John Archer


The name of John Archer appears on a number of community-based documents from the years around 1800. Perhaps he was the kinsman of contemporary Albany residents Edward and/or George Archer.

A number of John Archers served in the Revolutionary army. One was buried in central New York.

In 1788, his personal property was valued under the second ward house of George Archer. In October of that year, his vote in a second ward election was dis-allowed in Albany as he did not possess the "freedom" of the city.

In 1799, his house and lot in the first ward were assigned modest assessments. In 1800, his household included himself, three boys, two girls and a women aged 26-45.

He probably was among the sons named in the will filed by George Archer in 1812. After that, his name has not been found in the community-based record.

We seek defining demographics and family information on the life of this Albany resident.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of John Archer is CAP biography number 6535. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
Admittedly, this sketch is pre-mature and is included here to begin to bring forward his story. Perhaps, he had some connection to his seventeenth century namesake, a pioneer of Westchester County.

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first opened: 4/3/09