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    Jefferson's Carr nephew

    I wonder what is Carr nephew.
    A nephew from Carr family (the relatives of Jefferson)?

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    DNA Evidence and Response
    The results of DNA tests conducted by Dr. Eugene Foster and a team of geneticists in 1998 challenged the view that the Jefferson-Hemings relationship could be neither refuted nor substantiated . The study--which tested Y-chromosomal DNA samples from male-line descendants of Field Jefferson (Thomas Jefferson's uncle), John Carr (grandfather of Jefferson's Carr nephews), Eston Hemings, and Thomas Woodson--indicated a genetic link between the Jefferson and Hemings descendants. The results of the study established that an individual carrying the male Jefferson Y chromosome fathered Eston Hemings (born 1808), the last known child born to Sally Hemings. There were approximately 25 adult male Jeffersons who carried this chromosome living in Virginia at that time, and a few of them are known to have visited Monticello. The study's authors, however, said "the simplest and most probable" conclusion was that Thomas Jefferson had fathered Eston Hemings.

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    Re: Jefferson's Carr nephew

    It means that males from the Carr family were nephews of Thomas Jefferson.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: Jefferson's Carr nephew

    In addition to giving a link to the source, please add (8th paragraph), to save us all a lot of time.

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    Re: Jefferson's Carr nephew

    I searched for 'DNA Evidence and Response' there, and it jumped to the relevant paragraph.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Jefferson's Carr nephew

    I'm not that tech savvy.

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