Henry Swesson Allmand (26 Apr.1808-20 Jan. 1843)

Henry Allmand was the son of Harrison Allmand (1757-1822) of Norfolk, Virginia, and his second wife, Mary Thomas Walker (1785-1811). The senior Allmand was a well-known merchant and shipbuilder in Tidewater Virginia.

Henry attended the University of Virginia in session 2 (1826). According to the Catalogue for that year, he studied Mathematics, Moral Philosophy (Rhetoric, Ethics, Philosophy, Logic, and Grammar), and Natural Philosophy (i.e., Science).

After his graduation, he worked in the family business with his brothers John and Robert. In addition, Henry and Robert had their own business, called “Robert Allmand & Bro.” Robert died in 1832. Henry himself died in 1843, from a “hemorrhage of the lungs occasioned by a long continued pulmonary affection [i.e., affliction].” (Register of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1727-1915) He never married.


  • Allmand, Barbara J. Three Virginia families: Allmand, Parker, and Sinclair. Decorah, IA, 1995, p.27-45.
  • Norfleet, Fillmore, ed. Bible Records of Suffolk and Nansemond County, Virginia. Baltimore, MD, 1996, p. 15-16.
  • Register of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1727-1915, in Allmand Family Papers, 1727-1915, Virginia Historical Society, Mss2AL565c.
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