Judge Benjamin Franklin Archer Sr

January 1759–1833 (Age 74)
Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Judge Benjamin Franklin Archer Sr was born in January 1759, in Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Archer, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Shreve, was 27. He married Margaret Brown on 14 June 1784, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1833, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Washington Township, Allen, Indiana, United States.

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Judge Benjamin Franklin Archer Sr
Margaret Brown
Marriage: 14 June 1784
David Archer
Sarah Archer
John Smith Archer
Elizabeth Archer
Benjamin Franklin Archer Jr
Susannah Archer

Spouse and Children

14 June 1784
New Jersey, United States


    David Archer


    Sarah Archer


    John Smith Archer


    Elizabeth Archer


    Benjamin Franklin Archer Jr


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World Events (8)


Age 17

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

Age 17

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 22

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Archer, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Benjamin Archer, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Benjamin Archer, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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