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Ayres, Elizabeth (5)
B: 25 Feb 1791, Montgomery County, PA
D: 25 Aug 1863 Died at Beaver Farm, Chester County, Pennsylvania
James Comly, Esq., son of Joshua Comly and Catherine Willett.

FN: Samuel Ayres
MN: Deborah Yerkes

Her name and memory have been perpetuated in "Betharyes" an important station on the North Pennsylvania railroad - Egle.

James Comly, a descendant of Henry Comly and Joan Tyler, came to Philadelphia with William Penn in 1682. He was a prominent man in his county, a member of the Legislature, and a justice of the peace. They lived at the "Manor House" in Moreland Township, Montgomery County - Egle.

Children of James Comly and Elizabeth Ayres:

1. Franklin Ayres Comly (6)
D: At his residence, "Valley Green" near Fort Washington, PA.
Buried: Abington Cemetery
M: Unmarried
Note: Mr. Comly was president of the North Pennsylvania railroad for 30 years and a prominent man in financial circles of Philadelphia.

The 1859 Philadelphia City Directory lists Franklin Comly in the following manner:

Comly, Franklin A., President N. Penn R R Co. 409 Walnut
Page 1001 says - North Pennsylvania. Office No. 409 Walnut Street., Franklin A. Comly, President; Wm. Wister, Treasurer; Edward Armstrong, Secretary. The Armstrong mentioned is listed elsewhere as - Armstrong, Edward, attorney and counselor, secretary N Pa R R Co. 409 Walnut, h Church la(ne) (GT) or Germantown.

Comly Nath is listed as a conductor, 2230 Green.

2. Sarah Willett Comly (6)
B: 29 Oct 1814
D: 11 Apr 1887, at her residence in Germantown.
Buried: Abington
M: 06 Apr 1839, William Lawrence Paxson, son of Joshua Paxson and Mary Willett. William is buried at Abington.

3. Joshua Comly (6)
B: 07 Apr 1819
D: 20 Nov 1887
M: 12 Sep 1848, Catharine Peters, dau of Jacob Peters and Elizabeth Rex

4. Samuel Willett Comly (6)
B: 17 Dec 1820
D: 25 May 1884, San Francisco, CA
Buried: St. Thomas Church, White Marsh
M: Julia E. Peters