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Submitted by: Charmian Bradley Giles sugarfoot2g @ verizon.net on Wed Jul 27 08:29:04 2005
Husband Thomas Eli AYRES 
Born  11/21/1803  Location  Lexington, Kentucky 
Married  10/15/1829  Location  Bolivar, Hardin County, Tennessee 
Died  09/03/1890  Location  Black Jack, Kaufman County, Texas 
Cemetery  Black Jack Cemetery  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Father  Moses AYRES, Jr. 
Mother  Rachel McFadden 
Other Spouses  Cornelia Hampton Walker 
Wife Caroline Wilson 
Born  04/06/1811  Location  Kentucky 
Died  09/1859  Location  Smith County, Texas 
Cemetery    Location   
Father  William H. Wilson 
Mother  Mary Jane Kirkwood 
Other Spouses   
Children
1 Name  Amelia Evaline AYRES 
Born  1832  Location  Arkansas 
Died  11/22/1922  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Cemetery  Kaufman Cemetery  Location  Kaufman, Kaufman County, Texas 
Spouse 1  James Johnson 
Married  10/25/1849  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   
2 Name  Emma AYRES 
Born  1833  Location  Arkansas 
Died  1834  Location  Arkansas 
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   
3 Name  Bert Olinthus AYRES 
Born  12/12/1834  Location  Arkansas 
Died  1917  Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1  Molly E. Frazier 
Married  1959  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   
4 Name  Bertha AYRES 
Born  12/12/1834  Location  Arkansas 
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1  Ed Gaines 
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   
5 Name  George Wilson AYRES 
Born  1837  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Died  1858  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   
6 Name  John Thomas AYRES 
Born  06/20/1839  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Died  10/18/1910  Location  Victoria, Texas 
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   
7 Name  Zelone AYRES 
Born  1842  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Died  1863  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1  Ben J. Osborne 
Married  12/01/1858  Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   
8 Name  Isadora AYRES 
Born  1846  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1  Ben J. Osborne 
Married  04/13/1865  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   
9 Name  William Eli AYRES 
Born  03/27/1847  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Died  02/25/1930  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Cemetery  College Mound Cemetery  Location  College Mound, Kaufman County, Texas 
Spouse 1  Alice Maude Mims 
Married  03/22/1876  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   
10 Name  Mary Alosa AYRES 
Born  1852  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Died  1925  Location  Victoria, Texas 
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1  Henry Clay Adler 
Married  1875  Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

Comments:


Thomas Eli Ayres went by the name ELI on the majority of
official documents found.
Thanks to Jan McCart for sharing information on the Ayres, her line is
from Eli and Cornelia (2nd wife).
Benson J. Osborne married Zelone Ayres and after she died he married her
sister, Isadora (Zadora).
See additional sheet for Eli & Caroline's youngest child.
See additional Family Group Sheet for Eli and Cornelia.

Sources:


Census & Mortality Information:
1837-1840 & 1850 Pontotoc County, MS for Eli Ayres.  On 1850 Census,
daughter Evaline is listed with husbands family (the James Johnson's).
1860 Smith County, Texas, lists Eli w/children, Isadora, William, Mary &
George (s/b Charles Carroll).  Evaline Johnson & 5 children are listed
next door. Bert w/wife, Mollie and brother J. T. next to Evaline.
Caroline Ayres is listed on the 1860 Smith County Mortality Schedule as
dying in September 1859.  Eli, Evaline, Bert & J. T. are also listed on
the 1860 Smith County Slave Schedule.
1870 & 1880 Kaufman County Census lists Eli and Cornelia Ayres and
Family.  Benson & Isadora Osborne and
children, along with her siblings, William, J. T., and Mary are also
listed on the 1870 census.  The 1870 census also shows Bert and family
next door to Eli and Evaline and 4 children next to him.
Eli & Caroline Ayres gave B.J. Osborne Power of Attorney for lands in
their name in Pontotoc County, MS on Dec. 8, 1858.  This was executed by
Cary Cobb, Chief Justice of Kaufman County, Texas.  Recorded:  Deed Book
13, page 407-408, Pontotoc, Mississippi.  This indicates that Eli &
Caroline were in the Kaufman area in 1858.
Eli and Cornelia (2nd wife) are buried in Black Jack Cemetery with other
members of the family.  Per enumeration his is the earliest date listed
in this Cemetery.

Links:



Submitted by: Charmian Bradley Giles sugarfoot2g @ verizon.net on Wed Jul 27 08:39:45 2005

Husband Thomas Eli AYRES 
Born    Location   
Married    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Father   
Mother   
Other Spouses   

Wife Caroline Wilson 
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Father   
Mother   
Other Spouses   

Children

1 Name  Charles Carroll AYRES 
Born  02/08/1856  Location  Texas 
Died  05/01/1933  Location  Scurry, Texas 
Cemetery  Mt. Olive Cemetery  Location  Scurry, Texas 
Spouse 1  Mollie Cassandra Fallis 
Married    Location  Rusk, Texas 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

2 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
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3 Name   
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Spouse 1   
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Spouse 2   
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4 Name   
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Died    Location   
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Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

5 Name   
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Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

6 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

7 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

8 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

9 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

10 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

Comments:


Additional (youngest) Child of Eli and Caroline Ayres.
Caroline Wilson Ayres died prior to family moving to Kaufman County so no
chart will be submitted for her.

Sources:


1870 & 1880 Kaufman County Census.  Also see original
Family Group Sheet for Thomas Eli Ayres for more
information.

Links:



Submitted by: Charmian Bradley Giles sugarfoot2g @ verizon.net on Wed Jul 27 09:04:33 2005

Husband Thomas Eli AYRES 
Born  11/21/1803  Location  Lexington, Kentucky 
Married  01/31/1861  Location  Pennington Township, Bradley County, Arkansas 
Died  09/03/1890  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Cemetery  Black Jack Cemetery  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Father  Moses AYRES, Jr. 
Mother  Rachel McFADDEN 
Other Spouses  Caroline WILSON 

Wife Cornelia Hampton WALKER 
Born  1823  Location   
Died  1893  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Cemetery  Black Jack Cemetery  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Father   
Mother   
Other Spouses  James H. Walker 

Children

1 Name  Nellie May AYRES 
Born  05/15/1852  Location  Arkansas 
Died  09/21/1950  Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1  Lucian Dony BARTLETT 
Married  02/19/1879  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

2 Name  Olivia Benson (Ollie) AYRES 
Born  1865  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Died  1955  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Cemetery  Black Jack Cemetery  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Spouse 1  William E. JACKSON 
Married  12/09/1884  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

3 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

4 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

5 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

6 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

7 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

8 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

9 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

10 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

Comments:


See Thomas Eli and Caroline Wilson Ayres Family Group
Sheet for more detailed information.

Sources:


1870 & 1880 Kaufman County Census.  Black Jack Cemetery
Enumeration.

Links:



Submitted by: Charmian Bradley Giles sugarfoot2g @ verizon.net on Wed Jul 27 14:03:55 2005

Husband Thomas Eli AYRES 
Born  11/21/1803  Location  Lexington, Kentucky 
Married  10/15/1829  Location  Bolivar, Hardin County, Tennessee 
Died  09/02/1890  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Cemetery  Black Jack Cemetery  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Father  Moses AYRES, Jr. 
Mother  Rachel McFADDEN 
Other Spouses  Cornelia Hampton Walker 

Wife Caroline WILSON 
Born  04/06/1811  Location  Kentucky 
Died  09/1859  Location  Smith County, Texas 
Cemetery    Location   
Father  William H. WILSON 
Mother  Mary Jane KIRKWOOD 
Other Spouses   

Children

1 Name  Amelia Evaline AYRES 
Born  1832  Location  Arkansas  
Died  11/22/1922  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Cemetery  Kaufman City Cemetery  Location  Kaufman, Kaufman County, Texas 
Spouse 1  James JOHNSON 
Married  10/25/1849  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

2 Name  Emma AYRES 
Born  1833  Location  Arkansas 
Died  1834  Location  Arkansas 
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

3 Name  Bert Olinthus AYRES 
Born  12/12/1834  Location  Arkansas 
Died  1817  Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1  Molly E. FRAZIER 
Married  1859  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

4 Name  Bertha AYRES 
Born  12/12/1834  Location  Arkansas 
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1  Ed GAINES 
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

5 Name  George Wilson AYRES 
Born  1837  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Died  1858  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

6 Name  John Thomas AYRES 
Born  06/20/1839  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Died  10/18/1910  Location  Victoria, Texas 
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

7 Name  Zelone AYRES 
Born  1842  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Died  1863  Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1  Benson J. Osborne 
Married  12/01/1858  Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

8 Name  Isadora (Zedora) AYRES 
Born  1846  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1  Benson J. Osborne 
Married  4/13/1865 or 1866  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

9 Name  William Eli AYRES 
Born  03/27/1847  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Died  02/25/1930  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Cemetery  College Mound Cemetery  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Spouse 1  Alice Maude MIMS 
Married  03/22/1876  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

10 Name  Mary Alosa AYRES 
Born  1852  Location  Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
Died  1925  Location  Victoria, Texas 
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1  Henry Clay ADLER 
Married  1875  Location  Kaufman County, Texas 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

Comments:


This Family Group Sheet to replace 1st on sent today.
Thomas Eli Ayres went by the name ELI on the majority of
official documents found.
Thanks to Jan McCart for sharing information on the Ayres, her line is
from Eli and Cornelia (2nd wife).
Benson J. Osborne married Zelone Ayres and after she died he married her
sister, Isadora (Zadora).
See additional sheet for Eli & Caroline's youngest child.
See additional Family Group Sheet for Eli and Cornelia.

Sources:


Census & Mortality Information:
1837-1840 & 1850 Pontotoc County, MS for Eli Ayres.  On 1850 Census,
daughter Evaline is listed with husbands family (the James Johnson's).
1860 Smith County, Texas, lists Eli w/children, Isadora, William, Mary &
George (s/b Charles Carroll).  Evaline Johnson & 5 children are listed
next door. Bert w/wife, Mollie and brother J. T. next to Evaline.
Caroline Ayres is listed on the 1860 Smith County Mortality Schedule as
dying in September 1859.  Eli, Evaline, Bert & J. T. are also listed on
the 1860 Smith County Slave Schedule.
1870 & 1880 Kaufman County Census lists Eli and Cornelia Ayres and
Family.  Benson & Isadora Osborne and
children, along with her siblings, William, J. T., and Mary are also
listed on the 1870 census.  The 1870 census also shows Bert and family
next door to Eli and Evaline and 4 children next to him.
Eli & Caroline Ayres gave B.J. Osborne Power of Attorney for lands in
their name in Pontotoc County, MS on Dec. 8, 1858.  This was executed by
Cary Cobb, Chief Justice of Kaufman County, Texas.  Recorded:  Deed Book
13, page 407-408, Pontotoc, Mississippi.  This indicates that Eli &
Caroline were in the Kaufman area in 1858.
Eli and Cornelia (2nd wife) are buried in Black Jack Cemetery with other
members of the family.  Per enumeration his is the earliest date listed
in this Cemetery.

Links:



Submitted by: Charmian Bradley Giles sugarfoot2g @ verizon.net on Wed Jul 27 14:14:17 2005

Husband Thomas Eli AYRES 
Born    Location   
Married    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Father   
Mother   
Other Spouses   

Wife Caroline WILSON 
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Father   
Mother   
Other Spouses   

Children

1 Name  Charles Carroll AYRES 
Born  02/08/1856  Location  Texas 
Died  05/01/1933  Location  Scurry, Texas 
Cemetery  Mt. Olive Cemetery  Location  Scurry, Texas 
Spouse 1  Mollie Cassandra FALLIS 
Married    Location  Rusk, Texas 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

2 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

3 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

4 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

5 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

6 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

7 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

8 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

9 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

10 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

Comments:


This page replaces 1st one sent on 07/27, 2005.
Additional (youngest) Child of Eli and Caroline Ayres.
Caroline Wilson Ayres died prior to family moving to Kaufman County so no
chart will be submitted for her.

Sources:


1870 & 1880 Kaufman County Census.  
Also see original Family Group Sheet for Thomas Eli Ayres 
for more information.

 

Links:



The Kaufman County, TXGenWeb Project Site
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