Paternal 6th great grandparents, John Archibald and Margaret Wilson were both born in Ireland abt. 1691 and were there married in 1716. In the early 1720′s they arrived in New England, making their way with other Scots-Irish families to settle Londonderry (at that time called Nutfield) Rockingham, New Hampshire. They had several children, of which the two eldest were possibly born in Ireland, the others all born in Londonderry NH. Many of their children would eventually leave Londonderry to settle in Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia.
John died on 10 Aug 1751 and his wife Margaret sometime after that date, as she was living when John’s will was executed. They are buried in Forest Hills Cemetery in Derry NH.
That is the little information that I have on John and Margaret (Wilson) Archibald thus far, as my research on this branch of my family tree has only recently begun. I started with one of their many descendants, my 4th great grandmother Janet (Fisher) Holman, the mother of Jennet Holman. Jennet Holman was the wife of John Burnett, the subject of several of my blog posts.
Focusing on Janet Fisher Holman I discovered her parents and continued beyond, arriving at John Archibald and Margaret Wilson, her great grandparents. It was with a shock that I discovered the Archibalds arriving in Londonderry, NH in the 1720′s!
You see, my husband and I moved to Derry NH from Boston several years ago, and until now I had no reason whatsoever to think that I had ancestors who settled this town (Derry was a part of Londonderry until 1827). On a nearly daily basis I have driven past beautiful Forest Hills Cemetery, all the while never suspecting for a moment that I had ancestors buried there!
Amazing genealogical serendipity!