Family:Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings (1)

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Sally Hemings was not married to Thomas Jefferson, thus her children took her surname. According to the Report of the Research Committee on Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in January 2000:

The DNA study, combined with multiple strands of currently available documentary and statistical evidence, indicates a high probability that Thomas Jefferson fathered Eston Hemings, and that he most likely was the father of all six of Sally Hemings's children appearing in Jefferson's records. Those children are Harriet, who died in infancy; Beverly; an unnamed daughter who died in infancy; Harriet; Madison; and Eston. [Source: Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Website].