Person:Sampson Archer (2)

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Sampson Archer, of Gilmore Springs, James River, VA
b.Abt. 1675 Ireland
d.1754 Virginia
  • HSampson Archer, of Gilmore Springs, James River, VAAbt 1675 - 1754
  • WRebecca ThompsonBef 1687 -
m. Bef. 1704
  1. Ann ArcherAbt 1704 - Bef 1810
  2. Lt. Sampson ArcherAbt 1705 - 1791
  3. John ArcherABT 1710 - aft 1780
  4. Elizabeth ArcherABT 1722 - Aft 1780
  5. Elizabeth Ann 'Betsy' Archer1725 -
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Name Sampson Archer, of Gilmore Springs, James River, VA
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1675 Ireland
Marriage Bef. 1704 to Rebecca Thompson
Death? 1754 Virginia

Sampson Archer was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:


  • 1 May 1745 - Land Survey for Sampson Archer for 305 acres on Elk Meadow, by Thomas Lewis, Surveyor. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 53].

Records of Sampson Archer in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:


  • Vol. 1 - 1750 - Petition of inhabitants between Jennings Branch and North River (Gap of Swift Run), it being the nighest way to the chief of our market places, May 20, 1752. Hands to mark ye said road, Sampson Archer and John Young. Hands to mark from Gap to North River, John Hair and Hugh Gamble, and thence to the great road already cut. From Gap to Long Glade, thence to North River, thence to the great road leading to the Gap. Patrick Frazer (rest torn).
  • Page 432.--18th June, 1752. Alexander Gibson's bond as administrator of Daniel Gibson, with sureties John Patterson, Sampson Archer.


Notes

From "AN INQUIRY INTO THE ORIGIN OF THE FAMILY OF ARCHER IN KILKENNY, WITH NOTICES OF OTHER FAMILIES OF THE NAME IN IRELAND", by J. H. Lawrence-Archer, Captain:


P. 41 - Sampson Archer, born in County Tyrone, Ireland, married Rebeckah Thompson, a sister of General William Thompson of Pennsylvania. About 1740, after a stop in Pennsylvania, Sampson Archer bought several tracts of land in Augusta County, Virginia. Colonial Records state his home was near Gilmore's Spring, now Gilmore's Mills, in Rockbridge County, near the confluence of Cedar Creek and James River.


From "The Renick's of Greenbrier", 1951, by B.F. Harlow, Jr., pg. 7:


"Among the immigrant families who came to Augusta County was John Mathews, his father-in-law, Sampson Archer, and his brother-in-law Robert Renick. The names of other families were Alexander, McClung, Moffett, Mulholland, Stewart, Reid, Moore, and many other Scotch-Irish people. Mathews, Archer and Renick settled in the forks of the James river, rather close to Natural Bridge, in what is now Rockbridge County, Va.