ARCHER, James F.

James F. ARCHER a farmer in the Tenth Civil District, of Campbell County, Tenn., and a native of this county, was born April 24, 1847. He is the son of James and Nancy (Stanfill) ARCHER. The father and the mother were both natives of Kentucky. The father was a farmer and merchant, and one of the well respected citizens of Campbell County. He died at the age of fifty-two years, in July of 1862. The mother was the mother of a family of four sons and nine daughters; of these children there live twelve.

Our subject is the second son, was reared on the farm, and has devoted most of his life to farming. He commenced the occupation for himself at marriage, which time was 1869. He was united in marriage with Jane PERKINS daughter of William PERKINS of Campbell County. Five sons and four daughters have blessed the marriage. Mr. ARCHER had been a successful business man and farmer. He now owns and cultivates a farm of 250 acres, and is a well respected citizen. In 1885 he was appointed postmaster for Jellico, Campbell County, and had managed the office skillfully. He is engaged in merchandising in Jellico, and is a member of the Baptist Church. —  Transcribed by Mitzi Freeman

Source: Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of from Twenty-Five to Thirty Counties of East Tennessee. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1887.