Biography of Nelson Ayers
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Ayers, Nelson, was born in the town of Hector, January 24. 1824, son of Daniel B. Ayers, who lived and died in the town of Ulysses. Nelson was given a common school education, which he improved by good reading and careful study. He remained with his father until twenty three years of age, and then bought a farm in the town of Enfield, where he spent seven years, and then returned to Ulysses. making his home there till the spring of 1868, when he came to Steuben county and bought the Dyke farm of 160 acres, where he has made many valuable improvements. He is a Democrat and is now serving his fourth year as one of the assessors. In 1845 he married Maria S. Van Kirk of Ulysses and three children were born to them, none of whom is living. Mrs. Ayers died in 1864. The present Mrs. Ayers was Sarah E. Curry, sister of Dr. Silas T. Curry, and widow of Chester L. Francis. An adoptel daughter, Margaret Francis. is the wife of Charles Edgar Beach, and forms part of Mr. Ayers's family. She has two children: Maria Louise, now in her sixth year, and Sophia Cora in her fourth year.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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