependencies largely completed. Vegetable garden platform completed.
1812 Garden Pavilion constructed.
1815 Sold 6,700-volume library to Congress.
1817 Cornerstone of Central College (later University of Virginia) laid.
1822-25 Monticello roof recovered with tin shingles.
1824 Historic reunion with the Marquis de Lafayette at Monticello.
1825 University of Virginia opened.
1826 Died at Monticello, July 4.