Person:William Roane (2)

William Henry Roane
b.17 Sep 1787 Virginia
d.11 May 1845 Tree Hill, Virginia
m. 7 Sep 1786
  1. William Henry Roane1787 - 1845
  2. Patrick Roane1789 - 1791
  3. Fayette Roane1792 - 1819
  4. Patrick Henry Roane1793 - 1814
  5. Julia Roane1796 -
  6. Anne Roane1797 -
  7. Elizabeth Roane1798 - 1799
m. May 1809
  • HWilliam Henry Roane1787 - 1845
  • W.  Sarah Lyons (add)
  1. Sarah Anne Roane
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] William Henry Roane
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 17 Sep 1787 Virginia
Marriage May 1809 Virginia, United Statesto Martha Selden
Marriage Virginia, United Statesto Sarah Lyons (add)
Death[1][2] 11 May 1845 Tree Hill, Virginiaage 57
Burial[2] Hanover, Virginia, United Statesin Lyons family cemetery

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William Henry Roane (September 17, 1787May 11, 1845) was a politician from Virginia. He was the son of Judge Spencer Roane and the grandson of founding father Patrick Henry.

Born in Virginia, Roane pursued in preparatory studies as a young man. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1812 to 1815 and was later elected a Democratic-Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1814, serving from 1815 to 1817. Roane was not a candidate for reelection and instead became a member of the executive council of Virginia. He was later elected a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy, serving from 1837 to 1841. There, he was chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia from 1837 to 1839. After an unsuccessful bid for reelection, Roane engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death on May 11, 1845 in Tree Hill, Virginia. He was interred at Lyons Family Cemetery in Hanover County, Virginia.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 William H. Roane, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 William Henry Roane, in Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial website.

    [Last accessed 16 Oct 2012]
    William Henry, b. 1787, married twice, one daughter; U. S. Congressman and Senator, died 1845, age 57, in Hanover Co., buried in Lyons family cemetery in Hanover Co., VA.