His wife was Catherine (Magie or Carter). In 1773, they were identified as new members of St. Peter's Anglican church. At that time, their family included four children - at least three of whom had been christened at St. Peter's between 1755 and 1761.
In October 1779, his Albany holdings were lightly assessed - the only time his name actually appears on a city assessment roll.
In July 1780, he appeared before the Albany Commissioners and reported on a subversive declaration he had overheard. At that time, he was identified as a resident of the city of Albany. In March 1779, he had been sent as a guide with a party in search of Tories. Later, his account for twenty-two pounds was paid by the Commissioners. He may have served in the Revolutionary army. Afterwards, he was accorded a bounty right in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment.
In April 1781, an unspecified entity (document [LWS 4508-1 ] found in an Albany context) contracted with an Edward Orchard to keep two rooms in good order.
In 1788, "Edward Orchard" owed a pound to the estate of a deceased Albany physician.
Sources: The life of Edward Archer is CAP biography number 6532. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 4/3/09