Peter Jefferson

Peter Jefferson (February 29, 1708, - August 17, 1757) was the father of American President Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826). A surveyor and cartographer, his Fry-Jefferson Map of 1751 accurately depicted the Allegheny Mountains for the first time and showed the route of "The Great Road from the Yadkin River through Virginia to Philadelphia distant 455 Miles" — what would later come to be known as the Great Wagon Road.

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Peter Jefferson - Death
... Peter Jefferson died at his house on the Shadwell tract in Albemarle County when his son Thomas was 14 years old ...
Thomas Jefferson - Early Life and Career
... The third of ten children, Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 OS) at the family home in Shadwell, Goochland County, Virginia, now part of Albemarle ... His father was Peter Jefferson, a planter and surveyor ... Peter and Jane married in 1739 ...

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    I have been thinking this half hour how to begin my letter and cannot for my soul make it out. I wish to the Lord one could write a letter without any beginning for I am sure it allways puzzles me more than all the rest of it.
    —Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

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