Title: Tioga County Birth Records Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA
Title: Paula Lewis Picken
Page: RootsWeb's BRADFO Mail List Msg Dec 14, 2004
Title: Wellsboro Gazette Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA
Page: Mar 19, 1936, p7
Title: Wellsboro Agitator
Page: Oct 11, 1881
Note: Wellsboro Agitator of Mar. 8. 1911, p1 has: Death of W. H. Ayres William H. Ayres died at his home in Nuvoo on Feb. 23, of pneumonia, aged 73 years, 8 months and 22 days. He was born at Penn Yan, N Y., the second child of Miles and Jerusha Ayres. He came to Pennsylvania at the age of 18 years, at [sic] began work for the Duffey brothers, at the mouth of Babbs creek, remaining in their employee for three years. In 1852 he married Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Elizabeth and James Lewis. Seven children were born to them, five of whom, with their mother, survive---Mrs. W. B. Clark, of Nauvoo; Mrs. James D. Campbell, of Lloyd; Mrs. Robert Casbeer, of Hulls; Eugene L. and Henry B. of Nauvoo. One brother also survives him. Mr. Ayres was an unusually strong and robust man, and, up to the time of his last illness, had called a physician but a few times. He was a devoted husband and father. In 1864 he was converted during a series of revival meetings conducted by Rev. Mr. Hart and joined the Brown township Baptist church in May of the same year. For 31 continuous years he worked for Wm. Gamble and was well known ___ ___ days[?] on Pine creek as a good pilot, both for running Pine creek and the river. A tale of the good old rafting days was always at hand when an old friend dropped in for a chat. Before coming to Pennsylvania he worked for the first railroad that ran into Penn Yan. Eighteen years ago he bought the old Black farm, where he spent the remainder of his life. The funeral was held at the Nauvoo church, the services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Pewterbaugh; burial in the Hart cemetery. The funeral was largely attended. The pallbearers were Daniel Repard, Jno. Childs, John Hemmer, James Mahon, Mr. Coppersmith, Frank Woodhouse.
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