Thomas Corbin Woodson Sr. , Sr., son of Thomas Jefferson and Sarah Hemings.
Born 1790 at Monticello,Virginia, died 1879 at Berlin Cross Roads,Jackson,OH, 88 or 89 years, buried at Cemetery Jackson County Roads,Ohio. Occupation: 1870 at Milton Township,Jackon Co.,OH; farmer
BIOGRAPHY: Sally Hemings was pregnant with Tom when shereturned home from Paris with Jefferson in 1789. She went in 1787 with his younger daughter in 1787, and returned with the family.
BIOGRAPHY: James Callender, "a scandal-mongering writer and Jefferson enemy", wrote..."It is well known that the man keeps and for many years has kept, as his concubine, one of his slaves. Her name is Sally. The name of her eldest son is Tom. His features are said to bear a striking, though sable resemblance to those of the president himself...By...Sally, our president has had several children. There is not an individual in the neighborhood of Charlottesville who does not believe the story, and not a few who know it" - taken from "Thomas Jefferson's Black and White Decendants Debate His Lineage And Legacy" Ebony magazine July 1993.
BIOGRAPHY: Thomas was sent away after the article broke, however, to live with a white family whose surname was Woodson. Because he was angry with Jefferson at having been banished from Monticello, he took the Woodson name. Thomas Woodson grew up to be a land-owner and he bought the freedom of Jemima Grant and their eleven children, including Frances Woodson. He and his sons fought against slavery and operated depots on the underground railroad.
Married 1806 at Greenbriar,West Virginia (61 or 62 years married) to:
Jemima Price Grant, daughter of N.N. and Hannah Grant.
Also known as: Jemima Price, married name: Price?, Woodson, born May 12, 1783 at Virginia, died Mar 18, 1868 at Berlin Cross Roads,Jackson,OH, 84 years, buried at Woodson Cemetery,Jackson,Ohio
1. Lewis Fredrick Woodson Sr. , Sr.
Born Jan 22, 1806 at Greenbriar,West Virginia, died Jan 14, 1878, 71 years. Occupation: 1850 at Pittsburgh Ward 3,Allegheny,PA; barber
2. George Woodson
Born 1808 at Greenbriar,West Virginia
3. Harriet Delilah Woodson
Born 1810 at Greenbriar,West Virginia
4. Jemima Woodson
Born 1813 at Greenbriar,West Virginia, died after 1900 at Union,Clinton Co.,Ohio, at least 87 years
5. Frances Woodson
Born 1814 at Greenbriar,West Virginia, died Feb 18, 1899 at Berlin Cross Roads,Jackson,OH, 84 or 85 years
6. Thomas Corbin Woodson Jr. , Jr.
Born 1815 at Ohio, died 1846 at Berlin Cross Roads,Jackson,OH, 30 or 31 years
7. James Woodson
Born Feb 1, 1817/1818 at Ohio, died Jun 27, 1881 at Berlin Cross Roads,Jackson,OH, approximately 64 years. Occupation: 1870 at Milton Township,Jackon Co.,OH; farmer
8. John Penn Woodson
Born Nov 17, 1819, died Nov 21, 1853 at Jackson Co.,OH, 34 years
9. William Woodson
Born 1822 at Ohio, died 1869 at Ohio, 46 or 47 years. Occupation: 1850 at Milton Township,Jackson Co.,OH; farmer
10. Hannah Woodson
Born 1823 at Ohio
11. Sarah Jane Woodson
Married name: Early, born Nov 25, 1825 at Chillicothe,Ohio, died Aug 15, 1907 at Memphis,TN, 81 years
She and Jordan did not have any children.