John Barrett Ayer

20 January 1827–14 August 1872 (Age 45)
Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life of John Barrett

When John Barrett Ayer was born on 20 January 1827, in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States, his father, John Ayer, was 44 and his mother, Betsey Barrett, was 37. He married Laura Lucinda Button on 4 September 1849, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Haverhill, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States in 1850 and Piermont, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States in 1860. He died on 14 August 1872, in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Barrett Ayer
1827–1872
Laura Lucinda Button
1827–1885
Marriage: 4 September 1849
Mary Elizabeth Ayer
1850–1882
John Samuel Ayer
1855–1900
Edward Ayer
1857–1919
Charles Sumner Ayer
1859–1939
Ayers
1861–
Sophia Ayer
1863–1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 September 1849
West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
children

(6)

    Female1850–1882Female

    John Samuel Ayer

    Male1855–1900Male

    Male1857–1919Male

    Charles Sumner Ayer

    Male1859–1939Male

    Ayers

    Unknown1861–

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Elizabeth Ayer

    Female1822–1843Female

    Mary Ayer

    Female1823–1843Female

    Male1827–1872Male

    Ezra Ayer

    Male1832–1866Male

    Eben Knight Ayer

    Male1834–1835Male

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World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 6

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
1846

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English eir, eyer ‘heir’ (Old French (h)eir, from Latin heres ‘heir’). Forms such as Richard le Heyer were frequent in Middle English, denoting a man who was well known to be the heir to the main property in a particular locality, either one who had already inherited or one with great expectations.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John R Ayer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John B Ayer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John B Ayers in entry for Ayers, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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