The following families share a surname with Thomas Jefferson, and often have an oral history of being related to him. However, no evidence has been found of their connection.1
Jeffersons in Maryland
Benjamin Jefferson (d. 1788), Calvert or Montgomery County, Maryland, m. Ann Wood
Hamilton Jefferson (1769-1821) m. 1798 Judith Whiting; died Jefferson County.
Hamilton Jefferson (d. 1844) m. 1826 Ann Sophia Kountz in Frederick, Maryland
Frances Ann Jefferson (1830-1914) m. 1853 Philip H. Raiford. Frances Ann Jefferson was born in Charles Town, West Virginia and claimed to be a great-grandniece of President Jefferson.
Leonard Jefferson (1778-1853) m. 1806 Barbara Nichols
John Jefferson (1821-1894) m. Harriet Gibson
Jeffersons in New England
Thomas Jepherson m. Susann Bullard
Joseph Jepherson (c1730-1769) m. Mehitable Cummings (1730-?) of Massachusetts
Joseph Jefferson (1751/9-1813) m. Ruth Emerson (1758-1845) of Rochester, Vermont
Joseph Jefferson (1783-1846) m. Clarissa Pettit; moved to Indiana in 1832, then to Des Plaines, Illinois
[many other children]
Horace Jefferson (1795-1825)
7 other children
Jeremiah Jefferson m. ?
Nancy Jefferson (1795-?) m. Bazil Bachelor; Nancy born in Rutland County, Vermont
John Jefferson m. Lucy Andrews (John was a Revolutionary War veteran, born Sumter County, South Carolina, still alive in 1803)
Elizabeth Jefferson (1799-1872), lived in Sumter County, South Carolina, m. Charnick Tharp
John Jefferson (1769-1831) m. ca. 1792 Elizabeth Zimmerman (1765-1850); they moved ca. 1809 from Alexandria to Ohio County (now Moundsville), West Virginia. Family has strong tradition of descent from Field Jefferson.
James Jefferson (1793-1874) m. Jerniah Freeland
Robert Jefferson (1783-1875) m. Sarah Harris of Boston; Robert was born in Virginia, later moved to Nova Scotia, and died in Boston; had a brother named Thomas
Henry Jefferson (d. ca. 1828) m. Catherine Welch, Fauquier County, Virginia; moved to Garrard County, Kentucky, then to Boone County, Missouri, then to Yoncalla, Oregon
Children born 1806-1817: Judith Margaret, Nancy, Catherin, Thomas
William Wadsworth Jefferson (1814-1899)
Henry Jefferson m. Elizabeth Busby
Captain Jefferson - sea captain in Pacific Northwest in 1825, lived with Native Americans
Sarah "Sally" Jefferson (ca. 1808-?) m. [William?] Vernon
Frances Jefferson (ca. 1835- ), born in Virginia or Georgia, m. Jesse Milner
Mary Frances Jefferson m. ca. 1825-1835 William A. Clay
Kitty Ann Jefferson (1859-1921) m. H. S. Norton; Kitty Ann Jefferson's father buried in Palmyra, Missouri, mother in Old Alexandria, Lincoln County, Missouri.
Campbell Jefferson (1806-?) m. Elizabeth Oliver
Thomas Jefferson (ca. 1821-?), born in North Carolina, worked as a cooper
- compiled by Cinder Stanton, 7/2000; updated 9/30/15, 12/9/15
1. Information in this list was provided by various descendants, and is believed to be accurate, but has not been independently confirmed by us.