1732–before 1802 (Age 70)
Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Eleanor

Eleanor was born in 1732, in Virginia, British Colonial America. She married Thomas Ayers about 1758, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died before 1802, in Patrick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 69.

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Thomas Ayers
Marriage: about 1758
Elihu Ayers
Thomas Ayres Jr.
Jane Ayres
Irvin Ayres
Elizabeth Ayres
Phebe Ayers
Joseph Murphy Ayers
Rhoda Baker Ayers

Spouse and Children

about 1758
Virginia, United States


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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 26

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 43

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 44

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

From an Old French respelling of the Old Provençal name Alienor. This has sometimes been taken as a derivative of Helen , but it is more probably of Germanic derivation (the first element being ali ‘other, foreign’ the second is obscure). The name was introduced to England by Eleanor of Aquitaine ( 1122–1204 ), who came from Aquitaine in south-west France to be the wife of King Henry II . It was also borne by Eleanor of Provence, the wife of Henry III , and Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Surry County, North Carolina Deeds showing Thomas Ayers first wife is Eleanor and still living after 1784
  • Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deeds
  • Inventory of the estate of Barbery Ayers - shows second wife

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