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Helen Manchester GATES
Anna Vaughn HYATT
Husband:  Archer Milton WORSHAM-HUNTINGTON
Birth:  10 Mar 1870, Manhattan, New York City, New York Co., NY
Death:  11 Dec 1955, Bethel, Fairfield Co., CT
Occupation:  writer
Biological Father:  John DE WORSION?  John ArcherWORSHAM?  Collis Potter HUNTINGTON?
Adoptive Father:  Collis Potter HUNTINGTON
Mother:  Arabella Duval "Belle/Bell" YARRINGTON

The identity of Archer's father is controversial.  Based on what evidence I've found, so far, he appears to be the love child of Arabella and C.P. HUNTINGTON, a product of his 15-year affair with Arabella while he was still married to his first wife (and she to her first husband).  After the death of C.P.'s first wife, C.P. married Arabella and adopted her (now teenage) son.  Before C.P. and Arabella were married, she maintained that Archer's father was her first husband, John WORSHAM.  But was Archer really John's son? And was Arabella even married to John WORSHAM?  At this point, only DNA testing could provide the iron-clad proof of Archer's fatherhood, but aside from the unlikelihood that the family members would consent to the necessary exhumations and testing as Archer had no children, does it realy matter?

Marriage-1:  6 Aug 1895, London, England; divorced 1918
Wife-1:  Helen Manchester GATES
Occupation:  writer
Father:  Isaac Edwin GATES
Mother:  Ellen Maria HUNTINGTON
Marriage-2:  10 Mar 1923
Wife-2:  Anna Vaughn HYATT
Birth:  10 Mar 1876
Death:  5 Oct 1973, Redding, Fairfield Co., CT
Occupation:  sculptress
Children with Helen GATES:
Children with Anna HYATT:


1.  Marriage Records:

2.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com):  not found, but said to be living in England.

3.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com):  not found (in Europe?).

4.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1-2 of 17):  Huntington Estate, New York City (Bronx Borough), Bronx Co., NY, pp. 259A-259B, SN 1A-1B, SD 2, ED 344, enumerated 2 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 14 10 Huntington Archer M Head O F M W 49 Dv         Y Y NY   CT   AL   Y Author   Em
    Lewis William asst     M W 50 S 1903 al     Y Y Eng Eng Eng Eng Eng Eng Y Butlar Private family W
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* 14 10 Campbell Malissa asst     F W 48 S 1919 na 1917   Y Y Eng Eng Eng Eng Eng Eng Y maid Private fam W
    McConnel James asst     M W 27 S 1912 al     Y Y Ire Eng Ire Eng Ire Eng Y waiter Private fam W
    Anderson Isabela asst     F W 30 S 1913 al     Y Y Scot Eng Scot Eng Scot Eng Y laundress Private fam W
    Bellamy Martha asst     F W 40 S 1906 al     Y Y Eng Eng Eng Eng Eng Eng Y Housekeeper Private fam W
    Gordon Isabele asst     F W 55 S 1898 al     Y Y Can Eng Scot Eng Scot Eng Y Cook Private fam W
    Yesley Hydia asst     F W 35 S 1910 al     Y Y Boh Boh Boh Boh Boh Boh Y maid Private fam W
    Hannon Margaret asst     F W 40 S 1905 al     Y Y Ire Eng Ire Eng Ire Eng Y maid Private fam W
  11 Beaton Donald Head R   M W 35 M 1902 na 1916   Y Y Scot Eng Scot Eng Scot Eng Y Chauffeur Private fam W
    ______ Selma wife     F W 37 M 1899 na 1916   Y Y Swed Swed Swed Swed Swed Swed Y none    
    ______ Mildred dau     F W  6 S       Y     NY   Scot Eng Swed Swed   none    
    Willis Charles Roomer     M W 51 Wd 1894 na 1910   Y Y Ire Eng Ire Eng Ire Eng Y Chauffeur Private fam W
    Smith Patrick J asst     M W 32 S 1914 na 1919   Y Y Ire Eng Ire Eng Ire Eng Y Butler Private fam W
  12 Hempton Thomas Head R   M W 55 M 1895 na 1900   Y Y Ire Eng Ire Eng Ire Eng Y Gardener Private fam W
    _______ Anna wife     F W 46 M 1897 na 1894   Y Y Scot Eng Scot Eng Scot Eng Y none    
    _______ Arthur son     M W 14 S       Y Y Y NY   Ire Eng Scot Eng Y none    
    _______ Thomas son     M W 14 S       Y Y Y NY   Ire Eng Scot Eng Y none    
*Huntington Estate
The question here is whether, with regard to the birthplace of Archer's father, he was referring to his biological father or his adoptive father or whether they were one and the same.  Certainly, a birthplace of Connecticut does not support the case for John WORSHAM being his biological father because John was born in Virginia, while it was C.P. HUNTINGTON who was born in Connecticut.

5.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found (in Europe?).

6.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Archer Milton HUNTINGTON
Birth: 10 Mar 1870, New York, New York, New York
Father: Collis Potter HUNTINGTON
Marriage: 10 Mar 1923, New York, New York, New York
Spouse: Anna Vaughn HYATT
Birth: 10 Mar 1876, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Source: patron submission

7.  Laurie E. Jasinski.  nd.  "Huntington, Archer Milton (1870-1955) [link died]."  The Handbook of Texas Online (at the Texas State Historical Association web site).  Abstract of genealogical information (by DGM):
Born: 10 Mar 1870, NYC
Biological Father: John WORSHAM; Biological Mother: Arabella Duval YARRINGTON
Adoptive Father: Collis P. HUNTINGTON
Marriage-1: 6 Aug 1895, London, England; Helen Manchester GATES; divorced 1918; no issue.
Marriage-2: 10 Mar 1923; Anna Vaughn HYATT; no issue.

8.  Biography: Archer Milton Huntington (online at the web site of the Hunting Family Association).

9.  Edith Wharton's New York: An Exploration of the Guilded Age at the National Academy of Design [link died] (online at the National Academy of Design web site).  The Academy is housed in Archer HUNTINGTON's New York mansion.  Interesting history, description.  Says Archer's father was Collis Potter HUNTINGTON.

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