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Reminiscences from The Life of a Pioneer by Ira Ayer I
Written about 1885
by Ira Ayer, I (1802-1889) about some of the more interesting and funny events
of his life. He was born in Haverhill, MA and when he was young his family
moved as far west as they could, Eire County, NY, near Buffalo. I've
transcribed the story for easy reading but have included the original drawings.
I've included three formats, HTML (normal webpage), PDF and a scan of each page.
Here are a collection of letters and documents that
pertain primarily to Ira Ayer II, his wife Jennie James and her family.
Most are from shortly before until shortly after the Civil War.
The Ayer Family – 1802 To 1903 by Bill Scholtz
This is the story of three generations of the Ayer family starting with James Ayer, Sr. and Sarah Bradley with a little on their ancestors. It’s broken into three volumes, Volume 1 focusing primarily on the first two generations. Volume 2 focuses on the family of Ira Ayer, Jr. (3rd generation) and Volume 3 focuses on the rest of the 3rd generation and a section on the legacy of the family.
Memorial to Ira Ayer I by LeRoy Oatman
Among other things, Ira Ayer fought in the
Civil War. He was captain of his regiment. When he died the
James Ayer post of the GAR did a memorial to him. It includes a
history of Company A of the 116th Regiment of the New York Volunteer
Infantry. If anyone has a better copy of this I'd love to get a scan
Alice Ayer Williams' Songs
Alice Ayer Williams used to sing us songs from the 18th
and 19th centuries. Fred Scholtz
has collected some of these songs on his page.
Jane Francis James was said to have crossed the Atlantic 24
four times with her daughter Jennie born on one of those trips. Neither is
true but she did cross the Atlantic at least three times. During a particularly rough trip she wrote
Stansas, a poem documenting the account.
It was written on the 1855 maiden voyage of the ship The Lillies from St.
Johns, New Brunswick to Liverpool.
Stansasby Jane Frances Jamess
- Royalty page - including saints and a god
- Chart of ancestors of Alice Freeman, the source of my royal ancestors
- Chart of House of Wessex (early Kings of England back to a god)
- Chart of House of Alpin and the Kingdom of Dál Riata Ancestors (early kings of Scotland)
- Chart of Carolingian Dynasty - Charlemagne line