• 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 Eckford 1822, Jane of Ancrum
Given that this family, and that of Archibald & Alison (CROSSER) FAIRBAIRN were the only two baptizing their children at the Gateshaw Session of Morebattle, a relationship between the families is assumed, but as yet unproven.
These Wanted! charts may only show direct male line FAIRBAIRNs (plus their spouses) either known to have male descendants, or hoped to have. Only direct father/son FAIRBAIRN males carry the Y-DNA needed for participation in the DNA project.

  • James0 Fairbairn (circa 1795 - Jun 1846)
    • Mary B. Thomson (circa 1791 - Mar 1867)
      • Robert1 Fairbairn (Jul 1824 - Sep 1907)
        • Isabella Henderson (circa 1827 - Aug 1873)
          • Margaret2 Fairbairn (circa 1852 - aft. 1861)
          • James2 Fairbairn (May 1853 - Nov 1911)
            • Elizabeth Wright (circa 1852 - aft. 1911)
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (Apr 1877 - aft. 1915)
                • Margaret E. Cornwall (bet. Jun 1878 - Sep 1878 - )
                  • Eric G. T.4 Fairbairn (Mar 1915 - Jun 2004)
              • Mary A.3 Fairbairn (Jan 1880 - aft. 1891)
              • Archibald H.3 Fairbairn (Aug 1881 - 1968)
                • Isabella O. Scott (1882 - 1952)
                  • Isabella J.4 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1907 - aft. 1916)
                  • James4 Fairbairn
                  • Elizabeth W.4 Fairbairn
              • Walter W.3 Fairbairn (Nov 1882 - bet. Jun 1970 - Sep 1970)
                • Bernice M. Bunyan (bet. Jan 1896 - Mar 1896 - bet. Jan 1955 - Mar 1955)
                  • Neil J.4 Fairbairn (bet. Jun 1922 - Sep 1922 - Apr 1944)
                  • Hugh C.4 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1932 - Dec 1932 - bet. Jun 1958 - Sep 1958)
                  • Anne C.4 Fairbairn (Nov 1934 - Aug 2007)
                    • Peter J. Nees (circa 1933 - Jul 2002)
              • Isabella3 Fairbairn (circa 1884 - aft. 1901)
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (circa 1886 - aft. 1891)
              • Mabel3 Fairbairn (circa 1888 - aft. 1911)
              • James3 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1891 - aft. 1914)
          • Archibald H.2 Fairbairn (Aug 1855 - bet. Mar 1936 - Jun 1936)
            • Fanny W. Fairbairn (circa 1862 - aft. 1901)
              • Helen D.3 Fairbairn (Dec 1879 - aft. 1913)
                • Harry C. Welsh (say 1875 - )
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (circa 1882 - aft. 1936)
              • William3 Fairbairn (circa 1883 - aft. 1936)
              • Elizabeth3 Fairbairn (circa 1886 - aft. 1911)
              • James3 Fairbairn (Jan 1887 - aft. 1943)
                • Ann Wilkinson (say 1888 - aft. 1943)
                  • James D.4 Fairbairn (circa 1923 - Dec 1943)
              • Edward3 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1889 - Jun 1889 - aft. 1936)
              • John D.3 Fairbairn (circa 1892 - aft. 1922)
                • Matilda Smith (say 1892 - )
              • Archibald H.3 Fairbairn (Sep 1893 - aft. 1917)
                • Female UnknownSurname (say 1893 - )
                  • Archibald4 Fairbairn (circa 1917 - 1986)
                    • Nellie M. Martin (circa 1918 - Jul 2000)
          • Mabel2 Fairbairn (Aug 1859 - 1935)
          • Robert H.2 Fairbairn (Dec 1862 - Aug 1920)
            • Grace C. G. Spalding (circa 1864 - Apr 1908)
              • Robert H.3 Fairbairn (Jul 1893 - May 1958)
                • Vibeke M. Madsen (say 1895 - circa 1975)
              • John S.3 Fairbairn (Feb 1895 - Dec 1956)
                • Helen M. P. Low (May 1893 - circa 1966)
                  • John D.4 Fairbairn (May 1917 - Oct 2001)
                    • Lorraine M. UnknownSurname
              • Isabella H.3 Fairbairn (circa 1899 - aft. 1930)
                • Samuel W. Smith (circa 1890 - )
              • Margaret S.3 Fairbairn (circa 1900 - aft. 1923)
                • Ivy F. Thomson (say 1900 - aft. 1923)
              • James3 Fairbairn (Jun 1901 - Sep 1973)
                • Emele M. Te'o (May 1908 - Nov 1996)