JEFFERSON'S LAST WILL & TESTAMENT
>Is there an online copy of Thomas Jefferson's will? I am especially in the >disposition of his Poplar Forest land. His grandson Francis Eppes received >1,074 acres and the house. How was the remainder divided? I do not know of an online copy of Jefferson's will. It can be found in vol. 17, page 465, of the Memorial Edition of the Writings (Lipscomb and Bergh, eds.). Since Jefferson died in tremendous debt, I would hesitate to accept the statements in his will as evidence of the actual final dispostion of his property. Dumas Malone, in vol. six of his biography of Jefferson states, "No record has been found that completely describes the settlement of Jefferson's estate." He then goes on the list his debts as of July 4, 1826, and some further description. That is on page 511 of vol. 6. That is all the information I have on your question.
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