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BigFrench (#46554304)
 member for 13 years, 8 months, 19 days
Pvt Solomon K Ayers #9791581
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Solomon was the son of Jeduthen Ayers and Lucinda Twedell Ayers. He married Jane Elizabeth Swink on October 6, 1858 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Name: Jeduthen Ayers
Gender: Male
Spouse: Lucinda Twedell
Spouse Gender: Female
Bond Date: 15 Jan 1844
Bond #: 000053215
ImageNum: 008119
County: Guilford
Record #: 01 018
Bondsman: Samuel William
Witness: M. Mendenahll

1850 United States Federal Census:
Name: Solomon Ayres
Age: 10
Birth Year: abt 1840 <----------------
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Southern Division, Guilford, North Carolina, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 79
Household Members:
Name Age
Jordethan Ayres 48
Lucinda Ayres 33
Allice Ayres 15
Harper S Ayres 13
Solomon Ayres 10
Martin Ayres 10
Elizabeth Ayres 3

North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Name: Solomon K Ayers
Gender: Male
Spouse: Jane E Swink
Spouse Gender: Female
Bond Date: 6 Oct 1858
Bond #: 000122784
Marriage Date: 6 Oct 1858
ImageNum: 007802
County: Rowan
Record #: 01 014
Bondsman: J H Brown
Performed By: J H Brown, Justice of the Peace

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Solomon K Ayres
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1840 <------------------
Gender: Male
Birth Place: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina
Post Office: Salisbury
Family Number: 194
Household Members:
Name Age
Sarah A Rimer 37
John L Rimer 15
Milton F Rimer 13
Joseph S Rimer 11
Charles C Rimer 8
Stephen R Rimer 6
Margaret Swink 20
Solomon K Ayres 20
Jane E Ayres 21
Ellen F Ayres 1
Harp Ayres 23

U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
Name: Solomon Kendall Ayers
Residence: Rowan County, North Carolina, North Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Age at Enlistment: 21 <----------------
Enlistment Date: 21 Jun 1861 <-------
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Rowan County, North Carolina
State Served: North Carolina
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company F, North Carolina 7th Infantry Regiment on 21 Jun 1861.Promoted to Full Sergeant on 01 Feb 1863.Mustered out on 12 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Birth Date: abt 1840
Sources: North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster

U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
Name: Solomon K Ayers
Death Date: 12 May 1864
Cemetery: Confederate Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Spolsylvania, Virginia

Added by 4losthistory on Feb 11, 2016 4:46 PM

Christmas Greetings
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Thanks for all you do on Findagrave.

Added by Birdgirl on Dec 23, 2015 5:50 AM

Shirley Wadell
Memorial 68789382 Pvt Geo W Dunaway
Hi. I thought I would tell you I enjoyed the bio you put there for Pvt Geo W. Dunaway. I'm doing research for a cousin's husband and this is his direct ancestor. Would you have any other information on Pvt Geo W. Dunaway?
Thanks, Shirley :0

Added by Shirley Wadell on Dec 16, 2015 12:29 PM

Judy Robinson
RE: Thomas Bayne
Hello Big French- I am really embarrassed to say I have no record of suggesting an edit to Thomas Bayne. I do remember working recently on someone who's buried in Fredericksburg City Cemetery or Sunset Park. Looking at my FT I see Thomas Bayne, 1804-ca 1870,son of Matthew Bayne and Lucy Robinson Bayne, but that's not ringing a bell either. I'm not even sure abt his DoD. If you email me at with details of those edits maybe I can respond sensibly. Thanks for your work on Find A Grave- seems to me I've seen your name on many more than 14 Memorials as I've worked on my Faith Robinson FT on Ancestry. Sorry I'm so befuddled.

Judy Robinson

Added by Judy Robinson on Dec 15, 2015 7:14 PM

bonnie a
Samuel C Anderson
My great, great grandfather- I am looking for any and all info regarding the family. Thank you for the info. I can be reached at
B. Anderson

Added by bonnie a on Dec 05, 2015 11:54 PM

Krista AQ & Tommy Thompson
Charles A. Gore III
Hey, thanks for the edits! Safe to assume that Charles A. Gore III is the son of Charles A. Gore Jr.? Please let me know if you're aware.



Added by Krista AQ & Tommy Thompso... on Nov 10, 2015 8:53 AM

Story re James L Henderson
Thought you, in your Confederacy research, might find this old blog piece of mine interesting...

Added by mizkathy on Nov 10, 2015 6:56 AM

RE: Sgt James L Henderson
While 'Lewis' has come to me by anecdotal confirmation from great grand children of James, the only concrete-ish confirmation is that the year James died, 1906, there was a grandson born the same year named 'James Lewis Henderson' link provided here:

I continue to look for more records - that L appears to have been very important to gg-grandfather James, and if I can find more clarification in James L's history, I'll be sure to note it clearly in his record. I probably need to get the KG historical society to check handwritten records at the courthouse... KAN

Added by mizkathy on Nov 10, 2015 6:54 AM

RE: Sgt James L Henderson
I wish I could answer your question for I have asked it and looked across my Ancestry tree as it developed in that arm of the family and have still not found a maternal surname or even Lewis even as a male middle name that would clear up the mystery. One thing about the broader scope of a 15-year building of an Ancestry tree is that chipping away in small chips seems to eventually bring the mystery to the surface - eventually! So I will be sure to let you know if/when this happens.

Thanks for getting in touch; I'm working in my Henderson line to connect the family records into this line of records, as well as other lines. Maybe something will surface in that way!

Thanks for your good work; I keep an eye out for your work as I toggle across programs; Find A Grave is a vital component for my hunting and gathering - thanks so much...

Kathy Naumann
Public Ancestry Tree: Naumann2007

Added by mizkathy on Nov 10, 2015 6:25 AM

Kathy Hill
RE: Perry Carter
I will post the picture of Perry's widow's petition for his military pension. This is where I obtained the information. I hope this helps.
Please let me know if I can help you.

Added by Kathy Hill on Nov 02, 2015 1:53 AM

Thomas Whitehead
1st Battle of Manassas
I am looking for members of the Town Creek Rifles, later Co. C., 2nd Mississippi Infantry Volunteers, Confederate States Army of Northern Virginia that fought and died at the 1st, 2nd and 3th Battles of Manassas. There was a newspaper article, dated Jan. 11, 1907, Tupelo Journal, Tupelo, Misissippi, Town Creek Rifles. This record show the roster of this group and what happen to the members. Several members died at the Battles of Manassas. I got interested in the battle because I ran across information on Thomas Deaton who died July 21, 1861 at the Battle of the 1st Manassas. I found this information from a Family bible and from church records from Center Hill Baptist Church, Lee County, Mississippi. I would appreciate any information where I can find where he is buried.

Thank You,
Thomas Whitehead

Added by Thomas Whitehead on Oct 22, 2015 8:47 PM

Joan Johnson
47th VA
Hello, I was wondering if you could add my Great Grandfather Reverend Jacqueline Marshall Meredith to the great gentleman of the unit. He was their Chaplin. And after the war he restored Aquia Church using his own money.

Added by Joan Johnson on Oct 21, 2015 4:28 PM

First Families of America
I havent heard anything about the deleted memorials for the Bozeman family. I just think it's a shame they were all deleted.

Thank you for your help though.
My regards.

Added by First Families of America on Oct 15, 2015 7:53 PM

Robert Agustus Coates
Hello....I am looking for the burial site of my great great grandfather who was a member of the Va 30th....wondering if you help me.i believe he lived in Richmond County after the war. He married Francis Ann Balderson.
Thanks...Nancy Coates Meacham

Added by NJCFM on Oct 12, 2015 9:52 PM

sherri schaefer bagby
Thank you for creating and processing updates for Bagby family memorials !


Added by sherri schaefer bagby on Oct 01, 2015 10:35 PM

Janet K
Warren Patterson

You had a photo request for Warren Patterson in Crystal Cemetery. I fulfilled the request, but in the process of looking him up I learned:
*He was the child of John and Lucretia (White) Patterson
*He was born 1/8/1872 in Lenawee, MI
*He married Rhody F Pinkston
*They had a son named Ray, who married Mary Denman 4/14/1929 in Montcalm County, MI
*Warren died 3/25/1947 in Sheridan, MI

I have sent edits to the creator of this memorial, but it may take a while to show up on his memorial.

Added by Janet K on Sep 27, 2015 6:52 PM

Rock Hunter
RE: William H. Board
Thank you so much for the burial information on my ancestor. I can't tell you what a comfort it is for me to finally know where he rests so I can visit him one day. I have transferred your record information into mine and acknowledged your contribution. Please feel free to let me know if there are any changes. I'll work on combining the two into one narrative.
My deepest appreciation for your wonderful work.

Added by Rock Hunter on Sep 21, 2015 8:28 AM

Cecelia McKeig
RE: Charles Wattles
I was in Alexandria this week doing research on my Wattles relatives and visited the cemetery. I also did research in the genealogy and research room at the Alexandria Public Library. The birth date of 1887 is listed in the Alexandria city birth records in the reference area. The more exact date of April 5, 1887 comes from our family history so I have not personally seen a birth record with that date, but accepted that date as recorded by the Mormon branch of our family. I hope that you will accept 1887 if not the complete date of April 5, 1887. Thank you for your work with these memorials.

Added by Cecelia McKeig on Sep 19, 2015 10:42 AM

Jeff Thomson
your effective service to the men
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your efforts to commemorate the fallen men from the south. It was comforting to to see the memorial to George Baskin. A brave man who did his duty and extended family member. Southern Regards,
Jeff Thomson

Added by Jeff Thomson on Sep 09, 2015 5:39 PM

Shelley Stoye
RE: Hugh Thompsom, sr. son found
Big French,
Thank you so much for the information. This does seem to be my relative. Your kind help is very appreciated.
I was just curious, I have been trying to advance my great great grandmother's line but have not found any information or record of her. Apparently, the son Bailey would have been named after her. All I have is that her name was Maria Bayly. If you were to have any clues pertaining to her, I'd be very grateful. However, she seems to be a mysterious ghost.
Take care, and again, thank you.

Shelley Smith Stoye

Added by Shelley Stoye on Sep 07, 2015 3:59 PM

William Arthur Williams transfer
Thanks for the transfer of the William A. Williams memorial. Nice job on the Civil War bio also.

Added by WGT on Aug 23, 2015 12:05 PM

Diana Gibson
pvt henry gallahan
hello cousin, this is one of my uncles, you can found his obituary The Free Lance dated Dec 3 1910 pg 3, orget a hold of me I will send it to you, thanks Diana

Added by Diana Gibson on Jul 29, 2015 6:45 AM

Michael Gaines
RE: James Clark
It came from a family tree on; unsure of their source.

Added by Michael Gaines on Jul 23, 2015 3:55 PM

David Lacy
Pvt Richard Hammond Key
An innocent oversight on my part as well, for the same credit needs to be added to the Cenotaph memorial for Pvt Key. Memorial #12464370

Added by David Lacy on Jul 12, 2015 12:45 PM

David Lacy
Pvt Richard Hammond Key
Big French

I am sure it is only an innocent oversight that on your memorial for Pvt Richard Hammond Key (31354036) you use in your "(bio by: BigFrench)" a rather long quotation of Phoebe Yates Pember from chapter 11 in her 1879 publication - "A Southern Woman's Story" and do not credit her extraordinary contribution to what we know of the burial circumstances of Pvt Key. I'm confident you will be willing and able to correct this unintentional omission.

David Lacy

Added by David Lacy on Jul 12, 2015 12:25 PM


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