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David Fairbairn (abt. 1798 - 1871)

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David Fairbairn
Born about in Shanna Bank, Abbey St Bathans, Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married in New York, USAmap
Husband of — married in Elizabethtown, Brockville, Ontario, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Culross, Bruce Co., Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jan 2015
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Information shared by the late Sanna GAFFNEY, supplemented by subsequent research
See the Fairbairn One Name Study for more information on David's Fairbairn family

Baptised 4 May 1798 Shanna Bank, Abbey St Bathan, Berwickshire, Scotland [1]

Died 15 Aug 1871 Bruce Co., Ontario [2]

First Family

David Fairbairn
Margaret Kinninmond

abt 1815

First marriage

Husband: David Fairbairn
Wife: Lucinda Simpson

21 Sep 1821 New York, USA

Second marriage

Husband: David Fairbairn
Wife: Catherine Fulford

22 Nov 1843 Elizabethtown, Dist of Johnstown, Ontario, Canada

entry reads: David Fairbairn and Catherine Fulford in presence of Liberty Waters and Edwin E Elliott Elizabethtown November 22 184[3 assumed from context of page] [3]


1851/2 Brockville, Canada West (Ontario)

Notes: FAIRBAIRN: David 54 b SCT lumberer Episcopal Meth; Catherine 30; (Assumed children Margaret 25, Lucy 22, Catherine 13 Isabella 8, James 7, Robert 3 infant 1 all b Canada W, Episcopal Meth [4]

1861 Culross, Bruce Co., Ontario

Notes: FARE BORN: David 63 cabinet maker b SCT, marr. hsehold 3 males 6 females; Catherine 40 marr. b U Canada; Assumed children: Eysibella 17, James 16, Careline Catherine 10, Charlotte 8, Jessie 6, Ann Laurie 4, William Henry 2

1871 Culross, Bruce Co., Ontario

Notes: Fairbairn: David Senior, 72, Scotch origins, painter; Catherine FAIRBAIRN, 49, English origins; Caroline S. age 20 Jessy A 16, Annie L 14, William H 12, Mary E 9, Victoria E 7 all b ONT, I? Meth E; Scotch


  1. IGI (Shanna Bank from dth cert.)
  2. reg. Bruce Co, ONT Aug 28th, roll #MS935_2 extracted Nov 2008
  3. Source #S3445: Marr. 22 Nov 1843 David FAIRBAIRN & Catharine FULFORD, Elizabethtown, Dist. of Johnstown, Leeds, ONT, copy d/loaded Apr 2016
  4. Brockville, Leeds, Canada West (ONT) Dist 199 Sub Dist 199 Pg 55 hsehold of David FAIRBAIRN, extracted Mar 2008
  • Ontario Canada, Deaths 1869-1934 images on
  • Source S3445: Ontario Canada Marriages 1801-1928 images on
  • Ontario Census images,

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