Did Jefferson die while visiting James Madison?
I have never heard that before, but it is a virtual certainty that Madison was not with Jefferson when the latter died at his home, Monticello, in the company of family. Here is an article you might find interesting: http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/ind… Thomas Jefferson’s last words cannot be determined with certainty. Three men left written accounts of Jefferson’s last days: Robley Dunglison, the attending physician; Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Jefferson’s grandson; and Nicholas Trist, the husband of Jefferson’s granddaughter, Virginia Randolph. Although there are some minor discrepancies, the differences in emphasis and detail one would expect to find in three different witnesses–each is reliable. Taken together they provide a full view of Jefferson’s death. Dunglison, Randolph, and Trist recall that Jefferson slept through the day on July 3 and woke in the evening, evidentl