Little Known Facts
Washington County, Tennessee 

 

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Below information taken from the Washington County, Tennessee Court Minutes 1837 - 1842
Only the minutes where the Archer name appears will be listed
 
April 1839 Term Page 141
Ordered by the court that Enoch Shipley be overseer of the road from the west corner of James Fitzjarrolds field to Jeremiah Bacons house & have the following hands, Joseph Casey, John Grisham, John Archer, Jesse Murry, Jacob Sherfey, Jesse Bacon, Hiram Hampton, Chenouth Hail, Henry Hail, John Hail, Allen Fulkerson, Henry Linaweaver, Aaron Archer, John Gofourth, Danl. Sherfey, Christopher Murry, Wm. Archer, John Sherfey, Saml Sherfey & hands Benjm. Sampson, Joseph Crouch & hands, Isaac Galloway, Danl. Galloway, Thos. Bacon, Jonathan Bacon, Thos. Barron, Saml. Haarrison, Wm. Harrison, N. Harrison, C. E. Kincheloe, Henry Wolf's & James Stone & John Duggar
 
May 1839 Term Page 143
Ordered by court that John S. Sherfey be overseer of the road from the fork & Conleys to the old Lyon place and the hands on Archers and John Sherfeys plantation
 
August 1839 Term Page 162
Ordered by the court that Saml. Sherfey of John be overseer of the road from the fork on Danl. Barkley to Greers Spring and have the hands on the following farms, J. Bedsalls, David Russell, Jacob Keblers, A. Keys, Joseph Bails, Thos. Ferguson, Thos. Bells, Joseph Archers.
 
August 1840 Term Page 238
Ordered by the court that Saml. Sherfey be overseer of the road from the fork at Conleys to the old Lyon place and have the hands on John Sherfey & Joseph Archers plantation.
 
September 1840 Term Page 241
Ordered by court that Thos. Smith be overseer of the road from the fork at Conleys to the mill post on the old Lyon place and have the hands on the following farms viz John Sherfey & Joseph Archers
 
5th July 1841 Page 295
Ordered by the court that John Greene, Henry Taylor, Isaac Murry, Jarrett Jennings, John B. Keys, Henry Deakins, & Danl. Deakins or any five of them be a jury to view & alter the road from the mouth of Archers Lane to the stage road from Jonesboro to Leesburg & report to next court.
 
July 1841 Page 298
Ordered by the court that John Hail be overseer of the road from John Duncans to Widow Shipleys & have the following hands to wit, Allen Fulkerson, Aaron Archer, Henry Hail, John Grisham, Enoch Shipley & hands, John Archer, James M. Archer, John Fox, Danl. Isenbarger, Jacob Douglas, John Duncan, Saml. M. Hunt, Jesse Hunt.
 
6 December 1841  Page 317
Ordered by the court that Wm. Archer be overseer of the road from the fork at Conleys to the old Lyon Place and have the hands on the farms of John Sherfey & Joseph Archer.
 
 

Powell County

The northwestern corner on Washington County, centered around the Fall Branch community, became the focal point of an attempt to form a new county, In 1821, citizens of the northwestern portion of Washington County, the northeastern portion of Greene County, southeastern portion of Hawkins County and southwestern portion of Sullivan County petitioned the Tennessee legislature to form the above mentioned sections of these counties into a new county.
 
Some of the Washington County residents living inside the proposed limits of Powell County were: Among many others, which I will not list are: Benjamin Archer and Levi Archer
 

Known Archer's living in Washington County
Aaron Archer
Benjamin Archer
James M. Archer
John Archer
Joseph Archer
Levi Archer
Wm. Archer

 

 

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