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James Thomas Ayers 

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Thomas W. Ayers
1/18/1841 - 12/13/1896

Sarah Jane Register
1843 - 1880
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James Thomas Ayers
2/21/1868 - 10/15/1932
(Shown at age 42)
James Thomas Ayers was born on February 21, 1868 in Calhoun Co., Florida and died on October 15, 1932 in Calhoun Co., Florida. He lived to be 64 years old.

He was called Grandaddy Duke. He was a minister, served in the Florida legislature and as a Chaplin for a session. He married Marinthia Jane Cain (1874)
James Thomas(1894)
Henry C.(1897)
Leola (1898)
Hattie L. (1900)
Allie Mae (1902)married Jesse McKinley Ayers
Alvin E. (1907)
Ernest J. (1908)
Census1/1/1910 Traylors Mill FL  41 yrs old 
#30 -James T. Ayers (age 42), Marintha J. Ayers (36), James T. Ayers Jr. (15), Cornelius Ayers (13), Ola Ayers (12), Hattie Ayers (10), Allie M. Ayers (8), Alvin E. Ayers (3) 
Graveyard/Tombstone10/15/1932 Blountstown , Ayers Cem. FL (Calhoun County) 64 yrs old 
Rev. James T. Ayers -Feb. 21, 1868 to Oct.15,1932
Asleep in Jesus 

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2 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
14 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
15 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
16 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
38 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
49 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
60 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
1 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
9 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
11 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
21 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
27 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
29 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
32 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
32 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
33 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
34 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
35 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
36 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
38 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
38 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
38 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
44 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
45 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
46 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
55 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
55 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
56 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
58 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
59 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
60 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
14 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
17 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
40 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
44 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
45 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
49 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
51 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
7 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
8 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
41 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
42 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
59 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
61 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
62 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
64 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
41 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
46 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
49 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
51 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
52 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.

Marinthia Cain
Born on April 27, 1874 and died on August 4, 1954
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The Children of James Thomas Ayers

38 years old
Allie Mae Ayers
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on July 22, 1902 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on June 28, 1994. She was 91 years old.

She was a teacher.
Jessie Mae
Jesse McKinley 'Mack' "Jimmy" Jr.
William "Bill"
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