Dorothea (Henry) Winston

Dorothea Spotswood (Henry) Winston (1778 - 1854)

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Dorothea Spotswood "Dolly" Winston formerly Henry
Born in Red Hill, Charlotte County, VAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Charlotte Co., Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Memphis, Shelby County, TNmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Jan 2011
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Dorthea Henry is the daughter of Patrick Henry and Dorthea Dandridge.[1]

Dorothea Spotswood (Dolly) born 20 Oct 1778[2] 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.[3]

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)


Birth Date: 2 AUG 1778
Birth Place: Red Hill, Charlotte County, VA

Parents and Siblings

Husband: Patrick Henry
Wife: Dorothea Spottswood Dandridge
Child: Dorothea Spotswood Henry
Child: Sarah Butler Henry
Child: Martha Catherine Henry
Child: Patrick Henry
Child: Fayette Henry
Child: Alexander Spotswood Henry
Child: Nathaniel Henry
Child: Edward Winston Henry
Child: Jane Robertson Henry
Date: 9 OCT 1777
Place: Hanover County, VA


Husband: George Dabney Winston
Wife: Dorothea Spotswood Henry
Marriage Date: BET EST 1792 AND 1824
  1. William Henry, b. 1797, died 1815, age 17, Campbell Co., VA.
  2. Edmund Dabney, b. 1799, married cousin Elizabeth Fontaine, children, died 1875, age 76 Mississippi, both buried at “Ridgeway” in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.
  3. Patrick Henry, b. 1802, unmarried, died 1868, age 66, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  4. George Dabney Henry, b. ca. 1805, taught school at Scottsville (possibly Missouri).
  5. Sarah Butler Henry, b. 1807, married Dr. Charles Dandridge, no children, died 1834, age 27, Henry County, VA.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. James, b. ca. 1815, unmarried, ran unsuccessfully for Gov. of Missouri in 1850, died 1853, age 38.
  9. Elvira Virginia Henry, b. 1817, married James Crenshaw, children, died 1854 age 37, from complications of childbirth in Cooper Co., Missouri.

Marriage Announcement:

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



  1. Entered by Arik Russell, Nov 26, 2012
  2. Entered by Janice Hardin, Nov 26, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Descendants of Patrick Henry: Dorothea Henry Winston

See Also:

  • Dandridge.ftw (upload of gedcom)
  • Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Trees link


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