• 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"
Sprouston and Kelso (marr. abt 1765)
Two descendants of George and Janet's show that this family belongs to DNA Lineage 1, and within that, the line the subgroup showing marker 570=18.
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
  • George0 Fairbairn (m. Janet MURRAY) (say 1745 - aft. 1789)
    • Janet Murray (say 1747 - aft. 1788)
      • Isabel1 Fairbairn (Nov 1769 - )
      • Janet1 Fairbairn (1771 - aft. 1841)
      • James1 Fairbairn (Dec 1774 - bet. 1774 - 1788)
      • John1 Fairbairn (Aug 1778 - )
      • Robert1 Fairbairn (m. Ann CURLE) (circa Mar 1781 - Nov 1856)
        • Ann Curle (circa 1781 - bet. 1841 - 1851)
          • George2 Fairbairn (Apr 1813 - )
          • William2 Fairbairn (circa 1815 - Jan 1882)
            • Isabella Symington (circa 1807 - bet. 1871 - 1881)
              • Ann3 Fairbairn (circa 1845 - aft. 1901)
                • Alexander Middlemiss (circa 1845 - aft. 1881)
          • Robert2 Fairbairn (circa 1818 - Oct 1886)
            • Agnes Rutherford (circa 1822 - aft. 1886)
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (Jun 1854 - Mar 1891)
              • William3 Fairbairn (Nov 1856 - Sep 1906)
                • Helen Rutherford (circa 1864 - aft. 1906)
              • George3 Fairbairn (Dec 1859 - bet. 1861 - 1862)
              • George3 Fairbairn (Nov 1862 - Aug 1938)
                • Annie Forbes (circa 1857 - )
                  • Alexanderina4 Fairbairn
                    • John Rollo ( - aft. 1938)
                  • Georgina4 Fairbairn (circa 1890 - )
                    • David McEvoy (circa 1889 - )
                  • Robert4 Fairbairn (circa 1892 - Feb 1943)
                    • Annie J. Arthur (circa 1892 - aft. 1943)
      • Janet1 Fairbairn (Apr 1784 - )
      • James1 Fairbairn (m. Helen GOODFELLOW) (Dec 1788 - Jan 1873)
        • Agnes Ramsay (Nov 1779 - bet. Sep 1861 - Dec 1861)
          • Robert2 Fairbairn (Jun 1813 - bet. Jan 1897 - Mar 1897)
            • Gracie Watt (circa 1815 - bet. Jan 1881 - Mar 1881)
              • Elizabeth3 Fairbairn (Sep 1837 - )
                • Frederick Peckham (circa 1836 - bet. Jan 1895 - Mar 1895)
              • James3 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1839 - Mar 1839 - aft. 1851)
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (circa 1842 - bet. Sep 1902 - Dec 1902)
                • Eleanor N. Spiller (circa 1841 - bet. Jan 1898 - Mar 1898)
                  • James G.4 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1865 - Jun 1865 - 1950)
                    • Emily S. Evans (circa 1850 - 1896)
                    • Janet A. Riddle (circa 1871 - aft. 1911)
                      • Roland J.5 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1900 - bet. Mar 1949 - Jun 1949)
                        • Esme C. Mason (Jan 1908 - Oct 2000)
                  • Robert4 Fairbairn (circa 1875 - aft. 1911)
                    • Elizabeth E. Churchman (circa 1872 - bet. Jan 1959 - Mar 1959)
                      • Alfred G.5 Fairbairn (Dec 1903 - bet. Sep 1978 - Dec 1978)
                      • Walter J.5 Fairbairn (Jan 1908 - bet. Jun 1978 - Sep 1978)
              • Agnes3 Fairbairn (circa 1844 - aft. 1911)
                • William Riddle (circa 1836 - bet. Mar 1909 - Jun 1909)
        • Helen Goodfellow (circa 1789 - Jan 1873)
          • Janet2 Fairbairn (Aug 1814 - Jul 1882)
            • William Martin (1803 - Jan 1859)
          • George2 Fairbairn (May 1816 - 1904)
            • Electa Cowdrey (1819 - Oct 1890)
              • James3 Fairbairn (Sep 1842 - Nov 1920)
                • Mary A. Dinwoody (circa 1848 - aft. 1901)
              • George C.3 Fairbairn (circa 1846 - Dec 1887)
                • Sarah E. Donnen (Mar 1854 - Mar 1935)
                  • Blanche4 Fairbairn (Aug 1882 - 1953)
                    • Rev William A. Walden (1876 - 1949)
                • Elina Marshall (bet. 1844 - 1866 - bet. 1866 - 1880)
                  • Pearl M.4 Fairbairn (Jan 1884 - bef. 1978)
                  • Earl D.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1886 - bef. 1976)
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (circa 1848 - aft. 1871)
              • William H.3 Fairbairn (circa 1848 - aft. 1873)
                • Sarah Pitt (circa 1855 - )
              • Jerusha3 Fairbairn (circa 1852 - aft. 1880)
                • Robert McGee (circa 1844 - )
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (Oct 1853 - Apr 1923)
                • Hattie E. Stitt (May 1858 - Feb 1884)
                  • Lillian M.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1876 - Nov 1953)
                    • Charles A. Crump (1885 - 1975)
                  • James S.4 Fairbairn (Nov 1878 - Aug 1913)
                  • Raymond L.4 Fairbairn (Aug 1880 - Feb 1959)
                    • Luella B. Smith (Jul 1886 - Aug 1973)
                      • George E.5 Fairbairn
                      • Alexander C.5 Fairbairn (Apr 1916 - Oct 1968)
                  • Harriet4 Fairbairn (Feb 1884 - Feb 1975)
                    • Robert S. Anderson (Nov 1881 - bef. 1975)
                • Ruth A. A. Stitt (Aug 1864 - Jul 1926)
                  • Pearl4 Fairbairn (May 1888 - Sep 1889)
                  • Charles V.4 Fairbairn (Nov 1890 - Feb 1975)
                    • Lena M. Vannest (Sep 1895 - Jan 1969)
                  • Winnifred E.4 Fairbairn (Aug 1893 - Jun 1982)
                    • Aura E. Watts (Oct 1892 - Nov 1986)
                  • Ward M.4 Fairbairn (Apr 1897 - Aug 1923)
              • Andrew3 Fairbairn (Apr 1855 - aft. 1930)
                • Lucy A. Manhart (circa 1860 - aft. 1930)
                  • Morley L.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1882 - Jul 1964)
                    • Madge L. UnknownSurname (circa 1882 - aft. 1930)
                  • Claude M.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1885 - bet. 1920 - 1930)
                  • Andrew K.4 Fairbairn (Jan 1895 - Oct 1979)
                    • Bessie A. UnknownSurname (circa 1892 - aft. 1930)
                  • Frank M.4 Fairbairn (circa 1898 - aft. 1930)
              • Gideon3 Fairbairn (circa 1857 - )
                • Minnie Clark (circa 1860 - )
              • Henry3 Fairbairn (Oct 1860 - aft. 1901)
                • Annie McGee (Jul 1860 - aft. 1901)
                  • Harold4 Fairbairn (May 1888 - aft. 1901)
                  • Ralph A.4 Fairbairn (Nov 1890 - )
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (circa 1818 - May 1876)
            • Jane McLatchie (Mar 1829 - Feb 1858)
              • Elizabeth3 Fairbairn (Mar 1855 - 1884)
              • Jennet3 Fairbairn (Apr 1856 - )
            • Jane Newman (circa 1838 - May 1920)
              • Andrew3 Fairbairn (Mar 1860 - )
                • Mary E. Thomson (Mar 1868 - Dec 1918)
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (May 1862 - aft. 1911)
                • Christina M. Carruthers (Jun 1869 - )
                  • William C.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1895 - aft. 1930)
                    • Cora Brown (circa 1884 - )
                  • Harold C.4 Fairbairn (Sep 1908 - aft. 1911)
              • Ruth3 Fairbairn (circa 1868 - )
                • John Wickware (circa 1867 - )
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa 1872 - aft. 1891)
          • James2 Fairbairn (Apr 1821 - Mar 1882)
            • Helen Graham (circa 1823 - aft. 1859)
              • James3 Fairbairn (circa 1847 - )
                • Mary Mead (circa 1850 - aft. 1878)
              • Gideon3 Fairbairn (circa 1854 - aft. 1891)
                • Cornellia O. D. Stitt (circa 1857 - Nov 1896)
                  • Gideon J.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1879 - Feb 1916)
                    • Elizabeth F. Evans
                      • Gideon K.5 Fairbairn
                  • Charles G.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1881 - aft. 1901)
              • William J.3 Fairbairn (circa 1859 - aft. 1911)
                • Emma J. Robertson (Dec 1860 - May 1933)
                  • Bruce4 Fairbairn (Oct 1886 - aft. 1911)
                  • Hattie4 Fairbairn (May 1888 - aft. 1933)
          • Helen2 Fairbairn (Jun 1823 - )
          • Robert2 Fairbairn (Aug 1825 - Aug 1880)
            • Mercy Spencer (circa 1841 - aft. 1891)
              • David3 Fairbairn (circa 1861 - aft. 1888)
              • Lily M.3 Fairbairn (Nov 1870 - )
              • Robert A.3 Fairbairn (Jun 1873 - )
          • Andrew2 Fairbairn (Jun 1828 - aft. 1891)
            • Hester A. Spencer (Mar 1846 - aft. 1922)
              • David A.3 Fairbairn (Jan 1870 - Feb 1870)
              • Herman S.3 Fairbairn (Jul 1871 - Dec 1954)
                • Edith M. Chipperfield (Dec 1879 - aft. 1954)
                  • Evelyn4 Fairbairn
                    • ?
                      • Thomas W.5 Elvins III
                  • Gerald4 Fairbairn (Jun 1911 - Aug 1993)
          • Gideon2 Fairbairn (Sep 1831 - Mar 1892)
            • Rhoda Spencer (Nov 1839 - Mar 1932)
              • Harvey W.3 Fairbairn (Nov 1870 - aft. 1905)
                • Dora A. Bennett (circa 1883 - )
                  • Carl4 Fairbairn (Dec 1907 - Aug 1995)
              • Clarissa H.3 Fairbairn (Feb 1874 - aft. 1901)
DNA Tested Line