Biography of J. J. Ayer


Ayer, J. J., Evans, was born in Evans on the farm where he now lives and where his grandfather, James Ayer, settled in 1811 and raised a large family, one. of whom was James, the father of J. J. Ayer, who remained on the homestead and was a farmer until 1862, when he entered the army as captain of Co. K, 116th N. Y. Vols. He died in service in 1863 and left one son and one daughter. J. J. Ayer has always been one of the leading farmers of the town and for the last two years has been one of the assessors and has always taken an active interest in the affairs of the town. He married for his first wife Ellen Knight, who died and left one son and two daughters, Lynn, Clara and Maud; his present wife was Mary A. Banis.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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