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Georgia Belle McClain

Georgia Belle McClain, daughter of George W. McClain and Laura Belle Boyd, was born December 4, 1888 in Skullyville County, Indian Territory. She received her education in the local school and at St. Ann’s Academy and a business school, both in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She married David Spence Ainsworth, a farmer, who was part Cherokee Indian. They have three children; Bessie M., David Spence, and Johnnie McClain.

Bessie M. Ainsworth, daughter of Georgia Belle McClain and David Spence Ainsworth, was born July 16, 1910 at Oak Lodge. She received her education at Oak Lodge, Spiro city schools and at South Eastern State College at Durant, Oklahoma. She married George Watterson Jones, a Spiro, Oklahoma businessman, and they have one daughter Georgann. Georgann Jones, daughter of Bessie M. Ainsworth and George Watterson Jones, was born May 30, 1941. She received her education in the Spiro city schools. She married Charles Roy Campbell who is in business with his father-in-law, George W. Jones. They have one son, George Roy, born October 15, 1960.

David Spence Ainsworth, Jr., son of Georgia Belle McClain and David Spence Ainsworth, was born July 30, 1914 at Oak Lodge. He received his education in the Spiro city schools. He is a carpenter and cattleman. He and his wife, Ona Gill has four children: Ona Bess, Georgia Sue, David Spence, and Johnnie Margarette. Ona Bess Ainsworth, daughter of David Spence Ainsworth, Jr., Ona Gill, was born September 2, 1933 in Spiro, Oklahoma. She received her education in the city schools. She married Harold Watson and they had five children: Angelia, born March 28, 1953 and died March 28, 1953; Harold Lloyd, born February 26, 1954; Patricia Ann, born May 16, 1955; Susan Renee, born March 6, 1958; and John David, born February 21, 1960. She later married Roy Gould. Georgia Sue Ainsworth, daughter of David Spence Ainsworth, Jr., and Ona Gill, was born April 28, 1935 in Spiro, Oklahoma and received her education the city schools there. She married Jerry Nichols and they had one daughter, Penny Ann, born February 21, 1961 and died February 24, 1961.

David Spence Ainsworth III, son of David Spence Ainsworth, Jr., and Ona Gill, was born February 4, 1937 in Spiro, Oklahoma. He received his education in the Spiro city schools. He and his wife, Shelba Fesperman, have three children: Sherri Sue, born September 16, 1957; David William, born April 1, 1959; and James Edward, born July 19, 1961. Johnnie Margarette Ainsworth, daughter of David Spence Ainsworth, Jr., and Ona Gill, was born January 2, 1949 in Spiro, Oklahoma. She is a student in the Spiro city schools (1965).

Johnnie McClain Ainsworth, son of Georgia Belle McClain and David Spence Ainsworth, Sr., was born March 24, 1918 at Oak Lodge and received his education in the Spiro city schools. During World War II he served in the 138 infantry 35th Division of the United States Army. He is a cattleman, farmer, and businessman. He and his wife, Georgia Belle Snawder, have one daughter, Jane Ann, born February 27, 1952. Jane Ann is a student at Spiro City School (1965).

Sources Carter, The Territorial Paper of the United States Foreman, Removal of Indians to the West Toulmins, Digest of 1823 Wright, The Chronicles of Oklahoma Gideon, History of Indian Territory Alabama Department of Archives and History Georgia Department of Archives and History Tennessee Department of Archives and History

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