Happenings, Stage, Words

Martha “Patsey” Henry Fontaine

When: Sat., Aug. 12, 9:30-10:15 & 11-11:45 a.m. 2017

“Patsey” was the oldest child of Patrick Henry and his first wife, Sarah Shelton. Patsey was born at Pine Slash in Hanover County in 1755. In 1771, the Henrys moved to Scotchtown. Later that year, following the birth of her last child, Sarah developed a mental illness. Patsey oversaw the care of her mother and her five siblings. Patsey married John Fontaine at Scotchtown in 1773; the couple had seven children. Hear her story and her thoughts on her famous father. Presenter: Debbie Phillips. Debbie is a well-known local actress and historical guide. She has previously portrayed Sarah Elmira Royster

Price: free


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