• 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"
Son Thomas is only line represented so far.
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.

  • John0 Fairbairn (m. Elizabeth YULE) (1753 - 1830)
    • Elizabeth Yule (say 1755 - 1842)
      • John1 Fairbairn (Jun 1784 - Mar 1863)
        • Julian Boak (circa 1787 - )
          • John2 Fairbairn (Nov 1807 - bet. Mar 1880 - Jun 1880)
            • Agnes Johnstone (circa 1812 - aft. 1881)
              • James3 Fairbairn (Sep 1837 - aft. 1861)
              • John3 Fairbairn (Sep 1839 - aft. 1861)
                • Maria Jenkins (circa 1843 - )
      • Robert1 Fairbairn (Aug 1787 - )
        • Helen Walker (say 1800 - )
          • John2 Fairbairn (Mar 1823 - bet. 1861 - 1871)
            • Almira Bowen (circa 1828 - aft. 1901)
          • William G.2 Fairbairn (circa 1835 - aft. 1910)
            • Mary E. Rogers (circa 1819 - bet. 1880 - 1882)
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (circa 1857 - aft. 1920)
                • Eliza UnknownSurname (circa 1857 - aft. 1880)
                  • William J.4 Fairbairn (circa 1879 - aft. 1900)
          • Thomas M.2 Fairbairn (Apr 1840 - May 1874)
            • Elfrida Armour ( - bet. 1864 - 1866)
            • Jane Roger (circa 1841 - )
              • James F. R.3 Fairbairn (Jan 1868 - Oct 1932)
                • Blance UnknownSurname (Apr 1868 - aft. 1901)
                  • Thomas G.4 Fairbairn (Mar 1899 - aft. 1920)
                  • George F.4 Fairbairn (Mar 1901 - Jun 1968)
                    • Dorothy J. UnknownSurname (Apr 1900 - Sep 1992)
                      • George R.5 Fairbairn
                • Pansy W. Bell (circa 1889 - )
              • John M. R.3 Fairbairn (Jun 1873 - )
                • Hannah L. MacFarlane (Apr 1874 - )
                  • John M.4 Fairbairn (Apr 1903 - )
                    • Mary D. Ray
                      • John M. R.5 Fairbairn (Oct 1935 - Dec 2008)
      • William1 Fairbairn (May 1794 - aft. 1871)
        • Sarah Lloyd (circa 1796 - aft. 1861)
          • William2 Fairbairn (circa 1826 - bet. Jan 1884 - Mar 1884)
            • Eliza Gordon (circa 1823 - bet. Jun 1866 - Sep 1866)
          • James W.2 Fairbairn (circa 1830 - bet. Sep 1901 - Dec 1901)
            • Susan Minton (circa 1836 - bet. Mar 1866 - Jun 1866)
      • David1 Fairbairn (circa May 1798 - Aug 1871)
        • Margaret Kinninmond (circa 1801 - )
          • John K.2 Fairbairn (circa Aug 1816 - Jan 1881)
        • Lucinda Simpson (say 1800 - bet. 1833 - 1843)
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (Sep 1828 - Nov 1893)
            • Elizabeth S. Lutted (circa 1836 - aft. 1900)
      • Henry1 Fairbairn (Jun 1800 - Jan 1876)
        • Mary Kinninmond (circa 1800 - aft. 1851)
          • John2 Fairbairn (1820 - 1850)
          • James H.2 Fairbairn (1823 - Feb 1898)
            • Jessie Murray
              • Robert M.3 Fairbairn (1850 - aft. 1886)
                • Sarah Norbury
                  • Robert N.4 Fairbairn (1877 - May 1947)
                    • Annie Horder ( - aft. 1947)