Edmund Bacon (1785-1866), a native of Albemarle County, was the overseer at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello from 1806 until 1822. In 1823, Bacon and his family moved to Trigg County, Kentucky, where he farmed successfully until his death. Bacon's account of his experiences as overseer at Monticello and his relationship with Jefferson were collected by the Reverend Hamilton W. Pierson and published as Jefferson at Monticello in 1862.
- Betts, Edwin M., ed. Thomas Jefferson's Farm Book: With Commentary and Relevant Extracts from Other Writings. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1953. Rep. 1976, 1987, 1999, 149. Manuscript and transcription available online.
- Martin, Russell Lionel. "Mr. Jefferson's Business: The Farming Letters of Thomas Jefferson and Edmund Bacon, 1806-1826.1806-1826." PhD diss., University of Virginia, 1994.
- Martin, Russell. "Thomas Jefferson and Edmund Bacon: Two American Farmers." The Magazine of Albemarle County History. 50 (1992): 1-27.
- Memoranda Book of Edmund Bacon, 1802-€“1822 (Original manuscript at the University of Virginia).