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John Ayers


Posted By: J. Breen (email)
Date: 3/22/2019 at 12:47:57

Among the venerable citizens of this county is numbered J. J. Ayers, who has now reached the age of eighty-five years. His has been an honorable and useful life and one which has gained for him the well merited regard and confidence of those with whom he has come in contact. He was born in Baltimore county, Maryland, February 8, 1824, and was the third in order of birth in a family of seven children whose parents were John and Rachel (Dunick) Ayers, both of whom were natives of Maryland, where they resided until 1831, when they left that state and removed to Ohio. After a residence of twenty years there they came to Washington county, Iowa, in 1851, settling in Lime Creek township, where they remained until called to their final rest, both passing away in 1875. In their family were seven children, as follows: Elizabeth and John T., both of whom are deceased; J. J., of this review; Rachel A. and Benjamin, who have also passed away; Ruth, the wife of Reuben Rickey, who is mentioned on another page of this work ; and Darcus S., a resident of Oklahoma.

Source: History of Washington County, Iowa; From the First White Settlements to 1908 by Howard A. Burrell. Excerpts from Biographical Sketch of J. J. Ayers, page 195.

Reuben Rickey the subject of this sketch, came with his parents to this county in 1849, and remained with them until his marriage, which occurred March 2, 1853 to Ruth E. Ayer a native of Baltimore County Md., and daughter of John Ayer also a native of that State. Her father was a soldier in the War of 1812. He was among the earliest settlers of Washington County, and here died about 1874. His wife preceded him to the spirit land.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington County, Iowa. Excerpts from Biographical Sketch of J Reuben Rickey, page 367.

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