Patience Ayers

1717–1794 (Age 76)
Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Patience

When Patience Ayers was born on 9 December 1717, in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Obadiah Ayers, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Compton, was 22. She had at least 1 son and 6 daughters with John Peter Blum. She died in 1794, in her hometown, at the age of 77.

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Patience Ayers
John Peter Blum
Johan Peter Bloom
Patience Bloom
Mercy Bloom
Rachel Bloom
Phoebe Blum
Mary Bloom
Eva Margaretha Eyer

Spouse & Children

  • Female1717–1794Female

  • John Peter Blum




  • Male1731–1814Male

  • Patience Bloom


  • Mercy Bloom


  • Rachel Bloom


  • Phoebe Blum


+2 More Children

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World Events (4)


Age 58

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 59

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

Age 63

"Sometimes referred to as the ""forgotten victory"", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit"

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Johann P. Eyer in entry for Frantz Daniel Schramm and Eva Margretha Eyer, "Germany Marriages, 1558-1929"
  • Patience Ayers, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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