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Thomas J. Ainsworth
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1814
Lancashire, England
Death: Jan. 8, 1897
Cass County
Illinois, USA

"Thomas Ainsworth, a native of England, and the son of Thomas and Sarah (Townley) Ainsworth. He was born January 30, 1814, and in early life worked in a cotton factory, but after coming to America engaged in farming. Locating in Mason Co, IL, in 1842, he purchased 600 ares of land and afterward became the owner of 1500 acres in Iroquois County. At present he makes his home in Chandlersville, Cass County, IL, and though now (1894) 80 years old, he is still one of the most prominent men in this community.

In 1837, Mr. Ainsworth married Maria Abbott, who was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1814. They became the parents of 20 children, seven of whom are yet living, namely: Nancy, wife of August Wait, a merchant of Decatur, IL; William Henry, a merchant of Roodhouse, IL; Alice, wife of William Casey; Thomas T., of Chandlersville; Sarah E., wife of Thomas Say, a painter of Chandlersville; and Joseph, who operates the old homestead.

In religious belief Mr. Ainsworth and his wife belong to the Congregational Church. He is a stockholder in the Vally National Bank of St. Louis."
from: "Portraits and Biographical Record of Clinton, Washington, Marion and Jefferson Counties, Illinois"; Chapman Publishing, 1894 
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  Maria Abbott Ainsworth (1816 - 1882)*
  Sarah Ainsworth (1822 - 1888)*
  Margaret Ainsworth (1824 - 1883)*
  Mary Ann Ainsworth Saye (1856 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Chandlerville Cemetery
Cass County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Mary Jo Freeman
Record added: Dec 29, 2009
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Thomas J. Ainsworth
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