Name: Moses AYRES
Prefix: Capt. 1
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.
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.
Change Date: 1 JAN 2001
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"
Father: John AYRES b: 26 FEB 1693 in Ipswich, Massachusetts
Mother: Mary MARCY b: ABT 1695
Sarah CONVERSE b: 1729 in Leicester, Massachusetts
- John AYRES b: 21 JUL 1749
- Moses AYRES b: 20 JAN 1751 in Brookfield, Masachusetts
- Sarah AYRES b: 30 MAR 1753
- Jesse AYRES b: 30 MAY 1755
- Jude AYRES b: 13 MAR 1757
- John AYRES b: 21 NOV 1758 in Brookfield, Massachusetts
- Eli AYRES b: 27 FEB 1761
- Jesse AYRES b: 8 OCT 1763 in Brookfield, Massachusetts
- Jude AYRES b: 12 MAR 1766 in Brookfield, Massachusetts
- Increase AYRES b: 16 NOV 1768 in Brookfield, Massachusetts
- Abigail AYRES b: ABT 1770 in Brookfield, Massachusetts
- 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.