Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person Interviewed: Kato Benton Age: 78 Location: Creed Taylor Place, Tamo Pike, Pine Bluff, Arkansas “I was born in South Carolina before the War. I ain’t no baby. I wasn’t raised here. No ma’am. “My daddy’s name was Chance Ayers and my mammy’s name was Mary Ayers. So I guess the
Private, Supply Co., F. A., 81st Div., 317th F. A. Born in Davidson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ayers. Entered the service at Statesville, N.C., April 1, 1918. Was sent to Camp Jackson, and sailed for France June, 1918. Returned to USA Oct. 1, 1918, and died at Lakewood, N. J.,
Elgin, Union County, Oregon Died in this city, July 16, 1904. Walter S., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ayers, aged 6 years, 7 months and 4 days. Elgin Recorder Friday July 22, 1904
Sergt., C. A. C., Battery E, 61st Reg. Born in Davidson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ayers. Entered the service at Statesville, N.C., July 26, 1911. Was sent to camp in Columbus, Ohio, and from there to Ft. Varrancas, Fla. Transferred to Camp Eustis, Va. Sailed for France September, 1918. Returned
1st Class Private, Q. M. C., Corporal American Headquarters in France; of Washington County; son of E. W. and N. A. Ayres. Entered service August 1, 1918, at Plymouth, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas. Transferred to Camp Meiggs, Washington, D. C., then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France Sept. 23, 1918. Returned to
EDWARD T.4 AYERS (Samuel3, Thomas2, John1) a half brother of Henry, b. Jan. 4, 1847; m. Jan. 26, 1870, Ann P. Howard, dau. of Marshall and Hopy (Winter) Howard, b. Sept. 18, 1856. Res. on his father’s homestead; a farmer. Children, both b. in Cornish: 1. VERNON FITCH, b. Jan. 20, 1871. 2. JULIA ANN,
EDWIN T.4 AYERS (Levi3, Thomas2, John1) b. Feb. 17, 1831. A farmer who lived near Claremont town line, by the “Red School House” and Creamery Station; m. April 16, 1857, Julia A. Freeman, dau. Of Forest and Nancy (Penniman) Freeman, b. Oct. 12, 1837. Mr. Ayers d. May 11, 1893. One child, b. in Cornish:
HENRY4 AYERS (Samuel3, Thornas2, John1) b. Dec. 21, 1831. A school teacher, also supt.; m. March 11, 1868, Helen M. Chase of Cornish, dau. of Moses and Fidelia (Alden) Chase, b. Nov. 21, 1841. In April, 1869, they left town and settled in Ashtabula Co., O. He d. in New Lynne, O., March 21, 1897.
STEPHEN M.3 AYERS (Thomas2, John1) b. Feb. 6, 1809; m. April 8, 1837, Charlotte Emerson, dau. of Jonathan and Ruth (Bemis) Emerson, b. Dec. 30, 1815. They res. some years in Claremont and then came back and spent the rest of their lives in Cornish. A farmer and res. about a mile north of the
SAMUEL3 AYERS (Thomas2, John1) b. Dec. 27, 1798; In. first, April 20, 1830, Lois Finch of Cornish, dau. of Samuel and Thankful (Royce) Finch, b. Feb. 23, 1798, and d. Dec. 9, 1843; m. second, May 2, 1844, Sarah G. Finch, sister of his former wife, b. March 16, 1806, and d. April 27, 1885.