Dorothea Spotswood <I>Dandridge</I> Henry

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Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge Henry

  • Birth 25 Sep 1757 Hanover County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 14 Feb 1831 Halifax County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Charlotte County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 17826837

The very first First Lady of VA. Daughter of Nathaniel West Dandridge b. 07 Sep 1729 and Dorothea Spotswood b. 1733. Cousin of Martha Dandridge Washington, wife of George Washington.

She married on 09 Oct 1777, Patrick Henry (buried at this cem.); they had 11 children: Sarah Butler b. 1780 who married Alexander Scott; Martha Catherina b. 1781 who married Edward Henry; Patrick Jr. b. 1783 who married Elvira Cabell; Fayette b. 1785 who married Anne Elcan; Alexander Spotswood b. 1788 who married Pauline Cabell; Dorothea Spotswood b. 1788 who married George Winston; Nathaniel West b. 1790 who married Virginia Woodson; Richard b. 1792 d. 1793; Edward Winston b. 1794 who married Jane Yuille; John b. 1796 who married Elvira McClelland (both buried at this cem.); and Jane Robertson Henry b. 1798 d. 1798 (buried at this cem).

The family's last home was called "Red Hill" Plantation in Charlotte Co., VA.

After Patrick Henry's death, Dorothea. with 17 children (6 from Patrick's first marriage to Sarah Shelton), married Judge Edmund Winston who was Patrick Henry's executor and first cousin; they lived in "Huntingtour" (Huntington?) in Nelson Co., VA.


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  • Created by: Alice P.
  • Added: 5 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17826837
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge Henry (25 Sep 1757–14 Feb 1831), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17826837, citing Henry Cemetery, Charlotte County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Alice P. (contributor 46631932) .