Peter Jefferson (29 February 1707/08 - 17 August 1757) was Thomas Jefferson's father. He was born to Thomas Jefferson (c. 1677-1731) and Mary Field Jefferson (?-1715) at Osborne's, Henrico County, in 1707/08, the fourth of six children, and the third son.
Many have speculated on the origins of the Jefferson family, but to date no lineage past Peter Jefferson's paternal grandfather, also named Thomas Jefferson (c. 1697) has been definitively proven.
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Jefferson Quotes & Family Letters is a companion to the letterpress volumes of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series. The content presented as part of this collection includes Family Letters: full, searchable transcriptions of a rich body of correspondence to and between Jefferson's immediate and extended family.