Thomas Hainsworth1

M, #1777, b. between 1773 and 1775, d. after 1855
Last Edited=9 Jun 2014
     Thomas Hainsworth, was born between 1773 and 1775 at South Carolina.1

Francis J. Parker in Genealogy of the Ainsworth Families in America states :
     "The Ainsworth Family undoubtedly takes its name from the chapelry Ainsworth (i.e. Aynes or Haynes enclosure) commonly called Cockey Moor, which is situated in the Parish of Middleton, Salford Hundred, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, England.

     "So long ago as 1369, A. D., John Ainsworth was of that ilk and owned lands there, but Baynes Directory for 1825 gave no one of the name as an inhabitant - there were then no Ainsworths in Ainsworth. The place was always a small one, and the census of 1881 states its population as only 1729 and its area as 1309 acres...

     "The vast majority of the Ainsworths in America can trace their descent clearly from Edward Ainsworth of England, Roxbury, Mass., and Woodstock, Conn."2

According to Lucille Dickinson Ainsworth, it is also possible that Elizabeth who married David Stre..., Caswell, and Joab Ainsworth were also the children of Thomas and Sarah Finch Hainsworth. Both Joab and Caswell were in Smith and Jasper counties at one time or another but went on to Texas. Caswell married Rebecca Ann Sellers who may have been a sister to Mariah Jane Sellers.3

Thomas Hainsworth married Sarah Finch, daughter of Edward Finch and Martha (?), circa 1803.1

In 1840, Thomas Hainsworth appeared on the United States Census, at Smith County, Mississippi, In this household are 1 male 10-15; 1 male 50-60; 1 female 10-15; and 1 female 40-50.4

Thomas Hainsworth appeared on the United States census of 25 October 1850 in the household of Sampson Hainsworth at Smith County, Mississippi.5

"In 1855, he filed an application for bounty land, in Smith County, Miss. In this application, he states he served as a private in the War of 1812, from Georgia, in the place of Boller Moon. He served under the name of Thomas Hainsworth. The application was rejected and he received no bounty land because no war record was found for Thomas Ainsworth or Boller Moon."1

Thomas Hainsworth died after 1855.1

Thomas Hainsworth appeared on the United States census of 27 June 1860 in the household of Sampson Hainsworth at Smith County, Mississippi.6

Children of Thomas Hainsworth and Sarah Finch

Citations

  1. [S19] Lucille Dickinson Ainsworth, Our Ainsworth Heritage 1758 - 1988, Lucille Dickinson Ainsworth (Mississippi: Self Published, 1988). Hereinafter cited as Our Ainsworth Heritage.
  2. [S105] Francis J. Parker, compiler, Genealogy of the Ainsworth Families in America (Boston: Self Published, 1894). Hereinafter cited as Ainsworth Families in America.
  3. [S19] Lucille Dickinson Ainsworth, Our Ainsworth Heritage 1758 - 1988, Lucille Dickinson Ainsworth (Mississippi: Self Published, 1988), Page 1. Hereinafter cited as Our Ainsworth Heritage.
  4. [S57] 1840 United States Census, population schedule, Smith County, Mississippi, p. 226.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com; from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  5. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Smith County, Mississippi, p. 361, family 496.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  6. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Smith County, Mississippi, p. 157, family 156, line 27.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.