In his Autobiography, Jefferson wrote:
The tradition in my father’s family was that their ancestor came to this country from Wales, and from near the mountain of Snowdon, the highest in Gr. Br. I noted once a case from Wales in the law reports where a person of our name was either pl. or def. and one of the same name was Secretary to the Virginia company. These are the only instances in which I have met with the name in that country.
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, created by 108 renowned authors and illustrators and The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance, introduction by David McCullough, Candlewick Press, 241 pages, 2008; softcover 2010.more »
Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village: The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece, Richard Guy Wilson and others, University of Virginia Press, 1993; revised edition 2009, 144 pages, hardcover.more »