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.