From Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia
The claim that Thomas Jefferson was influenced by local Baptist congregations in his ideas of democracy has appeared persistently throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The source of these claims may lie in an 1826 newspaper article.
On July 14, 1826 - very shortly after Jefferson's death - the following article appeared:
This article is in progress.
- McLean, Dr. Malcolm D. "Andrew Tribble and Thomas Jefferson." Stripes: Texas State Genealogical Society Quarterly XXVIII no. 3 (1988): 3-5. Available online at http://lonestar.texas.net/~mdmclean/ATribble.htm.