President Thomas Jefferson

Did you know that, in addition to there being some 16 signatories of Welsh origin of the 56 delegates who signed the American Declaration of Independence, the Principal Author was one Thomas Jefferson, who went on to become the 3rd President of the United States of America.  It is said that Jefferson’s ancestry comes from Llanberis at the heart of slate mining country in North Wales and a plaque is erected in his memory at the National Slate Museum in Llanberis in honour of his Welsh roots.

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