Joshua/2 Ayars

M, #12908, (circa 1695 - 3 May 1759)
Father*Robert/1 Ayars1 b. b Mar 1640, d. 14 Jan 1719 or 24 Jan 1719
Mother*Esther ?Bowen1 b. 1651, d. 27 Feb 1726
Appears on charts:Descendants of Robert/1 Ayars
Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Timothy/2w Brooks
Descendants of Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks Jr.
Custom index:Baptists of Early Massachusetts & West Jersey
Last Edited:19 Apr 2018

Children with Keziah/4w Brooks:

Children with Anna/2 Swinney:

  • Robert/3 Ayars11 b. 11 Mar 1754, d. Mar 1759
  • Keziah/3 Ayars12 b. 11 Mar 1754, d. 21 Sep 1811
  • Seth/3 Ayars13 b. 1 Nov 1755, d. after 4 Feb 1793
  • Deborah/3 Ayars14 b. 26 Jul 1757, d. 11 Aug 1791
  • Ann/3 Ayars15 b. 29 Aug 1759, d. 1 Aug 1785
Joshua/2 Ayars was born circa 1695 in what was then Salem, and is now Cumberland County, New Jersey.1 His father's will, 25 Feb 1716, left brothers John, Stephen and Joshua Ayars "ye plantation I now live att, being about eight hundred acres of land & marsh to be generally divided between them … in quality and quantity."2
     Joshua married (1) Keziah/4w Brooks, daughter of Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks and Hannah/2 Bowen,3,4,5,1 with whom he had three children.6 Both husband and wife were Seventh Day Baptists.5 (Joshua's nephew Caleb Ayars and Keziah's sister Patience Brooks also married.)
     Keziah died 1 May 17493,5, and Joshua married (2), 18 Mar 1753 at Shiloh, New Jersey, Anna/2 Swinney, daughter of John/1 Swinney and Deborah Smith,1,7 with whom he had 5 children.7 He died at Shiloh 3 May 17598,1, and his widow at Stow Creek, 6 Mar 1791, a. 73.1,7 He is buried with both wives in the Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, Shiloh.9

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S2326] Frank D. Andrews, Robert Ayars and His Descendants, 11.
  2. [S2326] Andrews, Robert Ayars, 7-8.
  3. [S132] Robert Peacock Brooks, Timothy Brooks, 14, Timothy (5.) Brooks, Kesiah (vii.).
  4. [S141] Black, "After 12 Generations," 16.
  5. [S1650] Robert Peacock Brooks, "Henry Brooks," 45.
  6. [S2326] Andrews, Robert Ayars, 11-12.
  7. [S2328] "The Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0029/I18.html
  8. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0023/I12.html
  9. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #99670064, #99896533, #37799960.
  10. [S2326] Andrews, Robert Ayars, 12.
  11. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0008/I78.html
  12. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0009/I79.html
  13. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0043/I81.html
  14. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0045/I83.html
  15. [S2328] "Ayars Family Historical Association," http://www.ayars.com/ayars/D0046/I84.html