Born: January 14, 1818, Petersham, Massachusetts.
Died: September 23, 1851, Milford, Massachusetts.
Buried: Pine Grove Cemetery, Templeton, Massachusetts.
Charles was the son of Samuel Ainsworth and Elizabeth Hammond, and husband of Hannah G. Bride.
He began his career as a printer at Greenfield, Massachusetts, about 1834. In 1841, he was received on probation as a Methodist Episcopal minister.
He served pastorates in Rutland, Holden, North Brookfield, Oxford, Millbury and Milford, Massachusetts.
In addition to hymn writing and pastoral duties, he wrote a biography of Reverend Ebenezer F. Newell.
If you know where to get a good picture of Ainsworth (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),