Nathaniel West Henry

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Nathaniel West Henry

  • Birth 7 Apr 1790 Prince Edward County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 6 Sep 1851 Floyd, Floyd County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Unknown, Specifically: Burial location unknown-paupers grave.
  • Memorial ID 37394906

He married Virginia Woodson in 1812.
She was born in 1796 in Cumberland County Va. and died 22 Oct. 1838 in Leaksville, Rockingham County, N.C.
(now Eden, N.C.).
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Nathaniel was one of the first teachers at Leaksville Male Academy in Rockingham County, N.C.
He is buried in a pauper's grave in Floyd, Va. which was known as Jacksonville at the time of his death.
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Nathanial Henry taught school in the building pictured, Leaksville's 1st school, in 1815.
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CENTURY HOUSE
One of Patrick Henrys' children was Nathan Henry, who taught school for a number of years in the old brick Academy at Leaksville and lived in a small cottage nearby on what is now Henry Street.
The Nathan Henry Cottage is now known as the Century House and is said to be the oldest in town.
It overlooks a good portion of Leaksville.
In the Episcopal Cemetery are three little graves of Nathan Henrys children.
The local chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution has put a coping around the little graves and care is taken of them by the ladies of the church.
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There were numerous teachers at this school.
Rev. Silliman and a son, grandson, and a great-grandson of Patrick Henry.
It was quite prestigious.
Boys from Pittsylvania and Henry County attended and boarded with local families.
It also served as a meeting place for local congregations until their churches were built.
The Masons also met there.
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The house, bought in 1916 by Mr. and Mrs. Dan Taylor, and restored by them, is one of the most ideal small homes one could wish to see.
From cellar to attic not an inch of space is wasted.
In the basement is a huge stone fireplace with the old cranes and kettles still in place.
This was the kitchen and dining room in the old days.
The house has been furnished with the oldest and rarest furniture to be found so as to preserve its spirit of antiquity.
Later owners have been as cultured and beloved as were the Henrys.
Dr. Johns and his wife Bettie Rives Johns were an ideal pair.
Dr. Johns with his round red face, white hair, his beaming smile and cheerful manner was loved by young and old.
Aunt Bettie was frail and dainty as a Dresden doll, a person who loved her church, the hundred year old Episcopal church just across the street, and all her fellow men.
Her life was spent in good works. The Lord called her home on Easter evening.
Miss Annie Eliza Johns, daughter of Dr. A. B. Johns and sister of Dr. A. B. Johns, Jr. was known during the Civil War as the "Angel of the Confederacy."
Countless soldiers wounded and ill, blessed her for her faithful and devoted care.
Miss Annie was a brilliant and gifted writer.
Her novel "Coolemee" breathes her deep religious fervor and devotion.


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  • Maintained by: deegraver
  • Originally Created by: Julie Hampton
  • Added: 22 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37394906
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nathaniel West Henry (7 Apr 1790–6 Sep 1851), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37394906, ; Maintained by deegraver (contributor 47071483) Unknown, who reports a Burial location unknown-paupers grave..