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Unformatted text preview: Betty Hemings - Betty Hemings was the slave mistress of John Wayles. She gave birth to as many as six children by Wayles, including Sally Hemings, who was later cast as Jefferson's own slave mistress. Beverly Hemings - Beverly Hemings was born in 1798 to Sally Hemings, and has long been alleged to be a son of Thomas Jefferson. Circumstantial evidence strongly suggests this to be so. Hemings ran away from Monticello in 1822 with Jefferson's tacit approval, and later settled in Washington as a white man. Eston Hemings - Eston Hemings was born in 1808 to Sally Hemings. Recent genetic evidence strongly suggests the paternity of Jefferson. Hemings was freed under the terms of Jefferson's will in 1826, and enjoyed a successful career as a popular musician in Ohio and Wisconsin thereafter. Harriet Hemings - Harriet Hemings was born in 1801 to Sally Hemings and has long...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08