Field Jefferson ( 16 March 1702 - 10 February 1765) was Thomas Jefferson's uncle, the older brother of his father, Peter Jefferson.1 He was the third child of Thomas Jefferson (1677-1731) and Mary Field (1679-1715). His first wife is believed to have been named Mary Frances Robertson (1706-1750) and they had nine children:2
Field Jefferson married a second time in 1753, to Mary Allen "of Albemarle County." No children were born to Field and his second wife.4
1. Birth and death dates for Field are from a Jefferson family Bible originally belonging to Field's father, Thomas Jefferson (1677-1731) and published in Genealogies of Virginia Families from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981), 2:450-455.
2. Information on Field Jefferson's children from a genealogical chart provided to us by a descendant. The information is believed to be accurate but we have not independently confirmed it unless otherwise noted.
3. See Elizabeth Shown Mills, "A Husband for Phoebe Jefferson," Virginia Genealogist 29 (1985): 83-104. View PDF.
4. See Landon C. Bell, "Field Jefferson's Second Wife," Tyler's Quarterly 13 (1931): 15-23.