Archibald Wanless

Archibald Wanless

Male 1798 - Est 1841-1850  (51 years)

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  • Name Archibald Wanless 
    Born 17 Jul 1798  Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    IMMI Bef 1816  Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1816  Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charleston Directory and Strangers Guide, for the Year 1816; Including the Neck to the Six Mile House." by Abraham Motte. It lists an Archibald Wanless - Saddler - 122 Church Street on page 161.
    Residence 1827  Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • American Masonic record, and Albany Saturday magazine, Volume 1 (books.google.com)
      Elections for Officers of the Charleston S.C. lodges for 1827
      St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 10.
      Br. [brother] A. M'Feeters, W. M.
      James Moorhead, S.W.;
      Archibald Wanless, J. W.
      Meets third Monday in each month.

      Note from Holly: JW is Junior Warden, SW is Senior Warden, WM is Worshipful Master
    Residence 1828  Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    122 Church Street 
    • Listed in: Directory of the City of Charleston, for 1829., 1828, CROMWELL, O., of South Carolina, Charleston. Printed by James S. Burges, No. 44 Queen street
      Wanless, Archibald (Male)
      Address: 122, Church street
      Town: Charleston
      Date: 1828
    Residence 1829  Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    122 Church Street 
    • Wanless, Archibald, saddler, 122 Church St.
    NATU 1834  Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Archibald Wanless born in Roxburghshire 1798, saddler, in Charleston, S. Carolina, naturalized in South Carolina 11.10.1834 (US.NA.M1183.1)" ["The Scots Overseas, Emigrants and Adventurers from Southern Scotland, Pt. 1" by David Dobson (941 W2ddb), Page 22- ] . Same info in a book called "S.C. Naturalizations". [also referenced in the "Passengers and Immigration List Index" as "arrived 1834", but this is probably incorrect as it took an average of 5 years from the time you filed your declaration of intent to the time you were naturalized, so he probably filed his declaration about 1829.
    Occupation saddler (saddler maker), harness maker 
    Residence 1837-1838  Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    91 King Street 
    • Wanless, A. Saddle & Harness maker, 91 King St.
      -- Note he is not listed between 1829 and 1837, nor after this date.

      "During the latter part of the 18th and early part of the 19th centuries, the upper part of King street became the center of the wagon yard trade. Wagon drivers from the interior there traded country products for store goods. " [http://www.ccpl.org/ccl/king_st_charlestowne.html]
    Died Est 1841-1850  at sea between Charleston, SC and Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "Who's Which" says Archibald Wanless was born July 17, 1798 to John Wanless and Ellen "Nellie" Willis Wanless in Yetholm, Roxburgh, Scotland; married Margaret Moorehead, also of Yetholm, at "Charlestown" (no country listed); and died at sea en route to Mobile, Alabama (no date given).

      Note that his presumed father John was also a saddler.

      Archibald is the only Wanless I have found in SC in the right timeframe to be the parent of John & Lissy, who were born only a few years apart. John, in 1855, lives on the same street listed by Archibald in 1838. John's 1910 census entry says father was Scottish
    • (Research):FHL 23497: Charleston, SC cross index to property deeds 1800-1881 P-Z was too washed out to read.
    Person ID I18  3: George Wanless & Mercime Riddell of Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2014 

    Father John Wanless,   b. Abt 1759, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1827, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Eleanor "Nellie" Willis,   b. Est 1759-1763, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1838, (probably) Charleston, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1781  [4
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Moorehead,   b. Est 1798-1816, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1834-1836  (probably) Charleston, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Captain John Andrew Wanless,   b. Oct 1836, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1915, St. James, Phelps Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     2. Elizabeth "Lissy" Wanless,   b. Abt 1841, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2002 
    Family ID F501  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] IGI, BATCH NUMBER: C118112 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S65] City directory - Charleston, SC, 1816-1841, (FHL book 975.7915 E4ha), PG 161 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S65] City directory - Charleston, SC, 1816-1841, (FHL book 975.7915 E4ha), PG 93 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S8] Who's Which (Reby Dodds), Dodds, Reby Johnston, DATE GIVEN, BUT NO PLACE (Reliability: 3).