Personally I don't care for a many opinions in this matter as it happens to be about my family history. Plenty of slave owners fathered house slaves children; however, not all slave owners gave whole entire familys their freedom either! Arnold is a prime example of a political figure having relations with the help and resulting in a child and that's in this day and age! With all due respect Thomas Jefferson was an excellent President none the less.I respect the fact he kept his promise to his wife but that didn't mean he would not ever touch another woman, let alone one whom was as attractive as Sally Hemmings was said to be; in addition she did lived most of her life with him; although he was her master doesn't mean he wasn't capable of developing a genuwine affection or attraction to her that is basic human nature. One thing about DNA daughter cells are almost exact replicas of one another it's call mitosis and meiosis I and II Biology 101 people! Anyhow have a awesome day. Oh and Barry FYI coloured people are AFRICAN AMERICANS now !