-=| ATHENS COUNTY, OHIO |=-
From: Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH Athens Mental Health Center Series. Series 2157 Grave
Simon ARCHER, grave #188, buried 22 Nov 1890.
McGee ARCHER, grave #457, buried 10 Dec 1908.
[GWA comment: The State Mental Institute at Athens, OH was where Archers from the southeast Ohio counties
might be found. It was where those with any mental or even financial deficiencies were sent to relieve local charitable
organizations of financial responsibility. This means that those who were quite sane but old or without means
of support could have ended up here. The admission records for the institution used to
be in the Ohio State Historical depository at the University of Ohio at Athens which was one of the regional records depository
for the Ohio Historical Society, the official guardian of Ohio retired records.
I checked the University of Ohio's inventory in May 2000 and found that the Athens facility's admission records were no longer
listed in their holdings. They may have been moved to another depository that took over after the University of Ohio stopped
being a regional depository for Southeast Ohio county-level records.
The McGee Archer could very well be son of Francis Archer (James, Joseph, James, Patrick) and Sophia Archer (James, James, James,
Patrick). McGee was born 5 Sep 1870 in Marion Twp, Noble Co., and there is no record that he married. Simon is not identifiable
without seeing more of his burial record or tombstone.
"Marriage Records Athens Co., OH 1805-1866" by Marvin Fletcher & Beverly Schumacher- Athens Co. Historical
Society, Athens, OH 1985
Archer, Mathew and Atwood, Nancy I/J 29 Sep 1865, Vol 4, p. 377.
[GWA comment: Mathew Archer (Elisha, Joseph, James, Patrick)
"Marriage Records Athens Co., OH 1865-1880" by Marvin Fletcher & Beverly Schumacher- Athens Co. Historical
Society, Athens, OH 1985
Archer, Ada M. and Pearse, Danvers 3 Apr 1876 Vol 6, p. 179
Archer, Jacob and Dowler, Mary E. 20 Jul 1871 , Vol 5 , p. 273
[GWA comment: Rev. Jacob J. Archer (Elisha, Joseph, James, Patrick)
-=| BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO |=-
"History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio," Historical Publ.
Co, Wheeling, WV, 1880, Belmont Co.
John Preble and Susan Archer, by David Ruble, J. P, Dec 3, 1804
(p. 171) [see below]
Bounty for scalps (p. 174)
-Jacob Archer for one wolf scalp, killed January 1803, $3.00
-James Archer, $1.00 wolf six months old November 3, 1805
[GWA comment: These are probably Jacob and James, sons of Patrick, but possibly James (James, Patrick).]
"Belmont County, Ohio Before 1830" by Fedorchak, Catharine F. and Irene M. Ochsenbein
Comp. 647 Moraine Rd, Chester, IN 46304 and 14 Elm St, Brookside; Bridegport, OH 43912.
Belmont Co, Oh Marriages Book A, p. 8
John Preple to Susan Archer Dec. 3, 1804
[GWA comment: Susan Archer is asserted to be the daughter of James (of Patrick) in the "History of Noble Co., Ohio," L.H. Watkins
& Co., 1887, Chicago, p, 443 that again calls the groom "John Tribble." I
have personally seen the original and it is as Fedorchak transcribed it. After the marriage, this couple drops out of sight completely,
and there is no additional information available to support Susan's ancestry. Even Martin B. Archer's book, "The Genealogical History of
the Archer Family" F.J. Heer Co., Columbus, 1919, pp. 8-10 does not mention her as a daughter of James'. ]
Belmont Co, Oh Marriages Book B, p. 48
John Archer to Nancy Garven- May 7, 1812
[GWA comment: Not Patrick's line. John Archer b. 22 Jan 1789, New Jersey. The family was devout
Disciples of Christ and had a very active church in Bellaire. John died in Bellair, OH 29 Nov 1847 and
is buried in the Greenwood Cem, in Belmont Co. This line in Belmont Co., should not be confused with Patrick's line. I'm including it
here just to give warning against striking out on false leads because these Archer's were somewhat near to Patrick's kin.]
-=| FAIRFIELD COUNTY, OH |=-
Fairfield Co. "Cemeteries of Berne Township,' publ by Fairfield Co, Chapt of
St. Mary Cemetery - Gate of Heaven- Row 4 -
Archer, Monica 1877-1968
William C. 1876-1950
[GWA comment: William C. Archer (Belcarus, Simon, Nathan, James, Patrick) md. Monica Collins. He was a native of Noble Co., OH.]