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Field Jefferson (1701 - 1765)

Field Jefferson
Born in Osbornes, Henrico Co. Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 10 Apr 1732 in Henrico Co VAmap
Husband of — married 31 Oct 1753 in Mecklenburg, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 63 in Mecklenberg Co. Virginiamap
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Field Jefferson (son of Thomas Jefferson II and Mary Field) was born March 16, 1701/02 in Osbornes, Henrico Co. Virginia, and died February 10, 1765 in Mecklenberg Co. Virginia. He was an uncle of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826).
November 2, 1726 Field Jefferson purchased 897 acres in Henrico County; on south side of Swift Creek; adjacent Capt. Thomas Jefferson (his father) and James Franklin's line for 4 lbs. 10 Shillings. (Patent Book 13, page 18)


Field (31) married Mary Frances Robertson (31) (born on March 16, 1701 in Henrico, Virginia) on April 10, 1732 in Henrico Co VA. Their children were:
Field (52) married Mary Hunt (58) (born on May 15, 1695 in Charles City County, Virginia, Colonial America; daughter of Major William Hunt III and Tabitha (Underwood) Bowler) on October 31, 1753 in Mecklenburg, Virginia.
Field Jefferson and Frances Robinson:Marriage: Aft. 1763, Virginia.


Field Jefferson, the eldest surviving son of Thomas Jefferson II and Mary Field, had already received a tract of land which had been left to his mother by Major Peter Field prior to his father's death in 1731. Therefore the bulk of his father's estate went to younger brother Peter Jefferson.
Field Jefferson was mentioned in his father's will as follows:
WILL OF THOMAS JEFFERSON II, March 15, 1725. Recorded April 1731
In the Name of God Amen. I THOMAS JEFFERSON being in Health and perfect Memory, do make this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following. Imprimis: I give unto my son FIELD JEFFERSON a Mourning Ring of the Value of twenty Shillings.
ITEM. My Will is that if my Son FIELD or his Heirs shall recover the Money I received for those Negros that were hanged that the same be equally paid out of what I have given my Son PETER and two Daughters MARY and MARTHA.
Field Jefferson established a large estate on the north side of the Roanoke River near the Howards, where he operated a ferry for years (shown on Peter Jefferson's Map of Virginia).
On a tithable list for Lunenburg Co. Virginia in 1748, Field Jefferson was charged with Tithe's for the following: Thomas Jefferson, George Farrar, Joseph Aking (Akin), Wm. Edwards, and David Dodd.


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Jefferson-2030 and Jefferson-24 appear to represent the same person because: intended to be the same person
posted by Robin Lee
Jefferson-1215 and Jefferson-24 appear to represent the same person because: clear duplicate
posted by Donna (McGill) Perkins
Jefferson-961 and Jefferson-24 appear to represent the same person because: These appear the same although different birth dates. Parents and one wife is the same.

Need to verify info and merge. Thank you.

posted by [Living Moore]
Jefferson-603 and Jefferson-24 appear to represent the same person because: same parents, birth is substantiated on Jefferson-24
posted by Robin Lee

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