Jonathan Hersey Ayres

18 June 1828–22 March 1887 (Age 58)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jonathan Hersey

When Jonathan Hersey Ayres was born on 18 June 1828, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, John Wesley Ayers, was 41 and his mother, Mary C Power, was 39. He married Mary Ann Frances Pullen on 10 October 1855, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 22 March 1887, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Bedford, Bedford, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Hersey Ayres
1828–1887
Mary Sarah Elizabeth Walker
1844–1886
Marriage: 6 December 1863
Walker Mack Ayres
1864–1938
Rosa Gertrude Ayres
1866–1887
Luci P. Ayres
1868–1868
Alexander Ayres
1869–1869
Richard A. Ayres
1870–1870
John Thomas Ayres
1871–1891
William David Ayres
1872–1960
Howard Hersey Ayres
1874–1933
Gilbert Clark Ayres
1876–1891
Female Ayres
1878–1878
Female Ayres
1879–1879
Lilly May Ayres
1881–1910
Pennie Robertson Ayres
1883–1973

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 December 1863
Bedford, Virginia, United States
children

(13)

    Male1864–1938Male

    Rosa Gertrude Ayres

    Female1866–1887Female

    Luci P. Ayres

    Female1868–1868Female

    Alexander Ayres

    Male1869–1869Male

    Richard A. Ayres

    Male1870–1870Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1787–1848Male

    Mary C Power

    Female1789–1859Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 16

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Ayers .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • J H Ayres, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John H Ayers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J H Ayres, "United States Census, 1880"

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