Capt. John Henry

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John D. Henry, of "Leatherwood"

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: "Pineslash", Hanover , Virginia
Death: between 1791 and March 1796 (35-40)
"Leatherwood", Henry, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Martinsville, Henry, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Patrick Henry and Sarah "Sallie" Parks Henry
Husband of Sallie Henry and Susannah White
Father of Edmund Henry
Brother of Martha Fontaine; William Henry; Anne Henry; Elizabeth "Betsey" Aylett; Edward Neddy Henry and 1 other
Half brother of John Henry; Dorothea Spotswood Winston; Sarah Butler Henry; Kitty Henry; Patrick II Henry, Jr. and 8 others

Managed by: Daniel Philip Hangstefer
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About Capt. John Henry

DAR Ancestor #: A053809 Service 1) CNT, 1ST LIGHT DRAGOONS,1776; 2LT,1776 2) CAPT, COL HARRISON, 1ST ARTILLERY

2.   John born 1757 at "Pine Slash," died ca. 1791 at age 34 at “Leatherwood,” Revolutionary War soldier, buried in unmarked grave at "Leatherwood," Henry Co., VA, married Susannah Walker (she remarried 1798 to Richard White and died in Abingdon, VA).


  1. Edmund born 1791, children, moved to Iowa ca. 1832, died 1855, age 63, buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Percy, Iowa.


"I have been to Red Hill several times in Virginia and know that the Patrick Henry Society does not accept that John had more than one child, named Edmund who supposedly had l3 children. I have never seen a list of Edmund's children so that might be an interesting avenue ...." (2)


  1. Red Hill - Patrick Henry National Memorial
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Capt. John Henry's Timeline

Hanover , Virginia
July 5, 1791
Age 35
Henry, Virginia, United States
Age 35
Henry, Virginia, United States
Martinsville, Henry, Virginia, United States