Moses Ayres1

b. 1732, d. 19 October 1803

4th great-grandfather of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
6th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Moses Ayres was born in 1732 in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey.2 He married Dorcas Cox say 1753 in Somerset County, New Jersey.2,1 He died on 19 October 1803 in Allegany County, Maryland.2 He was buried on 20 October 1803 in Old Green Cemetery on Savage Mountain, near Lonaconing, Maryland, on property patented to Moses Ayers, Senior. His gravestone is inscribed "M.A. born 1732, died 1803."2
Additional Data
Moses Ayres appeared on the 1800 U.S. Census in Georges Creek, Allegany County, Maryland. In his household were one male 45 and older; one female 45 and older.3 Click to view image Moses Ayres's will was proved 15 December 1803 in Allegany County, Maryland. He bequeathed land in "Ayers Caution" to his sons Moses, David and Samuel, daughters Yanacha, Mapey (Mercy) and May (Mary), and his grandchildren William and Mary, children of son Michael. He also recognized Grandchildren Nathaniel, Moses and David, sons of son Jacob. Moses was survived by his "dear wife", to whom he bequeathed "all the Beds and all their furneture and and all the other Household furneture Belonging to the House and all the money that she haith by Her."2

Children of Moses Ayres and Dorcas Cox


  1. [S1095] William O. Riggs, "Ancestor Chart", 29 November 1982 (Florissant, Missouri). This source is not annotated.
  2. [S1102] Surnames of Fulton County Ohio and Before, online <>.
  3. [S1103] Moses Ayers Sen household, 1800 U.S. Census, Georges Creek, Allegany County, Maryland, page unknown cd2; National Archives micropublication M32, roll 9.