James Harvey Archibald

12 November 1830–29 January 1899 (Age 68)
Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of James Harvey

When James Harvey Archibald was born on 12 November 1830, in Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Alexander Kent Archibald, was 28 and his mother, Janet Harvey, was 25. He married Lucy Lavinia Hoisington on 25 November 1861, in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1899. He died on 29 January 1899, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Harvey Archibald
Lucy Lavinia Hoisington
Marriage: 25 November 1861
Norman Hoisington Archibald
Carlos Harlow Archibald
Sarah Lizzie Archibald
George Howard Archibald
Anna Belle Archibald

Spouse and Children

25 November 1861
Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States



    Carlos Harlow Archibald


    Sarah Lizzie Archibald


    George Howard Archibald



Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Kent Archibald





    David W. Archibald


    Alice McKay Archibald



    Margaret Harvey Archibald


    Elizabeth Archibald


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 6

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Age 30

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

Name Meaning

Scottish: from a Scottish personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) Continental Germanic origin ( see Archambault ). In the Highlands of Scotland it was taken as an Anglicized equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Gille Easbaig ‘servant of the bishop’ ( see Gillespie ), probably because of the approximate phonetic similarity between Arch(i)bald and easbaig. Both Archibald and Gillespie are personal names much favored among Clan Campbell.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James H Archibald, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James H Archibald in household of A R Archibald, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James H. in entry for Norman H. Archibald and Mattie A. P. Baker, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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