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date: 23 April 2021

Ayres, Jacoblocked

  • James H. Merrell


Ayres, Jacob (1760–1836), Catawba chief, was born in South Carolina into a prominent Catawba kin group. One relative, Hixayoura, was an interpreter and warrior; another was chief in 1763–1764. During the American Revolution, Jacob Ayres (variously spelled Ears or Ayers) served with patriot forces including other Catawbas under General ...

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