• 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"
Married abt 1752, the Ednam blacksmiths
This line still needs a direct male line FAIRBAIRN representative, or two, for the FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA project to see where they "fit".

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  • Edward0 Fairbairn (Ednam blacksmith) (circa 1726 - Aug 1811)
    • Jean Davidson (circa 1732 - 1817)
      • William1 Fairbairn (circa Jul 1754 - 1817)
        • Margaret Thomson (circa 1760 - Sep 1788)
          • Mary2 Fairbairn (Apr 1785 - Jun 1866)
            • John Dickinson (circa 1784 - )
          • Edward2 Fairbairn (Jul 1786 - Jul 1786)
          • Edward2 Fairbairn (Nov 1787 - Jun 1875)
            • Margaret Kinghorn (say 1795 - )
              • Edward3 Fairbairn (Apr 1815 - Jul 1859)
                • Catherine E. Fortner (Oct 1819 - aft. 1850)
                  • Margaret4 Fairbairn (1838 - )
                  • Edward A.4 Fairbairn (1839 - )
                  • Ellen F.4 Fairbairn (say 1842 - )
                  • Mary A.4 Fairbairn (say 1847 - )
                  • William A. S.4 Fairbairn (1849 - circa 1928)
            • Jane Broomfield (circa Feb 1794 - Oct 1864)
              • Elizabeth J.3 Fairbairn (Jul 1820 - Mar 1885)
                • Andrew Glendinnen (circa 1818 - Feb 1850)
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (Mar 1822 - Jul 1890)
                • James Kerr (circa 1817 - Jan 1885)
              • William3 Fairbairn (Nov 1823 - Aug 1887)
                • Helen Douglas (circa 1835 - Jun 1877)
                  • William4 Fairbairn (Aug 1856 - aft. 1899)
                    • Mary A. Simson (circa 1859 - 1938)
                      • William5 Fairbairn (circa 1886 - aft. 1911)
                      • John M.5 Fairbairn (circa 1887 - aft. 1911)
                      • Edward5 Fairbairn (circa 1889 - aft. 1911)
                      • Constance5 Fairbairn (circa 1890 - 1963)
                        • William H. Miller (say 1890 - )
                      • Herbert J.5 Fairbairn (circa 1892 - aft. 1911)
                      • Douglas5 Fairbairn (circa 1894 - aft. 1911)
                      • Helena D.5 Fairbairn (circa 1899 - aft. 1911)
                  • Fanny W.4 Fairbairn (circa 1862 - aft. 1911)
                    • Archibald H. Fairbairn (Aug 1855 - bet. Mar 1936 - Jun 1936)
                      • Helen D.5 Fairbairn (Dec 1879 - aft. 1913)
                        • Harry C. Welsh (say 1875 - )
                      • Robert5 Fairbairn (circa 1882 - aft. 1936)
                      • William5 Fairbairn (circa 1883 - aft. 1936)
                      • Elizabeth5 Fairbairn (circa 1886 - aft. 1911)
                      • James5 Fairbairn (Jan 1887 - aft. 1943)
                        • Ann Wilkinson (say 1888 - aft. 1943)
                          • James D.6 Fairbairn (circa 1923 - Dec 1943)
                      • Edward5 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1889 - Jun 1889 - aft. 1936)
                      • John D.5 Fairbairn (circa 1892 - aft. 1922)
                        • Matilda Smith (say 1892 - )
                      • Archibald H.5 Fairbairn (Sep 1893 - aft. 1917)
                        • Female UnknownSurname (say 1893 - )
                          • Archibald6 Fairbairn (circa 1917 - 1986)
                            • Nellie M. Martin (circa 1918 - Jul 2000)
                  • Janet W.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1862 - )
                  • Jane B.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1863 - aft. 1901)
                  • Edward4 Fairbairn (May 1865 - Dec 1916)
                    • Isabella Hogarth (circa 1871 - Apr 1937)
                      • Jean5 Fairbairn (1906 - Oct 1933)
                      • John H.5 Fairbairn (circa 1910 - )
                  • Janet D.4 Fairbairn (Mar 1867 - aft. 1881)
                  • John4 Fairbairn (Aug 1869 - aft. 1881)
                  • James4 Fairbairn (Aug 1871 - aft. 1891)
                  • Mary4 Fairbairn (Dec 1873 - aft. 1891)
                  • Helen4 Fairbairn (Sep 1875 - aft. 1891)
              • Jane3 Fairbairn (Dec 1825 - Jun 1899)
                • Thomas Morrison (Apr 1816 - Feb 1887)
              • Mary3 Fairbairn (Jan 1828 - )
                • James MacKay (circa 1831 - )
              • James3 Fairbairn (Jul 1831 - Apr 1871)
                • Catherine A. Bruce (circa 1832 - )
                  • Margaret R. B.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1852 - aft. 1871)
                  • Edward4 Fairbairn (Apr 1853 - aft. 1939)
                    • Elinor M. UnknownSurname (circa 1859 - aft. 1910)
                      • John F.5 Fairbairn (circa Jan 1880 - aft. 1910)
                      • Edward J.5 Fairbairn (circa 1885 - aft. 1910)
                      • Thomas S. A.5 Fairbairn (circa 1890 - bet. 1922 - 2004)
                    • Lillie C. UnknownSurname (Jan 1874 - aft. 1939)
                  • Peter4 Fairbairn (circa 1854 - aft. 1861)
                  • Jane B.4 Fairbairn (Dec 1855 - Aug 1935)
                  • James B.4 Fairbairn (Jan 1858 - bet. 1893 - 1901)
                    • Mary Wilson (circa 1856 - aft. 1901)
                      • Alexander5 Fairbairn (circa 1883 - aft. 1901)
                      • William5 Fairbairn (circa 1887 - aft. 1901)
                      • John5 Fairbairn (circa 1893 - aft. 1901)
                  • Joseph T.4 Fairbairn (May 1859 - 1863)
                  • Alexander4 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1861 - )
                  • William S.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1863 - aft. 1920)
                    • Lillian M. Smith (Mar 1865 - aft. 1920)
                      • Ruth E.5 Fairbairn (May 1896 - )
              • John3 Fairbairn (Nov 1833 - aft. 1841)
              • Joseph T.3 Fairbairn (Sep 1836 - aft. 1874)
                • Amelia Wright (circa 1820 - Apr 1897)
      • Jennet1 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1758 - )
      • Jannet1 Fairbairn (Feb 1762 - )
      • Margaret1 Fairbairn (circa Jan 1765 - 1769)
      • Elizabeth1 Fairbairn (May 1767 - 1769)
      • John1 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1769 - circa Jan 1771)
      • John1 Fairbairn (Dec 1771 - )
      • James1 Fairbairn (Jun 1775 - )