Verna Thompson sent us some documents to assist in our search of the Ashworth descendant’s mystery.
So this article is nebulous about Henderson Ashworth’s fate. Was he left hanging at the end of the rope or did he escape into the wild? I don’t have any evidence to say definitively. Gut instinct? I think the fact that we find Letitia Ashworth in the 1860 census, living in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana and that she is working as a seamstress and that she lists herself as Mrs. Henderson Ashworth, as if she doesn’t want to forget who she was is a clue to Henderson not being in their life. Also listed on this census are her children, Moses age 12, William age 10, Sarah age 8, Arthur, age 6 and Hannah age 4. I think if Henderson were still alive, there is a chance Letitia would have had more children. The Ancestry accounts of Letitia, her mother and most of her children show they died in 1860. I wonder if anyone has proof of these deaths. Lots of work to do.