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Col Patrick Miller Henry
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Birth: 1815
Cumberland County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 4, 1873
Washington City
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Grandson of Patrick Henry, the famous Revolutionary Orator. Married Susan Robertson in 1840 in Pittsylvania Co, VA. Taught school at Leaksville Male Academy, Rockingham Co, NC. Three of his infant children are buried at Church of the Epiphany in Eden (Leaksville), NC.

He served in the Mexican War.

Patrick M. Henry of North Carolina was Member of Board of Visitors to United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1849.

Moved to Washington, DC by 1850 where he was working as a government clerk.

In 1860 he was listed as a notary public in Washington, DC.

He served in the Civil War as Lt. Colonel and Colonel in Field and Staff of 5th Battalion Virginia Reserves (Henry's Regiment, Virginia Reserves) which was organized Sept. 12, 1864. Entered Confederate service May 28, 1864 and was elected Colonel Sept. 12, 1864. Under Brig Gen. James A. Walker's Command on line of the Richmond & Danville and South Side Railroads Nov. 30, 1864.

Lived in Washington, DC at the time of his death.

Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Va.) Friday, May 16, 1873.
Died at his residence in Washington, D. C., on the 4th instant and in the fifty - eighth year of his age, Captain Patrick M. Henry, late of Cumberland County, Va., and grandson of the illustrious Patrick Henry, the famous Revolutionary Orator. (p. 2, c. 2).

Date: May 8, 1873; Paper: New York Evangelist
Capt. P. M. HENRY, grandson of Patrick HENRY, died in Washington, May 4th. He had been a man of means, but was brought into reduced circumstances by the war, and, at the time of his death, was serving as a watchman in the Treasury Department.

Date: May 5, 1873; Paper: Evening Star (Washington (DC), DC)
captain P. M. Henry, a grandson of Patrick Henry, of revolutionary fame, died at his residence in this city, 734 13th street, yesterday, in the 58th year of his age.

Family links: 
  Nathaniel West Henry (1790 - 1851)
  Virginia Woodson Henry (1796 - 1838)
  Susan Robertson Henry*
  Mary Virginia Henry (1841 - 1846)*
  Elizabeth Ann Henry (1843 - 1846)*
  Infant Son Henry (1849 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Specifically: Burial location unknown
Created by: Julie A. Hampton
Record added: May 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37395023
Col Patrick Miller Henry
Added by: Julie A. Hampton
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- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Sep. 17, 2013
Patrick Miller Henry moved to Washington, DC around 1850 and was a Govt. Clerk there. He served in the civil war from VA.He died in DC in 1873.
- deegraver
 Added: Aug. 9, 2011

- Bill Grimm
 Added: Jan. 12, 2011

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