Blog #2

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.