1773 – Born in Shadwell, Albemarle County, Virginia.
1784 – Thomas Jefferson took up residence in Paris as the American envoy to France.
1787 – Jefferson sent for his daughter, nine-year-old Maria Jefferson, to come live with him.
1789 – He asked that Isabel, an older woman, be sent as a companion for Polly, but because Isabel was pregnant, the teen-aged Sally Hemings accompanied her instead. Hemings returned to the United States with Jefferson.
1798 – Callender had been incarcerated by President John Adams under the Sedition Act.
1802 – It has been documented since 1802 that Jefferson was alleged to be the father of several of her children.
– James T. Callender, a Richmond newspaper reporter, published the first claim that Thomas Jefferson was the father of Sally Hemings’s son, Tom.
1835 – Died in Charlottesville, Virginia.