|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1793|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1881|
Son of Silas and Mary (Byram) Ayers.
Born in August 10, 1793 at Morristown, New Jersey
DAVID AYERS was a Veteran of the War of 1812
1817 to 1832 He was a Merchant in Ithaca, New York. He & his wife,Lydia Ann McHenry Ayers played an important role in building one of the first Methodist Churches in that area.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH TIMELINE(GCAH.org)1834
Shows David Ayers "distributes Bibles in Spanish in South Texas"
Texas History records: May, 1834 David Ayers brought what he believed to be the 1st box of Bibles ever shipped to Texas and a supply of books from the New York Sunday School Union.
David Ayers settled his family on the Nueces at San Patricio; moving in November,1834 to Washington County. He had previously built a stone house 30 miles west of Washington-on-the-Brazos called Montville. Here he and his wife began a school. One of their students, CHARLES EDWARD TRAVIS (Son of William B. Travis) remained with the Ayers 2 years after the Battle of the Alamo.
1840,David Ayers was a major contributor to the funding of Rutersville College(chartered by the fourth Congress of the Republic of Texas as the Republic's first Protestant college)
David Ayers(Ayres) was a merchant in Texas, 1832-1847 where he also became a Deputy Marshall.
Published Texas Christian Advocate in 1857-58.
David Ayers was the major contributor to the building of St. James Methodist Church in Galveston.
David Ayers is the father of: SARAH AYERS PARK(Wife of Moses Park)
Old City Cemetery
Created by: David M. Habben
Record added: Feb 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13240576
God Bless you sir for all your dedication and contributions. Rest In Peace.|
Karen Ayers Weir
Added: Jul. 11, 2009
Added: Jun. 26, 2009