|Birth: ||Jun. 5, 1760|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1836|
Asa AYRES, son of Samuel AYRES (III) and Martha BELL; born 05 June 1760, South Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA; died 01 December 1836 (possibly Portage Co.), OH; buried Fairview Cemetery, Hiram, Portage Co., OH.
Page 636, South Hadley, MA:
"Samuel Ayer's Famile Births & Deths
*Sarah Daughter to Samuel & His wife Martha was Born May ye 10th – 1754
*Lydia Daughter to the above sd was Born Septembr ye 22d – 1756
*Susanna Daughter to the above sd was Born January ye 28th – 1759
*Asa Son to ye above sd was born June ye 5 – 1763
*Ruth Daugther to ye above said was born September ye 22d – 1763"
Massachusetts Town Records.
Transcribed as found in original record//GJOT.
The tombstone for Asa is inscribed:
"In / Memory of / ASA AYERS / Who died Dec 1 / 1836 / in the 76 year / of his age"
Asa seems to have on his tombstone at Plot Sect B1 Row 13: "Asa Ayers." This line of descent has generally used AYRES. The Massachusetts Town Vital Records for South Hadley, MA, image 636 (Ancestry.com) shows birth as "June 5, 1761" year as 1761. However, if tombstone indicates death year as 1836, age 76, then he would have been born in 1760.
Year 1777. AGE 17.
In the book "Massachusetts Soldiers And Sailors Of The Revolutionary War" is identified Asa's military record for the Revolutionary War from Massachusetts:
"Asa AIRES. Private, Capt. Samuel Cook's Co., Col. Woodbridge's Regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Sept. 24, 1777; service, one month, eight days; company raised to reinforce Northern Army."
Another source record identifies he also served another short stint in the War of 1812. Per FAG Contributor: "The Ohio Daughters list ascribes his service as with Capt. Ebenezer Harman's OH Mil." Next to his tombstone is a star memorial placed by keepers indicating this as well.
Asa married about 1786, Massachusetts, to Mary WAIT, daughter of William WAIT and (mother uncertain).
Asa and Mary had 10 known children. The first 3 children believed to be born in Hadley, MA and remaining 7 children are believed to be born in Chester, Hampshire Co. (now Hampden Co.), MA before the family migrated to Ohio:
1- Asa (1st) AYRES; died young.
2- Polly Theodotia AYRES ; she married Jude STEVENS. They are both buried in this Fairview Cemetery.
3- Asa AYRES, Jr.
4- Pamelia AYRES
5- Sally (1st) AYRES; died young.
6- Sarah "Sally" (2nd) AYRES md Charles SLAYTON.
7- William Wait AYRES
8- Samuel AYRES [AYERS]
9- Franklin AYRES
10- Buenos AYRES
SOURCE: "Boston Transcript" 1923 - Card 9 - Aug. 1-29: Aug 8, 1923.
*Capt. John AYRES (d. 1675) (#1) & Susanna SYMONDS
* Samuel AYRES, Sr. (d. 1697) (#2) & Abigail FELLOWS
* Samuel AYRES, Jr. (d. after 1738) (#3) & Eleanor RANDALL
* Samuel AYRES (III) (d. 1768) (#4) & Martha BELL
* Asa AYRES (d. 1 Dec. 1836) (#5) & Mary WAIT
This contributor is descended from the last child, Buenos AYRES.
Samuel Ayres (1714 - 1768)
Martha Bell Ayres (1724 - 1765)
Mary Wait Ayers (or Ayres) (1761 - 1836)*
Asa (or Ayers) Ayres (1791 - 1884)*
Sarah B Ayres Slayton (1798 - 1834)*
Samuel Ayers (1803 - 1887)*
Franklin Ayres (1805 - 1852)*
Buenos Ayres (1810 - 1895)*
Aaron Ayres (1744 - 1813)*
Asa (or Ayers) Ayres (1760 - 1836)
Martha Ayres Alvord (1763 - 1846)*
Plot: Sect B1 Row 13
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Record added: Mar 25, 2012
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