Small miniature of Elvira Ann Cabell Henry Bruce . Her daughter, Elvira Ann Henry, married William Howson Clark, the builder of Banister Lodge, was born 23 January, 1805, at Chester, Halifax County, William Clark, the son of John and Priscilla Sims Clark. He was educated at home by private tutor and at Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Virginia. Their daughter, Ann Carrington Clark, , married Thomas Bruce of Berryhill,
He was married 8 May, 1828, to Elvira Ann Henry, the daughter and only child of Elvira Cabell and Patrick Henry,Jr., son of the famed orator. She was born 27 September, 1804, at Union Hill, the Nelson County home of her mother, just five days after death of her father.
The marriage of William H. Clark and Elvira Ann Henry took place at Woodbourne, the Halifax County home of her mother and stepfather. Described as a glittering affair, the ceremony was attended by many prominent Virginians and by members of the Cabell, Henry, Bruce and Clark families, foremost among them all Mrs. Dorothea Dandridge Henry, the aging widow of Patrick Henry.