!BIRTH-PARENTS-SPOUSE-CHILDREN-DEATH: William Henry Whitmore, A RECORD OF THE DESCENDANTS OF CAPTAIN JOHN AYRES OF BROOKFIELD MASS; ; Boston, T.R. Marvin & Son, 1870; pp 14, 19-20; LC# CS71.A98; Photocopy of the book in poss of Pat Geary, Harrisonburg, VA; NOTE: NOTE: Called Captain and Esquire, a prominent man among the early settlers of the reorganized town. He had the following children by his first wife: Hannah, Sarah, Joseph, Mary, William, Elizabeth, Olive, Benjamin, Lydia, Increase. He died at age 88. His will, dated 26 May, 1787, mentions wife, Mary and some children and grandchildren.
Father: Joseph Ayres b: 1655
Mother: Sarah Caldwell b: ABT 1658
Marriage 1 Hannah Hamilton b: ABT 1704
Marriage 2 Persis Rice b: 3 Jan 1753
Marriage 3 Mary Wolcott