• Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

    Abraham Lincoln
  • My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.

    Cary Grant
  • Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

    E. B. White
  • I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.

    e. e. cummings
  • What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

    — Saint Augustine
  • Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

    Mark Twain
  • If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

    Henry David Thoreau
  • If two things look the same, look for differences. If they look different, look for similarities.

    John Cardinal
  • In theory, there is no difference. In practice, there is.

    — Anonymous
  • Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

    John Adams
  • People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

    Abraham Lincoln
  • History - what never happened described by someone who wasn't there

    — ?Santayana?
  • What's a "trice"? It's like a jiffy but with three wheels

    — Last of the Summer Wine
  • Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened

    — Terry Pratchett
  • I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.

    — Terry Pratchett
  • .. we were trained to meet any new situation by reorganising; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illuson of progress

    — Petronius (210 BC)
  • The time we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it, those that we inspire contract it; and habit fills up what remains

    — Proust
  • You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

    William J. H. Boetcker
  • Only a genealogist thinks taking a step backwards is progress

    — Lorna 1992
  • No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.

    — George Bernard Shaw
  • A TV remote is female: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying.

    — Anon
  • Hammers are male: Because in the last 5000 years they've hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.

    — Anon
  • The right thing to do is to do nothing, the place to do it is in a place of concealment and the time to do it is as often as possible.

    — Tony Cook "The Biology of Terrestrial Molluscs"
Melrose (ROX), marr. abt 1760
A descendant of David and Peggy's shows that this family belongs to Haplogroup R1b1, and within that, the lineage beginning to form with a connection to the family of the Edinburgh Bookseller John FAIRBAIRN, married to Sarah MORRIS, now (Oct 2011) being shown as Lineage 2b.
Charts only show those I have researched, only descendants still with the surname FAIRBAIRN, and their spouses, and usually only deceased FAIRBAIRN family members. Exceptions include direct lines down to researchers included elsewhere on the site, or for DNA project participants who have agreed to be shown in the latter project. Should you wish to be included in your relevant chart, please contact the webmistress, using the link in the page footer.
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DNA Tested Line
  • David0 Fairbairn (m. Peggy MERCER) (circa 1730 - Jul 1802)
    • Peggy Mercer (circa Apr 1736 - )
      • Nicoll1 Fairbairn (circa Oct 1762 - Dec 1784)
      • Agnes1 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1764 - )
      • Thomas1 Fairbairn (m. Margaret SMITH) (circa May 1770 - Jan 1847)
        • Margaret Smith (circa 1795 - Sep 1856)
          • David2 Fairbairn (Jun 1816 - Jul 1897)
          • Euphemia2 Fairbairn (Dec 1818 - Jan 1822)
          • James2 Fairbairn (Sep 1821 - Dec 1883)
            • Charlotte Rankine (circa 1843 - Aug 1921)
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (Jun 1865 - Sep 1909)
                • Helen Innes (circa 1876 - aft. 1950)
                  • Charlotte I.4 Fairbairn (1904 - )
                    • Hugh S. Walker (circa 1888 - )
              • Barbara S.3 Fairbairn (Oct 1869 - 1939)
                • George Hunter (circa 1860 - )
              • James E.3 Fairbairn (circa 1877 - aft. 1918)
                • Helen A. McLaren (May 1877 - Jul 1959)
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (Mar 1824 - Sep 1877)
          • John2 Fairbairn (Oct 1827 - Dec 1903)
      • David1 Fairbairn (circa May 1772 - )
      • Isabel1 Fairbairn (circa Nov 1774 - )
      • Margaret1 Fairbairn (circa Aug 1778 - )
DNA Tested Line