Peter Jefferson

  • Colony of Virginia

Peter Jefferson, was the father of US President Thomas Jefferson, was a surveyor, notable for surveying the Allegheny Mountains and the Great Wagon Road. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1735/00/00 By the 1730's, Peter Jefferson inherits the property and lives at Fine Creek with his wife, Jane Randolph, and their first two children. Home Fine Creek Mills Historic District Powhatan, VA
1736/05/18 Peter Jefferson acquires an option to buy 200-adjacent acres from William Randolph, in exchange for "Henry Weatherbourn's biggest bowl of Arrack punch." Owner Shadwell Plantation Site Shadwell Old English Punch
1737/00/00 Shadwell Plantation dwelling is built (lost). An archaeological excavation in 1991 uncovered two cellar foundations, one of which is believed to be the site of the original main house built by Peter Jefferson. Home Shadwell Plantation Site Shadwell
1745/00/00 Peter Jefferson moves his family to Tuckahoe to take care of the children of William Randolph, 1745-1752 Home Tuckahoe Manakin-Sabot
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