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
Mary Sarah Elizabeth Walker
Marriage: 6 December 1863
Walker Mack Ayres
Rosa Gertrude Ayres
Luci P. Ayres
Alexander Ayres
Richard A. Ayres
John Thomas Ayres
William David Ayres
Howard Hersey Ayres
Gilbert Clark Ayres
Female Ayres
Female Ayres
Lilly May Ayres
Pennie Robertson Ayres

Spouse and Children

6 December 1863
Bedford, Virginia, United States



    Rosa Gertrude Ayres


    Luci P. Ayres


    Alexander Ayres


    Richard A. Ayres


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Mary C Power




+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.

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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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