I'm trying to find out more about an Ainsworth and Titus Co., TX vicinity connection.My great great grandfather is William Richard Ainsworth.I am having a terrible time determining who his parents are.
I cannot find him anywhere in the 1850 census, although, all ages indicate he was born around 1847.
In 1860, Titus Co., TX, he is listed as William Ainsworth, age 13, b. TX.He is living with a Charity Reed as head-of-household, another young Ainsworth male, (?Edwin?, age 9), and presumably Charity Reed's son, 'N' (most probably Napoleon as indicated from the 1850 census of an Isaac and Charity Reed).
In 1870, Titus Co., TX, he is listed as Wm Ainsworth, age 22, b. TX, with wife, Elizabeth (Smith), age 24, and their young daughter, Mary.
In 1880, Morris Co., TX he is listed as Richard Ainsworth, age 36, with wife, Sarah (Sarah Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Temple and Mary Smith), age 37 with two young children Minnie and Temple.
In 1910, ?Co., AR he is listed with wife (can't remember the county right off and the names they went by this time) as living in their daughter and son-in-law's household, Bessie and William Blackston (listed as Blacksone). Also living with them is their son, my great grandfather, Calvin Ainsworth.It lists Elizabeth as having had 11 children, and, I think, 6 living.
In 1920, Haskell Co, OK, Sarah E. Ainsworth is widowed and living with Calvin A. Ainsworth and family.
I also found a 25-yr old Levin Ainsworth living alone as the only Ainsworth in Titus Co. TX in 1850, but my William Richard according to all evidence would have been born already.Needless to say, I cannot necessarily connect him with my William Richard.
Naturally it is a little confusing when they keep going by different names over time.
I'd appreciate it very much if you have any information regarding my "orphaned" Ainsworth and any Ainsworth/Titus Co., TX connection.
Thanks Jennifer Fennell, Oklahoma City
I am the daughter of: Judie Jo Ainsworth Baughn, (b. Haskell Co., OK) James Leo Ainsworth (b. Haskell Co., OK) Calvin Alfonso Ainsworth (b.TX) William Richard Ainsworth & Sarah Elizabeth Smith