Categories: Charles City County, Virginia, Slaves.
- Sally was a slave owned by President Thomas Jefferson through his wife's inheritance, as were her mother and siblings. Although it's unknown, there's a possibility that Sally was actually his wife's half-sister through John Wayles.
- Abt 1787 after Jefferson's wife Martha had died, either in France or shortly after their return, Jefferson and Sally began an intimate relationship which produced 6 children born into slavery, four surviving to adulthood. They were 7/8ths European and 3 of the 4 entered white society as adults, and despite the controversy, are now widely accepted as being fathered by Jefferson after his wife's death.
- Jefferson freed all of Sally's children as they came of age.
- Sally Hemmings never married.
- Sally Hemmings (1773-1835)
- Freed: aft 1826
- Mother: Elizabeth Hemings
- Father: disputed
- dau. (1799 - d.infant)
- Note: Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society suggested that Thomas' brother, Randolph, may have fathered some of Sally's children.
- Monticello.org: Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: A Brief Account
- ↑ 1.0 1.1
- Monticello.com: May have been an English sea captain or Thomas Jefferson's father-in-law, John Wayles.
- Monticello.com: Harriet, Beverly and Eston
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8
- "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: A Brief Account." Monticello.com
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4
- Appendix H: Sally Hemings and Her Children. Monticello.com
- Monticello.com: Eston is Sally's last known child
- Monticello.org: This is from a different point of view than the one given by Jefferson's Monticello estate.
- Leslie Ridley (14 Feb 2014).
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Sally by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Sally:
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On 29 Dec 2016 at 02:19 GMT Renee Malloy wrote:
On 28 Dec 2016 at 21:24 GMT Thomas Anderson wrote:
Not sure what the thinking is today. Can anyone describe it in 50 words or fewer?
On 2 Mar 2016 at 03:00 GMT Renee Malloy wrote:
Also, see Monticello.org at: https://www.Monticello.org/site/plantation-and-slavery/appendix-h-sally-hemings-and-her-children. President Jefferson never publically denied assertions concerning his slave children. In fact, they were the ONLY slaves given freedom in his will. And thanks to his Legislative efforts, they lived near Monticello as Free persons of color, according to the 1830 Albemarle County census. In the Albemarle County 1833 census they are all listed as free WHITE persons.
On 1 Mar 2016 at 12:06 GMT Michele (Britton) Camera wrote:
On 26 Feb 2016 at 02:10 GMT Renee Malloy wrote:
On 26 Feb 2016 at 01:57 GMT Michele (Britton) Camera wrote:
Where is the evidence that a marriage ceremony between Sally Hemmings and Thomas Jefferson ever took place? Where is evidence that Jefferson referred to Hemmings in public as his wife? What legal marital rights did Hemmings enjoy as the wife of Jefferson?
On 22 Mar 2015 at 16:41 GMT Vincent Piazza wrote:
Sally is 19 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 10 degrees from Stephen Hopkins, 20 degrees from Ben Kingsley, 14 degrees from David Selman and 15 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.