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archies in Tennessee

david s archie (View posts)
Posted: 25 Sep 2000 1:03PM GMT
My great-grandfather, James Ellis Archie was born in Allen County Kentucky, but moved to Nashville Tennessee and married Sara Elizabeth Smith from Sumner County Tennessee.I do not have a date on James Ellis's birth, but a family bible dates the marrige @ 1896. James Ellis (his wife Sarah Archie and children James Elzie, Inell, Stella, Vera Mae, Francis, Carrie Lee and William Forrest Archie)plus James Ellis's brothers Hardy and Grady Archie then moved to West Tennessee @ 1910. James Ellis moved to Weakley County Tennessee, but Grady and Hardy moved on to Lake County Tennesssee and lived near Reelfuoot Lake. Verbal history passed on by my father and uncles denotes that James Archie was "part Indian." He was a hunter and whiskey maker by trade. He lived in the "bottoms" of West Tennessee and sold animal skins, meat and whiskey for his living.All I know about his origins is that he was born in Allen County Kentucky in either 1872 93 1873. The writing in the records in the family bible is not clear enough on the date of his birth to be certain. I have not found his record of birth in Allen County KY, but have looked for it. His wife (Sarah Smith) also was said to be "part Indian." Interestingly, I have found that Archie is a Scottish Surname and the first Archies in America came from an area of Scotland known as Ross Cromartie. If you have any links to this information, or corrections, please get back to me.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Mathis Archie 28 Jan 2000 3:57PM GMT 
Debbie Pelker 2 Mar 2000 5:30PM GMT 
Claudette Deshler 3 Mar 2000 3:36PM GMT 
SHERRIEWALLAC... 16 Mar 2000 12:57PM GMT 
Claudette Deshler 23 Mar 2000 1:11PM GMT 
david s archie 25 Sep 2000 7:03PM GMT 
Claudette Archie Deshler 26 Sep 2000 3:54PM GMT 
david archie 26 Sep 2000 7:10PM GMT 
DeborahMaddox... 25 Oct 2013 2:35PM GMT 
Janice Archie 27 Sep 2000 12:44PM GMT 
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