Biographical Sketch of Edwin Archer

(See Downing)-Edwin Archer, born September 19, 1817 in New York City.

Married February 26, 1845 Mary Francis Vann, born September 21, 1825 in Georgia. He died May 15, 1893.

They were the parents of: Mary Elizabeth, married DeWitt Clinton Lipe; Louisa Catherine, married Freeland McIntosh; Ada, born March 16, 1860, educated in the Cherokee public schools and the Kirkwood (Missouri) Seminary, from which she graduated June 8, 1882, married February 28, 1888, Daniel Vincent Jones, born December 28, 1858 in Grayson county, Texas; Cora, married William Ross Shackelford; Carlotta Archer, graduated from the Cherokee Female Seminary June 28, 1883, appointed member of the Cherokee Board of Education; appointed County Superintendent of Public Instruction of Mayes county in July 1908, elected to that office in 1910-12-16-18 and 1920.

Daniel Vincent and Ada (Archer) Jones were the parents of: Vera, born December 10, 1895, graduated from the Female Seminary May 29, 1907; Jean, born December 2, 1895, and Mary Jones, born July 15, 1899.

Joseph Vann, born February 11, 1798, married Catherine Rowe. He was elected a member of the Cherokee Constitutional Convention of 1827 from Coosawatee District; elected Senator from the Salina District August 20, 1841, and elected President of the Senate; elected again to the same office August 6, 1849; elected Associate Justice of the Supreme court in 1847, Delegate to Washington 1851, Executive Councilor 185355-57; Assistant Chief of the Cherokee Nation August 1, 1859. He was the father of Mrs. Mary Francis Vann. He died May 3, 1877.


Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

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