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.
Sarah Elizabeth Simmons
Marriage: 13 July 1817
Mary Polly Ayers
Reuben Ayres
Austin Ayres
Amelia "Millie" Ayres
Emily Ayres
Pvt Martin Ayers Jr.
Nancy Elvina Ayres
Julia Ann Ayres
Harriet A. Ayres
William Martin Ayres
Hiram Ayres
Sarah Jane Ayres
Matilda Ayers

Spouse and Children

13 July 1817
South Carolina, United States



    Austin Ayres


    Amelia "Millie" Ayres


    Emily Ayres


    Pvt Martin Ayers Jr.


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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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