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Henry Armistead (c. 1750–1787)


In January 1784 Bushrod Washington mailed Burgess Ball's land warrants to Armistead.


Henry Armistead was born circa 1750 in Virginia. A merchant by trade, he was also clerk of the court of Fredericksburg. In 1774 Armistead married Winifred Peachey, whose father had served under George Washington during the French and Indian War. Armistead and Peachey had three children. Henry Armistead died in Fredericksburg on 20 July 1787.


"Armistead Family," The William and Mary Quarterly, Volume 6, Number 3 (January 1898), 16471.

"To George Washington from Landon Carter, 31 October–2 November 1776," Founders Online, National Archives, [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Revolutionary War Series, vol. 7, 21 October 1776–5 January 1777, ed. Philander D. Chase. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1997, pp. 60–68.]

"To Benjamin Franklin from George Blackwell, 8 September 1779," Founders Online, National Archives, [Original source: The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, vol. 30, July 1 through October 31, 1779, ed. Barbara B. Oberg. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1993, p. 317.]

Fredericksburg Daily Star (VA), 23 September 1915, page 3, column 2 (

Henry Armistead in Armistead Family Tree (

Henry Armistead in Virginia Wills and Probate Records, 16521900 (

Henry Armistead in Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 17001850 (

Henry Armistead at FamilySearch.