• 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 1769 Edinburgh
This line still needs a direct male line FAIRBAIRN representative, or two, for the FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA project to see where they "fit".
George is the ancestor of both the Rev John FAIRBAIRN, Minister of the Free Kirk, Allanton (BEW), and Sir Nicholas FAIRBAIRN, M.P.
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  • George0 Fairbairn (say 1750 - )
    • Mary Ramsay (say 1740 - )
      • Thomas1 Fairbairn (Jul 1770 - Mar 1834)
        • Margaret Clarkson (Aug 1770 - Feb 1844)
          • Agnes2 Fairbairn (1807 - )
          • George2 Fairbairn (1808 - 1874)
          • Rev John C.2 Fairbairn (Dec 1809 - Sep 1873)
            • Margaret Wilson (circa 1809 - )
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn M.D. (Mar 1811 - aft. 1853)
            • Helen Kinniburg (Sep 1810 - circa Oct 1853)
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (Jul 1836 - )
              • Agnes3 Fairbairn (Jun 1837 - aft. 1890)
                • John Crighton (circa 1805 - Nov 1890)
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (Aug 1838 - )
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (Jan 1840 - circa 1857)
              • Camilla3 Fairbairn (Jun 1841 - 1913)
              • Helen3 Fairbairn (Jun 1844 - Mar 1855)
              • George S.3 Fairbairn (Jul 1845 - Apr 1910)
                • Anna D. Park (circa 1844 - bet. 1891 - 1910)
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1851 - aft. 1861)
          • James2 Fairbairn (1812 - bef. 1818)
          • William2 Fairbairn (Nov 1814 - circa 1873)
            • Agnes H. Dodds (Jan 1828 - 1914)
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (1854 - Mar 1923)
                • Cecilia Leefe (1854 - 1946)
                  • William R. D.4 Fairbairn (Aug 1889 - Dec 1964)
                    • Mary A. M. Gordon (1901 - Sep 1952)
                      • Sir Nicholas5 Fairbairn (Dec 1933 - Feb 1995)
              • Isabella R.3 Fairbairn (Oct 1856 - Aug 1879)
              • Andrew D.3 Fairbairn (Oct 1859 - Jul 1940)
                • Catherine C. Hill (1864 - Aug 1949)
                  • Eliza M.4 Fairbairn (1889 - 1970)
                  • Agnes H.4 Fairbairn (circa Nov 1890 - aft. 1891)
                  • William4 Fairbairn (1893 - 1985)
                  • Margaret H.4 Fairbairn (circa 1900 - aft. 1911)
              • William3 Fairbairn (May 1861 - aft. 1901)
              • John C.3 Fairbairn (Nov 1862 - 1919)
              • Hamilton D.3 Fairbairn (Mar 1864 - Jan 1952)
              • Agnes3 Fairbairn (Aug 1865 - 1869)
              • Margaret R.3 Fairbairn (Oct 1867 - aft. 1930)
              • Elizabeth J.3 Fairbairn (Mar 1870 - Jun 1965)
                • William Hunter (say 1870 - )
          • James2 Fairbairn (Mar 1818 - )
          • Robert W.2 Fairbairn (Aug 1821 - Jun 1845)
          • Janet2 Fairbairn (Aug 1823 - Jan 1886)
            • Rev William Binnie (bef. 1830 - )