John  Fairbairn

John Fairbairn (1833 - 1909)

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John Fairbairn
Born in Grenville, Quebec, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in West Hawkesbury Twp?, Prescott Co, Ontario, Canadamap
Husband of — married in Stillwater, Minnesota, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota, USAmap
Fairbairn-662 created 4 May 2014 | Last modified
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Contents

Biography

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.

Name

Name: John /Fairbairn/ [2]

Birth

Birth:
Date: 15 APR 1833
Place: Grenville, Quebec, Canada[3][4]
Birth:
Date: 07 SEP 1834
Place: Grenville, Quebec, Canada
Note: this date coming from his death cert. Assorted records over the years have ranged from abt 1833 thru to 1842, and the place is the most likely from the range of Scotland, Canada West (Ontario) and Canada East (Quebec), and the Grenville on his newfound baptism, and his marriage cert, which place does appear to be just across the river from Hawkesbury, and matches where other related Fairbairns were in 1842[5][6][7][8][9]

Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using 15 APR 1833

Death

Death:
Date: 28 MAR 1909
Place: Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota, USA
Note: cert. shows John A as aged 74 yrs 6 mths 21 days, ie born 7 Sep 1834, s/o John Fairbairn and Agnes Williamson, both b Scotland. John A born Canada, married at 27, 9 children, 8 still living; cod senile paraplegia, Buried Fairview 31sth Mar. indexed as: John A FAIRBAIRU (sic) dth CertID# 1909-MN-013830, Washington Co[10][11]

Reference

Reference: 32772

Note

Note: Despite John A's marriage and dth cert both stating his father was John, and his dth cert saying his mother was Agnes Williamson, not Jane, I have reached the conclusion that the John who married Sarah Daughterty was the John s/o David and Jane (Williamson) F.[12][13][14][15][16][17]
Note: We'd love to hear from you if can share any light on how the <a href="dcfairbairnroberttaylorelizabeth.htm">Sunderland ancestors of Albert</a> and this line can be cousins (see the Fairbairn DNA project for further details: yes related, but only very distantly)[18]

Christening

Christening:
Date: 14 SEP 1834
Place: Dist of St Jerome, Quebec, Canada
Note: entry reads: Folio fifty sixth Baptism
John lawful son of John Fairbairn born on the fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand and Eight Hundred and Thirty Three was baptised by me at Grenville Lower Canada on this the fourteenth day of September One Thousand Eight Hundred and thirty four
William Mair Minister of Grenville & Chatham
Witnesses J Asntly?, John Wilson[19]

Marriage

Husband: John Fairbairn
Wife: Sarah Ann Daughterty
Child: William George Fairbairn
Marriage:
Date: 01 MAY 1862
Place: West Hawkesbury Twp?, Prescott Co, Ontario, Canada
Note: John Fairburn, 23, Hawkesbury, b Grenville, resid. West Hawkesbury Twp, s/o Johnathan Fairburn, marr. 1 May 1862 to S. A. Dougherty, 19, b Vankleek Hill, resid. West Hawkesbury Twp, d/o Jacob Dougherty[20][21][22][23]
Census:
Date: 11 JUN 1870
Place: Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota, USA
Note: FAIRBAIRN,: John 34, b Canada West, works in mill, male, white, real estate valued at 0, personal estate valued at 0, both parents of foreign birth, marked as a "Male citizen of US of 21 yrs of age or upwards, whose right to vote is denied or abridged on other grounds than rebellion or other crime", not marked as a male citizen of the US of 21 yrs of age or upward; Sarah E (sic), 27, fem, white, "keeping house", b Canada West, both parents of foreign birth; Assumed children (all "parents of foreign birth"): Marion, female, 6, and Helen, 5 both attending school during year; John 4, male, white, did not attend school during year; all b Canada West; William 1 b "Minn", did not attend school. Also Elizabeth SYGELKE, domestic 16 b Iowa[24][25]
Husband: John Fairbairn
Wife: Charity Smithson
Marriage:
Date: 02 JUN 1877
Place: Stillwater, Minnesota, USA
Note: (had been married 23 yrs at 1900 census)[26][27][28]
Census:
Date: 11 JUN 1880
Place: Stillwater, Washington Co, Minnesota, USA
Note: FAIRBURN: John 45 Carpenter ; wife Charity 32 keeping house, both b Canada, F/M b Canada; Children: May 17 Seamstress , Helen 15 At Home, John 13 Works In Saw Mill, all b Canada, F/M b Canada; William 11,Sarah 9 both at school; Mary 2 all born Minnesota, F/M b Canada; Also nephew James 28 Laborer b Canada F/M b Canada[29]
Census:
Date: JUN 1895
Place: Stillwater Ward 3, Washington Co, Minnesota, USA
Note: FAIRBAIRN: John A 58 in MN 29 yrs 6 mths at locality 27 yrs 6 mths saw ?felu? mill emp 6mths of last year, Charity 46 both b CAN; Mary J 17, Russell L 14, Myrtle F 4 all b Minn ?or Wisc? All parents foreign born[30]
Census:
Date: 1900
Place: Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota, USA
Note: John FAIRBAIRN, head, white, male, b Apr 1842, aged 58, married 23 yrs, born Canada E(ast), parents both b Canada E, yr of immigration unknown, Naturalisation = "NA"; occupation saw????, unemp 6 mths, can read, write and speak English, house owned, free of mortgage. Wife Mrs Charity FAIRBAIRN, b Mar 1846, aged 54, married 23 yrs, mother of 4 children, 3 living, b. British Columbia, father b England, mother b British Canada, immigrated 1878, in US for 28 yrs, can read write and speak English. Dtr Mary J FAIRBAIRN, b May 1878, 22, single, student, unemp. 3 mths, attended school 9 mths; b Minnesota, father b C(anada) E(ast), mother British Canada Son Russell S FAIRBAIRN, b Nov 1880, aged 19, bookkeeper, 0 mths unemployed; Dtr Faith Myrtle FAIRBAIRN, b Dec 1890, aged 9, student, at school 9 mths; both b Minnesota, father b Canada E(ast), mother b C(anada) E(ast) both can read, write and speak English.[31]
Census:
Date: 04 JUN 1905
Place: Stillwater, Washington Co, Minnesota, USA
Note: FAIRBAIRN: John A 70 b CAN F b Scotland M b IRL, resid, in state and ED 39 yrs, farmer; Charity 60, b CAN F b England M b CAN, resid. 33 yrs in state 30 in ED; Children: Russell L 24 b MN book keeper resid. state/ED 24 yrs (might be 27); Faith 14 student resid state/ED 14 yrs.[32]
Husband: John Fairbairn
Wife: Jane Williamson
Child: David Fairbairn
Child: John Fairbairn
Note: A tree Bart copied from the Wellington Cty archives shows Jane, mother of Archibald, David (mar. Charity), James, William, Agnes and John, as Jane WILLIAMSON and marrying 1816 to John FAIRBAIRN, s/o John F and Elizabeth YULE. This John actually married Julian BOAK and stayed in Scotland.[33]
Marriage:
Date: EST 1818
Place:  ?Quebec, Canada
Note: Was Jane married to John or David?
The links between Jane and John are in the Wellington Co, ONT FAIRBAIRN family file, which has a number of errors, but presumably stronger in what is getting to living memory for presumed descendant Norah Carlow.
Evidence places Jane with all of the sons, either by proximity or on the same census, except David whose only appearance is as the likely informant for her death. The only real "proof" of David's name is that Doug Brown's family records show that David that mar. Charity was David II in the history he inherited.
For now however, given Agnes is highly likely to be a dtr of Jane (living next door in 1851 and Jane living with them in 1871), the naming pattern of Alex and Agnes' family indicates Agnes' parents may be a John and Jane.[34][35][36][37][38][39][40]
Census:
Date: 1829
Place: Grenville, Quebec, Canada
Note: John FAIRBURN, non proprietor, close to David WILLIAMSON (prob. his father-in-law) - hsehold:
male under 5 ......... 1 (Robert?)
male 5 to 14 ......... 2 (?Archibald and David?)
female under 14 ....... 2 (Ella and Agnes?)
married male 30 to 60 .. 1 (John)
married female over 14....1 (Jane)
number in household ..... 7[41]

Sources

  1. Fairbairn-662 was created by Lorna Henderson through the import of HendRichFBDNA4WTMay2014Final.ged on May 3, 2014. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.
  2. Source: #S1704 Page: From Census records 1851-1871 received Jan 2003
  3. Source: #S1704 Page: From Census records 1851-1871 received Jan 2003
  4. Source: #S5 Page: Birth 15 Apr 1833 Bap. 14 Sep 1834 John s/o John FAIRBAIRN of Grenville, Lower Canada, St-Philippe-d`Argenteuil (Church of Scotland) , from the Drouin Collection, extracted Dec 2009
  5. Source: #S2759 Page: Dth 28 Mar 1909 John A FAIRBAIRN, born 7 Sep 1834, Canada, d. Stillwater, St Croix & Greeley, Washington Co MN, Cert 13830, copy rcvd Dec 2008
  6. Source: #S1741 Page: From 1870 Census Schedule 1 page 40: Stillwater Township, Washington County, State of Minnesota, entry 258 family 294, rcvd Mar 2003
  7. Source: #S1961 Page: 1880 US Census via LDS site extracted Feb 2003 (Family History Library Film 1254637 Page Number 331B)
  8. Source: #S1741 Page: From Ontario Marriage Records Prescott County , Film 1030064, rcvd Feb 2003
  9. Source: #S5 Page: Marr. 1 May 1862 John A FAIRBURN & S A DOUGHERTY, Prescott, ONT, FHL Film 1030064, from Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924 (index only), extracted Sep 2008
  10. Source: #S1741 Page: Minnesota FAIRBAIRN dths, rcvd Mar 2003
  11. Source: #S2759 Page: Dth 28 Mar 1909 John A FAIRBAIRN, born 7 Sep 1834, Canada, d. Stillwater, St Croix & Greeley, Washington Co MN, Cert 13830, copy rcvd Dec 2008
  12. Source: #S600 Page: Dec 2008, updated Mar 2009
  13. Source: #S2329 Page: 1905 Minnesota Historical Society. Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905. St. Paul, Minnesota, USA: Minnesota Historical Society, 1977. Microfilm. Reels 1-47 and 107-164, roll MNSC_161, hsehold John & Charity FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2008
  14. Source: #S1704 Page: Notes taken by Ross' mother Treva HOTCHKISS nee CHUTE from her grandmother Georgiana (Rcvd Jan 2003)
  15. Source: #S1704 Page: ex 1842 Census, only summary data by age and birthplace was collected, none named other than Head, rcvd Jan 2003 Note: "There were 6 brothers, William, Archie, James, John, Ella (David!!) and Robert. James was brought up at Hawkesbury and Bytown, moved to Toronto after being married and then to Port Burwell etc.."
  16. Source: #S5 Page: Birth 15 Apr 1833 Bap. 14 Sep 1834 John s/o John FAIRBAIRN of Grenville, Lower Canada, St-Philippe-d`Argenteuil (Church of Scotland) , from the Drouin Collection, extracted Dec 2009
  17. Source: #S600 Page: Dec 2009
  18. Source: #S600 Page: Dec 2008, updated Mar 2009
  19. Source: #S5 Page: Birth 15 Apr 1833 Bap. 14 Sep 1834 John s/o John FAIRBAIRN of Grenville, Lower Canada, St-Philippe-d`Argenteuil (Church of Scotland) , from the Drouin Collection, extracted Dec 2009
  20. Source: #S1960 Page: From Norma C, rcvd Feb 2003
  21. Source: #S1741 Page: Marr. 1 May 1862 John s/o Jonathan FAIRBURN; S.A. d/o Jacob DOUGHERTY, from Ontario Marriage Records Prescott County , Film 1030064, rcvd Feb 2003
  22. Source: #S5 Page: Marr. 1 May 1862 John A FAIRBURN & S A DOUGHERTY, Prescott, ONT, FHL Film 1030064, from Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924 (index only), extracted Sep 2008
  23. Source: #S2759 Page: Dth 28 Mar 1909 John A FAIRBAIRN, born 7 Sep 1834, Canada, d. Stillwater, St Croix & Greeley, Washington Co MN, Cert 13830, copy rcvd Dec 2008
  24. Source: #S1741 Page: From 1870 Census Schedule 1 page 40: Stillwater Township, Washington County, State of Minnesota, entry 258 family 294, rcvd Mar 2003
  25. Source: #S2329 Page: 1870 Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota; Roll: M593_718; Page: 104; Image: 212, hsehold of John & Sarah E FAIRBAIRN, rechecked Dec 2008
  26. Source: #S1961 Page: 1880 US Census via LDS site extracted Feb 2003 (Family History Library Film 1254637 Page Number 331B)
  27. Source: #S1741 Page: From 1900 Census Schedule 1 sheet B: Stillwater Township, Washington County, State of Minnesota, Enum Dist 48 Ward 3. House 153 family 179, rcvd Mar 2003
  28. Source: #S2285 Page: Posting Feb 2007 John A FAIRBAIRN/Chairty SMITHSON, by Daniel SENJEM, email hidden, extracted Jun 2008
  29. Source: #S1596 Page: 1880 US Census: FHL Film 1254637 Pg 331B hsehold of John & Charity FAIRBURN, extracted Feb 2003
  30. Source: #S5 Page: 1895 Stillwater Ward 3, Washington, MN Roll V290_103, hsehold of John A & Charity FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jun 2008
  31. Source: #S1741 Page: From 1900 Census Schedule 1 sheet B: Stillwater Township, Washington County, State of Minnesota, Enum Dist 48 Ward 3. House 153 family 179, rcvd Mar 2003
  32. Source: #S2329 Page: 1905 Minnesota Historical Society. Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905. St. Paul, Minnesota, USA: Minnesota Historical Society, 1977. Microfilm. Reels 1-47 and 107-164, roll MNSC_161, hsehold John & Charity FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2008
  33. Source: #S2175 Page: ex descendant chart found in Wellington Cty Archives, rcvd Feb 2003
  34. Source: #S1741 Page: Sep 2002 Family tree
  35. Source: #S1744 Page: Aug 2002
  36. Source: #S1704 Page: Jan 2003
  37. Source: #S5 Page: Marr. Jane d/o David WILLIAMSON & (no forename) FAIRBAIRN, from "The History of the Williamson Family and where they came from, or in other words, their "Family Tree", by Sarah WILLIAMSON, tree of dstcooke, Virginia, USA, extracted Dec 2009
  38. Source: #S2884 Page: "Fairbairn Family", from a copy of an undated, unsourced document found "several years ago" in the Wellington County, Ontario Archives Fairbairn file, (now understood to be submitted pre-1994 by a Nora CARLOW, now deceased), copy rcvd Dec 2009
  39. Source: #S2 Page: Dec 2009
  40. Source: #S2759 Page: Dth 28 Mar 1909 John A FAIRBAIRN, born 7 Sep 1834, Canada, d. Stillwater, St Croix & Greeley, Washington Co MN, Cert 13830, copy rcvd Dec 2008
  41. Source: #S1704 Page: 1829 Grenville QUE Census, family of John FAIRBURN, nr David WILLIAMSON, extract rcvd Dec 2009
  • Birth -= "Québec, registres des églises protestantes, 1763-1967," images, FamilySearch [1] : accessed 24 February 2016), Chatham Township > Presbyterian Church in Canada > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1828-1853 > image 150 of 1901; Archives Nationales du Québec-Montréal, Sainte-Foy (Quebec National Library and Archives, Sainte-Foy). Image 150 of 1901.
  • Source: S1704 Title: EM FAIRBAIRN: QUE/ONT ex Ross H (Oakville), Recipient: Lorna Henderson (NZ)
  • Source: S1741 Title: FT FAIRBAIRN, David & WALKER, Charity (& Emails) ex GSuddaby (BRC, CAN) Rootsweb, Recipient: Lorna Henderson (NZ)
  • Source: S1961 Title: www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence by LornaHen
  • Source: S2329 Title: USA Census - Ancestry, Record Type: USA census images, Location: Various Repository: #R121
  • Repository: R121 Name: Ancestry.com Address: Country: USA
  • Source: S2759 Title: BDM Index: Minnesota http://people.mnhs.org/ Repository: #R65
  • Repository: R65 Name: National Library, New Zealand Address: Molesworth St City: Wellington State: WTN Country: NZ
  • Source: S5 Title: Ancestry.com, Url: http://search.ancestry.com
  • Source: S600 Title: Lorna's Family History Musings


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John Fairbairn - Birth and Baptism Record
John Fairbairn - Birth and Baptism Record

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On 24 Feb 2016 at 08:02 GMT Beverly Henry wrote:

Hello Lorna,

Was scanning through some Chatham records and came across this birth/baptism record for John Fairbairn and uploaded it to your profile for John.

I have another John Fairbairn that I had been working on and thought you might like this record.

Beverly Henry



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