DATE OF PAPER: Unknown - about Oct. 1895
Mr. Buenos Ayres, who settled in Munson [Henry Co., IL], in 1853, where he successfully conducted farming operations for 25 years, died Sunday, Sept 29th, 1895 at the home of his son-in-law, J. D. Hill, on Mechanic street, in this city [Geneseo, IL], aged 85 years, 8 months and 12 days. Deceased was a native of Chester, Hampden county, Pa. [should be MA], and when a youth aged 10 years, moved with his parents to the Western Reserve, in Ohio, settling in what is now Lake county. There he mastered the trade of mill-wright and carpenter.
In 1833 he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Osborne, a native of Oxford, Conn. Of this union 11 children were born, seven of whom, six sons and one daughter survive. Soon after marriage he moved to Willoughby, Ohio, where he followed his trade till 1850 when he went to Fon Du Lac, Wis., and was for a year engaged in erecting milling machinery. In 1851 he brought his family to Illinois, settling first in Bureau county and two years later coming to this county [Henry Co.], established himself on the Munson farm now occupied by his youngest son [John C. F. AYRES]. He accumulated a large estate, owning 480 acres of land when he retired from acitve life in 1877 and took up his home in this city [Geneseo, Henry Co., IL].
NOTES BY TRANSCRIBER: Transcribed by Gloria Odom in June 1997; brackets [ ] inserted by transcriber; a descendant of Buenos Ayres.