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Hemings, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hemings and her children in Jefferson's Farm BookThe majority of those interviewed for the Getting Word project trace their ancestry to Elizabeth Hemings.  Her descendants occupied a special role at Monticello, servi

The Site of The Vegetable Garden The 1,000-foot long garden terrace served as both a source of food and an experimental laboratory. Jefferson: The Scientist & Gardener Jefferson grew 250 varieties of more than 70 different species of vegetables, precisely recording the details of their growth...

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