The Ayers Family
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Ayers, Richard
Ayers, Patrick


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Kelley, Ellen

Ayers, Patrick

  • Born: 1838, Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland
  • Marriage: Kelley, Ellen
  • Died: 8 Apr 1892
  • Buried: St Joseph Cemetery, Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, USA

bullet  General Notes:

U.S. Census 1870 9th, Green Twp. Mercer Co., Illinois page 183, lines 12-18.
Name is listed as Eyres, Farmer,
Real Estate $2,000
Personal $400.

One child not named was born dead and is buried in the Davenport, Iowa Cemetery

OBITUARY PATRICK /AYERS died Friday morning, April 8, 1892, about 7 o'clock at his home near Gilchrist. His sickness was from April 3, until time of his death and death was unexpected resulting from an affection of the lunge. The funeral was held Sunday at 3 o'clock from St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Preemption. Conducted by Father Murtaugh. A large gathering of friends and neighbors assembled in showing testimony of respect for deceased, About 70 teams followed the remains to their last resting place. A son, Richard and a nephew, Patrick Conway, both of Creston, Iowa came on the Dolly Saturday morning via Burlington. A sister, Mrs. Hannah Meehan and her son Thomas both of Crawford, Iowa came via Rock Island. Tom Brown another nephew and Mrs. Mary Krohme, both of Davenport, and Miles Kehoe of Milan were the relatives from a distance. The undertakers were Messrs. Fritag & Company of Reynolds; the pallbearers- Dan Mack, John McManus, Janes Barnes, Michael Flynn and Michael Kavne. Deceased was born at Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland in 1837 and came to the U.S. in 1851 and lived in Mercer County since 1864. Seven children survive him* MARY, RICHARD (married and living in Creston, Iowa), ELLEN, MARTIN, LIZZIE, BRIDGET, & MICHAEL the youngest aged 10 years. His wife died in 1877, and the family felt grief at the late be --- torn ---- off menner showing- -affection- -- rest torn off (Ellen McManus *s Scrapbook).


Searches have now been carried out in connection with the ancestry of PATRICK, HANNAH & BRIDGET AYERS, born in Kilrush in 1837 and 1831 but unfortunately no relevant information has come to light. The records of this office do not contain any pedigree or body of information relating to the name of Ayers. It is very much regretted that this investigation has proved so unsuccessful; Owing to the destruction of many valu­able records at various times, it frequently proves impossible to trace a family which did not own, or have a long lease of land or other property

SOURCES CONSULTED; Index to Registered Pedigrees; Index to unofficial Pedigrees; Index to Prerogative Wills; Index to Wills at tha Genealogical Office; Prerogative Administrations Intestate; Obituary Notices from Newspapers* PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE Indexes to Administration Bonds; to Marriage Licenses, BONDS; INDEXES TO WILLS; In to Prerogative Wills 1811-1855; in to Wills Salved and Presented; Valuation of the Parish of Kilrush, County Claref 1855; Tithe Applotment book, Parish of Kilrush, 1826; Index to Genealogical & Testamentary Collections.

Registry of Deeds Sources consulted.
Index of Grantors,l8lO-59 under; Ayers or Ayres. Index County Clare, 1821,1859 under: Kilrush

It is possible-addressed to Parish Priest of Kilrush-baptism of the above three in or about 1837, if approximate birthdates are supplied.--*


Patrick married Ellen Kelley. (Ellen Kelley was born in 1839 in Kilkee, Ireland, died on 3 Sep 1877 and was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Preemption township, Mercer County, Illinois, USA.)

The Ayers Family came from County Clare, Munster, Ireland - - For additional information please contact John Meehan ( or Charlene Deam (

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