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John Birdsong II [Parents] was born in 1701 in Sussex, Va. He died on 20 Jan 1785 in Sussex, Va. He married Sarah Bennett about 1732 in , Va.

Other marriages:
Freeman, Hannah
Bennet, Mary
Hancock, Damarius

Sarah Bennett was born in 1703. She died on 18 Mar 1735 in St. Charles, York, Va. She married John Birdsong II about 1732 in , Va.

They had the following children:

  M i John Birdsong Jr.
  M ii Enos Birdsong.

John Birdsong was born in 1682 in Sussex, Va. He married Elizabeth.

Elizabeth was born about 1682 in Sussex, Va. She married John Birdsong.

They had the following children:

  M i John Birdsong II
  M ii James Birdsong.
  M iii James Birdsong.
  F iv Frances Birdsong.
  M v Charles Birdsong.

Thomas Jefferson died on 7 Dec 1697 in Henrico, Va. He married Mary Martha Branch in 1678 in , Va.

Mary Martha Branch [Parents].Mary married Thomas Jefferson in 1678 in , Va.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Jefferson Jr.

Thomas Jefferson Jr. [Parents] was born about 1769 in Henrico, Va. He died on 15 Feb 1730 in Chesterfield, Va. He married Mary Field on 20 Nov 1697 in Henrico, Va.

Mary Field [Parents] was born about 1679. She married Thomas Jefferson Jr. on 20 Nov 1697 in Henrico, Va.

They had the following children:

  M i Col. Peter Jefferson

Col. Peter Jefferson [Parents] was born 2 29 1707 in Jefferson Landing, Chesterfield, Va. He died on 17 Aug 1757 in Goochland, Va. He married Jane Rodgers Randolph on 3 Oct 1739 in Goochland, Va.

Jane Rodgers Randolph [Parents] was born in 1719 in Henrico, Va. She died in 1776. She married Col. Peter Jefferson on 3 Oct 1739 in Goochland, Va.

They had the following children:

  M i President Thomas Jefferson
  F ii Mary Jefferson was born in 1741 in Fine Creek, Goochland, Va.
  F iii Jane Jefferson was born on 27 Jun 1740 in Fine Creek, Goochland, Va.
  F iv Elizabeth Jefferson was born on 4 Nov 1744 in Shadwell, Goochland, Va.
  F v Martha Wayles Jefferson was born on 29 May 1746 in Shadwell, Goochland, Va.
  M vi Peter Field Jefferson was born on 16 Oct 1748 in Tuckahoe, Goochland, Va.
  U vii Unknown Jefferson was born on 9 Mar 1749 in Tuckahoe, Goochland, Va.
  F viii Lucy Jefferson was born on 10 Oct 1752 in Albemarle, Va.
  M ix Randolph Jefferson was born on 1 Oct 1755 in Albemarle, Va.
  F x Anna Scott Jefferson was born on 1 Oct 1755 in Albemarle, Va.

Isham Randolph [Parents] was born in Jan 1685 in Turkey Island, Henrico, Va. He died in Nov 1742 in Goochland, Va. He married Jane Lilburn Rogers on 25 Jul 1717 in St. Botolph, Bishopgate, Shadwell,Lond, England.

Jane Lilburn Rogers [Parents] was born about 1685 in Henrico, Va. She married Isham Randolph on 25 Jul 1717 in St. Botolph, Bishopgate, Shadwell,Lond, England.

They had the following children:

  F i Jane Rodgers Randolph
  F ii Mary Randolph was born about 1723 in Va.
  M iii Isham Randolph Jr. was born about 1725 in Albermarle, Va.
  M iv William Randolph was born about 1727 in Henrico, Va.
  M v Thomas Randolph was born about 1728 in Goochland, Va.
  F vi Elizabeth Randolph was born about 1728 in Goochland, Va.
  F vii Dorothea Randolph was born about 1732 in Goochland, Va.
  F viii Anne Randolph was born about 1733 in Goochland, Va.
  F ix Susannah Randolph was born on 24 Sep 1736 in Goochland, Va.

President Thomas Jefferson [Parents] was born on 2 Apr 1742 in Shadwell, Goochland, Va. He died on 4 Jul 1826 in Montecello, Albermarle, Va. He married Martha Wayles on 1 Jan 1772 in Forrest, Charles, Va.

Other marriages:
Hemings, Sally

Martha Wayles [Parents] was born on 30 Oct 1748 in Charles City, Va. She died on 6 Sep 1782 in Montecello, Albermarle, Va. She married President Thomas Jefferson on 1 Jan 1772 in Forrest, Charles, Va.

Other marriages:
Skelton, Bathurst

They had the following children:

  F i Martha Washington "Patsy" Jefferson
  F ii Jane Randoplh Jefferson was born on 3 Apr 1774 in Montecello, Albermarle, Va.
  M iii Infant Jefferson was born on 28 May 1777 in Montecello, Albermarle, Va.
  F iv Mary Maria Jefferson
  U v Infant Jefferson was born on 3 Nov 1780 in Montecello, Albermarle, Va.
  F vi Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson was born on 8 May 1782 in Montecello, Albermarle, Va.

President Thomas Jefferson [Parents] was born on 2 Apr 1742 in Shadwell, Goochland, Va. He died on 4 Jul 1826 in Montecello, Albermarle, Va. He married Sally Hemings.

Other marriages:
Wayles, Martha

Sally Hemings [Parents] was born in 1773 in Monticello, Albermarle, Va. She died in 1836 in Monticello, Albermarle, Va. She married President Thomas Jefferson.

Did you know that the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, was surrounded in the mist of a scandal with one of his slaves? Her name was Sally Hemmings and she bore six of the former president's children or so the story goes. Included below are some of the details of the story.
Sally Hemings was born in 1772, the illegitimate half-sister of Thomas Jefferson's wife, Martha, the offspring of a relationship between Martha's father, John Wayles and his slave, Elizabeth Hemings.
Sally became Thomas Jefferson's property as part of his inheritance from the Wayles estate in 1774 and came with her mother to Monticello in 1776.
In 1787, Thomas Jefferson who was a widower and the U.S. ambassador to France, summoned his daughter Martha to live with him in Paris. Martha was accompanied by her young attendant, Sally, who was then about 13.
In 1789, Sally Hemings returned with the Jefferson family to Virginia. By then, Sally was 16 years old & pregnant with her first child, Thomas was born soon after her return.
The affair between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings has recently been supported by DNA evidence.
While there are noticeable gaps in the historical record, many aspects of the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings are generally accepted. Among these are:
Sally Hemings (1773-1835) was a slave at Monticello; she lived in Paris with Jefferson and two of his daughters from 1787 to 1789; and she had at least six children.
Thomas Jefferson was at Monticello at the likely conception times of Sally Hemings' six known children. There are no records suggesting that she was elsewhere at these times, or records of any births at times that would exclude Jefferson paternity.
There are no accounts indicating that Sally Hemings' children had different fathers.
Sally Hemings' children were light-skinned, and three of them (daughter Harriet and sons Beverly and Eston) lived as members of white society as adults.
Some of Sally Hemings' children strongly resembled Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson freed Sally Hemings' children: Beverly and Harriet were allowed to leave Monticello in 1822; Madison and Eston were released in Jefferson's 1826 will. Jefferson gave freedom to no other nuclear slave family.
Several people close to Thomas Jefferson or the Monticello community believed that he was the father of Sally Hemings' children.
Eston Hemings changed his name to Eston Hemings Jefferson in 1852.
Madison Hemings stated in 1873 that he and his siblings Beverly, Harriet, and Eston were Thomas Jefferson's children.
The descendants of Madison Hemings who have lived as African-Americans have passed a family history of descent from Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings down through the generations.
Eston Hemings' descendants, who have lived as whites, have passed a family history of being related to Thomas Jefferson, through one of his relatives, down through the generations.
Shortly after the DNA test results were released in November 1998, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation formed a research committee consisting of nine members of the foundation staff, including four with Ph.D.s.
In January 2000, the committee reported its finding that the weight of evidence - from the DNA study, original documents, written and oral historical accounts, and statistical data - indicated a high probability that Thomas Jefferson was the father of Eston Hemings, and that he was most likely the father of all six of Sally Hemings' children listed in Monticello records.
Those children are: Harriet (born 1795; died in infancy); Beverly (born 1798); an unnamed daughter (born 1799; died in infancy); Harriet (born 1801); Madison (born 1805); and Eston (born 1808).
According to Jefferson's records, Sally Hemings had four surviving children.
Beverly (b. 1798), a carpenter and fiddler, was allowed to leave the plantation in late 1821 or early 1822 and, according to his brother, passed into white society in Washington, D.C.
Harriet (b. 1801), a spinner in Jefferson's textile shop, also left Monticello in 1821 or 1822, probably with her brother, and passed for white.
Madison Hemings (1805-1878), a carpenter and joiner, was given his freedom in Jefferson's will; he resettled in southern Ohio in 1836, where he worked at his trade and had a farm.
Eston Hemings (1808-c1853), also a carpenter, moved to Chillicothe, Ohio, in the 1830s; there he was a well-known professional musician before moving about 1852 to Wisconsin, changing his name and his racial identity. Both Madison and Eston Hemings made known their belief that they were sons of Thomas Jefferson.
The descendants of Thomas C. Woodson (1790-1879) carry the strong family tradition that he was the firstborn child of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson. Woodson, who does not appear in Jefferson's records, left Greenbrier County, Virginia, for southern Ohio in the early 1820s. He was a successful farmer in Jackson Country.
Records indicate that this was a love affair that spaned 38 years. There are those who refer to Sally Hemings as Thomas Jefferson's common law wife. Thomas Jefferson denied the affair before Congress during his presidency when he was confronted about it. What do you think? If you would like to know more about this, I would suggest seeing the movie, Sally Hemings: An American Scandal.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Jefferson Hemings was born in 1790 in Monticello, Albermarle, Va.
  F ii Harriet Hemings was born in 1796 in Monticello, Albermarle, Va.
  M iii Beverly Hemings was born in 1798 in Monticello, Albermarle, Va.
  F iv Thenia Hemings was born in 1799 in Monticello, Albermarle, Va.
  F v Hattiet Hemings 2 was born in 1801 in Monticello, Albermarle, Va.
  M vi Madison Hemings was born in 1805 in Monticello, Albermarle, Va.
  M vii Eston Hemings was born in 1808 in Monticello, Albermarle, Va.

Bathurst Skelton was born about 1748. He married Martha Wayles about 1766.

Martha Wayles [Parents] was born on 30 Oct 1748 in Charles City, Va. She died on 6 Sep 1782 in Montecello, Albermarle, Va. She married Bathurst Skelton about 1766.

Other marriages:
Jefferson, Thomas

They had the following children:

  M i Infant Skelton was born on 7 Nov 1767.

John Wayles was born on 31 Jan 1715 in Conjuror's Neck, Henrico, Va. He died on 28 May 1773 in Charles City, Va. He married Martha Eppes in 1746.

Other marriages:
Hemings, Elizabeth

Martha Eppes [Parents] was born on 10 Apr 1721. She died on 5 Nov 1748 in Surry, Va. She married John Wayles in 1746.

They had the following children:

  F i Martha Wayles

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