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Charlottesville, va. — archeologists have excavated an area of thomas jefferson’s monticello mansion that has astounded even the most experienced social scientists: the living quarters of sally hemings, the enslaved mistress of jefferson, who, historians believe, gave birth to six of jefferson’s children.. What is alleged, and not known except by implication, is that thomas jefferson and sally hemings began an intimate relationship in paris, sally returning to the united states pregnant, jefferson promising to free any of her (their) children when they reached the age of 21.. Whiel hemings’ living quarters were adjacent to jefferson’s, very little is known about her, so this restoration is a piece in a long-dormant puzzle. the small room, 14 foot, 8 inch-by-13 foot.
The claim that thomas jefferson fathered children with sally hemings, a enslaved woman at monticello, entered the public arena during jefferson's first term as president, and it has remained a subject of discussion and disagreement for two centuries.. The jefferson–hemings controversy is a historical debate over whether a sexual relationship between u.s. president thomas jefferson and his slave, sally hemings resulted in his fathering some or all of her six recorded children.. They have found the living quarters for sally hemings, the enslaved woman who bore six children to one of the country’s founding fathers, thomas jefferson, nbc news reported..
Archaeologists at thomas jefferson’s virginia plantation, monticello, are unearthing the room where sally hemings is believed to have lived, allowing for a new way to tell the story of the. Archaeologists have excavated an area of thomas jefferson’s monticello mansion that is believed to have been the living quarters of sally hemings, the enslaved woman who historians believe gave.