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Near Clifford in Amherst County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grave of Patrick Henry’s Mother

 
 
Grave of Patrick Henry’s Mother Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2011
1. Grave of Patrick Henry’s Mother Marker
Inscription. In the grove of trees some hundreds of yards to the west is the grave of Sarah Winston (Henry), mother of Patrick Henry, who died in November, 1784.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number R-60.)
 
Location. 37° 38.135′ N, 79° 1.288′ W. Marker is near Clifford, Virginia, in Amherst County. Marker is on Patrick Henry Highway (Virginia Route 151) north of Winton Road (County Route 736), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is just before the entrance to the Winton Country Club. Marker is in this post office area: Clifford VA 24533, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Reverend Robert Rose (approx. 0.3 miles away); Action at Tye River (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Courage of Frank Padget (approx. 3.8 miles away); Amherst County Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Rivers (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Scale House (approx. 4 miles away); Hurricane Camille (approx. 4.9 miles away); American Cyanamid (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Regarding Grave of Patrick Henry’s Mother. She died at her home, Winton, which still stands, now the Winton
Grave of Patrick Henry’s Mother Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2011
2. Grave of Patrick Henry’s Mother Marker
Golf Course Manor House.
 
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The nearby grove of trees to the west, mentioned in the marker text image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2011
3. The nearby grove of trees to the west, mentioned in the marker text
Winton Cemetery (<i>site of Grave of Patrick Henry’s Mother</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 7, 2018
4. Winton Cemetery (site of Grave of Patrick Henry’s Mother)
The small Winton Cemetery contains burials dating from 1784-1889. There are twenty-six known burials marked with stone, both upright and table stone. It is located to the west and behind the Winton manor house on the grounds of the Winton Country Club, near the 15th tee. The brick wall surrounding the cemetery was erected in 1969 and contains the gate from nearby St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The Winton Cemetery is not clearly visible from the highway (where the marker is located). The first burial was that of Sarah Winston Syme Henry (1710-1784). She was the mother of patriot and orator, Patrick Henry.
Sarah Winston Henry's Headstone (<i>located roughly in the center of Winton Cemetery</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 7, 2018
5. Sarah Winston Henry's Headstone (located roughly in the center of Winton Cemetery)
Sarah Winston Henry
Mother of
Patrick Henry
Died in 1784
Erected by her descendants
Sarah Winston Henry's Headstone (<i>wide view; sunbeam coincidentally falling on headstone</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 7, 2018
6. Sarah Winston Henry's Headstone (wide view; sunbeam coincidentally falling on headstone)
Sarah resided at Winton with her daughter, Jane, and her family. Jane Henry (1738-1819) married Col. Samuel Meredith (1732-1808). Sarah was much admired by Col. Meredith. In the center of the cemetery one finds the grave of Col. Meredith at the feet of Sarah. He stated, at her funeral, "When I die, lay my body at the feet of the deeply venerate and beloved mother of my wife."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 70 times this year. Last updated on September 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4, 5, 6. submitted on September 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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