Caleb/3 Ayars

M, #11051, (5 November 1697 - 7 August 1771)
Father*Isaac/2 Ayars1 b. c 1673, d. 1761
Mother*Hannah Barrett1 b. c 1678, d. 1726
Appears on charts:Some Descendants of Robert/1 Ayars
Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Timothy/2w Brooks
Descendants of Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks Jr.
Descendants of Patience/4w Brooks
Last Edited:24 Apr 2018

Children with Patience/4w Brooks:

Caleb/3 Ayars, born 5 Nov 1697 at Back Neck (Cohansey), West Jersey1, married, 29 Mar 1717 at Shiloh, New Jersey, Patience/4w Brooks, daughter of Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks and Hannah/3 Bowen, with whom he had 10 children.2,3

By the spring of 1737, it was decided among the Sabbatarian brethren to constitute themselves into a Gospel church. On March 27th, 1737, these did form themselves into the Shiloh church: Elijah Bowen and Deborah, his wife; John Jarman, Caleb Barrett and Abigail Barrett; Hugh Dunn and Amy Dunn, Rev. J. Davis, Esther Davis, Caleb Ayars, Jr.,4 Joseph Swinney, Anna Swinney, Deborah Swinney, Samuel Davis, Anna Davis and Jean Phillips. In all, sixteen. … In 1771, a new brick house of worship was built, which was in use for about eighty years and was then transformed into an academy.5,6

Patience, who was not mentioned in Caleb's will, reportedly died after 1739.7 Caleb died 7 Aug 1771 at Stow Creek, New Jersey.3 They are buried in Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, Shiloh.8
     Caleb Ayars, yeoman, of Stow Creek township, made his will there 1 Aug 1771. He left son Jonathan 50 acres at the west end of plantation, where I live, joining on the north by his other land, and on the west by Bartholomew Hunt, and south by Ebenzer Howell. Son Joseph, salt marsh in Greenwich, that I bought of John Jarman; also half of the land in Salem Co., joining to his other land, Hugh Dunn and William Russell. Grandchildren Michajah Ayars, Elijah Ayars and Azariah Ayars, sons of Nathan Ayars, deceased, the other 1/2 of the marsh land in Salem Co., as tenants in common. Daughter Paciance Bonham, 10 acres where her house is, bounded by Elijah Bowen (now occupied by Seth Bowen), and £10. Son Isaac, rest of my plantation where I live; also a salt marsh in Stathams Neck, he paying to my son, Joseph, £20. Daughters Hannah Parvin and Keziah Robins, £10 each. Son-in-law James M'ferson, £10. Grandson Nathan Ayars, 30 shillings. I give the rest of my moveable estate to my children, sons and daughters (James M'ferson, or his representatives, the children of my daughter Abigail, deceased, to be one of them).
     Executors: sons Joseph and Jonathan. Witnesses: Benjamin Dunn, Jonathan Jarman, Elnathan Davis.
     1 Aug 1771. Codicil. Bearing to mind that I was to give my cousin William Barratt, son of [C]aleb, £7 and 10 shillings, I now give it to him, when he is 21. Witnesses: Benjamin Dunn, Jonathan Jarman, Elnathan Davis. Proved 13 Aug 1771.
     14 Aug 1771. Inventory, £220.9.2, made by Joseph Bivins and Reuben Jarman.
     22 Dec 1772. Account by Jonathan Ayars, acting Executor. Paid Azariah McPherson, £10.0.3; paid William Barrett's legacy, 10 shillings and 5 pence. Paid remainder of subscription towards the meeting house, £3.2.0.9

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S2326] Frank D. Andrews, Robert Ayars and His Descendants, 30.
  2. [S132] Robert Peacock Brooks, Timothy Brooks, 14, Timothy (5.) Brooks, Patience (v.).
  3. [S2326] Andrews, Robert Ayars, 9.
  4. Though the son of Isaac, Caleb/3 Ayars is here called Caleb Jr to distinguish him from his living uncle Caleb/2 Ayars.
  5. [S2281] Thomas S. Griffiths, A History of Baptists in New Jersey, 521.
  6. [S2328] "The Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0034/I2187.html, citing Register of the Cohansey Seventh Day Baptist Church (Seventh Day Baptist Publishing House, Plainfield NJ, 1976), 1B.
  7. [S946] Beverly G. McNally.
  8. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #84083637, #99850889.
  9. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0068/I25.html, citing New Jersey Archives, First Series, Vol. 34, Abstracts of Wills, Vol. 5, 1771-1780 (1901), pp. 24, 25, Caleb Ayars.
  10. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0048/I86.html
  11. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0049/I87.html
  12. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0051/I89.html
  13. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0056/I91.html
  14. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0058/I93.html
  15. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0060/I95.html
  16. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0062/I97.html
  17. [S2326] Andrews, Robert Ayars, 13.
  18. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0014/I101.html
  19. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0016/I103.html, citing Register of the Cohansey Seventh Day Baptist Church: 1737-1830 (Plainfield NJ: Seventh Day Baptist Publishing House, 1976), 26.

Phebe/5 Bowen

F, #11055, (20 December 1725 - after September 1782)
Father*Dr. Elijah/4 Bowen1 b. 4 Aug 1695, d. 23 Sep 1773
Mother*Sarah Watson1 b. c 1695, d. s 1728
Appears on charts:Some Descendants of Robert/1 Ayars
Descendants of Timothy/2w Brooks
Descendants of Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks Jr.
Descendants of Patience/4w Brooks
Last Edited:24 Apr 2018

Children with Dea. Jonathan/5w Ayars:

  • Zerviah/6w Ayars6 b. 7 Feb 1747, d. 1799
  • Phebe/6w Ayars7 b. 16 May 1755, d. 15 Apr 1791
  • Rachel/6w Ayars b. 1769, d. 1839
Phebe/5 Bowen, born 20 Dec 1725, perhaps at Shiloh, New Jersey (FAG)1,2, there married, 5 Mar 1746, Dea. Jonathan/5w Ayars, son of Caleb/3 Ayars and Patience/4w Brooks, and her 2nd cousin.1 Her husband's will, 9 Apr 1775, left wife Pheby the rest of the estate after providing for the children, and use of the lands given to son Jonathan till he is 21.3 Dea. Jonathan died at Stow Creek 13 Sep 1782, a. 60;4 Phebe's death is unrecorded.1 They are buried in Shiloh Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #115673298.
  2. [S2328] "The Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0055/I90.html
  3. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0051/I89.html, citing New Jersey Archives, First Series, Vol. 35, Abstracts of Wills, Vol. 6, 1781-1785 (1901), pp. 24, 25, Jonathan Ayars.
  4. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #115673074.
  5. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #115673074, #115673298.
  6. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0035/I253.html
  7. [S2326] Frank D. Andrews, Robert Ayars and His Descendants, 18.