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Henry, William Wirt

Male 1831 - 1900  (69 years)


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  • Name Henry, William Wirt 
    Born 14 Feb 1831  [1
    • "Red Hill", Charlotte, Virginia, USA
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Dec 1900  Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I73424  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father Henry, John,   b. 16 Feb 1796,   d. 7 Jan 1868  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother McClelland, Elvira Bruce,   b. 23 Apr 1808,   d. 1871  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 19 Oct 1826  Lynchburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marshall, Lucy Gray,   b. Abt 1832,   d. 1840/1922  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1854  Charlotte Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Henry, Lucy Gray,   b. 1840/1873,   d. 1857/1954  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     2. Henry, William Wirt,   b. 1840/1873,   d. 1848/1951  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     3. Henry, James Marshall,   b. 1840/1873,   d. 1848/1951  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     4. Henry, Elizabeth,   b. 22 Oct 1855,   d. 1857/1954  (Age 98 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F24692  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Nov 1854 - Charlotte Co., VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Dec 1900 - Richmond, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 7, page 246 WILLIAM WIRT HENRY, A.M., LL.D. of Richmond, Virginia; Lawyer and Historian; b. at Red Hill, Charlotte County, Virginia, 14th February, 1831; d. 5th December, 1900; educated at the University of Virginia, which he entered in 1847 [p.246] and where he graduated A.M., 1850; admitted to the bar, 1853; he opposed secession in 1861 but joined his State's movement and enlisted in an artillery company commanded by Capt. Charles BRUCE, serving in North Carolina and Georgia; State Attorney for Charlotte County, removed to Richmond, 1873, and represented that city in the House of Delegates, 1877-1878, and the State Senate 1879-1880; was President of the Virginia Historical Society and the American Historical Association; Trustee of the Peabody Educational Fund; received the Honorary Degree of LL.D., from Washington and Lee University. Author of "Reply to Attack of Thomas JEFFERSON on Patrick HENRY'S Rescue of Captain SMTTH by Pocahontas;" "Patrick Henry the Earliest Advocate of Independence, " "The First Legislative Body in America;" "The Trial of Aaron BURR for Treason;" "The Westminster Assembly of Divines;" "The Life, Correspondence and Speeches of Patrick Henry," and of numerous magazine articles; m. 8th November, 1854, Lucy Gray MARSHALL, dau. of Col. James Pulliam and Elizabeth Edmunds (WATKINS) MARSHALL of Charlotte County, Virginia. Colonel MARSHALL was a soldier in the War of 1812.

  • Sources 
    1. [S949] Portraits in the Collection of the Virginia Historical Society, Compiled by Virginius Cornick Hall, Jr., (Name: (c)1981 by the Virginia Historical Society;).