Martha E. Ainsworth1

F, #636, b. June 1877, d. 1964
Last Edited=26 May 2014
     Martha E. Ainsworth, daughter of Jackson Andrew Ainsworth and Pernicia Ann Barker, was born in June 1877 at Smith County, Mississippi.1 Martha E. Ainsworth was the daughter of Jackson Andrew Ainsworth and Pernicia Ann Barker. She was also known as Mattie.

Martha E. Ainsworth appeared on the United States census of 1880 in the household of Jackson Andrew Ainsworth at Smith County, Mississippi.2

Martha E. Ainsworth married Monroe D. Jernigan.

Martha E. Ainsworth appeared on the United States census of 1900 in the household of Jackson Andrew Ainsworth at Smith County, Mississippi.3

Martha E. Ainsworth appeared on the United States census of 11 May 1910 in the household of Monroe D. Jernigan at Taylorsville, Smith County, Mississippi.4

Martha E. Ainsworth appeared on the United States census of 20 January 1920 in the household of Monroe D. Jernigan at Smith County, Mississippi.5

On 25 April 1930, Martha E. Ainsworth appeared on the United States Census, at Smith County, Mississippi.6

Martha E. Ainsworth died in 1964. and was buried at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Sylvarena, Smith County, Mississippi.7,8

In e-mail correspondence with Courtney Parker (father Donald Parker, whose mother was Mary Ann Jernigan and grandmother Mattie Ainsworth) she indicates that Donald Parker understood that Martha Ainsworth was full Choctaw Indian born up around Mount Olive.

Courtney also says that in conversation with a Jeffcoat, that they also understood that Martha Ainsworth was Choctaw through her mother, Pernicia Barker and possibly Pernicia's mother.

This researcher's mother, Alice Joyce Stevens Arnott had always said that she was 1/16 or 1/32 Indian. The connection has not been found, but perhaps this is it. We are continuing to research this. However, a great deal of searching does not shed any light on the issue and at this time it seems unlikely that Martha Ainsworth was Native American.9

Children of Martha E. Ainsworth and Monroe D. Jernigan

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. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule, Smith County, Mississippi, p. 295, family 392, District #1.; 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.
  3. [S1] 1900 United States Census, population schedule, Smith County, Mississippi, page 13, family 228, farming.; 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.
  4. [S2] 1910 United States Census, population schedule, Taylorsville, Smith County, Mississippi, Supervisor's District 2, Enumeration District 111, stamped page 291, line 24.; 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. [S3] 1920 United States Census, population schedule, Beat 2, Smith County, Mississippi, Supervisor's District 5, Enumeration District 121, sheet 11B, line 82.; 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. [S120] 1930 United States Census, population schedule, Beat 2, Smith County, Mississippi, Supervisor's District 8, Enumeration District 65-6, sheet 16B, line 58.; 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.
  7. [S19] Lucille Dickinson Ainsworth, Our Ainsworth Heritage 1758 - 1988, Lucille Dickinson Ainsworth (Mississippi: Self Published, 1988), This source says Mt. Nebo Cemetery but incorrectly has the location as Jasper County, Mississippi.. Hereinafter cited as Our Ainsworth Heritage.
  8. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Created by: Marshall Parker, Record added: Nov 24, 2009, Find A Grave Memorial# 44763382., Findagrave.com.
  9. [S279] Courtney Parker, "E-Mail Correspondence with Courtney Parker Regarding Martha Ainsworth," E-Mail message from (author E-Mail address private) at (Alaska) to this researcher, 1999. Hereinafter cited as "Correspondence - Courtney Parker."