Person:Fayette Henry (1)

Facts and Events
Name[1] Fayette Henry
Gender Male
Birth[1] 9 Oct 1785 Richmond (independent city), Virginia, United States
Marriage 26 Mar 1807 Buckingham, Virginia, United Statesto Ann Elcan
Death[1] 16 Mar 1813 Henrico, Virginia, United Statesage 27 - at the home of William Moncure, near Richmond
Burial[2] Virginia, United Stateslocation unknown, likely Richmond

Research Notes

1813: Death and Burial of Fayette Henry

  • per Edith Pointdexter, "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."2
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fayette Henry, in Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial website.

    [Last accessed 17 Oct 2012]
    5. Fayette born 9 Oct 1785 in Richmond, died 16 Mar 1813 at age 27 at home of William Moncure near Richmond; married 26 Mar 1807 to Anne Elcan, born 17 Feb 1790, died 1 May 1808 while on a visit to "Red Hill." Fayette inherited one half of “Long Island,” had just been elected to Virginia House of Delegates from Campbell Co., VA and had served one session.

  2. Fayette Henry, in Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial website.

    RE: Mail from www.redhill.org
    Friday, August 6, 2010 12:26 PM
    From: "Edith C. Poindexter" <2mizp2@centurylink.net>
    To: gorham@redhill.org, "'Cole Poindexter'" <crpoindex@embarqmail.com>
    Cc: cchilds3656@att.net

    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
    family data.

    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.

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