• 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"
a shipowner at Sth Shields, Durham (marr. 1825)
Any direct male line FAIRBAIRNs still around to represent this line in the DNA project?
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  • James D.0 Fairbairn (circa 1797 - bet. Sep 1875 - Dec 1875)
    • Ann Newbigin (circa 1798 - )
      • William1 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1825 - Apr 1850)
        • Elizabeth L. Woodcock (Jul 1829 - aft. 1851)
          • James2 Fairbairn (Oct 1849 - bet. Jan 1920 - Mar 1920)
            • Marion Holland (circa 1860 - aft. 1911)
              • Marion F.3 Fairbairn (bet. Jun 1880 - Sep 1880 - )
              • William H.3 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1886 - Mar 1886 - bet. Jun 1961 - Sep 1961)
                • Ethel M. Symons (circa 1888 - bet. Jun 1961 - Sep 1961)
              • Dorothy H.3 Fairbairn (Sep 1891 - bet. Jun 1979 - Sep 1979)
                • Bernard F. Haslam (Nov 1885 - 1974)
              • Edgar C. A.3 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1894 - Mar 1894 - Oct 1917)
      • John1 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1827 - bet. 1891 - 1901)
        • Alice Malaburn (circa 1829 - bet. Jan 1910 - Mar 1910)
          • John2 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1858 - aft. 1871)
      • James1 Fairbairn (circa Jun 1829 - bet. Jan 1910 - Mar 1910)
        • Anna S. Otterburn (circa 1828 - bet. Sep 1860 - Dec 1860)
          • William A.2 Fairbairn (Dec 1855 - aft. 1881)
          • Ann2 Fairbairn (circa 1857 - aft. 1861)
        • Elizabeth S. Dumlin (circa 1837 - bet. Jan 1911 - Mar 1911)
          • James E.2 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1865 - Jun 1865 - aft. 1891)
          • Harry P.2 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1872 - Mar 1872 - bet. Sep 1943 - Dec 1943)
            • Ann Scott (circa 1871 - aft. 1911)
              • UnknownSex (John William or Mary Constance)3 Fairbairn (circa 1907 - circa 1908)
      • Ann1 Fairbairn (circa 1832 - aft. 1911)
        • Edward C. Banks (circa 1835 - bet. Jan 1904 - Mar 1904)