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Re: Hemings/Randolph Jefferson
Posted by: J. Donlin Date: August 25, 2001 at 14:53:46
In Reply to: Hemings/Randolph Jefferson by Toni of 244

I am someone who has recently visited Monticello and become interested in Thomas Jefferson and his life, career,etc. Upon reading your entry I have discovered that you may be missing some information that is easily available through many websights, books and even a visit to jefferson's home. All the necessary DNA testing has been done, in several different ways. They also tracked down records that jefferson kept himself to define whether or not Jefferson could have been at his home at the time of conception of his children. He kept the records himself that he was there at the correct periods for her children to have been conceived. There is evidence of no other believed "father" to have been there at the correct time. This is also stated on a website published by the family of Jefferson's 2 daughters and the Thomas jefferson Memorial Foundation who cooperated with the study. There is plenty more out there to be learned you are correct, but it is people like yourself with strong opinion who obviously need to learn it. Also, is there anything wrong with a man who throughout his lifetime to have been known to befriend both Black and native Americans to have possibly had a relationship with a Black girl, (be known that she was 3/4 white)? There is plenty more that I am sure that we can discuss but please do some research before you stand on the pulpit and preach your beliefs to people who are obviously only interested in understanding their heritage. This is the only reason for Hemings/Jeffersons to complete this research. Do they think they are going to get something from Jefferson himself? Of course not, some may only want to believe that their family was concieved out of love, nothing for jefferson to have been ashamed of. He was not.


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