John Thomas Ainsworth1

M, #671, b. January 1838, d. 1909
Last Edited=9 Jun 2014
     John Thomas Ainsworth, son of Richard Nathaniel Hainsworth and Mariah Jane Sellers, was born in January 1838 at Alabama. John Thomas Ainsworth was the son of Richard Nathaniel Hainsworth and Mariah Jane Sellers. He was also known as Jack.

John Thomas Ainsworth married Martha Dykes, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Dykes and Martha ??, in 1858 at Jasper County, Mississippi.2

In 1860, John Thomas Ainsworth appeared on the United States Census, at Jasper County, Mississippi.3

John Thomas Ainsworth began military service on 1 June 1861 at Mississippi. John Ainsworth served in the 16th Mississippi Infantry, Company H. He traveled 300 miles to rendezvous with his company at Corinth, Mississippi. He was a Private and was wounded in the head and hand during the seige of Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was with General Lee when the army surrendered at Appamattox on 9 April 1865.1,4

The military service record of John Thomas Ainsworth includes the following: John Thomas was in the hospital from about Sep 1861 until Apr 1862. He was wounded 3 Jul 1863 and appeared absent without leave for the following roll calls.5

John Thomas Ainsworth grew up in Smith County, MS.

He was a Civil War soldier. According to Lucille Dickinson Ainsworth in "Our Ainsworth Heritage 1758-1988," "He enlisted at Raileigh, Mississippi and traveled 300 miles to rendezvous with his company at Corinth, Miss. on 1 June 1861. He was with Company "H", 16th Regiment of Mississippi Volunteers. He was a private. He was in many battles but it was during the seige of Vicksburg, Miss. that he was wounded in the head and in the hand...Jack was with General Lee when the army surrendered at Appamattox on 9 April 1865."1

John Thomas Ainsworth married Morning Amanda Gunter in 1868 at Jasper County, Mississippi.2

In 1870, John Thomas Ainsworth appeared on the United States Census, at Smith County, Mississippi.6

On 29 June 1880, John Thomas Ainsworth appeared on the United States Census, at Smith County, Mississippi.7

On 9 June 1900, John Thomas Ainsworth appeared on the United States Census, at Marion County, Mississippi.8

John Thomas Ainsworth died in 1909.9

On 5 May 1910, John Thomas Ainsworth appeared on the United States Census, at Jones County, Mississippi.10

John Thomas Ainsworth died on 27 September 1920 at Wayne County, Mississippi, at age 82.11 and was buried at Salem Cemetery, Wayne County, Mississippi. This headstone for John Thomas Ainsworth gives a death date of 1909. Another source (Records of Wayne Counbty, Mississippi, p. 64) lists the date of death as 27 Sep 1920. In 1910 he is shown in Jones County, Mississippi, with daughter Emma and living next to his son James C.11,12

Child of John Thomas Ainsworth and Martha Dykes

Children of John Thomas Ainsworth and Morning Amanda Gunter

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. [S28] Patricia and Edwards, Patricia N. Strickland, compiler, Who Married Whom in Jasper Co., Mississippi (P.O. Box 5147, Moss Point, MS 39563: Self published, 1994), page 3.. Hereinafter cited as Who Married Whom in Jasper Co.
  3. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Jasper County, Mississippi, p. 156, family 1016.; 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. [S148] National Park Service Collections, online http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss. Hereinafter cited as NPS Collections.
  5. [S217] Civil War Military Service Records, National Archives (Washington, D.C.: U.S.Government), notes taken from microfilm images of Military Service Records, October, 2005, at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.. Hereinafter cited as Military Service Records.
  6. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule, Smith County, Mississippi, p. 419, line 32.; 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. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule, Beat 2, Smith County, Mississippi, Supervisor's District 2, Enumeration District 104, written page 20D, line 19.; 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.
  8. [S1] 1900 United States Census, population schedule, Beat 2, Marion County, Mississippi, Supervisor's District 6, Enumeration District 76, stamped page 45A, line 12.; 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.
  9. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Another source lists 27 Set 1920, but his headstone says 1909, Findagrave.com.
  10. [S2] 1910 United States Census, population schedule, Beat 4, Jones County, Mississippi, Supervisor's District 6, Enumeration District 81, stamped page 260, line 30.; 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.
  11. [S345] Jean Strickland and Patricia N. Edwards, compiler, Recors of Wayne County, Mississippi: Cemetery Records Book A (Moss Point, Mississippi: Self Published, 1987), page 64.. Hereinafter cited as Records of Wayne County, Mississipi.
  12. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Created by: Linda Cooley...To everyt..., Record added: May 08, 2008, Find A Grave Memorial# 26683237., Findagrave.com.
  13. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule; 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.
  14. [S1] 1900 United States Census, population schedule; 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.