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Sally Hemings

American woman


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Sarah "Sally" Hemings was a biracial woman slave who was owned by President Thomas Jefferson. Multiple lines of evidence, including modern DNA analyses, indicate that Hemings and Jefferson had a sexual relationship for years, and historians now broadly agree that he was the father of her six children. Hemings was a half-sister of Jefferson's wife, Martha Jefferson . Four of Hemings' children survived into adulthood. Hemings died in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1835.

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