John Mosley Ayres journals
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Journals of planter John Mosley Ayres. Journals cover Ayres' life in Ralls County, Missouri, including his farm, church activities, family gatherings, school directors' meetings, and trips and eventual moves to Rensselaer and Hannibal, Missouri. Journal 1 begins with an 1841 Ralls County, Missouri, Township No. Nine school directors' report written by Chapel Carstarphen and covers 1842 to 1844. Journal 2 covers 1845 to March 1885. Journal 3 covers 1876 to October 1880. Journal 4 covers Ayers' February 1886 move to Hannibal through Ayers' death in October 1891. Photocopies are of pages from Journal 2.