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AYRES, Elijah Hanes, 13 Jun 1853 - 10 Jun 1926. (b. Buckingham Co., VA.; Son M. Leak & Martha Rebecca Ayres.
AYRES, Josephine Hanes, 25 Jul 1868 - 10 Feb 1947.
AYRES, Tom Black, 29 Jul 1893 - 8 Feb 1902. "Son of E. H. & J. H. Ayres'

Elijah Hanes Ayres, Sr. was born 13 June 1853 in VA and died 10 June 1926 in Spring Hill. Matthias Leake Ayres and Martha Rebecca Hanes were his parents. He was married 23 Nov. 1876 in Buckingham, VA to Lela May Thomason. Their son, Elijah Hanes Ayres, Jr. was born 12 Mar 1885 in Dresden, Weakley, TN and died 4 Oct. 1965 in Kinston, Lenoir, NC. He was married to Harriet "Hattie" McGavock (6 Apr 1884 - 28 Jul 1955). They married at CARNTON in Franklin, TN 30 Apr 1908 in the same house where Hattie was born.

After Sr. passed away, the original Jr. stopped referring to himself as Jr. but after his son, Elijah Hanes Ayres, III was born in 1913 began referring to him as Elijah Hanes
Ayres, Jr. (which is the official way he was referred to when he enlisted in the military). (Reference WWII Enlistment document).

Photos and Info originally by Wayne Austin, 30 Jan 2008. But revised for most of the work by info from Elaine Warren Miller 29 Jul 2014 & again 8 Aug 2014.