Tagged with 'Ohio'

Sally Hemings

Sally Hemings,[1] whose given name was probably Sarah, was the daughter of Elizabeth (Betty) Hemings. According to her son, Madison Hemings, her father was Thomas Jefferson's father-in-law John Wayles. There are no known portraits of her.

Joseph Fossett

Joseph Fossett was the son of Mary Hemings, Elizabeth Hemings’s oldest child.  In 1794, Fossett was one of the more efficient of the nine nailboys working in the new nailery on Mulberry Row.  He also worked in the main house, where he made fires, carried firewood and water, ran errands, or waited at table.  While a part-time nailer , he learned the blacksmithing trade