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 mistress, circumstantial evidence points strongly to this possibility. Significantly, as a result of her parentage, she was also the unrecognized half-sister of Jefferson's wife, Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson. Hemings herself may have borne as many as six of Jefferson's unacknowledged children. Although not freed under the terms of Jefferson's will in 1826, she was retained by his white heirs and freed shortly thereafter. Patrick Henry - Patrick Henry was a leading member of the Virginia cotillion who pushed for independence in the years leading up to the Revolutionary War. He later served two
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Martha Washington Jefferson, Martha Wayles Skelton