• 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"
Smailholm, Roxburghshire (marr. 1771)
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.
So, in general, charts are by no means complete. Please refer further queries to the researcher(s) listed for the line.
Where there is doubt, conflicting evidence for relationships, or additional published information exists, this is usually discussed on the appropriate person's page, follow the link and make up your mind from the information and sources shown.

The DNA tested assumed descendants of John & Helen (ATCHESON) FAIRBAIRN at Greenlaw show as an exact match (67/67) to both the descendant of James & Isabel (TAIT) FAIRBAIRN at West Morriston, Legerwood, and to the descendant of James & Agnes (LINDSAY) FAIRBAIRN; Also a 66/67 match to the descendant of James & Elizabeth (PURVES) FAIRBAIRN at Hallyburton, now numbered as Lineage 1a, the lineages closest to the modal for all of the Lineage 1 FAIRBAIRNs.
Unfortunately, paper trails to link them all are not yet found.
DNA Tested Line
  • John0 Fairbairn (m. Helen ATCHESON) (say 1745 - )
    • Helen Atcheson (say 1750 - )
      • Elizabeth1 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1773 - )
      • female1 Fairbairn (Mar 1773 - )
      • Grizel1 Fairbairn (circa Jun 1775 - )
      • John1 Fairbairn (circa 1788 - Jun 1863)
        • Janet Henderson (circa 1791 - bet. 1851 - 1856)
          • Margaret2 Fairbairn (circa 1816 - Jul 1888)
            • Robert Landels (1813 - May 1877)
          • William2 Fairbairn (May 1817 - Jul 1878)
            • Margaret Cunningham (circa 1813 - 1865)
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1842 - aft. 1851)
              • Ann3 Fairbairn (circa May 1845 - 1872)
                • George Morison (say 1845 - )
              • William3 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1847 - Jan 1912)
                • Jane H. M. K. Johnston (circa 1848 - Mar 1912)
                  • William4 Fairbairn (1870 - 1941)
                    • Charlotte J. Burns (1877 - )
                      • Margaret E.5 Fairbairn (1896 - )
                      • William A.5 Fairbairn (1897 - )
                      • Agnes J.5 Fairbairn (1898 - )
                  • Alexander4 Fairbairn (Jul 1874 - 1949)
                    • Eliza A. Walker (say 1875 - )
                  • George4 Fairbairn (circa 1883 - May 1955)
                    • Catherine E. Burns (1879 - Aug 1965)
                  • James M.4 Fairbairn (1883 - aft. 1905)
                    • Daisy Edwards (say 1880 - aft. 1905)
                  • Eda M.4 Fairbairn (Oct 1892 - Feb 1954)
                    • Ernest P. Dunn
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1851 - Jul 1919)
                • Sophia Bloomfield (1856 - circa Apr 1938)
                  • Mary A.4 Fairbairn (Aug 1880 - )
                  • Robert A.4 Fairbairn (1882 - )
                  • Sophia4 Fairbairn (1883 - )
                  • Elizabeth M.4 Fairbairn (1886 - )
                  • Harold T.4 Fairbairn (1890 - 1890)
                  • George4 Fairbairn (1897 - )
                    • Nellie C. Smith (Nov 1907 - 1986)
                  • Sylvia I.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1898 - Dec 1986)
            • Elizabeth J. Shaunessy (circa 1834 - 1880)
              • John A.3 Fairbairn (1874 - )
          • John2 Fairbairn (Aug 1819 - Sep 1876)
            • Isabella Brockie (circa 1826 - Sep 1854)
              • John3 Fairbairn (May 1844 - Jun 1851)
              • John T.3 Fairbairn (May 1853 - May 1913)
                • Agnes Houston (Feb 1852 - Oct 1916)
                  • Frances L.4 Fairbairn (Oct 1883 - )
                  • Agnes G.4 Fairbairn (Mar 1885 - Jul 1961)
                  • Mary D.4 Fairbairn (Apr 1887 - Aug 1958)
                  • James H.4 Fairbairn (May 1889 - Sep 1962)
                    • Evelyn UnknownSurname
                  • John B.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1892 - Feb 1946)
                    • Marjorie UnknownSurname (circa 1896 - aft. 1930)
                  • Russell A.4 Fairbairn (Oct 1894 - Nov 1952)
            • Agnes Sageter? (say 1830 - )
            • Helen Taylor (circa 1833 - aft. 1900)
              • Robert A.3 Fairbairn (circa 1859 - bet. 1896 - 1900)
                • Jessie E. McKay (Feb 1864 - Dec 1947)
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (circa 1864 - aft. 1904)
                • Marian S. Cumming (Jan 1870 - Nov 1946)
                  • James C.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1891 - Apr 1948)
                  • Jennie4 Fairbairn (circa 1898 - aft. 1910)
                  • May I.4 Fairbairn (May 1901 - Jul 1980)
                    • George A. Green (circa 1891 - )
                  • Robert A.4 Fairbairn (Nov 1902 - Oct 1951)
                  • Agnes M.4 Fairbairn (Jan 1904 - Sep 1984)
                    • Bennet M. Dunlap (circa 1899 - )
                  • Mary L.4 Fairbairn (Mar 1906 - Jan 1967)
                    • Norbert F. Mudd (Feb 1898 - Dec 1977)
              • James P.3 Fairbairn (Aug 1870 - Oct 1957)
                • Isabella Cumming (Jul 1878 - Feb 1964)
                  • Edwin A.4 Fairbairn (Nov 1904 - Jan 1990)
                  • Robert L.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1909 - )
                  • Marion E.4 Fairbairn (circa 1913 - )
          • Helen2 Fairbairn (circa 1826 - aft. 1841)
          • Andrew2 Fairbairn (circa 1826 - Oct 1870)
            • Janet Hislop (circa Dec 1824 - Feb 1872)
              • John3 Fairbairn (May 1846 - )
              • George3 Fairbairn (Mar 1848 - aft. 1881)
              • William3 Fairbairn (Jan 1851 - aft. 1861)
              • Margaret H.3 Fairbairn (Jun 1853 - 1877)
                • Thomas Grant (Sep 1852 - 1909)
              • Janet H.3 Fairbairn (Jan 1857 - )
          • Janet2 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1828 - Jul 1888)
            • James Thomson (circa 1807 - 1889)
          • Robert2 Fairbairn (circa 1831 - Oct 1857)
          • Anne2 Fairbairn (1833 - aft. 1855)
            • John Lauder (circa 1834 - )
        • Elizabeth Jeffrey (circa 1837 - aft. 1863)
      • Charlotte1 Fairbairn (circa 1790 - Jun 1855)
        • ?
          • Grizel2 Fairbairn (circa 1828 - aft. 1851)
      • George1 Fairbairn (circa 1791 - Jan 1873)
        • Elizabeth Bearup (circa 1791 - bet. 1851 - 1861)
          • Catherine2 Fairbairn (May 1815 - Nov 1898)
          • Helen2 Fairbairn (Mar 1817 - )
            • James Aikman (bef. 1817 - bef. Apr 1881)
          • Elizabeth2 Fairbairn (Jan 1819 - Nov 1880)
            • Alexander Deans (circa 1823 - Jun 1875)
          • Isabel2 Fairbairn (Mar 1821 - aft. 1841)
            • James Wilkie
          • Euphemia2 Fairbairn (Feb 1823 - )
          • John2 Fairbairn (Mar 1825 - aft. 1841)
          • Agnes2 Fairbairn (Oct 1826 - aft. 1841)
          • George2 Fairbairn (Aug 1828 - May 1910)
            • Elizabeth Richardson (circa 1828 - Mar 1911)
              • Catherine3 Fairbairn (circa 1850 - aft. 1884)
                • ?
                  • James4 Fairbairn (May 1884 - )
              • George3 Fairbairn (circa 1853 - aft. 1871)
              • Mary3 Fairbairn (circa 1855 - Jun 1865)
              • Elizabeth3 Fairbairn (circa 1855 - aft. 1881)
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa 1857 - aft. 1901)
                • Ellen Affleck (circa 1860 - aft. 1901)
                  • Janet4 Fairbairn (circa 1885 - aft. 1901)
                  • George4 Fairbairn (circa 1888 - aft. 1901)
                  • John4 Fairbairn (circa 1890 - aft. 1901)
                  • Robert4 Fairbairn (circa 1895 - aft. 1901)
                  • Bessie4 Fairbairn (circa 1896 - aft. 1901)
                  • William4 Fairbairn (circa 1899 - aft. 1901)
              • Jessie3 Fairbairn (Apr 1861 - )
              • Jane3 Fairbairn (Jun 1862 - )
              • Isabella3 Fairbairn (Aug 1864 - )
              • Euphemia3 Fairbairn (Sep 1866 - )
              • Mary3 Fairbairn (Dec 1867 - aft. 1901)
              • James3 Fairbairn (Apr 1872 - aft. 1916)
                • Elizabeth S. Hall (circa 1873 - aft. 1901)
                  • James4 Fairbairn (circa 1893 - aft. 1901)
                  • Robert H.4 Fairbairn (circa Oct 1895 - aft. 1927)
          • William2 Fairbairn (Apr 1830 - )
          • Margaret2 Fairbairn (Mar 1832 - aft. 1891)
DNA Tested Line