I found this researcher is searching for your Melissa'a family information. I have no idea how old the message is, but am hopeful the email address is current. I found the 1889 census but have not contacted the researcher. Will you do that, please? Warm regards, Jane Curci email@example.com
http://genealogy.whitleynet.org/gswcq.htmhttp://genealogy.whitleynet.org/gswcq.htm AYERS — AYERS/AYRES - Searching for info. on the family of William and Catherine (BLACK) AYERS. Married 1 July 1848 in Stark County, Ohio. Found in Clear Creek Twp. Huntington Co, IN in 1860 then in Jefferson Twp, Whitley County, IN in 1870 & 1880 Census. Children: *****Melissa J. (SHOFFNER) b. 1850, Mary E. b. @1852, Emma C b. 1854 in Ohio. Children Addison A. b. 856, Eliza b. 1859, William C. b. 1861, John S., b. 1864 and Samantha E. b. 1867 in Indiana. (3/24/2001). Mary Patrick, 31 Sunset Hills NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544. Email: MapSap57@aol.com.
It appears William was born c1824 in OH; parents born in Ireland. Catherine (Black) Ayers was born c 1822 in OH; father was born in MD, mother was born in PA.
Household Record1880 United States Census NameRelation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace William S. AYRESSelfMMaleW54OHFarmerIREIRE Catharine AYRESWifeMFemaleW56OHKeep HouseMDPA Adison A. AYRESSonSMaleW23INAt HomeOHOH William C. AYRESSonSMaleW19INAt HomeOHOH John L. AYRESSonSMaleW16INAt HomeOHOH Samantha E. AYRESDauSFemaleW14INAt HomeOHOH
Source Information: Census Place Jefferson, Whitley, Indiana Family History Library Film1254324 NA Film NumberT9-0324 Page Number487D