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Sarah Henry (Winston)

Also Known As: "Syme"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Studley, Hanover, Virginia
Death: November 22, 1784 (75)
Clifford, Amherst, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Clifford, Amherst, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Isaac Winston and Sarah Winston
Wife of Col John Henry; Col. John Syme and Col. John J. Henry
Mother of Patrick Henry; John Symes, Jr.; Ann Antle; Unknown Henry; Samuel Henry, Sr. and 13 others
Sister of Col. William Winston; Lucy Coles; Maj. Isaac "Ike" Winston; Mary Ann Donald; Captain Anthony Winston and 1 other

Occupation: Housewife
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About Sarah Henry

The mother of Patrick Henry (1736-1799)

Sarah Winston was born in 1710 in Hanover County, Virginia and died in November 1784, in Clifford, Amherst County, Virginia, United States of America. She was buried in the graveyard on the Winton Plantation, Amherst County, Virginia, United States of America.

Parents: daughter of Isaac Winston (1681-1760) and his wife Sarah Dabney Winston of Hanover County.


  1. first Col. John Syme (1710-1731), one son.
  2. after the death of Colonel Syme she then married John Henry (1704-1773) and they had eleven children.

Child of John Syme and Sarah Winston:

  1. John Syme, Jr. (1729-1775)

11 children of Sarah Syme and John Henry include:

  1. Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)
  2. Mary Jane Henry Meredith (1738 - 1819)
  3. Anne Henry Christian (1738 - 1790)
  4. Lucy Henry Wood (1743 - 1826)
  5. Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell (1749 - 1825)


Her son Patrick Henry was born at Studley on May 29, 1736 (the house is no longer standing), in Hanover County, he was the second son of the Henrys. Two of the Henry children died at young ages leaving two sons and seven daughters in the family.


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Sarah Henry's Timeline

Hanover, Virginia
Age 18
Frederick, Virginia, United States
Age 19
Age 21
Hanover County, Virginia, United States
Age 21
Hanover County, VA
Age 24
Studley Plantation, Hanover, Virginia, United States
January 16, 1734
Age 25
Studley, Hanover County, Virginia
Age 25
Hanover, VA, USA