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David Ayers

(August 10, 1793-October 25, 1881)

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, December 16, 2018
1. David Ayers Marker
Inscription.  A veteran of the War of 1812, David Ayers brought his family to Texas in 1833. On behalf of the American Bible Society, they distributed bibles to new settlers. Settling first in San Patricio, Ayers moved to Washington County, where he became a friend to many leaders of the Texas Revolution. When William B. Travis went to the Alamo, he left his son, Charles, in Ayers' care. During the Runaway Scrape Ayers led many families to safety. In 1847 he moved his family to Galveston, where he became a successful business, civic, and religious leader.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 29° 17.666′ N, 94° 48.733′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from Avenue K west of 40th Street. Marker is located in Galveston's Old City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4002 Avenue K, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilbur Cherry (a few steps from this marker); Bernard Moore Temple (within shouting distance of this
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By Brian Anderson, December 16, 2018
2. David Ayers Marker
marker); Warren D. C. Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Journeay (about 300 feet away); Major John M. Allen (about 300 feet away); Captain William S. Fisher (about 300 feet away); George Campbell Childress (about 400 feet away); Lt. Commander Edward Lea (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .  Ayers, David - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on December 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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