Ayres/Graves families

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  • ID: I187
  • Name: Moses AYRES
  • Prefix: Capt. 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 3 DEC 1725 in Brookfield, Masachusetts
  • Death: 6 DEC 1796 in Brookfield, Masachusetts
  • Note: 1 1
    In 1750, was Tax Assessor in Brookfield, MA, and in 1752, one of the organizers of the 2nd Church of Christ.
    From his gravestone, Brookfield Cemetery: Erected in memory of Capt. Moses Ayres, died Dec 6, 1796, in 71st year of his age. "Return my friends, dry up your tears
    I might lie here till Christ appears"
  • Military: 1Capt. Moses AYRES served in the French and Indian War, but his title was only for service in the Militia. His name is on the roster of Capt. Nathaniel Woolcott's company that marched Aug 9, 1757, to the relief of Col Monroe at Ticonderoga. News of the peril of the troops reached Brookfield, but before relief could reach the, Col Monroe had surrendered to Montcalm. Finding themselves too late to be of service, the Brookfield men returned to their homes, having been out but 16 days.
  • MILF: Y
  • CLER: Y
  • Change Date: 1 JAN 2001

    Father: John AYRES b: 26 FEB 1693 in Ipswich, Massachusetts
    Mother: Mary MARCY b: ABT 1695

    Marriage 1 Sarah CONVERSE b: 1729 in Leicester, Massachusetts
    • Married: ABT 1748
    1. Has No Children John AYRES b: 21 JUL 1749
    2. Has Children Moses AYRES b: 20 JAN 1751 in Brookfield, Masachusetts
    3. Has No Children Sarah AYRES b: 30 MAR 1753
    4. Has No Children Jesse AYRES b: 30 MAY 1755
    5. Has No Children Jude AYRES b: 13 MAR 1757
    6. Has No Children John AYRES b: 21 NOV 1758 in Brookfield, Massachusetts
    7. Has No Children Eli AYRES b: 27 FEB 1761
    8. Has No Children Jesse AYRES b: 8 OCT 1763 in Brookfield, Massachusetts
    9. Has No Children Jude AYRES b: 12 MAR 1766 in Brookfield, Massachusetts
    10. Has No Children Increase AYRES b: 16 NOV 1768 in Brookfield, Massachusetts
    11. Has No Children Abigail AYRES b: ABT 1770 in Brookfield, Massachusetts

    1. Text: Notes made by Susanne Caroline AYRES ca 1895 - 1920. She was assisted by Arthur G. Loring, genealogist. She cites as Authorities: New England History & General Reg. Vol XV pp 307-310; Temples History of North Brookfield; Town and Probate Records; Massachusetts Archives Records; Wheeler's Narrative, Mass. Historical Collection; Sewall's History Woburn.
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