Laban Ainsworth: A Life

Launched: 28 July 2019

Jean Parker Waterbury wrote Laban Ainsworth: A Life. The full biography never appeared. The typescript was placed in various libraries including the Jaffrey Publlic Library where it was discovered by a Jaffrey resident.

Permission has been given to the Jaffrey Historical Society by the Waterbury family to publish this important contribution of local history.

The full biography along with supplementary material will be issued on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at an event at 7:30pm at the Jaffrey Meetinghouse.

The Launch on July 27 was well attended as was the Old Burying Ground tour beforehand and the Reception at the Parish House following.

A Bookmark giving details of the book was given out to those attending.

Copies were sold at the Meetinghouse and the Reception. Copies are still available: Sofbound spiral bound ($30) and hardbound with dustjacket ($75), available at the Jaffrey Civic Center.

A Slide Show was given at the Launch. Speakers included Rob Stephenson, Bank Greene, David Torrey, Hoilly Manley and Mary Jo Marvin.

Laban Ainsworth Resources

Memoir of The Reverend Laban Ainsworth, A.M. Minister of Jaffrey, N.H. by his grandson Francis Jewett Parker, Colonel of Infantry, Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Abel Parker Cutter History, pp. 108-110.

Abel Parker Jaffrey Town History, Vol I, pp. 656-657.

Captain William Parker Ainsworth Jaffrey Town History, Vol I, pp. 581-585.

Rear Admiral Theodore Phinney Greene Jaffrey Town History, Vol I, pp. 633-635.

A Sermon preached at the funeral of The Rev. Laban Ainsworth 1858.

Last Will & Testment of The Rev. Laban Ainsworth

Laban Ainsworth—A Life by Jean Parker Waterbury. DRAFTS of Volume 1 &: 2. Publication date: July 27, 2019.
Volume I
Volume II

A variety of photographs

Genealogy of the Ainsworth Families in America Francis J. Parker. 1894.

Ainsworth Families Gardener book, Town of Wales, MA.