Caroline Lee <I>Whiting</I> Hentz

Caroline Lee Whiting Hentz

Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 11 Feb 1856 (aged 55)
Marianna, Jackson County, Florida, USA
Burial Marianna, Jackson County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 26384913 · View Source
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Author. Well known in her day, she is best known for her 1854 novel "The Planter's Northern Bride", in which she defended the South and the institution of slavery. Her intention was to refute much of what Harriet Breecher Stowe wrote in "Uncle Tom's Cabin". Born Caroline Whiting in Massachussetts, she married Nicolaus Marcellus Hentz in 1824. The couple moved to Alabama to operate an all-girls school, and Hentz wrote of her love for the region in her poem "La Fayette". She also lived for a time in North Carolina before spending her last years in Marianna, Florida, where she died.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Caroline Lee Whiting Hentz (1 Jun 1800–11 Feb 1856), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26384913, citing Saint Lukes Episcopal Cemetery, Marianna, Jackson County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .