Subject: AYERS family
From: Timothy Ayers <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 22:10:37 -0500
The earliest known member of my Ayers family is John Henry
Ayers. John Ayers may have been born in Bloxom, Accomac
County, Virginia in 1843 (United States Colored Troop, 7th
Regiment Infantry Company Muster-In Roll, November 12,
1863). His enlistment form has him at age 20, height at 5î3
with black eyes and hair. His occupation at the time of
his enlistment in the military was that of a farmer.
At the close of the War, John settled in Snow Hill,
Maryland. John Ayers married a Leara Desheild of
Snowhill, Maryland. To their union, the following children
were born: John Henry Jr., Joseph Pete, Daniel, Jesse,
Priscilla, Eliza, Martha, Sadie, and Viola.
Of Violaís siblings, the only two I have received oral
verification regarding their children are Joseph Pete and
John Henry. John Henry Ayersí children were Benjamin, Jr.,
John W., Thomas, Norman, Hillary, Reece, Edgar, Clifford,
Maggie and Annie (as told by Maggie Ayers Townsend, June 1,
1998). Joseph Pete had at least one daughter by the name
of Eloise Ayers (as told by Eliza Cornish, June 1, 1998).
My g-grandmother, Viola, gave birth to Paul Ayers on March
10, 1907 in Quantico, Maryland. The name of Paulís father
is unknown at this time. Viola later married an Isaac
To the union of Viola Ayers and Isaac Cornish were born the
following children: Virgie on March 3, 1910, Handy on March
9, 1912, Raymond on July 15, 1915, Mabel on March 16, 1917,
Arthur on January 31, 1920, Eliza on November 5, 1921 and
Amanda on June 11, 1924.
Looking for anyone who can provide me with additional
information on this AYERS/CORNISH lines!
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Researching these surnames: Murphy, Wells, Johnson, Small, Jones,
Stroder, Anderson, Basey and Ball (KY/OH); Ayers (MD)
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