James E Fairbairn1

(24 January 1849 - 9 February 1922)
FatherJohn Fairbairn1 (Jun 1812 - Apr 1896)
MotherElisabeth Miller1 (Dec 1818 - 1891)
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Lorna Henderson
James E FAIRBAIRN (1849-1922)

BMDB data

     James E Fairbairn was born on 24 Jan 1849 New Kingston, Delaware Co., NY, USA, Rosalie 29 Jan, Ed 24th.2,3,4,5
     James E Fairbairn married Mary Alton, daughter of George Alton and Rachel Bouton, on 25 May 1874 ?Delaware Co, NY, USA.6,3,7
     James E Fairbairn died on 9 Feb 1922 Margaretville, Delaware Co., NY, USA, at age 73.8,9,10

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     James E Fairbairn appeared on the census of 3 Oct 1850 Shandaken, Ulster Co., NY, USA, in the household of John Fairbairn and Elisabeth Fairbairn as son of John.11 James E Fairbairn appeared on the census of 2 Aug 1860 nr Margaretville PO (Del Co), Hardenburg, Ulster Co., NY, USA, in the household of John Fairburn and Elizabeth Fairburn.12
     The census of Aug 1870 showed Jarvis, James, George, William, Walter, John and Nelson in the household of their parents John and Betsey Farbin Hardenburg, Ulster Co., NY, USA, enumerated as FARBIN (#29): John 50 farming $2000/650 b SCT; Betsey 45 b NY; Watson (hard pushed to turn the entry into Walter, but that's who it is) 26; Jarvin 24; James 22; Francis 19; George 14; Nelson 17; William 7 All b NY (living next door to Nelson's future wife and her parents). Then again, later in the same film as:
FARBARN (#112): John 63 farming 800/400; (wife) Betsey 53; (Children): Jarvin (sic) 23, James 21, George 13, Willie 8 all b NY.
How can we ever expect to get our ancestors' lives right! Both were enumerated in Aug, but as you can see, with wildly varying ages and wealth for John and Betsy, and with different sets of children, including once with son Nelson, once with Nelson on the next page with a Kelly family.)13,14
     The census of 1880 showed Jarvis, William, George and James in the household of their parents John and Elizabeth Fairburn Hardenburg, Ulster Co., NY, enumerated as FARBORN: John 68 wife Elyzabeth 60, both b SCT; Children: Jarven (sic) 34, William H 17, George 23 all laborer b NY F/M b SCT; James 30 F/M b SCT, Mary 24 wife F/M b NY, both at home b NY; Rachel 5 dtr b NY F/M b NY; Francis 3, Nelson 1.
Near neighbour, son John Francis as Frank.
Prev. hsehold (all b. NY F/M b. NY):
UTTER: John 61 laborer; wife Phebe 56; Sons: Samuel 15 laborer, Ernest 9; Stepsons: DILIMATTER: John 14, George 12; Grddtrs: DILIMATTER: Phebe J 7, Anna M 4 (who looks to be William H's 2nd wife.)15,16
     The census of 6 Jun 1900 showed James with his wife Mary, their sons James, David, Niles, Thurber and Charles, their dtr May Margaretville Village, Middletown, Delaware, NY, USA, household enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: James E 51 b Jan 1849 NY F/M b SCT; wife Mary 45 Nov 1854 b NY F/M b NY, 12 children 10 living; Children: James Jr 18 famr laborer b Oct 1881; David 16 b Sep 1883, Niles 13 b Feb 1887, Thurber 11 b May 1889, May 8 b Feb 1892, all "at school"; Charles 3 b Dec 1896 all b NY F/M b NY.17
     The census of 22 Apr 1910 showed James with his wife Mary, their dtr May Middletown, Delaware, NY, USA, household enumerated as FAIRBURN: James E 60 b NY F/M Scot English, dairy farmer; wife Mary 55 b NY F/M b NY (both married 35 yrs), 12 children 10 living; Dtr Mary 18; Son Chas 13 both b NY.3
     James E Fairbairn appeared on the census of 30 Jan 1920 Margaretville Village, Middletown Twp, Delaware Co., NY, USA, with Mary Fairbairn, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: James 70 own farm, freehold b NY F/M b SCT; wife Mary A 65 b NY F/M b NY; Grdson George 9 b NY F/M b NY (s/o David and Martha?); (Next door were son Charles and family.)18,19

External links

     Click here to see James's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.20
     James E Fairbairn belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.

Family

Mary Alton (Nov 1854 - Mar 1943)
Children
  • Rachel Elizabeth Fairbairn21 (Mar 1875 - 1961)
  • Frank Miller Fairbairn21,22 (Nov 1877 - Dec 1955)
  • Nelson A Fairbairn21 (Feb 1879 - 1955)
  • Archibald Fairbairn21 (Feb 1881 - Nov 1952)
  • James E Fairbairn21,23 (Nov 1882 - Jul 1955)
  • David Lyon Fairbairn21 (Oct 1884 - May 1957)
  • Niles G Fairbairn21,24 (Sep 1886 - Mar 1965)
  • Thurber Fairbairn21 (May 1888 - 1962)
  • Agnes Blanche Fairbairn21 (Apr 1890 - Jan 1891)
  • May E Fairbairn21,3 (Feb 1892 - aft. 1917)
  • Harold DeForest Fairbairn21 (Dec 1894 - Sep 1895)
  • Charles Fairbairn21,3 (Nov 1896 - aft. 1940)
ChartsFAIRBAIRN
John & Bessie (FFLINT) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited29 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. Edward STEWART (18124), "EM FAIRBAIRN, John ex Ed S," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Family of John FAIRBAIRN & Elisabeth MILLER, rcvd Jan 1999.
  2. Edward STEWART (18124), "EM FAIRBAIRN, John ex Ed S," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Apr 2001.
  3. USA census images, Various, 1910 Middletown, Delaware, New York; Roll T624_935; Pg 10A; ED 25; Image 748; hsehold of James E & Mary FAIRBURN, extracted Oct 2007.
  4. USA census images, Various, 1900 Middletown, Delaware, New York; Roll T623 1021 Pg 7A; ED 23; hsehold of James E & Mary FAIRBAIRN, extracted Oct 2007.
  5. Rosalie FAIRBAIRN-GORDON, "EM FAIRBAIRN/MILLER ex Rosalie F-G," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Birth 29 Jan 1849 James E FAIRBAIRN New Kingston, from spreadsheet of the family of John FAIRBAIRN and Elizabeth MILLER, rcvd Apr 2009.
  6. Edward STEWART (18124), "EM FAIRBAIRN, John ex Ed S," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Marr. James E FAIRBAIRN & Mary ALTON, rcvd Jan 1999.
  7. Edward STEWART (18124), "EM FAIRBAIRN, John ex Ed S," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Marr. 25 May 1874 James E FAIRBAIRN & Mary ALTON, from http://www.dcnyhistory.org/pdfs/tree-miller-james.pdf, extracted Apr 2009.
  8. LeRoy Walter FAIRBAIRN (30897), "EM FAIRBAIRN, John ex LeRoy W F.," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), Dth 1922 James E FAIRBAIRN, rcvd Jul 2002.
  9. Rosalie FAIRBAIRN-GORDON, "EM FAIRBAIRN/MILLER ex Rosalie F-G," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Dth 9 Feb 1922 James E FAIRBAIRN Margaretville, from spreadsheet of the family of John FAIRBAIRN and Elizabeth MILLER, rcvd Apr 2009.
  10. NY,USA: Wills & Probate Records, 1659-1999:Dth 9 Feb 1922 James E FAIRBAIRN, probate 17 Apr 1922, Will recorded Book 33 Pg 165, extracted Apr 2016.
  11. Census images, USA, 1850 Shandaken, Ulster, New York; Roll M432_608 Pg 222; Image 448, hsehold of John & Elizabeth FAIRBURN, extracted Oct 2007.
  12. Census images, USA, 2 Aug 1860 Hardenburgh, Ulster, New York; Roll: M653_872; Page: 135; Image: 348, hsehold of John & Elizabeth FAIRBURN, extracted Sep 2008.
  13. Census images, USA, 1870 Hardenbergh, Ulster, New York; Roll M593_1105; Pg 107; Image 214; hsehold of John & Betsey FAIRBARN, extracted Oct 2007.
  14. Census images, USA, 1870 Hardenbergh, Ulster, New York; Roll: M593_1105; Pg: 103; Image: 205, hsehold of John and Bestey FARBIN, extracted Apr 2009.
  15. 1880 Census images, USA, Hardenbergh, Ulster, New York; Roll T9_939;FHL Film 1254939 Pg 94.2000; ED 121; Image 0191; hsehold of John & Elyzabeth FARBORN, extracted Oct 2007.
  16. Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Apr 2016.
  17. 1900 Census images, USA, Middletown, Delaware, New York; Roll T623 1021 Pg 7A; ED 23; hsehold of James E & Mary FAIRBAIRN, extracted Oct 2007.
  18. USA census images, Various, 30 Jan 1920 Middletown, Delaware, New York; Roll: T625_1096; Page: 11A; ED 170; Image: 1182, hsehold of James & Mary A FAIRBAIRN, extracted Sep 2008.
  19. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Sep 2008.
  20. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct-11.
  21. Edward STEWART (18124), "EM FAIRBAIRN, John ex Ed S," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Jan 1999.
  22. Delaware County, NY Genealogy & History Site online at http://www.dcnyhistory.org/, Obit Dec 1955 Frank s/o James FAIRBAIRN & Mary ALTON, extracted Oct 2007.
  23. Delaware County, NY Genealogy & History Site online at http://www.dcnyhistory.org/, Obit Jul 1955 James E s/o James FAIRBAIRN & Mary ALTON, extracted Oct 2007.
  24. Delaware County, NY Genealogy & History Site online at http://www.dcnyhistory.org/, Obit Mar 1965 Niles s/o James E FAIRBAIRN & Mary ALTON, aged 78, h/o Lola MURRAY, extracted Oct 2007.

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