Note: most web trees say born Edinburgh, which seems unlikely, particularly as the most likely census data, 1851 Eckford, says Oxnam - which latter assumes that John is indeed the son of Alexander and Isabella
Note: entry for 31st Dec 1853 reads: John Fairbairn and Margaret Deans both in this parish gave up their names for proclamation in order to marriage 13 Jan 1854 married by the Revd Mr Mackie Minister of Makerston (others on the page were married by Rev YAIR, Eckford Manse, Rev RENTON of Kelso and Rev BAIN of Jedburgh)
Place: Garafraxa, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada
Note: FAIRBAIRN: John farmer F.C. 28 (last b'day) ; wife Mrs 24 both b Scotland, marr. in 1854; Children: Alexander 4, Jessie 2 both b CAN; Log cabin;
Note: FAIRBAIRN: John 56 farmer; Margaret 49 both b Scotland; assumed children: James 19 farmers son, Isabella 17, George 14, William 11, Robert 6 all b ONT; Prev. hsehold Margaret's parents: DEANS: James 73 Janet 67;
Place: West Garafraxa, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada
Note: FAIRBAIRN (indexed as FARRKUIM): John 76 b 18 Oct 1824 Scotland, retired; wife Margaret 69 b 18 Mar 1832 Scotland; (images not currently available but doesn't appear to be any other FAIRBAIRNs on page)
Note: Entry reads: Alexander Fairbairn of this Parish and Isabella Atchison of the Parish of Eccles were married Irregularly on the 25th day of Novr 1808 (several entries later a Rachel FAIRBAIRN of Cornhill married John FOSTER)
Place: Timpendean, Par. of Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN (all b ROX): Alexander 50 ag lab; Isable (sic) 50; Isable 20 ag lab; Agnes 12 ag lab; (next page) Helen 10 ag lab; Alexander 3
Place: Kersknowe, Par. of Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Alexr 62 head, ag lab b Ednam ROX (originally Ednam BEW); wife Isabella 60 b Swinton, BEW; Children: James 36 (widower) ag lab b Eccles, BEW; John 25 ag lab b Oxnam, ROX; Grdsons: Alexander 12 scholar b Eccles; James 7 b Ancrum, ROX
↑ Fairbairn-766 was created by Lorna Henderson through the import of FBJamesLINDSAYAgnes4WTJun2015.ged on Jun 16, 2015. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: