Henry Stump Archer

Male9 May 1811–12 March 1889

Brief Life History of Henry Stump

When Henry Stump Archer was born on 9 May 1811, in Harford, Maryland, United States, his father, Robert Harris Archer, was 35 and his mother, Mary Stump, was 23. He married Jane Elizabeth Hart on 12 February 1846, in Harford, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 March 1889, in Harford, Maryland, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Henry Stump Archer
1811–1889
Jane Elizabeth Hart
1827–1904
Marriage: 12 February 1846
Mary Alice Archer
1846–1935
Hannah Adelaide Archer
1848–1875
Clara Amanda Archer
1851–1911
Flora Alicia Archer
1853–

Sources (6)

  • Henry S Archer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Stump Archer, "Find A Grave Index"
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Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1846Harford, Maryland, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1812

    Age 1

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 1

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 21

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and French: from Middle English archere, Anglo-Norman French archer, Old French archier ‘bowman’, 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. Compare Larcher .

    German: from an agent derivative of Old High German archa ‘mill-race’ (from Latin arca ‘chest, box’). This surname is rare in Germany.

    Germanized form of Slovenian Arhar: German-influenced patronymic from the personal name Arh (see Arch 3), an old vernacular equivalent of Henry . Alternatively, perhaps a topographic name derived from Old High German archa ‘mill-race’ (see 2 above), hence a cognate of Slovenian Rakar (see Raker 4).

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

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