Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - J.W. and Dollie A. Ainsworth

J.W. Ainsworth
Mar. 24, 1841
Apr. 4, 1917
Dollie A. His Wife
Jan. 9, 1848
Dec. 4, 1918

Buried Deer Creek Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 7 November 2014.

According to his death certificate,[1] James W. Ainsworth was born in Todd County, Tennessee [sic] and was the son of Charl. Ainsworth and Malinda Durham. The family of James C. and Melinda Ainsworth was enumerated on the 1850 Montgomery County, Tennessee census. James W. Ainsworth, age 10,  was listed in that household.[2]  By 1860, the Ainsworth family had moved to Livingston County, Kentucky and was in Crittenden County by 1870.

On 21 December 1865, J.W. Ainsworth married  Miss Darthula Bettis at the home of Jacob Bettis in Crittenden County.[3]  Ainsworth received a pension for his service in Co. B., 6th Illinois Cavalry.[4] Following his death, his wife, Darthula Bettis Ainsworth received a widow's pension.

Darthula/Dorothy  Angelina Ainsworth was the daughter of Jacob W. Bettis and Juda Walker, both of whom were born in Tennessee.[5]

The obituary for J.W. Ainsworth appeared in the 12 April 1917 issue of the Crittenden Record-Press. Survivors included a son, Julian Ainsworth of Blodgett, Missouri  and daughters, Emma, wife of Audie Love of Salem and Annie wife of Will Privet of Sheridan. He was given a Masonic burial at Deer Creek Cemetery.

[1] Kentucky Death Certificate #10411, James W. Ainsworth, Ancestry.com, accessed 4 October 2017.
[2] 1850 Montgomery County, Tennessee census, Ancestry.com, accessed 4 October 2017.
[3] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Crittenden County, Kentucky Marriage Records, Vol. 1 1842-1865 and Abstracts of Wills Book 1 1842 - 1924, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1990) 114.
[4] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, Ancestry.com, accessed 4 October 2017.
[5] Kentucky Death Certificate #38396, Dorothy Angelina Ainsworth, Ancestry.com, accessed 4 October 2017.

Published 5 December 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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