Born and died at "Red Hill" Plantation; the son of Patrick Henry and Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge (both buried at this cem.); *see his mother's gravesite for his siblings.
John inherited 1/2 of the "Red Hill" Plantation upon the death of his father and built the first addition to the house. Occupation: running of the plantation.
He married on 19 Oct 1826 in Lynchburg, VA, Elvira Bruce McClelland (buried at this cem.); they had the following 8 children: Margaret Ann b. 1827 who married William Miller; Elvira b. 1828; William Wirt b. 1831 who married Lucy Marshall; Margaret Ann b. 1822; Dr. Thomas Stanhope McClelland b. 1822; Laura Helen b. 1836 d. 1856 (buried at this cem.) who married Dr. James W. Carter; Emma Cabell b. 1838 who married James Boswell Ferguson III; and John Henry b. abt 1840 who died at birth (buried at this cem.)