Family:John Henry and Elvira McClelland (1)

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Marriage[1] 19 Jan 1826 Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
  1. Family of John Henry and Elvira McClelland, in Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial website.

    [Last accessed 17 Oct 2012]
    10. John born 16 Feb 1796 at "Red Hill," Charlotte Co., VA, died 7 Jan 1868 at “Red Hill,” age 71, married Elvira McClelland 19 Jan 1826 in Lynchburg, VA, born 23 Apr 1808, died 2 Nov 1875 in Richmond, VA. John inherited half of “Red Hill”, built first addition to house. His obituary said, “It was not the disposition of Mr. Jno. Henry to engage in the turmoils of public life. In the employments of his beautiful plantation, in the rearing of a large and intelligent family, and in the gentle pursuits of literature, he spent a peaceful and honorable life.” John and Elvira buried at “Red Hill.”

    a. Margaret Ann, b. 1827, married William Miller, children, died 1881, age 53, Lynchburg, VA, buried at Spring Hill cemetery in Lynchburg.
    b. Elvira McClelland, b. 1829, married 1st Jesse Higginbotham, 2nd Alexander Taylor, one son, died 1874, age 45, at “Mt. Hope”, Baltimore, Maryland, buried in Lynchburg at Spring Hill cemetery.
    c. William Wirt, b. 1831, married Lucy Marshall of Charlotte Co., VA, children, lawyer in Richmond, died 1900, age 69, served briefly in Staunton Hill Artillery in Civil War, buried in Hollywood cemetery, Richmond, VA.
    d. Dr. Thomas Stanhope McClelland, b. 1833, married Mary Gaines, children, died and buried in 1912 at age 79 at "Red Hill" in unmarked grave; served briefly as Capt. of Co. 1, 5th Reg. Virginia Volunteers, resigned because of tuberculosis.
    e. Laura Helen, b. 1836, married Dr. James Carter, died 1856, age 20, buried at “Red Hill.”
    f. Emma Cabell, b. 1838, married James Boswell Ferguson III, a Civil War blockade-runner. Emma, an accomplished pianist, said to have studied under Paderewski, children, died 1905, age 67, at “LaValle,” Goochland Co., VA, buried at Byrd Presbyterian Church, Goochland, Co., VA.
    g. John, died at birth ca. 1840.