Dorothea Spotswood (Dolly) born 20 Oct 1778 at Governor’s 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.
Dorothea, a widow, was living in Athens, AL in the 1850s with the family of her daughter, Elvira, and Elvira's husband, Major James W. Crenshaw.
About 1852, the Crenshaw family, along with Dorothea, moved to Memphis, TN where she died June 17, 1854. She is buried in Elmwood Cemetery.
Dorothea Spotswood Henry
(Later Mrs. George D. Winston)
William Henry, 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, North Carolina.
George Dabney Henry, b. ca. 1805, taught school at Scottsville (possibly Missouri).
Sarah Butler Henry, b. 1807, married Dr. Charles Dandridge, no children, died 1834, age 27, Henry County, VA.
Edward 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 Co., VA.
James, b. ca. 1815, unmarried, ran unsuccessfully for Gov. of Missouri in 1850, died 1853, age 38.
Elvira Virginia Henry, b. 1817, married James Crenshaw, children, died 1854 age 37, from complications of childbirth in Cooper Co., Missouri.
George D. Winston, Esquire, of Chestnut Hill. Miss Dorothea Spotswood Henry, fourth daughter of the Honorable Patrick Henry.
Newspapers at Virginia Historical Society through 1820 from a file compiled by Mr. Hall. Many of these are available at the Library of Virginia. Virginia Gazette & Richmond & Manchester Advertiser; 18 June 1795
Date: 17 JUN 1854
Place: Memphis, Shelby County, TN
Place: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, TN
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Dorothea by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Dorothea: