Alfred Ailes, deceased, was born in Harrison County, Va., August 3, 1827. He came to Shelby County with his parents, Moses H. and Mary Ann Ailes, in 1842, and located in Franklin Township. He was one of a family of fifteen children. He made farming his principal vocation until 1868, when he sold his farm, moved to Montra, where he, in company with E. P. and B. F. Ailes, engaged in the sawmill business, in which he continued manufacturing and dealing in all kinds of hardwood lumber until the time of his death. In the spring of 1872 he was elected justice of the peace of Jackson Township, which position he was holding when death took him away. He filled the office of township trustee for Jackson two terms, and assessor three terms. On the 22d of April, 1852, he married Miss Melissa J. Young, daughter of Philip and Keziah Young, born in Franklin Township, this county, May 25, 1835. Mr. and Mrs. Ailes settled in Franklin Township, remained until 1864, when they moved to Jackson Township. They lived on two different farms until 1868, when they sold their farm and moved to Montra, where Mrs. Ailes now resides. Mr. Ailes died March 19, 1882, leaving a wife and three children, viz., Hiram P., John F., and Ethan D., to mourn the loss of a husband and father. He was a good citizen, and highly esteemed by all who knew him.



History of Shelby County, Ohio; R. Sutton & Co, Philadelphia PA, 1883