Sampson Archer, of Gilmore Springs, James River, VA
Facts and Events
Sampson Archer was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
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
- 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.
- 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.