Skip to comments.IíM A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF 13 REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOTS. DEPORT LUCIAN TRUSCOTT.
Posted on 07/08/2020 3:38:41 PM PDT by Rummyfan
Fascinating news from The New York Times this week! Reviewing its op-ed titled Im a Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson. Take Down His Memorial, I gather we now weigh Americans opinions based on who their ancestors are.
Im not sure thats a good idea, but the rules are the rules. Otherwise, why would the Times consider it so important to publish Lucian Truscott, a great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Jefferson, at all?
Blut uber alles!
Obviously, were going to need a list of Whose Opinion Matters. Heres my first stab at it:
Descendants of John Adams will have their views count the most. Adams was a giant of the Revolution, our second president, and never owned slaves.
Descendants of George Washington will come next. Some will bicker with this, inasmuch as he is the father of our country, but based on our new standards, he gets demerits for owning slaves though, unlike Jefferson, at least he freed them on his death. (This is a freebie: Washingtons only child was the United States of America.)
Someone else can fill in the middle range in the Whose Opinion Matters ranking this is taking a while.
Toward the bottom of the list will be descendants of slave traders, then of slave owners, and below that, descendants of slave owners who pretend to be embarrassed about that fact, but are just bragging, like Truscott.
(Excerpt) Read more at anncoulter.com ...
I hate history erasers.
Especially ones wearing R jerseys.
Nimrata Randhawa started this.
I wish someone would write “finis” to the idea that Jefferson fathered a child by Sally Hemmings. Unfortunately, that has become a “political” truth, which cannot now be denied, regardless of its probable falseness.
I hadn’t read any of that Thomas Jefferson really wasn’t the father of Sally Hemings youngest son stuff before.
Liberals aren’t rational enough to understand this.
I would sort of like to know if any of mine were in the Revolution. A good chance but don’t know.
Three of my Great Grandfathers fought for the Confederacy and I am proud of them. The Forth was a Methodist circuit rider who spent at least two years at a Confederate camp.
Besides the DNA article, there was Fawn Brodie's book about Jefferson, and much earlier, an 1873 newspaper article in Ohio based on information from Madison Hemings, one of Sally's children, in which Madison alleged that Jefferson was his father. Also, the 1870 census (of course not made public until much later) shows that the census taker wrote next to Madison Hemings' name "This man is the son of Thomas Jefferson" (obviously having been told that by Madison).
If any of your relatives ever joined the DAR or the SAR, it may be possible to identify an ancestor who either served in the Revolution or at least supported it ("Patriotic Service" such as taking an oath of allegiance or supplying beef to the army, etc.). If you know the names of any ancestors who were alive and the right age at the time of the Revolution, try to find them in the DAR database.
There are records of the rumor going back to 1802. In 1811, a school headmaster who visited Jefferson wrote in his diary that day, "The story of black Sal is no farceThat he cohabits with her and has a number of children by her is a sacred truthand the worst of it is he keeps the same children slavesan unnatural crime which is very common in these parts."
Hadn’t heard of that diary entry. Sally was apparently the half-sister of Jefferson long-dead wife. I think all of her children were freed in his will, but not Sally herself.
The DAR site has a search page for patriots.
If you know who your ancestors were during that time you can search.
You can use ancestry.com to find out if you don’t know.
I have a Nephew who is really into this stuff, even spending quite a bit of money. I will email him.
I am SAR Grand Society of The War of 1812,The Son’s of Union Veterans, my great great grandfather was wounded at Gettysburg, grandfather chased Poncho Vila and I’m a Marine Veteran. I respect the opinions of those who say change the names but their opinions are no more valid than mine. I day no changes
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