I am attempting to research and document my Ayer family.My third great-grandfather was George Frederick (or Ferguson) Ayer, born 17 November 1829, probably in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.He married Lucretia Tenbrook Hull on 5/6 June 1855 in Portland.She was the daughter of John Hull and Deborah Cushing Francis.George Frederick Ayer was the son of Rishworth Jordan Ayer, born 15 November 1803 in Standish, Cumberland County, Maine.He died 17 January 1874 possibly in Poland, Androscoggin County, Maine.From what I've discovered, Rishworth was married twice:first to Joanna Dudley, who died in 1825 in Maine.I don't know if he had any children with Joanna or not.He second married Eliza H. Roberts, born in 1804 in New Hampshire, died 17 March 1891 possibly in Androscoggin County, Maine.Rishworth and Eliza were married 13 May 1828, and had four children that I am aware of:George Frederick (Ferguson); LaRoy Fillmore (married Ann Spear); Mary Eliza (married Valentine Meander Pinkham); and Ann M. (no information on spouse).Were there other children?Who were Eliza H. Roberts' parents?On the 1850 census for Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine Rishworth's family is listed.Among those living with him are Lydia Richardson (aged 66), Henry Richardson (aged 56), and Diadamey Johnson (aged 84).Who are they?Is Lydia Richardson, Lydia Ayer who married William Richardson?Was she a sister to Philip Ayer, Rishworth's father?
Rishworth Jordan Ayer was the son of Philip Ayer, born 11 November 1778 in Buxton, York County, Maine.I have no information on Philip's death date or locale.Philip first married Lucy Richardson, the daughter of David Richardson and Hannah Mills.Lucy was born 8 October 1782 in Standish, Cumberland County, Maine, and died 23 March 1804 in Standish.Philip and Lucy had two children that I'm aware of:Rishworth Jordan, and Philip (born about 1804).I have no further information on Philip.After Lucy's death, Philip Ayer married Mary Moody.I have no information on Mary at all.Did they have any children?Are Lucy Ayer, who married William Richardson, and Mary Ayer, who married Thomas Richardson, siblings?
Philp Ayer was the son of Peter Ayer, born 12 May 1737 in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.He died 23 March 1805 (unknown location).Philip married Rebecca Wheeler.I have no information at all on Rebecca.They had six children:Jonathan (christened 8 November 1761 in Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire); Benjamin (born 23 November 1763 in Salem, New Hampshire); Sarah (born about 1765 in Buxton, York County, Maine--married Thomas Lowell); Ebenezer (born April 1766 in Buxton, Maine); Elizabeth (born 3 May 1771 in Buxton, Maine--married Josiah Paine); and my ancestor, Philip Ayer.
Peter was the son of Ebenezer Ayer, born 18 February 1704 in Haverhill, Essex County, Maine.He died 3 March 1761 (unknown location).Peter was the son of Samuel Ayer and Elizabeth Tuttle.Peter married Susanna Kimball on 29 March 1726 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.Susanna was born 25 May 1707 possibly in Bradford, Mass.I have no information on her death date.She was the daughter of Robert Kimball and Susanna Atwood.Peter and Susanna had ten children that I am aware of:Ebenezer (born 22 March 1727 in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass.--married Hannah Plaisted); Elizabeth (born 15 January 1728 in Haverhill); Sarah (born 27 October 1730 in Haverhill); Philip (born 28 February 1732 in Haverhill); Tuttle (born 11 May 1735 in Haverhill); Peter (born 18 February 1737 in Haverhill); Timothy (born 16 July 1740 in Salem, Mass.); John (born 2 April 1744 in Salem, Mass.); Joseph (born 22 May 1747 in Salem, Mass.--married Eunice Clark); and Isaiah (Isiah) (born 19 September 1749 in Salem, Mass.).
Ebenezer Ayer was the son of Samuel Ayer, born 28 September 1669 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.He died 2 January 1743 possibly in Woodbridge, Essex County, Massachusetts.Samuel married Elizabeth Tuttle on 21 November 1693 in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass.I have no information on Elizabeth.Samuel and Elizabeth had six children:Hannah (born 1694 in Haverhill--married Andrew Mitchell); Ebenezer (born 18 February 1704 in Haverhill--married Susanna Kimball); Simon (born 26 December 1709 in Haverhill--married Mary Webster); Elizabeth (born 26 January 1707 in Haverhill--married Captain Daniel Bradley); Sarah (born 18 May 1711 in Haverhill--married Samuel Emerson); and James (born 2 May 1716 in Woodbridge, Mass.).
Samuel was the son of Cornet Peter Ayer/Ayers (or Peter Cornet) and Hannah Allen.I have no further information on them.
Any additional information on any of these individuals would be much appreciated.I can be e-mailed at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.Thanks in advance, Scott