Peter Jefferson

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Peter Jefferson (February 29, 1708August 17, 1757) was the father of Thomas Jefferson and a surveyor and cartographer of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

He worked alongside Colonel Joshua Fry in numerous surveying projects across Virginia at the behest of the colony's government, later succeeding him as Albemarle County's representative to the House of Burgesses following Fry's death in 1754.

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