• 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 farmer, County Cavan (marr. abt 1790)
Moved to Ayrshire, SCT by 1830s.
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  • Walter0 Fairbairn (say 1770 - )
    • Jane Corbett (say 1770 - bet. 1799 - 1879)
      • Walter1 Fairbairn (circa 1799 - Jun 1879)
        • Jane Brown (circa 1797 - 1888)
          • David2 Freebairn (circa 1827 - aft. 1841)
          • Samuel2 Fairbairn (circa 1835 - 1911)
            • Margaret McCulloch (circa 1837 - 1875)
              • Janet3 Fairbairn (Jul 1858 - aft. 1871)
              • David3 Fairbairn (Mar 1860 - )
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (Jan 1862 - 1864)
              • Mary3 Fairbairn (Dec 1863 - )
              • Anne3 Fairbairn (Sep 1866 - )
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (Feb 1870 - aft. 1881)
              • Jane3 Fairbairn (Aug 1872 - aft. 1881)
              • Isabella R.3 Fairbairn (Jun 1874 - )
          • Walter2 Fairbairn (circa 1842 - aft. 1891)
            • Catherine Nixon (circa 1840 - aft. 1891)
              • Elizabeth3 Fairbairn (circa 1869 - aft. 1881)
              • George3 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1870 - Feb 1947)
                • Helen Cummings (circa 1874 - Apr 1925)
                  • Elizabeth4 Fairbairn (circa 1896 - )
                  • George4 Fairbairn (1904 - 1965)
                  • Catherine4 Fairbairn (circa 1906 - )
                  • Helen4 Fairbairn (circa 1908 - )
                  • Mary C.4 Fairbairn (Sep 1909 - Mar 1979)
              • Jane3 Fairbairn (circa 1874 - aft. 1881)
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa 1876 - )
                • Ellen Irvine (circa 1877 - )
          • Jane2 Fairbairn (circa 1846 - aft. 1851)