alf-sister to Jefferson's late wife, as their father was John Wayles. He was said to have his own "shadow family" of six children by Betty Hemings, of whom the youngest was Sally.
Hemings' children by Jefferson were seven-eighths European in ancestry and legally white according to Virginia law of the time. Of the four who survived to adulthood: William Beverley, Harriet, Madison and Eston Hemings, all but Madison identified as white and lived in white communities as adults. Eston particularly was said to resemble Jefferson. Three sons were named after people important to Jefferson, rather than people in the Hemings family.
Jefferson allowed the oldest two: Beverley (a
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