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Thomas Phillemahaya Ainsworth, Choctaw Trader

Also Known As: "Hainesworth", "Haynesworth"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, America
Death: 1863 (85-90)
Smith County, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Levin Ainsworth, I and Nancy Ainsworth (Welch)
Husband of Sarah Ainsworth
Father of Joab A. Ainsworth; Caswell Ainsworth; Sampson Jefferson Ainsworth, Choctaw; Ailsey Canzada Redman; James S Ainsworth and 1 other
Brother of Levin A. Ainsworth
Half brother of David A. Ainsworth

Occupation: Indian Trader
Managed by: Margaret Fleming
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About Thomas Phillemahaya Ainsworth, Choctaw Trader

Statment Certified Circuit Court 1953 Phillemahaya Ainsworth was half Choctaw Indian, was the father of Ailsey Ainsworth, who was the wife of George Redmond who was half Choctaw Indian and was the Father of Eliza Redmond who was the Wife of Josephus Bond, and she was the Mother of William Davis Bond who was the Father of I,Hezekiah Bond

https://www.geni.com/projects/Acolapissa-Choctaw/54384 This was a linguistic group. (See media section of excerpt from linguistics books from Tulane Univ on the subject.) The area above Lake Ponchartrain was the ancestral home of the Acopolissa Choctaw, a linguistic dialect group affected by Powhatan language influences. The word Acolapissa literally meant: "baby chiefs of Powhatan" denoting the influence of incomers into this area affecting the Choctaw language of the area. The impact was on the Bogue Chitto clan, the Pearl River Clan who later went to the Bayou La Combe area and are still there but more so made up of the Houma. The coastal families, some who are members of the MS Band of Choctaw but still reside in "Grandma Country" are some who trace back to sir names such as: Farve, Atwood, Ladner, Redman, Redmond, Ainsworth, Jackson (Red Bird), Gill, Smith, Carriere, Nicholson, etc


Thomas and Sarah Finch Ainsworth New Rebecca Jefcoats Posted: 25 Jul 2000 7:00AM

Lucille Dickinson Ainsworth in her book, Our Ainsworth Heritage 1756-1988, describes this couple living in Smith County with Thomas listed in the 1850 Smith County census, House no. 496 as widowed and living with his son, Sampson Ainsworth. She speculates that they are buried in Mt.Nebo Cemetery near Bay Speings, MS in unmarked graves. Other information about this couple is given in this book. There is a large Ainsworth family living in the Smith County area ------------------------------------------ Ainsworth Book New Rebecca Jefcoats Posted: 26 Jul 2000 7:00AM

 

Ancestry not given. Information about Thomas Ainswoth begins with family lore that he was born in South Carolina around 1775. served in the Spanish American War as Thomas Hainsworth, married Sarah Finch believed to be daughter of Edward and Martha Finch. Other information relates to his descendents, and appearances in census records.


Notes for THOMAS HAINSWORTH: This is a possibility for the father of the brothers who went into Washington Co., AL: 1790 Census of SC, District 96, Laurens Co. (Laurens Co. is next door to Spartanburg and until 1785 they were both part of the old District 96.) Anesworth, William 2 males over 16 1 male under 16 3 females

In 1810 Census, Spartanburg District, SC, #192:

             1 m under 10              1 f under 10
             1 m 26-45              1 f 16-26

Living nearby: James Finch #192, William Finch and Thomas Finch #191 One of these might have been Sarah's father or they might be brothers.

Some sources have listed the four males that I have listed with a question mark as sons of Thomas but the 1810 Census suggests that only Sampson "Jeff" and Elizabeth were in the household at that time.

In the year 1815, Thomas Hainsworth paid poll tax in Wayne Co., MS. His War Record of 1812 states he was in service from Nov. 21, 1814 to May 6, 1815. It appears that he went to Wayne County shortly after his discharge in 1815.

1830 Washington Co., AL Census:

             1 m under 5              1 f under 5       no slaves
             2 m 5-10                     1 f 10-15
             1 m 50-60              2 f 15-20
                                  1 f 30-40

Living nearby: Levin Hainsworth

1840 Census of Smith Co., MS: Using spelling Ainsworth

             1 m 10-15              1 f 10-15
             1 m 50-60              1 f 40-50

Living next door, Sampson Ainsworth

1850 Smith Co., MS - age 75, living in household of Sampson Ainsworth

1860 Smith Co., MS - age 87, living in household of Sampson Ainsworth

Thomas Hainesworth served in the War of 1812 in 4th Regiment (Booth's), Georgia Militia. He applied for bounty land from Smith Co., MS in 1855, but was denied because no record of service was found. He had applied in the name of Thomas Ainsworth.

Some of his descendents say that he was half Choctaw and was made a chief of the tribe called Philemahaya. This is disputed by other descendents who say that Philemahaya was the father of George Redmond who married Thomas's daughter, Ainsley.

Thomas served in the War of 1812 for 6 months and 29 days. His pay was $47.49. He served in place of Boller Moon in Martin Boon's Company of Infantry, 4 Reg't Georgia Militia.

      The book, SPARTANBURG COUNTY/DISTRICT S. C. DEED ABSTRACTS A-Z 1785- 1827 by Albert Bruce Pruitt lists the following account:

p.297 Oct. 18, 1815 Charles McAbee to A. Benson; swears he was present at a fight at Spartanburg Court House in 1814 between John Thomason and Thomas Ainsworth; and part of Thomas's ear was bit off and he believes it was Thomas's left ear. Witness A. Benson JQ. Signed Charles McAbee. Rec. Oct. 18, 1815 (sic). Oct 12, 1815 Elisha James to Danl White; swears that on Dec. 25, 1810 he took off a piece of Thomas Haynesworth's right ear in a fight. Witness Danl White JQ. Signed Elisha James.

Statement Certified in Circuit Court 1953 Phillemahaya Ainsworth was half Choctaw Indian, was the father of Ailsey Ainsworth, who was the wife of George Redmond who was half Choctaw Indian and was the father of Eliza Redmond who was the wife of Josephus Bond, and she was mother of William Davis Bond who was the father of I, Hezekiah Bond.

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                          _____| 4_ William Ainsworth 1690-1759 
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|2_ Levin Ainsworth 1735-1800 | \ | ¯¯¯¯¯| 5_ Jeannett Patterson 1689-1739 |--1_ Thomas P. Ainsworth 1775-1863 |3_ Nancy Welch

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Re: Sarah Finch married Philiemahay Thomas Ainsworth By Holly Holland July 22, 2003 at 05:14:43 In reply to: Sarah Finch married Philiemahay Thomas Ainsworth Charlotte Doherty 3/26/02 ...Sarah Finch married to Thomas Phillemahaya Hainsworth/Ainsworth. He had three other brothers, Levin Hainsworth B. 1760-1770 married to Martha H. Second brother was Joseph Hainsworth married to Elisas H., Third brother was James P. Hainsworth Sr. married to and indian woman possibly Choctaw.And Thomas Phillemhaya Ainsworth/Hainsworth was my direct ancestor who had 10 children, Joab, Caswell, Leven, Richard N, Sampson (also my direct ancestor), Elisabeth, Ainsley Canada, Sarah, James S, and William T.Thomas Phillemahaya was born in 1775, fought in the War of 1812 for Boller Moore.I believe he married an indian woman, Sarah Finch.He moved to Miss from SC, 1815 or 1816.In a sworn statement in 1953 it was said he was half choctaw and and his choctaw name was Phillemahaya...

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Name: Thomas P Ainsworth Sex: M Birth: 1775 in South Carolina, USA Death: 1863 in Smith, Mississippi, USA Death: 1863 in Smith,MS

Father: Levin Ainsworth b: 1735 in Virginia, USA Mother: Nancy Welch

Marriage 1 Sarah Finch b: 1775 in South Carolina, USA Married: 1795 in S Children Ailsey Canzada Ainsworth b: 1810 in Spartanburg, South Carolina Caswell Ainsworth b: 1798 in South Carolina, USA Eliza A Ainsworth b: 1795 Elizabeth Ainsworth b: 1808 James S Ainsworth b: JAN 1818 in Alabama, USA Joab A Ainsworth b: 1796 in South Carolina, USA Levan Ainsworth b: 1800 in South Carolina, USA Richard Nathaniel Ainsworth b: 1818 in Alabama, USA Samson Jefferson Ainsworth b: 1807 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA Sarah Ainsworth b: 1812 William Thomas Ainsworth b: 1823 in Al Most, Washington, USA

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(1) LEVIN AINSWORTH Born in 1755. Married Unknown. Children of Levin Ainsworth and Unknown Ainsworth were: (A 1) ( 1) (1) Thomas Ainsworth, born in 1775.

(A 1) ( 1) (1) THOMAS P. AINSWORTH / HAINSWORTH Born about 1775 to 1777, in NC or SC. Died in 1870, in Smith County, Mississippi. Married Sarah Finch. She was born about 1790 and died before 1850, in Smith County, Mississippi. Thomas Hainsworth was believed to have been born around 1777 in either NC or SC. He first shows up in the 1810 Census living with his wife, Sarah Finch, and their children in the Spartanburg District of SC. He fought in the War of 1812. In 1815, he paid a poll tax in Wayne Co., MS. In 1830, he and his family were living in Washington Co., AL near Levin Hainsworth and his children. By the 1840 Census, he had moved his family to Smith Co., MS where he remained until his death. His family dropped the H from their name after moving to MS.

. THOMAS1 HAINSWORTH was born Abt. 1777 in NC or SC, and died Abt. 1870 in Smith Co., MS. He married SARAH FINCH 1797 in SC. She was born Abt. 1790, and died Bef. 1850 in Smith Co., MS.

Notes for THOMAS HAINSWORTH: This is a possibility for the father of the brothers who went into Washington Co., AL: 1790 Census of SC, District 96, Laurens Co. (Laurens Co. is next door to Spartanburg and until 1785 they were both part of the old District 96.) Anesworth, William 2 males over 16 1 male under 16 3 females

In 1810 Census, Spartanburg District, SC, #192: 1 m under 10 1 f under 10 1 m 26-45 1 f 16-26 Living nearby: James Finch #192, William Finch and Thomas Finch #191 One of these might have been Sarah's father or they might be brothers.

Some sources have listed the four males that I have listed with a question mark as sons of Thomas but the 1810 Census suggests that only Sampson "Jeff" and Elizabeth were in the household at that time.

In the year 1815, Thomas Hainsworth paid poll tax in Wayne Co., MS. His War Record of 1812 states he was in service from Nov. 21, 1814 to May 6, 1815. It appears that he went to Wayne County shortly after his discharge in 1815.

1830 Washington Co., AL Census: 1 m under 5 1 f under 5 no slaves 2 m 5-10 1 f 10-15 1 m 50-60 2 f 15-20 1 f 30-40 Living nearby: Levin Hainsworth

1840 Census of Smith Co., MS: Using spelling Ainsworth 1 m 10-15 1 f 10-15 1 m 50-60 1 f 40-50 Living next door, Sampson Ainsworth

1850 Smith Co., MS - age 75, living in household of Sampson Ainsworth

1860 Smith Co., MS - age 87, living in household of Sampson Ainsworth

Thomas Hainesworth served in the War of 1812 in 4th Regiment (Booth's), Georgia Militia. He applied for bounty land from Smith Co., MS in 1855, but was denied because no record of service was found. He had applied in the name of Thomas Ainsworth.

Some of his descendents say that he was half Choctaw and was made a chief of the tribe called Philemahaya. This is disputed by other descendents who say that Philemahaya was the father of George Redmond who married Thomas's daughter, Ainsley.

Thomas served in the War of 1812 for 6 months and 29 days. His pay was $47.49. He served in place of Boller Moon in Martin Boon's Company of Infantry, 4 Reg't Georgia Militia.

The book, SPARTANBURG COUNTY/DISTRICT S. C. DEED ABSTRACTS A-Z 1785- 1827 by Albert Bruce Pruitt lists the following account: p.297 Oct. 18, 1815 Charles McAbee to A. Benson; swears he was present at a fight at Spartanburg Court House in 1814 between John Thomason and Thomas Ainsworth; and part of Thomas's ear was bit off and he believes it was Thomas's left ear. Witness A. Benson JQ. Signed Charles McAbee. Rec. Oct. 18, 1815 (sic). Oct 12, 1815 Elisha James to Danl White; swears that on Dec. 25, 1810 he took off a piece of Thomas Haynesworth's right ear in a fight. Witness Danl White JQ. Signed Elisha James.

Statement Certified in Circuit Court 1953 Phillemahaya Ainsworth was half Choctaw Indian, was the father of Ailsey Ainsworth, who was the wife of George Redmond who was half Choctaw Indian and was the father of Eliza Redmond who was the wife of Josephus Bond, and she was mother of William Davis Bond who was the father of I, Hezekiah Bond.

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Many Ainsworths married native Americans. A daughter of Thomas and Sarah, Ainsley Canzada Ainsworth, married George Washington Redmond.

Thomas and Sarah Ainsworth lived close to the Choctaw people from the time in the 1830's that they moved into the Smith Co, MS area. --------------------------------------------

Notes for SARAH FINCH: LDS files identifies her parents as Edward and Martha Finch both born about 1755 in SC. She is not the Sarah that was the daughter of Edward Finch and Martha Ballard. That Sarah was born at least 15 years earlier and is well documented as marrying James Baugh Eppes. A great grandson of the other Sarah Finch did marry into the Ainsworth family when he married Sarah Elizabeth Ainsworth, daughter of James Richard Ainsworth and Martha Ann Brown

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Finch Family Genealogy Forum Re: Sarah Finch married Philiemahay Thomas Ainsworth Posted by: Holly Ainsworth Holland : July 22, 2003 In Reply to: Sarah Finch married Philiemahay Thomas Ainsworth by Charlotte W Doherty

I also have been hunting for info on Sarah Finch married to Thomas Phillemahaya Hainsworth/Ainsworth. He had three other brothers:

Levin Hainsworth B. 1760-1770 married to Martha H.


Second brother was Joseph Hainsworth married to Elisas H.

Third brother was James P. Hainsworth Sr. married to and indian woman possibly Choctaw.

And Thomas Phillemhaya Ainsworth/Hainsworth was my direct ancestor who had 10 children, Joab, Caswell, Leven, Richard N, Sampson (also my direct ancestor), Elisabeth, Ainsley Canada, Sarah, James S, and William T.

Thomas Phillemahaya was born in 1775, fought in the War of 1812 for Boller Moore. I believe he married an indian woman, Sarah Finch. He moved to Miss from SC, 1815 or 1816. In a sworn statement in 1953 it was said he was half choctaw and and his choctaw name was Phillemahaya.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/finch/messages/2441.html

Thomas served as a private in the War of 1812 in the place of (as a substitute) Boller Moore (or Moor),from Georgia, who was drafted at the Jefferson Courthouse in Waynesboro, Georgia. He served under the name of Thomas Hainsworth for a full term of six months. He showed up for duty at Camp Hope and was discharged at Ft. Hawkins in Macon GA., 110 miles from his home in SC. It is probable that Thomas met Andrew Jackson and possible served side by side with Davey Crockett, Sam Houston and Same Dale, during the Creek Indian campaign.

In 1855, he filed an application for bounty land,in Smith County,Miss. The application was rejected and he received no bounty land because no war record was found for Thomas Ainsworth or Bollar Moore (Moor). http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/a/i/n/Howard-S-Ainsworth...

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Thomas Phillemahaya Ainsworth, Choctaw Trader's Timeline

1773
1773
Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, America
1796
1796
SC, United States
1798
1798
SC, United States
1804
1804
Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
1810
1810
Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States
1816
January 1816
Alabama territory, United States
1824
January 8, 1824
Tuscaloos, Tuscaloos County, Alabama, United States
1841
1841
Age 68
Smith County, MS
1863
1863
Age 90
Smith County, Mississippi, United States