Thomas Jefferson Childhood. Democratic-Republican Age at inauguration. Thomas and Martha Jefferson had six children together but only two survived into adulthood.
His mother was Jane Randolph. Early Childhood and Education Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743 in Shadwell Virginia just outside of what is now Charlottesville. Thomas learned about growing tabaco and running plantation.
Eston and Madison Hemings both publicly acknowledged Jefferson as their father and newspaper reports quietly identified them as the Founders children.
President Thomas Jefferson had six children with his wife Martha. He was born into a family that was closely related to some of the most prominent and wealthy people living in Virginia at that time. He grew up on a plantaion in Virginia. Kids will learn all about Thomas Jefferson and his times.