Douglas, I really don't mind your posting the file that I sent you two weeks ago to GenForum as I always freely share my work in compiling the file with any Ainsworth researcher who asks for it.I do object however to some of the things that you have added to the file that I believe are misinformation.I do not want to be responsible for spreading erroneous material.
1.There is no proof that Thomas is the son of Levin Sr.In fact, from everything that I have found I believe that the highest probability is that he was a son of William Jr but nobody has yet discovered proof one way or another.Right after William disappeared from the Moore Co., NC land records a William appeared in land records close to where Thomas later was living with the family of his wife, Sarah Finch.Thomas could possibly be a son of James Patterson Ainsworth as well. 2.Thomas and Joseph were two distinct people and the Richard Nathaniel, Caswell, Levin, Joab and William Patterson that you list do not fit into the census records for Thomas's family. There is one LDS file that groups these men with Thomas but if you view the file, it is not very trustworthy. These men are obviously related to Thomas's family but I don't believe that they are his sons. Also, you left out his daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth and Aisley Canzada. 3.In Arlow & Arabella's family, Caleb Tatum is too old to be a child of Arabella.He and Arlow Jr. must be from a first wife who has not been documented.
Douglas I believe that the additions that you have made on the Blakeneys in the file are excellent and will be extremely valuable to everyone who is researching both the Ainsworths and the Blakeneys.We need to work together to work out the mistakes that we each have. If anyone sees any questionable items in the file, please contact me.I really want to correct anything that I may have wrong.I am also working on going back and filling in where I might have omitted source documentation.When I started on this seven years ago, I wasn't very careful about listing my sources and now I am trying to put in credits for everyone who helped me with any of the information. At the beginning I just wanted to enter the information as fast as I got it.Now I think the librarian in me is taking over and I am trying to correct the file. Lastly, some of the items that I had in my notes field were just my thoughts to myself on things that needed to be researched further and possible relationships.On mycomputer, they show up as such.I am afraid that they are not distinguishable in this file and they may be taken as fact. Please remember that the cardinal rule of genealogy is always double check everything yourself.Anybody can make a mistake in entering information. Barbara