RE: Mail from www.redhill.org
Friday, August 6, 2010 12:26 PM
From: "Edith C. Poindexter" <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, "'Cole Poindexter'" <email@example.com>
Dorothea Henry had remarried and was not living at Red Hill in 1808 so it is
possible that Fayette and Anne may have been living here for the birth of
the child because of the remoteness of Long Island. The child, Fayette, Jr.
was born on 12 Mar and Anne died on 1 May and the obituary suggests she was
ill for some time. We do not have the death date of the child, but we think
he died young. However the Hooper family thinks he lived for a number of
years, raised by the Elcans. (Anne's mother was a Hooper.) I have my doubts
about Fayette being buried at Red Hill after I found that he died in the
home of William Moncure in Richmond. (Moncure was an in-law of Fayette's
sister Martha Catharina and probably a friend of Fayette.) That would have
been a long way to transport a body in 1813. It is also unlikely that Anne's
body would have been transported to Elk Hall, so I have to assume she is at
Red Hill. But, if Fayette, Jr. was raised by the Hoopers, then he could be
at Elk Hall.
If that is the case, then the graves at Red Hill could be Thomas Stanhope
Henry, Sr. and Mary Gaines Henry and an infant. (Thomas Stanhope Henry, Jr.
died in Texas sometime after 1930--I can't find his death date.)
It is unfortunate for genealogists that obituaries in the 1800s gave no
I had some correspondence with the Hooper family a few years ago, and I will
search that to see if there is any other pertinent information.