John Archer (Johansson) (c.1649 - 1740) MP

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Birthplace: Calcon Hook, Chester, Pennsylvania
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About John Archer (Johansson)

Born as Arian Johansson, he reversed his name early in life to become Johan Arian, which evolved through Orian, Orchard and Archard to Archer. In May 1685, he purchased with his step-father Mårten Mårtensson, Sr., 500 acres on the north side of Raccoon Creek in an area sometimes called New Stockholm. Later, in 1695, he purchased 137 acres in Ammansland, immediately to the east of the Morton Homestead, from his brother Anders Johansson. This became his home until his death in 1740. His wife Gertrude Bärtilsdotter died there in 1748. They had 11 children:

from a lookup: THE 1693 CENSUS OF THE SWEDES ON THE DELAWARE, by Peter Craig; "John Archer; ;born in 1649 as Arian Johnsson, he died in 1740 as John Archer. In between he first reversed his name to JohnArians. Later the surname evolved through Orien to Orchard and finally Archer. His wife, Gertrude, dau of Bartil Eskilsson (I have info on this fella, too, if you want it), died in 1748. They were residents of Raccoon Creek 1685-90, but returned to Ammansland about 1691. In 1693 their household included Helena (born 1680), Gunnar (1685) and John Archer ( 1687) and Gertrude's brother, Lasse Bartlesson." " subsequent children; Jacob (1694), Adam (1697), Maria, Catharine, Anders, Margaraet, Brigitta, a second Helena and Elizabeth. (You need to extend your research area to the West Jersey records....Gloucester Co, etc....)

from a CD of PA wills; ARCHER, JOHN. Ridley.November 9, 1738. September 19, 1740. B. 64.Provides for wife Gertrude or Gartrad. To sons Gunner and John Archer the plantations they now possess to each of them. To son Adam 103 acres. To daughters Eleanor and Elizabeth, household goods and all gold and silver. To grandson John Morton 20 shillings. To grandchildren John and Mary Waldrum 5 shillings each. To granddaughter Christian Archer £5 at 21. To son Jacob all remainder of estate real and personal, also executor. Witnesses: Jos. Harvey, Benj. Taylor, Enoch Elliott.

ARCHER, GERTRUDE. Ridley.November 9, 1748. November 29, 1748. C. 91.To son Jacob Archer the remainder of a bond of John Crosby, Esquire. To daughter Mary Sketchley all the money and effects she now has in her hands. To daughter Catherine Peterson £8. To son in law John Sketchley £4. To granddaughter Mary, daughter of son Adam Archer £10 out of my thirds of his estate and grandson Jacob and granddaughter Martha Archer £5 each out of same. To grandson John Morton bed and furniture. To children of son, Jacob and daughters, Ellen Jones and Elizabeth Simcock the remainder of son Adam's estate if recovered.Executors: Son Jacob and grandson John Morton.Wit: John Burston, Anne Catherine Flemen.

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John Archer's Timeline

1649
1649
Calcon Hook, Chester, Pennsylvania
1680
1680
Age 31
1685
1685
Age 36
1686
1686
Age 37
Calcon Hook, Chester, Pennsylvania
1687
1687
Age 38
1694
1694
Age 45
1696
1696
Age 47
1699
1699
Age 50
1701
1701
Age 52
Calcon Hook, Chester, Pa
1703
1703
Age 54