Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

More on the Jefferson Family in Pittsylvania County

Seal of Mecklenburg County, VirginiaImage via Wikipedia
Before I begin with the Jefferson Family I would like to mention that I found a free e-book on google.  The name of the book is A Southern Woman's Story by Phoebe Yates Pember.  She was a matron at Chimborazo Hospital during the Civil War.  I haven't had a chance to read it, but it may prove very interesting.  Also, please look up Chimborazo Hospital and read all the fascinating links.  I found myself just reading the newspaper articles attached to the hospitals and prisons.  Some of the articles name names which could be beneficial if you have an ancestor that you cannot find.


I found this on the internet.  It was published in the William and Mary Quarterly  Vol. 23, No. 3 (Janl, 1915), pp 181-182.  As communicated by Mrs. N. E. Clement

In an account of the Allen family, mention is made of the marriage of Elizabeth Allen to Field Jefferson, mother of Col. Peter Jefferson, of Albemarle.  Field Jefferson's will, dated 1762, is filed at Mecklenburg Courthouse, and in it he names four sons, viz.:  Thomas, Peter Field, George and John.

Also in the Book The Old Free State by Landon Covington Bell page 292 and 293 excerpt.

Field Jefferson son of Thomas Jefferson and uncle of Thomas Jefferson, the President, moved from Chesterfield County to Lunenburg County, and resided in that part of it now forming Mecklenburg County, near Clarksville, about where the rivers Dan and Staunton form the Roanoke. He called his farm Occaneechee.  He married Mary __________________(her family name has not been discovered) His will is recorded in the clerk's office of Mecklenburg County.  It is dated June 8, 1762, and was proved June 10, 1765.  In this will he describes himself as of Lunenburg County.  In other words, he made his will before Mecklenburg was cut off from Lunenberg, but it was cut off (by Act of November 27, 1764)  before his will was proved.
There are a number of deeds in Lunenburg County in 1762, from Field Jefferson to his sons George, John and Peterfield, and to his grandson Field Jefferson, son of Peterfield.
He had issue
Thomas Jefferson
Peterfield Jefferson born March 14, 1735, married May 30, 1762, Elizabeth Allen born December 7, 1739, daughter of Samuel Allen of Cumberland County.
George Jefferson
John Jefferson
Mary Jefferson who married one Nichools, and had Susanna Nicholls and William Nicholls.
Judith Jefferson
Phoebe Jefferson

Field Jefferson was the First cousin of Thomas Jefferson, the President.

Peterfield Jefferson, the son of the above Field Jefferson lived in Lunenburg which was later Mecklenburg.  Sometime between 1774 and 1776 he bought land in Pittsylvania County from his brother George and in 1779 he sold property to Elisha Walker and names his residence as Pittsylvania County.
No Will of Peterfield Jefferson has been found, but his children are shown by the will of his wife made in 1828 and recorded in Pittsylvania County
Their issue
Field Jefferson
John Jefferson
Samuel Allen Jefferson (b. March 24, 1776 died March 23, 1855) In Winston Dalton's list of vital statistics  I found a mention of a Capt. Samuel Jefferson and that his wife died on May 8, 1843.
Alexander Jefferson who married Elizabeth Smith.  Marriage Bond Dated February 20, 1808
Alexander Jefferson was the grandfather of David Alexander Jefferson of Chatham, Virginia.  He was the brother of my descendant Henrietta Jefferson Bailey.
Archer Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson (died January 14, 1814)  who married Elizabeth Ball (marriage bond dated February 27, 1806)  She died December 27, 1857.  She was the daughter of John and Mary Ball
Patsy Jefferson  She married a Brewer
Judith Jefferson

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