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John David Ayers 

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Asa W. Ayers
1/9/1846 - 2/16/1906

Joanna Watson Carson
1/12/1855 - 2/25/1884
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John David Ayers
2/1876 - 6/19/1904
John David Ayers was born on an unknown day in February 1876 somewhere in Florida and died on June 19, 1904 somewhere in Florida. He lived to be 28 years old.

  1. Johanna Watson (1895),
  2. Elizabeth (1897),
  3. Silas Syvester (1899-1911),
  4. Velma Victoria (3/9/1901),
  5. Alono Asa (9/13/1902-1931), and
  6. John Daivd "Mance" (5/2/1904 - 1966).
Census6/8/1880 Pippins Mill FL (Calhoun County) 4 yrs old 
homeshold#91, family#104: Asa Ayers (age34),Joan(23),James(8),Jane(6)John (4) & Asa(2). Asa is a farmer, he was born in GA, father in SC, mother GA, Joan keeps house, she was born in FL as were her parents. Children all born in FL. Asa (son) had a fever on the day this record was taken. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1900 Board Head FL (Calhoun County) 24 yrs old 
Recorded as Family #688: John D. A. Ayers (age 24, born 2/1876), Mary P. (24, born 9/1875), Johanna (4, 10/1895), Frances E. (3, 3/1897), and Silas S. (age 1, born 12/1898). All were born in FL. John's parents were born in GA. John and Mary have been married for five years and Mary has given birth to 3 children. Three other Ayers families are neighbors: (1) Aca and Frances (age 56, 46); (2) William A. and Elizabeth (21, 22); and (3) James W. and Jessie (age 28, 23).  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.

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6 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
7 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
8 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
1 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
3 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
13 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
19 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
21 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
24 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
24 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
25 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
26 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
27 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
28 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
6 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
9 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.

Mary Clark
Born on September 3, 1875 and died on December 1, 1956.
They were married 12/30/1894.

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The Children of John David Ayers

Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Frances Ayers
Born somewhere in Florida on March 19, 1897 and died in Hastings, St. Johns County, Florida on May 24, 1982. She was 85 years old.

Elizabeth and John had three children:
Thomas J. Davis
Silas Davis
Johnnie Mae Davis

After John's death, she married George Mathew Miller (11/17/1875 -6/30/1972)...
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