Henry Archer

about 1736–1791 (Age 55)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Archer was born about 1736, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Field Archer II, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Randolph, was 21. He married Mary Randolph on 22 February 1776, in Amelia, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died in 1791, at the age of 55.

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Henry Archer
1736–1791
Mary Randolph
1751–1805
Marriage: 22 February 1776
Dr. John Randolph Archer
1775–1850
Richard Henry Archer
1778–1868
Robert Pleasants Archer
1780–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 February 1776
Amelia, Virginia, British Colonial America
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 22

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 40

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 40

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English: from Old French arch(i)er, Middle English archere, hence an occupational name for an archer. This Norman French word partially replaced the native English word bowman in the 14th century. In North America this surname may have absorbed some cases of European cognates such as French Archier.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry Archer - Government record: birth-name: Henry Archer

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