• 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"
(marr. 1743 Whickham, DUR)
Bible pages show surname as FAIRBAIRN, baptisms as FAIRBARNES
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DNA Tested Line
  • John0 Fairbarnes (m. Margaret CROMBY/CROMEY) (say 1710 - Jun 1768)
    • Margaret Cromby (Jan 1715 - Jan 1799)
      • John1 Fairbairn (Dec 1753 - Mar)
        • Mary Bourn
          • John2 Fairbairn (Nov 1788 - May 1848)
            • Hannah Spoor (bet. 1786 - 1791 - )
              • John3 Fairbairn (Feb 1817 - Mar 1868)
                • Jane Colling (circa 1815 - aft. 1861)
                  • William H.4 Fairbairn (Apr 1838 - bet. Sep 1898 - Dec 1898)
                    • Annie A. Sudron (circa 1848 - aft. 1881)
                      • William H.5 Fairbairn (bet. Jun 1868 - Sep 1868 - aft. 1901)
                        • Jessie Ross (circa 1869 - )
                          • Charles H.6 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1898 - Dec 1898 - )
                      • Charles J.5 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1875 - Mar 1875 - Apr 1936)
                        • Annie Hesketh (Jul 1874 - Jul 1921)
                          • Kenneth6 Fairbairn (May 1904 - )
                          • Charles J.6 Fairbairn (Mar 1912 - Dec 1989)
                      • George5 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1882 - Mar 1882 - aft. 1907)
                        • Mary I. Robinson (circa 1883 - )
                  • Mary4 Fairbairn (Nov 1839 - )
                  • John4 Fairbairn (Feb 1843 - Apr 1843)
                  • Margaret4 Fairbairn (Apr 1844 - aft. 1871)
                    • James S. Stuart (circa 1836 - aft. 1871)
                  • Jane H.4 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1846 - aft. 1871)
                  • John4 Fairbairn (May 1852 - aft. 1861)
                  • Charles G.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1855 - aft. 1871)
              • Frances J.3 Fairbairn (Sep 1819 - aft. 1851)
              • William H.3 Fairbairn (Oct - Jul 1820)
              • George3 Fairbairn (Nov 1826 - )
          • Thomas W.2 Fairbairn (Sep 1790 - )
          • George2 Fairbairn (Dec 1798 - )
DNA Tested Line