Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. (1768 - 1828)

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Birthplace: Tuckahoe, Goochland, Virginia
Death: Died in Albermarle, Virginia
Occupation: 21st Governor of Virginia, Governor of Virginia 1819-1821
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About Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr.

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Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. (October 1, 1768 – June 20, 1828) was a planter, soldier, and politician from Virginia. He served as a member of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly, a Representative in the U.S. Congress, and was elected the 21st Governor of Virginia, serving from 1819-1822.

The Randolphs were among the First Families of Virginia. Born at Tuckahoe Plantation in Goochland County, Virginia, he was a direct descendant of Pocahontas, the youngest daughter of Native American Chief Powhatan, and her English-born husband, John Rolfe, who is credited with developing a strain of tobacco as successful cash crop for export in the Colony of Virginia in 1612.

He received his early education from private teachers; attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1785-1788.

His sisters included Mary Randolph, author of The Virginia House-Wife (1824), and Virginia Randolph Cary, author of Letters on Female Character (1828).

In 1790, Randolph married Martha Washington Jefferson, daughter of Thomas Jefferson and his wife Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson. They were parents to twelve children:

  • Anne Cary Randolph (1791 - 1826).
  • Thomas Jefferson Randolph (1792 - 1875).
  • Ellen Wayles Randolph (1794 - 1795).
  • Ellen Wayles Randolph (1796 - 1876). Named after deceased older sister.
  • Cornelia Jefferson Randolph (1799 - 1871).
  • Virginia Jefferson Randolph (1801 - 1882).
  • Mary Jefferson Randolph (1803 - 1876).
  • James Madison Randolph (1806 - 1834).
  • Benjamin Franklin Randolph (1808 - 1871).
  • Meriwether Lewis Randolph (1810 - 1837).
  • Septimia Anne Randolph (1814 - 1887).
  • George Wythe Randolph (1816 - 1867).

Thomas served in the Virginia State Senate in 1793 and 1794; was elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1807); he was a colonel of the Twentieth Infantry during the War of 1812; member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1819, 1820, and 1823-1825; Governor of Virginia, 1819-1822,

He was the first son-in-law of a Virginia Governor to become governor himself; He died at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, his father-in-law, with interment in the family burial ground.

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Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., Gov. of Virginia's Timeline

1768
May 17, 1768
Goochland, Virginia
1790
February 23, 1790
Age 21
Monticello, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
1791
January 23, 1791
Age 22
Monticello, Albemarle, Virginia, USA
1792
September 12, 1792
Age 24
EDGE Hill, Albemarle, Virginia, USA
1796
October 13, 1796
Age 28
Albermarle, Virginia
1799
July 26, 1799
Age 31
Albermarle, Virginia
1801
August 22, 1801
Age 33
Albermarle, Virginia
1803
November 3, 1803
Age 35
Albermarle, Virginia
1806
January 17, 1806
Age 37
The White House, Washington, DC
1808
July 14, 1808
Age 40
Albermarle, Virginia