Jacob Archer

Male17 May 1827–

Brief Life History of Jacob

When Jacob Archer was born on 17 May 1827, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jacob Archer, was 51 and his mother, Abigail Mattie Morris, was 45. He married Roxelany Jane Nickens on 24 February 1842, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died in Smith Township, Greene, Indiana, United States, and was buried in Holder Cemetery, Greene, Indiana, United States.

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Jacob Archer
Roxelany Jane Nickens
Marriage: 24 February 1842
Ellen Archer
Alice Archer
Robin N. Archer
Sarah J. Archer
Josiah Archer
Sophrona Archer
Alice Archer
Charlott Archer
Eliza J Archie
James Houston Archer
Mary A. Archer

Sources (12)

  • Jacob Archer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Archer in entry for W B Miller, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Jacobs Archer in entry for James Houston Archer, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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  • Marriage
    24 February 1842Wilson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Information 1828: Greene, Indiana, United States

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 35

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    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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