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Sarah (Sally) Henderson (Moore)

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: December 14, 1816 (61-69)
Dumfries, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Bishop Moore
Wife of Alexander Henderson
Mother of Brev. Brig. Gen. Archibald Henderson, Commandant, USMC; James Linger Henderson; Richard Henry Henderson and Alexander Henderson, Jr.

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About Sarah Moore Henderson

Letter from George Washington, still in existence reads:

“The wedding of a friend, Alexander Henderson, took place last night. The bride was the beautiful Sally Moore of Colchester. “

"Mentioning of one wedding puts me in mind of another, tho of less dignity. This is the marriage of Mr. Henderson of Colchester to a Miss Moore (of the same place), remarkable for a very frizzled head, and good singing, the latter of which I shall presume it was that captivated our merchant."

Her grandaughter, Sara Henderson Smith wrote:

“My Grandmother was remarkable for intellectual gifts, which throughout her life she continued to cultivate by extensive reading and every means afforded in her day. To a poetic temperment, she added love of music and a voice of great power and sweetness. when other opportunity was not afforded, she tuned her own piano”

Also described as “A witty beauty with red hair who loved to sing”

Among the last lines uttered from her death bed were the lines from Waller’s “Old Age”-

“The soul’s dark cottage, shattered and decayed, lets in new light, thro’ clinks that time has made”

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Sarah Moore Henderson's Timeline

Virginia, United States
January 21, 1783
Age 32
Colchester, Fairfax, Virginia
October 16, 1786
Age 35
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
December 8, 1794
Age 43
Moorehill, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
December 14, 1816
Age 65
Dumfries, Virginia, United States