Martin C. Ayres Sr.

1797–9 September 1875 (Age 78)
Society Hill, Darlington, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Martin C.

When Martin C. Ayres Sr. was born in 1797, in Society Hill, Darlington, South Carolina, United States, his father, Martin Marshall Ayers, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Rebecca Dillon, was 28. He married Sarah Elizabeth Simmons on 13 July 1817, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Haralson, Georgia, United States in 1860 and District 1078, Haralson, Georgia, United States in 1870. He died on 9 September 1875, in Buchanan, Haralson, Georgia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Felton, Haralson, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin C. Ayres Sr.
1797–1875
Sarah Elizabeth Simmons
1799–1855
Marriage: 13 July 1817
Mary Polly Ayers
1820–1871
Reuben Ayres
1837–1862
Austin Ayres
1822–1905
Amelia "Millie" Ayres
1824–1882
Emily Ayres
1826–1882
Pvt Martin Ayers Jr.
1828–1863
Nancy Elvina Ayres
1831–
Julia Ann Ayres
1835–
Harriet A. Ayres
1836–1866
William Martin Ayres
1840–1906
Hiram Ayres
1842–1862
Sarah Jane Ayres
1846–1928
Matilda Ayers
1852–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 July 1817
South Carolina, United States
children

(13)

    Female1820–1871Female

    Austin Ayres

    Male1822–1905Male

    Amelia "Millie" Ayres

    Female1824–1882Female

    Emily Ayres

    Female1826–1882Female

    Pvt Martin Ayers Jr.

    Male1828–1863Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803 · Gerogia's First Land Lottery

Age 6

Georgia’s first land lottery act was signed by Governor John Milledge. The first drawings for the land lottery were held two years later in 1805.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Ayers .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Marlin Airs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin Ayres Jr, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Martin Ayres, "United States Census, 1860"

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