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About Archelaus Harding
John, Archelaus, Joshua and Nathaniel Harding and their families moved to Mt. Desert, Maine. Archelaus later moved to Prospect, Maine.
Added by E.C. Nickerson about this Ancestor: Archelaus Harding was born May 31, 1740 in Eastham, Massachusetts. He was the son of John & Elizabeth (Young) Harding. On May 23, 1769 in Eastham he married Mercy Sears, who was born August 23, 1737 in Eastham, Massachusetts, the daughter of Josiah & Azuba (Knowles) Sears. Archelaus served in the Revolutionary War in Captain Joshua Higgin’s eleventh (third Easton) company; second Barnstable company, regiment of Massachusetts militia. On April 20, 1776 he was chosen from the regiment to be commissioned as a Lieutenant. For his service in the Revolution, Archelaus was given the choice of $20 or 100 acres of land on the Penobscot River in Prospect, Maine. In 1787, Archelaus and Mercy packed up their six children; Mercy, Azuba, Archelaus, Sears, Samuel and Lucy, and moved north. Archelaus and Mercy settled down and built a house. The children grew up, got married and settled nearby to have families of their own.