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Capt Samuel AYER

Capt Samuel AYER[1]

Male 1669 - 1744  (74 years)

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  • Name Samuel AYER  [2
    Prefix Capt 
    Born 28 Sep 1669  Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Cause of Death Killed by Indians 
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    Military Militia 
    Died 2 Jan 1744  Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried West Parish Cemetery, Haverhill, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6976  main
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2017 

    Father Cornet Peter AYER,   b. 21 Dec 1633, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1698/9, Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Hannah ALLEN,   b. 17 Jun 1642, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1729, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1659  Salisbury, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F2435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth TUTTLE,   b. 24 Nov 1670, Ipswich, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1752, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1693  Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hannah AYER,   b. 29 Nov 1694, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Deacon Peter AYER,   b. 1 Oct 1696, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1774, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Samuel AYER,   b. 4 Aug 1698, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William AYER,   b. 6 Feb 1701, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Lt Ebenezer AYER,   b. 18 Feb 1705, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1763, Salem, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. Elizabeth AYER,   b. 26 Jan 1707, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Simon AYER,   b. 26 Dec 1709, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sarah AYER,   b. 18 May 1711, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743  (Age > 33 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F2434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Sep 1669 - Haverhill, Essex, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1693 - Haverhill, Essex, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jan 1744 - Haverhill, Essex, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - West Parish Cemetery, Haverhill, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • He was a yeoman, a man of property, and among his possessions was a Negro slave named Lot. He succeeded his father as a member of the committee for the control of the common lands of the town. His efficient leadership in the Indian Wars did much to prevent savage outrages.
      Killed while trying to free prisoners taken by Indians after the attack on Haverhill.
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      On 27 Aug 1708, Haverhill, then a compact village of about thirty houses, was attacked and almost entirely destroyed by Algonquin, St. Francois and Penobscot Indians under the direction of the French forces from Canada. Sixteen of the inhabitants were massacred, including Rev. Benjamin Rolfe and family, many made captives, and when the enemy retreated they were followed by Captain Samuel Ayer with a company of twenty men who, though out-numbered thirteen to one, attacked them fearlessly, killing nine of their number and retaking several prisoners. The Captain was shot in the groin and died just as his son reached the scene with reinforcements. [The date of the attack conflicts with the much later date given for Captain Ayer's death.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Family Search, LDS Family History Center, import 9 Jan 2016.

    2. [S3] New England Before 1692, , James Savage, (Baltimore; Clearfield Press).