David Isaiah ARCHER was the son of • Eli A. ARCHER (born about 1800, died 1839 in Screven County) & his wife • Jane (born about 1805, died after 1839).
David Isaiah ARCHER was the nephew of the elder • David ARCHER (born 1790-1800, dead by 1832), the second husband of Mary THORN CARRUTHERS ARCHER SOUTHWELL, "Polly," and the nephew of • Sabina ARCHER (1800-1883), the second wife of Silas MORTON.
In 1855, David's siblings were • Thomas K. ARCHER of Effingham County (born 1823-1825, died about 1873, became the second husband of Elizabeth Julia J. BRANNEN GRAHAM in 1864 - he was the father of James Frank ARCHER (1866-1894), • James E. ARCHER Sr. of Effingham County (1826-1876, married Mary Ann BEST in 1847), • Miles L. ARCHER of Effingham County (born about 1834, died 1870-1880, married Georgia ELKINS in 1865), • Ann ARCHER WOODS of Screven County (born about 1834, died 1862-1865, became the first wife of William Washington WOODS in 1848), and • Amanda Frances ARCHER of Chatham County (died 1858).
By his second wife, David was the father of • Warren C. ARCHER (born 1866-1867), • Florance ARCHER (born about 1868), • Walton Catherine ARCHER, "Kate" (born 1870), • Homer F. ARCHER (born about 1872), • Hattie ARCHER (1873-1967) the wife of James Wesley LEE, • Mattie ARCHER (born 1875, died after 1900), and • an infant son (1880-1881).
Service record: Screven County, Georgia "Brown Light Infantry" 1st Company G 25th Regiment GA Volunteer Infantry (this company was successively designated 2nd Company C, and 2nd Company F): Private - August 8, 1861. Discharged by civil authority August 15, 1862. He enlisted in Company A, 2nd Battalion, Georgia Cavalry on 8 Sep 1862, at Savannah, Georgia