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Hemings, Sallylocked

(1773–1835)
  • Lucia C. Stanton

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Hemings, Sally (1773–1835), enslaved lady's maid and seamstress, enslaved lady’s maid and seamstress whose given name probably was Sarah, was born in Virginia, the daughter of the slave Elizabeth “Betty” Hemings and, allegedly, John Wayles, a merchant and planter. (Family members spell the surname both ...

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