• 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 Nenthorn 1796, Jane of Melrose
A descendant from the line of Andrew is particularly wanted given his death certificate information - but we also need a representative from another son of George and Jane
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.

  • George0 Fairbairn (m. Jane LAW) (say 1770 - bet. 1815 - 1851)
    • Jane Law (circa 1781 - aft. 1861)
      • George1 Fairbairn (Apr 1799 - Feb 1885)
        • Margaret Lough (circa 1798 - bet. Jan 1883 - Mar 1883)
          • Adam2 Fairbairn (Apr 1821 - Dec 1876)
            • Elizabeth Piercy (circa 1825 - aft. 1881)
              • George3 Fairbairn (Mar 1847 - aft. 1911)
                • Elizabeth Grieve (circa 1842 - aft. 1901)
                  • Walter G.4 Fairbairn (circa 1878 - 1930)
                  • George W.4 Fairbairn (circa 1883 - aft. 1944)
                    • Isabella Weir (say 1890 - )
              • Adam3 Fairbairn (circa 1849 - bet. 1882 - 1891)
                • Agnes Grieve (circa 1853 - aft. 1901)
                  • George J.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1883 - )
                    • Anne M. Sangster (circa 1878 - )
                      • George G. L.5 Fairbairn (May 1912 - Apr 1992)
              • William3 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1850 - aft. 1881)
                • Christina Marshall (circa 1851 - aft. 1901)
                  • Adam G. P.4 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1875 - Dec 1875 - aft. 1930)
                    • Jane L. Legg (circa 1880 - aft. 1920)
                      • Roy L.5 Fairbairn (Dec 1913 - Dec 1990)
                  • John T.4 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1878 - Jun 1878 - aft. 1901)
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa 1855 - Jun 1916)
                • Martha S. Baird (circa 1855 - bet. Mar 1892 - Jun 1892)
                  • Andrew B.4 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1888 - Dec 1888 - 1922)
          • Archibald2 Fairbairn (Jan 1823 - bet. 1895 - 1900)
            • Janet Aitchison (circa 1829 - aft. 1895)
              • George3 Fairbairn (Apr 1850 - aft. 1900)
                • Susan Hamilton (circa 1850 - )
                  • Frank A.4 Fairburn (Nov 1876 - aft. 1930)
                    • Cordelia Patterson (circa 1883 - )
                      • Craig H.5 Fairburn (May 1922 - Apr 1998)
              • William A.3 Fairbairn (Nov 1858 - aft. 1910)
                • Sarah L. UnknownSurname (Dec 1860 - aft. 1900)
          • William2 Fairbairn (Dec 1824 - bet. Sep 1903 - Dec 1903)
            • Isabella Black (circa 1827 - aft. 1891)
              • Adam A.3 Fairbairn (Apr 1862 - Sep 1912)
                • Sarah J. Welsh (Nov 1868 - Dec 1936)
                  • William G.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1888 - Oct 1969)
                    • Elnora D. Coons (Dec 1890 - aft. 1930)
                      • Wilbur D.5 Fairbairn (Jun 1912 - Oct 1969)
                  • Andrew H.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1894 - )
                    • Sadie M. Buchfinch (bef. 1904 - )
                      • George A.5 Fairbairn
                      • Robert F.5 Fairbairn
                      • Arnold A.5 Fairbairn
                      • Virgil D.5 Fairbairn
                  • Robert L.4 Fairbairn (Mar 1900 - 1974)
                    • Alice E. Jorgensen (Jan 1902 - )
              • William3 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1866 - Jun 1866 - bet. Jan 1924 - Mar 1924)
                • Isabella Lumsden (circa 1864 - aft. 1911)
                  • George W.4 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1893 - Jun 1893 - bet. Jun 1960 - Sep 1960)
                  • John J.4 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1904 - Mar 1904 - aft. 1911)
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (circa 1873 - aft. 1901)
          • Andrew2 Fairbairn (May 1831 - Mar 1879)
      • Archibald1 Fairbairn (May 1801 - circa Feb 1845)
        • Margaret Stevens (bet. 1801 - 1806 - )
          • David2 Fairbairn (1826 - aft. 1881)
            • Isabella Trotter (circa 1826 - aft. 1891)
              • Archibald3 Fairbairn (Jun 1864 - bet. Mar 1915 - Jun 1915)
                • Ellen T. Alty (bet. Jan 1885 - Mar 1885 - aft. 1911)
                  • Henry A.4 Fairbairn
              • Robert T.3 Fairbairn (Mar 1867 - Nov 1936)
                • Louisa A. Chisholm (circa 1867 - aft. 1901)
                  • Archibald D.4 Fairbairn (circa Jul 1900 - aft. 1936)
                  • Douglas C.4 Fairbairn (Nov 1904 - Feb 1987)
      • Andrew1 Fairbairn (Aug 1815 - Apr 1899)
        • Jane Douglas (circa 1814 - 1877)
          • George2 Fairbairn (circa 1834 - bet. 1891 - 1901)
            • Elizabeth (?) (circa 1833 - aft. 1891)
          • William2 Fairbairn (circa 1846 - aft. 1901)
            • Marjory Rae (circa 1846 - aft. 1915)
              • Andrew3 Fairbairn (Aug 1884 - aft. 1919)
              • Robert R.3 Fairbairn (circa 1886 - aft. 1891)
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (circa 1854 - aft. 1871)
          • Archibald2 Fairbairn (circa 1854 - aft. 1871)