Biography of Addison Ainsworth
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Ainsworth, Addison, was born in Prattsburg, N. Y., September 13, 1813. Isaac Ainsworth, his father, was born in Spencertown, N. Y., in 1787, and came to Prattsburg about 1809 and settled on the farm now owned by William Babcock, and at his death owned 800 acres of land. He served as constable and collector nine successive terms, when he resigned and devoted his time exclusively to farming and extensive lumbering business. He married Louisa Burton, by whom he had two children, Addison being the only one who grew to maturity. Mrs. Ainsworth died in 1815, and he married for his second wife, Sally Townsend, by whom he had six children. He died in 1840. Addison remained with his father until he was twenty two years of age, and then engaged in farming, which he has successfully followed for many years, and he and his wife now live a retired life in the village of Prattsburg, where he looks after his village property. In 1837 he married Julia Ann Johnson, a native of Massachusetts, by whom he had two children: Mary Louisa and Sarah S., both deceased. The former became Mrs. Wilson and left one child, Edith Minnehaha, who now resides with Mr. Ainsworth and his wife in Prattsburg. Mr. and Mrs. Ainsworth have been for many years members of the Presbyterian church, of which he has been one of the trustees, elder and treasurer since 1879.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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