• 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"
of Oldhamstocks
Love to hear from a male FAIRBAIRN descendant willing to help us by joining the Fairbairn DNA project to see if any connection to the other FAIRBAIRN families
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.
DNA Tested line
  • Alexander0 Fairbairn (say 1767 - )
    • Alison Guiler (say 1770 - )
      • George1 Fairbairn (Jul 1799 - Feb 1854)
        • Elizabeth Fair (bet. 1796 - 1800 - Oct 1842)
          • William2 Fairbairn (circa Jul 1828 - Feb 1919)
            • Janet Chisholm (circa 1829 - Sep 1893)
              • George3 Fairbairn (Nov 1855 - bet. 1902 - 1942)
                • Henrietta Tait (May 1857 - )
                  • William4 Fairbairn (circa 1895 - Jul 1915)
                  • Jacob T.4 Fairbairn (Sep 1902 - Mar 1962)
          • James2 Fairbairn (Jul 1833 - Jun 1909)
            • Sophia K. Johnston (circa 1835 - Mar 1887)
              • George3 Fairbairn (Jul 1857 - Apr 1914)
                • Janet Simpson (circa 1857 - Jan 1933)
                  • James P.4 Fairbairn (circa Jan 1891 - )
              • Robert J. J.3 Fairbairn (Feb 1864 - aft. 1930)
                • Margaret G. Welsh (Jan 1865 - aft. 1942)
              • James3 Fairbairn (May 1866 - bet. 1911 - 1926)
                • Mary J. Darcey (circa 1871 - aft. 1911)
                  • Leonard4 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1905 - Dec 1905 - bet. Sep 1966 - Dec 1966)
DNA Tested line