Being the daughter of a full-blood African American woman, Betty Hemmings was born into slavery in the year 1736. She was property to a man named John Wayles, a planter, slave trader, and lawyer who owned multiple plantations in the Virginia Colony. The plantation where Betty Hemmings resided most of her life was named Monticello. This plantation was home … Continue reading Blog #2
Thank you for visiting the Sally Hemmings household. We hope you follow along with us as we examine the lives of Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemmings, Betty Hemmings, and Mary Hemmings.
Hello, my name is Eston Hemings and i’ll be writing on behalf of my mother