Sarah "Sally" Hemings (1773 – 1835) was an enslaved woman of mixed race owned by President Thomas Jefferson and rumored to have had a long-term relationship and 6 children with him (four survived and all gained freedom). The youngest of six siblings by the planter John Wayles and his slave Betty Hemings, Hemings was a half-sister of Mr Jefferson's wife (Martha Wayles Skelton)
Thomas Jefferson Randolph (September 12, 1792 – October 8, 1875) of Albemarle County was a planter and politician who served in the Virginia House of Delegates, was rector of the University of Virginia, and was a colonel in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He was notable as the oldest grandson of President Thomas Jefferson. He helped manage Monticello near the end of his grandfather's life and was executor of his estate.
Even though Marji knew the dangers of protesting, she is determined to go. She goes with the maid. "That day there were so many killed in one of the neighborhoods that a rumor spread that Israeli soldiers were responsible for the slaughter. But in fact it was really our own who had attacked us” Persepolis pg. 39
Benjamin Franklin's contributions to the American Revolution cannot go unmentioned. Dispatched as a diplomat to Europe, he established a close relationship with France, who would later come to America's aid during the war. Among other things, Franklin was a member of the Continental Congress in 1775 and was Thomas Jefferson's editor for the Declaration of Independence.(Joseph Wright of Derby/Getty Images)
Thomas Jefferson was instrumental in bringing macaroni and cheese to the American table. Who knew? Well, M is a mainstay in many a Southern kitchen. This recipe, found in Garden and Gun magazine, is from the Inn at Little Washington, in Washington, VA.