• 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"
joiner, wright, in Edinburgh, (marr. 1802); father of James, the engraver (Family Crests)
A descendant of George and Jemima's shows that this family belongs to DNA Lineage 1, and within that, the line closest to the modal for all of the Lineage 1 FAIRBAIRNs, sharing CDYB=39.
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DNA Tested Line
  • George0 Fairbairn (m. Jemima PATON) (say 1775 - bet. 1820 - 1826)
    • Jemima Paton (circa 1779 - Jul 1862)
      • Ann C.1 Fairbairn (circa 1806 - )
        • David Paris (circa 1801 - aft. 1841)
          • Elizabeth2 Paris (circa 1829 - )
            • John Fairbairn (circa 1844 - aft. 1901)
      • Margaret1 Fairbairn (circa 1811 - say 1874)
        • Thomas Walker (circa 1818 - aft. 1871)
      • Isabella1 Fairbairn (circa 1813 - say 1902)
      • Robina1 Fairbairn (circa 1813 - May 1864)
        • James Veitch (circa 1813 - aft. 1871)
      • George A.1 Fairbairn (circa 1815 - Feb 1858)
        • Martha Bobbin (circa 1823 - aft. 1891)
          • George A.2 Fairbairn (circa 1842 - 1890)
            • Rebecca Morrison (say 1850 - )
              • Martha3 Fairbairn (1880 - )
                • Thomas J. Perry (say 1880 - )
              • George A.3 Fairbairn (1884 - )
          • John2 Fairbairn (circa 1844 - aft. 1901)
            • Elizabeth Paris (circa 1829 - )
            • Annie D. Gerrie (circa 1865 - 1950)
              • Eliza P.3 Fairbairn (circa 1892 - aft. 1901)
                • James Orr (say 1892 - )
              • John3 Fairbairn (Sep 1900 - Dec 1969)
                • Letitia M. Willoughby (Sep 1901 - Oct 1986)
                  • Margaret A.4 Fairbairn (Sep 1929 - Sep 1929)
          • Martha2 Fairbairn (circa 1846 - )
            • Henry Fookes (say 1845 - )
          • James2 Fairbairn (circa 1852 - aft. 1901)
            • Margaret Brown (circa 1859 - aft. 1901)
              • James3 Fairbairn (circa 1884 - )
              • Magnus3 Fairbairn (Mar 1887 - 1952)
              • Isabella3 Fairbairn (Feb 1892 - )
              • Martha3 Fairbairn (circa 1894 - Sep 1904)
              • Elizabeth3 Fairbairn (Mar 1898 - )
              • George H.3 Fairbairn (Sep 1900 - 1968)
                • Catherine W. Dewar (Apr 1901 - bet. Jun 1972 - Sep 1972)
      • James1 Fairbairn (the engraver) (circa 1820 - Oct 1862)
        • Mary Muir (circa 1821 - bet. 1858 - 1861)
          • George2 Fairbairn (circa 1849 - aft. 1861)
          • James2 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1850 - Nov 1884)
            • Alice UnknownSurname (circa 1848 - aft. 1871)
            • Harriet Beddard (circa 1849 - May 1877)
              • James3 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1873 - Dec 1873 - bet. Sep 1873 - Dec 1873)
              • James H.3 Fairbairn (circa Jan 1875 - aft. 1911)
                • Nellie M. Shaw (circa 1879 - bet. Jan 1940 - Mar 1940)
                  • Horace T. A.4 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1901 - Dec 1901 - May 1989)
                  • Ronald4 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1904 - Mar 1904 - aft. 1911)
          • Mary J.2 Fairbairn (circa 1854 - aft. 1901)
            • George C. Ockleford (circa 1849 - aft. 1873)
          • John2 Fairbairn (Sep 1856 - aft. 1881)
            • Margaret UnknownSurname (circa 1859 - aft. 1881)
          • Ann2 Fairbairn (circa 1858 - aft. 1861)
      • Catherine1 Fairbairn (circa 1821 - Apr 1900)
        • James Veitch (circa 1813 - aft. 1871)
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