Henry William Palfrey

Is your surname Palfrey?

Research the Palfrey family

Henry William Palfrey's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Henry William Palfrey

Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died
Cause of death: Sinking of the Evening Star Steamship
Immediate Family:

Son of John Palfrey and Mary Sturgis Gorham
Husband of Mary Bloomfield Palfrey
Father of Phebe Clark Palfrey
Brother of John G. Palfrey; William Taylor Palfrey; Edward Palfrey and George Palfrey

Managed by: Linda Kathleen Thompson, (c)
Last Updated:

About Henry William Palfrey

Henry William Palfrey (1798-1866) initially worked for the counting houses of William Simpson and the House of Chew & Relf in New Orleans. In 1820 he set up the merchant and cotton factor firm of Taylor and Palfrey. He served as American Commissioner to the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1855. He died en route to Europe in 1866 when his ship sank in a storm.



Henry William Palfrey died with the sinking of the Evening Star Steamship off the coast of Georgia.

view all

Henry William Palfrey's Timeline

February 8, 1798
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
February 14, 1836
Age 38
October 3, 1866
Age 68