Asbury Archer – Family History Writing Challenge, Day 2

Day 2 of the #30FHWChallenge is to think of your ancestor as a character in a novel, and describe him or her in a few short paragraphs. My 3rd great uncle was Asbury Archer from Noble County, Ohio.  Asbury was a teacher and a writer, publishing several poems and articles through the years.  I shared… Continue reading Asbury Archer – Family History Writing Challenge, Day 2

Visiting My DAR Patriot

Aside from the lovely church & cemetery at Archers Ridge that I posted a picture of yesterday, I also went further down the road a bit to Devoll Cemetery, also in Noble County, in search of my DAR patriot, John Wickham. I’d seen the picture & an article about it before but visiting it in… Continue reading Visiting My DAR Patriot

Asbury Garfield Archer

Born in 1880 in the small farm community of Caldwell, Ohio in Noble County, my 3rd great uncle was Asbury Archer.  His father was Jesse Archer, the Civil War soldier I’ve written about before.  My great uncle was called Asa by many and there are multiple spellings of his name.  You’ll see Aza, Azza, Asberry,… Continue reading Asbury Garfield Archer

My Family’s Civil War Romance

It would seem that what I initially thought could have been semi-scandalous and involved star-crossed lovers running away together, was probably more likely that her father was at his sister’s deathbed and sent the brother Jacob in his stead to sign her marriage application.