Capt. & Deacon AYER Samuel

Capt. & Deacon AYER Samuel[1]

Male 1654 - 1708  (53 years)

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  • Name AYER Samuel 
    Prefix Capt. & Deacon 
    Born 11 Sep 1654  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    _UID 26AEA17EBFBF449EAF3DDDC548C79087076B 
    Died 29 Aug 1708  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Aft 29 Aug 1708  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Pentucket Cemetery 
    1708 Haverhill Massacre monument
    1708 Haverhill Massacre monument

    Rev. Benjamin Rolfe
    Mehetabel (Wainwright) Rolfe
    Mehetable Rolfe
    Capt. Samuel Ayer
    Capt. Simon Wainwright
    Lieut. John Johnson
    Katherine (Skipper) Johnson
    Ruth (Wiliford) Ayer, wife of Thomas Ayer
    Ruth Ayer, daughter of Thomas Ayer
    Ruth (Bradley) Johnson, wife of Thomas Johnson
    Hannah (Frame) (Hartshorn) Smith
    John Hartshorn, Jr.
    John Hartshorne, III, son of John Hartshorne, Jr.
    Thomas Hartshorne, son of John Hartshorne, Jr.
    Jonathan Hartshorne, son of John Hartshorne, Jr.
    Joanna [Hartshorne], step-mother of John, Jr.
    John Dalton

    Several soldiers from Salem also died in this massacre, among them:
    William Coffin, husband of Sarah (Ahorn)
    Veren Lindall
    Samuel Sibley, husband of Sarah (Wells)




    1708 Haverhill Massacre monument
    1708 Haverhill Massacre monument
    Capt. Samuel Ayer
    Capt. Simon Wainwright
    Lieut. John Johnson
    Capt. Samuel Ayer gravestone
    Capt. Samuel Ayer gravestone

    HERE LYES WHAT
    WAS MORTAL OF
    CAPT SAMUEL AYER
    WHO DIED AUGUST
    YE 29 1708 & IN YE
    54 YEAR OF HIS
    AGE


    Capt. Samuel & mother Elizabeth (Palmer) Ayer gravestones
    Capt. Samuel & mother Elizabeth (Palmer) Ayer gravestones
    Notes 
    • He was made a freeman in May, 1683. He lived in Haverhill, served in King Philip's war in 1676, and was killed in Haverhill by the French and Indians in the massacre of Aug. 29, 1708, at the age of fifty-three.
    Person ID I95640  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2015 

    Father Serg. AYER Robert,   b. Abt 1625, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1713 and 1723  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Mother PALMER Elizabeth,   b. CA 1634, Bekesbourne, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1705, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1650  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F16679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family JOHNSON Mary,   b. 7 Apr 1663, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1744/5, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1681  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Children 
     1. AYER Peter,   b. 21 Dec 1682, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1682/3, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. AYER Mehitable,   b. 5 Feb 1683, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Deacon AYER James,   b. 27 Oct 1686, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1771, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. AYER Obadiah,   b. 9 May 1689, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. AYER Timothy,   b. 9 Apr 1692, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1745, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     6. AYER Lydia,   b. 19 Dec 1694, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. AYER Hannah,   b. 3 May 1697, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1731/2, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     8. AYER Ruth,   b. 21 Mar 1699/1700, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. AYER Abigail,   b. 7 Apr 1702, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1726, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     10. AYER John,   b. 7 Apr 1705, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F38098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Sep 1654 - Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Dec 1681 - Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Aug 1708 - Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Pentucket Cemetery - Aft 29 Aug 1708 - Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
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  • Photos
    Haverhill 1708 residences
    Haverhill 1708 residences
    from the book "Red Sunday" by Francis W. Cronan

  • Sources 
    1. [S744] Periodical-The Essex Antiquarian, 4:145.

    2. [S297] Book-VR Haverhill, MA, 1:21.

    3. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.37.

    4. [S297] Book-VR Haverhill, MA, 2:351.

    5. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.40.

    6. [S86] Death-gravestone, Pentucket Cemetery; Haverhill, MA.

    7. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.36.

    8. [S297] Book-VR Haverhill, MA, 2:19.