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The slave Isaac Jefferson remembered that she was "mighty near white. . . very handsome, long straight hair down her back,"

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Frederick Madison Roberts (1879-1952)  Descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, first African American member of the California legislature.
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Frederick Madison Roberts (1879-1952) Descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, first African American member of the California legislature.

Portrait said to be of Harriet Hemings, daughter of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson

April 2012 - Harriet Hemings? and the Market

Harriet Hemings? An interesting miniature portrait sold recently on eBay was this one, said to be of Harriet Hemings. It was described as; "Important Ivory Portrait Miniature believed to be Thomas Jefferson's Daughter Harriet C. 1820. This is an incredible portrait miniature with a very unusual look. It was no doubt done by a highly skilled artist (technically) as the face is simply incredible. One of the papers inside the piece indicates the subject as "Harriett Hemings", president Thomas…

Thomas Jefferson's gold pocket watch, approx. ca. 1782. The watch is dedicated to his wife and contains a lock of his wife's hair. The inscription reads: Martha W. Jefferson Born 19 Oct. 1748, Died 6 Sept. 1782.
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Historical figures and their watches

Historically famous figures and their watches Just neat, that's all. Please feel free to add others and enjoy! Napoleon Bonaparte's pocket watch...

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Feb. 4 – Sally Hemings: Mother of a President’s Children?

Portrait Sketch of Sally Hemings Sally Hemings (~1773 – 1835) was the mixed-race slave of the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. She was the daughter of Betty Hemings – also a mixed-race slave – and purportedly, attorney/slave trader/tobacco plantation owner, John Wayles, who was also father to Martha Wayles (Jefferson), Thomas Jefferson’s wife. This never-disputed lineage would have made Sally and Martha half-sisters; and there were several documented accounts that they…

A page from Thomas Jefferson's Book of Common Prayer listing the births and deaths in his family.
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Miniature portrait of Thomas Jeffersons daughter Martha at the age of 17 by Joseph Boze. An inscription on paper mounted under glass on the reverse reads:  “Mlle Martha Jefferson fille de Monsieur Thomas Jefferson Ministre Americain à Paris MDCCLXXXIX”.

Miniature portrait of Thomas Jeffersons daughter Martha at the age of 17 by Joseph Boze. An inscription on paper mounted under glass on the reverse reads: “Mlle Martha Jefferson fille de Monsieur Thomas Jefferson Ministre Americain à Paris MDCCLXXXIX”.

Photo of Beverly Jefferson and his sons. The lives of Eston Hemings Jefferson’s descendants differed radically from those of his brother Madison, exemplifying the striking gap in opportunities for blacks and whites in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Beverly Jefferson’s sons benefited from the educational and professional advantages of the transition to whiteness.

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Martha Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836) was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and his wife Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson. Her nickname was Patsy. She married Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., they had twelve children together. Martha was very close to her father in his old age; she was the only one of his (white) children to survive past age 25.

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Jefferson's deed of manumission for Elizabeth Hemings's son, Robert Hemings, 1794.
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The guest bedroom which was frequented by James and Dolley Madison, complete with wallpaper which was brought back by Jefferson from France.

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Greenhouse adjacent to the bedroom, where he raised plants like acacia and lemon trees.

Decoration – Ancient & Modern — House of Details: Jefferson's Monticello

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They offer food and the bartenders can mix a drink, but trust me....the only thing that you want to have at this place is a beer. It's not the cleanest bar, but the beers are cold, the atmosphere is nice, and there's character to spare! (5 Exposures at F9, ISO 100, 22mm) Brian

Harriet Hemings lock of hair in the back of the miniature, backed by a piece of a silk dress of the subject's.

April 2012 - Harriet Hemings? and the Market

Harriet Hemings? An interesting miniature portrait sold recently on eBay was this one, said to be of Harriet Hemings. It was described as; "Important Ivory Portrait Miniature believed to be Thomas Jefferson's Daughter Harriet C. 1820. This is an incredible portrait miniature with a very unusual look. It was no doubt done by a highly skilled artist (technically) as the face is simply incredible. One of the papers inside the piece indicates the subject as "Harriett Hemings", president Thomas…