• 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"
at Longformacus & Fogo, BEW (marr. abt 1790)
Many/most children emigrated to Ontario, with some populating Michigan.
There must be at least one direct male line FAIRBAIRN from this line still in existance willing to represent this line in the dna project?
Charts only show those I have researched, only descendants still with the surname FAIRBAIRN, and their spouses, and usually only deceased FAIRBAIRN family members. Exceptions include direct lines down to researchers included elsewhere on the site, or for DNA project participants who have agreed to be shown in the latter project. Should you wish to be included in your relevant chart, please contact the webmistress, using the link in the page footer.
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Where there is doubt, conflicting evidence for relationships, or additional published information exists, this is usually discussed on the appropriate person's page, follow the link and make up your mind from the information and sources shown.

DNA Tested Line
  • Thomas0 Fairbairn (m. Elspeth WOOD) (circa 1746 - 1814)
    • Elspeth Wood (circa 1767 - 1833)
      • Nanny1 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1784 - Dec 1832)
      • Louisa1 Fairbairn (circa May 1786 - )
      • John1 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1788 - 1795)
      • George1 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1792 - 1810)
      • Euphemia1 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1794 - Mar 1852)
        • William Stewart (circa 1804 - bet. 1841 - 1851)
      • Robert1 Fairbairn (Nov 1796 - Sep 1874)
        • Helen Milne (circa 1797 - aft. 1861)
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (Sep 1824 - May 1900)
            • Mary Middlemiss (Jun 1841 - Jan 1917)
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (circa 1864 - aft. 1911)
                • Maud E. Hesbon (Aug 1887 - )
              • Walter W.3 Fairbairn (Apr 1867 - Sep 1936)
                • Edith E. Sanford (Jul 1875 - bet. 1904 - 1910)
                  • Wayne T.4 Fairbairn (May 1894 - Dec 1976)
                    • Ida V. Jackson (circa 1894 - )
                      • Wayne W.5 Fairbairn (May 1918 - Feb 1998)
                  • Clifford R.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1898 - aft. 1930)
                    • Rose M. Leuthard (circa 1899 - aft. 1930)
                  • Morley4 Fairbairn (Aug 1903 - Sep 1981)
                • Daphne I. T. Ormsby (circa 1884 - )
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (Aug 1870 - 1950)
              • Peter3 Fairbairn (Jul 1875 - aft. 1930)
                • Iva Moose (circa 1882 - aft. 1930)
                  • Barton L.4 Fairbairn (circa 1907 - 1973)
                    • Bertha K. Hoyt (Sep 1911 - Jan 2000)
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa 1878 - aft. 1881)
          • Peter2 Fairbairn (Aug 1826 - Feb 1910)
          • Christiana2 Fairbairn (circa 1830 - )
            • Nicholas Hurst (circa 1831 - )
              • Mary A.3 Hurst (circa 1857 - )
                • John W. Copeland (circa 1848 - )
                  • Janet H.4 Copeland (circa 1883 - Feb 1924)
            • Daniel Cameron (circa 1832 - )
          • John M.2 Fairbairn (circa 1832 - aft. 1900)
            • Christina MacDonald (circa 1839 - aft. 1910)
              • Robert A.3 Fairbairn (Jan 1876 - )
              • Margaret H.3 Fairbairn (Feb 1878 - )
          • George M.2 Fairbairn (Mar 1838 - Sep 1913)
            • Martha J. McDowell (circa 1842 - aft. 1901)
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa 1870 - aft. 1930)
                • Fanny Massengale (circa 1884 - )
                  • George R.4 Fairbairn (circa 1904 - Apr 1981)
                    • Beulah B. Tillett (circa 1910 - Jan 1989)
                      • Irene J.5 Fairbairn (Oct 1936 - Jan 2009)
                  • John O.4 Fairbairn (circa 1905 - Aug 1991)
                  • Thomas V.4 Fairbairn (circa 1907 - Feb 1967)
                  • Peter W.4 Fairbairn (circa 1909 - May 1980)
                    • Marnie T. Halversen (say 1910 - )
                    • Female McFarren (say 1910 - )
                  • Richard E.4 Fairbairn (circa 1915 - aft. 1930)
                  • Henry A.4 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1928 - Dec 2003)
                    • Arlene T. Halversen ( - 2001)
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (Jul 1872 - Dec 1918)
                • Jessie I. Doan (May 1876 - 1958)
                  • Bruce4 Fairbairn (Mar 1904 - Dec 1922)
                  • James E.4 Fairbairn (Sep 1907 - Mar 1979)
                    • Margaret M. Sutton
                  • Stanley G. B. C.4 Fairbairn (Oct 1915 - )
              • James3 Fairbairn (Oct 1874 - aft. 1901)
              • George3 Fairbairn (circa 1875 - May 1919)
                • Elizabeth A. Frith (1876 - 1964)
                  • Edith4 Fairbairn (circa 1907 - bet. 2006 - 2008)
                  • Roy D.4 Fairbairn (May 1912 - 1978)
                    • Marion J. McCallum (1915 - Jan 2001)
              • Clifford P.3 Fairbairn (Jan 1879 - Sep 1964)
                • Martha Baker (circa 1883 - bet. 1907 - 1923)
                • Kate Philpott (circa 1887 - aft. 1923)
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (Mar 1881 - aft. 1911)
                • Mary F. Doan (Feb 1880 - Jan 1954)
                  • Thomas A. M.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1906 - Jan 1991)
      • John1 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1799 - Feb 1869)
        • Janet Lyal (circa Sep 1802 - Jan 1858)
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (1834 - Mar 1871)
          • Mary L.2 Fairbairn (circa 1838 - aft. 1861)
            • John Outerson (Sep 1828 - 1902)
          • Euphemia2 Fairbairn (Jul 1840 - Dec 1885)
            • George McKay (bef. 1840 - )
      • James1 Fairbairn (circa 1800 - aft. 1880)
        • Margery Rose (circa 1807 - aft. 1880)
          • Margaret E.2 Fairbairn (Jun 1827 - )
          • Thomas A.2 Fairbairn (Mar 1829 - aft. 1900)
            • Mary UnknownSurname ?WILSON (circa 1838 - bet. 1870 - 1880)
              • George E.3 Fairbairn (Dec 1864 - aft. 1930)
                • Lena A. Mussey (Apr 1863 - bet. 1900 - 1910)
                  • Thomas G.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1897 - circa 1956)
                    • Marie Snay (circa 1901 - aft. 1930)
                • Ida B. Suiter (Feb 1876 - Aug 1966)
          • James2 Fairbairn (May 1831 - )
          • John2 Fairbairn (circa 1844 - aft. 1880)
            • Josephine Martin (circa 1845 - aft. 1880)
              • Montrose J.3 Fairbairn (Sep 1874 - aft. 1920)
                • Sarah S. Hefley (circa 1871 - )
                • Charlotte Ju.. (circa 1889 - )
              • Florence L.3 Fairbairn (Sep 1879 - )
          • George2 Fairbairn (circa 1847 - aft. 1881)
            • Emily UnknownSurname (circa 1856 - Jun 1881)
              • William J.3 Fairbairn (Jun 1880 - )
      • Thomas1 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1807 - bet. 1870 - 1880)
        • Mary Middlemiss (circa 1810 - aft. 1880)
          • Elspeth2 Fairbairn (circa 1832 - aft. 1880)
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (Jul 1836 - aft. 1916)
            • Margaret Gillies (Sep 1836 - Jun 1916)
              • Charles T.3 Fairbairn (circa 1865 - aft. 1880)
              • William3 Fairbairn (circa 1873 - aft. 1910)
          • Walter2 Fairbairn (circa 1839 - aft. 1920)
            • ?
              • Marion3 Fairbairn (1871 - aft. 1920)
            • Margaret Dunbar (May 1847 - Dec 1913)
              • Mary3 Fairbairn (Oct 1867 - Sep 1917)
                • Howard B. Anthony (circa 1867 - )
              • Walter3 Fairbairn (Mar 1873 - aft. 1930)
          • Robert2 Fairbairn (circa 1842 - Feb 1932)
            • Margaret McDonald (circa 1847 - aft. 1932)
DNA Tested Line