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Samuel Ainsworth

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Scotland
Death: 1783 (66-67)
Hanover, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Margeret Young and Margaret Young
Father of John Ainsworth; John Ainsworth; Andrew Ainsworth; Jean or Jane Petticrew and Lazarus Ainsworth

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About Samuel Ainsworth

DAR Ancestor #: A000902. Red Flagged - "FUTURE APPLICANTS MUST PROVE CORRECT SERVICE" (Two men of the same name).

Samuel Ainsworth was born c. 1716 and died 1783 in Hanover, Dauphin, PA. He married Margaret Young 1738 in Hanover, Dauphin, PA, daughter of John Young and Margery Stewart. Margaret was born 1724 in Hanover, PA., and died 1790.

He served as a private in the Revolutionary War under Col. John Gardner. The following was found from the Pennsylvania Genealogy Society

"Samuel Ainsworth settled in Hanover township, Lancaster county, PA., about 1736. His name appears upon the first assessment lists (1751) of about that township. In that for 1756 it is noted that his son was taken captive by the Indians, and that he had fled from his farm. Little is known of him save that his wife was Margeret Young, daughter of John Young and Margery Stewart, of Hanover, ancestors of all the name. We have, however, the record of but one of his children, although the names of two. i. John, b. 1740; m, Margeret Mayes. ii. Lazarus, d. March, 1777; m. Margeret (???); no issue--leaving his estate to his brother John."

  1. John, b. 1740, Hanover township, Lancaster county, PA./Hanover, York Co., PA; d. 14 Aug 1812, Hanover township, Lancaster county, PA.
  2. Lazarus, b. Abt. 1746; d. Mar 1777.
  3. Jane , Abt. 1742, Hanover Twp., Lancaster, PA/Hanover, York Co., PA; d. Unknown.
  4. Andrew b. 1744, Hanover, Dauphin, PA./Hanover, York Co., PA; d. 1777.
  5. Ainsworth, b. Bef. 1756; d. Unknown. [Assumed to be the child abducted by the Indians]

Benjamin Ainsworth was listed along with Samuel in 1750 tax assessment list. He was probably related to Samuel. Benjamin married Mary Oar of Hanover Sept. 9th 1754.

Children of Samuel Ainsworth (Ensworth / Ensword)

  • Jane born c. 1742 in Hanover Twp., Lancaster, PA/Hanover, York Co., PA, and died Unknown. Married James Petticrew (Pettycrew) Sept 6, 1762 in Hanover, Dauphin, PA.
  • John Ainsworth born 1740 in Hanover township, Lancaster county, PA./Hanover, York Co., PA, and died 14 Aug 1812 in Hanover township, Lancaster county, PA.. Married Margaret Mayes Jan 3 1765 in Hanover, PA, daughter of James Mayes. She was born 1744 in Donegal, Lancaster Co., PA, and died 13 Sep 1828 in Hanover township, Lancaster county, PA
  • Andrew born 1744 in Hanover, Dauphin, PA./Hanover, York Co., PA, and died 1777. Married possibly Margery Young

It is recorded in D.A.R. records that John Ainsworth assisted in the eatablishment of American Independence during the War of the Revolution as follows: He served in the 2nd Co., 6th Battalion, Commanded by Capt. Ambrose Crain, 1778-1779. His name also appears upon a list as having marched in the War of the Revolution 1780. His name also appears upon a list under Capt. Ambrose Crain, for Military Service between the ages of 18 and 53, in 1782. He saw service in the Company of Capt. Ambrose Crain, 3rd Com. 9th Battalion, Lancaster Co. PA, Malitia. All the men from the 7th class of this company were from Hanover Township.

DAR Records vol 1 p 24

  • AINSWORTH, Samuel: b 1716 Scotland d 5- -1783 PA m Margaret Young Pvt PA

Vol 1 p 23 AINSWORTH, John: b 1740 PA d 8-14-1812 PA m Margaret Mayes Pvt PA

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/a/i/n/Donald-E-Ainsworth-OH/GENE2-0001.html

His Grandson was named for him

BIO: Samuel AINSWORTH, Dauphin County, PA

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Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Containing Sketches of Representative Citizens, and Many of the Early Scotch-Irish and German Settlers. Chambersburg, Pa.: J. M. Runk & Company, 1896, page 194. _______________________________________________________________

AINSWORTH, SAMUEL, son of John Ainsworth and his wife Margaret Mayes, who was born November 11, 1765, in Hanover township. His grandfather, of the same name, with his wife Margaret Young, were settlers in Hanover in 1736. In 1756 the family were driven out by the Indians and one of the children captured. The latter was never retaken. Samuel was brought up on his father's farm in Hanover, receiving a year's education in Philadelphia in addition to that acquired in the schools of the neighborhood. After the organization of the county he became quite prominent, and twice elected to the Legislature. He died while in attendance on this body, in Philadelphia, in February, 1798. Mr. Ainsworth married, May 10, 1792, by Rev. James Snodgrass, Margaret McEwen, daughter of Richard McEwen; born 1770, in Hanover; died October 29, 1867, near Lancaster, Ohio.

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Samuel Ainsworth's Timeline

1716
1716
Scotland
1740
August 14, 1740
Hanover Township,Lancaster,Pennsylvania,USA
1740
Hanover, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
1744
1744
Hanover, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
1783
1783
Age 67
Hanover, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
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