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Looking for any information on the Ayers line in early Gibson CO (and Knox Co pre- 1816). This was the family of Azariah Ayers, early blacksmith of Patoka, and his wife Mary (VanArsdale??) Realted lines include: Montgomery, McCrary, Fitzgerald, Fitzjarrall, Flinn, Demick, Wheeler, Mounts, Woods, Alexander, Hume, VanArsdale, VanArsdal, Mauck, LaGrange.
Apprecaite any information or leads. Much of family moved to Wayne Co, IL between 1840-1860. Family was in Mercer Co, KY by 1796 and is beleived to be from Somerset Co, NJ. Apprecaite any help or information. Good Hunting!!
THe line of Azariah Ayers is now posted in a public tree at ancestry.com under "Some Ayers and Kin". This summer, a will was discovered in Washington CO, PA, proving Azariah was the oldest son of Joseph Ayers of Washington CO, PA, who died in May of 1820. Joseph was married to Esther Doty.
I amstill seeking to prove the relationship between Christopher VanArsdal ( Van Arsdall Van Arsdale Vassosdol ) to Mary Ayers. I beleive Mary is the daughter of CHristopher.B