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ON MONTICELLO'S WEB SITE: The Hemings-Jefferson Controversy: A Brief Account A Statement from Daniel P. Jordan, President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, issued on November 1, 1998
Detail from Callender's 1802 piece on Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Years after his wife’s death, Thomas Jefferson fathered at least six of Sally Hemings ’s children. Four survived to adulthood and are mentioned in Jefferson’s plantation records: Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston Hemings. Sally Hemings worked for two and a half years (1787-89) in Paris as a...

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