Back to Homepage

Henry, William (Henry William II ?)

Name Street Town State From To
Henry, William South Main Street New Nazareth Pennsylvania 1780 1798
Henry, William   Jacobsburg Pennsylvania 1798 1810s

Patent Date Remarks

Contract for
1798 from Governor Mifflin of Pennsylvania 2000 guns

Most likely Sr William Henry was William Henry the first. Therefor this William Henry would be the 2nd.

In tax list of 1780 for New Nazareth he was stated as gunsmith with 120 assessed value of property

In 1798 he built a gun facory several miles north of Nazareth, at a place along the Bushkill Creek that he named Boulton. He moved out of Nazareth as the town committee was unable to make a quick decision about the construction of a new gun-factory. He asked for permission to erect a two-story workshop in Nazareth. This in order to respect the contract. Most likely the Henry's Gun Factory.