Thursday, July 22, 2021

Did You Know

 Did you know, that the slave, Sally Hemings,  that Thomas Jefferson purportedly had a long standing relationship and several children with, was his late wife's half-sister?


 


29 comments:

  1. I didn't know. A strong believer in keeping it in the family...

    ReplyDelete
  2. I had to think that through. So Jefferson's wife can be purely white. Interesting trivia.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That pretty much sums it up. Her father had relations with one of his slaves.

      Delete
  3. I heard it before, but thought it was just a bit of folk lore.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I feel bad that I missed Denise's birthday. Happy belated birthday D.L.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm sure Denise is thrilled with the belated Happy BDay wishes, Elizabeth. Thank you:)

      Delete
  5. No lo sabia, gracias por el dato. Te mando un beso

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yes, I knew. It was pretty common for men to have children with their slaves, and those slaves and the children were, of course, usually despised by their wives.

    Love,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
  7. No, but it doesn't surprise me.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh man...I didn't know this. It has been verified as true that Jefferson fathered kids with Sally since the descendants finally won the right to be recognised. That she was a half sister to his wife...Man. It just shows how evil slavery was to have sired children but they were still considered slaves and treated as such...yuck.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow! That's crazy!Hugs, RO

    ReplyDelete
  10. Makes sense though ... but the Parrot would be spying! Cheers Hilary

    ReplyDelete
  11. Nope...not that I can recall, anyway. I think there was a movie made about it, though...from memory.

    ReplyDelete