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Sally Hemings
Birth: Feb. 9, 1773
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1835
Charlottesville
Charlottesville City
Virginia, USA

Slave, ladies maid, and mistress of President Thomas Jefferson. Her mother was a slave named Elizabeth (Betty) Hemings (1735-1807) and her father was allegedly John Wayles, Thomas Jefferson's father-in-law. Sally Hemings and her mother became Thomas Jefferson's property as part of his inheritance from the Wayles estate in 1774 and came to Jefferson's 5,000 acre estate Monticello by 1776. Her known children born at Monticello were Harriet, Beverly, another Harriet, a baby girl that died as an infant, Madison and Eston. Hemings also had several children with Jefferson while at Monticello that were in question and debate for many years. In recent years DNA has linked many of the descendents of Hemings with Jeffersons family, but yet there is still some denial. Upon Jefferson's death in 1826 his will freed Hemings' sons Madison and Edison; they along with their mother moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where Sally lived and was considered free until her death in 1835. (bio by: Curtis Jackson) 
 
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 Children:
  Madison Hemings (1805 - 1877)*
  Eston Hemings Jefferson (1808 - 1856)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: buried at a site in downtown Chrlottesville, Virginia, which is now covered by the parking lot of the Hampton Inn on West Main St.
*Alleged or in dispute
 
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Record added: Feb 12, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8463
Sally Hemings
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