Archaeologists have unearthed and excavated an area in Thomas Jefferson’s plantation home that was once the living quarters of Sally Hemings – a slave with whom he is believed to have had six children.
Her room, which was built in 1809 and was 14 feet, 8 inches wide and 13 feet long, was next to Thomas Jefferson’s room.
However the area was turned into a bathroom for tourists in 1941.
It was only recently when historians analyzed a description of Sally’s room by one of Jefferson’s grandsons that they concluded it was hiding under a modern day bathroom at the Monticello home.
Archaeologists then found Hemings’ room including a brick hearth and fireplace, the structure for a stove and even the original flooring.
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