Sally Hemings, the slave of a U.S. president who had 6 children by him

Sarah “Sally” Hemings was a slave owned by President Thomas Jefferson through an inheritance of his wife, Martha Jefferson. Never marrying, Hemings bore six children with Jefferson, four lived until they were adults. Hemings was born in Charles City County, Virginia in 1773.  She is the descendant of an African slave and English sea captain; her … Continue reading Sally Hemings, the slave of a U.S. president who had 6 children by him