Peter Jefferson

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Birthday
29, 1708
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Aug 17, 1757 (49)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
29, 1708
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Aug 17, 1757 (49)

About

Famous as the father of third United States President Thomas Jefferson, he is also remembered for his skill as a cartographer and land surveyor. In the early 1750s, he created the first accurate map of the Appalachian Mountains' Allegheny range.

Before Fame

Though he was not formally schooled during his childhood years, he learned to read and subsequently taught himself many subjects.

Trivia

In the late 1740s, he became one of the founders of the Loyal Land Company.

Family Life

Born in Chesterfield County, Virginia, to Thomas and Mary (Field) Jefferson, he grew up with five siblings. His marriage to Jane Randolph produced, in addition to future President Thomas Jefferson, children named Jane, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha, Peter, Lucy, Anna, and Randolph.

Associated With

Though he died before he could ever meet her, Jefferson was the father-in-law of United States First Lady Martha Jefferson.