In these articles you will learn about a man by the name of James Hemings. Born in the year of 1765 in Guinea, Cumberland County, Virginia. James Hemings was a mixed of a quarter of African blood and three quarters of European blood. James’ mother Elizabeth (Betty) Hemings. Betty was also of mixed blood born into slavery her master Martha Eppes. Eppes married John Wayles becoming his first wife. After two years she gave birth to her only surviving child, Martha Wayles. Sadly the mother died less than a week later. After the death of John Wayles’ third wife, Wayles seek out Betty, she became his concubine. She had six children of John Wayles named; Robert, Peter, Thenia, Critta, Sally and James.
Martha Wayles married Thomas Jefferson. Once John Wayles died Jefferson inherited his estates and slaves, along with a …show more content…
On July 5, 1784 Jefferson, his daughter Martha, and nineteen year old James sailed from Boston. Together they cross the seas until they reached Le Havre where Jefferson told James to go to Rounen first to arrange their rooms. James didn’t know the language but was able to make the arrangements. In France James felt freer because French law didn’t allow slavery. He also was given a task to train under French chefs and learn the techniques of French cooking. James served as an apprentice to Combeaux, one of Jefferson’s caterers, one of Jefferson 's female cook/pastry chef and a chef of the Prince de Condé. James was a quick learner that in 1787 he became the chef de cuisine at the Hôtel de Langeac which was Jefferson 's private residence on the Champs-Elysées. James’s pay wasn’t great he only got half of what the previous chef got but he still used a bit of money to pay for a tutor for French
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On October 3, 1974, at around 10:45 pm, Elton Hymon and Leslie Wright of the Memphis Police Department were responding to a “prowler on the inside” call. They made the scene and observed a woman in the house next to the intended home of the call. She was standing on her front porch pointing at the house. She advised that she had heard glass breaking and someone was breaking into the house next door. As Wright showed both officers on the scene on his radio to dispatch, Hymon went to the rear of the house.
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was born to planters, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Charles Pinckney on February 25, 1746. He grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, with two brothers and one sister. (Wikipedia). His mother, Eliza, was a wealthy and brilliant agriculturist who introduced a new cash crop--indigo. His father, Charles, was a successful politician.
John Louis Evans, half of a well known criminal duo, committed over forty crimes while on parole with his partner, Wayne Ritter. Included in those many incidents were robberies, kidnappings, and extortion schemes. Eventually, these crimes turned deadly when the pair killed a pawn shop owner in the midst of a robbery. After only fifteen minutes in court for the murder, Evans was sentenced to be put to death by electric chair. Evans was put to death on April 22, 1983 in Yellow Mama, an electric chair built by a convict six decades before, and had not been used in over two.
General George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He played a masterful role in the victory of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Events in his earlier life, along with his lack of traditional education enhanced his leadership skills, and strengthened his determination, which ultimately led to victory (Bio.com). His great grandfather, John Washington, moved from England to Virginia.
Thomas Jefferson, A Man in the Revolutionary War Reed L. Calkins Heading: Thomas Jefferson, an amazing man to say the least. Born in May of 1473, he did many selfless and amazing things. He fought in the Revolutionary War, believe in freedom and fought for it, and even wrote the Declaration of Independence.
With them came their three children, Martha or “Patty”, James Jr., Thomas, and Virginia. Margaret Reed’s mother also accompanied the family on the perilous journey west. In total, the family had hired five employees who were Eliza Williams, and her half-brother Baylis, Milford or “Milt” Elliott, Walter Herron, James Smith, and last, Hiram Miller. The Reed family was known for incredible wealth, and it showed during their travels. The family was also known for possessing a “Pioneer Palace Car” which was highly respected, and was a display of great wealth at the time.
James had four children, one daughter and three sons in 1956. Mary died, but James remarried Judy Alsobrook. They also moved to Jackson, Mississippi. James loves his sons, daughter, and wife very much. James was on the march from MT, to Jackson which is the march against fear on June 5,1966.
Summer Reading Essay: The Color of Water James McBride turned out to be a very good man although his outside influences growing up would encourage the opposite. Growing up with more than one father figure in his life and many older brothers and sisters sent his life spiraling out of control but eventually came to a calm and quiet hault. A father is someone who is supposed to teach his son to be a man; not every man has the same beliefs or teaching, so having many different views in and out James’ life was probably hard to balance. The many men that took on the role of his father as he went through life had major effects on him and made him who he is today.
Andrew Jackson was born in the Waxhaws region on March 15, 1767 to Irish immigrants Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson. Three months prior his birth Jackson’s father died suddenly in an accident. Andrew Jackson had two older brothers, Hugh and Robert Jackson. Their family remained in Waxhaws region, the land between South Carolina and North Carolina, along with some extended family that were also impoverished, Scottish-Irish immigrant farmers. During his childhood it was clear that Jackson did not have the traditional calm demeanor that was often found in our presidents later in life.
Do you know who James Madison is? James Madison was a Founding Father of the United States. He was also the fourth President of the United States, which is a great honor. He did many great things for this country while he was President. James Madison is a very interesting person.
Betsy Ross’s Legacy: The Emblem of America Elizabeth Griscom (later known as Betsy Ross) crossed the Delaware River to New Jersey to elope with John Ross. Since she was a Quaker, and John an Episcopalian, her parents wouldn’t allow her to marry him, for fear of rejection by the Quaker community. Her parents were right - the Quakers disowned her after she got married, but her family were able to remain members of the church. After crossing the river and getting married in New Jersey, she lost all communication with her family. Sadly, just two years after their marriage, John died in an explosion at a munitions depot that he was guarding during the American Revolution.
The Color of Water is a memoir of James McBride’s life. James tells us about his struggles of childhood. In The Color of Water he went through phases which ranged between good and bad. James began to hang around with the wrong crowds and that did not develop him in a good way. He found out how it would affect him in the long run and decided to change how he was living.
Johnny Cade is 16 years old, a greaser, and lives in the East Side of the town which is where the poor class lives. He was not very good in school, but was a quiet boy trying his best to not get in a “mess”. He would be very nervous when talking to people/strangers he didn’t know about, especially the Socs. He died being a hero to all young and old saving lives although his life was taken away. Johnny Cade was born in March 1,1949 and died in the year of 1965.