Archer Ancestors

Were the Archer's of English or Dutch ancestry? There are arguments for both sides. Click here for excerpts from various publications that substantiate the Archer's being of Dutch ancestry. The one I find the most compelling is the website for New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Also, "Denizations, Naturalizations, and Oaths of Allegiance in Colonial New York." If John Archer took an oath of allegiance to the King of England, then I believe that would prove he was Dutch as only non-English inhabitants were required to swear allegiance and the Dutch held New Netherland until 1674. Of course, some would argue that this really wasn't our John Archer.

There has been an elaborate genealogy going back to Fulbert L'Archer, one of the companions of William the Conqueror. This genealogy originated, I believe, with Robert Bolton and is mentioned in his book, "History of Westchester County" published in 1848. William the Conqueror was the first Norman King of England and it is speculated that Bolton fabricated this ancestry as a way to "tie" the New York Archer's to an established and somewhat regal line. I've had this genealogy listed on my website but it's been removed.

Discovering that John Archer was Dutch has sent me 'back to the drawing board' for my Archer Ancestors page. Some Archer's have been removed until I can determine exactly how they fit into the Dutch line.

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Generation No. 1

JOHN ARCHER/JAN ARCER was born between 1627-1635 in Amsterdam, Hollard and died October, 1685 in Westchester County, New York. He married CATHERINE CARLES/CARELES, February 15, 1659.

Child of JOHN ARCHER/JAN ARCER and CATHERINE CARLES/CARELES is:

  1. JOHN ARCHER II, b. about 1660, Westchester County, New York; m. SARAH ODELL

Generation No. 2

JOHN ARCHER II (JOHN ARCHER1) was born about 1660 in Westchester County, New York and died about 1725. He married 1) SARAH ODELL, daughter of WILLIAM ODELL. Their marriage license was applied for on October 7, 1686 but they weren't married until December, 1686. He married 2) MARY FOWLER, about 1715.

Children of JOHN ARCHER II and SARAH ODELL are:

  1. JOHN ARCHER III, b. between 1687-1693, Fordham Village, Westchester County, New York; d. between 1758-1766, Eastchester, Westchester County, New York; m. ELIZABETH VALENTINE
  2. SARAH ARCHER, b. about 1689, Fordham Village, Westchester County, New York
  3. BENJAMIN ARCHER, b. about 1691, Fordham Village, Westchester County, New York; d. about 1759, Westchester County, New York
  4. JONATHAN ARCHER, b. about 1693, Fordham Village, Westchester County, New York
  5. CATHERINE ARCHER, b. about 1695, Fordham Village, Westchester County, New York
  6. MARY ARCHER, b. about 1697, Fordham Village, Westchester County, New York

Children of JOHN ARCHER II and MARY FOWLER are:

  1. ELEANOR ARCHER
  2. RICHARD ARCHER, b. about 1718; d. 1783; m. SARAH VALENTINE

Generation No. 3

JOHN ARCHER III (JOHN ARCHER II2) was born between 1687-1693 in Fordham Village, Westchester County, New York and died between 1758-1766 in Eastchester, Westchester County, New York. He married ELIZABETH VALENTINE, daughter of JACOB VALENTYN.

Children of JOHN ARCHER III and ELIZABETH VALENTINE are:

  1. ABRAHAM ARCHER, b. about 1714; m. MARY
  2. JOHN ARCHER IV, m. MARY LEGGETT
  3. JANE ARCHER, b. about 1724; d. 1793, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. ROBERT RHEAD

BENJAMIN ARCHER (JOHN ARCHER II2) was born about 1691 in Fordham Village, Westchester County, New York and died about 1759 in Fordham Village, Westchester County, New York. His wife's name is unknown.

Children of BENJAMIN ARCHER and UNKNOWN are:

  1. JOHN ARCHER, b. about 1712, Fordham Village, Westchester County, New York; d. 1758
  2. BENJAMIN ARCHER II, b. about 1714, Fordham Village, Westchester County, New York; d. 1780

RICHARD ARCHER (JOHN ARCHER2) was born about 1718 in Westchester County, New York and died in 1783. He married SARAH VALENTINE. She died between 1790-1800.

Notes for RICHARD ARCHER
"The first internment on record in St. John's Cemetery occurred in 1783 and is that of RICHARD ARCHER." This was recorded in Church and Sunday-School Work in Yonkers: Its Origin and Progress, by Agnes E. Kirkwood, 1889.

Children of RICHARD ARCHER and SARAH VALENTINE are:

  1. ANTHONY ARCHER, b. about 1746, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. MARGARET MAPES
  2. MATTHIAS ARCHER, b. about 1748, Westchester County, New York
  3. MARY ARCHER, b. December 31, 1758; d. January 20, 1835; m. ROBERT RHEAD

Generation No. 4

JANE ARCHER (JOHN ARCHER III3) was born about 1724 in New York and died 1793 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York She married ROBERT RHEAD about 1747 in Eastchester, Bronx County, New York, son of ROBERT RHEADE and ABIGAIL BAILEY. He was born between 1706-1710 in New York and died 1770 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. His will was proved September 18, 1770.

Notes for JANE ARCHER
The following was found on The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society eLibrary:
"P. 146: Jane Rhead, of Yonkers, widow, dec'd. int.; Letters granted Robert Rhead of Yonkers, Jan. 18, 1794."

Notes for ROBERT RHEAD
Was bound as an orphan to Henry Fowler, June 4, 1718. Unknown if he had any brothers or sisters.

Children of ROBERT RHEAD and JANE ARCHER are:

  1. ROBERT RHEAD, JR., b. June 30, 1748; d. January 16, 1810; Living in Yonkers, NY in 1790
  2. ARCHER RHEAD, b. 1752; d. May 29, 1833, Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York
  3. JACOB RHEAD, b. 1752-1758; d. May 31, 1838; m. Sarah Covert about 1779, Westchester County, New York
  4. ISAAC RHEAD, b. between 1756 - 1770; d. before 1800; Living in Mount Pleasant, NY in 1790
  5. JOHN RHEAD, b. between 1760-1770, d. after 1830, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  6. PHEBE RHEAD
  7. ELIZABETH RHEAD
  8. JANE RHEAD

ABRAHAM ARCHER (JOHN ARCHER III3) was born about 1714 and died unknown. He married MARY about 1764.

Children of ABRAHAM ARCHER and MARY are:

  1. VALENTINE ARCHER, b. about 1736
  2. JAMES ARCHER, b. about 1738
  3. ELIHU ARCHER, b. about 1740
  4. THOMAS ARCHER, b. about 1742

JOHN ARCHER IV (JOHN ARCHER III3) was born unknown and died unknown. He married MARY LEGGETT.

Children of JOHN ARCHER IV and MARY LEGGETT are:

  1. REBECCA ARCHER, b. about 1740, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. JACOB WILTSE, May 11, 1758
  2. GABRIEL ARCHER, b. about 1745; m. SUSANNAH/SARAH HUNT, March 25, 1772
  3. HANNAH ARCHER, b. May 6, 1750, New York; d. April 10, 1812, Westchester County, New York; m. ARCHER RHEAD
  4. JAMES ARCHER, b. February 17, 1752; d. December 15, 1830, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

ANTHONY ARCHER (RICHARD ARCHER3) was born 1746 in New York and died March 11, 1837 in Westchester County, New York. He married MARGARET MAPES, October 26, 1775 in New York, daughter of BENJAMIN MAPES and MARGARET DE VOO; granddaughter of DANIEL DE VOO. She was born 1754 in New York and died March 9, 1836 in Westchester County, New York.

Children of ANTHONY ARCHER and MARGARET MAPES are:

  1. ANTHONY ARCHER, JR., b. 1775, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. August 4, 1821, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. ANN
  2. MARGARET ARCHER, b. May 4, 1777, Westchester County, New York; m. 1) JOHN CARRIERE CORBY; 2) BENJAMIN ARCHER (her cousin, son of GABRIEL ARCHER)
  3. ELIJAH ARCHER, b. 1777, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. March 29, 1853, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. HESTER
  4. RICHARD ARCHER, b. March 7, 1785, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. May 23, 1876
  5. CHARLES ARCHER, b. 1787/1788, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. March 24, 1872
  6. JAMES ARCHER, b. between 1785-1790, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  7. MARY ARCHER, b. between 1790-1800, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  8. ELIZABETH ARCHER, b. between 1790-1800, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  9. SALLIE ARCHER, b. between 1790-1800, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

MATTHIAS ARCHER (RICHARD ARCHER3) was born about 1748 and died about 1818 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Child of MATTHIAS ARCHER is:

  1. MATTHIAS ARCHER, JR., b. January 30, 1777, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

Generation No. 5

GABRIEL ARCHER (JOHN ARCHER IV4) was born about 1750 and died 1830. He married SUSANNAH HUNT, March 25, 1772, daughter of BENJAMIN HUNT. She was born about 1754 in Westchester County, New York and died between 1820-1830 in New Castle, Westchester County, New York.

Children of GABRIEL ARCHER and SUSANNAH HUNT are:

  1. ELIZABETH ARCHER, b. about 1774, Westchester County, New York; m. GUION
  2. JAMES ARCHER, b. between 1756-1774, Westchester County, New York
  3. PHEBE ARCHER, b. about 1776, Westchester County, New York; m. ROBERT SARLES
  4. JOHN ARCHER, b. 1778, Westchester County, New York; d. 1860
  5. HETTY ARCHER, b. about 1787, Westchester County, New York; m. NEHEMIAH PURDY
  6. BENJAMIN ARCHER, b. between 1790-1800, Westchester County, New York; m. MARGARET ARCHER CORBY, 1814, New York
  7. MARY ARCHER, b. between 1790-1800, Westchester County, New York; m. ISAAC CARPENTER
  8. SUSAN ARCHER, b. between 1790-1800, Westchester County, New York; m. ELISHA B. TOMPKINS
  9. SARAH/SALLY ARCHER, b. about 1800, Westchester County, New York; m. STEPHEN HUNT
  10. DANIEL ARCHER, b. between 1800-1810, Westchester County, New York

REBECCA ARCHER (JOHN ARCHER IV4) was born about 1740 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York and died unknown. She married JACOB WILTSE, May 11, 1758, son of HENDRICK WILTSE and RACHEL VAN WEERT. He was born about 1728 and died unknown.

Children of REBECCA ARCHER and JACOB WILTSE are:

  1. RACHEL WILTSE
  2. HENRY WILTSE, b. between 1759-1774
  3. CHARITY WILTSE, b. between 1766-1784
  4. LETTIE WILTSE

ANTHONY ARCHER, JR. (ANTHONY ARCHER4) was born 1775 and died August 4, 1821 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married ANN. She was born about 1780 and died November 21, 1851 in Hudson County, New Jersey.

Notes for ANN
She was living with her son, HENRY, in Hudson County, New Jersey when she died but is buried at St. John's Cemetery in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Children of ANTHONY ARCHER and ANN are:

  1. HANNAH ARCHER, b. 1802, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. December 16, 1828
  2. ALBERT ARCHER, b. 1808, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. April 3, 1839
  3. ISAAC ARCHER, b. 1810, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. November 18, 1838
  4. HENRY ARCHER, b. 1811, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. HARRIETT

ELIJAH ARCHER (ANTHONY ARCHER4) was born 1777 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York and died March 29, 1853 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married HESTER about 1800 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. She was born about 1778 in New York and died June 2, 1850 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Children of ELIJAH ARCHER and HESTER are:

  1. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1800-1810, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  2. RACHEL ARCHER, b. 1809, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. after 1860, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York (never married)
  3. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1800-1810, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  4. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1800-1810, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  5. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1815-1820, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  6. MARGARET ARCHER, b. 1820, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. KIRKMAN
  7. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1820-1825, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  8. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1825-1830, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

RICHARD ARCHER (ANTHONY ARCHER4) was born March 7, 1785 in New York and died May 28, 1876 in Westchester County, New York. He married RACHEL ARCHER, daughter of BENJAMIN ARCHER and RACHEL DEVOE. She was born September 19, 1787 and died September 20, 1875 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Children of RICHARD ARCHER and RACHEL ARCHER are:

  1. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1800-1810, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  2. HENRY B. ARCHER, b. June 12, 1815, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. November 14, 1832, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  3. MARGARET E. ARCHER, b. April 8, 1817, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. September 8, 1846, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  4. UNKNOWN SON, b. about 1820, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  5. GEORGE H. ARCHER, b. October 25, 1826, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  6. NATHANIEL ARCHER, b. 1827, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

CHARLES ARCHER (ANTHONY ARCHER4) was born 1787/1788 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York and died March 24, 1872 in Westchester County, New York. He married 1) MARY HARTELL. She died before 1826 in New York, New York County, New York. He married 2) CHARLOTTE LAWRENCE, daughter of JOSEPH LAWRENCE and ELIZABETH. She was born January 13, 1798 in Westchester County, New York and died June 6, 1886 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Notes for CHARLES ARCHER
The following was taken from, "Westchester County, New York: Biographical"
Charles Archer, son of Anthony 3d, and father of Henry B. Archer, was born in Yonkers. Early in life he went to New York and engaged in the grocery business, which he pursued for some forty years. Returning to Yonkers, he purchased the glebe farm (belonging to the Episcopalian parsonage). This property he sold to William N. Seymour, of New York, and again took up his residence in that city, but after two years(about 1848) came back to make Yonkers his permanent home, buying the Gates homestead on Nepperhan Avenue, where he died. He married, first, Mary Hartell, by whom he had three children - Margaret, Catherine, and Henry; and second, Charlotte Brower, who bore him five children - Charles D., Elijah M., Henry B., Williams S., and Eliza J.

Children of CHARLES ARCHER and MARY HARTELL are:

  1. MARGARET ARCHER
  2. CATHERINE ARCHER
  3. HENRY ARCHER

Children of CHARLES ARCHER and CHARLOTTE BROWER are:

  1. CHARLES D. ARCHER, b. 1827, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. ELIZA
  2. ELIZA J. ARCHER, b. January 9, 1829, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. February 24, 1850, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. SYLVANUS FERRIS
  3. ELIJAH M. ARCHER, b. December 6, 1830, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. May 9, 1887, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  4. HENRY BENJAMIN ARCHER, b. September 4, 1833, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. March 30, 1905, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. MARY M. POST, September 16, 1857
  5. WILLIAM S. ARCHER, b. 1838, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

MATTHIAS ARCHER, JR. (MATTHIAS ARCHER4) was born January 30, 1777 in probably New York and died April 30, 1839 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married SARAH ODELL about 1800. She was born between 1775-1794 and died unknown.

Notes for SARAH
I believe SARAH's last name was ODELL. This is based on her second son being named ODELL. I've wondered if she is related to the SARAH ODELL who married JOHN ARCHER in 1686.

Children of MATTHIAS ARCHER, JR. and SARAH ODELL are:

  1. DAUGHTER ARCHER, b. 1792-1804, Westchester County, New York
  2. DAUGHTER ARCHER, b. 1804-1810, Westchester County, New York
  3. CHARLES ARCHER, b. September 16, 1808, Westchester County, New York
  4. ODELL ARCHER, b. 1806, Westchester County, New York
  5. DAUGHTER ARCHER, b. 1810-1820, Westchester County, New York

ANTHONY ARCHER was born May 22, 1790 in New York and died December 12, 1868 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married SARAH ANN LAWRENCE, December 1, 1836 at St. John's Church in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. She was the daughter of STEPHEN LAWRENCE and MARY. She was born 1798 and died May 14, 1837 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Notes for ANTHONY ARCHER
On the 1850 census, it appears that ANTHONY'S daughter and granddaughter are living with him. ELIZABETH PRIMMER (36 yrs.) is shown along with PHOEBE J. PRIMMER (15 yrs.). His wife died in 1837 so she naturally wouldn't be shown. However, on the 1840 census, ANTHONY is shown with a female the same age as him and a female whose age would fit with PHOEBE, the supposed granddaughter. If SARAH, his wife, died in 1837, then who is this older female? Did ANTHONY remarry and did that wife die before 1850? Or is there a mistake on the 1840 census and the female's age is marked wrong? Could that female be his daughter, ELIZABETH? And is PHOEBE his daughter or granddaughter? In 1860, there is an ABRAM SUYDAM living with ANTHONY. ABRAM was PHOEBE'S husband and although PHOEBE isn't listed on the census, their two daughters are listed. By 1870, ANTHONY is dead and PHOEBE, ABRAM and the children are listed.

Child of ANTHONY ARCHER and SARAH ANN LAWRENCE is:

  1. ELIZABETH V. ARCHER, b. August 2, 1811, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. April 11, 1859, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

STEPHEN ARCHER was born about 1790 in New York and died unknown.

Children of STEPHEN ARCHER are:

  1. ELIZABETH ARCHER, b. 1814, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  2. ANNA ARCHER, b. 1815, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  3. PETER ARCHER, b. February 3, 1818, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. December 10, 1893; m. ELLEN S.
  4. SAMUEL ARCHER, b. 1819, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  5. THOMAS ARCHER, b. 1828, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

Generation No. 6

JOHN ARCHER was born March, 1816 in New York and died between 1900-1910 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married MARY A. RHEAD in 1845 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, daughter of AARON RHEAD and ELIZABETH LYNT. She was born January, 1826 in New York and died after April, 1910 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Notes for MARY A. RHEAD
I believe that MARY is the daughter of AARON RHEAD and ELIZABETH LYNT. MARY'S birth year fits the year that AARON'S oldest daughter was born and traditionally the first born daughter was named after the father's mother; AARON'S mother's name was MARY. The strongest evidence is on the 1850 census which shows JOHN ARCHER and MARY A. living in the AARON RHEAD household.

Children of JOHN ARCHER and MARY A. RHEAD are:

  1. EMMA ARCHER, b. 1846, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  2. CHARLES E. ARCHER, b. 1848, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. March 10, 1894, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  3. MARY L. ARCHER, b. February 14, 1857, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. December 12, 1858, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  4. MINNIE ARCHER, b. 1862, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  5. ISABELL ARCHER, b. 1865, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. after April 1930, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. ALFRED GRANTHAM

GEORGE H. ARCHER (RICHARD ARCHER 5) was born in October 25, 1826 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York and died June 11, 1876 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married CATHERINE REED ROSS, June 23, 1861, daughter of CHARLES WILLIAM ROSS and MARY YOUNG REED. She was born January 19, 1839 in Saint John, province of New Brunswick, Canada and died July 18, 1906 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Notes for CATHERINE ROSS
CATHERINE R. ARCHER is shown on the 1870 census with two children, GERTRUDE and WILLIAM H. On the 1880 census, she is shown with an additional son, GEORGE HAMMOND, which means she had three children born to her. But on the 1900 census, she is shown as having 2 children with 1 still living. By 1900 both of her sons, GEORGE HAMMOND and WILLIAM H., had died and GEORGE'S widow, CATHERINE MOORE, is living with CATHERINE R. so that would explain two children's deaths. GERTRUDE is shown on the 1910 census for Yonkers which shows she was living in 1900. The census taker made a mistake on the 1900 census. It should have stated that CATHERINE had 3 children and 1 was still living.

Children of GEORGE H. ARCHER and CATHERINE REED ROSS are:

  1. GERTRUDE M. ARCHER, b. March, 1863, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. WILLIAM A. OLSEN (didn't have any children)
  2. WILLIAM H. ARCHER, b. 1866, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. between 1894-1900, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  3. GEORGE HAMMOND ARCHER, b. 1872, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. before 1900, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. CATHERINE MOORE

BENJAMIN ARCHER was born about 1810 in New York and died unknown. He married ELIZABETH. She was born about 1812 in New York and died unknown.

Children of BENJAMIN ARCHER and ELIZABETH are:

  1. WILLIAM H. ARCHER, b. 1832, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  2. SUSANNAH J. ARCHER, b. 1834, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  3. JOHN C. ARCHER, b. 1836, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  4. ROBERT C. ARCHER, b. 1838, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  5. BENJAMIN H. ARCHER, b. 1840, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  6. SARAH ARCHER, 1842, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  7. MARY E. ARCHER, 1846, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  8. FORDHAM ARCHER, b. 1848, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

ANTHONY B. ARCHER was born about 1812 in New York and died after 1880 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married ANGELINE SARES. She was born September 20, 1819 and died November 17, 1855 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married 2) CATHARINE. She was born about 1827 in England and died after 1880 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Children of ANTHONY B. ARCHER and ANGELINE are:

  1. MARIA ARCHER, b. 1835, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. GEORGE BURGESS
  2. RICHARD M. J. ARCHER, b. 1837, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. before 1860
  3. SYLVANUS M. ARCHER, b. 1839, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. between 1870-1880, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. between 1870-1880, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. FRANCES ESTY
  4. SARAH E. ARCHER, b. 1840, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  5. OSCAR F. ARCHER, b. 1843, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  6. SAMUEL ARCHER, b. 1845, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  7. ANDREW C. ARCHER, b. December 1849, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  8. ANTHONY ARCHER, b. 1851, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

ODELL ARCHER (MATTHIAS ARCHER JR. 5) was born about 1806 in New York and died between 1860-1870 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married SARAH/SUSAN. She was born about 1807 in New York and died after 1870 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Notes for SARAH/SUSAN
In 1870 she is living with her four children in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

Children of ODELL ARCHER and SARAH/SUSAN are:

  1. SARAH E. ARCHER, b. 1836, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  2. SUSAN A. ARCHER, b. 1840, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  3. MATTHIAS O. ARCHER, b. 1841, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  4. CHARLES E. ARCHER, b. 1844, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

CHARLES ARCHER (MATTHIAS ARCHER JR. 5) was born September 16, 1808 in New York and died March 2, 1887 in White Plains, Westchester County, New York. He married MARY AUGUSTA OAKLEY, February 16, 1832 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, daughter of STEPHEN OAKLEY and MIRIAM. She was born February 5, 1815 in New York and died August 28, 1880.

Children of CHARLES ARCHER and MARY are:

  1. MARY DELIA ARCHER, b. 1834, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  2. SARAH LOUISA ARCHER, b. 1835, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. CHARLES M. COWDREY, February 20, 1863
  3. CHARLES HENRY ARCHER, b. 1837, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  4. THOMAS ODELL ARCHER, b. 1839, Westchester County, New York
  5. ELIZA EMILY ARCHER, b. 1843, Westchester County, New York
  6. SUSAN EMILY ARCHER, 1842, Westchester County, New York
  7. ANGELINE ARCHER, 1845, Westchester County, New York
  8. EUGENE ARCHER, b. April 15, 1850, Westchester County, New York
  9. FRANCIS "FRANK" E. ARCHER, b. 1852, Westchester County, New York
  10. JOSEPH WARREN ARCHER, b. 1853, Westchester County, New York

MARGARET ARCHER (ELIJAH ARCHER5) was born about 1820 in New York and died between 1870-1880 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. She married ? KIRKMAN. He was born unknown and died before 1850.

Children of MARGARET ARCHER and ? KIRKMAN are:

  1. CATHARINE E. KIRKMAN, b. 1843, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  2. LAWRENCE KIRKMAN, b. 1844, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  3. MARGARET L. KIRKMAN, b. 1846, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

AARON BURR ARCHER (JOHN ARCHER5) was born 1810/1815 in New York and died after 1880 in Chatham, Columbia County, New York. He married MARY GRACE MCVICKAR, daughter of SARAH MCVICKAR. She was born July 10, 1825 in Coxsakie, Greene County, New York and died after 1880 in Chatham, Columbia County, New York.

Notes for MARY GRACE VCVICKAR
I had received information stating that MARY GRACE MCVICKAR'S last name was MCCARTY. Because of what I found on census records, I don't believe that is correct. In 1880, SARAH PROSSER is listed in the AARON ARCHER household as mother-in-law to AARON. If she is mother-in-law to AARON, then she is MARY GRACE MCVICKAR'S mother. She is also living in the household in 1850 along with two daughters, CAROLINE PROSSER (7) and ISABELLA PROSSER (10) and another child, MARY MCVICAR (10). SARAH is listed in 1860 along with the two daughters but by 1860, MARY MCVICAR has disappeared. They are not listed on the 1870 census.

On the 1840 census for Greene County, New York, SARAH is married to ABRAHAM PROSSER and there is a female in the household between 15-20, which is the right age for MARY GRACE MCVICKAR. It appears that ISABELLA hadn't been born at the time the census was taken. I must conclude that SARAH was married to a MCVICKAR before ABRAHAM PROSSER and had MARY GRACE MCVICKAR; her husband died and she married ABRAHAM as her second husband. He dies between 1843-1850 and she never remarries.

Children of AARON BURR ARCHER and MARY GRACE MCVICKAR are:

  1. JAMES MCVICKAR ARCHER, b. July 16, 1847, Coxsakie, Greene County, New York; d. after 1910, Columbia, Canaan County, New York
  2. ESTHER ARCHER, b. 1851, New York; m. BENJAMIN J. HILTON

Generation No. 7

MARIA/ANNA ARCHER (ANTHONY B. ARCHER6) was born 1835 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York and died unknown. She married GEORGE BURGESS about 1857 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, son of ??? and HESTER. He was born 1829 in New York and died unknown.

Notes for MARIA/ANNA ARCHER
On the 1860 census, MARIA is the name used for GEORGE BURGESS' wife. On the 1870 census, ANNA is the name that's used. I'm not sure which one is correct.

Children of MARIA/ANNA ARCHER and GEORGE BURGESS are:

  1. MILLARD BURGESS, b. 1858, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  2. MIRIAM BURGESS, b. 1859, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  3. EMILY L. BURGESS, b. 1863, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  4. DAVID BURGESS, b. 1865, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  5. NORAH BURGESS, b. 1867, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

SYLVANUS ARCHER (ANTHONY B. ARCHER6) was born about 1839 in Westchester County, New York and died between 1775-1880 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married FRANCES ESTY. She was born December, 1842 in New York and died August 18, 1935 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Notes for FRANCES ESTY
After SYLVANUS died, FRANCES married WILLIAM JONES. WILLIAM died before 1920 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. She and WILLIAM didn't have any children.

Children of SYLVANUS ARCHER and FRANCES ESTY are:

  1. LOUIS W. ARCHER, b. August, 1867, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. MARY L.
  2. CATHERINE (KITTY) A. ARCHER, b. June, 1870, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  3. CARRIE M. ARCHER, b. August, 1872, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  4. SYLVANUS M. ARCHER, b. August 23, 1874, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. January 20, 1964, Monterey, Monterey County, California
  5. ANTHONY BENJAMIN ARCHER, b. July, 1877, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

OSCAR F. ARCHER (ANTHONY B. ARCHER6) was born about 1843 in Westchester County, New York and died unknown. He married ELLA L. She was born about 1848 in New York and died unknown.

Children of OSCAR F. ARCHER and ELLA L. are:

  1. SARAH F. ARCHER, b. January 1880, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  2. ANGELINE S. ARCHER, b. January 1880, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

GEORGE HAMMOND ARCHER (GEORGE H. ARCHER 6) was born 1872 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York and died before 1900 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married CATHERINE MOORE. She was born November, 1872 in New York and died unknown.

Notes for CATHERINE MOORE
CATHERINE married PETER FRANCIS LANIGAN in 1902 and had four children by him: JOSEPH, b. 1903, WILLIAM, b. 1905, CATHERINE, b. 1907, and EDWARD JOSEPH LANIGAN, b. 1909. Both of CATHERINE'S children by GEORGE HAMMOND ARCHER (GERTRUDE ARCHER and GEORGE ARCHER) are living in the LANIGAN household in 1910. PETER LANIGAN has a son, PERCY (PIERCE FRANCIS) LANIGAN, b. 1899, also living in the household in 1910. PERCY is a son by PETER'S first wife.

Children of WILLIAM H. ARCHER and CATHERINE are:

  1. GEORGE F. ARCHER, b. May, 1893, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  2. GERTRUDE M. ARCHER, b. December, 1894, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
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