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). She 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 called). 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" (possibly a misspelling of Brockenbrough). Valentine and his wife "left 2 daughters Sarah & Lizze Brockenborough (who lived in Port Royal) and a son Randolph."[1]

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.


  1. Martha Jefferson Trist Burke to Jefferson Taylor, 15 July 1902. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, on deposit at the University of Virginia.

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