Learn about the Patrick Henry Descendants'
born 29 May 1736 at Studley, died at "Red Hill" on 6 June 1799, age 63, and buried at Red Hill,
Charlotte Co., VA;
married 1st Sarah Shelton 1754, born at Rural
Plains, died at "Scotchtown" in Hanover Co., VA in 1775, buried in Hanover Co., VA.
(Patsey) born 1755 at "Pine Slash," died 1818, age 63 at Leatherwood
in 1818, married 2 Oct 1773 to John Fontaine born 1750 at Beaverdam, VA,
died at Leatherwood in 1792 of malaria. Martha, widowed
at 37, managed Leatherwood plantation, administered the will
of her husband and of her brother William; Martha and John
buried at Leatherwood, Henry Co., VA.
Henry, b. 1775, married Nancy Miller, children, moved to Mississippi,
died 1852, age 77; Patrick and Nancy buried in Pontotoc
City Cemetery, MS.
Winston, b. 1776, died 1792, age 16, at Hampden Sydney College, Prince Edward Co., VA.
Charles de LaBoulay, b. 1779, married Ann Mayo Carrington, died 1818, age 39,
in Halifax Co., VA, no children.
- Martha, b. 1781,
married Nathaniel W. Dandridge II, children, moved to Mississippi,
died 1845, age 64, Martha buried in Pontotoc City Cemetery,
Winston, b. 1786, married Martha Dandridge, children, died 1816,
age 30, enroute home from Alabama, buried in unmarked grave
near Abingdon, VA.
John James, b. 1787, married Mary Carr Redd, children, died 1852,
age 64, in Henry Co., buried in Bellview cemetery,
Henry Co., VA.
Spotswood, b. 1791, died 1793, age 2.
2. John born 1757
at "Pine Slash," died ca. 1791 at age 34 at Leatherwood,
Revolutionary War soldier, buried in unmarked grave at "Leatherwood," Henry Co., VA, married
Susannah Walker (she remarried 1798 to Richard White and
died in Abingdon, VA).
born 1791, children, moved to Iowa ca. 1832, died 1855,
age 63, buried
in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Percy, Iowa.
William born 1763 Hanover Co., VA, died 1798 at age 35 at New
Bern, North Carolina, married 21 Aug 1787 to wealthy widow
Elizabeth Graves Cooke, born 1744 in Rhode Island, died 1825,
New Bern, North Carolina. William was sheriff of Craven Co., North Carolina
from 1794 until his death, no children.
4. Anne (Annie)
born 19 Jul 1767 at Roundabout in Louisa Co., VA
(only home Henry ever built), died 22 May 1799 at age 31 at
Montvale, home of her sister Betsey in King
William Co., buried in Aylett family cemetery, married 7 Sept
1786 at Salisbury to Spencer Roane born in Essex Co., VA
1762; he died Warm Springs, VA in 1822.
Henry, b. 1787, married twice, one daughter; U. S. Congressman
and Senator, died 1845, age 57, in Hanover Co., buried in
Lyons family cemetery in Hanover Co., VA.
- Patrick, b. 1789,
died 1791, age 2.
- Fayette, b. 1792,
married Elizabeth Hunt, one daughter; died 1819, age 27,
in Kentucky, buried in New Providence Church cemetery, McAfee,
Henry, b. 1793, died 1814, age 21, unmarried.
- Julia, b. 1796,
married James L. Saunders of Goochland Co., VA, no further information.
- Anne, b. 1797,
died young, no further information.
- Elizabeth, b. 1798,
died infancy 1799.
5. Elizabeth (Betsey) born Hanover Co., VA
23 Apr 1769, died 14 Sept 1842 at age 73 at "Fontainbleau," King William Co., VA,
home of her daughter Sarah Shelton; married 12 Oct 1786 at
St. Johns Church, Richmond, VA to Philip Aylett, born 12 May 1767
at Fairfield, King William Co., VA, died 11 Sept 1831; both buried at
Fairfield. Betsey outlived her husband and eleven
of their thirteen children.
- William, b. 1788, died 1797, age 9, King
William Co., VA.
- Patrick Henry, b. 1789, died 1799, age 10,
King William Co., VA.
- Gen. Philip, Jr., b. 1791, married Judith Page
Waller, children, died 1848, age 56, Richmond, VA..
- Mary Macon, b.1793, married Philip Fitzhugh,
children, died 1836, age 42, Caroline Co., VA.
- John, b. 1795, died 1796, age 10 months,
King William Co., VA.
- Elizabeth Henry, b. 1798, died 1818, age
10 years, King William Co., VA.
- Anne Henry, b. 1799, died 1800, age 3 months, King
William Co., VA.
- Martha Dandridge, b. 1801, married Silas
Duncan, no children, died 1833, age 32, King William Co., VA.
- Anne Henry, b. 1803, married Thomas Moore,
2 children, died 1828, age 24, King William Co., VA.
- Louisa Fontaine, b. 1805, died 1822, age
17, King William Co., VA.
- William Aylett, b. 1806, died 1829, age 23, King
William Co., VA.
- Patrick Henry, b. 1808, died 1829, age 21,
Univ. of VA, Charlottesville, VA.
- Sarah Shelton, b. 1811, married William Spotswood
Fontaine, children, died 1876, age 64, North Carolina,
buried in City Cemetery, Reidsville, North Carolina.
6. Edward (Neddy) born 1771 "Scotchtown," Hanover Co., VA,
died 28 Oct 1794 at age 23 at "Winton," New Glasgow, Amherst Co., VA,
the home of his aunt, Jane Henry Meredith. The
name of the town New Glasgow was later changed to Clifford.
He was unmarried, had just passed
the bar, buried at Winton.
Patrick Henry married
2nd Dorothea Dandridge 25 Oct 1777, born 25 Sept
1755 (or 1757) at Chelsea, died 14 Feb 1831 at
age 73 at Seven Islands, Halifax Co., VA; because
of inclement weather, she was initially buried at Seven
Islands and subsequently reinterred at Red Hill
beside Patrick Henry. Dorothea married 2nd Judge
Edmund Winston, Henrys executor and first cousin, who
died in 1818. They lived at Huntingtour in Nelson
1. Dorothea Spotswood (Dolly)
born 20 Oct 1778 at Governors Mansion, Williamsburg, VA,
died 17 Jun 1854 at age 75 at the home of her daughter, Elvira
Crenshaw in Memphis, Tennessee; married 18 Jun 1795
at Red Hill to George Dabney Winston, born ca.
1774, died 15 Jul 1831 in Rockingham, North Carolina. Dorothea
buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee.
- William, b. 1797,
died 1815, age 17, Campbell Co., VA.
Edmund Dabney, b. 1799, married cousin Elizabeth Fontaine, children,
died 1875, age 76 Mississippi, both buried at Ridgeway
in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.
Patrick Henry, b. 1802, unmarried, died 1868, age 66, Raleigh,
Dabney, b. ca. 1805, taught school at Scottsville (possibly Missouri).
Butler, b. 1807, married Dr. Charles Dandridge, no children, died
1834, age 27, Henry County, VA.
Henry, b. 1811, married Susan Morehead Reynolds of Rockingham Co.,
North Carolina, children, died 1852, age 41, Pettis Co.,
Missouri. Susan returned to North Carolina, died 1898.
Dr. Fayette Henry, b. 1813, married Martha Dix of Henry Co., VA, children,
died 1839 at age 26 in a steamboat fire in Franklin, Missouri.
Martha returned to Virginia, taught school in Goochland
- James, b. ca. 1815,
unmarried, ran unsuccessfully for Gov. of Missouri in 1850,
died 1853, age 38.
Virginia, b. 1817, married James Crenshaw, children, died 1854 age
37, from complications of childbirth in Cooper Co., Missouri.
2. Sarah (Sallie)
Butler born 4 Jan 1780 at Leatherwood, Henry Co., VA,
died 10 Dec 1856 at age 76 at Seven Islands, Halifax Co., VA, married
1st 31 Aug 1799 Robert Campbell who died Sept
1808, no children. Married 2nd Alexander Scott 18 Aug 1813,
born in Fauquier Co., 1769, and died Fauquier Co., VA in 1819, three children.
Sallie Butler met Mr. Scott when he rescued her from the Richmond
Theater fire in December 1811, lived at Clermont
in Fauquier Co., VA until death of her husband, moved back to Seven
Islands, Halifax Co., VA. Her mother, Dorothea, who was also widowed,
lived with her. Sarah and Alexander buried at Seven
Catharina (Kitty), born 3 Nov 1781 at Leatherwood, Henry Co., VA,
died 22 May 1801 at age 19 at Fleets Bay, VA, married 17 July
1797 (at age 15) at Red Hill to Edward
Hugh Henry, who died in 1815.
Dandridge, b. 1800, died 1813, age 13, Fleets Bay, VA.
Jr. born 15 Aug 1783 at Leatherwood, Henry Co., VA, died
22 Sept 1804 at age 21 at Union Hill, Nelson Co., VA, where
he is interred; married 9 Feb 1804 Elvira Cabell of Union
Hill, born 10 Sept 1783, died 22 Oct. 1858 in Richmond, VA.
Patrick Jr. inherited half of Long Island, Campbell Co., VA; one
daughter, Elvira Ann Patrick, was born after his death. Ten
years later the widow Elvira married James Bruce who became
first agriculture millionaire in America.
At his death, he was the third wealthiest man in America.
- Elvira Ann Patrick, b. 1804, married William
Howson Clark died 1870, age 65, at Banister Lodge,
Halifax Co., VA; she and her husband buried in unmarked graves
at Banister Lodge according to their wishes.
born 9 Oct 1785 in Richmond, died 16 Mar 1813 at age 27 at
home of William Moncure near Richmond; married 26 Mar 1807
to Anne Elcan, born 17 Feb 1790, died 1 May 1808 while on
a visit to "Red Hill." Fayette inherited one half of Long
Island, had just been elected to Virginia House of Delegates
from Campbell Co., VA and had served one session.
- Fayette, b. 1808,
died 1808 in infancy.
Alexander Spotswood, born 2 Jun 1788 at Pleasant
Grove, Prince Edward Co., VA, died 6 Jan 1854 at age 65 at Aspenwall, Charlotte Co., VA; married
Paulina Cabell 10 Feb 1814, born 1794, died 11 Nov 1833.
Alexander Spotswood inherited half of Saura Town lands, which
he sold to his brother-in-law, George Winston; was a very
scholarly gentleman with large library, a poor business manager,
died destitute at home of his son Dr. Patrick Henry, and was buried
at Red Hill.
Lafayette, b. 1814 in Bedford Co., VA, married Margaretta Mason of Campbell Co., VA, children, died 1884,
age 68, West Virginia, served in Confederate army, buried
in Donlan cemetery, Dawson, West Virginia.
- Laura Sade, b. 1817, died 1831, age 14,
Campbell Co., VA.
- Dr. Patrick, b. 1818, married Clara Yancey, no
children, helped raise Patrick Henry Scott’s children, died
1891, age 72, Clover, Halifax Co., VA.
- Alexander Spotswood Jr., b. 1820, died 1828,
- Sarah Winston, b. 1822, married first cousin,
Dr. George C. Carrington, children, died 1906, age 83, at
Accokeek, Maryland, buried St. Johns Episcopal Church,
- John Robert Lewis, b. 1823, married Frances Edwards,
children, teacher, died 1903, age 80 at Elliston, VA, buried at
- Paulina, b. 1824, married 1857 Bartlett Jones,
he died next year in Pittsylvania Co., VA, one child; died after 1884.
- Marion Fontaine Cabell, b. 1826, married Samuel
Tyree of Lynchburg, VA, edited Housekeeping in Old Virginia,
died 1912, age 85, Lynchburg, buried at Presbyterian cemetery, Lynchburg, VA.
- Alexander Spotswood III, b. 1828, died 1830,
- William Lewis Cabell, b. 1830, unmarried, lived
with Dr. Patrick Henry, died 1855, age 25, at Aspenwall, Charlotte Co., VA.
- Alice Winston, b. 1831, no
- Marie Antionette, b. 1832, first school
teacher in Big Lick (present-day Roanoke), married 1872
to Andrew Hamrick, no children,
died 1900, age 68, at Elliston, VA, buried in City Cemetery, Roanoke, VA..
West, born 7 Apr 1790 Pleasant
Grove, died 6 Sept 1851 at age 61 Jacksonville, VA (present
day Floyd), married Virginia Woodson 1812, born 1796 in Cumberland Co., VA,
died 22 Oct 1838 in Leaksville, North Carolina. Nathaniel
inherited half of the Saura Town lands which he sold to his
brother-in-law, George Winston, bought and sold a lot of land,
lost it all, taught school at Leaksville and later at Jacksonville;
buried in a paupers grave in Floyd, VA.
- Martha Catherine, b. 1813, married 1st Charles T. Ward,
children, married 2nd Edward Tatum, died 1900, age 86, at Altavista, VA, buried at Avoca.
- Capt. Patrick Miller, b. 1815, married Susan Toby Robertson of Pittsylvania Co., VA, children, taught
school, Sergeant in Mexican War, clerk in War Dept.
in Washington at his time of death in 1873, age 58, Washington,
- Mary, b. 1816, married James Garrett of Mecklenburg Co., at least one child,
death date unknown.
- Lucy Ann, b. 1817, married 1st John Cardwell, tobacconist
of Mecklenburg Co., VA, children; married 2nd Charles Rosser, no children, died 1888, age 71, in Troy, Pennsylvania
at the home of a son.
- William Robertson, b. 1821, ran away from home at 17, joined army,
married Maria Urrutia, children, sheriff of Bexar Co., Texas,
killed in a gunfight on Powder House steps in San Antonio
1862, age 41, dueling over who would be captain in company
of Confederate troops.
Virginia, b. 1823, married a Mr. Beasley, died 1905, age 82, Ithaca,
born 27 Mar 1792 at Pleasant Grove in Prince Edward Co., VA, died 24 Aug
1793, age 17 months, at "Long Island," Campbell Co., VA.
Winston (Winston), born 21 Jan. 1794 “Long Island," Campbell Co., VA, died 12
Oct 1872, age 78 at “Winston-on-the-Staunton,” married Jane
Yuille 19 Oct 1817, born 9 Sept 1799 at “Clarkton," Halifax Co., VA, died
9 Sept 1866 at “Winston-on-the-Staunton;” inherited half of
“Red Hill”, renamed his half “Winston-on the Staunton,” was
a successful planter, served as sheriff of Charlotte Co., VA 1848-1850,
enjoyed horse racing and bird hunting. He and Jane buried
at “Winston-on-the-Staunton,” Charlotte Co., VA.
- Maria Rosalie, b. 1818, married at Charlotte Co., VA Dr. William Bernard Lewis, against parents
wishes, children, died 1898, age 79, in Ashville, North Carolina, buried in Riverside cemetery.
- Dr. Thomas Yuille (twin), b. 1821, moved to Florida because of
tuberculosis, famous for Henry hounds (Birdsong Hounds),
married Mary Frances Cunningham, one child, died 1869, age 48, in Quincy, Florida; delegate
to convention to Tallahassee that adopted resolution to
secession, served in Confederate Legislature, sat on committee
that drafted constitution for Confederate State of Florida,
established hospital facilities in West Florida during Civil
War, buried in Western Cemetery, Gadsden, Florida.
- Patrick LaFayette (twin), b. 1821 moved to Florida because of
tuberculosis, married Emily Tillinghast, no children, died 1852,
age 31, at Winston-on-the-Staunton and buried
- Lucy Dorothea, b. 1823, married Octave Leighton, two children, died 1898,
age 75, in Petersburg, VA.
- Sarah Jane, b. 1825, married William H. Armistead, children, died Halifax Co., VA in
1899, age 74, buried St. John's Church, Halifax, VA.
- Celine, b. 1827, married John Robert Catlett, children, widowed,
died 1874, age 46 at Winston-on-the-Staunton, Charlotte Co., VA
and buried there.
- Ella, b. 1831, died 1831 in infancy, buried at Winston-on-the-Staunton, Charlotte Co., VA.
- Ada Byron, b. 1835, married Capt. John G. Smith, children, died
at Charlotte Court House, VA, death date unknown.
- Edward Winston, Jr., b. 1840, married Anne Ely of Mariana, Florida,
children, inherited Winston-on-the-Staunton in Charlotte Co., VA, and died there before 1904, unmarked grave.
born 16 Feb 1796 at "Red Hill," Charlotte Co., VA, died 7 Jan 1868 at Red
Hill, age 71, married Elvira McClelland 19 Jan
1826 in Lynchburg, VA, born 23 Apr 1808, died 2 Nov 1875 in Richmond, VA.
John inherited half of Red Hill, built first addition
to house. His obituary said, It was not the disposition
of Mr. Jno. Henry to engage in the turmoils of public life.
In the employments of his beautiful plantation, in the rearing
of a large and intelligent family, and in the gentle pursuits
of literature, he spent a peaceful and honorable life.
John and Elvira buried at Red Hill.
Ann, b. 1827, married William Miller, children, died 1881, age 53,
Lynchburg, VA, buried at Spring Hill cemetery in Lynchburg.
- Elvira McClelland, b. 1829,
married 1st Jesse Higginbotham, 2nd Alexander
Taylor, one son, died 1874, age 45, at Mt. Hope,
Baltimore, Maryland, buried in Lynchburg at Spring Hill
Wirt, b. 1831, married Lucy Marshall of Charlotte Co., VA, children, lawyer in Richmond,
died 1900, age 69, served briefly in Staunton Hill Artillery
in Civil War, buried in Hollywood cemetery, Richmond, VA.
Thomas Stanhope McClelland, b. 1833, married Mary Gaines, children, died and buried in 1912 at age 79
at "Red Hill" in unmarked grave; served briefly as Capt.
of Co. 1, 5th Reg. Virginia Volunteers, resigned because
Laura Helen, b. 1836, married Dr. James Carter, died 1856, age 20,
buried at Red Hill.
Emma Cabell, b. 1838, married James Boswell Ferguson III, a Civil
War blockade-runner. Emma, an accomplished pianist, said
to have studied under Paderewski, children, died 1905, age
67, at LaValle, Goochland Co., VA, buried at Byrd
Presbyterian Church, Goochland, Co., VA.
John, died at birth ca. 1840.
born 15 Jan 1798 at Red Hill, died 19 Jan 1798 Red
Hill, 4 days old.
by Edith C. Poindexter