Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: Keyword: 'jefferson'
Term: Jefferson, Thomas (descendants in Wisconsin)
Rumors of Jefferson's liason with Sally Hemings, a slave at Monticello, date back more than 200 years. Recent DNA analysis convinced many historans that Jefferson was indeed the likely father of Eston Hemings (1808-1856), who moved to Wisconsin in 1852 with his wife and three children. These grandchildren of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson passed as white in Wisconsin census and other public records, and played important roles in the Civil War and Madison public life. The entire Eston Hemings family is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison. Readers should bear in mind, however, that other scholars, including some close to the DNA investigation, consider the question still unresolved. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.
The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Thomas Jefferson Letter for details.
[Source: Odd Wisconsin]
184 records found
Jefferson County, Guards (Civil War)
Adventists in Wisconsin
Appleby, John Francis 1840 - 1917
Aztalan (archaeological site)
Aztalan State Park (Historic Marker Erected 1964)
Aztalan, Jefferson Co.
Aztalan, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Ballou, Daniel W["Ilber","Jr."?] 1824 - 1876
Barber, Lucius Israel 1806 - 1889
Bark River, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Beneworth, James 1816 - 187?
Bird, Claire Brayton 1868 - 1954
Black Hawk War (1832)
Black Hawk War Encampment "Burnt Village" (Histori
Black Hawk War Encampment (Historic Marker Erected
Blackhawk Island, Jefferson Co.
Booth, Sherman Miller 1812 - 1904
Brown, Neal 1856 - 1917
Burchard, George Washington 1835 - 1921
Busseyville, Jefferson Co.
Cambridge, Jefferson Co.
Cambridge, Village of, Jefferson Co.
Carcajou, Jefferson Co.
Caswell, Lucien Bonaparte 1827 - 1919
Cato [origin of place name]
cheesemaking in Wisconsin
Civil War: 1st Cavalry
Clark, Charles Benjamin 1844 - 1891
Clark, Satterlee [Jr.?] 1816 - 1881
Cold Spring, Jefferson Co.
Cold Spring, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Concord, Jefferson Co.
Concord, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Coon, John Williams 1860 - 1934
Cranberry Lake, Jefferson Co.
Crandall, George Humphrey 1869 - 1938
Cunningham, Thomas Jefferson 1852 - 1941
Cyrak, Mel J. 1936
Dane County [origin of place name]
Davis, Jefferson (in Wisconsin)
Davis, John Jefferson 1852 - 1937
Democratic Party (in Wisconsin)
Dodge County [origin of place name]
Drumlins (Historic Marker Erected 1979)
Ebenezer, Jefferson Co.
Eielsen, Elling 1804 - 1883
Emery, John Quincy 1843 - 1928
factory system (fur trade)
Farmington, Jefferson Co.
Farmington, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Feingold, Russell D. 1953
Finch, Town of, Jefferson Co.
fires in Wisconsin
First Kindergarten (Historic Marker Erected 1957)
Fort Atkinson [brief history]
Fort Atkinson, Jefferson Co.
Fort Koshkonong (Historic Marker Erected 1966)
Fort Winnebago (Historic Marker Erected 1957)
Freethinkers in Wisconsin
Glenn Oaks Beach, Jefferson Co.
Glover, Arthur James 1873 - 1949
Gold Lake, Jefferson Co.
Goodrich, Patricia A. 1933
Greene, Walter S. 1834 - 1891
Grellton, Jefferson Co.
Haight, Theron Wilber 1840 - 1913
Hansen, Conner T. 1913
Harnden, Henry 1823 - 1900
Heath Mills, Jefferson Co.
Hebron, Jefferson Co.
Hebron, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Helenville, Jefferson Co.
Highway Marking (Historic Marker Erected 1956)
Hoard, Halbert Louis 1861 - 1933
Hoard, William Dempster 1836 - 1918
Hoopers Mill, Jefferson Co.
Hubbleton, Jefferson Co.
In Service To Their Country (Historic Marker Erect
Ixonia, Jefferson Co.
Ixonia, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Jefferson County [origin of place name]
Jefferson Junction, Jefferson Co.
Jefferson Prarie Settlement (Historic Marker Erect
Jefferson, Jefferson Co.
Jefferson, Thomas (descendants in Wisconsin)
Jefferson, Town of, Green Co.
Jefferson, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Jefferson, Town of, Monroe Co.
Jefferson, Town of, Vernon Co.
Johnson Creek, Jefferson Co.
Johnson Creek, Village of, Jefferson Co.
Jones, George Wallace 1804 - 1896
Jones, Jenkin Lloyd 1843 - 1918
Jones, Milo Cornelius 1849 - 1919
Karlen, Jacob 1840 - 1920
Kedzie, Neal J. 1956
Keyesville, Jefferson Co.
Knox, Randall S. 1949
Koshkonong creek, Dane Co.
Koshkonong Manor, Jefferson Co.
Koshkonong Mounds, Jefferson Co.
Koshkonong, Jefferson Co.
Koshkonong, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Kroghville, Jefferson Co.
Lake Koshkonong Effigy Mounds (Historic Marker Ere
Lake Koshkonong, Jefferson Co.
Lake Lac La Belle, Jefferson Co.
Lake Mills [origin of place name]
Lake Mills, Jefferson Co.
Lake Mills, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Lake Ripley (body of water), Jefferson Co.
Lake Ripley (Historic Marker Erected 1955)
Lake Ripley, Jefferson Co.
Leopold, Stephen R. 1944
Lewis, Margaret S. 1954
Lincoln, Abraham (in Wisconsin)
log construction (architecture)
Lorman, Milton 1927
Main, Angie Kumlien [Mary Angela (Kumlien) Main] 1
Marks, Solon 1827 - 1914
Mccanna, Charles B. 1851 - 1913
Mckenna, Dale T. 1937
Milford, Jefferson Co.
Milford, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Milwaukee [brief history]
Minor, Edward Sloman 1840 - 1924
Monberg, Lawrence 1900 - 1983
Moravians in Wisconsin
Museum of Medical Progress (Historic Marker Erecte
Nattestad, Ole Knudsen 1807 - 1886
Newton Corners, Jefferson Co.
Niedecker, Lorine (1903-1970)(Historic Marker Erec
North Shore, Jefferson Co.
Oak Hill, Jefferson Co.
Oakland, Jefferson Co.
Oakland, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Octagon House (Historic Marker Erected 1957)
Palmyra, Jefferson Co.
Palmyra, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Palmyra, Village of, Jefferson Co.
Panther Intaglio (Historic Marker Erected 1960)
Panzer, Frank E. 1890
Peck, George Wilbur 1840 - 1916
Pipersville, Jefferson Co.
Portland, Jefferson Co.
Radtke, Randall J. 1951
Red Bird, Ho-Chunk chief, 1788 - 1828
Reed, William W. 1825 - 1916
Rock County [origin of place name]
Rock Lake, Jefferson Co.
Rome, Jefferson Co.
Slabtown, Jefferson Co.
Smith, William Rudolph 1787 - 1868
Stevens, Edmond Ray 1869 - 1930
Stewart, James M. 1936
Storrs Lake, Milton (Historic Marker Erected 1976)
Sullivan, Jefferson Co.
Sullivan, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Sullivan, Village of, Jefferson Co.
Sumner, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Sylvan Mounds, Jefferson Co.
Tenney, Horace Addison 1820 - 1906
Thompson, Tommy G. 1941
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1784-1835
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
tornadoes in Wisconsin
Trail Discovery (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Tunbridge, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Union, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Vinnie Ha Ha, Jefferson Co.
Walworth County [origin of place name]
Ward, David W. 1953
Waterloo, Jefferson Co.
Waterloo, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Watertown [brief history]
Watertown, Jefferson Co.
Watertown, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Waukesha County [origin of place name]
Whitewater [brief history]