Tagged with 'Peter Fosset'

The "Pull of Home"

I often conclude my tours of Mulberry Row with the story of Peter Fossett, the son of Monticello’s blacksmith Joseph Fossett and his wife Edith, Monticello’s head cook. In his reminiscences, published in 1898 (read Fossett’s account), Peter recalled being sold away from his family at age 11 to Colonel John R.