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.



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ains­worth (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),