|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1828|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 1914|
HON. ENOCH J. AYERS, farmer, P.O. Macedonia, was born in Sussex county, N.J., September 20, 1828 and is a son of John and Anna (Vansickle) Ayers, also natives of New Jersey, the ancestry being Scotch and English. The paternal grandfather of our subject was in the Revolutionary War. Enoch J. Ayers was educated in the schools of his native place and was reared on his fatherís farm. On September 20, 1855 he was married to Nancy, daughter of Mathew Jackson, of Paterson, N.J., and to them have been born three children, one of whom is now living, Annie, born September 8, 1866. Mr. Ayers was for several years in mercantile business in Paterson, N.J., of which city he was at one time elected alderman. During the War of the Rebellion he was a soldier in the Twenty-Fifth N.J.V.I., and was elected and commissioned lieutenant colonel of the regiment; he served during the term of his enlistment, and was mustered out with the regiment. Mr. Ayers came to Asylum township, this county, in the spring of 1866, and located on his present farm of over two hundred acres, one of the finest in the county, where he soon became one of the leading agriculturists of this section. He was elected in 1882, representative to the State Legislature and served with great credit and to the eminent satisfaction of his constituents. He has always been a Republican in his political preferences, has held many positions of public trust and is much respected by a large circle of friend (History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches By H. C. Bradsby, 1891).
Enlisted at age 32 on 17 Apr 1861 at Paterson, New Jersey to serve three years during the Civil War, mustered in as Captain, Company I, 21 June 1861.
John Ayers (1798 - 1881)
Anna VanSickle Ayers (1800 - 1844)
Nancy Jackson Ayers (1830 - 1901)*
Peter VanSickle Ayers (1821 - 1853)*
Enoch J Ayers (1828 - 1914)
Benjamin Ayers (1832 - 1905)*
Sabilla Ayers Watts (1841 - 1910)*
Lt. Col. 25th Regt. N.J. Inf. Vol.
Maintained by: J. Kelsey Jones
Originally Created by: Renee
Record added: Jul 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39278526