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The Life of Israel Gillette Jefferson

The Life of Israel Gillette Jefferson
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Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello

Monticello Guide Sam Saunders looks at the life of enslaved personal servant Israel Gillette Jefferson and shares the momentous events in his life, such as the passing of Thomas Jefferson, his subsequent sale and separation from his first wife and children, and his move as a free man to Ohio where he became a deacon and treasurer of Eden Baptist Church in Pike County.

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