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Archer Family of Plumstead
Misc. Records

EDWARD ARCHER
b. abt. 1829 in Plumsted Township, Ocean County, NJ
d. November 15, 1884 in Plumsted Township, Ocean County, NJ

NJ State Death Records:
1.  Full name of deceased:  Edward Archer
2.  Age: 54 years
3.  Color:  White;  Occupation:  farmer
4.  Married
5.  Birthplace:
6.  Last place of residence:
7.  How long resident in this State:
8.  Place of death:  New Egypt
9.  Father's name:  John Archer;  Country of birth:  US
10.  Mother's name:  Phebee Archer;  Country of birth:  US
11.  I hereby certify that I attended the deceased during the last illness, and that he died
on the 15 day of November, 1884; and that the cause of death was Malignant
Carbuncle.  Length of sickness:  2 months.  E. Dwaine, Medical Attendant,
Residence Sykesville.
Name of Undertaker:  Joseph Camp
Residence of Undertaker:  New Egypt
Place of Burial:  Zion Church Yard

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SARAH (SMITH) ARCHER
b. abt. 1831 in Upper Freehold, NJ
c. April 1862 in Plumsted Township, Ocean County, NJ

From "Deaths Plumstead Township" at the NJ State Archives:
April 1862
Plumstead
(cause) unknown 
[personal note: possibly died from complications of childbirth, as an
infant daughter died five weeks later]
Sarah Archer
age 31
birthplace  Upper Freehold
Female, Married, Housekeeper
parents  John & Sally Smith

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MATILDA ARCHER
From birth records on file, NJ State Archives, Microfilm Roll AA, pg. 8:
Date of Birth:   Dec. 16, 1848
Place of Birth:   Archertown
Name of Child:   Matilda Archer
Sex of Child:   female
Names of Parents:   Edward & Sarah Ann Archer
Occupation of Father:   basketmaker
Residence of Parents:   Archertown

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VASTEN ARCHER
From birth records on file, NJ State Archives, Microfilm Roll AA, pg. 19, #11:
"Date of Birth:   Dec. 29, 1850
Place of Birth:   Archertown
Name of Child:  Vasten Archer
Sex of Child:   girl
Names of Parents:   Edward Archer & Sarah Archer
Occupation of Father:   basketmaker
Residence of Parents:   Archertown"

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GEORGE FRANKLON ARCHER
From birth records on file, NJ State Archives, Microfilm Roll AA, pg. 40:
"Date of Birth:   May 9, 1853
Place of Birth:   Archertown
Name of Child:   George Franklon Archer
Sex of Child:   boy
Names of Parents:   Edward & Sarah Archer
Occupation of Father:   basketmaker
Residence of Parents:   Archertown"

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FREDERICK ARCHER
b. July 17, 1855 in Plumsted Township, Ocean County, NJ
d. February 16, 1934 in Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County, NJ

From birth records on file, NJ State Archives, Microfilm Roll AA, pg. 64:
"Date of Birth:   July 17, 1855
Place of Birth:   Archertown
Name of Child:   Frederick Archer
Sex of Child:   Mail
Names of Parents:   Edward & Sarah Archer
Occupation of Father:   basketmaker
Residence of Parents:   Archertown
Time of Making record:  ditto  [to date of February 9, 1856]"
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Marriage Record, New Jersey State Archives:
"Return of Marriages in the Township of Plumsted County of Ocean State of New Jersey,
from the 1st day of June 1876 to the 1st day of June 1877:
No. 2
June 1st [1877]
Age of M.  22
Age of F.  19
both Single
By Whom Married:  Thos. W. Hartshem, residence: New Egypt,
official station:  Justice of the Peace
Where Married:   New Egypt
Names of Parties:  Frederick Archer, residence Archertown, 
Names of Parents Edward & Sarah Archer, Occupat'n  Laborer
SARAH EMERY, residence Archertown,  Names of Parents John & Beulah Emery
Time of Making Record:  June 22, 1877"

NOTES ON "SARAH" (EMERY) ARCHER:
Marriage record calls her "Sarah," but she was known as "Mary."
b. 1856
d. 1883, burial at Old Zion Methodist Church
The Zion Methodist Church and burial ground are located on Lakewood Road, Ocean County Route 528, about two miles east of New Egypt, in Plumsted.  She is buried in a family plot:

EMERY, John, "Co. B 23rd Reg NJ Vol", 1805 - 1889, large stone with all below
               Loy EMERY, 1887 - 1894
               Carrie EMERY, 1893 - 1894
               Francis EMERY, 1897 - 1900
               Ida & Heddy EMERY, 1900 - 1900
               Mary ARCHER, 1856 - 1883
               Elinor ARCHER, 1882 - 1898 [note: daughter of Frederick and Mary]

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JANE ARCHER
From birth records on file, NJ State Archives, Microfilm Roll AA, pg. 96, #56:
"Date of Birth:   March 28, 1860
Place of Birth:   Archertown
Name of Child:  Jane Archer
Sex of Child:   girl
Names of Parents:   Edward & Sarah Archer
Occupation of Father:   basketmaker
Residence of Parents:   Archertown"

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BABY GIRL ARCHER
From "Deaths in Plumstead Township" at the NJ State Archives:
May 1862
Plumstead
(cause) unknown
--------- Archer
age 5 weeks
birthplace  Plumstead
Female, Single
parents  Edward & Sarah Archer