James R Ayers

1815–1874 (Age 59)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of James R

James R Ayers was born in 1815, in Tennessee, United States. He married Mary Henley in 1833, in Tipton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Fayette, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Fogleman Township, Crittenden, Arkansas, United States in 1880. He died in 1874, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

James R Ayers
1815–1874
Mary Henley
1821–
Marriage: 1833
William Franklin Ayers
1836–1911
Catherine Eliza Ayers
1839–1900
Margaret Jane Ayers
1841–
Martha E. Ayers
1843–
Mary M. Ayers
1846–1926
Sarah Ayers
1848–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1833
Tipton, Tennessee, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 17

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: derivative of Ayer . The -s most probably represents a trace of the Latin nominative singular in heres ‘heir’, but it may also signify the son or servant of someone known as ‘the heir’, i.e. someone who was heir to some great estate.

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

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Sources (2)

  • James Ayres, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James R Ayres, "United States Census, 1880"

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