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, and later moved to Ohio to work as a carpenter and farmer. In 1873, shortly before his death, he went on record with a local news reporter, claiming to be the unacknowledged son of Jefferson. This claim was widely discredited for over a century, and has only recently been recognized as a potentially valid testimony. Sally Hemings - Sally Hemings was born to Betty Hemings and John Wayles, and was the younger sister of James Hemings. As a teenager, she accompanied Maria Jefferson to France in 1787, and later enjoyed a privileged position as Jefferson's personal attendant at Monticello. Suspected by many to have been Jefferson's longtime secret
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