Cornelia Jefferson Randolph, Jefferson’s granddaughter

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Cornelia was born at Monticello in 1799. Her mother was Martha Jefferson Randolph. Her father was Thomas Mann Randolph. Her grandfather was Thomas Jefferson.

Cornelia loved to spend time at Monticello with her grandfather. She learned about drawing and art. She liked to sketch plans for buildings.

Cornelia never married. As an adult she lived with her brother’s family at Edgehill Plantation. Cornelia and her sister, Mary, set up a school at Edgehill. Cornelia taught drawing, painting and sculpture. She died in 1871 and was buried at Monticello.