NEFR - A Record of the Descendants of Capt. John AYRES of Brookfield, MA - By Whitmore - 1870
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A Record of The

Descendants of Capt. John Ayres

of Brookfield, MA

Died 1675

Index



Whitmore, William Henry.  A Record of The Descendants of Captain John Ayres, of Brookfield, Mass.  
Boston:  T. R. Marvin & Son, 1870.  55 pages with index; in book size abt. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.

Notes by transcriber: To my knowledge, this book would no longer be under copyright; it is 
presented in its entirety with slight changes in format.  Descedants have found that the author’s 
work is not without error, but it does represent a quality beginning for recording the descendants.

The surname AYRES has been added to the first name of the individuals in the genealogy 
presentation, which in the book is assumed.  This is to enhance the search engines used 
on the internet.
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_________ INTRODUCTION _________
The following pages have been prepared in the hope that such a beginning might lead to a more comprehensive record hereafter. It contains an outline of the history of a family descended from one of the worthy pioneers in the settlement of the country, a history of which the bearers of the name have so far every reason to be proud. This brief record presents features characteristic of New England. Our ancestor first planting on the shores of the Massachusetts Bay, was early led to seek a new home in the fertile valleys of the center of the colony, and died a victim to the Indian hostilities which so long threatened the existence of the commonwealth. His family returned to the safer settlements on the seaboard, and descendants are still to be found along the line from Boston northward. At the revival of the settlement at Brookfield about 1717, a part of the family returned there, and from that center has sent forth branches to Vermont, New York, Illinois, and still farther westward. In tracing the history of these [Page] 2 successive migrations then, we have an epitome of the colonization of the country. The same current has drawn off hundreds of thousands of the children of New England, until now the true New England is to be found outside of its territorial limits. It is mainly for this reason that I have undertaken to prepare this brief history. In common with so many of the families first settled here, the Ayres family seems to be diminishing in number in Massachusetts, but to be greatly increasing, and presumably thriving, in the new States of the West. Here, however, are the records of the earlier generations, and it is a pleasant task to attempt to collect and preserve the lists, so that for the next century every one of the name may be duly cognisant of his origin. This pamphlet must however be regarded as but the first step. Every family should have its full history compiled, filled with those details of personal experience which are of interest to relatives and not valueless in the wider regard of the historian. It is hoped that some bearer of the name will be impelled to undertake this task before it is too late. It remains for the compiler to thank those who have kindly assisted him by furnishing the facts here collected; and he would especially mention Ebenezer Ayres, Esq., of Cottage Grove, Minn., Rev. Rowland Ayres, of Springfield, Rev. Watson Ayres, of Neponset, and Miss Mary N. Ayres, of Medford, as having laid him under great obligations. W. H. W. Boston, June, 1870. [Page] 3
AYRES chart

Chart page 3
Capt. John Ayres & Desc.



[Transcriber's Line - -
For those interested, I am attempting to prove the following direct lineage - 
numbers are from the chart here:

#1 - Capt. John Ayres
# 3 - Samuel (md. Abigail Fellows)
#15 - Samuel, jr (md Eleanor Randall)
#36 - Samuel (md Martha Bell)
#62 - Asa (md Mary Wait)

I believe the Samuel (1) Ayres of Ipswich, MA discussed by Whitmore 
on page 6 is part of this lineage.  I'm close to proving it as well as 
records of today will allow, but have some more details to check 
out yet.]

[Page 4]
NOTE:
The following explanations may render the plan of the book more intelligible. Each family is numbered in consecutive order, and this number will be found on some previous page, where the birth of the child was recorded. Thus on page 31 John Ayres is numbered 51, and by searching the margins back, on page 24 the number is placed against his name in the family of his father Onesiphorus. In the same way Onesiphorus 34 is found on page 17 in the record of his father Jabez 14. The little figure following the name shows the generation in which the man belongs, counting our ancestor as the first. Thus John (5) Ayres is in the fifth generation, being son of Onesiphorus (4), who was son of Jabez (3), whose father Samuel (2) was son of Capt. John (1) Ayres. The abbreviations are b. for born; d. for died; m. for married; unm. for unmarried; d. s. p. (sine prole) for died without children; pub. for published in marriage. [Note by this transcriber: In the original printed manuscript, the generation numbers are raised above the line. For ease in transcribing, I have simply included the number in the same location, but with parenthesis as shown here. (1)] [Page] 5
_________ PREFACE _________
In the following pages an attempt has been made to record a portion of the descendants of Capt. John Ayres, one of the early colonists of New England. It is confessedly imperfect, and the main expectation of the compiler has been to prepare such an outline of the family history, especially in the earlier generations, as may enable others more directly interested in the subject to prepare a thorough record. There have been several families in New England bearing names similar to Ayres, and as the spelling of this name has been varied, it has been difficult to keep the different families distinct on the records. Our family name has almost always preserved the final s, but it has often been spelt Eayres, Eyres, Eares, Ayers, &c. Of families bearing a name similar but not identical, we may mention that of Eyre, descended from Dr. Simon Eyre, of Watertown, a family of high social position, now probably extinct in the male line. We have next to notice the widely spread family descended from John Ayer, of Haverhill. This name has occasionally been spelt Ayers, and being found in Essex county at the same date that members of our family resided there, mistakes have been frequent in the genealogies hitherto published. I have however printed in the New England Historical and Genealogical [Page] 6 Register for October, 1863, a careful account of the grandchildren of John Ayer, and I trust future genealogists will be spared these mistakes. Of the name of Ayres, there were three early colonists between whom no relationship is known or supposed to exist. These were 1, Moses Ayres, of Dorchester, 1667, whose descendants were of Boston; 2, Samuel Ayres, of Ipswich, whose line probably ceased after two generations; and 3, Capt. John Ayres, of Ipswich, our progenitor. It will not be necessary to trace the family of Moses Ayres, and I will therefore briefly dispose of the line of: 1. Samuel (1) Ayres of Ispwich. He had: 2 Samuel (2) Ayres b. 14 Sept. 1658. 3 John (2) Ayres b. May 1661. 4 Joseph (2) Ayres b. 29 Oct 1664. Mary (2) Ayres b. 22 June 1667. Susan (2) Ayres b. _____; m. Thomas Wait, 21 Nov. 1677. He probably m. a second wife, Mary Johnson, of Hampton, 14 Dec. 1681, and died 17 Feb. 1696-7. 2. Samuel (2) Ayres, Jr. of Ipswich, m. probably widow Mary Fuller, (published 23 June 1721), and had: Samuel (3) Ayres b. 17 Feb. 1722-3; d. 5 Dec. 1723. Lydia (3) Ayres b. 31 July 1728; d. 10 Aug. 1728. Samuel (3) Ayres b. 8 Feb. 1729-30; d. 12 March, 1729-30. Susanna (3) Ayres b. 1 Oct. 1732; d. 12 Nov. 1732. He died s.p. [sine prole; without issue/children] 21 Oct., 1743, aged 87. His will, proved 30 Oct., 1743, mentions his wife Mary, sister Mary, brother Joseph's family, to whom he leaves property, giving his nephew Joseph a double share. It is barely possible that he m. first Mary Johnson in 1681, but it is much more probable that she was the second wife of Samuel (1) Ayres, Sr, as above noted. [Page] 7 3. John (2) Ayres of Ipswich, cordwainer, d. 23 Nov., 1690, and his brother Joseph was administrator. He was without doubt unmarried. 4. Joseph (2) Ayres of Ipswich, tailor, m. Margery (___), and had: Mary (3) Ayres b. 10 Aug. 1694. Sarah (3) Ayres b. 6 May 1696. Elizabeth (3) Ayres b. 21 Sept. 1699. Deborah (3) Ayres b. 8 April 1701.* [Whitmore recorded this as a footnote.] *The name "Deborah" (daughter of Joseph, above), should be Dorothy. She m. prob. Charles Tuttle, Jr., being pub. 30 Jan. 1730-1. Joseph (3) Ayres bapt. 4 Nov. 1705. He [Joseph (2)] died 4 March, 1730. It appears, therefore, that of this family, Joseph Ayres, Jr., who was living in 1743, being mentioned in his uncle's will, was the only grandson of Samuel Ayres, bearing the name. It has not seemed necessary to try to discover whether or not this Joseph has left any descendants. [Page 8; does not exist] [Page] 9
CAPT. JOHN (1) AYRES
was of Ipswich in 1648, and was then a tenant of John Norton's. I know nothing of his parentage, but it seems highly probable that he was accompanied hither by two of his brothers-in-law, William Lamson and William FELLOWS * [see Footnote #1]. He married Susanna Symonds, daughter of Mark Symonds, of Ipswich. This Mark Symonds, aged 50 years in 1634, died 28 Apr. 1659, leaving wife Joanna, daus. Susanna Ayres, Abigail, wife of Robert Pierce, Priscilia, wife of John Warner, and had had [sic] Mary, wife of Edward Chapman, who died before her father. He may possibly have been a very distant relative of the noted Samuel Symonds, of Yeldham, co. Essex, [in England] and Ipswich, Mass., - though there were several families of the name in New England not known to be connected. John Ayres removed to Brookfield, Mass, when the settlement of that place was commenced, and in Nov. 1672, sold all his rights at Ipswich, including those "belonging to my father-in-law Mark Symonds, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Footnote #1 (p 9): * The ground for the conjecture is this. William Lamson died at Ipswich in 1659, leaving eight children. His widow Sarah wished to marry one Thomas Hartshorn, but was opposed by her brothers William Fellows and John Ayres. Now as Ayres married a Symonds, and there is no record of any sisters of his wife who married Lamson and Fellows, it is fair to conclude that their wives were own sisters of John Ayres. [Page] 10 and used by me while I was a tenant upon Mr. John Norton's farm." He was killed 3 Aug. 1675, [should be 2nd Aug.?] with seven others, at the fight at Brookfield with the Indians. Though he had received large grants of land at Brookfield, some 2,000 acres, his family undoubtedly returned to Ipswich and its vicinity, the settlement having been broken up, and rendered unsafe. His widow presented an inventory of his estate now recorded at Salem, on which she wrote, "I have seven sons and one daughter." Although the births of these children are not all recorded, I have been able to recover all their names without doubt, * [see Footnote #2 (end of page 12)] and I think to arrange them chronologically. The children were: 2 i. John (2) Ayres 3 ii. Samuel (2) Ayres 4 iii. Thomas (2) Ayres 5 iv. Joseph (2) Ayres 6 v. Edward (2) Ayres b. 12 Feb. 1658; recorded at Ipswich. 7 vi. Mark (2) Ayres b. 14 Dec. 1661; recorded at Ipswich. 8 vii. Nathaniel (2) Ayres b. 6 July 1664; recorded at Ipswich. viii. Susanna (2) Ayres b. ___; m. ____ Day. [Page] 11 Susanna Ayres, widow of John, died at Ipswich, 8 Feb. 1682-3. In October previous, Mrs. Rebecca Symonds had given her a portion of a fund sent to be distributed among the sufferers from fires and the Indians.
SECOND GENERATION.
2. John (2) Ayres was of Ipswich, and had a wife, Mary and children recorded there, viz. 9 i John (3) Ayres b. Sept. 1677; the entry of the name is torn. ii Abigail (3) Ayres b. 14 May 1680. iii Ruth (3) Ayres b. 22 Nov. 1685; d. 24 Dec 1685, called daughter of John and Mary Ayres. [Page] 12 I do not find that any children of his claimed lands at Brookfield, and I am inclined to believe that he moved to Boston, where a John Ayres died 12 Aug. 1711, aged 62, who by his will, dated two days before, left all his property to his wife Mary. * [Footnote #3; Whitmore recorded this as a footnote.] It will be remembered that John's brother Nathaniel was of Boston. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Footnote #3 (p 12): * It must be said, however, that a John and Bridget Ayres, of Boston, had Bridget, b. 20 June 1679, and Elizabeth b. 28 Sept. 1683. We find also on the Boston records: 1677-8 2 Jany, Abigail Ayres aged 27, died. 1677-8 3 Mch. sister Ayres joined the Second Church. 1699 28 Dec. Ann Ayres m. John Lawson. 1714-5 8 Mch. Elizabeth A. m. Capt. Thomas Allen of Truro. 1720 4 July, Sarah A. m. Thomas Allen. From these proofs that other families of Ayres lived in Boston, I am led to leave this identification of John who died in 1711 still unsettled. 3. Samuel (2) Ayres of Newbury and Rowley, married at Ipswich 16 April 1677, Abigail Fellows, daughter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Footnote #2 (pp 10-12): * The proofs are as follows: The late Sylvester JUDD, of Northampton, sent me a copy of a petition, herein after quoted, made in 1717, by Thomas, Joseph, Mark, Nathaniel, and Edward Ayres for lands formerly granted their father John Ayres. In 1703 also, Samuel, John, and Thomas, were appointed executors of John, sr. Again in 1741 [?should be 1714?] there was recorded at Worcester a deed dated 14 Jany 1716, from Thomas, Mark and Edward Ayres, all of Portsmouth, [?is this NH?] Nathaniel Ayres, of Boston, [MA] blacksmith, Samuel Ayres, of Ispwich, [MA] son of Samuel of the same, and Robert Day, of New Roxbury, "whose mother was Susanna Ayres," - to Joseph Ayres, of Ipswich; it conveyed the land which was formerly possessed at Brookfield by their honored father John Ayres. The following is the petition above mentioned. October 28th, 1717. A Petition of Thomas Ayres, Joseph Ayres, Mark Ayres, Natt'll Ayers [sic], and Edward Ayres, Sons & Heirs of John Ayres heretofore of Quaboag alias Brookfield, Dec'd Intestate, Shewing that in or about the Year 1660, the Petitioners Father with others bought & purchased of the Indian Natives a Tract of Land of about Eight Miles square then known & called by the Name of Quoboag, After which, Viz. in the Year 1673. the General Court erected the said Land into a Township by the Name of Brookfield, That in the Year 1675, A War broke out with the Indians, who kill'd Petitioners Father & several other Inhabitants, And the Rest being drawn off by Order of the Government, the whole Town was left desolate, and all the Houses burnt Down by the Enemy, After which, about 1690, the said Town of Brookfield was in a likely Way to be settled. And in the Year 1703 the Petitioners having obtained Administration on their Fathers Estate lying in Brookfield afore said, petitioned the Gen'll Court that a Committee might be appointed to make Enquiry & Cause a Record to be made of the Lots Rights & Proprieties of Land within the said Plantation belonging to the ancient Settlers thereof, that so the Petitioners might have & enjoy what belong'd to them in Right of their Father, W'ch Prayer of the Petitioners was accordingly granted, & Sam'll Patridge Esq'r & others appointed a Comm'tee were ordered to make Enquiry & Cause a Record to be made of the said Lots, Rights, and Proprieties, But the said Committee neglecting that Service, the Petitioners renewed their Petition to the Gen'll Court, who appointed a Hearing thereon; However the Petitioners withdrew their Petition at the Request of the said Committee, & upon their Promise that they would forthwith proceed to settle the Petitioners in their Rights, Which accordingly they did to the Satisfaction of the Petitioners, who were at the Expence of One Hundred & fifty Pounds at least in Obtaining the said Settlement, But after all the Committee did in March last declare all their Proceedings in the Premisses to be null & void under no other Pretence, but that the said Lands were not improved by the Petitioners, And the very Lots that the Petitioners Father died possess'd of, & particularly his Home Lot which he defended against the Indians to the Loss of his Life are granted by the said Committee to other Persons very unjustly & contrary to the Order of the Gen'll Assembly, By all w'ch the Petitioners are kept out of the Possession of their Fathers Estate. Upon the Whole the Petitioners pray the Hon'ble Court will confirm to them the Lands which the said Committee have laid out to them Containing by Estimation no more than Fifteen or Sixteen Hundred Acres, Altho' they have heard their Father & many others say That he had Two Thousand Acres of Land in Brookfield. With which Land so laid out by the said Committee they shall rest satisfied & contented, Unless the Court shall please to make them some further Consideration: Read in the House of Representatives Oct 26, 1717, And Ordered, that the Committee of Brookfield be served with a Copy of this & the Petitioners former Petition, And that they appear before this Court on the second Thursday of the next May Session, to shew Reason why they declared the Petition'rs land to be forfeited. Sent up for Concurrence: Read & Concur'd. Consented to, Sam'll Shute. [NOTE: BY Whitmore] - I am indebted for this copy from Records of Gov. and Council in Office of Sec. of Commonwealth, Vol. X; to my friend A. C. GOODELL, Jr., of Salem. [Page] 13 of William Fellows, probably as has been shown, his own cousin. Their children were: i Mary (3) Ayres b. 13 Jan. 1677-8. 10 ii John (3) Ayres b. 16 March 1678-9. 11 iii William (3) Ayres b. 26 Jan. 1681-2. 12 iv Ephraim (3) Ayres b. 13 Feb. 1686-7. 13 v Stephen (3) Ayres b. 13 March 1688-9. 14 vi Jabez (3) Ayres b. 27 Dec. 1690. * [see Footnote #4] 15 vii Samuel (3) Ayres. 16 viii Joseph (3) Ayres. 17 ix Ebenezer (3) Ayres. 18 x Edward (3) Ayres. He [Samuel (2)] died prior to Oct. 1717, and his widow was alive in 1722; we have not found the exact dates of the death of either. The intimacy between Samuel Ayres and his brother-in-law Fellows was so great that it may confirm our supposition that they were cousins. May 23, 1701, Samuel Fellows, Sr., late of Ipswich, now of Newbury, gave land left by his father William Fellows, in his will of 29 Nov. 1696, "in consequence of the many kindnesses shown me by my loving brother-in-law Samuel Ayres, Sr., of Newbury, who married my sister," and "especially in consideration of an agreement he hath made this day with his sons Samuel Ayres, Jr., and John Ayres, to maintain me." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Footnote #4 (p 13): *The records say that Jabez was son of Samuel and Sarah Ayres. Yet this is undoubtedly a clerical error, since Samuel's widow was named Abigail, and she calls herself mother of Stephen, elder brother of Jabez. Other proofs might be added, but certainly it seems unnecessary to suppose that Samuel had three wives, two named Abigail, when there is not a single indication of any such fact. The last four children are named in a deed dated 5 Oct. 1717, (Essex Deeds, xxxvii-115,) by which Abigail, widow of Samuel, together with John Ayres and Edward Ayres of Brookfield, being the mother and brothers of Stephen Ayres, late of Gloucester, gave up their claims to his widow Martha. A similar paper is signed by Samuel, Joseph, John, Ebenezer, Jabez and Edward Ayres, brothers of the deceased. (Essex Deeds, vol. 37, p. 115.) [Page] 14 In 1704-5, Samuel Ayres, Jr., and John Ayres, both of Rowley, bought land on which to support their parents, Samuel and Abigail Ayres. 4. Thomas (2) Ayres of Newbury and Ipswich, married Hannah Errington, 21 Mch 1677-8, and had: 19 I Thomas (3) Ayres b. 25 Jan. 1678-9, mentioned in grants of 1714. ii Hannah (3) Ayres b. 2 Aug. 1680. iii Rebecca (3) Ayres b. 27 May 1682. iv a dau (3) Susanna Ayres b. June 1686; (at Ipswich) possibly this was whom m. 1st, William Scales, and 2d, Cornelius Soule, of North Yarmouth. 20 v Abraham (3) Ayres b. 18 June 1688; mentioned in grants, 1714. vi Sarah (3) Ayres b. 29 Aug. 1690. vii Mehitable (3) Ayres b. 5 April 1697. He was of Portsmouth in 1717, (see Middlesex Deeds, xx, 549). Besides his two sons, grants were made at Brookfield, 1717, to sons-in-law William Scales and Joseph Moses. In 1729, (Worcester Records, iii, 277,) Cornelius Soule, of North Yarmouth, and wife Susanna, widow of Wm. Scales, sell land at Brookfield. 5. Joseph (2) Ayres of Ipswich married 9 June, 1684, Sarah Caldwell, and had: i Sarah (3) Ayres b. 5 Aug. 1685. ii Elizabeth (3) Ayres b. 28 Jan. 1687-8; m. Aaron Kimball, 5 Feb. 1716-17. 21 iii John (3) Ayres b. 26 Feb 1692-3. 22 iv Benjamin (3) Ayres b. 13 Sept. 1696. 23 v William (3) Ayres b. 16 Dec. 1700. I think he [Joseph (2)] married a second wife, widow Hannah Dutch, pub. 21 Apr. 1710. He removed to Brookfield, having as before recorded, purchased the claims of his brothers. He d. 3 Nov. 1740; his wife d. July, 1740. [Page 15] 6. Edward (2) Ayres of Kittery, Me., had: 24 i John (3) Ayres; had grant at Brookfield, 1717. ii Elizabeth (3) Ayres; prob. m. Caleb Griffith, 30 Oct. 1701. iii a dau. (3) Ayres; m. Joseph Moulton, as appears by grants. In 1699 he had a grant of 20 acres in Kittery. 7. Mark (2) Ayres of Kittery, Me., * [see Footnote # 5] had as it appears by the Brookfield grants, 1717, three sons. 25 i Mark (3) Ayres. 26 ii George (3) Ayres. 27 iii Thomas (3) Ayres. 8. Nathaniel (2) Ayres of Boston, m. Amy (___) and had: 28 I Nathaniel (3) Ayres. ii Amy (3) Ayres; m. Samuel Swasey, 16 Jan. 1710-11. 29 iii Elnathan (3) Ayres. 30 iv Edward (3) Ayres. v a dau. (3) Ayres; m. Jethro Furbur, of Portsmouth, NH, 1732, as per grants. He died 4 Dec. 1737, aged 67 years, 6 months. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Footnote #5 (p 15): * As to the Kittery branch, Nathaniel and Mark were of NH in 1690, and Nathaniel was a sergeant, 1695, and in 1699 a justice of the peace. Hannah A., m. Edward Toogood at Portsmouth, 16 Oct. 1711, and Rebecca A., m. Joseph Moses, 17 Aug. 1712. Edward Ayres, of Newington, m. Mary Row, 1 Nov. 1742; Samuel A., m. Phebe Neal, 7 April 1748; Stephen A., m. Sarah Hogdon, 2 Sept. 1773; these last were of Portsmouth. John Ayres, of NH, was in 1745 a soldier at Louisburg. James A., of Greenland, m. Mary Neal, 6 Sept. 1760. [Page] 16
THIRD GENERATION. [Issue of John (2).]
9. John (3) Ayres [of Boston?] If John (2) Ayres, the eldest son of Capt. John Ayres, had any son, a fact which is still in doubt, I should be inclined to identify him with John Ayres, of Boston, who m. Elizabeth Halsie, there, 20 Dec. 1706, and who probably had: Mary (4) Ayres bapt. 12 Oct. 1707, at the Second Church, in right of the mother Elizabeth. This John doubtless joined the same church, 5 Nov. 1710. If he were the son of John and Mary, I should presume that he died before his father, 13 Aug. 1711, as before cited. John Ayres, Jr., had a grant at Brookfield in 1720-1. Still, I am inclined to think this was John (21) son of Joseph, whose older cousin John, (10) son of Samuel, was living at the same time in the same town. My conviction is strong that the line of John Ayres, the oldest son of Capt. John, became extinct before 1714.
[Issue of Samuel (2) Ayres.]
10. John (3) Ayres of Rowley 1705, and Brookfield, had wife Hannah (___), and by her had: Hannah (4) Ayres b. 9 July 1715; d. Oct. 31, 1725. He died 18 Dec. 1739. His widow’s will of 13 May 1747, mentions Abigail, dau. of Edward Ayres, “my late husband John Ayres’ niece,” and John Ayres, a [Page] 17 minor aged 5 years, son of Samuel Ayres, “my late husband’s nephew.” This is a proof that this John was brother of Jabez, Edward, &c., and a son of Samuel (2) Ayres. Additional proof that he was not John, son of Joseph (2), is that the widow appoints her friend William (3) Ayres (son of Joseph (2)) executor. She would not thus have spoken of a brother-in-law. 11. William (3) Ayres of Ipswich. 12. Ephraim (3) Ayres of Ipswich. 13. Stephen (3) Ayres of Newbury and Gloucester, m. Martha Caldwell, pub. at Ipswich, 28 Feb. 1712. He died undoubtedly s. p., about 12 April, 1720, when administration was granted. He could have had no children since his brothers and mother were the heirs, and as we have seen released their right to his widow. 14. Jabez (3) Ayres of Newbury, m. Dec. 8, 1718, Rebecca Kimball, dau. of Henry Kimball, and had: i Stephen (4) Ayres, b. 3 Aug. 1719; d. young. 31 ii Eliphalet (4) Ayres b. 4 March, 1722-3. 32 iii William (4) Ayres b. 28 Feb. 1723-4. 33 iv Micajah (4) Ayres b. 24 Sept. 1729. 34 v Onesiphorus (4) Ayres b. 7 April 1733. vi Stephen (4) Ayres b. 4 Feb. 1734-5; d. young, 12 Feb. 1735-6. 35 vii Jabez (4) Ayres b. 26 April 1737. [Page] 18 He removed to Brookfield, having sold out June 5, 1721, the land he acquired with his wife. (See Essex Deeds, xl, 212.) Jabez Ayres and wife Rebecca Kimball, dau. of said Henry Kimball, sell to Nathaniel Peasley, land bought by “our honoured father, Henry Kimball, late of Haverhill, deceased.” 15. Samuel (3) Ayres of Ipswich, termed Jr., married Eleanor Randall, 7 June 1705. Whether thy had children elsewhere does not appear, but at Ipswich they had: i Martha (4) Ayres bapt. 2 March 1717-8. ii John (4) Ayres bapt. 22 Nov. 1719; died 20 Feb. 1720-1. iii John (4) Ayres bapt. 17 Sept. 1721. iv Elizabeth (4) Ayres bapt. 6 Oct. 1723; d. 9 Oct. 1723. v Mary (4) Ayres bapt. 4 April 1725. Eleanor, wife of Samuel Ayres, Jr., died at Ipswich, 21 Oct. 1734, and he doubtless m. Hannah Gold, published 31 Dec. 1737. He was of Rowley 1705. 16. Joseph (3) Ayres of Ipswich. 17. Ebenezer (3) Ayres of Newbury, m. Dorcas Getchell, of Salisbury, 5 Oct. 1710, and had: 35. * David (4) Ayres, b. 11 Aug. 1711. [Apparently Whitmore was unable to identify for certain that this was a son of Ebenezer; see David’s #35.] By Worcester Deeds, (i, 227,) he sold in 1731 land that he bought of his brother, John Ayres, and land laid out to himself. [Page] 19 18. Edward (3) Ayres of Brookfield, m. Jemima Davis there, 19 Nov. 1718, and had: i William (4) Ayres b. 16 Dec. 1719; d. 20 Oct. 1721. ii John (4) Ayres b. 10 Jan. 1721-2. iii Abigail (4) Ayres b.13 Feb. 1723-4. iv Hannah (4) Ayres b. 2 May, 1726; d. 25 Oct. 1738. v Samuel (4) Ayres b.25 Feb. 1727-8; d. 24 Oct. 1780. 37 vi Jedediah (4) Ayres b. 7 Sept. 1729. 38 vii Ephraim (4) Ayres b. 13 June, 1733. * [Footnote #6] viii Edward (4) Ayres b. 31 Jan. 1734-5. 39 ix Stephen (4) Ayres b. [nothing recorded].
[Issue of Thomas (2) Ayres.]
19. Thomas (3) Ayres of Ipswich. 20. Abraham (3) Ayres of Ipswich.
[Issue of Joseph (2) Ayres.]
21. John (3) Ayres of Brookfield, and wife Mercy, had there the following: i Mary (4) Ayres b. 24 Aug. 1719; d. 15 Sept. 1721. ii Benjamin (4) Ayres b. 25 Aug. 1723; d. 30 May 1736. 40 iii Moses (4) Ayres b. 3 Dec. 1725. March 4, 1724-5, administration on the estate of John of Brookfield was granted to Ebenezer Ayres of Brookfield. His son Moses is mentioned on the Proprietor’s Record in 1748. 22. Benjamin (3) Ayres of Brookfield had a grant in 1714. He d. 23 May 1717; prob. unm. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Footnote #6 (p 19): *Of Ware river parish, 1757, being about to serve under Lord Loudon, made his will, mentions bros. Jedediah and Stephen. [Page] 20 23. William (3) Ayres of Brookfield, called Capt. and Esquire, a prominent man among the early settlers of the reorganized town. He m. 1st, 8 Jan. 1724-5, Hannah Hamelton, and had: i Hannah (4) Ayres b. 11 Oct. 1725; m. _____ Gould. ii Sarah (4) Ayres b. 17 Sept. 1727; m. ____ Sprague. iii Joseph (4) Ayres b. 19 Nov. 1729; d. 21 April 1768, (tombstone,) prob. unm. iv Mary (4) Ayres b. 22 Dec. 1731; m. Joseph Locke of Shutesbury, pub. May, 1754. 41 v William (4) Ayres b. 1 May 1734. vi Elizabeth (4) Ayres b. 27 April 1736. vii Olive (4) Ayres b. 14 May 1737; m. Ephraim Wheeler, 9 Dec. 1761. 42 viii Benjamin (4) Ayres b. 15 Oct. 1741; d. before his father. ix Lydia (4) Ayres b. 21 Nov. 1743; m. Jonathan Wyman. x Increase (4) Ayres b. 17 June 1748; d. 21 May 1767, (tombstone). His wife d. 8 Dec. 1748, aged 43, and he m. 2d, Persis Rice, 3 Jan. 1753, who d. prob. s.p. 9 Jan. 1756, aged 33. He m. lastly, Mrs. Mary Wolcott, 23 Dec. 1772, who survived him. He died 19 Aug. 1789, aged 88. (These deaths are from the tombstones at Brookfield.) His will, dated 26 May 1787, mentions wife Mary, William, son of his son William, deceased, and Miriam, widow of William, now wife of Joseph Barns. Daus. Lydia Wyman, Hannah Gould, Mary Locke, Sarah Sprague, Olive Wheeler, and grandchildren by them. * [Footnote #7] [Nos. 24-17, Issue of Edward (2) Ayres and Mark (2) Ayres of Kittery untraced.] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Footnote #7 (p 20): * His will also mentions his grand-children, the children of son Benjamin, deceased, specifying especially Joseph and Benjamin, who were probably minors. [Page] 21
[Issue of Nathaniel (2) Ayres, {8}.]
28. Nathaniel (3) Ayres of Boston, m. 5 Nov. 1724, Elizabeth Kitts, and had: i John (4) Ayres b. 12 March 1725-6. ii Joseph (4) Ayres b. 24 Jan. 1726-7. iii Margaret (4) Ayres b. 31 Aug. 1729. iv Nathaniel (4) Ayres b. 31 Aug. 1734. 29. Elnathan (3) Ayres of Boston, m. 4 July 1720, Mary Jones, and had: i Nathaniel (4) Ayres b. 5 Jan. 1722-3. ii Ammi (4) (Amy?) Ayres b. 29 Feb. 1727-8. 30. Edward (3) Ayres of Boston, m. 26 April 1716, Rebecca Marshall, and had: i Mary (4) Ayres b. 16 Feb. 1716-7. ii Edward (4) Ayres b. 14 Jan. 1720-1. He m. 2d, 5 Nov. 1724, Hannah Eveleth, and had: i Edward (4) Ayres b. 19 Aug. 1725. ii Hannah (4) Ayres b. 15 May 1727. iii Sarah (4) Ayres b. b. 2 Oct. 1729. iv John (4) Ayres b. 12 April 1733. v Joseph (4) Ayres b. 11 April 1743. His widow proved his will, 8 Nov. 1745. [These Boston families have probably living representatives.] [Page] 22
AYRES chart

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Capt. John Ayres & Desc.



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FOURTH GENERATION.
We propose now to trace only those descendants of Capt. John Ayres who were settled in Worcester county near Brookfield. These were the grandsons of Samuel and Joseph, and were sons of Jabez (14), and Edward (18), and of their cousins John (21), and William (23). A glance at the Chart will explain this, and I may add, that in my investigations I have found a recognition of there being two families or branches at Brookfield. Thus William Ayres (23) the “Squire” was known to be not the brother of Jabez (14) and the descendants of each recognized the fact that their cousins of the name in the other branch were farther removed. We will therefore consider each of the families separately.
[Children of Jabez (3) Ayres {14}.]
31. Eliphalet (4) Ayres of New Braintree, m. Catharine Allen, 13 Sept. 1758, and had: i John (5) Ayres b. 30 June 1759; killed in the Revolutionary War. Eliphalet then adopted his nephew Moses (5) Ayres, son of Micajah. His wife d. May 1792, and he d. 3 Oct. 1796. 32. William (4) Ayres of Brookfield, (known as William Ayres, 2nd, and Lieut.) m. Rachel Barns, 3 July 1753, and had: i Rebecca (5) Ayres b. 18 March 1754; m. ___ Kingsbury. ii Beulah (5) Ayres b. 24 Aug. 1756; d. 24 March 1757. iii Hannah (5) Ayres b. 14 Aug. 1758; m. Nath’l Belknap, (pub. 10 Sept. 1776). iv Eunice (5) Ayres b. 24 Jan. 1761; m. ___ Mason. v Susan (5) Ayres b. 22 Feb. 1763; d. unm. 20 Sept. 1852. vi Job (5) Ayres b. 29 March 1765; d. 16 April 1765. [Page] 24 vii Rufus (5) Ayres b. 10 March 1766; d. 2 May 1766. viii Hazelelponi (5) Ayres b. 13 April 1767; d. unm. 23 Feb. 1834. 43 ix Jonas (5) Ayres b. 10 Sept. 1769. x Joel (5) Ayres b. 2 May 1772; d. young. xi Kate (5) Ayres b. b. 8 Aug. 1773; d. 9 Sept. 1773. xii David (5) Ayres b. 29 Oct. 1774; d. 19 Nov. 1774. xiii Lydia (5) Ayres b. 22 July 1776. xiv John (5) Ayres b. 28 Feb. 1778; d. 8 March 1778. He died 31 Dec. 1814; his widow d. 24 May 1817. 33. Micajah (4) Ayres of New Braintree, m. 14 March 1764, Sarah Barnes, and had: 44 i Jabez (5) Ayres b. 13 Feb. 1765. 45 ii Moses (5) Ayres b. 23 Aug. 1766. iii Sarah (5) Ayres b. 13 Dec. 1768. iv Rebecca (5) Ayres b. 26 Dec. 1769; m. ___ Luce. 46 v Joel (5) Ayres. 47 vi John (5) Ayres. He [Micajah (4)] died at New Braintree, 27 Jan. 1804, aged 74 years, and his wife d. 16 April 1799. 34. Onesiphorus (4) Ayres m. 6 Dec. 1759, Anna Goodale, and had: 48 i Jason (5) Ayres b. 16 March 1761. ii Judith (5) Ayres b. 12 Jan. 1763; m. Dr. Jason Tyler, of Chesterfield, NH. iii Anna (5) Ayres b. 10 Oct. 1764; m. John Rainger, Jr., (pub. 16 Oct. 1785). 49 iv Jabez (5) Ayres b. 5 Dec. 1766. v Louisa (5) Ayres b. 23 Nov. 1768; m. Joseph Snow, (pub. 6 Oct. 1788). vi Matilda (5) Ayres b. 27 July 1771; m. Josiah Convers, of Bakerfield, Vt. 50 vii Cyrus (5) Ayres b. 28 Nov. 1773. viii Sarah (5) Ayres b. 10 June 1776; m. Joshua Howe, (pub. 25 Dec. 1796). 51 ix John (5) Ayres b. 10 April 1779. x Amy (5) Ayres b. 12 May 1781; m. Merrick Rice. He d. 2 June 1809. His widow d. 13 June 1814. [Page] 25 35. Jabez (4) Ayres of New Braintree, m. Persis Stewart, and had: i Ebenezer (5) Ayres b. 1767; d. unm. in 1837, at Manheim. 52 ii Stephen (5) Ayres b. 1770. iii Alexander (5) Ayres b. 1772; d. unm. at Salisbury. 53 iv Henry (5) Ayres b. 1774. 54 v Elijah (5) Ayres b. 1778. 55 vi Silvanus (5) Ayres b. April 1780. vii Mary (5) Ayres b. 1782; m. 1st Alvin Case; m. 2d Comfort Eaton. 56 viii Daniel (5) Ayres b. 17 May 1787. He was a soldier in the French and Indian War and in the Revolution. He removed from New Braintree [MA] in 1792, to Salisbury, Herkimer Co., New York, thence to Manheim in the same county [NY], and died there 24 Feb. 1824. His widow d. in 1833, aged 68. 35* David (4) Ayres [probably son of Ebenezer (3) {17}], m. at New Braintree [MA], 20 April 1757, Elizabeth Ipenny, and 17 March 1768,Mary Perkins. Nothing more appears concerning him. 36. Samuel (4) Ayres of Brookfield and Granby [MA], weaver, m. Martha Bell, 21 Jan. 1742, and had: 57 i John (5) Ayres b. 29 Dec. 1742; m. Ruth Smith. 58 ii Aaron (5) Ayres b. 12 Nov. 1744; m. 1st Lois Moody; m. 2d Mary Hitchcock. 59 iii Eleazer (5) Ayres b. 20 Dec. 1746; m. Sybil Clark. 60 iv Amos (5) Ayres b. 16 April 1749; m. Esther Dickinson. 61 v Daniel (5) Ayres b. 15 July 1751; m. [nothing recorded]. vi Sarah (5) Ayres b. 10 May 1754; d. 26 April 1776. vii Lydia (5) Ayres b. 22 Sept. 1756; m. Chilion Palmer. viii Susannah (5) Ayres b. 28 Jan. 1759; d. 7 Jan. 1771. 62 ix Asa (5) Ayres b. 5 June 1761; m. Mary Wait. x Martha (5) Ayres b. 22 Sept. 1763; m. Asher Alvord. [Page] 26 He was drowned 15 Nov. 1768, aged 52; his wife d. 25 Oct. 1765, aged 41. By the will of the widow of John Ayres (10) of Brookfield, it is clear that this Samuel was his nephew, and we therefore place him here. He is also termed nephew of John in 1739, Worcester Deeds, ii, 3. We have not found out which one of John’s brothers was the father of this Samuel. (Numbers 37, 38 and 39, are untraced.)
[Grandsons of Joseph (2) Ayres {5}.]
40. Capt. Moses (4) Ayres of Brookfield, m. Sarah Converse, and had: i John (5) Ayres b. 21 July 1749; d. 10 Nov. 1757. 63 ii Moses (5) Ayres b. 30 Jan. 1751. iii Sarah (5) Ayres b. 30 March 1753. iv Jesse (5) Ayres b. 20 May 1755; d. 27 Oct. 1757. v John (5) Ayres b. 21 Nov. 1758; d. 30 May 1778. 64 vi Eli (5) Ayres b. 27 Feb. 1761. 65 vii Jesse (5) Ayres b. 8 Oct. 1763. 66 viii Jude (5) Ayres b. 12 March 1766. 67 ix Increase (5) Ayres b. 16 Nov. 1768. x Abigail (5) Ayres b. [nothing recorded]; m. Peter Washburn. He d. 6 Dec. 1796; his widow d. 22 Nov. 1825. 41. William (4) Ayres, Jr. of Brookfield (son of Squire William), m. Miriam (___), and had: i Elizabeth (5) Ayres b. 28 Oct. 1762; d. unm. 26 July 1842. 68 ii William (5) Ayres b. 23 July 1765. He d. 14 June 1767. His widow m. Joseph Barnes. [Page] 27 42. Benjamin (4) Ayres of Brookfield (son of Squire William), died before his father; in the will of the latter, dated in 1787, he mentions his grandchildren Joseph and Benjamin, sons of his son Benjamin deceased, and also other children unnamed. Benjamin m. 12 Nov. 1762, Beulah Crosby, and had: 69 I Buenos (5) Ayres b. May 1763. ii Thomas (5) Ayres b. 24 May 1765. iii Persis (5) Ayres b. 6 April 1767. 70 iv Joseph (5) Ayres b. 24 June 1769. v Relief (5) Ayres b. 15 Jan. 1772. vi Mary (5) Ayres b. 29 Sept. 1779. 71 vii Benjamin (5) Ayres b. [nothing recorded]; mentioned in will. He d. 1 June 1785. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTE (by Whitmore): --- A Joseph Ayres of New Braintree, m. Mary Felton, 27 Oct. 1774, and had Adin, b. 18 July 1775. I know nothing more of them.
FIFTH GENERATION.
43. Jonas (5) Ayres of Brookfield, m. 6 March 1800, Hannah Winslow, and had: I Joshua Winslow (6) Ayres b. 27 Dec. 1800; d. unm. 20 Feb. 1822. ii Hannah (6) Ayres b. 21 March 1802; m. Ira Greenwood, 13 Oct. 1835. iii Isabelle (6) Ayres b. 1 Nov. 1803; d. unm. 6 May 1868. iv Abigail (6) Ayres b. 30 Sept. 1805; d. unm. 17 Nov. 1836. v Rachel (6) Ayres b. 26 Oct. 1807; m. Joel Sampson, 26 Feb. 1833. 72 vi William Henry (6) Ayres b. 5 March 1810. vii Sarah (6) Ayres b. 17 March 1812; m. Geo. Holister, 8 July 1851. viii Harriet Newell (6) Ayres b. 10 July 1816. He d. 17 Nov. 1840; his wife d. 3 Oct. 1836. 44. Jabez (5) Ayres of New Braintree, m. Eunice Goodnow in 1791 (pub. 4 April), and had: 73 i Perley (6) Ayres b. 30 April 1792. 74 ii Isaac (6) Ayres b. 29 July 1793. iii Miranda (6) Ayres b. 8 May 1795. iv Maria (6) Ayres b. 8 May 1795. 75 v Elias (6) Ayres b. 9 Nov. 1798. vi Nahum (6) Ayres b. 19 March 1802; m. 1st Sarah King; m. 2d, Eliz. Anderson, and d. s. p. 24 Aug. 1860. vii Hiram (6) Ayres b. 13 May 1804; d. unm. Nov. 1827. He d. at New Braintree, 26 March 1847, aged 82. 45. Moses (5) Ayres of New Braintree, m. 1st, Rhoda Mathews, 3 Oct. 1789, and had: i Sarah (6) Ayres. [Page] 29 He m. 2d, Sarah Edmunds, 3 Oct. 1793, and had: ii Samuel (6) Ayres b. [nothing recorded]; d. young. iii John (6) Ayres b. [nothing recorded]. iv Mary Ann (6) Ayres b. 6 Dec. 1799. v Priscilla Elvira (6) Ayres b. 5 Nov. 1802; d. unm. 28 July 1864, aged 61. vi Moses (6) Ayres b. 12 May 1805; d. unm. 7 Sept. 1869. vii Ormasinda (6) Ayres b. 9 May 1808; m. Wm. Johnson, 2d wife, Feb. 1850. viii Julia Ann (6) Ayres b. 2 April 1810; m. Wm. Johnson, 1st wife. He d. 19 Feb. 1844, age 77, and his widow d. 3 Oct. 1850, aged 87; both at New Braintree [MA]. 46. Joel (5) Ayres of Hardwick, Mass., Royalston, Weybridge and Vergennes, Vt., m. 16 Oct. 1796, Bathsheba Jordan, and had: 77 i Anson (6) Ayres b. 1797. 78 ii Tilly (6) Ayres b. 14 Feb. 1799. 79 iii Hiram (6) Ayres b. 28 Dec. 1801. 80 iv Eli (6) Ayres b. 24 Nov. 1802. 81 v Joseph (6) Ayres b. 17 Oct. 1804. 82 vi Francis (6) Ayres b. 5 March 1807. 83 vii Jefferson (6) Ayres b. 13 Feb. 1809. 84 viii Dudley J. (6) Ayres b. 11 March 1811. ix Alma (6) Ayres b. 1813; m. Rev. Hiram Blanchard. His wife d. 28 Aug. 1819, and he m. 2d, widow Scott, Dec. 1819, and had: x Eveline (6) Ayres b. 1821; m. H. H. Stephens. He m. thirdly, widow Munger, Jan. 1824, and had: xi Minerva (6) Ayres b. 1 June 1828; m. M. F. Collins, 2 Jan. 1849. He d. 19 June 1846; his widow d. Nov. 1865. [Page] 30 47. John (5) Ayres, m. Alpha Kelly, and had two sons, but I have not the record of them. He went to Maine to live, but afterwards moved to Virgil, Courtland Co., New York, and probably died there. 48. Dr. Jason (5) Ayres of Brookfield, Phillipston and Truro, Mass., m. Betsey Holman, 17 April 1791, and had: i Cullen (6) Ayres b. 11 Aug. 1793; d. unm. 10 June 1819. ii Olive (6) Ayres b. 10 July 1794; m. Samuel Rider. iii Horace (6) Ayres b. 18 April 1796; d. unm. 19 April 1817. iv Adeline (6) Ayres b. 6 Aug. 1799; d. 7 Sept. 1803. v Betsey (6) Ayres b. 10 April 1802; d. 8 Aug. 1803. vi John (6) Ayres b. 21 Dec. 1804; d. 4 April 1806. 85 vii Marshall (6) Ayres b. 28 June 1807. 86 vii Dana (6) Ayres b. 7 Dec. 1809. ix. Sally (6) Ayres b. 8 June 1814; m. Josiah Lombard. He lived also in Truro, Mss., but d. in Griggsville, Ill., 29 July 1838; his wife d. in Truro, 12 Dec. 1831. 49. Jabez (5) Ayres of Brookfield, m. Hannah Gilbert, 3 Dec. 1795, and had: i Ann (6) Ayres b. 27 Feb. 1797; m. Levi Bush. 87 ii Baxter (6) Ayres b. 5 June 1799. iii Betsey (6) Ayres b. 7 Oct. 1801; m. Luther Brigham. iv Stillman (6) Ayres b. 8 Aug. 1803; d. unm. 6 July 1819. 88 v Warren (6) Ayres b. 15 Oct. 1805. vi Esther (6) Ayres b. 29 Sept. 1807. vii Lucy Fish (6) Ayres b. 31 Jan. 1813; d. unm. 26 Oct. 1828. He d. 24 Aug. 1838; his widow d. 6 Jan. 1842. [Page] 31 50. Cyrus (5) Ayres of Brookfield, m. Betsy Adams, 10 April 1800, and had: i Mary (6) Ayres b. 18 Feb. 1801. ii Eliza (6) Ayres b. 3 Dec. 1802; d. 15 Dec. 1804. iii Adeline (6) Ayres b. 8 Aug. 1804; m. Moses Greenwood. iv Eliza (6) Ayres b. 6 April 1806; m. ___ Loring. 89 v William Adams (6) Ayres b. 12 Sept. 1807. vi Cyrus (6) Ayres b. 24 Sept. 1809; living unm. vii Eunice Hale (6) Ayres b. 29 Nov. 1813; m. Reuben Stowe. viii Sally Wait (6) Ayres b. 27 Feb. 1817; m. 1st, Emerson Kent; m. 2d Cheney Hatch. x Charlotte (6) Ayres b. 28 April 1819; m. Francis Richardson. His wife d. 8 Nov. 1822; and he d. 19 Nov. 1822. 51. John (5) Ayres of Brookfield and Boston, m. at Truro, Rebecca Lombard, 15 Nov. 1803, and had: i Lovice (6) Ayres b. 3 Aug. 1805; born at Provincetown, m. Charles O . Whitmore, and d. 27 Sept. 1849, leaving five children. 90 ii John (6) Ayres b. 26 July 1807; b. at Truro. iii Matilda (6) Ayres b. 18 Nov. 1809; d. 29 Aug. 1811. iv Mary Nickerson (6) Ayres b. 2 July 1817; b. at Duxbury. vi Rebecca Olive (6) Ayres b. 9 Nov. 1819; b. at Boston. vii Harriet Fish (6) Ayres b. 4 Dec 1825; d. 14 March 1826. He d. 22 Aug. 1830, at Boston, and his widow d. 26 Dec. 1852, aged 69. [Page] 32 52. Stephen (5) Ayres of Fairfield, Herkimer Co., NY, m. Roxy Snow in 1795, and had: 91 i William (6) Ayres b. 1797. ii Clara (6) Ayres b. 1800; m. Asahel Barnes of Colosse, Oswego Co., NY. 92 iii Alexander (6) Ayres b. 1802. 93 iv Hiram (6) Ayres b. 1803. v Mary (6) Ayres b. 1806; m. Ackland Salisbury of Norway, Herkimer Co., [NY?]. 94 vi Jason (6) Ayres b. 1808. vii Angeline (6) Ayres b. 1811; m. Nath’l Henderson of Himrod, Yates Co., NY. viii Laura (6) Ayres b. 1814; d. unm. about 1842. ix Persis (6) Ayres b. 1818; d. unm. about 1838. He d. in 1850; his widow d. in 1853. 53. Henry (5) Ayres of Manheim, NY and Allensville, Switzerland Co., Ind., m. Abigail Bean, and had: 95 i Alexander (6) Ayres b. 1811. ii Adeline (6) Ayres b. 1813; m. George Platt. 96 iii Horace M. (6) Ayres b. 1815. iv Maria (6) Ayres b. 1818; m. James R. Fisher. v Charles (6) Ayres b. 1820; d. unm. in 1838. vi Julia (6) Ayres b. 1822; m. ___ Edwards. vii Henry (6) Ayres b. 1825; m. and had one child. viii Roxanna (6) Ayres b. 1828; m. Stephen Peabody. ix Edwin (6) Ayres b. 1833; m. lives at Champaign, Ill. He d. in 1857 or 8, aged 84. 54. Elijah (5) Ayres m. 1st, Louisa Stone of Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, and had: i John (6) Ayres b. 1813; d. same year. [Page] 33 His wife d. in 1814, and in 1817 he m. 2d, Emma Brayton, and had: ii Eliza (6) Ayres b. 1818; d. [nothing recorded]. iii Mary (6) Ayres b. 1820; m. D. B. Jones, of Little Falls, Herkimer Co., [NY]. iv Susan (6) Ayres b. 1824; d. [nothing recorded]. His wife d. about 1840, and he moved to Trenton, Oneida Co., NY, where he d. in 1847. 55. Silvanus (5) Ayres of Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, m. Anna Bean, in 1815, and had: i Emeline (6) Ayres b. 1816; d. 1817. 97 ii Ebenezer (6) Ayres b. 1817; m. Lucy T. Connelley, and has no children. iii Hannah (6) Ayres b. 1819; m. O. B. Stuartevant, of Minneapolis. iv Olive (6) Ayres b. 1820; m. A. T. Murphy, of Dixon, Ill. v Charlotte (6) Ayres b. 1822; m. Leonard Pratt, of Princeton, Mille Lac Co., Minn. vi Fanny (6) Ayres b. 1824; unm. vii Anna (6) Ayres b. 1825; d. unm. 1843. viii John Silvanus (6) Ayres b. 1831; d. unm. 1846. 98 ix Jason C. (6) Ayres b. 1835. He d. near Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1840; his widow lives with her son Jason C. Ayres. 56. Daniel (5) Ayres of St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co., NY, m. 1st, Damaris Voorhees, 6 May 1810, and had: 99 i Daniel Douglas (6) Ayres b. 19 Aug. 1812. ii William T. (6) Ayres b. 1814; d. 24 June 1814. iii Mary A. (6) Ayres b. 3 Dec. 1815; m. Dr. Carroll. [Page] 34 His wife d. 18 Oct. 1817, and he m. 2d, Electa Lamb, 3 May 1819, and had: iv James (6) Ayres b. 19 Jan. 1820; d. 20 May 1820. 100 v James S. (6) Ayres b. 13 May 1821. 101 vi Alexander Hamilton (6) Ayres b. 24 March 1823. 102 vii Romeyn Beck (6) Ayres b. 20 Dec. 1825. viii John Lamb (6) Ayres b. 24 March 1828; d. 16 May 1833. ix Darwin E. (6) Ayres b. 7 Mch. 1829; d. 16 May 1831. 103 x Darwin (6) Ayres b. 20 Mch. 1832. xi Irwin (6) Ayres b. 20 Mch. 1832. xii Richard S. (6) Ayres b. 10 Mch. 1834; d. 24 Oct. 1834. xii Charles S. (6) Ayres b. 4 Jan. 1836. His wife dying 26 Feb. 1842, he m. 3rd, Margaret Freeman, 20 Sept. 1842. He d. 25 May 1853. 57. John (5) Ayres of Granby, m. Ruth Smith, and had: i Ezra (6) Ayres b. 5 Sept. 1771. ii Irene (6) Ayres b. 9 Sept. 1773; d. Feb. 1843. iii Sarah (6) Ayres b. 7 Dec. 1775. iv Electa (6) Ayres b. 4 April 1778; d. 15 Jan. 1849. v Enos (6) Ayres b. 20 Sept. 1780. vi Elihu (6) Ayres b. 28 Jan. 1783; d. Dec. 1801. vii Rhoda (6) Ayres b. 19 Jan. 1785; d. 29 March 1855. viii Risa (6) Ayres b. 20 June 1786; d. 29 March 1817. ix Ruth (6) Ayres b. 23 Feb. 1788. x Persis (6) Ayres b. 19 Oct. 1790. xi Sina (6) Ayres b. 7 Jan. 1795. He d. 26 Jan. 1817. [Page] 35 58. Aaron (5) Ayres of Granby, m. 1st, Lois Moody, 9 Jan. 1772, and had: i Pliny (6) Ayres b. 23 Dec. 1772; d. 7 June 1773. ii Pliny (6) Ayres b. 23 Dec. 1775; m. but d. s. p. iii Susannah (6) Ayres b. 26 June 1778; m. Phinehas Smith. iv Samuel (6) Ayres b. 8 July 1780; d. unm. v Roxana (6) Ayres b. 1 Jan. 1783; m. Elihu Clark. vi Quartus (6) Ayres b. 3 Oct. 1785; d. 5 Sept. 1828. 104 vii Rodney (6) Ayres b. 9 May 1788. His first wife d. 26 Sept. 1789, and he m. 2d, Mary Hitchcock, 10 June 1790, and had: 105 vii Calvin (6) Ayres b. 4 Jan. 1791. ix Lois (6) Ayres b. 14 July 1795; m. William Belden. x Polly (6) Ayres b. 22 Sept. 1797; m. Augustus Clark. xi Emilia (6) Ayres b. 12 Dec. 1800. He d. 9 April 1813, and his widow (b. 9 Oct. 1761) d. 22 June 1830. 59. Eleazer (5) Ayres of Granby, m. Sybil, dau. of Israel Clark, and had: i Chester (6) Ayres b. 15 Nov. 1780; d. 16 June 1783. ii Elijah (6) Ayres b. 6 June 1782; d. 11 Sept. 1784. iii. Sybil (6) Ayres b. 18 Dec. 1783; d. 19 June 1795. 106 iv Chester (6) Ayres b. 18 Sept. 1785. v Dorcas (6) Ayres b. 30 April 1787; m. Rev. David Pease. vi Elijah (6) Ayres b. 6 March 1789; d. 2 May 1797. vii Hannah (6) Ayres b. 22 April, 1791; d. 5 Sept. 1795. 107 viii Edward (6) Ayres b. 9 March 1793. He d. 3 March 1832; his wife d. 23 Feb. 1796, aged 38. [Nos. 60, 61, and 62 are untraced.] [Page] 36 63. Moses (5) Ayres of Brookfield and of Barnard, Vt., m. Lucy Cutting, 1 Jan. 1777, and had: i Lucy (6) Ayres b. 23 Sept. 1777. ii Dolly (6) Ayres b. 29 July 1779; d. 19 Nov. 1841. iii John (6) Ayres b. 16 Sept. 1781. iv James (6) Ayres b. 27 Sept. 1783; d. unm. v Josiah (6) Ayres b. 27 Oct. 1785; d. 11 July 1786. vi Isaac (6) Ayres b. 27 May 1787; d. unm. vii Josiah (6) Ayres b. 13 Sept. 1789. viii Lydia (6) Ayres b. 21 May 1792. 64. Eli (5) Ayres of Brookfield, m. Sally Crawford, of Oakham, (pub. 5 April 1790), and had: i Patty (6) Ayres b. 24 April 1791. ii Betsey (6) Ayres b. 29 Oct. 1792 iii Nancy (6) Ayres b. 29 Oct. 1792. iv Rachel (6) Ayres b. 5 Aug. 1794. v Adam (6) Ayres b. 28 July 1796. vi Sally (6) Ayres b. 21 Aug. 1798. 65. Jesse (5) Ayres of Brookfield, m. Abigail Tyler, (pub. 7 Sept. 1783), and had: i Hannah(6) Ayres b. 7 Feb. 1784. ii Sally (6) Ayres b. 26 Jan. 1786. 66. Jude (5) Ayres of Brookfield, m. Sally Babbitt, (pub. 25 Dec. 1786), and had: i Lucinda (6) Ayres. ii Persis (6) Ayres. iii Celia(6) Ayres. He d. 5 Nov. 1815; his widow d. 4 March 1838. [Page] 37 67. Increase (5) Ayres of Brookfield, m. at Leominster, 19 Nov. 1797, Jemima Houghton, and had: i Harriet (6) Ayres b. 11 Dec. 1798; m. Billings Swan. ii Amos (6) Ayres b. 4 April 1800; d. 24 Aug. 1855. 108 iii Moses (6) Ayres b. 17 Jan. 1802. iv Melicent (6) Ayres b. 3 Oct. 1804; d. 15 Sept. 1806. v Clarissa (6) Ayres b. 23 Jan. 1807; d. 6 Sept. 1850. vi Dolly Houghton (6) Ayres b. Dec. 1809; d. 19 Nov. 1844. 109 vii James Converse (6) Ayres b. 7 Feb. 1812. He d. 13 May 1840; his widow d. 6 Sept. 1850. 68. Capt. William (5) Ayres 3d of Brookfield, m. Freelove Jenks, 24 Oct. 1788, and had: 110 i William (6) Ayres b. 10 Jan. 1790. ii Freelove (6) Ayres b. 21 Sept. 1791; m. Charles Henshaw, and d. 26 April 1816. iii Lucy (6) Ayres b. 7 Jan. 1794; d. 10 Sept. 1796. 111 iv Jonathan Jenks (6) Ayres b. 28 March 1797. v Lucy Harrington (6) Ayres b. 23 Feb 1800; m. ____ Cary. vi Windsor (6) Ayres b. 24 May 1803; d. 14 May 1807. 112 vii Horace (6) Ayres b. 7 April 1806. viii Samuel Windsor (6) Ayres b. 26 March 1809; d. 10 Aug. 1811. He d. 9 Jan. 1835; his widow d. 6 Sept. 1837. 69. Buenos (5) Ayres of Brookfield, m. Rachel Hamilton, (pub. 10 March 1789), and had: 70. Joseph (5) Ayres of Brookfield, m. 13 Dec. 1795, Anna Dexter, and had: 71. Benjamin (5) Ayres of Brookfield. [Page] 38
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72. William Henry (6) Ayres of Brookfield, m. Sarah Hill, 16 April 1838, and had: i John Winslow (7) Ayres b. 14 Oct. 1840; living unm. ii Adaliza Nye (7) Ayres b. 25 Jan. 1843. iii Susie Ella (7) Ayres b. 17 Oct. 1849; d. 3 Oct. 1851. iv Ella Isabelle (7) Ayres b. 2 Nov. 1851. 73. Perley (6) Ayres of Oakham, Mass., m. 1st, Aug. 1, 1826, Grace Tidd, who d. 21 Jan. 1838. They had one son, b. 2 Dec 1827, who d. soon. They then adopted Adeline U. Stearns, of Spencer, whose name was changed to A. U. Ayres by Act of the Legislature. [ son (7) Ayres b. 2 Dec. 1827; d. soon.]. i Adeline U. (7) Ayres. [adopted]; m. Wm. A. Spear. He m. 2d, Harriet W. Knight, 29 Aug. 1838, and had: ii Sarah Grace (7) Ayres b. 14 July 1839; m. George Avery. iii Louisa A. (7) Ayres b. 30 Jan. 1841. iv Hiram (7) Ayres b. 29 Sept. 1842; d. 27 Aug. 1859. v Charles P. (7) Ayres b. 30 April 1844; d. 19 April 1846. vi Eunice H. (7) Ayres b. 25 Dec. 1845. vii Catharine A. (7) Ayres b. 22 Oct. 1847; m. Edward L. Soper. 74. Isaac (6) Ayres of Petersham, Mass., m. Charlotte Foster, 4 Sept. 1827, and had: i Edwin (7) Ayres b. 16 July 1828. ii Miranda (7) Ayres b. 24 Jan. 1830; d. 22 June 1833. iii Martha (7) Ayres b. 16 June 1832. iv George (7) Ayres b. 26 Aug. 1833; m. Sarah Spooner, 29 Nov. 1860. v Juliette (7) Ayres b. 24 May 1839. vi Maryette (7) Ayres b.24 May 1839; d. 8 Oct. 1839. [Page] 39 75. Elias (6) Ayres of New Braintree [MA], m. 1st, Asenath Cunningham, 1825, and had: i Nancy B. (7) Ayres b. 19 June 1826; m. C. L. Babbitt. ii Hiram (7) Ayres b. 28 Oct. 1828; d. unm. in Cal. 22 Feb. 1856. iii Samuel (7) Ayres b. 9 Aug. 1831; d. 27 Aug. 1833. iv Jane H. (7) Ayres b. 25 Aug. 1833; m. Albert Thurber. v Samuel (7) Ayres b. 10 Nov. 1836; d. 11 July 1857. vi Henry (7) Ayres b. 6 May 1838; m. Elvira Hawkes, 4 April 1866. vii William (7) Ayres b. 23 Aug. 1841. viii Joseph (7) Ayres b. 25 July 1843; d. young. His wife dying July 1843, he m. 2d, Anne (Childs) widow of _____ Hawkes, and had: ix Martha (7) Ayres b. 13 Feb. 1845. x Ellen E. (7) Ayres; [born VA]. xi Emma V. (7) Ayres; [born VA]. xii James T. (7) Ayres; [born VA]. xiii Daniel Webster (7) Ayres; [born VA]. He removed to Virginia in 1846, and his four youngest children were born there. He d. 25 March, 1869. 76. John (6) Ayres of New Braintree, m. Diadamia Whipple, 30 June 1818, and had: i Elizabeth Hassard (7) Ayres b. 15 June 1819; m. Benj. Upton. ii Sarah E. (7) Ayres b. 8 Nov. 1820; m. James Packard. iii John Whipple (7) Ayres b. 18 March, 1822; m. ___ Packard, and lives in Milwaukie. iv Moses Oliver (7) Ayres b. 21 July 1826; m. ___ Farnham. v Diadamia (7) Ayres b. 4 April 1829; d. 4 May 1835. vi Mary Anne (7) Ayres b. 12 March 1833; m. Lucian Hill. vii Catharine M. (7) Ayres b. 29 April 1837. 77. Anson (6) Ayres. [Record not received.] [Page] 40 78. Tilley (6) Ayres of [nothing recorded], m. Alvira Cochrane, 20 March 1824, and had: i Charlotte S. (7) Ayres b. 18 Nov. 1826; m. Silas Cochrane. ii Samantha L. (7) Ayres b. 17 Aug. 1828; d. 9 March 1850. iii Maria E. (7) Ayres b. 18 Aug. 1832; d. 9 Aug. 1851. iv Cynthia E. (7) Ayres b. 25 Jan. 1835; d. 19 April 1850. v Silas C. (7) Ayres b. 7 June 1897; d. 18 Nov. 1838. vi Helen (7) Ayres b. 11 Nov. 1842. vii Ella (7) Ayres b. 23 July 1846. 79. Hiram (6) Ayres of Duane, Vt., m. Philinda Bigelow, 10 March 1825, and had: i Alma (7) Ayres b. 29 Oct. 1826; d. 25 Aug. 1828. ii Thirza (7) Ayres b. 9 April 1829; m. Wiear L. Rowell. iii Alma (7) Ayres b. 22 Jan. 1831; m. E. W. Steenberg. iv William I. (7) Ayres b. 22 Feb. 1833. * [Whitmore recorded the following as a footnote.] * William I. (7) Ayres m. 14 Feb. 1860, Frances Merrill, and had: (1) Herbert E. (8) Ayres b. 14 Jan. 1861. (2) Eva E. (8) Ayres b. 10 Feb. 1863. (3) Frances G. (8) Ayres b. 18 April 1866. (4) William Watson (8) Ayres b. 20 June 1869. v Mary I. (7) Ayres b. 29 Aug. 1835; m. Henry R. Thomson. vi Louisa (7) Ayres b. 1 Jan. 1838; m. Buell Foote. vii Hiram (7) Ayres b. 24 May 1841. viii Adeline (7) Ayres b. 19 Jan. 1844; d. 6 Feb. 1847. ix Eveline (7) Ayres b. 7 July 1846; d. 29 Oct. 1862. 80. Eli (6) Ayres of Royalton, Vt., m. Melinda Peck, 7 Sept. 1825, and had: i Sidney K. (7) Ayres b. 9 April 1826; m. Annis Clement. ii Eliza (7) Ayres b. 22 Sept. 1827; m. John Hanson. iii Anson (7) Ayres b. 22 Sept. 1829. * [Whitmore recorded the following as a footnote.] * Anson (7) Ayres m. Mary Fuller, 1 Feb. 1855, and had: (1) Robert P. (8) Ayres b. 1 Dec. 1855. (2) Clara R. (8) Ayres b. 18 July 1857. (3) Walter H. (8) Ayres b. 3 Dec. 1861. (4) Anna M. (8) Ayres b. 10 April 1864. (5) Jennie F. (8) Ayres b. 31 Aug. 1866. iv Sarah A. (7) Ayres b. 9 Sept. 1831; m. William Miller. v Esther M. (7) Ayres b. 20 June 1835; d. 28 Feb. 1865. vi Roxy L. (7) Ayres b. 1 Nov. 1837; m. John Bramley. vii Olive K. (7) Ayres b. 1 July 1839; m. Charles Randall. viii Harriet (7) Ayres b. 20 Feb. 1842; m. Orin Church. ix Mary I. (7) Ayres b. 26 Feb. 1845; m. Truman Rice. x Susan (7) Ayres b. 26 April 1847; m. Amasa Fuller. xi Libbie (7) Ayres b. 10 May 1849; d. 11 Oct. 1865. [Page] 41 81. Joseph (6) Ayres of Peru, NY, m. Mary Blodgett, 31 July 1836, and had: i Almira (7) Ayres b. 21 Jan. 1837; m. John French. ii Nahum Henry (7) Ayres b. 25 March 1840. * [Whitmore recorded the following as a footnote.] * Nahum Henry (7) Ayres m. Alzina Ayres, dau. of Francis Ayres, (No. 82) and had a daughter born 16 Sept. 1867; d. Feb. 1868. iii Mary Jane (7) Ayres b. 24 Feb. 1846; d. 10 April 1853. iv Martha Anne (7) Ayres b. 24 Feb. 1846. [sic] v Joseph Franklin (7) Ayres b. 24 Jan. 1846. [sic - prob. meant another year.] vi Emma Adelaide (7) Ayres b. 6 May 1847. 82. Francis (6) Ayres of [nothing recorded], m. Catharine M. Gully, June 1830, and had: i Almira (7) Ayres b. 26 Aug. 1831; d. 1836. ii Watson M. (7) Ayres b. 11 May 1833. * [Whitmore recorded the following as a footnote.] * Rev. Watson M. (7) Ayres m. 1 Dec. 1864, Ethaline H. Ainsworth, and had: (1) Clara Grace (8) Ayres b. 6 March 1868. (2) Charles Francis (8) Ayres b. 3 March 1869. iii Eleanor M. (7) Ayres b. 27 Feb. 1835; m. John H. Sprague. iv Wealthy (7) Ayres b. 7 May 1837; m. L. W. Hazeltine. v Adeline (7) Ayres b. 14 April 1839. vi Diana (7) Ayres b. 1 Oct. 1841; m. H. B. Dodge. vii Sarah J. (7) Ayres b. 26 Aug. 1843; m. W. Hurlburt. viii Alzina (7) Ayres b. 25 March 1845; m. N. H. Ayres, her cousin. 83. Jefferson (6) Ayres of [nothing recorded], m. Esther M. Miller, 1 March 1832, and had: i Alphan (7) Ayres b. 4 July 1833; m. Susan Leonard. ii Tyler (7) Ayres b. 20 April 1837. * [Whitmore recorded the following as a footnote.] * Tyler (7) Ayres m. 1 March 1859, Mary Fowler, and had: (1) Flora M. (8) Ayres b. 18 Jan. 1800. (2) Charles A. (8) Ayres b. 26 Sept. 1863. (3) Herbert O. (8) Ayres b. 17 May 1867. 84. Dudley J. (6) Ayres of [nothing recorded], m. 1st, Elizabeth Clough, Dec. 1837, and had: i David C. (7) Ayres b. 6 Nov. 1841. * [Whitmore recorded the following as a footnote.] * David C. (7) Ayres m. Catharine Moors, and had: (1) Samuel J. (8) Ayres b. April 1865. ii Wallace (7) Ayres b. 9 Feb. 1853. [Page] 42 His wife d. Aug. 1860, and he m. 2d, May 1861 Cornelia C. Signor, and had: iii Almira E. (7) Ayres b. 25 Jan. 1864. 85. Marshall Ayres of Griggsville, m. Hannah Lombard, 21 Jan. 1834, and had: i Marshall (7) Ayres b. 20 Feb. 1839. * [Whitmore recorded the following as a footnote.] *Marshall (7) Ayres, Jr. m. Louise A. Sanderson, of Galesburg, Ill., 11 June 1868, and had: (1) Mary Louise (8) Ayres b. 5 July 1869. ii Charles (7) Ayres b. 16 Sept. 1849; d. 27 July 1851. 86. Dana (6) Ayres of [nothing recorded] m. Alice Cleveland, and had: i Delia (7) Ayres; m. Jas. Carpenter. ii Charles (7) Ayres. 87. Baxter (6) Ayres of [nothing recorded] m. Mary L. Gilbert, April 1821, and had: i Mary J. (7) Ayres. ii Lucy Fish (7) Ayres. 88. Warren (6) Ayres of Worcester [MA], m. Rachel S. Denny, 1 Dec. 1831, and had: I Sarah J. (7) Ayres. ii Charles S. (7) Ayres. iii Martha D. (7) Ayres. iv Anne E. (7) Ayres. v Carrie F. (7) Ayres; d. 22 July 1869. vi Ellen M. (7) Ayres. vii George W. (7) Ayres; d. 18 Jan. 1845. 89. William Adams (6) Ayres of Worcester [MA], m. Caroline Hooker. [Page] 43 90. John (6) Ayres of Boston [MA], m. Elizabeth Pope, 13 Aug. 1835, and had: i Helen Frances (7) Ayres b. 3 July 1836. ii Alice Cleveland (7) Ayres b. 17 May 1838. iii Elizabeth (7) Ayres b. 26 May 1840. iv Mary Adeline (7) Ayres b. 16 April 1844. 91. William (6) Ayres of Fairfield and Rassie, St. Lawrence Co., NY, m. Jemima Potter, in 1818, and had: i Matilda (7) Ayres b. 1819; m. Abner Breese, 1848. ii Albert (7) Ayres b. 1820; lives at Harrisville, St. Lawrence Co., [NY]. iii Roxana (7) Ayres b. 1822; m. Thomas Hurlburt, 1857. iv Stephen (7) Ayres b. 1824; m. Samantha Breese; lives at Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., [NY]. v Alden (7) Ayres b. 1830; d. unm. 1835. vi William H. (7) Ayres b. 1835; d. unm. 1856. vii Watts (7) Ayres b. 1837. He d. in 1850. 92. Alexander (6) Ayres of Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., NY, m. [nothing recorded], and had: i Stephen (7) Ayres; lives at Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY. ii Adelisa (7) Ayres. iii Marshall (7) Ayres. iv Cyrus (7) Ayres. v Mary (7) Ayres; m. Orlando Babbitt. 93. Hiram (6) Ayres of Fairfield, Herkimer Co., NY, m. Electa Tuttle in 1837, and had: i Romeyn B. (7) Ayres b. 1838. ii Maria (7) Ayres. iii Harriet (7) Ayres b. 1844; m. Laurence La Rue. [Page] 44 94. Jason (6) Ayres of Poland, Herkimer Co., NY, m. Julia Ellison, and has no children. 95. Alexander (6) Ayres of St. Johnsville and Fort Plain, Montgomery Co., NY, m. Harriet Farr, and had: i Sarah Helen (7) Ayres b. 1838; d. [nothing recorded]. ii Walter (7) Ayres b. 1839; m. Flora Connor. iii Douglas (7) Ayres b. 1842. iv Albert (7) Ayres b. 1845. v Harriet (7) Ayres b. 1847. vi Alexander (7) Ayres b. 1850. vii Helen M. (7) Ayres b. 1853. 96. Horace M. (6) Ayres of Allensville, Switzerland Co., Ind., m. Eliza Humphrey, and had: i Romeyne B. (7) Ayres b. 1840; killed in the war, 20 Jan. 1864. ii Helen M. (7) Ayres b. 20 Jan. 1843; d. unm. 1863. iii Adeline (7) Ayres b. 9 Oct. 1848; d. 1849. iv Charles S. (7) Ayres b. 21 Dec. 1849. v Henry B. (7) Ayres b. 11 Nov. 1853. vi James W. (7) Ayres b. 26 Dec. 1855. vii Elizabeth (7) Ayres b. 30 Dec. 1857. 97. Ebenezer (6) Ayres of Cottage Grove, Washington Co., Minn., m. Lucy T. Connolly in 1846, and has no children. 98. Jason C. (6) Ayres of Dixon, Lee Co., Ill., m. Lavinia Crawford in 1860, and had: i Anna (7) Ayres. [Page] 45 99. Daniel Douglas (6) Ayres m. Mary May, of Chillicothe, O., and had: i Mary (7) Ayres; m. F. H. Kellogg, 22 March, 1869. ii Ella (7) Ayres. 100. James s. (6) Ayres of Kalamazoo, Mich., m. Amelia Andrus in 1846, and had: i Mary (7) Ayres b. 1848. ii Andrus (7) Ayres b. 1851. iii Nelson (7) Ayres b. 1856. 101. Alexander Hamilton (6) Ayres of Fort Plain, Montgomery Co., NY, m. 1st Christiana L. Mabee, 15 Jan. 1856, who d. in the same year. He m. 2d, Emily G. Mabee, sister of his first wife, 14 Aug. 1857, and had: i Irwin Mabee (7) Ayres b. 26 Nov. 1859; d. 1860. ii Mabee (7) Ayres b. 6 May 1866. iii Mary (7) Ayres b. 14 May 1869. 102. Romeyn Beck (6) Ayres, Major General, USA, m. ____ daughter of Col. Greenleaf Dearborn, and had: i Romeyn D. (7) Ayres b. 6 Jan. 1851; d. 1854. ii Charles G. (7) Ayres b. 26 Feb. 1854. iii Mary B. (7) Ayres b. 9 July 1856. iv Annie S. (7) Ayres b. 23 Nov. 1857; d. 1862. v Emily D. (7) Ayres b. 2 April 1859. vi Henry D. (7) Ayres b. 24 Sept. 1864. vii George H. (7) Ayres b. 23 Aug. 1866. [Page] 46 103. Darwin (6) Ayres m. Attelia Holt, and had: i Mary (7) Ayres b. 1867. 104. Rodney (6) Ayres m. Elizabeth Nash, 22 Aug. 1819, and had: i S. Augusta (7) Ayres b. 12 Aug. 1820; m. Emory Stebbins. ii Lois Moody (7) Ayres b. 24 June 1822. iii Henry (7) Ayres b. 23 Dec. 1824. iv William (7) Ayres b. 29 Feb. 1828. v Elizabeth (7) Ayres b. 20 April 1833. vi Susan Roxana (7) Ayres b. 13 June 1836. His wife d. 11 Dec. 1838, and he m. 2d, his cousin Rhoda Felton Ayres, (dau. of John {57}) 27 Nov. 1844; she d. 29 March 1855, and he d. 19 June 1867. 105. Calvin (6) Ayres m. Sarah Shaw 14 April 1817, and had: iWhitmore, William Henry. A Record of T [Whitmore recorded the following as a footnote.] * Samuel (7) Ayres, m. Emeline Rice, and had: (1) Sarah (8) Ayres (dead). (2) Charles R. (8) Ayres. (3) Samuel E. (8) Ayres; d. 19 Sept. 1849. (4) Ella A. (8) Ayres. (5) Samuel A. (8) Ayres. His wife d. 5 March 1860, and he m. 2d, Sarah A. Fuller. ii Pliny W[ashington] (7) Ayres b. 11 April 1820. * [Whitmore recorded the following as a footnote.] * Pliny Washington (7) Ayres, m. Mary Hollister, and had: (1) Julia (8) Ayres. (2) David (8) Ayres. (3) Henry (8) Ayres. (4) Emilia (8) Ayres. He lives in McGrawville, NY. 106. Chester (6) Ayres m. Lois Preston, 2 Oct. 1807, and had: i Sybil (7) Ayres b. 7 March 1808; m. Addison Gridley. ii Maria (7) Ayres b. 16 July 1810; d. 12 Aug. 1813. iii Clarissa (7) Ayres b. 14 April 1813; d. 22 Oct. 1831. [Page] 47 iv Louisa (7) Ayres b. 7 Sept. 1815; m. Dr. Wm. Bassett. v Sophia (7) Ayres b. 3 May 1818; d. 22 Jan. 1838. vi Langdon (7) Ayres b. 7 Nov. 1820. * [Whitmore recorded the following as a footnote.] * Langdon (7) Ayres, m. 21 Nov. 1844, Delia L. Blodgett, who d. s. p. 5 May, 1851. He m. 2d, 11 May 1853, Sarah Elizabeth Pease, and had: (1) Frederic L. (8) Ayres b. 16 April 1854. (2) Frank P. (8) Ayres b. 25 Feb. 1856. (3) James C. (8) Ayres b. 6 July 1857. (4) Arthur S. (8) Ayres b. 5 Sept. 1862. vii Maria Josephine (7) Ayres b. 10 Nov. 1823; m. William W. Ferry. viii Harriet L. (7) Ayres b. 27 Jan. 1828; d. 21 Jan. 1846. He d. 10 March 1858; his widow d. 3 Jan. 1869, aged 83 years. 107. Edward (6) Ayres m. Rachel Kent, 23 May 1816, and had: i Rowland (7) Ayres b. 1 May 1817. * [Whitmore recorded the following as a footnote.] * Rev. Rowland (7) Ayes of Amherst, Mass., m. 12 June 1849, Elvira Jane Webster, and had: (1) Alice Juliet (8) Ayres b. 5 Aug. 1853. (2) Edward (8) Ayres b. 15 April 1857. (3) Edith Jane (8) Ayres b. 13 March 1860. (4) Grace (8) Ayres b. 27 Sept. 1861; d. 26 April 1864. (5) Agnes (8) Ayres b. 4 April 1866. ii Samuel Emilius (7) Ayres b. 8 Feb. 1819; d. 2 Oct. 1819. iii Emilius (7) Ayres b. 9 June 1820. iv Marion Jemima (7) Ayres b. 20 Sept. 1821; d. 27 May 1837. v Dorcas Laurentia (7) Ayres b. 8 March 1823; d. 16 March 1836. vi Juliet (7) Ayres b. 26 Dec. 1824; m. George N. Smith. vii Amoret (7) Ayres b. 26 Aug. 1826; m. Charles Smith. viii Edward Romaine (7) Ayres b. 6 Aug. 1828; d. Feb. 1843. ix Everard (7) Ayres b. 31 Aug. 1830. x David Cornelius (7) Ayres b. 27 Jan. 1833. His wife d. 30 Oct. 1830; he d. 11 May 1842. 108. Moses Ayres of N. Brookfield m. Sophronia Waite, June 1827, and had: i Harriet Swan (7) Ayres; d. aged 27. ii Windsor (7) Ayres; m. and lives in Worcester [MA]. iii Samuel W. (7) Ayres; d. aged 27. iv Charlotte E. (7) Ayres; d. aged 3. [Page] 48 109. James Converse (6) Ayres of N. Brookfield, m. Lauretta Ruggles, of Hardwick, 25 Dec. 1838, and had. i Henry Warren (7) Ayres b. 1 March 1844. ii George Houghton (7) Ayres b. 25 Oct. 1845; d. 25 Sept. 1850. iii John Dwight (7) Ayres b. 9 Feb. 1848; d. 19 Sept. 1850. iv Lauretta A. (7) Ayres b. 8 July 1850; d. 2 May 1865. v Emma A. (7) Ayres b. 11 Oct. 1852. vi William F. (7) Ayres b. 16 May 1855; d. 1 Feb. 1864. 110. William (6) Ayres of Brookfield [MA], m. Mercy Phillips, and had: i William Winsor (7) Ayres; m. Mrs. Jane Fishback of St. Louis, and had: (1) William E. (8) Ayres; of Was[h]ington. 111. Jonathan Jenks (6) Ayres of Brookfield [MA], m. 12 Dec. 1839, Sophia Emery, of Ware [MA], and had: I Ella Sophia (7) Ayres b. 16 Aug. 1848; d. Oct. 1848. 112. Horace (6) Ayres of Worcester [MA], m. 1st, Harriet Woodworth, and had besides one son and one daughter who died, a daughter married to M. Clarke, of Worcester. [i son (7) Ayres; d. young. ii dau. (7) Ayres; d. young. iii dau. (7) Ayres; m. M. Clarke of Worcester.] He m. 2d, Caroline Corbett, dau. of Otis Corbett, and had: iv Horace C. (7) Ayres b. 1848. =================================================================================== Transcribed by Gloria Odom, a descendant - 1/10/98; completed 3/1999; record [AYRES MA52]. A xerox copy of this book is in the possession of the transcriber (55 pages total with indexes). A copy of this book is in the Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg, PA and in 1984, the book was literally crumbling; in 1999 the book would be 129 years old. Note to Researchers: This compiling is subject to errors, which could have occurred either in the original work or in this transcription. Please use this information as a secondary source to help further your research.



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