Ayres Hodnett was born about 1731/1733 and died 1779.Ayres (Ayers) Hodnet was the son of John Hodnet, the immigrant. He married Mary McGeehee, daughter of Edward McGehee and his wife Elizabeth DeJarnette.Ayres and his family lived in the Buckingham/Cumberland Counties area until 1773 when he moved to Pittsylvania County, where he bought 272 acres of land from William King. This land was on Sandy Creek, near Chatham. (This land was described as a "land of Eden" by William Byrd in 1728.) Will of Ayres Hodnet proved 21 Sept 1779, Pittsylvania County, VA. !BIRTH: Egger, Virdie H., BENJAMIN HODNETT, REV SOLDIER: ANCESTRY & SOME DESCENDANTS !DEATH: Pendergrast, Robert A., JOHN HODNETT OF COLONIAL VA & SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS McGeHee Descendants, Vol III, gives death of Ayres Hodnett as August or early September 1779 in Chatham, Pittsylvania Co, VA. !MARRIAGE: Pendergrast, Robert A., JOHN HODNETT OF COLONIAL VA & SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS Source: Egger, Virdie H., BENJAMIN HODNETT, REV SOLDIER: ANCESTRY & SOME DESCENDANTS)
The following was copied from page, of Ayres Hodnett' s Bible, now in possession of Mrs. E.S. Bennett, Ringgold, Virginia, this was torn from an old Bible. At the top of the page is written: " John Hodnett, was born". but this date was scratched out and the following are only remaining inscriptions. 1. Sarah Hodnett was born the 13 of March 1765. 2. John Hodnett was born the 30 of June 1767 3. James Hodnett was born 20 of March 1769 4. Daniel Hodnett was born the 21 of November 1773 5.Lucy Hodnett was born the 20 of November 1775 6. Nancy Hodnett was born 25 of January 1777 7. Ayres Hodnett was born the 11 of December 1779..