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Thomas Mann RANDOLPH
American planter, soldier, and politician from Virginia
Source : Tim DOWLING
The Randolphs were among the First Families of Virginia. Born at Tuckahoe Plantation in Goochland County, Virginia, Thomas was the first son of Thomas Mann Randolph (1741–1793), William Randolph's great-grandson and Anne Cary (1745–1789), Archibald Cary's daughter. They were both of the elite planter class. Randolph was a lineal descendant of Pocahontas.
Randolph received his early education from his mother and private tutors, as was customary in many planter families. He attended the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1785-1788.
His sisters included Mary Randolph, author of The Virginia House-Wife (1824), and Virginia Randolph Cary, author of Letters on Female Character (1828).
At the end of 1790, their widower father Thomas Randolph, Sr., at the age of 50, married Gabriella Harvie, who was seventeen and the daughter of a neighboring planter. They had two children, a daughter who died in infancy, and a son they named Thomas Mann Randolph, as if "erasing his first son from his prior marriage."
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