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How many kids did Thomas Jefferson have?

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President Thomas Jefferson had six children with his wife, Martha. The eldest, Martha, and the fourth born, Mary, were the only two Jefferson children that survived to adulthood.

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How many kids did Thomas Jefferson have?
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Thomas Jefferson married Martha Wayles Skelton on January 1, 1772. He was married to his wife for ten years before she died at the age of 33 after a long illness. After her death he never remarried, however it is alleged by many historians that he carried on a relationship with Martha's half-sister, a slave named Sally Hemings. Hemings had six children, all of which are suspected of being Jefferson's. Of his known children with Martha, only his eldest daughter outlived him.

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