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 Samuel Warren “Little Sammy” Ayres, Jr

Samuel Warren “Little Sammy” Ayres, Jr

Birth
Elkton, Todd County, Kentucky, USA
Death 22 Jul 1859
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Ayres Family Vault 376 Chapel Hill
Memorial ID 100028430 · View Source
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He was interred in the T.S. Ayres Family Vault Dec. 9, 1860 along with his father Samuel Ayres Sr. His uncle was Treadwell S. Ayres.

Memphis Daily Appeal
July 31 1859

Died, of congestion of the brain, in the afternoon of Friday, the 22d inst., at half past 6 o'clock, Samuel W., Jr. son of Samuel W. and E.L. Ayres, aged 8 years, 8 months and 8 days.
"Oh! What a noble heart was here undone,
When science self destroyed her favorite son."

Little Sammy, the pure, good and loving, is gone. His gentle spirit has flown from the scene of earth to that "sunbright clime" where the weary are at rest. though the happy consolation remains with his parents and friends that by his death, another star has been added to the crown of Him who said "of such is the kingdom of heaven," yet it is human that the deepest regret should exist for the loss of so noble a boy. A child he was in years, but in intellect a wonder, and crowned with the flowers of every virtue that could adorn frail humanity. Next to the tribute of love and honor which he felt due to his Creator, the tenderness and care of his devoted parents, was repaid with a devotion rarely seen. Honor, candor, truth and obedience were the chiefest of the many fair traits which beautified his character and made him loved and respected by all who knew him. As a student, he possessed the highest admiration and won the most exalted praise of his tutors; as a school boy and companion, he was a perfect little gentleman, loving everyone and loved by all. Such a tribute to the memory of Sammy, will only be appreciated by his friends as falling short of what is due to his merits, but it is scarcely fitting the the tomb should close in his little form without a kindly word.


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  • Created by: Mary & Kent
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100028430
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Warren “Little Sammy” Ayres, Jr (unknown–22 Jul 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100028430, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Mary & Kent (contributor 47170788) .