I apologize for not responding sooner. I lost track of this forum, thinking the "Ayers" forum was this one.
I have no proof this Nathaniel was ever in New Jersey. FTM 240, New Jersey Marriage Index of 1680-1900, does not contain an entry for him, nor does FTM 540, Colonial New Jersey Source Records of 1600s-1800s. I am fairly certain he was in Baltimore County, MD and Pittsylvania (Halifax) County, VA. You are also correct about Rogimalich Baker being Nathaniel's son. I has wrote Rogimalich Baker was his daughter, even though I have him in my database listed as being married to Mary (Payne). The following are my notes on Nathaniel:
Baltimore County, Maryland Deed Abstracts Volume Two: 1727-1757
8 Mar 1732 Nathaniel & Rhoda (?) Ayres, of Baltimore Co., Maryland to Jacob Bull, bricklayer, of same, 4000 pounds of tobacco, 100 acres . . . east side of Winters Run.
WiT: Edward Hall and Thomas Warren.
10 Nov. 1732 John & Mary Brown and Benjamin Jones, planters, of Baltimore Co., Maryland to Nathaniel Ayres, planter, of same, 20 barrels of indian corn, 100 acres . . . Winters Run.
Signed John (X) Brown and Benjamin Jones
Wit: Phillip Jones Jr. and George Buchanon
Liber H.W.S. No. M. 1733-1736
11 Dec 1733, Nathaniel Ayres, of Baltimore Co., Maryland to his wife Rhodea Ayres.
Signed Nathaniel Ayres.
Wit: Jacob Buthie and John Buthie.
29 Mar 1735, Nathaniel & Rhodea (?) Ayres, carpenter, of Baltimore Co., Maryland to Roland Vine, planter, of same, 5 L and 800 pounds of tobacco, 100 acres . . . west side of Winters Run.
Signed Nathaniel Ayres.
Wit: Hannah (X) Bankston and William Hammond.
(no date but between deeds of 29 Oct 1739 and 2 Nov 1739), Hannah Tench, spinster, of Baltimore Co., Maryland to Rhodea Ayres, wife of Nathaniel Ayres, 100L left by Aunt Maria Boserys, of Amsterdam, Holland.
Signed Hannah Tench
Wit: Ketura (X) Baker and Catherine Norden
5 Oct 1746, Nathaniel & Rhodea (?) Ayers, carpenter, of Baltimore Co., Maryland to Charles Ridgeley, merchant, of same, 6,363 pounds of tobacco, 28 acres and 15 acres . . .north side of the main falls of Patapsco River.
Signed Nathaniel Ayers.
Wit: Sarah Hammond, William Hammond and Samuel Owings.
Nathaniel Ayers was a taxpayer in Halifax (Pittsylvania) County, Va in 1748.
I just started working on an Ayers line. I found this on the Patrick Co., VA page, THOMAS AYERS INVENTORY Patrick County, Virginia which list Nathaniel Ayers and wife Rhoda (Baker?) from Pittsylvania Co., VA as parents of Thomas etc. Maybe it is your Nathaniel -- [Cheryl Strong on the Ayers Family Genealogy Forum]
Will dated 3sep1776; probated May 22, 1777:
"Will of Nathaniel Ayers of Halifax County, at my decease all my moveables and land to be sold for money and disposed of amongst my children:
To my eldest son Thomas Ayers forty pounds in lieu of all my lands that he may inherit none of my lands.
To my son Moses Ayers forty pounds, which I am indebted to him.
To my well beloved wife Rhody (?) Ayers one third part of all the rest of my estate. Over and above her third I dispose of as follows: to Patience Jones my granddaughter, five pounds.
To Mary Ayers, daughter of Moses Ayres, ten pounds.
To my Regimabek(?) Baker Ayers, twenty five pounds.
The rest of my estate to be divided in ten equal parts and given to: Moses Ayres 2 parts; son Daniel Ayres 2 parts; and the six parts remaining equally divided between my daughter Yanoke Payne, son Regimaliah Baker Ayers, Thomas Ayres my eldest sons.
Appoint my sons Thomas and Moses Ayres executers to make my son Daniel Ayres a deed to 86 1/2 acre tract on Double Creek, that joins Spurlock and divide from the rest of my land."
wit: John James, Jr., William Lynch, Charles Barnett
David Terry and William Lynch security for executors.
Nathaniel Ayers' will is listed in 1778 in the FTM Colonial Virginia Source Records, 1600s-1700s, Virginia Wills and Administrations, 1632-1800, pg 15
"On 20 Jul 1758 a deed was recorded in Halifax County in which 116 1/2 acres on Little Double Creek were transferred from William Payne of Antrim Parish to Nathaniel Ayers. This land was later sold 24 Oct 1778 by Thomas and Moses Ayers, Executors of Nathaniel’s estate. In 1769 Nathaniel was granted 200 acres on Cane and Sandy creeks in Pittsylvania County, Va for 40 shillings. (Pittsylvania County was formed from Halifax County in 1767.) Part or all of this land was also sold 2 Mar 1780 by Thomas and Moses Ayers, executors. Nathaniel also owned 600 acres adjoining this tract.
Nathaniel Ayers died 12 Feb 1777. His will, signed 3 Sep 1776 in Halifax County, was probated in Pittsylvania County at the Courthouse in Chatham on 22 May 1777. Mention in his will were his wife Rhoda, Children: Thomas, Moses, Yanake Payne, Daniel, Rogimalich Baker and granddaughters: Patience Jones and Mary Ayers, daughters of Moses. Patience Jones was probably the daughter of John Jones Jr., who witnessed the will, and a deceased daughter of Nathaniel."
FTM 195 - MD Marriages, 1634-1820, Baltimore County Families, 1659-1759, Page 16
FTM 178 - Church Records, MD and DE, 1600s-1800s, Records of St. Paul's Parish, Vol I, Parish Registers, Page 13
(no date but between deeds of 29 Oct 1739 and 2 Nov 1739),
Hannah Tench, spinster, of Baltimore Co., Maryland
Rhodea (?) Ayres, wife of Nathaniel Ayres,
100L left by
Aunt Maria Boserys, of Amsterdam, Holland.
Signed Hannah Tench
Trying to locate any and all information on the above surnames.
I have most of the Ayres line.
trying to find the Tench and Boserys surnames.
Ann in Texas