Unformatted text preview: Harriet Hemings - Harriet Hemings was born in 1801 to Sally Hemings and has long been alleged to be a daughter of Thomas Jefferson. Circumstantial evidence strongly suggests this to be so. Hemings left Monticello in 1822 with the support of Jefferson. Thereafter, she lived in Washington, D.C., passing and marrying into a white family. James Hemings - James Hemings was born to Betty Hemings and John Wayles, and was elder brother to Sally Hemings. He traveled to France with Jefferson, and became a noted chef during his tenure in Paris. Hemings was freed by Jefferson in 1796 but floundered into alcoholism as a free man, committing suicide only five years later. Madison Hemings - Madison Hemings was born in 1805 to Sally Hemings and has long been alleged to be a son of Thomas Jefferson. Circumstantial evidence strongly suggests this to be so. Hemings was freed under the terms of Jefferson's will in 1826, suggests this to be so....
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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