Isaac Jefferson, narrator, and enslaved African of Thomas Jefferson, is born.
Isaac Jefferson was born to Usler and George, a couple enslaved to Thomas Jefferson, at Monticello in December 1775. He accompanied Thomas Jefferson to Philadelphia in 1790, where he learned the trade of tinning. After Thomas Jefferson's death in 1826, it is believed that Isaac Jefferson was a blacksmith in Petersburg, Virginia, in 1847. In the 1840 census he was recorded as Isaac Granger. In 1951, his memories as an enslaved Black man were published in 'Memoirs of a Monticello Slave, as dictated to Charles Campbell in the 1840s by Isaac, one of Thomas Jefferson's enslaved Blacks'. The book is valued mainly for its information about Thomas Jefferson.