May 16

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  • 1773Dabney Carr died at Charlottesville of bilious fever. According to family tradition, in Thomas Jefferson’s absence Carr was buried at Shadwell, but upon his return Jefferson had a graveyard prepared at Monticello and reinterred Carr there at a spot the two had previously chosen, which served thereafter as the Jefferson family cemetery and Jefferson's own burial spot.

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  1. Web. County of Albemarle, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Albemarle County, May 16, 2001, retrieved May 10, 2024.
  2. Web. MPO Policy Board indicates desire for CTS to go “fare free”, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 18, 2007, retrieved May 13, 2024.