Name: James Ayres
First Date: 1798; Last Date: 1798
PrecisAn employee in the Alexandria bookstore of Peter Cottom (107) & John A. Stewart (402).
Bookseller Alexandria An employee in the Alexandria bookstore of Peter Cottom (107) & John A. Stewart (402). Ayres is known to have been a part of the Virginia print trade from his appearance in the Alexandria city census for 1806. Therein he was recorded as being the "book store keeper" for Cottom & Stewart, living in the city's First Ward. However, no further information on Ayres has yet been uncovered, leaving his identity and fate unknown. No Personal Data discovered Sources: Artisans & Merchants.