He resided in Newbury, Essex, MA 1663.(57) He resided in Haverhill, Essex, MA bef 1669.(58) He resided in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ aft 1669.(59) Abstract from The Ayres and Ayer Families by W.H. Whitmore in NEHGS Reg ( Oct 1863) Vol. 17, pp 307-310:
Having spent some time in tracing the early generations of the two distinct families of Ayres and Ayer, I desire to preserve the result. Savage in his account makes a mistake which escaped my notice until my attention was called to it by Mr. Melvin Lord. Capt. John Ayres of Ipswich and Brookfield was not the son of John Ayer of Haverhill. I have carefully examined the deeds at Salem, and have careful copies of the town records of Ipswich and Haverhill, and these show that the mistake has been made by confounding two persons of the same name. First, I will give the Descendants of John Ayer of Haverhill.
He was of Salisbury and Haverhill - and had children: John; Robert; Thomas; Peter; Obadiah; Nathaniel; Hannah; Rebecca m John Aslet 8 Oct 1648; and Mary. His will was proved 6 Oct 1657 (Reg. VI, 207) and in 1692 his widow Hannah deeds land to son Robert and was joined by ch John of Ipswich, Peter and Nathaniel of Haverhill. This shows conclusively that John Sr had a son John (not the Brookfield Capt John who was killed in 1675), who was living in 1692. The records show this also by giving his marriages and issue. ...
Obadiah Ayer of Haverhill m 19 Mar 1660/1 Hannah Pike and had John b 2 Mar 1662/3 (at Newbury); Sarah b 5 Mar 1664/5, d 13 Feb following; a son b 1 Nov 1666, d 14 same month; Samuel b 13 Sep 1667, d 26 Dec following. He moved to Woodbridge, NJ and there a son b Oct 1670; a child b 4 Apr 1674; Thomas b 3 Oct 1675; Mary b 16 Feb 1680, d 23 Feb 1698/9; Sarah b 13 Apr 1683, d 8 Nov following; and a dau b 7 Sep 1685. I presume two of these unnamed children were Obadiah and Joseph, who were with John and Samuel settled at Woodbridge. ...
Abstract from The Ayer Genealogy by Perley, p 8:
Obadiah Ayer2, lived in Haverhill until 1699, when he sold his house and land and removed to Woodbridge, NJ. He m Hannah Pike 19 Mar 1660/1. She d 31 May 1689; he d 14 Nov 1694. Children:
1. John3 b 2 Mar 1662/3 Newbury 2. Sarah3, b 5 Mar 1664/5 Haverhill, d 3 Feb 1665/6 3. son3, b 1 Nov 1666 Haverhill, d 14 Nov 1666 4. Samuel3, b 13 Sep 1667 Haverhill, d 26 Dec 1667 5. son3, b Oct 1670 NJ 6. son3, b 4 Apr 1674 7. Thomas3, b 3 Oct 1675; prob d y 8. Mary3, b 16 Feb 1680; d 23 Feb 1698/9 9. Sarah3, b 13 Apr 1683; d 8 Nov 1683 10. dau3, b 7 Sep 1685.
Obadiah Ayers and Hannah Pike had the following children:
+ 30 i. John3 Ayers was born 2 Mar 1662/3.
34 v. Obadiah? Ayer (#15544) was born in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ Oct 1670.(66)
35 vi. he (Joseph?) Ayer (#15545) was born in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ 4 Apr 1674.(67)
39 x. she Ayer (#15549) was born in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ 7 Sep 1685.(74)
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