Hancock County ILGenweb
Transcribed by Marcia Siegfried Redding
Robt. Ayers, deceased, was a native of Ireland, and was born Nov. 21, 1836. His
father’s name was also Robert Ayers. The subject of this sketch was brought to America by his parents in 1838; he was reared
on a farm and received a common-school education; was married April 6, 1859, to Miss Jane Ann Watt, by whom he had 7 children; of
these, 6 are living; viz, Robert W., Chas. D., John W., Jesse C., Jennie E. and Maggie M. Mr. Ayers was a prominent farmer and
stock-dealer of Wythe tp.; he owned 410 acres of valuable land. He was killed at Keokuk, Iowa, by a switch engine while crossing
the railroad track, Nov. 18, 1879.
Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois
Author: By TH. Gregg
Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.
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