ADDITIONAL POINTS NOT COVERED IN THE VIDEO: -Jefferson was 64 years old when Eston Hemings was conceived. At this time he was frequently complaining in letters of poor health. Meanwhile, Randolph Jefferson was 51 years old and a widower. -Eston was conceived in the last year of Jefferson’s presidency. Why didn’t the relationship continue after he retired and lived full-time at Monticello? (Eston was the last child born to Hemings) -Descendants of Madison Hemings REFUSED the DNA test.
You’ve likely heard the story that Jefferson had sex with and or abused his slaves. But do you actually know any of the details of the case? Do you know why you believe this story to be true?