Born February 6, 1768 in Shrewsbury, MA. and died August 23, 1817, Middletown, CT. while visiting friends. He married Maria Eliza Smith in Camden, S.C. July 17, 1798. She died in 1802. Henry Dana married again and also survived his second wife. He graduated Harvard B.A 1791 and settled in South Carolina, was a successful lawyer and active in politics. He had one son from his first marriage.