JACKSON CO. WV DEED INDEX 1875-1939

 

[The following were published in "The Archer Quarterly," publication of The Archer Association, PO Box 6233, McLean, VA 22106, edited by George W. Archer, (Simon, Stephen, Stephen, Nathan, James I, Patrick). The editor's father was born in Sandyville, Jackson Co., WV 24 Aug 1884, son of Stephen Archer and Helen Josephine Butcher. For more on all descendants of Patrick Archer, contact George Archer at the above address or at garcher@wdn.com.]

 

JACKSON CO. WV DEED INDEX 1875-1939
(Partial Listing)

(Editor's comments: These Grantor/Grantee Index entries from the Jackson Co., WV Deed Indexes were transcribed from tape recordings made from LDS microfilms of the originals located at the Jackson Co., WV Court House. They are incomplete readings of some of the Archers in the Deed Index, the listings after 1900 not being as complete as before 1900. Also omitted from these readings are many land transactions by Archer women who were not joined by husbands or others. Some volume and page numbers were omitted from the tape due to oversight. However, it should be possible to interpolate volume numbers from adjacent entries.

Do not assume that the absence of a deed record means that someone did not own land. Often deeds were not recorded at the Court House, rather, the deed was kept in a strongbox at home. The chain of ownership may only appear as a reference to previous ownership might be found many years later in the land records of later owners. When deeds were not recorded, the totals of acreage of land bought and sold by one person may not be equal.

We would very much like to have publish of all of the Archer transactions below; however, this incomplete transcription of the Deed Index may assist you to locate the records you seek.

The Archers listed below came from Noble Co., OH in 1872, arriving in family groups which included the collateral (in-law) surnames of ALEXANDER, DAVIS, DOWLER, GRANDON, HUPP, McBRIDE, McKEE, MOORE, WEEKLEY, and WELLS, to name but a few. To the best of my knowledge, the only Archer line in this county for the period 1872 to 1920 came from Noble Co., OH, described in detail in the article serialized in The Archer Quarterly as "Patrick Archer and His Descendants." William Leeper Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) (b. 29 April 1841, Noble Co., OH.; d. 29 Oct 1917, Jackson Co., WV.) seems to be the first Archer family to have bought land in Jackson Co., WV in 1872, although there could have been some earlier settlement. By 1930, however, the Archer surname had all but disappeared from Jackson Co. due to migrations brought on by falling farm prices, depleted soil and better employment opportunities in the factories in the Parkersburg area of Wood Co. just north of Jackson Co.

 

JACKSON CO. WV DEED INDEX 1875-1939

(Partial Listing)

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A - B - C - E - F - G - H - I - J - L - M - N - P - R - S - T - V - W  

JACKSON CO. WV WILLS

JACKSON CO., WV COURT RECORDS
RECORD BOOK Vol 1-6 1883-1900

ARCHER RECORDS ON WIRT AND JACKSON COUNTIES, WEST VIRGINIA

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ARCHER, A.E. & Ella R.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1898 Two tracts Isaac's Run, Grant Dist to J.W. Archer 52/597
[GWA comment: Alonzo E. Archer (Henry, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Ella Rhodes, his wife.]

ARCHER, A. L., Amanda M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1921

 

39A Sand Creek, Grant Dist to Catherine, Mary, Michael Archer E. L., Clarence & Michael Archer Bertha, McKinley & Lilly, Sherman, Columbus, Guy, John M. (estate), Michael 98/315

 

[GWA comment: Children of John McGarry Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and their spouses, selling to Michael, John's son and administrator of his estate, probably in preparation to sell the land, by selling their interest to Michael. Guy is Clarence's son. Columbus is Thomas Columbus.]  Back to Michael Archer

 

ARCHER, A.P. & Fanny 
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1901 77A Big Sand Cr., Grant Dist ( )
[GWA comment: Alva Preston Archer (John, Nathan, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and wife, Fanny Lockhart.
See Preston Archer, below.]

 

ARCHER, Ackison & Rose Ann
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1877 75A Big Sandy to Nelson Archer 21/73
[GWA comment: Atkinson Archer (Jacob, James, James I, Patrick) and wife, Rosanne Moore. See Nelson Archer, below.]

 

ARCHER, Asbury
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1876 Sand Creek to Jesse Blackman 20/417

 

ARCHER, Asbury & Emiline E.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1880

86A A. Left Fork, Sand Creek to Celia Archer

23/200

ARCHER, Asbury & Emiline
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1881 6A to James M. Cheuvront 24/392

[GWA comment: Asberry Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and wife Emaline Elizabeth Archer (Jacob, James, James I, Patrick). They moved to Norton Co., KS in 1881.]

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ARCHER, B. F. & Mary
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1894 100A Sandy Ravenswood Dist 46/163

 

ARCHER, B. F. & Mary
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1901

112A Turkey Run, Ravenswood Dist. to A. F. Bumbard

58/527

[GWA comment: Benjamin Finley Archer (Joseph, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and wife Mary Ann. Grandon. Also see Mary's transaction with her parents, below under Mary Archer.]

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ARCHER, Catherine
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1910

 

89A Grant Dist from E.S.& E.E., D.Y. & C.G., Addie & B.F., Anna, Joseph (Est MO), Marshall H., Louisa, Lura F., Mary, J.G. & Kattie, Rosa A. Archer 80/262

 

[GWA comment: Spouses and children of Joseph Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I) selling to Catherine Harris, widow of Joseph. E.S. is Edmond Sidney. E.E. is Emory Elby. D.Y is Dempsey Yives. C.G. is Cornelius G. B.F. is Benjamin Finley, Alice A., Joseph's daughter. Others are Marshal Harris and wife Louisa Weekley; Lura F., wife of Emory's; Mary is wife of Benjamin Finley, Mary Ann Grandon; J.G. is Joseph Garfield and wife Kattie Patterson. Rosa A. is possibly Rose Weekly, wife of Marion Oliver who is not listed here.]

ARCHER, Catherine & L.D.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1936 Grant Dist to Jacob Sheets 111/351

 

ARCHER, Catherine & L.D.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1936 16A Grant Dist to John W. Sommerville 112/181
[GWA comment: Lewis Danford Archer (Mathew, Elisha, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and wife, Katherine Sommerville.]

 

 

ARCHER, Celia
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1880 86A A. Left Fork, Sand Creek from Asbury & Emiline E. Archer 23/200

ARCHER, Celia
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1893 27A Turkey Fork Ridge, Grant Dist. to Peter Archer 42/47

 

ARCHER, Celia
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1897 40A Sand Creek, Grant Dist. to Peter Archer 49/322

Back to Peter Archer

 

ARCHER, Celia
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1897 13A Grant Dist. to Cynthia Archer 49/401

 

 

ARCHER, Cynthia
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1897 13A Grant Dist. from Celia Archer 49/401
[GWA comment: Asbury and wife sold to Celia before leaving for Kansas. Celia is probably Celia Archer (James, James, James I, Patrick) the widow of Martin Archer (Michael, Joseph James I) who had died 30 Jun 1876, in Noble Co., OH, as the full deed says that Celia is of Noble Co., OH. Celia then sold some of it to others who can't be identified before Celia died in Jackson Co., WV on 4 or 6 Oct 1903.]

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ARCHER, Elisha
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1897 60A Oil and gas lease, Grant Dist to C.K. O'Hara 52/121

 

ARCHER, Elisha
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1901 54A Grant Dist to Peter Archer 58/493
[GWA comment: Elisha Archer (James, Joseph, James I, Patrick) selling to Peter his son before the father's death in Jackson Co., 12 Aug 1909.]                      Back to Peter Archer

 

ARCHER, Elizabeth
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1877 64+A Big Sandy from Nelson Archer 21/74
[GWA comment: See Nelson Archer below.]

 

ARCHER, Emory E
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1895 2 Tracts, Nesselroad Fork, Grant Dist from Marshall H. and Louise Archer 47/175

 

ARCHER, Emory E. & Laura F.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1897 39 1/60A Nesselroad Fork to M.O. Archer 49/417
[GWA comment: Emory Elby Archer (Joseph, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and wife Laura Frances Cooper buying from Marshal Harris Archer, his brother, and wife, Mary Louise Weekley in 1895 and and selling to his brother, Marion Oliver in 1897.]

 

ARCHER, Ernest M. & Sadie F.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1920 Sell Land in Grant and Wash Dists. ( ) (Infants) 1935
[GWA comment: Children of William H. Archer, son of David McGarry Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Sarah Archer William d. 15 Nov 1915 in Jackson Co., md. Toy Westfall. His children were born c. 1912-1913.]

 

 

ARCHER, E.S. & E.E
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1910

 

89A Grant Dist to Catherine Archer D.Y. & C.G., Addie & B.F., Anna, Joseph (Est MO), Marshall H., Louisa, Lura F., Mary, J.G. & Kattie, Rosa A. 80/262

 

[GWA comment: See Catherine, above.]

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ARCHER, F.M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1901 25A Sarvis Fork, Ravenswood Dist to the Bank of Jackson Co. 59/497

 

ARCHER, F.M. & C.M. (E.M.?)
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1906 57A Sand Creek, Grant Dist to F.D. Culver 71/304

 

ARCHER, F.M. & E.M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1908 110A Grant Dist to D.Y. Archer 76/30

 

ARCHER, F.M. & Lizzie
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1914 67A Maul Camp Creek to S.F. Miihlbach 88/504
[GWA comment: Francis Marion Archer and Emma Elizabeth Richards. Francis was son of Nathan Archer (Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Lydia Harris. D.Y. Archer is Dempsey Yives Archer (Joseph, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Catherine Harris.]

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ARCHER, G.A.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1936 44A in McGraw's Fork, Grant Dist from Hazel, K.F., N.G., Ruth, Sylvia Archer  111/465
[GWA comment: Granville A. Archer, son of George Archer (Elisha, James, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Lycinda E. Johns/Jeralds buying from his children. K.F. is Kennard Franklin; N.G. is probably Nathan and Ruth Stewart is Nathan's wife; Sylvia Edith.]

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ARCHER, H.O. & & Inez Weekley
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1938 4 tracts @ 205A Sarvis Fork to Ethel B. Morehead  114/94
[GWA comment: Homer O. Archer, son of William Hanshaw Archer (Nathan, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Winonia Brown.]

 

ARCHER, Hazel, K.F., N.G.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1936 44A in McGraw's Fork, Grant Ruth, Sylvia Dist to G.A. Archer 111/465
[GWA comment: See G.A. Archer, above.]

ARCHER, Henry & Hulda
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1878 262A Nesselroad Fork, Grant Dist. to Stephen Harris 22/591

 

Vol/Pages
Deed. Henry Archer and wife, Hulda, 1 May 1878 to Stephen Harris of Noble Co. OH. In the deed Henry gives some background of this transaction: In 1860 in Noble Co. Stephen Harris and his wife, Mary, sold to Henry Archer a farm in Enoch Twp. in Noble Co., of 80A for $3000 with an agreement to re-sell to Stephen. Henry purchased and sold a farm of Thomas Brown's in Wood Co., WV and purchased another farm in Nesselroad Fork, Grant Twp, Jackson Co., WV which he wishes to convey to Stephen Harris in this transaction. He mentions that Stephen Harris' wife, Mary, is dead. Henry and Hulda deeded the property for Stephen lifetime, for his maintenance with Henry and Hulda retaining ultimate control of the property.  22/591-592

 

[GWA comment: Henry Archer (Joseph, James I, Patrick), son of Joseph Archer and Phoebe Enochs, and wife, Hulda Harris. Stephen Harris and Mary Headly mentioned in the deed are Hulda's parents.]

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ARCHER, Israel
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1886 10A Sand Creek to Watson Rollins 29/303

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ARCHER, J.W.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1898 Two tracts Isaac's Run, Grant Dist from A.E. & Ella R. Archer 52/597
[GWA comment: James William Archer (Michael, Jacob, James I, Patrick) buying from Alonzo E. Archer (Henry, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Ella Rhodes, his wife.]

 

 

ARCHER, J.W. & Hester A.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1899 65/100A Murraysville, Grant Dist to Bertha F. Hawley 55/79

 

ARCHER, J.W. & Hester A.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1906 44A Pond Creek, Grant Dist to Elizabeth Moorehouse 75/510
[GWA comment: James William Archer (Michael, Jacob, James I, Patrick) and wife Hester A. Harbin/Hardman.]

 

ARCHER, J.W. & Sarah
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1903 40 & 45A Isaac's Run, Grant Dist to W.L. Mailor (honetic) 62/413
ARCHER, J.W. & Sarah M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1907 109A Nesselroad Forks, Grant Dist to F.F. Lockhart (phonetic) 72/588
ARCHER, J.W. & Sarah M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1907 47A Big Sand Creek, Grant Dist to Lilly F. Leep 73/31
ARCHER, J.W. & S.M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1907 30A Big Sand Creek, Ravenswood Dist to G.N. Lockhart 73/428
ARCHER, J. W. & Sarah M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1908 47 3/4A to Ida L. Vannoy 74/66
ARCHER, J.W. & S.M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1908  34 1/2A Big Sand Creek, Ravenswood Dist to Lucy L. Curry 74/83
ARCHER, J.W. & S.M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1908 30A Big Sand Creek to Ida L. Vannoy 74/86
ARCHER, J.W. & Sarah M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1908 31A Grant Dist 76/111
ARCHER, J.W. & S.M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1908 43A Grant Dist to C.J. Summerville 76/224
ARCHER, J.W. & Sarah M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1915 73A Oil & gas rights, Sand Creek Grant Dist to Godfrey L. Cabot 93/27
ARCHER, J.W. & Sarah M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1919 INT-130A Big Sand Creek, Grant Dist to J.W. Vannoy 93/454

 

ARCHER, J. Willard & Sarah M.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1939 73A Sand Creek, Grant Dist to P.L. Moore 116/247
[GWA comment: James Willard Archer, son of Esau Archer (Henry, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Jane Morris and wife, Sarah Margaret Lockhart.]

 

ARCHER, Jacob & Elizabeth
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1876 9 1/4A to James Blackman 20/418

 

ARCHER, Jacob & Elizabeth
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1878 9 1/4A Sand Creek to James Blackman 24/18

 

ARCHER, Jacob & Elizabeth
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1878 109A Turkey Fork to Samuel M. Dodd 21/655

 

ARCHER, Jacob & Elizabeth
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1878 75 and 64A Big Sand Creek to with Nelson & Hiram Sharpnack Rebecca 22/25
[GWA comment: See Nelson Archer below.]

 

ARCHER, James S. & Jeannetta A.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1893 62A Left Fork Sand Creek Grant Dist. to J. W. Morrison 42/562

 

ARCHER, James S. & Jeannetta
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1910 62A Left Fork Sand Creek to Thomas Balis 81/298
[GWA comment: Probably James S. Archer and wife, Jeannetta A. King who md. in Noble Co., OH 18 Mar 1882 (6/192). There are no other pairings of a couple of this name among the James Archer clan. James' ancestry is unknown.]

ARCHER, James W. & Hester and John R. & Margaret
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1919 25A McGraws Run, Grant Dist  to James Corns 94/423
[GWA comment: See J.W. above. J.W's brother, John Riley Archer (Michael, Jacob, James I, Patrick) and wife, Margaret Ellen Harbin/Harlin.]

 

ARCHER, John Q. & Virginia A
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1884 100A Isaac's Run to R. S. Brown 26/568
  

 

ARCHER, John & Virginia A.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1876 100A Isaac's Run to R. S. Brown 20/422

 

ARCHER, John Q. & Virginia A.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1903 39A Left Fork, Sand Creek to Amy J. Fox 64/227
[GWA comment: John Q. Archer son of Nathan Archer (Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Lydia Harris and wife, Virginia Alcene Barnes.]

ARCHER, John M. (Tr.) 
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1891 Left Fork - Sand Creek ----

[GWA comment: John McGarry Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) as a trustee.]

 

ARCHER, Joseph & Catherine
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1880 8 1/2A (loc not given) to R. S. Brown 23/537
[GWA comment: Joseph Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and wife, Catherine Harris.]

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ARCHER, L.M.                  See William and Sophia Archer
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1917 50A Lockhart, Grant Dist from William Leeper & Sophia Archer 96/362
[GWA comment: William Leeper Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and wife Sophia Barnes selling to son, Luther Millard.]                      Back to William and Sophia Archer

 

ARCHER, Louise
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1898 57A Nesselroad Fork, Grant Dist from Marion Oliver & Rosa Archer 51/408
[GWA comment: Louise not identified.]

 

ARCHER, Lukas and Oda E.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1927 2 tracts, near Silverton, Ravenswood Dist to Van Kirk 104/310
[GWA comment: Lucas Michael Archer, son of Jocephus Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Minnie Murphy with wife Oda Elizabeth Hall.]

(Ed. note: Many listings for M.C. starting in 1917 with "comr" after M.C.- not listed here)

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ARCHER, M.C. & Myrtle
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1921 36 & 37A Clay Lick, Grant Dist to J.D. Jarrett 97/589

 

ARCHER, M.C. & Myrtle
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1921 Lot in Ripley to A.M. Carson 98/243

 

ARCHER, Marion
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1889 Tract- Nesselroad Fork, Grant Dist from William and Melissa Grandon 32/59

 

ARCHER, M.O.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1893 80A Nesselroad Fork, Grant Dist from William and Melissa Grandon 41/558

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1893 30A Nesselroad Fork, Grant Dist to James Grandon 42/299

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1894 2 tracts Nesselroad Fork, Grant Dist to Marshall H. Archer 44/409

 

ARCHER, M.O.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1897 39 1/60A Nesselroad Fork from Emory E. & Laura F. Archer 49/417
[GWA comment: See Emory Archer above.]

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1898 57A Nesselroad Fork, Grant Dist to Louise Archer 51/408

 

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1898 3 1/2A Nesselroad Creek, Grant Dist to S.B. Archer 53/193

Back to S. B. and Nancy

 

M.O. Archer and Rose (sic) A. Archer, his wife, to S.B. Archer, 23 Aug 1897, for $600 in six installments of $100 each between 1898 and 1903 for 3 1/2A on Nesselroad Creek at mouth of Maul Creek in Grant Dist.

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1900 39A Nesselroad Creek, Grant Dist to N.F. McBride 57/270

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1909 Lot 106, Ravenswood to E.W. Metcalf 79/255

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1910 Lot, Ravenswood to E.W. Metcalf 85/57

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1912 10 1/2A Fall Run, Union Dist to J.M. Sillcott 85/185

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1912 92A Fallen Timber Run, Big Sand Creek to W.E. Dennis 85/449

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1913 5A Ravenswood Dist to W.W. Lytle 87/514

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1915 2A Lick Run, Ravenswood Dist to Effa McMaster 90/461

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1915 Partial Lot #61, Ravenswood to Marie Brokew 91/36

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1916 51 3/4A Little Sand Creek, Grant Dist to Myrta L. Barnhart 91/249

 

ARCHER, Marion Oliver & Rosa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1916 10A Cedar Run, Union Dist to Myrtle M. Wyant 93/146

 

ARCHER, M.O. & Ella 
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1936 Ravenswood Dist to McKinley Weekley 111/350

 

ARCHER, M.O. & Ella Lowman
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1939 92A Fallen Timber, Ravenswood Dist to W.E. Morgan 116/478
[GWA comment: Marion Oliver Archer, son of Joseph Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Catherine Harris. Marion had two wives: 1. Rosie A. Weekley 2 Jun 1864, Noble CO., OH - 30 Sep 1930, Jackson Co., WV; 2. Ella Lowman. He owned the General Store at Medina, WV.]

 

ARCHER, Marshall H. 
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1894 2 tracts Nesselroad Fork, Grant Dist from Marion Oliver & Rosa Archer 44/409

 

ARCHER, Marshall H. & Mary Louise
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1895 2 Tracts, Nesselroad Fork, Grant Dist to Emory E. Archer 47/175
[GWA comment: See Emory Archer above.]

 

ARCHER, Marshall Harris & Myrtle (M.C. & Myrtle, by Clerk)
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1897 78A Ohio River, Ravenswood Dist (Tax Deed) to E.E. Conant 55/57

 

ARCHER, Mary A.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1893 100A Sand Creek from William and Melissa Grandon 41/572

[GWA comment: Probably Mary Ann Grandon, daughter of William and Melissa (Sweeney) Grandon. Mary Ann md. Benjamin Finley Archer (Joseph, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick). This was the first property acquisition in Jackson Co. by Benjamin Finley and his wife whom he married 5 Oct 1878 in Jackson Co.

The Grandons had a custom of bankrolling their daughters to pay for their first land purchase as a married woman. The grants came too long after the marriages to be a dowery. Mary Ann had been married 15 years when this first purchase took place from her parents. She and Benjamin had made no other purchase up to this time. The pattern here was set earlier by Enoch Grandon, father of William, who probably provided the money for William's sister, Nancy Grandon, to buy property in her own name although she had married to Stephen Archer (Nathan, James I, Patrick) for 30 years. They married in Monroe Co., OH 27 Nov 1844 and owned no recorded land until Nancy made the first and only purchase in Jackson Co. (Jackson Co., WV, Deeds Vol 9, p. 392 -R.S. Brown and wife, Anna H. to Nancy Archer, 1 May 1874).]

 

ARCHER, Michael 
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1921

 

39A Sand Creek, Dist from A.L., Amanda M., Catherine, Mary, E.L., Clarence & Bertha McKinley & Lilly, Sherman, Columbus, Guy, John M. (Estate), Michael 98/315

 

[GWA comment: See A.L. Archer above.]

 

ARCHER, Megary & Sarah
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1897 64A Oil & gas lease, Wash. Dist to W.H. McConnel & Co. 52/3
[GWA comment: Megary is a nickname for David McGarry Archer (John, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) with wife, Sarah Aplin.]

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ARCHER, Naaman & Elizabeth
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1876 105A Isaac's Run to R.S. Brown 24/19

 

ARCHER, Naaman & Elizabeth
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1878 105 Tr D. Isaac's Run to Robert S. Brown 21/572
[GWA comment: Naaman Archer, son of Nathan Archer (Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Lydia Harris.]

 

Nathan & Mary 1875 100A Isaac's Run to Benjamin D. Williams ( ) Sold 1 Jan 1875 land acquired from R.S. Brown and wife being lot #2 in the division of 500A of land on Isaac's Run in the same lot wherein Nathan now lives. Payments to be in 12 monthly installments with interest.

 

ARCHER, Nathan & Mary
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1876 100A Isaac's Run to R.S. Brown 20/420

 

ARCHER, Nathan & Mary
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1878 100A Isaac's Run to James T. and Sarah M. Young 22/504

 

Deed, dated Aug 1878 R.S. Brown and all, including Nathan Archer, Sarah M. Young, wife of James T. Young, both of Jackson C. Brown said that he and his wife on 1 June 1873 conveyed to Nathan Archer a tract of 100A on Isaac's Run of Nesselroad Fork of Sandy by unrecorded deed of that date, and Archer says that the deed was burned up in his house, which was also burned on the same land, and Archer and wife gave to B.(?) O.(?) Williams, trustee for land for said Brown, a deed of trust to secure the payment of the purchase money. This deed was dated 1 Jan 1873.

Archer failed to pay the trust deed and wants to receive the purchase contract which is hereby rescinded. Brown says that he is going to foreclose on a deed for 160A to pay debt owed to him by Sarah Young and James T. Young.

Nathan's land was then deeded to the Youngs. Nathan was forgiven the debt (by the Youngs?).

 

 

ARCHER, Nathan & Mary
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1884 64A Little Sand Creek to Samuel McBride 26/588

Sold 4 Feb 1884 to Samuel McBride and wife, Jane, for $300 64A in Grant Dist on Little Sand Creek and Brush Run, a fork of Nesselroad Creek. Nathan bought the land from R.S. Brown.

[GWA comment: Nathan Archer (Joseph, James I, Patrick) and second wife, Mary Henry whom he married 13 Apr 1869. His first wife, Lydia Harris b.c. 1828 d. 7 or 31 May 1866 in Noble Co., OH.]

 

 

ARCHER, Nelson
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1877 75A Big Sandy from Ackison & Rose Ann 21/73

 

ARCHER, Nelson
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1877 64+ A. Big Sandy to Elizabeth Archer 21/74

 

ARCHER, Nelson & Rebecca
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1878 75 and 64A Big Sand Creek to Hiram Sharpneck 22/25
[GWA comment: Nelson Archer (Morgan, James, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and wife Rebecca Ann Archer (Jacob, James, James I, Patrick). There were some other transactions including Nelson with with Nelson and Jacob and probable wife Elizabeth Sadler who would have Rebecca's parents. The transactions with his in-laws took place before Jacob and Elizbeth left Jackson Co., WV for Norton Co., KS and seem to have been the property he bought in 1877 selling if off by 1878 singly and jointly with his wife's parents, possibly to raise money for their settlement in Norton Co., KS where they went from Jackson Co, KS. Jacob would have been about 64 and Elizabeth, 50 when they left, and it seems reasonable that Nelson and wife may may have gone to Kansas with them between the period 1878 and Aug 1882 when his first born daughter, Martha, was born in Jackson Co. but research in Norton Co., KS and adjacent Kansas counties has not produced any records on him.]

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ARCHER, Peter & Jane
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1886 1/8A McGraw Fork, Sand Creek to Episcopal Methodist Church 29/291

 

   

 

ARCHER, Peter & Jane
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1888 1/8A McGraw's Fork, Grant Dist to Joseph Bollin Sr. 31/378

 

ARCHER, Peter & Jane
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1897 40A Sand Creek to F.M. Wells 51/313

 

ARCHER, Peter
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1901 54A Grant Dist from Elisha Archer 58/493
[GWA comment: See Elisha, above.]

 

ARCHER, Peter & Jane
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1901 1A McGraw Fork, Grant Dist to Episcopal Methodist Parsonage 59/14

 

ARCHER, Peter & Jane
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1912 Agreement of Right of Way, Grant Dist, Trade Promoting Co. Kanawha's Ohio Valley 85/128

 

ARCHER, Peter & Jane
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1912 (ditto) 85/146

 

ARCHER, Peter
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1893 27A Turkey Fork Ridge, Grant Dist. from Celia Archer 42/47

 

ARCHER, Peter
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1897 40A Sand Creek, Grant Dist. from Celia Archer 49/322
[GWA comment: See Celia Archer, above.]

 

ARCHER, Peter & Cynthia
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1897 53A                Lis pendena (a pending law suit) 49/441

 

ARCHER, Peter
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1909 4 tracts 102A Parsons Run at McGraws Fork, Grant Dist from Weedon & Malissa 79/270
[GWA comment: Weeden Archer (James, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and wife, Malissa Smith, selling to his probable nephew, Peter (Elisha, James, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

 

ARCHER, Peter
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1917 25A Big Sand Creek to N.B. Thomas 93/217

 

ARCHER, Peter, Sarah, & Martha
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1930 92 1/2A Left Fork, Sand Creek, Grant Dist to Everett Moore 116/473
[GWA comment: There are two Peter's here: Peter (Elisha, James, Joseph, James I, Patrick) md. Sarah Martha Sheets. Peter (James, Joseph, James I, Patrick) md. Jane Archer (Jacob, James, James I, Patrick).]

 

ARCHER, Preston & Fanny
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1939 99A Lockhart Forks, Sand Creek Grant Dist to Harry T. Palmer 115/341
[GWA comment: Alva Preston Archer (John, Nathan, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and wife, Fanny Lockhart.
See A.P. Archer above.]

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ARCHER, Rosa A
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1891 Lot, Grant Dist from William and Melissa Grandon 39/289

 

ARCHER, Rosa A.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1899 Part of Lot 106, Ravenswood from Benjamin and Martha Weekley 55/999

 

ARCHER, Rosa A.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1901 Part of Lot 106, Ravenswood from Benjamin and Martha Weekley 59/451
[GWA comment: Rosa A. is probably Rose Weekly, wife of Marion Oliver Archer (Joseph, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

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ARCHER, S.B.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1898 3 1/2A Nesselroad Creek, Grant Dist from Marion Oliver & Rosa Archer 53/193

 

M.O. Archer and Rose (sic) A. Archer, his wife, to S.B. Archer, 23 Aug 1897, for $600 in six installments of $100 each between 1898 and 1903 for 3 1/2A on Nesselroad Creek at mouth of Maul Creek in Grant Dist.

 

 

ARCHER, S.B. & Nancy
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1901 3 1/2A Nesselroad Cr. to P.H. Slaven 58/383
This was the same land sold to S.B. Archer by Marion Oliver Archer in a deed dated 1 Nov 1898
recorded in Vol 53, p. 193

 

ARCHER, S.B. & Nancy J.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1902? to Maria Sheppard 59/98

 

ARCHER, S.B. & Nancy J.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1910 25A Nesselroad Creek, Grant Dist to Nellie R. Nesselroad 82/43
[GWA comment: Stephen B. Archer, son of Henry Archer (Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Hulda Harris, with wife Nancy Jane McBride.]

 

ARCHER, Sumpter
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1935 50A Lockhart's Fork, Grant Dist from Kromer E., Edward, John H., Marie, Mary E. Archer 110/223
[GWA comment: Sumpter Archer son of Luther Millard Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Mary E. Sheets.]

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ARCHER, T.D.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1899 50A Ripley Dist to John H. Board 53/548
ARCHER, T.D.
1900 Lot, W. Ripley to W.F. Harris 57/321
ARCHER, T.D.
1900 1/2 A to P.M. Snyder 58/93
ARCHER, T.D. (by clerk) 
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1904 Tax D. Lot W. Ripley ( )
[GWA comment: Possibly Thomas Denver Archer, son of Israel Archer (Enoch, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Lucinda Hessen. There is no record that he lived in Jackson Co., but did live in Belpre, OH and Parkersburg, WV.]

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ARCHER, Vincent
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1899 30A Nesselroad Fork, Grant Dist from J.N. and Elizabeth Grandon 56/143
[GWA comment: John N. Grandon and wife Elizabeth Archer (Simon, James I, Patrick) selling to an unidentified Vincent Archer. There is only one possible candidate for Vincent V. (1880 Wirt Co, Tucker Dist, WV Census son of Weeden Archer (James, Joseph, James I and Melissa Smith. His full name was Lantie Z. Archer. No other Vincent can be identified as being in Jackson Co. at this time.]

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ARCHER, Weedon & Malissa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1876 86A Isaac's Run to R.S. Brown 24/23

 

ARCHER, Weedon & Malissa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1889 30A Left Fork, Sand Creek, Grant Dist to Nathaniel Thomas 34/186

 

ARCHER, Weedon & Malissa
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1909 4 tracts 102A Parsons Run at McGraws Fork, Grant Dist to Peter Archer 79/270
[GWA comment: Weeden Archer (James, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and wife, Malissa Smith, selling to his probable nephew, Peter (Elisha, James, Joseph, James I, Patrick)]

 

ARCHER, William L.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1873 113A from Robert S. Brown, Jr. and wife, Anna H. 19/287

 

ARCHER, William Leeper & Sophia P.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1876 113A Isaac's Run to R.S. Brown 20/421

 

ARCHER, William Leeper & Sophia P.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1876 176A Isaac's Run to R.S. Brown 20/421

 

ARCHER, W.L.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1882 56 rods Buckeye Fork to Grant Dist Board of Education ( )

 

ARCHER, W.L. & Sophia
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1883 11A Buckeye Fork to J.P. Woodside 26/243

 

ARCHER, W.L & Sophia P.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1909 80A Sand Creek, Grant Dist to J.O. McPherson 78/379

 

ARCHER, W.L. & Sophia P. 
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1909 99A Lockhart Fork, Grant Dist to J.L. Sheets 79/94

 

ARCHER, W.L. & Sophia P.
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1915 50A Lockart Fork, Sandy Creek, INTONG to Godfrey L. Cabot 93/70

 

ARCHER, William Leeper & Sophia 
Year Bought/Sold Land Description Vol/Page
1917 50A Lockhart, Grant Dist to L.M. Archer 96/362
[GWA comment: See L.M. Archer above.]

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JACKSON CO. WV WILLS

 

From: LDS Microfilm No. 567239

Will Bk 3 p. 362-3 Sarah Archer 9 May 1911-named Clarence, McKinley, Dock, Fay (male), Bertha, Guy, Flosie. Proved 5 Mar 1912.

[GWA comment: Sarah Aplin, wife of David McGarry (John, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick)]

 

 

Will Bk 4 p. 56 Rosa A. Archer, widow, of Sherman, dated 22 Jul 1916.

Names: Son, Lincoln H.; dau, Mary; son, M.C. and wife; executor: M.C. Archer. Witnesses: J.R. Keller and N.C. Prickett. Proved 16 June 1919.

[GWA comment: Rosa A. Moore, wife of Atkinson Atkinson (James, James, James I, Patrick).]

 

 

Will Bk 4 p. 76 Peter Archer- dated 29 Jul 1918. Peter Archer of Sandyville, Rt. 2, Jackson Co. Names: dau, Laura Weekley; Laura's children: Roosevelt Weekley, Gertie Jane Weekley. Executor E.J. Robinson. Appointed M.C. Archer as attorney and advisor to his executor in a codicil, 12 June 1919.

Witnesses: J.A. Shinn and M.F. McBride. Proven: 22 Mar 1920.

[GWA comment: Peter Archer (James, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

 

 

Will Bk 4, p. 80 John M. Archer-dated 9 Jul 1914. He says that he is a farmer living near Lockhart and Wiseberg in Jackson Co., WV. Leaves everything to wife, Rebecca. Appointed son, Michael as executor.

Witnesses: N.F. McBride, Addie Slaven. Proven: 14 May 1920.

[GWA comment: John Archer (Michael, Jacob, James I, Patrick).]

 

 

 

Will Bk 4 p. 158 J.C. Archer-dated 6 Dec 1921. Mentions that his wife preceded him in death. Asks executor to sell some property in Hemlock, Jackson Co. to pay for a monument for his wife's grave and for his stone at a cemetery near the Sand Creek Baptist Church "where my wife is now buried and where I wish to be buried." Leaves estate to his children, not named. Appointed M.C. Archer, executor. Witnesses: A.L. Bose, J.L. Wolfe. Proved: 6 Dec 1922.

[GWA comment: This is probably Jocephus Cephus Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

 

 

Will Bk 4 p. 346 Rosa A. Archer of Ann St., Ravenswood, dated 4 Dec 1923.

Names: husband, M.O. Archer. Witnesses: F.A. Sayre and H.W. Casto. Proved 3 Oct 1930.

[GWA comment: Rosa A. Weekley, wife of Marion Oliver (Joseph, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

 

 

 

Will Bk 9 p. 133 Martin H. Archer of Sandyville, Jackson Co., dated 19 Aug 1958. Name wife, Adda M. Leaves all to wife and if wife not living, to children, not named. Wife is executrix. Witnesses: Ronald H. Adams and Barbara Ann Hinri.er(?). Proved 2 Oct 1962. (Adda still living)

[GWA comment:Martin Archer (Michael, Martin, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick). Wife was Ada Malissa Rardon.]

 

 

 

Will Bk 9 p. 118 Margaret Archer-dated 1 Jan 1936. Named husband, John R. Archer who has house and lots in Crystal Spring which are to be sold and money divided equally between following: Hoy Welden Archer, Arian Lelland Archer, and Sulvia Adaline Archer. (No witnesses). Proved 6 Apr 1938 by Clair Sheppard of Jackson Co., WV, and by Rose Archer who attested to her signature.

[GWA comment: Margaret Ellen Harbin, wife of John Riley (Michael, James, James I, Patrick).]

 

 

 

Will Bk 9 p. 273 McKinley Archer-10 Oct 1958, Akron, OH. Mentions W. Va. oil royalties "inherited from my grandfather to be distributed equally to my five children, or their lineal descendants." Appoints: dau, Ellen Fillinger as executrix. Witnesses: Ortha(?) Fisher; Earl L. Hank. Proved 28 Sep 1960.

[GWA comment: McKinley "Mac" Archer (David, John, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

 

Will Bk 9, p. 459 M.C. Archer-of Ripley, WV dated 11 Aug 1920. Named: Wife, Myrtle, executrix; no children mentioned. Will attested to at proving by N.F. McBride, and J. C. Fisher on 2 Aug 1944.

[GWA comment: Marshall C. Archer (Atkinson, James, James, James I, Patrick).]

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JACKSON CO., WV COURT RECORDS
RECORD BOOK Vol 1-6 1883-1900

 

Vol 1, p. 475 - L. Archer was paid $5 for working on a road in Grant Dist. during Probate Court Session of 9 Oct 1883.

 

Vol 3, p. 164 - 11 Jul 1887: "On motion of R.S. Morgan, sheriff of this county and with the assent of the Court, M.C. Archer is hereby appointed the deputy of the said Morgan in the said office of Sheriff to act on as his deputy during the pleasure of said Morgan, Sheriff, and thereupon the said M.C. Archer appeared in open court and took several oaths proscribed by law."

[GWA comment: Marshall C. Archer (Atkinson, James, James, James I, Patrick).]

 

Vol 3, p. 213 - 15 Jul 1887: Henry Archer appointed for Grant District Overseer of the Poor for a two year term.

 

Vol 3, p. 242 - Oct 1887: Henry Archer- Overseer of the Poor Report

[GWA comment: Henry Archer (Joseph, James I, Patrick.)]

 

Vol 4, p. 257 - 13 Jul 1892: M.O. Archer was appointed Deputy Sheriff under James M. Poling.

 

Vol 4, p. 344 - 9 Jan 1893: M.O. Archer appointed Deputy Sheriff.

 

Vol 4, p. 406 - 11 Jul 1894: "It appear to the court by satisfactory proof that Celia Archer and Michael Pet and each of them have obstructed the public road where the same passes through their land by building a fence over the same. It is therefore ordered by the Court J.B. Hall overseer of roads for said district proceed at once and remove said obstruction."

[GWA comment: Celia Archer (James, James, James I, Patrick), wife of Martin Archer Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick). Martin died 30 (Jan?) Jun 1876.]

 

Vol 5, p. 591 - 9 Apr 1895: M.C. Archer (sic-M.O.?) applied for a license to practice law. The court certified that he had resided in the county for the preceding year, was a person of good moral character, and was 21 years of age.

 

Vol 5, p. 155 - 15 Dec 1896: M.O. Archer voted to be clerk of Circuit Court of Jackson Co. during elections of 3 Nov 1896 for a term of 6 years beginning 1 Jan 1897 and ending 31 Dec 1902.

 

Vol 5, p. 347 - 12 Apr 1897: B.F. Archer applied for and was granted a certificate to obtain a license to keep a hotel at New Era from this date to 30 April 1898.

[GWA comment: Benjamin Finley Archer (Joseph, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

 

Vol 5, p. 489 - Jan 1899: Appointed Joseph Archer, road surveyor of precinct no. 5 of Grant District for a 2-year term in place of W.D. Johnson, who did not reside in precinct no. 5.

[GWA comment: Probably Joseph Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

 

Vol 5, p. 50 - 12 Apr 1899: B.F. Archer appointed Notary Public for the County. He and M.C. Archer and B.G. (?) Chevront were sureties on his bonds.

[GWA comment: Benjamin Finley Archer (Joseph, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

 

Vol 6. - 10 Dec 1900: Special- On this day Weedon Archer was elected on 6 Nov 1900 in general elections to the office of Justice for Grant Dist. Term of office began 1 Jan 1901 until 31 Dec 1904.

He produced a bond for $2500 with Peter Archer and E.J. Robinson as sureties.

[GWA comment: Weeden Archer (James, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

 

From: "West Virginia History," Vol 15, published quarterly by the State Dept of Archives & History, Charleston, WV, 1953.

Vol 15, p. 86

Other Summer Normal Schools in Jackson Co., WV - teachers:

James W. Archer- Wilding School 1916-1920

Lon Archer- Slaven School - 8 weeks -1896

[GWA comment: There were two James W. Archer's who were teachers: James William Archer (Michael, Jacob, James I, Patrick) James Willard Archer (Esau, Henry, Joseph, James I, Patrick)]

The Jackson Co. School Board records will have more information on all teachers of this period

 

"Thomas Family Record- Descendants of David and Mary Thomas."

Carolyn Thomas Miihlbach, comp., Rt. 2, Box 152, Ravenswood, WV 16164. 6x9 inches, 43 pp., soft cover, illustrated, 1981 $5.00 ppd.

This is a genealogical history of David Thomas and Mary Wiley Shipley who were married in Belmont Co, OH in 1844 and of their descendants. Cyrus W. Thomas, son of David and Mary Thomas, md. Mahala Archer. Cyrus was born 26 Nov 1856 in Noble Co, OH and died 9 May 1914 in Jackson Co., WV. Mahala was born 14 Jun 1861 in Noble Co, OH and died 14 Oct 1940 in Parkersburg, WV. Both are buried in the Maddox Cemetery. Mahala was the daughter of Martin Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Celia Archer (James, James, James I, Patrick). Martin and his wife and family moved from Noble Co., OH to Jackson Co., WV sometime between 1874 and 1880.

The other children of David Thomas and Mary Shipley were: John md. Mary Moore; Rebecca md. Samuel N. Price; Mary E. (unmarried); William H. md. 1. Elia S. Winebrenner and 2. Alcinda Finch; Malisa J (died young); Richard T. md. 1. Susan Lowe and 2. Mary Elizabeth Chesire; Joseph I. (died young) and Nathaniel B. md. Elizabeth E. Balis. There are photographs of each of the children complementing a well-written and concise narrative.

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ARCHER RECORDS ON WIRT AND JACKSON COUNTIES, WEST VIRGINIA

From: Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia on Wirt Co., 1883-1884.

(p. 16) - Wirt Co., WV

Vachel B. Archer of Wirt Co. WV son of Elisha and Susanna Archer b. 4/1/1851, Noble Co, OH. Moved to Wirt Co,WV in 1874. Attorney at Law. md. Elvira Beard 4/13/1876 Wood Co., WV. She was dau of William and Susan A. Perry Beard. She b. 1/1/1852 Wood Co, WV. Ch: Zaluma A. b. 6/18/1878.

[GWA comment: Vachel B. Archer (Elisha, Joephh, James I, Patrick) and Elvira Beard.]

 

(p. 26) - Wirt Co., WV

Rev. Jacob J. Archer of Limestone Hill, Wood Co., WV, son of Elisha and Susanna Archer b. 8/1/1845, minister and farmer md. Elizabeth Dowler 7/20/1871, Athens Co., OH. She is dau of William and Mary J. Birchfield Dowler. Elizabeth b. 10/22/1854 Athens Co., OH. No children given.

[GWA comment: Jacob J. Archer (Elisha, Joseph, James I, Patrick)

 

p. 29 - Wirt Co., WV

Elijah Archer md. Susanna Archer

Ch: Washington 3/15/1836

Cornelius 6/25/1837

Hannah 5/14/1839

Sarah A. 12/27/1840 d. 5/26/1841

Jacob J. 8/1/1845 md. 7/20/1871 Elizabeth Dowler

Josephus b. 6/24/1849 d. 12/14/1849

Rachel B. b. 4/1/1854

Mathew b. 4/10/1842

Nathan M. b. 12/8/1843 d. 5/12/1844

Date of information: 2 May 1929

[GWA comment: Elisha (Joseph, James I, Patrick). Elijah and Elisha were used interchangeably.]

 

p. 5 - Jackson Co., WV

Jacob Archer settled in Jackson Co. 1873 md. Elizabeth Saddler. Ch: Bedelia b. 2/2/1856 md. 2/22/1874 James Cheuvront

[GWA comment: Jacob Archer (James, James I, Patrick) John Archer 9/24/(not given) md. Ora B. Staats b. 10/1/1878 ; d 2/15/1907. Ch: Mattie Lois 6/15/1899 Source: Mrs. Allena Staats of Salineville, OH, Oct 1933 John Archer. Wife: Maude Hickman.Ch: b. Harrison Co., WV- John P. b. 12/8/1900.]

Joseph Archer md. Catherine Harris Ch: Cornelius 7/25/1854. Farmer & teacher.

[GWA comment: Joseph Archer (Michael Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Catherine Harris.]

Stephen Archer came to WV from Ohio in 1873 md. Nancy Grandon. Ch: Simon.

[GWA comment: Stephen Archer (Nathan, James I, Patrick)]

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The Archer Association was formed in 1983 and since then has published
The Archer Quarterly, 200 pages, indexed annually.

The Archer Quarterly is no longer published, but back issues are available,
and the data therein is available for searching on request 

Anyone searching for an Archer family or one of the many variants can contact:
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