There are written references to Thomas Jefferson being in Frankford on July 4, 1776 but attempts to verify the accuracy of those accounts have not been successful. Joe Menkevich has done exhaustive research in exploring the story that Jefferson was here on the first Fourth. Read the results of his research here in the Frankford Chronicles and see some more related documentation on our history corner page under Quick Links. Read the entire document. Some of the most interesting material follows in the research notes.