David Archer

8 February 1743–4 April 1793 (Age 50)
Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of David

When David Archer was born on 8 February 1743, in Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Benjamin Archer, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Thayer, was 22. He married Mary Benson on 12 April 1764, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 4 April 1793, in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Archer
Mary Benson
Marriage: 12 April 1764
David Archer Jr.
Hannah Archer
John Archer
Bezaleel Archer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1764Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (4)

    Age 33
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 33
    New York is the 11th state.
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 40
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    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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    Sources (6)

    • David Archer, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • David Archer, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • David Archer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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