|About John Ayers|
John Ayers was born on May 12, 1838 somewhere in Georgia and died on December 16, 1862 somewhere in Virginia. He lived to be 24 years old.
5/12/1838 - 12/16/1862
He married on 9/11/1862 to Sena Burnam (9/10/1836 - 6/30/1916). They had one son, John David Ayers (7/19/1863 - 10/18/1925).
|Census||10/14/1850 ||5 th district FL (Calhoun County) ||12 yrs old |
|family #5: John Ayrs (age 43, born in SC), Arilda (age 43, born in GA), Tellitha (25, SC), David (11, GA), John (12, GA), Thos. (10, GA), Benjam. (8, GA), William (8,GA), Elizabeth A. (6, GA), Asa (4, GA), Quinn (2, FL), Ishmael (4 months old, FL). John states he is a Blacksmith.|
#7 William Ayrs & family are listed
|Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Military||12/9/1861 ||FL (Calhoun County) ||23 yrs old |
|John Ayers - enlisted in Confederate service with McCallister’s Calhoun Rangers.|
His brothers, David, Thomas and William also enlisted.
They reported for duty at Camp Milton in Apalachoila, FL on 12/9/1861 in accordance with special order #83.
|Military||1/1/1862 ||FL (Calhoun County) ||23 yrs old |
|John Ayers - re-enlisted with Co. H. 5th Regiment in 1862.|
His brothers, David, Thomas & William also re-enlisted.
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||Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
||Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
||Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
||Taylor County formed.
||Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
||Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
||Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
||Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
||Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
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