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June 30, 2016 / Joanne Yeck

Summer Reading

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Fry-Jefferson Map

Why not celebrate this Independence Day learning more about President Thomas Jefferson’s younger brother, Captain Randolph Jefferson of Buckingham County?

The Jefferson Brothers is not just a biography of Randolph Jefferson, it’s a history of Buckingham County from its beginnings through the Revolutionary War into the dawn of a new century, as well as a fresh look at Thomas Jefferson in retirement at Monticello.

The Jefferson Brothers

In the days when Buckingham was still part of a much vaster Albemarle County, their father, Peter Jefferson, established Snowden, a day’s travel from what would become Monticello. There, Randolph Jefferson ran a successful plantation and, quite unlike his brother, lived the life of a typical gentleman farmer.

Click here to download the first chapter of The Jefferson Brothers and purchase the book.

 

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