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Re: Shoffner/Shoup Pa/Ohio/Ind/Mich
Posted by: jc (ID *****5058) Date: June 04, 2004 at 02:07:27
In Reply to: Shoffner/Shoup Pa/Ohio/Ind/Mich by Bea Shoup Jolly of 235


I found this researcher is searching for your Melissa'a family information. I have no idea how old the message is, but am hopeful the email address is current. I found the 1889 census but have not contacted the researcher. Will you do that, please? Warm regards, Jane Curci
AYERS AYERS/AYRES - Searching for info. on the family of William and Catherine (BLACK) AYERS. Married 1 July 1848 in Stark County, Ohio. Found in Clear Creek Twp. Huntington Co, IN in 1860 then in Jefferson Twp, Whitley County, IN in 1870 & 1880 Census. Children:
*****Melissa J. (SHOFFNER) b. 1850,
Mary E. b. @1852, Emma C b. 1854 in Ohio. Children Addison A. b. 856, Eliza b. 1859, William C. b. 1861, John S., b. 1864 and Samantha E. b. 1867 in Indiana. (3/24/2001). Mary Patrick, 31 Sunset Hills NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544. Email:

It appears William was born c1824 in OH; parents born in Ireland.
Catherine (Black) Ayers was born c 1822 in OH; father was born in MD, mother was born in PA.

Household Record 1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
William S. AYRES Self M Male W 54 OH Farmer IRE IRE
Catharine AYRES Wife M Female W 56 OH Keep House MD PA
Adison A. AYRES Son S Male W 23 IN At Home OH OH
William C. AYRES Son S Male W 19 IN At Home OH OH
John L. AYRES Son S Male W 16 IN At Home OH OH
Samantha E. AYRES Dau S Female W 14 IN At Home OH OH

Source Information:
Census Place Jefferson, Whitley, Indiana
Family History Library Film 1254324
NA Film Number T9-0324
Page Number 487D

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