Jefferson designed his own house which he named Monticello, which means little mountain in Italian. Jefferson lead and helped the construction process of Monticello. Jefferson ran a plantation at his home which grew many different types of crops. On his farm he had many other people working for him. Jefferson had both slaves and white hired workers. Jefferson did not believe that having slaves was really the right thing to do, however, he wouldn’t let them free because he was afraid they would not survive alone in the world. Jefferson married Martha Shelton Jefferson in 1772 and they moved to Monticello, which had was only one room, at that time. Thomas and Martha had 6 children, 1 boy and 5 girls, but only 2 girls, Mary and Martha, lived to be adults His father died when he was only 14 years old. Thomas was the oldest child in his family.