Anna Scott Jefferson Marks

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-'''Anna Scott Jefferson,''' (October 1, 1755 – July 8, 1828) was Thomas Jefferson's youngest sister (a twin to Randolph Jefferson) and married Hastings Marks in October 1787, according to Peter Jefferson's prayer book. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be one single good source on Anna (or Anne, as she was also sometimes referred to). There is a note in our files on her that she and Hastings had one son, Valentine, who married a "Miss Brockenbough of 'Port Royal.' (this is according to a letter from Martha Jefferson Trist Burke to Jefferson Taylor, 1902). Anna (or Anne) Scott Marks (called "Aunt Marks" by TJ's children and grandchildren) came to live at Monticello with her brother after her husband's death in 1811; she died at Monticello in 1828, and is buried in the [[Monticello Graveyard]].+'''Anna Scott Jefferson,''' (October 1, 1755 – July 8, 1828) was [[Thomas Jefferson]]'s youngest sister (a twin to [[Randolph Jefferson]]). She married Hastings Marks in October 1787, according to Peter Jefferson's prayer book.
-== Further Sources ==+According to her great-niece [[Virginia Jefferson Randolph Trist]], Anna and Hastings Marks had one son, Valentine, who married a "Miss Brockenborough of Port Royal." Valentine and his wife reportedly "left 2 daughters Sarah & Lizze Brockenborough (who lived in Port Royal) and a son Randolph."<ref>Martha Jefferson Trist Burke to Jefferson Taylor, 15 July 1902. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, on deposit at the University of Virginia.</ref> Researchers have discovered this information to be incorrect; Anna is not known to have had any children. (The Valentine mentioned is most likely Valentine Peyton, son of Craven Peyton and Jane Jefferson Lewis, who married Elizabeth Brockenbrough.)<ref>Sorley, Merrow Egerton, [http://tjportal.monticello.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=2016 ''Lewis of Warner Hall: The History of a Family''] (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 353.</ref>
-[[Short Title List|''PTJ'']].<br>+Anna (or Anne) Scott Marks (called "Aunt Marks" by Thomas Jefferson's children and grandchildren) came to live at Monticello with her brother after her husband's death in 1811; she died at Monticello in 1828.
-[[Short Title List|''PTJ:RS'']].<br>+ 
-[[Short Title List|''MB'']].<br>+==Footnotes==
-Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Family Letters. http://familyletters.dataformat.com+<references/>
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 +== Further Sources ==
 +*[[Short Title List|''PTJ'']]
 +*[[Short Title List|''PTJ:RS'']]
 +*[[Short Title List|''MB'']]
 +*Thomas Jefferson Foundation. [http://familyletters.dataformat.com Family Letters Project]
[[Category:People|Marks, Anna Scott Jefferson]] [[Category:People|Marks, Anna Scott Jefferson]]

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Anna Scott Jefferson, (October 1, 1755 – July 8, 1828) was Thomas Jefferson's youngest sister (a twin to Randolph Jefferson). She married Hastings Marks in October 1787, according to Peter Jefferson's prayer book.

According to her great-niece Virginia Jefferson Randolph Trist, Anna and Hastings Marks had one son, Valentine, who married a "Miss Brockenborough of Port Royal." Valentine and his wife reportedly "left 2 daughters Sarah & Lizze Brockenborough (who lived in Port Royal) and a son Randolph."[1] Researchers have discovered this information to be incorrect; Anna is not known to have had any children. (The Valentine mentioned is most likely Valentine Peyton, son of Craven Peyton and Jane Jefferson Lewis, who married Elizabeth Brockenbrough.)[2]

Anna (or Anne) Scott Marks (called "Aunt Marks" by Thomas Jefferson's children and grandchildren) came to live at Monticello with her brother after her husband's death in 1811; she died at Monticello in 1828.

Footnotes

  1. Martha Jefferson Trist Burke to Jefferson Taylor, 15 July 1902. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, on deposit at the University of Virginia.
  2. Sorley, Merrow Egerton, Lewis of Warner Hall: The History of a Family (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 353.

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