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?


 


30 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

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

Adam said...

I knew that

Sandra Cox said...

Ha. Indeed.

Sandra Cox said...

Says the history buff:)
Good job.

Valerie-Jael said...

Naughty, naughty! Hugs, Valerie

Jacqui Murray said...

Oh my. That's complicated.

Andrew said...

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

Christine said...

Wow.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

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

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

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

J.P. Alexander said...

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

Janie Junebug said...

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

Jeanie said...

No, but it doesn't surprise me.

Sandra Cox said...

That's for sure.

Sandra Cox said...

Innit the truth;)

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed.

Sandra Cox said...

Unfortunately, not.

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

You bet:)
Sending hugs,

Sandra Cox said...

Unfortunately.

Sandra Cox said...

I can see why. Pretty sad.

Birgit said...

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.

RO said...

Wow! That's crazy!Hugs, RO

Sandra Cox said...

That's for sure, Birgit.

Sandra Cox said...

Innit?
Hugs

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

Lowcarb team member said...

I didn't know!

All the best Jan

Lee said...

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

Magic Love Crow said...

Really?? Wow!!
(Sorry, I missed so much on your blog! Big Hugs!)