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Susan Harris

Socrates Ayers

  • Born: 14 Oct 1814, Ulysses Tompkins NY
  • Marriage: Susan Harris

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from 1836 to 1870 as a silversmith, watchmaker, and jeweler in Elmira NY having purchased the business of Francis Collingwood. Listed in the 1860 city directory at 99 Water Street. 4

  • Watchmaker, c 1840
    Private Collection
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Elmira NY, listed as a jeweler.
  • He was a partner c 1865 with Stephen Beckwith Ayers in Elmira NY as S. & S. B. AYERS, with a shop at 99 Water.

Socrates married Susan Harris. (Susan Harris was born on 19 Oct 1815 in Ulysses Tompkins NY.)

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