Laban Ainsworth

Brief Life History of Laban

When Laban Ainsworth was born on 29 March 1811, in Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Calvin Ainsworth, was 39 and his mother, Susanna Howe, was 37. He married Amanda Malvina Shattuck on 17 January 1847, in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in New Hampshire, United States in 1870. He died on 26 September 1891, in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

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Laban Ainsworth
Amanda Malvina Shattuck
Marriage: 17 January 1847
Warren Woodbury Ainsworth
Susan Proctor Ainsworth
Franklin Pierce Ainsworth
Persis Frances Ainsworth
Sibel Proctor Ainsworth
Calvin Stephen Ainsworth
Sibel Susan Ainsworth
William Shattuck Ainsworth

Sources (35)

  • Labon Ainsworth in household of Americus Ainsworth, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Laban Ainsworth, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Laban Ainsworth, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · War of 1812

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Manchester named Ainsworth, from the Old English personal name Ægen + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.

English (Yorkshire): in Yorkshire the name was a variant of, or confused with Hainsworth .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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