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John Henry (1796 - 1868)

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John Henry
Born in Red Hill, Charlotte Co., Virginia, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Lynchburg, Virginiamap
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Died in Red Hill, Charlotte Co., Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Aug 2012
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Not to be confused with his elder half-brother, John, born in 1757.



John 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.”


Husband: John Henry
Wife: Elvira McClelland
Marriage Date: Jan 19, 1826
Marriage Place: Lynchburg, VA
  1. Margaret Ann Henry, b. 1827, married William Miller, children, died 1881, age 53, Lynchburg, VA, buried at Spring Hill cemetery in Lynchburg.
  2. Elvira McClelland Henry, 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 cemetery.
  3. William Wirt Henry, 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.
  4. Dr. Thomas Stanhope McClelland Henry, 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 of tuberculosis.
  5. Laura Helen Henry, b. 1836, married Dr. James Carter, died 1856, age 20, buried at “Red Hill.”
  6. Emma Cabell Henry, 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.
  7. John Henry, died at birth ca. 1840.[1]


  1. Patrick Henry's Family Authored by Edith C. Poindexter; Revised Oct 2010. entered 2013-08 by michelle

[1] The Cabells and Their Kin: A Memorial Volume of History, Biography, and Genealogy Alexander Brown January 1, 1895 Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Parent, , Birth, Death, Marriage, Wife, Children page 342, 343

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  • WikiTree profile Henry-1707 created through the import of Vicki Norman family tree v2 (3).ged on Aug 1, 2012 by Vicki Norman. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Vicki and others.

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