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Ayers/Rolison

Markie Fornasier (View posts)
Posted: 939556800000
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Surnames: Ayers, Rolison, Rollinson

Ayers, Roleson

Nancy Gross (View posts)
Posted: 940680000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ayers, Roleson
Have a Sabrina Ayers/ Abers who married Emmanuel Coykendall on 1/23/1808. Also, have a Nancy Roleson (b. 1832)who was a full blooded Indian adopted by John and Nancy Roleson. Nancy Roleson (the Indian) married Jacob Rutan. I have drawn a blank at the Abers/Ayers. Any connection?

GEORGE ADDISON AYRES of Rockbridge County Virginia 1854

Sandra Harter (View posts)
Posted: 940766400000
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This is from the Rockbridge Family Heritage Book and can be viewed at: Http://svis.org/shirley/rockbrid.htm

GEORGE ADDISON AYRES:

George Addison Ayres, teacher and supervisor was born June 6, 1854 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He was the oldest of eleven children of John Grigsby Ayres Jr. And Martha Jane Wilmore Ayres.

After graduating from the Peabody Institution in Harrisonburg, Virginia on August 19, 1884, he taught in a one room school house near his home on Blacks Creek, Collierstown, Virginia for more than thirty years, only missing one term. His devotion was well noted by the Rockbridge Public School. As a result of infantile paralysis, he was left with a crippled leg, making it necessary for him to use a crutch as his life companion.

He married Elizabeth Jane Green, daughter of Samuel Green and Nancy Reynolds Green of Collierstown, Virginia on June 11, 1885. They had six children: Lloyd Lee, Asa Stuart, John Graham, Ruth Ayres Morris, Alma Ayres Ritchie, and Evelyn Ayres Armstrong.

He was a stern and religious man with strong values and high principles. He was truthful and honest and expected much of his six children. He was elected Deacon of the Collierstown Presbyterian Church on August 24, 1907. He served as clerk and was the teacher of the men's Bible Class. He lived an active life as a citizen of the Buffalo District. While he was engaged in teaching, he served several years as it's constable. After he discontinued teaching in about 1899, he became a candidate in the Buffalo District election for Supervisor and won the election and through several elections he was re-elected to this office and served from July 1, 1901 until December 31, 1911. In all his official functions he did his job with enthusiasm, earnestness and commendable efficiency. He was supervisor when the Iron Bridge over Colliers Creek leading to Blacks Creek was built in 1906. The bridge was replaced with a new cement bridge in 1994.

My mother, his daughter, Ruth Ayres Morris was organist at the Collierstown Presbyterian Church as a young girl until her death November 20, 1966. She said of her father that he was a kind loving but very strict man. Three of his Great Granddaughters became teachers following his example, Lois Ritchey Sealing, Betty Potter Sprinkle and Dana Clark Rhodenizer. His niece, Lula Bare Tardy, the daughter of his sister Mary Ayres Bare was also a teacher and taught at Effinger High School which was Collierstown High from 1918 to 1920. Then she taught at Lexington High from 1920 to 1954 when she retired from teaching.

Mr. Ayres' students said of him, that he was a strong, capable and devotetd educator and that they learned from him values that lived long after him. He died of a stroke on November 24, 1918 at the age of sixty-four years, five months and eighteen days. The Reverend Kenton Parker was Pastor of the Collierstown Presbyterian Church at that time and he held the funeral service. He was buried in the Collierstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Collierstown, Virginia.

(491 words) Submitted by Jessie M.Clark.

Ayers, Roleson

Posted: 940766400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 994197845000
Surnames: Ayers, Roleson, Abers, Coykendall
One of my ancestors is Amazi J. Roloson 1834-1874 NJ, s/o James Roloson & Sophia Roloson, m. 1855 Mariah Ayers 1832-1906 NJ, d/o Levi Ayers & Elizabeth Randall; c: Roscoe T. 1856-1877, Rosa b. 1857, Sarah E. 1861-1916 NJ m. 1880 John B. Perry (MINE), Maria J. b. 1864, Frances A. 1866-1877.

Sabrina Abers b. 1788, d/o Abner Aber & Charity Loree, m. 1808 Emanuel Kuykendall 1790-1846 NJ s/o Harmon Kuykendall & Catharine Beemer; children: Lewis d. 1908 NJ, Maria 1809-1873 NJ m. 1828 William Wickham, Martin b. 1810 NJ d. 1892 PA m. Margaret VanSickle, Abner A. b. 1813 m. Huldah Wilson, Meliscent b. 1814 m. Nelson Hoyt, Harmon 1816-1847 NJ m. 1834 Eliza Northrup, Charity 1817-1897 NJ m. John W. Cole, Zelotus G. b. 1819 m. Harriett Abers, Emanuel S. b. 1821 m. Lydia Wilson, Catherine J. 1822-1911 NJ m. 1843 Hiram Beemer, David 1823-1830, Sally A. b. 1825 m. Britton Ayers, Daniel b. 1826 m. 1848 Julia A. Perry, John 1827-1828, Alpheus 1835-1862.

Interested in more info re Nancy Roleson b. 1832, adopted dau of John & Nancy Roleson, Indian, m. Jacob Rutan.

Re: Ayers, Roleson

Posted: 1010989768000
Classification: Query
Do you know if the Roleson's adopted any more full blooded Indian children? Family lore has it that we had a full blooded Blackfoot in the line not too far back. The Roleson line that I'm from I've only been able to trace to a George E Roleson b in 1868 who was married to Esther. They had 5 kids and the 1900 census places them in Sussex County NJ. Thanks.

Re: Rutan/Roleson

Posted: 1027380659000
Classification: Query
Nancy, do you have the parents for Jacob Rutan? I am trying to connect jacob to claude rutan 1565.

Thank you Maria

Re: Ayers, Roleson

Posted: 1302032842000
Classification: Query
Not sure if you are still looking for information on Nancy Roleson but figured I'd write this anyway.

Nancy Roleson (my ggg-grandmother) b. June 1832 and died in 1920. Nancy married Jacob Rutan (b. November 1829, d. 1905) in 1853. Family stories say she went missing when visiting her daughter and no one knows what happened.

Her mother was Mahitable Ann, a full blood Indian. Mahitable was born in 1817 and died June 9, 1890. She is buried in Beemerville Cemetary. Family story regarding Mahitable is she was raped by an Indian chief and ran away. John and Nancy Roleson took her in and helped raise her daughter Nancy.

Re: Ayers, Roleson

Posted: 1380647828000
Classification: Query
Hi this may be to late but my grandmother was a Roloson (Elizabeth) her father was George Edward Roloson who was married to Esther Wilson, they were from Sussex County New Jersey. But they had six children Susan eldest, my grandmother, John A, Claire, Charles W., and Ardelia, A. I was told by my father that a ancester was a Blackfoot, but we did not believe him since they are in Montana. Sorry to say this may not get to you since this was posted in 2002, but in case.
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