Jefferson, Peter, 1708-1757

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Dates:
Birth 1708-02-29
Death 1757-08-17

Biographical notes:

Peter Jefferson (1708-1757), Virginia planter, cartographer and surveyor, father of Thomas Jefferson, married Jane Randolph 1739. In the 1740s, the family moved to Shadwell Plantation in Albemarle County. In 1744 Jefferson became the Goochland County surveyor. In 1745, he was appointed guardian of the children of his friend and kinsman, Col. William Randolph of Tuckahoe (1712-1745). The Jefferson family soon moved to Tuckahoe, in Goochland County, returning to Shadwell in 1752. Peter Jefferson died there in on Aug. 17, 1757. Peter Jefferson was one of the founders, along with Joshua Fry, Thomas Walker, and Edmund Pendleton, of the Loyal Land Company. Jointly with Joshua Fry, he created a comprehensive map of the Virginia Colony, known as Fry-Jefferson Map (1751).

From the description of Account book of the estate of Peter Jefferson, 1757-1765. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 422762394

Educator, farmer, and surveyor.

From the description of Promissory note bonding marriage to Jane Randolph, 1739. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423672

Peter Jefferson (1708-1757), Virginia planter, cartographer and surveyor, father of Thomas Jefferson. Peter Jefferson married Jane Randolph 1739, and in the 1740s, the family moved to Shadwell Plantation in Albemarle County. In 1744 Jefferson he became the Goochland County surveyor. In 1745, he was appointed guardian of the children of his friend and kinsman, Col. William Randolph of Tuckahoe (1712-1745). The Jefferson family soon moved to Tuckahoe, in Goochland County, returning to Shadwell in 1752. Peter Jefferson died there in on Aug. 17, 1757. Peter Jefferson was one of the founders, along with Joshua Fry, Thomas Walker, and Edmund Pendleton, of the Loyal Land Company. Jointly with Joshua Fry, he created a comprehensive map of the Virginia Colony, known as Fry-Jefferson Map (1751).

From the description of Account book of the estate of Peter Jefferson, 1728 - 1759, (bulk 1743-1757) (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 237803803

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Subjects:

  • Slaves--History--18th century--Sources
  • Marriage license
  • Administration of estates--18th century
  • Executors and administrators--Archives
  • Tobacco industry--History--18th century--Sources
  • Surveryors--Archives

Occupations:

  • Farmers
  • Surveyors
  • Educators

Places:

  • Albemarle County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Virginia--Goochland County (as recorded)
  • Goochland County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Albemarle County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Northern Neck (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Goochland County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)