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John  Ayers 

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Capt. John 'Jack' David Ayers
10/7/1791 - 1858

Marilda 'Arilda' Stephens
9/7/1816 - 1880
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John Ayers
5/12/1838 - 12/16/1862
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.

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).
Census10/14/1850 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.  
Military12/9/1861 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.  
Military1/1/1862 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. 
Graveyard/Tombstone12/16/1862 Whitfield Cemetery FL (Calhoun County) 24 yrs old 
John Ayers Jr. - Co H 5th Fla Inf - No dates 

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9 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
12 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
13 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
14 1852 Taylor County formed.
15 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
16 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
18 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
19 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
20 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
1 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
6 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
15 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
18 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
21 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
23 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
24 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
2 1840 Oregon Trail is established
4 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
17 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
22 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
24 1862 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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