Hi, the family of Benjamin M. Ayers and Nancy McCalliister Ayers, that I have are:Mary, b. ca 1853, Alfonzo b. 27 Spr 1858, Ella Alzira b. ca 1860, and Ida Maria b. 30 May 1862.Benjamin and Nancy married 16 Oct 1851 in Gibson Co. IN.I know, Alfonzo, Ella Alzira and Ida Maria came to IL, and have their marriage dates.
I just found, some Benjamin Ayers, in 1850 in the IN Penititary but don't know that it is this Benjamin Ayers.It gives the right birth place, Ohio, but age 24 which makes him born 1826, and from what I found someplace, I have ca 1822.This was in Clark Co. IN
I have never found parents for Benjamin, and do not know if he is connected to Henry Ayers. But, Owensville, is probably in Gibson Co. IN, so it is possible there is a connection.