I am a descendant of Joseph Ainsworth b. ca. 1740, Chesterfield Dist., SC.Twice married, wives names unknown.Seventeen children.A number of his descendants migrated to Christian Co., KY, to TN and on into MS about 1818.His youngest son, Richard, b. Newberry Dist., SC 1798, married 2nd wife Zilphia Briggs 20 Aug. 1824, Adams Co., MS.Settled in Simpson Co., MS and had children: Jonathan B., Isaac, William, Richard Madison & Grandison (twins?) Dr (?) Franklin, Ephraim, Thomas J., Nancy M. and Amanda J. Ainsworth. Their third child, William, married Amanda McCaskill 21 Aug. 1850, Copiah Co., MS and raised a large family, one of whom was my great great grandfather, William Estes Ainsworth of Copiah Co., MS.