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 Moses Ayers, Sr

Moses Ayers, Sr

Death 11 Sep 1837 (aged 90)
Hart County, Georgia, USA
Burial Hart County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 20608845 · View Source
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"The 1782 Census of Pittsylvania County, Virginia indicates 13 individuals live in Moses Ayers household.

The 1790 Federal census for the Salisbury District- Surry County lists:
"Ayers, Moses (Free White Males Over 16) 3, (Free White Males Under 16) 6, (Free White Females) 8."

"Sometime in early 1785, Moses and his family moved to Surrey County, North Carolina, where he bought land from Alexander Hawkins on 10 May 1785. He was on the Surrey County tax lists from amounts of land varying from 370 to 420 acres until 1798. Moses is thought to have arrived in Franklin County, Georgia about 1800. In the 1790 census of Surrey County, NC, Moses was listed as head of a household of 3 males over 16, 6 males under 16, and 8 females." -- [Henning, Frank A., Some Ayers and Heirs, March 1981., FTM CD 785, tree 55]

Pittsylvania County, VA MARRIAGES 1700-1799, lists "18 Sep 1782 Arn, Moses -- Payne, Abigail". Note that "Arn" is a mispelling of "Ayers".

The will of Moses Ayers was probated 4 November 1833 at the Court of the Ordinary, Franklin County, Georgia.

"Moses's will recorded November 6, 1833, pages 22 A44 and 45, Records of Wills, Inventories and Appraisements, Records of Estates Book A, 1824-1846, Franklin County, Georgia on microfilm at Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Georgia." -- [Henning, Frank A., Some Ayers and Heirs, March 1981., FTM CD 785, tree 55]

Moses was named in the will of a John Payne.

"Moses Ayers first settled in Virginia where he fought in the French and Indian War under George Washington. After service in the Revolutionary War he moved to North Carolina, and then to the Reed Creek District of Franklin County, Georgia, now Hart County. He was married three times, his last wife being Abigail Payne, and raised a large family." - [From "The History of Stephens County, Georgia 1715-1972" By Kathryn Curtis Trogden]

"Moses has been accepted as a soldier-patriot in the Revolution by the Daughters of the American Revolution and his grave was marked with an historical marker in June of 1976. He took an Oath of Allegiance in Pittsylvania County in 1777, he was on the list of Charles Kennon's Militia Company in 1778, and he submitted a claim for reimbursement for supplies and services provided to the militia. In March 1781 the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina occurred about 50 miles from Moses' farm in southern Pittsylvana County, Virginia." -- [Henning, Frank A., Some Ayers and Heirs, March 1981., FTM CD 785, tree 55]

Moses is listed in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Index as #141794, #156292, and #156293, for Patriotic Service in Virginia.

Helen Jane Tolbert Kinzle, a descendant of Moses, stated in a post on Roots Web that Moses' 2nd wife was Ann Payne (parents not mentioned), and his third was Abigail Payne (daughter of Trader Payne, b 1725 Great Britain). John Payne (mentioned above) could be Ann Payne's father.

"AYERS, Moses Old Reed Creek Ch Cem 5 mi fr Hartwell, Hart Co GA 66 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.1, p. —Serial: 12842;"

The following two references mention the grave site of Moses Ayers in a historic cemetery, and the potential National Register nomination of the house of Moses and Abigail at Reed Creek:

"A variety of historic, archaeological, and cultural resources exist in Hart County. Among them are the many historic cemeteries associated with churches, communities or individual families. These old cemeteries are excellent sources of historical information and should be protected in accordance with the Georgia Abandoned Cemeteries and Burial Grounds Act of 1991. A few examples of extremely historic cemeteries include: the Old Reed Creek Church Cemetery in which is buried Revolutionary War soldier Moses Ayers; . . " - [Hart County Georgia, Historic Resources, Sec. 6.8, Historic, Archaeological, and Cultural Sites:

"Current National Register listings in Hart County include: the Multiple Resource Nomination of Hartwell (1984); Bowersville Historic District (1985); Patterson-Turner House (1990) and several others. Properties in the process of being nominated include the Mewborn-Phillips Property, Gurley-Lawson House, and the Bailey-Wilson-Jenkins House. Some potential National Register nominations include those already mentioned above in previous sections, as well as a property located on County Road 192 off Bartlett Road, the log house and adjacent property on Shoal Creek Road, a recently rehabilitated Queen Anne cottage located on State Route 172 and County Road 60, the Thornton Homeplace, the Caudell House on State Route 172 and Eagle Grove Road, the Teasley-Norman-Bosley House, and the Ayers-Payne House in Reed Creek." - [Hart County Georgia, Historic Resources, Sec. 6.12, Analysis and Recognition of Historic Resources:
Moses and his brothers Daniel and Thomas are listed on a List of Tithables taken for Pittsylvania in 1767 by John Dix. Source: Vital Records: Virginia Vital Records #1, 1600s-1800s, Virginia Tax Records, First List of Tithables of Pittsylvania County, Year 1767, page 319.Mo

According to Frank Henning's book "Some Ayers and Heirs," Henning was told of the information in the family Bible of Daniel Ayers, which said that his father Moses had died in 1833 at about 95 years of age. It appears, then, that Moses was born approximately 1738. This birth date would be more consistent with Moses serving in the French and Indian War."

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Gravesite Details Abilgail Wife of Moses Ayers under birth and death
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Ayers, Sr (11 Sep 1747–11 Sep 1837), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20608845, citing Old Reed Creek Church Cemetery, Hart County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Aaron Ayers (contributor 46923382) .