October 13th, 2006


Sacramento Professor Claims to Find Lost Jefferson-Hemings Daughter

It’s rare that I find a genealogy story in my local newspaper. But today’s Sacramento Bee has got a good one. We’re all familiar with the controversial story of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. It is said that Jefferson had children by his slave Sally Hemings (whose name is often misspelled “Hemmings.”) Four of those children survived into adulthood, three …Continue reading →

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