• 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"
Publisher of Philadelphia then New York, m. abt 1815
William's grandson, Dr Henry Arnold FAIRBAIRN a surgeon in NY, has a rather "interesting" biography claiming assorted Borders families as of his line.
Any surviving direct line males available to check how this line may match any existing lines?
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.

  • William0 Fairbairn (Jul 1762 - Feb 1843)
    • Mary Mott (Dec 1776 - Feb 1840)
      • Robert B.1 Fairbairn (May 1818 - Jan 1899)
        • Juliet Arnold (Jun 1822 - Aug 1893)
          • Mary E.2 Fairbairn (circa 1851 - aft. 1910)
            • Andrew W. Gilkeson Jr (Oct 1853 - Jun 1899)
              • Fairbairn3 Gilkeson (Aug 1890 - )
          • Julia A. H.2 Fairbairn (circa 1853 - bet. 1870 - 1880)
          • Henry A.2 Fairbairn (May 1855 - bet. 1920 - 1930)
            • Alice LeFevre (circa 1861 - aft. 1910)
              • Robert L.3 Fairbairn (circa 1889 - aft. 1940)
                • Mary L. Fanning (Nov 1884 - Jan 1972)
                  • Henry A.4 Fairbairn (Mar 1918 - Dec 2010)
              • Ruth3 Fairbairn (circa 1890 - )
              • Russell A.3 Fairbairn (Jan 1891 - May 1966)
                • Julia L. UnknownSurname
              • Agnes L.3 Fairbairn (circa 1893 - )
          • Alice2 Fairbairn (circa 1862 - aft. 1940)