Sarah Rebecca Ainsworth

August 1821–19 December 1908 (Age 87)
Pamelia, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah Rebecca

When Sarah Rebecca Ainsworth was born in August 1821, in Pamelia, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, Perley Ainsworth, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Meacham, was 32. She lived in Castleton, Rutland, Vermont, United States for about 30 years. She died on 19 December 1908, in Hyde Park Town, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Perley Ainsworth
Elizabeth Meacham
Hiram H. Ainsworth
Sarah Rebecca Ainsworth
Rhoda Jane Ainsworth
John Elijah Ainsworth

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

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

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah R Ainsworth in household of Hiram Ainsworth, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Ainsworth in household of John O Ainsworth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Ainsworth in household of Hiram Ainsworth, "United States Census, 1850"

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