James Madison Randolph, Jefferson’s grandson

Reading Level: Elementary School

            James was born in 1806. His mother was Martha Jefferson Randolph. His father was Thomas Mann Randolph. He was born in the President’s House (White House) when his grandfather, Thomas Jefferson, was president.        

            James studied at the University of Virginia. He was quiet and gentle. He lived alone at one of the family farms. At the age of twenty-eight, he died after an illness.