Alexander Fairbairn1

(1722 - 15 Jun 1798)


     Alexander Fairbairn was born in 1722 ?SCT or ?IRL several family trees show as born Ireland - ?Ulster plantation link?2
     Alexander Fairbairn married Catherine Crissey say 1760 ?Duncan Creek, Laurens Co., SC, USA.3
     Alexander Fairbairn married Mrs (?) Langston aft. 1781 ?Laurens, Laurens Co., SC, USA.4
     Alexander Fairbairn died on 15 Jun 1798 Duncan Creek, Laurens Co., SC, USA.2
The records of the Middle Spring Presbyterian Church Session Book, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, 1742-1748 record: "The following concerns a riotous quarrel involving members of Middle Spring and Big Springs congregations. Robert Finley complained that George M'Elwain had assaulted him and tore his handkerchief. William Carnachan complained that William McCall assaulted him first. Other persons involved: Joseph Carnachan, James Laughlane, Junr., James Jake, Saml. Smith, John Jake, John Smith, Alexander Fairbairn, Francis McCall, John McCall. Sponsors: Gustavus Henderson, John Curry re a squablle at John Lackey's wedding when some came to see if the bride and groom were in bed; mentions Wm. McCall, Senr. and his son Wm. McCall, John Wiley, Saml. Culbertson. William and John McCall state that someone had mixed stilled liquor in their beer."
wshendon (Ancestry) adds that this Alexander is the one who moved to Laurens Co., SC, and was married to Catherine CRISSY (mother of his three children Margaret, James, Janette; d. 1781), then married Mrs LANGDON.5,6

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  • James Fairbairn4 (Feb 1770 - Aug 1830)
Last Edited3 Aug 2013


  1. [S1961] Www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence by LornaHen (1) FAIRBAIRNs of Duncan Creek, Laurens, SC, from…, extracted Feb 2013.
  2. [S1961] Www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence by LornaHen (1) Alexander FAIRBAIRN 1722-15 Jun 1798, from FAIRBAIRNs of Duncan Creek, Laurens, SC, from…, extracted Feb 2013.
  3. [S1961] Www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence by LornaHen (1) Catherine (1740 - 16 Jul 1781) w/o Alexander FAIRBAIRN, from FAIRBAIRNs of Duncan Creek, Laurens, SC, from…, extracted Feb 2013.
  4. [S7] - Family Trees online at, Alexander FAIRBAIRN (1722-1798) m1 Catherine CRISSEY (d. 1781, family Margaret, James & Janette) m2 Mrs LANGSTON, from wshendon, Feb 2013.
  5. [S5] online at, 1742-1748 Alexander FAIRBAIRN, Cumberland Co., PA, from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Church Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Transcribed from LDS Family History Library copies of church records for this locality. For more information, see the Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) for FHL 974.843 K2w, extracted Feb 2013.
  6. [S7] - Family Trees online at, Alexander FAIRBAIRN (1722-1798) m1 Catherine CRISSEY (d. 1781) m2 Mrs LANGSTON, from wshendon, Feb 2013.
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