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In the beginning of my researches which ultimately led to the 
production of this volume, I had no thought of attempting to write 
a general genealogy of the Fairbanks Family. My purpose was to 
study, in a superficial way, the history of the early families, and, 
particularly, to trace my own lineage. Proceeding with this end in 
view, my investigations very soon naturally took a wider range, and 
were continued, with a constantly increasing interest in the subject, 
till I had practically laid the foundation of the more ambitious project 
upon which I finally entered with more courage than foresight. 

Of the magnitude of the undertaking I had no adequate concep- 
tion. It is perhaps fortimate that such was the case, for had I been 
able to estimate or even imagine the amount of labor it would involve, 
— that four years of persistent, unremitting and often disheartening 
toil, would scarcely suffice to bring me within sight' of the end, this 
book might never have been written. If, therefore, the numerous 
descendants of the immigrant family, can read in these pages their 
title clear to a time-honored ancestry, they may rejoice that, at the 
outset, ignorance, and not knowledge, or prescience, allowed temerity 
rather than halting prudence, to carry the banner. 

Two pamphlets on the subject had previously been published, — 
one of seventy-two pages, in 1892, by Rev. Henry Fairbanks, of St. 
Johnsbury, Vt, entitled ** The Fairbanks Genealogy," a revised edition 
of one which had been prepared and printed in 1885 by his father, 
Mr. Thaddeus Fairbanks ; the other soon after by Charles H. Fair- 
banks, of Homer, N. Y., under the title of ** The Fairbanks Family 
Record," containing thirty pages. Both of these publications furnished 
much valuable information, though they related chiefly to the branch 
of the original family to which the authors belong. By permission of 
these gentlemen, to whom thanks are tendered for the favor, a free 
use has been made of the contents of these pamphlets in the prepa- 
ration of this volume. Rev. Francis J. Fairbanks of Royalston, Mass., 
placed in my hands an unpublished manuscript, containing a very 
valuable collection of statistics relating to all branches of the family, 
which from time to time for several years he had been gathering. 
For the use of this collection, which has been of great benefit, and 
for his continued assistance in many ways, especially in solving some 
difficult problems, I tender to him my grateful acknowledgments. 

4 Preface. 

To carry on the work thuS^egtkn, information was sought from 
ever}' available source, including town and church records and his- 
tories, probate records and registries of deeds, genealogies, magazines 
and other publications, state archives and reports, and especially from 
numerous correspondents, representative men and women of the prog- 
eny of Jonathan, by whose earnest and highly appreciated co-opera- 
tion the value of this contribution to the general history of the family 
has been greatly enhanced. 

The results are embodied in this book, which is submitted to all 
who may be interested, in the hope that they may enjoy a full measure 
of satisfaction in the perusal of its contents. 

It would be idle to claim that the book is perfect, or that it is as 
complete as it might be made. There are still unexplored fields. 
Doubtless some families have not been reached at all, while there are 
known to be omissions which might have been supplied by proper 
efforts on the part of individuals from whom information was sought 
A few who have discourteously refused or neglected to answer circu- 
lars and letters addressed to them, have only themselves to blame for 
the consequences. Others who have earnestly endeavored to find 
their places in the ranks, but have failed, deserve sympathy, and it is 
hoped they may yet discover the missing links. 

Beside omissions, there are in all probability many errors of more 
or less consequence, as there must inevitably be in every similar work, 
since, with the utmost care, it is practically impossible to avoid them. 
For all faults and mistakes my share of blame will be borne with due 
humility, while a little self examination by complainants, if there shall 
be any, may lead them to be charitable towards others who have 
fallen short of infallibility. 


Boston, Jan. 1, 1897. 


The preceding preface was written and in type, on the date men- 
tioned therein ; reprinting these pages gives opportunity to record 
the sad event of the death of the author and compiler of this 
Genealogy. He left his office on the afternoon of the 21st of May, 
for his home, in his usual health ; four hours later he was prostrated 
by a stroke of apoplexy, and at one o'clock the following morning, 
he passed from time into eternity. 

Fortimately for the work which he had undertaken, the work in 
which his life seemed centred, fortimately for the great family of 
which he was a member, and for whom he has performed a work of 
incalculable importance, he was a man accustomed to conflict with 
obstacles and overcome them. The entire manuscript upon which 
he had been engaged for upwards of five years, had been in the 
hands of the printers for some time, 624 pages had passed under 
his revision and been printed, and he was looking forward to the 
completion of the book, during June, with much pleasure, as his 
labors would be completed, and he be enabled to take a needed rest 
at the old New Hampshire homestead. 

Mr. Fairbanks was a man highly esteemed and respected by all 
who knew him ; a man of fine abilities, with a pleasing manner, a 
strong personality, kind and genial, making friends wherever 
he went. It has been the privilege of the writer to come in 
personal touch and S3rmpathy with him and his work during the year 
1896, and to be of some assistance in collating and arranging the 
manuscripts, and therefore can bear personal testimony to the worth 
of the author, and the historian of the Fairbanks family. From all 
sections of the coxmtry, from the nimierous correspondents with 
whom he had pleasant intercourse, come heartfelt words of condo- 
lence and S3rmpathy to the stricken household. Rev. Edward T. 
Fairbanks, D. D., of St. Johnsbury, Vt., writes : *' I am much pained 
to hear of the death of our cousin Lorenzo ; though I had never met 
him, our correspondence led me to feel a personal regard and 
interest in him, which I hoped might be some time deepened by 
better acquaintance ; moreover I could not but admire the style in 
which he was pushing this genealogical enterprise to its issue. I 
greatly regret that I have not had the pleasure of meeting him. It 



is evident that his book will -be a lasting monument to his memory, 
all the more valuable because not built for that." 

Rev. Robert MacDonald, pastor of the Warren Ave. Baptist 
church, said at the funeral services, ** It is a great thing, believe me, 
to so live, that something tangible and efficient will be left when our 
achievements here are over ; this book is not the grandest monument 
that this brother has left to his friends and to the world, he builded 
much better than that ; every one that bears testimony to it says the 
same, all his friends speak of him as being an upright man, a good 


Not now, but in the coming years, 

It may be in the better land ; 
We 11 read the meaning of our tears, 

And there, sometime, we 'U understand. 

It was the earnest desire of the daughters of Mr. Fairbanks, as 
also that of his son-in-law, Mr. Willard £. Dow, that the work thus 
laid down by their father might be carried to completion, and at their 
request, the writer has undertaken the task according to the plan 
as outlined by the author. Mr. Dow was appointed administrator of 
the estate, and immediately made arrangements with the printers 
whereby he guaranteed to carry out with them the contract made for 
the publication of the book. The foregoing preface would doubtless 
have been rewritten or an introduction added, had the author lived, 
for among the papers on his desk was an extended preface, wherein 
he mentions by name many of his correspondents who had " rendered 
the most conspicuous services, and deserve honorable mention." 

Whilst not xmdervaluing the assistance of the many, the writer 
of this Memoir thinks that special note should be made of the 
following, the quotations being from the pen of the author. 

'' Capt Heniy N. Fairbanks, of Bangor, Me. (546), who voluntarily 
offered to pay all the expenses of collecting information concerning 
one Maine branch of the family, has expended quite a large sum, 
besides ordering several copies of the book for distribution." 


*' Hiram T. Fairbanks, of Petaluma, Cal. (511), has assisted me 
to hunt for ' footprints in the sands of time ' of his fore&thers, whose 
elusive shadow I had pursued in vain for a long time." 

" Prof. Henry Fairbanks, of St Johnsbuiy, Vt (628), and Dr. 
Edward T. Fairbanks (629), his cousin, fumi^ed a good account of 
their line back to Jonathan the first, and when my work was well 
advanced, the former remitted me a check as a cure for shrinking 
muscles and threatened exhaustion, and later on sent another.** 


*' Nathaniel K. Fairbank, of Chicago (789), early sent a remit- 
tance to remind me that some other kinds of business are more profit- 
able than the writing of genealogies and selling them at five dollars 
per copy when they cost ten, and also promised another remem- 
brance ere the book was completed." 

" There were missing tribes in Connecticut, connecting links in a 
chain from an unknown ancestor to Samuel Fairbanks of Ridgefield ; 
at the solicitation of his sister, Mrs. Jeannie Marks Strange, of Irving- 
ton-on-the-Hudson, Henry A. Taylor of New York (211), offered 
one hundred dollars for their discovery, though as he said, he was 
only of Fairbanks descent in a female line through generations. The 
task of unearthing them was undertaken by Hon. John W. Fairbank, 
and after many days he succeeded ; this was one of the most difficult 

'* Dea. Joseph Fairbank, of Ladoga, Wis. (367), did remarkable 
work for a man of his age (80 years old), collecting most of the statis- 
tics relating to his branch of the family in the line of John of 
Readsborough (151), down to the present time, paying his own trav- 
eling expenses, besides contributing towards my further researches in 

" Ernest Hayward Fairbanks, of Philadelphia (1070), has taken a 
deep interest in the work, sending his check for several copies of the 
books, adding quite an amount, as he said, for the general good of 
the cause, as postage stamps cost money, and town clerks will not 
work free." 

" Hon. Charles W. Fairbanks, of Indianapolis (863), though over- 
burdened with his arduous duties, found time to respond satisfactorily 
to my request for information, with a hearty good will, ordering five 
copies of the book, one for each of his children, in order that they 
might be able to point, with reasonable pride to their distinguished 
patriotic ancestry, contributing also in other ways financially to the 
success of the work." 

" Dr. Henry C. Fairbank, of Flint, Mich. (720), and Aramel Dean 
(153), his cousin, brought me a bottle of nerve medicine and a pair 
of * seven-league boots,' to spur me on when almost in the last 
ditch, to continue a long chase after a missing ancestor. The lost 
one was found to the great joy of his living descendants, and brought 
into the ranks with flying colors. Both of these gentlemen also aided 
in other ways, and supplied a considerable amount of genealogical 

" Rev. Calvin Fairbank, of Angelica, N. Y. (469), that grand old 
champion of human rights under Divine Law, as against the provi- 
sions of the natural constitution and state laws sanctioning human 
bondage, did valiant service in shaking dry bones in the field of 
genealogy, and furnishing accounts of his near kith and kin. 


Though seriously hampered in many instances, by the lack of vital 
records, and having to trust largely to his memory, he supplied a 
good deal of useful information, while his vigorous contentions and 
disputed questions were decidedly entertaining. May his brave life 
yet be spared many years, and when he " slips into the shining sea,*' 
may his soul, like John Brown's, still go marching on." 

" Harold W. Fairbanks, the eminent scientist of Berkeley, Cal. 
(1154), while pursuing his laborious investigations into the geologi- 
cal character of the Pacific Coast mountain ranges, took time to turn 
his attention to genealogical studies long enough to consider what he 
knew or could find out about his ancestors and their progeny. He 
succeeded in finding a few fossil remains and a fair assortment of 
living specimens of a kindred race." 

" Frank Burr Fairbanks, of Chicago (1102), prepared the tables 
in his branch of the family, beginning with Nahum, of Athol, Mass., 
and they were written in such fine style that they required no editing. 
He had previously gathered some of the materials, but had been 
unable to discover the antecedents of Nahum. Being put on the 
track he entered upon his work with enthusiastic zeal." 

" Charles M. Fairbanks, of New York (977), and his father, Abel W. 
Fairbanks, late of Boston (608), deceased, aided by his accomplished 
wife, rendered valuable assistance, for which I am sincerely grateful." 

" Rev. John B. Fairbank, D. D., of Waverly, 111. (795), and several 
near relatives living in Jacksonville, 111., and Oakham, Mass., ren- 
dered important services, for which they have very grateful acknowl- 

Only those who have prepared similar works, can fully realize, 
not only the time and labor put into the preparation of this book, 
but also the money expended in gathering together the data, and the 
impossibility for financial returns to come in from the books sold, to 
repay these outlays." 

There probably is not another person in all our great family who 
would have xmdertaken this task ; in the evening of life he began it ; 
the burden has been laid down. Strange, indeed, it seems to us, 
that just as he was about to realize the fulfilment of his desires, he 
should be taken away, but " his immortality is assured, in the life that 
he has lived with his friends and associates, in his life in the business 
world, in his life with his family, his immortal spirit is safe in God's 
keeping." For the valuable information contained in these pages, 
as well as for his self-sacrificing life, .he will ever be held in honored 
remembrance by all members of the " Fairbanks Family." 

J. W. F. 

Aug. 1, 1897. 



Rev. Edward Fairbanks, D. D., St. Johnsbury, Vt 568 

'^ Leland Fairbanks, New York City 583 

•^ Prof. Jonathan Fairbanks, Springfield, Mo 600 

-^ Lieut. Ammi P. Fairbanks, Cleveland, Ohio .• . 612 

i Henry Carlton Fairbank, M. D., Flint, Mich 618 

. Jacob Horatio Fairbanks, Fitchburg, Mass 637 

^ Amos Henry Fairbanks, Boston, Mass. 644 

^ Rev. Francis J. Fairbanks, Royalston, Mass 647 

^ Nathaniel K. Fairbank, Chicago, 111. 660 

^ Ahmed-nagar, India 
Jacksonville, 111. 
Jacksonville, 111. 

^ Waverly, 111. 


Rev. Samuel Fairbank, D. D., 

James Chandler Fairbank, 

Daniel Wilder Fairbank, 

Rev. John Barnard Fairbank, D. D., 

Major John Barnard Fairbank, Deadwood^ S. D. . . . 669 

Hon. John Henry Fairbank, Petrolia, Ont 678 

Wilson Henry Fairbank, Warren, Mass 686 

Hon. Charles W. Fairbanks, Indianapolis, Ind. 705 

Clark Fairbank, Ft. Wayne, Ind 723 

Col. Dolphus B. Fairbanks, Petaluma, Cal 725 

George Ellis Fairbanks, South Cornish, N. H. ... 752 

Henry Waterman Fairbank, Chicago, 111 778 

Ernest Hayward Fairbanks, Philadelphia, Pa 794 

Rev. Alonzo D. Fairbanks, Montrose, Col 796 

Charles O. Fairbank, M. D., Petrolia, Ont 808 

Harold Wellman Fairbanks, Ph. D., Berkeley, Cal. 825 


written Fairbanke, and a certified copy of the will was indorsed 
**Will of Jonathan Farbanke," while the attestation was *'a true 
copy of the will of Jonathan Fayerbank, senyore." 

The following happy dash at the subject is quoted from a letter 
received from John B. Fairbank, Esq., a lawyer of Deadwood, So. 

'* I hope you will be able to determine the correct spelling of our name, for 
I would like to know whether I am singular ox plural. In the Dedham records 
I found the name spelled every way that letters could be combined to make either 
Fairbank or Fairbanks. Our ancestors were evidently not so illiterate that they 
could spell their name but one way. 

'* My father used to tell of a tradition that two brothers, probably sons of 
the original Jonathan, agreed the one to add a final x, the other to keep it off 
their respective names, so that their descendants could be distinguished from one 
another, but they left no record of ' which was which,' and it seems that their 
descendants did not consider themselves bound by the covenant, for I find both 
names among the progeny of each. 

" I have somewhere read that the final s in many English names, as Adams, 
Stevens, etc., is a corruption. A friend of my father of the same name from 
North England, a gentleman of excellent parts, used to insist that the name was 
written without a final j, and in evidence referred to the origin of the name, and 
said that still in rural Yorkshire the child is often called the * bank,' and that a 
fair baby would be called a Y2Xtbank^ as in Scotland it would be called a Fair- 
bairn, or in South England a Y^Sxchild^ and the names are of identical origin. I 
don't suppose a congress of all the Fairbanks living, or who ever have lived, 
could agree further than to ask ' what 's in a name ? ' " 




was imported from England, and remained in Boston for several' 
months before it was carried to Dedham. 

The truth is that the house was not built as it stands at one time, 
or in one year; and it is certain that Jonathan owned a house 
situated probably on the same lot in 1648. In the valuation of 
houses, made in that year for the purpose of assessing the " country 
rate," there were enumerated eighty-one houses, ranging in value 
from ;^45, the highest, to £2, the lowest, omitting fractions. The 
valuation of Jonathan Fairbanke's house was ;^28, and only eight 
houses were estimated higher. The highest valuation, ^^45, was 
placed upon the house of Rev. John AUin, pastor of the church. 

Subsequently, perhaps as late as 1654, a large addition was 
made to the original building, which was called the new house, which 
is said to have been built for the occupation of his son John after 
his marriage. In the Inventory of Jonathan's personal estate taken 
after his death in 1668, some things are mentioned as contained in 
certain "rooms in the new house." From these facts and circum- 
stances, particularly the fact that he owned a lot of land prior to 
May 1637, it is not unreasonable to conclude that he built a house 
in 1636, or soon after, which is a part of the present building, or in a 
short time was replaced by a framed structure to which the addition 
was made some years later. 

He had a family consisting of his wife and six children, four sons 
and two daughters, namely, John, George, Mary, Susan, Jonas and 
Jonathan, who were all bom in England. Of the ages of his chil- 
dren when he arrived here we can judge only by circumstances. The 
dates of their births, except one, have not been ascertained. Mary 
was bom, according to a descendant of the Metcalf family, Apr. 18, 
1622. If she was the third child, we may judge approximately of 
the ages of the rest ; but the places of the daughters, as given in the 
table, may not be correct. In 1638 John was appointed, with John 
Rogers, to survey the Charles River, and he was married in 1641. 
George was married in 1646 ; Jonas in 1658 ; and Jonathan, the 
youngest son, about 1653. 

The town of Dedham was established and named by the General 
Court the"10^ofy*= 7 Moneth, 1636," upon a petition signed by 
twenty-two persons, in connection with a grant of land in addition to 
a "grante formerly made of a Plantacion above the Falls," witH 
'* Immunitie from publike Charges " for three years. Thereupon tV\^ 
** Dedham Covenant " was drawn up and signed by th^ petitionee 
and others. 


Others, **• to measure out those pells of Medowe w^^ adiojme to mens 
Lotts. And to measure out soe much medowe in seu'^all pcells as is 
allotted vnto eu'^y man according to their graunts made vnto them." 
The 28'^ of y« 5*1* month, 1638, it was "ordered y* those w<^»» 
Inhabit on y^ East side of the litle River shall haue for y' Medowe 
next beneth y« greate pond," each a certain number of acres. Under 
this order Jonathan Farebancke received six acres, five rods. "But 
by Reason of some Interruption arising by challenge made of the 
same medowe to belonge vnto some of the Farmes &c.," there was 
given to him in 1642, in place thereof, " Sixe acres in y« medowe 
neere vnto the South side of Ballpate hill." 

Assembly, Sept. 15, 1641. 

Granted vnto John Dwight Francis Chickeringe Eliazer Lusher Jonathan 
Fairbanke Michael Powell Peter Woodward Michaell Metcalfe & John Frary 
that percell of the Low playne (nere Mr. Stoughtons farme) that belongs to 
this Towne to be deuided amongst themselves as they or a major part of them 
shall agree to be layd out by themselves or by whome soeuer they shall apoynt 
or imploy therein. 

The 15th of ye 7th month 1041 

Dediiam Grantith to 

Jonathan Fairbanke and to his heyres or assignes for euer ; One acre more or 

lesse as it lyeth on ye Low playne; abutting vpon Michael Powell toward the 

North east & vpon John ffrarey toward the South west ; & vpon the waest towards 

the Norwest and vpon ye highway from Dedham to Dorchester mill the South 


Michael Powell, cU* 

In 1642, there was granted to him " 2 acres 2 roodes of vpland 
ground fit for improuement with the plough." 

The 17^ of the 3** month, 1644, a grant was made to him of two 
acres of land " upon the North end of the wigwam playne." 

" The 4 of y*-' 12 month 1644," he received a grant of two and one- 
half acres of woodlands. 

In 1656, he was alloted his proportion of " Comon town rights," 
six and three-fourths acres. 

The following unique record appears on the books of the First 

"Jonathan Fairebanke notw^hstanding he had long stood off fro* ye church 
upon some scruples about publike p*fession of faith & ye covenant yet after 
divers loving conferences w^h him ; he made such a declaration of his faith & 
conv'sion to god & p'fession of subjection to y*^ ordinances of Xt in this )( yt he 
was readily & gladly received by ye whole church : 14<i 6'" 1046." 

By his will, executed June 4, 1668, the year of his death, he be- 
queathed his " whole mouable Estate whatsouer, as well within dores 


as without," to his wife, Grace. Small bequests were then made to 
his ** second sonne," George, to his " daughter Mary, wife of 
Christopher Smith," to Jonas, to Jonathan, to Sarah, eldest daughter 
of his '* Sonne John," and to Ralph Daye, his " sonne in lawe," (hus- 
band of Susan), and to "each of the foure Children of the said 
Ralph." Finally he bequeathed to John, his eldest son, all his 
" houses & lands whatsoeur, not being foremerly aboue (mentioned ? ) 
together with all my common Rightes & towne pruiliges whatsouer, 

to haue posses & injoy the same (----)& his heyers ( ) to enter 

vpon all my lands forthwith after my decease ; and all my houses and 
yardes at the end of foure mo'nthes next following the same." And 
he made him sole Executor of the will. 

The father, it would seem, had a good opinion of the English law 
of primogeniture, and so John, his eldest son, came into possession of 
the homestead. From that time down to July, 1892, the old house 
was continuously occupied by him and his descendants, Joseph, 
Joseph 2d, Ebenezer, Ebenezer 2d, Prudence, Sarah (Sally), Nancy, 
and Rebecca, the last of the family tenants. In July, 1892, the house 
was struck by lightning and considerably damaged. Miss Rebecca's 
pet dog, lying under the bed where she was sleeping, was killed, but 
she escaped with a severe shock. Shortly after this event, deeming 
the house no longer a desirable place of abode, she abandoned it, 
leaving a strange family in charge, and removed to Boston, Thus 
for the first time in over two hundred and fifty years the old house 
was occupied by persons not " to the manor born." But after spend- 
ing several months in Boston she returned to dwell in the time-honored 
mansion, of which she was then the sole owner, and is still living 
there (Fall of 1896). 

John married Sarah Fiske in 1641. He lived for a time, it is sup- 
posed, in a house of his own, but later, after his father had built an 
addition to his house, he occupied with his family a part of it before 
his father's death. 

Two grants of land were made to him by the town, viz. : in 1640, 
six acres " at y*^ east end of his Fath*^^ Lott," and, in 1642, two acres 
seventeen rods ** upland fit for improuement with the plough." In 
1656 he received, with others, " common rights according to the pro- 
portion of his estate," eight and three-fourths acres. 

In 1638, at an assembly held the 21th of y« 7^^ month, Jn° Rogers 
and Jn** Farebanke were " appoynted to goe vpon y® discou^y of 


Charles Riu' with such men as shall by y^ Courts appoyntm^ call' 
them y« 2^ day of y*^ next weeke." 

In 1663 he was sent by the selectmen of Dedham in company 
with Daniel Fisher to examine the land at Deerfield, then called Pet- 

His name appears many times in the Town Records, and he held 
some local offices. He ** was received into y*^ )( 4<* 3™ 1651." 

George, the second son of Jonathan, resided in Dedham till about 
the year 1657, when he removed to Medfield (now Medway). In 
1648 he owned some land and a dwelling house in Dedham. In that 
year he was granted a small parcel of land " as it lye against the side 
of his own yard for an enlargement and to set a Barne vpon it." 

He had acquired some interest in lands in Medfield prior to the 
death of his father, as appears by an item in the latter's will, which 
see, page 33. 

He established in Medfield, afterward Medway, a homestead 
which remained in the family for several generations. It was held 
in whole or in part by four Georges in succession, then by Silas and 
his son Silas, the last of the name who lived on it, about the year 
1820. He was undoubtedly the first to settle within the territory of 
Medway. His dwelling was the famous stone house near the north- 
em border of Bogestow Pond in the eastern part of the town, which 
is now included within the limits of the town of Millis, incorporated 
in 1885. That which has been more recently known as the Fair- 
banks farm was the southern portion of his large landed estate.* 
The Inventory of his estate mentions three hundred acres adjacent 
to his homestead, and a small lot lying between that tract and the 

The stone house occupied by him was originally a garrison house, 
built by the residents of Bogestow farms unitedly as a place of refuge 
and defence, to which they could flee in times of danger from the 
attacks of hostile Indians. It was sixty-five or seventy feet long, and 
two stories high. The walls were built of fiat stones laid in clay 
mortar. It had a double row of port holes on all sides, and was 
lined with heavy oak plank. The stones have all been carried away, 
and there is now nothing left to mark the spot where the building 

In 1662 George, with thirteen of his neighbors, signed the first 
petition for the incorporation of Sherborn. Again, in 1674, he and 


twelve Others signed a second petition which was successful, and by 
an Act of the General Court, the petitioner^ and twenty more of such 
as they might consent to receive as inhabitants were constituted a 
proprietor of lands now comprising Sherbom, Holliston and large 
districts of Framingham and Ashland. After the formation of the 
town he seems to have been an active citizen, engaged in public 
affairs. For four years he was selectman, and was chosen on a com- 
mittee to engage and settle a minister. His sudden death by drown- 
ing in 1682 was a great loss in the new settlement. 

His son, Jonathan, appears to have inherited the northern and 
eastern part of his farm, including the stone house. He too was 
drowned, in 1719, while attempting to cross the river from Medfield. 
The farm then fell into the hands of his two sons, Samuel and Jona- 
than, a part of which was sold to their uncle, George, who occupied 
the southwestern portion of the original homestead, the place now 
occupied by Frank E. Cook. See History of Medway^ by Rev, E, O. 

George was a man of sterling character, and a model pioneer. His 
descendants are found in almost every state of the Union, and in 
Canada and Nova Scotia. Everywhere they are noted for their high 
character, morality and intelligence. They are proud to call the 
'' second son " of Jonathan their ancestor, and to know that his suc- 
cessors down to the present time have well and nobly maintained the 
honor of his name. Like all the original settlers of New England, 
they were at first mostly farmers. They hewed their way into the pri- 
meval forests, established homes, and did their share in laying broad 
and deep the foundations of a great and prosperous nation. But 
mechanical ability is a family characteristic, and many of them en- 
gaged naturally in the various industrial pursuits. At the same time 
they have always taken an active interest in the cause of education, 
and they have had a good representation in the learned professions. 
Jonathan, a son of George, was the first physician of Sherbom, and 
his son Jonathan followed the same profession. In later generations 
we find many instances of successful business careers, while not a 
few have risen to distinction in broader fields of usefulness. 

Jonas, the third son of Jonathan, removed to Lancaster in 1657, 
and became the progenitor of numerous families scattered through 
the New England and Western States. He signed the Covenant 
Mar. 7, 1659. In his family there was good ancestral stock on both 


sides of the house. He was a strong man, both in his mental and his 
physical personality. It may be presumed that he had received as 
fair an education and training as were afforded in the new settlement 
of Dedham where, as we know, the school and the church went hand 
in hand with the founding of homes, while his earlier education was 
no doubt begun in England. In short, he was qualified to be what 
he was called, " one of the fathers of the town." His wife was a 
daughter of John Prescott, who, as the historian declares, " was a rare 
type of man, the ideal pioneer." **Not one," he says, "of the famous 
frontiersmen, whose figures stand out so prominently in early Amer- 
ican history, was better equipped with the many qualities that win 
hero worship in a new country than was (he) the father of the Nash- 
away Plantation." The story of his life is indeed interesting, but 
only this bare glimpse of his character can be given here. 

The children of Jonas appear to have been well educated for the 
times. Jabez, his only son who left any male descendants, shines in 
history. His military despatches preserved in the records show him 
to have been a man of marked intellectual ability, and he was certainly 
a hero of great physical stamina and bravery. His children and their 
descendants contributed largely to the population of Lancaster and 
the neighboring towns, especially Sterling and Harvard, originally 
parts of Lancaster. The name did honor to the towns in those days. 
The marriages were generally with the foremost families. 

Living representatives of this sturdy stock are among the best 
men and women of the country. They possess in an eminent degree 
the qualifications due to their ancient inheritance and fortunate suc- 
cessions in after generations. Among them are many fine illustrar 
tions of the solid truth that " blood will tell," and their blood is not 
thin enough to be very " blue." Many of the men are athletes of 
splendid proportions, and manly vigor and intellectual force are com- 
mon qualities. They are engaged in all the respectable occupations 
of life ; are well represented in the learned professions, while in the 
arena of business there are conspicuous examples of successful and 
honorable careers. Some of them are prominent and active workers 
in missionary fields abroad, as will be seen by their records hereafter 
presented. From the earliest times they have been noted for their 
interest in education, and in the present generations they are in this 
respect keeping pace with the progress of the age. 

Jonas was killed, with his son Joshua, by the Indians in the des- 
perate assault made upon the settlement by King Philip, with fifteen 
hundred warriors, on the morning of the tenth day of February 


1675-6, in which from fifty to fifty five persons, out of about the 
same number of families, were massacred and twenty or more were 
carried into captivity. His son Jonathan and one of his children 
were victims of the massacre of Sept 22, 1697. Thus, except for 
the escape of Jabez in the first Indian raid, this branch of the family, 
in the male lines, would have been exterminated. Jabez lived to 
rear a large family, and by heroic bravery to avenge the atrocities 
by which not only his own family, but more than fifty others suffered 
in those dark days. 

Jonathan, the youngest son ' of Jonathan, senior, remained in 
Dedham, and some of his descendants have always resided there and 
in the neighboring towns, though many of them removed in early 
times to other States, particularly Rhode Island, Connecticut, New 
Hampshire and Vermont, where, as well as in New York and the 
Western States, a considerable number of families are now living. 

He was a man of vigorous constitution, of good executive ability, 
and a highly respected citizen. He lived to be nearly eighty years 
of age ; and his wife died only six years earlier. His descendants, 
wherever found, bear the stamp of their rich inheritance of sterling 
qualities of character, and among them there have been many 
remarkable instances of longevity. 

The following Petition presented by him is here inserted as an interesting histor- 
ical document. 

Vol. 30, page 200. 

To the Honcd Gov*" & Council conveened in Boston — Aprill 19^^ 1070 @ 

The Petition of Jonathan ffairebankes humbly Sheweth 

That yo»^ petition*" hath been a considerable time abroad in the Country's 
Service, & of late a Voluntier under the comand of Capt Benjamin Gibbs, & in 
o*" march. wtl» the army towards Quabaug,* upon the imformation of Job the 
Indian, that there was a wigwam about ten miles from the Rhode, where were 
some of his Children — with other Indians, the sd Capt Gibbs with 9 or 10 more 
of which yor petition*" was one by permission of Majo*" Savage, went thither., 
where wee found some of the sd Jobs Children — with some others amongst 
which a young girle of about ten or twelve yeares of age, whome yo*" petition*" . 
upon m' Gibbs his promiss that Shee should bee his own, tooke her up upon his 
horse & brought her to Quabaug, wch was about 30 miles & the Army proceeding 


further Shee was there left w^h some others, who yo^ petition^ understands are 

since brought down — & carried to Deere Island. 

Wherefore the premisses considered, yor petition*" . doth 
request yo' Honors would bee pleased to grant him the s<l 
girle & hee shall willingly Satisfy the necessary charges the 
Country have been out upon her & bee obliged to pray for 
yor Honor's peace & prosperityes 

(on reverse) 
Jno fairebanks peticon 
to ye Council 20 ApriU 76. 

* C^aboag is now Brookficld, Mass. 

According to current traditions the remote ancestors of Jonathan 
Fairebanke, senior, lived in Scotland, but there is some reason for 
believing that they were of ancient Norman Stock, for it is said that 
two Coats of Arms, one claimed as belonging to the Lancashire branch 
of the family, and the other to the Yorkshire branch, can be traced 
back to the time of William the Conqueror. The names Ferbanc and 
Fairbrae have been mentioned in this connection. 

Of his immediate English ancestors we have but little knowledge. 
They were, it is said, mostly small farmers and tradesmen, but people 
of substantial and worthy character. Jonathan was evidently not of 
the ignorant lower classes, but had a fair education, and was, says 
tradition, a man of strong common sense, sound judgment and good 
executive ability. His name appears frequently in the History of 
Dedham. He held some minor town offices, but apparently was not 
prominent in public affairs. He appears rather as a sturdy, industrious, 
thrifty and independent pioneer, content to live and labor within the 
sphere in which his lot had been cast. 

" It seems evident," says an able correspondent, " that he was a man of strong 
indi\'iduality, and that characteristic, at least, his descendants undoubtedly retain 
to a large extent, for we find many instances of dogged tenacity of purpose mark- 
ing the actions of individuals in each generation, by means of which they have 
raised themselves to high rank in their respective callings, and we are fully entitled 
to claim that the average position which has been attained by the members of the 
family in the communities in which they have labored, has been such as to mark 
it as a family second to none in any respect on this side of the Atlantic." 

There are good grounds for the inference that he possessed more 
ample means than the average immigrant of those days. He was able 
to bring his entire family with him and support them in Boston till he 
found a satisfactory location for a permanent home. Having done 
that, he very soon erected a dwelling house of more than ordinary 


pretensions, and of such substantial character that it has withstood the 
ravages of time and been handed down to his successors through eight 
generations. A few years later he was engaged in preparing the way 
for advancing settlements in the wilderness on the west in MedHeld, 
where afterward his son George established his home, buying lands, 
clearing off the forests, and building roads, an enterprise which required 
some capital, as well as courage. And he left at his death consider- 
able property. 

Nearly all persons in the United States, bearing the name of 
Fairbanks or Fairbank, except by marriage, are related by direct 
descent from Jonathan, the first, while there are many others who 
take a justifiable pride in tracing their lineage back to mothers bom 
to the inheritance. A few bear the name by legal adoption, and in 
some instances, other names have been changed to Fairbanks. One 
James Fairbank, who lived near Hull, England, came to this country 
for his health, and went to Buffalo, N. Y., about 1884, and another of 
the name, a recent immigrant, is said to be living in Boston. John 
Fairbanks, bom in England, lived in Mississippi, where he was mar- 
ried in 1840, and had a family. He went to Cincinnati in 1846, and 
left that city to go to California, but was never afterward heard from, 
and is supposed to have been lost at sea. Other families of the same 
name are now living in England. Ruth Fairbank of Hipperholme, 
England, married Robert Field, Nov. 23, 1624, and he was in Newport, 
R. I., Aug. 1, 1638. And Jonathan left behind him a cousin, George 
Fairebanke, who made his will in 1650, at " Sowerby in y^ Vickeridge 
of Halifax & County of York " — " Vera copia, Concordance w^^^ the 
original," was sent in an envelope handsomely addressed as follows : 

George ffairebanke his 

last Will 6- 


ffor his Lovinge Cusen /onatha?i 
Fayrebancke in neiu Ingland, 




According to a recorded deed, one William Fairbanks owned 
land in Boston prior to Nov. 28, 1650, and presumably lived there, 


but no further trace of him has been discovered. See deed of John 
ffloyd to Edward Porter, dated Nov. 28, 1650, Suffolk Deeds, Lib. 
Ill, Fol. 211. This was a conveyance of a " Dwelling howse " and 
land, *'sajd house w^** the appurtenances as aforesajd the sajd John 
ffloyd purchased of will jam ffairebancks''. 

Daniel and Christopher Fairbanks, woollen waste dealers, live in 
Milrowe near Rochdale, or did a few years ago, and their sister, Mrs. 
Frances Fairbanks Lord, in Elland, three miles from Sowerby. Their 
father was John Fairbanks, who owned a farm in Bachisland in Hal- 
ifax, to which place his father, Christopher Fairbanks, moved from 
Sowerby, four miles away, about a hundred years ago. The father 
of this Christopher used to speak of his Uncle (great uncle ?) Jona- 
than, who went to America, Others of the name live in Halifax, 
Bachisland near Coventry Hall, Butterball, Norland and other vil- 
lages in this hill country on the border of Yorkshire and Lancashire. 
Old Sowerby is now a small hamlet, four miles from Halifax, and 
twenty-two from Manchester, while Sowerby Bridge, a railway and 
manufacturing village, has grown up a mile below. 

It is therefore not improbable that other individuals of this name, 
and perhaps of the same English ancestry, have come to our shores. 
Yet it may be safely asserted that no ancient line of families can be 
found here that are not of the posterity of Jonathan of Dedham. 


Arms : Silver shield, a fess between three hurts 
azure, a bezant or crest, three arrows, one in 
pale, and two in saltire proper. Motto: Finem 


The foregoing representation of the supposed Fairbanks Coat of 
Arms, is here inserted for what it is worth, on the strength of prevailing 
traditions, and in compliance with the wishes of others who believe 
that these traditions are not without some substantial foundation. 

These arms, it is said, have been claimed by the Yorkshire families 
for centuries, and their origin is believed to antedate the time when 
coat armor became hereditary in England. It is not, however, in the 
power of the writer to point to any satisfactory historical evidence on 
the subject. Some investigations have been made by several interested 
individuals, but, so far as known, they have failed to make any valuable 
discoveries. Furthermore, if the name of the original knight could be 
ascertained, it is far beyond the scope of this work to show the descent 
of Jonathan Fairbanks from him, no attempt having been made to 
trace his lineage. 

The following extract from *' Virginia Cousins " by the late Prof. 
G. Brown Goode, of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C, 
gives an interesting account of the situation with reference to the 
history of coat armor : 

** No record of the original grant of arms appears to be in existence * * * * 
Coat armor did not become hereditary until the time of Henry III (1216-73) and 
Edward I (1247-1307). 

** In the reign of Richard II. (1377-99) and even later, the nobility exercised the 
right of conferring arms 'upon their followers for faithful services in war, and in the 
fourteenth century, according to Lower, and even as late as the reign of Henry IV., 
it was the general practice for persons of rank to assume whatever insignia they 

*' No attempt was made until the sixteenth century to register or control in 
any way the use of arms, the matter in earlier days having been self regulated, 
since none but warriors were of sufficient social distinction, or in any way in circum- 
stances which would render their use of arms desirable. When civilians began to 
assume importance in the community, and the title armiger ceased to indicate 
military rank, this title was coveted by many whose ancestors had never borne 
arms in battle, and it beeame necessary to found the Heralds' College, which was 
charged with the duty of regulating the use of heraldic insignia, and of granting 
the pri\'ilege of using arms under proper restrictions. One of their earliest steps 
was to organize the Heralds' Visitations, by sending out officers of the college to 
visit every family-seat in England, to collect evidence in the shape of pedigrees, to 
record the arms claimed by each family, and to confirm or disallow questionable 
claims, in accordance with the evidence. Visitations were made to all the counties 



in the sixteenth and early part of the seventeenth centuries, and the records of these 
expeditions, filling thousands of volumes of manuscript, are preserved in the British 
Museum, the Heralds' College and elswhere, and in many instances have been 

It may be added here that the name Fairbanks may have come, by evolution, 
from an unknown patronymic, and that the history of the arms and the name of 
the original knight may lie buried in the archives of the British Museum. The 
crest of arrows was used by several families, the nearest name to Fairbanks found 
in modem books accessible in our libraries, being Fourbins, Possibly these arms 
may be classed, with hundreds of others, as extinct. 


According to the significations attributed to Heraldic emblems and colors 
by the Heralds of the middle ages : 

" Silver, in Heraldry, doth represent white, and so it may be said to be 
emblematick of Light. According to Colombier, one of the most esteemed of 
Ancient Heralds, Silver doth signify of virtues and spiritual qualities. Humility, 
Temperance and Truth ; of worthy good qualities, Gentileness ; of planets, the 
Moon; of the elements. Water; of human constitutions, the Flegmatic; of 
precious stones, the Pearl ; of trees, the Palm ; of flowers, the Fleur-de-lis ; 
of beasts, the Ermine, whch. is all white without a spot ; of the parts of man, 
his Brain ; of the period in man's life, that in which his faculties and his experi- 
ence are most ripened and compleate. 

*' It hath been stated by a learned Spanish authority, that he who beareth a 
Silver shield is obliged to render relief unto Maidens and Orphans in distresse. 

*' A Fess, or band athwart the middle of a shield doth represent a waste-belt, 
or military girdle, a bearing whch. has ever been held in high distinction by the 
brave Warrior, since it was bestowed by the Sovereign upon his most faithful 
knights. The Hurts, or Globes, represent gun-stones, it is said, and were used 
by cannoneers before the invention of iron balls. The stone of which they were 
fashioned was often of a bluish or grey colour. Still, being blue in their tincture, 
some will have it that these Hurts do signify wounds or contusions of the flesh 
honourably received in battle, and whch. often turn of that colour. This guess 
being without any certainty is therefore not worth insisting upon. 

" A Bezant was the current coin of Byzantium, now called Constantinople, 
the seat of the Turkish Emperour, and was introduced into Coat Armour by 
those who were in the Crusades to the Blessed Holy Land, being still borne by 
their descendants. 

"Arrows are of honourable significance in Heraldry, because that they annoy 
and gall an unrighteous enemy, and suffer him not to approach to endammage 
the Archer. They are also the symbols of keen perceptions, since it requireth a 
quick eye and a skilled hand to put them to effective flight against an enemy. 


Richard Fairbanks (Fairebanke, Fairbanke) came to Boston in 
1633, with his wife Elizabeth, probably in the " Griffin," the ship 
which brought Rev. John Cotton to the new world. At least, says 
Savage (formerly President of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 
and Editor of Winthrop's History of New England), his union with 
the church there was on the same day with that of Elder Leverett 
and wife. Governor Brenton and Edward Hutchinson, in the month 
after the great teacher's arrival. He was admitted to the first church 
in Boston, "in ye 8'th moneth, 1633," and "in ye 9'th moneth, 
Elizabeth Fairebancke." 

It is believed that he was a brother of Jonathan, and probably 
came to Boston with him. He was made freeman " by ye generall 
courte " May 14, 1634, and was a man of some distinction, keeper of 
the village Inn. 

He was prominently identified with the public affairs of the new 
settlement, and from 1635 to 1643 held many town offices. In 1637, 
in the "great allotments to the then inhabitants," he was allotted 
" three and twenty acres of land." He was a member of the Artillery 
Company (Ancient and Honorable). He was probably a man of 
independent spirit, with a spice of liberalism in his character, for like 
Jonas, of Lancaster, he tried conclusions with the Blue Laws, and 
in 1637 was disarmed, with many others, for holding and expressing 
"opinions" with regard to the creeds and dogmas of the church, 
which were declared by the clergy and the civil authorities to be 
"dangerous errors," threatening the safety and peace of the com- 
munity, in other words, heresies. He and they were followers of 
Rev. John Wheelwright and Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, his half-sister, 
leader of the sect of Antinomians, in the memorable religious con- 
troversy of the times, which " set all Boston by the ears," and 
extended to the neighboring towns. Mr. Wheelwright was arraigned 
before the General Court, tried and found guilty of contempt and 
sedition. Afterwards, at " A Generall Court, held at Newtowne, the 
2**^ day of the 9^*^ m" a 1637," he was brought up for sentence, and 
then " justifying himself and his former practise," he was by the 
Court disfranchised and banished. Mrs. Hutchinson was " con- 
vented for traduceing the mi"^^ and their ministery in this country 



and thereupon was banished." See the Records of the Governor and 
Company of Massachusetts Bay^ 1628-1641^ Vol, i^p, 207, 

In the same volume, page 211, may be found the sentence 
imposed on Richard Fairbanks and others, as follows: 

" 1637, 2d Nov. Whereas the opinions and revelations of Mr. Wheelwright 
and Mrs. Hutchinson have seduced and led into dangerous errors many of the 
people heare in Newe England, insomuch as there is just cause of suspition that 
they, as others in Germany, in former times, may, vpon some revelation, make 
some suddaine irruption vpon those that differ from them in judgement, for 
pvention whereof it is ordered that all those whose names are underwritten shall 
(vpon warning given or left at their dwelling houses) before the 30th day of this 
month of November, deliver in at Mr. Canes house, at Boston, all such guns, 
pistols, swords, powder, shot and match as they shall bee owners of, or have in 
their custody, vpon paine of ten pound for evry default to bee made thereof, 
8vch armes are to bee kept by M. Cane till this Court shall take further order 
therein. Also it is ordered, vpon like penalty of Xt, that no man who is to render 
his armes by this order shall buy or borrow any guns, swords, pistols, powder, 
shot or match, vntill this Court shall take further order therein." 

The names underwritten numbered fifty-eight, and Rich""** Fair- 
banke was among them. 

Under like orders men were disarmed in Roxbury, Charlestown, 
Salem, Ipswich and Newberry, for " heretics " were numerous. But 
be it said, by far the greater part of the members of the Boston 
church were in sympathy with them. 

Mrs. Ann Hutchinson was the wife of William Hutchinson, of whom an ac- 
count says : " She was a woman of piety, ready talents and flow of speech. It 
was the custom for the church members to meet together once a week to repeat, 
review and debate the Sunday sermons, but by their doctrines the women were 
not allowed to take part in the discussions. Mrs. Ann thought that the sex might 
hold similar meetings with much usefulness, and she established one at her own 
house, and soon gained a numerous auditory, at least from 00 to 80 usually at- 
tending, and her house became the intellectual centre of the town. She took the 
lead in prayer and in repeating Mr. Cotton's sermons; after which she made 
observations and reflections on their tendencies, and gave as her reason for the 
practice that I'aul enjoined upon the elder women to teach the younger. These 
meetings were not objected to until she began to make invidious comparisons 
between the ministers of the colony, a few of whom she classed as evangelical 
and under the covenant of grace, and all the rest were under the covenant of 
works." The career of Mrs. Hutchinson was full of excitement and I should 
judge she was a terror; she was what would now be called a strong minded 
woman, always restless and feeling a call to do something to make a sensation. 

Rev. John Wilson, was among the clergy whom she had assailed. By the 
action of this church she was excommunicated, and Mr. Wilson in passing sen- 
tence upon her, which he was appointed to deliver, embraced the opportunity to 
manifest his feelings toward her and her peculiar tenets. The sentence was as 
follows : 


''Then Mr. Wilson rose, and in the hush of the crowded assembly solemnly 
put the question whether all were of one mind that their sister should be 
cast out. There was utter silence ; and after the custom of that church this be- 
tokened consent. Then the sentence of excommunication was pronounced, and 
Ann Hutchinson, no longer a sister, listened to these words rolled out in triumph 
from the mouth of John Wilson, the pastor. 'Therefore, in the name of the 
Lord Jesus Christ, and in the name of the church, I do not only pronounce you 
worthy to be cast out, but I do cast you out ; and in the name of Christ I do de- 
Uver you up to Satan, that you may learn no more to blaspheme, to seduce and 
to lie, and I do account you from this time forth to be a heathen and a publican, 
and so to be held of all the brethren and sisters of this congregation and others ; 
therefore, I command you, in the name of Christ Jesus and of this church, as a 
leper, to withdraw yourself out of this congregation.* " 

When, in obedience to this mandate, Ann Hutchinson, the outcast, moved 
through the awe-stricken throng, her devoted friend, Mary Dyer of Rhode Island 
the Quaker martyr who was hanged on Boston Common for witchcraft, June i, 
1060, rose up and walked by her side, and the two walked out together. What a 
terrible close of a life-drama was this ! Far away into the wilderness of those 
days marched the outcast with her family — never more to be the associate, but 
the accused of Christian men and women, and the prey of savages. From 
Rhode Island to which she was banished, she removed to the Dutch settlements 
near New Haven, where in 1643 she with all her family and household of sixteen 
persons, except one daughter of eight years, were killed by the Indians. The 
daughter was carried into captivity, but was afterwards recovered by the General 
Court and brought back to Massachusetts. 

Richard Fairbanks does not seem to have lost favor with the people 
on account of his "perversity," for we find him not long afterward 
promoted to a responsible office. He was the first postmaster of 
Boston, or for the whole colony. In 1639 the inhabitants petitioned 
the council that a postmaster be appointed. The petition was granted 
and he was appointed in that year. The order reads : 

" For preventing the miscarriage of letters, and it is ordered that notice be 
given to Richard Fairbanks, his house in Boston is the place appointed for all 
letters which are brought from beyond the seas, or are to be sent thither, are to 
be brought unto ; and he is to take care that they be delivered or sent according 
to their directions ; and he is allowed for every such letter a penny, and must 
answer all miscarriages through his own neglect in this kind, provided that no 
man shall be compelled to bring his letters thither except he please." 

How long he held the office the records do not say, and nothing 
appears in relation to the subject till 1677, when the merchants of 
the city petitioned the council for a postmaster, and John Haywood 
was appointed. 

He evidently enjoyed the confidence of his fellow townsmen in a 
high degree, but it seems that a "dangerous heresy" in religious 
matters was not the only thing for which he was called to account. 


He disregarded an order agreed upon " Att a generall meeting," 
Nov. 30, 1636,— 

** That none shall sell their houses or allotments to any new comers but with 
the consent and allowance of those that are appointed allotters," and he was fined 
for the offense according to the following record : — 

" The 6th of the 4th moneth, June, 16ii6. Att a meeting this day before 
Thomas Ollyver, Thomas Leverett, Willyam Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, 
John Coggeshall, William Aspenall, Richard Tuttell, John Stampford and James 

^^ Item, Wee finde that Richard Fairebanke hath sold unto twoe straingers 
the towe houses in Sudbury end that were William Halstones, contrary to a former 
order, and therefore the sayle to be voyd, and the said Richard Fairebancke to 
forfeite for his breaking thereof XIs." 

A man in those days had to be one " of our set " in order to be- 
come a freeholder, for at the same " generall meeting " above men- 
tioned, was this ** item *' in the proceedings : — 

** Imprymis. It is agreed that noe further allotments shall be granted unto 
any new comers but such as may be likely to be received as members of the 

There was another item which may be interesting to tradesmen, 
laborers and labor unions of the present day : — 

'' lUmr (It is agreed) "That Mr. William Hutchinson, Mr. William Col- 
borne, and Mr. William lirenton shall set pryces upon all cattell commodities, 
victualls and laborers and Workmen's Wages, and that noe other prises or rates 
shall be given or taken." 

And another that must have been rather discouraging to lawyers : — 

" Item. That none of the members of this congregation or inhabitants 
among us shall sue one another at lawe before that Mr. Henry Vane and the twoe 
elders, Mr. Thomas Ollyver and Thomas Leverett, have had the hearing and 
desyding of the cause if they cann." 

The Book of Possessions in 1045 shows that at that time he owned, •* within 
the limits of Boston," several tracts of land, as follows : 

1. One house and garden bounded with Capt. Keayne on the north and on 
the east; Mr. Oliver on the south, and the high streete (probably High street 
which once led from Summer street to the top of Fort Hill), on the west. 

2. Five acres in the " Fort Field." 

3. A garden bounded with William Aspinwall on the south and on the east; 
Zaccheus Bosworth, John Snyderlaut, Richard Cook, John Lugg and Arthur 
I^irry on the north, and the Common on the west. This lot was in the neighbor- 
hood of Bromfield street, one of the boundaries indicating the origin of the name 
of Bosworth street. 

4. Also four acres in the " New Fields," bounded by lands of other persons 
named and by '• the river east." The *• New Fields " embraced the locality of the 


present Allen, Bulfinch, Lynde, Staniford and Chambers streets and extended to 
the *• river." 

In 1652 he purchased of Robert Turner six acres more adjoining 
the Fort Field lot. Several deeds of houses and lands, bought and 
sold by him in 1652 and 1654, are recorded in Vols. 1 and 2 of the 
Suffolk Registry of Deeds. And Jan. 29, 1654 he signed with others 
a marriage contract Lib 1, Fol. 105. 

His place of business and his dwelling house occupied, it is said, 
the present site of the Advertiser and the Globe Buildings on Wash- 
ington street. 

It is probable that he left no descendants in the male line. He 
had, so far as appears upon. the records, two children only : — 

1. Constance, baptized Jan. 10, 1636 ; married March 30, 1653, 
Samuel Mattock. 

2. Zaccheus, baptized Dec. 8, 1639 ; died Nov. 10, 1653. 

CHILDREN OF Samuel and Constance (Fairbanks) Mattock 

a. Samuel Mattock, b. 15 Oct. 1650 ; d. young. 

b. Elizabeth Mattock, b. ; d. 3 Sept. 1661. 

c. James Mattock, b. 27 Oct. 1662: d. about 1690, unmarried, 

leaving a large estate. 

d. Constance Mattock, b. 10 Sept. 1665 ; d. unmarried, 1717. 

e. John Mattock, b. 14 Sept. 1669. 

/. Elizabeth Mattock, b. 18 Aug. 1670; m. William Ambrose, 

6 Jan. 1697. 
g Mehitable Mattock, b. 7 Nov. 1672; m. (1), John Banks, 

29 Aug. 1694; m. (2), Thomas Webber. 
h. Mary Mattock, b. 18 Nov. 167:^. 

/. Samuel Mattock 2nd, b. Feb. 11, 167(5; d. 12 Nov. 1689. 
j Zaccheus Mattock, living in 1(586; d. before Jan. 1, 1706. 

The exact date of the death of Richard Fairbanks cannot be ascertained. 
The statistics of deaths in Boston between 1630 and 1810 are very deficient. The 
deaths numbered during that period about 60,000, and only about 4700 of them 
are found registered in existing books, and his name does not appear. But he 
died before Apr. 15, 16(57. See Deed of James Penn et al to Theodor Atkinson, 
Sufifolk Deeds, Lib. V, Fol. Ilk) That deed was a conveyance of several lots 
of land, among them a lot " neere ffort hill centeyning suen Ackers and seuen 
Rods or thereabouts as they (the grantors) heretofore purchast it from the late 
Richard tfairbanks, several years since." The deed was dated Apr. 15, 16(57. 

If he sold all his real estate before his death his deeds were not all recorded, 
and there is no record of any will left by him, nor of any administration on his 
estate. Perhaps a considerable share of it was inherited by his daughter Con- 
stance Mattock, for the Mattocks were for many years among the wealthy people 
of Boston. 


The Roman Calendar is said to have been introduced by Romulus about 738 
B. C, and modified by Numa Pompilius about 718 B. C. The year was originally 
divided into ten periods, or months, known by their numbers in order, beginning 
with March and ending with December, which means ** tenth " period. At an 
early period in Roman history, two new months were added, January and Feb- 
ruary ; but occasional intercalations had to be made to correct errors. 

In 45 B. C, Julius Caesar, using the calculations of Sisigones, an Alexandrian 
mathematician and astronomer, reformed the calendar. He provided that the 
year should consist of 365 days (called a common year), except that one day should 
be added every fourth year, making what Ls called a bissextile or leap year of 366 
days. He commenced the year also with January 1st, the adjustment producing 
one " year of confusion," which consisted of 445 days. This is called the Julian 

This division of time, however, was only approximately correct, for it made 
the average year too long by 11 minutes, 10.3 seconds, the difference between 
365X days and the solar year, which consists of 365 days, 5 hours and 49.7 
seconds. The accumulation of the differences from year to year had, in the 
16th century, amounted to 10 days, the Vernal Equinox then falling on the 11th 
of March. 

In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII again undertook a thorough reform of the calen- 
dar. To rectify the existing error, he decreed that the 5th day of October, 1582, 
should be reckoned the 15th, thus annulling 10 days ; and, to provide for the 
future regulation of the calendar, he further ordered that every centurial year 
whose number is not divisible by 400, as 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, &c, should con- 
tain 365 days, instead of 366 according to the Julian Calendar; in other words, 
that an extra day should be dropped three times every four hundred years, and 
that the year should begin March 25th. The Julian Calendar so amended, is 
called the Gregorian Calendar. 

The Gregorian style was at once adopted by all Roman Catholic countries, 
but Protestants, inflamed against Romanism, were unwilling to accept even a 
purely scientific improvement from the hands of the Pope. Not until 1751 was 
the needed reform effected in England by an Act of Parliament. A Bill for that 
purpose was introduced in 1585, but was defeated. 



The English Statute of 1751, which took effect in 1752, established January 
1st as the beginning of the year, and also cancelled the overplus of time accumu- 
lated by the reckoning under the Julian Calendar, which then amounted to 11 days, 
by making the .3d day of September, 1752, the 14th. 

In England, as early as the 7th and as late as the 13th century, Christmas 
was reckoned as the first day of the year, but in the 12th century, the Anglican 
Church ordained that the year should begin Annunciation or Lady Day, March 
25th, as in the Gregorian Calendar, established two centuries later. 

In England, for a considerable period of time prior to the Parliamentary Act, 
both the Julian and Gregorian methods were in use, to some extent, among civil- 
ians. Hence the Gregorian year was called the Ecclesiastical or Civil year, 
while the Julian year was called the Historic year. 

In thb country the historic year had been adopted more than fifty years 
before. Boston Almanacs made the change from March to January in 1G87, and 
the Boston News Letter in 1717. The change appears in our vital records 
about 1790. 

To avoid confusion in consequence of the change, the practice of double 
dating became customary, that is, of naming the years in both styles, in giving the 
dates of events between January 1st and March 25th ; thus, Feb. 20, 1603-4, 
which means Feb. 26, 1603, old style, and Feb. 26, 1604, new style. In the old 
style February was the 12th month, and in the new, the 2nd. This practice con- 
tinued till the new style was adopted, in 1752, by the Act of the British Parlia- 

To distinguish common and leap years, under the present style, we have the 
following Rule : 

Every year whose number is divisible by ^, except those divisible by loOy and 
not by 400y cottsists of j66 daysy and all others of j6^ days each. 

To find the exact period of time between any two dates, one old, and the 
other new style, — Add Ji days to the earlier date^ and subtract the sum from 
the later date. 


The families are all numbered consecutively by common figures placed at 
the head of each, and are referred to by their numbers. 

Names of sons who appear as heads of families, or otherwise, in the next 
generation, are printed in small capitals, and the numbers following them in 
parentheses are their respective family numbers. 

Roman numerals are used after the names of ancestors to designate the 
generations in which they were born. 

After the name and residence of the head of each family, follows his line of 
ancestors, beginning with his father and running backward. The number in 
parentheses before the name of the father, is his family number in the preceding 

The word "<?/'" before the name of the town or city given as the residence 
of the father of a family signifies that he lived there, but is deceased. When 
**^" is not so inserted, the person is either living in the place named, or no 
information to the contrary is at hand. 

Since the ancient name of Fairbanke or Fairbank was, in early times, 
changed to Fairbanks in most lines of three branches of the original family, that 
style is herein assumed as the general standard from the beginning in these 
branches. In the exceptional cases the practice of individuals has been followed. 

In the other branch, comprising the descendants of Jonas, Fairbank is taken 
as the early standard, the changes to Fairbanks appearing from time to time as 
they have been made. 





1. JONATHAN FAIREBANKE (Fairbank, Fairbanks) of Ded- 
ham, Mass. > 

First American Ancestor. 

He was born in England, before the year 1600. He came to 
Boston with his family in 1633, as already stated, and remained 
there about three years, when he settled in Dedham, being one of 
the earliest Pioneers. He with others signed the Covenant when 
the town was established and named. See previous history. 

He died in Dedham, Dec. 5, 1668. His wife's name was Grace 
Lee. She died 28th 10 m\ 1673, or 19 : 3 : 1676. 

THEIR CHILDREN, all born in England, were: 

1 John (2), died Nov. 13, 1684. 

2. George (3), died Jan. 10, 1682-3. 

3. Mary, born Apr. 18, 1622; died ''lO: 3: 1676 or 4: 4: 

1684.*' She married Michael Metcalf, " 2 of the 2 mo., 
1644," who was born in England, Aug. 29, 1620, and died 
"the 25 of the 1 mo. 1654." She married 2ndly, "the 2 
of the 6 mo., 1654," Christopher Smith, who is mentioned 
as her husband in her father's will. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

a. Michael Metcalf, b. "21 of the 11 mo., 1644."; m., Sept. 1(5, 1072, 
Elizabeth, wid. of John Kingsbury, daughter of Thomas and 
Hannah (Flower) Fuller. 

h. Mary Metcalf, b. " the 15 of the 6 mo., 1646." 

c. Sarah Metcalf, b. " 7 of the 10 mo., 1(548." 

d. Jonathan Metcalf, b. "21 of the 7 mo., KioO." 

e. Eliazer Metcalf, b. "2 of the 2 mo., 1053." 

Among their descendants was the distinguished jurist, Judge 
Thcron Metcalf, of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. 



4. Susan, married, *' 12 of 8 mo. 1647," Ralph Day of Dedham, 

a mason. She died July 8, 1659. He married 2ndly, Nov. 
15, 1659, Abigail, daughter of Griffith Craft of Roxbury and 
widow of John Ruggles. Ralph Day died Nov. 28, 1677. 


a. Elizabeth Day, b. " the 10 of mo. 1648 " ; died 18th of same mo. 

b. Mary Day, b. " the 9 of the 9 mo. 1049 " ; m., Feb. 7, 1677, John 

Payne ; died Oct. 25, 1094. 

c. Susan Day, b. " the 13 of the 10 mo. 1652 "; d. in Roxbury, Oct. 

24, 1009. 

d. John Day, b. "the 15 of the 2 mo. 1054"; m., May 22, 1678, 

Abigail Pond. 
Robert L. Day, banker, of Boston, is one of their descendants. 
t. Ralph Day, baptized Feb. 11, 1057; m. Sarah, daughter of 
' Thomas and Hannah (Flower) P'uller, Dec. 0, 1082. Hon.' 
David F. Day of Buffalo, N. Y., the genealogist of the Day 
family, is a descendant of Ralph and Sarah Day. 
/ Abigail Day, b. Apiil 20, 1001 ; m. John Smith, Dec. 21, 1677. 

5. Jonas (4), killed by the Indians, Feb. 10, 1676. 

6. Jonathan (5), died Jan. 28, 1711-12. 


In the yeare of our Lord one thousand sixe hundred sixty and eight, the first 
day of the fourth month, com'only called June; I Jonathan ffarbanke of dedham 
in the Countie of Suffolke Senior Being sicke and weake. And expecting that 
the day of my dcsolution is drawing neere doe in the name and feare of God 
ordaine and make this my Last will & Testamt for the disposeing and settling of 
the things of this life, with which the Lord hath at p^sent Intrusted me in man- 
ner & forme as followeth ; viz first I commit my soule to God that gaue it, 
Trusting in the alone Righteousnes & mediation of Jesus Christ my Redemer & 
aduocate, & my body to the earth whence it was taken, to be after my decease 
Desently buried therein in christian buriall at the discretion of my Executor In 
prims I giue & bequeath vnto grace my Deere & well beloved wife. All and 
Every prt & p'cell of my whole moueable Estate whatsoeuer as well within dores 
as without, namely all my household stuffe, of all & Euery sort & kinde as allso 
all my cattell of all kinds all my come cartes ploughs workeing tooles &* vtensils 
of husbandrye all debts due to me & whatsoeuer Ells come within the denomina- 
tion of moueable Estate & all this I giue and Bequeath to my said wife, to des- 
pose of when And to whom shee shall at any time see meete. And more I giue 
to grace my said wife an Annuitie of Eight pounds p' Annn» to be paid to her or 
her assignee to her vse yearely & euery yeare, in two equall p»^. * * Ite I giue 
& bequeath to George (ffarbanke my secon)d sonne & to his heyers for euer, 
sixteene pounds the one halfe whereof shall be payed to him within the space of 
one ( ) yeare next ensueing after the decease of my said wife ; And where- 
as I haue allready giuen and doe herby confirme to my said sonne George all 
that my p^ in the generall deuident (dividend }) already laid out thro Meadfield 


& some workinge tooles & such like small things, my will & my mind is, That the 
said percell of lande and those tooles and other small thing soe giuen shall be 
all indifferently & Equally aprized and if they shall together amount to the value 
of eight pounds then it shall be accounted for his first payment. * * * And I 
giue & bequeath to my daughter Mary the wife of Christopher Smith the sume of 
sixteene pounds, which sixteene pounds I giue to my said daughter in p^ticuler, 
And distinct from her husbans Estate & to be allwayes at her dispose, this 
sixteen pounds to be payed in two equall (sum'es ?) of Eight pounds. * * * 
Ite™ More I giue to my said daughter Mary Three pounds to purchase her a 
suite of aparrell to be paid within the space of three months next after my 
decease. Ite^i. I giue and bequeath to Jonas ffarbanke my third sonne & his 
heyers for euer the like sume of sixtene pounds to be allso payed in two equal 
sumes. * « * Ite™ I giue & bequeath to Jonathan ffarebanke my yongest sonne 
&. to his heighers the like sume of sixteene pounds, to be paid allso in two Equal 
Sum'es. • * * Ite»n I giue and bequeath to Sarah the Eldest daughter of my 
Sonne John ffarebanks one young beast betwixt one and two yeares of age, & 
more three pounds to be payed by my Executor when she shall attaine lawfuU 
age, the young beast before mentioned I Reserue out of the cattell bequeathed 
to Grace my wife; Ite°i I giue & bequeath to my sonne in lawe Ralph Daye 
tf ourty shillings to be payed within six monthes after my wives decease ; 

Ite™. I giue & bequeath to each of the foure Children of the said Ralph which 
he had by my daughter Susan his late wife the sum'e of ffourtie shillings to be 
payd them seuerally as they shall attaine lawfull age p^uided all my other 
Legacies to my three sonnes & my daughter be first payed in manner as is aboue Ex- 
pressed ; Ite™ my mind <S>^ my will is that all these my legacies aboue bequeathed, 
the specie or kind of payment whereof is not named shall be all payed in current 
Contrey payment at price then Currant In ded (ham I giue &* bequeath) To John 
ffarebanke my Eldest sonne all my houses 6^ lands whatsouer, not being 
foremerly aboue (mentioned? togeth)er with all my common Rightes <Sr» towne 

p^uiliges whatsoeuer, to haue posses &^ injoy the same ( ) <5r» his heyers 

< to) enter vpon all my lands forthwith after my decease ; and all my houses 

and yardesat the end of foure mo'nthes n(ext follo\vin)g the same; Ite"! I doe 
nominate ai>oint and orda3me John Fairebancke my afforesaid Eldest Sonne, 
To be my sole Executor to whom I committ all nessary trust (Sr* power Requi- 
site for the due and full p^formeance <5t* Execution of this my last will as it 
belongs or is necessary for an Executor to doe in all (5r^ euery prt as is aboue ex- 
pressed ; Ite°> 1 allso name & intreate my very loueing friends Eleazer Lusher & 
Petter Woodward Senc to be ouerseers to the performance of this my present 
will & to be assisting to my aboue named Executor therin as themselues shall 
see cause, & I doe hereby reueoke & make null & voide all other or former wills 
whatsouer by me formerly made ; & doe auouch & decleare this pi'sent wrighting, 
as is aboue herein entered, to be & contayne my true onely & last will & 

In wittnss whereof I the said Jonathan ffarebanke Senc haue herevnto sub- 
scribed my hand & affixed my seale the day & yeare first aboue written. 

This a troe copy of the will of Jonathan Faycrbank senyore. 
as attest Daniell fiisher. 
Wiliam Avery. 

U FAI&£iBnL5 

Tl* f olivB-iig Pciition of JoZiZih^zi Fakirbark* 5 i* i*re irjerrec uanzn: 


Vol. 3^. page 2CC. 

To the Hon*- Gov' & Council convecned in Boston — Aprill 19*^ 
1676 "^i 

The Petition of Jonathan nairebankes humbly Sheweth 
That yo' petition' hath been a considerable time abroad in the 
^x^untn's Semce, A: of late a Voluntier under the command of Cap* 
Benjamin Gibbs, & in o' march, w*- the army towards Quabaug,* 
upon the information of Job the Indian, that there was a wigwam 
alxiut ten miles from the Rhode, where were some of his Children — 
with other Indians, the s'^ Cap* Gibbs with 9 or 10 more of which 
yo' petition*^ was one by permission of Majo' Savage, went thither., 
where wee found some of the s'^ Jobs Children — with some others 
amongst which a young girle of about ten or twelve yeares of age, 
whome yo*^ petition^ upon m*^ Gibbs his promiss that Shee should bee 
his own, tooke her up upon his horse & brought her to Quabaug, w^ 
was about 30 miles & the Army proceeding further Shee was there 
left w*^' some others, who yo*^ petition*^ understands are since brought 
down — ^ carried to Deere Island. 

Wherefore the premisses considered, yo' peti- 
tion^ doth request yo' Hono" would bee pleased 
to grant him the s** girle & hee shall willingly 
Satisfy the necessary charges the Country have 
l>een out upon her & bee obliged to pray for yo' 
Hono" peace & prosperit>'es. 

(on reverse) 

Jn" fairebanks peticon 

to y*" Council 20 Aprill 76. 

* Quaboag is now lirookfield, Mass. 

2- JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Dedham. Mass. 

(1), eldest son of Jonathan I. 

3orn in England. Lived on the Dedham homestead which was 
bequeathed to him by his father ; died Nov. 13, 1684. See previous 
hi€?^raphicai sketch. 

Married Sarah Fiske "the 16 of 1 mo.," 1641, who died 26: 9: 


1. Joshua, bom " the 26 of the 3 mo., 1642 " ; died ** ye 6, 12 

mo., 1661." 

2. John (6), bom *' the 7 of the 12 mo.," 1643. 

3. Sarah, bom "the 9 of the 10 mo., 1645"; married 

Sawyer ; died before Nov. 1, 1684, when her father's will 
was made. 

4. Jonathan, bora "the 10 of the 9 mo., 1648"; died Mar. 1, 


5. Mary, born '*ye 26 of the "Deceased the 31 of the 

10 mo., 1650." ( S ) 10 mo. 1650." 

6. Martha, born " ye 25 of the ( h ) " Deceased the 6 of the 

10 mo., 1650." 11 mo. 1650." 

7. Joseph (7), "was borne the 10 of the 3 mo., 1656." 

8. Hannah, "bora the 10: 12 mo., 1057.": married Samuel 

Deerin, in Milton, Mass., June 26, 1688. 

9. Benjamin (8), "born 17 : 12 : 1661." 

Suffolk Probate Records, Lib. 0, Fol. 487. Proved 19 Feb. 1684 (O. S.) 

The tenth day of novemb.^ one Thousand Six hundred Eighty & four. 
Bee it Known that I, John Faierbancks of Dedham do make this my 
last will and Testament in manner and forme following, being sound in my 
understanding and of a disposing minde. For which I bless God, and knowing 
the uncertainty of this life, and being by many awfuU intimations minded of my 
great change, shall therefore, God assisting me, endeavour to set my house in 
order. And First I comit, bequeath and resigne my Soule unto* the hands of 
Almighty God, my Creator, being hopefully assured, believing that I shall 
receive the full pardon and free remission of all my Sins and be saved by the 
precious Death and merits of Jesus Christ, my Redeemer, and my body to the 
earth from whence it was taken, to be Decently and in Christian manner interred 
after my Decease, by my Executo** and Overseers or Supervisors hereafter men- 
tioned, and after my debts and funerall charges be paid, my mind and will as 



touching such worldly things over which the Lord have me steward, is that they 
be empowered as followeth, — viz. 

Imprimis. I give and bequeath to my eldest son John Fairbanks all my 
rights within the Town of Wrentham, conteining thirteen Cow commons with 
some Sheep commons, with all that do or shall belong of right to them in any 
manner or kind whatsoever within the Town of Wrentham or adjoyning to that 
Township, to wit, my rights in that last Indian purchase bought of Philip 
Sagamore, all which I value at Forty pounds. More I give and bequeath to my 
eldest son ]ohn Fairbanks ten pounds which is to be understood because he is 
my eldest Son, and therefore my mind and will is that he s John Fairbanks 
shall receive of my Estate or from my Executor ten pounds more than either 
Joseph Fairbancks, my second son, or Benjamin ffairbancks, my youngest Son : 
And further my minde and will is that after my debts and Legacies and other 
charges be paid, that my son John Fairbanks shall receive of my Sons Joseph 
and Benjamin Fairbanks in currant Country payment to make up that Fourty 
pounds by me given in Wrentham equal with my other two Sons, namely Joseph 
& Benjamin Fairbanks, and my mind and will is that Joseph and Benjamin 
ffairbanks shall pay or cause to be paid to my Son John Fairbanks or his heires 
in Dedham ten pounds in currant Country payment pr yeare beging the next 
yeare after my decease and so to continue forth on in yc insuing yeares to pay 
untill he s^ John Fairbanks shall have received both his ten pounds above 
expressed, and to make him equall with his Bretheren as above is expressed, 
and alike my mind is that if my Sons Joseph & Benjamin ffairbanke can pay 
their Brother John ffairbanke more than ten pounds pr yeare they shall do well, 
but my mind in expressing ten pounds pr yeare is that they shall not be driven to 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah ffaierbanks Sixty pounds, 
and my mind and will is that she shall have her first choice in the movables of 
the house to the value of twenty pounds, and then she my said daughter to 
receive ffourty pounds more of her Brothers (to wit) Joseph and Benjamin 
ffairbanks within the space of Six yeares after the day of my decease in currant 
Country payment, my mind is that my daughter Hannah Fairbank do receive 
Six pounds thirteen Shilling four pence pr yeare in the yeares as above expressed, 
to be paid by Joseph and Benjamin Fairbanks. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Mary Sawyer the Sum of 
ffifteen pounds to be paid by my Sons Joseph and Benjamin Fairbanks in currant 
Country payment, and my mind is that She my s^ Grand child shall receive the 
first ffive pounds when she shall attain to the age of one & twenty yeares, and 
so forth on in the next ensuing years five pounds pr yeare untill she have 
received her ffifteen pounds. And if She my s<l Grand Child shall dye before 
she attain to the age of twenty and one years then this ffifteen pounds to return 
to my Children surviving to be equally divided. 

//. I give and bequeath unto Joseph Fairbanks my second Son and unto 
Benjamin Fairbanks my youngest Son all my houses bams Orchards Lands 
meadows common rights goods movables cattell debts and whatsoever is not 
already given and legally disposed of, they paying all debts & Legacies and 
charges whatsoever, to be in all honest respects divided equally betwixt them my 
Sons Joseph and Benjamin Fairbanks. And forasmuch as my Son Joseph 


Fairbanks have already received one of my dwelling houses and Land to it 
notwithstanding if he shall see fit to choose the house of which I am now possest 
of and shall resigne that situation that he is possest of by a deed of gift from me 
his Father to my Son Benjamin upon equall terms as he shall receive the other 
house, then my mind is that he have his choice of the houses, and that the 
whole of my remaining Estate be divided betwixt them s^ Joseph and Benjamin 
Fairbanks as above sd . 

//. I do hereby make ordein and constitute my loveing Son Joseph Fair- 
banks my sole Executo' to do and performe this my last will in all the parts 
thereof above expressed : I do also desire and choose my trusty and well 
beloved friends Thomas Medcalfe and James Thorpe Senio' my Overseers or 
Supervisors to assist my Executo*" by joyning with him to help by counsell and 
advice that all might be carried on peaceably, and I do hereby declare that my 
mind is that my Executo' and my other Children be ready to be advised by my 

In Witness that this is my last will I have set to my hand & affixed my 
Seale the day & year abovewritten. 

John Fairbanck J seal 

In presenc of 

Thomas Medcalfe 
James Thorpe 

Mem. It is to be understood that the division betwixt Joseph and 
Benjamin Fairbanks is to be equall. 

3. Capt. GEORGE FAIRBANKS, of Dedham and Medway, 

(1), second son of Jonathan I. 

Came with his father from England and resided in Dedham until 
about 1657, when he removed to the southern part of Sherborn 
(afterward Medway and now Millis.) He was the first settler there, 
and was an esteemed citizen and one of the selectmen, and a mem- 
ber of the Artillery Company (Ancient and Honorable). He was 
drowned Jan. 10, 1682. See previous biographical sketch. 

He married, "the 26 of the 8 mo., 1646," Mary Adams of Ded- 
ham, who died Aug. 11, 1711, in Mendon, Mass., probably at the 
home of her son-in-law, William Holbrook. 

CHILDREN, born in Dedham: 
1. Mary, born the 10 of the 9 m<* ., 1647 ; married, 11 : 16, 1665, 
Dea. Joseph Daniels, son of Robert and Elizabeth Daniels. 
He was accepted as a townsman of Medfield, which at the 
time of his death was called Medway. He was a well to 
do man as his will shows. She died 6 : 9, 1682. He died 
June 23, 1715. 



a. Joseph Daniels, b. 7: 23, 1600; m. (1), Rachel Partridge; m. (2), 

Bethiah Breck. They had eight children. He d. Jan. 14, 1739. 

b. Mary Daniels, b. July 14, 1009. 

c. Samuel Daniels, b. Oct. 30, 1671 ; m., in 1094, Deborah Ford. 

d. Mehitable Daniels, b. 7 : 10, 1074 ; d. : 3, 1080. 

e. Ebenezer Daniels, b. 4 : 24, 1077 ; m. (1), 12 : 22, 1701, Elizabeth, 

daughter of John and Elizabeth (Rockwood) Partridge, who 
was bom in 1679, and died Apr. 25, 1700. They had three 
children. M. (2), Oct. 31, 1707, Mary Partridge, sister of his 
first wife. They had six children. She d. Jan. 20, 1726. 

/ Elizabeth Daniels, b. 3 : 9, 1079, m., 11 : 7, 1705, Joseph Mason. 

g, Jeremiah Daniels, b. 3 : 17, 1080 ; d. : 10, 1680. 

h. Eleazer Daniels, b. 3 : 9, 16«1 ; m., 7 : 28, 1709, Mary, daughter 
of Samuel and Mary Holbrook of Weymouth. He d. 3 : 28, 
1772. They had nine children. 

2. George (9), born " the 26 of the 3 mo.," 1650. 

3. Samuel, born "the 28 of the 8 mo.," 1652; died Nov. 20, 


4. Eliesur (10), born "the 8 of the 4 mo., 1655." 

5. Jonas, born " the 23 of the 12 mo., 1656 "; died Nov. 28, 1676. 

Born in Medway : 

6. Jonathan (11), born May 1, 1662; died Dec. 18, 1719. 

7. Margaret, born June 27, 1664; married William Holbrook 

of Mendon. See his will, proved Dec. 16, 1714, Suffolk 
P. R,, Vol, i8,p, 204. 


a. Mary Holbrook, b. Dec. 18, 1084; d. Jan. 20, 1085. 

b. Margaret Holbrook, b. July 28, 1087; d. Nov. 28, 1087. 

c. William Holbrook, b. March 28, 1093. 

4. JONAS FAIRBANK, of Dedham and Lancaster, Mass. 

(1), third son of Jonathan I. 

Born in England ; came to Dedham with his parents ; removed 
to Lancaster in 1657 ; signed the covenant March 7, 1659, and was 
"one of the fathers of the town." He was a farmer, and, it is 
believed, also a carpenter. 

In 1652 he was fined for wearing great boots before he was worth 
;^200, which was contrary to a sumptuary regulation of the govern- 
ment of Mass. ordered in 1651. He was killed, with his son Joshua, 
by the Indians Feb. 10, 1076, during a raid upon the settlement. 
See biographical sketch, ante. 


He married, May 28, 1658, Lydia Prescott, daughter of John 
Prescott, who came from Sowerby, Parish of Halifax, England. She 
was bom in Watertown, Mass., Aug. 15, 1641. After his death she 
married Elias Barron, of Watertown, afterward of Groton and 


1. Marie , bom 20 : 4 mon., 1659. 

2. Joshua, bom 6 : 2 mon., 1661 ; killed by the Indians, Feb. 

10, 1676. 

3. Grace, bom 15: 9 mon., 1663. 

4. Jonathan (12), born 7:8: 1666. 

5. Hasadiah, bom Feb. 28, 1668; married John Moore, of 

Concord, Jan. 1, 1698. 

6. Jabez (13), bom 8 : 11 : 1670 ( ? ).* 

' 7. Jonas, born 6:3: 1673. He was of Watertown in 1695-6, 
when he sold to his brother Jabez of Lancaster land in 
Lancaster, formerly of his father, Jonas. He died, prob- 
ably, Sept 13, 1697, and was buried in his brother 
Jonathan's lot in Lancaster. Sec note under Jonathan (12). 

•There is a discrepancy between this date and the inscription on his tomb- 
stone, which is " Lieut. Jabez Fairbank, died March, 1758, aged about 84." 

5. JONATHAN FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(1), fourth and youngest son of Jonathan I. 

Bom in England ; admitted townsman in Dedham "ye 1 of ye 11 : 
1654," and signed the covenant. Resided in Dedham. He died 
Jan. 28, 1711-12. 

He was a soldier in King Philip's War, serving in the first or Mt. 
Hope campaign in 1675, also in several subsequent campaigns. His 
name appears in the list of ** Assignment of Wages " to the town of 
Roxbury, Aug. 26, which leads to the supposition that at that time 
he resided there, for it was the custom of the times for soldiers to 
assign their wages to the towns in which they resided in order that 
their families could be provided for. {See ^''Soldiers in King Philip's 
War " by George M. Bodge.) 

Married Deborah, daughter of Edward Shepard, of Cambridge, 
who came from England with her father May 10, 1G43. She died 
Sept. 7, 1705 ( .> ).♦ 

♦There is a record (Dedham Book, p. K]), '♦ Rachell daughter of Jonathan 
and Rachell Fairebanck borne 14 of ye 5 mo., 107.*>." It docs not appear that this 


Jonathan had any other wife than Deborah, nor was there any other Jonathan 
than his son who could have married Rachell ; but it is supposed that he died 
a bachelor, so there may be some error. 


1. Jonathan born ; died in 1677 ; lived in Boston, 


See administration of his estate committed to his father, Oct. 24, 1077, 
Suffolk Probate Records^ Vol. i2yfol. 22. 

2. Deborah, born the 3 of the 4 mo., 1654. 

3. Grace, born the 16 of the 8 mo., 1656 ; died 28 : 10 : 1673, 

or 19: 3., 1676. 

4. Sarah, born 22: 10 : 1658 ; married David Thurston. 

5. Edward, born 10 : 11 : 1660. 

6. David, born 28: 11: 1662. 

7. Samuel (14), born June 2, 1665. 

8. Mary, born July 24, 1667 ; married Samuel Whiting. 

9. Abigail, born ; died Jan. 18, 1711-12. 

10. Elizabeth, born . 

11. Rachel, " borne 14 of ye 5 mo., 1673." 

12. Jeremiah (15), bom 31 of the 11 mo., 1674. 

13. Jonathan (16), born probably about 1677. 

No records of the births of Abigail, Elizabeth, or the second Jonathan 
have been found, and the order of their births, as above given, may not be 
correct. Their father's will was dated Dec. 8, 1708, and was probated Feb. 14, 
1711-12. His children mentioned in it were Edward, his "eldest son," Jeremiah, 
Samuel, Jonathan, Deborah, Abigail, Elizabeth, Rachel and Mary. His "son- 
in-law," Samuel Whiting, and his grandson, David Thurston, were also men- 
tioned. Administration was committed to his son Jonathan and his son-in-law, 
Samuel Whiting. See Suffolk Probate Records^ Vol. 77, fol.jSg. 

Jonathan being, as assumed here, most likely the youngest son, and named 
after one who had died, and through whom his father no doubt desired to per- 
petuate the name, received a large share of the latter's estate, viz., " my house 
and bam, and my land near home and thirteen acres of land lying at the six-mile 
tree joining to twenty acres of land which I formerly gave him, and a right to 
take up three or four acres which remain to be laid out of the same. Dividends 
in full of all due to him from my estate." 

6. Lieut. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Wrentham, Mass. 

(2), John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Mass., the 7th of the 12 mo., 1643. Lived there 
till after 1677, when he removed to Wrentham. Died Sept. 14, 1706. 
Will dated Aug. 29, 1706; probated Oct. 1, 1706. The will mentions 
his wife Hannah, sons John, Joshua and Nathaniel, and daughters 
Hannah, Mary, Sarah and Deborah. Sg^ Suffolk Wills, Vol. j6y 
FoL i88. 

He received by the will of his father, a copy of which appears on 
page 35, all of his real estate, or rights, within the town of Wrentham, 
and some money. 

He married, "1st of the 1 mo., 1671-72," Hannah Whiting, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah (Dwight) Whiting. , She was 
bom "the 17th of the 12 mo., 1651," and died June 14, 1740, aged 
88 yrs., 5 mos., 27 ds. 

Note. It is erroneously stated in the Dedham Records, Vol. 1, p. 12, that 
be married Mary Whiting. Mary was Hannah's sister, bom 12 : 8 mo. 1658. See 
Hannah Whiting* s nnii, Suffolk Probate Records ^ Lib, i8y Fol, jg6. 

CHILDREN, born in Dedham: 

1. Hannah, born 24: 10 mo., 1672; married Stephen Ranger, 

Dec. 23, 1713. She died without issue in 1756. Her will 
dated Apr. 1755, and probated Oct. 22, 1756, gave all 
her property to her only sister, Deborah Fairbanks. See 
Suffolk P, i?., Lib J-/, Fol, 6go. 

2. Sarah, born 22 : 8 mo., 1674 ; died young. 

3. John (17), born in 1677. 

4. Mary, bora 19:8: 1679. 

BORN in Wrentham: 

5. Joshua (18), born Mar. 18, 1082. 

6. Abigail, born Aug. 17, 1684. 

7. Nathaniel (19), born May 9, 1687. 

8. Sarah, born Mar. 22, 1690 ; married John Adams, Sept. 14, 



a. John Adams, b. June 18, 1715 j m. Rachael Adams. 

b. Mary Adams, b. Mar. 15, 1710; m. Jabez Fisher. 

c. Sarah Adams, b. Feb. 15, 1718; m. Matthew Smith. 



d. Hannah Adams, b. March 25, 1721 ; m. Michael Metcalf. 

e. Peter Adams, b. Feb. 2, 1722 ; m. Esther Ward. 
/ Abigail Adams, b. Feb. 14, 1725. 

g. Ann Adams, b. Feb. 7, 1728. 

k. Esther Adams, b. Mar. 8, 1832 ; d. 1768. 

I. Elizabeth Adams, b. July 14, 1735; m. Henry Wilson. 

9. Deborah, born Aug. 1, 1692 ; died unmarried in 1756 ; will 
declared, Sept. 20, 1756 in the presence of three witnesses, 
Jean Fairbank, Esther Adams and Peter Adams ; probated 
Oct. 29, 1756. Suffolk P. R,, Lib. 57, FoL 6gg. 

Note. According to the Wrentham Records, Hannah died Sept 19, 1690, 
but, as her father mentioned a daughter Hannah in his will, the record is either 
erroneous or another Hannah was bom ; or possibly it was Abigail, instead of 
Hannah, who died in 1690, for she was not mentioned in the will. 

7. Dea. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(2), John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, " the 10 of the 3 mo. 1656 ; made freeman in 
May, 1678 ; died June 14, 1734, aged 78 yrs., 1 mo., 4 ds. 

He came into possession of a part of the Dedham homestead 
under the will of his father and an agreement between his brother 
Benjamin and himself. The original of this agreement is still pre- 
served in the old house, among other precious relics, and a copy of 
it, with the signatures of Joseph and Benjamin photo-engraved, is 
printed below. 

Married in 1683, Dorcas , who died Jan. 9, 1738. 

1. Dorcas, bom 14 : 1 : 1686; married (1) Rev. James Humphreys 
of Wrentham May 20, 1714 He was the son of Hopestill 
& Elizabeth (Baker) Humphreys, & was born in Dor- 
chester Mar. 8 1680 He died before Nov. 15, 1728, 
when her father was appointed Administrator of his estate, 
which was appraised at ;£'476 — 3s. Suffolk Probate Rec- 
ords^ Lib, 26, foL ^12^ and Lib, 28^ fol, 79. She survived 
with three small children : 

a. Dorcas Humphreys. 

b. Ruth Humphreys. 

c. Mary Humphreys. 

She married (2), July 9, 1735, William Woodward of Dedham. 
** ** (3), Aug. 7, 1751, Andrew Blake of Wrentham. 

2. Joseph (20), born Apr. 26, 1687. 



Mar. 16, 1687. 

From the original. 


To all Christian people be fore whom thef e prefents • shall ^ or • to • whome- 

foever itt may confeme * Be itt Knowne that we Joseph & Ben j amen * ffaierbancks 

the executo" to the last will & Teaftament of our • much Hono"i ffather John 

£Eaderbancks of Dedham deseafed : And in perfuance of which * truft * divolved on 

05 * fd * Joseph * & benjamen ffaierbanks with the Loveing Advise of our Dear 
Brother John • ffaierbanks & our Overfeers : we proseeded to devid fd Estat'to. 
content with * fecuritie as will ' both Appear by An jnduction * of * perticulars * in 
other • papers • extant • to • that • end ; with • bils of Content or • Rather to • content 
with the • • Intimation of • our • Aymicable • Agreement • to • wit Joseph • & Benja* 
men * ffairbanks as * executors Doe * bare * Equally in both * the ' Debts from * our 
fathers • Elf tat & Leagisies due • by wil • & fo • the • debts • to fd eftat • are • Equaly f d 
Joseph's & Benjamens * ffairebanks & that the * Remaynd * * - is Equaly devided 
betwixt * fd Joseph * ffaierbanks & benjamen ffaierbanks the * executors as * Aboue 
fd • And the howfes • & lands • are Are • devided to • each • by Agreement & Ad vis 
as • Aboue f d & Are • as ffolloweth Vise • 

Wherefore * be • itt Knowne that • Joseph ffaierbanks pofsefs for hime * felf • & 
heires the • great • howfe * & bame with • the • Orchyard and the lot • belonging to • 
fd howfe * with fo much of • the • lower fid of • the • way & the * wigwam • plaine as • 
they Agreed And will Apear • by the • line • betwixt them • the line • being from • the 
lower Comer of the leanto • belonging to the • bame • of • Joseph • ffairebanks & 
towards • the fwampy • land of • W™ Avery & Runs • one A • f trait • line • to • A great 
stub • on • the • edg of the • wigwam • plaine near • an • other • hemlock stub • more 
Joseph ffaierbanks moietie in the • wigwam • plaine lies • mostly upon • his owne 
meadow • nearly & tot he • land of • Sam^l Bullard in part more • Joseph * Reseive . 
twelue Acres in Purgatory uppon • the confideration • of • Benjamens • laying down . 
one • Acre * & halfe • in the * grate whome Lott to • Joseph • which • you shall* hear 
more • of • hereafter and this * as • we Agreed : Joseph • ffaierbanks • one • moietie • 
in the •♦••*& on dyposed land at fouth • meadow • more • att pon-fset upland 

6 medow • one • moietie more • at • fowl meadow • one • moietie more * * * * 
board trees • one • moietie more • one • moietie in A parcell of Swampy meadow 
liing At hawes • brooke : All • which • the fd Joseph ffaier ***** to pofsefs ' 
for* himeself & heires • for ever 

Alike • bee itt Knowne that Benjamon ffaierbanks • pofsefs for- himefelf & 
Heires • for- ever the • Lefer • howfe & barne and • Orchyard & so much of • the • 
lower fid of • the • way as they the • fd Joseph • & benjamen • ffairbanks • Agreed & 
as is expref t jn Joseph ffaierbanks devifion • more ■ • Benjamon • ffaierbanks • pofess 
the* uper- lot • belonging to • his • the • fd Benjamens • lot • by the • fame buts • & 
bounds his • father John- ffaierbanks • pofsest itt & now Benjamen • pofsefs • on • 
moietie in the * wigwam • plaine the • upland Abating one • the • head of • the • * * * * 
4 on • the • land of • Sam-l'* Bullard • in part* • his • Swampy • land butting mostly one . 
the • Litile • River more • one • * * * * in the * * * * * att • Neponfsett more • one • 
moietie att Clabboard trees • more ■ one • moietie • att • fowl meadow • more • on • 
moietie • in a parcell of * * * * * eadow * lying uppon • A • brook cald Hawes • 


Brook, more • eighteen • Acres • att • purgatory plaine • of • which • three • Acres • is 
more • * * * • upon • Confideration of • Benjamens * laying down • to • Joseph • one • 
Acre • & on • half • in the * great • howfe • upper lott with which • * * * Benjamen • 
is well • satisfyed All which * Ben- ja* men • ffaierbanks • pofsefs • for • hime • felf • And 
heires for ever • 

It • Ls A • lik • mutually Agreed by • vs • Joseph • & Ben'jamen • ffaierbanks * for • 
the Con • tinewans • of • our • Brotherly love * & Amicapcbl • Conxordans • for • the • 
f utur • that from • time • to * time -we • keep • up • both • thofe • lins • that • are Al Ready • 
fet • & thofe which • shall • here After • be • fet uppon • Devifion • of such • parcels • 
as • are • yet to devid for the • Con • ^ _ ^ ^ ^ _^._^ 

firmation • of- all of the premifes cT^yffHP^ ^^^^^tt^V^^^^^il^ ( \ 
Aboue • Sd we . haue • set • too • our y0^^J^ " ' ' 

hands & Affixed oer feals The- ^-^ ^— ^^ 

fixteenth day of • March one thou- ^/ 

fand Six Hundered eightie & /i».w«wv^-Afc. -^-^"i ^ ^^.yJ d, ?~^\ 
seauen. J>£7a<VrnOl C\}uXV,^wf^ ^ j 

Signed & Sealed in prefens of ' 

James Thorpe 
Samuell Bullard 

Note. — The • • * * indicate places where parts of the original document 
have been destroyed by the ravages of time. 

8. BENJAMIN FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(2), John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, 17: 12: 1661; died there Dec. 5, 1694. The 
homestead was divided between his brother Joseph and himself by 
an amicable agreement, in accordance with the wishes of their father 
expressed in his will, and he lived in his part of the old house. S^^ 
Will and Agreement^ pages 32 and 4J, 

The estate was divided between Mary and Benjamin by a decree 
of the Court of Probate, " Dated in Boston the Thirtyeth day of June 
In the Tenth year of Her Majties Reign Anoq. Domini, 1711." See 
Suffolk P. R., Lib, 77, FoL 2jj, 

He married Mary , who, after his death, married Samuel 

Gates, of Mashamughet, in the Colony of Connecticut, whither she 
went with her children. See assignment of her dower in the estate 
of Benjamin Fairbanks, Suffolk Probate Records^ Lib, 77, fols, 441^ 


1. Mary, born Sept. 12, 1693. 

2. Benjamin (21), born July 6, 1695. 


9. GEORGE FAIRBANKS, of Medway, Mass. 

(8), Georg^e II, Jonathan I. 

Bom "the 26 of the 3 mo., 1650," in Medfield, Mass, Inherited 
the southerly part of his father's farm and lived upon it ; died in 
1737; will proved May 3, 1737. See VoLsj.foL 177, Suffolk Pro- 
bate Records, 

Medway was incorporated Oct. 24, 1713, the town of Medfield 
being divided, and the part on the west side of Charles River being 
made into a separate town, and named Medway. 

Mr. Fairbanks was one of the founders of the new town, and as 
" a principal inhabitant " of the said town of Medway was directed 
and empowered to notify and summon the inhabitants duly qualified 
for voters to assemble and meet together for the choosing of town 
officers to stand until the next annual election according to law. 

He drew lands in Douglas in 1715 ; and in 1730, 100 acres. 

Married I, Rachel, daughter of Peter and Rachel Adams, in 
1671, who died May 12, 1678. 

Married II, Susanna . 

" III, Sarah . 

By I, Rachel : 

1. Rachel, bom Sept. 29, 1672 ; married Jonathan Fisher, who 

resided in Medfield, on "the west Side of the river." 


a, Rachel Fisher, b. in 1693-94. 

b, Mary Fisher, b. in 1696; m. James Clark of Medway. 
r. Rachel Fisher, b. in 1698. 

d. Jonathan Fisher, b. in 1699-1700. 

e. Abigail Fisher, b. in 1701. 
/. Margaret Fisher, b. in 1704. 

2. Mar}', born Jan. 5, 1675 ; married, Apr. 16, 1696, Benjamin 

Allen of Medfield. They moved to Ashford, Conn., where 
he died. She married, (2), Nathaniel Gary of that place. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

a. Benjamin Allen, b. in 1697 ; m. Rebecca Bishop of Ashford, 

Dec. 31, 1717. 
K Mary Allen, b. in 1698. 

c, Lydia Allen, b. in 1700. 

d, Edward Allen, b. in 1703. 

e, David Allen, b. in 1706. 


Second marriage: 

/ WUiiam Gary. b. Nov. 3, 1713. 

g. Benjamin Gary. b. Nov. 13, 1716. 

h. Sarah Garr, b. Mar 2?*, 1719. 

/. Jo*eph'/.iary. b- Nov. ^, 1721- 

y. Ann Gary. b. Feb. 15, 1723. 

By II, Susanna : 

3. Susanna, bom Mar. 24, 1680 ; died young. 

4. Susanna, the second, bom Mar. 17, 1682; married, about 

1701, Jonathan Whitney of Sherbom. 


a. Susanna Whitney, b. Jan. 20, 1702-3. 

b. Jonathan Whitney, b. Oct. 17, 1704- 

c. Keziah Whitney, b. July 31, 1706. 

d. Dorotha Whitney, b. Aug. 2><, 1708. 

e. Mary Whitney, b. May 28, 1710. 

/. Lydia Whitney, b. Mar. 3. 1711-12. 

g. Jesse Whitney, b. Feb. 8, 1713-14. 

h. Hannah Whitnev, b. Feb. 11. 1714-15. 

/. Elias Whitney, b. Nov. 14, 1716. 

/ Mehitabel Whitney, b. Dec 27, 1718. 

k. George Whitney, b. in 1721 

5. Dorothy, bom Nov. 6, 1683; married Ebenezer Thompson. 

6. Margaret, bora Jan. 5, 1685 ; married, Dec. 14, 1704, Jonathan 

Wight, who was born Sept. 11, 1682, and died Feb. 19, 
1779, aged 96 yrs., 5 mos., 8 ds. She died Oct 31, 1787, 
aged 102 yrs., 9 mos., 26 ds., leaving ninety-seven grand- 
children, and great-grand-children. 


a. Jonathan Wight, b. Oct. 11 1705; m., Nov 22 1732, Sarah 

Plymton. She died aged 86, and he, in his 77th year. This 
family was noted for longevity. He was a carpenter by trade, 
and a thinking man. They had fourteen children, of whom 
twelve lived to great ages. Three of them he sent to coUege. 

b. John Wight, b. Aug. 12, 1708 ; m., Feb. 12, 1735, May Plympton, 

sister of above; d. Dec. 12, 1770. She d. Nov. 15, 1781. 
Seven children. 

c. Samuel Wight, b. Nov. 3, 1711 ; m., Sept. 8, 1747, Margaret 

Little of Medfield. Three children. 

d. Phebe Wight, b. Dec. 14, 1713; m.. May 17, 1740, Eleazer Allen 

of Dedham. Three children. 

e. Asa Wight, b. Nov. 18, 1715; d. Sept. 20, 1742, unmarried. 

f. Benjamin Wight, b. June 5, 1720 ; m., Oct. 11, 1776, Lydia Draper 

of Dedham. No children. 


g. Aaron Wight, b. Nov. 13, 1722 ; d. Sept. 28, 1736. 

h, William Wight, b. Nov. 2, 1725; m., Nov. 16, 1748, Susanna 

Bullard of Medfleld. Six children. 
I. Margaret Wight, b. Dec. 16, 1729 ; m.. Jan. 2, 1763, Joseph Fisher 
of Wrentham. 
By III, Sarah: 

7. Jonas, born Feb. 15, 1687-8 ; died Nov. 10, 1690. 

8. Sarah, bom Nov. 16, 1690 ; died 1690. 

9. Hannah, bom about 1692 ; married Joseph Curtis. 

10. George (22), bom Oct. 2, 1694. 

11. John, bom Oct. 9, 1697 ; not mentioned in his father's will. 

10. ELIESUR FAIRBANKS, of Sherborn, Mass. 

(3), Georg^e II, Jonathan I. 

Bom the 8 of the 4 mo., 1655 ; lived in Sherborn. He drew a 
home lot in 1679 of eighteen acres on the main street in Sherborn, 
adjoining Peter's Hill ; was selectman in 1703. 

He married Martha . One historian gives her maiden name 

as Martha Bullard, daughter of Capt. Samuel Bullard ; but his son, 
Capt. Eleasur, married Martha, daughter of Capt. Samuel Bullard, 
and no mention is made in the Bullard Genealogy of Martha Bullard, 
wife of Eliesur Fairbanks, Senior. 


1. Mary, bom Oct. 31, 1678; married, May 8, 1700, Isaac 
Woods of Sudbury (second wife). He died July 18, 1720. His will, 
dated June 8, 1720, mentions his wife Mary, and daughters Mary and 
Elizabeth by a former wife, and sons Isaac, Joseph, Charles and 


a. Isaac Woods, b. April 11, 1701. 

b. Margaret Woods, b. July 11, 1703; d. Mar. 12, 1719. 

c. Joseph Woods, b. Aug. 20, 1705. 

d. Dinah Woods, b. Oct.' 31 1708. 

e. Bethia Woods, b. Nov. 11, 1710; d. June 29, 1715. 
/ Charles Woods, b. Apr. 28, 1714. 

g. Solomon Woods, b. Oct. 12, 1717. 

2. Martha, bom Jan. 22, 1680 ; married (1) Oliver Death, Apr. 

17, 1797, who died Mar. 3, 1704-5, and (2), Ebenezer 
Leland, Jan. 9, 1708. 

" Mr. Leland and his wife settled on the west part of his father's farm, and 
planted the magnificent elms, 25 feet in girth in 1856, whose ages may be reckoned 
from their marriage in 1708." 


CHILDREN, first marriage: 

a. Oliver Death, b. in 1698. 

b. Caleb Death, b. Jan. 7, 1700; d. Mar. 14, 1711. 

c. John Death, b. May 30, 1702; m. Hannah Morse, May 15, 1729. 

and had three children. 

Second marriage : 

d. Deborah Leland, b. Apr. 25, 1710 ; m. Jonathan Leland of Sher- 

bom ; d. Jan. 1, 1784. 

e. Caleb Leland, b. Nov. 1712; m. Judith Morse; d. Aag. 25, 1780. 

f. Lydia Leland, b. Aug. 20, 1710; m. John Leland of Holliston. 

3. Lydia, born Mar. 8, 1682 ; married, May 25, 1702, Edward 

Rice of Marlborough. He was bom June 20, 1672 ; died 
July 20 1741. She died Sept. 13, 1755. 


a. Martha Rice, b. Oct. 0, 1703; m., Dec. 25, 1721, Jonathan Howard. 

Seven children. 

b. Tabitha Rice, b. Mar. 0, 1700; m., Feb. 20, 1726-7, Nathaniel 

Oakes. Two sons. 

c. Lydia Rice, b. Mar. 22, 1708; m., Feb. 20, 1720-7, Jonathan 

Goodenow. Six children. 

d. Zerriah Rice, b. Feb. 4, 1709; d. Jan. 19, 1740-1. 

e. Gideon Rice, b. Apr. 5, 1712; m. Esther . 

/, Persis Rice, b. Apr. 15, 1714 ; m., Thomas Goodenow. Twelve 

g. Patience Rice, b. Aug. 30, 1710; d. Jan. 9, 1740-1. 
h, Elizabeth Rice, b. Oct. 25, 1718; m. Ezekiel Howe. 
I. Mary Rice, b. Nov. 23, 1723 ; d. Jan. 5, 1740-1. 

j\ Lucy Rice, b. July 15, 1720; d. Jan. 14, 1740-1. 

4. Margaret, bom Dec. 19, 1684 ; died in 1698. 

5. Mercy, born Oct 18, 1688 ; married (1), Lieut. Joshua Under- 

wood, of Sherborn, Jan. 13, 1708, Married (2), Joshua 
Fairbanks (18), July 26, 1732. She died Sept 11, 1742. 


a, Mercy Underwood, b. April 3, 1709. m. Eli Jones in 1729. 

b, Jonathan Underwood, b. Nov. 4, 1711 ; nv. Priscilla Bailla 

(Bailey?) in 1740. 

c, Joshua Underwood, b. Sept. 22, 1714; d. July 17, 1731. 

d, Joseph Underwood, b. Nov. 21, 1716 ; m. Jemima Leland in 1739 

d. in 1759. 

e, Thankful Underwood, b. Feb. 1719; m. John Hill. 
/. David Underwood, b. May 18, 1721 ; d. July 7, 1742. 

g, Mary Underwood, b. Feb. 2, 1722-3 ; m. Eleaxer Robbins. 

6. Eleasur (23), bom Dec. 29, 1C90. 


11. Dr. JONATHAN FAIRBANKS, of Medway, Mass. 

(3), George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom May 1, 1662. Resided in Sherborn (afterward Medway) 
probably in the old stone house near Bogestow Pond. Was the 
first physician in Sherborn, a selectman for several years, and town 
clerk. He was drowned Dec. 19, 1719, by falling through the ice 
while attempting to cross the river, from Medfield, in the night* 

He married I, Sarah , who died July 9, 1713. 

Married II, Annie . 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. George (24), bom Apr. 14, 1685. 

2. Jonathan (25), bom Mar. 21, 1689 ; died Nov. 26, 1754. 

3. Comfort, born Oct. 30, 1690 ; married Joseph Billings. 

4. Joseph, born Apr. 25, 1692 ; died young. 

5. Samuel (26), born Feb. 27, 1693. 

6. Jonas, bom June 9, 1697 ; died young. 

Second marriage : 
T. Benjamin, bom Aug. 16, 1715. 

Note. Edmond Gookin and William Rider, Jr., gave bond as guardians of 
^jamin, Sept. 26, 1722. He was then, as stated in the petition, in his 7th 
y«ar. See Middlesex Probate /Records. 

12. JONATHAN FAIRBANK, of Lancaster, Mass. 

(4), Jonas 1 1, Jonathan I. 

^ni in Lancaster 7:8: 1666, and resided there. He was one 
01 the first four soldiers of Lancaster who went on long expedi- 
°^|^s; and shared the hardships and misfortunes of Sir William 
%'s Ul-fated expedition to Canada in 1690. He was killed by the 
ADdians, with one of his children, in the massacre of Sept. 11, 1697, 
^°Q his wife was taken captive and carried to Canada, but was after- 
^*^Q rescued or ransomed by the government. She was received at 
^^scoe Bay, ye 17 January, 1698-9, aboard the Province Gaily," 
^^ returned home to her surviving children. She married, II, 
%3l, 1700, David Whitcomb, of Lancaster. He died Apr. 11, 
^"^^i aged 62. She died Jan. 5, 1733-4, aged 67. 
His estate was settled by his brother Jabez in 1698. 
He married Mary Hayward of Concord, Aug. 24, 1688. 


1. Hannah, born in 1689 (?) ; died Dec. 11, 1704. 
'^' Grace, killed with her father Sept. 11, 1697. 


Z. Mary, bora in 1692, and died June 12, 1745. Married in 
1713, Oliver Wilder, son of Nathaniel and Mary (Sawyer) 
Wilder. He was bora in 16^ and died Mar. 8, 1765. 


a. Hannah Wilder, b. Jan. 15. 1716; <L Nor. 23, 1723. 

^. Man- Wilder, b. Dec. 24, 1717. 

£. Oliver WUder, b. May 17, 1720; m. {1), June d. 1739, Sarah 

Townsend, who died in 17-43. Married {2». Ruth , in 

1745. Resided in Sterling. .\ Justice of the Peace and Cap- 
tain of Militia; five children. 

d. Tilley Wilder, b. June 23, 1722 ; m. Fersas . Three children. 

/. Keziah Wilder, b. Feb. 27, 1725. 
/. Tamar Wilder, b. May 23. 1727. 

^. Phinehas WUder. b. April 14, 1730. 

A. Lois Wilder, b. April 20, 1733- 

/. Moses Wilder, b. May 4, 1736; m. Submit Frost, Nov. 17, 1757. 

Thirteen children. 
/ Abigail Wilder, b. Dec. 16, 1740. 

The Dorchester Canada or township Grant, which was afterward named 
Ashbumham, was a tract of land six miles square, divided under the original 
charter into sixty-three shares, sixty of which were distributed among the heirs of 
soldiers who served in the Canada Expedition, except in the single instance of 
one of the soldiers, Philip Godding, who was living to receive in person that late 
reward for service to the colony. Oliver Wilder, of Lancaster, received one share 
** in the right of Jonathan Fairbank who sarved under Capt. Champney." 

NoTR. Historians have been puzzled over a tombstone standing in the old 
cemetery in Lancaster, in the lot where Jonathan (12) was buried, bearing the 
inscription : " Jonas Fairbanks who deceased Sept. 13, 1697.'* They have assumed 
that he was a young son of Jonathan, and have stated as a fact that two of the 
children of Jonathan, meaning Grace and Jonas, were killed in the massacre of 
Sept. 11, 1697. But there is no record that Jonathan had a son Jonas, and there 
are good reasons for the belief that Jonas buried in this lot was the brother, 
instead of the son, of Jonathan, aged about 24 years. Se^ Jonas (4). 

13. Capt. JABEZ FAIRBANK, of Lancaster, Mass. 

(4), Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster, 8: 11: 1670 (?), and lived there; "died 
March 2, 1758, aged about 84," according to the inscription on his 
tombstone, which would make his birth later than 1670. 

He was a very efficient soldier and officer in the Indian wars, and 
was no doubt incited to heroic exploits by the massacre of his father 
and brother, in 1676, and of his only surviving brother in 1697. 
During the raid upon the town in 1697, when his brother Jonathan 
and one of the latter's children were slain, he was the means of sav- 


ing a garrison and perhaps many lives, including that of his *' little 
son," probably Joseph. In all, outside the garrison, twenty-one per- 
sons were killed, two wounded, and six were carried away as cap- 
tives, of whom five returned. Among the captives returned was the 
wife of Jonathan, 

AboAt 1720, the Indians at the East again began to manifest open hostilities 
to the whites, which soon assumed the proportions of war. There had been 
occasional fights previous to 1722, instigated by the French Jesuits, and in August 
1723 the General Court met and approved of the proclamation of war which had 
been issued by Gov. Samuel Shute, July 25, 1722. By the death of Gov. 
Shute the conduct of the war fell to the lot of Lieut-Gov. William Dummer, 
acting governor of the colony; hence it is sometimes known as Dummer's War. 
Expeditions were sent in successive years, with great loss of men and money, 
until the natives were subdued. The people of Lancaster bore their part of the 
public burden, and probably volunteered more than their proportion of fighting 
men. Prominent among these were the Willards, White, Fairbank and Hart- 
well. See Marvin^ s History of Lancaster. 

" First in the order of time of our military heroes, in these days of trial, " says 
Marvin, *' was Lieut, afterwards Capt. Jabez Fairbank. He was a famous 
scouting officer, and traversed large sections of the country to the north, east 
and west, in search of prowling Indians. More than sixty parties were engaged 
in this service. Some of names of the men under his command, between 1721 
and 1724, were the following : Edward Hartwell, Ephraim Wheeler, Daniel 
Osgood, Isaac Famsworth, Isaac Lacain, John Bennett, Joseph Wheelock, Ezra 
Sawyer, Moses Willard, John Earns." 

Gov. Dummer immediately sought the services of Fairbank to enlist men. 
He offered him the choice of the office of sergeant, if he remained at home in 
Lancaster, or that of Lieutenant, if he were willing to serve at Groton or at Turkey 
Hill. He chose the latter, and at once entered the service. He reported directly 
to the Governor during the war, and the published correspondence between them 
furnishes many interesting chapters of history. See Mass. Archives and Marvin's 
History of Lancaster ; also History of Groton, 

In the year 1700 he had lands laid out to him " on both sides of 
danes Brook aboue Thomas Sawyer's Sawmill." This site became 
the home of the Fairbanks, and so remained for a hundred years or 


He was elected as a representative to the General Court in 1714, 
1721, 1722 and 1723. 

He married I, Mary, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Houghton) 
Wilder, who died Feb. 21, 1718, "in 43 year of her age." 

He married II, Elizabeth Whitcomb, Mar. 25, 1719 ; she died 
May 11, 1755, aged 80 yrs., 7 mos. 

By I, Mary : 

1. Joseph (27), born in 1693. 


2. Jabez (28). 

3. Elizabeth, married Deliverance Brown, Dec. 24, 1718. 

4. Jonas (29), \ All entered on the Church Records by 
6. Thomas (30), V Rev. John Prentice in 1730, under date of 

6. Abigail, ) 1708, as previous omissions. 

Abigail married, May 24, 1726, Henry Willard of Ashbumham, 
a descendant of Major Simon Willard, who came from the County of 
Kent, England, and settled in Cambridge in 1634, and in the follow- 
ing year removed to Concord, where he was prominently connected 
with the affairs of the town and colony. After 1732 they resided in 
Harvard. He died, June 6, 1774. Their descendants comprise 
numerous influential families resident in Ashbumham and other 
part^of Massachusetts. 


a. Henry Willard, b. May 11, 1727. 

fi. Abigail Willard, b. Sept. 0, 1728. 

c, Annis Willard, b. June 20, 17:^0. 
^. Thomas Willard, b. May 11, 1732. 
e. Jacob Willard, b. July 20, 17:U. 

r. Silas Willard, b. Jan. 25, 1787. 

^. John Willard, b. July 20, 1739. 

A. Oliver Willard, b. Oct. 13, 1741. 

/. Simeon Willard, b. Oct. 25, 1743. 

/. Mary Willard, b. Feb. 18. 174r). 

>t. Timothy Willard, b. Aug. 8. 1748. 

7. Jonathan (31), baptized June 18, 1710. 

8. Grace, baptized Feb. 27, 1712 ; married Joseph Brown, Mar. 

27, 1733. 

9. Joshua (32), baptized Mar. 28, 1714. 

10. Annah, baptized Nov. 18, 1716; married April 5, 1738, in 
Lancaster, Simon Butler, who was baptized in Lancaster 
June 5, 1715 and died in Leominster Apr. 12, 1794. She 
died prior to 1791, when he remarried. They removed 
to Leominster, Mass., where they lived on the Carter 
farm near Whalom Pond. The house is still standing. 


a. Annah Butler, b. Sept. 3, 1738 ; m., June 17<>4, Abel Wilder, son 
of Thomas & Mary (White) Wilder. He was b. Sept 7, 1741 ; 
d. in Winchendon Mass. in 1792. She d. in 1818. 

d, Simon Butler, b. June 1, 1741. 
c. Joseph Butler, b. Oct. 29, 1743. 

^. Plunice Butler, b. Nov. 30. 1745 ; m., Feb. 14,«1705, David White 
of Charlemont, Mass., son of Jonathan and Esther (Wilder) 


White, b. Aug. 26, 1742 ; he was drowned in the Deerfield 
River in 1768. She d. previously leaving one daughter. 

e. Gracey Butler, b. Dec. 19, 1747. 

/. Abijah Butler, b. July 2, 1750; m. (1), Mary Putnam of Lunen- 
burg, Mass. She d. Sept 20, 1789. m., (2), Beulah Fairbanks, 
daughter of Elijah and Beulah (Carter) Fairbanks (71), b. 
July 26. 1767. She d. Sept. 12, — He d. Jan. 7, 1822. 

g, James Butler, b. Apr. 8, 1752; m., Jan. 1777, Sarah Joslin, 
daughter of John & Lucy (Wilder) Joslin, b. Apr. 3, 1756. 
She d. in Charlemont, Mass., Mar. 12, 1830, the widow of 
Levi Steams. He d. in Buckland, Mass., Nov. 19, 1801. 

h, Susannah Butler, b. Apr. 27, 1754. 

i. Martha Butler, b. Oct. 26, 1755 ; m., 1783, Daniel Bartlett of 
Westminster, Mass. 

j. Prudence Butler, b. Aug. 5, 1757; m., July 9, 1789, Capt. John 
Goodridge of Fitchburg, Mass. 

k, Mary Butler, b. Sept. 9, 1759; d. Feb. 25, 1830. 

/. Elijah Butler, b. Oct. 8, 1761. 

14. SAMUEL. FAIRBANKS, of New London, Conn. 

(S) Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

It has been very difficult to trace the career of this man, but cir- 
cumstances and facts indicate that his lineage was as above given. 
He was bom in Dedham, Mass. June 2, 1665. The first historical 
account of his presence in Connecticut is found in the Colonial 
Records 1689-1706., in the proceedings of a Court of Elections held 
at Hartford, May 8, 1690. 

The first settlers of Connecticut went from Massachusetts Bay 
and Plymouth Colonies, and located at Windsor, Hartford, Wethers- 
field, Saybrook, New London and other places. The next we hear 
of Samuel, he was before a meeting of the Governor and Council in 
New London, May 5, 1714, as a witness in an Indian case. Col, Rec. 
of Ct. jjo6-i'/fi6. But he must have gone to New London several 
years prior to that time, for from the ** History of New London," 
(p 431), we find that on the 22d of Feb. 1720-1, the Commission- 
ers ratified a lease made by him in 1710, as follows : *^ Fairbanks had 
a lease from Owaneco in 1710, of one hundred and fifty acres, on 
condition of making and maintaining 200 rods of fence. The feoffers 
added a new tenure, — a yearly fat lamb if demanded." A copy of 
this lease is on Record in the city of New London, Conn. These 
lands must have been near the Mohegan Reservation, in the present 
town of Montville, half way between New London and Norwich. 


He Married, probably between 1700 and 1705, Christian, daughter 
of William and Christian Chapell, who were amongst the earliest set- 
tlers in Conn. She was bom "nigh the end of Feb. 1680-1." No 
record has been found of their marriage, but after a long search, there 
was found recorded in the Church Records of the " North Parish " of 
New LfOndon, (now Montville), this item (which the New London Co. 
historian had overlooked), in the hand of the pastor, as baptized into 
the Church in April 1723, ''Christian Banks, wife of Sam'l Fairbanck." 


1. Abigail, bom about 1705 ; married Feb. 24, 1725 in the North 
Parish church Montville, Ct, Mr. Jonathan Church of 
Colchester, Ct They settled near the Indian reservation 
at the present village of Uncasville on part of the land 
deeded by Owaneco. He must have been a superior 
man, and she a woman of great moral worth, for several 
of their descendants are noted in the fields of Juris- 
prudence. Ex-Justice of the Supreme Court of New 
York, Hon. Sanford Church, is a descendant. No Clear 
record can be found of their children. They had several 
sons, (a) Jonathan, (d) Fairbanks, (c) John, (//) Amos, 
(e) Peleg. Descendants from Jonathan are still living in 

15. JEREMIAH FAIRBANKS, of Bristol, R. I. 

(ft), Jonathun II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, Mass., 31 of the 11 mo., 1674. Settled in 
Bristol. Died Mar. 28, 1735. Married Mary, daughter of Samuel and 
Mary (Lewis) Penfield of Taunton, Mass., Apr. 14, 1698. 


1. Mary, born Aug. 22, 1699 (?) ; married Richard Bush ; in- 

tentions filed Jan. 25, 1726. 

2. David (33), born Feb. 7, 1700. 

3. Abigail, born Apr. 17, 1703 ; died Nov. 6, 1730. 

4. Sarah, bom Apr. 4, 1705 ; married James Gladding, Dec. 1, 


5. Hannah, bom Apr. 28, 1710 ; married James Dyer, Dec. 4, 


6. Elizabeth, born Apr. 4, 1707 ; married Thomas Lawrence, 

May 6, 1728. " Two children of Thomas and Elizabeth 


Lawrence, deceased, were offered by Mrs. Mary Fairbanks, 
their grandmother, for baptism, Nov. 6, 1748. " N, E. 
Gen. Reg,^ Vol jj, 

7. Jerusha, bom Sept. 5, 1708 ; married Philip Brewer, Oct. 1, 


8. Deborah, bom Feb. 8, 1712-13. Married, Mar. 13, 1740 

Richmond Willborough. 

9. Jonathan, born Mar. 29, 1714 ; died Jan. 8, 1733. 

10. Nathaniel, bora Mar. 2, 1716 ; resided in Warwick, R. I. 

Had a daughter Ruth, who married Samuel Holden, 
Jan. 10, 1779. 

11. Jeremiah, bora Jan. 8, 1717-8 ; died Aug. 28, 1735. 

12. Rebecca, bora Jan. 25, 1719-20 ; died Apr. 12, 1770. 

13. Benjamin, born May 23, 1722; died, 1756. 

Mem. — Benjamin Fairbanks, an adult, baptized in Bristol, Nov. 15» 1741, 
Mrs. Rebecca Fairbanks, an adult, baptized in Bristol, Feb. 1742. These are su]> 
posed to be the above Benjamin and his wife. No further records found. 

16. JONATHAN FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(5), Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom probably aboutM677. Lived in Dedham, South Parish, (now 

Married I, Mary Hartshorn, Feb. 3, 1702, who died Aug. 1704 
or 1705. 

Married II, Deborah, daughter of Capt. Samuel and Mary 

(Woodcock) Guild of Dedham who was born July 16, 1685, and died 

Aug. 3, 1773. 

CHILD, first marriage: 

1. Jonathan (34), born Mar. 2, 1704. 

CHILDREN, second marriage: 

2. Benoni (35), born Mar. 7, 1708. 

3. Edward (36), born Feb. 12, 1712. 

4. Deborah, born May 12, 1714; married Ebenezer Bent of 

Milton, Jan. 9, 1735. She died at Quincy, Aug. 17, 1798 
aged 84 years. 

CHILDREN, all born in Milton: 

a. Eleanor Bent, b. Sept. 28, 1735; m., Dec. 6, 1757, Elijah Under- 

wood of Braintree. 

b. Ebenezer Bent, b. Aug. 22, 1737 ; m. (1), Dec. 6, 1705, Hannah 

Shepherd of Milton : (2), July 0, 1771, Mrs. Ruth Crouch of 
Dorchester, and was the father of William and Adam Bent 


of Boston, who were among the first Piano Manufacturers 
in this countr)', and of Charles Bent, (1790-1852), the founder 
of the firm of Bent & Bush, Boston, and of Ebenezer Bent, 
Jr. of Quincy, who was father of Maj Luther S. Bent of 
Steelton, Pa. 

c. Samuel Bent, b. Mar. 1, 1730: nothing further known. 

d. Nedabiah Bent, b. Jan. 21, 1742; m. Feb. d, 1709, Miriam 

Ruggles of Braintree, to which place he removed. 

e. Mary Bent, b. Feb. 1, 1744; m. 1773, Samuel Newcomb of 

/. John Bent, b. July 10, 1740; m. Dec. 11, 1769, Hannah Coller 

of Dedham, and had Josiah Bent, the founder of Bent's 

cracker bakery in 1801. 
g, Deborah Bent, b. July S, 1748. 
h. Sarah Bent, b. Mar. 4. 1751. 
I. Elizabeth Bent, b. Apr. 13. 1754. 

5. John (37), born Mar. 7, 1716. 

6. Oliver, born Feb. 16, 1718; died Nov. 13, 1802, aged 84 

yrs., 7 mos., 20 ds. ; married, Dec. 18, 1770, Anna Wight, 
daughter of Rev. John Wight. She was bom in Bristol, 
R. I., Mar. 5, 1732; died Dec. 24, 1805. They had one 
son, Perigrine, who died unmarried, and a daughter, Mary 
or Merriam. S^e Middlesex P, R. (647 s\ July 3, 1804; 
also Norfolk P. R. 

7. Mary, bom June 15, 1720. 

8. Sarah, born July 19, 1722. 

9. Abigail, born Dec. 4, 1724; married Joshua Draper, Apr. 

14, 1748. 

10. David, born Jan. 27, 1720. ) ( Both baptized Mar. 

11. Samuel, bora Jan. 27, 1720. \ ^*°^' ( 9, 172G, '* at yr own 

house because ye children were dangerously ill.*' Prob- 
ably both died. 

12. Samuel (38), born Oct. 16, 1728. 

17. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Wrentham, Mass. 

(6), John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Mass., in 1677 ; removed with his parents to 
Wrentham and resided there ; died June 11, 1709. 
Married Elizabeth , who died Aug. 11, 1709. 


1. Nathan (39), born Aug. 6, 1704. 

2. John (40). born Feb. 28, 1706. 

3. An unnamed son, died Sept. 12, 1708. 

18. Lieut. JOSHUA FAIRBANKS, of Wrentham, Mass. 

(6), John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Wrentham, Mar. 18, 1682, and lived there; died Oct- 11, 
1742, aged 60 yrs., 6 mos., 23 ds. 

Married I, Dec. 20, 1709, Hannah Ware, daughter of John and 
Joanna (Gay) Ware. She was bora Sept. 24, 1686, and died June 8, 

Married II, Mrs. Mercy (Fairbanks) Underwood, of Holliston, 
July 26, 1732. She was a daughter of Eliesur (10) of Sherborn. 
She died Sept. 11, 1742. 

CHILDREN, by first wife : 

1. Benjamin (41), born May 5, 1711. 

2. James, born Oct. 15, 1714 ; died Sept. 3, 1730. 

3. Joseph (42), born Oct. 9, 1717. 

4. John (43), born Nov. 11, 1723. 

By II, Mercy : 

5. Hannah, born May 30, 1736 ; died about 1752. Adminis- 

tration on her estate was granted to her brother Benjamin, 
Sept. 7, 1752. See Suffolk ^Probate Records^ Lib, 46^ foL 

19. Capt. NATHANIEL FAIRBANKS, of Wrentham, Mass. 

(«), John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Wrentham, May 9, 1687. He was one of the petitioners 
in 1736 for setting off the western part of Wrentham as a new parish, 



or precinct, which was afterwards separated from Wrentham and 
became the town of Franklin, Mar. 2, 1778. He died in Keene, 
N. H., Mar. 25, 1763. His will was probated in Exeter, N. H., in 
1763, in which he mentioned his wife Betty, his daughter Susanna 
Thurston, and nephew John Fairbanks. 

Married I, Susannah, daughter of Josiah Thayer, of Mendon, 
Mass. She died June 16, 1735. See Suffolk Deeds, Lib. ^j, Fol. 194. 

Married H, Mrs. Betty Hall, widow of Benjamin Hall, of Wren- 
tham, Apr. 15, 1736 ; she died in Keene, N. H., Feb. 26, 1772. 

By I, Susannah : 

1. Susannah, bom in Wrentham, Dec. 12, 1726 ; married Daniel 
Thurston, Apr. 13, 1752. 

20. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(7), Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, Apr. 26, 1687 ; inherited a part of the original 
homestead, which was divided between his father, Joseph, and his 
uncle Benjamin, and resided there. 

He left no will, and the date of his death is not recorded ; but it 
would appear that he died between 1752 and 1755, for on March 9, 
1752, he sold the homestead and eight other tracts of land in Dedham 
and Walpole to his son Joseph Jr., being probably all the real estate 
he owned, and on April 22, 1755, Joseph, his son, omitting the/r., con- 
veyed the same land to his brothers John, Israel, Samuel and Eben- 
ezer. See Suffolk Registry of Deeds ^ Lib. Si^foL 18^ and Lib. Q2^fol. 

He married. May 3, 1716, Abigail, daughter of John and Sarah 
Deane, who was born in Dedham, June 12, 1694, and died Dec. 31, 
1750. Both admitted to the church, Oct. 31, 1725. 


1. Joseph (44), born May 21, 1717. 

2. John (45), born Dec. -9, 1718. 

3. Abigail, bom Mar. 9, 1721; died Sept. 20. 1798, "of a 

palsie ; " unmarried. 

4. Israel (46), born May 28, 1723. 

5. Sarah, born June 4, 1726 ; died Sept. 11, 1749; unmarried. 

6. Samuel (47), born Sept. 14, 1728. 

7. Ebenezer (48), born Sept. 22, 1732. 

8. Benjamin (49), born Aug 17, 1739. 


21 . BENJAMIN FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(8), Benjamin III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, July 6, 1695; lived in "Clapboard trees" parish, 
now West Dedham. He dropped dead immediately on his return 
to his own house from the '* House of Publick worship," Dec. 18, 

1757. His will was dated July 1, 1756, and was probated Jan. 13, 

1758. See Suffolk Probate Records^ Lib. 53^fol, 57. 

At a church meeting, Feb. 8, 1743, a vote of thai^ks was tendered 
to him for a lot of land he had given to the church. He was one of 
the original signers of the covenant of the Clapboardtrees Church, 
and he and ten other persons donated to the church ten acres of land. 

He married, in Dorchester, Mass., Feb. 8, 1721-2, Abigail Ellis, 
probably daughter of Joseph and Mary Ellis, born Mar. 11, 1701. 
She died Aug. 8, 1775. 


1. Benjamin, born May 28, 1723 ; died June 29, 1723. 

2. Mar}', bom June 6, 1724; married, July 2, 1740, Samuel Col- 

bum of Dedham, born Mar. 6, 1714. She died Dec. 10, 
1750. He died Oct. 18, 1804. 


a. Mary Colbum, b. Feb. 4, 1741-2 ; d. Apr. 16, 1742. 

b. Samuel Colbum, b. Apr. 3, 1743 ; m. Mehitable Lewis, Feb. 80» 


c. Thomas Colbum, b. June 13, 1744; d. Oct. 25, 1750. 

d. Abner Colbum, b. Feb. 28, 1740 ; m. Azuba Gay, Dec. 10, 1772. 

e. Ichabod Colbum, b. June 23, 1750; d. Aug. 11, 1753. 

Mr. Colbum married, 2ndly, Mercy Dean, June 21, 1751, and they had ten 
children. The youngest, Richard, bom Apr. 14, 1768, married Joanna, daughter 
of Joseph and Mary (Fairbanks) Eaton of Dedham bom Mar. 1, 1773. See Israel 
Fairbanks (46). 

3. Abigail, bom Mar. 15, 1726 ; married Ephraim, son of 

Ephraim and Elizabeth (Whitney) Colbum, Mar. 31, 1743. 
He was born Dec. 31, 1716. 

4. Rebecca, born Feb. 22, 1728 ; married Deacon Samuel 

Huntington, of Canterbury, Conn., Apr. 13, 1751. She 
died Sept. 15, 1754. 

a. Rebecca Huntington, b. May 17, 1752; d. June 11, 1759. 

5. Hannah, born Apr. 21, 1730 ; died Jan. 21, 1731. 

6. David (50), bom Dec. 4, 1731. 

7. Samuel, bom Nov. 2, 1737 ; died Aug. 26, 1741. 


8. Hannah, the second, born" Jan. 10, 1740; married Rev. 

Roland Green of Mansfield, Mass., Aug. 26, 1761. He 
was born in Maiden, Mass. in 1737. Harvard College, 

He was ordained pastor in 1761, and settled in Mansfield, where he remained 

iearly 47 years. He died July 4, 1808, in Norton, having gone thither to attend 

:he celebration of our Independence. " He was a worthy man and a good minister 

and was deservedly held by his people in much esteem." She died June 28, 1824. 


a. Roland Green, b. May 9, 1765 ; m. Hannah Talbot in 1793. 

b. Zuinglass Green, b. May 7, 1767 ; d. May 7, 1767. 

c. Joel Green, b. Mar. 28, 1770; d. June 10, 1770. 

d. Hannah Green, b. Dec. 26, 1771 ; d. June 9, 1786. 

e. Deborah Green, b. May 8, 1773 ; m. Davis Gilbert in 1800. 
/ Nabby Green, b. July 22, 1775 ; m. Henry Sweet in 1809. 

g, Simeon Green, b. June 3, 1779; m. Elizabeth Wharton Hodges 
in 1803. 

9. Olive, born Sept. 6, 1742 ; married William Ellis, Jr., Feb. 2, 



a. Richard Ellis, b. Oct. 15, 1764 ; d. young. 

b. Olive Ellis, b. Feb. 3, 1767 ; d. Feb. 3, 1837, unmarried. 

c. Richard Ellis, b. Dec. 30, 1708 ; d. young. 

d. Royal Ellis, b. Mch. 15, 1771 ; m. Betsey Morse, Apr. 29, 1807. 

e. Rebecca Ellis, b. Feb. 2, 1773 ; m. Spencer Boyden, Dec. 15, 1802. 
/. Nabby Ellis, b. Jan. 4, 1774 ; d. of small-pox very young. 

g. Molly Ellis, b. Jan. 4, 1774; d. of small-pox very young. 

h. Richard Ellis (^2 below), b. Jan. 4, 1777. 

/. William Ellis, b. Sept. 23, 1780. 

/ Willard Ellis, b. June 12, 1785 ; m. Mary Morse, July 1, 1809. 

10. Benjamin (51), bom Mar. 30, 1745. 

(h^. Richard Ellis m. Abigail E. Dean, Jan. 7, 1813. 


a. Ann M. Ellis {ai^ below), b. Oct. 8, 1813; m. John Endicott, 

June 7, 1838. 

b. William Ellis, b. Dec. 10, 1815 ; m. Jane Endicott of Catiton, 

Mass., Jan. 10, 1838. 

c. Caleb Ellis, b. Feb. 8, 1818; resides in Boston. 

d. Franklin Ellis, b. . 

(flS). Children of John and Ann M. (Ellis) Endicott. 

a. Frederic Endicott, b. Apr. 2, 1839; m. Charlotte E. Bense; they 

reside in Canton, Mass. They have two daughters, Charlotte 
M., and Helen E. 

b. William E. Endicott, b. Apr. 1, 1842 ; Principal of Gibson School, 

Dorchester, Mass. 

c. Marion Endicott, b. Feb. 19, 1853. 


22. GEORGE FAIRBANKS, of Medway, Mass. 

(9), Georg-e III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born Oct. 2, 1694 ; resided in Medway on a part of the old 
homestead ; died in 1754 ; will proved June 7, 1754. See Lib. 49, 
foL 406^ Suffolk Probate Records, 

Married, Feb. 9, 1714, Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Sarah 
Harding, who was born Feb. 22, 1696. 


1. John, bom ; died Dec. 14, 1714. 

2. Phebe, born May 16, 1716 ; married Abraham Cousins of 

Holliston in 1759. No children. 

3. John, the second, bom Feb. 5, 1719 ; died May 3, 1719. 

4. Jonas (52), bom Oct. 20, 1720. 

5. George (53), born Dec. 12, 1722. 

6. Bathsheba, born Oct. 17, 1724; married May 20, 1752, Dea. 

Asa Daniels of Medway ; died Nov. 25, 1774. 


a. Asa Daniels, b. in 1753 ; d. in 1840, without children, leaving a 

legacy of over $8,000 to the First Church of Medway of 
which he was a deacon. 

b. Daniel Daniels, (A. M., M. D.), b. in 1757 ; resided in Danvers, 

Mass.; was the father of Hon. Robert Daniels of Salem, 

c. Jesse Daniels, b. in 17()0; m. Hannah Holbrook of Wrentham, 

and had four children. 

7. Silence, born Feb. 26, 1727; married, July 10, 1751, Elisha 

Barber, who was born in Medfield, Nov. 23, 1722. He was 
a selectman in Sherborn in 1771, and died July 7, 1803 ; 
she died Nov. 14, 1804. 


a. Zachariah Barber, b. Nov. 17, 1752; m.. May 18, 1775, Patience 
Whitney of Sherborn, b. 1751 ; d. Dec. 10, 1830. He d. Jan. 
1. 1822. Nine children. 

d. Deborah Barber, b. May 3, 1754; m., Apr. 17, 1777, Thomas 

(ireenwood of Winchendon, Mass. He d. Mar. 23, 1826; 
she d. Dec. 7, 1843. Seven children. 

c. Sarah Barber, b. Mar. 17, 1750 ; m., June 14, 1779, Zibeon Hooker 

(of Bunker Hill fame) of Medfield, b. Feb. 12, 1752. He d. 
Dec. 23, 1840; she d. Sept. 5, 1831. Ten children. 

d. Elisba Barber, b. May 31, 1758; m. Oct. 16, 1783, Martha 

Bullard. He d. Feb. 14, 1814; she d. Mar. 30, 1830. Six 

e. George Barber, b. Mar. 9, 1761 ; probably died young. 










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the Army in 1776, Town Clerk, Representative and Magistrate, and 
the leading man of the town until succeeded by his Junior half 
brother, Hon. Daniel Whitney." They were received into the church 
July 27, 1740. 


a. Samuel Twitchell, b. Aug. 24, 1740; m., (1) Feb. 2, 1766, 

Alice, daughter of Dr. John and Mary W. Wilson ; m. (2) 
Elizabeth Young, Nov. 2, 1807, and had nine children, 
among them Amos Twitchell, M. D., of Keene, N. H., 
who was a physician and surgeon of great eminence. (See 
Bowditch*s Life of him.) 

b. Joseph Twitchell, Jr., b. Nov. 27, 1741 ; m. Marcy, daughter 

of Nathaniel and Sarah Sanger Holbrook; settled in Dublin, 
N. H., and had nine children. 

c. Elizabeth Twitchell, b. July 27, 1743 ; m. Joel White of Medfield, 

May 30, 1767, and removed to Dublin, N. H. 

d. Eleazer Twitchell, b. Jan. 22, 1744-5 ; m. Martha Mason, Apr. 4, 

1768 ; removed to Nelson, N. H. and Bethel, Me. Two 

e. Ezra Twitchell, b. June 23, 1746; m. Susanna Rice of Framing- 

ham; removed to Dublin, Nelson and Bethel, Me. Ten 

/. Manha Twitchell, b. Dec. 16. 1747 ; m. Nathan Bixby of Framing- 
ham, Oct. 3, 1771. 

g. Deborah Twitchell, b. Mar. 26, 1749; d. May 13, 1752. 

h. Abel Twitchell, b. May 28, 1751 ; m. Sarah Adams ; settled 
in Dublin, N. H., and had eight children. 

I. Deborah Twitchell, b. Dec. 23, 1752 ; m. Joseph Maynard of 
Framingham, May 5, 1775. 

/. Molly Twitchell, b. May 17, 1755 ; m. Moses Rider of Jeffrey, 
N. H., Jan. 18, 1784, and had one son. 

k. Amos Twitchell, b. Dec. 28, 1756 ; was a Revolutionary Soldier 
and died in the service. 

/. Eli Twitchell, b. Feb. 17, 1459 ; m. Rhoda Leland, Sept. 23, 1784. 

m. Peter Twitchell, bap. Aug. 30, 1760; m. (1), Sarah Bullard, 
May 8, 1773, who d. Sept. 20, 1791 ; m. (2), Amy Perr>', Jan. 
10, 1793. Five children. He resided at Bethel, Me. For 40 
years was a vegetarian in diet. Was able in 1851 to walk 
4 miles to church and back on the Sabbath and stand during 
the delivery of the sermon. He was in intellect, heart and 
habits, an honor to his race. 

n. Jule Twitchell, b. Mar. 18, 1766 ; m. Wm. Tucker of Framing- 

4. Moses, bom Aug. 14, 1721. He was in the Colonial Wars 

from Apr. 2, 1759, to Sept. 29, 1760. See Colonial War 

5. Sarah, bom Sept 25, 1722. 


6. Martha, born Aug. 2, 1724; married, Sept. 28, 1741, Ben- 

jamin Mason, son of Joseph and Mary (Monck) Mason, 
who was born in Watertown, Mass., July 14, 1717, and 
died July 5, 1801. She died in Sullivan, N. H., Feb. 4, 
1815. They resided in Dublin, N. H. One of their living 
descendants is the noted authoress, Mrs. Alice Morse 
Earle of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

7. Abel, born Nov. 28, 1726. 

8. Abigail, born Aug. 18, 1728 : died young. 

9. David, born Feb. 2, 1731. 

10. Abigail, the second, bom May 5, 1732. 

11. Ebenezer (55), born June 1, 1734. 

12. Mary, born ; married, in 1757, Capt. Samuel Sanger, 

and died without issue. 

24. GEORGE FAIRBANKS, of Holliston, Mass. 

(11), Jonathan 111, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sherbom, Mass., Apr. 14, 1685; lived there till after 
1725, then settled in Holliston, where he died in 1753. His will was 
made Sept. 25, 1753, and probated Feb. 11, 1754. See Aliddlesex 
Probate Records^ No, 4^g26. 

He was a soldier in the French and Indian Wars. See Colonial 
War Rolls ^ Appendix, The following certificate appears on the 
Muster Roll : 

" These are to Certify whome it may Concern tjiat George Fairbanks coming 

to my house Sept. 10, 1725 from the Framingham Troop being then in the Service 

Sick wth a feaver, & w^h a SwoUing wch provd afterwards a very bad Sore in one 

of his I. eggs, and had Physick medicines & Directions from meat the Same Time, 

wch in all amounts to Eight Shillings & Six pence — " 

Isaac Bellows. 

Married I, Dec. 24, 1706, Lydia Gay, of Wrentham, who died in 

Married II, Dec. 18, 1718, Rachel, daughter of Thomas and 
Rachel (Rice) Drury, of Framingham. She died in 1780. Her will 
was dated Feb. 18, 1772, and was probated Apr. 5, 1780. 

CHILDREN, by first wife: 

1. Eleazer, born in Wrentham, Sept. 28, 1707 ; died Aug. 26, 


Born in Sherborn : 

2. George (56), bom Dec. 2, 1708. 


3. Lydia, bom Nov. 13, 1710 ; married Elisha Hayden, son of 

Josiab and Elizabeth (Goodnow) Hayden. He died in 
1758, and she in 1765. 

CHILDREN, bom in Hopkinton, Mass.: 

a. Beulah Hayden, b. ; not in Town Record ; in will. 

d. Abigail Hayden, b. Jan. 18, 1730. 
£. Lydia Hayden, b. Jan. 19, 1781. 
</. Elisha Hayden, b. July 15, 1734. 

e. Ellas Hayden, b. Apr. 5, 1736. 

/. Ruth Hayden, b. Mar. 17, 1738; d. young. 

^. Mary Hayden, b. Mar. 17, 1741. 

A. Moses Hayden, b. June 28, 1743. 

I. Rachel Hayden, b. Jan. 4, 1746. 

/. Daniel Hayden, b. Dec. 4, 1748. 

Jt. Hezekiah Hayden, b. June 4, 1751. 

/. Ruth Hayden, b. July 7, 1754. 

4. Jabez (57), born Oct. 4, 1713. 

5. Sarah, bom May 26, 1716; married Edmund Hayden^ 

brother of Elisha above. 

CHILDREN,- bom in Hopkinton: 

a. Joseph Hayden, b. Dec. 4, 1733. 

d. Sybilla Hayden, b. June 20, 1735. 
c. Sarah Hayden, b. May 23, 1737. 

{f. Edmund Hayden, b. Mar. 29, 1739; d. young. 

e. Comfort Hayden, b. May 25, 1741. 
/. Eunice Hayden, b. June 18, 1743. 

^. Edmund Hayden, 2d, b. June 4, 1745. 
A. Thomas Hayden, b. Sept. 23, 1747. 
I. Josiah Hayden, b. Oct. 31, 1749. 

CHILDREN, second marriage: 

6. Joseph, born May 1, 1720; died in 1722. 

7. Rachel, born Dec. 31, 1721 ; died Jan. 6, 1729. 

8. Abigail, bom Oct. 10, 1723 ; died young. 

Born in HoUiston : 

9. Abigail, the second, born in 1725 ; died Jan. 14, 1729. 

10. Comfort, born 1727 ; died 1729. 

11. Submit, bom Sept 18, 1729 ; married, in 1747, Daniel Fair- 

bank (60). 

12. Mary, born Sept. 28, 1730; married, Nov. 5, 1752, Micah 

Morse. He was a Revolutionary soldier and died in the 
service in 1776. 

13. Drury (58), born May 1, 1733. 

14. Rachel, the second, bora Nov. 14, 1735 ; died Dec. 9, 1744. 


25. Dr. JONATHAN FAIRBANKS, of Sherborn, Mass. 

(11), Jonatfuui HI, Gcorjje II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sherborn, Mar. 21, 1689. He followed the profession 
of his father, as a physician. Died Nov. 26, 1754. He was a soldier 
in the French and Indian wars. See Colonial War Rolls ^ Appendix. 

In his will, made Apr. 19, 1754, and probated Dec. 23, 1754, he 
mentions his wife Hannah, his eldest son Jonathan, Moses, Daniel, 
Joshua, youngest son Abner, and daughters Mary White, Lydia Morse, 
Hannah Whiting, and Grace, and some children of Comfort Palmer. 
See Middlesex P. R. 

He married I, Lydia Holbrook, who died in 1724. 
** " II, Hannah Coolidge, June 2, 1726, who was bom Jan. 
8, 1692, and died in 1776. 

Her will was made Aug. 9, 1772, and probated Sept. 10, 1776. 
In it, she mentions her children, Joshua, then living, and John, Abner, 
Hannah and Grace, deceased, and does not mention any children of 
her husband's former wife. Her brother, Amos Cooledge, was made 
executor of the will. See Middlesex P, R. 

By I, Lydia : 

1. Jonathan, born Feb. 18, 1714; married Esther Creaton in 

Uxbridge, Mass., Aug. 5, 1741. They lived in New Sher- 
born, afterward Douglas. He died July 31, 1772. No 
record of family found. 

2. Benjamin, born Aug. 16, 1715 ; died young. 

3. Mary, born Feb. 5, 1717; married Samuel White, Jr., of 

Uxbridge, Mass., Apr. 1, 1748. 

4. Lydia, born Oct. 1, 1718 ; married Abijah Morse, of Ux- 

bridge, Mass., Oct. 10, 1751. 

5. Comfort, born Feb. 8, 1720 ; married Zebulon Palmer. 

6. Moses (59), born Mar. 1, 1722. 

7. Daniel (60), born Nov. 5, 1723. 

By II, Hannah : 

8. Joshua (61), born April 5, 1727. 

9. John (62), born Aug. 12, 1729. 

10. Hannah, born July 3, 1731 ; married Whiting. 

11. Grace, born June 16, 1734 ; married, July 10, 1755, Obadiah 

Morse, son of Obadiah and Mercy (Walker) Morse. He 
was born Mar. 20, 1732-3, and died Jan. 7, 1800. She 
died May 30, 1772. 



a. Mercy Morse, b. May 7, 1756. 

b. Hannah Morse, b. Feb. 7, 1758 ; m. Josiah Ward of Southboro. 

c. Adam Morse, b. Dec. 0, 1759. Was a Revolutionary soldier, 

and d. in 1779 from an injury in the Army. 

d. Levi Morse, b. Jan. 5, 1762 ; m. Mary G. Bradford. Moved to 

Union, Me.; d. in 1814. 

e. Grace Morse, b. Mar. 16, 1764; m. (1), Reuben Esty; (2). 

Samuel Whitney. 
/. Obadiah Morse, b. Dec. 11, 1765; m. (1), Sally Palmer; (2), 

Phebe R. Carriel. 
^. Mary Morse, b. Jan. 8, 1768; m. Phares Serwin. Moved to 

h. Samuel Morse, b. Jan. 3, 1770; m. (1), Sally Dix ; (2), Elizabeth 

Bernard. Moved to Boston. 

I. Persis Morse, b. Apr. 20, 1772 ; m. Jonathan L. Sibley, Esq., 
Ass*t Librarian of Harvard University, author of History of 
Union, Me., &c. She d. Feb. 5, 1847. 

J. Daniel Morse, b. Nov. 26, 1776 ; removed west. 

12. Abner (68), born Mar. 28, 1736. 

26. SAMUEL FAIRBANKS, of Sherbom, Mass. 

(11), Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sherbom, Mass., Feb. 27, 1698, and lived there, although 
there is some evidence that in his latter years he lived in Dudley, 
where he owned property. He is described as of Dudley in a mort- 
gage which he gave in 1742. May 6, 1749, he sold land in Dudley to 
his son Benjamin, ''consideration affection." It may have been a 
wedding gift, as Benjamin was married two months before. 

Married Susannah Watson, June 30, 1718. 


1. Jonas, bora Sept. 19, 1718 ; died Mar. 27, 1720. 

2. Samuel (64), born July 21, 1720. 

3. Rebecca, born Apr. 2G, 1723. 

4. Sarah, bora Oct. 19, 1724. 

5. Benjamin (65), born Sept. 10, 1726. 

6. Jemima, born Aug. 29, 1729. 

7. Levi, born Feb. 6, 1734. He was a soldier in the French 

and Indian Wars ; was killed in 1756. See Colonial War 
Rolls, Appendix. 

27. Dea. JOSEPH FAIRBANK, of Harvard, Mass. 

(13), Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in Lancaster, Mass., in 1693; died in Harvard, Dec. 6, 1772, 


in the 79th year of his age. The section of Lancaster in which he 
lived was made a part of Harvard in 1732. 

At a meeting of the first church of Lancaster, held Sept. 9, 1733, 
•' the brethren present by vote Discovered y' willingness that Joseph 
Fairbank, Henry Willard, Peter Atherton, and Elijah Whitney, all 
of Harvard, should joyn with others in said Town in forming of 
Church there." He was a selectman in Harvard in 1733, '5, 1743, '5, 
and 1745-52, and was Town Treasurer, 1736-40. 

He was in 1740 the choice of his townsmen for their first repre- 
sentative to the Great and General Court, but modestly declined to 
serve, and Peter Atherton was chosen. 

He was prominently identified with the stirring events that pre- 
ceded the Revolutionary War, as a leading man in all the public 
meetings. He served on most of the town committees that were 
appointed to protest against and resist the encroachments of the 
British Parliament upon the rights and liberties of the colonies. 

He was one of the Committee to whom was referred the consider- 
ation of the Form of Government sent from the General Court to the 
several towns and plantations in the state for their approbation. 

He was a deacon of the church and one of its strongest supporters. In 1750, 
after some additions had been made to the seating capacity of the meeting house, 
it became necessary to reseat the people, and a committee was appointed for this 
purpose, with instructions to " seat the two foremost seats below, Respecting men 
for Age as well as Pay, and all other seats and persons to be seated on Dignity 
according to what they payed to the minister, real and personal estate the three 
last years passed." The report of the committee named ten persons to occupy the 
" fore seat below." Dea. Joseph Fairbank was the ninth in order. In March 
1766 the people were again reseated by a committee under similar instructions. 
Thirteen persons were seated in the ♦* Fore Seat Below," Dea. Joseph Fairbank 
being the first in order. Capt. Joseph Fairbank, Jr., his son, was assigned to the 
third seat below. 

The first Fairbank homestead in Harvard is that now owned and occupied by 
Andrew Fairbank and his son. The house is very old, though most signs of its 
age are concealed under modern improvements. It was built, probably about 
1720, by Dea. Joseph Fairbank. 

He married, Apr. 21, 1718, Mary Brown, who died Nov. 14, 1791, 
aged 91 yrs., 11 mos., 6 ds. 


1. Phineas (Phinehas) (66), born Apr. 8, 1719. 

2. Mary, born Oct. 17, 1721 ; died Oct. 22, 1721. 

3. Joseph (67), born Nov. 4, 1722. 

4. Mercy, born Feb. 6, 1724-6; died Feb. 17, 1724-5. 

5. Cyrus, born May 23, 1726 ; died Sept. 3, 1736. 


6. Mary, the second, born Jan. 19, 1729; married John Priest 
of Harvard, Mass., Oct. 12, 1748. 


a. [A son, July 19, 1749.] 

b. John Priest, b. Aug. 22. 1750. 

c. Philemon Fairbank (?) Priest, b. Feb. 18, 1753. 

d. Mary Priest, b. Aug. 23, 1755. 

e. Jacob Priest, b. Aug. 15, 1757. 

/. Abel Priest, b. Mar. or April 20, 1760. 

g, Calvin Priest, b. Sept. 14, 1702. 

h. Jabez Priest, b. Jan. 23, 1764. 

i, Mary Priest, b. Feb. 9, 1765. 

/ Relief Priest, b. Nov. 13, 1767. 

k. Sarah Priest, b. Feb. 10, 1771. 
Mem. — There is scarcely a doubt that " Philemon Fairbank," of Athol,was 
Philemon Priest, or Philemon Fairbank Priest, as above. He enlisted in the 
Revolutionary Army as Philemon Fairbanks and afterward retained that name. 
He served in the same company and regiment as his cousins John and Nahum 
of Athol. Their names all appear on the Coat Rolls^ which see. He married 
Sally Smith in Bolton, Mass., June 19, 1779; lived in Athol, and removed to 
Fitzwilliam, N. H., where some of his descendants now live. 

Thb view is confirmed by Miss Myra White of Haverhill, who is at work on 
the White Genealogy. Polly (White) Brooks married Joseph Fairbank (384) of 
Templeton. John Fairbank, Sr., of Athol, married Tabitha White for his second 

7. Lydia, bom Aug. 16, 1731 ; married Manasseh Sawyer, Feb. 

18, 1756. 


a. Jonathan Sawyer, b. Mar. 9, 1758. 

b. Jabez Sawyer, b. Dec. 24, 1759. 

c. Lydia Sawyer, b. Nov. 30, 1761. 

d. Rhoda Sawyer, b. March 30, 1764. 

e. Abijah Sawyer, b. Aug. 12, 1766. 
/. Manasseh Sawyer, b. Sept. 6, 1768. 
g. Joseph Sawyer, b. April 4, 1771. 

h. Luther Sawyer, b. April 18, 1773. 

8. Elizabeth, bom May 1, 1734; died Nov. 19, 1736. 

9. Amos (68), bom Apr. 21, 1737. 

10. Relief, bom Dec. 31, 1739 ; married Caleb Sawyer, Dec. 9, 


a. Seth Sawyer, b. Aug. 22, 1761. 

b. Caleb Sawyer, b. Mar. 23, 1704. 

28. JABEZ FAIRBANK, of Lancaster and Bolton, Mass. 

(13), Jabez IlI,Jon:LS II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in Lancaster, ; lived there till about 1739, when he 


removed to Bolton. He died about 1790 ; his estate was divided 
Dec. 9, 1790. See Worcester Probate Records, 

He was elected to the Legislature in 1737 and 1738. In 1741 he 
and ten other men were authorized, by a vote of their church, to found 
a new church in Bolton. 

Married I, Hepsibah Sawyer, Jan. 28, 1719. 

'' II, Mrs. Naomi Dupee of Leominster, Jan. 22, 1756. 


1. Sarah, baptized May 29, 1720 ; married Josiah Sawyer ; Int. 

entered July 28, 1738 ; died before Dec 9, 1790. 

2. Mary, baptized Dec. 3, 1721. 

3. Ephraim (69), born in 1724. 

4. Elizabeth, born July 25, 1727 ; married Benjamin Edwards, 

of Stowe, Mass., Nov. 24, 1748. 

5. Dinah, bom July 20, 1730. 

6. Beulah, bom June 11, 1732; married Nathaniel Longley, 

May 14, 1755. 

7. Hepsibah, bom June 13, 1735; married Micah Bush of 

Marlborough, Aug. 28, 1753. She died in 1757. 


a, Sarah Bush, b. Oct. 5, 1755; m. Zebediah Simonds in 1786. 

b, Beoka Bush, b. Oct. 3, 1756. 

c, Jonathan Bush, b. Nov. 29, 1757. 

8. Eunice, bom in Bolton, Dec. 10, 1739; married Stephen 

Greenleaf, Jan. 11, 1758. He was the 5th son of Dr. 
Daniel and Silence (Marsh) Greenleaf of Bolton, bom Oct 
15, 1735. They lived in Boston until the autumn of 1771, 
when they removed to Brattleborough Vt., having pur- 
chased a tract of land of about 800 acres, then known as 
"The Governors Farm," comprising what is now nearly 
the whole of the East village of Brattleboro. He built 
mills, and opened, as is supposed, the first store in Vt 
His home was the present site of the Phoenix House. 
The land where the R. R. Depot is now located, was 
used by Mr. Greenleaf for a goat pasture. He died June 
8, 1802, aged 67 years. His wife survived him many years, 
dying Mar. 8, 1826. Of their eleven children six were 
bora in Boston, and five in Brattleboro. 

a. Stephen Greenleaf, b. Jan. 31, 1759: m. (1), Anna Sargent, and 
had three children ; (2) Cynthia Ryan. He was a Revolution- 


ary Soldier; was present at the Surrender of Burgoyne; was 
elected Town Clerk in 1709, and reelected for 45 successive 

b. Eunice Greenleaf, b. Aug. 19, 1761 ; m. Geo. Dickson of Ohio. 

c. Daniel Greenleaf, b. Jan. 16, 1764; m. Huldah Hopkins, and 

resided in Guilford, Vt. He d. Dec. 30, 1845. They had six 
children; the eldest, Jeremiah, was b. Dec. 7, 1791. He 
was the author of " GreenleaPs Grammatical Chart " and 
some other works. 

d. Samuel Greenleaf, b. Apr. 25, 1766 ; m. Rhoda Knight and had 

four children. He was a sailor and died abroad. 

e. Susanna Greenleaf, b. Nov. 19, 1767 ; m., Dr. Simon Stevens of 

GuUford. Vt. ; d. Jan. \% 1847. 

f, James Greenleaf, b. Dec. 9, 1769; m., Apr. 15, 1791, Sarah 

Bullock of Guilford; had fourteen children. He d. Dec. 4, 

g. EUizabeth Greenleaf, b. June 18, 1774; m. James K. Goode- 

nough of Watertown, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 25, 1847. 

h. Christopher Greenleaf (Dr.), b. Nov. 1776; m. Tabitha Dickin- 
son of Hatfield. Five children. 

/. Joseph Greenleaf, b. Feb. 28, 1779; m. Lydia ; moved 

West where he died in 1842. 
j. Polly Greenleaf, b. Mar. 1, 1781 ; m. Oliver Dean of N. Y. 

k. Thomas Lee Greenleaf, b. Sept. 4, 1783 ; m.. Mar. 30, 1806, 
Sarah Marshall ; removed to Watertown, N. Y. 

9. Hannah, born in Bolton, July 5, 1741 ; died the same day. 

29. JONAS FAIRBANK. of Lancaster, Mass. 

(13), Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lancaster in 1703, and lived there; died Nov. 4, 1792, in 
the 89th year of his age. He was a soldier in the French and Indian 
Wars. Su Colonial War Rolls^ Appendix, 

Married, Apr. 8, 1731, Thankful, daughter of Josiah Wheeler, 
baptized Sept. 30, 1711. She died May 15, 1795, aged 84 years. 


1. Martha, born Jan. 13, 1732 ; married Nathaniel Joslin, Nov. 

30, 1752. She died Feb. 13, 1708, in her 37th year. He 

died May 26, 1806, aged 78 years. 


(/. Nathaniel Joslin. b. July !.'>, 1755. 

h. Rebecca Joslin, b. Dec. 4, 1757 ; d. Dec. 20, 1757. 

c. .Sarah Joslin, b. June 22, 17(>0. 

d. Mary Joslin, b. Apr. 10. 1703. 

e. Martha Joslin, b. Sept. 8, 1705. 


Married Dorothy, daughter of Samuel and Dorothy (Wilder) 
Carter, Apr. 24, 1729. She was baptized Feb. 4, 1710-11. She died 
Sept 13, 1784, in her 74th year. In a journal, recently found, of a 
nephew of Mrs. Dorothy Fairbank, (Mr. John Buss), is this entry, 
under date of Sept. 15, 1784 : '* Aunt Fairbank buried, Father, 
Mother, Mollie, Suse went to the funeral ; 25 grandchildren followed 
her to the grave." 


1. Samuel, born Apr. 8, 1731 ; killed at Lake George, Sept. 8, 

1755. He was a corporal. See Colonial War Rolls, 

2. John (74), born May 4, 1731. 

3. Jonathan (75), bom Nov. 12, 1732. 

4. Thomas (76), born Aug. 29, 1736. 

5. Dorothy, born Oct. 17, 1738 ; married in Princeton, Mass., 

May 27, 1762, James Merrick ; died Dec. 25, 1802. 

6. Joseph (77), bom Oct. 27, 1741. 

7. Ephraim, bora July 26, 1742 ; died Dec. 15, 1760. 

8. Mary, bora Feb. 22, 1744 ; married Heman Kendall, June 

20, 1765. 

a. Eunice Kendall, baptized Oct. 9, 1774. 

9. Silas (78), born Apr. 27, 1747. 

10. Oliver (79), baptized Sept. 22, 1751. 

31 . JONATHAN FAIRBANK, of Lancaster and Sterling, Mass. 

(13), Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster; baptized June 18, 1710; lived there. He 
died in 1798, aged 89 yrs. His will was filed Aug. 20, 1798 ; men- 
tioned his wife Submit, sons Jabez, Lemuel, Seth, and William, and 
daughter Rebecca Morse. 

Married I, Thankful Sawyer, Apr. 8, 1735, who died Mar. 18, 1782. 
" II, Mrs. Submit Whitcomb, Dec. 2, 1784, in Sterling. She 
died Jan. 30, 1799. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 
1. William, born Mar. 2, 1736 ; killed by the French and Indians 
in an engagement at Lake George, Sept. 8, 1755. He was 
a drummer. See Colonial War Rolls, 

2. Jabez (80), born Mar. 2, 1738. 

3. Jonathan, born Jan. 25, 1740 ; died Sept. 14, 1741. 

^ Jonathan, the second, born Jan. 29, 1743 ; died Oct. 19, 1747. 


5. Joshua, born Feb. 23, 1746 ; died Oct 21, 1747. 

6. Jonathan, the third, born May 18, 1748 ; died Dec. 14, 1750. 

7. Lemuel (81), born May 8, 1751. 

8. Thankful, bom July 12, 1753 ; married William Brook. In- 

tentions declared June 29, 1770. Had one son, William, 
born July 28, 1771. 

9. Seth (82), born Dec. 7, 1755. 

10. William, the 2nd. (83), bom Mar. 7, 1759. 

11. Rebecca, bom June 20, 1761 ; married Moore. 

32. Dea. JOSHUA FAIRBANK, of Lancaster, Mass. 

(13), Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lancaster, Mass.; baptized Mar. 28, 1714 ; resided there ; 
died Nov. 25, 1769. His estate was divided June 6, 1770, between 
Eunice, his widow, Eunice, Jr., Joshua, Calvin, Abel, Luther, 
Elizabeth and Martha, by an agreement signed by these persons. 
See Worcester Probate Records, He was a soldier in the French and 
Indian Wars. See Colonial War Rolls. Appendix. 

He married Eunice Wilder, Dec. 7, 1737. She died before July 

25, 1774, when her estate was divided among the same children 

above named, Eunice having married after the division of their 

father's estate. 


1. Joshua, baptized Feb. 25, 1739 ; died . 

2. Lemuel, baptized Mar. 2, 1741, at home, " being in appear- 

ance nigh unto death.'* 

3. Susanna, baptized Jan. 17, 1743 ; died before the date of her 

father's will. 

4. Abijah, baptized June 23, 1745, " at the house of his parents, 

appearing under threatening or Dangerous Circum- 

5. Joshua (84). born Sept. 28, 1746. 

6. Eunice, born Oct. 9, 1747 ; married John Townsend, July 

25, 1770. 

7. Calvin (85), baptized Feb. 11, 1753. 

8. Luther (86), baptized July 15, 1755. 

9. Elizabeth, baptized " at home, she being Dangerously sick," 

Oct. 7, 1757. 

10. Martha, baptized May — , 1759. 

11. Abel, baptized Sept. 20, 1761 ; was a Revolutionary soldier, 

and died in the army in 1778. See War Rolls. 


33. DAVID FAIRBANKS, of Bristol and Newport, R. I. 

(16), Jeremiah III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Bristol, Feb. 7, 1700. 

Married, (Int filed) Jan. 6, 1723, Susannah Stacey of Newport. 


1. Mary, bom about 1725. Married Aug. 5, 1744, John Lamb 

of Newport 

2. Samuel (87), born about 1731. 

3. David (88), bom in 1735. 

4. John (89), bom about 1738. 

5. Jonathan, bom about 1741. Married April 4, 1774, Susanna 

Newcome; died prior to Nov. 9, 1779, when his wife 
Susannah was appointed Admx. She died prior to Jan. 3, 
1784, when her estate was settled by order of the court. 

34. JONATHAN FAIRBANKS, of Middletown, Conn. 

(16), Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, Mass., Mar. 2, 1704. His iirst child was bom 
in Dedham, and shortly after he removed to Litchfield, Conn., and 
after 1735 to Middletown, where he died Oct 26, 1743. 

He married Margaret Gray, in Boston, Mass., Sept 25, 1728 ; she 
died in Middletown, Nov. 6, 1741. 


1. Jonathan, bom Jan. 28, 1729-30, in Dedham. 

2. David, bom in Litchfield, Conn., Jan. 9, 1732-3. Married 

Mary . No children. He died prior to Nov. 6, 

1758, when ** Mary Fairbanks of Middletown was appointed 
Admx. on the estate of David Fairbanks, deceased. Invent- 
ory dated Jan. 11,1759. Among the articles mentioned 
were Sea Jacket, Quadrant, Sword & belt." 
His widow married, 2dly, Nov. 13, 1766, Micajah Tuels of 
Middletown. They had two children, Mary and Susanna. 

3. Barakiah (90), born in Litchfield, July 20, 1735. 

^- John, born Sept 30, 1737. 

5. Mary, born Oct. 16, 1741 ; died June 28, 1742. 

35. BENONI FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(16), Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in Dedham, Mar. 7. 1708, and resided there. Was living in 


1787, May 25, when he conveyed to Aaron Fuller, town treasurer of 
Dedham, a strip of land for a street Norfolk Deeds^ voL p, /. 50. 

He served in the Colonial Wars. See Colonial War Rolls^ ^PP» 

Married Johannah Lyon, Sept. 28, 1733. 


1. Abijah, born Mar. 22, 1734. 

2. Hannah, baptized Jan. 11, 1734-6. 

3. Mary, baptized June 26, 1737. 

4. David, baptized Nov. 5, 1738. 

5. Moses (91), baptized Apr. 13, 1740. 

6. Aaron (92), baptized June 31, 1742. 

7. Jonathan, baptized Feb. 12, 1744. He was married, and 

moved to Rehoboth, Mass. He had at least one child : 
Abigail, born about 1778; married, Oct. 14, 1798, Peleg 
Peck, of Swansey. His father was a zealous patriot, and 
Capt. of a Swansey Company. He was born May 5, 1776 ; 
died Mar. 12, 1809. She died July 3, 1846. 


a. Angeline Peck, b. May 12, 1800; m. Thos. Russell of Swansey. 

b. Abigail Peck, b. Jan. 7, 1804; m. James Peckham of Swansey. 

c. Henry Peck, b. Nov. 28, 1806; d. at Cape Good Hope. 

d. Freelove Peck, b. Oct. 23, 1808 ; m. N. K. Weaver of Rehoboth. 

8. Edward, baptized June 8, 1745. 

9. Ebenezer, born July 8, 1747. ^ rp . 

10. Sarah, " " " . ) 

Sarah died May 28, 1841. aged 93 yrs., 10 mo., 20 ds. 

11. Abigail, baptized May 26, 1751. 

12. Oliver (93), baptized Oct. 8, 1752. 

13. Experience, baptized June 26, 1755. 

Edward Fairbanks [8], of Dorchester, sold land in Dorchester, Feb. 2, 1773, 
to Samuel Damon, of Dedham. Suffolk Deeds, vol. I2y, folio 6^. 

Edward Fairbanks was found dead, near the Chappie Rocks in Dorchester, 
Feb. 17, 1807. Dor. Records. He was a Revolutionary soldier. See War Rolls, 

36. EDWARD FAIRBANKS, of Sharon, Conn. 

(16), Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham Feb. 12, 1711-12. Went to Litchfield, Ct., with 
his brother Jonathan, in 1729-1732. Removed to Sharon prior to 
1743. He died before 1749, when his widow remarried. 


Married Elizabeth . She married (2), Sept. 12, 1749, 

Elisha Goodrich and had eight children. She must have died before 
April 18, 1760; for, on that date her two daughters, Margaret and 
Elizabeth, being yet minors, applied to the Court for the appointment 
of John Gay, of Sharon, as their guardian. He was the father of 
Ebenezer and Perez Gay who later married these two sisters. 


1. Elizabeth, bom in 1741 ; married (1), Nov. 21, 1765, Ebenezer 
Gay of Litchfield (his second wife). He was born Dec. 
26, 1725. Was a Colonel of Militia and a merchant. He 
died in Sharon July 16, 1787. (2), James Bryan, Apr. 17, 
1796. She died Dec. 8, 1827. 


a, Ebenezer Gay, b. June 17, 1770. 

b, Almira Gay, b. Sept. 6, 1772. 

c, Sarah Gay, b. Feb. 9, 1775. 

d, Fisher Gay, b. May 6, 1778. 

e, Eleanor Gay, b. Jan. 22, 1781 ; d. Dec. 6, 1787. 
/. Eunice Gay, b. Mar. 6, 1783. 

g. Margaret Gay, b. Aug. 6, 1785. 

2. Margaret, bom Apr. 7, 1743 ; married Mch. 23, 1762, Perez 
Gay, brother of Ebenezer Gay above. He died of small- 
pox Dec. 15, 1784. She died Jan. 14, 1813. 


a. Calvin Gay, b. Aug. 25, 1765; m. Phebe Dowd, Oct. 24, 1790; 

she was b. at Saybrook June 7, 176C. They had five children. 
There are three of the great grand-children of Calvin now 
living on the old homestead, Misses Marion, Jessie and 
Georgia Gay. 

b. John Bank Gay, b. Aug. 0, 1767. 

c. Electa Gay, b. May 23, 1770. 

d. Margaret Gay, b. June 20, 1773. 

t. Edward Gay, b. in 1774-5; m. Mary, daughter of Israel and 
Phebe (Sanford) White. In 1800 they removed to Franklin, 
Delaware Co., N. Y. One son, Edward Fairbanks Gay, b. 
Aug. 30, 1800, m. Clarissa Metcalf Lee, daughter of Dea. 
Milo Lee, of Salisbury, Ct. They had six children. Hon. 
Milo Lee Gay of Howell, Mich., the eldest, was a graduate 
of Oberlin College, Ohio ; admitted to the bar in Mich., in 
1853 ; acting magistrate in Howell, twelve years ; and member 
of the Legislature, 1869-70. Elizabeth Gay, a daughter, m. 
Hon. Charles Clinton Ellsworth, who was admitted to the bar 
in Mich., in 1848; was prosecuting Attorney several years; 


member of the Legislature; and pa3rmaster of U. S. Vols, in 
the Civil War, with the rank of major of cavalry. 

/. Lucy Gay, b. June 4, 1776. 
g, Eliza Gay, b. Sept. 20, 1780. 
h. Lucretia Gay, b. Dec. 13, 1782. 

37. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(16), Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, Mar. 7, 1716 ; he lived there, it is believed, most 
of his life. 

In early manhood he was a strong man, but misfortunes and sick- 
ness overtook him, and in his declining years he was dependent upon 
others for support. But he left a son, supposed to have been his 
only child, who became one of our country's heroes. The record of 
his death does not appear in the Dedham Book. 

He married Elizabeth . 

1. William (94), baptized July 22, 1753. 

38. SAMUEL FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(16), Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan- 1. 

Bom in Dedham, Oct. 16, 1728, and resided there ; died Mar. 28, 
1812, aged 83 yrs., 5 mos., 12 ds. 

Married Hannah Smith, Sept. 28, 1752 ; she died Apr. 26, 1817, 
aged 85 yrs. 


1. Deborah, bom July 30, 1755. 

2. Samuel (95), born Apr. 15, 1757. 

3. Hannah, born July 30, 1759. 

4. Jonathan, baptized Nov. 22, 1761. 

5. Rebecca, bora June 1, 1764 ; married Aug. 27, 1793, Joseph, 

son of Joseph and Ruth (Aldis) Metcalf, bom May 20, 
1765 ; died Oct. 26, 1857. She died Sept. 26, 1848. 

6. Reuben, baptized Jan. 1, 1766. 


39. NATHAN FAIRBANKS, of Swanzey, New Hampshire. 

(17), John IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Wrentham, Mass., August 6, 1704. He settled in that 
part of the Province of New Hampshire which is now Cheshire County. 
But it is not definitely known when he left Mass. In deeds of land 
made by him he was described in 1730, as of Wrentham, and in 1750 
as of a place called Upper Ashuelot (now Keene), in the Province of 
New Hampshire. See Suffolk, Mass, Detds^ voh 46, page 183, and 
voL 78, page ijQ. In 1735 he sold land at Upper Ashuelot to Nathan 
Blake of Wrentham, and he was then of the same Wrentham. 

He was a soldier in the Colonial Wars, serving first, while a resi- 
dent of Wrentham, in Capt. Samuel Wright's company from June 10, 
to Oct. 29, 1725. After his removal to Ashuelot he, being on the 
frontier, served in the companies of Capt. Josiah Willard, Jr., in 
1748-50, and in Capt. Elisha Williams' company in the Crown Point 
expedition of 1755. In one instance his name is spelled ** Nathl." in 
the war rolls. See Colonial War Rolls, 

In 1752, he was living in Upper Ashuelot, and four years later in 
Hinsdale, N. H. He bought land in Swanzey, of Abner Osgood, in 
1763, and was then described as of Winchester. He sold this land in 

He died Jan. 14, 1777, in Swanzey, and Samuel Wires of Walpole, 
N. H., was appointed to administer upon his estate, Dec. 31, 1777. 
Mr. Wires' wife was a sister of John Burt, who married Susan Fair- 
banks, daughter of Nathan. After the death of Samuel Wires, 
Nathan Fairbanks, Jr., was appointed guardian of his five small 
children. Petition filed in Cheshire, N. H. Probate Court, Jan. 19, 

From the records of deeds made in 1766, we learn that his wife's 
name was Mary, but no record has been found of their marriage. 

In the records of the First Church in Westmoreland is the follow- 

ing record, which probably refers to her : " Mrs. Fairbanks died Aug. 

31, 1807." It seems probable that she was living with her son Nathan, 

as there is no record of any other Mrs. Fairbanks being in Westmore- 

Und at that time. 

^. Nathan (97), born about 1760. 


2. Susan, born in 1761 ; married John Burt of Northfield, Mass. 

Died in 1789, aged 28 years. 

3. Eunice, born ; married in Westmoreland, Archelaus 

Temple, April 6, 1791. 
They had, perhaps, other children of whom no account has been 
obtained. There is an obscure tradition that there were three sons. 

40. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Wrentham, Mass- 

(17), John IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Wrentham, Feb. 28, 1706 ; died there, May 19, 1754. 
He was a soldier in the French and Indian Wars. See Colonial War 
RoUs^ Appendix, 

Married, July 30, 1729, Jane Ware, daughter of Michael and Jeane 
(Wight) Ware. She died June 17, 1788. See her Will, dated Apr. /, 
1788, Suffolk Wills, vol, Sj^fol. S04. 


1. Asa (98), bom May 30, 1731. 

2. Freelove, born May 25, 1734; was living in Franklin, Mass., 

unmarried, when her mother's will was made. 
8. Melicent, born Aug. 31, 1736 ; died Sept. 7, 1745. 

4. Billing, born Nov. 19, 1740 ; died Sept 8, 1745. 

5. Olive, born Dec. 28, 1745 ; married Jonathan Wales. 

41 . BENJAMIN FAIRBANKS, of Norton, Mass. 

(18), Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Wrentham, Mass., May 5, 1711. He lived in Norton and 
probably elsewhere. His will was probated in Taunton, Mass., Mar. 
13, 1780. See vol. 33, Lib.S02^ Prob, Rec. 

He was in the Colonial War Service. See Colonial War Rolls^ 

Married I, in Wrentham, Aug. 17, 1731, Anna Holbrook, who 
died in Norton, " February ye 9th 1749-50." 

Married II, Esther Fisher, daughter of Daniel Fisher, whose will 
was probated in Suffolk Co., Mar. 30, 1756. The estate was divided 
Apr. 13, 1762, and she took a share. She was born Dec. 7, 1704. 


1. Hannah, born Dec. 27, 1732 ; married Stephen Pond of 
Wrentham, June 27, 1750. 



a. Stephen Pond, b. " March ye 22d, 1750-51. 

b. Benjamin Pond, b. July 16, 1753. 

c. Joshua Pond. 

d. Gideon Pond. 


42. Lieut. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS, of Wrentham, Mass. 

(18), Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Wrentham, Oct. 9, 1717 ; died May 13, 1801. aged 83 yrs. 
7 mos. 4 ds. He was one of a Committee of Inspection of fifteen 
ordered at a meeting of Jan. 4, 1775, to see to the execution of the 
advice of the Continental and Provincial Congress. 

Married Ithamar (Farrington) Ware, Dec. 8, 1747, who died Oct. 
7, 1796, aged 78 yrs. 10 mos. 19 ds. She was the widow of Hezekiah 
Ware of Wrentham, who died May 16, 1741, aged 31 yrs. 


1. Lois, born Aug. 26, 1748 ; married John Whiting, July 23, 


2. Rhoda, born Dec. 3, 1749 ; married John Carpenter, Dec. 

7. 1791. 

3. Susey, born Nov. 26, 1751 ; married Lemuel Brown, May 9,. 


4. James, bom Aug. 16, 1753; died Jan. 6, 1754. 

5. James, the second (99), born Mar. 7, 1756. 

6. Molly, bom Dec. 8, 1757 ; died Dec. 4, 1758. 

7. Joshua (100,) born Dec. 25, 1759. 

43. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Wrentham, Mass. 

(18), Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Wrentham, Nov. 11, 1723; died Nov. 25, 1811. He 
served as a soldier in the Colonial Wars. See Colonial War Rolls, 

About 1794 he became incapacitated to take care of his property, 
and Timothy M., his son, was appointed his guardian. 

Married Sarah Metcalf, Feb. 5, 1746. 


1. Sarah, born Oct. 11, 1747. 

2. Rachel, born Mar. 29, 1749 ; died Aug. 23, 1795. 

3. Hannah, born May 1, 1750 ; married Jacob Clapp, of Wal- 

pole, Apr. 27, 1774. 



a, Susannah Clapp, b. Aug. 30, 1775; m. Seth Smith of 

Strong, Me. 

b, Jacob Clapp, b. Dec. 16, 1779 ; d. unmarried. 

c, Grata Clapp, b. July 29, 1782. 

d, Harvey Clapp, b. Mar. 4, 1786 ; d. July 1840. ** He was post 

master, Representative to General Court, and was a man of 
enterprise and great respectability." He m. Nabby Smith. 
Six children. 

e, Lewis Clapp, b. Sept. 7, 1789; m. Lydia Goold of Maine. 

4. Eunice, born Mar. 28, 1752. 

5. Mary, born Feb. 7, 1754. 

6. John, bom Feb. 22, 1756 ; died Nov. 28, 1795 ; was a Revo- 

lutionary soldier. See War Roils. 
1. Olive, born Jan. 25, 1758. 

8. Timothy Metcalf (101), born Feb. 18, 1760. 

9. Nanny, born Dec. 17, 1762 ; married Job Coleman, Oct 81, 

1783 ; died Oct. 15, 1844, aged 81 yrs. 9 mos. 28 ds. 
10. Patty, born Dec. 20, 1772 ; died Mar. 4, 1817. 

44. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS, of Winthrop, Me. 

(80), Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Mass., May 21, 1717 ; lived there in the famous 
old house, and in Wrentham. March 9, 1770, he and his wife sold 
their estate in Wrentham to Elisha Farrington (^Suffolk Deeds^ Lib. 
iid^/oi. i6q), and at a later period removed to Winthrop, where some 
of their sons had already preceded them. 

The first mention we iind of him as a resident of Maine, appears 
in the records of the March meeting of Winthrop in 1775, when the 
town voted to remit the tax on his son's poll. 

He settled on lot No. 82, now known as the Haskell farm, but 
then an unbroken wilderness, and with his accustomed energy, and 
the aid of his sons, undertook to subdue its fertile acres and fit them 
for cultivation. Upon this farm he remained until the last years of 
his life, which were spent at the home of his son Joseph, about a mile 
distant. His widow survived him twelve years, dying at the home of 
her daughter, Mrs. Rial Stanley. 

The following entry on the Winthrop Records shows the dates of 
their deaths : 

** Mr. Joseph Fairbanks, of Winthrop, son of Mr. Joseph Fairbanks 
and Abigail, his wife, of Dedham, died at Winthrop on the 27th day 


of November, A. D. 1794." "The widow Frances Fairbanks, wife 
of the late Joseph Fairbanks of Winthrop, who died in Winthop 
Nov. 10, A. D. 1806, in the ninety-second year of her age." 

No sketch of the life of Joseph Fairbanks, however brief, should 
fail to speak of the remarkable mechanical gift of his descendants. 
They seem to have been bom mechanics, needing only the training 
of the muscles, in the handling of tools, to become skilled. In the 
early days iron was scarce, while wood was plenty, and they naturally 
took to the working of wood. If their neighbors or townsmen wanted 
a water pail or an ox yoke, cart wheels or a cider mill, a water wheel 
or a dwelling house, anything to be made of wood, a Fairbanks 
could always be found to do the work, and to do it in a neat and 
substantial manner. Their services were always in demand and of 
great value to the early settlers. 

He was married to Frances, daughter of Joseph and Experience 
(fiennet) Estey of Stoughton, Mass., Apiil, 1744, by Rev. Samuel 

The following appears upon the records of Canton : '* Intention of 
marriage between Joseph Fairbanks of Dedham and Frances Estie of 
Stoughton ent March ye 24, 1743-4." 

The births of the following children are recorded in Dedham : 

1. Experience (Temperance), bom Feb. 21, 1744-5 ; died April 

29, 1769. 

2. Benjamin (102), bom Nov. 20, 1746. 

3. Sarah, bom Sept. 4, 1749 ; married Capt. William Pullen, son 

of James and Lydia (Woodcock) Pullen, who was born in 
Attleborough, Mass., Aug. 5, 1753, and died in Waterville, 
Me., Aug. 16, 1821. She died in Waterville, Mar. 4, 1835. 

Five children, born in Winthrop : 

a. Sarah Pullen, b. July 3, 1779 ; m., June 0, 1700, David Chandler, 

son of John and Lydia (Taylor) Chandler, who was b. Jan. 
26, 1775. and d. Aug. 16, 1847. She d. in Canaan, Me., July 
20, 1835. Sixteen children. 

b. Leonard Pullen, b. July 18, 1781 ; m. Ann, daughter of John 

and Miriam (Grant) Ilussey, who was b. Jan. 12, 1797, and d. 
Apr. 14, 1882. He d. in Waterville, Apr. 10, 1853. 

c. James Pullen, b. July 31, 1783 ; d. Oct. 17, 1784. 

d. Clarissa Pullen, b. May 11, 1786; m., Dec. 1, 1808, Dexter Pullen, 

(her cousin), son of James and Phebe (Stanley) Pullen, who 
was b. Jan. 28, 1783, and d. June 18, 1850. She d. in Water- 
ville, Apr. 9, 18(U. Nine children. 

e. Philena Pullen, h. Oct. 21, 1780; m., in 1813, Robert Emerson, 

son of Daniel and Mary (Carter) Emerson, who d. in Athens, 


Me., June 7, 1824. She d. in Lee, Calhoun Co., Mich., Sept. 
9, 1860. 

4. Joseph (103), bom Aug. 4, 1751. 

6. Nathaniel (104), born July 15, 1754. 

CHILDREN, born in Wrentham, Mass. : 

6. Elijah (105), born Sept. 16, 1756. 

7. Abigail, born Jan. 20, 1760 ; married May 30, 1781, Rial 

Stanley, son of Jonathan and Martha (Pond) Stanley, who 
was born in Attleborough, Mar. 17, 1759, and died in Win- 
throp. May 9, 1841. He was a soldier of the Revolution. 
She died in Winthrop, July 23, 1848. 

CHILDREN, bom and died in Winthrop: 

a. Martha (Patty) Stanley, b. Sept. 5, 1783; m., Nov. 27, 1800. 

Nathan Fisher Cobb, son of John and Huldah (Knowlton) 
Cobb, who was b. Oct. 11, 1779, and d. Jan. 8, 1863; she d. 
Apr. 21, 1855. Twelve children. 

b. Fanny Stanley, b. Oct. 3, 1785 ; m., Dec. 4, 1803, Capt. Barney 

Haskell, son of John and Hannah (Rice) Haskell, who was b. 
Apr. 11, 1773, and d. Nov. 17, 1858. She d. Jan. 15, 1872. 
Eight children. 

c. Waterman Stanley, b. Mar. 10, 1788; m., Dec. 8, 1814, Polly, 

daughter of Jonathan and Polly (Tombs) Richardson, who 
was b. Dec. 31, 1790, and d. Feb. 3, 1860. He d. May 12, 
1830. Four children. 

d. Abigail Stanley, b. May 10, 1791 ; m., in 1809, Frederick LaCroix, 

son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Cobb) LaCroix, who was b. 
September, 1790, and d. June 13, 1858; she d. Dec. 18, 1831. 
Nine children. 

e. Jonathan Lee Stanley, b. Nov. 6, 1794 ; unmarried. Constable 

of Winthrop in 1839, and Selectman in 1844-45-46-47; d. 
Nov. 2, 1874. 

Note. Miss M. B. Fairbanks, of Farmington, Me., has collected all the 
statistics, and prepared the histories of Joseph and his descendants, under the 
patronage of Capt. Henry N. Fairbanks, of Bangor, who generously paid all the 
expenses. Her work well attests her skill, perseverance and faithfulness. 

45. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(20), Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonatlian I. 

Born in Dedham, in the "Old Fairbanks House," Dec. 9, 1718; 
died Oct. 25, 1794, aged 75 yrs., 10 mos., G ds. He was by trade a 
cooper, and also a farmer. 

He and his brothers, Israel and Samuel, conveyed their interest in 
the homestead to their brother Ebenezer (48), by a deed, dated the 


**16th day of February, 1764, and in the fourth year of His Majesty's 
Reign," said interest being described as follows : 

" All the Right, Title, Interest and Estate which we have of in or to the fol- 
lowing Tracts of land, viz. : the Northerly half part of the homestead, divided as 
it now b, and bounded with Stakes and stones, containing Twenty-six acres more 
or less, with one half of the Buildings on the same, viz : the Westerly lower room, 
and Westerly end of the Lentow, as far as the fourth joist (from the Westerly end) 
with the chamber over the same, the Northwesterly bed room with the chamber 
over the same, together with the entry way leading to said bed room, the Easterly 
chamber and garret and half the Cellar, with liberty of the well, and passing to the 
same, with yard room for wood, &c. on the South side the house, thirty feet square, 
measuring from the Southwesterly comer of the house, the Westerly half of the 
bam, the Northwesterly half of the corn bam and Easterly half of the old house, 
with liberty of passing from the house to the barn and liberty of carting hay over 
the above said Samuel Fairbanks' land as hath been usual, and also the lot num- 
ber eight in Purgatory Swamp so called, as now staked out." Suffolk Deeds^ vol. 
t04^fol. y2. 

They received their title from their brother Joseph, by deed. See 
Suffolk Deeds ^ Lib. Q2^fol. 8g. 

He married Mrs. Mary Lewis, (Int. Nov. 30, 1753), widow of Isaac 
Lewis, and daughter of Nathaniel and Joanna (Ellis) Whiting of Ded- 
ham. She was a descendant in the fourth generation of Nathaniel 
and Hannah Whiting, who were among the original settlers of Dedham. 
She was born Feb. 22, 1713-14 ; died Nov. 31, 1798, aged 84 yrs., 8 
mos., 29 ds. 

Her first husband, who died in 1749, left a handsome property for those 
times. It was inventoried at ;f 1303-12-9. The Inventory mentions houselot of 
98 acres with buildings, ;£'612-10, meadow 22 acres, ;f 192-10, woodland 60 acres, 
;f 120. Widow's thirds set off, June 30, 1758, to Mary Fairbanks. See Dedham 
Historical Register ^ October i8gji pp. 1^1-2. 

Dec. 21, 1753, John Fairbanks and Joseph Whiting Jr. became sureties for 
Isaac Whiting, as guardian of Abigail, John and Mary Lewis, children of Isaac 
Lewis, deceased. 

Sept. 29, 1759, he gave a bond, with sureties, as guardian of Isaac Lewis, son 
of Isaac, deceased. Suffolk Probate Records^ Files 9^97, 10614-10621, 


1. David (106), bom Jan. 22, 1755. 

2. Abner (107), born Oct 21, 1758. 

46. ISRAEL FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(20), Joseph IV', Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in the '* Old Dedham House ," March 28, 1723 ; died Feb. 
^5, 1809. He lived in Dedham all his life. 


His brother Joseph sold to him and his brothers, John and Samuel, 
the old homestead, which was afterwards conveyed to Ebenezer, by 
deed of Feb. 15, 1764. See John {4^). 

He was a soldier of the Revolutionary War, serving as Corporal in 
Capt. George Gould's Company of Minute men, on the Lexington 
Alarm, April 19, 1775, and was in the service at other times during 
the war. See War Rolls, 

Married May 30, 1751, Elizabeth Whiting, who died Dec. 13, 1788. 


1. Mary, bom Mar. 30, 1752 ; married, Dec. 20, 1770, Joseph 

Eaton, of Dedham, who was born Mar. 28, 1748. Their 
daughter, Joanna Eaton, born Mar. 1, 1773, married 
Richard Colburn, and Warren Colburn, their son, bom 
Mar. 1, 1793, was the author of Colburn's Intellectual 
Arithmetic, which for many years was almost universally 
used in the common schools of New England. 

For an extended sketch of the life of Warren Colburn, see Dedham Historical 
Register, Apr. 18^4. He died Sept. 13, 1833. 

2. Israel (108), born Jan. 10, 1755. 

3. Sarah, bom Aug. 23, 1757 ; died Aug. 21, 1775. 

4. Elias (109), born Aug. 7, 1760. 

5. Elizabeth, born Dec. 29, 1763 ; died Dec. 4, 1784. 

6. Catharine, born Aug. 29, 1767 ; died Aug. 28, 1775. 

7. Gerry, born Sept. 11. 1769 ; died Aug. 14, 1775. 

47. SAMUEL FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(20), Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Sept. 14, 1728 ; lived in Dedham. He had an interest in 
the " Old Fairbanks House," which he sold. See John (^3*). He 
died Mar. 28. 1812, aged 83 yrs., 6 mos., 14 ds. 

He was a Revolutionary soldier. See War Rolls, 

He married Mary Draper, May 15, 1752. 


1. Samuel (110), born Feb. 21, 1753. 

2, Laran (111), born Oct. 1, 1755. 
8. Jason, born Oct. 1, 1758. 

4. Mary, born Apr. 8, 1761. 

5. Abigail, bora June 4, 1765. 


48. EBENEZER FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(20), Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, Sept. 26, 1732 ; died Feb. 11, 1812, aged 79 yrs., 
4 mos^ 15 ds. He inherited a share of the homestead, and purchased 
the remainder of the other heirs. Was a highly esteemed citizen. A 
letter, from an old man who remembers him, says, he was a man of 
fine presence and dignified bearing, and associated with the best people 
in town. He had considerable musical ability, and was for many 
years a member of the church choir. He sang with the choir at the 
memorial funeral services, held in Dedham, on the death of Gen. 
Washington, the hymn and music, wjitten with a pen, being among 
the relics now preserved in the old house. 

He was a Revolutionary soldier. See War Rolls, 
He married, Dec. 16, 1766, Prudence, daughter of Jonathan and 
Prudence Farrington of Dedham, who was baptized Jan. 1, 1737-8. 
She died Nov. 11, 1815, aged 77 years4-. 


1. Ebenezer (112), born Jan. 5, 1758. 

2. Prudence, born Feb. 20, 1760 ; married Nathaniel Davis of 

Boston, Mar. 28, 1777, who died ; she married, 2ndly, 

Capt. Eliphalet Pond of Dedham, and had Eliphalet Pond, 
born July 19, 1794, and Sally Pond, born Jan. 19, 1797 ; 
married Josiah Steadman Fisher. 

CHILDREN of first marriage: 

a. Susan Davis. 

b. Nathaniel Davis. 

Susan Davis m. Timothy Dodd of Boston, Nov. 28, 1807. Their children 
nre: Susan Davis Dodd, b. 1808; d. Oct. 6, 1835, and George Davis Dodd, b. 
June 28, 1825. The latter is now living in Boston. He was educated at Derby 
Academy, in Hingham ; came to Boston and entered his father's employ in the 
Fur business, Jan. 4, 1841. He is now carrying on the same business in the same 
store, having been there fifty-four years, with the exception of periods spent in 
▼oyj^es to Europe and around the world. During that time he has boarded in 
the old Dodd house in Salem St., one of the ancient landmarks of Boston. Tim- 
othy Dodd died Jan. 1, 1876, aged 95 yrs., 4 mos. 

3. William, born Oct. 7, 1762 ; died Aug. 16, 1782. 

4. Joshua, born Oct. 12, 1768; died in Lewiston, N. Y., where 

he lived, Oct. 3, 1853, aged 84 yrs., 11 mos., 21 ds. He 

married Sophia , who died Sept. 9, 1853, aged 80 years. 

They had one daughter, Harriet, who married James Van 



5. Abner, born Aug. 1, 1774 ; died Oct. 21, 1801. 

6. Jason, born Sept. 25, 1780; died Sept. 10, 1801. 

49. BENJAMIN FAIRBANKS, of Sharon, Mass, 

(20), Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born Aug. 17, 1739, in Dedham. He was a Sergeant in a com- 
pany of Minute Men, which marched from Stoughton to Cambridge, 
on the Lexington Alarm, Apr. 19, 1775. He was also Sergeant in a 
company in the Miscellaneous War Service. See War Roils. 

Married, Sept. 9, 1762, Sarah, daughter of Jeremiah and Rest 
Kingsbury, and resided in Shar6n. She was born Aug. 17, 1741. 


1. Benjamin (113), born Apr. 11, 1765. 

2. Jeremiah (114), born Aug. 22, 1767. 

50. Capt. DAVID FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(21), Benjamin IV, Benjamin III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born Dec. 4, 1731 ; died Apr. 19, 1776. He served as a soldier 
in the Colonial Wars. See Colonial War RoHs, 

He responded to the Lexington Alarms, Apr. 19, 1775 ; his name 
also appears on the ** Coat Rolls,'' and in the Miscellaneous Militia 
Service, with rank of Captain. See War Roiis, 

Married Anna, daughter of Joseph and Miriam (Stanley) Wight, 
Jan. 9, 1751-2, who was born Mar. 12, 1735, and died Jan. 31, 1785. 
They lived at Clapboard Trees (part of the West Parish) Dedham. 


1. Mary, born May 5, 1754. 

2. Lemuel, born Oct. 2, 1756 ; died Jan. 15, 1761. 

3. Rebecca, born Nov. 14, 1758; married Fisher Whiting, June 

30, 1779. 

4. Anna, born Feb. 28, 1761 ; died Jan. 1, 1783. 

5. Sally, born Mar. 7, 1763 ; married John Shepard, Dec. 2, 1783. 

6. David (115), born Jan. 13, 1765. 

7. Lemuel, the second, born May 11, 1767 ; died Jan. 29, 1770. 

51 . BENJAMIN FAIRBANKS, of Dedham. Mass. 

(21), Benjamin IV, Benjamin III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, Mar. 30, 1745 ; died Nov. 16, 1834. He lived 
in the third Parish, South District. By his father's will, dated July 1, 


1756, and probated Jan. 13, 1758, he received most of his real estate 
in Dedham and in Walpole. Suffolk Probate Records^ vol. jj, foL 3*7. 

He was a '* minute man " ; answered the Lexington Alarm. He 
was also in the Miscellaneous Militia Service, in Capt. David Fair- 
banks' Company, as Sergeant. See War Rolls, 

In 1773 he was on the Committee to see that the Act to prevent 
Monopoly and Oppression be put in force. In 1785 he was one of 
the Board of Selectmen. 

In 1811, forty-five members of the Clapboard Trees Parish con- 
tributed $2,084.96, as a fund for the support of preaching. Of this 
amount Benjamin Fairbanks, Sen., gave $75, and Benjamin, Jr., $60. 

He married Mary, daughter of Daniel and Rachel (Pond) Draper, 
Apr. 31, 1767, who was born Sept 26, 1744, and died May 19, 1785. 

Her father, Capt. Daniel Draper, was Captain of a company of 
minute men which marched from West Dedham, on the Lexington 
Alarm, April 19, 1775. Her mother, Rachel Pond, was dau. of Jabez 
and Mary (Gay) Pond, and was born Feb. 1, 1709-10 ; died Nov. 
1809. See Norfolk Repository, Nov. 16, 1809, which says : " Died 
in this town the widow Rachel Draper, aged 100 years." 


1. OUve, born Aug. 27, 1767 ; died Dec. 1, 1777. 

2. Benjamin (116), born Feb. 18, 1769. 

3. Nabby, born Oct. 18, 1770; died Aug. 15, 1775. 

4. Willard, born ; died Oct. 21. 1775. 

5. Lemuel, born Oct. 12, 1772 ; died Aug. 26, 1775. 

6. Abigail, born July 27, 1777. 

7. Abijah (117), bom July 28, 1778. Church record: " The 

will of the Lord the child has but one hand." 

8. Mary, bom Sept. 10, 1780 ; married Seth Ellis of Walpole, 

May 29, 1806. 
^. Lucy, born Apr. 10, 1783 ; married Jesse Gay, Apr. 7, 1803. 

He was son of Jesse & Sarah (Gould) Gay of Dedham. 

He was born Sept. 26, 1780. 
10. Hannah, bom Apr. 25, 1785 ; married Moses Richards, Jan, 

1,1807; died Aug. 22, 1842. 

a. Milly C. Richards, b. in 1808 ; m. Moses Weatherbee of Dedham. 
^. Albert Richards, b. Sept. 3, 1809 ; m. Nancy Bourne of Attle- 

boro ; had one child. 
^- Augustus Richards, b. ; m., Nov. 22, 1844, Marcia Decas- 

tro. Five children. 
^* Martha Richards, b. . 


Inherited the family seat in Medway. His will was dated June 18, 
1789, and proved Nov. 3, 1796. 

He conveyed by deed, dated April 24, 1784, and recorded with Suffolk 
Deeds, Lib. 154, fol. 43, et seq., to Silas, his son, two thirds interest, undivided, 
in six tracts of land, including the " home settlement " of sixty acres, the whole 
containing 82^ acres, the remaining third interest being reserved for the use of 
his wife and brother John. The deed is in possession of Mrs. Charlotte L. 
Fairbanks, of Uxbridge, Mass., his great grand daughter. 

Married Jerusha , who died Jan. 9, 1796. 


1. Abijah (419), born Jan. 21, 1745. 

2. Joel (120), born Jan. 26, 1747. 

3. Elizabeth, born August 11, 1749; married Norcross. 

4. George (121). born July 12, 1751. 

5. Silas (122), bom Sept. 29, 1753. 

6. JoTHAM (123), born AprU 6, 1757. 

7. Levi (124). born Sept. 27, 1759. 

8. Asahel, bom June 2, 1761 ; married Jan. 10, 1781, in Mendon, 

Mass., Lydia Partridge. He was a soldier in the Revolu- 
tionary War. See War Rolls. 

9. Adam (125), born Dec. 1, 1763. 

In addition to these children, George named in his will a son, 
John. John died without issue. 

54. Rev. ELEAZER FAIRBANKS, of Killingly, Conn. 

(23), Eleasur IV, Elicsur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sherborn, Mass., July 23, 1716 ; removed to Plainfield, 
Conn., where he was admitted to the Congregational church, May 24, 
1753. From Plainfield he removed to Killingly, Conn. According 
to the Killingly Land Records, he bought land in Killingly, May 7, 
1757, and was then called of Plainfield. In another deed, dated Jan. 
30, 1758, he was described as of Killingly. He died in Monson, 

Married Pmdence Cary. 


1. Martha, born in Sherborn; married in Killingly, Nov. 26, 
1761, Darius Leavens. She died Mar. 12, 1783. He 
died July 12, 1785. 

a, Alice leavens, b. April 28, 1763. 
*. Olive Leavens, b. June 7, 1765. 


c. Ellen Leavens, b. Mar. 3, 1767. 

</. Rufus Leavens, b. Apr. 22, 1769. 

e. Willard Leavens, b. Sept. 5, 1771. 

/. Thurlow Leavens, b. Feb. 18, 1774. 

g. Abel Leavens, b. Aug. 22, 1774. 

2. Prudence, born in Sherborn. May 20, 1747; married lst» 

Gilbert ; 2ndly, BiUings. 

3. Betty, born Feb. 1, 1760; married Dorchard. They 

resided in Monson. 

4. Eleazer (126), born May 10, 1752. 
6. Abel (127), bom May 12, 1754. 

6. Rufus (128), born in Killingly, Oct. 20, 1759. 

7. Sarah, born ; married Judge Fay ; resided in Monsoo. 

55. Dea. EBENEZER FAIRBANKS, of Brimfield, Mass. 

(23), Eleazer IV, Elicsur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sherborn, Mass., June 1, 1734. Removed to Brimfield 
in 1783 ; settled on a farm in the northeast part of the town. He 
was an esteemed citizen, and a deacon of the church. Died June 
6, 1812. 

He was one of the minute men who responded to the Lexington 
Alarm, Apr. 19, 1775, with rank of Lieut. He also afterward served 
a short time as a private in the Revolutionary War. See War Rolls* 

Married July 2, 1761, Elizabeth Dearth, who was born Sept. 24, 
1743, and died in Monson, June 15, 1818. 


1. Asa (129), born Mar. 4, 1762. 

2. Joseph (130), born Nov. 1, 1763. 

3. Betsey, born Aug. 23, 1766 ; died Sept. 22, 1767. 

4. Ebenezer, born Dec. 15, 1768 ; died Oct. 26, 1796. 

5. Henry (131), born Dec. 21, 1770. 

6. Thaddeus (132), bom Mar. 13, 1773. 

7. Elizabeth, born Jan. 3, 1775; married Roswell Merrick. 

Died at Dayton, O., Jan. 1855, aged 80 years. 


a. Casper Lavater Memck, b. Apr. 3, 1801 ; d. Mar. 12, 1882. 

b. Geo. Kirkland Merrick, b. July 16, 1802. 

c. Thos. Truxton Merrick, b. Nov. 28, 1803. 

d. Josi Columbus Merrick, b. June 11, 1805; d. June 6, 1815. 

e. Roswell Addison Merrick, b. Mar. 19, 1807. 

/ Edward Prebble Merrick, b. May 28, 1809 ; d. Feb. 10, 1810. 


g. Louisa Harriet Merrick, b. Mar. 23, 1811; m. (1), Frazier; 

(2), Johnston, Lewisburg, W. Va. 

h, Edwin Lorenzo Merrick, b. Mar. 2, 1813. 
/. James Franklin Merrick, b. Apr. 19, 1815 ; d. Nov. 24, 1836. 
j. John Wylie Merrick, b. June 8, 1818. 

8. Levi (138), born Aug. 24, 1778. 

56. GEORGE FAIRBANKS, of Holliston, Mass. 

(24), George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Dec 2, 1708, in Sberborn, Mass.; married Deborah, 
daughter of John and Joanna Sawin, in 1735. She was born Jan. 23, 
1719-20. She married, (2), in Leominster, Feb. 15, 1787, Timothy 
Rockwood of Holliston (his second wife). He was the father of Lu- 
cretia, wife of Rev. Drury Fairbanks (142). 


1. Reuben, bom June 1, 1739; married in Holliston, Mary 

57. JABEZ FAIRBANKS, of Holliston and Framingham, Mass. 

(24), George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Holliston, Oct 4, 1713 ; removed to Framingham, in 1763 ; 
leased from the town officers the Brinley farm, and lived in the old 
Brinley house. Mr. Brinley was a tory, and the town officers took 
possession of his property and managed it. 

He married, Nov. 23, 1738, Susanna Corning. 

CHILDREN, all but two born in Holliston : 

1. Lydia, bora Sept. 20, 1739; married Daniel Sumner, May 
14, 1761, in Holliston. He was born in Mendon, 1739 ; 
lived in Woodstock, Ct., and Princeton, Mass. Moved to 
Halifax, Vt., in 1773, where he died July 31, 1810. She 
died Aug. 30, 1814. 

a. Joel Sumner, b. 1701; m. Elizabeth Warner; d. about 1810; 

had nine children. 
h. Jesse Sumner, b. Jan. 17,1703; m. Phila Darling of Hellinghani ; 

moved to Woodstock, Ct. Six children. 

c. Daniel Sumner, b. Mar. 27, 17(J4 ; m. Elizabeth Snow. Eight 


d. Abigail Sumner, b. Aug. 27, 1705 ; m. David Clark. 

e. Lydia Sumner, b. Mar. 15, 1707 ; m. Carpenter. 

/i Asenath Sumner, b. Aug. 2, 1708 ; m. Whipple. 


g, Jotham Sumner, b. Apr. 5, 1770 ; m. Susanna Holbrook ; moved, 
in 1810, to Genesee Co., N. Y., died at Darien, N. Y., Feb. 
28, 1847. Nine children. 

h. Levi Sumner, b. Feb. 13, 1772 ; m. and had two children. 

f. Susannah Sumner, b. Jan. 12, 1774 ; m. Isaac Orr of Halifax ; 

d. Oct. 18, 1834. 
y. Ephraim Sumner, b. Dec. 6, 1775 ; d. Sept. 18, 1777. 
k, Ephraim Sumner, b. Dec. 16, 1777; m. (1), in 1800, Hannah 

Bemis of Spencer. Five children. M. (2), Ruth Snow; 

moved to Darien, N. Y. ; d. there in 1821. Four children by 

second wife. 
/. Jerusha Sumner, b. Oct. 21, 1780; m. Elias Fowler. 
m. John Sumner, b. Nov. 12, 1785; m., Jan. 28, 1810, Clarrissa 

Winslow of Halifax; moved to Darien; d. there Oct. 13, 

1858. Seven children. 

2. Joseph (134), born June 3, 1741. 

3. Joshua (136), born Aug. 2, 1743. 

4. Isaiah (136), born in 1745. 

6. Abigail, bora Jan. 11, 1747 ; died young. 

6. Susanna, bora June 20, 1752 ; married John, son of Seth and 

Mary/Morse) Howe, of Marlborough, Nov. 21, 1771. He 
died Oct. 3, 1818. She died Feb. 12, 1791. 

fl. Mary Howe, b. Dec. 17, 1772; d. July 14, 1849. 

b. Jason Howe, b. June 8, 1774; m. (1), Mary Warland of Cam- 

bridge; (2), in 1818, Isabella Hastings. He died Sept. 2, 1861. 
Four children. 

c, Abigail Howe, b. Jan. 12, 1776; m., 1800, Joseph Gleason; 

moved to Acworth, N. H. 
</. Lucy Howe, b. Dec. 8, 1777 ; d. 1791. 
e. Lydia Howe, b. Dec. 19, 1779; moved to No. Wrentham. 
/ Elizabeth Howe, b. Aug. 7, 1781 ; d. in 1847. 

g, Anna Howe, b. Jan. 22, 1783 ; m. Amariah Daniels. 

h. Sarah Howe, b. Apr. 4, 1785 ; m. Jonathan Russell of Sherbom. 

I. Phebe Howe, b. Nov. 4, 1786; m. Salmon Mann of N. Wren- 

/ Patty Howe, b. Nov. 23, 1788; m. Thomas Page of Walpole. 

k, Susan Dorothy Howe, b. Jan. 31, 1791; m. Martin Moore of 
Sudbury. * 

7. Jerusha, bom April 21, 1757. 

8. Corning, born in 1759;. killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill, 

June 17, 1775. See War Rolls. 

9. George, born April 12, 1762. 

10. Daniel (137), born in Framingham, Mar. 21, 1765. 

11. Comfort, baptized Dec. 14, 1757, in Framingham. 


58. DRURY FAIRBANKS, of HoUiston, Mass, 

(U), George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Holliston May 1, 1733 ; lived there ; died June 19, 1786. 
He was a Revolutionary soldier ; answered the Lexington Alarm, and 
was in the Miscellaneous Military Service. See War Rolls. 

Married, in 1758, Deborah, daughter of John and Lydia Leland, 

who was bom in Holliston Mar. 6, 1739, and died in 1791. She was 

a descendant of Henry Leland, who came from England to this 

country, and settled in what is now the town of Sherborn. See the 

Leland Magazine, or a Genealogical Record of Henry Leland and 

his descendants, by Hon. Sherman Leland of Roxbury, Mass., pub- 

Ushed in 1850. 


1. John (138), bom Mar. 5, 1759. 

2. Perley (139), bom Aug. 22, 1761. 

3. Joseph (140), bom Mar. 4, 1764. 

4. Rhoda, born Jan. 7, 1766; married, (1), Mar. 10, 1785, Eli 

Perry, of Wardsboro, Vt. ; lived in Ryegate, Vt He was 
bom June 10, 1762. She married, (2), Silas Brown of 
Wardsboro. She died in 1844. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

a. Hadasseh Perry, b. in 1786. 

b. Rhoda Perry, b. in 1788. 

c. Eli Perry, b. in 1790 ; m., (1), Abigail Wetherbee ; (2), Margaret 

Hall. He was a Physician in Ryegate. 

d. Joseph Perry, b. in 1792. 

e. Deborah Perry, b. in 1794. 
/ Mary Perry, b. in 1797. 

g, Elijah Perry, b. in 1798. 

h. Lydia Perry, b. in 1800. 

I. Pardon Perry, b. in 1803. 

/ Appleton Perry, b. in 1806. 

^' Elijah(141), bom June 30, 1770. 

^^ Drury (142), bom Oct. 13, 1772. 

'• Deborah, born June 7, 1775 ; married Caleb Perry ; lived 

in Alstead, N. H. 
^' Mary, bom Feb. 7, 1781 ; died in 1801. 

59. MOSES FAIRBANKS, of Shutesbury, Mass. 

(25), Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

, ^ ^^ Sherborn, Mass., March 1, 1722. He was a pioneer in 
^ ^^ franklin County which was incorporated as Shutesbury, 



June 30, 1761. Almost nothing is known of his history, but judging; 
from his parentage and the character of his descendants, he was, pre- 
sumably, a man of superior physical endowment and good natural 
abilities. In this branch of the family there have been many 
instances of remarkable strength. The date of his marriage has not 
been ascertained, nor the date of his death. He had five sons, and 
perhaps other children, but no further records have been found. He 
was a soldier in the Colonial Wars. See Colonial War Rolls^ Appendix, 
He married Hannah • 

CHILDREN, born in Shutesbury : 

1. Moses (143), born Aug. 9, 1768. 

2. Daniel (144), born June 1, 1770. 

3. Jonathan (145), April 3, 1772. 

4. Asa (146), born May 1, 1774. 

5. Joshua, born Oct. 17, 1775. 

60. DANIEL FAIRBANK, of Holliston, Mass. 

(26), Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sherborn, Mass., Nov. 5, 1723. Settled in Holliston ; 
died there about 1771 ; Inventory of his estate filed May 13, 1771. 
See Middlesex Probate Records, 

He was a soldier in the Colonial Wars. See Colonial War Records^ 

He married Submit Fairbanks, daughter of George and Rachel, 
(24), born Sept. 18, 1729, who survived him, and married James Dix 
of Sudbury, Mar. 19, 1771, in Mendon. 


1. Rachel, born May 13, 1748 ; married Jethro Peters of North- 

borough, Mass., (Intentions declared Oct. 8, 1769), and 
had six children. He was town Clerk of Medfield in 
1801-3. Was a worker in leather. 

2. Comfort, bom July 4, 1750 ; married Joseph Seaver of North- 

boro, (Intentions declared June 1, 1771), and had six 

3. George, born July 30, 1752 ; died July 18. 1759. 

4. Jonathan (147), born Mar. 29, 1755. 

5. Drurv (148), born Aug. 6, 1757. 

6. Submit, born Nov. 5, 1759; married William Parmenter, in 

Northborough, May 25, 1780. 


61 . Lieut. JOSHUA FAIRBANK, of Douglas. Mass. 

(85), Jonathan IV, Jonathan HI, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sherbom, Mass., Apr. 5, 1727. He settled in Douglas, 
and died there in 1781. 

He served in the Revolutionary War. His name appears with 
rank of Lieutenant on the Lexington Alarm Roll of Capt. Caleb 
Whiting's Co., which marched, on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775, from 
Douglas. Time of service, 10 days. See War roils. 

His name also appears in a List of Officers of the Massachusetts 
Militia, as First Lieutenant in the 8th Co. of the 3d Worcester County 
Raiment, commissioned July 9, 1776. Mass, Archives^ Vol. 28^ /. 

His father, Dr. Jonathan, of Sherbom, conveyed lands to his 
"beloved son," Joshua of Douglas, Feb. 11, 1753. Worcester DeedSy 


His will, dated July 2, 1781, was probated in Worcester Aug. 7, 

1781. His wife, Lydia, and his ** eldest son Amos" were nominated 
as Executors. Besides these, the will mentions his eldest daughter, 
Lydia Boynton, second daughter, Hannah Whiting, third son, Joshua, 
two sons, John and Ellis, and his two youngest daughters, Dorcas and 

The Douglas Records are very incomplete, and the order of the 
births of his children, as given below, is, perhaps, not correct. 

He married Lydia Ellis. 


1. Amos (149), born in 1754. 

2. Joseph, born ; joined the Community of Shakers in 

Enfield, Conn., and became a prominent man in the Com- 
munity. He died in 1831. 

3. Lydia, born ; married Aaron Benson (Boynton ?) of 


4. Joshua (150), bom in 1765. 

5. John (151), born Aug. 4, 1766. 

6. Ellis, bom ; went to sea, and was never afterward 

heard from. 

7. Hannah, born ; married Whiting. 

^. Dorcas, born ; married Timothy Whiting of Douglas, 

and went west. 

S. Rosanna, born May 16, 1774. She married, (1), Joel Chapin 
of Milford, Mass., and had one son, Joel Chapin, born June 
5, 1805, who died in his 15th year, in 1819 ; (2), in 1810, 


Abijah Fisher of Wrentham; (3), in 1828, Capt. Aaron 
Thayer of Bellingham, Mass. She died in 1858, aged 84 

CHILDREN, second marriage : 

a, Sarah Prince Fisher, b. Mar. 17, 1812; d. May 11, 1852; m. 

John Bates, Jr., of BelUngham, Oct. 18, 1830. He died in 
1886. They had three children, — (a), Sarah Josephine, who 
m. Samuel P. Bates of Mendon, and removed to Meadville, 
Pa.; (^), Davis Herbert, of Milford, Mass., and (f), John 
Irving, deceased. 

b. Lydia Ellis Fisher, b. July 27, 1814 ; m. William Thompson, 

June 4, 1835; died Apr. 8, 1882. Children: Mary Lsabella, 
deceased, Harriet Frances, Jame"^ Ellis, and Sarah Fisher. 

Samuel P. Bates, LL. D., above named, of Meadville, Pa., is a graduate of 
■Brown University, class of 1851. He taught languages for several years after his 
graduation, and was Department Supt. of Public Instruction six years. He was 
-appointed Military Historian of the State of Pennsylvania by Gov. Curtin,and the 
State published the five large octavo volumes of hb works, — " History of Pennsyl- 
vania Volunteers." He has also written and published '< Gettysburg " and " Chan- 
cellorsville," " Martial Deeds of Pennsylvania," " Lives of Governors of Pennsyl- 
vania," and several other works. He is now engaged on a *' History of Crawford 
County," which is to be finely illustrated and published by a Chicago house. 

Mrs. Bates is a lady of literary tastes and culture ; has travelled extensively 
in this country and Europe ; belongs to a Woman's Literary Club, has been a 
member of a Shakespeare Club for twenty years, and is also a member of the 
Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

They have had seven children : Edward Thayer, Arthur Laban, Gertrude, 
Josephine, Alfred John, Walter Irving, and Florence. Their two eldest sons were 
graduated at Allegheny College, in the class of 1880. Edward T. died in 1889. 
Arthur L. studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1882, and is now serving 
his fourth term as City Solicitor. He has been president of Columbia Repub- 
lican Club three years. 

^62. JOHN FAIRBANK. of Sherbom, Mass. 

(25), Jonathan IV, Jonathan 111, Georg« II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sherbom, Aug. 12, 1729. His estate was divided May 
'31, 1777, between his widow Hannah, who was then the wife of 
Caleb Hill, and Martha, wife of Jonathan Bryant, Hannah, wife of 
Isaac Russell, Elizabeth and John. Levi was not mentioned in the 

He married Hannah, daughter of John and Abigail (Leland) 
•Fisk, in 1754. She married (2), Caleb Hill, Mar. 17, 1762, and had 
^ight children by her second husband. 



1. Martha, born July 28, 1755 ; married Jonathan Bryant 

2. Levi, bom Sept. 28, 1767. 

S, Hannah, bom July 18, 1759 ; married Isaac Russell. 


a. Isaac Russell, b. in 1778. 

6. James Russell, b. Sept. 24, 1779. 

c. Rhoda Russell, b. Apr. 28, 1781. 

d. Polly Russell, b. Apr. 15, 1783. 
f, Persis Russell, b. Mar. 15, 1785. 
/. Hannah Russell, b. May 1, 1788. 

4. Elizabeth. 

5. John. 


63. ABNER FAIRBANKS, of Sherborn, Mass. 

(86), Jonathan IV, Jonathan 111, George II, Jonathan 1. 

Bom in Sherborn Mar. 28, 1736. He was a soldier in the Colonial 
Wars. See Colonial War Rolls. 

Married, July 5, 1759, Elizabeth Hill, who died Feb. 2, 1764. He 
died Dec. 3, 1763. 


1. John (152), bom May 18, 1760, 

2. Sarah, bom Apr. 30, 1762 ; married Morse. 

3. Elizabeth, born Feb. 2, 1764 ; died unmarried. 

64. Capt. SAMUEL FAIRBANKS, of Chesterfield, N. H. 

(26), Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sherborn, Mass., July 21, 1720 ; removed when a young 
man to Dudley, Mass., where he lived for a number of years, and then 
moved to Killingly, Conn., where he was interested in large land 
speculations, and became identified with the affairs of the county. 
During the trying years of the French and Indian wars, he took an 
active part in the military service. In the Colonial Records of Con- 
necticut, we find that ** in 1757 he was appointed Lieutenant of the 
IBth Co., or train band in the 11th regiment." Miss Ellen M. Lar- 
ned, in her excellent history of Windham County, Conn., says, 
"through these gloomy years," speaking of the French and Indian 
wars of 1754-60, " Windham Co. bore her part with unshaken cour- 
age and fidelity; the names of many sons of the leading families ap- 
pear among the officers and soldiers." Samuel Fairbanks, of Kill- 
\t\|Jy, was one of the captains. Returning to Dudley, he joined the 



Congregational Church, Oct 28, 1764, and was chorister of the 
church for several years. His sons Levi, Zenas and Ebenezer were 
all baptized on Nov. 4, 1764. 

Some time after 1770, he removed to Chesterfield, and in 1776 
signed the " Association Test" He was one of the Town Commit- 
tee of Safety, and appears to have been one of the most zealous pa- 
triots of the town. In 1777 he was a selectman. He was a scythe 

He died Apr. 14, 1790, aged 69 yrs. 8 mos. 23 ds. His will was 
made Aug. 9, 1787, and proved June 16, 1790. He bequeathed all 
his property to his wife Lucy, " for to enable her to support the chil- 
dren she had by me," and named his son Zenas as sole executor of 
the will. 

Mem. a petition for Letters of Administration, by Richard Hopkins, upon 
the estate of Lucy Fairbanks, widow of Samuel, Sen., filed Oct. 24, 1802, states 
that he married the oldest daughter of said Lucy, and that he desired the ap- 
pointment of his brother-in-law, Capt. Zenas Fairbanks, as administrator. 

He married I, Hannah Corbin, in Dudley, Jan. 8, 1746-6. She 
died . 

He married II, Lucy Smith, of Chesterfield, who died Sept 20^ 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Jonas (153), baptized Oct. 26, 1747. 

2. Zenas (164), born Nov. 23, 1752. 

3. Levi (165), bom in 1769. 

4. Ebenezer, baptized Nov. 4, 1764. 

5. Uri (156), baptized Mar. 23, 1766. 

6. Iri, baptized Aug. 28, 1768. 

Second marriage: 

7. Lucy, bom 1774 ; married Richard Hopkins in 1790 ; died 

Oct. 26, 1856, aged 82 years. 

8. Benjamin (167), born about 1777. 

9. Mary, born about 1780; married Reuben Thornton; no 

10. Susannah, bom May 22, 1783 ; married (1). Daniel Hildreth ; 
(2), Nov. 13, 1821, Daniel Thayer, his second wife, who 
was born in Orange, Mass. She died July 17, 1870. He 
died in Littleton, N. H.. May 18, 1880. 

CHILDREN, second marriage: 
a, Susan Mahala Thayer, b. Sept. 20, 1822 ; married Stillman 
Cady of Roxbury, Vt. They settled permanently in Bald- 
winsville, Mass., where he died in 1883. 


b. Frances Lavemia Thayer, b. Aug. 10, 1824 ; residence, Littleton, 

N. H. 
r. Eliva Anna Thayer, b. July 29, 1826 ; residence. New York City ; 

is President of the Order of Melchizadek. 
d. Lucy Orlena Thayer, b. Aug. 31, 1828 ; m. William Harriman 

of Littleton, N. H., Jan. 1, 1860, their present residence. 

11. Samuel (158), bom July 1788 ; died Sept. 1863, 

65. BENJAMIN FAIRBANKS, of Woodstock, Ct, and Sharon, 

(96), Samuel IV, Jonathan HI, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sherborn, Mass., Sept. 10, 1726 ; removed to Dudley, 
thence to Woodstock, or New Boston, Ct, after 1765. He served in 
the Colonial wars at various times from 1748 to 1753. See Colonial 
War Records, The first of his land transactions in Conn., was record- 
ed July 1, 1776. From this and subsequent deeds, we may presume he 
was,a man of considerable property. He responded to the Lexington 
Alarm. Re-enlisted Apr. 19, 1777, in Capt. Childs' Company of 5th 
Ct. Reg't, and served 8 mos. Was engaged in the battle of German- 
town, Oct, 1777. See Conn. War Rolls. In 1799 he leased his house 
and land in Woodstock for a year, and subsequently re-leased it until 
Jan. 15, 1803. Removed to Sharon, Vt, in 1803, at which time he 
disposed of all his property in Woodstock. 

Under date of Jan. 31, 1803, there is on record in Thompson, Conn., a deed 
of Zenas Fairbanks, of Chesterfield, N. H., Executor of the will of Samuel Fair- 
banks, of Chesterfield, gentleman, which quit-claimed, in consideration of $10, to 
Benjamin Fairbanks of Sharon, Vt., and his heirs, forever, all lands that said 
Benjamin possessed, in Thompson, under Samuel Fairbanks. 

He married, I, Dorcas, daughter of John and Martha (Hosmer) 
Corbin, of Dudley. Mar. 5, 1749. 

He married II, Mary Trumbull of Dudley, June 23, 1755. 

CHILD, first marriage : 

1. Jemima, bom in Dudley, Oct. 8, 1750 ; married in Thompson, 
Conn. (Killingly), Samuel Palmer, Nov. 2, 1769. 

«• Parker Palmer, b. June 19, 1770; d. June 10, 1839. 

He had but two grand children : 
^- William Harris Palmer, b. Jan., 1831 ; enlisted in the 15th Reg*t 

Mass. Vols. ; killed in the battle of the Wilderness. 
^- Mary E. Palmer, b. June, 1832; m. Charles 13. Pomeroy of 
Willimantic. Their oldest child, Mrs. Lizzie Pomeroy Litch- 
field, is Regent of the Willimantic Chapter, D. A. R., and a 



a. Sarah Randall, b. Mar. 7, 1773 ; d. . 

b. Lydia Randall, b. Oct. 2, 1775. 

c. Sarah Randall, b. Dec. 28, 1778. 

3. Eunice, bom Dec. 23, 1744; married Silas Stone of Groton, 

Mass., June 1, 1767. 

CHILDREN, bom in Templeton : 

a. Lucy Stone, b. March 8, 1768. 

b. Eunice Stone, b. Jan. 16, 1770. 

c. Sarah Stone, b. Oct. 17, 1771. 

d. Silas Stone, b. Aug. 27, 1773. 
/. Phineas Stone, b. July 3, 1775. 
/ Betsy Stone, b. Apr. 24, 1777. 

Bom in Harvard : 
g-. Hannah Stone, b. Aug. 27, 1779. 
k. Jasper Stone, b. Sept. 8, 1781 . 
I. Joseph Stone, b. Dec. 17, 1788. 
/ Lois Stone, b. Aug. 6, 1786. 

4. Elizabeth, born Jan. 10, 1746-7 ; died June 10, 1747. 
.*). Silas, born Dec. 26, 1747 ; died in infancy. 

6. Abel, bom Jan. 5, 1748-9 ; died the same day. 

7. Hannah, bom Jan. 23, 1750 ; married Ephraim Barnard, Oct, 

25, 1770. 


a. Ephraim Bamard, b. Feb. 17, 1772. 

b. Phineas Bamard, b. Apr. 26, 1774. 

c. Submit Barnard, b. Aug. 20, 1776. 

8. Phineas, born Nov. 9, 1752. He responded to the Lexing- 

ton Alarm, and was in Miscellaneous War Service. See 
War Rolls. 

9. Mary, born Jan. 7, 1756 ; married Francis Dickerson, Mar. 

13, 1776. 
10. Elizabeth, the 2nd, born Jan. 13, 1758 ; married, Dec. 7, 1780, 
Peter Conant ; died Feb. 2, 1847. He was a wheelwright. 
He died Sept. 22, 1833. 


a. Isaac Conant, b. in 1781 ; moved to Hope, Me., where he mar- 

ried and died before 1827, leaving a son Isaac, who moved to- 
Princeton, 111. 

b. Phineas Conant, b. in 178ii; m., in 1807, Susan Whiting of 

Sterling. She was b. Mar. 26, 1791 ; settled in Constantia, 
N. Y., in 183(5. Four children. 
€. Peter Conant, b. in 1785 ; lived in Charlestown ; married and 
had three Sons. 


d. Artemus Conant, b. in 1787 ; lived in Athol ; married and had 

three children. 
/. Betsey Conant, b. in 1788, m. Randall. 

/. Francis Conant, b. Sept. 12, 1780 ; m., Mary Gates of Stow, Apr. 

20, 1813 ; was a farmer ; d. Sept. 10, 1866. She d. July 31, 

g. Abraham Conant, b. in 1701 ; a merchant, Capt. of Militia and 

Sheriff ; moved to Sycamore, 111. Had a son killed during 

the civil war. 
h. Levi Conant, b. in 1703 ; a school teacher in Chelsea, Mass. ; 

married and had a son who died young. 
/. Cyrus Conant, b. in 1706 ; a merchant in Boston and New York ; 

married and had several children. 
j. Sarah Conant, b. in 1707 ; died in Stow in 1830, unmarried. 
k. Mary Conant, b. in 1800 ; m. Luke Gates ; moved to Aurora, 

111. ; d. in 1861. 

11. Lydia, born Dec. 16, 1760 ; died Oct. 1, 1782. 

12. Relief, born Apr. 26, 1763. ) ^ . 

13. A daughter - - *' | Twins ; one died same day. 

14. Esther, born Oct. 8, 1766 ; married Daniel Knight of Asbum- 

ham, Mass., Apr. 7, 1785. 


a, Daniel Knight, b. 1786; d. Sept. 13, 1803. 

b, Polly Dickerson Knight, bapt. Nov. 23, 1788. 

c. Phineas Fairbank Knight, bapt. Apr. 3, 1706. 

d. William Knight, bapt. Apr. 3, 1796. 
i, Sarah Knight, bapt. Apr. 3, 1706. 
/. Cyrus Knight, bapt. Oct. 20, 1805. 

g. Stedman Knight, bapt. Sept. 13, 1807. 
h. Infant ; d. Dec. 10, 1810. 

67. Capt. JOSEPH FAIRBANK, of Harvard, Mass. 

(27), Joseph IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born Nov. 4, 1722, in that part of Lancaster which ten years 
later became a part of Harvard. He died in 1802, aged 80 years. 
His will, dated in 1801, was filed in Worcester in 1802. He stated 
therein that he married Mary Willard (his third wife), late in life, and, 
in another clause, that he married her in his 79th year. He men- 
tioned his h'ving children, and his grandson Joseph. 

He was a Ca.ptain in a Provincial Regiment of Foot of Alarm men under 
command of Col. Asa Whitcomb that marched to Cambridge, April 19, 1775. 
•Srt- fTar j?a//s, ^^^ History of Harvard, page 31S. 


Harvard had two companies, attached to the Second Worcester Regiment, 
in the Bifilitia organization of the state at the close of the war. He was captain 
of the first company. 

At the annual meeting in March, 1770, he was chosen one of a committee of 
Correspondence and Safety. 

He was one of the promoters of the Social Library, organized Mar. 8, 1798, 
and signed the call for their first meeting. 

He was Assessor in 1762, *3, *0, '7, '8, 1771, % *6, *6; Town Treasurer, 
1707-0; Selectman, 1769, *72 and '77. 

He married I, Nov. 11, 1742, Mary Willard, daughter of Heze- 
kiah and Anna (Wilder) Willard, born in Harvard ; baptized Dec 22, 
1722. She died Aug. 26, 1748, aged 25 yrs. 10 mos. 17 ds. She 
was a descendant of Major Simon Willard. Seep. J2, 

He married II, Abigail Tarbell, of Groton, Mass., Oct. 4, 1749. 
She died Apr. 12, 1798, aged 76 yrs. 10 mos. 6 ds. 

He married III, Mrs. Mary Willard, Feb. 19, 1801. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Joseph (159), bom Dec, 1743. 

2. Jabez (160), bom Mar. 8, 1745. 

3. Anna, bom Mar. 28, 1746 ; married Ebenezer Burgess, of 

Ashburnham, who died Jan. 1, 1829. She died Sept. 11, 


/t. Levi Burgess, b. in Harvard ; d. at 2 years of age. 

d. Ebenezer Burgess, b. 1771; d. unmarried, Feb. 10, 1811. 

c. Hannah Burgess, b. Mar. 30, 1773; m. Silas Smith of West- 
minster; d. 1867, aged 94 years. 

ii. Joseph Fairbanks Burgess, b. Apr. 11, 1775; m. Lois Gibson 
Billings, Oct. 31, 1797. 

^. Jabez Burgess, bap. 1777 ; d. Aug. 25, 1778. 

/. Molly Burgess, bap. 1779; d. May 19, 1780. 

^. Polly Burgess, b. Mar. 1781 ; m. Charles Smith of Westminster, 
Dec. 25, 1798. 

A. Anna Burgess, b. May 27, 1783 ; m. Flint Mclntire of Fitchburg ; 

d. 1877, aged 94 years. 
I. Betty Burgess, bap. 1786 ; d. Dec. 12, 1794. 

y. Asenath Burgess, b. Nov. 11, 1788; d. Nov. 6, 1806. 
^. Mercy Burgess, b. Apr. 9, 1791; m. (1), Jonas Bemis, May 13, 
1813 ; (2), William Whitney, May 7, 1830. 

Second marriage : 

^- Thomas, born Nov. 12, 1750 ; died Oct. 10, 1756. 

^' Cyrus (161), born May 18, 1752. 

Z' Ephraim, bom Oct. 18, 1858 ; died Oct. 15, 1756. 

'• Levi (162), born May 29, 1755. 


8. Abigail, born Nov. 24, 1756 ; married (1), Jonathan Puffer ; 

(2), Israel Whitney. 


a. Polly Puffer, b. Dec. 16, 1775. 

b. Nabby Puffer, b. Feb. 13, 1777. 

c. Jonathan Puffer, b. Dec. 20, 1779. 

d. Polly Puffer, 2nd, b. Dec. 30, 1781. 

e. Sally Puffer, b. Mar. 3, 1784. 

9. Jonathan (163), born Sept. 4, 1758. 

10. Mary, born July 13. 1762. Married Mar. 5, 1781, Thaddeus 

Pollard, Jr., of Bolton. 


a. Nabby Pollard, b. July 21, 1782. 

b. Mercy Pollard, b. Feb. 20, 1784. 

c. Nancy Pollard, b. Jan. 1, 1786. 

d. Hannah Pollard, b. Nov. 15, 1787. 

e. Jacob Pollard, b. Oct. 28, 1789. 
/ Walter Pollard, b. Feb. 12, 1793. 
g. Thomas Pollard, b. Nov. 25, 1704. 

11. Thomas, 2nd, (164), born May 7, 1764. 

A son, Benjamin, was also mentioned in the will. 

Note. Some historians have erroneously called Joseph, Jabez and Anna,, 
above, the children of Dea. Joseph, father of Capt. Joseph, Jr. The error arose 
from the fact that the records do not discriminate. Their names are entered 
simply as the children of Joseph and Mary, while the names of the parents were 
the same in both cases. 

68. Capt. AMOS FAIRBANK, of Harvard, Mass- 

(27), Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Harvard, Apr. 21, 1737. He was a farmer. His name 
appears as a private on a Muster Roll of a foot company commanded 
by Israel Taylor, of Harvard, out of Col. Oliver Wilder's Reg., that 
marched on the alarm for the relief of Fort William Henry, as far as 
Springfield. Service Aug. 13 to Aug. 26, 1757. Was Ensign of the 
oldest military company in 1774 ; Lieutenant, Lexington Alarm, Apr. 
19, 1775, and Captain in the Miscellaneous Service. See Colonial and 
Revolutionary War Rolls. Served on the Committee of Correspond- 
ence and Safety in 1780. Chosen Deacon of the Church, Nov. 28, 

1786; resigned Nov. 4, 1798. He died Jan. 4, 1809, aged 71 yrs. 8 

mos. 23 ds^ 

Hem^^^Q^ I^ Lucy Gates, Apr. 23, 1760, who died Nov. 12, 1767, 
aged 28 >^^^ jg ds. 


He married II, Rhoda Sawyer, who died Feb. 23, 1818, aged 72 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Jacob, born June, 1761 ; died in infancy. 

2. Jacob, 2nd., (166), bom May 6, 1762. 

8. Lucy, born Mar. 24, 1764; married Reuben Whitney, of 
Harvard, son of Richard and Mary (Perry) Whitney. 

fl. Lucy Whitney, b. Jan. 24, 1782. 

b, Reuben Whitney, b. Aug. 11, 1783 ; m. Milley Pollard. 

c, Mercy Fairbank Whitney, b. July 26, 1786. 

d, Zimri Whitney, b. May 29, 1795. 

4. Mercy, bom Mar. 28, 1766 ; died Nov. 1, 1784. 

Second marriage: 

5. Amos (166), bom Sept. 5, 1769. 

6. Noah (167), bom June 23, 1771. 

7. Rhoda, bom June 15, 1774; married Josiah Haskell, Jr., 

June 27, 1796. 

8. Joseph (168), bora Feb. 19, 1776. 

9. Daniel, born Oct 20, 1778 ; died Mar. 10, 1779. 
10. Mary, born Feb. 24, 1781. 

69. EPHRAIM FAIRBANK, of Berlin, Mass. , 

(28), Jabez IV', Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in 1724, in South Parish of Bolton, which was established 
as the District of Berlin, Feb. 8, 1791, and incorporated as a Town, 
Feb. 6, 1812. He was a draramer in Col. Abijah Willard's Regiment, 
Capt Seaman, in the conquest of Canada. Hist, of Lancaster, p. 8o. 

He was one of the one hundred and twenty-seven men from Bolton 
and Berlin, who marched to Cambridge on the Lexington Alarm. See 
Colonial and Revolutionary War Rolls, 

In 1784 he was one of the highway surveyors. Nov. 12, of the 
same year, he was moderator of town meetings, and was one of the 
committee to divide the town into four school districts. In 1786 he 
iras one of the overseers of the poor. He lived in the north part of 
Berlin, and was a prominent citizen in the early days of the town. He 
died Nov. 18, 1799. Letters of Administration granted to his son 
Caleb, Dec. 3. 1799. 

Married Achsah (Goeth ?). She died about 1809, and in that year 
^er estate was distributed to her son Ephraim, her daughter Keziah 
Goddard, and seven other children. See Worcester Probate Records. 



1. Thankful, born Jan. 31, 1746-7 ; died unmarried. 

2. Mary, bom Feb. 4, 1748 ; died Sept. 27, 1765. 

3. Achsah, born Mar. 18, 1751 ; married Jonathan Whitcomb, 

Jr., Mar. 30, 1772 ; not living Dec. 3, 1799. 

4. Ephraim (169), born June 28, 1753. 

5. Jabez (170), bom Nov. 22, 1755. 

6. Hepzibah, born Feb. 26, 1758 ; married Edward Baker, of 

Bolton, Oct. 13, 1778, and removed to Maine. 

7. Jonathan (171), born Feb. 26, 1761. 

8. Keziah, born Apr. 26, 1763 ; married, July 28, 1785, James, 

son of James and Hannah (Rice) Goddard, of Berlin, bom 
Apr. 15, 1763. 


a. James Goddard, b. Feb. 1786 ; d. 1802. 

b. Betsey Goddard, b. Oct. 25, 1787 ; d. Mar. 1807. 

c. William Goddard, b. Jan. 26, 1789 ; d. Jan. 18, 1808. a student 

in Leicester Academy. 

9. Manasseh (172), born Dec. 20, 1765. 
10. Caleb (173), born July 30, 1768. 

.70. JOSIAH FAIRBANK, of Sterling, Mass. 

(29), Jonas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lancaster, May 22, 1734. He was a soldier in the Colo- 
nial and Revolutionary Wars. See War Rolls. 

Married Abigail Carter, Jan. 22, 1761, who, after her husband's 
death, married Dea. Samuel Wilder, of Ashburnham, Mar. 9, 1791, 
whose first wife, Dorothy Carter, was her sister. He died suddenly, 
May 9, 1798. She died Nov. 20, 1815. 


1. JosiAH (174), born Nov. 5, 1761. 

2. Abigail, born Aug. 27, 1763 ; married Seth Ross of Petersham. 


a. Merrick Ross. 

b. Charles Ross. 

c. Frederick Ross. 

d. Harriet Ross ; m. Ward. 

e. Susan Ross ; m. I^wrence. 

f. Abigail Ross ; m. Stevens. 

3. Manasseh (175), born Aug. 20, 1765. 


4. Martha, born Mar. 1, 1768 ; married Reuben Bacon of Great 



a. John F. Bacon, b. Feb. 2, 1789. 

b. Martha Bacon, b. Apr. 29, 1790; d. Mar. 27, 1809. 

c. Frederick Bacon, b. June 7, 1791 ; d. Jan. 22, 1818. 

d. Samuel W. Bacon, b. Jan. 4, 1793 ; d. June 14, 1810. 

e. James L. Bacon, b. Dec. 29, 1794. 

/ Maria A. Bacon, b. Feb. 22, 1798; d. Sept. 11, 1820. 

g, George W. Bacon, b. Dec. 17, 1799 ; d. Sept. 11, 1820. 

k. Josiah Bacon, b. Jan. 12, 1804; d. Jan. 21, 1811. 

f. Julia Bacon, b. Oct. 19^ 1805; d. Jan. 22. 1832. 

j. Caroline Bacon, b. Mar. 4, 1808 ; d. Apr. 25, 1810. 

5. Ephraim (176), born Mar. 16, 1770. 

6. James, bom Apr. 19, 1772 ; died Oct. 16, 1793. 

7. Beulah, born July 16, 1774 ; married Dea« Josiah Willard of 

Petersham ; died May 22, 1806. 


a. Horatio Willard, b. Feb. 7, 1801 ; d. Apr., 1831. 

b. Levi Willard, b. Nov. 4, 1802. 

c. Josiah Willard, b. Aug. 4, 1804 ; d. June, 1806. 

8. Levi (177), bom Feb. 12, 1777 ; died Jan. 8, 1808, 

71 . ELIJAH FAIRBANK, of Leominster, Mass. 

(29), Jonas IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lancaster, Mass., Dec. 21, 1735. Settled in Leomister; 
died there Sept. 13, 1803. He was one of the ** Minute Men," who 
responded to the Lexington Alarm, Apr. 19, 1775, as corporal in Capt. 
Joshua Wood's Co. See War Rolls. 

His estate was settled June 1, 1826. The children named in the 
division were Elijah, Polly Spalding, Beulah Butler, Abigail Boutelle, 
EUzabeth Tyler, and Sally. See Worcester Probate Records. 

Married, May 22, 1766, Beulah, daughter of Oliver and Beulah 
(Wilder) Carter. She was born Oct. 9, 1745; died Dec. 28, 1825. 

1. Beulah, born July 26, 1767 ; married Dec. 29, 1795, Abijah 
Butler, (his second wife). He was the son of Simon and 
Annah (Fairbank) Butler, born in Leominster, July 2, 1750. 
His mother was the youngest daughter of Capt. Jabez 
Fairbank (13), who was also the great grand father of his 
wife. She died Sept. 12, 1846. He died Jan. 9, 1822. 


He was deacon of the Church in Leominster from Mar. 80, 
1797 to 1814, when he resigned. He served as Sergeant 
in Capt. David Wilder's Co. of Minute Men. 


a. Maria Butler, b. Sept. 14, 1796 ; m., June 1, 1820, James Wood, 

son of Stephen and Dorothy (Joslin) Wood, of Hancock, 
N. H. He was b. May 24, 1726, and d. in 1856. 

b. Samuel Butler, b. May 23, 1798. 

c. Martha Butler, b. Aug. 11, 1800. 

d. Sophronia Butler, b. June 4, 1802. 

e. James Butler, b. Dec, 1803 ; d. Apr. 9. 1804. 

/ Abijah Butler, b. Apr. 29, 1805; d. Sept. 19, 1806. 

g. Lucy Butler, b. Mar. 17, 1808. 

h, Nancy Butler, b. July 27. 1809 ; d. Sept. 11, 1811. 

2. Elijah, bom July 13, 1768 ; married Lucy, daughter of Eires 

and Elizabeth (Coolidge) Taintor, of Watertown, Mass. 
She was baptized Sept. 2, 1770. Her father was a " Minute 
Man " of the American Revolution. He died May 8, 1846. 
She died July 25, 1854, aged 83 yrs., 10 mos., 25 ds. No 

3. Abigail, born Aug. 15, 1770; married. May 25, 1796, James 

Boutelle, (his Second wife). He was the son of James and 
Elizabeth (Smith) Boutelle, born in Leominster, Mar. 18, 
1754. She died Sept. 15, 1845. He died Sept. 26, 1822. 
He served in Capt. Joshua Wood's Co., of Leominster 
Militia in Revolutionary service. 


a. Julia Boutelle, bapt. Apr. 16, 1797; m. Chickering, of 

Ipswich, Mass. 

b. Abigail Boutelle, b. Jan. 4, 1799; m. Aaron Wood, of West- 

minster, Mass. ; Intentions entered Sept. 12, 1822. He was 
b. Dec. 18, 1791 ; d. May 4, 1867. She d. Jan. 28, 1877. 

c. James Boutelle, b. Jan. 23, 1801; m. (1), Baldwin; (2), 

Jewett. He was a farmer. 

d. Betsey Boutelle, b. Dec. 17, 1802 ; m. Rev. Philip Payson, son of 

Rev. Seth Payson, D. D., of Rindge, N. H. He was the first 
minister of the Orthodox Church in Leominster. Ordained, 
Nov. 17, 1825; dismissed on account of ill health, Apr. 17, 
1832. They removed to New York State. 

€. Thomas Boutelle, b. Feb. 1, 1805; was graduated at Amherst 
College, 1829 ; was minister in Plymouth, Mass., Woodstock, 
Ct., and Bath, N. H. He married Mary Shepard, and died in 
Fitchburg, Mass. 

/. Cynthia Boutelle, b. Feb. 28, 1807 ; m. Harrington, and 

removed to New York State. 


g, Charles Boutelle, b. Feb. 22, 1800 ; m. Baldwin, sitter of 

his brother James' wife. He was a fanner in Leominster. 
h. Josiah Boutelle, b. Dec. 13, 1811 ; d. Sept. 2, 1827. ) 
I. Elijah Boutelle, b. Dec. 18, 1811 ; d. Jan. 12, 1812. ) ^wins. 

4. Elizabeth, born May 3, 1772 ; married, May 10, 1804, Joshua 
Tyler, Jr. He died Aug. 23, 1824. She died July, 1820. 
The baptisms of Mary, Eliza, Clarissa and Asa, children 
of Joshua Tyler, Jr., were recorded Mar. 28, 1819. 

6. Esther, bom June 26, 1774 ; died Jan. 10, 1800. 
-6. Ephraim, bom June 25, 1776 ; died Nov. 12, 1789. 

7. Josiab, bom Aug. 6, 1778 ; died Oct. 12, 1782. 

8. Joseph, bom Aug. 5, 1781 ; died Aug. 25, 1781. 

9. Mary (Polly), born May 21, 1783; married Isaac Spaulding, 

of Townsend, Mass., Dec. 23, 1802. 

10. Josiah, the second, bom Aug. 7, 1785 ; died Jan. 26, 1801. 

11. Sally, bom Feb. 28, 1788. 

72. Dea. CYRUS FAIRBANK, of Lancaster, Mass. 

(28), Jonas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lancaster, May 2, 1737 ; died there Feb. 28, 1801. His 
name appears as Adjutant on " A Roll of Field and Staff officers, in 
His Majesties Service, of a Regiment whereof Abijah Willard, Esq. 
is Colonel." Service in the Conquest of Canada, Apr. 17 to Dec. 30, 
1759. He served as a soldier in Shay's Rebellion — Lancaster History ^ 
page 2S3' See Colonial and Revolutionary War Rolls, 

He was a member of the Committee of Correspondence and 
Safety, elected in 1776. 

In the division of his estate, May 18, 1802, his children were 
mentioned as follows : Jonas, Abel, Lucy, Abigail, Betsey, Sally, Josiah 
and Stephen. 

Nov. 17, 1801, guardians were appointed for Abigail, Betsey and 
Abel, over 14 years old, and Sarah, Josiah and Stephen, under 14. 

He married I, Lucy Wilder, Dec 9, 1762, who died Sept. 16. 1776, 
aged 36 yrs. 8 ds. 

He married II, Elizabeth Wynne, July 2, 1777; she died Oct. 1, 
1778, in her 89th year. 

He married III, Abigail Wyraan, Mar. 5, 1780 ; she died Jan. 14, 
1^0, aged 88 years. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 
^- Lucy, baptized Dec. 20, 1763 ; died Mar. 1, 1764. 


74. JOHN FAIRBANK, of Athol, Mass. 

(80), Thomas IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathiin I. 

Bom in Lancaster, Mass., May 4, 1731 ; removed to Athol after 
1757. Served in the Colonial Wars as a soldier. See Colonial War 

Married I, Relief Houghton, July 10, 1751 ; H, Mrs. Tabitha 
White, daughter of Josiah and Tabitha (Howe) Carter, of Leominster, 
Dec. 15, 1796. She was born Dec. 30, 1747. 

CHILDREN, born in Lancaster : 

1. Relief, bom Nov. 24, 1751 ; married Twitchell. 

2. Nahum (179), born Aug. 14, 1753. 

3. John (180), born May 6, 1755. 

4. Samuel, born Feb. 21, 1757 ; died June 3, 1777. 

Born in Athol: 

5. Benjamin (181), born Aug. 1, 1759. 

0. Dorothy, born May 14, 1761 ; married Calvin Rice, of Charle- 
mont, Oct. 21, 1784. She died Aug. 27, 1790. 


a. Rhoda Rice, b. Mar. 28, 1786 ; m.. Mar. 2, 1806, Charles Streeter ; 

moved to North Adams, Mass. Nine children. 

b. Luther Rice, b. Feb. 5, 1788 ; d. in Infancy. 

c. Luther Rice, b. Oct. 18, 1789; m. Abigail Sherman, Mar. 1, 

1811 ; moved to Lebanon, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 3, 1854. 

". Ephraim, born Nov. 2, 1765 ; married Matilda Twitchell, 
May 20, 1802 ; died in 1844 ; will dated Dec. 5, 1844 ; 
probated Dec. 5, 1844; bequeathed his property to the 
children of his brother Benjamin, to his sisters, Rhoda 
Crosby and Parney Warren, to the children of his sisters, 
Dorothy Ric^ and Relief Twitchell, and to Ephraim Fair- 
banks, son of Lyman, %50, and to Ephraim Fairbanks, son 
of Freeman, i?35 ; mentioned no children of his own. 

8. Rhoda, born May 11, 1768. 

9. Parney, born July 10, 1770 ; married Warren. 

'^0. JONATHAN FAIRBANK, of Lancaster, Mass. 

(30), Thomas IV, jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Nov. 12th, 1732, in Lancaster, Mass. He was a Revolution- 
ary soldier. See War Rolls. 

Married Ruth Houghton, Feb. 3d, 1755. 


78. SILAS FAIRBANK, of Lancaster, Mass. 

(80), Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jooas II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in Lancaster Apr. 27, 1747 ; died July 9, 1808, aged 61 yrs. 
2 mos. 12 ds. 

Married Lydia frouty, Mar. 17, 1768, who died Apr. 12, 1813, aged 
^ yrs. 6 mos. 


1. Dolly, born Feb. 8, 1769 ; married, Nov. 16^.1785, Abiel Holt 

of Marlborough. He died June 29, 1845. 

CHILDREN, bom in Lancaster: 

a. Dolly Fairbank Holt, b. 1786; m. Asa Boynton, May 80, 1809; 

d. Dec. 15, 1841. 

b. Silas Holt, b. 1788 ; d. in 1811, unmarried. 

c. Sophia Holt, b. ; d. unmarried. 

Bom in West Boylston : 

d. Clarissa Holt, b. in 1795 ; m., Artemas Fairbank (192) ; d. Aug. 

30, 1867. 

e. Eliza Holt, b. ; m. (1), Joshua Brimball ; (2), Jonas Bellows. 

f. Irene Holt, b. ; m. Thomas H. Rice, of Holden. 

g. Catherine Holt, b. ; d. unmarried, in Sterling. 

h. Abiel Carter Holt, b. ; d. young. 

I. Parkman Holt, b. in 1809; m., Martha Cleaveland, Sept. 21, 

1830; d. June 23, 1841. 
/ Ephraim Merrick Holt, b. ; m. Zilpha Bruce. 

2. Lydia, born Mar. 3, 1770 ; married, Jan. 10, 1788, Jonathan 

Holt of Marlborough ; had a large family, and removed to 
Marathon, Cortland Co., N. Y. 

3. Silas (185), born Aug. 14, 1772. 

4. Cate, born Feb. 9, 1773. 

5. Elisha (186), born April 7, 1775. 

6. Samuel (187), born Jan. 28, 1777. 

7. James, born Mar. 23, 1779; married Unity , who was 

bora Feb. 25, 1783. 

79. OLIVER FAIRBANK, of Steriing, Mass. 

(30), Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in Lancaster, Mass. ; baptized Sept. 22, 1751, in the Second 
I^ecinct, which was incorporated as Sterling, Apr. 25, 1781 ; died 
-Apr. 24, 1829. 

He was a Revolutionary soldier. His name appears on the 
X^xington Alarm Rolls, as a Private in Capt. Daniel Robbins' Co. 


of Col. Asa Whitcomb's Regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775, from Lancaster to Cambridge; also as Corporal in a Lan- 
caster Co. that marched on the alarm to Bennington, Aug. 21, 1777. 
See War Roils. 

Married, Mar. 3, 1772, Susanna, daughter of Jonathan and Eliza- 
beth Gates, of Littleton, Mass. 


1. Oliver, baptized Nov. 1, 1772; died Jan. 28, 1786, aged 15 


2. Susa, baptized Sept. 22, 1774; died Jan. 13, 1786, aged 13 


3. John (188), born 1775. 

4. Sena, born 1777 ; died 1786. 

5. Ephraim, bom 1779. 

6. Paul (189), born 1781. | ^^j^^ 

7. Artemas «« «« ) 

Artemas died at about the age of four months. 

8. Jonathan (190), born 1783. 

9. Oliver (191), born Mar. 21, 1788. \ ^^^^j^^ 
10. Susannah Gates, born Mar. 21, 1788. ) 

Susannah married, in 1806, Darius, son of Jonas and Mary 
(Knight) Darling, of Sterling, who was born in Marlboro, 
Mass., Sept. 21, 1782, and died in Holden, Mass., Aug. 15, 
1860. She was a woman of remarkable strength of pur- 
pose and character. She died in Springfield, Ohio, Mar. 
4, 1885. Her husband was a whip maker by trade, and 
also a farmer. He was a man of cheerful disposition and 
great industry. • 

a. Samuel Dana Darling, b. Feb. 7, 1807 ; m., Apr. 20, 1840, Lydia 
Marshall ; d. May 5, 187:^. 

He was a graduate of Williams College, 1836 ; studied theol- 
ogy in Gilmanton, N. H., and was pastor of Congregational 
churches in Cummington and South Royalston, Mass., Oak- 
field and Brookfield, Wis. He was a man of vigorous health, 
and during his early life performed some remarkable feats of 
strength. He died suddenly, while at a public assembly, in 
Fond du Lac, Wis. CHILDREN: (cz.), Adeline Eunice 
Darling, {b.), Edward Beecher Darling, b., Feb. 23, 1843. 
He enlisted in the 1st. Wis. reg., and was killed in the battle 
of Chickamauga, Sept. 20, 1803. (c), Ellen Darling, b. Nov. 
13, 1844; graduate of the Ohio Female College; m. Edgar 
Wilcox, and resides in Oakfield, Wis. (</.), Samuel Marshall 


Darling, b. July 17, 1S46 ; is a prosperous farmer and trader 
in farms and live stock, in Oakfleld. (^.)» George Emery 
Darling, b. Feb. 26, 1850 ; is a successful lawyer in Morris, 
Minn. Has been judge of the County Court several terms. 
h. Emery Gates Darling, b. Oct. 15, 1809; m., Aug. 12, 1843, 

Mary Conelly ; d. Mar. 16, 1858. No children. 
c. Henry Gilman Darling, b. Aug. 17, 1811; m., Aug. 16, 18fS6, 
Mary Smith ; d. Dec. 17, 1870. Graduate of Williams Col- 
lege, 1835, receiving the degrees of A. B. and M. A. He was 
also a graduate of the Medical College, Castleton, Vt. Was 
a popular lecturer on physiology, anatomy, temperance and 
biology, in America, as well as in England and Scotland. 
Five children. 

ti. Adeline Darling, b. Sept. 17, 1813 ; m. Mason Thomas, Nov. 
24, 18:^3 ; d. Aug. 15, 1836 ; no children. 

e. Pamelia Darling, b. Nov. 1, 1815 ; m., Nov. 29, 1841, Jonas 
Phelps ; d. Mar. 29, 188^3; no children. 

/. Emily Darling, b. June 21, 1818; m., Nov. 20, 1843, Darius 
Darling; d. Aug. 15, 1885. Two children. 

g. Lydia Darling, b. Dec. 24, 1819; m., Jan. 13,1821,Larkin Smith of 
Holden, Mass. He was a soldier in the civil war, serving in the 
0th Ohio reg. Is engaged in the shoe business. CHILDREN: 
(a.), Irving Smith, b. June 2, 1848 ; m., July 9, 1874, Clara 
Ida Brooks of East Boston. He is a travelling salesman in 
the wholesale shoe business ; resides in Somerville, Mass. 
(^.)» Charlotte A. Smith, b. Nov. 9, 1850 ; m. Martin M. 
Grant; resides in Springfield, Ohio, (r.), Adeline Darling 
Smith, b. Sept. 13, 1853; m. D. J. Hawley ; resides in 
Columbus, Ohio, (f/.), Emeline Fairbank Smith, b. Nov. 16, 
1856; m. Samuel T. Ash of Newfoundland; resides in 
Somerville. (^.), Larkin Smith, b. Sept. 14, 1801 ; m. Dora 
Shaffer; resides in Urbana, Ohio. 

h. George Darling, b. Oct. 24, 1821 ; m., Jan. 9, 1855, Catherine 
Crosby, of Milford, N. H. He is a graduate of Union Col- 
lege, 1840, and of Princeton Theological Seminary, 1849. 
During the summer of 1848, he supplied The Old Brick 
Church in New York City, with great acceptability. After 
graduating he supplied the Fifth Presbyterian church, in Cin- 
cinnati. He has served the Congregational churches in Lowell, 
Mass., Hamilton and Hudson, O., and Waupun, Wis., remaining 
nearly sixteen years in each of the two latter places. On his 
seventieth birthday he preached his farewell sermon in Oco- 
nomowoc, Wis. CHILDREN: («.), Katie Crosby Darling, b. 
June 25, 1800; Wellesley Coll., 1883; was principal of the 
High School in Warren, Penn., three years; m., Oct., 1889, 
Wm. H. Filler, of Warren, where they now reside. They have 
two children. (/^). Frederick Crosby Darling, b. June 12, 
1802. (r.), Carrie Crosby Dariing, b. July 22, 1804 ; d. Jan. 


26, 1867. (^.). Grace Darling, b. July 22, 1867 ; graduated 
at Fox Lake, Wisconsin Female College, 1887 ; is a student 
in the Chicago University. (^.)» Edward Crosby Darling, b. 
Sept. 28, 1869; Harvard University, 1893. 

I. Susannah Fairbank Darling, b. Dec. 17, 1823 ; m., June 17, 1845, 
Clinton Wheeler ; d. Dec. 22, 1890. Two children. 

/ Martha Lee Darling, b. Dec. 15, 1826 ; m., Apr. 29, 1852, Wil- 
liam Grant; resides in Springfield, Ohio. Three children, 
(dr.), Martha D., b. Oct. 19, 1853, d. Mar. 1, 1860. {d.), 
George D., b. Dec. 30, 1855 ; he is a successful doctor, {c), 
Harriet Beecher, b. Jan. 25, 1860. 

11. Artemas (192), baptized Sept. 4, 1791. 

80. Lieut. JABEZ FAIRBANK, of Lancaster, Mass. 

(31), Jonathan IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster, Mass., Mar. 2, 1738 ; died Oct. 18, 1822, aged 
84 yrs. 6 mos. 26 ds. He lived and died on the farm in West Boyls- 
ton, then a part of Lancaster, which is now owned by his great grand- 
son, Henry. 

He served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. S^€ War Rolls, 

He was Lieut, in the Lancaster Regiment of militia, which was 
frequently called upon to protect the N. E. States from threatened 

At the annual March meeting in 1770, among the regularly elected 
offices were the "Committee of Correspondence and Safety," con- 
sisting of nine members, and among them were Jabez and Cyrus 

He married I, Meriam Davis, Northboro, Mass., Nov. 9, 1758, 
who was born June 2, 1738, and died Aj^r. 24, 1791, aged 52 yrs. 10 
mos. 22 ds. 

He married II, Persis Bowker, of Petersham, Feb. 28, 1792, who 
was born Oct. 24, 1745, and died Aug. 17, 1833, aged 87 yrs. 9 mos. 

23 ds. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Abigail, born Dec. 31, 1759 ; married Paul Boynton of Winch- 

endon, Sept. 30, 1777; died July 8, 1792. 

2. Hannah, born Mar. 8, 1761 ; married Daniel Hawood, July 

31, 1782. 

3. Meriam, born Aug. 31, 1762; married Joshua Reed, in 

Princeton, Mar. 2, 1784 ; died Dec. 19, 1844, aged 82 yrs. 
3 mos. 18 ds. 

4. Jonathan, born Mar. 13, 1765 ; died May 7, 1777. 


5. Alpheus (193), born July 24, 1766. 

6. Sally, born Nov. 29, 1767 ; married Silas Bass, Oct. 25, 1790 ; 

died in 1860, aged 93 yrs. 

7. Elizabeth, born Dec. 11, 1770; married Ezra May, of Sterl- 

ing, Apr. 23, 1794 ; died Nov. 8, 1845, aged 74 yrs. 10 mos. 
27 ds. They had four children, — Eliza, Esther, Ezra, 

8. Jabez (194), bom May 26, 1772. 

9. Thankful, born Oct. 24, 1773 ; married Francis Keyes, of 

Sterling, May 2, 1805 ; died Nov. 21, 1814. They removed 
to Marathon, N. Y. 


a. Persis Keyes, b. Apr. 9, 1806; m. Ira Surdam, of Hestor, Pa. 

b. Thankful Keyes, b. May 22, 1809 ; m. Jonathan Nichols, Jr., 

his second wife, June 5, 1844. 

c. Lucy Keyes, b. Nov. 21, 1811 ; m. Jerry Smith, Marathon, N. Y. 

10. Olive, bom June 9, 1775 ; died Apr. 12, 1790. 

11. Davis, born Apr. 21, 1777 ; married I, Rebecca, daughter of 

Capt. William Fairbank (83), June 1, 1801. She died May 
14, 1803. No children. Married II, Sally Holt, Nov. 29, 
1804. She died Feb. 15, 1852. He died Nov. 22, 1857, 
aged 80 yrs. 7 mos. 1 d. They had one child. 

12. Patience, born July 12, 1779; married Aaron Sawyer, May 

1, 1800 ; died in 1864, aged 85 yrs. 

13. A~son, born Mar. 9, 1781. 

81 . Dea. LEMUEL FAIRBANK, of West Boylston, Mass. 

(31), Jonathan IV, Jubez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster, Mass., May 8, 1751. He united with the Con- 
gregational church at Sterling in 1779. Removed to West Boylston 
in 1796, and was elected a Deacon of the church in 1808, which office 
he held several years. 

He responded to the Lexington Alarm; was a corporal in the 
Second Co. of Col. John Whitcomb's Regiment, and was also in the 
miscellaneous military service of the Revolution. S^e IVar Roils. 

Married, Dec. 9, 1773, Phebe, daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Bush) 
Winn, who died Dec. 19. 1824. 

He died July 4, 1819, in which year there was a partial settlement 
olbis estate. A final division was made Jan. 7, 1826, after the death 
oi his widow. See Worcester Probate Records. 


CHILDREN, first marriage: 

a. Henry Fairbanks Holt, b. Nov. 25, 1810 ; m., Dec. 22, 1841, 

Martha Levina Ward. One child. 

b. Lucius Keyes Holt, b. in Sterling; m., Oct. 10, 1843, Rebecca 

Frost of Marlborough, and lived in Lancaster. Three 

6. Isaac (198), born Dec. 5, 1790. 

7. Eunice, born May 5, 1793; married Lemuel Nichols, of 

Brookline, N. H., Nov. 30, 1826. She was his second wife. 

8. Aretas (199), born Mar. 11, 1797. 

9. Seth (200), bom Oct. 6, 1799. 

10. Asa, bom Nov. 11, 1802; lived in Springfield, Mass. 

83. Capt. WILLIAM FAIRBANK, of Lancaster, Mass. 

(31), Jonathan IV,Jabcr III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lancaster Mar. 7, 1759 ; lived there, and, in 1832, was 
living in West Boylston, Mass. He was a man of ability and prom- 
inence ; took an active part in town and church affairs. On the 
incorporation of the town of West Boylston, in 1808, he was chosen 
one of the selectmen. During the war of 1812, he was appointed 
delegate to the Worcester County convention to consider the situa- 
tion of the country, and adopt such measures as might seem best. 

He was in the Miscellaneous Militia service during the Revolu- 
tionary War. See War Rolls, His highest rank, as there given, was 
Sergeant, but he was called Captain. The records of the Pension 
Bureau at Washington show his service, as follows : 

Jan. 1776, 2 mos. under Capt. Elzra Sawyer, Col. . 

July " 5 " « " Samuel Sawyer, Col. Smith. 

Dec. " 3 ** " " Eager, Col. Whitney. 

Summer 1777, 2 mos. under Capt. White, Col. . 

Spring 1778, 9 " " " Belknap, Col. Wade. 

He married I, Keziah Houghton, of Sterling, Dec. 9, 1779, who 
died Feb. 14, 1811. 

He married II, Persis, daughter of Joseph and Agnes Sawyer, of 
Boylston, July 5, 1812, in West Boylston. He died Mar. 5, 1840. 
She died Feb. 9, 1851. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Rebecca, born ; baptized Apr. 22, 1803, a short time 

prior to her death. She became the first wife of Davis, the 
youngest son of Jabez (80), June 1, 1801, and died May 14, 
1803. No children. 


85. CALVIN FAIRBANK, of Barnard, Vt. 

(32), Joshua IV', Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lancaster, Mass. ; baptized Feb. 11, 1753. He lived a 
few years in Pardwick, Mass., and then removed, about 1780, to 
Swanzey, N. H., where he remained till about 1792, when he settled 
in Barnard, Vt His first purchase of land there was a tract of 100 
acres, Mar. 12, 1792 ; consideration £U0, He was a Revolutionary 
Soldier. His name appears, on the Coa^ RoUs^ which see. He died 
Nov. 1, 1836. 

He married I, in Hardwick, Jenny Ayers, June 24, 1776. She 
^ed in Barnard, Sept. 20, 1803, aged 48 years. 

Married II, Elizabeth Holton, of Pittsfield, Vt, Apr. 22, 1804. 

There are no town records in Swanzey relating to this family, but, on the 
books of the Congregational Church, we find at the tpp of a page the word 
Baptisms^ and below the following : — 
July 15, Polly, Daughter of Calvin & Jennet Fairbank. 

May 23, Ebenezer, Son of Calvin & Jennet Fairbank. 
1788, Wilder & ( ( Calvin and } 

August 24, Nathan S ^^"^^ °^ \ Jennet S fairbank. 

The History of Swanzey has, besides these, " Calvin Fairbank and his wife 
Jennette had: Nathan, d. Jan. 14, 1777; Nathan, 2nd, bapt. Aug. 24, 1778." 
These are both errors. The Nathan who died in Swanzey, Jan. 14, 1777, was a 
man 73 years old. See Nathan (39). With respect to Nathan, 2nd, the date of 
his baptism was made Aug. 24, 1778, by a mistake in copying the records. 

CHILDREN, born in Hardwick, Mass: 

1. Patty, born Apr. 11, 1777; married Amasa Niles ; twelve 

children : Langdon, Pinkney, Calvin F., William, Stillman, 
Thusy, Thankful, Mary, Adeline, Patty, Harriet, Betsy. 

2. Calvin, baptized Feb. 21, 1779 ; died young. 

3. Calvin (205), baptized Apr. 23, 1780. 

Born in Swanzey, N. H.: 

4. Polly, baptized in Swanzey July 15, 1781 ; married, May 20, 

1807, Col. Caleb Morse, who died Dec. 6, 1841. She died 
Dec. 30, 1862. 

They had eleven children, — Christine B., Volentine, Volentine, 2nd, 
Pamelia, Persis, Stephen, Ellen F., Orsen, Caleb, Polly, 
Ruth W. 

5. Wilder (206), born Mar. 4, 1781 (?) ; baptized in the First 

Church in Swanzey, Aug. 24, 1788. 

6. Lovicia, born Feb. 20, 1782 (?). 


was transported by water to New York City, where he was paroled 
and soon exchanged. 

He was in the severe battles at Stillwater, September 19 and 
October 7, 1777, which preceded the surrender, Oct. 19, 1777, of the 
army under Gen. Burgoyne, after which he accompanied that portion 
of the army that was ordered to Chestnut Hill, probably near Phila- 
delphia, but on his regiment arriving at Albany, N. Y., he was de- 
tached to be appointed Wagon Conductor General in the Quarter 
Master's Department, to the Brigade commanded by Gen. Patterson 
of Massachusetts, in which duty he continued, after passing the winter 
of 1777-8 in the historic camp at Valley Forge, until July 1778, when 
he was discharged by order of Gen. Nathaniel Greene, Quarter Master 
General. He applied for a pension in Apr. 1818, and was ranked as 
Captain, according to the amount of pension claimed and allowed. 

The above information is official from the Commissioner of Pen- 
sions, Washington, D. C, Jan. 10, 1894. His report also embodies 
the additional facts found stated in the War RoUs^ in the Appendix. 

He married I, Thankful Wheelock in Lancaster, Mar. 5, 1777. 
She was born in 1757, and died in Pittsfield June 21, 1820. 

He married H, Anna , who died in Castleton, Vt., June 

22, 1842. 


1. Thankful, born in Lancaster, May 10, 1778 ; died in Pitts- 

field, Mar. 23, 1849, aged 70 yrs. 10 mos. 13 ds. ; unmarried. 

2. Luther (208), born Sept. 10, 1779. 

3. Sally, born in Swanzey Dec. 24, 1780; married Simeon 

Gates ; lived in Barnard ; had sons and daughters, among 
them, ** remembered " by a correspondent, Foster, Eli and 

4. Abel, bom in Swanzey, Mar. 18, 1784; died July 5, 180G. 

5. Betsey, born in Swanzey, Oct. 2, 1785 ; married James Dean, 

brother of Joshua's wife. They removed to Geauga Co., 
Ohio, afterward to Beaver Co., Pa., where they died 
between 1860 and 1870. 


a. Orrin Dean. 

b. David Dean. 

6. Eunice, born May 25, 1788; married Charles Hathaway, 

Dec. 2, 1807, and had a family. 

7. Joshua (209), born in Barnard, Jan. 30, 1793. 

8. John, born in Pittsfield, in 1795. He worked at his trade 


^. Abigail Smith, b. Dec. 22, 1802 ; m. Feb. 10, 1819, James Greg- 
ory, who was bom in Carmel. He was the son of Joshua 
Gregory, a Revolutionary soldier. She d. in Aug. 1831. 

h. Fanny Smith, b. in 1804; m. Jacob Courcey; settled in Athens, 
N. Y., where she died about 1833. 

I. Samuel Andrews Smith, b. in 1806 ; said to have married ; moved 
to Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and then went west. 

5. David (212), born April 18, 1775. 

6. Mercy, bom Nov. 13, 1776. 

88. DAVID FAIRBANKS, of Newport, R. I. 

(3S), David IV, Jeremiah III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in 1735 ; died Feb. 9, 1790, in the 55th year of his age, as 
inscribed on the tablet in the old burying ground in Newport. He 
was evidently a man of some means. His estate was administered 
upon June 9, 1790, by his widow, Elizabeth. 

Married in Boston, Mass., Feb. 23, 1765, Elizabeth Bond. She 
died Nov. 9, 1809, in the 76th year of her age. 


1. Elizabeth, bom in 1767 ; died unmarried, **Much esteemed 

and regretted by all who knew her," Sept. 18, 1835, aged 
68 years. 

2. Rachel, bom in 1770 ; married Apr. 5, 1792, John Casttoff. 

He died May 20, 1824. She died June 11, 1844, aged 74 


a. Mary Ann Casttoff, b. Nov. 3, 1794 ; d. Jan. 12, 1871, unmarried. 

b. Eliza Fairbanks Casttoff, b. July 1, 1798 ; m. Capt. Edward 

Austin, who was bom May 4, 1797, and died Sept. 11, 1832. 
She d. Mar. 10, 1883. They had four boys. One only is 
living, William M. Austin, of Newport. lie was bom Oct. 28, 
1832, six weeks after the death of his father. 

e. Harriet Casttoff, b. Sept. 11, 1800; d. Jan. 9, 1875, unmarried. 

d. John Fairbanks Casttoff, b. Nov. 20. 1802; d. Sept. 11, 1857. 
He was a sea Captain ; m. Margaret Graham, of Baltimore, 
Md. No children. 

3. Mehitable, born in 1778 ; died unmarried, Jan. 4, 1864, in her 

86th year. 

89. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Newport, R. I. 

(38), David IV, Jeremiah III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born about 1738. 

Married, Apr. 27, 1760, Amy Heffeman, of Newport. 



a, Charles Brewer, b. May 18, I7d9 (?) ; d. Nov. (i, 1837, aged 37 


b. George Brewer, b. May 9, 1803. 
€. Edwin Brewer, b. "Apr. 17, 1805. 

d. Henry Bela Brewer, b. May 2. 1807. 

/. Maria Brewer, b. June 27, 1809. 

/. WnUam Brewer, b. ; d. Oct. 24, 1821, aged 7 years. 

g. Samuel Brewer, b. ; d. Oct. 18, 1816, aged 4 weeks. 

h. Samuel Brewer, the 2d, b. . 

i. Frederick Brewer, b. . 

91 . Lieut. MOSES FAIRBANKS, of Milton, Mass. 

(35), Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Mass. ; baptized Apr. 13, 1740. He resided 

in Dedham and Milton, Mass. He served in the Colonial wars for 
fourteen days, when but a youth. See Colonial War Records^ 

The History of Milton says, '* Moses Fairbanks appears as a 
private on the muster Roll of Capt. John Bradley's Company of the 
Militia of Milton, of Col. Lemuel Robinson's Regiment that served 
seventeen days as a standing Company in the defence of -American 
Liberty before the Standing Army was completed." 

He served afterward in the Revolutionary War. His name 
first appears on the War Rolls as Sergeant ; enlisted Apr. 13, 1776 ; 
re-enlisted Aug. 14, 1776, and later as Lieutenant ; time of service, 
twenty-seven days. See War Rolls. 

He married Sarah Smith, Apr. 12, 176G, in Dedham. 

CHILDREN, born in Dedham: 

1. Ithamar (215), born Mar. 2, 1767. 

2. Eliphalet, baptized Sept 13, 1772. 

3. Sally, born in Milton. Married in Dedham, Jan 6, 1796, 

James Spalding, of Lyme, N. H. They settled in 
Lempster, N. H. He was a Captain of Militia. He died 
in Ackworth, N. H. Dec. 10, 1847. She died Mar. 11, 1848. 


a. Hannah Spalding, b. Mar. 27, 1797 ; m. Willard Rogers in 1810 ; 

resided in Marlboro, N. H., where he died Mar. 14, 1804. 

b. Oilman Spalding, b. Sept. 9, 1798; d. Aug. 23, 1799. 
€. Sally Spalding, b. Sept. 18, 1800 ; m. Roderick Way. 

d. Betsey Spalding, b. Jan. 29, 1802 ; d. Mar. 10, 1802. 

e. Vesta Spalding, b. Jan. 12, 1808; m. (1), Willard Blood of 

Groton, N. H. Apr. 1, 1825. M. (2), Artemas Wright, of Mil- 
ford, N. H. She died July 1, 1867. 
/. Clement Spalding, b. Aug. 20, 1804; m. (1), Lucinda Stowell of 
Temple, N. H. Dec. 1, 1825. Six children. Mrs. Sarah E. 
Dow of Mandan, No. Dakota, is one of the daughters, and 


has been of much assistance in preparing this record. M. (2), 

Hannah Yongman of Lempster. Three children. 
g. James B. Spalding, b. May 9, 1806; d. Oct. 20, 1820. 
h. Phineas Spalding, b. Feb. 7, 1809; m. Hannah Darling ' 

of Goshen, N. H. He went west in 1849, among 

the "forty-niners." Was supposed to have been 

captured with a companion by the Indians while I «, . 

away from camp fishing, as he was not heard from f 

/. Solomon Spalding, b. Feb. 7, 1809 ; m. Mary Fletcher, 

Dec. 27, 1839. 
j. Ix>uisa Spalding, b. Dec. 22, 1810 ; m. Dennis Potter of Lempster, 

June 4, 1834. Resided in Hillsborough, N. H. 
k. Harriet Emeline Spalding, b. Apr. 18, 1812 ; m. Mr. Tracy. 
/. Lorenzo Spalding, b. Jan. 1, 1814; m. Mary Ann Sundy, in 


92. AARON FAIRBANKS, of Stoddard, N. H. 

(35), Bcnoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonalhan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, Mass. Baptized June 31, 1742. He was in the 
Colonial service, as a soldier. Responded to the Lexington alarm, 
Apr. 19, 1775, and served afterwards in the Revolution. Sec Colonial 
and Revolutionary War Rolls, 

He purchased 80 acres of land with buildings, in Stoddard, N. H., 
May 22, 1779, and removed to that place about the same time. 

No account of his family has been found, except that when he 
removed to Stoddard he was accompanied by his son Aaron, and pre- 
sumably by his wife. Aaron was then, it is said, about ten years old. 
He may have had other children. 

In 1806, May 1, he sold a portion of his land, 8>4 acres, and the 
deed was signed by his wife, Lois. See Cheshire Deeds ^ vol. 5S<,fol. 264, 

He married Lois Goodenaw, in Boston, Dec. 31, 1767. 

1. Aaron (216), born about 1769. 

93. OLIVER FAIRBANKS, of Springfield, Vt. 

(36), Bcnnni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, Mass., ; baptized Oct. 8, 1752. Lived in 

Hubbardston, Mass., and then settled in Stoddard, N. H. He re- 
moved from Stoddard to Springfield in 1793, and died there, July — , 
1839, aged 87. He resided at what was then called the Lower Falls 
on Block River; had charge of a saw and grist mill, and also kept a 
hotel, in the days when ** Old Grimes was in his prime," and was also 
engaged in farming. 

He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War; enlisted at Hub- 
bardston, Mass., in May, 1775, and served till Feb., 1777, under Capt. 


Adam Wheeler and Cols. Doolittle and Nixon. Was engaged in the 
battles of Harlem Heights, Trenton, Princeton and Woodbridge. He 
received a pension ; application filed Apr. 7, 1818, he being then a 
resident of Springfield, Vt. Official^ from the Pension Bureau^ Wash- 
ington. See also War Rolls, 

He married, Nov. 9, 1777, Elizabeth, daughter of John & Eliza- 
beth (Norcross) Clark, in Hubbardston, Nov. 9, 1777, who died in 
Springfield in 1837, aged 79 years. Capt. John Clark was delegate 
from Hubbardston to 1st Provincial Congress of Mass. 


1. Oliver (217), born Apr. 10, 1778. 

2. MosES (218), bom 1782. 

3. Betsey. 

4. Edward (219), bom June 26, 1786, in Hubbardston, Mass. 
6. Polly ; married Isaac Whitney ; died at the age of 70 years. 

6. Lewis (220), born in Stoddard, N. H., July 29, 1791. 

7. Sally, married S. Stoddard ; died at 90 years of age. 

8. Aaron (221), bora in Springfield, Vt., Apr. 25, 1795. 

9. Fanny, born Oct. 9, 1797. 

10. David, born Sept 18, 1800 ; died about the age of 21 years. 

11. John ; died and was buried at sea. 

12. Lavinia ; died young. 

94. WILLIAM FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(37), John IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham ; baptized July 22, 1753; died Dec. 29, 

1842, aged 89 years (Town Record). The inscription on the tomb- 
stone is, " Died Dec. 21, 1842, aged 90 years." 

He lived in the South Parish, and was for many years known as 
"the old soldier." He served in the Revolutionary War over three 
years. See War Bolls ^ and for a full account of his services see Mass. 

He married I, Mar. 30, 1782, Judith Farrington, daughter of 
Joseph and Judith Farrington, who was baptized Mar. 17, 1754, and 
died Feb. 13, 1800, aged 46 years. 

He married II, May 24, 1800, Lois Farrington, sister of his first wife. 

By I, Judith : 

1. Am ASA (222), born Mar. 28, 1783. 

2. William, bom Nov. 30, 1784. 
'^. Olive, born Jan. 1, 1787. 

^. Joel, born Nov. 1, 1788 ; died Jan. 26, 1796, aged 7 years. 
'^. Moses (223), born Jan. 21, 1794. 


By II, Lois: 

6. Joel, born July 22, 1801 ; died Apr. 25, 1822. 

7. Sabin, bom June 22, 1803. 

95. SAMUEL FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(38), Samuel IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, Apr. 15, 1757, and resided there ; died Dec 28, 
1832, aged 75 yrs. 8 mos. 13 ds. He was a Revolutionary soldier. 
See War Rolls. 

Married I, Olive Ruggles, Oct 23, 1792, who died . 

Married II, Mar. 21, 1818, Mrs. Hannah Jackson, widow of Ebeti- 
ezer Jackson ; she was born July 6, 1780. 

By I, Olive R. : 

1. Ira (224), born Dec. 31, 1793. 

2. Samuel, bom Jan. 10, 1797 ; died at Bushnell's Basin, Mon- 

roe Co., N. Y. 

3. Eliza, born Feb. 14, 1799 ; lived in New York. 

4. Clarissa, born Feb. 7, 1802 ; married William Buffington of 

Sharon ; died early. 
By II, Hannah : 

5. Olive Ruggles, born Aug. 20, 1819 ; unmarried ; lives in 

Dedham. In 1892 she presented to the Dedham Histor- 
ical Society a hammered brass sun-dial which has been 
handed down in the family, as is claimed, from Jonathan, 
the first. It bears the engraved initials, J. F. and date, 1650, 
and is a relic highly prized by the Society. 

6. Cyrus E., born Dec. 23, 1820 ; died Dec. 23, 1857. 

96. SAMUEL FAIRBANK, of Framingham, Mass. 

( ), Samuel IV, Jonathan III, Georg« II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Nov. 9, 1718. He was a farmer. Died Apr. 26 or 27, 1760, 
suddenly, his death being probably the result of an accident while he 
was building a house. 

Married (I), Hepsibah Nixon, June 6, 1751. 

Married (II), Mrs. Mary (Eames) Frizzell, who after his death 
married (2), John Shattuck. She died June 14, 1822, aged 95 years. 

CHILD, by first marriage: 

1. Hannah, born Jan. 25, 1752 ; married Joseph Rice of Marl- 

borough, Mass., Aug. 19, 1773. He was born Apr. 11, 

CHILDREN, by second marriage: 

2. Samuel (225), born . 

3. Zaccheus (226), born in 1759. 


97. NATHAN FAIRBANKS, of Lawrenceburg, Ind. 

(39), Nathan V, John IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom about 1759 or 1760. He lived in Westmoreland, N. H., 
after the death of his father, where he bought a farm, situated on the 
bank of the Connecticut River, partly in Westmoreland and partly in 
Walpole, the house being in the latter town. He lived there until 
1817 or 1818. A part of the farm is still known as the Fairbanks 
meadow. Soon after selling his farm in Feb. 1817, he, with all his 
family, except Susan, who had married James Martin, removed to 
western New York, where they remained until the fall of 1821, when 
they settled in Lawrenceburg, Ind., where he died in 1825. 

He married, Sept. 21, 1794, Clarissa, daughter of Amasa and Sybil 
(Holton) Sheldon, who was born in Berlin, Mass., 1772 ; died in 
Lawrenceburg, in 1859. She was a descendant of the Sheldons of 
Deerfield, the most noted of the defenders of their homes against the 
Indians, and builders of the Old Indian House in Deerfield. In this 
house, Feb. 29, 1704, her great-great-grandmother was killed by the 
bullet of an Indian, which was fired through the door and passed 
through her neck. The old house is not now standing, but the door 
is preserved in the rooms of *' The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Asso- 
ciation of Deerfield," and is one of the most valued of its possessions. 


1. Lucius (227), born in 1795. 

2. Susan, born in 1796; married in Westmoreland, Dec. 29, 

1812, James Martin, who lived there, and in Deerfield, and 
Montague, Mass. 

They had a family of fourteen children, — Harriet ; d. in Ala. ; Clarissa ; d. in 
Montague ; Mary ; m. John P. Stebbins ; still living in Montague City ; Helen, living ; 
Maria; m. Jason Savage ; living in Watertown, Mass. ; George ; d. in Montague ; 
Nathan. d. in California, James ; d. in Greenfield, Mass.; William ; d. in Montague; 
Hiram ; d. in Turner's Falls, Mass. ; Charles ; d. in Greenfield ; Julius ; d. in Green- 
field ; and two who died in infancy. 

3. Rhoda, born in Westmoreland, N. H., Oct. 1, 1797 ; married 
in Livonia, N. Y., June 15, 1819, Thomas Annis, born in 
Vermont, April 15, 1797. He was a carpenter and farmer. 
He removed to Lawrenceburg in the fall of 1821, and died 
there Sept. 10, 1874. 


I i:. Clarissa Annis, b. Mar. :]0, lvS2:]; d. Nov. 0, 1885. 


b. Mary Annis, b. Oct. 24, 1824 ; d. Aug. 26, 1825. 

c. Harriet Annis, b. July 24, 1828 ; d. July 24, 1829. 

d. David A. Annis, b. Jan. 0, 1829 ; fanner and surveyor ; resides 

in I^wrenceburg. 

e. Mary Annis, 2nd, b. July 5, 1832; d. Sept. 12, 1833. 

f. Cordelia Annis, b. Feb. 28, 18^34. 

g. Thomas T. Annis, b. Dec. 28, 1836 ; resides in LaMrrencebuig ; 

dealer in real estate. 

4. Hiram (228), born in 1798. 

5. Clarissa, bom in 1799 ; married James Phinney. 

6. Sheldon (229), bom July 9, 1801. 

7. Almon (230), bora in 1802. 

8. Alexander Holton (231), born Sept. 8, 1807. 

9. Vernon, born in 1809 ; died young. 

98. Capt. ASA FAIRBANKS, of Franklin, Mass. 

(40), John V, John IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Wrentham, Mass., May 30, 1731. He was a prominent 
officer in the Revolutionary War. Sec War RoUsy Appendix. He 
was a selectman of the town of Franklin in 1780. Died Oct 3, 1809, 
in the 79th year of his age. His will, dated Mar. 30, 1804, was pro- 
bated Dec. 5, 1809. Norfolk P, R,, No, 6430. 

Married Sarah Pond, of Franklin, who died July 2, 1801, aged 69 


CHILDREN, born in Wrentham : 

1. John, born Jan. 6, 1755; died Oct. 16, 1796, in Machias, 

Me. He was a Revolutionary soldier ; marched in his 
father's company on the Lexington Alarm, and was in the 
Miscellaneous Service during the war. See War Roils. 

2. Billings, bom May 24, 1756 ; married Abigail Fisher. He 

was a Revolutionary soldier. See War Rolls, He died 
about 1808. His will was dated Oct. 2, 1807; proved 
May 3, 1808 ; mentioned Gideon as his only son. Gideon 
lived in Milford, Mass., and died without issue. 

3. Asa (232), bom June 3, 1758. 

4. Mellicent, born Mar. 18, 1760; married, Oct. 18, 1782, Bar- 

zillai Pond, son of Benjamin and Mary (Park) Pond, wh 
was born July 27, 1759. Both he and his father were Re^^^ 
olutionary soldiers. They removed to West Medway i 
1804. Joseph Burnett, late of Southboro, Mass., was h. 
grandson. He made a fortune in the manufacture a 
sale of " Burnett's Extracts." 


5. Caroline, born May 1, 1762 ; died Apr. 2, 1776. 

6. Gideon, born Apr. 29, 1764 ; died Nov. 22, 1781. in Fishkill, 

N. Y. He was a Revolutionary soldier. See War Roils, 

7. Olive, born Mar, 1, 1767; married Joseph Morse, of 


8. Nathan, born May 23, 1769 ; died Sept 23, 1776. 

9. Elisha, bom June 6, 1771 ; graduated from Brown University 

in 1791, and began the practice of law in Rhode Island, 
but soon removed to Hopkinton and thence to Keene, 
N. H. He became deranged, and put an end to his life, 
Aug. 20, 1824, in Alstead, N. H. Was never married. 

10. Willard, bom Oct. 20, 1773 ; married Susanna Lethbridge* 

Died Sept. 15, 1836, in Hopkinton, Mass. 

11. Otis, born June 22, 1776 ; died Sept. 30, 1776. 

99. JAMES FAIRBANKS, of Wrentham, Mass. 

(42), Joseph V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Wrentham, Mar. 7, 1756; resided there ; was a farmer ; 
died Dec. 16, 1836. 

He was a Revolutionary Soldier, enlisting as a private, Jan. 29, 
1776, in Capt. Sam'l Cowell's Co. of Col. Lemuel Robinson's Reg't, 
Reenlisted in Apr. 1777, as a Corporal, and was soon promoted to be 
a Sergeant. See Mass, War Rolls. 

Married I, Nov. 16, 1780, Betsey Blake, who died Oct. 31, 1798 ; 
married II, Nov. 17, 1799, Susanna Farrington, who was born Dec. 
12, 1767, and died Nov. 30, 1800; married III, July 9, 1802, Alice 
Blackinton, who was born May 8, 1775, and died Aug. 18, 1855. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Sophia Charlotte, born Mar. 2, 1782 ; died unmarried, in 

Providence, R. I., Jan. 4, 1849. 

2. Clarissa Drayton, born Jan. 26, 1784; married Dec. 2, 1811, 

Henry A. Marsh ; died in Holliston, Nov. 3, 1847. He 

died Mar. 18, 1833, aged 49 years. 
3. Joseph, born Sept. 18, 1786 ; married Esther Reed, who died 

at Nassau, N. Y., July 8, 1815, aged 29 years. He married 

again and died in Detroit, Mich, 
•i. James, born May 26, 1788 ; died in infancy. 
^- James (233), the second, born June 3, 1790. 
^- Betsey Blake, born Aug. 30, 1790; married Dec. 17, 1818, 

Benjamin Hartshorn Fales; died in Wrentham, Aug. 19, 

1833. He died Nov. 23, 1844. 



1. Samuel (239), born in Walpole, Oct. 28, 1788. 

2. Benjamin (240), born Jan. 12, 1791. 

3. John, born Sept. 17, 1794; lived in Waterville, Vt. ; was a 

farmer; died Jan. 22, 1875, at the age of 81; unmarried. 

4. Lucy, born in Wrentham, June 9, 1796 ; died in Keene, N. H., 

in 1872; unmarried. 

5. Sally, bom in Wrentham, Feb. 10, 1798 ; died in Waterville, 

Vt., May 24, 1876, aged 78 yrs. 3 mos. 14 ds. ; unmarried. 

6. Thomas (241), bom in Marlboro, Jan. 5, 1800. 

T. Susan, bom in Roxbury, N. H., Jan. 15, 1802 ; married in 
Waterville, May 31, 1825, David, son of Amos and Rachel 
Willey, of Waterville, where he was bom Feb. 18, 1801. 
He died Oct. 23, 1863. She died Dec. 18, 1888. He was 
a farmer. One who knew Susan Fairbanks from child- 
hood, writes, ** She was early distinguished for her capacity 
of mind and clearness of judgment. She began to teach 
in the public schools of her community at the age of 14 
years, and was a useful teacher for ten consecutive years." 


a. A Son, b. May 21, 1877 ; d. same day. 

b. Timothy M. Willey, b. Dec. 10, 1828 ; d. Mar. 19, 1835. 

c. Rachel Willey, b. Jan. 27, 1831; m., June 27, 1850, Mason 

Chaffee. They reside in Waterville, and have four children, 
— Herbert B., David II., Susie A., and Ned T. 

d. Benjamin F. Willey, b. July 20, 1833; m. Jennie Wheelock, 

Mar. 20, 1807. They reside in Cambridge, V^t., and have 
three children, — Walter D., Chauncey H., and Dorice C. 

^- Nancy, born in Marlboro, Apr. 1*2, 1804 ; married Russell 
Smith Marcy, of Montgomery, Vt., May 18, 1829. He was 
bom in Sturbridge, Mass., June 17, 1800. In 1816 he went 
on foot to Montgomery, then a wilderness, and helped make 
the town. He held various positions of public trust, and 
was highly respected. He died Sept. 6, 1882. She died 
Oct. 29, 1884. 


a. Rodney Marcy, b. May 10, 1880; m. Rosette Wellman; resi- 

dence. Putney, Vt. They have two sons. 

b. Henry James Marcy, b. Dec. 9, 18ol ; m. Mary Martin ; residence, 

Montgomery, Vt. They have two daughters living. 

c. Horace Marcy, b. Sept. 21, 1833; m. Emma L. Hopkins. 

They reside in Montgomery, Vt., and have four children. 

d. Kendall Marcy, b. Apr. 25, 1830; m. Harriet Sophia Kelly; 


His farming prospered, and in 1800 he was paying a tax on two 
hundred acres of land, including the largest orchard in town, and had 
money at interest Besides being a good farmer, he was a man of 
much mechanical skill. 

In 1778 he was one of the Committee of Correspondence, Inspec- 
tion, and Safety, and, in 1782-83-84, selectman. He was treasurer 
for four years, and also rendered other public service to the town. 
Upright in character, benevolent and helpful to all in need or in 
trouble, he lived a long and useful life. 

In a quiet country graveyard, upon land once a part of his farm, 
is erected a simple stone tablet, upon which are inscribed these words : 

" In memory of Mr. Benjamin Fairbanks who died May 28, 1828, aged 81 yrs. 
and 6 mos. He came into the town, now Winthrop, in May 1766, and was the 
fourth settler, and resided on the same farm he first took up until his death, being 
62 years. As a man he was a kind husband, tender parent, and uncommonly 
benevolent to the poor.*' 

He married I, on Martha's Vineyard, Oct. 29, 1772, Keturah, 
daughter of Joseph and Deborah Luce ; she was born June 25, 1749, 
and died Apr. 7, 1807. He married II, May 17, 1808, Lydia White, 
who died June 15, 1820. He married IH, Feb. 8, 1821, Sally Blue, 
who was bom in Deerfield, N. H., Jan. 4, 1775. She afterward 
married Benjamin Ayer. 

CHILDREN, born in Winthrop : 

1. Joseph (242), born July 24, 1774. 

2. Abigail, bom Feb. 9, 1776 ; married 1794, Rufus Allen, son 

of Oliver and Levina (Hopkins) Allen, who was born Dec. 
16 or 22, 1773, and died Oct. 24, 1836. She died in 
Farmington, Me., Jan. 12, 1842. 

(^HILDREN, bom in Farmington : 

a, Levina Allen, b. Jan. 22, 1795; m., Aug. (3, 1815, William Rice, 

son of Joseph and Olive ( Allen ) Rice, who was b. Apr. 27, 
1794, and d. Aug. 17, 1841. She d. in Monmouth, Aug. 11, 

b. Betsey Allen, b. Dec. 10, 1790; d. May 27, 1815. 

c, Benjamin Allen, b. July 26, 1798; m. (1), Apr. 8, 1823, Soph- 

ronia, daughter of Cornelius and Margaret (Belcher) Norton, 
who was b. May 4, 1802 and d. May 25, 1856; m. (2), Oct. 
16, 1859, Mrs. Eliza A. Coombs, daughter of Joseph D. and 
Jane (Preble) Coombs, who was b. Mar. 9, 1832. He d. in 
New Sharon, Me., Dec. 22, 1871. 

d. Newmjin Truman Allen, b. May 20, 1801, m. (1), May 7, 1823, 

Betsey, daughter of Samuel and Betsey (Titcomb) Belcher, 
who was b. Apr. 5, 1807, and d. P^b. 24, 1833; m. (2), Dec. 


27, 1887, Sarah Goodridge, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah 
(Moody) Goodridge, who was b. Feb. 16, 1800, and d. June 
19, 1890. He d. in Industry, Me., Sept. 2, 1866. 

e. William Henry Allen, b. Sept. 3, 1806, m., Sept. 24, 1836, Ann 
Bradstreet, daughter of Ebenezer and Lucy (Dudley) Web- 
ster, who was b. July 17, 1816, and d. June 2, 1886. He d. 
in Orono, Me., Jan. 29, 1863. 

/. Charles Luce Allen, b. Oct. 12, 1809, m. (1), May 21, 1882, Abi- 
gail Butler, daughter of James and Judith (Meader) Eveleth, 
who was b. Aug. 6, 1811, and d. Mar. 18, 1867; m. (2), Jan. 
25, 1858, Lauretta Senter, daughter of Joseph and Abigail A. 
* (Somes) Spiller, who was b. Apr. 20, 1822, and d. Jan. 23, 
1889. He d. in Prentiss Vale, Pa., Aug. 18, 1880. 

g. Hannah Allen, ) 

h, Dennis Fairbanks Allen, S b. Aug. 10, 1813. 

Hannah m., Dec. 28, 1837, Henry B., son of Joseph and 
Mehitable (Belcher) Titcomb, who was b. Aug. 6, 1811, and d. 
Nov. 16, 1801. She d. in Farmington, Oct. 1, 1887. 
Dennis F. m., Mar. 30, 1837, Mary Ann, daughter of George 
and Phebe (Tibbetts) Frost, who was b. Jan. 7, 1818. He d. 
in Industry, Aug. 28, 1859. 
I. Betsey Elmira Allen, b. March 8, 1816, m., Sept. 22, 1836, 
Benjamin M., son of Rufus and Lydia (Mayhew) Smith, who 
waslx Jan. 19, 1813, and d. Nov. 28, 1881. She d. in North 
Tisbury, Mass., May 20, 1895. 

3. Benjamin (243), born Mar. 20, 1778. 

4. Betsey, born May 20, 1780 ; married, May 5, 1808, James, son 

of Abiel and Abigail (Drake) Smith, who was born Jan. 12, 
1777, and died Jan. 17, 1821. She died in Monmouth, Dec. 
2, 1858. 

CHILDREN, bom in Monmouth: 

a. Mary Smith, b. Mar. 15, 1809, m., Feb. 27, 1834, George Prescott, 

who was b. April 21, 1809 and d. May 8, 1885. She d. Mar. 
4, 1880. 

b. Deborah Fairbanks Smith, b. Mar. 19, 1812, m., June 15, 1843, 

Andrew Cony, son of Daniel and Polly (P'airbanks) Butler 
(10;i). She d. Sept. 4, 1802. 

Their son, George A. Butler, was a soldier of the .3rd Me. 
regiment, and d. in Andersonville prison. 

c. Mercy Aurilla Smith, b. Mar. 27, 1815 ; d. May 11, 1885. 

d. James Sullivan Fairbanks Smith, b. Jan. 12, 1820, m., Feb. 2, 

1849, Elizabeth Nickerson ; resides in Abbot Village, Me. 

5. Sarah, born July 11, 1782; married in 1799, Joseph, son of 

James and Mary (Chandler) Norris, who was bom in^ 
Epping, N. H., July 15, 1774, and died July 14, 1831. She 
died in Monmouth, May 22, 1820. 


CHILDREN, born in Monmouth : 

a. Velina Norris, b. Feb. 26, 1800; d. June 21, 1820. 

b. Joseph Chandler Norris, b. Mar. 5, 1802 ; d. in Boston, Aug. 

12, 1838. 

c. Rufus Greenleaf Norris, b. May 10, 1805 ; m., June 7, 1830, Julia 

Ann, daughter of Collins and Sally (Billington) Lovejoy,who 
was b. May 1, 1807, and d. May 5, 1881. lie d. in Boston, 
Aug. 2, 1842. 

d. Keturah Fairbanks Norris, b. Dec. 3, 1807; m., Oct. 27, 1831, 

Ebenezer C, son of Joseph and Mary B. (Tarbox) Milliken, 
who was b. Mar. 14, 1805, and d. Nov. 3, 1889. She d. Sept. 
3, 1851. 

e. Elisha Stillman Norris, b. July 6, 1810; m., June 16, 1829, 

Amelia White, daughter of Phinesis (Jr.) and Betsey (Kim- 
ball) Blake, who was b. Apr. 10, 1812, and d. Jan. 12, 1892. 
He d. in Washington, D. C, July 6, 1868. 
/. Sarah Lucretia Norris, b. Nov. 3, 1812; m. William S., son of 
Robert and Hannah (Lyon) Oilman, who was b. Sept. 20, 
1808, and d. July 31, 1869. She d. in Boston, Aug. 7, 1861. 

6. Lucy, born Nov. 29, 1785 ; married, Jan. 9, 1809, Bartlett, 
son of William and Love (Coffin) Allen, who was born in 
Chilmark, Mass., Aug. 25, 1781, and died in Vineyard 
Haven, Mass., Jan. 31, 1872. She died in Industry, Aug. 
25, 1820. 

CHILDREN, born in Industry: 


a. Truman Augustus Allen, b. Aug. 11, 1810; m., Oct. It3, 1850, 

Susan Wendell, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Lyon) Eaton, 
who was b. Jan. 12, 1821. He d. July :^0. 1888. 

b. Caroline Augusta Allen, b. July 20, 1814; m., Apr. 14, 1832, 

Charles Dexter Harding, who was b. June 15, 1812, and d. 
May 1, 1881. She d. Dec. 13, 1870. 

c. Charlotte Lucy Allen, b. Nov. 23, 1818; m., Jan. 22, 1851, 

Benjamin Franklin Nye, who was b. Mar. 1.3, 1810, and d. 
Oct. 17, 1803; resides at Vineyard Haven. 

'• Deborah, born Jan. 10, 1788; married, Apr. 13, 1813, Ichabod, 
son of David and Melicent (Howe) Foster, who was born 
June 9, 1785, and died at Presque Isle, Me., Sept. 8, 1849. 
She died in Phillips, Me., June 4, 1822. 


a. Marcellus Luce Foster, b. Aug. 31, 1814; m., in Phillips, Jan. 
1, 18:^8, Ann M. Welch, who was b. Oct. 31, 1808, and d. 
Feb. 15, laSO. He d. at Presque Isle, Apr. 15, 1874. 

8. Dennis (244), born Apr. 16, 1790. 


f. Elizabeth Jane Hanscomb, b. in Monmouth, Feb. 5, 1820. 

g. Emeline Hanscomb, b. in Greene, Me., Apr. 22, 1824; m. 

Amos Woods ; resides in Middleton, Cal. 

5. Joanna, born July 24, 1782; married in 1802, David Moody, 
son of Gilman and Anna (James) Moody, who was bom in 
Gilmanton, N. H., Aug. 15, 1779, and died Dec. 26, 1863. 
She died Mar. 24,1871. 

CHILDREN, bom in Monmouth, Me. : 

a, Clarissa Moody, b. Sept. 4, 1802 ; m., Sept. 27, 1824, Moses Frost, 

who was b. Dec. 11, 1798, and d. Mar. 15, 1886. She d. Oct. 
5, 1842. 

b. Ruf us Moody, b. Feb. 24, 1805 ; m., Nov. 15, 1830, Lucy Rich- 

ardson, who was b. Mar. 28, 1806, and d. May 10, 1885. He 
d. June 3, 1882. 

c, Joel Nason Moody, b. Nov. 12, 1807 ; m., Jan. 18, 1839, Harriet 

N. Hasty, who d. Oct. 6, 1840, aged 22 years. He d. Mar. 
23, 1865. 

d. Lucinda Moody, • | 

,. Lovina Moody; \ ^- ^ov- 8. 1809. 

Lucinda m., Jan. 18, 18ii5, Francis M. FoUansbee, who d. Sept. 

6, 1880. She d. Jan. 25, 1844. 

Lovina m., Oct. 25, 1835, Albert C. Crockett, who was b. 

Mar. 18, 1810, and d. Oct. 25, 1882. She d. May 6, 1891. 
/. Alfred Streeter Moody, b. May 18, 1815; d. Oct. 23,' 1837. 
g. Mary Jane Moody, b. May 2, 1817 ; m., Apr. 24, 1839, Levi, son 

of Levi Fairbanks (246) ; d. May 13, 1841. 
h. Caroline Moody, b. Feb. 5, 1819; m., Apr. 24, 1839, George S. 

Fairbanks (539); d. Sept. 22, 1872. 

6. Elias (247), born Dec. 19, 1783. 

'. Frances, born May 11, 1785; married, Jan. 7, 1808, Enos 
Jewell, Jr., of Gardiner, Me., who died Oct. 11, 1867, aged 
84 years. She died Jan. 9, 1842, in Canaan, Me. 


a. Katherine Jewell, b. in Gardiner, Dec. 29, 1808 ; d. Oct. 5, 1888. 

b. Anson Jewell, b. in Gardiner, May 24, 1810; m. Mary liuzzell 

(pub.). Oct. 3, 1836. He d. in Canaan, Me., Sept. 20, 1888. 

c. Sylvanus Fairbanks Jewell, b. in Gardiner, July 31, 1811; m., 

Oct. 12, 1830, Laura Augusta Dudley, who was b. Nov. 11, 

1808, and d. July 10, 1893. He d. in Farmington, Me., July 

8, 1887. 
</. Elijah Jewell, Gardiner, Jan. 5, 1812 ; m. Elizabeth Angeline 

Hartwell (pub.), Feb. 3, 1839; d. in Skowhegan, Me., Mar. 20, 

e. Frances Jewell, b. in Canaan, Sept. 3, 1814 ; m. Joseph Jewett, 

May 16, 1838; d. in Hartland, Me., Jan. 3, 18.V2. He d. 

Sept. 7, 1865. 


9. Sybil, born Dec. 17, 1788 ; married, in 1804, Alpheus 
Drake, son of Ebenezer and Martha (Gumey) Drake, who 
was born in Bridgewater, Mass., Oct. 22, 1782, and died in 
Portland, Me., Oct. 15, 1854. She died at Lewiston, Me. 
Mar. 15, 1868. 


a. Zilpha Drake, b. in Winthrop, Mar. 6, 1805 ; m., Oct. 9, 1824, 

Huse Dow, who was b. on the Island of Grand Manan, July 
25, 1801, and d. in Jay, Me., May 25, 1842; she d. in Gray, 
Me., Apr. 27, 1888. 

b. Orson Drake, b. in Hebron, Me., Sept. 14, 1806 ; m., Nov. 28, 

1830, Lydia Earls Newman, who was b. in Sumner, Me., 
Apr. 14, 1812, and d. in New York, Nov. 19, 1876. He d. in 
Northumberland, N. H., June 13, 1863. 
e. Levi. Fairbanks Drake, b. in Hebron, May 24, 1808; m. (1), Jan. 
27, 1833, Hannah Fobes, who was b. in Paris, Me., Dec. 12, 
1814, and d. in Portland^ Mar. 1, 1848; m. (2), Oct. 24, 1848,% 
her cousin Susanna Fobes, who was b. in Wilmington, Del., 
June, 7, 1815, and d. in Cutchogue, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1893. He 
d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 10, 1878. 

d. Permelia Drake, b. in Hebron, Jan. 3, 1813; m., Feb. 3, 1833, 

Lemuel M. Mariner, who was b. in Sumner, July 1, 1809, and 
d. in Auburn, Me., Aug. 5, 1871 ; she d. in Burlington, Vt., 
Apr. 2, 1889. 

e. Sybil Drake, b. in Hebron, July 29, 1814 ; m., Oct. 28, 1838, 

Chester Bradford Nye, who was b. in Berlin, Vt., June 16, 
1810, and d. there May 2, 1887. She d. in Hartford, Ct., 
Sept. 3, 1887. 

f. Mary Ames Drake, b. in Sumner, Apr. 25, 1819 ; m. Bradbury 

Burnham Tibbetts, (pub.) May 2, 1835, who was b. in New- 
field, Me., June 22, 1809, and d. in Limerick, Me., Oct. 14, 
iaS5. She d. in Nashua, N. H., Apr. 13, 1856. 

g. Ebenezer Edwin Drake, b. in Sumner, Apr. 4, 1825 ; m. (1), May 

14, 1849, Annie Rebecca Fletcher; m. (2), May 13, 1857, 
Nancy Jane Taylor. He was Acting Ensign on board the U. 
S. brig Bainbridge at the time the vessel foundered off Hat- 
teras, Aug. 21. 1863. 

10. Joseph (248), born Dec. 17, 1790. 

1 1. Joel (249), bom Sept. 24, 1792. 

12. Rufus. bom Oct. 16, 1794 ; died Dec. 21, 1794. 

Is. Sally, born June 10, 1796; married, Nov. 19, 1816, Thomas 
Becket, son of Dudley and Deborah (Folsom) Becket, who 
died in Hallowell, Me., Nov. 3, 1839. She died Nov. 24, 

^4. Pamela, bora Oct. 17, 1798 ; died Dec. 22, 1810. 


in politics and the events of the day. His grandchildren were 
aware of his talent for story telling, and delighted to listen to the 
thrilling tales of his early hunting exploits, for in the pioneer days he 
was a hunter of no small repute. 

In 1814 Col. Fairbanks removed to Wayne, where he was also 
active in public affairs. His sound judgment, his executive ability, 
and withal his charming yet dignified personality, served to make 
him one of the most important characters of his time and place. See 
History of Winthrop, 

He married I, Oct. 21, 1778, Susanna, daughter of Dr. Joseph 
and Hannah (Haven) Metcalf, of Wrentham, Mass. She was born 
May 27, 1759, and died in Franklin, Mass., Sept. 24, 1791. He 
married II, Jan. 1, 1793, Lydia, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Water- 
man) Chipman, and a lineal descendant of the Pilgrim John Howland. 
She was born in Halifax, Mass., Jan. 11, 1767, and died in Wayne, 
Me., Aug. 23, 1855. 

CHILDREN, born in Winthrop: 

1. Hannah, bom Dec. 20, 1781 ; married, Nov. 29, 1798, Liberty, 

son of Solomon and Patience (Perry) Stanley, who was 

bom, in Winthrop, Feb. 22, 1776, and died in Dixfield, 

Me., May 10, 1863. She died in Winthrop July 5, 1813. 

Mr. Stanley invented a machine for shearing cloth, the principle of 
which is used to-day by manufacturers throughout the world. 

CHILDREN, boni in Winthrop: 

a. Susanna Metcalf Stanley, b. June 3, 1800; m., Jan. 20, 1822, 

Cyrus, son of Nathaniel and Judith H. (Gilbert) Bishop of 
Winthrop, who was b. Jan. 20, 1798, and d. June 1, 1878. 
She d. Mar. 4, 1844. 

b. Sophronia Stanley, b. Apr. 12, 1802 ; m., Sept. 23, 1824, Nelson, 

son of Lot and Mary (Nelson) Packard, of Winthrop who 
was b. May 2, 1802, and d. Nov. 22, 1888. She d. July 0, 
1800. Their son, Isaac Newton Packard, b. Dec. 28, 1827, 
was enrolled as a private in Co. F, 9th Reg., Me. Vols. July 
27, 180^3; he rendered service in the hospitals, as well as on 
the field, and was honorably discharged, July 15, 1805. 

c. Isaac Newton Stanley, b. June 7, 1804; m., Feb. 4, 1828, Susan, 

daughter of Maj. Amos and Lucy (Park) Trask, who was b. 
Nov. 11, 1809. He d. in Dixfield, July 28, 1881. 

d. Hannah Haven Stanley, b. Mar. 21, 1807 ; d. June 12, 1824. 

e. Calvin Stanley, b. Mar. 25, 1809; m., Feb. 9, 1837, Caroline S. 

W., daughter of Silas Marshall. She was b. Apr. 2, 1809, 
and d. Jan. 11, 1804. He d. in Dixfield, Sept. 13, 1882. 
/. Lydia Stanley, b. Apr. 5, 1811. By adoption her name was 
changed to Margaret Ann Page. She m., in 1830, Samuel 


Page, son of Samuel and Mary (Whittier) Page, who was b. 
Feb. 1, 1806, and d. Aug. 8, 1883. She d. Jan. 21, 1840, in 
Chelsea, Mass. 
g. Solomon Stanley, b. June 8, 1813 ; m., Dec. 16, 1840, Apphia K., 
daughter of Isaac and Mehitable (Kezer) French, who was b. 
Dec. 26, 1819, and d. Sept. 10, 1874. He d., in Kingfield, 
Me., June 10, 1889. 

2. Philo, bom Feb. 21, 1784 ; married (I), Susanna, daughter of 
Reuben and Keziah Besse, who was bom July 31, 1780, 
and died Sept 13, 1847. Two children, who died young. 
Married (II), July 30, 1862, Mary Witham ; who died June 
18, 1882. He died in Winthrop, Dec. 24, 1868. 

8. Calvin (250), bom Aug. 5, 1789. 

4. Columbus (251), bora Nov. 7, 1793. 

5. Franklin (252), bom June 18, 1795. 

6. Susan, bom Dec. 15, 1796 ; married. Sept 29, 1828, Rev. 

David Starrett, who was ordained as a Congregational 
minister in Weld, Me., Sept. 26, 1821. He was the son 
of Thomas and Anna (Kirkpatrick) Starrett, and was bom 
in Warren, Me., Mar. 6, 1790. He died in Augusta, Me., 
Apr. 3, 1851. She died in Norton Co., Kansas, Aug. 16, 


a. George Starrett, b. in Weld, June 18, 1824 ; m., in 1858, Anna, 

daughter of Jotham and Catherine (Wood) Babcock. He is 
in business in New York City. 

b. Eliza Waite Starrett, b. in Weld, June 26, 1826; m., Dec. 25. 

1856, Dr. Samuel Marion Hamilton, who was b. in Darling- 
ton, Pa., Oct. 28, 1829, and d. in San Bernardino, Cal., Jan. 
15, 1888. He was the son of Samuel and Arabella W. 
(Scroggs) Hamilton, and was graduated from Jefferson Med« 
ical College in 1853. In 1857, he and his wife removed to 
Monmouth, 111., where he took rank as a physician with the 
foremost of his profession. He was also a writer of literary 
ability. During the war he was Division Surgeon under Gen. 
Grant, and served through the Fort Donelson campaign. 

c. David Thomas Starrett, b. in Winthrop Feb. 7, 1828 ; d. Oct. 

10, 1828. 

d. David Thomas Starrett, b. in Litchfield, Me., Oct. 24, 1829; 

resides in Monmouth. 

e. Daniel Temple Starrett, b. in Litchfield, Apr. 11, 1832; m., Apr. 

11, 1854, Jane M. Savage. Resides in Lenora, Kan. 

/. Henry Martyn Starrett, b. in Litchfield, Apr. 9, 1834; d. Jan. 24, 


g. Henry Martyn Starrett, b. in Augusta, Me., Dec. 25, 1841 ; m., 
Jan. 24, 1861, Mary Frances Collins. Resides in Tabor, la. 

7. George W. (253), bom Aug. 5, 1803. 

i05. ELIJAH FAIRBANKS, of Winthrop, Me. 

(44), Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

He was born in Wrentham, Mass., Sept. 16, 1756, and at the age 

of eighteen migrated, like his brothers, to Winthrop. In the winter 

of 1777^ he entered the Revolutionary army, and served three months, 

^ a private, in Capt Dennis Getcheirs Co., Col. Joseph North's 

*«gt. June 28, 1779, he enlisted in Capt. John Blunt's Co., Col. 

^^>iiuel McCobb's Regt., and took part in the Bagaduce expedition. 

^^ 1787, the town voted him £\^ " for boarding himself at Cambridge," 

^ci later he received a pension from the United States. 

He was a farmer, and, as early as 1779, purchased and made im- 
provements on the two hundred acre lot, south of, and adjoining his 
^^er's, but subsequently settled in the southeastern part of the 
^>ni, on the farm bought of Timothy Foster, Jr., where he erected 
ouildings and made his home. He owned a large estate, and as his 
^^^ sons grew to manhood, he was enabled to give each a tract of 
'^^d for a farm. He served the town as selectman and assessor, in 
1802 and 1811. 

He married, in 1781, Elizabeth, daughter of Peter and Eliza- 
^^th (?) Hopkins, who was born May 14, 1761, and died July 27, 
1838. He died in Winthrop, May 1, 1836. 

CHILDREN, born in Winthrop: 
1. Sylvia (Silvee), born Aug. 9, 1781 ; married, Nov. 25, 1802, 
Jonathan Judkins, son of Robert and Sarah (Gordin) 
Judkins, who was bom July 8, 1775, and died March 21, 
1870. She died Aug. 8, 1873. They resided in Mon- 
mouth, Me. 


a, James Jefferson Judkins, b. Dec. 14, 180.S ; d. May 24, 1810. 

b, Hannah Allen Judkins, b. Apr. 18, 1800; m., Oct. 2, 1825, 

Greenlief Kibby Norris, who was b. May 15, 1803, and d. 

Apr. 25, 1883. She d. Dec. 26, 1874. 
r. Mary Elvira Judkins, b. Aug. 12, 1808; m., (pub.) Jan. 11, 1832, 

Nathaniel Boynton, who was b. June 27, 1807, and d. Mar. 

22, 1870. She d. Mar. 11, 1804. 
d, Pama Almeda Judkins, b. June 12, 1811; m., in 1830, Blake 

Keene, who was b. Jan. 11, 1812, and d. June 4, 1894. She 

d. Mar. 12, 1896. 


e. Elizabeth Syhia Judkins, b. Aug. 13. 1815; m., Sept. 27, 1838, 

John Hussey ; m. (2). Mar. 13, 1'^A^^ Henry Bright, who was 

b. Sept. 27, 1813. She d. Feb. 19, 1893. 
/. Amanda Augusta Judkins, b. May 10, 1819; m., Jan. 1, 1844, 

Edward Jefferson White, who was b. Oct. 16, 1819, and d. 

Feb. 19, 1853 ; m. (2), Nov. 22, 1857, Ira Towlc, who d. May 

22, 1881. 
g. Elijah Fairbanks Judkins, b. Feb. 8, 1823; m., Nov. 2, 1847, 

Rosetta Connor, of Pittsfield, Me. Residence, Small Point 


2. Elijah (254), born Dec. 18, 1782. 

3. Polly, born Feb. 27, 1785 ; died May 27, 1786. 

4. Enos (265), bom Dec. 14, 1787. 

5. Asenath, born Apr. 5, 1790; married, June 4, 1809, John 

Harvey, son of Robert and Hannah (Hilton) Harvey, who 
was bom Dec. 26, 1780, and died Dec. 20, 1845. She 
died Sept. 13, 1870. Resided in Monmouth, Me. 


a. Livonia llar\'e3r. b. June 16, 1810; m.. Mar. 23, 1834, Joseph 

Kimball, who was b. Dec. 18, 1811, and d. Mar. 9, 1861. 
She d. July 28, 1862. 

b. Emily Hilton Harvey, b. May 12, 1814; d. Mar. 18, 1876. 

c. Charlotte Angeline Harvey, b. Jan. 12, 1817. 

6. James (25C), born Sept. 12, 1792. 

7. Jesse Lee (257), bom Nov. 19, 179-i. 

8. John (258), born May 20, 1797. 

9. Hannah, born Mar. 6, 1800 ; married, Dec. 26, 1825, Nathan 

Foster, son of David and Melicent (Howe) Foster, who 

was born Mar. 2, 1798, and died Jan. 7, 1877. 

She died Nov. 11, 1868. Resided in Gardiner, Me. 


a. Henry Kirk Foster, b. Oct. 13, 1826 : d. June 17. 1831. 

b. Helen Elvira Foster, b. Sept. 11, 1828; m., Nov. 30, 1863, 

George \V. Atkins. Kesidence, South Gardiner, Me. 

c. Angela Aldrige Foster, b. Aug. 13, 1830. 

d. DeWitt Clinton Foster, b. July 10, 1832; m., Feb. 26, 1867, 

Abbie R. Lord. Residence, Farmingdale, Me. 

e. Maria Louisa Foster, b. July 15, 1834; m., Apr. 5, 1864, George 

H. Flanders. They reside in Portland, Ore. 

/. Samuel Augustus Foster, b. Aug. 31, 1830; m. Feb. 26, 1863, 
Laura Sprigg; d. Feb. 2, 1871. He was a graduate of West 
Point in the class of 1860, and served through the late war 
with promotion at the battles of Gaines Mill and Mechanic- 

g. Edward Kent Foster, b. Aug. 25, 183S; d. Dec. 22, 1860. 


A Martha Francis Foster, b. April 25, 1840; d. April 26, 1840. 
/. Thalia Alice Foster, b. July 4, 1842. Resides in Gardiner, Me. 

10. Louisa Villiers, born Sept. 2, 1802 ; died Dec. 18, 1863. 

11. Betsey Elvira, born Mar. 21, 1807 ; died May 7, 1833. 

106. DAVID FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(45), John V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Jan. 22, 1755. He lived in the South Parish ; 
was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. See War Rolls, Died Sept 
7, 1801. Married Lydia Fales, of Walpole, Mass., Nov. 15, 1780. 


1. David (259), bom Oct. 20, 1782. 

2. Lydia, born Aug. 4, 1784 ; married Samuel Mann, of Wal- 

pole, Dec. 1, 1805. 

3. John (260), bom June 19, 1787. 

4. Lewis (261), born Aug. 2, 1789! 

5. Sally, bom Sept. 11, 1794 ; died Nov. 2, 1794. 

6. Jason, bom Sept. 17, 1796. 

107. ABNER FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(45), John V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Oct. 21, 1758. He resided in Dedham, South 
Parish; was mostly engaged in farming; died Aug. 23, 1803, aged 
44 yrs. 10 mos. 2 ds. 

His will, dated Aug. 4, 1803, was probated Sept. 6, 1803. The 
Inventory of his estate amounted to 85,581.62. See Norfolk Probate 
Records, No. 6422, 

Like all of his ancestors, from Jonathan I, down, he was in compar- 
atively independent circumstances, and he was a man of strict probity 
and a worthy citizen. 

He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Enlisted, first, for service at 
Cattle Island, Dec. 11, 1770, in Capt. Ebenezer Battle's Co., Col. William 
Mcintosh's Regiment; served under command of Lieut. Col. Weld; was dis- 
charged Dec. 80, 1770; time of service, 11> days. 

He next enlisted Apr. 2, 1778, for three months, for Guard Service in and 
about Boston, in Capt. Nathaniel Heath's Co., Col. Jonathan Reed's Regiment 
(First Reg. Guards). See Muster Roll, dated at Boston, May 14, 1778; time of 
service at that date, 1 month, 12 days. See IVar Rolls. 

He enlisted, again, for service in Rhode Island, on an alarm, Aug. 1, 1778, 
in Capt. Ebenezer Everett's Co., Col. Mcintosh's Regiment, and was discharged 
.Sept. 14, 1778 ; time of service 15 days. 


He married, Sept. 30, 1795, Becca Felch, of Walpole, Mass., 
daughter of Stephen and Hannah Felch. She was bom in Walpole, 
"5 h. o'clock, 23 m., A. M.," Aug. 3, 1771, and died Sept 1, 1858, 
aged 87 yrs. 28 ds., having survived her husband fifty-five years. She 
continued to live on the homestead till her death. 


1. Abner (262), bom Mar. 6, 1796. 

2. Joel (263), bom Aug. 15, 1797. 

3. Jesse (264), born Oct. 21, 1800. 

4. Warren, bom Aug. 21, 1802; died, unmarried, May 8, 1884, 

aged 81 yrs. 8 mos. 12 ds. He was an industrious man, 

but somewhat eccentric. 

He lived in the old house alone after the death of his mother, till a few 
months before he died, when, sick and weak in body and mind by reason of age, 
he applied to the town officers to take care of him, saying he had some money in 
bank and some buried in the cellar. They provided a comfortable home for him 
in the family of a neighbor; the money (several hundred dollars) which he had 
secreted, and which was found, being more than sufficient to support him during 
the remainder of his life. Administration was granted upon hb estate soon after 
his death. 

i08. ISRAEL FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(46), Israel V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born Jan. 10, 1755; died Sept. 16, 1818. 

Lived in Dedham, but moved to Francestown, N. H., about 1800, 
with the younger children. 

He was one of the Minute Men who responded to the Lexington 
Alarm, Apr. 19, 1775, and was a Soldier in the Miscellaneous Military 
Service in the Revolutionary War. See War Rolls ^ Appendix, 

Married I, Anna Buckman, Nov. 4, 1779, who died July 21, 1802. 
'* II, Sarah Holmes, Nov. 29, 1802. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Stephen, born Nov. 7, 1780 ; died Nov. 30, 1780. 

2. Gerry (205), born Jan. 9, 1782. 

3. Stephen (260), born Feb. 5, 1784; died Sept. 10, 1866. 

4. Eliza, born Mar. 19, 1780; married Willard Everett, Feb. 4, 

1817; died Feb. 24, 1832. 

5. Buckman (207), born Sept. 11, 1788. 

6. Mary, born July 28, 1792; married Alvin Hatch, of Newport, 

N. H., Feb. 21, 1820. 



a. James Augustus Hatch, b. June O, 1831. 

b. Mary Augusta Hatch, b. Mar. 19, 1834. 

7. Alfred, born Sept 27, 1796; married Clarissa Cochran, Aug. 
30, 1827 ; died Feb. 16, 1830. 

109. Dea. ELI as FAIRBANKS, of Francestown, N. H. 

(4«), Israel V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Mass., Aug. 7, 1760. When only eleven years 
old he went to live with his uncle, Zachariah Whiting, in Frances- 
town. After a few years he returned to Dedham, but subsequently 
made for himself a home in Francestown. While very young he 
became a soldier {See War RoUs\ and when but a youth of seventeen 
he witnessed the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga. "He was," 
says a contemporaneous authority, "a useful and excellent man." 
He was a deacon of the Congregational Church from 1799 to 1813, 
and was also Town Clerk for several years, beside many times filling 
the office of selectman. He died Apr. 17, 1818. 

He married Elizabeth Billings of Canton, Mass., 'Feb. 8, 1786. 
She died Dec. 10, 1816. 


1. Jabez (268), born Feb. 24, 1788. 

2. Elizabeth, born Aug. 30, 1789 ; married Alexander Wilson, 

of Windham, N. H., Apr. 27, 1813. He was born in 
Windham, July 9, 1788. They lived in Francestown. He 
died Aug. 8, 1860; she died July 18, 1852. 


a. Susan B. Wilson, b. Apr. 23, 1814 ; m. Parkman Bryant, Sept. 

4. 18:U. 

b. Mary Wilson, b. Mar. 5, 1810; m. Kimball W. Emerson, Oct. 8, 

1840; lives in Nashua, N. H. 

c. Elizabeth Wilson, b. Apr. 9, 1818 ; m. Horace Pettee, of Man- 

chester, N. H., Nov. 1843; d. Jan. 1855. 

d. Sarah Wilson, b. Apr. 13, 1820; m. Dr. J. H. Crombie, Feb. 8, 

1844; d. in Derr>', N. H., Feb. 8, 1888. 

e. Jane Wilson, b. Oct. 23, 1822; m. George F. Billings, in 

/ James Wilson, b. Oct. 23, 1822 ; m. Lucretia Batchelder, Sept. 

1848 ; d. in Sandoval, 111. 
g. Adaline Wilson, b. Oct. 4, 1824; d. Jan. 11, 1827. 
k, Elias Wilson, b. Feb. 0, 1827; m. Caroline Batchelder, Oct. 3, 

1850, in Conway, Mass. ; d. in Francestown Mar. 28, 1874. 
/. Moses Wilson, b. June 27, 1829; d. Aug. 31, 1831. 


/ Austin 6. Wilson, b. Jan. 3, 1832 ; m. Mary Bush, Bfay 8, 1866, 

in Troy, Ohio. 
k. Harriet A. Wilson, b. July 10, 1834; m. George L. Smead, July 

10, 18(J3; d. in Columbus, Ohio, May 10, 1870. 

3. Sally, born May 3, 1791 ; married Anda Wallace, Feb. 1, 

1838; died in Francestown, Apr. 2, 1876. 

4. Joel, born Jan. 27, 1793; married Sally Dickey of Frances- 

town, Mar. 20, 1824; died in Cameron, N. Y., Dec. 16, 

5. Susan, born May 9, 1795 ; married Merrick Roper, of Frances- 

town, Nov. 18, 1817; died Feb. 22, 1861. 

6. Polly, born May 1, 1800 ; married Samuel Temple; died in 

Londonderry, Vt, in 1833. 

110. Capt. SAMUEL FAIRBANKS, of Mendon, Mass. 

(47), Samuel V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Feb. 21, 1753 ; removed to Mendon, and died 
there Apr. 1, 1H25, aged 72 years, 1 mo., 10 ds. He served in the 
Revolutionary* War. His name appears on the Lexington Alarm 
Rolls, as a private, and on the Coat Rolls, as a corporal. Also he 
attained the rank of Sergeant in the Revolutionary service. See War 
Rolls. He commanded troops during Shay's Rebellion. In this 
service, perhaps, he gained his title of Captain, if not at the Battle of 
Bunker Hill, as claimed by his descendants. 

Married I, Feb. 1, 1776, Rachel Lovett, of Mendon, who was bom 
in 1755, and died Mar. 17, 1806. 

Married II, Joanna Gilmer, of Palmer,. Nov. 26, 1807, who died 
July 23, 1812. 

Married III, Mrs. Martha Legg, Dec. 7, 1812, who died Aug. 3, 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Ira, born Apr. 30, 1777. He went, it is said, to Nova Scotia. 

2. Beulah, born June 11, 1779; died young. 

3. Linda, born June 17, 1781 ; married James Bates, in Thomp- 

son, Conn., Jan. 13, 1809. 


a. Abigail Bates, b. Nov. 1, 1S0:>; m. Josiah W. Haker, of Wate. ^ 
town, N. v., Feb. i>8, 182S; d. Jan. 17,1892. Childrej 
James !»., Frederick, New York City, Frances L., Josiah 
New York City, Rev. George I)., Philadelphia, Pa., J< 
T., New York City, Samuel IJ., and Mary. 


b. James K. Bates, (M. D.)» b. June 24, 1806 ; m. Serena L. Massey ; 

had one son and two daughters ; all died unmarried. He d. 
in Watertown, N. Y., June 30, 1872. 

c. Samuel Fairbanks Bates, b. May 3, 1808 ; d. Feb. 12, 1861. His 

widow, Maria C, and daughter, Eveline C. Bates, are living in 
Washington, D. C. They had three sons, — James; d. at 
23; Willis; d. at 20; Herbert; d. at 49. Mrs. B. is now 88 
years old. 

d. Linda Bates, b. 1815 ; d. Jan. 20, 1825. 

Note. Descendants of this Bates family in considerable number, are now 
living in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. 

4. Abigail, born July 4, 1783; married Charles Crosby of 
Thompson, Conn., Feb. 9, 1810. They moved west in 
1840. Resided in Ypsilanti, Mich. ; she died Nov. 1863. 
He was a grandson of Capt. Stephen Crosby, who died in 
the Revolutionary service. 


a, Rachel Lovett Crosby, b. Dec. 9, 1810; m. Hiram Wakefield, 

Feb. 23, 1830. She d. Nov. 29, 1895; he d. Nov. 1893. 

They had one daughter, Emily A. Wakefield, b. June 29, 1831 ; 

m. Silas Schoficld, Jan. 1, 1850. They had six children. 

Residence, Morenci, Mich. 
h. Simeon Bates Crosby, b. Dec. 5, 1812; d. Aug. 29, 1839. 

c. Abigail Fairbanks Crosby, b. Mar. 1, 1815, m. Dennis Wakefield, 

July 6, 1840; d. Mar. 15, 1845. They had two sons,— 
(a), Charles Crosby Wakefield, who was b. Feb. KJ, 1S41 ; 
m., Nov. 3, 1804, Josephine O. Rogers. They reside in 
Morenci, Mich., and have five children. He is a banker of 
the firm of C. C. Wakefield <!t Co., Morenci. (/'), Leigh 
Richmond Wakefield, b. in 1843; d. in 1852. 

d. Jane C. Crosby, b. May 26, 1817 ; m. Thomas B. Sweet, Oct. 30, 

1843 ; d. Mar. 25, 1847. They had two children, — (a), Crosby 
Graham Sweet, b. Nov. 27, 1844; m. P'idelia E. Joy, Mar. 
1872. They reside in Pioneer, Ohio, {b)^ Jennie Sweet, b. 
Mar. 1847. Residence, P'redonia, N. Y. 

e. Susan Barber Crosby, b. July 21, 1823; m. Alexander Blake, 

June 17, 1840. He d. Mar. 3, 1891. They had four children, 
— (rt), Orphelia C. lilake, b. Apr. 21, 1847; (/>), Jennie Lind 
Blake, b. Mar. 27, 1849; m. George R. Perry, Jan. 6, 1874. 
Four children, (r ), Susan Barber Blake, b. Sept. 9, 1851 ; m. 
Otis H. Babcock, Oct. 7, 1875. They had two children, {d), 
Mary Abigail Blake, b. Apr. 0, 185iJ. Susan B. Crosby and 
her four daughters reside in Grand Rapids, Mich. 
/ Linda Crosby, b. July 11, 1825 ; d. Sept. 27, 1820. 

^* Jasan (269), born Sept. 5, 1785. 


Lived on the Dedham homestead which was bequeathed to him 
by his father. He responded to the Lexington Alarm, and was in the 
Miscellaneous War Service. See War Rolls, 

He was a prominent and highly respected citizen. An aged cor- 
respondent, who, in his boyhood, remembers him, writes, " He was a 
man of stately manner, and esteemed as one of the solid men of that 
day, of whom George Dixon, Samuel Swett, Reuben Richards, Reuben 
Guild, Samuel Richards, Erastus Worthington, and the ministers were 
our standards. Of his musical abilities, I can only say, he was one 
of the singers in Dr. Lamson's meeting house." 

Married, Mar. 3, 1777, Mary Hammond, who died Jan. 7, 1843, 
aged 87 yrs. 


1. Calvin, bom Dec. 14, 1778 ; died Nov. 23, 1800. 

2. Prudence, bom Apr. 14, 1781 ; died Mar. 26, 1871, aged 89 

yrs. 11 mos. 12 ds. 

3. Sukey Davis, bom Jan. 31, 1783 ; died July 1, 1871, aged 88 

yrs. 6 mos. She married Jason Ellis of West Dedham, 
Jan. 9, 1806. 


a. Calvin Fairbanks Ellis, b. Oct. 30, 1806; m., first, Julia Ellis Gay, 

May 1. 1832, who d. Oct. 7, 1847 ; 2ndly, Maria Guild Fair- 
banks, widow of Marshall Fairbanks, July 7, 1859. 

b. Rebecca Newell Ellis, b. Oct. 10, 1811. 

c. Jason Ellis, b. Oct. 24, 1818. 

4. William (272), born July 23, 1785. 

5. Sarah (Sally), bom Jan. 2G, 1790 ; died May 12, 1877, aged 

87 yrs. 3 mos. 16 ds. 

6. Mary, born Dec. 24, 1787 ; married Nahum Harrington, Esq. 

of Westborough, Nov. 4, 1815. No children. 

7. Nancy, bom Sept. 3, 1794; died Jan. 19, 1879, aged 84 yrs. 

4 mos. IG ds. 

8. Joshua (273), bom Dec. 23, 179G. 

Note. Ebenezer, junior, bequeathed the homestead to his wife, who by her 

** directed that it should be divided among her four children, Prudence, Sarah, 

^Hcy.and Joshua, the house going to the daughters for their home during life, a 

. ^ of the land being given to Joshua. The three daughters lived there unmar- 

^ till they died at the ripe old ages above mentioned, when the property came 

^^ ** ^Repossession of Rebecca, daughter of their brother Joshua, who is now the 

^** o»ner. 


113. BENJAMIN FAIRBANKS, of Sharon, Mass. 

(49), Benjamin V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sharon, Apr. 11, 1765 ; died Nov. 6, 180§. 
Married Sophia Leonard, of Mansfield, Nov. 13, 1787, who died 
Jan. 1, 1815. They lived in Sharon. 

Their children were: 

1. Benjamin (274), born July 6, 1790 ; died Aug. 23, 1825. 

2. Sophia, born Oct. 10, 1792 ; married Benjamin Ide, May 9, 


114, JEREMIAH FAIRBANKS, of Sharon, Mass. 

(49), Benjamin V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born Aug. 22, 1767. Lived in Sharon. Married Unity Fisher of 
Walpole, Jan. 1, 1794. 

Their children were: 

1. Abner, born June 1, 1795 ; married, in 1818, Polly, daughter 

of Stephen and Hannah (Perry) Tilden. She died Aug. 
10, 1855, aged 50. He died Dec. 23, 1868. They had 
one daughter, Unity, born July 22, 1821 ; died May 20, 

2. Unity, born May 1, 1797. 

3. Sarah, born Apr. 7, 1800. Married, in 1818, Asa Clark of 

Medfield. He was bom in 1793, and died in 1831. She 
died in 1857. 


a. Asa Clark, b. in 1819; m., in 1869, Mrs. Harriet Reney; d. in 

1877. Two children. 

b. Alfred Clark, b. in 1822 ; d. in 1887. 

c. Mary E. Clark, b. in 1824; m. William B. Jewett; d. in 1867. 

d. William Clark, b. in 1826; m., in 1852, Maria A. Newell, who 

d. in 1865. He d. in 1882. Two children. 

115, DAVID FAIRBANKS, of Medfield and Provincetown, Mass. 

(50), David V, Benjamin IV, Benjamin III, John II, Joaathaa I. 

Born in Dedham, Jan. 13, 1765. Lived in Needham, MedfieldL 
Mansfield and Provincetown, Mass. He moved to Medfield whfc.^ 
somewhat advanced in life. Died in Provincetown. 

Married, Dec. 2, 1785, Jemima, daughter of Israel and Jemi 
(Robbins) Whitney of Dedham. She was born in Watertown, J 
23, 1768. 



1. Lemuel (275), born in Dedham, Dec. 21, 1786. 

2. Mary, born May 21, 1789 ; married Bodwell ; died Mar. 

24, 1819. 

3. Lucy, born in Needham, Nov. 24, 1791 ; removed to Med- 
field, and died there, Feb. 7, 1881, aged 89 yrs. 2 mos. 13 
ds. She married, Dec. 30, 1819, Oliver Cutler, who was 
bom in Medfield Feb. 22, 1797, and died Sept. 10, 1864, 
aged 07 yrs. 6 mos. 16 ds. 


a. Charles C. Cutler, b. Sept. 14, 1820; d. Mar. 20, 1879; m., in 
1847, Cynthia C. Randall, and lived in Walpole, Mass. One 
daughter, Cynthia C. 

b. Mary B. Cutier, b. Apr. 3, 1822; d. Apr. 13, 18515; m. George 
Dunham, of Woonsocket, R. I., June 11, 1848. One child, 
George O. 

c. Alfred Cutler, b. June 14, 1824; m. Adeline F. Spencer, of 
Med way, July 3, 1863. One son, Lewis A. 

d. Albert Cutler, b. June 14, 1824; d. Mar. 29, 1845. 
f. Lucy Ann Cutler, b. Feb. 8, 1827 ; m. Benjamin F. Shumway, 

of Medfield, Nov. 20, 184(J. They reside in Medfield. Three 
children, — Nathan W., Benjamin F'., and Albert C. 
jT. Caroline A. Cutler, b. Jan. 13, 1830; m. John Baldwin, of 
Chicago, Feb. 20, 1807; d. Feb. 21, 1878. 

'oily Whitney, born Mar. 1, 1793 ; married Dickerson ; 

died July 12, 1817. 
^becca, born in Weston, Dec. 31, 1795; married Pearson 
D ^emis, in 1857. 

^ ^A^THANiEL (i>76), bom July G, 1798. 
* -^i^Lis (277), born Oct. 3, 1800. 

^avid, born Oct. 13, 1802 ; died in Melrose in 1874. 

\\6. ^ENJAMIN FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(5l), Benjamin V, Benjamin IV, Benjamin III, John II, Jonathan I. 

^ in Dedham, Feb. 18, 1769; resided there, on the road leading 
horn Soxith to West Dedham. 

'^ ^8ll forty-five members of the Clapboard-trees Parish con- 

^^ 12,084.96 as a fund for the support of preaching. Of this 

y^t Benjamin Fairbanks, sen., gave l?75, and Benjamin, Jr., §60. 

o ^^'^in, Jr. was paid, in 1790, ;^5 — 15s., for teaching school at the 

^^^ Branch of the Third Parish. 


He married Hannah Dean, Jan. 21, 1790. She died Aug. 20, 1842, 
aged 75 years. 


1. WiLLARD (278), born in 1796. 

2. Mary, married Abner, son of Joel and Hannah (Weatherbee) 

Guild of Walpole, Mass., a wheelwright and blacksmith, 
Mar. 14, 1821. He was bom Nov. 27, 1798; died Apr. 
29, 1877. She died July 29, 1878. 


a. George Guild, b. May 16, 1822; m. Nancy Jones, of Newton. 

b. Virgil GuUd, b. Oct. 20, 1824 ; m. Jane Maria HUton, of Whiting- 

ville, Dec. 12, 1844. Was a merchant in Ware, Mass. 

c. Horatio Guild, b. July 30, 1827; m.,^ Oct. 15, 1849, Mary Jane 

Drake of No. Providence, R. I. 

d. Mary Ann Maria Guild, b. Dec. 30, 1831; m., Aug. 18, 1850, 

Nathan C. Hutchins. 

e. Hannah Ellis Guild, b. Feb. 2, 1835 ; m., Feb. 2, 1853, John J. P. 

Davis of Boston. 
/ Caroline Abby Guild, b. Apr. 16, 1837. 
g. Abner Guild, b. Jan. 28, 1842. 

h. Lucinda Hartshorn Guild, b. Mar. 23, 1844 ; d. Oct. 26, 1844. 
/'. Amanda Jane Guild, b. Dec. 5, 1845. 

3. Abigail (Nabby) ; married Isaac Ellis, Jan. 2, 1814. 

Mem. No records of the births of Willard and Mary can be found. They 
were probably contained in the Clapboardtrees Church registers, which were 
burned. But their names appear in a deed of their father's land and buildings 
situated at the comer of Hartford road and the road to Ellis sawmill, made by 
them jointly with their mother, Hannah, to W. W. Owen, a tailor, dated May 14, 
1823. See Norfolk Deeds^ Lib. by^fol. 122. 

117. ABIJAH FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(61), Benjamin V, Benjamin IV, Benjamin III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, July 28, 1778, — Church Record, — "Baptized, 
Aug. 5, 1778. The will of the Lord, the child has but one hand.'^ 
Died Aug. 11, 1810. 

Married Mrs. Lavinia Rhoads, Dec. 15, 1803, who died July 28^ 



1. Benjamin Franklin (279), born Mar., 1806. 

2. Elizabeth, born 1807; baptized Sept. 8, 1816; died Sept. 

23, 1827. 

3. Moses, baptized Sept. 8, 1816. 

4. James (280), baptized Sept. 8, 1816. 


118. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS, of Bellingham, Mass. 

(W), Jonas V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Feb. 22, 1761 ; died Jan. 6, 1835. 

Settled in Bellingham. 

Married I, Lucy Fisher, Oct 26, 1786. 

II, Mary Metcalf, in 1787. 

Ill, Grace (Hyde) Burt, of Bellingham, Oct. 17, 1826. 


1. Elijah (281), born May 29, 1788. 

2. Emory, born Jan. 23, 1792 ; died Apr. 24, 1814. 

3. Lucy, born Feb. 19, 1795 ; married Calvin Fairbanks, son 
of John (138), in 1817. Perhaps married, 2ndly, David 
Baker, of Franklin. She died Aug. 13, 1874. 

4. Jonas Metcalf, born Apr. 29, 1799 ; married Betsey Adams, 
of Medway ; died July 3, 1867. No children. 

il9. ABIJAH FAIRBANKS, of Medway, Mass., and Winthrop, 

(58), George V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Medway, Mass., Jan. 21, 1745-6, where he was living when 
with other brave patriots he responded to the Lexington alarm in 
1775. See War Rolls. 

In 1800 he went to Winthrop, and purchased a farm, of some sixty- 
nine acres in the north part of the town, which was enlarged and im- 
proved under his successful management, and subsequently passed 
to his son and grandson. His acres were well cultivated, his crops 
abundant, and his oxen and horses always fat and sleek, for the fact 
that he took excellent care of his stock has come down to posterity. 

Like the generality of his kindred he was neat, particular, and 
methodical in carrying on his business. 

Married, Jan. 4, 1769, Mary, daughter of Timothy and Margaret 
Clark. She was born Feb. 24, 1750, and died June 4, 1823. He 
died in Winthrop Aug. 13, 1830. 

1. Olive, born in Medway, Mass., Sept. 5, 1769 ; married, June 
17, 1790, Dea. Joseph Metcalf, son of Dr. Joseph and 
Hannah (Haven) Metcalf. He was born in Franklin, 
Mass., Mar. 30, 1765, and died Feb. 12, 1849. She died 
Apr. 2, 1868. 

a. Isaac Newton Metcalf, b. Apr. 24, 1791 ; d. Oct. 23, 1804. 


b, Susan Metcalf, b. Aug. 12, 1792; d. Jan. 22, 1828. 

c, Almira Metcalf, b. Feb. 28, 1794; m., June 12, 1822, Cephas 

Thomas, who d. May 20, 1873; she d. July 1, 1881. Seven 

d. Joseph Addison Metcalf, b. Dec. 26, 1795 ; m., Oct. 15, 1821, 

Chloe Fales, daughter of James and Sarah (Bacon) Adams, 
who was b. Jan. 1, 1797, and is now residing with her daughter, 
Mrs. Allen, in Walpole. She celebrated the hundredth 
anniversary of her birth, by a reception, New Year's Day, 

e. Olive Metcalf, b. Jan. 2, 1798 ; m., Nov. 8, 1818, Samuel Wyman, 

who was b. April 22. 1796, and d. Mar. 19, 1886 ; she d. May 
31, 1854. 
/. Moses Haven Metcalf, b. Nov. 22, 1799; m. (1), Oct. 27, 1822, 
Eliza Daphne Hamilton, who d. Sept. 14, 1838. Seven 
children. M. (2), Mar. 1.3. 1839, Eliza Baker, who d. Feb. 27, 
1872. He d. Feb. 24, 1870. 

g, John Calvin Metcalf, b. May 26, 1801 : m. (1), Dec. 24, 1836, 
Martha Louise Poindexter. Five children. M. (2), Apr. 9, 
1802, Victoria Willis Dabney; d. Feb. 3, 1872. 

h, Hannah Metcalf, b. Nov. 6, 1802; d. Dec. 17, 1802. 

/'. Hannah Metcalf, the second, b. May 1, 1804; m., Jan. 4, 1826, 
John Mitchell ; d. Sept. 24, 1835. Three children. 

/ Mary Metcalf, b. June 7. 1806; m., Nov. 8, 1826, Jesse Fuller; 
d. Sept. 20, 1800. Two children. 

k. Jennette Metcalf. b. Jan. 2, 1808 ; d. Mar. 20, 1832. 

/. Isaac Newton Metcalf, b. Sept. 8, 1809 ; m. (1), June 9, 1833, Eliza 
Leonard, who d. June 15, 1855. Five children. M. (2), Dec., 
18, 1856, Charlotte Dummer, daughter of Martin and Han- 
nah (Sewall) Gushing. He d. Feb. 7, 1889. 
m, Martin Luther Metcalf, b. Dec. 22, 1811 ; m. (1), Feb. 28, 1836, 
Hannah Cross Austin ; m. (2), Mar. 15, 1854, Nancy Martin 
Kittredge. Two children. He died July 4, 1881. 

n, David Sanford Metcalf, b. Mar. 4. 1815; m.. May 28, 1835, 
Lucinda Wilson ; d. Mar. 15, 1877. Two children. 

% Mary, born June 20, 1773 ; died Apr. 12, 1778. 

8. Asa, born Feb. 22, 1779; was a farmer and blacksmith; 
selectman of the town of Winthrop, 1814-15, and a cap- 
tain in the war of 1812. Married, Sept. 17, 1800, Hannah 
Partridge, who died Nov. 18, 1858. No children. He 
died in Winthrop, Me., Oct. 7, 1853. 

120. JOEL FAIRBANKS, of Medway and Hopkinton, Mass. 

(63), George V, Georjfe IV, Cicorg-e III, Gcorg^e II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Medway, Jan. 25, 1747. He responded to the Lexington 


Alarniy and was in the Miscellaneous Service. See War Rolls. He 
lived in Stoughton, Hopkinton, Oxford, and other places. He and 
liis children were rovers, and it has been difficult to trace them. 
Their records are necessarily imperfect. 

Married Mary, daughter of Major Abijah and Mary (Gregory) 
^^. Major Gale was a soldier in the French and Indian War; 
Unlisted, and served till its close in 1763. Was a Drum Major. 


1. Alexander, bom May 24, 1772. 

2. David, bom Jan. 30, 1774. 

3. Cynthia, bom Aug. 2, 1776. 

4. Joel (282), born May 8, 1778. 

5. Mary H., born ; died in Hopkinton, Apr. 16, 1862. 

6. Calvin (283), bom in 1781. 

ISi. Dr. GEORGE FAIRBANKS, of Wrentham, Mass. 

(58), Geor^ V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Medway July 12, 1751, and resided there; died in 

Wrentham, Oct. 23, 1829, aged 75 yrs. 3 mos. 16 ds. He was a 

pliysiciao and surgeon. He responded to the Lexington Alarm in 

IT 75, and, in 1776, was Surgeon's Mate in the Revolutionary service, 

la Col. Ephraim Wheelock's and Gamaliel Bradford's Regiments. 

See War Rolls, 

Married Cally Boyden; she died Apr. 1, 1829, aged 72. 


1. Cally, born Sept 8, 1779. 

2. Sukey, born Oct. 3, 1786; died in Wrentham, Aug 8, 1808. 

3. Olive, born Sept 1, 1793. 

^22. SILAS FAIRBANKS, of Medway, Mass. 

(58), Gcorf^e V', George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

^''Q, in Medway, Sept. 29, 1753. Lived on the old Fairbanks 

'Qestead, southwest of Bogestow Pond (now in Millis). Will made 

^ "*» 1823. He was a soldier in the Revolution. See War Rolls, 

^^«^ed Mary Day. 


^oUy, born Mar. 14, 1785; married Moses Pond, Feb. 8, 

1807 ; he was born Mar. 16, 1782 ; she died Apr. 23, 1811. 

He married, 2d, Mrs. Catharine Partridge, Oct. 1, 1811 ; 

she died June 18, 1834. He married, 3d, Nancy, sister of 


his first wife. He was in the French and Indian War, the 
Expedition to Canada, in 1758, and a Revolutionary Sol- 
dier. He died Jan. 3, 1856. 


a, John Pond, b. Oct. 13, 1808; d. Oct. 10, 1892; m.. Mar. 81, 

1840, Charlotte Augusta Wiswall, and had five children. 
His son, George £. Pond, is now Town Clerk and Treasurer 
of Medway. 

b, Mary Pond, b. Dec. 23, 1809; m., Apr. 6, 1832, Charles Wright 

of Medfield. 

2. Charles, born Sept. 30, 1787 ; died Apr. 22, 1789. 

3. Silas (284), born May 16, 1790. 

4. Betsey, born Sept. 28, 1792 ; married Barach Perry, of Hol- 

liston, Mass. 

5. Nancy, bom Sept. 23, 1795 ; married first, Almoran Bullard, 

of Barre, Mass., Feb. 28, 1819 ; he died . She mar- 
ried, 2d, Moses Pond, above (his 3d wife), Oct. 29, 1834. 
She died in Milford, Mass., Feb. 1, 1865. 

a, Edwin D. Pond, b. Dec. 22, 1835; m. 1st, Elizabeth Curtis; 
2d, Caroline A. Ware, now living in Holliston. 

6. Charlotte, bom Feb. 12, 1798 ; died in Milford, in 1855, un- 

married. Will filed Apr. 3, 1855. S^e Worcester Probate 

7. James, born in 1800 ; died Apr. 27, 1824. 

8. George (285), born Apr. 11, 1804. 

123. JOTHAM FAIRBANKS, of Medway, and Lunenburg, 

(63), George V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathjin I. 

Born in Medway, April 6, 1757 ; died there, May 24, 1834, aged 
77 years, 1 month and 18 days. He was a Revolutionary soldier ; 
answered the Lexington alarm. His name is also on the Coat Rolls, 
and he served in the Miscellaneous Militia Service. See War Rolls. 
They resided in Oxford, Mass., in 1783. 

Married, May 6, 1778, Beulah, daughter of Joseph and Deborah 
(Keith), Daniels, who was born in Medway, May 7, 1760 ; she died 
May 29, 1853, aged 75 years 3 days. 


1. JoTHAM (286), born Oct. 19, 1778. 

2. Leonard (287), born about 1790. 


124. LEVI FAIRBANKS, of Medway and Wrentham, Mass. 

(58), George V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Medway, Sept. 29, 1759. Lived there and in Franklin 
dll after 1794, and then in Wrentham, where he died May 8, 1798. 
Letters of administration were granted to NathanieF Ware Dec. 2, 


Married, Jan. 15, 1784, Molly Fuller, of Wrentham, who was 
bom July 2, 1765, and died Mar. 23, 1848. 


1. Otis (288), bom in Medway, May 16, 1785. 

2. Sarah, bom in Medway Jan. 18, 1787 ; married, Feb. 3, 1805, 

Robert Smith ; died Sept 6, 1864. 


a. John Smith, b. Dec. 8, 1805; m. Celia Arnold, and lived in 

Bellingham, Mass. 

b. Lucy F. Smith, b. June 25, 1808; m., in 1835, Jarvis Cook, who 

d. in 1892. 

c. Eliza B. Smith, b. Nov. 7, 1810; m. Horace Rockwood, of 

Bellingham, and had seven children ; d. May 5, 1892. 

d. Julia M. Smith, b. Mar. 28, 1813; m. Reuel Adams, who d. 

Aug. 27, 1885. They had five children. 

e. Mary A. Smith, b. Mar. 25, 1815; m. Joseph Childs. They 

lived in Woonsocket, R. I., and had three children. 
/. Sarah M. Smith, b. Oct. 2, 1822 ; m. James Proctor. They 

lived in Woonsocket, and had six children. 
g. Amanda L. Smith, b. Apr. 9, 1825; m. Edmund Adams, Nov. 

28, 1846, and had seven children. 
h. Hannah S. Smith, b. Dec. 4, 1826; m. David Lawrence, Sept. 1, 

185 , and had one son. 

^« Lucy, born in Medway, July 19, 1789 ; married. May 1808, 
James Adams; died July *26, 1878. He was the son of 
Peter and Esther (Ward) Adams ; was born May 6, 1769, 
and died Apr. 16, 1830. 

fl. Sarah Bacon Adams, b. June 27, 1809; m., June 21, 1838, Rev. 
Ebenezer W. Robinson, who was b. May 1, 1812, and d. 
Apr. 8, 1869. 

b. Peter Adams, b. Apr. 3, 1811 ; m. Clarissa D. Richardson. 

c. Lucy Maria Adams, b. Mar. 19, 1817 ; m. James Bigelow, of 


^, Harvey (289), bom in Franklin. Aug. 28, 1792. 

^. Mary, bom Sept. 18, 1794; died, unmarried, Aug. 11, 1876. 

^. Elizabeth, bom in Wrentham, Feb. 24, 1798. 

After finishing her education at Bradford Academy, she 


offered herself to the American Board as a missionary to 
the Choctaw Indians, and in 1827, with ten others, started 
for the mission which was located in Mississippi, one hun- 
dred miles from any post office. It was a long journey^ 
and in those days accomplished with difficulty. She mar- 
ried, Mar. 28, 1828, Rev. William Hooper — also a mis- 
sionary — who died Sept 8, 1828. In 1850 she returned 
to her old home in Franklin, and afterwards married Asa 
Partridge, who died in 1867. Her death occurred Jan. 1, 

125. ADAM FAIRBANKS, of Hopkinton, Mass. 

(53), George V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Med way, Mass., Dec. 3, 1763. Removed to Hopkinton 
when a young man, and then went back to Medway in 1804, and 
returned to Hopkinton in 1829, where he died Oct. 23, 1881. He 
was a shoemaker. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Su 
War Rolls. 

Married I, Sally Walker, about 1781, he being about eighteen 
years old. She died . 

Married II, Marina Fuller, in 1787, a sister of the wife of his 
brother Levi. She died . 

Married III, Mar. 4, 1789, Mary, daughter of Joseph and Sarah 
(Haven) Frail, bom in Hopkinton, Mar. 6, 1760, and died Sept 15, 


CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Lucy, born Oct. 23, 1788 ; died Dec. 8, 1843. 

CHILDREN, third marriage: 

2. Nancy, bom Nov. 23, 1789 ; married Samuel Ward, of Hop- 

kinton. Had three children, who all died young. Sh& 
died Nov. 26, 1853. 

3. Pliny (290), born , 1791. 

4. George (291), born July 19, 1792. 

5. Hosea, born Jan. 19, 1794 ; died Oct. 29, 1859. 

6. Sarah, born Oct. 23, 1796 ; married, June 6, 1816, Isaac F 

of Hopkinton. She died May 7, 1862. 

a. Isaac Frail, b. May 21, 1817 ; m.. Dec. 20, 1842, Mary Stone 
/;. Sarah M. Frail, b. Oct. 27, 1818; m. Daniel C. Stone, of AshL 

c. Willard Frail, b. and d. Feb. 8, 1820. 

d. Nancy M. Frail, b. Aug. 28, 1822 ; d. Sept. 3, same year. 


e. Nathan W. Frail, b. Aug. 11, 1824; m., Sarah Jones; has two 

sons, Charles and Frank. He is now living in Fayville, Mass. 
/. Hannah £. Frail, b. Aug. 1, 1826; m. Kli Belknap; d. Mar. 27, 

1852 ; has one son, Wendell E., who lives in Ashland, Mass. 
g. Martha M. Frail, b. Aug. .30, 1830; d. Feb. 6, 1854; m., Dec. 4, 

1851, Valentine Belknap, of Ashland. 
h. Aaron W. Frail, b. Apr. 23, 1835 ; m. Parmelia, grand daughter 

of Joel Fairbanks (120). One son, Arthur, now living in 

Montague, Mass. 

7. Matilda, born June 11, 1799; died Mar. 17, 1880 ; unmarried. 

8. Moses (292), born May 30, 1803. 

126. Rev. ELEAZER FAIRBANK, of Palmyra, N. Y. 

(54), Elcazer V, Eleasur IV, Eliesur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom May 10, 1752. He was ordained to the ministry in the 
North Parish, Preston, Ct, Mar. 27, 1777, and was dismissed at his 
own request, Apr. 23, 1793. He was installed over the church in Wil- 
mington, Vt., Sept. 1793 ; dismissed soon after. He died, it is said, 
inPalmyra, N.Y., inl821. 

Married, Oct. 3, 1781, Sarah Bigelow, daughter of Amariah and 
Sarah (Eveleih) Bigelow, of Shrewsbury, Mass. She was born Aug. 
13, 1759, and died in 1844. 


1. Methina, born June 26, 1782. 

2. Perley, born Feb. 29, 1784. 

3. Milton, born ; lived in Palmyra, N. Y. 

127. ABEL FAIRBANKS, of Cornish, N. H. 

(54), Eleazcr V, Eleasur IV, Eliesur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Plainfield, Conn., May Vi^ 1754 ; died in Fairfield, Vt., 
Mar. 27, 1842, aged 87 yrs. 10 mos. 15 ds. 

Lived in Brimfield, Mass. till about 1783, when he removed to 
Sharon, Vt. In 1788 or 1789 he removed to Cornish, N. H., where 
he spent about forty years of his life. He was a farmer and carpen- 
ter, and a man of steady and industrious habits, a member of the 
Congregational church. 

He was a Revolutionary soldier. His name appears on the Coat 
RoWs, and in the Miscellaneous Service List. Sec War Rolls, 

Married, Sept. 25, 1777, Hannah Hobbs, eighth daughter of 
Benjamin and Elizabeth (Flint) Hobbs, who had fourteen children. 
SVie died in Fairfield, Apr. 9, 1840. 



1. Chester, born Mar. 11, 1778 ; died Nov. 15, 1803. 

2. Joseph (293), born Apr. 19, 1779. 

3. Benjamin (294), bom Mar. 9, 1781. 

4. Abel, born Nov. 22, 1782 ; married Betsey Rice ; no children. 

Was a cooper by trade. The last nine years of his life 
were spent with Clinton Fairbanks, in Fairfield, where he 
died Mar. 16, 1866. 
6. RuFus (295), bom June 18, 1785. 

6. Harvey (296), bom Oct. 1, 1787. 

7. Zabad (297), bom June 5, 1790. 

8. Betsey, born at Cornish, May 19, 1792 ; married Samuel Ide, 

in Coventry, Vt., Mar. 10, 1827, and died there May 14, 
1864. He died Mar. 16, 1870. 


a. Charles Ide, b. May 1, 1830 ; m. Ellen Augusta Wright, Feb. 18, 
1861. He was a farmer. 

9. Polly, born Oct. 24, 1793, in Comish ; married, Feb., 1824, 

Lewis Gilbert, who was born Mar. 1, 1790. She died ia 
Fairfield. Vt., Feb. 24, 1878. 


a. Ezra L. Gilbert, b. Apr. 17, 1825 ; m., about 1845, and lives 1 

one of the western States. 

b. Moses A. Gilbert, b. Oct. 21, 1826. 

c. Cushman F. Gilbert, b. Feb. 3, 1881 ; lives in Newport, Vt., a 

has one son. lie belonged to the 3d Reg. Vt. Vols. 

d. Amasa B. Gilbert, b. Feb. 1, 1888; m. Mary Hatch, Jan. 4, 18T 

He enlisted in Co. B., 8d Reg. Vt. Vols. 

e. Gratia A. Gilbert, b. July 7, 18^55; m. E. B. Sturgis, Mar. 

/. Polly A. Gilbert, b. July 8, 1887. 

10. Sally, born in Cornish, Aug. 20, 1795; married Fran 
Hull, Dec. 27, 1825, who was born in Fairfield, Vt, 
died at Bakersfield, June 7, 1872. She died in the s 
place, Apr. 1^, 1 879 ; was a member of the Congregati 
Church about forty years. 


a. Eunice M. Hull, b. July 'J7, 1827; d. Sept. 9, 1828. 

b. Francello Phelps Hull, b. Jan. 22, 183;l ; d. July 29, \^U. 

c. Lyman Munson Hull. b. Feb. 11,1835; m. Olive S. Ha 

Served nine months in the war, in Co. G., 3d Vt. Vol 
drowned Apr. 30, 1879. 


d, Samuel Edwin Hull, b. Aug. 29, 1837 ; m. Carrie A. Fairbanks, 

in Sheldon, Vt. Resides in Bakersfield, Vt. 

e. Anson Harry Hull, b. Jan. 18, 1840. 


128, RUFUS FAIRBANKS, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

(54), Eleazer V, Eleasur IV, Eliesur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Killingly, Conn., October 20, 1769; died in Halifax, July 
7, 1842, aged 83 years. He was graduated at Dartmouth College in 
1784, and then joined his uncle Joseph Fairbanks in Halifax, Nova 
Scotia. A man of much ability and force of character, he was a use- 
ful and public spirited citizen of the young city by the sea, and a 
prominent magistrate. He inherited a large property from his uncle, 
on wMch he erected several buildings. He gave his numerous family 
^very advantage in the way of education that was within his reach, 
*^^ left his children the heritage of an upright and honorable name. 
He married, Nov. 17, 1785, Ann Prescott, who was bom in Halifax, 
^ ^ber, 1766, and died September 1, 1850, aged 85 years. She 
^ a daughter of Jonathan Prescott, who was bom in Littleton, 
coj^*' May 24, 1725. Her mother was Ann Blackden. The Pres- 
^Qd Blackdens were families of high standing. 


Joseph, born Feb. 8, 1787 ; fell off a wharf, and was drowned, 
2 Oct. 10, 1788. 

^* Joseph Prescott, born Oct. 15, 1788 ; died Sept. 11, 1789. 
^ ^ Carles Rufus (298), born Mar. 25, 1790. 
5* J^Hn Eleazer (299), born June 27, 1793 ; died Dec. 27, 1860. 
6* ^^MuEL Prescott (300), bom Jan. 31, 1795. 
7 yy^H^LiAM Blagden (301), born Apr. 17, 1796. 
S* ^^^J^GE Edward (302), born Feb. 18, 1798. 

"^^^ry Ann, bom Mar. 23, 1800 ; married David Allison, who 

Engaged in business with William B. Fairbanks, brother 

of his wife, under the firm of Fairbanks & Allison. He 

clied at Flat Rock, N. S., July 5, 1857. She died in April 

9 1896, aged 96 years. 

^J'ances Elizabeth, bom Feb. 22, 1803 ; married Rev. John 

Scott, of the St. Matthews (Scotch) Presbyterian Church, 

Avho officiated for many years in the church at Halifax. 

She died Dec. 22, 1854. He baptized every member of 

X(^ the family and united several of them in matrimony. 

Joseph (303), born Aug. 19, 1805. 


129. ASA FAIRBANKS, of Dublin, N. H. 

(56), Ebenezer V', Eleasur IV, Eliesur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sherborn, Mass. (now Medway), Mar. 4, 1762 ; removed 
to Dublin in 1784, and settled on Lot 3, Range 2, which was pur- 
chased by his father. He died there July 26, 1819, aged 67 yrs. 
4 mos. 22 ds. He enlisted in the service of his country at the age of 
fourteen, and performed guard duty around military stores in Sher- 
born during one summer season. At the age of sixteen he enlisted 
again, and joined the army in Rhode Island. He was there employed, 
a portion of the time, as a ferryman between Tiverton and Greenwich, 
transporting soldiers, horses, provisions, ammunition, etc. On one 
occasion he was ordered to take a load of soldiers across the river by 
night, in company with six other boats. During the passage a severe 
tempest arose. It was stormy and dark. They lost their pilot and 
lights, and in this condition they were tossed about by the waves, not 
knowing where they were or whither they were going. In the course 
of the night they were drifted upon an island where they found 
another boat load in the same condition. Only one boat of the seven 
found its way that night across the river. When morning came, they 
discovered they were near the enemy. As boats crossed and recrossed 
the river they made signals of distress, but were not relieved till they 
had passed two days and two nights without food, or the means of 
making a fire to dry themselves. They were supposed by their 
officers to be lost. 

In the year 1780 he re-enlisted for six months, and served a part 
of the time at West Point. He was there when Arnold attempted to 
give it into the hands of the British. See War Rolls. 

He married, Apr. 28, 1784, Hepzibah Adams, daughter of Capt 
Moses Adams. She was born in Sherborn, Dec. 8, 1761. Soon after 
their marriage they settled in Dublin, and lived at first in a log cabin, 
without chimney or doors. They cooked their food for two or three 
months by the side of a log in the open air. 


1. Hepsibah, born Mar. 8, 1785; married Joseph Gowing; died 

Oct 13, 1843. 

2. Asa (304), born Mar. 17, 1787. 

3. Moses (305), born Feb. 3, 1789. 

4. Ehknezer (306), born May 28, 1794. 

130. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS, of Brimfield, Mass. 

(.'>5), Ebcnc/er V, Eleasur IV, KJicsur III, George II, Jonathan I, 

Born in Sherborn, where his father and many others of the nanrn.* 


had made an honorable record. When he was twenty years old, his 
uncle Joseph, who had received a lot of land in Halifax, N. S., in 
recognition of his services under the Government of Massachusetts, 
in reducing the Island of Cape Breton, sent for him to go and live 
with him. The vessel in which he took passage from Boston, was 
forced to go back for repairs, and the winter coming on he went 
home. The next spring his father moved to Brimfield, and he gave 
up the opportunity at Halifax to his cousin Rufus. After assisting 
his father in the new home, he also bought a farm in Brimfield. He 
Was .not only a farmer, but, like most of the family, naturally a 
mechanic, and buying a set of carpenter's tools, found profitable 
employment in building. Having Mr. and Mrs. Paddock, his wife's 
parents, in the family, through many years of expensive illness, he 
had slow work in paying for his farm, but it was well stocked, so that, 
'when in 1815 he decided to move to Vermont, where his brother-in- 
law. Judge Paddock, and his son Erastus were already established, 
the farm sold for 11,800, and with the avails of his furniture and 
stock he had enough to purchase a small water-power, and timber 
iKith which he and his son built a dam, a saw mill, a grist mill, and 
ivagon shop. The family endured the hardships of pioneer life, 
together with the special discomfort of snow storms and frosts every ' 
month of the first year. The growing prosperity of the following 
years was due to his ability as well as to that of his sons. He 
was a manly man, of the best New England type, much respected, 
and of great influence. He died suddenly, Sept. 27, 1846. His wife, 
to whom not less than to himself the sons owed their strength of 
character, died at the advanced age of ninety-three. 

He married, Oct. 21, 1790, Phebe, daughter of James and Ann 
Paddock, of Holland, Mass., whose ancestor came to this country 
with Gov. Carver. She was born Sept. 6, 1760, and died May 5, 1858. 
The Paddock family gave many honored citizens to Vermont. 


1. Erastus (307), born Oct. 28, 1792. 

2. Thaddeus (308), born Jan. 17, 1796. 

3. Joseph Paddock (309), born Nov. 26, 1806. 

131. HENRY FAIRBANKS, of Brimfield, Mass. 

(56), Ebenezcr V, Eleasur IV, Eliesur III, Georg^e II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Brimfield, Dec. 21, 1770, died July 20, 1827. 
Married, Oct. 29, 1795, Margaret Bliss, who was born Mar. 5, 
^"773, and died June 4, 1843, aged 70 yrs. 2 mos. 29 ds. 



1. Eliza, born Sept. 29, 1796 ; married Baxter Wood, Nov. 19, 

1823 ; died Dec. 29, 1891. He was born Jan. 2, 1797 ; 
died Apr. 28, 1890. They lived in Richfield, O., more 
than fifty years, and died there. 


a. Pauline Wood, b. in Holland, Mass., Jan. 24, 1825 ; m. Oliver 

Collins Shepard, May 26, 1852. They lived in Vermillion 
and Richfield, O., and had seven children. 

b, Baxter H. Wood, b. Feb. 19, 1827. 

f. Weldon W. Wood, b. Nov. 25, 1829. 
d, Charles Wood, b. Oct. 11, 1837. 

2. Ebenezer (310), bom June 3, 1797. 

3. Pauline, born Nov. 13, 1801 ; married Chapman ; died 

m 1870. 

4. Aaron Bliss (311), born Apr. 11, 1805. 

5. Asa, bom Mar. 5, 1809 ; died March 13, 1809. 

6. Henry (312), bora Feb. 2, 1813. 

132. REV. THADDEUS FAIRBANKS, of Monson, Mass. 

(S5), Ebenezer V, Eleasur IV, Eliesur III, Gcorj^e II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Brimfield, Mass., Mar. 13, 1773. Was graduated at Yale 
College in 1796. The Secretary of the University says : "Hewas 
licensed to preach in 1800. He preached as a licentiate, apparently, 
for some years, but was not ordained." He supplied the pulpit in 
Canterbury, Conn., while a new meeting house was in process of 
construction, which it was voted to build in 1799, and which was 
completed in 1805. History of Windham Co,^ /. J14, Died in 
Monson, Dec. 21, 1815. Married Pamelia Burt. 


1. Louisa Dell, born ; married Frederick Field Gates 

in Monson, Mass., who subsequently removed to Monson, 
Me., and died there in 1860. She died in 1845. 


a. Ann Eliza Gates, b. in Monson, Mass., ; m. (1), Axel H. 

Bray ; (2), Thomas Macomber. 

b. George H. Gates, b. in Monson, Mass., ; lives there; m. 

Lavinia Packard. 

c. Jane Gates, b. in Monson, Me., ; m. Albert Robertson ; 

d. in Great Falls, N. H. 


d, Emily B. Gates, b. in Monson, Me., ; m. Samuel Ma- 


e, Joseph B. Gates, b. in Monson, Me.; lives in Alexandria, N. Y. 

f, Franklin Gates, b. in Monson, Me., ; m. Melissa Bray ; 

lives in Sherry, Wis. 

g, Artemas Wiswall Gates, b. Nov. 22, 1837; graduate of Yale 

College, class of 1863 ; is a lawyer. 
h, Charles Albert Gates, b. in Monson, Me., Aug. 6, 1843; m. 
Emma Bragg, of Monson, Mass. ; d. in Hartford, Conn., about 

2. Del. Louisa, bom Jan. 13, 1803 ; married Artemas Wiswall, 
who was bom Sept. 15, 1788, and died Mar. 22, 1837. 
She died Mar. 26, 1831. 


a, Maria Louisa Wiswall {a^ belaw)^\i, Jan. 13, 1829; d. Mar. 

8, 1892. 

b. George Frederic Wiswall, b. Feb. 11, 1831 ; died Oct. 21, 1833. 

(tfS). Maria Louisa Wiswall, m. Thomas Hasting Russell, Esq., 
Oct. 6, 1847. He was graduated from Harvard University, 
class of 1843 ; a member of the late well-known firm of C. 
T. & T. H. Russell, eminent lawyers, of Boston. 


a. Charles Frederick Russell, b. June 14, 1849; d. May 21, 1884; 

m. May Sanford Baxter. Children: Thomas Hasting, 

John Albert, Charles Frederick. 
h. Annie Louise Russell, b. Nov. 18, 1851 ; m. Arthur Grimes 

Stan wood, Assistant Treasurer of C. B. & Q. Railroad. 

Children : Russell, Arthur Webster, Margaret, Philip 

Caldwell, Richard Russell, Mary. 

c. Mary Louise Russell, b. Apr. 8, 1855; m. Edward Walley, 

youngest son of Hon. Samuel H. Walley, of Boston. 
Childrkn : Samuel Hurd, Mirriam Phillips, Annie Louise, 
Theresa Bates, Louise Russell, Mary Louise. 

d. Alice Wiswall Russell, b. Oct. 5, 1857; m. Rev. Henry Porter 

Peck, graduate of Amherst College, class of 1878. Chil- 
dren : Henry North, Russell Hasting, Marion Louise, 
Charles Russell. 

e. Arthur Hasting Russell, b. Dec. 1, 1850; graduate of Amherst 

College, class of 1881 ; Boston University Law School, 1884. 
He is now of the firm of Russell & Russell, lawyers. Boston, 
consisting of his cousin, C. T. Russell, Jr., and himself. 
Ex-Governor, William E. Russell, brother of C. T. Jr., was 
a member of this firm, till his death, July 16, 1890. 

George, bom ; lost at sea. 


133. LEVI FAIRBANKS, of Brimfield, Mass. 

(55), Ebenezer V, Eleasur IV, Eliesur III, Georgfc II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sherborn, Mass., Aug. 24, 1778 ; lived in Brimfield ; died 
there about 1850. 

Married I, Betsey Smith. 
Married II, Mrs. K Howard. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Creucy ; married Joseph Fay. 

Second marriage: 

2. Lucy. 

134. JOSEPH FAIRBANK, of Union, Conn. 

(57),Jabcz V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Holliston, Mass., June 3, 1741. Lived in Framinghamy 
Mass. Removed to Union, Conn, in 1764, 
He married Tabitha Marcy. 


1. Stephen, bom Mar. 4, 1763 ; died July 1783. 

2. Joshua, bom Dec. 23, 1764. 

3. Molley, born Nov. 2, 1767 ; married, Aug. 18, 1791, John 

Willington, of Dudley, Mass. 


a. Benjamin Willington, / 

L f u \Tifir ^ ( Twins b. Nov. 11, 1792. 

0. John Willington, > * 

c. Erastus Willington, b. April 6, 1794. 

d. Polly Willington, b. Apr. 24, 1796. 

e. Dyer Willington, b. June 17, 1798. 
/ Sally Willington, b. Oct. 5, 1800. 

4. Tabitha, born Oct. 14, 1770. 

5. Joseph (313), born July 13, 1773. 

6. Sibbel, born July 9, 1779. 

7. Daniel, bora Aug. 29, 1781. 

8. Stephen, the 2nd (314), born July 11, 1787. 

9. Orrin, born . 

135. JOSHUA FAIRBANKS, of Framingham, M; 

(57), Jabez V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Holliston, Aug. 2, 1743. Lived in Framingham ; remo^ 
to Worcester County about 1804. He was a Revolutionary Sold? 
See War Rolls. 

Married, Dec. 3, 1767, Mary Parmenter, of Sudbury. 


CHILDREN, bom in Framingham : 
^. Lucy, bom June 14, 1768 ; married, Nov., 1789, Ephraim 
Hagar, of Marlboro. He died Aug. 21, 1843, aged 79. 
She died about 1810. He remarried twice afterwards. 

a. Sally Hagar, b. Sept. 19, 1791 ; d. young. 
d. Sophia Hagar, b. Jan. 8, 1798. 

c. Luther Hagar, b. Dec. 8, 1794; d. Feb., 1815. 

d. Lyman Hagar, b. Jan. 12, 1797 ; d. unmarried. 

e. Edward Hagar, b. Dec. 19, 1798; m. Mary Knight, of Sudbury; 

d. in Troy, N. H., in Mar. 1844. 

/ Truman Hagar, b. . 

^. Polly Hagar, b. . 

A. Lucy Hagar, b. . 

t. William Hagar, b. . 

/ Sally Hagar, b. . 

|- Luke (315), born May 2, 1770. 

Jerusha, bom Apr. 8, 1772 ; married Daniel Allen, of Marl- 
^ boro, Feb., 1797. 

^' ^nna, born May 13, 1774. 
g" horning, bom Aug. 17, 1776; died Jan. 28, 1778. 

^oUy, bora May 24, 1778 ; married Ezra Rugg, Apr. 1, 1802. 
J He died July 2, 1810. She died May 1812. 

«' "^Sa, born June 2, 1780; unmarried. 

"^^enath, born Mar. 4, 1783 ; married Apr. 10, 1810, Jason 
Q Kent, of Sudbury. She died prior to 1835. Five children, 

^^^nnah, bora May 15, 1785 ; married Eli Fay of Hopkinton, 
^^ May 11. 1800. 

^aniel, born Oct. 29, 1788 ; drowned, with his brother Luke, 


in Sudbury River in 1805. 
^aUy, born May 15, 1790. 

^^6- ISAIAH FAIRBANKS, of Grafton, Mass. 

(57), Jabez V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

,. , .^ in Holliston, Mass., in 1745; settled in Grafton, where he 
T , . * 832. He served in the Revolutionary war. 5<f^ JVar Rolls, 
y. ^^11, filed June 1, 1832, he mentioned all the children named 
S ^e Worcester Probate records, 
^*Tied I, Mary Jones, born Aug. 7, 1744. 
** II, Sept. 19, 1776, Ruth Eagan, of Westborough. 

'* III, Nov. 28, 1782, Molly Goodale. 
'« IV, July 11, 1791, Sarah Nourse, of Westborough. 


2. Lowell (321), born April 8, 1812. 

3. Mary Brown, born in Townsend Mass., July 6, 1814 ; mar- 

ried, April 29, 1839, C. W. Robertson ; died in Rockton, 
111., Nov. 4, 1895. 



a. Lucinda B. Robertson, b. Sept. 10, 1840; m. Edward Smith 

Waite. Resides in Rockton, 111. 

b. Timothy M. Robertson, b. Aug. 25, 1842. Resides in Rockton, 


c. Hannah Z. Robertson, b. July 11, 1845; m. Philip Gleasman ; 

resides in Latham, 111. 

d. Emily A. Robertson, b. Oct. 5, 1848; m. Dwight Talcott; 

resides in Talcott, So. Dakota. 

e. Ellen M. Robertson, b. Apr. 13, 1851 ; d. Feb. 7, 1882. 

f. Adelia P. Robertson, b. March 30, 1854; m. Adoniram Judson 

Burtch ; residence, Osage, Iowa. He is a prosperous fanner, 
and Deacon in the Baptist Church. Three children, — Mary, 
Judson Glen, Charles Robertson. 

4. Daniel, bom Dec. 2, 1816. The following is from an obituary 

notice found in the General Minujtes of Methodist General 
Conference for 1855. He was at the time of his death a 
member of the Illinois Conference. 

** Rev. Daniel Fairbank was bom in Townsend, Mass., Dec. 2, 1810. He 

^ Converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1830, under the 

■^ifiistry of Rev. N. B. Spalding. He emigrated to the State of Illinois in 1838, 

*s licensed to exhort in 1848, and was employed by Rev. C. Holliday to travel 

^ ^arlinville Circuit the last quarter of that year. At the ensuing session of the 

^y^ois Conference he was admitted on trial, and appointed to Upper Alton ; after 

*^h he traveled Carlyle, Staunton, Jonesboro', Metropolis, Fairfield, Shawnee- 

'^^ Edwardsville, Lebanon, Sparta, Golconda, Chili, and Hardin Circuits. In 

^ *^all of 1853 his health was so far impaired that he found it necessary to ask 

- * Superannuated relation. For a few months his friends were encouraged to 

*^ ^hat rest would improve his wasted strength, and that he would again be able 

to ri-, 

^^ effective service in the regular work of the ministry ; but these hopes were 

0^ ^lighted. His disease returned again with renewed force about the 1st of 

£^ ^Oer, 1854, and continued until the 9th, when it terminated his earthly ex- 

dj brother Fairbank was a good and faithful minister of the Lord Jesus. He 

'»x * great peace,' and in full hope of a glorious immortality." 

^ ^^e died, unmarried, Oct. 9, 1854, at the house of his sister, Mrs. 
^^nson, Hillsborough, 111. 

^. Emily, bom in Rindge, N. H. in 1820 ; died in Fillmore, in 



a. Diana Allen, b. 1809 ; m. Joseph W. Ramsdell ; d. in Wardsboro. 

b. Drury F. Allen, b. 1811 ; d. 1825. 

c. Adelia Allen, b. 1814 ; m. Reuben M. Hunt ; d. in Wardsboro. 

2. Perley (326), born Aug. 25, 1784 ; was a farmer ; settled in 

Poland, N. Y., and died there Jan. 28, 1866, aged 81 yrs. 
4 mos. 6 ds. 

3. Drury (327), born May 1, 1789. 

4. Leland (328), born Nov. 20, 1793. 

5. John Adams (329), born Nov. 29, 1799. 

-0. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS, of Holliston, Mass. 

(58), Drury V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Holliston, Mar. 4, 1764 ; about 1783 settled upon a farm 

^^ AVardsboro, Vt., adjoining his brother Perley's farm. It is said 

T^^t both farms were bought and given to them by their father, though 

^ the deed to Perley, the consideration of ;^80 is stated. A few years 

hereafter his wife died, and he returned to Holliston, with his infant 

.^^^hter, where he died in 1791. Will dated Dec. 16, 1790 ; probated 

** ^rattleboro, Vt, Apr. 19, 1791, and in Cambridge, Mass., May 4, 

^1 ; mentions Joseph and Mary, his children. 

Married Mary Steadman, who died in 1790. 


1. Joseph, bom 1788; died 1814. 

2. Mary, born 1790; married Benjamin Carroll. Resided in 


^4r^. ELIJAH FAIRBANKS, of Lunenburg, Mass. 

(58), Drury V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

^m in Holliston, June 30, 1770; settled in Lunenburg; died 
- 10, 1811. 

^Vill filed Feb. 9, 1811. See Worcester Probate Records, 
^iarried I, Abigail Steadman, who died Feb. 17, 1803. Married 
"^» Sarah Goodrich. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

^* Joseph Steadman, born Feb. 27, 1799. His will, dated Oct. 
22, 1825, and probated Jan. 10, 1826, mentions wife 
Emeline, youngest brother of the half blood, Luther, of 
New Orleans, Elijah, another half brother, of Charles town, 


son of Dr. Calvin and Sally (Parker) Jewett. They sailed 
from Boston to Smyrna, Mar. 14, 1853, as missionaries of the 
A. B. C. F. M., to Tokat in Armenia. They returned to the 
U. S. in 1860, remaining until May 31, 1862, on which date 
they sailed from N. Y. to Liverpool, en route to Turkey. He 
died in Liverpool, June 18, 1862. Their son, Henry Martyn 
Jewett, b. in Tokat, July 8, 1855, was U. S. Consul to Sivas, 
Turkey, from 1886 to 1892. Now resides in Everett, Mass. 
Another son, Milo Augustus Jewett, b. Oct. 27, 1857, was 
appointed U. S. Consul to Sivas in 1892, and still holds that 
position. It is said that he has displayed great courage and 
good judgment during the recent troubles in Armenia. 

b. Samuel Augustus Brackett, b. Dec. 19, 1829 ; m., Feb. 19, 1856, 

Ruble Newell, daughter of Rev. Gilbert and Love Lawrence 
(Brackett) Robbin, who was b. in East Cambridge, Apr. 29, 
1834. Resides in Boston. 

c, Elmore Fairbanks Brackett, b. in Waterford, Vt., May 26, 1839 ; 

m. (I), Apr. 7, 1863, Harriet Maria Chamberlain, b. in Haver- 
hUl, N. H., Sept. 17, 1843; d. in Boston, July 27, 1870; 
m. (II), Oct. 1, 1889, Mrs. Frances Henrietta Page, b. in 
Digby, N. S., Mar. 20, 1842, daughter of Robert and Clarissa 
Trumbull. Had two children. Hattie May; d. young; 
Hattie Maria, b. July 27, 1870; is living in Boston. 

3. Drury, born May 27, 1805 ; died Dec. 4, 1810. 

4. Mary, bom Mar. 31, 1807; married John Bacon, Oct. 21, 

1828. They lived in St. Johnsbury, Vt. 


a. Nancy Jane Bacon, b. July 20, 1833; m. Roswell Vaughan. 

Had two children ; George C. and Mary Vaughan. 

b. Edwin B. Bacon, b. Apr. 28, 1838 ; d. June 18, 1842. 

5. Timothy Rockvvood (331), born Apr. 15, 1809. 

6. Lucretia Ann, bom May 15, 1811 ; married Joseph Arming- 

ton Ide, Jan. 24, 1838. Resided in West Newport, Vt. 
He died Jan. 1864. She died Feb. 1888. 


a. Rev. George Henry Ide, b. Jan. 21, 1839 ; resides in Milwaukee, 

Wis. Two children. 

b, Edward Milo Ide, b. Apr. 30, 1841 ; resides in Washington, 

D. C. Two children living. 

7. Drury, the 2nd (332), born Aug. 13, 1813. 

8. Harriet N*, bom 1818 ; married Oliver T. Brown. 

MOSES FAIRBANKS, of Colerain, Mass. 

(W), Moses V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

'^m in Shutesbury, Aug. 9, 1768. Lived in Colerain until he 


6. Mary, born Feb. 22, 1821 ; married, Dec. 2, 1840, Ar^d 

Nichols, of Colerain, who died Sept. 2, 1891. 


a, Mary Caroline Nichols, b. Feb. 21, 1842; m. Apr. 4, 1858, 

Henry Fairbanks (076) of North Heath. She d. Sept. 9, 

b, Charles Walter Nichols, b. Dec. 29, 1844; m. Carrie R., 

daughter of Sardis Fairbanks (753). 

c, Jennie R. Nichols, b. Aug. 13, 1847; m. July 28, 1872, H. 

Lester Fish. They reside in Colerain. 

d, MiUard Orlin Nichols, b. Jan. 10, 1850; m. Nov. 22, 1881, 

Olive Niles. They reside in Colerain. 

e, Lucy Nichols, b. Nov. 10, 1852; m. Dec. 31, 1884, Richard 

Schack. They reside in Shelbume, Mass. 
/. Emma R. Nichols, b. Sept. 20, 1859 ; m. Apr. 18, 188^3, James 

M. McClellan. They reside in Colerain. 
g. Addie Eliza Nichols, b. June 18, 1862 ; d. Apr. 4. 1880. 

7. RoMiNOR Smith (336), born July 2, 1822. 

8. Ruth, born Jan. 2, 1824; married John H agar, who died 

Feb. 7, 1852; she died Feb. 24, 1852. 


a. Ormond Hagar, b. June 17, 1848; d. Jan. 29, 1894. 

b. Jeremiah Hagar, b. Mar. 16, 1850; d. June 17, 1873. 

c. Patty Hagar, b. Nov. 27, 1851 ; d. Jan. 24, 1852. 

"^4:5. JONATHAN FAIRBANKS, of Heath, Mass., and 

Antwerp, N. Y. 

(59), Moses V, Jonathan IV, Jonath:ui III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom April 3, 1772, in Shutesbury. Removed to Heath, Mass., 
^*^ere all his children were born, and, in 1810, to Antwerp, N. Y. 
"^ died in 185H, aged about 86 years. He was a man of great 
^■^ysical strength, and of very industrious habits, and a good citizen. 

Married I, Sally Ayers, who was born Feb. 0, 1778. 

Married II, Nabby Ayers, sister of his first wife. 

CHILDRKN, all by first wife, born in Heath : 

1. Sally, born Nov, 8, 1790; married Leonard Briggs. 

li. Betsy, bom Nov. 9, 1797 ; married Walter Burt. 

•S. John, born Apr. 80, 1799. He married Anna Slack, but no 
record of his family has been obtained. 

4. Polly, bom Aug. 24, 1800; married Whiting Tuttle. 

5. HiRAM (837), bom Nov. 0, 1801. 
0. Royal (388), born Aug. 18, 1808. 

7. Anna, boj"n Nov. 1 5, 1 804 ; married Barber. 

8. Emeline, bom Nov. 2, 1807 ; married John Howe. 

9. Robert, born Oct. 8, 1808 ; died when a young man. 

10. David (339), born July 2, 1811. 

11. Wilkins, bora Sept. 13, 1814; died when a young man. 

12. Laura, born April 18, 1818; married John Mitchell. 


146. ASA FAIRBANKS, of Whitingham, Vt. 

(60), Moses V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Shutesbury, Mass., May 1, 1774. Settled in Whitingham 
His name first appeared on the records of that town in 1 802, on the 
Grand List. He died Feb. 24, 1828. 

Married Lucy Saunders, who died July 20, 1843, aged 64 years. 


1. Asa (340), bom June 27, 1800. 

2. Amos, born Feb. 18, 1802; married Jemima Fuller. He 

died Sept. 24, 1824 ; she died Dec. 0, 1824, aged 19 years. 
No issue. 
8. Ezra (341), bom Feb. 4, 1804. 

4. Phebe, born March 16, 1806; died Sept. 0, 1806. 

5. Abraham (342), born May 3, 1808. 

6. Lucy, bom June 11, 1810 ; married Levi Lamb. 


a. Edwin Lamb; drowned. 

b. Caroline Lamb ; m. Lovell. 

c. Maria Lamb; m. Amos Underwood of Rowe, Mass. 

d. Lysander Lamb. 

e. Chester Lamb. 

7. Anna, bom Feb. 2, 1813; married Warren Chase, who was 

born Nov. 30, 1806. She died Dec. 23, 1858. 


a. Diantha Chase, b. Oct. 21, 1832. 

b. Albert W-. Chase, b. Jan. 20, 1834 ; d. May 11, 1857. 

c. Wilber F. Chase, b. Jan 5, 1841. 

8. Samuel (348), born June 20, 1815. 

9. Louisa, born Jan. 10, 1S17 ; married Joel Stacy; died in 

Hoosick Falls, N. Y. 


a, Hlendcna Stacy, b. ; m. William Cook of Heath, and 

d. in Oheron, N. D., Apr. 3, 18U5, aged 58 yrs. 

b. Pearl Stacy. 

10. Leafy, born May 18, 1820; died April 5, 184(5, unmarried. 
147. JONATHAN FAIRHANK, of Sudbury, Mass. 

(60), Daniel V.Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, Georg:c II, Jon.ithan I. 

Born in Holliston, Mass., Mar. 29, 1755; lived for a time in 


Northborough, Mass. ; settled in Sudbury prior to 1783. He owned 
and occupied one of the most substantial homesteads in town, being 
a part of lands laid out in 1655, in " squadrons," consisting each of 
twelve or more lots granted to individuals. His farm was in the 
south-west part of the town, now known as the Abjah Walker place. 
He was a Revolutionary soldier. S^^ War Rolls. He died Feb. 28, 
^WO, aged 84 yrs. 10 mos. 29 ds. 

He married I, Hannah Morse, of Northborough, Feb. 28, 1781. 

She died Dec. 7, 1783, in the 20th year of her age. 

He married II, Bridget Parmenter, of Sudbury, Dec. 3, 1784. She 

died Sept 29, 1828, in her 64th year. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Daniel (344), born Oct. 28, 1781. 

2. Hannah, born Nov. 13, 1783 ; married Martin Hagar, of 

Marlboro, Mass., who died Sept. 21, 1855. She died Oct. 
23, 1848. 


a. Martin Hagar, Jr., b. Apr. 21, 1808; m. Catherine Langmaid, 

who lived but a year after their marriage. No children. He 
died Mar. 9, 1880. 

b. Charles Hagar, b. Oct. 9, 1809; m. Myra H. Felton, June 6, 

1838, and d. July 31, 1890. Five children. Dexter F. Hagar, 
Fanny Felton Hagar, Lydia Caroline Hagar, Otis Hagar, 
Martin Hagar. 

c. Otis Hagar, b. Mar. 8, 1811 ; d. Nov. 12, 1833. 

d. Elizabeth Hagar. b. June 11, 1814; d. Jan. 2, 1895. 

£. Hannah Morse Hagar, b. Nov. 21, 1815 ; m. Silas Bullard, about 

1839. She d. Apr. 11, 1849. One son, Mark Bullard, is 
living in Greenfield, Mass. 

/. Lydia Caroline Hagar, b. Oct. 31, 1817 ; m. Isaac Fleming the 
same day her sister Hannah was married. They joined the 
Mormons in 1843, went with them to Nauvoo, thence to 
Utah. Both died in Salt Lake City. 

^ By Second Marriage : 

Elizabeth, born Sept. 16, 1785 ; married in 1807, John Cutler, 
who was born in Waltham, Mass., July 31, 1786. They 
removed to Lima, N. Y. in 1823, where she died Dec. 18, 
1831, aged 46 years. 


a. Eliza Cutler, b. May 16, 1809; m., Oct. 12, 1836, John L Kelsey. 

Resided at Riga, N. V. Two children. 

b. John M. Cutler, b. Feb. 26, 1813; m., Oct. 5. 1837, Frances 

Bishop of Lima ; d. at Ypsilanti, Mich. Aug. 20, 1880. Three 


f. Harriet CulUr. Li. in Ic^ll^: tended in Chicago. IIL Unmairied. 

Died Sept. ». l9*«. 
ti. George D. Cuikr, b. Apr. 9, 1>32; m. (li. Martha Brooks, of 
Wesi Avon. X. v.. Sep:. VX i!4ti : ri'. Gertrude BoughtoD, 
Sepl. 10. Re^iiles at Albion, \fich. Fli'e chUdreo. 
c. Susan Cutler, b. Dec. I'l. 1?2:1: m. Dr. C. H. Hammond. 
Skilled in [onia. Mich. She d. Sepi. 3. IftO. Six chUdren. 
Hed. Apr. '1. l.S*:t. 
/ MaryA. Cuikr.b. Feb- 11. Is21 ; m. Re*-. I. H- Phelps. Resides 

in Hushine. Mi^h. 
g-, Sarah X. Cutler, b. May IT, 1>2.>: d. Nov. 17. 1S53. 
*. Henrj- C. Cutler, b. Xov. 18:»: d. June ••. 1*31. 
4. Jonathan (345), bom Apr. 7, 17?7. 
o. ZtLDny, bom July 29, 1790 : married James Quinn, an Irish 

political refugee. No children. 
«. Drury (346). bom July 17, 1793. 
7. Epdv (347), bom in 179.\ 
ji. George (348), bom Sept. lo, 1797. 
9. Dexier (349), born Inly 19, 1799. 
ll>. Mary, bom Mar. 5. 1S03; married Jonas Pierce, Kov. 9, 
18:!4. He was bom in Weston, Mass.. Sept.i6, 1797, and 
died in Hoiliston, Mar. i\ 1S70, She died Mar. 13, 1879. 
His father, Capt. Jonas Pierce, enlisted in the Rerolutioo- 
aiy Service when but 10 years of age, and sen-ed through 
the war. 


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,1. CharlcT^ Eduard Pieroe, b. I)*.:, l:!. IS;'.:!: m. in Fayette. Me., 

I in l.*iiO. Viola M- Campbdl. Ke*ide in N. Y. City. 

/. Hiza DouEiass Pierce, b. Jan. 1. 1S;JS: m., Jane 17, 1S62, 
George M. French. Two children. 
*l. JcsEJ-H Bradley Varnim (35U), born Oct. 3, 1S04. 
^ abridge Gerry (35r>, born Jan. 9. 1S09. 

DRURY FAIRBANKS. of Westborough. Mass. 

(W). D..,itl V, JoD;ilhan IV. J..«.iHun III. •i.-.-r^. II. J.-iMth^n I. 

in HoUiston, Mass., .\ug. C. lTf<7; lived in Westborough, 
e child was bom. No records of other births found. He en- 


listed in the Revolutionary Army, in Col. Job Cushing's Regiment, 
May 26, 1778 ; and served nine months; stature 6 ft. 1 in. See War 

Married, Aug. 16, 1779, Lucy, daughter of Cornelius and Sarah 
(Miller) Bigelow, who was born Sept. 14, 1757. 

1. Jonathan (352), born May 12, 1780. 

149. AMOS FAIRBANK, of Douglas, Mass. 

((>1), Joshua V,Jonathaa IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in 1754; died July 10, 1821. His will proved in 1822, in 
Worcester, mentions his sons, David and Amos, and Artemas and 
David, sons of his deceased son, Artemas. 

He married I, in Mendon, Mass., Sept. 26, 1775, Mrs. Susannah 
Darling, daughter of Samuel D. and Sarah Benson. 

He married II, Mrs. Elizabeth Darling, in Mendon, Mar. 12, 
1803. Her maiden name was Taylor; she was born in Grafton, 
Mass. Her mother was a Hunt, of Concord, Mass. Her first hus- 
band was Paul Warfield, of Milford ; her second, John Darling, of 
Mendon, and her third, Amos Fairbank. 


1. Artemas (35.S), born about 1776. 

'2. Amos, born in 1778 ; died Nov. 24, 1858, aged 70 years. 

His will was dated Nov. 17, 1858, and was probated in 

Worcester, Jan. 4, 1859. His wife was Ruth Adams, whom 

he married lale in life. He mentioned no children in his 

will, but bequeathed his property to his nephews and 


3. David, born in 1780 ; died May 28, 1839. His will, proved 

in Worcester Apr. 7, 1840, describes him as of Grafton, 

Mass. He is supposed to be the David Fairbanks to whom 

a deed of land was made in Ashford, Conn., Aug. 3, 1805, 

in which he was described as of Uxbridge, Mass. In 1811 

he sold his property in Ashford, and was described as of 

Wellington, Conn. 

He married Sally Hall, of Uxbridge, Aug. 17, 1803, and had a 

^cond wife, — name not ascertained. 

His will provided for a " decent gravestone at my own grave, 
^^d also at the grave of my second wife, deceased.*' He made a 
^Xnall bequest to his brother Amos, and gave 150 to his grand daughter 


Marion Reed, but mentions no children. The remainder of his 
property he bequeathed to the American Board of Foreign Missions. 

4. Sally ; died young. 

5. Susan ; died young. 

150. Capt. JOSHUA FAIRBANK, of East Douglas, Mass. 

(61), Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Douglas in 1765; died Feb. 1, 1825, of small pox, ag^ 
60 years. The division of his estate was made Apr. 22, 1825. See 
Worcester Probate Records, In the division were mentioned his 
widow Hannah, and children as below, but not in the order given, 
which may not be correct. Ellis is called his youngest, and Joshua 
his fourth son, and Lucinda (Young) his eldest daughter. Horace 
and Lincoln are mentioned as children of his son Lincoln, deceased. 

He was a blacksmith and farmer, and he was prominent in town 
affairs. He served as one of the board of selectmen, and was 
assessor and held various local offices. 

Married Hannah Whiting, who was bom in Douglas Mar. 1768, 
and died Jan. 1855, aged 91 yrs. 10 mos. 


1. Lincoln (354), born . 

2. Lucinda, born in 1789 ; married Rufus Young, of Douglas ^ 

died Mar. 4, 1854. 


a. Harriet Young; m. Joseph Bowditch. 

b. Jason Young; m. Maria Parker. 

c. Filinda Young; m. Lovel Parker. 

d. Rufus Young ; m. D. Jefferson. 

e. Hannah Young; m. Davis Wilcox. 

f. Laura Ann Young. 

3. Nelson (355), born in 1795. 

4. Merrick (356), born Apr. 7, 1799. 

5. Joshua (357), born Oct. 2, 1801. 

6. Ellis (358), born Dec. 16, 1804. 

7. Hannah, bom in 1807 ; married Adam White, of Burrillv* 

R. I. She died in 1840. 


a. Lucinda White ; m. Amos Keech. 

b. Laura White ; m. Thurber. 

c. Edwin White. 

d. Diantha White ; m. John Bacon. 

e. Lorenzo White. 


f. Lorinda White ; m. George Young. 

g. Nellie White ; m. Putnam. 

h. Leander White. 

I. Joseph White; m. Nellie Mason. 
j, Angelia White. 

8. Mary, born ; married Famum. 

151 JOHN FAIRBANK, of Conewango, N. Y. 

(61), Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Douglas, Mass., Aug. 4, 1766. He was a cabinet maker ; 
™shed his apprenticeship in Providence, R. I. He settled in Reads- 
'^'"ough, Vt. where he lived about twenty-five years. In 1818 he re- 

'Hoved with his family to Pompey, N. Y., and, in 1823, to Conewango, 

'^hich was then a wilderness. 

^OTE. — Most of the information concerning him and his descendants, was 
Obtained from Dea. Joseph Fairbank, of Ladoga, Wis. He did wonderful work, 
^^ ^ man of his age, and paid his own expenses, besides contributing some 
"*oxiey for extra investigations in Massachusetts. 

He married, Nov. 4, 1789, Experience Bailey, who was born in 
l>o\agias, Nov. 3, 1771, and difed in Conewango, Nov. 3, 1834. He 
^^^^ in Phelps, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1838. 


1. Joshua (359), born in Douglas Oct. 31, 1790. 

2. Esther, born Sept. 6, 1792; died in infancy. 

3. John (360), born May 6, 1794. 

4. Ellis (361), born Apr. 27, 1796. 

5. Caleb (362), born Mar. 25, 1798. 

B. Freeman, born May 6, 1800; died in infancy. 

7. Theophilus (363), born July 30, 1801. 

8. Freeborn G. (364), bom Aug. 30, 1803. 

Q. Experience, born Feb. 24, 1806 ; married, Jan. 10, 1828, Amos 
Ross ; died in Owatonna, Minn., Oct. 9, 1881. 


a. Dorothy J. Ross, b. Oct. 5, 1828 ; d. Apr. 28, 1845. 

b. James W. Ross, b. Sept. 10, 1830; m., Sept. 9, 1860, Mary 

Teed ; res. in Sebastopol, Cal. 

c. Lucy D. Ross, b. Sept. 3, 1834 ; m., Aug. 31, 1850, Alexander 

Howard; res. in SebastopoL 

d. Cornelius F. Ross, b. Sept. 3, 1838 ; m., July 4, 1865, Amanda 


e. William C. Ross, b. Jan. 16, 1841 ; d. Oct. 19, 1844. 


was an old man, when he removed to Hyde Park, Vt., where he 

spent the remainder of his days with his son Adam. He was a farmer. 

He married Betsey Matthews, who was born Feb. 10, 1771, in 

Ticonderoga, N. Y. 


1. Adam (333), born May 30, 1790. 

2. Fanny, born Mar. 18, 1792. 

3. Betsey, bom Mar. 2, 1795. 

4. Mary, bom May 20, 1799. 

5. Sarah, born Dec. 13, 1801. 

6. Truman, born July 24, 1804 ; married Betsey Boyce ; lived 

in Hyde Park, and died there about 1831. 

7. Emily, bom Feb. 13, 1806. 

8. Clarissa, born May 5, 1813. 

9. Richmond (334), bora May 9, 1814. 

144. DANIEL FAIRBANKS, of Colerain, Mass. 

(69), Moses V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in Shutesbury, Mass., according to the records of that town, 
June 1, 1770, but according to an old family Bible, June 1, 1769. He 
settled on a farm in Colerain, on *' Christian Hill." He was an in- 
dustrious man and a leading member in the Baptist Church in Cole- 
rain. He died Mar. 14, 1854, aged 84 years, 9 mos. and 14 days. 

He married I, Keziah Clark, who died Aug. 12, 1817, aged 48 years. 

He married II, Feb. 22, 1818, Ruth Faulkner, who died May 21, 
1872, aged 90 years, 1 mo. and 10 days. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 
1. Arena. 

2« Daniel. 

3. John (335), born Feb. 3, 1796. 

Second marriage: 

4. Keziah, born Sept. 22, 1818 ; married, May 10, 1837, Green 

Nichols. He died Feb. 19, 1888. 


a. Daniel Green Nichols, b. Feb. 28, 18:i8; d. Sept. 11. 1867. 

ff. Gilbert Rominor Nichols. 

c. Levi Henry Nichols. 

</. Acelia Keziah Nichols. 

e, Ruth Ann Nichols. 

6. Jeremiah, twin to Keziah, born Sept. 22, 1818 ; died unmar- 
ried, April 16, 1847. 


son, who was born April 20, 1769, and died in Hope, Feb. 26, 1833, 
"here his death occurred July 10, 1830. 


1. Abner Hills, bom Nov. 1.% 1789; married Feb. 15, 1818, 

Nancy McMdIen, who died July 26, 1825 ; he died in 
Hope, Feb. 10, 1827. 

2. Eunice Payson, born March 6, 1792 ; married, January 1811, 

Lewis Robinson ; died April 14, 1817. 

3. John Noyes (368), bom March 10, 1794. 

4. Sarah Noyes, born in Hope, Aug. 2, 1796 ; married, July 26, 

1836, Lewis Wentworth, husband of her deceased sister ; 
died June 16, 1866. 

a. Ssrah ElizabeiK Wentworth, b. Sept. 3, 183T ; m. Nov. 10, 1870, 
hei cousin Abner Hollis Fairbanks son of Hollis Fairbanks 
who was b. in Charlestown, Mass. Aug. 29, 182Q, and d. in 
Hope, Ma; 5. 180O. Sbe d. Jan. 0, 1804. 

6. Hollis, bom Nov. 8, 1798 ; married, April 1826, Sarah Pars- 
ley; died May 14, 1833. 
6. Carolyn, born Dec. 10, 1802 ; married, Nov. 25, 1827, Joseph 
Gleason, son of Micajah and Polly (Cole) Gleason, of Sher- 
born, Mass., who was born March 22, 1802, and died Dec. 
12, 1871. She died Aug. 17, 1847. 
^- Elizabeth Hill, bom in Hope, Dec. 12, 1804 ; married, Janu- 
ary 1822, Lewis Wentworth, son of Lemuel and Susanna 
(Whittemore) Wentworth, who was born Dec. 13, 1797, 
and died Oct. 13, 1871. She died March 24, 1834. 

a. Halsey Healy \Venl»orth, b. Aug. 13, 18-22 ; d. in California. 
*. Martha Maria Wentwoith, b. Aug. 17, 1824 ; d. Jan. 22, 1827. 

c. Eunice Payson Wenlwonh.b. March 0,1821; m., Feb, 25, 1854, 

Mark Young, who was b. in Warren Me., June 5, 181fi. and 
d. Apr. 12. 1875. She d. in Union, Jan. 25. 1883. 

d. Olive Clark Wentworth, b, Feb. 0, 1830; m„ May 1, 1851, her 

cousin, Samuel Wentworth Jr., who was b, in Hope Oct. 5, 

1828, and d. June 0. 1880. She resides at Kast Union, Me. 
I. Caroline Elizabeth Wentworlh, b. April 10. 18:J2 ; d. June 27. 

/ Joseph Fnnklin Weniworth, b. March 1. 1834 ; enlisted in Co. D., 

2Slh Reg. Me. Vols., Sept. 20, 18U2 ; re-enlisted in 1804. and 

d. in Washington, Jan. 0, 1805. 

8. Benjamin Franklin (369), bom Nov. 6, 1807. 


9. Olive Clark, born Aug. 9, 1809 ; married, Oct. 28, 1830, Elder 
John H. Stewart, son of Timothy and Jedidah (Pease) 
Stewart, who was born Oct. 7, 1804. She died March 14, 
1870. He died Mar. 12, 1883. 

153. Capt. JONAS FAIRBANKS, of Walpole, N. H., and 

Morrisville, N. Y. 

(M), Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dudley, Mass. ; baptized Oct. 25, 1747. 

He was married in Dudley, and lived there af temvards f or several years. He 
removed to Chesterfield, N. II., Apr. 8, 1777. Ebenezer Cooper, of Chesterfield, 
conveyed to him a tract of land in Chesterfield, part of Lot 5, in the 9th Range, 
consideration ;^200. In the deed he was described as of Dudley, Mass. Accord- 
ing to other deeds made to and by him he was of Chesterfield, in 1778, 1779, and 
1782 ; of Alstead in 1783 ; of Walpole in 1790. In 1782 he was one of the board 
of selectmen in Chesterfield. He owned from time to time large tracts of land. 
He was a revolutionary soldier ; a minute man on the Lexington Alarm. See 
War Rolls. He afterward enlisted in New Hampshire, and served as a private 
in Francis Towne's Company in Col. David Gilman^s Regt., which regiment was 
raised by the State of New Hamphire, in Dec. 1776, to reinforce the Continental 
Army in the State of New York, at Fort George and Ticonderoga, from Decem- 
ber 1776 to March 1777. Official Report. 

After, or during the war, he was called Captain, but how he gained the title 
has not been ascertained, — perhaps in the militia service. His descendants speak 
of him as Capt. Jonas **of revolutionary fame." 

He settled in Walpole, in 1783 or 1784, and there all the children 
of his second marriage were born. He was engaged in the lumber 
business, and in buying and selling real estate, and was successful, 
but later lost a large share of his property by becoming surety for 
other persons. 

He took an active interest in public affairs ; was a selectman in 
1796 and 1801 ; served as Moderator in 1791-2-3-4-5 and 6. 

In 1808 or 1809 his son Ebenezer, and his sons-in-law Mr. Lee, 
Samuel Scott, and Joshua Dean emij^ated to Eaton, Madison county, 
N. Y. One or two years later he followed them with the rest of his 
family, and settled in the same township. He died in Morrisville, 
N. Y., May 5, 1825, aged 78 yrs. 

He married I, in Dudley, Mass., Mary Carter, Dec. 5, 1768, wh( 
died about 1779. 

He married II, Freelove Stanley, Jan. 1782, She was born in 
near Keene, N. H., in 1761, and died Aug. 19, 1832. 


CHILDREN, first marriage, born in Dudley, Mass.: 

1. Chloe, born Jan. 2, 1770 ; married Mr. Perkins. 

2. Hannah, born May 3. 1772 ; married (1), Teb. 22, 1803, 

Joseph Jewell Lee, a farmer, of Dudley, Mass. They 
emigrated, as stated above, to Eaton, N. Y., where he was 
soon afterward killed by a falling limb of a tree he was 
cutting down. She married (2), Calvin Farnham of Eaton, 
who died in 1823. About 1832, she removed with her 
children to Lenawee Co., Mich., near Hudson. 

CHILDREN, second marriage: 

a. Joseph Farnham. 

b. Harriet Farnham. 

c. Matilda P^arnham. 

3. Uri, born Feb. 26, 1774 ; married and settled near his father's 

place in Walpole; was living there in 1806. {See Cheshire 
Deeds^ vol, 47, foL 264), 

4. Ebenezer (370), born July 28, 1776. 

5. Royal (371), born May 5, 1788. 

CHILDREN, second marriage, born in Walpole, N. H.: 

6. Matilda, born Feb. 8, 1784 ; married in N. H., Samuel Scott 

of Rhode Island, Jan. 30, 1806 ; died Sept. 1880, aged 96 
yrs. 6 mos. -\-, 


a. David Scott, b. Sept. 10, 1807 ; d. Apr. 1, 1810. 

b. Harry H. Scott, b. Mar. 6, 1810 ; m. Catharine Stewart, Sept. 

12, 1867 ; d. Mar. 5, 1880. 

c. Anna Scott, b. Jan. 30, 1812 ; m. Vernon Franklin, Mar. 1830 ; 

d. Jan. 12, 1892. 

d. Sarah M. Scott, b. Apr. 1, 1817; m. Stephen Davis, Sept. 1830 ; 

lived in Mich. 

e. Janette Scott, b. May 11, 1820; m. Harry Sprague, Jan. 1838. 

They lived in Covington, Ky. 

'• Polly (Mary) Carter, born Apr. 30, 1786; married Joshua 
Dean, Sept. 10, 1806, who was born June 16, 1782. 


a. William Dean, b. June 21, 1807; Baptist missionary to Bur- 

mah, Siam and China, for 50 years. He died in California 
in 1891, aged 84 years. 

b. Marietta Dean, b. Feb. 8, 1809 ; dead. 

c. Alden Dean, b. Nov. 10, 1811 ; d. Apr. 25, 1890. 

d. Worcester Dean, b. Jan. 10, 1814. 

e. Sally Dean, b. Mar. 23, 1816. 
/. Henry Dean, b. Aug. 22, 1818. 

y, b. Oct. 2«, 1820. 
xi-Sm Dean, bjan. 21, 1823; d. Ocl. 19, 1823. 
•2), born Oct. 18, 1790. 
f born Mar. 9, 1793 ; married in Eaton, Apr, 3, 1816, 
I, brother of Joshua. They settled on a farm 
Biion, where they lived till 1887. Afterward they re- 
1 to Mt. Vernon, Ohio. He died there Mar. 5, 1866, 
r:i years. She died Ocl. 12, 1877, aged 84 years and 

-imr^l Hean, fi. Dec. 30, 1810: m. Nancy M. Willard, who 
was liom in 1816. and died May 25. 1806. He is living in 
L'lii'a, O., a strong and vigorous man for one of his agej is 
a pholographet, 

linioii L. Dean, b. Feb. 24, 1819; m. Mary Shaffer, May 19, 
18S3: d. May 28, 1805. 
iranay G. Dean, b. Apr. 12. 1821 ; m. Isaac Dennis, Jan. M, 



, nean.b. Dec. 11, 1823; 

.". , d. Feb. 22, 1858. 

< Dean. b. Feb. 14, 182T ; 

r. 4, 1850. 

me Dean. b. Feb. 10, 1825; unmarried; lives in Albion, 

I. William W. Lewis, June 27, 
. William A. Woodward, 

Sidney M. Dean, b. 
Ann H.J. Dean, b 

Sept. 11,1802. 
G. Byron Dean, b. Sept. 16, 1834 ; m. Victoria Matquand, Sept. 
1870; lives in Jefferson, Iowa. 
Rr.K (;{7a), bom Apr. 21, 1795. 
Altheda, born Sept. 7, 1797 ; or Aug. 3, 1798 ; died in 1831, 


WiLi lAM MiiRRis (!i74). bom Jan. 12, 1800. 
Orilla, born Apr. 9, 180:J ; married Jan. 8, 1826, Daniel 
l>enison Gardner, of Eaton, Treasurer of Allegany 
County for 38 years. She died in Eaton Sept. 19, 1835. 

,:. Charles Otis Gardner, b. Ocl. 18, 1826; m., Jan. 10, 1633, 

Amelia O. Clark. 
6. Anna Kingsbury Gardner, b. Aug. 0, 1828; m., Oct. 18, 1846, 

.Sherman P. Terrill. 
■ Henry Denison Gardner, b. Mar. 8, 1830; m., Oct. 16, 1864 . 
Kmnia Virginia Wood, of New York City. He d. Dec. 2 

1866. He was a lawyer in New York, of the firm c , 

Arthur & Gardner. His partner for fifteen yeart, and un*-_. 


his death, was the late Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of 
the United States. 
d. William Dean Gardner, b. Oct. 28, 1834; m., Dec. 25, 1860, 
Elizabeth Peers. 

154. LEVI FAIRBANKS, of Athens, Vt. 

(64), Samael V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dudley, Mass., 1759. Resided in Walpole, N. H., from 
^bout 1787 to 1810, and then removed to Grafton, Vt. There he 
^ttled on a farm and lived in a small log house. Less than half an 
acre of land was cleared, and perhaps an acre more of forest cut 
^o^vn. There was no road through the wilderness, only a foot path, 
and until he could raise corn and rye (there was no wheat), he had 
to back what he needed eleven or twelve miles. , 

After the death of his first wife, he continued to live on the farm, with his 

^^^^ Cornelius, till Sept. 7, 1828, when he married Mrs. Phippen, and moved on 

^ «er place, in Athens. He remained there until the spring of 1840, when, 

^siiijjg to live with his son, Cornelius, who was the mainstay of the family, 

^ '^tter built a small house for them near his own place, in Grafton. In getting 

^ '"^mber from the mill for the new house he fell, receiving injuries from which 

never recovered, dying Sept. 28, 1840. Levi and his wife moved into the new 

^^se about the first of June, 1840. After living there about a year, they went 

^^ ^o Athens, where they spent the remainder of their lives. He died Nov. 

• *S46, aged 87 years, and his i^ife died a few months later. 

lie married I, Prudence , who died July 11, 1822, aged 

lie married II, Sept. 7, 1828, Mrs. Mary Phippen, widow of Paul 
^ippen, of Athens, Vt. She died Mar. 31, 1847 ; aged 93 years. 

CHILDREN, born in Walpole : 

1. Rebecca, born Sept 16, 1788 ; married Amos Woolson, and 

after a few years moved to Ohio. 

2. Ira (375), born Jan. 7, 1790. 

3. Cornelius (376), born July 7, 1792. 

4. Lynds (377), born Aug. 8, 1793. 

5. Fanny, born Mar. 10, 1796 ; married William Ober. After 

a few years they settled in Cleveland, O. 

6. Flavill, born July 19, 1797 ; removed to Michigan, and there 

married Crouch. 

7. Phila, born Nov. 24, 1799 ; married John Conn, and moved 

to Kirby, Vt. 
B. Alvin, bom July 27, 1801; went to Brandon; was married, 
but had no children. 


155. Capt. ZENAS FAIRBANKS, of Chesterfield and Win- 
chester, N. H. 

(64), Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dudley, Mass., Nov. 23, 1752. His family record is found 
in a bible of Mrs. J. W. Paine of Chesterfield. He lived in Chester- 
field, and, about 1807, removed to Winchester, where he died June 
15, 1829. 

In his younger days he went to sea, and eventually became 
master of a vessel, which gave him his title of captain, though he may 
also have been a military captain. He was a private in the Revolu- 
tionary war. New Hampshire War Records, He owned considerable 
property, and in his day was reputed wealthy. See Cheshire Registry 
of Deeds, He was an enterprising and reputable citizen. 

He was a farmer ; member of the Methodist Church. He died 
suddenly of dropsy, and was buried at Funnell village, near Ashuelot 

He married Mehitable Wood, of Sudbury, Mass., Sept. 20, 1774. 
She was born July 19, 1756, and died Mar. 25, 1834. 


1. Cornelius Wood, born Nov. 3, 1776 ; died Mar. 26, 1786. 

2. Mehitable, born Mar. 22, 1778 ; married Jonathan Shattuck, 

Nov. 17, 1796. He was born in Oxford, Mass., Sept. 20, 
1768. Was a Carpenter. Lived in Chesterfield until 1799, 
when they removed to Townsend, Vt. She died Nov. 3, 
1827. He died, Nov. 20, 1827. 


a. Harriet Shattuck, b. July .30, 1797. 

b. In Shattuck, b. Aug. 31, 1799; d. Mar.[27, 1827. 

c. Elijah P. Shattuck, b. Dec. 28, 1801. 

d. Louisa Shattuck, b. Sept. 25, 1803. 

e. Samuel F. Shattuck, b. Nov. 23, 1805; d. Nov. 29, 1889. 
/. Asa Curtis Shattuck, b. Sept. 25, 1808; d. Mar. 14, 1890. 
g, Edmund Shattuck, b. Feb. 22, 1812 ; d. Jan. 12. 1892. 

h. Adaline Shattuck, b. Aug. 5, 1814. 
/. Mary Emeline Shattuck, b. Nov. 17, 1817. 

3. Abigail, born Sept. 7, 1779 ; died Mar. 19, 1786. 

4. Lucinda, born May 4, 1781 ; died Mar. 20, 1786. 

5. Samuel, born Jan. 23, 1783 ; died Mar. 20, 1786. 

6. Rebecca, born Aug. 22, 1784; died Mar. 28, 1786. 

7. Abigail, 2nd, born Apr. 10, 1787; manned Rufus Birt, Ja 

1825 ; died Apr. 7, 1860. 

a. Abigail F. Birt, b. Aug. 1825 ; d. Apr. 6, 1850. 


b. Abbie Birt, b. Feb. 9, 1827 ; m. H. O. Stratton, of Northfield, 

Mass., Nov. 9, 1852. 

c. Lucinda F. Birt, b. Feb. 9, 1827 ; d. Jan. 13, 1831. 

d. Lucia L. Birt, b. Dec. 27, 1831. 

8. Lucinda, 2nd, born Apr. 2, 1790 ; died June 13, 1840. 

9. Zenas (378), born Feb. 5, 1792. 

10. Rebecca, 2nd, born Nov. 22, 1794 ; married William Howard, 
Feb. 18, 1814^; died Feb. 16, 1882. 

a. Waiiam F. Howard, b. Nov. 24, 1814 ; d. Dec. 30, 1840. 
. b. Mehitable W. Howard, b. Mar. 11, 1822. 

c. Henry H. Howard, b. Apr. 10, 1823 ; d. Oct. 30, 1840. 

d. Lucinda F. Howard, b. Sept. 25, 1824 ; m. Simeon F. Twitchell, 

Apr. 15, 1851. 

e. Jonathan O. Howard, b. Oct. 1, 1825. 

/. Frinda G. Howard, b. Nov. 4, 1826 ; m. Lyndon F. Doolittle, 

Nov. 27, 1846. 
g. Mahala Howard, b. Sept. 20, 1828. 
h. Susan M. Howard, b. Sept. 4. 1829; d. June 4, 1843. 
/. Jane P. Howard, b. Oct. 14, 1830; m. Seth P. Coburn, Oct. 4, 

/ Hawkins Howard, b. Jan. 4, 1832 ; d. Mar. 14, 1832. 
k. Hawkins Howard, 2d., b. May 25, 1833 ; d. June 7, 1850. 
/. Sophia Howard, b. Sept. 26, 1835; d. May 10, 1837. 
m. Ellen S. Howard, b. May 24, 1837 ; d. Mar. 2, 1841. 

^^ 1. Cornelius Wood, 2nd. (379), born June 2, 1796. 

^ 2. Samuel, 2nd, born Nov. 16, 1798. 

^ B. Ira, born Apr. 6, 1802 ; died Apr. 16, 1802. 

^^. URI FAIRBANKS, of Walpole, N. H. 

(64), Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

P^ ^Born in Dudley, Mass. Baptized Mar. 23, 1766. Married Phila 
r^'^' man. Their full family record has not been found. They had at 


1. Leonard S. (380), born Jan. 17, 1818. 

^S7. BENJAMIN FAIRBANKS, of Canaan, Me. 

(&l), Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

j>. ^rn in Chesterfield, N. H., about 1777. His father lived in 
1^ ^^cy, Mass., and afterward removed to Chesterfield, N. H., where 
^^mained till his death. 


Benjamin removed from some Massachusetts town, perhaps 
Worcester, to Waterville, Maine. He learned the trade of ship 
carpentering, but according to one report became a Universalist 
preacher, having, it is said, studied for the ministry with Hosea Ballou. 
A more specific report from a grand daughter says that he practiced 
medicine in Vassalboro, Canaan and Winslow, Maine, till about 1848, 
soon after which his sons removed to Florida. He died a few years 
later ; date and place of his death not ascertained. 

The names of himself, wife Ruth, and two sons were entered on 
the records of the town of Canaan, Apr. 17, 1817. 

He married in Maine, Ruth Rhines. She went to Florida in 1850, 
with her son Harrison, and died their suddenly of paralysis of the 
heart, and was buried at Lake Bradford. 


1. Horace, born in Waterville, Dec. 13, 1810 ; died in Canaan, 

Nov. 24, 1819. 

2. Henry (381), born in Waterville, Dec. 13, 1810. 

3. Otis (382), born in Canaan, Dec. 26, 1814. 

4. Harrison (383), born in Canaan, Aug. 2, 1818. 

6. Hiram, born in Canaan, Oct. 22, 1820. He was killed in a 
Railroad accident at Stony Point, N. Y., Oct 1851 ; un- 
There were two other children who died young. 

158. SAMUEL FAIRBANKS, of Winchester, N. H. 

(64), Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Chesterfield, N. H., July 1788 ; died Sept. 1863. 
Married Abigail White, who was born in Chesterfield in 1794. 
She died Feb. 8, 1855. 


1. Samuel Prescott, born Oct 6, 1818 ; married Elizabeth 

Robinson of Vermont, who died Jan. 20, 1847. He died 
Apr. 6, 1849. 

2. Abigail, born Oct. 2, 1820 ; married (1), Marshall Kingma 

of Winchester, Feb. 1, 1842, who died Nov. 6, 1862. She 
left Winchester for Dubuque, Iowa, in 1863. Now Reside- 
in Oak Park, 111. 


a. Henry Marshall Kingman, b. Nov. 29, 1842, in Winchester, 
married (2), Emerette Randall, of Dubuque, Iowa, 


1871. He was a banker in Dubuque; moved to Chicago, 111., 
in 1883. Was cashier and vice pres. of the First National 
Bank of Chicago ; d. Dec. 16, 1892. 

b. Allie Prescott Kingman, b. in Watertown, Mass., Feb. 1849 ; m. 

David Henry Walker, June 24, 1875. She died Feb. 8, 

c. Isabel White Kingman, b. in Watertown Sept. 4, 1854 ; m. 

Frank Adams, of Dubuque, Iowa, May 24, 1876. 

d. Esther I^ewis Kingman, b. in Winchester, Sept. 21, 1861 ; m. 

Robert E. Payne, June 9, 1892. 

^59. JOSEPH FAIRBANK, of Templeton, Mass. 

(67), Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born Dec. 5, 1743 ; died May 12, 1784. 

He was a soldier of the Revolution, and one of the minute men 
^ho answered the Lexington Alarm in 1775, and the Bennington 
^arm in 1777. See War Rolls. 

His will, which was presented for probate May 18, 1784, mentions 
^*fe Asenath, and daughters. Thankful, Polly, Abigail, Asenath, Susa 
^nd only son Joseph. In 1791 the estate was finally settled, and a 
^ardian appointed for the three younger children. He was a car- 
P^'^ter by occupation. While putting the finishing touches on a 
^urch steeple, the scaffold gave way, and he fell to the ground and 
"^^s Iciiied. 

^1 his will he calls himself Joseph Jr. of Harvard ; in a deed of 
«io^ 'eirs of Jonathan Osgood, of Lancaster, (Worcester Deeds vol. 
. ^^1. 355), he is described as of Templeton. These facts are stated 
. .^^Use there was another Joseph Jr. of Harvard, and the records 

^o make any distinction between the two. 
Q -^is wife was Asenath, daughter of Jonathan and Asenath (Sawyer) 
^^^^od, of Lancaster. She was born Dec. 24, 1744, and married 
f^ ^ Mar. 7, 1766, when she signed a petition for the probate of her 

^^r's will. 
]^ ^lar. 11, 1768, she deeded, with her husband and several others, 

V^^*5^ in Lancaster to Aaron Sawyer. She married (2), Capt. 

^^r, a Revolutionary Soldier. She survived him. 


1. Thankful, bom, as recorded, June 19, 1768. 

2. Polly; no record of birth found. 

3. Abigail, born Oct. 28, 1772 ; died Feb. 19, 1862. Married, 

Aug. 21, 1791, Thomas Burrage, son of William and Phebe 


(Barrett) Burrage. He was born Dec. 4, 1768, and died 
Oct. 10, 1828. They resided in Templeton until 1820, and 
then removed to Leominster to care for his parents, and 
cultivate the homestead farm. 


a. Sena Burrage, b. May 10, 1702; m., in 1820, her cousin, John 

Burrage; d. Mar. 11, 1S24; he d. Aug. 26, 1843. 

b. John Burrage, b. Mar. 15. 1794 ; d. Sept. 25, 1800. 

c. Abigail Burrage, b. Mar. 12, 1790; m., Oct. 1, 1818, Horace 

Newton, of Templeton, Mass. ; d. Sept. 28, 1850. He was b. 
Nov. 5, 1796, and d. Aug. 20, 1847. 

d. Harriet Burrage, b. Mar. 12, 1708; m., Nov. 26. 1829, Leonard 

Battis; d. Mar. 5. 1884. He d. Feb. 18, 1886. 

e. Thomas Burrage, b. June (J, 1800; d. July 20. 1826. 

/. Mary Burrage, b. Feb. 14, 1802; m., May 26, 1825, her cousin 
Emory Burrage, who d. Sept. 3, 1878. She d. Mar. 26, 1883. 

^. Sarah Burrage, b. Mar. 20, 1S04; d. Aug. 26, 1804. 

//. Jonathan Burrage, b. Mar. 18, 1805; d. July 5, 1854; m., (1), 
June 10, 1828, .Sarah Downe, of F'itchburg; m., (2), Apr. 30, 
1833, Mary Thurston,* dau. of Joseph and Susan (Thurston) 
Upton, of Fitchburg; she was b. Nov. 10, 1800, and d. June 
22. 1841 ; m. (3), Dec. 14, 1841, Sarah T. Famum, of Worces- 
ter, who d. Feb. .'), 1870. 

/. Adeline Burrage, b. June 10, 1808; m., Dec. 30, 1830, David 
Child; d. Dec. 2, 1841. 

J. Joan Burrage, b. Jan. 14, ISIO ; m., June 20, 1842, David Child, 
the husband of her deceased sister; d. July 15, 1843. He d. 
Aug. 23. 1885. 

/'. Sophronia Burrage, b. Apr. 20, 1815 ; m.. Nov. 2, 1836, James 
M. Cutter, of Fitchburg, who d. July 28, 1852. She d. Mar. 
7. 1841. 

/. A son, b. and d. Oct. 10, 1817. 

4. Asenath, called IG years old in 1791 ; married, Nov. 29, 1882, 

William Park of Newton. Died Oct. 24, 1834. 

5. Joseph (384), born Oct. 15, 1778. 

6. Susa, called 8 years old in 1791. 

♦Rev. Henry Sweetser Burrage, D. D., of Portland, Me., is a son of Jonathan 
and Mary T. (Upton) Burrage, and was born in Fitchburg, Mass., Jan. 7, 1837. . 
He was graduated at Brown University in 1801. While a student in Newto: 
Theological Institution he enlisted, Aug. 1, (1862), as private in the 36th Mass 
Vol. Infantry; was promoted to be Sergeant, Sergeant Major, Second Lieutenan 
First Lieutenant, Captain, Brevet Major; was wounded at Cold Harbor June 
18(>4; was Assistant Adjutant Cieneral on the .Staff of the 1st Brigade, 2d divisio 
0th corps; was a prisoner from Nov. 1, 1804 to Feb. 22, 1805; was mustered 
of the service June 8, 1805, and returned to his studies at Newton, graduatin 
1807. lie studied in the University of Halle, Germany, 1808-0, and was ordai^ 


as pastor of the Baptist church, Waterville, Me., at the close of 1869, and remained 
in that position until Oct. 1873, when he became editor of Zion's Advocate, Port- 
land, Me., a position which he still holds. He is the author of " Brown University 
in the Civil War" (1868), "A History of the Anabaptists of Switzerland" (1882), 
"Baptist Hymn Writers and their Hymns" (1888), *'A History of the Baptists 
in New England " (1894), etc. He received the degree of D. D. from Brown 
I'niversity in 1883. He married I, May 19, 1873, Caroline, daughter of James T. 
Champlin, D. D., LL. D. (President of Colby University, 1857-1873) and Mary 
(Pierce) Champlin, of Waterville. She was bom Jan. 4, 1846, and died Nov. 24, 
IB75. Married II, Nov. 8, 1881, Ernestine Male, daughter of Moses and Ernestine 
(Chase) Giddings, of Bangor. 

Children : a. Champlin Burrage, b. Apr. 14, 1874; a graduate of 
Brown University, class of '96. b. Thomas Jayne Burrage, 

b. Nov. 15, 1875 ; a student at Brown University, class of *98. 

c. Margaret Ernestine Burrage, b. May 22, 1883; d. Oct. 20, 
1888. d. Mildred Burrage, b. May 18, 1890. e. Madeleine 
Burrage, b. Dec. 19, 1891. 

^60. JABEZ FAIRBANK. of Harvard, Mass. 

(67), Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

J ^rn in Harvard Mar. 8, 1745, and lived there ; died May 18, 
• "^f in his 31st year. 

W^ill filed July 14, 1774, made before the birth of Phineas, in 
'^h he was mentioned as an expected heir, 
Carried Keziah who died. 


1. Ephraim (385), born Jan. 29, 1706. 

*!. Manasseh, born Oct. 3, 1TG7; died the same day. 

3. Jabez (380), born Aug. 20, 1708. 

4. Sarah, born May 28, 1770. 

5. Mary, born Apr. 24, 1772 ; died Oct. 11, 1777. 
0. Phineas (387), born May 20, 1774. 

-1. Dea. CYRUS FAIRBANKS, of Ashburnham, Mass. 

(07), Joseph V, Joseph IV,Jabtz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

j^ ^rn in Harvard, Mass., May 17, 1752 ; removed to Ashburnham 

J *^ ^ "88 ; a part of the time at least between 1815 and 1820, he resided 
'^roy, N. H., but subsequently returned to Ashburnham where he 
^^ June 18, 1852, aged 100 yrs. 1 mo. 1 d. 

^e served in the Revolution, and was the last survivor of the 
^^ioners in this town. He was a drummer in Capt. Jona. Davis's 
^^Pany, Col. John Whitcomb's Regiment of Minute Men who 


marched on the Lexington Alarm, Apr. 19, 1775, and also a drummer 
in the eight months' service, Siege of Boston under Capt. Jona. Davis» 
Col. Asa Whitcomb's Regiment, was quartered in Cambridge, and 
afterward on Prospect Hill. In 1776 he was a Drum Major in the 
army near the Hudson ; marched via Worcester, New Haven, Fair- 
field and White Plains to Dobb's Ferry, where he remained till his 
term of service expired. In Sept. 1777, when Burgoyne was advanc- 
ing, he enlisted at Harvard for one month ; marched to Petersham, 
where his company was organized, and he was chosen corporal in a 
militia company of Capt. Hill ; thence to Fort Edward, passing 
through Bennington. He remained in the service during the entire 
term of his enlistment. See War Rolls. 

He married, Aug. 25, 1779, Mercy Hale, of Stow, Mass., who 
was bom Feb. 7, 1756, and died in 1840, aged 84 years. 

They had seven CHILDREN: 

1. Sally, born Aug. 8, 17S0 ; married, 1st, Joseph Gibbs (his 

second wife), June 19, ISll. They had two children. M. 
2dly, Nov. 19, 1835, Lewis Hill, of Chester, Vt. She dit:d 
April 14, 1857. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

a. An infant, d. Aug. 1, 1814. 

b. Merrick H. Gibbs, b. Dec. 21, 1815; m. Sept. 19, 1842, Maria 

M. Whitney. She married (2). Nov. 10. 1835, Lewis HUl of 
Chester, Vt., and d. in 1858. 

2. Jacob (388), born Mar. 17, 1782. 

3. Mercy, born Oct. 7, 1784 ; married Walter Russell Adams, 

Feb. 7, 1804; died Mar. 7, 1853. He was a prosperous 
farmer. Was an Ensign in the Ashburnham Light Infantry 
in 1814, when the company was in service. 


a. Walter Adams, b. Nov. 4, 1807; m., Jan. 1, 1834, Sarah Whit — - 

ney, b. Apr. 15, 1815, daughter of Ohio Whitney of Ashburn 

ham, and had six children. 

b. Mary Adams, b. Oct. 20, 1808 ; m., 1st., May 10, 1836, Asa Ames^ 

of Groton, Mass., and 2nd., in 1847, Calvin Childs of Groton — 
Two children by first and one by second marriage. She die<^^ 
June 10, 1804. 
r. Eliza Adams, b. Aug. 20, 1810; d. June 10, 1815. 

d. Cyrus Hale Adams, b. June 0, 1812; d., unmarried, Nov. 2 1i "" 


e. Joseph Adams, 1st., b. July 20. 1810; d. July 28, 1818. 

/ Joseph Adams, 2nd., b. Aug. 2, 1818; m., July 22, 1841, Do 
Winship Whitney, daughter of Ohio Whitney of Ashbi 


ham; she was b. Jan. 19, 1819. They had two children, 
Melvin Ohio, and Walter Hale. The latter died in infancy. 
Melvin O. Adams was graduated at Dartmouth College, class 
of 1871. He is a prominent lawyer in Boston ; has been 
assistant district attorney. 

4. Cyrus (389), born Nov. 17, 1786. 

5. Abigail, born Feb. 24, 1789 ; married, 1st, Aug. 28, 1806, 

Leonard Patch; 2d., in 1854, Walter Russell Adams, who 
was the husband of her sister Mercy. He died Sept. 22, 
1868; she died in 1866. 

6. Artemas, born May 26, 1791 ; died, unmarried, in Troy, 

N. H., Aug. 27, 1863. 

7. Betsey, born Apr. 10. 1796 ; married Amos Rice, b. Feb. 5, 

1797, son of Samuel Rice of Ashby, Mass. They removed 
to the State of New York. 

^62 LEVI FAIRBANK, of Gardner, Mass. 

(67), Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan 1. 

-^m in Harvard May 29, 1755 ; died in 1845, aged 90 years. He 

^^tl^d in Westminster, and, after 1785, lived in Gardner. He 

^^d in the Revolution; was one of the minute men who answered 

^ ]L.exington alarm, and was in the miscellaneous service. See 

^^>- Rolls. 

Klarried, Mar. 1, 1781, Eunice Randall of Stow, who died in 
^ ^^, aged 92 years. She was the oldest daughter of Stephen and 
^y^ia (Patch) Randall, bom* in 1759. 


1. Levi (390), born July 2, 1781. 

2. Jabez (391), born May 19, 1784. 

3. Ephraim (392), born Apr. 29, 1786. 

4. Joseph (393), born June 4, 1788. 

5. Eunice, born June 16, 1792 ; married Stephen Weston, of 

Winchendon, and lived in West Acton. Children, — Ada- 
line, Stephen, Maria and Mary. 

6. Lydia, born Mar. 31, 1796; married John Arba Brooks, of 

Winchendon, where they lived. 


a. Eunice Fairbank Brooks, b. May 7, 1823 ; m., Feb. 7, 1S4:J, 

Alpheus Bosworth, of Royalston, Mass. 

b. William Alvah Brooks, b. Jan. 29, 1825; m., Nov. 16, 1847, 

Mary Foristall, of Fitzwilliam, N. H. 


his native town the clock that now hangs in the belfry of the 
Unitarian Society; published in 1861, genealogies of the 
Hapgood family, and in 1894, the History of Harvard, 
1732-1803, for free distribution. Resides in Boston, honored 
and esteemed for his integrity. 

i64. THOMAS FAIRBANK, of Harvard, Mass. 

(67), Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Harvard, May 7, 1764, and lived there; died Feb. 11, 
1813. He was a farmer. 

Married Lydia Walcott of Stow, who died Sept. 2, 1863, aged 94 
yrs. 1 mo. 27 ds. 


1. Lydia, born Mar. 21, 1793 ; married Conant. 

2. Sukey (Susan), born Apr. 20, 1795 ; died May 21, 1836. 

3. Levi, bom May 8, 1797 ; died Feb. 2, 1812. 

4. Jacob (396), born Dec. 15, 1799. 

5. Sophia, born May 17, 1802; married Asa Whitcomb, of 



a. \jQ\\ Whitcomb; m. Charlotte Maynard; lives in Northboro, 

6. Mary, born May 7, 1804; married Capt. Peter Tenney, of 

Acton, Mass.« Jan. 25, 1827. He was born Jan. 4, 1799. 
He was a shoemaker by trade ; owned a farm, and was 
also agent for an Insurance Co. He was Capt. of the 
** Davis Blues." She died, May 14, 1884. 


a. John Tenney, b. in 1828 ; m., June 17, 1851, Saraphrina Y. Priest, 

who was b. Apr. 5, 1828. She d. in 1880. He d. Sept. 4, 
1863. Ten children. 

b. Henry C. Tenney, b. Dec. 19, 1834 ; d. Jan. 19, 18.35. 

c. Mary Fairbank Tenney, b. Dec. 0, 1838; d. May 10, 1839. 

d. Winslow Tenney, b. Aug. 23. 1842 ; d. May 4, 1845. 

7. Clark, born Feb. 4, 1807 ; died Oct. 29, 1824. 

8. Joel Whitcomb (397), born Apr. 26, 1810. 

9. Lurenia, born Aug. 18, 1812; married John P. Bent, of 

Boston, Dec. 2, 1835. 

a, Lurenia Bent ; m. Geo. Webster of Bangor, Me. 


165. JACOB FAIRBANK, of Harvard, Mass. 

(68), Amos V, Joseph IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan i. 

Born in Harvard, May 6, 1762, and resided there. He was a 

Revolutionary soldier. See War Rolls, 

Married Sarah Goldsmith, Mar. 20, 1792, who died Dec 25, 1847, 

aged 80 yrs. 


1. Mercy, born Mar. 20, 1793; married Phineas Taylor, of 

Boxboro, July 3, 1811. 

2. Nancy, born May 4, 1794; married Samuel Bacon, of Har- 

vard, June 3, 1818. 

3. Sarah G., born Sept. 2, 1801 ; married Daniel Hartwell, of 

Littleton, May 7, 1829. 

166. AMOS FAIRBANK, of Harvard, Mass. 

(08), Amos V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born Sept. 5, 1769; died Mar. 28, 1837. 

Married, Apr. 27, 1794, Rebecca Whitney, who was born April 13, 
1777, daughter of Israel and Hannah (Mead) Whitney, of Harvard. 
She died in Charlestown, Mass., Oct. 15, 1863 at the home of her^ 
daughter Eliza Seymour, aged 86 yrs. 6 mos. 2 ds. 


1. Horace, born Oct. 15, 1795; lived in Boston. Mam 

Amelia Dodge, July 13, 1818. 

2. Amos (398), born Nov. 27, 1799. 

3. Clark (399), born Feb. 13, 1802 ; died May 7, 1885. 

4. Israel W. (400), born Nov. 1, 1804. 

5. Zopher, born Oct. 20, 1806 ; lived in Duxbury, Mass. 

Boston. Married Harriet C. Langley, Dec. 31, 1833, 

Boston. He was a mason. 

He died in Boston, Dec. 14, 1879. No children. 

6. Rebecca, born Aug. 5, 1808 ; married Feb. 23, 1836, Edmun 

Sawyer, of Warner, N. H., who was born Apr. 23, ISO: 
and died May 20, 185G. She died Mar. 30, 1878. 


a. Charles Edmund Sawyer, b. Dec. 7, 1836 ; m. Sarah M. Will 

of Harvard. He resides in Roxbury, Mass., and is agent 
the Dominion Mnf'g Co. 

b. Eliza Rebecca Sawyer, b. Sept. 11, 18iJ8. 

c. Georgianna Frances Sawyer, b. Apr. 12, 1841. 

d. Horace Fairbanks Sawyer, b. Dec. 20, 1843. 

e. Caroline Marion Sawyer, b. Nov. 7, 1840 ; d. Jan. 13. 180& 



7. Henry (401), born June 4, 1811. 

8. William, born May 4, 1813 ; died 1817. 

9. Eliza, born Sept. 6, 1818 ; married Friend Seymour, Oct. 

1844 ; resides in Charlestown, Mass. 

a. Herbert F. Seymour, b. Nov. 2, 1845. 
h. George R. Seymour, b. Jan. 23, 1848. 

c. Romanto Seymour, b. May 26, 1851 ; d. July 2, 1853. 

d. Frank G. Seymour, b. Nov. 15, 1854. 

i 67, Dea. NOAH FAIRBANKS, of Gardner, Mass. 

(68), Amos V, Joseph IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, June 23, 1771 ; died Feb. 16, 1852, aged 80 
yrs, 8 mos. 25 ds. 

He lived in Harvard until 1802, when he removed to Boxborough, 
*nd thence in 1806, to Gardner, where he died. He ran a gristmill in 
Gardner, and also carried on a farm. 

T\t old Roark house at the comer of Graham and Parker streets, one of 

■^^ ol<i land marks of the town, is being torn down this week. It was built nearly 

^'^^ Hundred years ago by Noah Fairbanks, one of the early settlers of the town 

«o moved here from Harvard. At that time there were only about a dozen 

^Uses within the radius of half a mile. He had eight children, the last of whom, 

Joel Fairbanks, died in East Templeton last year. H. L. Graham is the only 

^^^ndant of Noah Fairbanks now living in town. The house and land was 

^Slit by the Roark family about twenty years ago. — Gardner A^ewSy Sept. 

Ke married Hannah Whitcomb, of Boxborough, who died Sept. 
» ^857, aged 82 yrs. 7 mos. 12 ds. 


1. Emory (402), born in Harvard, May 15, 1800; died Mar. 2, 

2. Noah, bom Apr. 1, 1802; died Dec. 14, 1825. 
^. Sewell (403), born Mar. 3, 1804 ; died Jan. 12, 1834. 
-4, Asaph (404), born Jan. 7, 1806 ; died Nov. 12, 1855. 
^>. Sophronia, born Feb. 12, 1808 ; married, in Gardner, Nov. 30, 

1836, Lewis Hill Graham, who was born in Boxborough, 
Aug. 5, 1805, and died in Gardner, Sept. 14, 1882. She 
died in South Gardner, Mar. 23, 1873. They lived in 
Boxborough till about May 1, 1849, on her father's place. 

CHILDREN, all bom in Boxborough: 
a. Lucy Jane Graham, b. Dec. 1, 1837; d. in Gardner, Sept. 18, 


b. Henry Lewis Graham, bom Jaiv 2, 1840 ; married Mary Wilkin- 

son, of Templeton, Mass., Nov. 17, 1869. She was bom Feb. 
11, 1838. They are still living in South Gardner; no children. 

c. Mary Louisa Graham, b. Nov. 5, 1843 ; d. Apr. 13, 1867. 

d. Lucius Fairbanks Graham, b. Feb. 26, 1849; married Cora 

Hale, in \Vinchendon,«Mass., June 4, 1879. She died Jan. 

24, 1893. They had two children, — Ruth Frances, b. Jan. 

15, 1888; d. Apr. 15, 1889; and Lucius Henry, t). Jan. 18, 


Lucius Fairbanks Graham is the Cashier of the Norwich and 

New York Transportation Co., Norwich Line, Pier 40, North 

River, New York City. 

6. Hannah, born Apr. 9, 1810; died Oct. 29, 1828. 

7. Lucy, born Apr. 24, 1812 ; married, Joseph Barker, of Gard- 

ner, who died Aug. 14, 1891 ; she died Dec. 20, 1848. 


a. Mary Lamira Barker, b. ; m., June 20, 1893, Ezra B. Rock- 

wood, of Fitchburg, Mass. 

b. Eliza Adaline Barker, b. ; m. James Freeman. 

c. Martha Maria Barker, b. ; m. ; now living in 


JS. Joel, bom July 17, 1814 ; married Esther Leland. Resided 
in Ashburnham, Mass., several years ; was for a time en- 
gaged in the manufacture of chairs. Lived afterward in 
Gardner, and East Templeton, where he died July 1, 1893, 
aged 78 yrs. 11 mos. 14 ds. No children. 

168. JOSEPH FAIRBANK, of Harvard, Mass. 

(68), Amos V, Joseph IV,Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Harvard, Feb. 19, 1776, and resided there; died Feb. 6, 
1826. After his marriage he settled on the homestead of his father, 
Dea. Amos Fairbank, to take care of his parents. 

Married, June 7, 1803, Betsey, daughter of Dea. Israel and Hannah 
(Mead) Whitney, of Harvard, where she was born. May 24, 1782, 
and died Apr. 15, 1844. 

1. Nahum, born Apr. 16, 1804 ; died in Worcester, Mass. Dec 
31, 1877. He was appointed Administrator of his fathe 
estate, in 1828. 
2. Mary, born Oct. 13, 1805; married Dec. 22, 1831, As 
Andrews, of Boylston, Mass. They resided in Westb 



a. Mary E. Andrews, b. Dec. 22, 1832. 

b. Asaph E. Andrews, b. Sept. 4, 1835; d. Mar. 11, 1862. 

c. Daniel Milton Andrews, b. Nov. 26, 1836 ; m. Harriet E. Wil- 

liams, of Dubuque, la., June, 1869; d. Mar. 1, 1874. 

d. Hannah Maria Andrews, b. Dec. 18, 1838; d. May 11, 1862. 

e. Ellen Louisa Andrews, b. Nov. 7, 1841. 

/. Henry F. Andrews, b. May, 1845; d. Sept. 19, 1§46. 

3. Elizabeth, bom June 21, 1807 ; died Sept. 1808. 

4. Joseph (405), born Feb. 5, 1810. 

6. Elizabeth, born Feb. 25, 1812; married, Oct. 1, 1840, 
Adolphus Haskell, of Harvard ; settled on the old home- 


a. Joseph Fairbank Haskell, b. July 26, 1842. He enlisted in Co. 

G. 36th Reg. Mass. Vol., in the Civil War ; was wounded in 
the battle of the Wilderness ; d. in Washington, June 10, 1864. 

b. Abbie Augusta Haskell, b. Dec. 9, 1849; m., in Jan. 1868, For- 

rest Dadman, of Harvard. He was a soldier in the Civil War. 
Two children; Lottie M. and Florence W. He died, of con- 
sumption, Feb. 1879. 

c. Laura Elizabeth Haskell, b. Sept. 11, 1845; m., Aug. 1877, Al- 

den C. Stratton. They reside in Harvard, and have one 

daughter living. 
</. Charlotte Amelia Haskell, b. Aug. 1847 ; m. Charles Dadman, 

May, 1888. They reside in Harvard. No children. 
<r. Nahum Adolphus Haskell, b. Aug. 15, 1849; m. Katharine 

Fletcher, of Boston. Removed to San Jose, Cal., where he is 

preaching. She died in Nov. 1895. 
/. Albert Augustus Haskell, b. in 1852 ; m. Emma Ordway, of 

Fitchburg, Mass., where they resided. She died Jan. 1892. 

Had one daughter, Edith, who also died in 1892. 
g. Andrew Lorenzo Haskell, b. Oct. 25, 1855; m. Harriet Emma 

Dadman, of Harvard, where they now reside on the old home- 
stead. Five children living. 

^. Hannah, born Oct. 23, 1814 ; married Hamilton Baxter Fay, 
of Worcester, Mass., Feb. 20, 1845. 


a. Myron Hamilton Fay, b. Jan. 17, 1840; d. Sept. 16, 1847. 

b. Franklin Milton Fay, b. Aug. 28, 1848; d. Nov. W, 1850. 

c. Angelo Baxter Fay, b. Oct. 2.3, 185:J ; d. Jan. 24, 185(;. 

d. Abby Frances Fay, b. Mar. 20, 1855; m.. Dec. 7, 1870, John 

Eddy Day. 

^^ JosiAH E. (406), born July 17, 1817. 


8. Abigail Whitney, bom Feb. 22, 1825 ; married, Aug. 8, 1848. 
Henry Bradford Hubbard, of .Worcester, Mass., where 
they now reside. 


a. Edward Bradford Hubbard, b. Feb. 27, 1850; m., Sept. 9, 1878, 

Hattie Smith Tappan ; d. Sept. 9, 1892. 

b. Albert Fairbanks Hubbard, b. Aug. 23, 1852; d. Sept. 7, 1868. 

c. Clarence Henry Hubbard, b. Sept. 26, 1863; m., Apr. 20, 1884, 

Minnie Pierce. 

169. EPHRAIM FAIRBANK, of Newark, Vt 

(69), Ephraim V, Jabez IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Bolton, Mass., June 28, 1753 ; removed to Westminster, 
Vt., and finally to Newark, about 1818, where he died about 1881, 
aged 78 years. He was a Revolutionary soldier, acting as sergeant 
in 1780. See War Rolls. Served in the war of 1812. Was a car- 
penter by trade. 

Married Prudence Wilder, Nov. 21, 1774. She died May 26, 1846, 

aged 47 years. 


1. Polly, born Jan. 7, 1776; married Perry Knights, of Dum- 

merston, Vt. 

2. Ephraim (407), bom June 11, 1778. 

3. William, born in Bolton, Mass., Feb. 16, 1781 ; married 

Orpha Hall, of Keene, N. H. and had one daughter, 
Keziah Julia Ann, born Apr. 6, 1813. She now resides in 
Saxton's River, Vt., unmarried. He died in Colerain, 
Mass., July 4, 1816, at the age of 35 years. His home 
was in Westminster, Vt. 

4. Jabez Wilder (408), born Mar. 3, 1783. 

5. Sally, born July 31, 1786 ; married Asahel Burt, of Waterford, 


6. Achsah, born July 11, 1788 ; married Jesse Perry, of West- 

minster ; died in Townshend, Vt, at the age of 75 years* 

7. Eunice, born Oct. 24, 1791 ; married Miles Coe, of Newark-i 

8. Electa, bom Feb. 26, 1793 ; died unmarried, in Dummerston 

at the age of 70 years. 

9. Manasseh, born Jan. 17, 1796 ; married and went to Canada 

10. Emory (409), born Aug. 6, 1798. 

11. Betsey, born Sept. 17, 1801 ; married Daniel Reed, of Di 

merston ; died at the age of 86 years. 


170. Lieut. JABEZ FAIRBANK, of Berlin, Mass. 

(69), Ephraim V, Jabcz IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Berlin, Nov. 22, 1765. He lived upon a gore of land be- 
tween Leominster and Westminster ; died about 1795. His will was 
Hed Dec. 2, 1795. See Worcester Probate Records, He was a Revo- 
lutionary Soldier. See War Rolls, 

Married I, Lucy, daughter of Col. Silas Bailey, July 27, 1778. 
" II, July 19, 1786, Betsey, daughter of Judge Samuel Baker, 
of Berlin, bom Mar. 1, 1763. She was twice married afterward ; 
fet,to Eli Thurston, of Lancaster, and, secondly, to Dea. Isaac Davis, 
<^f Northboro, father of Gov. John Davis. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Silas (410), born about 1779. 

2. Lucy, bom . 

3. Jabez (411), born about 1783. 

Second marriage : 

-4. Samuel, bom ; went to Florida ; was postmaster in the 

town where he lived, which was near Tallahassee. He 
went out one day in a sail boat ; was overtaken by a sudden 
squall, and was drowned. He had a daughter, Nancy, 
who married Sullivan Dean, of Oakham. She had three 

5. Eli (412), born Mar. 19, 1790. 

^. Betsey, born in Westminster, Jan. 22, 1792; married Dea. 
Abel Wood, who was born in Leominster, Feb. 25, 1784, 
and died June 1, 1845. She died in Templeton, Mass., 
Feb. 25, 1875, aged 83 yrs. 1 mo. 3 ds. He was an organ 
builder ; was the first deacon of the Orthodox Congrega- 
tional Church, in Leominster, and held the office till he 


a. Emily Wood, b. Sept. 17, 1822; m. Abner Holden Merriam, 

then principal of Westminster Academy. He now lives in 

b. Abbie Wood, b. Feb. 25, 1825 ; lives in Templeton. 

c. Myra Wood, b. June 14, 1827 ; m. Charles Jewett, of Pepperell, 


d. Edwin Abel Wood, b. Apr. 30, 1830; d. in Templeton, Mar. 19, 


e. Nancy Elizabeth Wood, b. May 26, 1836; d. Sept. 18, 1852. 

7. Polly, bom in Dec. 1795; married, June 4, 1822, Nathan 


Forbes, of Westboro, his second wife. She died, May 18, 
1860, aged 64 years, 5 mos. 


a. Susan Elizabeth Forbes, b. Aug. 2, 1823 ; m. Charles Virgil Guy, 

of Ashland, Mass.; d. in 1854. 
6. Henry Elijah Forbes, b. Feb. 22, 1826; d. in 1860. 

c. Samuel Baker Forbes, b. Aug. 1, 1826; m., Oct. 23, 1867, 

Cornelia Beardsley, of Winchester, Conn. They have two 
children, — Henry S. and Agnes B. Forbes. They reside \n 
Hartford, Conn. 

d. Addison Albert Forbes, b. 1831 ; d. in infancy. 

171. JONATHAN FAIRBANKS, of Harrison, Me. 

(6tt), Ephraim V, Jabcz IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

He was born in Bolton, now Berlin, Mass., Feb. 26, 1761, where 
a portion of his life was spent. In 1800 he removed to Harrison^ 
Me., and in 1816, to Waterford. About 1838 he went back to Massa- 
chusetts, where he died Oct. 27, 1847, and was buried in Marlborough. 
He was a farmer, and by trade a cooper. " He was a very pious man,'' 
says a granddaughter, and "one of the pillars of the Methodist 
Church. He knew the Bible almost by heart, and I always thought 
he was a kind of saint.'* 

Married I, Jan. 12, 1786, Parna Howe, who died Aug. 20, 1793, 
aged 28 years. 

Married II, Susanna Kuhn or Gaboon, who was born on ship- 
board, coming from Germany to this country, Mar. 7, 1769, and died 
Apr. 11, 1857. 

CHILDREN, jfirst marriage : 

1. Jonathan (413), born Apr. 18, 1787. 

2. Phineas, born Feb. 6, 1789; married, May 1, 1816, Mrs. 

Becke Houghton, of Bolton. He was described as of 

3. Achsah, born Mar. 31, 1790 ; died Apr. 12, 1790. 

4. Achsah, ) Twins, born Aug. 3, 1791 ; Achsah died unmarried. 

5. Parna, J Parna died young. 

Second marriage : 

0. Lucretia, born Nov. 25, 1796 ; married, in 1822, Bowdoin, 
son of Daniel and Bethiah (Gates) Wood, who was bom. 
Aug. 14, 1800, and died Oct. 27, 1859. She died May la, 



a. Henry Bowdoin Wood, b. May 15, 1823; m., Jan. 27, 1849, 

Abby T. Quinby. Residence, Bangor, Me. 

b. Jonathan Fairbanks Wood, b. Aug. 24, 1824; m., Nov. 1854, 

Mrs. Eliza Marshall ; d. Mar. 6, 1893. 

c. Ephraim Franklin Wood, b. May 9, 1826; m., Nov. 1849, Lois 

Marston, who d. Aug. 30, 1882. She resides in Norway, Me. 

ti. Ira Johnson Wood, b. Nov. 26, 1827 ; m., Dec. 14, 1856, Eliza 
Jane Smith ; d. Apr. 2, 1887. 

g. Isaac Wilson Wood, b. Aug. 20, 1829; d. Sept. 27, 1831. 

f. Susanna Bethia Wood, b. Mar. 9, 1832 ; m., Oct. 13, 1852, Sam- 
uel F. Quinby, b. in Rome, Me., Mar. 4, 1831. Resides in 
Bangor, Me. 

^. George Washington Wood, b. Feb. 25, 1834; m.. May 20, 1869, 
Catherine Burr, who d. Feb. 8, 1888. Resides in Bangor, Me. 

//. Isaac Wilson Wood, b. Dec. 28, 1835. 

/. Lucretia Wood, b. Mar. 17, 1838 ; d. Apr. 5, 1838. 

7. Sophia, born Aug. 16, 1799 ; married, Dec. 30, 1819, Josiah, 

son of Benjamin and Abigail (Berry) Pride, who was bom 
Dec. 18, 1792, and died Jan. 3, 1860. 


a. Edwin Fairbanks Pride, b. Aug. 18, 1820 ; m.. Mar. 28, 1849, 

Charlotte Ann Doughty ; d. Oct. 14, 1889. 

b. Charles Franklin Pride, b. June 14, 1822 ; d. Sept. 3, 1824. 

c. David Gay Pride, b. Nov. 23, 1824 ; m., May 19, 1852, Martha 

Marston, b. May 28, 1833. Resides at East Waterford, Me. 

d. Sophia Aurelia Pride, b. July 2, 1832 ; m., Nov. 27, 1851, Lean- 

der Gage Stone ; d. Mar. 12, 1872. 
f. William Wilbur Pride, b. June 7, 1837 ; m.. May 27, 1863, Rachel 
Louise Hall. Resides in Norway, Me. 

8. Susan, born June 30, 1802 ; married Henry Norcross. Re- 

sided in Holden, Mass. 

9. Ephraim (414), born May 10, 1806. 
10. Jonathan (415), born Apr. 1, 1811. 

-172. Capt. MANASSEH FAIRBANK, of Berlin, Mass. 

(69), HphrAim V, Jabez IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born Dec. 20, 1765, on the old homestead which he retained 
XintW his death. He was prominent in military affairs and was com- 
^nissioned lieutenant. May 1, 1798, and captain, April 20, 1801, in 
the Massachusetts Militia. 

Married, in 1785, Abigail, daughter of Silas and Abigail (Moor) 
Howe. She was born Mar. 10, 1766, and died in 1838. He died 
Mar. 11, 1806. 




1. Polly, born Mar. 3, 1786 ; married Jonathan Hastings, of 

Boylston, Mass. 

2. Abigail, born Feb. 23, 1788. 

3. Silas (416). born Aug 16, 1790. 

4. Persis, born July 6, 1793; died in 1837. 

5. Tamar, born June 5, 1796 ; married, in 1821, Joseph Hall, 

son of Edward and Esther Hall of Newton, Mass.; died 
Aug. 16, 1869. 


a. Abigail Hall, b. June 17, 1822; m. PhUip A. Greene, of War- 

wick, R. I., who d. Mar. 25, 1858. Three children. 

b. Amory Hall, b. Apr. 20, 1828; m. Almyra D. Piper, of Ashbum- 

ham, Mass.; d. Oct. 18, 1800. Four children. 

c. Eliza Hall, d. when young; no record. 

d. John Hall; drowned in Boston Harbor, Apr. 29. 1842, aged 13 


6. Manasseh, born Mar. 11, 1799. He was a comb maker; 

went to sea ; returned, and died in Berlin in 1866 ; un- 

7. John, born Aug. 10, 1801 ; married, May 2, 1860, Hannah 

P., daughter of Benjamin and Hannah (Warren) Howe, of 
Northboro, Mass., where he resided. Died Mar. 6, 1886 ; 
no children. 

8. Sally, bom Mar. 1, 1804; married, Nov. 7, 1824, Isaiah 

McClench, who was born in Concord, Mass., July 22, 
1800, and died Feb. 10, 1807. She died Jan. 31, 1888. 


a. Isaiah Frank McClench, b. Mar. 19, 1827; d. Sept. 17, 1888. 

b. George Bates McClench, b. June 24, 1828; m., Jan. 12, 1858, 

Martha Gibbs, b. Dec. l.*J. 18i^5. dau. of Zebedee and Harriet 
G. (Gibbs) Rose. Reside in Hallowell, Me. 

c. Abbie E. McClench. b. Aug. \\ 1831; d. Feb. 6, 1889. 

d. Charles Savage McClench, b. Apr. 1, 1839; d. Aug. 24, 1840. 

173. CALEB FAIRBANK, of Berlin, Mass., and Madrid, N. Y. 

(69), Ephraim V, Jiibez IV, Jahc/, HI, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Berlin, Mass., July 30, 176S. Removed to Madrid, St. 

Lawrence Co., N. Y., where he died Apr. 21, 1842. 

Married, Nov. 10, 1785, Mary, daughter of James and Hannah 

(Rice) Goddard. 


1. Ephraim (417), born Feb. 18, 1786. 


2. James (418), born May 17, 1788. 

3. Caleb, born June 3, 1790 ; married Nancy Thibets, of Lisbon, 

N. Y. Removed to Waterloo, Canada, and died there 
March 16, 1832. He was a wealthy farmer. 

4. Betsey, born Nov. 25, 1793; died Dec. 29, 1865. She mar- 

ried Timothy Jones, of Boston. They had ten children : 
Sally, Lucy, Samuel, Oliver, Artemas, Timothy Jr., Betsey, 
Caroline, Emmeline and Silas. They lived in Lisbon, 
N. Y. 

5. Mary, born March 17, 1797 ; married Elijah Lyons, of 

Brockville, Ontario; died Mar. 29, 1829. They had three 
children : Mary, Saloma and Eldward. 

6. Jabez (419), born June 17, 1799. 

7. Amos (420), bom Jan. 4, 1802. 

8. Oliver (421), born Mar. 4, 1804. 

9. Dexter, born Oct. 28, 1806 ; married Anna McCarter, of 

Montreal, Canada. He died Nov. 9, 1858. She died 
Oct. 15, 1858. No children. 
10. Hannah, born Mar. 28, 1809 ; married George Lyman, of 
Brandon, Vt. Died Aug. 7, 1836. They had two children : 
Gilbert Lyman and Mary Hortense. 

Note. Eliza (wife of Jabez (419) ), and George Lyman, were niece and 
*iephew of Joe Smith, the first Morman prophet, who was killed in Ohio prior to 
the removal of the Mormans to Nauvoo, 111. 

174. JOSIAH FAIRBANK, of Northborough, Mass. 

(70), Josiah V, Jonas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I, 

Born in Lancaster, Mass., Nov. 5, 1761, and, in Nov. 1786, re- 
moved to Northborough. He kept a general store there. He served 
in the Revolutionary War, entering the army at the age of 16; con- 
tracted disease in the service, which ended in consumption; died 
Sept. 21, 1795. 

Married 1, July 8, 1787, Mary, daughter of Samuel and Hannah 
Clarke, formerly of Danvers. She ** departed this life May 1, 1790, 
in the 29th year of her age." 

Married H, Deborah Clarke, of Northborough, sister of first wife, 
June 10, 1792. After her husband's death she married Benjamin 
Stone of Shrewsbury, Dec. 3, 1799. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Josiah, bom Nov. 17, 1788 ; died the next day. 

2. A child, no name, born and died May 1, 1790. 


Second marriage : 
3. JosiAH (422), bom Apr. 26, 1794. 

175. MANASSEH FAIRBANK, of New Marlborough, Mass. 

(70), Josiah V, Jonas IV,Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster, Mass., Aug. 20, 1765 ; lived in Tyringham, 
Mass., for a number of years, and then bought a farm in New 
Marlboro', Mass., where he died Oct. 15, 1848, aged 83 yrs. 1 mo. 
18 ds. 

Married, Sept. 29, 1793, Octavia, daughter of Stephen and Delia 
(Rust) Taylor, who was born July 29, 1771 ; died May 13, 1866, aged 
94 years, 9 mo. 25 d. 


1. Stephen Taylor (423), born June 14, 1794. 

2. 'JosiAH (424), born Feb. 12, 1796. 

3. Frederick, 

and > Twins, < born April 5, 1798. 

4. Francis, 

J v. 

Frederick died, unmarried, Jan. 28, 1839. 
Francis died, unmarried, Aug. 1, 1850. 

5. Armenia, born Dec. 9, 1803; married Daniel Pratt, of 

Sheffield, Mass. ; died, without issue, in 1875. 
0. Philena, born Oct. 3, 1805 ; died Jan. 10, 1813. 
7. Beulah, born Nov. 9, 1807 ; died Aug. 17, 1809. 
>«. Levi C, born Dec. 31, 1809; died Nov. 4, 1810. 
9. Delia, born Oct. 26, 1810; married, Oct. 21, 1830, Noah 

Gibson; died March , 1894. 

a. George Martin Gibson, b. Sept. 31, 1831 ; m. Mary Vanderbilt, 

and has one son. 
h. Delia Gibson, b. Feb. 28, 1833. 

c. John (f. Gibson, b. Aug. 9, 1835 ; m. Anne Lyman ; lives in Great 

Jiarrington, Mass. 

d. Martha Gibson, b. Dec. 9, 1837 ; m. C. C. C. Painter. 
«r. Noah (Gibson, b. Dec. 20, 184:^. 

476. EPHRAIM FAIRBANK, of Jacksonville, 111. 

(70), Josiah V, Jonas IV, Jal>C2 III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster, Mar. 10, 1770. Lived in New Ipswich, N. H., 
after his marriage. Moved to Oakham, Mass. Died in Jacksonville, 


111., Sept. 11, 1837, aged 67 yrs. 5 mos. 25 ds. Married, May 14, 
1795, Sarah Chandler of New Ipswich, N. H., who was born Sept 7, 
1776, and died in Jacksonville, Sept. 15, 1844. 


1. John Barnard (425), born Mar. 16, 1796. 

2. Samuel, bom Nov. 30, 1799 ; died May 31, 1802. 

3. James Chandler (426), bom May 24, 1801. 

4. Ephraim Wilder, bom Oct. 31, 1804 ; died in Cincinnati, O., 

Apr. 22, 1828, unmarried. 

5. Daniel Willard, bom Nov. 10, 1808 ; married Susan West, 

daughter of Elijah and Susanna (Weeks) Freeman. She 
was born Mar. 27, 1808. He died in Cincinnati, O., Aug. 
27, 1835. His widow married, Oct. 10, 1836, Rev. Benja- 
min Labaree, D. D., President of Middlebury College, Vt. 
She died in 1888. 

6. Sarah Ann, born July 10, 1812 ; married Phineas Morton ; 

died Oct. 6, 1832. No children. 

7. Richard Hall, born Aug. 7, 1814; died Sept. 7, 1814. 

8. Martha Bacon, born July 26, 1816 ; married Barlow Freeman ; 

died Sept. 14, 1838. No children. 

^77. Capt. LEVI FAIRBANK, of Machias, Me. 

(70) Josiah V, Jonas IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster, Mass.; Feb. 12, 1777; removed to Machias; 
^*^ci June 3, 1808. 

^ Married Polly, daughter of Col. John and Rebecca (Mahan) 
^^^-ford, of Northboro, Mass. She died Dec. 12, 1810, aged 23 yrs. 

1. Abigail Wilder, baptized May 7, 1809 ; married, Sept. 22, 
1828, Clarendon Wheelock, of Worcester, where they 

'>8. CYRUS FAIRBANK, of Lancaster, Mass. 

(72), Cyrus V, Jonas IV, Jabcz III, Jon;is II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster, Mass., March 7, 1767 ; died April 30, 1835, 
"^ed 68 years, 1 month and 23 days. 

Married, Feb. 15, 1791, Mary Bennet, who was killed by a fall 

^ liich fractured her skull, Dec. 13, or 27, 1827. His will, filed May 
^, 1835, mentioned his brother, Stephen, children of his sister Nabby 


Peabody, sisters, Lucy Rugg, Sally Wilder, Maiy Osgood, and 
deceased sister, Betsey Rugg. 

1. Josiah, baptized Feb. 19, 1792 ; probably died young. 

1 79. NAHUM FAIRBANK, of Augusta and Mayfield, N. Y. 

(74), John V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lancaster, Mass., Aug. 14, 1753. 

Married, Jan. 1781, Lucinda, daughter of Capt James and Lois 
Houghton. She was born March 3, 1764, and died, Dec. 23, 1889, 
near Coldwater, Mich. 

He was a farmer and a local preacher. Was a Revolutionary 
soldier, his name appearing on the Coat Rolls. .S^^ War Rolls, 

Died, in Mayfield, N. Y., Jan. 31, 1827, and was buried there. 


1. Bin A (427), born Sept. 6, 1782. 

2. Ira (428), born Oct. 5, 1784. 

3. Achsah, born Dec. 13, 1786; married (1), in Ma}'field, Jan. 

1, 1803, John Stebbins. He was a local M. £. minister, 
born in Wilbraham, Mass., June 25, 1779, and died in 
Herkimer, N. Y., Feb. 16, 1827. She married, (2), Rev. 
Eleazer Whipple (Methodist), Feb. 12, 1829. He died i 
Rome, N. Y., in 1860. She died in Rome, N. Y., Dec. 16. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

a. Lorenzo Dow Stebbins, b. Sept. 21, 1818, in Winfield, N. 

M. Maria Cole, July 13, 1842. No children. He was educa' 
at Cazenovia Seminary and Middletown (Conn.) Coll 
Entered the Methodist ministry and took high rank, 
pied the leading pulpits in Rome, Albany, and Troy» 
His career as a preacher was cut short by a severe iaj 
his throat, received by being thrown from a stage coao; 
runaway. After this he was obliged to desist who\\ 
public speaking, and from the effects of his injury, 
Nov. 1, 1809. 

b. John Wesley Stebbins, bom Oct. 22, 1819 ; m. Louisa J 

July 20, 1848, in Macedonia Center, N. Y., while ^ 
of the academy there. Was educated at Cazenovia^ 
and Union College, from which he graduated it^ 
1851, immediately after resigning as principal oC 
Academy, he began the practice of law, in RocVi^ 
which he still continues. He has held a number 
public positions. As early as 1864 he served ^ 


Legislature, and was one of the electors in the Electoral 
College which elected Abraham Lincoln in 1864. At the 
present time he is the " Grand Sire " (the supreme officer) of 
the I. O. O. F. 
Children : Sarah Louise, and John Ward Stebbins. 

4. Clarissa, born Feb. 8, 1789; died Oct. 4, 1807. 

5. James (429), born Apr. 1, 1791. 

6. Freeborn Garrettson, born Oct. 8, 1794; died May 23, 1813. 

7. John (430), born Dec. 11, 1796. 

8. Samuel (431), born June 18, 1799. 

9. Nancy, born Oct. 10, 1801, in Augusta; married Daniel 

Brown, in 1824, in Mayfield, N. Y. Lived at Gary's Cor- 
ners, N. Y. till about 1836, and then moved to Rushville, 
N. Y. 

a. Sherman M. Brown. 
d. Clarissa Brown. 
c. Hiram Brown. 
i/. Zilpha Brown. 

10. Louvisa, born Feb. 28, 1804; never married. 

11. Betsey M., born Aug. 16, 1807, in Augusta; died Oct. 11, 

1879. Married Rev. Arastus Ransom Crafts, of Middle- 
sex, N. Y., Feb. 23, 1832, where he was born Sept. 29, 
1813. He removed to Auburn, O. in 1832, and, in Feb. 
1842, was ordained a Free Will Baptist minister. He is a 
man of fine talents, a member of the Masonic and Odd 
Fellows organizations, and has been for several years a 
Justice of the Peace, in Rapids, O. After retiring from 
the ministry he was active in establishing the first cheese 
factories in Geauga and Portage Counties, now an extensive 
industry. He was always an unflinching anti-slavery man, 
and has been an earnest supporter of the Republican 
party. A courteous, genial, hospitable man, of fine physique 
and commanding presence, his advice and service as a 
clergyman and friend have often been in request through- 
out that region. 

a. Darwin Bradley Crafts, b. July 29, 1833; m., Jan. 20, 1853. 

Rosalia Houghton, of Hiram, O. Resides in Rapids, O. 
6. Alvia Rosetta Crafts, b. May 31, 1838; m. (1), Mar. 3, 1800, 

Nelson Ingell,of Mantua ; (2), Nov. 24, 1877, Edward Jeffords, 

of Ashtabula, O. ; (3), May 31, 1885, Abram B. Durfee. 

Resides at Cass City, Mich. He is a farmer. He served in 




the Civil War three years and eleven months, engaged in 
many battles ; was wounded at Atlanta, Ga. 
Leona Annette Crafts, b. Feb. 23, 1849; m. (1), Feb. 27, 1866, 
William H. Brown, of Rapids, O.; (2), Dec. 8, 1869, James 
Ralph Wilcox, of Hiram, O., where they reside. 

•180. Maj. JOHN FAIRBANK, of Champlain, N. Y. 

(74) John V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster, Mass., May 6, 1755. Removed with his 
parents to Athol, Mass. ; thence, in 1790, to a section of Northeastern 
New York, then called " The Chazy " ; died at the home of his son, 
Warren C, Oct. 20, 1830, aged 75 yrs. 5 mos. 14 ds. He was a 
soldier in the American Revolution. His name appears on the Coat 

Rolls ; he served eight months from , 1775, in Capt. Ichabod 

Dexter*s Co., Col. Woodbridge's Reg., as a private ; also 2 mos. and 
29 days, from Sept. 1, 1777, in Capt. Thomas Lord's Co., Col. Cush- 
ing's Regiment, in the Miscellaneous Militia Service. He spent a 
hard winter at Valley Forge. See War Rolls. He resided in New 
York, on the border of Canada. His dwelling was the scene of a 
conflict between Capt. Mayer's Company and Forsyth's Riflemen, 
during the war of 1812, the family taking refuge from the shot in the 
cellar. His teams were pressed into drawing baggage on the invaders' 
way to Plattsburg. His son John, a lad of considerable spirit, drove 
his ox team ; he objected to his load, but was ordered forward, when 
he upset the cart on the road; his objections were then heeded. 
A brutal British soldier wanted his corn stalks for a bed — Jack, for 
his oxen ; a conflict ensued ; the oxen got the stalks, the soldier a 

He married, in Athol, July 16, 1780, Fanny Kelton, who di 
July 10, 1847. 




Reuben (432), born Sept. 20, 1781. 

Asa (433), born Sept. 9, 1784. 

Lydia, born April 25, 1787 ; died in Champlain, Jan. 4, 1% 

Malinda, born Aug. 21, 1791 ; married Daniel D. Johcv 

of Plattsburg, Dec. 21, 1816. He was born June 4, 

died May 5, 1828. 

Maria M. Johnson, b. in 1818; m. Ezra Cooper; res. 

Minn. They had ten children. Jason W. Cooper, 

Cooper & Co., Importers and Wholesale Grocers, 

Minn., is a sun. 
Cynthia Sophia Johnson, b. Aug. 20, 1820; teacher -^ 

years in public schools of N. Y. ; five years iiv 




Academy ; m. Henry Hodges Fuller, and resides in St. Paul, 
Minn. Has two children. 

c. Hibbard F. Johnson ; d. 1850. 

d. Sarah L. Johnson ; m. H. Heyford ; died 1S47. 

e. Gates A. Johnson, b. Sept. 26, 1826; m. 1st, Frances P. Parker ; 

2nd, Mary £. Underbill. He is a Civil Engineer, and resides 
in St. Paul ; has four children. 

5. Frances, born Oct. 27, 1796; married, in 1815, Emerson B. 



a, Lydia Amelia Lewis, b. Aug. 20, 1810; m. John F. Wood, Feb. 

11,1847; d. Oct. 4, 1847. 

b, Stephen Pearl Keyes Lewis, b. Sept. 22, 1821 ; m. Sarah A. 

Higbee, May 26, 1847. Seven children. D. Jan. 10, 1887. 

c. Catharine P. Lewis, b. Mar. 0, 1824 ; m. Griffith O. Evans, Jan. 

16, 1858; d. July 20, 1861- Two children. 

d. Calvin Emerson Lewis, b. Aug. 26, 1833; m. Mary A. Millard, 

Jan. 30, 1861. Three children. 
€. Frances Melinda Lewis, b. Sept. 12, 1836 ; m. James R. Botsford, 
Apr. 29, 1857, and resides in Janesville, Wis. Five children. 

6. John H. (434), bom July 27, 1798. 

7. Warren Calvin (485), born Sept. 15, 1801. 

8. Lorenzo, born Jan. 4, 1804 ; died in Champlain, Oct., 1842. 

181. BENJAMIN FAIRBANK, of Enfield, Mass. 

(74), John V, Thomas IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Athol, Mass., Aug. 1, 1759 ; resided there and in Enfield; 
died about 1834, probably in Enfield. He served in the Revolution- 
ary War, See War Rolls, 

Married Hannah Stratton. 


1. Stephen (436), born June 21, 1788. 

2. Silas, born Feb. 25, 1790; died Aug. 31, 1809. 

3. Levi, bom Oct. 13, 1793 ; lived in Toronto, Canada. 

4. Lyman (437), born May 13, 1796. 
'). Hannah, bom Aug. 25, 1798. 

6. Martha, born Apr. 21, 1807 ; married Lewis Shaw. They 
lived for a time at least in Enfield, Mass. She died in 
Springfield, Mass., Feb. 23, 1892. 

a. Philo Dickenson Shaw, b. about 1825; went to California a 

few years ago, and has not since been heard from. 
i>' I^vi Shaw. 

^. Warren Shaw, b. ; killed in the armv. 

a. Nettie Shaw, b. ; m. Lewis Barrenger, of Springfield. 


182. JONATHAN FAIRBANK, of Warren, Mas: 

(75), Jonathan V, Thomas IV^Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born 1767. He was received into the Congregational Church i 
Warren in 1820, by letter from New Salem, Mas^. His wife wa 
admitted by profession in 1796. He died Aug. 12,: 1843. Admini 
tration on his estate granted Oct. 10, 1843 ; nobody named as heir 
S^e Worcester Prob, Rec. 

He married I, Lydia Foster. 
** " II, Mrs. Bellows, who left no children. 


1. ASAHEL (438), born May 6, 1800. 

2. Jonathan Houghton, born Mar. 4, 1803 ; married, Jan. II 

1845, Julia Caswell, daughter of Ebenezer and Ann 
(King) Caswell, who was bom Oct. 5, 1806. He die 
Jan. 15, 1860 ; she now resides in East Taunton, Masi 
They had one child, Mary Houghton, born July 15, 1846 
married L. Allen Williams ; died July 7, 1866. 

3. Rhoda, born ; married Jarvis Hodges, of Nortoi 

Mass., (his second wife.) He died in 1860. She die 
a few years later. One child Maria, who married Williai 
Clegg. She is dead. 

4. Mary, bom ; married Joel Hagar of Prescott, Mas 

a farmer, who died June 10, 1835. She died Jan. 8, 18? 

CHILDREN, bom in Prescott: 

a. Francis Hagar, b. Nov. 3, 1821 ; res. Taunton, Mass. 

b. Warren Winslow Hagar, b. Apr. 11, 1825. 

c. Freeman Sears Hagar, b. June 19, 1820; was one of the pi 

etors of the Park Square Hotel, Westfield, Mass. He 
ried Ellen Olive Conant, Apr. 18, 1858. Three childr 
Adelbert C, Harriet Ruby and Archer Freeman. H 
Dec. 29, 1895. 

d. Mary Ann Hagar, b. Nov. 17, 1832; d. Apr. 2, 1843. 

5. Caroline, born ; married Winthrop Jameson, of 


183. ASAHEL FAIRBANK, of Warren 

(75), V, Thomsis IV, Jabcz II, Jonathan I. 

Born Dec. 4, 1775 ; died May 23, 1845. 

Married I, Oct 16, 179G, Diedema Gleason, who was 
West Brookfield, Mass., July 8, 1774, and died May 16, 1837 

Married II, Lucy Hubbard, of Brimfield, Oct 1837, ^ 
Mar. 12, 1867. 



CHILDREN, all by first wife : 

1. Persis, born Sept. 27, 1797 ; married Keyes Tyler, May 19, 

1822; died Feb. 7, 1850. They resided in Warren. He 
was a farmer. One child, — Ruth Tyler, b. Feb. 27, 
1823 ; d. 1843. 


a. Ruth Tyler, b. Feb. 27, 1823 ; died 1843. 

b. Isaac Cutter Tyler, b. Nov. 7, 1824; m. (1), Mary Bacon, of 

Warren, Nov. 11, 1863, who d. in 1855; (2), Sarah Sessions, 
Apr. 28, 1859. He d. Jan. 10, 181)0 ; she lives in Westfield. 

c. Charles Newel TyUr, b. Jan. 3, 1827 ; m. Augusta Clapp, Jan. 

20, 1850. 

d. Sophia Tyler, b. June 10, 1829; d. 1843. 

e. Joseph Keyes Tyler, b. July 18, 1831 ; m. (1), Sarah Haven, 

1858; she died in Pana, 111., 1858; (2), Eliza Bradley, 1859. 
/ Mary Ann Tyler, b. Sept. 4, 1833; m. George Barnes, of West 

Brookfield, 1859, who d. Feb. 20, 1874. 
g. Lydia Paige Tyler, b. Nov. 1, 1835; m. (1), George H. Bacon, 

July 27, 1860; he died, and she m. (2), Hiram L. Hugumin, 

of Chicago, 111.. Mar. 6, 1867. 
h. William Alexander Tyler, b. June 3, 18^39; m. Minna L. Beman, 

of Chicago, in 1866. She died 1873, and he married again. 

Res. Birch Creek, Idaho. 

2. Lovisa, born Feb. 14, 1799 ; married, 1823, Silas Barlow, of 

West Brookfield, who died Mar. 21, 1827. She married 
(2), Elliot Barton, Nov. 29, 1832, who died Feb. 26, 1875. 
She died Dec. 14, 1883. 


a. Asa Barlow, b. Aug. 3, 1824 ; m. Grace Tyler, May 1, 1850; she 

d. Mar. 27, 1850. He m. (2), Harriet Chad wick Putnam, May 
15, 1861. Childrkn : Herbert Russell, b. Sept. 12, 1863, 
Frederick Chadwick, b. Dec. 29, 1866. 

b. Hulda Barlow, b. Mar. 12, 1826; m. Ira Morris Southworth, of 

North Brookfield. Mar. 29, 1849. Children : Charies Stan- 
ley, b. Jan. 27, 1851 ; Frank Warren, b. Aug. 9, 1855. 

c. Harrison Barton, b. Nov. 2, 1833 ; m. Klsie Gray, who died Jan. 

23, 1876. He d. Nov. 2, 1871. Child: Arthur, b. Mar. 9, 

d. Merrick Barton, b. Feb. 11, 1837; m. Caroline Allen; d. Apr. 

1884. No children. 
^. Emma Barton, b. Oct. 29, 1844; m. Henry Tony, 1873; d. 1892. 
No children. She lives in West Brookfield. 

S^ .^^ulda, born Oct. 28, 1800; married Newell Cutter, of 
VV^arren. Sept. 13, 1821. He was born Jan. 19, 1794, and 


Dec. 27, ISdo : she died at Deer£eid. Mass^ Dec 1« 
1801, at the home of her daughter. 

J. Wiilian: Cutter, b. J:::t i. l^i2: a. Marr Elixa Kisz. c« Palmer. 

Ma&«.t J-r-e :». IS-Vi- Ifc cite Anz- 14. ISoT- Cziiixn^ - 

— Edward \t»-t::. i. L'e:. -';. IS^M: d. t»t:. IvX-. V-naara b. 

Nov.i*. 1%>5. 
'- Lvdia C'jtter. b. Mar. .',. l<:*»^.: n:. 1). Asar^zl E-Dsrwonh, of 

Boston, Tar., .'i. 1>4'?. He d- l-ce 21. 1>52. Xo chCdrer.. 

She m. ii . hc»ard Stebbin*, ct Deerfeli, Mass.. Xot. 27. 

lisA. lit d. Dec- 2^X IvVj. She now lives in Deerf.eld. 

Child: .^nra- * 

r. Chanes Cutter, b. Dec. 10. 1S2S: m. «1'. Lucv Adams, of West 

Brook field ; she d. Apr. 5. lV-<0. Xo children. He xn. ^2^ 

Eliza Blair, of \Varr*:r.. She died. leaving no children. He 

m- '3;. Grace Blodgett. of Warren, Sept. •>, l!y>5. Children : 

Charles Albert, b. jj'.y -',. lSy,». William Xewell, b. Sept. ll». 

</. Flliza Cutter, b. Feb. '.*. IMl ; m. Rev. James K. Hosmer. of 

Ol^rlin, <t., O.t. 1.0. \^*\^i. Children: Edward Srebbins, b. 

June 2, lS^>n PLlIiot Norton, b. Dec. 2S. l?i.»S, Ernest Cutter. 

b- July It 1S70. Josephine, b. Mar. ;51, 1S74. Mr. liosmer 

lives in St. I.oais, Mo. 

4. Sophia, bom Nov. 27, I'^Oo ; married Sullivan Alexander, of 

Brimfield, Apr. 12, 1832 ; died Aug. 23, 1S92. He died 
Jan. 27, 1864. 

a. Susan M. Alexander, b. Eeb. 12, LSW ; m. Fred C. Beck, Feb. 

27, isr>o. 

/'. Lydia O. Alexander, b. June 1, ISSQ; m. Lorenzo C. Ferrj*, May 

5, 1854. He d. Felj. 25, 18t3^ ; she now lives in Palmer, Mass. 
/-. Harriet D. Alexander, b. Apr. 27, ISoO; m. Frederick Smith, 

Oct. 20, IboO; lives in Lake City. Col. 
./. Augustus W. Alexander, b. May 13, 1842; m. Maria Graves, 

Feb. 17, 1870; lives in Williamsburg. 
<•. Sarah K. Alexander, b. July 24, 1846; m. Lewis Bixby, June IS, 

1874. Was divorced, taking her maiden name, and now lives 

in Westfield, Mass. 

5. AsAHEL (439), born Apr. 15, 1808. 

184. BENJAMIN FAIRBAXK, of Sterling, Mass. 

(77), Joseph V, Tlioin:is IV', Jabe/. Ill, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster, Mass., June 30, 1775, in the part which is 
now Sterling. Died Oct. 9, 1849, aged 74 yrs. 3 mos. 9 ds. His 



will was filed Oct. 10, 1849, in which he mentioned his children, 
named below, and his wife, Anna B. 

He married I, Lois Whitcomb, of Boxboro, Mass. She died June 
6, 1836, aged 60 years. 

He married II, Anna B. Lawrence, of Harvard, Dec. 26, 1848. 


1. Merriam, born ; died at the age of 3 or 4 years. 

2. Harriet, bom Oct. 9, 1807 ; married Aaron Tilton (his second 

wife), Oct. 15, 1832 ; died July 22, 1850. 

3. Whitcomb, bom Jan. 12, 1810 ; married I, Pollina Carter, of 

Petersham, Dec. 12, 1841 ; had a second wife and two 

4. Esther, bora Feb. 1, 1813; married George Kendall, of 


5. Washington (440), born June 16, 1815. 

6. Merriam, born Dec. 10, 1817; married George H. Houghton, 

of Sterling. 

7. Martha, born Aug. 16, 1820; married Edward Hayward, of 


8. Charlotte, born Jan. 9, 1825; married Edwin Haden, of 


185. SILAS FAIRBANK, of Litchfield, N. Y. 

(78), Silas V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lancaster, Mass., Aug. 14, 1772, settled in Litchfield, 
Herkimer Co., N. Y. He operated a saw mill on Soquet Creek ; 
later he worked at the wheelwright and cabinet trades in Rutland, 
Jefferson County. He died July 7, 1854, aged 82 yrs. 10 mos. 23 ds. 

Married, Oct. 9, 1794, Eleanor Goodale, daughter of Ezekiel 



1. Sophia, born Mar. 6, 1796; married Jude Cross, of Vine- 
land, N. J.; died Aug. 13, 1867. 

-. Polly, bom Nov. 21, 1797 ; married Worden ; died 

Aug. 14, 1860. 
•1 Silas, bom March 25, 1800 ; removed to Rutland, N. Y. 
4. Amanda, born July 8, 1802 ; died Feb. 9, 1803. 
•>. Reuben Goodale, born Dec. 29, 1804. 
^. Jared, born Oct. 15, 1806. 
". Manson, bora Mar. 5, 1809 ; died Oct. 2, 1860. 


8. Lucinda, born June 16, 1811. 

9. Amanda C, born July 10, 1813; married McNett; 

died in Wilson, N. Y., Mar. 24, 1847. 

10. James M., bom Feb. 7, 1816. 

11. Eleanor, born 1818 ; died Mar. 29, 1818. 

12. Levi D., born July 4, 1819; died Apr. 27, 1859. 

186. ELISHA FAIRBANK, of Lancaster, Mass. 

(78), Silas V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster, Apr. 9, 1776. He appears to have lived in 
Vermont, and in New York. Have not been able to ascertain whom 
he married, or to secure any trace of his children, except Silas. 

Married . 


1. Bradley, bom in Putney, Vt., Dec. 9, 1799. 

2. Lydia, bom in Hadley, N. Y., Dec. 16, 1801. 

Born in Brookline, Vt. : 

3. Silas (441), born Apr. 5, 1804. 

4. Samuel, born Feb. 19, 1806. 

5. James, born May 22, 1808. 

6. Beulah, born Nov. 8, 1811. 

7. Melinda, born Aug 30, 1814. 

8. Artemas P., born July 17, 1817. 

187. SAMUEL FAIRBANK, of Brookline, Vt. 

(78), Silas V, Thomas IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster Jan, 28, 1777. He lived in Vermont, but only 
a very imperfect account of his family has been found. 
Married ; name not ascertained. 

CHILDREN, born in Putney, Vt.: 

1. Cromwell, bom Dec. 14, 1798. 

2. Linda, born Oct. 12, 1800. 

3. Sophy, born Feb. 11, 1803. 

4. Horace, born May 16, 1805. 

Bom in Brookline, Vt. 

6. Almira, born Jan. 12, 1809. 
6. Alvira, born Jan. 12, 1809 




i88. JOHN FAIRBANK, of Sterling, Mass. 

(79), Oliver V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lancaster, afterward Sterling, Mass., in 1775; died 

Sept. . 

Married Sally, daughter of Abishai and Catharine Phelps, July 13, 
1800 ; died in West Boylston, Jan. 14, 1859, age 80 yrs. 7 mos. 11 ds. 

1. Horace (442), born Oct. 25, 1801. 

189. Capt. PAUL FAIRBANK, of Sterling, Mass. 

(79), Oliver V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lancaster, Mass., in 1781 ; died, in Sterling, July 12, 1859, 
aged 78 years. 

Married I, Catharine Phelps, Apr. 9, 1801, who died June 9, 
1811, aged 30 yrs. 

Married II, Arathusa Ross, Dec. 6, 1812 ; she died Apr. 2, 1824, 
aged 34 yrs. 

Married III, Mrs. Patience Richardson, who died Sept. 23, 1858, 
aged 76 yrs. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Asenath, bora Oct. 23, 1801 ; died Oct. 26, 1834. 

2. Arad, born Feb. 11, 1805; died young. 

3. Dolly, born Aug. 19, 1807 ; married, Mar. 28, 1832, Joel 


4. Arad, the second (443), born Aug. 5, 1809. 

^» Ephraim, born June 1, 1811 ; married Susan Stearns, of 
Sterling; lived on the home place; died Nov. 31, 1892. 
No children. 

Second marriage: 

^- Susan, born May 30, 1813; married Brown. 

". Luke (444), born in 1815 (?). 

490. JONATHAN FAIRBANK, of Athol, Mass. 

(79), Oliver V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lancaster, afterwards Sterling, Mass., in 1783 ; settled in 
Athol, and died there in 1823, in the 40th year of his age. 

He married Asenath, daughter of Reuben and Mary (Pierce) 
Wilder, of West Boylston, Mass., where she was born in 1785. Her 
father was a Revolutionary soldier; her grandfather, Asa Wilder, 


was 1st Lieut, of the Company in which her husband's fother served, 
both responding to the Lexington alarm. After the death of her 
husband she married Elijah Nichols, of Royalston, Mass. She died 
in 1847, aged 62 years. 

She had two sons by the second marriage, John and Joseph Nichols. John 
was killed by lightning, while standing beside his brother Joseph in the doorway 
of his house. Joseph resides in Royalston, and has occupied many positions of 
trust and honor. He enlisted in the Civil War; was promoted to be 1st 
Lieut, in the Mass. 25th regiment, and afterwards to a Captaincy in the 55th 
Mass. regiment of colored troops. He married Martha Gale Pierce, of Royalston. 
They have four children living : (a), Leonard Nichols, who is Assistant U. S. Ship- 
ping Commissioner in Providence, R. I.; {d), Mary, who married Weston Wheeler, 
a prosperous farmer, and resides in Athol; (r), Frederick Nichols, a bank clerk in 
Fitchburg, Mass. ; (</), Agnes Nichols ; resides at home. A correspondent says : — 
** Father Nichols cared for Jonathan Fairbank's children as if they were his own.** 


1. Orator, born Apr. 28, 1806; married Asenath , and 

lived in Worcester. He died in 1852. No children. 

2. Louisa, bom Mar. 28, 1809 ; married Robert Wood, Jr., of 

Royalston ; died Aug. 22, 1839. 

a. Sarah Jane Wood, b. in 1837 ; d. in 1839. 
d. Anna L. Wood, b. in 1839 ; d. in 1843. 

o. Miriam, bom July 12, 1812. Married Augustus Townsend, of 
Royalston, Mass. They had one daughter, Martha (now 

dead), who married Foster of Royalston. She is now 

living with her granddaughter Mrs. Holmes, in Orange, 


4. George Wilder (445), born Jan. 12, 1814. 

5. Harriet, bom June 11, 1816; married Tarrant Cutler, of 

Royalston, Mass. He was born in 1814. Removed to 
Fitchburg, Mass., where he is engaged in the grocery 
business with his son. He was a valued member of the 
Massachusetts General Court in 1855. He married (2), 
Martha Pierce Gale, of Royalston, sister of James Gale. 
They have one daughter living, Mary E. Cutler, who resides 
at home. 

a. Jane L. Cutler, b. Sept. 26, 1840 ; d. Aug. 22, 1869, unmarried. 
d. George H. Cutler, b. Apr. 2, 1845 ; resides in Fitchburg. 

6. Asenath, born Mar. 30, 1820 ; married James Gale, of So. 

Royalston, Mass. ; moved to Fitchburg, then back to Athol, 
where her husband died in 1894. They had one daughter. 


Hattie, of great promise as a singer, who died in Fitch- 
burg, at the age of twenty. 

191. OLIVER FAIRBANK, of Holden, Mass. 

(7»), Oliver V, Thoraas IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sterling, Mass., Mar. 21, 1788 ; died in Holden, July 28, 

Married Priscilla Bennett. She died in Rutland, Mass. 


1. Ephraim Dayton, born Nov. 9, 1812; died Feb, 3, 1878, in 

Holden, unmarried. 

2. Priscilla Haird, born Apr. 8, 1814; married Edward T. 

Matthews, of Sterling, June 7, 1836. He was a chairmaker. 
Died in East Princeton, Mass., Oct. 4, 1884. She died 
Dec. 29, 1881. 


a. Frank Edward Matthews, b. May 2, 1838; m., in Holden, Aug. 

11, 1850, Mary Ellen Griffin. They had three children,— Edith 
Emily, b. Jan. 19, 1863 ; Mary Frances, b. Oct. 3, 1865 ; d. Apr. 
26, 1879; Susie Pauline, b. Nov. 11, 1868; d. Sept. 10, 1883. 
He went to Chicago in 1885 ; travelled as agent for a photo- 
graphic Company. His wife died Dec. 29, 1892. 

b. Francis Edwin Matthews, b. Jan. 20, 1843 ; enlisted in the War 

for the Union ; d. at New Orleans of fever, Aug. 24, 1863. 

c. Frederic Erwin Matthews, b. Jan. 3, 1840; d. Jan. 31, 1852. 

d. Foster Edgar Matthews, b. Oct. 20, 1848; is a chairmaker in 

East Princeton. M., Nov. 27, 1869, Henrietta P:idora Stuart, 
of Sterling. They had four children, — Edgar Ernest, b. Apr. 
17, 1874, d. Nov. 17, 1875 ; Bertha Louise, b. Sept. 23, 1876, 
Frank Sumner, b. Aug. 11, 1877; Carrie Eunice, b. Nov. 30, 

3. Oliver Carter (446), born Jan. 16, 1816. 

4. Otis, born Sept. 29, 1817 ; died Nov. 29, 1821. 

0. Tryphena B., bom Sept. 12, 1819 ; married Sylvester Pres- 
cott, of West Boylston, Jan. 19, 1836. He was born Feb. 
3, 1812. 


a. Merriam W. Prescott, b. Sept. 20, 1838; m. James T. Earley, 

Oct. 7, 1855. 

b. Sarah E. Prescott, b. May 13, 1840 ; m. William B. Boothby, 

Mar. 17, 186:3. 

c. William W. Prescott, b. Dec. 29, 1841 ; enlisted Aug. 15, 1861, 

in the 2d Mass. Vol. ; was in many battles all through the 
Civil War, marching with Gen. Sherman to the Sea. 


d. James Prescott, b. Jan. 2, 1845; enlisted May 29, 1861, in the 

2d Mass. Vol. ; same service as his brother above. 

e. Manson Prescott, b. Mar. 31, 1847 ; enlisted Aug. 16, 1862, in 

the 21st Reg. Mass. Vol. 
/ Roland Prescott, b. Jan. 24, 1851. 
g. Walter H. Prescott, b. Aug. 1, 1854. 
h. Ezra B. Prescott, b. July 25, 1857. 
/. Edwin S. Prescott, b. Feb. 6, 1863. 

6. Simeon Bennett (447), born Oct 23, 1821. 

7. James Homer, born Dec. 11, 1823; died Jan. 15, 1826. 

8. Otis Sprague, born Jan. 3, 1825 ; died Apr. 3, 1827. 

9. Myra Jane, born Sept. 2, 1828 ; died Oct. 9, 1831. 

10. Sally Haden, born June 4, 1830. 

11. Horatio Nelson (448), born Mar. 11, 1832. 

12. Mary Jane, born Aug. 3, 1834 ; married James W. Goodnow, 

of West Boylston, Apr. 19, 1851. 

192. ARTEMAS FAIRBANK, of West Boylston, Mass. 

(7*J), Oliver V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sterling, Mass., in 1791 ; baptized Sept. 4, 1791 ; died in 
West Boylston, December 15, 1836. He was a farmer. 

Married, April 6, 1813, Clarissa Holt, daughter of Abie! and 
Dolly (Fairbank) Holt. She died in Worcester, Mass., August 30, 
1867, aged 72 years. Her mother was the daughter of Lieut. Silas 
Fairbank (78). 


1. Sophia H., born 1815 ; married Seth Chenery, of Medfield, 

June 7, 1838; he died July 5, 1883. She died Dec. 5, 

2. Clarissa A., born in Sterling in 1818; married, in West 

Boylston, Mar. 28, 1839, Reuben W. Holbrook (deceased) ; 
she died in Clinton, Aug. 28, 1879. 


a. Charles E. Holbrook, b. Sept. 19, 1841 ; d. September 17, 1862. 

Was in the Battle of Antietam. 

b. Hattie L. Holbrook, b. January 14, 1848 ; resides in Worcester, 


3. Artemas M., born in 1821 ; died Nov., 1836. 

4. Catherine M., born November 7, 1823 ; married, October 10, 

1842, Edwin Andrews, son of Dr. John and Cynthia 
Andrews, of West Boylston, who died in Baltimore, Md..» 
July 21, 1888. She resides in Baltimore with her t«rc^ 


children. Mr. Andrews was for about 8 years agent for 
Don Cameron's Mills in Harrisburg, Pa. After that he 
built a large cotton mill in Charleston, S. C, for a South- 
ern company. 


a. George E. Andrews, b. August 15, 1843; resides in Baltimore; 


b. Emma C. Andrews, b. July 26, 1847 ; resides in Baltimore. 

5. Julia Ann, born in Sterling, December 19, 1825 ; married, in 

West Boylston, April 7, 1853, Bertrand Hinds, who died 
in Belvidere, 111., May 3, 1887. She resides there with 
two of her children, Joseph A. and Rebecca J. He was 
the son of Joseph and Rebecca (Sawyer) Hinds. 


a. Rebecca Jeannette Hinds, b. Aug. 3, 1859 ; resides, Belvidere, 111. 

b. Joseph A. Hinds, b. Jan. 17, 1801 ; resides, Belvidere, 111. 

c. Clara Hinds, b. Dec. 11, 1804; d. Nov. 10, 1874. 

d. Flora Hinds, b. May 27, 1807 ; died Sept. 10. 1808. 

6. Alexander B., bom 1828 ; died March 19, 1831. 

7. Jane A., born December 31, 1832 ; died in infancy. 

8. Harriet Frances, born March 12, 1837 ; married, Sept. 13, 

1866, Wellington E. Parkhurst, of Clinton, Mass., son of 
Charles F. W., and Mary Parkhurst, of Framingham, Mass. 
She died Dec. 13, 1885. No children. 

Mr. Parkhurst was bom in Framingham, Mass, January 19, 1835; removed 
to Clinton in 185.S. He has held the offices of Town Clerk, Treasurer and Asses- 
sor; also served on the Library Committee, and was for fifteen years a member 
of the School Board. Has been paymaster of Lancaster Quilt Co., and Treas- 
urer of the Clinton Savings Bank. On October 1, 1895, he completed thirty years 
service as editor of the *' Clinton Weekly Courant." During the last four years 
(1897) he has been editor of the " Clinton Daily Item." Was a member of the 
Legislature in *90, '91, *92 and '93, and House Chairman of Committees on " Edu- 
cation " and "Public Charities." He is a brother of Rev. Dr. Charles IL Park- 
hurst of New York City, the famous municipal reformer. 

9. Sophronia, born June 12, 1818 ; died Feb. 2, 1842. 

10. Alexander B., born 1827; died March 19, 1831. 

11. John A., born 1829 ; died March 21, 1831. 

12. Jane Arminda, born January, 1835 ; married in West Boyls- 

ton, Nov. 26, 1854, Charles S. Percival, who was born in 
Colebrook, N. H., and died March 1890, in Canada. 

a. Arthur W. Percival, b. January 25, 1873 ; a student in liarvard 
University, class of 1897, Mechanical Engineering Depart- 


193. ALPHEUS FAIRBANK, of Sterling, Mass. 

(HO), Jubez V.Jonathan IV', Jab«z III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom July 24, 1766, in Lancaster, Mass., in the second Precinct, 
which afterward became Sterling. Died Oct. 8, 1832. Letters of 
Administration on his estate granted to his son, George W., in 1838. 
See Worcester Probate Records, 

Married, in Worcester, Mass., Jan. 24, 1790, Polly (Mary) Willard, 
of Holden, Mass. She was a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Davenport) Willard, born in 1770; died May 20, 1836. 


1. Olive, born Apr. 12, 1790; married Samuel Brown; died 

Nov. 3, 1847. One of her sons, George L. Brown, was a 
member of the Dry Goods firm of Hogg, Brown & Taylor, 

2. Nancy, born Mar. 25, 1792 ; married Uriah Eager, Jan. 16, 

1812. Died at the house of her daughter, Mrs. E. G. 
Lamson, Shelburne Falls, in 1881 ( ? ). 


a. Ephraim Eager, b. Nov. 26, 1812 ; m. Nancy Russell of Sterling ; 
d. 1866 or 1867. 

/'. Nancy Eager, b. Mar. 12, 1815; m. Luther Abbott of Iowa; d. 

i\ Polly Eager, b. Jan. 27, 1818; m. Ebenezer G. Lamson, of Shel- 
burne Falls, Mass., Sept. 18:^6; d. Oct. 2, 1893. 
Their daughter, Florence N., is the wife of Rev. O. P. Gififord, 
formerly Pastor of the Warren Ave. Baptist Church, Boston, 
now of BuiTalo, N. Y. 

•■>. Polly, born June 8, 1793 ; killed by a Railroad accident, 
Aug. "l%y 1855. Estate administered upon in 1858. See 
Worcester Probate Records, 

4. Lucy, born ; married Fawcett ; died Apr. 10, 


5. Sukey, born ; married Ball; died Oct, 8, 1851. 

6. George Washington (449), born June 9, 1799. 

494. JABEZ FAIRBANK, of West Boylston, Mass. 

(HO), Jubcz VjJon.iUiun IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonuthaa I. 

Born in Lancaster, Mass., May 20, 1772, in a part of the town 
afterward set off to West Boylston ; died Feb. 25, 1843, aged 70 yrs. 
7 mos. 29 ds. 

He married Hannah, daughter of Capt. Fortunatus and Tamer 


(Keys) Eager, Jan. 19, 1803, who was born in Sterling, Mass., July 
13, 1776, and died Oct. 10, 1847, aged 71 yrs. 2 mos. 27 ds. 


1. Sumner, born May 20, 1804; died Mar. 14, 1874, aged 69 

yrs. 9 mos. 24 ds. Petition for Probate of his will (Wor- 
cester) states that he had no children. 

2. Mary Eager, born Jan. 24, 1806 ; married Merrit Wood, of 

Leominster, May 12, 1847, who died Nov. 5, 1873. She 
died May 21, 1879 ; no children. 

3. Uriah (450), born Jan. 18, 1809. 

4. Abigail Davis, born Aug. 23, 1815 ; married James, son of 

John and Mary Edwards of Boston, June 11, 1844 ; died 
May 16, 1852. 


a. Charles Harrison Edwards, b. 1845 ; m. Martha E. Gates, and 

resides in Leominster. 

b. Hannah Fairbank Edwards, bom about 1850 ; m. Albert Per- 

ham, of Chelmsford, Mass., in 1875. 

5. Harrison (451), born Apr. 25, 1818. 

i95. Capt. BARUCH BECKWITH fairbank, of West 
Boylston, Mass. 

(81), Lemuel V, Jonathan IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in West Boylston, Aug. 16, 1778. He was named for a 
Congregational minister who preached in Sterling. Died Jan. 9, 

Married Sally P., daughter of Amos and Mary (Ball) Lovell, 
Dec. 8, 1803, who was born Apr. 29, 1779, and died Feb. 8, 1847. 


1. Amos Lovell (452), born Nov. 3, 1804. 

2. Orrin (453), born Sept. 30, 1806. 

3. Persis Beckwith, born Oct. 13, 1810; died May 2, 1825. 

4. Alexander, born Aug. 5, 1813 ; died Dec. 22, 1813. 

5. Charles (454), born Dec. 25, 1815. 

6. Emily, born June 5, 1818 ; died Aug. 5, 1822. 

7. Baruch Beckwith (455), born Dec. 10, 1823. 

196. JOSHUA FAIRBANK, of Holden, Mass. 

(81), I^muel V, Jonathan IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Holden, Nov. 28, 1780. 


Married Sally , who was bom Jan. 19, 1777, and died Mar. 

21, 1852, aged 75 yrs. 2 mos. 2 ds. 


1. Myra, born May 26, 1805 ; educated in Wethersfield, Conn. ; 
married Mar. 5, 1838, Rev. Cushing Eells, D. D., who went, 
the same year, to Washington Territory, as a Missionary to 
the Spokane Indians, under the auspices of the A. B. C. 
F. M. They were one year in making the journey across 
the continent, most of the way on horseback, through perils 
of all kinds, a wonderful wedding journey. They lived 
among these Indians from 1888 to 1848; then in Salem, 
Or., 1848-9; in Forest Grove, Or., 1849 to 1851; in 
Hillsboro, Or., 1851 to 1857; in Forest Grove, 1857 to 
1862; in Walla Walla, Wash. 1862 to 1872; and in 
Skokomish, Wash., 1872 to 1878. She died in Skokomish 
Aug. 9, 1878, aged 73 years. She was, heart and soul, in 
the great work of her husband, and was, in all respects, a 
remarkable woman. In Nov. 1847, occurred the Massacre 
at the Whitman Mission, when Dr. and Mrs. Marcus 
Whitman and nearly all the adults were massacred. Dr. 
and Mrs. Eells were amongst the few adults who managed 
to escape. Dr. Eells was graduated from Williams Col- 
lege in 1834 ; from East Windsor Theological Institute in 
1837; was ordained in Blandford, Mass., Oct. 25, 1887. 
His biography, entitled, *' Father Eells, or the results of 
forty-five years of Missionary Labors in Washington and 
Oregon, by his son Rev. Myron Eells, D. D.,'* was published 
by the Congregational Sunday School and Publishing 
Society, Boston and Chicago, in 1895. He died Feb. 16, 
1893, on his 83d birth-day. 


a. Edwin Eells, b. July 27, 1841, in Tshimakain Mission Station, 

Walker's Prairie, Wash. M., July 8, 1871, Abigail A. Foster. 
Children: Ida Myra, Eva Alice, Gertie Fairbank, Grade 
Foster, Abbie May, Edna and Edwin. He was Agent in 
charge of the Puyallup Indian Agency, Wash., for 20 years 
up to 1894, when the Agency was abolished. 

b. Myron Eells (Rev. Myron Eells, D. D.), b. at same Mission 

Station, Oct. 7, 1843. Was graduated at Pacific University. 
Ore., in 1866, and at Hartford Theological Seminary, Conn., 
in 1871 ; ordained at Hartford, June 1871 ; preached in Boise 
City, Idaho, 1871-1874, and since that time he has been iix 




Skokomish, Wash., as a missionary to the Indians. M. Sarah 
Maria Crosby, in Boise City, Jan. 18, 1874. Children : Edwin 
Fayette, Arthur Heman, Chester Cushing, Walter Crosby, 
Roy Whitman. 

2. Sally, born Feb. 27, 1807 ; married Aaron H. Rogers, of 

Holden, Apr. 3, 1833 ; died June 26, 1886. 


a. Ellen J. Rogers, b. June 2, 1834; d. Apr. 6, 1835. 

b. George F. Rogers, b. Jan. 0, 1840. 

c. Emory Rogers, b. Mar. 7, 1842 ; served as Lieut, during the 

Civil War ; m. Mary Damon, who died in 1878. They had 
three children. 

3. Delina, born Oct. 5, 1808 ; died, unmarried, Mar. 30, 1833. 

4. Joshua, born May 27, 1810; died Feb. 4, 1875, numarried. 

5. Daniel, born Dec. 23, 1811 ; died Sept. 22, 1849, unmarried. 

6. Phebe, born Aug. 19, 1814 ; married Silas H. Boynton, Dec. 

16, 1834. 


a. George Boynton ; entered the army in the Civil War ; d. at 

Fortress Monroe, in 1802. 

b. Harriet A. Boynton, b. in 1837 ; d. July 7, ISiiJO. 

7. Harriet Newell, born May 10, 1815 ; married Isaac Albro of 

Worcester, Mass., as his second wife, June 2, 1847; died 
July 28, 1885. No children. 

8. Nancy Fisk, born Dec. 31, 1818; unmarried; lived in 

Leicester, Mass. ; died . 

197. AMOS FAIRBANK, of New Salem, Mass. 

(J«), Seth V, Jonathan IV', Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in West Boylston, Sept. 25, 1779 ; lived there and in New 
Salem ; died Dec. 25, 1859, aged 80 yrs. 3 mos. He was a carpenter. 

Married Lucy Houghton, Nov. 30, 1813, who was born Oct. 15, 
1793, and died Nov. 23, 1841. 

CHILDREN, all but the last born in New Salem : 

1. Silas Houghton (45G), born Jan. 20, 1820. 

2. Luceba, born Jan. 9, 1822. 

3. Aaron, born Oct. 25, 1824 ; died Feb. 10, 1825. 

4. SaH7er Amos, born Jan 28, 1826. 

5. Margaret, born Nov. 23, 1828 ; died Nov. 21, 1877. 

6. Olive C, born Aug. 11, 1831 ; died Nov. 18, 1837. 

7. Willard A., bom in West Boylston, Mass., Nov. 19, 1834. 


l98. ISAAC FAIRBANK, of Sterling, Mass. 

(82), Seth \\ Jonathan IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Boylston, Mass., Dec. 5, 1790 ; lived there some years 
after his marriage, then in Sterling ; died in West Boylston, Sept. 24, 

Married, June 24, 1817, Prudence Gerrish, daughter of Paul and 
Prudence (Houghton) Gerrish. She was born Feb. 5, 1799, and died 
Feb. 7, 1874, aged 75 yrs. 2 ds. A petition for the administration of 
her estate in 1874, mentions her daughters, Sarah H., Catherine A., 
and Cynthia H. See Worcester Probate Records. 


1. Sarah H., born July 10, 1818 ; married Uriah Fairbank (450), 

Jan. 12, 1848. 

2. Solon G., born in 1820; dead. 

3. Elizabeth M., born Sept. 1823; married Lotan Cleveland, 

June 24, 1858, who was born in 1822, and died Apr. 14, 
1865. She was his third wife. 

4. Cynthia H., born Dec. 5, 1824; married Solon L. Bemis, 

June 15, 1848. He was born in Southboro, Mass., July 5, 
1825, and is a son of Jacob and Eunice (Rice) Bemis. 
They reside in Sterling, Mass. 

5. Lucia Hammett, born Sept. 20, 1825 ; died Mar. 25, 1845. 

6. Harriet N., born ; died . 

7. Catherine A., born July 8, 1835; married Joseph C. Lovell; 

died Mar. 11, 1870. 

199, ARETAS FAIRBANK, of West Boylston, Mass. 

(■V2), Seth V, Jon; IV, Jubez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sterling, Mass., Mar. 11, 1797 ; lived in West Boylston 
which was incorporated Jan. 30, 1808, and was from parts of Boylston, 
Holden and Sterling; died Jan. 8, 1850. Will filed Feb. 1, 1850. 

Married Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Tamer (Winn) Cook, 
June 1, 1820. 


1. James (457), born Feb. 1829. 

200. SETH FAIRBANK, of Lancaster, Mas 

(S-2), Seth V, Jonathan IV', Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in West Boylston, Mass., Oct. 6, 1799 ; resided in Sterli 


until 1887, when he removed to Lancaster, where he died Nov. 9, 
1843. He was a carpenter. 

Married, Dec. 26, 1828, Nancy Nichols, who died in Westboro, 
Mass., Mar. 12, 1880, aged 79 yrs. 3 mos. 14 ds. 


1. Lyman Nichols (458), born Aug. 12, 1830. 

-. Lucy Dodge, bom Oct. 6, 1833 ; married in Fitchburg, Mass., 

in 1860 (?), Frank C. Gill, of Hartland, Vt., a Dentist. 

She died in Worcester, Mass., June 17, 1876 ; interred in 

Westborough, Mass. 

3. Nancy Nichols, born June 3, 1836 ; married (1), in Fitchburg, 

June 4, 1854, Solon Oscar Richardson, of Fitchburg, 
who was bom July 3, 1828, and died Mar. 31, 1872. She 
married (2), Julius K. Gates of Ashby, where they now 

4. Ellen Ward, bom Feb. , 1839 ; married, in Fitchburg, 

about 1860, James £. Clarke, foreitian of the Putnam Iron 


a. Herbert Ellsworth Clarke, b. Aug. 26, 1861 ; lives in Fitchburg. 

b. Ray Clarke, b. Dec. 1880. 

201. JOSHUA FAIRBANK, of Deerfield, N. Y. 

(W), Joshua V, Joshua IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, I. 

Born in Lancaster, Mass., July 13, 1770. 

He removed to Parsonsfield, Maine, and thence to New York 
State, when his children were young. 

Married Mrs. Lydia Chace, whose maiden name was Norris. 


1. Betsey, bom Mar. 14, 1794 ; married her cousin, David Fair- 

bank, of Deerfield, son of Calvin (85). 

2. Joshua (459), born Feb. 2, 1795. 

^>. Lydia, bom June 21, 1798 ; married Hiram Hale, a farmer, 
of Hermon, N. Y. 

a. Otis B. Hale, b. Dec. 20, 1823; d. May 10, 1889, in Antwerp, 

N. Y. 
d. Hiram Hale. 

c. Emeline Hale, m. David Hamilton, of Massena, N. V. 

d. Mary Jane Hale. 


202. JOEL FAIRBANK, of Parsonsfield, Me. 

ii*4), Joshua V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Baptized in Lancaster, Mass., Aug. 2, 1772. Removed to Maine ; 
died in Parsonsfield April, 1798. 

Married Susan Moffatt, who died in Newburgh, Me., in March, 
1847, aged 74 years. 


1. Betsey, bom May 1, 1795; married, Dec 25, 1813, John 

Whitney, who was bom May 1, 1790, and died Oct 8, 
1877. She died May 4, 1872. 


a. Calvin H. Whitney, b. Nov. 22, 1814; d. Nov. 15, 1892. 

If. Mary Jane Whitney, b. Feb. 1, 1817. 

c. John Fairbank Whitney, b. June 3, 1819; d. Dec. 11, 1819. 

i/. Susan Elizabeth Whitney, b. Nov. 4, 1820. 

e. John Fairbank Whitney, b. March 2«, 1823. 

/. Nancy Angeline Whitney, b. Aug. 8, 1825. 

^. George Washington Whitney, b. Aug. 19, 1827. 

//. Charles Henry Whitney, b. May 29, 1831 ; d. Oct. 17, 1850. 

/. Warren Lincoln Whitney, b. April 10, 1834. 

y. Anna Augusta Whitney, b. Oct. 2, 18.39. 

2. John (4G0), born Jan. 22, 1798. 

203. LUTHER FAIRBANK, of Parsonsfield, Maine. 

(84), Joshua V, Joshua IV', Jahcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster, Mass., July 7, 1776 ; settled in Parsonsfield ; 
removed to N. Y. State, and died there. No accounts of his children 
have been found, except of their births, as below. It is said that 
some of them removed to central or western New York. 

Married Ruth Gray, who was born in Wells, Me. 


1. Augustus, born Dec. 3, 1803. 

2. Luther, born Aug. 20, 1805. 
8. Mary, born May 16, 1807. 

4. Christiana, born Feb. 20, 1810. 

5. William, born May 5, 1812. 

204, SAMUEL FAIRBANK, of Gouvemeur, N. 

(84), Joshua V, Joshua IV*, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lancaster, Mass.; baptized July 12, 1784; lived in P; 


sonsfield, Me., until after 1804 ; then removed to Gouvemeur, N. Y., 
where he died. 

Married Theodocia Gray, who was born in Wells, Me. She died 
in Watertown, N. Y. 


1. John, bom May 4, 1804 ; moved to Erie Co., N. Y. Was 

engaged in various kinds of speculation. He was reported 
drowned while on a pleasure trip with his son Albert. 
He had sons, but no trace of them has been found. 

2. Joel (461), born Jan. 11, 1808. (Another account says, 

Mar. 13, 1807.) 

3. Levi (462), bom in 1815. 

205. Lieut. CALVIN FAIRBANK, of Barnard, Vt, 

(86), Calvin V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Hardwick, Mass. ; baptized Apr. 23, 1780 ; removed to 
Barnard, Vt., with his parents, in 1790. Volunteered in the Vt. 
Militia; was appointed Lieut, in the Barnard Company, and was 
stationed at Plattsburg, N. Y., and various other places, while the 
war of 1812 lasted. He was by occupation a carpenter and joiner. 
Died Nov. 8, 1836. 

Married Lydia Chamberlain, Nov. 30, 1803 ; she died Sept. 20, 
1867, in Woodstock, Vt. 

CHILDREN, born in Barnard : 

1. Warren (463), bom Sept. 23, 1804. 

2. Lovisa, born Sept 4, 1806; married Charles L. Austin; set- 

tled in Bethel, Vt. No children. 

3. Lorenzo Dow (464), born June 23, 1808. 

4. Jeanette, born Dec. 16, 1810 ; married, in Barnard, Philander 

S. Wilson. They settled in Bethel, and remained there 
until their first three children were born, and then removed 
to Dixfield, Me., and lived there till they died. He died 
Mar. 9, 1863 ; she died Oct. 19, 1870. 

CHILDREN, bom in Bethel: 

a. Ellen J. Wilson, b. Sept. 30, 18;52 ; m. Benjamin P. Babb, of 

Lawrence, Mass., Apr. 23, 1851 ; d. Mar. 19, 1863. 

b. Harriet C. Wilson, b. Mar. 2, 1836; m. (1), Leonard T. Brown ; 

(2), M. C. White, of Dixfield, Me. 

c. Sarah C. Wilson, b. Feb. 10, 1838 ; d. Mar. 8, 1838. 

d. Juliette Wilson, b. Aug. 1, 1840 ; m., (1), H. E. Eustis ; settled in 

Boston; (2), John Kartz, M. I). 


Bom in Dixfield : 

e, Julius C. Wilson, b. Nov. 17, 1842; d. Feb. 9, 1843. 

/ Morris A. Wilson, b. Sept. 2, 1844 ; m. Lena £. Denniaon, July 

3, 1873. 
g. Charles A. Wilson, b. Oct. 9, 1848 ; m. S. E. Whipple, Oct. 15, 

1872, and settled in Providence, R. I. 
h, Laura L. Wilson, b. Jan. 9, 1851 ; m. Charles L. Frost, Oct. 16, 

1870 ; d. 1883. 

5. Deborah, born June 12, 1812 ; married Philander Jones, Jan. 
24, 1837 ; settled in Bethel, Vt. 


a. Albert P. Jones ; m. Maria C. Bunk of Reading, Vt., Nov. :50, 


b. Bessie C. Jones, b. Feb. 2G, 1800 ; m. William E. View, Sept. 

17, 1881); settled in Woodstock, Vt. 

c. Deborah Jones ; d. Nov. 9, 1870. 

(/. Philander Jones, b. Aug. 9, 1812 ; d. Oct. 1, 1809. 

G. Ednah, bom Sept. 19,1814; married John W. McKinstry ; 
settled in Middletown, Conn. ; died in Columbus, Wis. 



a. Josephine McKinstry. 

b. Nellie McKinstrv. 

c. William McKinstry; soldier in the Union Army; d. in the ser- 

vice at New Orleans. 

7. Mandana, born Apr. 4, 1816 ; married William H. Church, 

of Hancock, Vt., who died Sept. 30, 1889. She died Aug. 
10, 1887. 


a. Harriet Church, b. Sept. 24, 1840; dt^ceased. 

/'. Maryette Church, b. Nov. 12, 1841. 

c. Julius H. Church, b. Sept. 0, 1843- 

d. William H. Church, b. Nov. 4, 1840 ; deceased. 

e. John C. Church, b. Mar. 19, 1848. 

f. Charles C. Church, b. Apr. 15, 1851. 

g. Edna Church, b. Dec. 0, 1852. 

h. George R. Church, b. Dec. 29, 1854. 

/'. Abbie E. Church, b. Aug. 15, l.s5t{. 

j. James F. Church, b. July 29, 1858. 

8. Nathan (465), born Sept. 17, 1819. 

9. Maurice Cady (46G), born Nov. 21, 1823. 
10. Calvin Austin (467), born Nov. 20, 1827. 


206. WILDER FAIRBANK, of Busti, N. Y. 

(85), Calvin V, Joshua IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born Mar. 4, 1781 ; baptized in Swanzey, N. H., Aug. 24, 
1788. He lived a few years in Barnard, Vt. Removed to Moscow^ 
N. Y. in 1814, and in 1830 to Busti, N. Y. Died at Chautauqua 
Lake, N. Y., Apr. 24, 1841. He was a carpenter and builder. 

Married Sally Holland, Mar. 4, 1804. 


1. Wilder, born in Barnard, Vt, May 10, 1808. He went into 

the Mexican War, and was not heard from afterward. 

2. Sally, born in Barnard, July 8, 1810 ; married John Simpson, 

in 1830 ; removed to Jamestown, N. Y. 

3. Lovicia, born Mar. 6, 1814, in Moscow, N. Y. ; married 

Cobb, in Busti. 

4. Nathan, bom in Moscow, Sept. 2, 1815 ; died"at home, about 


5; Mary, born in Moscow, Dec. 10, 1820 ; married Cobb, 

brother of Lovicia's husband. 

6. Reuben, born in Moscow, Sept. 14, 1824; died May 14, 


7. Laura, bom in Moscow, Feb. 12, 1829. 

207. CHESTER FAIRBANK, of Eagle, N. Y. 

(85), Calvin V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Swanzey, N. H., Nov. 11, 1788. Went in his childhood, 
with the family, to Barnard, Vt., where they settled. In the war of 
1812 he enlisted in the army, and served for three years ; fought with 
Gen. Jacob Brown, under Col. Ripley ; was at the capture of York- 
town. In 1815 he removed to Pike, then Allegany, but now Wyoming 
County, and bought a farm in the West part of the town, which, 
about 1820, was set off as a separate township, and called Eagle. 

He was an extraordinary man, renowned for his great physical 
strength, as well as for his rare intellectual gifts and courage. His 
strength was proverbial; — "as strong as Chet. Fairbank," was a 
Ciommon saying among his acquaintances, and he was the oracle of 
t.he neighborhood, an arbiter of disputes, and a certain source of 
tielp in emergencies. 

In 1849 an effort was in progress to secure the pardon of his son, 
^ev. Calvin Fairbank, who was serving a sentence of imprison- 
mnent for a term of fifteen years, in Kentucky, for freeing slaves in 


violation of law. While he was there, awaiting the expected favorable 
action of Gov. Crittenden, on a petition for pardon, he died of 
cholera, on the night of July 7, 1849. 

He married, Jan. 1, 1810, in Stockbridge, Vt, Betsey Abbott, 
who was bom in Stafford, Conn., Feb. 13, 1787, daughter of Jacob 
Abbott, whose father settled on Martha's Vineyard in 1750. She 
was a noble, christian woman, of indomitable courage and remarkable 
executive ability. She led in the effort, and was chiefly instrumental 
in bringing the christian people together, calling the first minister, and 
forming the first branch of the M. E. Church in Eagle and that 
vicinity. She died Dec. 18, 1882, at the age of 95 yrs. 10 mos. 5 ds. 


1. Daniel Abbott (4G8), born in Stockbridge, Nov. 16, 1810. * 

2. Eliza, born in Pomfret, Vt, Dec. 6, 1811 ; married Oliver 

Wakefield, a farmer, Farmersville, N. Y., May 11, 1836. 
He was born in Pennsylvania in 1805; died in Farmers- 
ville in 1865. She now lives in Olean, N. Y. 


a. Oliver Wakefield ; lives in Turnip, Ark. 

b. Chester Wakefield ; lives in Portville, N. Y. 

c. Kliza Wakefield ; lives in Portville. 

d. Josephine Wakefield, / 

e. Emogene Wakefield, ' 

3. Julia, born in Pike, N. Y., June 12, 1815 ; married, Dec. 8, 

1849, Daniel B. Baxter, a farmer and lumberman. He 
served in the army four years. They reside in Little 
Genessee, N. Y. 

a. Maria Haxter, \ Both died in one night of diphtheria, while their 
ft. Gracy Haxter, i father was at the front. 
c. Deforest Baxter; married Juliette Coon, and has several children. 

4. Calvin (469), born Nov. 3, 181G. 

5. Danforth Abbott (470), born in Eagle, N. Y., Apr. 24, 


6. Almond (471), born in Eagle, Mar. 24, 1822. 

7. Jane Ayers, born in Eagle, Feb. 20, 1823 ; married Perry 

Wilbur, of Bolivar, N. Y., a carpenter and millwright. 


a. Milton Wilbur, b. Apr. 18, 1850 ; resides in Bolivar, N. Y. 

b. Elizabeth Wilbur, b. 1853; m. Lafayette Jordan, and resides in 

Clarksville, N. Y. 

c. Eugene Wilbur, born 1859 ; died 1892. 


8. Polly Abbott, born in Eagle, Oct 8, 1824 ; married Henry 

Reed, who was born in Skaneateles, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1820. 
She died in Little Genessee, Feb. 1870. 

9. Harriet Blossom, born in Eagle, Aug. 16, 1828. Was afflicted 

with "St Vitus' Dance"; died Apr. 15, 1845. 
10. Lydia Hatch, born Mar. 11, 1837 ; married Chester Davie, 
July 4, 1852. He is a stone and brick mason, and resides 
in Bolivar, N. Y. 


a, 'William Calvin Davie, b. 1853; resides So. Bolivar; is a fanner, 

and an expert violinist. 

b. Rua Davie, b. 1856 ; m. Frederick Pennfield, who is reputed to 

be the best clarionetist in the county. 

208. LUTHER FAIRBANK, of Unionville, Ohio. 

(86), Luther V, Joshua IV.Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Swanzey, N. H. Sept. 10, 1780, Removed in infancy 
with his parents, to Barnard, Vt, and afterward settled in Ohio. He 
was a fanner ; member of the Congregational Church, and a man of 
sterling worth. He died Oct. 21, 1857. 

Married I, Lucy % Lewis, who was born Feb. 19, 1785, and died 
Jan. 14, 1842. 

Married II, Miranda McLenathan, in Ware, Mass., May 20, 1849. 
She died in Ware, Feb. 8, 1850. 


1. Lewis (472), born June 5, 1804. 

2. Luther, born Apr. 8, 1807 ; died July 8, 1836. 

3. Lomanda, born Apr. 9, 1809 ; married Charles K. West, 

Oct. 19, 1834 ; died July 16, 1883. 


a. Ellen Augusta West, b. Oct. 23, 1835; m. Justin S Doe, Nov. 

18, 1856 ; d. May 7, 1889. 

b. James Monroe West, b. Feb. 11, 1841 ; m. Mary Haverlack. 

c. Susan West, b. Feb. 25, 1849 ; d. Aug. 23, 1849. 

d. Charles Henry West, b. Nov. 11, 1838. 

e. Lucy Ann West, b. Oct. 20, 1843; m. Philip Haverlack; d. Apr. 

7, 1888. No children. 

4. Lorenzo (473), born June 9, 1811. 

5. Lovisa, born Dec. 19, 1813 ; died Aug. 26, 1837. 
6. 11 Lucy, born July 16, 1817 ; died July 3, 1833. 

"7. Lucius, born Feb. 12, 1819; died Nov. 30, 1833. 


8. Louisa M., bom July 12, 1822 ; died July 28, 1894. 

9. LoRiSTON Monroe (474), born May 4, 1824. 

209. JOSHUA FAIRBANK, of Ellington, N. Y. 

(86), Luther V, Joshua IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Barnard, Vt., Jan. 30, 1793 ; lived there for some years, 
and then removed to New York. Died in Ellington, Jan. 6, 1882, 
aged 88 yrs. 11 mos. 6 ds. 

In 1820 he went to Painesville, Ohio. Returned the next year 
to Vermont. In April 1833, with his wife and eight children, he 
started to remove to New York State. They had two yokes of oxen, 
two pairs of horses, and a complete emigrant outfit. They were 
nineteen days in reaching Pike, Wyoming Co., N. Y., where they 
remained until autumn, and then continued their journey to Kennedy, 
Chautauqua Co. There he engaged in the lumber business, but 
afterward bought a farm in Ellington, and resided there until his 

He married, July 24, 1814, Lucy Davis, daughter of Lemuel and 
Lucy (Harris) Davis, of Mansfield, Conn., who was born Apr. 19, 
1791, and died in Ellington, Sept. 12, 1868. 


1. Joshua Almon, born Aug. 15, 1816; married Flora Chap- 

man, Dec. 1836 ; was drowned, in Kennedy, N. Y., Mar. 
27, 1841. 

2. Almira, born Oct. 17, 1816; married. Mar. 18, 1839, Horatio 

Russell, who died Feb. 9, 1885. She died June 20, 1889. 


a. Ophelia Russell, b. Dec. 23, 1843; m. Dec. 25, 1868,- 

who died Feb., 1893. 

b, Francis Russell, b. July 28, 1848; m., Nov. 24, 1851, Laura 


3. John Alden (475), born Sept. 16, 1818. 

4. Lucy, born June 21, 1820; married, Dec. 23, 1841, Tubal 

Cody; died Mar. 1883. 


a. John Alden Cody. 

b. Joshua Cody. 

c. Frank Cody. 

d. Emily Cody. 

e. Chastina Cody. 

f. Myra Cody. 


6. Merab, born Mar. 13, 1823 ; died Aug., 1825. 

7. Amon, born Sept. 9, 1824 ; lives in South Stockton, N. Y., 

with his brother, Stillman Duane. 

8. Merab, 2d, born Sept. 27, 1825 ; died Aug. 1826. 

9. Mandana, born Sept. 10, 1827 ; died in Ellicott, N. Y., Mar. 

1, 1883. 

10. Orman Philotus, born Feb. 19, 1829; accidentally killed in 

Pike, N. Y., Mar. 30, 1867. 

11. Julana, born June 15, 1831. 

12. Stillman Duane (476), born in Kennedy, N. Y., Sept. 19, 


210. JOSEPH FAIRBANK, of Hadley, and Genesee, Mich. 

(86), Luther V, Joshua IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I, 

Born in Barnard, Vt, Apr. 1796. He was a farmer; lived in 
Barnard till 1835, when he moved to Riga, Monroe Co., N. Y. ; lived 
later in Ogden and Sweden, then in Rochester, N. Y., where he kept 
a wood yard. Afterward he went to Wilson, Niagara Co., where his 
wife died in 1856. He then sold his farm and removed to Michigan, 
settling in Hadley, Lapeer Co., where he purchased a number of 
houses for investment. The last few years of his life he resided in 
Genesee, Mich. 

He was a man of iron will, never discouraged under the many 
misfortunes which he met with during his life. He was an anti- 
slavery man of the most pronounced type, caring for, and helping 
many fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. He was a member of 
the Congregational Church, and wherever he went he organized and 
sustained Sabbath Schools. He died in Sweden, N. Y., Feb. 25, 
1867, aged 70 yrs. 10 mos. 

Married I, Sophronia Coolidge, of Barnard, Vt, Nov. 14, 1819, 
who was born Apr. 22, 1801, and died in Wilson, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1856. 

Married II, Mrs. Sarah Hart, of Genesee, Mich., in 1863. 


1. Walter Crosby (477), born in Barnard, Vt., Dec. 24, 1820. 

2. Moses Coolidge (478), born in Barnard, Feb. 28, 1823. 

3. Julius Augustus, born in Barnard, 1824 ; died 1833. 

4. Henrietta Crosby, born in Barnard, Jan. 22, 1827; died in 

Sweden, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1849. 

5. Edwin Ormond (479), born in Barnard, May 21, 1829. 


6. Sophronia Coolidge, born in Barnard, June 17, 1831 ; died in 

Wilson, N. Y., Mar. 22, 1853. 

7. Julius Augustus, 2d, born in Barnard, Nov. 20, 1833 ; died in 

Wilson, Mar. 9, 1858. 

8. Sophia Cooli^ige, born in Riga, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1836. 

9. Joseph Elmer, bom in Ogden, N. Y., May 1, 1840; died in 

Sweden, Mar. 16, 1860. 

10. Ira Luther (480), born in Ogden, Sept. 1, 1843. 

11. Merton William, born in Ogden, Sept. 10, 1847. Lived in 

Ogden, Sweden and Wilson, N. Y., and now resides in Mt. 
Morris, Mich. He is a good farmer; member of the Con- 
gregational Church. He held the office of town treasurer 
for two years, and of supervisor, to which office he was 
elected in the Spring of 1893, for the fourth term. 

In the civil war he enlisted, in 1864, at the age of 17, in 
the 3d N. Y. Cavalry, and served till the close of the war, 
a period of 15 months, when he was discharged. 

Married Julia Rogers Feb. 21, 1868. She was born Jan. 
29, 1849, in Genesee, N. Y., and died Apr. 29, 1889, aged 
40 yrs. 3 mos. No children. 

211. GAMALIEL FAIRBANKS, of Sing Sing, N. Y. 

(87), Samuel V, David IV, Jeremiah III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Ridgefield, Conn., Mar. 30, 1760. He was a Revolution- 
ary soldier; enlisted in 1776, and served through the war, being dis- 
charged in New York. Was Capt. of a Hudson River Boat. Lived 
in Greensburg, N. Y., and was buried there. He outlived his wife, 
and died at the home of his daughter, Mehitable, in New York City. 

Married Eleanor, daughter of Nicholas and Marie (De Veaux) 
Van Vredenburg, of Sing Sing, N. Y. She was born in West Farms 
N. Y., about 1761 ; died Oct. 10, 1827, at the house of her son Elijah 
W. (480), in Lysander, New York. 


1. William, bom ; married and had a son, Isaac, who 

died without issue. 

2. Mehitable, born in 1790 ; married Thomas Thomas. 


a. Cornelius W. Thomas, b. . 

b. Augustus Thomas, b. . 

c. Laura Thomas, b. in New York City, July 15, 1816 ; m. Henry 


John Taylor, Ex-Mayor of Jersey City, N. J., Sept. 15, 1836. 
They had six children : 

a. Henry Augustus Taylor, b. Apr. 0, 1838; m. (1), Mary 

Anna Meyer, of New Brunswick, N. J., May 17, 1865; 
(2), Elizabeth Prudence Conrey, of New York City, July 
20, 1880. They had seven children by first marriage ; 
five children by second marriage, — (a), Christopher 
Taylor; d. in infancy; (3), Henry John Taylor; d. in 
infancy ; (r), John Howard Taylor, b. Feb. 17, 1870 ; 
(</), Margharita Taylor, b. Feb. 7, 1872; m. Count 
Nicolas de Chraporitsky, of St. Petersburgh, Russia; (^), 
Mary Elizabeth Taylor, b. June 4, 1874; m. Frederick 
W. Bumside, June 19, 1895, in Milford, Conn. They 
have one daughter, Henrietta Augusta, b. July 23, 1896. 
(/), Henry Augustus Taylor, b. Sept. 10, 1876; (^), 
Lawrence Taylor, b. Aug. 5, 1878; d. in infancy; (A), 
Laura Peters Taylor ; d. in infancy ; (/), Washington 
Taylor, b. Feb. 1, 1884 ; (», Henrietta Augusta Taylor, 
b. Nov. 13, 1885; [k), Eleanor Van Vredenburgh Tay- 
lor, b. Mar. 3, 1885; (/), Bayard Taylor, b. Sept. 26, 

b. Laura Taylor, b. Sept. 13, 1841 ; m. (1), James Sandford, 

of New York City, Oct. 5, 1858. They had three 
children, — ((?), Lewis, (3), Emma; both d. in infancy; 
(^), Henry Taylor Sandford, b. May 28, 1863 ; m. Emma 
Pease, May 11, 1888, and had two children ; m. (2), 
Robert Lord Livingston, of New York City, Apr. 22, 
1869. They had two children, — (^/), Lucy; d. in in- 
fancy; (^), Laura Livingston, b. Dec. 14, 1870; m. Allen 
Percy Cumming, of New York City, Nov. 8, 1803. 

c. Emma Taylor, b. ; d. in infancy. 

d. Helen Taylor, b. ; d. in infancy. 

I'. Jeannie Marks Taylor, b. Feb. 22, 1847; m. Theodore 
Albert Strange of Dobb's Ferry, May 0, 1874. Present 
residence, Irvington-on-the-IIudson. Their children 
are, — (a), Edwin Burton Strange, b. Mar. 22, 1875; 
(^), Laura Taylor Strange, b. Aug. 20. 1870; (r), 
Josephine Louise Strange, b. Dec. 6, 1877. 

/. Fanny Taylor, b. Jan. 29, 1850; m. Alexander Taylor, Jr., 
of Mamaroneck, N. Y., June 4, 18(18. They had seven 
children, — {a), Christine, {b), James, (<-), Alexander, (</), 
Lamont ; d. in infancy ; (^), Laura Taylor, b. Feb. 20, 
1809 ; m. C. W. T. Ilollister, of New York City, Sept. 3, 
1895; (/), Alexander Taylor, b. Sept. 8, 1871; (^), 
Fannie Taylor, b. June 4, 1874 ; m. Joseph C. Baldwin, 
of New York City, Apr. 15, 189(). 

d. Jane Thomas, b. ; m. A. B. Marks. 

e. Mary Thomas, b. ; m. Josiah Holt. 


y. Ix>uise Thomas, b. ; m. Samuel H. Terry. 

g. Frances Thomas, b. ; m. Alfred Nearing. 

h. Anna Thomas, b. ; m. Thomas C. Brown. 

3. Isaac, born Sept. 5, 1794; died July 18, 1861. He married 

young, and his wife lived only a short tinle afterwards. 
He went to sea, after her death, and was in the U. S. naval 
service during the war of 1812. 

4. Jacob, born ; married, and is said to have had a large 


6. Samuel, born ; married, and left one child, Fanny. 

He died in Havana, Cuba, of yellow fever. 

6. Benjamin Wood (481), born Dec. 10, 1797. 

7. Elijah Wheeler (482), born Dec. 12, 1800. 

8. Lucretia, born ; died in infancy. 

9. Pamelia, born May 25, 1807, in New York City ; married, 

Sept. 15, 1832, Edward C. Frazyer, who was bom in New 
York City, Nov. 8, 1809. He was of Scotch and English 
ancestry. His father died when he was quite young. He 
was a tinman by trade ; was engaged for a number of years 
in the manufacture of tinware, in New York City ; also in 
the manufacture of wire and brass fenders, etc. They 
resided in New York City, until 1842, when they moved 
to Jersey City, where they lived until 1865, and then re- 
moved to Ohio, to live with their son Cornelius. He died 
in Decatur, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1890. She died in Marietta, 
Ohio, Nov. 11, 1879. 


a. Cornelius Thomas Frazyer, b. June 15, 1834; m. (1), Elizabeth 

Louise Colbath . of Jersey City, Feb. 27, 1865. M. (2), Nov. 19, 
1894, Mrs. Sarah Jane Meade, of Decaturville, Ohio. He is a 
lawyer, and was Judge of the Probate Court, of Washington 
Co., Ohio, and resides in Decaturville. Their first two chil- 
dren were twins, and died in infancy. A daughter Louise, was 
b. Sept. 20, 1867 ; graduated at Oberlin, Ph. B., 1891 ; was a 
teacher of elocution in the University of Washington, located 
in Seattle, for four years ; then resigned to accept a similar 
position in Oberlin College, which position she now holds. 
A son, Edward Cornelius, b. Oct. 14, 1872, resides in Middle- 
town, N. y. 

b. Jennie Ann Frazyer, b. Nov. 30, 1836; m.. Mar. 21, 1854, Garret 

S. 15oice,of Hound IJrook, N. J. She d. Dec. 16, 1891. They 
had several children. 

c. Edward Frazyer, b. Oct. 20, 1839; d. Dec. 20, 1839. 

d. Thomas Devan Frazyer, b. Sept. 22, 1842; d. Dec. 15, 1845. 


e. Charles Henry Frazyer, b. Nov. 10, 1847 ; d. Aug. 1, 1848. 

10. Mary, born ; married James Tellas. 

212. DAVID FAIRBANKS, of Sing Sing, N. Y. 

(87), Samuel V, David IV, Jeremiah III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Ridgefield, Conn., Apr. 13, 1776. 

Married I, April 5, 1796, in Ridgbury, Conn., Hannah St. John. 
" II, Sarah Graham. 


1. Arsena, born in Ridgefield, May 28, 1796. 

2. Elijah Reynolds (483), born Feb. 28, 1807. 

3. Andrew Graham (484), bom in 1810. 

4. Adelie, born ; married John Burtsel. 

5. Susan, born ; married Steele, of New York. 

6. Martha, born ; married Curtis, of New York. 

213. BARACHIAH FAIRBANKS, of Middletown, Conn. 

(90), Barachiah V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Dec. 26, 1768 ; lived in Middletown. It is supposed that 
he was massacred at Cape St. Francois. In 1806, May 26, Huldah 
Fairbanks was appointed administratrix of his estate. See Probate 
Records^ vol. 8, /. j/j". 

Married Huldah Sizer, June 18, 1795. Huldah Fairbanks, prob- 
ably this person, married Gaius Leonard, of Worthington, Mass., 
Sept. 23, 1824. 


1. Barachiah, baptized Oct. 16, 1796. 

2. Mary, baptized Aug. 29, 1799. 

3. James, baptized Oct. 12, 1802, being then 10 months old. 
Oct. 5, 1816, Thomas Hubbard was " appointed Guardian of 

James, minor son of Barakiah Fairbanks, deceased." 

214. DAVID FAIRBANKS, of Middletown, Conn. 

(90), Barachiah V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Middletown, Mar. 20, 1774 ; died Apr. 17, 1851, aged 77 
yrs. 27 ds. 

Married Anna, daughter of Daniel Roberts, of Middletown, Dec. 
8, 1796, who died Jan. 19, 1863, aged 80 years. Ann Fairbanks 


appointed administratrix of her estate, Mar. 7, 1853. Ste Probate 
Records^ Vol. /*, /. 4^6. 


1. David (485), bom 1797. 

2. Ann, bom May 1801 ; died, single, Mar. 25, 1880, aged 78 

yrs. 10 mos. Her will was probated Apr. 8, 1 880. Her 
legatees were, her niece, Harriet A. Carter, Charles 
Hamilton, son of a niece, Mrs. Ann Maria Hamilton, and 
children of her brother David Fairbanks, viz.: Mrs. Char- 
lotte Smith, Mrs. Harriet Buel, David F. Fairbanks, Charles 
Fairbanks, George E. Fairbanks, James E. Fairbanks, and 
Mehitable, widow of her brother David Fairbanks. 

3. George (?). 

215. ITHAMAR FAIRBANKS, of Ashbumham and Fitch- 
burg, Mass. 

(91), Moses V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Mar. 2, 1767. He served thirty days on guard, 
in Boston, during the Revolutionary War. See War Roils, Re- 
moved to Ashbumham with four children in 1795, and lived in the 
west part of the town. About 1813, he removed to Fitchburg, where 
he died Sept. 20, 1847. 

Married Jerusha Williams, in Milton, Mass. She was bom Feb. 
22, 1769, and died Aug. 28, 1847. 


1. Sally Williams, born Aug. 7, 1789; married Col. Timothy 

Crehore, Sept. 20, 1807. He died Jan. 5, 1866 : she died 
Jan. 8, 1864. 


a. Warren A. Crehore, b. May 2, 1808. 

b. Sally E. Crehore, b. Feb. 2, 1810 ; m. Europe H. Fairbank (735), 

Oct. 2, 1833. 

c. Horace C. Crehore. b. Nov. 25, 1811 ; d. Jan. 20, 1881. 
ii. Lewis H. Crehore, b. Jan. 25, 1817 ; d. Apr. 17, 1840. 
e. Mary Almira Crehore, b. June 11, 1876; d. in 1895. 

/ Child, b. and d. Sept. 26, 1830. 

2. Jerusha Williams, born Nov. 21, 1790 ; married Joseph Hay- 

wood. They lived in Jaffrey, N. H., where she died Dec. 
22, 1858. 

3. Sophia, born Apr. 4, 1793 ; married, Dec. 5, 1818, Jacob 

Jaquith, Jr., who was born in Fitchburg, Nov. 5, 1792. He 


died in Troy, N. Y., July 24, 1836. She died March 26, 


a. Mary S. Jaquith, b. Dec. 27, 1814 ; m. James A. Connor, in Troy, 

Dec. 15, 1835. No children. She d. Sept. 10, 1836. 

b, Eliza F. Jaquith, b. Mar. 6, 1816 ; m. James Derrick, Sept. 20, 

1832. They had seven children; only one living. She d. 
Mar. 8, 1879, in Bridgeport, Ct. 
r. James M. Jaquith, b. July 16, 1817 ; d. Sept. 1863, in Albany, 

d. Ellen W. Jaquith, b. Jan. 27, 1819 ; m. James A. Connor, Jan. 2, 

1839, in Albany. Husband and children are dead. She re- 
sides in Bridgeport, Ct. 

e. Sophia F. Jaquith, b. Nov. 30, 1820; d. Dec. 7, 1887, in Bridge- 


y*. Lysander B. Jaquith, b. July 12, 1823; m. Abby Jaquith, May 
14, 1842 ; d. Feb. 6, 1853. He d. Sept. 21, 1873. 

^. John P. Jaquith, b. Mar. 21, 1825. He was a soldier in the. Civil 
War. Is living in the Soldiers' National Home, Dayton, Ohio. 
Married, and has two children living. 

h. Sarah S. Jaquith, b. Dec. 27, 1826 ; m. Henry Merrifield, July 
14, 1844; d. Apr. 29, 1865, in New Haven, Ct. 

I. Andrew I. Jaquith, b. May 8, 1829. He was drowned in Lock- 
port, N. Y., Nov. 6, 1842. 

4. Ebenezer Williams, born Dec. 16, 1794 ; died, in Dalton, 

Nov. 9, 1869. 

5. Mary Curtis, born Sept. 16, 1796; married, July 16, 1818, 

Asa Longley, of Leominster, where he was born May 19, 
1796. He was a useful and reputable citizen, and died at 
the advanced age of 86 years, May 21, 1882. She died 
Feb. 20, 1874. 


a. Henry W. Longley, b. Dec. 20, 1820; d. Dec. 22, 1823. 

b. Charles W. Longley, b. Oct. 20. 1822 ; m. Sarah C. nurlburt,of 

Hartford, Conn., Sept. 10, 1840. Two children. 

c. Henry W. Longley, b. Mar. 1, 1824; m. Eliza D. Proctor, Oct. 

4, 1849. Reside in Boston. They had two sons ; one died a 
a few years since ; the other, Henry W. Longley, is now one 
of the Paying Tellers of the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank. 

d. Albert S. Longley, b. Nov. 25, 1825 ; m. Lizzie Grover, in 1854. 
e- Mary E. Longley, b. Oct. 22, 1828; m. Cleo. A. Brown, of 

Worcester, Nov. 24, 1847. Four children. 
/. Sarah A. Longley, b. Jan. 22, 1831 ; d. Dec. 31, 1805. 
^. Ellen S. Longley, b. May 19, 1834; m. C. A. Whitcomb, of 

Leominster, Aug. 10, 1802. 

^ijah Williams, born Dec. 16, 1797 ; died July 13, 1799. 


7. Eliza, born Oct. 19. 1799 ; died Aug. 1, 1818. 

8. Elijah Williams, 2nd, born Mar. 16, 1801 ; died, in Dayton, 

O., June 2, 1871, unmarried. 

9. Moses (486), born June 28, 1803. 

10. Joseph Warren, born Aug. 13, 1806 ; died Feb. 10, 1827. 

11. Charles Levvls (487), born Jan. 15, 1808 ; died in Utica, 

N. Y., July 25, 1843. 

12. Almira, born Nov. 15, 1810 ; married Seth P. Fairbanks 

(736) ; died Jan. 8, 1847. 

216. AARON FAIRBANKS, of Stoddard, N. H. 

(1*2), Aaron V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Mass. (?), about 17C9. Removed with his 
father to Stoddard, N. H., about 1779. 

Married, in Stoddard, Mrs. Sarah Brown, Nov. 3, 1791. 


1. Am AS A (488), born in Stoddard, Mar. 8, 1792. 

2. Mille, born Mar. 29, 1795; married William Comstock; 

died Mar. 2, 1857. 


a. Ira E. Comstock. 

b. Emily Comstock. 

c. Martin Comstock. 

3. Willard, born 19, 1797; died unmarried. 

4. Ira (489), born Dec. 12, 1799. 

5. Sally, born Mar. 25, 1809 ; married John Barron. 


a. Amasa Barron. 

b. Oakey Barron. 

c. Lodema Barron. 

d. Salome Barron. 

e. Elzina Barron. 

/. Sylvia C. Barron. 

217. OLIVER FAIRBANKS, of Springfield, Vt 

(98), Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Hubbardston, Mass., Apr. 10, 1778. Removed with his 
parents to Stoddard, N. H. ; lived for a time in Derby, and from thence 
removed to Springfield. He was a farmer; died Mar. 17, 1855. 

Married, Oct. 16, 1803, Polly, eldest daughter of Ashahel Powers, 
Esq., of Springfield. She was born in 1784, and died Sept. 10, 1858. 



1. Lucius Bonaparte, born in 1804; married, Feb. 27, 1842, 

Sarah Spencer. He died in Charlestown, N. H., in 1863, 
and his wife survived him a few years. No children. 

2. AsHAHEL Powers (490), born Sept. 3, 1806. 

3. Cynthia Ann, bom in 1808 ; married (1), Oct. 3, 1836, Orran 

Kendall, who died soon afterwards. She married (2), Feb. 
20, 1842, Jason Kendall, his brother. She died, in West 
xWindsor, Vt., in 1884. 


a. Abbie Kendall; d. at the age of 21 yrs. 

b. Charles Kendall ; d. at the age of 30 yrs. 

c. Emma Kendall ; m. Elmer Cady ; lives in Windsor. 

4. Emeline Sophia, born in Derby, Vt, in 1812; m., Apr. 1, 

1838, Luther Oilman Gould. He died July 27, 1848, aged 
33 yrs. She died about 1880. 


a. Charles Oilman Gould, b. in 1841 ; d. Jan. 23, 1800, aged 24 

yrs. 7 mos. 

b, Mary Emeline Gould, b. Oct. 20, 1848; d. Sept. 1, 1861. 

5. Moses, born in 1813 ; died in infancy. 

6. William Noble, born in 1816; married Lydia Mack. He 

died Aug. 4, 1847, leaving one daughter, Mary, who mar- 
ried Edward Haskins, a machinist. They reside in 
Proctorsville, Vt. He had also two other daughters, Maria, 
who died young, and Maran. 

7. George Franklin (491), born in 1819. 

8. Lewis Edward (492), born Mar. 21, 1821. 

9. Charles Wesley (493), born Nov. 18, 1825. 

218. Col. MOSES FAIRBANKS, of Claremont, N. H. 

(U3), Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonatluin III, Joiuithan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in 1782 ; died Dec. 28, 1854, in Claremont, at the 

home of his daughter, Mrs. C. M. Bingham. When a young man he 

was a clerk in a store in Charlestown, N. H. He was afterward 

engaged in mercantile business, and kept a hotel in Springfield, Vt., 

where he was a prominent citizen. He was a colonel in the militia. 

Jie married, June 11, 1811, Lucy, daughter of John and Lucy 

(D^^tt) Doolittle, of Westmoreland, N. H. Her mother was a 

d^mj^^^^^ ®^ Aaron Dean, who was born in Dedham, Mass., May 




1. Abby Dean, bom ; married Charles Mortimer Bing- 

ham, of Claremont, N. H., his second wife. She died Nov. 
1867, and. Mar. 29, 1869, he married Mrs. Lydia Ballou 
Perry, who survives him and resides in Claremont. 

He was a merchant, and a man of kindly disposition, of unusual energy and 
industry, and of unblemished honor and integrity. He represented the town in 
the Legislature four years ; was for many years town treasurer ; and, with few 
exceptions, was elected Moderator at the annual town meetings for more than 
thirty consecutive years. He was one of the prime movers, in 1843, in organizing 
the parish of Trinity Church ; was the first warden and held the position continu- 
ously for upwards of thirty years, and had previously held that office in the Union 
Church. He died Mar. 5, 1888, aged 84 yrs. 12 ds. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

a. Catharine Flint Bingham, b. in 1840 ; d. Jan. 1, 1872. 

b. Charles Edward Bingham, b. in 1842 ; d. Apr. 27, 1877. 

c. Mary C. Bmgham,b. in 1844; m. William I. Rogers. 

d. William Mortimer Bingham, b. in 1848. 

e. John Francis Bingham, b. in 1850. 

f. Lucy F. Bingham, b. in 1853. 

2. John Doolittle (494), bom in Springfield, Vt., Feb. 25, 


3. Dean (495), born ; in Charlestown, N. H. 

4. Joel Dean, bom ; died at the age of 30 years, in 

Washington, D. C, where he was a popular hotel clerk. 

5. Nathaniel Dean, born ; went to California, and later, 

lived in Olathe, Kansas ; died in Fort Worth, Texas, 
leaving a son and daughter who lived in New York. He 
was a very smart, capable business man. He married a 
second time, and his wife " went crazy." 

219. EDWARD FAIRBANKS, of Springfield, Vt. 

(83), Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jon.tthan II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in Hubbardston, Mass., June 26, 1786. Died May 7, 1878, 
aged 91 yrs. 10 mos. 11 ds. He was a farmer, and accumulated con- 
siderable property. 

He married I, Feb. 14, 1808, Betsey Stoddard, who died . 

*' " II, Sally Parker, who died May 20, 1878. She was a 

sister of his brother Lewis* wife. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 
1. Eaton William (496), bom Feb. 8, 1809. 


2. Harriett, bom Aug. 7, 1810 ; married Daniel S. Bowker, June 

1, 1829; died Apr. 12, 1834. 

Second marriage: 

3. Nathaniel D. (497), bom June 8, 1817. 

4. Lucy D., bom June 1, 1819 ; died July 21, 1845. 
6. John B., (498), bom Nov. 26, 1822. 

6. Emerancy F., born April 16, 1824 ; married David Safford ; 

she died July 2, 1860. 


a, Ada Safford, b. in Charlestown, N. H., Oct. 25, 1849 ; m., in 

Charlestown, Apr. 22, 1874, Robert W. Barlow, who was b. 
in Proctorsville, Vt., March, 1860. Residence, Chicago, 111. 

b, Ella Saiford, b., in Springfield, Vt.. Sept. 1, 1861; m., in Spring- 

field, June, 1874, Dr. Clarence W. Locke, who was b. in 

Springfield, Aug. 1860. 
€. Elizabeth Safford, b. in Rutland, Vt., Mar. 11, 1856 ; m., in 

Boston, Mass., George Barrett. 
d. Emerancy Safford, b., in Springfield, Vt. ; m., in Springfield, 

John Hammond. 

7. Amos P. (499), born Feb. 18, 1827. 

8. Randy Permelia, born June 17, 1829 ; married John Finnigan 

— 1850 ; died Feb. 26, 1861. They had one daughter, Ida, 
b. 1856; m., Jan. 1, 1872, Charles H. Lockwood; reside in 
Bellows Falls, Vt. 

9. Ellen L., bom April 7, 1832 ; married Horace Britton, May 

13, 1856. He died March 9, 1878. 


a. Myron Amos Britton, b. Feb. 8, 1858. 

b. John E. Britton, b. June 26, 1801 ; d. Feb. 3, 1862. 

c. Herbert A. Britton, b. Jan. 4, 1863. 

ii. Mary E. Britton, b. July 25, 1860; d. Sept. 5, 1890. 

£. Fred Britton, b. Oct. 26, 1868. 

/. Flora E. Britton, b. Apr. 1, 1872. 

g. Hattie F. Britton, b. Mar. 30, 1877. 

220. LEWIS FAIRBANKS, of Springfield, Vt. 

(93), Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Stoddard, N. H., July 29, 1791 ; died Oct. 23, 1860. He 
married, Jan. 19, 1815, Permelia Parker, daughter of Amos and Lois 
(Ives) Parker, of Springfield, who was born Feb. 18, 1793 ; died Aug. 
2, 1867. He was a farmer. 

1. Edward (500), bom May 31, 1815. 


2. Frederick (501), born Sept 2, 1818. 

3. Eliza, born Nov. 2, 1820 ; died June 25, 1850. She married 

Lincoln M. Field, Feb. 15, 1848. He died Feb. 1882. 

4. Jane, born Jan. 2, 1822 ; married James Wooley, of Rocking- 

ham, Vt. ; died May 16, 1850. 

5. David (502), born Feb. 26, 1826. 

6. Permelia, bom Sept. 26, 1828; died March 12, 1829. 

7. Lois, born Dec. 12, 1829; married Bezer F. Wood, May 31, 

1864, who died Dec. 8, 1881. She resides in Charlestown, 
N. H. 

8. Maria, born Dec. 19, 1832, married, Jan. 16, 1861, Richmond 

Rawson ; died Oct. 18, 1863. 

9. Frank, born July 24, 1836. He is a farmer. Married, Sept. 

25, 1891, Betsey F. Parker, daughter of Elisha I. and 
Azuba (Ball) Parker, of Springfield. She was born Feb. 
18, 1845. No children. 
10. Harriet, bom Dec. 1, 1838 ; died Aug. 1, 1839. 

221. AARON FAIRBANKS, of Springfield, Vt. 

(93), Oliver V, Bcnoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Springfield, Vt., Apr. 25, 1795 ; died Aug. 29, 1839. He 
married Nancy Conant, Apr. 15, 1819. She was born Aug. 11, 1795 ; 
died Nov. 4, 1875. He was a farmer. 


1. Roswell Clark, born Nov. 7, 1819; married Brittania Bum- 

ham, in 1845 ; moved to Wis. Is a Farmer. 

2. Aaron Dean, born Jan. 23, 1822; married. May 1, 1848; 

Janet Monroe, of Brookline, Mass. ; died June 18, 1848. 

3. Nancy Elizabeth, bom March 4, 1824; died July 6, 1858. 

She married Harris Robinson, 1847, who died in 1865. 

4. Fanny, born Sept. 13, 1827 ; died Apr. 27, 1846. 

5. Ellen Conant, bom March 19, 1831 ; married James A. White, 

a farmer and carpenter, of Marlboro, N. H. 

6. George Lewis, born Jan. 6, 1840; married Carrie Chase, 

Nov. 24, 1863. No children. 

222. AMASA FAIRBANKS, of Milford, Mass. 

(»4), William V, John IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, Mass., Mar. 28, 1783 ; resided in Milford ; died 
Apr. 30, 1836. Married, Oct. 11, 1807, Rhoda, daughter of Hamlet 


and Rhoda (Ware Clark) Barber, who was bom Oct. 22, 1783, and 
died Oct. 4, 1864. 


1. Sabin Farrington (503), born July 10, 1808. 

2. Hamlet Barber, born Oct. 2, 1809 ; lost at sea on a whaling 


3. Sally, born Nov. 16, 1811 ; married John Harris, brother of 

Sabin F.'s wife. They lived in Nashua, N. H., and had 
three children, — Lydia Ann, Eliza and John Moore. 

4. William, born Aug. 31, 1813 ; died, in Nashua, in 1869 ; never 


5. Eliza Ann, born Sept. 15, 1815 ; married Charles Brigham, 

of Nashua ; still living there. 

6. Annette, born Mar. 22, 1817 ; married Thomas Ellis, Jr., 

May 23, 1837. They lived in Maine over 50* years. She 
is now living in Atlantic, Mass., with a granddaughter. 


a. Martha Osgood Ellis, b. Mar. 5, 1838; d. Nov. 8, 1870. 

b. Edgar Fairbanks Ellis, b. May 10, 1840; d. July 21. 1800. 

7. Hollis, born Feb. 22, 1819 ; was twice married, and had five 

children. First wife was Tripp. Two of his sons, 

one named Hollis, were in the army. There was also a 
son Hamlet, and a daughter Caroline. He lived in Frank- 
lin, N. H. He married, secondly, the widow of a physi- 
cian, and removed to Portland, Me. 

8. Salina, born ; married, first, Moody Noyes, of Newbury, 

Mass., and had one child, Edwin B. Noyes. Her second 
husband was , of Newbury. 

9. Mary A., born July 10, 1823 ; married Oliver Brown, and had 

one child. Lives in Lexington, Mass. 

223. MOSES FAIRBANKS, of South Dedham, Mass., now 


(94), William V, John IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in South Dedham, Jan. 21, 1794, and resided there ; died in 
Norwood, May 28, 1877, aged 83 yrs. 4 mos. 7 ds. 

Married I, May 31, 1818, Hannah, daughter of Nathaniel, Jr., and 
Elizabeth (Smith) Sumner, who was born in Dedham, Dec. 10, 1794, 
and died July 11, 1825. 

Married II, Mrs. Sarah M. Jackman, Nov. 27, 1828. 


Married III, Frances E. Lewis, Sept. 9, 1841 ; died Mar. 26, 1864. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. George, born Oct. 17, 1820 ; married Esther Daniels, Oct. 16, 

1860, who died in 1893. He is a farmer in Milford, 
Mass. No children. 

2. Moses S. (504), born 1820 or 1821. 

3. Hannah, born 1824 ; died Dec. 17, 1824, aged 9 mos. 

Second marriage : 

4. Lyman, bom 1880 ; died Jan. 4, 1836. 

5. Sarah E., bom ; married Alfred Budlong ; residence, 

Bloomington, 111. 

224. IRA FAIRBANKS, of Canton, Mass. 

(d5), Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in Dedham, Dec. 31, 1793. Resided in Canton ; died Dec. 
24, 1869. Married Susan Rhoades, who was born in Foxboro, in 
1797, and died Mar. 8, 1864, aged 60 yrs. 9 mos. 


1. Kate, born Sept. 12, 1818; died Aug. 22, . 

2. Lucretia, born July 19, 1820 ; married Joseph Longfellow, 

of Byfield, Mass., May 9, 1841. 


a. Harriet M. Longfellow, b. Jan. 30, 1842 ; m. Cushman B. Shaler, 

of Canton; d. 1877. 

b. Horace Fairbanks Longfellow, b. Nov. 26, 1846; m. Harriet 

Little Sawyer, of Newburyport, Mass., Oct. 27, 1879. He is 
one ot the County Commissioners of the County of Essex. 
Their children are, — Hattie, Marion (dead) ; Ethel Carol ; 
Annie Sewall. 

3. Annie C, born Feb. G, 1833 ; resides in Canton. 

225. Lieut. SAMUEL FAIRBANK, of Belle River, Canada. 

(96), Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Framingham, Mass. He resided in Mass. until the close 
of the Revolutionary War, when he went to Canada, living first in St. 
John d'Hiberville ; was a merchant; died in Belle River, Dec. 1814. 
His name first appears in the roll of soldiers in the Revolution, as a 
Serg., on the coat rolls, also as Serg., Ensign and Lieut, in the 
miscellaneous militia service. He was commissioned a Lieutenant 
by Samuel Huntington, Esq. Pres. of the Congress of the United 


States, at Philadelphia, Sept. 20, 1779, and in the fourth year of our 
Independence. He was discharged at Head Quarters, New Windsor, 
Apr. 20, 1781, having resigned his commission by permission of the 
Commander in Chief. His regiment, at that time, was the sixth 
Mass. See War Rolls. 
Married Mary Rodgers. 


1. Samuel (505). 

2. Lucinda. 

3. Emily. 

4. Susannah ; married Joseph Major, who died Sept. 21, 1836. 


a. Edward Major, b. Jan. 10, 1812 ; d. July 7, 1863. 

b. Joseph Major, b. July 0, 1818; m. Elmira Laffler; d. Nov. 1, 


c. Henrietta Major, b. Sept. 0, 1823 ; m. Lewis S. Fairbanks (881). 

226. ZACCHEUS FAIRBANK, of Antrim, N. H. 

(U6), Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Framingham, Mass., in 1759 ; removed to Antrim, in 
1799, and died there Jan. 27, 1846, aged 86 years. Under the 
call of Sept. 10, 1776, Capt. Aaron Gardner, of Sherborn, raised a 
company of seventy men who were assigned to Col. Brooks's regiment 
and served 62 days on the North River. Zaccheus Fairbank enlisted 
in this company. He was also a minute man, in Capt. Gleason*s Co., 
and served at Concord and Lexington, Apr. 19, 1775. See War 
Rolls. He was a farmer, and a highly respected citizen. 
Married I, Mar. 3, 1779, Mary Brinley. 

" II, Mar. 1787, Martha, daughter of Capt. Amos and Mary 
(Trowbridge) Gates, of Framingham. She was born April 8, 1766. 
Four of her brothers served in the Revolutionary army. She died 
May —1853, aged 86 years. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 
1. Zaccheus, baptized Aug. 15, 1779. 

'X Nancy, baptized May 27, 1780 ; married (1), Apr. 12, 1798, 
Maj. Barzilla Bannister, a Revolutionary soldier. He 
died Apr. 20, 1815, and (2), Solomon Estey, of Southboro, 
Mass., Oct. 1, 1817. He died Nov. 6, 1839. She died 
Mar. 1853. 

3. Polly, born ; died young. 

4. Thomas (506), born June 17, 1783. 


Second marriage: 

5. Mary, bom Apr. 23, 1787; married, Oct. 22, 1807, Solomon 

Rhodes. Resided in Antrim ; died Aug. 28, 1867. She 
had no children of her own, but adopted Maria Coburn, 
daughter of her sister Abigail. 

6. Catherine, bom Mar. 20, 1789 ; married Robert Duncan, 

Aug. 29, 1811; died in 1847. 

7. Dexter, born Dec. 19, 1790 ; served in the war of 1812. He 

died in the service ; was not married. Was a Sergeant 
in Capt. Benjamin Bradford's Company, N. H. Vols, from 
Apr. 1, 1813 to May 31, 1813. 

^. Samuel, bom Jan. 11, 1793 ; died, unmarried, about 1825. 

9. Clarissa, born Oct. 4, 1794; married Nathaniel Nichols, 
and resided in Haverhill, Mass., where they had eight 
children, one of whom, Maria P. Nichols, married Charles 
Everett Fairbank (885), of Lynn. 

10. Charles (507), born Sept. 15, 1796. 

11. Curtis, born Nov. 13, 1798 ; died, unmarried, in 1812, 

Born in Antrim. 

12. Woodbury (508), bom Oct. 31, 1800. 

13. Susannah, born June 25, 1802 ; died young. 

14. Lucinda, bom Mar. 30, 1804 ; married, Dec. 28, 1826, Josiah 

Duncan; died Mar. 29, 1893. She excelled in needle 
work, and her skill in embroidery was known through all 
the neighborhood. She was much interested in missionary 
work ; was a subscriber to the first missionary paper 
published in Boston, and took it until her death. She 
had relatives who were missionaries in Ceylon. 


a. John M. Duncan, b. Oct. 18. 1827 ; lives in Antrim. 

d. Mary R. Duncan, b. May 30, 1820; d. Sept. 8, 1829. 

c. Ellen Duncan, b. and d. Oct. 6, 1830. 

t/. William W. Duncan, b. Nov. 12, 1831 ; d. Feb. 26, 1890. 

t. Esther A. Duncan, b. Feb. 21, 1834; d. Mar. 31, 1836. 

/ Lestina Duncan, b. Jan. 15, 1839; d. Aug. 19, 1840. 

^. Hiram Duncan, b. Feb. 11, 1842 ; d. Sept. 9, 1843. 

15. William E., bom in Antrim, April 17, 1806 ; married Hannah 

Coburn, of Dracut, Mass. Removed to Cranston, R. I. 

16. Abigail Morse, born in Antrim, June 16, 1808; married W. 

W. Coburn, of Deering, N. H. She died Mar. 1853, 
leaving several children. 

227. LUCIUS FAIRBANKS, of Manchester, Ind. 

(97), Nathan VI, Nathan V, John IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Westmoreland, N. H. in 1795. Removed with his parents, 
in 1817, to western New York ; thence, in 1825, to Lawrenceburg, 
Ind. Died in Manchester. 

Married Nancy Blanchard, in 1814, in Westmoreland. She died 
in Manchester. 


1. Lewis; married, and had a son, John P., who did live in 

Washington, Ind. 

2. Amorite. 

3. Jerome ; died in Augusta, Iowa, aged 21 years. 

4. Nathaniel ; died in Manchester, Ind., aged 20 years. 

5. Martha ; lived near Indianapolis, Ind. 

6. Angeline ; died young. 

7. Catharine; *' 

8. Henry; " " 

9. Mary; " " 

228. HIRAM FAIRBANKS, of Placerville, Cal. 

(97), Nathan VI, Nathan V, John IV, John III, John II, Jonatlian I. 

Born in Westmoreland, N. H., in 1798. Removed to Manchester, 
Ind., thence to Placerville, Cal., where he died. 
Married Miss Dorcas Darling. 


1. Oscar, bom in 1821. Resides in Kansas. 

2. Rhoda, born in Manchester, Ind., about 1824; married, and 

moved to Placerville. 

3. Mary, born in 1827 ; died in 1848. 

229. SHELDON FAIRBANKS, of Augusta, Iowa. 

9 (a7), Nathan VI, Nathan V, John IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in New Hampshire, July 9, 1801 ; removed with his parents 
to Lawrenceburg, Ind., in 1821. Settled in Manchester, Ind., where 
all his children were born, and where he resided until he removed to 
Augusta, Iowa. He died March 3, 18G8. 



Married, in Lawrenceburg, Dec. 12, 1821, Mercy Ann Sage, who 

was born in New York, Feb. 7, 1802, and died in Augusta, April 4, 



1. George (509), born 1822, in Dearborn Co., Ind.; died in 

California in 1895. 

2. Augustus D. (510), bom Feb. 17, 1826. 

3. Hiram Tolbert (511), born Dec 29, 1827. 

4. Jason, born in 1830 ; died young. 

5. Henry, born 1833 ; died young. 

6. Mary Lucinda, born April 3, 1835 ; married, in Manchester, 

Nov. 10, 1852, James H. Ketcham, who was bom May 18, 
1826. They reside in La Harp, 111., where all their chil- 
dren, except the first, were born. 


a. Harriet A. Ketcham, b. in Manchester, Feb. 5, 1853; m., Feb. 

10, 1871, Archibald Coffman. 

b. Daniel M. Ketcham, b. Mar. 2(5, 1854; m. Abigail Peck. 

c. Emma G. Ketcham, b. Mar. 26, 1850 ; m. I^. A. Wilcox. 

d. Rosa Ketcham, b. May 20, 1857 ; m. Henry Reiselt. 

e. Charles D. Ketcham, b. Mar. 17, 1859; m. Louise Butler. 
/ Mary F. Ketcham, b. Dec. 20, 1803; m. I. H. Mealey. 

g. William G. Ketcham, b. Apr. 11, 1805; m. Grace Haight. 

h. Alice A. Ketcham, b. Feb. 10, 1807; m. Clay Northrup. 

/. Henry Ketcham, b. Aug. 31, 1870; m. Emma Brectal. 

J. Estelle Ketcham, b. Nov. 18, 1874; m. Ernest J. Thompson. 

k, Ethel Ketcham, b. Nov. 18, 1877. 

7. Harriet J., born July 12, 1839 ; married, July 25, 1855, W. 

W. Elder, who was born in Manchester, Dec. 13, 1832. 
They resided in Augusta, Iowa, where all their children 
were born, and where she died Aug. 30, 1880. 


a. George Elder, b. Mar. 5, 1857 ; d. Mar. 20, 1857. 

b. W. W. Elder, Jr., b. June 3, 1858; m. Kate Hemmings. 

c. John Sheldon Elder, b. Mar. 3, 1800; d. May 18, 1861. 

d. Jessie Elder, b. July 30, 1802; m. T. S. Liddle. 

e. Carrie Lucinda Elder, b. June 7, 1800; d. Sept. 10, 1807. 
/. Hiram G. Elder, b. Sept. 15, 1808. 

g. Jane Elder, b. July 14, 1871 ; d, July 30, same year. 
h. Katie Elder, b. Feb. 5, 1873; m. R. E. Grove. 

230. ALMON FAIRBANKS, of Manchester, Ind. 

(»7), Nathan VI, Nathan V, John IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Westmoreland, N. H., in 1802. Removed to Manchester, 
Ind., where he died about 1840. 


Married, about 1827, Paulina Jaquith, who died in Kankakee, 
111., in 1894. 


1. Aurilla, born about 1832 ; married Austin Baker, in 1852, in 

Manchester, Ind. They reside in Kankakee, III. 

2. Permillia, born in 1834 ; married John Stanberry, in 1856. 

3. Arnold, born in 1836; died in 1870, unmarried. 

4. Cyrus, born in 1838 ; died in 1885, unmarried. 

Corners, Ind. 

(97), Nathan VI, Nathan V, John IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lawrenceburg, Ind., Sept. 8, 1807 ; removed to Bureau 
Co., III., in 1855; died Mar. 16, 1886. 

Five of his sons served in the Union Army during the Civil War. 

Married, Feb. 2, 1832, Catharine Pardun, who was born in New 
York, Feb. 2, 1812. She died Jan. 22, 1896, aged 83 yrs. 11 mos. 
20 ds. 


1. Amanda Jane, born Dec. 25, 1832; married James A. Chris- 

man, a farmer, Feb. 11, 1858; residence, Milo, 111. 


a. Emma L. Chrisman, b. May 2, ISfiO ; m. Joseph B. Burton, I^x- 

ington, Neb., Sept. 1.'). Iis75. 

b. Catharine D. Chrisman, b. Oct. 9, 1802; m. Fred L. Conover, 

Bradford, III, Feb. 11), l!S85. 
t\ John M. Chrisman, b. Feb. 10, 1807; m. Addie E. Reed, Jan. 

21, 1892; residence, Bradford, 111. 
J. William D. Chrisman, b. Oct. 5, 1871 ; is a physician and 

surgeon in Bradford, III. 
e. Bertha E. Chrisman, b. Oct. 5, 1875; m., Dec. 25, 1894, Alonzo 

McClane, a farmer in Milo, 111. 

2. Thomas (512), born Mar. 18, 1834. 

3. Lorenzo Dow (513), born Feb. 2, 1836. 

4. Anthony Wayne, born Oct. 8, 1837. He was a farmer, 

residing in Milo, 111. He was a soldier in the late war. 
Served three years, and then reenlisted and served about 
one year longer. Married Fllizabeth A. Burton, Jan. 8, 
1871. She was a daughter of Josephus and Amanda 
(Watts) Burton, of Eureka, 111., and was born Apr. 5, 1843. 
He died in 1874, and his widow married Mr. Reed, and 


lives in Beatrice, Neb. They had one son, Ernest Wayne, 
born Dec. 9, 1873 ; died Dec. 9, 1874. 

5. Abraham, born Sept. 23, 1889. He was a soldier in the late 

war ; enlisted in^l861, and served nearly five years. He 
married a Miss Custar, in 1870, and they lived in Lushton, 
Neb. He died Apr. 5, 1891 ; she died Apr. 5, 1892. No 

6. Sewell Plummer (514), born Sept. 25, 1841. 

7. Almon, born Sept. 25, 1843 ; died in the Union army, in 

Nashville, Tenn. 

8. Lucy Ann, born Sept. 22, 1845 ; died when about 18 mos. 


9. David William, born Oct. 22, 1847, died when about one 

year old. 

10. Stockley D., born Jan. 27, 1850; is an invalid, living in 

Bradford, 111., unmarried. 

11. James O., born Mar. 7, 1853. Unmarried. Lives in Brad- 

ford, 111. 

232. Capt. ASA FAIRBANKS, of Franklin, Mass. 

(96), Asa VI, John V, John IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Franklin, June 3, 1758. 

From 1784 to 87 he was prominent in the " new meeting-house 
party," which consisted of those who had for years been agitating the 
subject of building a new church. January 7, 1788, the pews in the 
new house were sold at public vendue. The highest price — 17;^. 
16s. 8d. — was paid by Asa Fairbanks, Jr., and James Metcalf. 

He was a soldier of the Revolution. See War Rolls, Died Aug. 29, 

Married, Nov. 23, 1784, Julitta, daughter of Col. James and Abial 
(Haven) Metcalf. She died Oct. 9, 1843, in 82d year of her age. 


1. Jerusha, born Jan. 6, 1786 ; married Lyman Bates, of Belling- 
ham. She died in Warren, Mass., May 10, 1863 ; he died 
Oct. 7, 1857, aged 74 years. 

a. Asa Fairbanks Bates, b. Apr. 1, 1807 ; m. Eliza Ann Winslow. 

She was b. June 24, 1818, and d. Oct. 30, 1848. He d. Oct. 30, 

1848. Three children. 
f>. Julitta Bates, b. ; d. about 1852. 


c. Caroline Fairbanks Bates, b. Sept. 14, 1810 ; m., in 1830, Marble 

Phetteplace. She d. Mar. 8, 1870 ; he d. in Warren, May 10, 
1891. Eight children. 

d. Emily Haven Bates, b. ; m., about 1838, Winsor Walker, 

and resided in Brook field. Ten children. 

e. Abigail Fairbanks Bates, b. Mar. 20, 1818; m., Oct. 9, 1838, 

Adrian Ilebard, and lived in Sturbridge. She d. Jan. 11, 
1890. lie d. Mar. 29, 1891. Six children. 
f. Emory Lyman Bates, b. Mar. 10, 1823 ; m., Dec. 4, 1845, Maria 
Whitney Lombard, who was b. in Brimfield, Feb. 20, 1820. 
They have two children. He is Pres. and Treas. of the Snell 
Manuf. Co. ; was a member of the Mass. Legislature in 1805. 
They reside in Sturbridge, Mass. 

2. Julitta, born Apr. 10, 1788; married Col. Rufus Giliiiore, 

and settled in Newburg, Me. He was Slate Land Surveyor 
of Penobscot County. 


a. Caroline Jerusha Gilmore, b. Oct. 13, 1809; m. (1), Austin Nye 

(2), Isaac Harden Doane. 

b. Mary Robbins Gilmore, b. Feb. 22, 1811; m. Spencer A. Pratt. 

She d. Jan. 19, 1885. 
€. Julitta Metcalf Gilmore, b. ; m. Geo. P. Brown. 

d. Harriet Patience Gilmore, b. Nov. 2, ; ni. T. E. Hancock. 

e. Charles Davis Gilmore, b. July 30, 1819 ; m. Mary Jane Whitney. 

He d. in Washington, D. C, Nov. 1884. Was Deputy Sheriff 
of Penobscot Co., Maine, and held other prominent positions 
He was a soldier in the Civil War, and attained the rank, by 
brevet, of General. After the war he opened a Land and 
Pension office in Washington ; acquired large properties in 
the West. His widow still resides in Washington, D. C. 

f. Eleanor Davis (iilmore, b. Nov. 29, 1821 ; m. John Wiswall. 

g. Sarah Fairbanks Gilmore, b. Nov. 2:^, 1824 ; m. Gilmore Miller. 

She d. June 20, 1890. 

h. Rufus Haven Gilmore, b. Apr. 0, ; m. Elizabeth Chapman. 

/. Elizabeth Gilmore, b. ; d. young. 

j. Abby Sylvia Gilmore, b. ; d. unmarried. 

k. W^illiam Richmond Gilmore, b. ; d. young. 

3. Caroline, born in Franklin, Sept. 25, 1791. She lived upon 

the homestead descended from her great grandfather, 
John (V), an early settler in South Franklin, till after her 
marriage and the birth of eight children, when the ances- 
tral farm was sold and a new home was established in 
Franklin Centre, now owned by Hon. Wm. F. Ray. She 
married, Feb. 8, 1810, Hon. Willis Fisher, who was for 


many years devoted to public and ofEcial business ; was a 
member of the ** General Court." He died Jan. 1, 1866. 
She died July 26, 1858. 


a. Milton Metcalf Fisher, (Hon.), b. Jan. 30, 1811; educated at 

Amherst College, class of admission, 1882 ; received an 
Honorary Degree of A. M. in 1805. Was State Senator in 
1859 and 1800; County Commissioner of Norfolk, from 1803 
to 1872. He was one of the early and prominent abolitionists. 
He m., Aug. 22, 1830, Eleanor B. Metcalf, daughter of Hon. 
Luther Metcalf of Medway, Mass., b. Sept. 1, 1813. He first 
settled in Westboro, Mass., and was there Postmaster and 
trader till 1840, when he removed to Medway, his present 
residence. His wife died Mar. 13, 1885. They had nine 
children, five of whom died young and four survive, — Theo- 
dore Willis, Mary Eleanor, Frederick Luther, Helen Frances. 

b. George Perkins Fisher, b. Apr. 15, 1813; d. June 7, 1851. He 

was a R. R. Conductor between New York & Boston, and 
agent of the old American Letter Postage Co., previous to 
the reduction of postage. Unmarried. 

c. Abigail Bacon Fisher, b. May 9, 1810; m. (1), Charles Slocum 

and (2), Rev. Samuel Hunt, pastor in Franklin, and Private 
Secretary of Vice-Pres. Henry Wilson; d. Apr. 20, 1802. 
She was his second wife. 

d. Charles Willis Fisher, b. Nov. 3, 1818; d. Sept. 10, 1819. 

e. Charles Willis Fisher, 2d, b. Nov. 11, 1820 ; d. July 17, 1857, in 

Hoboken, N. J. He m. Margaretta Graham. Two of his 
grandsons were educated at Harvard College. 

f. Caroline Fairbanks Fisher, b. Mar. 9, 1823; d. unmarried, July 

29, 1848. 

g. Ellen Marcia Fisher, b. Aug. 20, 1820; d. Mar. 5, 1851, in Savan- 

nah, Ga., whither she went for her health. 
k, Julia Frances Fisher, b. Feb. 28, 1831 ; m., May 12, 1850, Rufus 
Chapin of Chicago, who died Oct. 27, 1890. They had three 
children, Carrie, Virginia, and Rufus, Jr., the last named a 
banker and artist in Chicago. 

4. Abigail, born Nov. 12, 1793; died Sept. 7, 1848. Unmarried. 

5. AsA (515), born July 24, 1795. 

0. Sarah, born May 1, 1804 ; married Elias Metcalf, Apr. 18, 
1833; removed to Medway. She died Oct. 8, 1840. He 
was born June 2, 1800; died Apr. 15, 1854. He was a 
partner of Milton M. Fisher for ten years. 

a. Abigail G. Metcalf, b. Apr. 5, 1834; d. Mar. 30, 1837. 

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233. JAMES FAIRBANKS, of Wrentham, Mass. 

(U9)y James VI, Joseph V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Wrentham, June 3, 1790 ; died July 6, 1843. He was a 

Married Nancy (Bates) Sweetland, born in Wrentham, Sept. 11, 
1795 ; died Oct. 20, 1856. 


1. James Bowex (516), born Oct. 22, 1821. 

2. Joseph Orville (517), born Oct. 31, 1823. 

3. Henry Sweetland (518), born Sept. 13, 1825. 

4. Nancy Maria, born Feb. 4, 1827 ; died Oct. 28, 1849, unmar- 


5. George Wheaton (519), born Feb. 3, 1829. 

6. Ira Ervin (520), born Aug. 3, 1831. 

7. Francis Sweetland (521), born Oct. 27, 1833. 

8. Abner Polsey, born Mar. 12, 1836; died Dec. 17, 1836. 

9. Albert Polsey, born Mar. 12, 1836; married I, July 3, 1876, 

in Newport, R. I., Mabel Louise, daughter of Capt. C. D. 
and Lamira (Bosworth) Marsh, born in Newport, Jan. 30, 
1853. She died May 30, 1887. He married II, in Boston, 
Mass., Feb. 10, 1891, Stella Frances, daughter of Albert 
and Lucy Ann (Cummings) Hamlet, who was bom in 
Deerfield, N. H., July 3, 1850. 
10. Lydia Elzadia, born Dec. 27, 1837 ; married, Jan. 12, 1870, 
George Warren Kent, of Pawtucket, R. I., where they re- 
side. He is in the grain trade. 

iu Warren Clyde Kent, b. July 11, 1S71 ; died May 27, 1872. 

b. Archer Lewis Kent, b. Oct. 18, 1878. 

c. Revere Warren Kent, b. Oct. 31, 1870. 
ti. Ruth Josephine Kent, b. Feb. 10, 1880. 
e. Helen French Kent, b. Apr. 28, 1887. 



(W), James VI, Joseph V, Joshiui IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Wrentham, Mass., Jan. 24, 1805. He was a builder of 
locomotive engines ; was for some years in Taunton, Mass. ; after his 
marriage he lived for many years in Providence, R. L, and finally 
removed to Paterson, where he died June 3, 1878, aged 71 yrs. 4 mos. 


He married Eliza S. Wilmarth, of Providence, Oct 1, 1826. She 
was a daughter of John and Susan (Tennant) Wilmarth, of North 
Kingston, R. I. 

CHILDREN, all born in Providence : 

1. John Wilmarth, born Sept. 8, 1827 ; died Oct. 2, 1828. 

2. John Henry, born Aug. 15, 1829; died Feb. 29, 1832. 

3. Albert Druce (522), born Sept. 26, 1831. 

4. Cornelia Burgess, born Apr. 28, 1834; died July 11, 1884. 


(1*9), James VI, Joseph V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Wrentham, Mass., Oct. 31, 1809 ; lived in Providence, 
R. I. till 1858, and then removed to Wickford, where he died Jan. 22, 
1896. He learned the trade of machinist when a very young man; 
became a skilled workman, and always, while in health, readily found 

He married, Nov. 6, 1836, Anna Elizabeth Gudgeon, of Providence, 
daughter of John and Sarah L. (Wilbor) Gudgeon, who was bom 
Oct. 13, 1816, and died in Wickford, Jan. 22, 1894. 

CHILDREN, born in Providence: 

1. Ardelia Mason, born Mar. 27, 1838 ; married, July 31, 1859, 

Hezekiah Williams Luther, who was born in Warren, R. I., 
Jan. 31, 1838. They were divorced. Aug. 3, 1866. She 
lives in Wickford. 

a. Addison Williams Luther, b. in Wickford, Aug. 22, 1861. 

2. Henry Waterman, born Feb. 17, 1841 ; died Oct. 3, 1841. 

3. Henry William, born Oct. 14, 1843 ; died Aug. 2, 1844. 

4. Anna Maria, born Oct. 14, 1845 ; died Aug. 2, 1846. 

5. Walter Waterman, born Nov. 11, 1846 ; died July 22, 1847. 
G. Helen Maria, born June 17, 1848; married James Royal 

Stone Wightman, June 3, 1875. He was bom in Wickford, 
June 23, 1838. He is a Deputy Sheriff. No children. 
7. Sarah Alice, born June 28, 1853 ; died Sept. 25, 1854. 

236. ALBERT FAIRBANKS, of Millville, Mass. 

(100), Joshua VI, Joseph V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Wrentham, Mass., July 6, 1801 ; died Dec. 8, 1857. He 
was a manufacturer of Satinetts and Kentucky Jeans, a good citizen. 


and a kind and indulgent husband and father. He was quite wealthy, 
but a large part of his property was swept away in the crisis of 1857. 
Married, Feb. 5, 1829, Maria Pitts, daughter of Ezek Pitts of 
Mendon, now of Blackstone, a manufacturer of Woolen goods and a 
prominent citizen. She died Jan. 23, 1880. 

1. Oscar A. (523), born Aug. 16, 1831. 

237. JOSHUA FAIRBANKS, of Millville, Mass. 

(100), Joshua VI, Joseph V, Joshua IV', John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Attleboro, Mass., Oct. 1805 ; removed to Millville. Died 
Sept. 15, 1850. Kept a Livery Stable, and had large teams for general 

Married, in 1840, Ann Eliza Sayles, daughter of Arnold Sayles, 
of Blackstone, Mass. She died in Burrillville, R. I., Oct. 23, 1864. 


1. Angeline, bom Dec. 12, 1840; died Sept. 13, 1843. 

2. Sayles, born Apr. 30, 1842; died Oct. 21, 1843. 

3. Almira, born Apr. 24, 1844; resides with her brother Sum- 

ner, in Guild, N. H. 

4. Sumner (524), bora Sept. 20, 1846. 
T). Ann Eliza, born Sept. 21, 1848. 

239. SAMUEL FAIRBANKS, of Columbia, Pa. 

(101), Timothy Mctcalf VI, John V, Joshua IV, Jolin III, John II, Jonathan I, 

Bora in Walpole, Mass., Oct. 28, 1788 ; settled in Columbia, Pa., 
and died there July 20, 1846. He was a farmer. 

Married, in Waterville, Vt., Lois, daughter of Barnabas and Mary 
Willey, of Walpole. She died in Columbia, Sept. 23, 1862. 


1. Rosannah, bora May 3, 1815; died Jan. 31, 1871. 

2. Flavilla, bora Dec. 22, 1816 ; resided in Button, Pa. 

3. Harrison, bora Feb. 28, 1819 ; died June 5, same year. 

4. Louisa, born Mar. 21, 1820; resided in Austinville, Pa. 

5. Betsey, born Dec. 21, 1821 ; died in Beaver Dam, Pa., Nov. 

27, 1894. 

6. George, bom Dec. 21, 1824 ; died Sept. 15, 1875. 

7. Henry, bom Apr. 25, 1826 ; died June 1, 1845. 


8. Jane, born Nov. 16, 1828 ; died in Chicago, lU., Jan. 31, 1887. 

9. Fanny, born Oct, 16, 1830; died in Danville, Pa., Sept 12, 


10. Charlotte, born Oct. 22, 1832. 

11. Morris (525), born Aug. 23, 1834. 

240. BENJAMIN FAIRBANKS, of Roxburyand Keene, N. H. 

(101), Timothy Metcalf VI, John V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Walpole, Mass., Jan. 12, 1791. He lived in Roxbury, 
1820-26, and then in Keene, N. H. ; died May 27, 1874, in Rich- 
mond, N. H., aged 83 yrs. 4 mos. 1 d. 

Married Hannah Bemis, daughter of James and Hannah (Frost) 

Bemis, who was bom in Sudbury, Mass., Jan. 30, 1787 ; she died 

Apr. 5, 1859. 


1. Madison (526), born Nov. 14, 1817. 

2. Franklin (527), born Dec. 20, 1821. 

3. Maria, bom in Keene, Jan. 8, 1824; married, Jan. 18, 1849, 

Erastus Chaffee, who was born in Belvidere, Vt., Dec. 14, 
1819, and died Nov. 1879. She lives in Woodbine, la. 


a. Arnold B. Chaffee, b. Nov. 10, 1849. 

b. Ezra Chaffee, b. Mar. 20, 1851. 

c. Madison H. Chaffee, b. Jan. 28, 185»3. 

d. Hannah Chaffee, b. Feb. 9, 1855. 
€. Lura Chaffee, b. Apr. 5, 1857. 

/ Nettie Chaffee, b. June 7, 1859. 

g. Carrie Chaffee, b. June 5, 1862. 

//. Chester Chaffee, b. July 15, 1804. 

/. Charies K. Chaffee, b. July 1(5, 1867. 

241, THOMAS FAIRBANKS, of Manchester, N. H. 

(101), Timothy Metcalf VI, John V, Joshu.a IV, John III, John 11, Jonathan I. 

Born, in Marlboro, N. H., Jan. 5, 1800. Removed to Waterville, 
Vt, thence to Manchester, where he died Aug. 2, 1870. 

Married, Jan. 5, 1835, Arvilla, daughter of Nathaniel and Anna 
(Stick ney) Hodgkins, of Belvidere, Vt. She resides with her 
daughter in Manchester. 


1. Delia, bom Oct. 29, 1835 ; married . 

2. Lincoln, born Dec. 27, 1837; died Sept. 7, 1848. 


3. Arthur (528), born Feb. 7, 1841. 

4. Addison, born Jan. 18, 1843 ; died June 4, 1875. 

5. Birney, born Apr. 19, 1845 ; died Sept. 16, 1846, 

6. Annette, born Sept. 1847; married. Lives in Burlington, 

Iowa. No children. 

7. Lincoln, born Dec, 2, 1850 ; died Jan. 10, 1896. 

242. Col. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS, of Farmington, Me. 

(102), Benjamin VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan 1. 

Bom in Winthrop, Me., July 24, 1774. 

Leaving home while young he was attracted toward the beautiful 
and fertile region of the Sandy River, which was then open to settlers, 
and thither he went in 1792. The outlook was promising, and two 
years later, upon the incorporation of the town, he had cleared land, 
erected buildings, and planted the first orchard in the settlement. In 
1808 he built the mills located at the little village of Fairbanks, which 
was named in his honor. In addition to farming and milling, he car- 
ried on mercantile pursuits, and also dealt largely in buying and 
selling livestock. 

Col. Fairbanks was a man of energy and enterprise and much 
employed in public affairs. He was active in religious and educa- 
tional movements, and his name appears on the original subscription 
list, in aid of the Farmington Academy; in 1821 he was appointed 
trustee. He held various military and town offices and commanded 
the First Regiment (Me.) in the War of 1812. In 1819 he repre- 
sented the town in the General Court of Massachusetts and after- 
wards served as state senator. 

" His death was caused by falling from his wagon, Sept. 12, 1831, 
while driving from Augusta to Farmington with a load of merchan- 

He married. Mar. 15, 1796, Martha, daughter of Jacob and Eliza- 
beth (Thome) Eaton, who was born in Bristol, Me., Apr. 11, 1770, 
and died in Farmington, Sept. 17, 1842. 

CHILDREN, born in Farmington: 

1. Joseph, born Feb. 14, 1798 ; married (I), Jan. 31, 1842, 
Rachel Lyon, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Lyon) Eaton, 
who was born May 4, 1810, and died Sept. 10, 1844; mar- 
ried (II), November 1851, Martha, daughter of Abel and 
Martha K. (White) Sampson, of Temple, Me., who died 


Mar. 16, 1881, aged 69 years. He died Jan. 8, 1871. Na 


He was beloved by his townsmen, and noted for his genial 

disposition and uncompromising integrity. 

2. Robert Eaton (529), born July 14, 1800. 

3. Hannah, born July 5, 1802 ; died Sept 2, 1804. 

4. Abigail, born July 31, 1804 ; died Mar. 25, 1822. 

5. Shepard, born Aug. 31, 1806 ; died Feb. 10, 1826. 

6. Elizabeth, born Sept. 2, 1808 ; married, October 1833, Allen 

Bangs, son of Nathan and Sarah (Bangs) Bangs, who was 
born Feb. 14, 1808, and died Sept. 6, 1886. She died 
Sept. 28, 1850. 

7. Rachel Gay, born Sept. 27, 1812 ; married, September 1833, 

Jeremiah Butler, son of Jeremiah and Sarah (Knowlton) 
Butler, who was born Apr. 28, 1810. She died Jan. 25, 1850. 


a. Marietta Louisa Butler, b. Apr. 22, 18i35; m., Nov. 15, 1855» 

Almaron F. Craig. Resides in Laurens, Iowa. 

b. Sarah Ellen Butler, b. June .8, 1840; d. Oct. 26, 1847. 

243. BENJAMIN FAIRBANKS, of Winthrop and Phillips, Me. 

(102), Renjarain VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I, 

Born Mar. 20, 1778. He settled upon the northern portion of his 
father's farm in Winthrop, and engaged to some extent in lumbering, 
a business which he carried on after his removal to Phillips, where 
his death took place Apr. 28, 1834. 

He was a good neighbor, a man of excellent judgment, and 
possessed a kind heart under a rough exterior. His name appears 
with sixteen others as one of the incorporators of the " Methodist 
Society in the town of Winthrop." 

He married, in 1802, Hannah, daughter of Seth and Rebecca 
(Fish) Delano, who was born, in Winthrop, Mar. 2, 1783, and di«d in 
Phillips June 21, 18G0. 

CHILDREN, bom in Winthrop: 

1. James Madison, born June 21, 1803 ; married, Mar. 26, 1828, 

Betsey, daughter of Isaac and Catherine (Allen) Oakes, 
who died Dec. 17, 1885, aged 80 years. He died in 
Rangeley, Me., Nov. 6, 1 880. 

2. Cyrene, born Jan. 11, 1806 ; died Feb. 7, 1834. 


3. Cordelia, bora May 7, 1808 ; married, Apr. 23, 1829, John 

Toothaker, Jr. ; died July 15, 1835. 

4. Henrietta, bora Jan. 21, 1811 ; died Jan. 14, 1829. 

5. Emily, bora Dec. 6, 1814 ; died Nov. 15, 1833. 

6. Julia; married, Oct 6, 1842, Charles Pinkham ; died Febru- 

ary, 1870. 

7. Henry ; died in Phillips, unmarried. 

244. Capt. DENNIS FAIRBANKS, of Winthrop, and Presque 
Isle, Me.; 

(lOS), Benjamin VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born Apr. 16, 1790. Early in life he engaged in business in 
Hallowell and Boston. He was a millwright by trade, also a mer- 
chant and lumberman. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and 
acted as spy in the American Army. Later he organized the Mon- 
mouth Light Artillery. 

In 1829 he made an exploring tour through the wilderness of 
Aroostook County, and the following year sent his men with three 
bateaux of supplies up the Penobscot river, and across the " carry,** 
to the Aroostook river, his objective point being what is now the 
town of Presque Isle. He was the first settler there, and began at 
once to clear land, erect buildings, and lay out plans for a village. 
Preparations for lumbering were commenced, mills built, stores 
opened, and a flourishing settlement was soon springing up out of 
the forest. He was for many years one of the prominent men of 
upper Aroostook, and possessed great business talent, but his energy 
sometimes led him beyond that prudence and sagacity so essential to 
long-continued prosperity. 

He was a representative in the State Legislature in 1843. 

During the time that Gov. Enoch Lincoln's body lay in state at 
Augusta, in 1829, he commanded the Guard of Honor which did 
military duty. He died, in New Brunswick, Nov. 3, 1867. 

He married, Feb. 26, 1809, Hannah, daughter of Timothy and 
Abigail (Allen) Foster, who was born Nov. 17, 1786, and died Jan. 20, 


1. Drusilla Zelinda, born Mar. 6, 1810 ; married, Apr. 22, 1827, 
Major Thomas Jefferson Hobart, who was bora in Bath, 
Me., Feb. 6, 1805, and died in Rockford, 111., May 27, 1879. 
He was the son of Dudley B. and Sophia (Dearborn) 


Hobart, and was brought up in the family of his grand- 
father, Gen. Dearborn ; like him, he was a patriot in war. 
She died in Indianapolis, Ind., June 23, 1880. 


a. William Henry Dearborn Hobart, b. Nov. 3, 1832; d. Mar. 20, 


b. Anne Maria Hannah Hobart, b. Aug. 13, 1835; m., Nov. 19, 

1854, Andrew Reed Bulkley. Residence, Roekford, 111. 

c. Randolph Dennis Dudley Hobart, b. Apr. 14, 1839 ; m., June 

25, 1864, Martha Ann Thayer ; d. Jan. 4, 1872. He was an 
officer in the late war. 

d. John Almon Augustus Hobart, b. Apr. 23, 1841; m., June 9, 

1866, Catherine Needham. He was a soldier in the civil war. 
Residence, Roekford, 111. 

e. Mary Sophia Drusilla Hobart, b. Dec. 7, 1842; m., Oct. 13, 

1866, Robert Clarke. Residence, Seattle, Wash. 
/. Ella Helena White Hobart, b. Mar. 31, 1846 ; m.. May 3, 1865, 
William Ferg^uson Barrows, who is editor of the Indiana 
Farmer. Residence, Indianapolis. 

2. Helena Maria, bom July 14, 1811 ; married (1), November, 

1827, Dr. Benjamin J. Fowler, of Troy, Me., who died Aug. 
29, 1840, aged 38 years ; married (2), Augustus White, 
who died July 21, 1891. She died Sept. 16, 1876. 

3. Jane Eloann, born June 25, 1813 ; married (1), Charles 

Bartholomew Fowler, who died September 1843 ; married 
(2), Dr. Edwin Walter Dibblee, of Presque Isle ; she died 
Sept. 7, 1849. 

4. Hannah, born Feb. 6, 1818; married, Nov. 16, 1840, Orrin 

Whitney, son of William and Olive (Parlin) Whitney, who 
was bom in Anson, Me., Aug. 18, 1815. 


a. Augustus E. Whitney, b. June 19, 1844; m., in 1886, Nettie 

Depity ; residence, Brainerd, Minn. 

b, Winfield S. Whitney, b. June 4, 1846 ; m., Sept. 18, 1870, Ellen 

Phay. Residence, West Branch, Wash. 

5. Dennis (530), bom Feb. 15, 1823. 

6. RuFUS Alexander (531), born Mar. 10, 1838. 

245. DAVID FAIRBANKS, of Winthrop, Me. 

(108), Joseph VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Winthrop, July 17, 1777 ; died there Sept. 16, 1852. He 
was a fanner ; settled in the western part of the town, although in 
1805 he was taxed in Monmouth. 


He enlisted as a private in the War of 1812. 

He was not a man of happy temperament, and his peculiar ideas 
of religion often gave him great mental suffering. 

Married, May 22, 1802, Lydia, daughter of Joseph and Susanna 
(Howe) York, of Monmouth. She was born April 80, 1780 ; died 
May 30, 1873. 

CHILDREN, born in Winthrop: 

1. Louisa, bom Mar. 2, 1803 ; died Dec. 1, 1805. 

2. Paimel, bom Sept. 29, 1804; married (1), Sept. 6, 1830, 

Gilman Dudley, who died Mar. 13, 1835, aged 32 years ; 
married (2), May 4, 1841, Samuel C. White, who died 
Apr. 5, 1865; married (3), Dec. 16, 1867, Nathaniel 
Hutchins, who died Mar. 6, 1874. She died, in North 
Monmouth, Apr. 12, 1886. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

a. A son ; died in infancy. 

b. Lewis Alonzo Dudley ; died young. 

c. Lewis Gilman Dudley, b. July 26, 1834; m. (1), Lydia A. 

Hutchins, who was b. Mar. 12, 1838, and d. Apr. 25, 1873 ; 
m. (2), Mar. 2, 1874, Lizzie M. Thompson, who resides in 
North Monmouth. He was a clergyman ; d. July 18, 1885. 

Second marriage : 

d. Daniel Webster White, b. Jan. 31, 1842 ; m. (1), Mar. 18, 1867, 

Maria W. Pinkham, who d. Apr. 28, 1874 ; m. (2), Sept. 19, 
1874, Hannah M. Wing, who was b. in Monmouth, Mar. 16, 

e. Ellen Frances White, b. Nov. 30, 1844. 

/. Julia Emma White, b. Aug. 18, 1847 ; m., Nov. 30, 1870, Dr. 
Fred Hutchins. They reside in Woodbridge, Cal. 

8. Lucinda, born Feb. 2, 1807; married, Apr. 11, 1824, Rev. 
Thomas Atkins, who died in Farmingdale, Me., Jan. 22, 
1868. She died in Canaan, Me., Feb. 8, 1868. Fourteen 

4. Sylvanus (632), born Oct. 13, 1808. 

5. Leonard Orcutt (533), born Aug. 1, 1810. 

6. Oran (534), born Mar. 5, 1814. 

7. Louisa, bom Apr. 8, 1816 ; married, Apr. 14, 1841, Alex- 

ander Cummings. They reside in Winthrop. 


a. ' William Russell Cummings, b. Dec. 14, 1841 ; d. Apr. 22, 1842. 

b. John Franklin Cummings, b. Apr. 5, 1843; d. Aug. 4, 1863. 

Enlisted in 1862 as a soldier, in Co. G. 24th Me. Reg. 



c. William Russell Cummings, b. Mar. 28/1845; m., July 4, 1866, 

Elizabeth Thurston. They reside in Rome, Me. 

d, Mary Ann Cummings, b. Sept. 30, 1850; m., Sept. 14, 1673, 

Stephen Atwell Thurston. They reside in Augusta, Me. 
/. Ada Louisa Cummings, b. May 20, 1857. 

246. LEVI FAIRBANKS, of Winthrop, and Monmouth, Me. 

(1U8), Joseph VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

He was bom August 12, 1778, and was reared on his father's 
farm in Winthrop. The length of his residence there, however, is 
uncertain ; in 1799, he was first taxed in Monmouth, but as he after- 
wards inherited the paternal estate, he probably lived there until his 
permanent removal to Monmouth. 

In the War of 1812 he enlisted as sergeant. In 1826-27 he was 
selectman of Winthrop, and in 1829 he built the mill now known as 
the Annabesscook mill. This created a new industry which proved 
of great benefit to the town. Mr. Fairbanks was a man of position 
and influence in the community. He was selectman of Monmouth, 
and Justice of the Peace in 1840. He had fine business qualifica- 
tions, and possessed in a remarkable degree the common family 
characteristic, — mechanical skill. 

He married, August 30, 1798, Joanna (Hannah) York, who died 
in Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 12, 1859. She was the daughter of 
Joseph and Susanna (Howe) York. His death occurred in Grand 
Rapids, Dec. 15, 1844. 

The births of two children are shown on the Winthrop town 

1. Henry (535), bom Mar. 20, 1804. 

2. Levi, born Dec. 5, 1813 ; married, Apr. 24, 1839, Mary Jane, 

daughter of David and Joanna (Fairbanks) Moody (103), 
who died May 13, 1841. He died November 1847. 

247. ELI AS FAIRBANKS, of Gardiner, Mame. 

(108), Joseph VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom December 19, 1783. He was an early settler in Gardiner, 
where he cleared land, erected buildings and made a home for his 
family. Although a farmer, he yet possessed the mechanical skill 
common to his kindred. In 1843 he removed to that part of 
Hallowell, now Manchester, where he died Febmary 5, 1860. He 
was an original member of the Baptist Church in Gardiner, and one 
of its deacons. 


He married, March 2, 1809, Rhoda Phillips, daughter of Joseph 
and Sally (Johnson) Neal, who was bom July 7, 1791, and died 
February 25, 1860. 


1. Elias Porter (536), bom Apr. 17, 1810. 

2. Joseph Neal (537), bora Apr. 28, 1812. 

3. Mary Clark, bora Oct. 10, 1815 ; married, Feb. 4, 1837, 

Edward Leary, who died Apr. 24, 1894. Resides in 


a, Frances Anna Leary, b. July 8, 1838; m., Dec. 12, 1862, Charles 

G. Kimball. 

b, Mary Josephine Leary, b. June 25, 1840; d. Aug. 15, 1841. 

c, Philip Leary, b. Aug. 1843 ; d. Aug. 20, 1843. 

d, Edward I-eary, b. July 18, 1850; d. May 2, 1856. 

e, Ida Louise Leary, b. Apr. 22, 1855 ; m., Aug. 7, 1880, Augustus 

Doyle; d. Oct. 25, 1884. 

4. Hannah Neal, born July 11, 1818 ; married, Nov. 27, 1837, 

Reuben Seavey, of Farmingdale, Me., and died Feb. 1, 
1895. He was 2nd, lieutenant in Co. D., 30th Me. Reg., 
and was killed, in action, Apr. 23, 1864. 


a, Elisha Porter Seavey, b. Oct. 25, 1838; m., Nov. 17, 1866, 

Hannah Sampson. He was a corporal in Co. A., 16th Me. 
Reg. Resides in Washington, D. C. 

b, William Julius Seavey, b. Apr. 28, 1842; enlisted in Co. B., 11th 

Me. Reg., and d. in Washington, Jan. 4, 1862. 

c, Fanny Eliza Seavey, b. June 27, 1844 ; m., Nov. 3, 1863, Rev. 

Edwin Eugene Morse. Resides in Franklin, Me. 

d, Thomas Bradbury Seavey, b. June 2, 1851; m., Nov. 27, 1883, 

Theodate Towle. Resides in West Gardiner, Me. 

e, Albert Hardy Seavey, b. July 19, 1854; d. Sept. 23, 1862. 

5. Thaddeus Hildreth (538), bom Sept. 10, 1821. 

248. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS, of North Monmouth, Me. 

(108), Joseph VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in Winthrop, Me., Dec. 17, 1790. Bereft of both father and 
mother before the age of seventeen, he was rendered homeless, and 
obliged to make his own way in the world. His educational advan- 
tages were limited, but his natural adaptation to mechanics served him 
in good stead. He became a manufacturer of shovel handles, and of 
axes which were popular for their " good temper." He was also a 


blacksmith and millwright, and was interested in the invention and 
manufacture of the Pitts' Horse Power and Separator. He removed 
from Winthrop to Brunswick, July 17, 1833, and from thence to North 
Monmouth, Dec. 18, 1834, which became his permanent residence. 

He invented and constructed the first turn tables used on the 
Androscoggin and Kennebec Railroad. 

The element of religious devotion was active in his character. 
He was helpful and generous in all the relations of life. 

Married, Feb. 17, 1814, Polly, daughter of Nathan and Mary 
(Streeter) Richmond, who was born in Winthrop, May 7, 1792, and 
died Jan. 25, 1879. He died May 2, 1862. 

CHILDREN, born in Winthrop: 

1. George Sewall (539), bom July 23, 1815. 

2. Mary Richmond, bom Sept. 2, 1821 ; died July 21, 1846. 

3. Ann Grover, bom Sept. 10, 1829 ; married, Mar. 25, 1851, 

Josiah Jose Marr, son of Dennis and Sarah (Morris) Marr, 
of Scarborough, Me. He was born in Lisbon, Me., Apr. 
4, 1816, and died Aug. 16, 1851. 

249. JOEL FAIRBANKS, of North Monmouth, Me. 

(108), Joseph VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Winthrop, Sept. 24, 1792. Died Sept. 7, 1879. When 
a young man of twenty he went to Turner, where he learned the 
trade of reed maker, and where he married. About 1886 he removed 
to the town of North Monmouth, which became his home. He fol- 
lowed the trade of millwright, and also cultivated land to some extent. 

Possessing a remarkable memory and a fondness for historical 
reminiscences, and being, moreover, a good story teller, he drew from 
the rich stores of the past many a tale of interest for the delectation 
of those who sought his company. 

He was a pensioner of the war of 1812. 

He married I, Nov. 13, 1814, Judith, daughter of Jesse and Judith 
(Weston) Bradford, of Turner, Me., who was boro June 18, 1793, and 
died Aug. 81, 1858. He married II, Feb. 14, 1860, Mrs. Achsa 
(Pratt) Ramsdell, of Leeds, Me., who was bom Jan. 27, 1808, and 
died Jan. 18, 1878. 


1. Hiram (540), born Oct. 2, 1815. 

2. Sybel Grover, bom Feb. 2, 1817 ; married, Nov. 26, 1839, 

Oran Fairbanks (534) ; died Oct 15, 1891. 


3. Alcander, born Dec. 20, 1820; married, Nov. 13, 1842, 

Clarissa, daughter of Andrew H. and Clarissa (Dennison) 
Bennet, of Turner ; died June 25, 1893. No children. 
He was a man of great energy and business enterprise. 

4. Melvina, born Sept. 4, 1832; died Dec. 1, 1859. 

250. CALVIN FAIRBANKS, of Brunswick, Me. 

(104), Nathaniel VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Winthrop, Me., Aug. 5, 1789, and reared in his native 
town. Upon reaching manhood he chose a residence in Brunswick, 
where he followed for a time the trade of a stone mason. 

He was of medium height, well proportioned, and possessed that 
urbanity of manner characteristic of his father. 

He married, June 7, 1819, Hannah, daughter of Alexander and 

Lydia (Wildes) Thompson, who was bom in Topsham, Me., June 1, 

1792, and died in Bmnswick, Feb. 5, 1857. He died there Feb. 28, 



1. Lydia Maria, bom in Winthrop Mar. 28, 1820 ; married, 1841, 

Rufus Frank Huckins, who died in Ossipee, N. H., Dec. 

20, 1898, aged 72 years. She died, in Taunton, Mass., 
July 30, 1864. 

CHILDREN, bom in Boston: 

a, Frank Rufus Huckins, b. May 16, 1848; d. in Westborough, 

Mass., Oct. 20, 1889. 

b. Maxy Frances Huckins, b. Sept. 1, 1862. 

2. Alexander Thompson (541), born in Winthrop, Aug. 17, 


3. Elizabeth Hannah, bom March, 1825 ; died in Boston, July 

21, 1851. 

4. John Calvin, bom February, 1828 ; married, Oct. 29, 1859, 

Abby Eliza, daughter of Oliver T. and Abigail D. H. 

(Shaw) Newcomb, of Quincy, Mass., who was born Feb. 

15, 1839. He died in Santa Barbara, Cal., Apr. 20, 1874. 
6, Dixey Alpheus, born in 1880 ; died in Boston, May 1, 1858. 
6. Frances Ellen, bom May, 1882 ,' died Aug. 8, 1847. 

251. COLUMBUS FAIRBANKS, of Winthrop, Me. 

(104), Nathaniel VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Winthrop, Nov. 7, 1793. He grew up, as it were, with 
the town for which he ever cherished a warm attachment, watching 


its growth and progress for more than four score years, and being at 
the time of his death its oldest native bom citizen. By occupation 
he was a farmer, and relates that his first money was earned when he 
was nine years old, by driving oxen for one cent a day and his dinner. 

In the war of 1812 he bore a part with the other brave men of 

While he never was an aspirant for political honors, he realized 
the importance attached to the affairs of state, and never failed to 
vote at each presidential election. In 1820, he and his wife united 
with the Congregational church in Winthrop. The chief character- 
istics of the man were his industry and integrity ; and his record was 
one of honest labor and duties conscientiously performed. He was 
well versed in the traditions of his family history, and proud of his 
race and lineage. 

He married (I), Sept 17, 1816, Lydia Wood, daughter of Major 
Seth and Catherine (Woodman) Tinkham of Wiscasset Me., where 
she was bom May 22, 1797. She died, in Winthrop, May 10, 1859. 

He married (II), Nov. 8, 1860, Mrs. Lydia T. Wing, widow of 
Isaac D. Wing, and daughter of Joshua and Abigail (Lambert) 
Trufant, of Winthrop. She was born Dec. 1, 1808, and died June 
8, 1895. Mr. Fairbanks died Sept. 7, 1882. 

CHILDREN, born in Winthrop: 

1. Horatio Wood (542), born June 27, 1817. 

2. Franklin Tinkham (543), born Oct. 21, 1818. 
8. Joseph Woodman (544), bora Nov. 16, 1821. 

4. Phebe Wood, bom Dec. 81, 1824 ; died June 19, 1856. 

5. Charles Henry, bom Nov. 20, 1827 ; died Sept. 30, 1828. 

6. Charles Nelson, bora Sept. 27, 1829 ; married (I), Feb. 27, 

1859, Phebe Jane Crandall, of Beloit, Wis., who died 
June 21, 1859 ; married (II), Dec. 25, 1864, Julia Stubbs, 
daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Soule) Hunter. He died 
in Farmington Me. Jan. 9, 1868. No children. 

7. Edwin Bartlett, born Dec. 18, 1831 ; died Aug. 25, 1833. 

8. Emily, bora Feb. 22, 1834; married, Oct. 29, 1856, Israel 

Tisdale Talbot M. D., son of Josiah and Mary (Richards) 
Talbot. He was born in Sharon, Mass., Oct. 29, 1829, 
and graduated from the Homeopathic Medical College of 
Pennsylvania in 1858, and from Harvard Medical School 
in 1854. He attended Tremont Medical School two 
years, and spent three years studying in Europe. He was 
largely instrumental in founding the Homeopathic Medical 


Dispensary of Boston, the Massachusetts Homeopathic 
Hospital, and the Boston University School of Medicine, 
of which he has been Dean from its foundation in 1873 ; 
has been president of city, state, and national medical 
associations ; president of the World's Homeopathic 
Medical Congress, held in Atlantic City in 1891 ; honorary 
member of numerous foreign and American medical 
societies, and is in active medical practice in Boston, 
which has been his residence since 1850. 


a. Marion Talbot, b. in Thun, Switzerland, July 81, 1858. Received 

her first and second degrees in arts from Boston University, 
and later graduated in science from Mass. Institute of Tech- 
nology. She is now Professor in the Department of Social 
Science, and Dean of Women, in the University of Chicago. 

b. Edith Talbot, b. in Boston, Aug. 21. 1860 ; m., May 21, 1884, 

Dr. William Leavitt Jackson, son of Dr. William F. and Abby 
(West) Jackson, who was b. in Gardiner, Me., Jan. 23, 1853. 

c. Agnes Woodman Talbot, b. May 31, 1862; d. Dec. 24, 1862. 

d. Emily Talbot, b. Jan. 7, 1864; d. Aug. 6, 1864. 

e. Winthrop Tisdale Talbot, b. in Boston, Apr. 11, 1866; was 

graduated from Harvard College in 1887, from Boston Uni- 
versity School of Medicine in 1890, and studied two years in 
Europe. He is now instructor in Pathology in B. U. School 
of Medicine, and a young physician of promise. He m., 
Sept. 19, 1896, Edith Hull, daughter of Gen. Samuel Chap- 
man and Emma (Walker) Armstrong, who was b. in Stock- 
bridge, Mass., Aug. 30, 1872. 
/. Henry Russell Talbot, b. in Norwood, Mass., Sept. 3, 1872 ; was 
graduated from Harvard College in 1895 ; is now a student 
at the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge. 

9. Samuel, bom Apr. 2, 1839 ; died May 30, 1839. 

252. FRANKLIN FAIRBANKS, of Winthrop, Me. 

(104), Nathaniel VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV', Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Winthrop June 18, 1795. Resided with his parents until 
their removal to Wayne, in 1814, where he engaged in farming. 
About 1822 he retumed to Winthrop and remained there until his 
wife's death. Subsequently he went to Maryland, and was instantly 
killed, while driving a coach between Frederic and Hagerstown, July 
26, 1832. The following record of the sad event appears in his 
brother's diary, under date of Aug. 3, 1832 : 

" Heard the death of Franklin ; killed by being thrown from the 


Stage, and its wheels ran over and crushed him in a moment. Just 
so uncertain is human life." 

In the War of 1812 he enlisted as a private. 

He possessed rare personal attractions and great musical ability, 
having a fine baritone voice. 

He married, Sept. 26, 1819, Hannah Sewall, daughter of Martin 
and Hannah (Sewall) Gushing, who was born in Bath, Me., Feb. 26, 
1798, and died in Winthrop, Sept. 23, 1826. 


1. Sarah Franklin, born in Wayne, May 24, 1820 ; married (1), 
/ Sept. 1, 1842, James Monroe Holland, who died Oct. 11, 

1847; married (2), Oct 1, 1851, Horatio Austin, who died 
Apr. 22, 1884. She resides in Houlton, Me. 


a, James Franklin Holland, b. Nov. 18, 1844; graduated from 

Bates College, and, after a course at the Harvard Law 
School, went to Houlton to practice his profession, in 1866. 
He became greatly interested in advancing the welfare of the 
town, and filled many positions of trust and responsibility; 
married, Aug. 15, 1871, Alice A., daughter of Gen. William 
K. and Frances F. (Rawson) Kimball, of Paris, Me., who was 
b. Jan. 3, 1846, and d. Sept. 12, 1876. He died Nov. 30, 

b, George Herbert Austin, b. Aug. 15, 1854 ; d. Aug. 29, 1855. 

c, Carroll Monroe Austin, b. Jan. 28, 1858 ; d. Apr. 3, 1862. 

2. Maria Gushing, bom in Wayne, Sept. 26, 1822; married. 

Sept 26, 1872, Anson D. Wing, who died Mar. 4, 1893. 
She died, in Wayne, Aug. 7, 1896. 

3. Harriet Atwood, bom in Winthrop, Aug. 2, 1824; married, 

Apr. 1, 1852, Charles Maynard, who was bom Mar. 3, 
1811, and died Dec. 19, 1859. She died in Lowell, Mass., 
Oct. 27, 1857. 

a, Mary Frances Maynard, b. Apr. 10, 1853 ; m., Nov. 2, 1876, Dr. 
Alonzo Stewart Wallace. They reside in Nashua, N. H. 

253. GEORGE W. FAIRBANKS, of Wayne, Me. 

(104), Nathaniel VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Winthrop, Me. Aug. 5, 1803. While yet a lad his father 
removed with his family to Wayne, and settled on a farm in the 
southeastern part of the town. As he grew to manhood he followed 


the occupation of a fanner, and also taught school. He was com- 
missioned Justice of the Peace, Oct. 27, 1830, and was Chairman of 
the Board of Selectmen of Wayne in 1870-71-72. He was a worthy 
citizen — disliking wrong and honoring virtue. 

He married, Apr. 1, 1828, Lucy Lovejoy, a woman of evenly 
balanced mind, of literary and artistic taste and possessed of a dis- 
tinctive charm of manner. Their home, the center of hospitality, 
content, and good cheer, was a good example of New England 
domestic life. Not the least among its attractions was the influence 
of music which pervaded the home circle, for both Mr. and Mrs. 
Fairbanks were leading musical characters in their day, and long 
stood at the head of the church choir ; while he was a famous teacher 
of singing schools. 

After a singularly happy and devoted married life of half a cen- 
tury, their golden wedding was celebrated, Apr. 1, 1878, at the old 
homestead, '^ Prospect Farm," and was an occasion long to be remem- 
bered by all who were present. 

He died in Oakland, Me., Oct. 13, 1888. 

His wife, who was the daughter of Collins and Sally (Billington) 
Lovejoy, was born in Wayne, Nov. 29, 1805, and died in Oakland, 
Nov. 27, 1883. 

CHILDREN, bom in Wayne : 

1. Lucy Frances, bom Feb. 8, 1829; died Sept. 13, 1831. 

2. Ludlla Eliza, bom Apr. 16, 1830; married, Jan. 1, 1853, 

Arthur Hall Johnson, son of John and Mehitable (Darcy) 
Johnson, who was born in Wilton Me., Nov. 27, 1826, 
and died in Oakland, July 27, 1891. He was one of the 
town's best citizens, and widely known among scythe 
makers, having been engaged in the business forty-five 


a. George Henry Johnson, b. June 19, 1855 ; d. Nov. 9, 1862. 

b. Albert Arthur Johnson, b. Apr. 16, 1864; m., Oct. 5, 1890, 

Maggie £. Conley. 3 children. Resides in Oakland. 

c. Lucy Frances Johnson, b. Aug. 27, 1866; m., Oct. 1, 1895, 

Daniel Ridley Graves. Resides in Oakland. 

d. Warren Fairbanks Johnson, b. July 2, 1871 ; d. Oct. 25, 1874. 

3. George Franklin (545), born Oct. 17, 1831. 

4. Henry Nathaniel (546), born Oct. 24, 1838. 

5. Julia Maria, bom June 8, 1842 ; married, Apr. 8, 1865, Maj. 


Abner Ralph Small, son of Abner and Mary A. (Randall) 
Small, who was born in Gardiner, Me., May 1, 1836. 

A gallant soldier of the late war, he participated in all 
the battles in which his regiment — the 16th Me. — was 
engaged, until taken and held a prisoner for six months at 
Libby Prison. While there, he was commissioned major, 
having previously distinguished himself at the battle of 
Fredericksburg. His military skill, his patriotism, and his 
devotion to the welfare of his regiment, gave him an 
honorable record. 

His wife died in Oakland, Feb. 28, 1886. 

254. ELIJAH FAIRBANKS, of Winthrop, Me. 

(106), Elijah VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Dec. 18, 1782, died May 8, 1860. 

Throughout life he resided in his native town, upon a portion of 
the homestead farm. His occupation was that of a farmer, but he 
was also a good mechanic and a worker in wood. He was an honest 
and respected citizen. 

He married in 1806, Lucinda, daughter of Daniel and Sarah 
(Delano) Allen ; she was bom Dec. 3, 1786, and died Febmary 18, 

CHILDREN, born in Winthrop: 

1. Harriot Keturah, bora May 22, 1807 ; died Feb, 26, 1893. 

2. Daniel Allen (647), born May 6, 1809. 

3. Sylvanus Holman, bom Oct 6, 1811 ; married September 

1837, Junia H. Dennis ; died Oct. 11, 1871. 

4. Cyrus Cole, bom Jan. 13, 1814 ; married Jan. 16, 1862, Sarah 

Norris Pillsbury; died March 1, 1898. 
6. Nathan Addison (548), bom July 29, 1816. 

6. John Lyman (649), bom Oct. 7, 1819. 

7. Charles Henry (660), born Feb. 10, 1822. 

8. George Greenwood (Rev.), bom Apr. 14, 1824 ; married. May 

22, 1848, Caroline Matilda Marrow ; died Jan. 4, 1887. At 
the early age of fourteen he left home, and, having leamed 
the printer's trade, fitted himself for a higher education, and 
graduated from Waterville College in 1847. Upon the 
completion of his course of study at Newton Theological 
School, he was ordained pastor of the Baptist Church in 
Medfield, in 1861. After having filled other pastorates 


acceptably, he was called to Middleboro, Mass., in 1869. 
Here his life work was accomplished in zealous, devoted 
service to the people of his charge. He was a strong 
member of the Baptist denpmination, a faithful preacher, 
and ripe scholar. 
9. Marcia Asenath, born April 9, 1827 ; died Dec. 20, 1847. 

255. ENOS FAIRBANKS, of Winthrop, Me. 

(106), Elijah VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Winthrop, Me. Dec. 14, 1787. Settled in the southwest 
part of the town, on a farm of some sixty acres given him by his 
father. In connection with farming he engaged in the traffic of 
wool and furs. He was a man of mechanical skill, and a member of 
the Monmouth artillery. 

Married in 1808, Olive, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Delano) 
Allen, of Winthrop. His death occurred Nov. 5, 1866. His wife 
was bom Nov. 22, 1787, and died May 6, 1874. 


1. Eliza Ann, born Apr. 10, 1809, married, Dec. 26, 1837, Dr. 

Alexander Hatch, who was bom Sept. 17, 1792, and died 
Dec. 31, 1863. She died, in China, Me., Dec. 27, 1858. 

2. Nancy Eloann, born Feb. 14, 1814 ; died Dec. 13, 1884. 

3. Mary Elizabeth Woodward, bom Apr. 2, 1820 ; died Aug. 

28, 1822. 

4. Mary Olivia, born Dec. 8, 1822 ; died Jan. 28, 1887. 

5. Horace Granville (551), born Aug. 19, 1825. 

6. Elizabeth Woodward, born Apr. 1, 1830, married, in 1855, 

Phineas Morrill, who died Feb. 12, 1890. Resides in 
Readfield, Me. 

256. JAMES FAIRBANKS, of Augusta, Me. 

(106), Elijah VI. Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Sept. 12, 1792. 

He settled upon the farm, in Winthrop, received from his father ; 
but as it proved hard to cultivate, being rocky and hilly, he removed 
to Augusta, and purchased land more suitable for tillage. Upon the 
incorporation of Manchester, his farm was set of! into the new town. 
He was a farmer, but, like others of his kin, handled tools skillfully. 
He served in the War of 1812, as a sergeant. 


He married, Nov. 30, 1829, Mary, daughter of Elnathan and Mary 
(Lord) Swift. She was bom, Oct 4, 1808, and is now living in Skow- 
hegan, Maine. 

He died Sept. 5, 1853. 


1. RvAN Monroe (552), bom Sept. 3, 1830. 

2. Elijah Truxillo, born May 22, 1832 ; married I, Aurilla 

Abigail, daughter of Willard and Abigail (Knowles) Axtell, 
who died May 19, 1885. He married II, Belle Gallagher. 
Resides in Freeport, 111. 

3. Rufus Roscoe, born Nov. 19, 1833 ; married Almira Witherell. 

4. Elnathan Swift, bom Aug. 13, 1837 ; a soldier in Co. C, 9th 

Me. Reg.; died July 11, 1863. 

5. Relief Gould, born July 24, 1840 ; married, Oct. 21, 1857, 

Charles K Tilton who was born Feb. 4, 1836. Resides in 


a, Charles Wendell Tilton, b. Jan. 5, 1860; m., Nov. 14, 1888, 

Emma Le 6. Kettelle. 

b, Melora Lillian Tilton, b. Nov. 26, 1863; m., Feb. 7, 1891, 

Charles Winfield Goodrich. 

c, Rosa Bell Tilton, b. Aug. 15, 1867 : d. Dec. 27, 1869. 

d, Cecil Henry Tilton, b. Apr. 12, 1872 ; m.. May 28, 1891, Mabel 


6. Mary Augusta, born July 9, 1844; married July 26, 1866, 

Marion, son of Joseph and Lucinda W. (Merrill) Mills, 
who was bom July 8, 1843. Resides in Skowhegan. 


a. Mertie Gordon Mills, b. May 16, 1868. 

b. Chester Horace Mills, b. Jan. 16, 1877. 

7. Martha Ann, bom Dec. 6, 1845; died in Canaan, Me. 

Feb. 16, 1865. 

8. Maria Frances, born Nov. 26, 1847 ; married Lewis Nelson. 

Resides in Canaan. 

257. JESSE LEE FAIRBANKS, of Winthrop, and Bangor, Me. 

(106), Elijah VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Nov. 19, 1794. Died Nov. 30, 1868. 

Served in the War of 1812, and in the " Aroostook War," with the 
rank of Major, — commission dated Sept. 8, 1838. He was engaged 
in farming and in operating mills in Exeter, Me., which was at one 


time his residence. He married, Nov. 12, 1821, Rhoda, daughter of 
Jonathan and Rhoda (Tilton) Cram. She was born in Hampton 
Falls, N. H., Oct, 9, 1797, and died in Bangor June 8, 1889. 

CHILDREN, bom in Winthrop, except one : 

1. Velina Norris, born Apr. 16, 1824 ; married, Feb. 9, 1848, 

Martin J. Prescott, son of Simon M. and Sylvia Qoselyn) 
Prescott, who was bom in Rome, Me., Jan. 25, 1820, 
and died Feb. 12, 1884. She died June 7, 1893. 

2. Sarah Millville, born Aug. 26, 1826 ; married (pub. Dec. 

20, 1845), Darius M. Thomas, who died in 1858 ; lives with 
her son. 


a, Frederic Godfrey Thomas, b. in 1846 ; d. in 1847. 

b. Frederic Godfrey Thomas, b. June 2, 1853 ; m.. May 16, 1893, 

Carrie Elouise Minkler. Resides in Morris, 111. 

3. Lucy Ann, bom Aug. 2, 1831 ; married (1), Apr. 2, 1859, 

Gonzalo R. Fairbanks (258), who died Nov. 14, 1862; 
married (2), Sept. 2 1863, James W. C. Starbird, born in 
Palmyra Me., Dec. 22, 1824. Resides in Bangor. 

4. Rufus Virgil, bom June 10, 1833 ; died Feb. 27, 1873. 

5. Jesse Augustus (553), bom Sept. 2, 1837. 

6. Eugene Porter (554), born in Exeter Jan. 16, 1840. 

258. Col. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Winthrop, and Gardiner, Me. 

(106), Elijah VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Winthrop, May 26, 1797. 

He was the youngest of five brothers, and like them commenced 
life as a farmer. He served in the State Militia ; was commissioned 
Major in 1838, afterwards promoted Colonel, and commanded a 
regiment in the " Aroostook war." He was one of the selectmen of 
the town, in 1840-41-42-50. In 1853 he moved to Gardiner, and 
was a man of note in that city, serving in the Common Council and 
board of Aldermen. 

He married, July 7, 1828, Relief, daughter of Dennis and Elizabeth 
(Warren) Gould. She was born in Pittston, Me., July 6, 1803, and 
died in Gardiner, Nov. 21, 1895. He died July 22, 1878. 


1. Gonzalo Rensalear, bom Apr. 24, 1831 ; married, Apr. 2, 
1859, Lucy Ann, daughter of Jesse Lee Fairbanks (257) ; 
died Nov. 14, 1862. 



2. Altera Elizabeth, born Feb. 17, 1845 ; married, Nov. 17, 1874, 
Charles Lemuel Putnam, bom in Leominster, Mass., Dec. 
6, 1843. 


a. Bertie Everett Putnam, b. Oct. 5, 1876; d. Aug. 29, 1877. 

b. Ethel May Putnam, b. July 3, 1879; d. Aug. 11, 1879. 

c. Rennetta Putnam, b. July 13, 1881 ; d. Aug. 21, 1881. 

259, DAVID FAIRBANKS, of New York, N. Y. 

(106), David VI, John V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in South Dedham, Mass., Oct. 20, 1782. He was married in 
Sharon, Mass., and removed to Medfield, Mass., in 1809, and bought 
the Wheelock estate, where the town hall now stands, including a 
house and store. The house he enlarged, and kept a tavern there 
for several years. About 1816 he built the house opposite the head 
of South street, and a new store at the comer of North street, moving 
away the old one. 

He was the business man of the town, — kept a large assortment 
of goods, carried on the manufacture of straw bonnets, and kept a 
boarding house for his help. He also traded in real estate to a con- 
siderable extent. He was on the board of selectmen for two years. 

He afterward removed to New York City, where he spent most 
of the remainder of his life. — Medfield History. He died in 
Mechanicsville, Saratoga Co., N. Y. Aug. 15, 1853. 

He married I, Mary (Polly) Billings, of Sharon, Sept 21, 1809. 
She was born Jan. 25, 1788, and died in New York, May 3, 1825. 

He married II, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Betsey (Knicker- 
bocker) Bradshaw, who was bom June 10, 1796, and died Dec. 5, 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Mary Billings, born Sept. 22, 1810 ; married Stephen T. 

Northam, April 10, 1839 ; died Feb. 3, 1840. 

2. David (555), bom April 29, 1815. 

3. Maria, bom Oct. 23, 1818 ; married David Buffum, of Smith- 

field, R. I., Nov. 11, 1889. He is dead. She resides in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

4. Henry, born Jan. 29, 1823 ; died March 6, 1824. 

Second marriage: 

5. Elizabeth B., born Jan. 6, 1886; married Harvey Fish, Sept. 

6, 1869 ; now living in Oakland, Cal. 


6, Sarah J., born Nov. 16, 1837; married A. W. Pardee, June 

7, 1855 ; died Dec. 28, 1855. 

7. John B., born May 17, 1840 ; died May 24, 1844. 

260. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Medfield, Mass. 

(106), David VI, John V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, June 19, 1787 ; died in Medfield, Feb. 11, 1829, 
He was a bootmaker. 

Married in Medfield, in 1817, Adeliza, daughter of Moses and 

Sarah (Tolman) Wight, who was born Oct. 3, 1797, and died in Mt. 

Vernon, Lawrence Co., Mo., Feb. 23, 1880. Moses Wight was a 

Sergeant in the Rev. War, and a person deeply interested in the events 

of the day. 


1. John (556), born in Medfield, May 13, 1818. 

2. Nathaniel Niles, bom June 8, 1822 ; died in Boston, Sept. 

11, 1822. 

261. LEWIS FAIRBANKS, of Dedham and Medfield, Mass. 

(106), David VI, John V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, Aug. 2, 1789; lived in Medfield, and, for a time, 
in Boston ; died in Boston Sept 5, 1833. He was a carpenter. 

Married, Jan. 1, 1811, Jane Walker, daughter of Samuel and 

Mary (Reed) Walker, who was born Apr. 3, 1791, and died Feb. — 



1. Lewis (557), born in Medfield July 4, 1812. 

2. Jane, born in Medfield, June 22, 1814; married Milton 

Holden, of North Groton, N. H. Died Feb. 2, 1850. 

3. Lydia, born in Medfield July 14, 1816; married, May 11, 

1836, Ezra Whitman, of Maine ; died in Constantia, O., 
Oct. 26, 1870. 

4. James W., bom Dec. 26, 1818, in Medfield; died in Boston, 

May 13, 1843. Not married. 

5. John B., born in Medfield, Apr. 30, 1820 ; died Feb. 22, 1821. 

6. John Brooks (558), born in Medfield, May 27. 1822. 

262. Capt. ABNER FAIRBANKS, of Foxborough, Mass. 

(107), Abncr VI, John V, Joseph I\', Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Mass. Mar. 6, 1796 ; died in Foxborough, Dec. 


3, 1880, aged 84 yrs. 8 mos. 26 ds. Had lived in Foxborough since 
Apr. 7, 1849. Served in the war of 1812 in a New Hampshire 
Regiment, Capt. Oliver Warren's company, from Sept 20, 1814, 
three months as a private. He afterward, it is said, held the rank of 
Captain ; was a pensioner. He was a citizen of excellent repute, and 
held his head above most, if not all of his neighbors, being 6 ft. 2 in. 
in height. Was a farmer. 

Married Deborah Reynolds Belcher, May 31, 1819. She was 
bom Apr. 14, 1796, and died Jan. 14, 1875, aged 78 yrs. 9 mos. 

Their children were: 

1. Lewis Tucker, born Sept. 21, 1820; married I, Sept 21, 

1846 Joanna K, daughter of James £. and Persis (Richard- 
son) Puffer. She died Apr. 6, 1884. No children. Mar- 
ried II, July 20, 1893, Emily F. Donnell, who was born in 
Franklin, Me. This was a death bed marriage. He died 
the next day, July 21, 1893, in Worcester, Mass. He was 
a machinist. 

2. Albert Augustus (559), bom Oct 20, 1821. 

3. Sally Belcher, born Dec. 25, 1828 ; married, in Boston, 

Joseph W. Carpenter, Nov. 30, 1852. They live in 


a. Warren Augustus Carpenter, bom May 18, 1856. 

b. Josephine Linette Carpenter, bom Dec. 1, 1858. 

c. Jennie Reynolds Carpenter, bom Feb. 5, 1867. 

263. JOEL FAIRBANKS, of New Boston, N. H. 

(107), Abner VI, John V, Joseph IV, Joseph HI, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dedham, Mass., Aug. 15, 1797. Removed to Pepperell, 
Mass., about the time of his marriage, and about May, 1825, settled 
permanently in New Boston ; died there, Sept. 10, 1862, aged 65 yrs. 
25 ds. 

He was a cabinet maker ; learned his trade under the old system 

of apprenticeship, and became a very skillful workman. In middle 

life he engaged somewhat extensively in the manufacture of wooden 

clock cases and fancy boxes, in connection with his regular trade. 

At one time he also manufactured doors, window sashes and blinds. 

He was a man of even temperament, a kind and peaceable neighbor, and a 
citizen of unblemished character. Never aggressive, he would yield a point 
rather than provoke a quarrel, or give offence, and yet he had suflficient of that 
" amiable stubbornness " which is characteristic of his race, to resent and resist 


any wrongful acts on the part of others towards himself, and on all occasions to 
firmly maintain his rights against unjust encroachments. 

He was very industrious ; reared a large family, on a moderate income ; 
never contracted a debt he could not or did not pay ; lived as well, if not better 
than the average of his neighbors, and died leaving his real estate unencumbered, 
and money in the bank. He owned, at the time of his decease, in addition to the 
original home place, seven acres of farming land, and seven acres of wood land. 

The lesson of his life was constantly impressed upon the minds of his sons, 
who were early taught that they must fight the battle of life for themselves. 
They were naturally directed into the channels of mechanical trades, but, strange 
to say, not one of them followed permanently the trade he had learned. 

All the sons had a good common school education ; but one aimed higher, 
and succeeded, by his own efforts, in fighting his way through college, and was 
graduated with all the honors of his class. 

Although not fortified by the " faith which was once delivered unto the 
saints,'' he possessed the true spirit of Christianity, without any public pro- 
fessions. The Golden Rule he accepted as an ample rule of conduct, and lived 
up to it. In advance of his time, with thoughtful and liberal views, he was 
exceedingly tolerant of opinions and beliefs which differed from his own. He 
was no propagandist, and almost invariably abstained from taking part in 
religious discussions. Silence was his forte. Fine-spun distinctions between the 
" Covenant of grace " and the " Covenant of .works," never troubled him, but he 
believed in the Covenant of works. 

His character was well exemplified upon his dying bed. In anticipation of 
his death within a few days, he made his will, and talked over his affairs, with as 
much serenity and composure as he would have manifested in the prime of life, 
in the transaction of any ordinary business. 

Married I, Apr. 9, 1822 (Intentions entered, in Pepperell, Mar. 2, 
1822), Abigail Tufts, of Roxbury, N. H., daughter of Ebenezer and 
Betsey Tufts. She was born Sept. 24, 1803, and died Mar. 26, 1846. 
She was an active member of the Presbyterian church, of strict, 
puritanical ideas ; a woman of highly sensitive organization, and of 
an intellectual cast of mind. Her energy and marked executive 
ability were proverbial. 

He married II, Rebecca G. Clarke, of New Boston, who died 
Mar. 9, 1886, in Manchester, N. H. 


1. Alfred Tufts, bom, in Pepperell, Jan. 11, 1824 ; died in 

Boston, Mass., Sept. 15, 1849. 

2. Lorenzo Sayles (560), born, in Pepperell, Mar. 16, 1825. 

3. John, bom in New Boston, Dec. 27, 1826 ; learned the 

blacksmith's trade, but, after a few years engaged in other 
occupations. Now resides in Brockton, Mass. 
He married I, Lucy Ann Bentley, of New Boston, Dec. 
80, 1851, who died there. Mar. 2, 1854. Married II, 


Sarah F. Knapp, of Maine, Oct. 1, 1860. They had one 
child,— Charles R., born Feb. 9, 1862, in Albany, N. Y.; 
died the same day. 

4. George Washington (561), bom Mar. 28, 1828. 

5. Franklin, bom Sept. 2, 1829 ; died in Perrysburg, O., where 

he had lived for over thirty years, Jan. 11, 1892. 

He was by trade a wheelwright, and a master workman. Was an eccentric 
character; lived the life of a recluse, and was never married. He owned in 
Perrysburg, two or more houses, and lived alone in one of them. He was very 
fond of old books, pictures and relics of every kind, of which he had cartloads 
when he died. The walls of his house were hung with forty-five antique guns 
and pistols, and he had an immense store of curiosities, specimens of minerals, 
&c. Only a short time before his death, he conveyed his real estate to a family 
living in one of his houses, in consideration of their contract to take care of him 
during the remainder of his life, and then made a will, giving them all his personal 
property. After his death money was found buried in his cellar. One newspaper 
report, believed to be exaggerated, says that, " A stone was lifted up, and the 
recess beneath was found to be filled with loose coin and quart cans brimful of 
gold, silver and copper money." 

6. Ferdinand, born Nov. 7, 1830. 

He learned the machinist's trade in Lowell and Boston. Was a genius of 
remarkable skill. Went to California, and afterward to Peru, S. A., where he 
lived many years. Was engaged there in " installing " sugar mill '* plants," being 
agent of a Boston firm. For one or two years he was superintendent of the 
machinery department of the Mint in Lima. 

He has not been heard from since about the year 1870, and is supposed to 
be dead. Was reported murdered ; and again there was a report that he died in 
a hospital. Neither report has been confirmed. He was known to have con- 
siderable money, and may have been the victim of foul play. What became of 
him or his money, is an unsolved mystery. 

He was a man of superior physique; weight 180 lbs., height 5 ft. 11*^ in., 
athletic, brave and fearless, even to a fault. He was very daring, and often met 
mounted bands of Spanish robbers on the plains, sometimes having encounters 
with them. He would stand his ground against odds, or, by strategy and 
Parthian shots, escape on his fleet pacer. He was always peaceably inclined, but 
had a thorough contempt for the treacherous little Spaniards, and, with a fair 
show, was a good match for half a dozen of them. Perhaps, at last, he was 
overcome, robbed and killed. 

7. Sumner, born Dec. 13, 1834 ; died Feb. 15, 1836. 

264. JESSE FAIRBANKS, of West Dedhara, Mass. 

(107), Abner VI, Jolin V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonath,in I. 

Born in Dedham, South Parish. Oct. 21, 1800 ; died May 20, 1881, 
aged 80 yrs. 6 mos. 29 ds. 


He was a brass founder, and manufacturer of tinware. He built 
a house in West Dedham soon after his marriage, and occupied it till 
he passed the four score mark of a useful life. As a citizen he was 
honored and respected by the entire community for his unquestioned 
integrity. He was a consistent member of the church from his early 

Married I, Borridill Mason, of Dedham, daughter of William and 
Lucy Mason, May 8, 1825. She died Sept. 16, 1859, aged 58 years. 

Married II, May 15, 1861, Phebe, daughter of Peter and Alice 
(Milliken) Clinch, who was born in New Brunswick, Can., in 1832. 
She resided at last account in Newton, Mass. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Lucy Ann, born Mar. 18, 1826; married, Jan. 30, 1850, 

Frederick B. Emerson, of Boston. Died Aug. 20, 1852. 
No children. 

2. Ferdinand, born in Amoskeag Falls, N. H., Nov. 14, 1828 ; 

married Susan Sheridan. He died, in Boston, Apr. 7, 
1891. No children. 

3. Amand Maria, born Sept. 9, 1831 ; died Aug. 30, 1837. 

4. Harriet Adelia, born Aug. 28, 1834; married Whiting S. 

Draper, of Dedham, May 6, 1855. He was born Jan. 11, 
1831 ; was engaged in business in Boston, and resided in 
Waltham. He died Dec. 21, 1886. She still lives there. 

a. Fred Emerson Draper, b. Aug. 20, 185(3. 
d. Eva Frances Draper, b. Aug. 11, 1802. 

c. William Noyes Draper, b. Aug. 29, 1804; d. Dec. 18, 1808. 

d. Ernest Mason Draper, b. June 9, 1874 ; d. Aug. 9, 1875. 

Second marriage : 

5. Elmer Willis, born June 13, 1862 ; died Mar. 11, 1871. 

265. Col. GERRY FAIRBANKS, of Boston, Mass. 

(108), Israel VI, Israel V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Mass., Jan. 9, 1782 ; lived in Boston; died Nov. 
14, 1829 J was a saddler and harness maker. 

He was prominent in business and military circles, and was a man of con- 
siderable literary attainments, and an able public speaker. He delivered an 
oration in Faneuil Hall, July 4, 1821, at the request of the Republicans of the 
town of Boston, in commemoration of the Anniversary of our National Independ- 
ence. It was a fine production and was published in pamphlet form by the 
Committee, Jonathan Simonds, Isaac Waters, and Charles M. Dennett. A copy 
is still preserved by the family of the late Hon. A. G. Fairbanks, Manchester, N. H. 


He married Mary, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Williams) 
Sumner, May 17, 1806, who was born Aug. 1, 1786, and died Mar. 
27, 1870, aged 83 yrs. 7 mos. 27 ds. 


1. Gerry, born May 1807 ; died Mar. 18, 1809. 

2. William Henry, born Oct. 12, 1808 ; died, in Boston, June 9, 

1877. Administration granted to his sister, Mary E., who 
represented herself as his only heir, July 9, 1877. Suffolk 
P, ^., VoL 4g8,foL ^32, 

3. Mary E., born May 16, 1816 ; died Jan. 16, 1890, aged 73 

yrs. 8 mos. ; unmarried. 

4. Elizabeth, born about 1824; died July 21, 1850. 

266. Hon. STEPHEN FAIRBANKS, of Boston, Mass. 

(108), Israel VI, Israel V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II. Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham Feb. 5, 1784; died in Boston, Sept. 10, 1866. 
When about fifteen years of age, his father removed to Francestown, 
N. H., at which time Stephen came to Boston and was apprenticed to 
the trade of Saddler and Harness Maker. On coming of age he 
engaged in this business for himself. The same year he was admitted 
a member of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association. 
Thirty-one years thereafter he was chosen President of the same, 
and held that honorable position for several years. 

He early relinquished the saddlery and harness business, and 
engaged in the hardware trade, which he pursued until 1846, when 
he became connected with the Western Railway Corporation (now 
Boston & Albany) ; was chosen Director in 1846, and in 1848 was 
made the Treasurer, which office he held till 1866. He served on 
the School Committee ; was a member of the Massachusetts House 
of Representatives, and of the Senate for several terms. Was 
President of Mass. Temperance Society ; Trustee of the Asylum for 
the blind ; Treasurer of the Society for Propagating the Gospel 
among the Indians and others in North America ; and was an active 
member of many of the Philanthropic Societies and Institutions in 
Boston. He not only gave freely of his time to the public, but of 
his money. He was a useful man in the community. He was a 
believer in the Christian faith, and lived as he believed. 

Married, Nov. 27, 1807, Abby Parker, daughter of Capt Thomas 
Parker, a Naval Officer. 



1. Henry Parker (562), born Sept. 7, 1808 ; died Feb. 14, 1854. 

2. George Francis, born Sept. 8, 1816; died Feb. 7, 1S27. 

3. Caroline Louisa, born Jan. 3, 1819; died Sept. 11, 1856. 

She married Rev. William Oxnard Mosely, son of 
Ebenezer Mosely, who was born Apr. 27, 1815, and was 
graduated at Harvard in 1836. 


a. William Oxnard Mosely, Jr., b. Oct. 30, 1848 ; graduated at 

Harvard in 1869; lost his life in the Alpine Glaciers (Mat- 

b. Henry Edward Mosely, b. Mar. 19, 1854 ; d. in infancy. 

267. BUCKMAN FAIRBANKS, of Francestown, N. H. 

(108), Israel VI, Israel V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born Sept. 11, 1788 ; died June 22, 1862. Resided in Frances- 
town, N. H. 

Married I, Cynthia Downs, Dec. 1, 1812. She died Sept. 18, 

Married II, Roxanna Batchelder, May 22, 1832. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Elizabeth Ann, born Nov. 23, 1813 ; married, Dec. 8, 1856, 

Leonard Spalding, of Francestown. He was a farmer, 
born Oct. 3, 1802. No children. 

2. Mary Francis, born June 3, 1815 ; married Luke W. Preston, 

of Francestown; died in Henniker, N. H., Jan. 27, 1887. 


a. George C. Preston, b. Aug. 17, 1848; lives in Henniker, N. H. 

b. Walter H. Preston, b. July 12, 1854. 

c. Arthur Gerry Preston, b. Mar. 8, 1856; lives in Henniker. 

3. Alfred Gerry (563), born Jan. 16, 1822. 

4. Infant, bom Dec. 16, 1834. 

5. Amos P., born Apr. 25, 1839; 

died in Bristol, N. H., Feb. 1892. 

6. Stephen P., born Apr. 25, 1839; 

died in Nashua N. H., Nov. 1892. 

> Twins. 

268. JABEZ FAIRBANKS, of Francestown and Newport, N. H. 

(lOU), Elias VI, Israel V, Joseph 1\', Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Francestown, Feb. 24, 1788. He was interested in a grist 


and sawmill in Francestown for twenty years, and was a contractor 
and builder while he remained in that town. He built a large num- 
ber of houses there. Was an active member of the Congregational 

He removed to Newport, N. H., in 1840, and bought one of the 
best farms in the county, pleasantly located just outside of and 
overlooking the beautiful shaded village. He was a very industrious 
and enterprising man, and a respected and honorable citizen whose 
counsel was often sought. He died May 10, 1874. 

Married I, Jan. 2, 1814, Sally Bixby, of Francestown, who was 
bom Jan. 29, 1789, and died Dec. .2, 1889. 

Married II, Nov. 17, 1840, Polly Bixby, of Francestown, sister of 
his first wife. She was born in 1794, and died Jan. 26, 1868. 


1. Almira, born Dec. 18, 1814 ; died May 30, 1846. 

2. Sarah Ann, bom Dec. 1^, 1818; married Henry Davis of 

Newport, June 12, 1«45 ; died Apr. 21, 1888. 

' ' • CHILDREN: " ' 

a; WilliamH. Davis, b. Jan. 24, 1847. 

b. Augusta A. Davis, b.July 8, 1849'; d. Apr. 1882. 

c, Ellen E, Davis, b. June 9, 1852. . . 

</.. l^dwardD. Davis, b. June 9, 1852 ; d. Oct. 31, 1857. 
/. Mary C. Davis, b: Sept.- 10, 1866. 
' g, Fred M. Davis, b. Aug. 8, 1859; d. May, 1889. 

3. Eliza Jane, born Mar. 5. 1821 ; died Aug. 30, 1821. 

4. Mary Elizabeth, born Jan. 29, 1826; married Dexter 

Peabody; Oct. 19, 1848. 


a. Charles F. Peabody, b. Aug. 14, 1849. 

b. Wilber E. Peabody, b. Aug. 19, 1852. 

c. Frank G. Peabody, b. Dec. 29, 1800. 

5. George Henry (564), born June 4, 1830. 

269. JASAN FAIRBANKS, of Watertown, N. Y. 

(110), Samuel VI, Samuel V, Joscpli I\', Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Mendon, Sept. 5, 1785 ; died at Watertown, N. Y., Jan. 
10, 1875, aged 89 yrs. 4 mos. 5 ds. 

He was a man of decidedly strong individuality ; stern and inflex- 
ible to do and require what he deemed right ; uncompromising toward 
injustice and wrong. He was " noted for his force of will, his sterling 
honesty of purpose, his enterprise, his kindness to the poor, his care 




and protection of the homeless and friendless, his active public spirit, 
and his genial, kindly ways." 

He fought his way in the world from the time he was thirteen years of age, 
beginning in Boston. He learned the trade of saddler and harness maker, in 
Thompson, Conn. In 1802 he removed to Newport, N. Y., and finally settled in 
Watertown, N. Y., about the year 1808. Here he built up a business of great 
magnitude. " He was a saddle and harness maker, leather maker, boot and 
shoe manufacturer, wagon maker, farmer, dealer in real estate, builder, and 
store keeper, carrying on an extensive trade in the staples of the country. It is 
certainly a rare record that, in the prosecution of his mechanical operations, he 
employed more than 500 apprentices; that for more than 30 years he kept over 
100 men employed, and for 44 years fed and clothed as many as 200 persons." 

He was a life member of the Jefferson County Agricultural Society. 
In 1812 he was appointed Deputy U. S. Marshal, and continued to 
hold the ofRce about 28 yrs. In 1821 he was appointed Sheriff of the 
County, and then was elected for one term, under the new Constitu- 
tion, which closed in 1825. He was County Treasurer from 1828 to 

Having suffered from the lack of scholastic education, he took 
good care that his children should have the early advantages denied 
to him. They were as well educated as any family ever brought up 
in Northern New York. 

His connection with the " Whittlesey Affair," soon after the close 
of the war of 1812, gave him wide notoriety. He was one of the 
bondsmen of Whittlesey, as brigade paymaster of the militia. Whit- 
tlesey had received $35,000 for the purpose of paying off the N. Y. 
State Militia. He pretended that he had been robbed of $8,700, and, 
under evil influences, when he found himself watched, and feared 
detection, he was induced to attempt to take the balance of the money 
and flee to some distant country. Fairbanks, with the aid of Purley 
Keyes, the other bondsman, by stratagem and force, compelled him 
to confess and give up the money. They took him to a lonely place 
where there was a pit filled with water, threw him in, and threatened 
to drown him, if he did not confess and inform them where the money 
was, which they more than suspected was hid in or about his house. 
He stoutly protested his innocence. They proceeded to plunge him 
in a second time, and held him there until, to their amazement, he was 
apparently dead. They, however, succeeded in restoring him to 
consciousness. Still persisting in his innocence, they made him 
believe that a third plunge would be a final one, and then he suc- 
cumbed, confessed, and led them to the place where the money was 
concealed, and allowed them to take it. 


He married, Dec. 7, 1815, Mary Massey, daughter of Hart Massey, 
one of the very earliest pioneers in the Black River Country. She 
was born in Plymouth, Vt., Sept. 29, 1796, and died in Watertown, 
Sept. 29, 1882. 


1. Harriet, bom Mar. 21, 1817 ; died Apr. 1817. 

2. Samuel (565), born Oct. 6, 1818. 

3. George R. (566), born July 5, 1820. 

4. Andrew J. (567), born Mar. 21, 1826. 

5. Jason M., bom Sept. 19, 1829. He was educated at Mon- 

treal College (French), and at Geneva College (now Hobart), 
graduating in 1851 ; received the degree of A. M., in course, 
from Hobart College in 1885 ; practiced Civil Engineering 
and Surveying for many years ;^ retraced the Western 
boundary of Arkansas from Fort Smith to Red River, and 
ran the 98th Meridian from Red River to the Canadian 
River, also the parallel of 36 deg. 8 min. from the Cimarron 
River to the 100th Meridian, this parallel being now the 
North boundary of Oklahoma Territory. He also ran the 
line between the Seminole and the Creek Nations. While 
making the survey between the Seminoles and Creeks, in 
the new country to which these tribes were transferred, the 
surveyors were constantly menaced by the Comanches, and 
the survey was at last temporarily abandoned, the sur- 
veyors rendezvousing at Fort Arbuckle, glad to escape 
with their lives. He was an assistant engineer in the 
public works of the State of New York, under W. J. Mc Al- 
pine, State Engineer. He studied law and was admitted 
to practice as attorney and counsellor of the Supreme 
Court of New York. He died in Watertown, Jan. 22, 1894, 
in his 65th year. 

270. Capt. lewis FAIRBANKS, of Georgia, Vt. 

(Ill), Laban VI, Sainuel V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Mendon, Mass.> July 21, 1788. Settled in Georgia in 
1809. Died Mar. 22, 1826, aged 37 yrs. 8 mos. 1 d. Was a house 

Married I, Susan Bowker, Dec. 26, 1816, who died Apr. 27, 1824, 
in the 80th year of her age. She was a daughter of Nathaniel and 
Alace (Love rand) Bowker. 


Married II, Emily Bowker, sister of his first wife, July 3, 1825 ; 
she died Dec. 8, 1863. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Emily Susan, born Aug. 26, 1817 ; married Henry S. Dan- 

forth, Mar. 16, 1841 ; died Sept. 6, 1875. No children. 

2. Lewis Levi (568), bom Sept. 3, 1820. 

3. Albert Silas (569), born Oct. 7, 1822. 

4. Laban Rawson (570), born Apr. 22, 1826. 

271. Gen. SAMUEL FAIRBANKS, of Georgia, Vt. 

(Ill), Laban VI, Samuel V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Mendon, Mass., May 29, 1791. He with his two brothers, 
Lewis and Laban, settled in Georgia in 1810. He worked at the 
carpenter's trade for several years; then turned his attention to 
fanning, until he retired from it three years before his death ; he died 
Oct. 11, 1857 aged 66 yrs. 4 mos. 12 ds. 

He was a Brig. Gen. of the State Militia. 

He married, June 27, 1817, Maria, daughter of Henry and Anna 
(Sabin) Ballard, of Georgia, who came from Wenham, Mass., in 1792. 
She died Apr. 19, 1848, aged 50 yrs. 5 ds. 


1. Sabin Wheelock (571), born Feb. 12, 1819. 

2. Henry Ballard, born Sept. 29, 1822 ; died young. 

3. Henry Ballard, the 2nd, born June 27, 1824 ; died Aug. 6, 


4. Anna Maria, born Aug. 23, 1826; married Lyman Draper, 

May 10, 1860. They resided in Georgia. He died Sept. 
16, 1892. She was found dead in her bed, on the morning 
of Nov. 15, 1895. No children. 

5. Nancy Almira, born Feb. 20, 1829 ; married Dennis Gilmore, 

of St. Albans, Vt, June 5, 1853. 


a. George Henry Gilmore, b. July 13, 1855; d. June 19, 1875. 

b. Charles Collins Gilmore, b. Jan. 28, 1859; m. Lillian A. Sprague, 

Jan. 31, 1883; child, — Marion Sprague Gilmore, b. Nov. 4, 

c. Maria Elizabeth Gilmore, b. July 14, 18G1 ; m. Edwin Foster 

Bradford, of Boston, Oct. 21,1885; child, — Alice Gilmore 
Bradford, b. June 21, 1887. 

d. Mabel Almira Gilmore, b. Jan. 28, 1804 » d. July 23, 1864. 

€. Arthur William Gilmore, b. Oct. 15, 1866 ; m. Florence M. 


Foster, June 21, 1898; residence, St. Albans, Vt. Child,- 
Arthur Foster Gilmore, b. Sept. 3, 1894. 

6. Samuel Dwight (572), born Dec. 4, 1835. 

7. George Augustus, born Oct. 8, 1838 ; died June 25, 1847. 

8. Clarissa Jane, born Aug. 10, 1841 ; died Mar. 25, 1842. 

272. WILLIAM FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(112), Ebenezer VI, Ebenezer V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born July 23, 1785 ; died Feb. 10, 1863, aged 77 yrs. 6 mos. 17 ds. 
Married, Dec. 1, 1812, Mille, daughter of Ebenezer and Elizabeth 
Farrington, who died Mar. 14, 1854, aged 66 yrs. 2 mos. 


1. Mary Buckman, born Sept. 4, 1813; married Ephraim 

Doane Patterson, of Fitchburg, Aug. 4, 1889. 

2. Ebenezer, born Nov. 30, 1815; died May 12, 1827. 

3. Marshall (573), bom Feb. 18, 1818 ; died Oct. 14, 1854. 

4. Sarah, bom Sept 3, 1821 ; married Augustus B. Endicott, 6f 

Chelsea, July 22, 1845, now Sheriff of Norfolk County, 
President of Dedham National Bank, and President of 
Dedham Institution for Savings. 

273. JOSHUA FAIRBANKS, of Dedham, Mass. 

(112), Ebenezer VI, Ebenezer V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born Dec 23, 1796 ; died Oct. 27, 1865. 

Lived in Dedham near the old homestead, of which he inherited a 

Married Clarissa Bird, of Stoughton, June 22, 1816. 

1. Nancy, born Aug. 29, 1817 ; married James Tripp, Dec. 25, 

a. Caroline Ellis Tripp, b. Dec. 6, 1840. 
d. Edward Clarence Tripp, b. June 30, 1842. 

c. James Francis Tripp, b. May 14, 1844 ; d. Aug. 31, 1846. 

d. Elizabeth Dresser Tripp, b. Aug. 29, 1845 ; d. Jan. 7, 1846. 

t. Annie Fiske Fairbanks Tripp, b. June 15, 1847; d. Sept. 29, 

/ Susan Evans Tripp, b. Apr. 12, 1849. 
^. Horace Parkhurst Tripp, b. Oct. 5, 1851. 
A. Katie Prudence Tripp, b. Mar. 19, 1855. 
/'. James Tripp, b. June 24, 1859. 


2. Calvin, born Aug. 4, 1819 ; died Sept. — 1820. 

3. Susan Ellis, born Jan. 8, 1821 ; married Edwin Evans, of 

Jamaica Plain, Mass., where they resided. 

a, Ellen Clara Evans, b. in Jamaica Plain, Apr. 24, 1846; m., 
Dec. 19, 1873, Alexander Wilson Wightman, who was b. 
Apr. 26, 1848, and d. Mar. 27, 1893, in Pawtucket, R. I. 
They have two children, — (a), Edwin Evans Wightman, b. 
Sept. 30, 1875; was a student at Boston Institute of Tech- 
nology, and is now at Brown University ; {b) Grace Tingley 
Wightman, b. Jan. 9, 1877. 

4. Harriet Sophia, born Feb. 3, 1823 ; married Rufus Mills, of 

Needham, Mar. 3, 1847 ; she died in Boston, Feb. 28, 1869. 
After her death Mr. Mills resided, most of the time till his 
death, in the old Fairbanks House, in Dedham. He died 
Jan. 10, 1895. They had one child, — Harriet Haven 
Mills, born Nov. 1, 1849 ; died July 30, 1857. 

5. Calvin, born Oct. 21, 1824 ; died Feb. 13, 1837. 

6. Rebecca, bom Nov. 18, 1827. She inherited the homestead, 

and is now the sole owner. 

274. Dea. BENJAMIN FAIRBANKS, of Sharon, Mass. 

(113), Benjamin VI, Benjamin V, Joseph IV', Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born July 6, 1790 ; died Aug. 24, 1825, in Sharon. Administra- 
tion on his estate granted to Thomas Kollock, Elijah Atherton and 
Benjamin Ide ; bond filed Sept. 26, 1825. Norfolk F. F,, No, 6432. 

Married Hannah Morse, of Sharon, Oct. 28, 1815, who died before 

her husband did. 


1. Hannah, born Feb. 20, 1817 ; died Nov. 8, 1836. 

2. Benjamin Albert (574), born June 27, 1819 ; died Oct. 23, 


3. Leonard (575), born Aug. 16, 1822. 

I^muel D. Hewins was appointed guardian of all these children, July 3, 1827. 
S€g Norfolk Probate Records^ case No. 64^4. 

275. LEMUEL FAIRBANKS, of Needham, Mass. 

(115), Darid VI, David V, Benjamin IV^ Benjamin III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Mass., Dec. 21, 1786 ; resided in Needham ; 
died in 1833. He was a shoemaker. 


Married I, Nov. 7, 1809, Lydia Harris, of Needham, Nov. 7, 1809, 
who died Mar. 14, 1816, aged 31 years. She was a daughter of 
Michael and Mary Harris, and great-granddaughter of Michael and 
Mary (Fairbanks) Metcalf, of Dedham. 

Married II, Catherine Harris of Needham, sister of his first wife. 
She died in Medfield in 1880. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Lydia Elizabeth, born Mar. 1, 1816 ; married Emery Welch. 

Second marriage: 

2. Catharine Lucy, bom Apr. 3, 1821 ; married Archibald H. 

Ceiley, June 5, 1842. He died ; she resides in 

Watertown, Mass. 


a. Mary Elizabeth Ceiley, b. Mar. 27, 1843; d. May 24, 1861. 

b. Catharine Lucy Ceiley, b. Sept. 1, 1845. 

c. Herbert Hamilton Ceiley, b. Sept. 16, 1847. 

d. Caroline Ada Ceiley, b. Jan. 14, 1851. 

e. Lydia Ann Rowe Ceiley, b. Mar. 9, 1859. 

3. Mary Dana, born Nov. 19, 1824 ; unmarried. 

276. NATHANIEL FAIRBANKS, of Medfield and Waltham, 

(116), David VI, David V, Benjamin IV, Benjamin III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Needham, Mass., July 6, 1798 ; lived for many years in 
Medfield; died in Waltham in 1874. He was a farmer; lived for 
a number of years before his death with his son, John W., in Wal- 

Married in 1822, Sarah H. Woods, daughter of John and Betsey 
(Potts) Woods, of Ashburnham, Mass. She was bom June 19, 1803, 
and died in Norwich, Conn., Jan. 2, 1892, aged 88 years. 

CHILDREN, born in Medfield: 

1. John Woods, bom Dec. 10, 1822 ; married, July 28, 1847, 
Matilda G., daughter of Enos and Reliance Godfrey, of 
Brewster. He was one of the original members of the 
American Net & Twine Company of Boston ; has lived in 
Medfield, Provincetown, Boston, Melrose, Waltham and 
Cambridge. He served as an Alderman, and was a mem- 
ber of the School Committee of Cambridge. He is now 
retired from business, and lives in Pasadena, California. 


He is a director of the Pasadena National Bank. His 
wife died in Pasadena, Oct. 30, 1896. 

2. David S. (576), born June 11, 1824. 

3. Sarah Jane, bom in 1828 ; died in 1861, aged 33 years. 

4. Mary R, born in 1833 ; married in 1859, Charles C. Sewall, 

of Medfield, now of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
6. Amy A., bom in 1836 ; died in 1855. 
6. Henry A., born in 1840 ; died in 1861. 

277. Capt. ELLIS FAIRBANKS, of Mansfield, Mass. 

(116), David VI, David V, Benjamin IV, Benjamin III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Needham, Oct. 3, 1800. He went to Mansfield, in 1812, 
to live with Rev. Roland Green, who married Hannah, daughter of 
Benjamin and Abigail (Ellis) Fairbanks (21). After his majority he 
was agent for a cotton mill in that town, and was also engaged in 
manufacturing straw bonnets, and in mercantile business. 

In 1824 he was commissioned by Gov. William Eustis, as 
" Cornet," or color bearer, in Cav. Batt., 2d Brigade, M. V. M., and, 
in 1827, by Gov. Levi Lincoln, as Captain. Died in Mansfield, Oct. 
27, 1871. 

He married, July 11, 1824, Mary Skinner, who was bom in Mans- 
field, Mar. 17, 1804, and died Mar. 3, 1872. 


1. Mary Elizabeth, born Mar. 17, 1825 ; married, June 7, 184-, 
William D. Dunham of Mansfield, who died Sept. 1883. 
She lives in Mansfield. 


a. Martha Lewis Dunham, b. June 13, 1853 ; m. Charles W. 

McRae, of Taunton. 
d. Mary Louisa Dunham, b. Oct. 1, 1859; now living. 
c. Sarah Kinsell Fairbanks Dunham, b. Jan. 31, 1803. 

Martha Maria, born July 26, 1827 ; married Guilford M. 
Cobb, in 1846 ; died May 19, 1847. 

3. Sarah Whitney, born Dec. 22, 1829 ; died in Foxboro, June 
28,1860; married, June 10, 1856, Alexander Cameron, of 
Foxboro, and had one child, Sarah Whitney Fairbanks 
Cameron, b. June 25, 1861 ; d. July 25, 1861. 

4. Ann Frances, born Feb. 24, 1832; married, July 5, 1863, 
Rev. Daniel W. Stevens, a Unitarian clergyman, a graduate 
of Harvard University in 1846, and of the Divinity School 



in 1848. He died Oct. 1, 1891 ; she died in Vineyard 
Haven, May 13, 1871. They had one child, Caroline, b. 
in Fall River, Dec. 27, 1867 ; d. in Vineyard Haven, May 
16, 1871. 

5. Amanda Green, bom Mar. 8, 1835 ; married Pliny WethereU, 

of Norton, Jan. 16, 1859 ; lived in Mansfield, Foxboro, 
Salem and Westborough ; died in Norton, Nov. 28, 1890 ; 
no children. 

6. George Ellis (577), bom Nov. 12, 1837. 

7. Henry Holden (578), born Oct. 11, 1843. 

278. WILLARD FAIRBANKS, of Norwood, Mass. 

(116), Benjamin VI, ncnjamin V, nenjainin IV, Benjamin III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, in the part which is now Norwood, in 1795 ; 
died June 23, 1848. 

Married Azubah Fuller, of Francestown, N. H. She died July 4, 
1873, aged 77 yrs. 5 mos. 23 ds. She was the daughter of Seth and 
Rebecca (Morse) Fuller, who moved from Dedham to Francestown. 


1. Jarvis (579), born Mar. 29, 1817. 

2. Abijah, born in 1820 ; died Mar. 1, 1846. 

3. Francis E., born in 1821 ; died Aug. 15, 1845. 

4. Willard (580), born in 1827. 


Dedham (now Norwood), Mass. 

(117), Abijah VI, ncnjamin V, Benjamin IV, ncnjamin III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born Mar. — , 1806 ; died Mar. 13, 1874. Was a farmer. 

Married Priscilla Dawes Cushman, Oct. 21, 1827, daughter of 
Daniel and Priscilla (Bassett) Cushman, of Kingston, Mass. She 
was born Dec. 18, 1810, and died Feb. 28, 1895. 


1. Elizabeth Curtis, born Nov. 13, 1832 ; married, Feb. 24, 1855, 

George L. Rhoads, of Sharon, Mass., who died Nov. 26, 
1891. No children. She now resides in Norwood, Mass. 

2. Caroline Augusta, born July 23, 1836; married Asa S. 

Thompson. He died Jan. 17, 1889 ; she died in 1864. 



a. Adaline Georgianna Thompson, b. Feb. 27, 1854 ; m. Frank C. 

Hinds. They live in Fitchburg, Mass. 

b. Faustina Priscilla Thompson, b. Sept. 10, 1857. She lives in 

Norwood ; is Librarian of the Norwood Public Library. 

c. Alice Mabel Thompson, b. 1854; d. 1854. 

3. Maria, born June 5, 1834 ; died Dec. 5, 1834. 

4. Charles Lyman, born Feb. 13, 1840 ; resides in Brockton ; 


5. William Henry Harrison, born March, 1842; died Mar. 13, 


6. Mary Lewis, born Feb. 28, 1843 ; married Lewis G. Stone ; 

died May 30, 18H1. 


a. George Lewis Stone, b. Mar. 9, 1862 ; m. Mary McKenzie, who 

died 1893. He lives in Roslindale, Mass. 

b. Carrie Louise Stone, b. Feb. 18, 1872; lives in Charlestown, 


7. Daniel Cushman, born 1845 ; married Alice Dean; lives in 

Norwood. One child, Bessie May, born Dec. 18, 1880. 

8. Julia Roby, born Sept. 28, 1848 ; married David S. Bennett. 

They live in Wrentham, Mass. No children. 

280. JAMES FAIRBANKS, of Norwood, Mass. 

(117), Abijah VI, Ilcnjamin V, Benjamin IV, Benjamin 111, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dedham, Mass. ; baptized Sept. 8, 1816. Married 
Roxana, daughter of Luther and Lucy Ann (Easty) Gay, of Sharon, 
Mass., Sept. 14, 1830. She was born in Roxbury, Mass., Sept. 9, 



1. Lucy Ann, born Nov. 13, 1835. 

2. James Gardner, born June, 1833 ; died in 1861. 

3. Emily Betsy, born Nov. 8, 1840 ; died Dec. 31, 1893. 

4. Julia Frances, born Oct. 5, 1842. 

6. Sarah Webster, born Oct. 15, 1847. 

281. ELIJAH FAIRBANKS, of Bellingham, and Caryville, 


(118), Joseph VI, Jonas V, Gcorju'c IV, George III, Georire II, Jon:ithan I. 

Born in Bellingham, May 29, 1788; died in Caryville, a village 


of Bellingham, Oct 2, 1868. Administration on his estate granted 
Nov. 18, 1868. Norfolk P. R., No. 6443. 

Married Nancy Adams, Sept. 25, 1811. She was a daughter of 
Jonathan and Jemima (Hill) Adams, of Holliston, or Medway. 


1. Rufus, bom Oct 8, 1813; died Mar. 26, 1838. 

2. Edwin (581), bom July 12, 1816. 

3. William (582), bom June 10, 1818. 

4. George (583), bora Dec. 29, 1819. 

5. Joseph (584), born Nov. 25, 1823. 

6. Calvin, bom Oct. 25, 1825. He is a farmer; lives on the 

home place in Caryville. Married I, Almira Storer, Nov. 
16, 1859. She was a daughter of Samuel Storer, of Wells, 
Me. She died Feb. 7, 1860. Married II, Jane Eliza, 
daughter of Samuel and Eudotia (Hall) Young, of Orwell, 
Vt Had one child, Hiland Calvin, born Jan. 25, 1867 ; 
lives at home, unmarried. 

7. Jemima Adams, born Apr. 9, 1829 ; married Jan. 4, 1859, 

Asa Partridge, of Bellingham, son of Amos and Clarissa 
(Hill) Partridge. 


a. Alice Stewart Partridge, b. Apr. 15, 1860; d. May 16, 1860. 

b. George Fairbanks Partridge, b. Aug. 26, 1863; graduated at 

Harvard College, in the Class of 1885. Was Principal of the 
High School in Great Harrington, Mass., from 1801 to 1893 ; 
is now a Junior Master in the West Roxbury High School, 
Jamaica Plain. 

8. Nancy Metcalf, bom Jan. 8, 1885 ; died Aug. 28, 1851. 

282. JOEL FAIRBANKS, of Hopkinton, Mass. 

(190), Joel VI, George V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born May 8, 1778. Married, Mar. 30, 1808, Polly, daughter of 
Moses and Abial Watkins. She died Oct. 23, 1863. 


1. David (585), bom in 1805. 

2. Benjamin (586), born . 

3. Warren, born 1808 ; married Joanna Eames, Mar. 12, 1864, 

his age being given as 56. 

4. James, bom . 


6. Mary, born — 

6. Emily, bom — 

7. Cynthia, born 

283. CALVIN FAIRBANKS, of Pawtucket, R. I. 

(120), Joel VI, George V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Stoughton, Mass., in 1781 ; died in Pawtucket, July 26, 

1858, aged 78 years. He was a carpenter by trade. 

Married Sally Perkins, who died in Hampton Falls, N. H., Sept. 

17, 1857, aged 67 years. 


1. Mary, born Jan. 11, 1816; married her cousin, David Fair- 

banks (585). 

2. Sarah J., born Oct. 11, 1817 ; married Francis Barton. 

3. Nancy, born Mar. 30, 1820 ; married in 1845, in West Med- 

way, John N. Barton, who was bom Mar. 30, 1820, and 
died Apr. 24, 1896. She died Jan. 10, 1870. 

a. Adlia A. Barton, b. Oct. 27, 1845 ; present residence, Rockport, 

6. George A. Barton, b. Oct. 19, 1840; d. Nov. 12, 1846. 

c. Nancy Maria Barton, b. Oct. 0, 1847 ; married Edward C. Lane, 

in 1862 ; resides in Rockport. 

d. Mary Isabel Barton, b. Jan. 16, 1850; resides in Rockport. 

e. Naomi M. 15arton, b. Nov. 6, 1853; married Emerson B. Has- 

kell, in 1872 ; resides in Rockport. 
y. John W. Barton, b. Jan. 25, 1855; resides in Rockport. 
^. Marietta Barton, b. Mar. 20, 1857 ; d. Oct. 7, 1858. 
Jk. Abigail Barton, b. July 9, 1859; d. Sept. 1860. 
i. Thomas A. Barton, b. Aug. 13, 1861 ; resides in Rockport. 

4. Cynthia, born Oct. 9, 1821 ; married Joel Hammond. 

5. Naomi, born June 14, 1823 ; married Allen Anderson. 

6. Joel (587), born Aug. 11, 1825. 

7. David (588), bom Mar. 23, 1830. 

8. Lydia Ann, born in Wiscassett, Maine, Jan. 21, 1882 ; mar- 

ried in 1856, in Newburyport, Mass., William R. Barton, 
and resides in Haverhill. 

a. William E. Barton, b. May 21, 1857. 

d. Ellen R. Barton, b. Sept. 10, 1858; m., Oct. 4, 1879, Frank W. 
Rowell, of Haverhill. 

c. Richmond A. Barton, b. Aug. 9, 1860. 

d. Frank C. Barton, b. Nov. 28, 1862. 

€. Clara B. Barton, b. Dec. 15, 1872 ; d. Dec. 12, 1893. 


284. SILAS FAIRBANKS, of Uxbridge, Mass. 

(ISS), Silas VI, Georg^e V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in East Medway, May 16, 1790 ; settled in Uxbridge. 

Married Millie Plympton, daughter of Benjamin and Milly 
(Rhodes) Plympton, of Walpole, Mass. She was born in 1790, and 
died Mar. 16, 1873. 


1. ; died in infancy. 

2. Charles, bom Jan. 22, 1816 ; died May 25, 1885. He kept 

a store in Uxbridge. Married, Dec. 8, 1846, Charlotte L., 
daughter of Manly and Henrietta Scott, of Uxbridge. 
They had one child, who died in infancy. She now lives 
in Uxbridge. 

8. Julia M., bom ; married Moses Daniels, of East 


286. GEORGE FAIRBANKS, of Sutton, Mass. 

(122), Silas VI, George V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Medway, Mass., Apr. 11, 1804; settled in Sutton, and is 
still living there (Feb. 1897). He has always been a farmer. 

Married, in 1829, Nancy Searles, daughter of Curtis Searles. She 
was bom in 1808, and died May 24, 1890, aged 82 years and some 


1. Mary Elizabeth, bom in Sherbom, Mass. In 1852 she mar- 

ried Palmer Sibley, of Sutton, a farmer, who was born in 


a. Sarah Elizabeth Sibley, b. in Milbury, Mass., Oct. 14, 1855 ; m. 

Eugene Everett Pattes, Feb. 12, 1879, and had four children. 

b. Jennie Maria Sibley, b. in Northbridge, Mass., Aug. 5, 1859 ; m. 

Charles Bugbee, July 13, 1880, and had three children. 

c. Susan Francett Sibley, b. in Northbridge, Dec. 5, 1863 ; d. Feb. 

17, 1864. 

d. Elbridge Palmer Sibley, b. Dec. 4, 1868. 

2. Sarah A., born in Sherbom, Mass. ; married Richard Dodge, 

of Sutton, Apr. 6, 1859 ; resides in West Sutton. 


a. Clara Amelia Dodge, b. in Sutton, Apr. 15, 1859. 

b. George L. Dodge, b. in Northbridge, Sept. 16, 1865. 

c. Charles E. Dodge, b. in Oxford, Mass., Apr. 21, 1874. 


286. JOTHAM FAIRBANKS, of Mediield, Mass. 

(128), Jothara VI, George V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Medway, Mass., Oct. 19, 1778. Went to Medfield when 
fifteen or sixteen years old, and learned the carpenter's trade. In 
1813 he purchased a farm on Bridge St. Died Dec. 7, 1858, aged 80 
yrs. 1 mo. 15 days. 

Married, Oct. 10, 1803, Betsey, daughter of Dyer and Abigail 

(Chickering) Lovell, a native of Medfield. She died 1860, 

aged 82. 


1. Abigail, born Jan. 18, 1804 ; married, July 14, 1827, John 

Balch, of Medfield. They resided there several years ; 
afterwards removed to Boston, where he died in 1868. 
She died Apr. 27, 1887. 


a. John F. Balch, b. in 1829; m. Elvira, daughter of Walter and 

Lucretia (Richardson) Janes, of Medfield. She was b. in 

b. Eliza E. Balch, b. in 1835. 

2. Lovell (589), bom Apr. — , 1806. 

3. Joseph, bom Feb. 1, 1810 ; died Jan. 6, 1834. 

4. Eliza, born Sept. 11, 1815 ; died Mar. 28, 1835. 

5. James Addison (590), born May 29, 1819. 

6. Mary Ann Lovell, born July 8, 1822 ; died Oct. 7, 1847. 

287. LEONARD FAIRBANKS, of East Medway, Mass. 

(123), Jotham VI, George V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lunenburg, Mass., Mar. 8, 1790. He lived awhile in 
Worcester, Mass., and then removed to Medway, where he died May 
21, 1874, aged 84 yrs. 2 mos. 13 ds. He was a farmer. 

Married I, Keziah, daughter of Thomas and Susannah (Cumings) 
Harding, in Medway, July 1, 1813 ; she died April 25, 1828. 

Married II, Abigail Harding, sister of above, in Medway, Nov. 
30, 1823, who died April 17, 1824. 

Married III, Olive Abbie in Medway, Apr. 7, 1825. 

CHILDREN, by first wife : 

1. Louisa, born in Worcester, Nov. 13, 1815. 

2. Leonard Harding (591), bom in Worcester, Sept. 6, 1817. 

3. James Daniels (592), bora in Medway, Aug. 10, 1819, 


By second wife : 

4. Keziah A., born Mar. 29, 1825 ; married, Oct. 30, 1842, 
Moses Richardson, of East Medway. She died Dec. 6, 


a. Henry Simeon Richardson, b. Dec. 25, 1843 ; m., Dec. 8, 18d7f 

Emma Howard. Resides in Dedham. 

b. Mary Abigail Richardson, b. Dec. 18, 1846 ; m., Apr. 28, 1868, 

Henry Augustus Roberts. Resides in Newton. 

c. John Adams Richardson, b. Oct. 1, 1848. 

288. OTIS FAIRBANKS, of East Medway, Mass. 

(184), Levi VI, George V, George IV, George III, George II,* Jonathan I. 

Bom in East Medway, May 16, 1785 ; died Sept. 23, 1879. 

Married, Apr. 2, 1814, Sylvia, daughter of Asa and Meletiah 
(Metcalf) Fuller. She was bom in Medway, Oct. 9, 1791, and died 
July 4, 1835. 


1. George Otis (598), born Feb. 14, 1815. 

2. Meletiah Metcalf, bom Nov. 24, 1816 ; married Asa Cole, 

Nov. 18, 1839 ; died Feb. 28, 1875. 


a, Charles H. Cole, b. Dec. 2, 1840; m. Mary F. Chadwick. 

b, George F. Cole, b. Mar. 4, 1843 ; m. Sibbie Wesson. 

c, Harriet E. Cole, b. Feb. 12, 1845; d. Mar. 17, 1866. 

d, Albert M. Cole, b. July 6, 1847 ; m. Ada Fish. 

e, Ellen M. Cole, b. Oct. 13, 1850 ; m. Ezra Pierson. 

8. Catharine Sylvia, bom Oct. 1, 1818; married Albert G. 
Cobb, Apr. 8, 1845 ; died Feb. 17, 1883. 


a, Harriet S. Cobb, b, Feb. 23, 1846. 

b, Eunice Flora Cobb, b. Sept. 9, 1847. 

c, Simeon A. Cobb, b. 1848; d. 1848. 

d, Albert S. Cobb, b. Sept. 15, 1850; m. Lilla E. Woodward. 

e, Elinor S. Cobb, b. Aug. 10, 1852 ; m. Henry R. Higgins, M. D., 

Allston, Mass. 
/ Hollis W. Cobb, b. Mar. 14, 1856 ; Counsellor at Law, Worcester, 
Mass ; m. Fannie T. Bugbee, Mar. 3, 1892. 

4. Harriet, born June 19, 1821 ; died Nov. 9, 1839. 

5. Eliza, bom July 29, 1823 ; married Charles F. Turner, Apr. 

8, 1845. Died July 5, 1894. 



a. Harriet E. Turner, b. Jan. 26, 1846 ; d. Dec. 20, 1852. 

b. Abbie L. Turner, b. Feb. 4, 1860 ; m. R. Emmons Cole, Feb. 

17. 1885. 

c. Charles F. Turner, b. Sept. 11, 1851 ; d. Jan. 4, 1853. 

d. Emory H. Turner, b. Sept. 19, 1854 ; m. L. Adella Elder, Dec. 

12, 1879. 

e. Marion Turner, b. July 23, 1863 ; d. Feb. 2, 1879. 

6. Mary Ann, bom July 3, 1826 ; died Oct. 7, 1857. 

7. Hepsibah Blake, born Jan. 24, 1829 ; died Nov. 16, 1846. 

8. Abigail Maria, born Aug. 3, 1831 ; married Hollis W. Cobb, 

Jan. 26, 1853, who died Sept. 6, 1853. After his death 
she married (2), June 28, 1884, John H. Lackey, of Med- 
way, where she now resides on the old homestead. 

9. Eleanor M., born in 1833. 

289. HARVEY FAIRBANKS, of Louisville, Ky. 

(124), Levi VI, George V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Franklin, Mass., Aug. 23, 1792; lived in Waltham, Mass., 
Vevay, Ind., and finally settled in Louisville. Died Aug. 21, 1837. 
He was a hatter. 

Married Mary Ellis, who was born July 9, 1790, and died Mar. 6, 
1871. She was a daughter of Thomas and Eunice (Reed) Ellis, of 
Plymouth, Mass. 


1. Thomas Ellis, bom in Waltham, Mass., Oct. 16, 1815 ; died 

Feb. 4, 1821. 

2. Miranda, born in Vevay, Ind., Mar. 16, 1819; married. Mar. 

25, 1840, in Louisville, Miles G. Phelps, son of Joshua and 
Rachel Phelps, of Rutherford Co., Tenn. He is dead ; she 
resides in St. Louis, Mo., with her son James Oscar. 


a. William Harvey Phelps, b. Mar. 5, 1841 ; d. Aug. 9, 1876. 

b. John Alexander Phelps, b. Mar. 20, 1848 ; d. Apr. 1844. 

c. James Oscar Phelps, b. Jan. 18, 1846. Residence, St. Louis, 


d. George Joshua Phelps, b. in Louisville, Ky., July 16, 1849; m., 

July 10, 1871, Carlotta Eva King, of New York City. 
Resides in St. Louis, Mo. He is manager of the Continental 
Printing Co. 

e. Charies L. Phelps, b. Oct. 9, 1852 ; d. June 1853. 

/. Marcus Augustus Phelps, b. Nov. 22, 1854; d. June 1857. 


3. Otis, born in Louisville, Ky., Mar. 10, 1823 ; died Oct. 16, 


4. Desdemona, born in Louisville, Ky., Apr. 4, 1825 ; married 

John T. Wilson, May 25, 1843. They lived in Louisville, 
Ky. She died Jan. 2, 1858. One child, Julian Leonardo, 
born Mar. 3, 1844 ; died Dec. 1851. 

5. Flavius Josephus (594), born in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 24, 


6. Marcus Augustus, born Dec. 5, 1829 ; died Aug. 15, 1852. 

290. PLINY FAIRBANKS, of Holliston, Mass. 

(126), Adam VI, George V, Gcorj^e IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Holliston in 1791 ; died there July 19, 1863. 

Married Chloe Taft, daughter of Asa & Lydia (Fairbanks ?) Taft. 


1. Charles, bom Aug. 20, 1822 ; died . 

2. Charles F., born Aug. 20, 1823 ; intentions of marriage with 

Thankful Darling, entered in Mendon, Nov. 3, 1844. 

3. Francis Partridge (595), born Dec. 23, 1826. 

4. Asa Norcross (59G), born Nov. 22, 1828. 

5. Georgiana, born Mar. 3, 1833 ; married, June 9, 1857, Val- 

entine Belknap, who was born in Hopkinton, Mar. 10, 1826, 
and now resides in Ashland. She died Sept. 19, 1872. 

6. Henry Clay (597), born Sept. 28, 1835. 

7. Susan Ellen, born Nov. 3, 1838 ; married first, Thomas Rus- 

sell of Braggville, May 30, 1855. He died Mar. 24, 1858. 
They had one child, George C. Russell, born July 3, 1856 ; 
died Oct. 20, 1878. She married 2ndly, July 19, 1863, in 
Hopedale, Jonathan Middleton, of Braggville. She died 
Nov. 18, 1894. He still lives in Braggville ; is a boot treer, 
an honest and industrious man. 


a, Walter E. Middleton, b. Nov. 23, 1867 ; a merchant in Attle- 

boro ; married ; no children. 

b, Nellie E. Middleton, b. Jan. 26, 1869; lives in Braggville. 

291. GEORGE FAIRBANKS, of Wrentham, and Milford, Mass. 

(125), Adam VI, Geory^e V, George IV, Gcorjye III, Gcorjjc II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Medway, Mass., July 19, 1793 ; lived most of his days in 


Wrentham and Milford ; died in Foxborough, Mass., Qct 14, 1873, 
aged 80 yrs. 2 mos. 5 ds. He was a cooper by trade, and a fanner. 
Married Polly Bragg. She was bom Feb. 17, 1794, and died 
Aug. 20, 1860. 

CHILDREN, born in Milford : 

1. Mary, born Dec. 22, 1813; married, Apr. 2, 1835, John 

Edwards Morse, of Wrentham ; died Dec. 31, 1890. 

2. Susan, born Dec. 1, 1815; married, May 28, 1834, Lewis 

Henry Whiting, of Wrentham ; died Nov. 29, 1879. 

3. Nancy Harriet, born Aug. 23, 1817 ; married Lapralette 

Austin, of Mansfield, Mass., ; died June 19, 1882. 

4. Abby Boyden, born July 11, 1819 ; married Shepard A. 

Engley, of Wrentham, Sept. 8, 1835 ; died Feb. 18, 1878. 

5. George Henry (598), born May 15, 1821. 

6. William Harlow (599), born Mar. 23, 1823. 

7. Lucy Marina, born Feb. 19, 1825 ; married Thomas Jefferson 

Wales, of Milford. He was bom Apr. 19, 1817, and died 
Nov. 16, 1892; she still lives in Milford. 


a. Jennie A. Wales, b. May 5, 1842 ; m. Geo. C. Sawyer, of 

Worcester, in 1866. 

b. Madora A. Wales, b. June 5, 1844; m. Edwin M. Wheelock, of 

Mendon, in 1868. 

c. Adelaide E. Wales, b. in 1847 ; d. in 1847. 

8. Milton Lapralette, born July 3, 1827 ; died Feb. 18, 1834. 

9. Alphamyna, born July 3, 1829 ; died in 1829. 

10. Samuel Adams (600), born Dec. 30, 1831. 

11. John Edwards, born Apr. 18, 1836 ; married Lucy Reynolds, 

of Sandgate, Vt. ; died in Hopkinton, Mass., Aug. 16, 1860. 

292. MOSES FAIRBANKS, of Hopkinton, Mass. 

(125), VI, George V, George IV, George III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Hopkinton, May 30, 1803 ; removed to Wrentham, Nov. 
1829; returned to Hopkinton in Mar. 1836, and died there Aug. 1, 
1848. He was a cooper. 

Married, May 26, 1829, Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Hannah 
(Gibbs) Frail, who was born in Hopkinton, Apr. 19, 1803, and died 
in Ashland, Jan. 2, 1871. 



1. Lewis (601), born Feb. 1, 1830. 

2. Elisha Gibbs, bom Oct. 15, 1831 ; died next day. 

3. Hannah Jenisha, born Nov. 16, 1832 ; married, Dec. 23, 1857, 

as his second wife, Ezekiel P. Brown, who died Feb. 1878. 


a. Ambrose E. Brown, b. June 2, 1862; m., Dec. 24, 1888, Martha 

E. Greenwood; res., So. Framingham. 

b. Flora A. Brown, b. Aug. 18, 1866; m., Dec. 24, 1888, Lewis 

Arnold ; res.. So. Framingham. 

c. Edith E. Brown, b. July 19, 1874 ; res.. So. Framingham. 

4. Mary Ann, bom Nov. 3, 1834; resides in Ashland, unmar- 


5. Charles Frail, born and died Aug. 30, 1836. 

6. Sarah Sophia, bora Nov. 13, 1837 ; died July 1, 1856. 

7. Levi, bom March 16, 1840. Was a soldier in the rebellion, 

serving eleven months in Co. £. 5th. Mass. Vols. Is a 
farmer. Resides in Ashland ; unmarried. 

8. Lucy, born Mar. 26, 1843 ; married, Mar. 24, 1868, William 



a. Edgar F. Hill, b. 1869; married Sadie Parsons; resides in 


b. Minnie H. HUl, b. Apr. 4, 1871 ; m., in 1889, Thomas B. Hoye, 

of West Medway. 

293. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS, of Sheldon, Vt. 

(127), Abel VI, Eleazer V, Eleasur IV, Eliesur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Brimfield, Apr. 19, 1779. Removed to Cornish, N. H., 
and thence to Sheldon, Vt. There he bought a farm, and, by his in- 
d^strious and economical habits, made a good home for his family. 

Married in Sheldon, June 11, 1804, Abigail Smith, who died Feb. 
19, 1864. 


1. Joseph (602), bora Mar. 22. 1805. 

2. Abigail, born Apr. 6, 1808 ; died June 9, 1861. 

3. Hannah, born Mar. 6, 1810; unmarried; lived with her 

sister Betsey. 

4. Harriet, born Oct. 27, 1812 ; died Nov. 8, 1820. 


5. George, born Dec. 21, 1814 ; died Dec. 1, 1841. 

6. Betsey, born Jan. 15, 1820, in Sheldon, Vt ; married Robert 

Crow, Oct 25, 1849. They live on the old homestead ; 
keep a large dairy. 


a. Abbie Crow, bom Aug. 3» 1850 ; m. Holmes Eldred ; they live in 

7. Abel, born Apr. 20, 1821 ; died Mar. 13, 1843. 

294. BENJAMIN FAIRBANKS, of Fairfield, Vt. 

(137), Abel VI, Eleazer V, Eleosur IV, Elieaur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Brimfleldf Mar. 9, 1781. At an early day he settled in 
Fairfield, Vt, on a farm ; cleared off the timber, and lived there the 
remainder of his life; was a rather large man. He died Feb. 28, 
1856, aged 74 yrs. 11 mos. 19 ds. 

Married Laura Fuller ; she died Oct 81, 1833. 


1. Eliza, born Mar. 28, 1812; married Nelson Nye, May 1, 

1833, and died in Aug. 1864. 


a. Laura Nye, b. in Fairfield, Vt., Mar. 17, 1834. 

6. Chester F. Nye, b. in Highgate, Vt., Dec. 17, 1835. 

c. Benjamin F. Nye, b. in Sheldon, Vt., Feb. 7, 1837. 

d. Albert N. Nye, b. Jan. 17, 1840. 

2. Chester, born Mar. 2, 1818 ; died July 12, 1814. 

8. Laura, born June 12, 1815 ; married Elisha Sunport, of 
Whitehall; died Oct 20, 1864. She left one daughter, 
who married Wallace Furrand; they live in Enterprise, 
Reno Co., Kansas. 

4. Rufus, born Jan. 6, 1817 ; unmarried. He followed the 

occupation of surveyor. He surveyed large tracts of land 
in the Adirondack country. Died in Virginia, 1875. 

5. Jacob (603), bom Oct 1, 1818. 

6. Clinton (604), born May 9, 1820. 

7. Rhoda, bom Feb. 1, 1826 ; married Harlow Hickok. She 

died leaving two sons ; both killed in the army. 

8. Harvey, born Sept. 11, 1830. He was a doctor; went West 

in 1855, and died there in 1880 ; never married. 


295. RUFUS FAIRBANKS, of Cornish, N. H. 

(127), Abel VI, Eleazer V, Eleasur IV, Elicsur HI, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sharon, Vt., June 18, 1785 ; resided in Cornish, N. H. ; 
was a farmer, of steady, industrious habits ; a member of the Congre- 
gational Church ; died in Cornish, Feb. 16, 1868, aged 77 yrs. 7 mos. 
28 ds. 

Married Sarah J. Wakefield, of Newport, N. H., Dec. 2, 1819. 
She was bom Mar. 26, 1785, and died Mar. 15, 1871. 


1. Sarah Jane, bom Dec. 4, 1820 ; married Samuel Hill, Oct. 

14, 1851 ; removed to Greensboro, Vt. ; have lived most 
of the time on a farm. 


a» Andrew Fairbanks Hill, b. Sept. 8, 1852 ; m. Melinda Godine, 

and lives on a farm in Greensboro. 
b, William Barlen Hill, b. Jan. 28, 1844 ; d. Apr. 1865. 
r. Hattie Jane Hill, b. Oct. 6, 1855 ; d. Aug. 16, 1868. 

d, Emelie Alma Hill, b. Mar. 25, 1868; m.. May 1, 1881, Frank 

W. Morse. They are living in Hardwick, Vt. 

e. Henry Harlan Hill, b. Apr. 16, 1860; is an eclectic physician, in 

Lowell, Vt. 
/. Elmer Ellsworth Hill, b. Mar. 9, 1863; is a dentist, in Red 
Wing, Minn. 

2. Chester Mason (605), bom Sept. 30, 1822. 

3. Abel Wakefield (606), bom Oct. 31, 1826. 

4. Harriett Newell, bom Jan. 2, 1828 ; died Aug. 8, 1852. 

296. HARVEY FAIRBANKS, of Homer, N. Y. 

(127), Abel VI, Eleazer V, Eleasur IV, Elicsur III, GeorjfC II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sharon, Vt, Oct 1, 1787. He removed to Homer, N. Y., 
in the winter of 1816, and settled on a heavily timbered farm. By 
perseverance and industry he cleared his farm, and lived many years 
to enjoy the fruits of his labor. He was a great reader, and kept 
well informed on current events. Liberal in his views, he was always 
tolerant of the opinions of others. He was a consistent member of 
the Congregational Church in Homer for nearly sixty years. He 
died Sept. 16, 1877, honored and respected by all who knew him. 

He married, Jan. 23, 1816, Lois, daughter of Moody and Lois 


(Harrington) Hall, of Cornish, N. H. She was bom May 2, 1792, 
and died in Homer, Jan. 9, 1872. 


1. Louisa, bom Mar. 27, 1817; died Aug. 1, 1845. 

2. Juliett, born Jan. 4, 1819 ; married Chester Cobb, Feb. 23, 

1844, who died Apr. 4, 1859. She died in Kalkaska, 
Mich., May 25, 1896. 


a. Alice Louisa Cobb, b. in Scott, Dec. 7, 1840; m. Joab Price, of 
Homer, Mar. 1, 18<(5. They live in Kalkaska, Mich. 

ff. Mariett Cobb, b. Aug. 4, 1849, in Scott ; graduated from State 
Normal School, Cortland, N. Y., and is a teacher in the high 
school, in St. Cloud, Minn. 

c. Francis H. Cobb, b. Feb. 22, 1852, in Homer; m. Florence 
Walsworth, Oct. 9, 1876, and is the senior member of the 
firm of Cobb & Co., wholesale dealers in fruits and confec- 
tionery, Cortland, N. Y. 

3. Mary L., born July 1, 1821 ; married Rev. Morse V. Clute, 

Feb. 23, 1844, and moved to Illinois in the spring of 1857. 
He was bom in Saratoga, N. Y., Jan. 25, 1823. He was 
for many years presiding elder in the Free Methodist 
Church, Fox River district. He died in St. Charles, 111., 
Apr. 1, 1896. She died there, Apr. 18, 1896. 


a. Mary E. Clute, b. Ucc. 28, 1844 ; resides in Beatrice, Neb. 

b. Charles W. Clute, b. Oct. 8, 1840, resides in Norfolk, Neb. 

c. Edward E. Clute, ]). in Scott. Nov. 15, 1848 ; removed with 

his parents to Illinois. He is a photographer ; lives in 
Wyandotte, Kansas, and is a temperance worker^ and a 
devoted Christian man. ; unmarried. 
//. Byron H. Clute, b. July 8, 1851. 

e. Herbert M. Clute, b. Aug. <), IH.v}; unmarried; lives in 

McCook, Neb. 

f. Florence Louisa Clute, b. Sept. 4, 1861 ; resides in St. Charles. 

4. Lucy Hall, born June 5, 1823; married first, Feb. 6, 1855, 

Legrand Lacey, who died May 25, 1856 ; and secondly, 
Dea. Samuel Sumner, Sept. 5, 1860, who died Jan. 20, 
1862. They had one child, Fxiward Stoddard, born May 
20, 1861; died Apr. 11, 1S03. She married thirdly, 
George Pond, of Truxton, N. Y., Apr. 1, 1867. She 
lives now with ('harles If. Fairbanks, Homer, N. Y. 

5. Charles Henry, born Mar. 21, 1825 ; died Oct. 1, 1826. 

6. Laura, born Nov. 10, 1828 ; died Aug. 28, 1«29. 







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I. Albert P. Jones, b. Feb. 9, 1866. 
/ Augusta C. Jones, b. Aug. 25, 1868; d. 29, 1868. 

298. Hon. CHARLES RUFUS FAIRBANKS, of Halifax, N. S. 

(128), Rufus VI, Eleazer V, Eleasar IV, Eliesur III, Georg^e II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Halifax, Mar. 26, 1790 ; died Apr. 15, 1841. At an early 
age he was sent to the Academy in Windsor, at that time under the 
management of Rev. Dr. Cochran, who afterward became Vice Presi- 
dent of the College. At the early age of fourteen he was declared 
fully qualified for admission to the College. The statutes in force at 
that period, however, restricted the entry of students to the age of 
sixteen. Excluded by a positive rule, and being too young to com- 
mence his studies for the legal profession, he was sent by his parents 
to a Seminary in Quebec, where he remained some time, during which 
he acquired a knowledge of the French language, which he spoke flu- 
ently on his return to Nova Scotia. He possessed a remarkable 
talent for the acquisition of the modern languages, and, although he 
did not speak others with the same fluency as French, he was at a 
subsequent period of his life frequently engaged in translating docu- 
ments used as evidence in the Admiralty Courts, as well as for other 

After his return from Quebec he commenced the study of law in 
the office of the late Simon Robie, one of the most distinguished bar- 
risters of that period. He was admitted to the bar in 1811, and, until 
1834, enjoyed a large and lucrative practice. He was first Solicitor 
General for the Province of N. S. in 1832. In 1834 he was appointed 
Judge of the Court of Vice Admiralty, and Master of the Rolls, the 
duties of which he discharged till his death, in 1841. In the per- 
formance of his judicial duties he was painstaking and faithful. His 
judgments were carefully prepared, and the causes disposed of with 
as little delay as possible. 

In the year 1824 he was elected one of the representatives to the 
Legislature for the City of Halifax. He was an active and laborious 
member, and took a prominent part in the discussion and furtherance 
of all measures of importance. His speeches bear evidence of the 
care with which he studied every public question, and the extent of 
his general knowledge. He served as a representative continuously 
from 1824 to 1834. Extract from CampbeWs History of Nova Scotia. 

Mr. Fairbanks was the chief promoter of the Inland Navigation 


Company, which constructed the Shubenacadie Canal, or water com- 
munication from the harbor of Halifax, through the Province, to the 
Basin of Minas. To secure capital for this great enterprise he spent 
considerable time in England, and was successful. While in London, 
he attended the Coronation of Queen Victoria. The following is a 
copy of his card of admission to Westminster Abbey : 


[ V. R., in monogram, and Crown.] 

Admit Charles R. Fairbanks, Esquire, 

of Halifax, Nova Scotia, 

Master of the Rolls, and Judge of Vice Admiralty there. 

Into Westminster Abbey. 

South Door ( ^^— ) 

Poets' Comer ] l.s. [ Norfolk, Earl Marshall. 
No. .338. f -^ ) 

He married, 25 Mar., 1815, Sarah Elizabeth Rawson, born 29 Aug. 

1797, daughter of William and Elizabeth Rawson. She died 23 Aug. 



1. Elizabeth Anne, born Jan. 22, 1817 ; died Feb. 7, 1823. 

2. Elizabeth Rawson, born Feb. 21, 1818 ; died June 8, 1818. 

3. Mary Martha, born 1819; married Henry Charles Darling 

Twining, a lawyer, of Halifax, and Clerk of the House of 
Assembly. She died, suddenly, Thanksgiving Day, Oct. 
28, 1876. 

a, Rufus Fairbanks Twining. 
d. Henry St. George Twining. 
c. Mary Armentine Twining ; d. at the age of five years. 

4. Catharine, born 1820 ; unmarried. 

5. Charles William (610), born Dec. 4, 1821. 

6. Eliza Blagden, born Nov. 4, 1822 ; died April 24, 1827. 

7. Anna, bom Aug. 13, 1823 ; married William Hudson Creigh- 

ton, and had five children. 


a. Alice Livingstone Creighton ; died in infancy. 
h. James George Aylinse Creighton. 

c. Ella Jeannette Creighton. 

d. William Douglass Creighton. 

e. Harry Montgomery Creighton. 

8. Sarah, born Apr. 29, 1826; died May 1, 1827. 

9. Laleah, born Apr. 28, 1828. 

10. Lewis Piers (611), born May 28, 1831. 

11. Sarah Constance, born Dec. 27, 1832; died Sept. 17, 1833. 

12. Constance Henrietta, bom Sept. 15, 1834 ; died March 10, 


13. Isabella May, born May 10, 1837 ; married Thomas S. Hill, 

Esq., and had one daughter, Constance. 

299. JOHN ELEAZER FAIRBANKS, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

(128), Kufus VI. Eleazcr V, Eleasur IV, Eliesur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom June 27, 1793 ; a merchant, and member of the Legislative 
Council of Nova Scotia. He was a man of strong scientific tastes, 
especially interested in Geology and Mineralogy ; and he accumulated 
a very fine collection of native and foreign minerals. 

He married his cousin, Ann Prescott, in 1810. 

He died Dec. 27, 1860. 


1. Katharine Prescott, born Dec. 4, 1820; she married Judge 

James William Johnstone, of Dartmouth, in August, 1846, 
and had three sons and six daughters. 

2. Anne Blagden, born Feb. 23, 1822 ; unmarried. 

3. Jane Elizabeth, born 1823 ; she married, in 1847, Rev. William 

Duff, a Presbyterian minister of Perth, Scotland, officiat- 
ing in Lunenburg, N. S. They had four sons and three 


(128), Rufus VI, Elcazer V, Eleasur IV, Eliesur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Jan. 31, 1795. A barrister and Queen*s Council ; for several 
years a member of the House of Assembly for Liverpool ; some years 
later, in 1846, Provincial Treasurer and Commissioner of the Crown 
Lands, by commission signed by Victoria. Some time after, he visited 


England, and was received with conspicuous attention, and during his 
stay had the honor of a presentation to the Queen by the Colonial 
Secretary. He was a stanch Conservative. When advancing age 
and feeble health compelled him to resign his office, he was voted a 
pension, by the local government, for the remainder of his days. 

He married, Sept. 28, 1820, Charlotte Ann, daughter of Joshua 
Newton, Esq., Collector of Customs, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, and 
Abigail Newton, who was the daughter of Simeon Perkins, Esq. 

He died Dec. 7, 1882, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. 


1. Elizabeth Perkins, born July 26, 1821 ; married Caleb G. 

Seeley, Esq. ; after his death she married Rev. James 
Stewart, Rector of Christ Church, Dartmouth, N. S., and 
had five children, of whom only one is living, Florence 
Seeley, a decorative artist, of New York City. 

2. Harriet Hill, born Nov. 17, 1822 ; died in infancy. 

3. Lucy Newton, born May 22, 1824 ; died in infancy. 

4. Mary Ann, born Dec. 13, 182G; she married John Esdaile, a 

merchant, of Montreal, and had three sons, Prescott, 
Newton, William. 
6. Sarah Matilda, born Aug. 28, 1827 ; died 185C. 

6. Joshua Newton, born Aug. 22, 1829 ; he became a clergy- 

man of the Church of England, and died in Brandon, Ver- 
mont, Sept. 16, 1871, having officiated as Rector of that 
parish for eleven years. Married Ross. No children. 

7. Charlotte Ann, born July 20, 1831 ; unmarried. 

8. John, born June 10, 1833 ; died the same year. 

9. William Newton (612), born Sept. 27, 1835. 


(128), Rufus VI, Eleazer V, Eleusur IV, Elicsur III, George 11, Jonathan I. 

Born in Halifax, Apr. 19, 1796. He died in Briar Cottage, Hali- 
fax, May 30, 1873. At an early age he entered into mercantile 
pursuits which resulted eventually in the formation of the firm of 
Fairbanks & Allison. The early career of this firm was singularly 
successful, and almost from its formation it became the largest com- 
mercial house in the British provinces, and their private signal, the 
blue burgee, became known in every part of the world. Their first 
vessel, the Indus, a brig, paid for herself the first voyage. At one 


time they had a fleet of from thirty to forty vessels trading with the 
West Indies, South America, the Mauritius, Russia, and various other 
coimtries. Mr. Fairbanks retired from business at a comparatively 
early age, and identified himself with the Chamber of Commerce, In- 
surance companies, and other institutions in his native place. He 
entertained liberally, and his hospitality was noted in military, naval, 
and civic social circles. He was held 'in the highest respect and 
esteem by his fellow citizens. 

His wife was Letitia Collins, the .20th child of Hallet and Patty 
(Freeman) Collins, of Liverpool, N. S. Their union extended over 
nearly fifty years. She was born in Liverpool, N. S., in 1803, and 
lived to be 81 years of age. The longevity of the Fairbanks family 
and their wives, in Nova Scotia, is one of the most remarkable points 
connected with its history. With the exception of those who died in 
infancy, nearly all attained to old age. A remarkable instance exists 
in the case of Rufus, the founder, who was bom in 1759, and whose 
daughter, Mary Ann (Allison) died in April 1896, at the age of 96, a 
period of one hundred and thirty-seven years between the date of 
birth of the father and death of the child. 


1. Sophia Collins, bom June 29, 1824 ; died Dec. 19, 1824. 

2. Emily, bora Jan. 19, 1826; married, Sept. 11, 1844, James 

Mitchell, a merchant, of Montreal. He was at one time 
one of the foremost merchants of that city, and had been 
identified with its interests for a great number of years. 
They recently celebrated their golden wedding. Twelve 

3. Letitia, born Sept 5, 1828 ; married John Peter Kohl, of 

Bremen, Germany, brother of a well known German writer. 
They lived in the West Indies, and later in Brooklyn, 
N. Y. He was a merchant and acquired a considerable 
fortune during our civil war, but died a few years later. 
They had six children, and she (Letitia) is now living with 
her son, the Manager of Molson's Bank, in Brockville, Ont. 

4. William, born Sept. 5, 1830 ; married Annie Benton. Resides 

in Lowell, Mass. No children. He is an American 
citizen (the only one of the family). 

5. Sophia Augusta, born June 19, 1832 ; married. May 30, 1852, 

Andrew Mitchell, of Halifax, a West India merchant. 
Her husband has been dead many years. She still lives 
in Halifax. Three children. 


6. RuFus (613), born Feb. 19, 1834. 

7. Eliza Scott, born Feb. 14, 1836 ; died suddenly at the house 

of her sister, Mrs. Andrew Mitchell, Feb. 28, 1886 ; un- 

8. Edwin Collins (614), born Sept. 16, 1838. 

9. Jessie Louisa, born Dec. 5, 1841 ; married May 14, 1862, 

Arthur Lloyd Reade, late Lieut, of H. M. 62d Regiment ; 
spent several years in India, at Lucknow and elsewhere 
after her marriage. Later her husband was appointed to 
the Charge of the Westmoreland Yeomanry in England, 
and lived in Kendal, removing subsequently to Winder- 
mere. He is now on the retired list, with rank of Lieut. 
10. Frederick Prescott (615), bom June 15, 1845. 

Janeiro, Brazil. 

(128), Rufus VI, Elcazcr V, Elcasur IV, Eliesur III, Georgrc II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Halifax, N. S., Feb. 18, 1798. He studied medicine in 
Paris and Edinburgh, where he received his degree. A short time 
after his first marriage, he emigrated to Brazil, leaving his family in 
Scotland. He practiced his profession in Bahia and Pemambuco, 
Brazil. He was for some time head of the Hospital at that port 
(Bahia), and a very prominent man. He was of a speculative turn 
of mind, and won and lost two or three fortunes. He died suddenly, 
being found dead in his berth in a steamer, on his way to Rio Janeiro. 

He married I, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Jeannette Rutherford, of 
Dunse, in 1822. 

He married H, in Brazil, a Portugese lady, Joaquina Silvana 
da Maia. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. George Edward (616), born in Scotland, Dec. 15, 1824. 

Second marriage : 

2. George Edward, born in Bahia ; died in Halifax. 

3. John, born in Halifax ; died in Brazil. 

4. Maria da Gloria Eugenia, born ; died young. 

5. Eliza, born ; married Henry Broad, an English mer- 

chant, of Rio Janeiro. They have a son, who is now an 
Officer in the English Navy. 


6. Joaquina, bom . 

7. Antonio, bora . He studied medicine and was gradu- 

ated with distinction in Paris, France. He was placed in 
charge of a hospital in Paris during an outbreak of 
cholera, and after the most unselfish devotion to his work 
was one of the latest victims of the disease. He was to 
be married the following day to a daughter of a French 

303. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS, of Halifax, N. S. 

(128), Rufus VI, Eleazer V, Elcasur IV, Elicsur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born Aug. 19, 1805. He was a merchant, in business on Fair- 
banks wharf, which was built by his father. After his father's death 
he lived on the homestead for several years. 

Married, in Liverpool, N. S., Matilda, daughter of Philip Knout, 

He died in 1863. 


1. Philip Augustus, born ; died at about the age of twenty- 


2. Joaquina, born ; married Dr. John Eldon Young, late 

Surgeon of H. M.*s C2d Reg't. 

3. Frances Mary, born ; married Champney L' Estrange, 

late Captain in H. M. Royal Artillery. Now living in 
Belfast. Their children are, — Guy, Violet, Harry. 

4. Helen, born ; died at about the age of twenty. 

304. ASA FAIRBANKS. of Peterboro and Hancock, N. H. 

(liD), Ash VI, Ebenezer V, Klcusur IV, Klicsur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dublin, N. H., Mar. 17, 1787. Removed to Peterboro, 
and afterward to Hancock. He was frozen to death, while on a hunt- 
ing excursion, near Centre Harbor, N. H. 

Married I, Polly Whitcomb, daughter of John Whitcomb. She 
died Sept. 24, 1838. 

Married II, Sarah Heniston. 


1. Moses (617), born June 19, 1816. 

2. Jane, born Dec. 16, 1818 ; married Isaac M. Towle, of Centre 

Harbor, in 1840 ; died June 80, 1849. 




a. Edward S. Towie, b. May 1, 1841 ; d. Aug. 28, 1803. 

b. Mary Jane Towle, b. Oct. 1, 1842; m. Joseph M. Moses, of 

Sanbomton, N. H. Had four children. 

c. Willie A. Towle, b. Oct. 10, 1844 ; d. July 5, 1845. 

d. Frankie J. Towle, b. Apr. 9, 1846; d. July 20, 1846. 

e. Sarah Ellen Towle, b. Mar. 3, 1848; m., Dec. 10, 1808, Josiah 

Brown, of Bridge water. Four children. 

3. Asa (618), born May 4, 1820. 

4. Mary, bom 1822 ; died July 16, 1837. 
6. Levi (619), born Sept. 9, 1824. 

6. William, born 1826 ; died 1831. 

7. One child by second wife ; name not given. 

305. MOSES FAIRBANKS, of Dublin, N. H. 

(129), Asa VI, Ebeiiezer V, Eleasur IV, EUcsur III, Georgrc II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dublin, N. H., Feb. 8, 1789, and lived there. He was a 
farmer. Died June 12, 1878, aged 89 yrs. 4 mos. 9 ds. 

Married Jane Harper, in 1815 (.? ), who died Oct. 5, 1873. 


1. Hepzibah J., born Aug. 31, 1816 ; married (1), Apr. 16, 1887, 

William S. Chadwick, who died Sept. 8, 1839. She mar- 
ried (2), Oct. 1840, Luke Sweetzer, who died July, 1860. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

a. Appleton B. Chadwick. He lives in Jaffrey, N. H., and is a 


b. William l\. Chadwick, d. Dec. 3, 1800. 

Second marriage : 

c. Charles P. Sweetzer. Lives in Jaffrey ; a farmer. 

2. Betsey, bom 1819 ; died Jan. 4, 1820, aged 5 mos. 

3. son, born Nov. 26, 1821 ; died the next day. 

4. Moses A. (620), bom Sept. 29, 1822. 

6. Loretta, born June 2, 1824 ; married Aug. 15, 1844, Solomon 
Garfield, and had one child, Andrew M. Garfield, who died 
Mar. 8, 1873, at the age of 19 yrs. 8 mos. She died Sept. 
3, 1855. 

6. Asa, born May 25, 1828. 

He resides in Keene, X. II. He was a carpenter and machinist. Was 
superintendent of Osborn & Hale's Chair Shop in Keene, and of Keene Chair 
Co.'s Shop in South Keene, KJ years; also two years for H. A. Hale in East 
Arlington, Vt. He was elected to the Legislature in 1872 and 1873, and was a 


member of the City Council in 1874 and 1875. Was considered a good 

mechanic. Married, Dec. 21, 1852, Sarah A. Ware, of Hancock, N. H., who 
was bom Oct 15, 18«S4. No children. 

306. EBENEZER FAIRBANKS, of Peterboro, N. H. 

(129), Asa VI, Ebenczcr V, Eleasur IV, Eliesur III, Gcor^j^e II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in Dublin, N. H., May 28, 1794. He lived about five years 
in Mount Tabor, Vt., and then settled in Peterboro in 1822 ; was a 
farmer and carpenter and builder. He built a large number of 
houses in this town. He died Feb. 2, 1882, aged 87 yrs. 8 mos. 4 ds. 

Married I, in 1813, Betsey Wilder, of Peterboro, who was bora 
Nov. 6, 1794, and died Sept. 25, 1828. 

Married II, May 1829, Eleanor C. Farnsworth, daughter of 
Timothy and Elizabeth (Robbe) Farnsworth, of Dublin, N. H., bora 
Jan. 28, 1802 ; died May 6, 1884. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Amaziah E. (621), born in Dublin, Sept. 1, 1814. 

2. Betsey J., born in Mount Tabor, Vt., Mar. 6, 1817 ; married 

William M. Grimes, Dec. 6, 1837. 

a. Caroline E. Grimes, b. July 3. 1840; m. Frederick Newman, 

Sept. 21, 1867. 
/'. Kate M. Grimes, b. Apr. 19, 1843 ; m. George W. Wilson, 

Sept. 21, 1807; d. July 7, 1870. 

c. Ann Grimes, b. June 9, 1848. 

d. Helen Grimes, b. June 2, 1850. 

<r. Alfred Grimes, b. May 24, 1852; m. Ilattie C. Lovejoy. in 1876. 
/. Frank Grimes, b. Sept. .*], 1855. 

3. Nancy H.,.born in Mount Tabor, June 15, 1820; died in 

Peterboro, Jan. 30, 1827. 

4. James W. (622), born in Peterboro, Dec. 14, 1S22. 

5. Lorenzo, born Apr. 1, 1825 ; died Feb. 22, 1827. 

6. Nancy A., born May 29, 1828 ; married, Apr. 2, 1848, Daniel 

C. Carter, who was born Oct. 22, 1824. 


a. Charles A. Carter, b. Aug. 27, 1848; d. Aug. 16, 1849. 

b. Elizabeth J. Carter, b. July 9, 1850: m. Joseph Hall, of Clifton- 

dale, Mass.; d. Aug. 2. 1872. 

c. Daniel H. Carter, b. Dec. 19, 1851 ; m., June 80, 1875, Emma 

II. Hatch, of Cliftondale, daughter of Anthony Hatch. 
Three children, — Addie K., Hertha R., and Kmnia II. 

d. Hellen C. Carter, b. July 29, 1854 : d. June 24, 1855. 


e. William T. Carter, b. Jan. 24, 1857 ; m., Sept. 2J], 1880, Gertrude 

Martha Jewett. Two children, — Leslie and Keba. 
/ Franklin Carter, b. Sept. 11, 1860. ) 
g. Frederick Carter, b. Sept. 11. 18<K). ) '^^*"^- 

Frederick m.. Mar. 4, 1880, Lizzie D. Stone, of Fitzwilliam, 
N. H. One child. 
h. Eugene J. Carter, b. Dec. 0, 1802. 
i. Jason Carter, b. Feb. 20, 1808 ; d. Feb. 20, 1808. \ 
j. Jesse, b. Feb. 20, 1808 ; d. Mar. 2, 18(i8. ) Twins. 

Second marriage : 

7. Eleanor H., born Jan. 29, 1830 ; married Levi Fairbanks, 

May 19, 1847. See family (619). 

8. Lorenzo A., born Nov. 19, 1831 ; died Aug. 15, 1833. 

9. Elvira F., born Oct. 28, 1833; resides in Cambridge,' Mass. 

10. George W. (623), born Oct. 14, 1834. 

11. Merrick G. (024), born Jan. 9, 1838. 

12. Anna C, born Nov. 23, 1839 ; married, in 1858, Charles 

Upton, who was born Jan. 6, 1837. They live in South 
Gardner, Mass. 

a. Eugene C. Upton, b. in (Gardner, Mass., Aug. 23, 1859; m. Alice 
Ilvde, in 1884. 

13. Josephine C, born June 13, 1845 ; married, 1869, Charles 
Townsend, of Peterboro, who was born Mar. 1, 1842. 
They reside in Peterboro. 

CHILDREN, born in Peterboro: 
a. Willis Merrick Towiisend, b. Jan. 30, lt<70. 
h. Frederick C. Townsend, b. Dec. 11, 187o. 

c, . 

d. John Ernest Townsend, b. Sept. 'JO, 1880. 

307. Hon. ERASTUS FAIRBANKS, of St. Johnsbury, Vt. 

(130), Joseph VI, ElH'iu'zcr V, Klea.*iur IV, I'llic.'iur III, (Jcorge II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Brimfield, Oct. 28, 1792, in the little red house near the 
Sturbridge line. He died Nov. 20, 1864. 

He came to St. Johnsbury, alone, in 1812, and for ten years there- 
after, in that and neighboring towns had severe training in the school 
of difficulties and reverses. He acquired early maturity of character 
and purpose; habits of frugality, industry, persistence; knowledge of 
men and various business. Following the invention of the platform 
scale by his brother Thaddeus, he became head of the firm of E. and T. 
Fairbanks & Co., a position which he held for thirty years, during 


which time under his energetic and skilful management the business 
grew to large proportions and well established fame. 

In 1836 he was sent to the State Legislature, where from the first he 
was a leader, especially active in the interests of education and tem- 
perance. He was a presidential elector of the Whig party in 1844, and 
again in 1848. About this time he was actively pushing the construc- 
tion of the Passumpsic Railroad, of which he was President, from 
White River to St. Johnsbury, at which terminus he greeted the first 
engine in Nov. 1850. Two years later he was elected Governor of 
Vermont, and among other important legislative acts he had the satis- 
faction of affixing his signature to the Prohibitory Liquor Law, which 
with some modifications has ever since remained in force. In 1860 
he was a second time called to the chief magistracy, this time to be 
known as " the War Governor " of Vermont. The situation was at 
first exceedingly embarrassing, but the people had such confidence in 
his wisdom and integrity that ** the extra session of Legislature which 
met eight days after the firing upon Sumter, had the good sense to 
place at his entire disposal a million of dollars, putting no check upon 
the use of it only as his judgment might deem prudent and best. To 
those acquainted with his good judgment, strict integrity, his high 
sense of impartial right, his systematic business habits so early and 
continuously trained to grasp business matters on a large scale, the 
result was no surprise." In acknowledgment of his delicate, labori- 
ous and successful official acts, joint resolutions, most complimentary, 
were passed by the Senate and House. On his retirement from office, 
it was found that " the salary to which he was entitled was never 
touched, and it remains in the treasury of the State, another evidence 
of his generous love for Vermont, whose interests were dearer to him 
than his own, and an honor to both people and Executive." 

From earliest manhood Gov. Fairbanks was a devoted, active, 
public-spirited, christian man. He was for fifty years a pillar in the 
home church, Congregational ; and in later life a member and officer 
of many benevolent boards, which he supported by liberal contribu- 
tions of money, time and personal service. " In christian efficiency 
he stood in the front rank of our most devoted lay-membership." 
*' He could not brook low aims and poor performances. He was a 
positive quantity and power. Just where God placed him he stood. 
Calmly he listened to the voice of duty. Resolutely he handled the 
simple and obvious elements of his destiny. He was both strenuous 
and patient, frank and reserved, sincere and wary." " His candor, 
zeal, judgment, his promptness and recollection in the midst of most 


absorbing civil occupations, were too conspicuous for commendation, 
and blended gently with precious friendships and fine liberality of 
spirit." His death at the age of 72 removed from the community a 
man of great original force, and long and varied usefulness. 

Married, May 30, 1815, Lois, daughter of Samuel and Lois 
(Chamberlain) Grossman. 

She was born Nov. 13, 1792 ; died May 15, 1866. 


1. Jane, born Dec. 3, 1816; married Ephraim Jewett, Jan. 26, 

1837. She died Mar. 29, 1852. He died Nov. 19, 1865. 


a. Edward A. Jewett, b. July 18, 1838. 

b. Hibbard Jewett, b. July 19, 1840; d. Apr. 10, 1844. 

c. Henry E. Jewett, b. Apr. 9, 1842; m. May 31, 1876. Four 

children. He is a clergyman, Vacaville, Cal. 

2. George, born Jan. 21, 1819 ; died Apr. 20, 1843. 

3. Horace (625), born Mar. 21, 1820. 

4. CHARLE.S (G26), born Dec. 8, 1821. 

5. Julia, born June 9, 1824 ; married Feb. 11, 1857, John H. 

Paddock. She died June 10, 1884. No children. 

6. Franklin (627), born June 18, 1828. 

7. Sarah, born June 30, 1831 ; married May 4, 1858, Charles M. 

Stone, of Lyndon, Vt. 

</. Mary E. Stone, h. Mar. 10, 1850. 

/'. Arthur F. Stone, b. Mar. 1. 1870: m., Jan. 1, 1800, Helen 
Lincoln. They have three children. 

c. Philip H. Stone, b. May 2, 1872 ; m.. Jan. 8, 1800, Adeline M. 


d. Emily Louise Stone, I). Nov. 10, 1873; d. Aug. 1, 1805. 

8. Emily, born Mar. 4, 1833; married. May 5, 1859, Rev. 

Constans L. Goodell D. D., son of Aaron and Elvira (Ban- 
croft) Goodell. He was born in Calais, Vt., Mar. 16, 1830. 
His early years were passed at home, excepting when com- 
pleting his preparation for college at Bakersfield Academy. 
He graduated at the University of Vermont, in 1855, 
and at Andover Theological Seminary, in 1858. He was 
ordained and installed pastor of the South Church, New 
Britain, Ct. Feb. 2, 1859, remaining there fourteen years. 
He commenced work in the Pilgrim Congregational Church 
St. Louis, Mo., in Nov. 1872, and was pastor for fourteen 
years more, until his death, Feb. 1, l'^86. The member- 

Rev. Coristam /.. Goo.lcfl^ j) jy 


ship increased meanwhile from 118 to 900. He also 
helped organize several of the churches in St Louis. 
Five times during his ministry he went abroad, twice extend- 
ing the trips to Egypt, and the Holy Land. During his last 
trip he was detained several months, being ill with the 
Syrian fever. His winning manners drew around him 
a large circle of friends. His mind was enriched by 
reading and travel, and in private conversation, as well as 
public address, he was entertaining and instructive. He 
was eminently successful as a pastor, his influence being 
felt far and near. He was one of the most prominent of 
Congregational clergymen; a leader in educational and 
mission work, and in the National Council. 


a. Oliver Fairbanks Goodell, b. Apr. 20, 1805. 

b. Laura Goodell, b. Apr. 1860 ; m. Frank \\. Heald. 

9. Ellen, born July 27, 1836 ; died May 28, 1843. 

308. THADDEUS FAIRBANKS (Sir Thaddeus), of St. Johns- 
bury, Vt. 

(130), Joseph VI, Ehenezer V, Kleasur IV, Eliesur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Brimfield, Mass., Jan. 17, 1796; died in St. Johnsbury, 
Vt., Apr. 12, 1886. 

As a child he was slender, delicate in health, nervous and pain- 
fully diffident, and, indeed, in all his long life was never really well. 
The society of his refined mother was more congenial to him than 
that of the rough boys of his own age, and home study partly made 
up for the lack of school privileges, which, in those years of failing 
crops, could not be given him. He learned to use tools, as by in- 
tuition, exemplifying the mechanical bent of the family. Moving to 
Vermont with his father in 1815, after building their mills, he first 
made wagons, then, in 1823, established a small iron foundry, doing 
much of the work with his own hands, and, being joined by his 
brother Erastus, went on under the name of E. & T. Fairbanks. His 
parlor stove and his patented cooking stove sold well, where only the 
open fire had been used before, and he invented and introduced the 
plow with cast-iron mould board, now universally used, its novelty 
being attested by the patent which he obtained. 

In 1829 he built hemp dressing machines, and, as manager of the 
hemp mills, needed to weigh what he bought. Such a necessity for 


such a man must prove the mother of invention. To suspend a cart 
by chains from one end of a long timber overhead, and balance it by 
weights hung from the other end, was too clumsy a method. He first, 
in 1830, planned to balance a platform on the middle pivots of an 
A-shaped lever, the apex of which hung from a steel yard beam, when 
it occurred to him that by using two such levers, or four straight 
ones, he could support the four comers of a platform upon knife 
edges which would all stand in the same* relation of leverage to the 
indicating beam, and correctly weigh a load upon any part of this 
platform. This was the firSfplatfbrtn scale. 

Mr. Fairbanks at once saw that the same principle of construction could be 
applied to scales of all sizes, and -set about the immense work of making plans 
and patterns, having to considei:.all'^he .prbblems*^ of correctness, strength, light- 
ness, symmetry and beauty, and succeeded so well that all American scales now, 
after sixty years, follow his designs. He made new modifications to meet various 
wants, and at the time of his death the price Aist of £. & T. Fairbanks & Co. 
showed some six hundred varieties, from the prescription scale, weighing the 
fraction of a grain', to the huge machines weigh'in|; a canal boat or a train df cars. 
He also built many very ingenious machines for facilitating the manufacture. 
To see an end to be desirable was to devise a machine to accomplish it. 

He obtained thirty-two United States Patents, for scales, and also patents 
for a hemp machine, stoves,' a cast-iron plough) *a device for creating draught, a 
steam heater, a feed water heater, patented on his ninetieth bihhday/knd a refrig- 
erator! This last patent he gave away," not having means to devtflb'p it, and it 
proved to. be' worlh;n)oj:e than a million.' dollars..' Tiiis improvement icbnsi^ted in 
placing the ice high up, for condensing the tainted vapors, and directing the cold 
dry air down upon the articles to be. cooled, the arrangement now universally 
used for fruit storage and meat packing houses, as well as for refrigerators. This, 
the cast-iron plough, and the scale were revolutionary inventions. 

The introduction of the scale'has so entirely changed the methods of doing 
business that it is an essential factor in our civilization, everywhere the arbiter 
between buyer and seller; by its accuracy teaching exactness in business methods, 
and enforcing strict integrity in business transactions. Almost nothing now is 
measured or counted, we hear no more of chaldrons of coal ; the bushel of grain is 
no longer a measure, while cattle, sheep and swine are always weighed. 

The P'airbanks scales have won for themselves and their inventer the honor 
accorded to genius. World's Fairs in London, Paris, Vienna, Philadelphia and 
Chicago gave them the highest awards, and at Vienna the Emperor ** most 
graciously conferred upon Mr. Thaddeus Fairbanks, Mechanical Constructor, the 
Knightly Cross of the Imperial Order of Francis Joseph," the King of Siam gave 
him •' Puspamala," the golden medal of Siam, and the Bey of Tunis the decoration 
of •• Commander of the Order of Iftikar." 

Mr. Fairbanks thought upon a great variety of subjects, as shown not only 
by the range of his various patents, but also by his early courses of lectures upon 
Astronomy and upon Heat ; and, having to design so many buildings, he displayed 
no mean ability as an Architect. 

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His lack of early educational advantages was keenly felt by him, and he did 
what he could for others, aiding scores of students to go through college, and, in 
1842, with his brothers establishing the St. Johnsbury Academy, of which for 
twenty years he alone assumed the support, and then contributed largely to its 
endowment, devoting some |200,000 to this institution alone. He also gave a 
Professorship to Middlebury College, and his contributions to missionary objects, 
and to many western colleges, amounted to many thousands every year. 

Active to the last, his was a beautiful old age. Children loved him an^ clung 
to him. A little child, taken to church for the first time, saw him come in, and 
in an awed whisper asked, *' Mamma, is that Jesus ? " He died after a painful 
illness from the indirect effect of a fall. On the day of his funeral all business 
was suspended in St. Johnsbury, and churches and public buildings were draped 
in mourning. 

Mr. Fairbanks reflected his Puritan ancestry in his character and 
tastes ; pure, upright and conscientious, and, though exceedingly taci- 
turn, an attractive, impressive man. A man of Christian faith, of 
spiritual insight and force, and of fine native gifts, he was successful 
above most men in his chosen lines of work, and was useful wherever 
he was successful. 

He married, Jan. 17, 1820, Lucy Peck Barker, a native of St. 
Johnsbury, whose father, Barnabas, came with his father, John, and 
the first settlers of the town, and in 1791 brought his bride, Ruth 
Peck, from Rehoboth, Mass., on a pillion behind him. Both John 
and Barnabas Barker were revolutionary soldiers, and in the battle of 
Bunker Hill. 

Mrs. Fairbanks was a woman of marked ability, taking her full 
share in the care of the family, and widely loved for her kindly deeds. 

She was born Apr. 29, 1799, and died in St. Johnsbury, Dec. 29, 


1. Henry (628), born in St. Johnsbury, May 6, 1880. 

2. Charlotte, born in St. Johnsbury, June 1, 1837 ; married Rev. 

George N. Webber, D. D., May 4, 1868 ; died in Middle- 
bury, Vt., Mar. 29, 1869. She was a gifted woman, useful 
and greatly beloved in a very wide circle of acquaintance. 
Mr. Webber was Pastor in St. Johnsbury, Vt., Hartford, 
Conn., and Lowell, Mass., and Professor in Middlebury 
College, Vt. He is now living in Northampton, Mass. 
He was born in Woodstock, Conn., Aug. 27, 1826. 

a. Agnes Fairbanks Webber, b. in Hartford, Oct. 7, 1860 ; d. 

there, Feb. 6, 1863. 
d. Annie Webber, b. in St. Johnsbury, July 80, 1863; m., Aug. 


19, 1889, Prof. Walter MaxweU, now of Honolulu, H. I. 
They have two sons, — Max Maxwell and Clyde Maxwell. 

c. Frederic Fairbanks Webber, b. in Lowell, Mass., June 6, 1865 ; 

m. Gertrude Hyde, and resides in St. Louis, Mo. 

d. Lucy Webber, b. in St. Johnsbury, June 20, 1867 ; m. William 

Northrup McMillan, May 12, 1894, and resides in St. Louis, 

309. JOSEPH PADDOCK FAIRBANKS, of St. Johnsbury, Vt 

(130), Joseph VI, Ebenczcr V, Elcasur IV, Elicsur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Brimfield, Mass., Nov. 26, 1806. Died, in St. Johnsbury, 
May 15, 1855. 

He began active life with the practice of law, subsequently joined 
his brothers in the scale-manufacturing partnership which he served 
till his death, 22 years after. His business abilities were of the very 
first order ; much of the early success of the enterprise was due to 
his sagacity, minute attention to details and facility in dealing with 
men and problems. His mind was strong, capacious, alert, and re- 
markably well balanced. He took broad views of everything, was 
deeply religious, and unsparing in his efforts for the good of men. 
He was intelligently familiar with law, theology, science, history, lit- 
erature. He had singular capacity for absorbing ideas, collating 
facts, transacting all sorts of business, influencing men. 

He was averse to public life, while in more ways than men ever 
knew he was influencing public opinion and pushing needed reforms. 
He was influential in the legislature, especially in securing the Ver- 
mont prohibitory law, also the enactments for improvement of common 
schools, to all of which he gave years of effort with voice, pen and 
money. He sent out hundreds of pages of letters and press articles 
on almost every theme of current importance, such as agriculture, 
practical science, meteorology, home life, books and reading, religious 
and political issues, the Sabbath, slavery, temperance, education, 
missions, benevolence ; a good while before the issue of Irving's Life 
of Washington he had urged that author to write a History of the 
United States ; in the columns of one of the Boston journals he advo- 
cated the establishment of a City public library, two years before the 
corner stone of that institution was laid ; he was a leader in the 
founding of St. Johnsbury Academy. 

Mr. Fairbanks was a man of strong individuality, stoutly main- 
taining personal convictions without ever alienating the love and 
confidence of those who differed from him. He was aboundingly 


and modestly benevolent, distributing multitudes of gifts anonymously 
and with a fine sense of adaptation ; his purse was open freely to 
every worthy cause ; the larger part of his property was bequeathed 
to benevolent objects, religious and educational. He crowded a long 
life into a few years, and died, as a consequence, prematurely, at the 
age of forty-eight. 

Married, in Derry, N. H., June 11, 1835, Almira, daughter of 
James and Persis (Hemphill) Taylor. She was born Oct. 12, 1811. 
She married (2), Sept. 4, 1857, Rev. W. W. Thayer of St. Johnsbury, 
and died at St. Johnsbury, Jan. 20, 1883. 


1. Edward Taylor (629), born May 12, 1836. 

2. William Paddock (630), born July 27, 1840. 

310. EBENEZER FAIRBANKS, of West Brookfield, Mass. 

(181), Henry VI, Ebcnezer V, Eleasur IV, Eliesur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Brimfield, Mass., June 3, 1797. Lived there till Mar. 27, 
1846, when he removed to West Brookfield, where he was a success- 
ful farmer and much respected citizen. He died Jan. 16, 1883, aged 
83 yrs. 7 mos. 13 ds. 

Married, Dec. 28, 1826, Margaret Gleason, of West Brookfield, 
who was born Aug. 10, 1806, and died Jan. 12, 1892, aged 86 yrs. 5 
mos. 2 ds. 


1. Charles Henry (631), born Jan. 27, 1831. 

2. Isaac (632), born Apr. 4, 1833. 

3. Edward (633), born Nov. 20, 1836. 

4. Dwight, born Aug. 4, 1842. Married Nov. 22, 1866, Emma 

Graves of Greenfield, Mass., who was born Aug. 14, 1842, 
daughter of Lewis L, and Laurana E. (Haynes) Graves. 
No children. Residence, West Brookfield. He is a 
harness manufacturer, and dealer in hardware, trunks, etc. 

311, AARON BLISS FAIRBANKS, of Dorchester, Mass. 

(131), Henry VI, Ebcnezer V, Klcaziir IV, Eliesur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Brimfield, Mass. Apr. 11, 1806 ; died in Dorchester, Aug. 
29, 1841. He was a gunsmith by trade, and came to Boston about 
the time when flint locks were changing for percussion, and got a 
good start in business in that line of work. John P. Lovell, of the 


John P. Lovell Arms Company, learned his trade of him and was his 
partner at the time of his death, and succeeded him in business. 

He married I, May 8, 1833, Abigail Bliss Janes, of Brimfield, 
daughter of Alban and Mary (Bliss) Janes. She was born Feb. 28, 
1814, and died July 8, 1839. 

He married II, Nancy Sargent. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. John Hassam (634), born Nov. 4, 1834. 

2. ; died May 20, 1838. 

Second marriage : 

3. Aaronette Bliss, born Dec. 1841 ; died Sept. 10, 1842. 

312. Hon. henry FAIRBANKS, of Terre Haute, Ind. 

(131), Henry VI, Ebene/.er V, Eleaaur IV, EHezur III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Brimfield, Mass., Feb. 2, 1813 ; removed to Terre Haute, 
Ind., in 1835, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was one 
of the early and most prominent settlers of Vigo County. While he 
only rated himself as a farmer, and was as unassuming as any culti- 
vator of the soil on the Wabash, yet, by sheer force of intellect and 
integrity, he became a strong factor in the political and general de- 
velopment of that part of the Slate. His judgment and advice were 
sought by many, and his influence became widely extended. Though 
never an office seeker, the partiality of friends at times forced him to 
not only lead, but to occupy pohtical places of honor. In this way he 
was elected to fill the ofiice of Mayor of Terre Haute, and was also 
elected and served a term as County Treasurer. He died during his 
term of office as Mayor, Apr, 8, 1878. 

He married, in Terre Haute, Emeline Crawford, Oct. 26, 1838. 


1. William Henry (636), born Aug. 12, 1839. 

2. George, born Nov. 10, 1841 ; died Mar. 21, 1842. 

3. Crawford (636), born Apr. 26, 1843. 

4. Edward Page (637), born Jan. 3, 1860. 

5. Pauline, born Oct. 22, 1862 ; married Frank G. Montagnier, 

June 20, 1876 ; died in Terre Haute, Mar. 8, 1896. 

a. Henry F. Montagnier, b. Oct. 20, 1877. 

6. Ella, bom Dec. 16, 1864 ; married, Oct. 18, 1874, Samuel 

Duncan, who died July 9, 1891. She died July 10, 1876. 
No children. 


7. Carrie, born Sept. 12, 1856 ; married James P. Townley, 

July 9, 1891. Resides in Kansas City, Mo. 

8. Frank, born Mar. 10, 1859; unmarried; resides in Terre 

Haute ; owns and carries on a stock farm. 

313, Rev. JOSEPH FAIRBANK, of Fitchville, Vt. 

(134), Joseph VI, Jabcz V, George IV, Jonuthan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Union, Conn., July 13, 1773, From the N. E. Methodist 
Conference, it has been ascertained that he was admitted to Confer- 
ence in 1805, and stationed in Magog, Vt. He was afterwards 
stationed in Danville, Athens and Weathersfield, Vt. In 1815, and 
for a few years thereafter, he resided in North Adams, Mass. In 
1829 he removed to Fitchville, and settled on a farm. He afterwards 
moved to Springfield, Vt, where his wife died in 1839. He died in 
Fitchville, Feb., 1859. 

Married I, Mary, daughter of Daniel and Naomi (Elmore) Hum- 
phrey, of Weathersfield, Vt., where she was born. She died June 29, 
1812, aged 27 years. 

He married II, ; she died. He married III, about 1815, 

in North Adams, Mass., widow Hannah (Willber) Russell. This was 
also her third marriage. 

CHILDREN, by third marriage: 

1. Mary Dian, born Dec. 13, 1817, in North Adams; married, 

Apr. 19, 1849, Allen B. Price, of Providence, R. I. They 
removed to Worcester, Mass., where they now reside. 


a. Henry A. Price, b. in Southbridge, Mass., Jan. 23, 1847; m., 

Oct. 15, 18(58, Mary S. Minard. They have had five children. 
Reside in Worcester. 

b. Edward O. Price, b. in Southbridge, Oct. 24, 1848 ; m., Apr. 27, 

1882, Emily S. Knight. No children. 

2. Eunice, born Feb. 14, 1821, in Fitchville ; married, May 

1845, P. Bradford Wolcott. She died May 10, 1859. 


a. Emma I. Wolcott b. ; m. Stockwell ; res. Sutton, Mass. 

b. Elizabeth Wolcott, b. ; m. Wilson ; res. Proctorsville, Vt. 

c. William B. Wolcott, b. ; res. Gardner, Mass. 

</. George Wolcott, b. ; res. Fitchville, Vt. 

314^ Rev. STEPHEN FAIRBANK, of Union, Conn., and 
, Mich. 

(134), Joseph V'l, J.ibez V, George IV, Jonathan III, Georg^e II, Jonathan I. 

Born, in Union, July 11, 1787. Became a Methodist minister; 
removed to Michigan. 


He married Martha Sabin,of Thompson, Conn., Apr. 16, 1816. 


1. Sarah Ann, bom Dec. 31, 1816; married Isaac Agard, of 

Stafford, Conn. 

2. Sabitha, born May 8, 1818. 

3. Stephen Sabin, bom Oct. 15, 1822. 

4. Peter Fletcher, born Mar. 8, 1824. 
6. Joseph Newton, born Nov. 2, 1826. 

6. Orrin Milton, bom Sept. 4, 1829; died Dec. 9, 1831. 

Note. — The above statistics are from the Union town records, and efforts 
to get further information have been unsuccessful. 

315. LUKE FAIRBANK, of Framingham, Mass. 

(135), Joshua VI, Jabez V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Framingham, May 2, 1770 ; resided there; was drowned 
in Sudbury River, Aug. 1805, with his brother Daniel (135). S^e 
Middlesex Wills, No, 4^39^ 180s » 

Married 2^rviah Brown, who, after the death of her husband, mar- 
ried Daniel Fairbank (137). 


. 1. George Washington (638), born Oct 17, 1799. 

2. Sophia, born . 

3. Lucy, born Mar. 2, 1805 ; married, in 1825, in Gilsum, N. H., 

William Walcott, who was bom Oct 5, 1801. They re- 
moved to Fillmore, 111., where he died Mar. 18, 1894. 
Lucy died in Fillmore, Sept. 1, 1885. 


a. Mary J. Walcott, b. Jan. 25, 1828 ; d. Oct. 10, 18^:58. 

b. George O. Walcott, b. Oct. 20, 18.31. A fanner in Fillmore. 

c. Harriet M. Walcott, b. Oct. 3, 1833 ; m. Swafford ; lives in 

Miller County, Mo. 

d. Sarah M. Walcott, b. Dec. 14, 1888; m. (1), John Finlay, of 

Litchfield, 111. Had two children. M. (2), N. Pope, HilU- 
boro. 111., where they now reside. 

e. Julia A. Walcott, b. Mar. 20, 1841 ; d. Dec. 23, 1805. 

f. Charles W. Walcott, b. Oct. 5, 1847. He is a farmer ; lives in 

Fillmore, 111. Married, in Rochester, Minn., May 12, 1870, Ella 
N., daughter of Samuel S. and Julia A. Shields. They have 
five children, — {a), St. Elmo, (^), Lloyd Vernon, (ir), Clyde 
Cleveland, (//), Nona lone, {e)y Eldred Fairbanks. 


316. DANIEL FAIRBANKS. of Grafton, Mass. 

(136), Isuiah VI, Jabez V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Grafton, Sept. 30, 1774; died May 15, 1857. He was a 

Married, , Lucretia Greene. She was daughter of Samuel 

and Hannah (Kinney) Greene, of Leicester, and was bom July 22, 
1783 ; died Jan. 1821 ; was buried in Woodstock, Ct. 


1. Daniel G., born ; married I, Cynthia Bames, who 

died Mar. 26, 1839. They had one child, Sarah A., bom 
May 30, 1838 ; died Jan. 15, 1839. He married II, Mrs. 
Dolly Carter, May 5, 1842; she died Feb. 15, 1892. 
Children, twins, still bom. 

2. Lucretia Greene, bom Mar. 13, 1816 ; married Dec. 7, 1883, 

Adolphus, son of Isaac and Rebecca Howe, who was bom 
in Leominster, Mass., Sept. 8, 1812. She died Jan. 24, 
1891. He died Sept. 2, 1868. Both died in Westborough. 


a. John Adams Howe, b. Nov. 14, 1836 ; d. June 23. 1837. 

b. John R. H. Howe, b. Aug. 6, 1833; res., St. Louis, Mo. 

c. Sarah M. S. Howe, b. Sept. 2, 1840 ; res., Worcester, Mass. 

d. Edward A. Howe, b. Mar. 14, 1842; res., Brookfield, Mass. 

e. Charles E. Howe. b. Aug. 11, 1846; d. Jan. 11. 1889. 

f. George L. Howe, b. Sept. 9, 1848; res., Brookfield. 

g. Hannah J. Howe, b. Aug. 20, 1851 ; d. Nov. 24, 1883. 
h. Isaac I). Howe, b. Nov. 4, 1854 ; d. Dec. 5, 1854. 

/. Ida F. Howe, b. Oct. 1, 1850 ; res., Grafton. 
/ Ada F. Howe, b. Nov. 29, 1858 ; res., Grafton. 

3. Hannah, born . 

4. George Washington (639), born Jan. 4, 1821. 

317. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Boston, Mass. 

(136), Isuiah VI, Jabcz V, Georj^c IV, Jonathan III, CJcorgt; II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Grafton, Mass., Aug. 11, 1777. He was a lawyer, and 
resided in Boston. 

He married, Feb. 20, 1803, Hannah B. Dench, of Hopkinton, 

CHILDREN, all born in Boston: 

1. Hannah Dench, born Jan. 2, 1805; married James E. Ward, 

of New York. 

2. John Phillips (640), born March 26, 1807. 


8. Anna Maria, bom Aug. 29, 1809; married William C 
Murdock, of Boston. 

4. JosiAH LoRiNG (641), born in 1810 ; birth not recorded in 


5. Antoinette, bom Feb. 9, 1812; died Feb. 5, 1842. Not 


318. ISAIAH FAIRBANKS, of Westborough, Mass. 

(186), Isaiah VI, Jabez V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Grafton, Mass., Apr. 13, 1779 : died in Westborough, Nov. 
11, 1831. 

Married, Nov. 11, 1802, Martha Symms, daughter of John and 

Ruth (Hastings) Brocas, who was bora May 21, 1785 ; died Dec. 7, 



1. John Brocas, bom Aug. 28, 1803. Went West 

2. Joseph Hastings (642), born Feb. 24, 1805. 

3. Charies, born June 24, 1807. 

4. Harrison Gray Otis (643), bom Aug. 15, 1809. 

5. Nahum (644), bom Dec. 20, 1811. 

6. Freeman (645), bom Aug. 8, 1815. 

7. Mary Kneeland, born Dec. 28, 1816 ; married Jefferson Ward. 

Resides in Thompson, 111. 

319. CORNING FAIRBANKS, of Westborough, Mass. 

(136), Isaiah VI, Jabez V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born, in Grafton, Mass., Oct. 16, 1802; settled in Westborough. 
He was a sleigh maker. 

Married, May 27, 1825, Harriet, daughter of Samuel and Sarah 

(Knowlton) Thurston. She was born Feb. 9, 1804. He died June 

26, 1887. 


1. Sarah Melinda, bom Nov. 27, 1825 ; married, Apr. 4, 1854, 

John Newell Temple, who died Apr. 20, 1865. 


a. Eugene Frederick Temple, b. Jan. 14, 1856; m., in 1890, 

Elizabeth Maria Spaulding. 

b. Benjamin Franklin Temple, b. Mar. 4, 1857 ; d. in infancy. 

c. Alfred Elton Temple, b. Feb. 4, 1859. 

d. Edgar Minot Temple, b. Aug. 10. 1861. 

i. Joseph Coming Temple, b. Jan. 23, 1864. 


2. Angeline Harriet, bom Dec. 17, 1827 ; married (1), Feb. 20, 

1843, William Trowbridge, who died Aug. 15, 1848 ; mar- 
ried (2), Dec. 8, 1855, Seth Artemas Dix, who died Apr. 
26, 1866. 


a. Alfred Lorenzo Trowbridge, b. Mar. 21, 1844; m., Sept. 12, 

1876, Lottie Westcott. 

b, Emeline Amelia Trowbridge, b. Feb. 9, 1847 ; d. in infancy. 

3. Lucy Elizabeth, bom Mar. 24, 1830; married. May 25, 

1858, Charles Draper Stone, of Hopkinton. 


a. Irvine L. Stone, b. Aug. 30, 1859; d. in infancy. 

b. Myra L. Stone, b. Feb. 16, 1862 ; m.. May 6, 1880, Benjamin 

N. Coates. 

c. Oliver L. Stone, b. Sept. 16, 1867 ; d. in infancy. 

4. Henry George (646), born Apr. 16, 1832. 

5. Lyman Edward, bom Apr. 11, 1834 ; died Jan. 3, 1842. 
0. Charles Austin (647), born July 28, 1836. 

7. Jennie Sophia, bom Feb. 26, 1839; married George T. 

Newton, Dec. 28, 1859. 

8. Eli Thurston, born Dec. 26, 1841 ; died May 27, 1842. 

9. Benjamin Nourse (648), bom Oct. 20, 1843. 

10. Caroline Maria, born Feb. 18, 1845; died Mar. 20, 1866. 

11. Emeline Amelia, born Jan. 10, 1847; died Sept. 3, 1870. 

320. Rev. OREN FAIRBANKS, of Belmont, Wis. 

(137), D;iniel VI, Jabez V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Townsend, Mass., Mar. 2, 1810. In early youth he went 
with his parents to Fillmore, 111., where he lived until after the death 
of his first wife, in 1845, when he removed to Platteville, Wis., then 
to Belmont, Wis., in 1850, where he resided until his death, Feb. 6, 

Married I, May 20, 1838, in Chesterfield, N. H., Hannah N., 

daughter of and Lucinda (Bancroft) Robertson. She died in 

Fillmore, 111., Sept. 1845. 

Married II, Martha G. Robertson, sister of his first wife. No 

Married III, Mrs. Elizabeth Guthrie (Ham) Fulton, who survived 
her husband. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Mary Zerviah, born Mar. 2, 1840; married Apr. 16, 1865, 


Oscar Wallace Enloe, who was bom in Grant County, Wis., 
Feb. 14, 1841. His occupation was chiefly fanning. He 
enlisted in 1861, and served three years in the Union army. 
Is disabled by having a foot taken off. Resides at Reney, 


a. Luella Enloe, b. Jan. 13, 1866; m. WiUiam Storts, Calliope, 


b. Hannah F. Enloe, b. Sept. 26, 1868 ; m. Arvey Whitney, Reney, 


c. Lois Elenor Enloe, b. Nov. 6, 1871; m. Edward Williams, 

Reney, Wis. 

d. Samuel Hugh Enloe, b. Oct. 17, 1874. 

e. Amy Elizabeth Enloe, b. Nov. 29, 1881. 

2. Daniel N., born Oct 9, 1842 ; died Dec. 18, 1842. 

3. Oren LoweU, born Feb. 28, 1844 ; died Aug. 3, 1844. 

4. James N., born Aug. 19, 1845. He was scalded to death, by 

falling into a kettle of hot water, in 1847. 

Third marriage : 

5. Martha Candace, born May 1, 1850, in Belmont, Wis. Mar- 

ried, Sept 8, 1875, William Jett, who was bom in Bond 
County, 111., April 12, 1851. He is a farmer, and resides 
in Salix, Iowa. 


a. Oren Fairbanks Jett, b. Oct. 25, 1876. 

b. George Cyrus Jett, b. Apr. 15, 1878. 

c. Merton Leroy Jett, b. June 17, 1881. 

d. William Charles Jett, b. June 22, 1883. 

e. Ambrose Clayton Jett, b. Feb. 2, 1886. 
/ Lizzie Lois Jett, b. Feb. 12, 1888. 

g. Earnest Alva Jett, b. Jan. 2, 1891. 

321. Rev. LOWELL FAIRBANKS, of San Diego, Cal. 

(137), Daniel VI, Jabez V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Townsend, Mass., Apr. 8, 1812. Went with his parents 
to Fillmore, 111. Removed to Berlin, near Delaware, O., in 1845, by 
wagon over the old " National road " ; thence to Palmyra, Mich., in 
1849, where he resided ten years, and then removed,in 1859, to Hud- 
son, Mich., where he lived till 1867. As his children were then grown, 
and had selected other homes, he abandoned farming and joined the 
ranks of the ministry, laboring in this field until failing health com- 
pelled him to seek a permanent home, in Buckman, Mich., in 1877. 


In 1888 the parents celebrated their Golden Wedding, and soon after 

went to the home of their youngest daughter, Mary, in San Diego, 

Cal., where they peacefully ended their days. He died Feb. 11, 1894. 

Married Achsah Philena Dow, daughter of Moses and Sarah 

Bradley (Noyes) Dow, who was born Feb. 22, 1816, and died Dec. 7, 



1. Charles Dow (649), bom July 27, 1839. 

2. Elizabeth Philena, born in Hillsboro, 111., Apr. 16, 1842; 

married. May 18, 1859, VV. W. Whitney, who was born in 
Troy, Mich., Sept. 10, 1838. He is a member of the 
Music House of W. W. Whitney Co., Toledo, Ohio. 

a. Gertrude Whitney, b. Apr. 10, 1867; died May 17, 1893. 

3. Frances Mellissant, born in Fredonia, Ohio, Mar. 1, 1845; 

.died Feb. 1, 1849. 

4. Mary Ellen, born in Delaware, Ohio, Nov. 8, 1848 ; now 

resides in San Diego, Cal. Unmarried. She is a teacher 
of music, and organist in 1st Pres. Church. 

322. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of New York, N. Y. 

(138), John VI, Drur\' V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Holliston, Mass., Sept. 14, 1786. Resided in New York. 
He died Nov. 14, 1806. 

Married I, Trafine M. Hills, in Boston, Feb. 28, 1833. 

Married II, Nov. 24, 1845, Caroline E. Shipman, daughter of 
Joseph Shipman, of Newark, N. J. She was born Sept. 17, 1819; 
died Dec. 21, 1890. 

CHILDREN, first marriage, all born in New York: 

1. Isabella M., born Oct. 31, 1S34 ; died in Trinidad, Cuba, 

Sept. 17, 1859. 

2. John, born June 2, 1880 ; married, May 6, 1867, Miss Ella 

A. Marsh, of New York City. He was engaged in the 
sugar refinery business in New Orleans. They had one 
son, also named John. He resides in Leadville, Col. 

3. Marcellus, born June 2, 1839 ; married, June 24, 1864, Silvia 

A., daughter of James Henry and Manervia (Delong) 
Hathaway, of New York. He enlisted Dec. 8, 1863, and 
served through the civil war, in the 25th regiment, N. Y. 
cavalry. After the war he lived in Rocky Hill, N. J., 


where he was a merchant. He died, of consumption, Mar. 
15, 1871. No children. She married, in 1874, Samuel 
Braley Robbins ; they reside in Orange, N. J. 

Second marriage : 

4. Emma, born June 6, 1850 ; married, Aug. 28, 1872, Edward 
A. Caswell, of New York, who was bom Nov. 27, 1844. 
She died June 26, 1883. 


a. Ethel Caswell, b. Aug. 3, 1873 ; d. July 24, 1896. 

b. Kenneth Caswell, b. Oct. 14, 1875. 

323. NATHAN FAIRBANKS, of Boston, Mass. 

(188), John VI, Drury V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Holliston, Mass., Nov. 27, 1788. Resided there and in 
Boston. Died in 1825. In the administration of his estate in 1825, 
Susan, his widow, and William N. and George N., his sons, were all 
the persons named, but a relative says he had a son John, who went 
to South America, and had a family. 

Married I, Sally Nourse, daughter of Asa and Lois (Bent) Nourse. 
She died in 1819. 

Married II, Susan Johnson, daughter of Amos Johnson. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. William N. (650), born Dec. 30, 1818. 

Second marriage : 

2. George N., born 1824, in Holliston ; died in Boston at the 

house of his aunt Nancy, June 21, 1851, of typhus fever, 
unmarried. He was a shipping merchant, engaged in busi- 
ness on Lewis Wharf, and, at the time of his early death, 
was conducting a prosperous and growing trade with foreign 
ports. By his will, dated June 11, 1849, and proved July 
14, 1851, he bequeathed $1,500 to William N. Boynton, who 
was employed "in his counting-room"; $1,500 to his aunt 
Nancy, widow of his uncle Otis; $12,000, in trust, to be 
divided into four equal parts, and the income, only, to 
be paid annually to Betsey Guy, of Hopkinton, Pede Child, 
wife of Ebenezer Child, of Farmington, Me. ; Millicent I., 
wife of Calvin Newton, of Worcester, Mass. ; Sarah, wife 
of Timothy Chapman, of Bethel, Me., during their lives ; 
" the principal, on their deaths to sink into and become a 
part of the rest and residue of his estate," which he be- 
queathed to the children of his brother, William N. See 
Suffolk Wills, Vol. 149^, FoL 12. 


324. OTIS FAIRBANKS, of Boston, Mass., and Tallahassee, 

(188), John VI, Drury V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Holliston, Mass., Jan. 25, 1794. Resided in Boston, 
but spent the last few years of his life in Tallahassee, where he died 
about 1838. 

Married I, Mar. 22, 1820, Eliza Brewer, daughter of Col. David 
and Comfort (Wheeler) Brewer, of East Medway, Mass. She died 
Aug. 16, 1824. 

Married II, Jan. 25, 1826, Nancy Bullard, daughter of Eli and 
Ruth (Buckminster) Bullard, of Framingham, Mass. She was bom 
Dec. 20, 1799, and died in Boston, Aug. 24, 1867. Her will was 
proved Sept 23, 1867. Suffolk Probate Records, Vol, i6s'^ Fol. 755. 

CHILDREN, first marriage, all bom in Boston: 

1. Elizabeth Otis, born Feb. 14, 1824 ; married (1), Joel Green 

Raymond, Aug. 5, 1846, in Boston. He died Aug. 22, 
1846. She married (2), Charles Henry Shepard, in Boston, 
Nov. 23, 1865. No children. 

Second marriage: 

2. Charles Bullard, born Mar. 19, 1827. On leaving school he 

entered the bookstore of Monroe & Co., Boston, as clerk, 
where he remained until he was appointed Assistant 
Librarian of the Boston Athenaeum, which position he 
held from 1847 to 1853. 

He was first a Unitarian, then an Episcopalian, and afterward a Catholic. 
He studied in Worcester, Paris and Rome, and received minor orders, but, on 
account of ill health, was never consecrated. He accepted the position of 
Associate Editor of the Boston Pilot. Afterward he became foreign correspond- 
ent of the Boston Evening Transcript. 

He was a man of fine literary tastes and abilities. He was the author of 
two books, " Aguecheek," and *' Memorials of the Blessed." He also translated 
from the French another work, " Spirit of Christianity." 

He died, in Paris, Sept. 3, 1859. His mother, Nancy, was appointed adminis- 
tratrix of his estate Nov. 25, 1859. See Suffolk Prob. Rec.^ Vol. 22g, Fol. j8j. 

3. Mary Jane, born 1829 ; died Mar. 10, 1838. 

4. Caroline Buckminster, born Dec. 4, 1833 ; married, in Boston, 

Sept. 1, 1868, Henry Eustace Hill, who was born in 
Wolverhampton, Eng., Sept. 19, 1830. They resided in 
Maiden, Mass., but two or three years ago removed to 

a. Marion Hill, b. May 23, 1869 ; died the same day. 


b, Arthur Buckminster Hill, b. June 13» 1870; he is a professional 

violinist, of exceptional skill. 

c, Henry Eustace Hill, b. June 9, 1872. Grocer, Maiden. 

325. DRURY FAIRBANKS, of Holliston, and Boston, Mass. 

(188), John VI, Drury V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Holliston, Mar. 31, 1796 ; settled in Boston ; died there 
June 29, 1858. 

Married Lucy Robinson, Aug. 13, 1822. 

CHILDREN, all born in Boston: 

1. Harriet Green, bom Oct. 3, 1824; married, June 27, 1850, 

Lyman Augustus George, son of Jesse and Hannah 
(Wellman) George, of Boston. After a residence of eleven 
years in Boston, they moved to Wrentham, Mass., with their 
three children, where they lived eighteen years, and then 
returned to Boston, where he died Nov. 29, 1893, aged 76 
yrs. 8 mos. 12 ds. His widow and three children survive 


a. Mary Bemis George, b. June 30, 1854; lives in Boston, with her 


b. Lyman Fairbanks George, b. Oct. 5, 1856, in Boston ; m. Alice 

Lucy Bradbury, of Jefferson City, Mo., July 7, 1892 ; now 
resides in Boston. 

c. Drury Fairbanks George, b. Nov. 25, 1858 ; resides in Detroit^ 


2. Mary Frances, born July 31, 1826 ; married in Boston, June 2, 

1852, Amory Leland of Boston, who now resides in New 
York City. She died Feb. 17, 1881, in New York. They 
had one child, Emma, born 1857 ; died about 18G2. 

3. Lucy Robinson, born Dec. 29, 1829 ; married, June 7, 1854, 

William A. Wyman, of Winchester, Mass. He died about 
1883. She resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 


a. Helen Eloise Wyman. 

b. Maude Wyman. 

c. Marshall Wyman. 

4. Martha Louisa, born July 29, 1833 ; died Sept. 17, 1834. 

5. John Robinson (651), born Nov. 6, 1887. 


326. PERLEY FAIRBANKS, of Poland, N. Y. 

(189), Perlcy VI, Drury V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Wardsboro, Vt., Aug. 26, 1784. Settled in Poland, N. Y. ; 
died there, Jan. 28, 1866, aged 81 yrs. 5 mos. 3 ds. 

Married Rebecca Rice. She was born Sept 13, 1787 ; died Oct 
25, 1825. 


1. Augustus F. (652), bom Oct 21, 1807. 

2. Mary, born Feb. 1, 1809. 

3. Patty, bom April 10, 1810 ; married in May,1831, Joseph A. 


4. Augustine R., born Aug. 20, 1811. 

5. Benjamin Franklin, born Sept. 30, 1812 ; died in 1865. 

6. Sophia, born Oct 31, 1814 ; died Nov. 12, 1868. 

7. Rebecca, born Sept 15, 1816. 

8. Miranda, bom May 7, 1818. 

9. Leland (653), born Nov. 28, 1820. 
10. Sally, born Oct 21, 1822. 

327. Dea. DRURY FAIRBANKS, of Wardsboro, Vt 

(139), Perley VI, Drury V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Wardsboro, May 1, 1789 ; lived on the farm adjoining, or 
part of, the Fairbanks homestead. He joined the church after he had 
passed the middle age of life, and thenceforward the town became 
greatly indebted to him for his influence in promoting the moral and 
religious prosperity of the community. He was a stanch opponent 
of intemperance and slavery, and a humble and devout christian. 

While returning home from public worship, Sunday, July 10, 1859, 
he was suddenly thrown from his carriage, and so severely injured 
that he remained in an unconscious state till the next Thursday, July 
14, 1859, when he expired at the age of 70 yrs. 2 mos. 13 ds. 

He married I, Lucy Holbrook, who was born and died in Wards- 

Married H, Sarah Park, a descendant in the seventh generation 
from Richard Park, one of the first five settlers of Cambridge, Mass., 
and one of the charter members of the Second Church of Newton, 
which was organized Feb. 1, 1636, Rev. Thomas Sheppard, Pastor. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Alexander (654), born in 1815. 

2. Drury (655), born in 1818. 


3. Ann Elizabeth, bom June 18, 1821 ; married Lucius H. 

Barber, of Wardsboro, a farmer. He was bom June 18, 
1824; died in Sparta, Wis., Apr. 21, 1881 ; and she died 
in Morgan Park, III, May 24, 1891. 


a. A daughter, died in infancy. 

b, Reuel L. Barber, b. Feb. 2, 1854, in Wardsboro ; died Dec. 7, 

1876, in Sparta. Unmarried. He was engaged in mercantile 
business, also in the sale of pianos and organs. 
e. Carroll Fairbank Barber, b. July 23, 1866, m.. Feb. 11, 1891, 
Mary Belle Spencer, daughter of Elisha Spencer, of Chicago. 
She was b. June 16, 1862. They reside in Morgan Park, 111. 
No children. 

Second marriage: 

4. Warren Park (656), bom Oct. 22, 1837. 

328. LELAND FAIRBANKS, of Bennington, Vermont. 

(139), Pcrley VI, Drury V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Wardsboro, Vt., November 20th, 1793. He settled in 
Troy, N. Y.,in 1834, and removed to Bennington, Vt., in 1840 ; died 
there, January 6, 1888, aged 94 yrs., 1 mo., 16 ds. 

He was a merchant and manufacturer; a member of the State 
Legislature, and held other public offices. Spent the latter part of 
his life on a farm. 

Married Polly, daughter of Joseph and Rhoda Fairbanks ( ) 
Crosby, May 7, 1817. She was born in Athol, Mass., March 27, 1794, 
and died in Bennington, Sept. 10, 1871, aged 77 yrs. 5 mos. 13 ds. 


1. Emeline, born Aug. 21, 1821 ; married Dr. William A. 

Dickerman, of Bennington, Oct. 18, 1847. 


a. Emma Fairbanks Dickerman, b. Aug. 23, 1848 ; m. Peter Fischer, 

of Foxboro, Mass. No children. 

b. William Leland Dickerman, b. Sept. 20, 1852. He resides in 

Foxboro, Mass. 

2. Leland (657), born Sept. 9, 1824. 

3. Sarah Jane, born March 28, 1829 ; married James H. Chapin, 

of Bennington, Oct. 31, 1850. They reside in Hoosick 

Falls, N. Y. 


a. Sarah Fairbanks Chapin, b. July 17, 1854 ; d. Aug. 14, 1854. 

b. James Leland Chapin, b. Jan. 17, 185(3. 


c. Nellie Fairbanks Chapin, b. March 16, 1803. 

d. Franklin Frost Chapin, b. Sept. 13, 1865. 

e. Charles Henry Chapin, b. Dec. 12, 1872. 

329. JOHN ADAMS FAIRBANKS, of Wardsboro, Vt 

(130), Pcrley VI, Drury V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born, in Wardsboro, Nov. 29, 1799 ; died Mar. 18, 1828. 
Married Mary, daughter of Noah Warren, of Wardsboro. 


1. John Adams (658), born in 1822. 

2. Mary, born in 1824 ; died in Brookfield, Mass. 

3. Caroline L., born in 1826 ; married Addison Reed, of Wil- 

mington, Vt. Died there. 


a, Annette Reed, b. ; m. . 

b. Alice Reed, b. ; m. (1), Mr. French; (2), G. R. Rich, of 

Hastings, Neb. 

330. JOHN MILTON FAIRBANKS, of Coventry, Vt. 

(142), Drury VI, Drury V, George IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Plymouth, N. H., July 19, 1801 ; died, in Coventry, Dec. 
4, 1869. 

He went to Holliston, Mass., in the spring of 1823. He remained 
there about a year ; lived about a year in Portland, Me., and, in 1825, 
settled in Coventry. At that time this portion of the country was a 
vast wilderness, almost uninhabited save by wild beasts. His resi- 
dence was fifty miles from any bank and almost as far from any 
money. The traffic was barter trade, in grain, sugar, and ashes. The 
collector of School taxes was wont to call on his few scattered fellow 
citizens with a grain bag and measure in hand, soliciting from them a 
half bushel, a peck, or two quarts of grain, as the case might be. 
School teachers were paid in store goods. The minister even came 
under the barter system. The salary usually paid him was $400 per 
annum, one half money, and the other half meat, stock and grain. 

He was a sterling common sense man, of strong religious convic- 
tions, and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of the community. 

He married Mehitable Knapp, of Lyman, N. H., Mar. 22, 1827. 
She died Aug. 30, 1867. 

1. Laura, born June 23, 1829. Resides in Newport, Vt., unmar- 


2. Horace K., born Apr. 19, 1848. Married I, Dec. 25, 1865, 
Jennie J. True, of Irasburgh, Vt. She died Apr. 8, 1882. 
He married II, Sept. 9, 1887, Mrs. Abbie M. Coburn, of 
Westfield, Vt They reside in Newport. They have no 
children, but have an adopted son, Ralph Rockwood 

331. TIMOTHY R. FAIRBANKS, of Plymouth, N. H. 

(142), Drury VI, Dniry V, Georg« IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Plymouth, Apr. 15, 1809 ; lived in Littleton, N. H., and 
St Johnsbury, Vt. Died, in Med way, Mass., Apr. 1874. 

Married I, Katharine D., daughter of Solomon and Sarah (Cush- 
man) Stevens; bom in Barnet, Vt., Oct. 17, 1817; died in St Johns- 
bury, Vt, June, 1865. 

Married II, Mary Ann (Baldwin) Dowse, of Boston, Apr. 19, 
1866. She died in Boston, Jan. 26, 1872, aged 65 years. 


1. William R. (659), born Dec. 1, 1841, in Waterford, Vt 

2. Emma Katharine, bom in Littleton, N. H., July 22, 1845; 

died Dec. 22, 1845. 

3. George Stevens, born in St Johnsbury, Nov. 29, 1847 ; died 

in Wyandott, Kan., June 6, 1882. 

4. Katharine Emma, born in St. Johnsbury, Dec. 3, 1853 ; 

married, July 12, 1879, in Boston, George C. Vaughan, 
who was a druggist, of St. Johnsbury. He was manager 
of the Vaughan Lumber Co., San Antonio, Texas ; died in 
Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 18, 1888. 

5. Mary Ann Brackett, born in St Johnsbury, Aug. 3, 1856 ; 

died there Mar. 17, 1858. 

332. DRURY FAIRBANKS, Philadelphia, Pa. 

(142), Drury VI, Drury V, George IV, Jonathan III, Georg^e II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Plymouth, N. H., Aug. 13, 1813. He lived in Philadel- 
phia ; was a mechanic. 

He married Susannah C. Owens, Jan. 26, 1845. 

1. Drury Rockwood, born July 14, 1851. 


333. ADAM FAIRBANKS, of Hyde Park, Vt 

(14S), Moses yi, Moses V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, Geori^e II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Colerain, Mass., May 30, 1790 ; settled in Hyde Park. 
Was a farmer. Died in Cass, Iowa, Sept, 1878. 

Married, I, Cynthia Wilbor, who was bom in Morristown, Vt, 
Dec. 26, 1801. She died May 25, 1844. 

Married II, Gracia (Mills) Hadley, of Cornish, Vt 


1. Victor Monroe (660), born June 1, 1819. 

2. Caroline, bom July 26, 1821 ; married Henry S., son of 

Seymour and Hettie (Robinson) Lane, of Newport, Vt 
He was a schoolmaster and cabinet maker. After the 
death of his wife, in Keeseville, N. Y., Feb. 15, 1845, he 
removed to Springfield, Mass., to live, engaging in the 
bakery and hotel business. He died June 10, 1885. 


a. Edward Iliram Lane, b. May 12, 1840; d. Jan. 18, 1885. 

b. George Monroe Lane, b. Aug. 12, 1842. Resides in Springfield. 
He enlisted in the Union Army in Dec. 1863, in Co. E, 9th Vt. Vols., and 

served two years. Was mustered out in Burlington, Vt., Dec. 18G5. He was 
Aide De Camp to the Commander in Chief of the G. A. R., in 1803, with rank 
of Colonel. He has been a member of the Baxter Post, Newport, Vt., for the 
past ten years (1807); delegate from his Post to the State Encampment for 
eight years. Has lived in Springfield, Mass., thirty years; is a merchant; mar- 
ried, May 13, 1860, Julia M. Pease. Xo children. 

c. Wilbor Lane, b. June 12, 1844 ; d. May 3, 1866. 

3. VoLNEY Wilbor (661), born Nov. 11, 1823. 

4. Lorinda B., born July 27, 1826; married Alpheus Chesley; 

died Aug. 2, 1853. Mrs. Jennie Carpenter, of Palmer, 
Mass., is their only child. 

5. Carlo Truman (662), born June 12, 1829. 

6. Allen Leonard (663), born Feb. 28, 1832. 

7. Cynthia J., born Aug. 5, 1842; died Feb. 13, 1850. 

334. RICHMOND FAIRBANKS, of Hyde Park, Vt. 

(143), Moses VI, Moses V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Colerain, May 9, 1814 ; was a farmer, and resided in 
Hyde Park, where he died July 11, 1881. 

Married in 1832, Louisa, daughter of Lovell and Hannah (Coates) 
Gates, who was born in Morristown, Vt., in 1816, and died April 3, 



1. Rominor L., born June 30, 1843; married, Mar. 31, 1867, 

Mary M., daughter of James and Mary M. (Lane) Godfrey, 
of Hanover, N. H. She was born in Waterbury, Vt., July 
23, 1848. They reside in Morristown, Vt No children. 

2. Irvine A., born Aug. 10, 1845. Is a farmer in Mansonville, 


3. Truman F., born June 15, 1848. Is a farmer in Mansonville, 


4. Anna B., born Mar. 17, 1855 ; died Oct. 25, 1860. 

5. Lysander L., born July 11, 1858; has a family, and lives 

in Mississippi. R. R. conductor. 

Note. Letters addressed to Irvine A. and Truman F. were not answered, 
and no further information concerning them can be given. 

335. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Colerain, Mass. 

(144), Daniel VI, Moses V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan 1. 

Born in Colerain, Feb. 3, 1796. He lived awhile in Halifax, Vt., 
and then went to White River, in 1830, and, in the spring of 1831, 
settled in Heath, Mass., where he lived until he broke up house-keep- 
ing. He was a farmer ; died Dec. 11, 1853, in Whitingham, Vt. 

Married Sally Burrington, of Colerain. She was born Apr. 14, 
1801 ; died in Heath, May 29, 1842, aged 41 years. 


1. Jane, born Sept. 18, 1826 ; married, in 1851, James M. 

Roberts, in Jacksonville, Vt., and died there in 1873. 


a. Andrew Jackson Roberts, b. in Oct. 1863 ; resides there, and is 

in the manufacturing business ; is a widower ; has one child. 

b. Eunice Minerva Roberts, b. May 1, 1858; m. Mr. Pike, (^ct. 


c. George Roberts, b. in Edgar Co., 111., in 1861. He is in a 

bakery in New York City ; married, but has no children. 

d. John Roberts, b. in Edgar Co., 111., in 1863. Is married, 

and lives in Heath, Mass. 

2. Daniel Newton (664), born July 21, 1828. 

3. Sarah Ann, bom July 3, 1831 ; married Isaac Pierce, of 

Boston, Oct. 1853, in Greenwich, Mass. She died in 
Hardwick, Mass., July 4, 1858. 

a. William Pierce, b. in Hardwick, Mass., Oct. 1855; m. Etta 


Gilbert, in Paris, 111. Three children, — Fred, Alta and 
Gerald. He is a Judge in Paris, 111. 
b, James Pierce, b. in Hard wick, July 1857; d. May 1874. 

4. John Henry (665), born July 7, 1833. 

5. Hiram (666), born May 14, 1837. 

6. Mary, born Apr. 15, 1842; married Wolsey B. McCulloch, 

Dec. 10, 1857, in Paris, III. He is a farmer in New 
Goshen, Ind., where he was bom Jan. 15, 1831. 


a. Rollin W. McCulloch, b. Sept. 21, 1860; m. Kate Duck, in 

Paris, 111., Dec. 18, 1885. He is in the Insurance business in 
Terre Haute, Ind. Children, — Anna, Helen and Louise. 

b. Mervin D. McCulloch, b. July 22, 1863 ; d. May 7, 1893. 

c. Alta F. McCulloch, b. Jan. 0. 1867 ; d. Jan. 10, 1800. 

d. One child, d. in infancy. 

336. ROMINOR SMITH FAIRBANKS, of Colerain, Mass. 

(144), Daniel VI, Moses V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Colerain, July 2, 1822 ; resided there ; was an industrious 
farmer and a respected citizen. Died Sept. 18, 1892. 

Married, Nov. 16, 1854, Prusia Angelia, daughter of Levi and 
Louisa (Elmer) Sprague, of Buckland, Mass., born Sept. 2, 1832. 


1. Levi Daniel (667), born Sept. 1, 1^56. 

2. Delia Oliva, born Oct. 18, 1S57; married, in Greenfield, 

Mass., Oct. 15, 1884, Frank Humes, son of James and 
Asenath (Rogers) Cutting, born in Whitingham. They 
reside in Whitingham, Vt. 


a. Musa Adella Cutting, b. June 0, 188fi. 

b. Blanche Asenath Cutting, b. Sept. 23, 1888. 

3. Charles Merwin, born Mayll, 18G0; lives on the home 

place in Colerain ; unmarried. 

4. William Prosper, born Sept. 6, 1862 ; married Aug. 5, 1890, 

Louise M. Wilson, of Shelburne, Mass. Resides in Charle- 
mont, Mass. No children. 

5. Prilla Duverna, born Dec. 31, 1864. 

6. Jennie Ruth, born June 9, 1867 ; is a school teacher. 

7. Gertie Angelia, bom June 13, 1870. ( Twins ; Bertie R. died 

8. Bertie Rominor, " ** ** '* S the next day. 

9. Oscar Rominor, born June 20, 1873 ; married, Dec. 10, 1894, 

Nellie E. Brown, of Colerain, where they reside. 


337. HIRAM FAIRBANKS, of Antwerp, N. Y. 

(145), Jonathan VI, Motes V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, Gtorge II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Heath, Mass., Nov. 6, 1801 ; died in Newburg, Wis., Mar. 
2, 1885, aged 84 years, 3 mos. and 26 days. He was a farmer. 

He married June 4, 1826, Effie Caswell, who was bom June 14, 
1806, and died Feb. 26, 1881, aged 74 years, 8 mos. and 12 days. 


1. William, born June 14, 1827; died Sept. 1, 1828. 

2. Laura Ann, bom Dec. 23, 1829; married. Sept 16, 1851, 

Ralph Douglas Kendall of Richville, N. Y. He was son 
of John and Prudence (Douglas) Kendall, born in Leyden, 
N. Y., Feb. 17, 1830. 


a. Eugene Ralph Kendall, b. Sept. 7, 1854 ; d. Mar. 23, 1868. 

6. William Herbert Kendall, b. Feb. 15, 1858; m., Oct. 17. 1878, 

Jennie B., dau. of Caswell and Effie Fairbanks ( ). 
c. Houghton Fairbanks Kendell, b. Mar. 2. 1863; d. June 18, 1873. 

8. Erwin, born Sept. 22, 1832. Married I, June 1852, Julia 
Brown, of Antwerp. She was bom in 1885, and died Mar. 
18, 1888. Married II, Sept. 18, 1889, Sarah Johnson, of 
Baldwinsville, N. Y. One child, Frederick, bom in Ant- 
werp ; died aged 10 yrs. Resides in Baldwinsville, N. Y. 
He neglected to answer letters, and this information may 
not be correct. 

4. Caswell (668), born July 25, 1835. 

5. Cornelia, born Sept 29, 1838 ; married Samuel A. Nash, and 

had one daughter, Annette Nash. Cornelia died Jan. 16, 

6. ByrOxN (669), bora Jan. 23, 1847. 

338. ROYAL FAIRBANKS, of Rossie, N. Y. 

(145), VI, Moses V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Heath, Mass., Aug. 18, 1803. He was a hotel keeper in 
Rossie, and died Oct. 1852. 

Married I, in 1823, Miranda Williams, of Clinton, N. Y., who was 
born March, 1804, and died in 1845. 

Married II, Oct. 26, 1845, Jane F. Kinne, who was bora May 24, 

1S23. She married for a second husband, Phelps, and now lives 

in Camden, N. J. 



1. William Kenton, born in Heuvelton, N. Y., Mar., 1833. 

He was captain of a sailing vessel. 

2. Sarah, bom May, 1837 ; married Rev. S. W. Whitfield. 

3. Elizabeth, born 1837. 

4. George Lyman (670), born March 27, 1842. 

5. Harriet, born Mar. 27, 1844; d., aged 15 years. 

6. Emma, born July 7, 1846 ; married Alfred Burnham ; died in 

Rome, NT Y., Jan. 24, 1879, leaving her husband and three 

339. DAVID FAIRBANKS, of Antwerp, N. Y. 

(145), Jonathan VI, Moses V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Ashfield, Mass., July 2, 1811. 

Married, , Sybil Smith, who was born in Ashfield, Sept. 

17, 1809. She died Aug. 22, 1890. He died, in Antwerp, Jan. 25, 

CHILDREN, all bom in Antwerp: 

1. John Wallace (671), born July 3, 1836. 

2. David Orville (672), born June 1, 1839. 

3. Orrin Dempster, born Sept. 2, 1844; resides in Adrian, 

Mich. He is a photographer. He married, April 15, 1878, 
in Dundee, Michigan, Adda Taft. 

340. ASA FAIRBANKS, of Whitingham, Vt. 

(146), Asa VI, Moses V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Whitingham, June 27, 1800, and lived there all his life. 
He was a farmer. 

Married Sally, daughter of John R. and Chloe (Smith) Stacy. 
She was born in Halifax, Vt., April 13, 1805; died Jan. 10, 1894. 
He died Jan. 21, 1861. 


1. Freeman Leroy, born Dec. 15, 1829; died Aug. 18, 1831. 

2. Sandford Smith (673), born Dec. 8, 1831. 

3. Emery Greenleaf, born Feb. 28, 1835 ; died Feb. 1, 1861. 

4. Lymax Webster (674), born Mar. 24, 1836. 

5. Sarah Lovina, born Jan. 21, 1838 ; married (1), Mar. 19, 

1857, Charles Cutting, who was born in Whitingham, Aug. 
17, 1830, and died in Halifax, Vt., Dec. 1, 1888 ; married 


(2), Jan. 30, 1896, Simeon Dudley, of Greenfield, Mass^ 
who was born in Petersham, Mass., Sept. 8, 1829. Resi- 
dence, Greenfield. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

a. Charles M. Cutting, b. Aug. 12, 1858 ; d. Sept. 10, 1880. 

b. James £. Cutting, b. Nov. 15, 1850 ; res., Worcester, Mass. 

c. Lewis A. Cutting, b. May 3, 1863 ; res., Whitingham. 

d. Addison F. Cutting, b. May 5, 1860. 

e. Maurice F. Cutting, b. June 17, 1868. 

/ Nettie Lovina Cutting, b. Dec. 21, 1870; m., Dec. 31, 1890, 

Ervin L. Barber; res., Bemardston, Mass. 
^. George B. Cutting, b. Sept. 27, 1874. 

6. Chloe Minerva, born Mar. 18, 1840 ; died May 30, 1883. 

7. Asa Freeman, born Mar. 8, 1842. He enlisted in the Civil 

War when 22 years of age ; was taken sick in New Orleans, 
and died there in 1864. 

8. Chester Willard (675), born Aug. 15, 1844. 

9. Laura Luanna, born Oct. 21, 1846; married, in Colerain, 

Mass., Dec. 26, 1867, Charles P. Williams, who was bora 
in Leyden, Mass., Oct. 16, 1841. They now live in Hart- 
ford, Conn. 


a, Malva B. Williams, b. Nov. 27, 1872 ; d. Nov. 24, 1875. 

b, Lura ^fc Williams, b. Aug. 27, 1874; d. Dec. 3, 1895. 

c, Cora B. Williams, b. Sept. 14, 1879. 

341. EZRA FAIRBANKS, of Whitingham, Vt. 

(146), Asa VI, Moses V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Whitingham, Feb. 4, 1804; died Oct. 11, 1874. Was a 

Married, Sept. 23, 1830, Cynthia, daughter of John and Chloe 
(Smith) Stacy, who was born June 10, 1807, and died June 14, 1891. 


1. Elvirah, born July 29, 1831; married, March 22, 1848, 
Martin Duane Stimpson, who was born in Whitingham, 
May 5, 1828. She died June 9, 1891. 


a. Addie C. Stimpson, b. May 29, 1851 ; m. Eugene Loomis, of 

Jacksonville, Vt. 

b. Joel Eugene Stimpson, b. IS.^S ; d. Feb. 10, 1864. 

c. Nellie J. Stimpson, b. May V,\, 1801 ; m. E. J. Carrier, of 

Charlemont, Mass. 


d. Leafy E. Stimpson, b. Oct. 26, 1868; m. Fred Knowlton, of 

Wilmington, Vt. ; d. June 29, 1882. 

e. Elsie V. Stimpson, b. Sept. 9, 1865; m. Charles Henry Fair- 

banks ( ). 
/. Inez A. Stimpson, b. July 26, 1874; m. Leon P. Hawkes; 
resides in Charlemont, Mass. 

2. Delilah, born July 29, 1831, twin to Elvirah; married, Aug. 

27, 1851, W. S. Alland, of Colerain ; died Apr. 25, 1884. 

3. Maranda, born Sept. 8, 1833; married, Nov. 15, 1852, 

Dudley W. Burrington, and resides in North Heath, Mass. 


a. Jane E. Burrington, b. Dec. 2, 1853. 

b. Mary C. Burrington, b. Sept. 29, 1867. 

c. Marion W. Burrington, b. Nov. 1, 1859; d. Sept. 25, 1886. 

d. Fred L. Burrington, b. May 7, 1865. 

e. Bert G. Burrington, b. Mar. 8, 1873. 

f. Alice R. Burrington. 

4. Henry (676), born Aug. 28, 1835. 

5. Oded (677), born Apr. 5, 1837. 

6. Edwin, born Aug. 23, 1840; married Etta May; resides in 

Whitingham, Vt. No children. 

7. Luzerne, born July 29, 1843 ; died Feb. 7, 1864. 

8. Florinda A., born June 28, 1846; married, in Halifax, Vt., 

Nov. 27, 1867, Rufus C, son of Barnabas and Pamelia 
(Davenport) Porter, of Colerain, Mass., and resides in 
Adamsville, Mass. 


a. Anna G. Porter, b. May 31, 1869. 

b. Henry L. Porter, b. Apr. 7, 1871. 

c. George R. Porter, b. Feb. 14, 1874. 

d. Myrtie L. Porter, b. June 3, 1875. 

e. Clarence W. Porter, b. Feb. 19, 1878; d. May 22, 1886. 
/. Ray H. Porter, b. Sept. 13, 1883. 

g. Myron A. Porter, b. Aug. 6, 1887. 

9. Florilla, born June 28, 1846, twin to Florinda; married, 

Dec. 5, 1869, George Carpenter, of North Heath, who was 
bom in Rowe, Feb. 21, 1844. 


a. Myron Carpenter, b. May 21, 1877; d. young. 

b. Wayne Carpenter, b. May 7, 1882. 

c. Hallie Carpenter, b. Jan. 6, 1885. 

d. Ella Carpenter, b. Feb. 19, 1889. 

10. Herbert John (678), born Jan. 6, 1851. 


342. ABRAHAM FAIRBANKS, of Whitingham, Vt 

(140), Ata VI, Moses V, Jooathmn IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Whitingham, Vt, May 3, 1808 ; died Dec. 20, 1891, aged 
83 years, 7 months, 17 days. 
Married Olive Cook. 


1. Francisca, bom ; married first, Sept 14, 1862, Elmer 

Cutting, who died, and she married 2ndly, Faxon Cady, of 
Heath, Mass., and had three children. 


a. Elmer Cutting, now living in California. 

b, Edward Cutting ; m. Rosa Fish, and resides in Colerain, Mass. 

2. Francis (679), bom in Whitingham. 

3. Lavilla, born ; married 1st., Edward Burrington, and 

had one child, who died young. She married 2ndly, 
Charles Esty, and had a son and a daughter. The daughter 
married Wayland Bosworth, of Athol, Mass. 

4. Ella, born ; married Joel Lombard of Colerain. They 

had three children. In 1888 or 1889, they removed to 
California. She has since died there. Two of her daughters 
were married, and each had one child. 

343. SAMUEL FAIRBANKS, of Colerain, Mass. 

(146), Asa VI, Moses V, Jonathan IV^, Jonathan III, Georg^e II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Whitingham, Vt, June 26, 1815; is a farmer in Colerain. 
Married, Oct 30, 1847, Clarissa C, daughter of Flavel and Almo 
(Field) Parker, who was born in Whitingham, July 23, 1830. 


1. Frank S. (680), born May 21, 1848. 

2. Almo A., bom Aug. 6, 1852 ; married, Jan. 16, 1876, Alfred 

P. Dudley, of Shutesbury ; resides in Northampton, Mass. 
No children. 

344. DANIEL FAIRBANKS, of Boston, Mass. 

(147), Jonathan VI, paniel V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in Holliston, Mass., Oct. 28, 1781 ; died Aug. 5, 1821, in 
Boston, where he lived, and where all his children were born. He 
was a printer. 


Married Elizabeth Blacktnan, of Dorchester, Mass., Apr. 8, 1812. 
She died Nov. 11, 1855, aged 67 years. 


1. George W., born . 18ia ; died Aug. 20, 1815. 

2. Eliza, bom in 1815 ; married Royal Douglas, of Cambridge, 

who died . She died , leaving one child, 

Royal, who died in the West. 

3. George C, born in 1817 ; resides in Rockland, Me. Married 

Lucilia Hatstat, and had one daughter, Almira, who is 
married, and lives in New York City. Her husband is a 
druggist, name not given. 

4. Daniel Hiram (681), born Mar. 11, 1819. 

345, JONATHAN FAIRBANK, of Cochituate, Mass. 

(147), Jonathan VI, Daniel V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sudbury, Mass., Apr. 7, 1787 ; died, in Cochituate, Dec. 
30, 1865, aged 77 yrs. 8 mos. 23 ds. Was a cabinet maker and 
painter. Resided in Concord, Mass., for a number of years ; also in 
Lowell, Lexington, Georgetown and Wayland, Mass. 

Married Augusta Hadden, who was bom in Hawack, Scotland, 
and came to this country when about 7 years old. 


1. Jonathan, born in Concord. Was twice married and had two 

daughters, both of whom died young. Letters to him 

2. Margaret Ann, born, in Lexington, Mass., Dec. 8, 1836; mar- 

ried in Wayland, Edward Payson Bond, Nov. 1852. He 
was bora there Mar. 10, 1830, and died at the Soldiers 
Home, Togus, Me., Aug. 7, 1885. He was in the 20th 
Regt. Mass. Vols., Co. E, in the Civil War. She resides in 


a. labelle Damon Bond, b. Apr. 25, 1853 ; m. Ralph Hent, of 

Wayland, in 1871. Resides in Wayland. 

b. Nellie Bond, b. July 29, 185(5; m. Wesley R. Place, of Natick, 

in 1877. Resides in Wayland. 

c. Albert Bond, b. Apr. .'JO, 1859; m. Mary K. Hare, of Cam- 

bridge, in 1880. Resides in Natick, Mass. 

d. Harry Bond, b. Sept. 5, 1800 ; m. Klizabeth Montcrief, in 1888. 

Resides in Cochituate. 


3. Nellie Augusta, born ; married Dr. William Henry 

Bradley, of Lowell, Mass. No children. They lived in 
Chicago twenty years, where she now resides ; her husband 
is dead. 

4. George W., bom in Concord, July 6, 1844 ; married Abbie 

B. Bent. They had one child, Thaddeus, who died young. 
He resides in Cochituate. 

346. CoL. DRURY FAIRBANK, of Sudbury, Mass. 

(147), Jonathan VI, Daniel V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sudbury, July 17, 1793. He lived for five years in 
Boston, and worked for Blake & Jackson, soap and candle chandlers. 
He settled in Sudbury in Oct. 1820, on a farm, and lived there until 
his death. He was colonel of militia, justice of the peace, held 
various town offices, and took an active part in politics and parish 

He was an active promoter of measures for the erection of a 
monument in Sudbury, to the memory of Capt. Wadsworth and his 
men, twenty- seven in number, who were killed in King Philip's War, 
Apr. 18, 1676. He died very suddenly of heart disease. May 25, 
1864, aged 70 yrs. 10 mos. 8 ds. His children were all bom in Sud- 
bury, except Nelson. 

He married Mary Spring, of Hubbardston, Mass., Oct. 26, 1817. 
She died Feb. 15, 1864, aged 67 yrs. 7 mos. 


1. Nelson (682), born Nov. 10, 1818. 

2. Nancy, born Mar. 19, 1821 ; married, in Sudbury, James 

Harvey Wright, of Hardwick, Mass., Nov. 27, 1845. They 
resided in Waltham until her death, which occurred Mar. 
28, 1888. He was a stone mason, and during the civil 
war was employed in the construction department of the 
U. S. Government. He was located in Havre de Grace, 
Md., Wilmington, Del., and Chattanooga, Tenn., where 
he superintended gangs of men. For fourteen years he 
was superintendent of streets and sidewalks in Waltham. 
He died Sept. 4, 1896, aged 80 yrs. 4 mos. 28 ds. 

CHILDREN, born in Waltham: 
a. Frank Drur)' Wright, b. June 5, 1851 ; d. Sept. 5. 1851. 
d. Mary Francis Wright, b. Dec. 12, 1852 ; she taught in the public 
schools of W^altham for ten years. 


c, Charles Augustus Wright, b. Mar. 5, 1854 ; killed by an engine 
while in the discharge of his duty, as night switchman, at the 
Moody Street Crossing in Waltham, Jan. 25, 1893. 

3. WiNTHROP (683), born Apr. 7, 1823. 

4. Jonathan Parker (684), born Mar. 22, 1826. 

5. Hannah, born May 9, 1828 ; married Aaron M. Goodnow, of 

Sudbury, July 19, 1848. He kept a store in Sudbury up 
to the time of his death, Apr. 19, 1854. His widow then 
removed to Waltham, Mass., where she is still living. 


a, Ella Goodnow, b. May 2, 1849; m.. May 27, 1879, Frank 
Whitney; residence, Waltham. 

6. Mary S., born July 22, 1830 ; married, Dec. 25, 1853, Joseph 

T. Speer, son of Henry and Rachel Speer, who was bom 
in New York City, Feb. 19, 1829. She died in Williams- 
burg, N. Y.,Oct. 20, 18G3. 


a. Theodore V. Speer, b. in Passaic, N. J., Nov. 2, 1854; m. 

Sarah H. Rankin, of Greenville, Tenn., Feb. 11, 1880. 

b. Minnie Speer, b. in New York City, July 18, 1858; d. there June 

3, 1800. 
f. Minnie F. Speer, b. in New York City, Jan. 13, 1861 ; m. 
Warren S. Colegrove, of Passaic, N. J., Nov. 7, 1883. 

347. Capt. eddy FAIRBANK, of North Reading, Mass. 

(I"*"), Jonathan VI, Daniel V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, (ieorgc II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sudbur)-, Mass., 1795 ; resided in Boston, where he 

worked for Blake & Jackson, soap and candle chandlers ; returned 
to Sudbury, and was engaged in farming; then removed to Warner, 
N. H., and there had a farm on Mt. Kearsarge ; afterward he lived 
for a time in Manchester, N. H., and then removed to North Read- 
ing, where he died July 31, 1862, aged 67 years. Was a member of 
the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company, of Boston. 

Married, in Boston, Apr. 30, 1822, Nancy Simms, who died Jan. 29, 
1850, aged 50 years. She was a daughter of Samuel Simms, of North 
Reading. She died Aug. 2, 1851, aged 97 years. 


1. John B., born ; died in infancy. 

2. Elizabeth, born July 18, 1825 ; married, first, Lysander E. 

Upton, of North Reading, who died Jan. 9, 1865, aged 41 


yrs. 11 mos. ; 2ndly, Benjamin Eames, of North Reading ; 
died Aug. 19, 1888. 


a. Francis Upton, b. Oct. 10, 1861. Shot himself by accident at 

his mother's door, and d. Nov. 9, 1867. 

b, Elizabeth Ann Upton, b. Mar. 1, 1853 ; d. Apr. 18, 1871. 
€. Ella Upton, b. May, 1856 ; d. Dec. 5, 1864. 

d. Eddy Lysander Upton, b. Nov., 1860 ; m. and d., leaving one 


e. Bertha Upton, b. Jan., 1863 ; m. Frank B. Jenkins, of Andover» 

where they reside. 

3. John B., born Aug. 4, 1827; died in California in 1862, 


4. Jonathan (685), born Apr. 28, 1832. 

5. James Eddy (686), born June 14, 1834. 

6. Samuel S., born May 28, 1836 ; was employed until lately in 

the U. S. Mint, Carson City, Nevada; now resides at 
Walnut Creek, Cal. 

7. George Varnum, born March 15, 1838 ; died Jan. 7, 1880, at 

Las Vegas Hot Springs, New Mexico, where he went for 
his health. 

8. Luman B., born Mar. 31, 1839 ; died, unmarried, in Morey, 

Nevada, where he owned silver mines. 

9. Christiana B., twin sister of Luman B., born Mar. 31, 1839; 

married Charles Carswell, of Oakland, Cal., where they 
reside ; no children. 
10. Dexter, born Feb. 22, 1841 ; died, unmarried, June 23, 1864. 

348. GEORGE FAIRBANK, of Coventry, R. I. 

(147), Jonathan VI, Daniel V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sudbury, Mass., Sept. 15, 1797. He removed to Johns- 
ton, R. I., thence to Coventry in 1826, where he built a mill for the 
purpose of manufacturing woolen cloth. He also owned a farm and 
store, which were afterwards enlarged and carried on very success- 
fully by his son, Elbridge Gerry Fairbank. He died Aug. 31, 1873, 
aged 75 yrs. 11 mos. 16 ds. 

He married, in 1819, Susan Smith, daughter of Brown and Mary 
(King) Smith, of North Providence, R. L She was born in Johnston, 
R. L, and was a niece of Samuel W. King, the last Charter Governor 
of Rhode Island, and incumbent at the time of the Dorr Rebellion, 
in 1841, which was headed by Thomas Wilson Dorr. She died June 
26, 1891. 



1. Susan Brown, born Aug. 11, 1820 ; died Sept. 11, 1827. 

2. George Washington, bom March 8, 1822 ; died Nov. 28, 1848. 
8. Mary King, bom July 26, 1828 ; died Jan. 9, 1869. 

4. Elbridge Gerry (687), bom Feb. 25, 1825. 

5. Brown Smith (688), born March 10, 1827. 

6. Susan Brown 2nd, bom Nov. 15, 1828 ; died Oct. 15, 1830. 

7. James Waterman, born June 4, 1830 ; went west many years 

ago, and has not been heard from in thirty-nine years. 

8. Alfred (689), bom July 6, 1881. 

9. Susan Maria, bom May 24, 1883 ; died Jan. 27, 1894. She 

married William Wylie, of Glasgow, Scotland, Nov., 1857. 
They resided for several years in Rhode Island, then re- 
moved to New York City, where she died. 


a. Mary Jane Wylie, b. Aug. 4, 1859; m. George Olney Blackmar. 

b. Anna Maria Wylie, b. Nov. 9, 1861. 

c. WUliam Henry Wylie, b. April 6. 1868. 

d. Agnes Florence Wylie, b. Aug. 15, 1869; m. George Gale Smith. 

10. William Borden King, bom May 20, 1835 ; died Sept. 14, 


11. Anna Washington, born March 3, 1844 ; died Aug. 11, 1880. 

She was educated at Lapham Institute, R. I., and married, 
May 1869, George Ohiey Blackmar, of Foster, R. I. 

Ralph William Blackmar, b. May 0, 1872; m. Katharine Liebrich. 

349. Dr. dexter FAIRBANK, of New York, N. Y. and 
Elizabeth, N. J. 

(147), Jonathan VI, Daniel V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sudbury, Mass., July 19, 1799; died Aug. 11, 1879, aged 
80 yrs. 23 ds. 

He resided in Cambridgeport, Mass., after his marriage, up to 
1839 ; then in New York City until 1868, when he removed to Eliza- 
beth, N. J. where he died. He spent the greater part of his life in 
the interests of the insane, and for that reason was called Doctor, 
although he was not a physician, or graduated as such. He removed 
to New York for the express purpose of giving the imbecile son of 
John Jacob Astor, John Jacob, Jr., his exclusive care and treatment, 
and had charge of him for over thirty years. 


He was a self made man, and rose from the humble walks of life 
by his indomitable will and sterling integrity. He was a man of 
marked character and great determination, — a strong friend and a 
bitter foe, — never happier than when battling for the right in 
Church or State. 

The following abstract from an obituary notice written by an 
intimate friend, may justly be reproduced here: — 

I became acquainted with Dr. Fairbank at the outbreak of the late war, 
when I found him with the harness on fighting the battles of freedom for the 
black man, for he was all his life a consistent and determined Abolitionist, which 
I deem to be a crown of all civic virtues in this world of iniquity. He was one 
of the Old Guard, as the Abolitionists were rightly called, and did as much in his 
own place and station as Garrison ever did. But higher than all this was his 
claim to Christian excellence. He was a member of the 3rd Presbyterian Church, 
and his pastor, Mr. Ray, and his fellow members, can bear ample testimony to his 
bright Christian character ******. 

The name of Dexter Fairbank is known to hundreds of the sable children 
whom he helped out of slavery in the dark days of the Republic, when it was a 
crime to be their friend, and many an eye among the escaped ones will drop a 
tear over the memory of their faithful friend, as this news comes to them. Nor 
will there be less regret in the circle of the eminent Abolitionists still surviving, 
whose friendship he enjoyed. " And the memory of their works shall never pass 
away from among men." This may truly be said of the deceased. 

W. G. Snethen. 
Elizaketh, August 11, 1879. 

He and most of his family were buried in Mt. Auburn, where a 
beautiful monument marks their resting place. 

He married Lucretia Wheeler, of Sudbury, Mass., who died July 
15, 1879, aged 77 yrs. 1 mo. 22 ds. 


1. Franklin Dexter, born Nov. 9, 1821 ; died Oct. 18, 1863. 
V He married Anna Maria Meacham, daughter of Jeremiah 

and Prudence (Dunton) Meacham, of Boothbay, Me. No 

He carried on the Drug business in Boston. In declin- 
ing health he went to California and the Sandwich Islands. 
He returned in 1863, and died at his father's home in New 
York. His widow died Jan. 4, 1883. 

2. James Prescott, born May 14, 1829; died Feb. 1, 1856, 


3. ^Jane Elizabeth, born ; married Dr. F. Willis Fisher, 

of New York City, in 1855, and resides there. 



a. James Fairbank Fisher, b. July 9, 1861. 

b. Mary E. Fisher, b. Jan. 21, 1863; d. May 16, 1870. 

c. Marion Cariotta Fisher, b. Aug. 6, 1865. 


N. Y. 

(147), Jonathan VI, Daniel V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, Georg^e II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sudbury, Mass., Oct. 3, 1804 ; died in Monroe, May 20, 

Married Margaret Hadden, daughter of James Hadden. She was 
bom in Scotland, Feb. 25, 1803, and died in Worcester, Mass., Oct. 
19, 1865, aged 62 years. 


1. Jonathan (690), born in Andover, Mass., Jan. 7, 1828. 

2. James Dexter (691), born in Monroe, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1830. 

3. Joseph B. Varnum, born in Sudbury, Aug. 29, 1833 ; died 

Oct. 31, 1833. 

351. ELBRIDGE GERRY FAIRBANK, of Cambridge, Mass. 

(147), Jonathan VI, Daniel V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sudbury, Mass., Jan. 9, 1809. He was a general janitor 
of Harvard College from Sept. 1836 to June 1842. He died July 10, 
1842, in Cambridge. 

He married, in Cambridge, Annie C. Remie, daughter of Marcus 
and Anna C. (Allbrink) Remie of Cambridge. She was born Jan. 22, 
1811, and died Nov. 8,1886. 


1. George Elbridge, born May 20, 1832; died in Cambridge, 

Apr. 4, 1887 ; unmarried. 

2. Marcus Remie, born Mar. 1834 ; died Mar. 23, 1842. 

3. Joseph Bradley Varnum, born Feb. 26, 1836 ; died Dec. 1887. 

He kept a Livery Stable in Cambridge for a number of 
years, and later had charge of the street lamps in Brighton. 
He married, in 1859, Sophia Porter, born in Brighton, 
Dec. 1836, and had one daughter, Annie M., who married 
H. S. Brock, now carrying on business in Harvard Square, 

4. Annie C, born Mar. 18, 1838; resides in Cambridge. 



5. Alfred T., born Feb. 14, 1840 ; died in Pueblo, Col., Jan. 6, 
1895 ; unmarried. 

Alfred T. and his brother George £. were in business in Boston as copartners 
for several years. They were fine specimens of manhood, and both were 
remarkably athletic. 

352. JONATHAN FAIRBANKS, of Holden, Mass. 

(148), Drury VI, Daniel V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Westborough, Mass., May 12, 1780; lived in Holden; 
died there Mar. 1, 1850, aged 69 yrs. 9 mos. 19 ds. Will filed Mar. 
15, 1850, mentions granddaughter named Boyden, daughters, Eliza 
W. Hubbard and Mary Ann Tucker, sons, Winslow and Dexter, and 
grandson Charles Fairbanks (son of Drury). 

Married I, Mary (Polly) Comey, who died . 

'« II, Elizabeth, who died Aug. 28, 1849, aged 69 yrs. 3 mos. 
17 ds. 


1. Winslow (692), born Mar. 16, 1800; died Sept 5, 1880, 

aged 80 yrs. 5 mos. 19 ds. 

2. Dexter, bom June 24, 1802 ; died Oct. 16, 1873, aged 71 yrs. 

3 mos. 22 ds. 

3. Mary Ann, born Sept. 1, 1804 ; married, first, Lucius Boyden, 

of Oxford, Mass., and, second, Tucker. 

4. Drury (693), bom Sept. 2, 1806. 

5. Eliza W., born ; married John W. Hubbard, of 

Grafton, Mass., Apr. 30, 1844. 

353. ARTEMAS FAIRBANKS, of Readsborough, Vt. 

(149), Amos VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, (rcorgc II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Douglas, Mass., about 1776. Removed to Readsborough ; 
may have lived a while in Whitingham, Vt. Died in 1804. 

He married Polly Whiting, a descendant of one of the Whitings 
who were early settlers in Whitingham, Vt., and who named that 
town. She died in 1808. 


1. Artemas (694), born Aug. 8, I'^OO. 

2. David (695), born Oct. 1802. 


354. LINCOLN FAIRBANK, of Douglas, Mass. 

(ISO), Joshua VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, GeorK« II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Douglas, Mass. 

Married Sally Kelley, who was bom in Charlton, Mass., May 23, 
1817. After his death she married (2), his brother Merrick. 


1. Horace, bom in Douglas ; married B. TuUy ; died in South- 

bridge, Mass., Apr. 27, 1880, aged 75 years. ' Had three 
daughters, — Mary, Sarah and Hattie. 

2. Lincoln, bom in Douglas ; died in Burrillville, R. L He 

married Esther ; had two children, — Julia Ann, 

born Mar. 27, 1837 ; also a child, bom and died in 1841. 

355. NELSON FAIRBANK, of Douglas, Mass. 

(150), Joshua VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, Georf^e II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Douglas, Sept. 22, 1796 ; died Oct. 31, 1867. He was a 

Married, July 8, 1815, Hannah, daughter of Stephen and Chloe 
(Aldrich) Goldthwait, of Northbridge, Mass., where she was bora 
Mar. 1, 1796. She died in Sutton, Mass., Jan. 18, 1880. 


1. Lovina Goldthwait, born in Douglas, Feb. 16, 1816; married, 

in Thompson, Conn., Sept. 15, 1839, Nelson Nicholas, of 
Cranston, R. L He was born Dec. 7, 1814. He died in 
Sutton, Dec. 8, 1880. She died Dec. 20, 1894. 


a. George Henry Nicholas, b. in Uxbridge. May 11>, 1843. He was 
a soldier in the Civil War, and was wounded. Married, and 
has two sons. Resides in East Douglas, Mass. 

6. Emily Arabelle Nicholas, b. in Sutton, Mass., Sept. 15, 1845; 
m. George W. Abbee, of Chariton, May 11, 18(53. He was 
a soldier in the Civil War. Have had ten children. 

c. Jerome Orvil Nicholas, b. Apr. 2, 1847; m., and has a family 
of seven children. Resides in West Hrookfield, Mass. 

if. Jane Frances Nicholas, b. in Coventry, R. I., Feb. 27, 1849. 

^. Laura Wilhelmina Nicholas, b. in Sutton, Mass., July 2, 1851; 
m. Charles E. Ide, of Webster. Mass., Jan. 17, 1874. They 
have one child. Reside in Webster, Mass. 

2. Hanna Louisa, born in Charlton, Mass., June 27, 1820; 

married in Coventry, R. I., John Dawley ; he was born in 


Exeter, R. I., in 1819, and died in Gloucester, R. I., Nov. 
26, 1877. She died in Sutton, Mass., May 17, 1894. 


a. Nelson William Dawley, b. in Coventry, R. I., July 15, 1851. 

b. Job Murrin Dawley, b. in Coventry, July 10, 1856 ; married, and 

lives in East Killingly, Conn. 

3. Sophronia Paulina, born in Charlton June 21, 1823; married, 

in Sutton, Nov. 15, 1859, Mason Burt, of Northbridge, 
Mass. He was born Feb. 21, 1824; died Nov. 11, 1879. 

a. Annie Mabel Burt. b. Dec. 30, 1863 ; d. Jan. 2, 1864. 

4. Moses (696), born Mar. 25, 1818. 

5. Stephen Eddy, born Jan. 19, 1828 ; died, unmarried, July 17, 

1888. He was a very eccentric man. He lived with his 
mother until her death, in 1880 ; then made his home with 
his sister, Lovina, for a while ; afterwards bought a place 
in South Sutton, where he lived until he died. He had 
concealed at the time of his death quite a large sum of 
money, and owned considerable real estate. 

356. MERRICK FAIRBANK, of Charlton, Mass. 

(150), Joshuu VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jon.ithun I. 

Born in Douglas, Mass., Apr. 7, 1799 ; resided in Charlton ; died 
in Quinebaug, Conn., Jan. 10, 1874, aged 74 yrs. 9 mos. 3 ds. He 
was a farmer. 

Married Sally (Kelley) Fairbank, widow of his brother, Lincoln 
(354). She died Dec. 30, 1864, aged 82 years. 


1. Sally, born May 23, 1817, in Charlton; married, in 1835, 
Levi Edmunds, of Southbridge, Mass. Slve died Nov. 7, 
1895. They resided in Whitewater, Wis. 


a. Henry A. Edmunds, b. in Charleton, June 6, 1830; d. May 6, 


b. Mary Jane Edmunds, b. in Southbridge, Mass., July 14, 1838 ; 

m. I). H. Goodrich ; res., Milwaukee, Wis. 

c. Mercy F. Edmunds, b. in Southbridge, July 18, 1842 ; m. Frank 

Jennings ; d. in Chicago, 111., July, 1887. 

d. Sarah M. Edmunds, b. in Southbridge, June 15, 1845; m. J. J. 

Criger, Whitewater, Wis. 


e. Loren L. Edmunds, b. in Southbridge, Apr. 23, 1848 ; married, 

and has three children ; res., Tomahawk, Wis. He is the 
wholesale agent of Fred Miller Brewing Co. 

f. Ellen Lavantia Edmunds, b. in New Albion, N. Y., July 25, 

1851 ; m. J. V. Cruver ; d. in Whitewater, Wis., Feb. 24, 1893. 

2. Mercy; died Sept. 2, 1841, at the age of 18 years. 

3. Eleazer Kelly, born in Douglas ; died in Three Rivers, Mich., 

in 1883. No children. 

4. Joseph Merrick (697), bom in Charleton, Aug. 11, 1827. 

357. JOSHUA FAIRBANK, of Douglas, Mass. 

(150), Joshua VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Douglas, Oct. 2, 1801 ; resided there ; was a farmer and 
blacksmith. He was a man of good abilities, and was entrusted with 
the settlement of many estates ; served the town 18 years as select- 
man, and as assessor 16 years. In 1839 he was a representative 
in the Legislature. Died June, 1890. 

He married Rebecca Putney, of Charlton, Mass., Nov. 23, 1820. 
She was bom Mar. 24. 1799, and died Apr. 19, 1877. 


1. Abigail, born Oct. 24, 1821 ; married, Feb. 2, 1840, Joel 

Taft, of Burrillville, R. I., who was born May 8, 1816. 
They now reside in Douglas. Had no children. 

2. Louisa, born Apr. 8, 1823 ; married Syra Esten, of Douglas, 

April 3, 1844. He died Feb. 3, 1885. They had one son, 
Vernon T. Esten. She now lives in Douglas on her 
father's place. 

3. Lucinda, born Feb. 28, 1825 ; married Sylvester Chase, of 

Douglas, Feb. 3, 1842. 

4. Julia Ann, born Feb. 28, 1825 ; married Jesse Chase. She 

died June 12, 1885; he died Mar. 13, 1890. 

5. Harriet, born Sept. 17, 1832; married Gideon Tanner; died 

Feb. 9, 1849. 

6. Maryetta, born July 5, 1839 ; married Benjamin Burlingame, 

of Chepachet, R. I. She lives on the old homestead in 
Douglas. No children. 

358. ELLIS FAIRBANK, of East Douglas, Mass. 

(150), Joshua VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in East Douglas, Dec. 16, 1804 ; was a farmer ; lived on the 


old Fairbanks place, which was bequeathed to him by his father. 
Died Apr. 9, 1883. 

Married, in Oxford, Jan. 13, 1828, Thankful, daughter of Isaiah 
and Abigail (Stillings) Putney, of Charlton, Mass., who was bom 
Aug. 13, 1808, and is still living on the homestead with her daughter, 
Rebecca Jane. 


1. Ellis Putney, born Dec. 7, 1828 ; died Dec. 14, 1832. 

2. Sophronia Maria, bom Apr. 25, 1832. Married, May 9, 

1856, Charles Sprague; died Mar. 19, 1869. He died 
June, 1866. 

3. Samantha Lucetta, born Aug. 6, 1835 ; died Nov. 29, 1866. 

4. Calista Luvan, bom May 30, 1838 ; married, May 17, 1857, 

Sewall Chase. 

5. Rebecca Jane, bom Apr. 10, 1841. She is living on the 


359. JOSHUA FAIRBANK, of Leon, N. Y. 

(151), John VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan HI, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Douglas, Mass., Oct. 31, 1790 ; died Oct. 16, 1862. 

He removed with his parents to Readsborough, Vt., where he mar- 
ried, Dec. 1, 1812, Cerinda Trivett, and a few years later removed to 
Leon. He was a farmer and carpenter, and served for many years 
as Justice of the Peace (Trial Justice), in Leon ; was noted for his 
impartiality and good judgment. 


1. Sophronia, born in Readsborough ; went with her parents to 

Leon. Married Nathan Franklii), a farmer, and removed 
to Minnesota, in 1857, where he died. 


a. Perry Franklin ; resides in Dodge Centre. 

b. De Lauzeme Franklin ; m. Henrietta Ketcham, granddaughter 

of John Fairbank (360) ; resides in Dodge Centre. 

c. Harrison Franklin; d. in the Army. 

d. Hannah Franklin, . 

2. Hannah, born in Readsborough ; removed with her parents 

to Leon ; married Hiram Blanchard, a farmer ; died May 
7, 1845. 


a. Degrasse Blanchard, . 

b. Conielia Blanchard, b. ; m. Mr. Greeley. 


3. John B., bom Jan. 20, 1820 ; died in New York City, Nov, 

23, 1856. He was a lawyer, and never married. 

4. Electa A., born in Leon ; married Henry A. Wise, a farmer 

and blacksmith ; removed to Waupun, Wis., then to Blue 
Earth City, Minn., where they now reside. 

a, Maryette Wise, . 

b. Antoinette Wise, 

c, Decette Wise, and others, names unknown. 

5. Achsa, born in Leon ; married Ezra Carpenter ; died 

360. JOHN FAIRBANK, of Leon, N. Y. 

(151), John VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom May 6, 1794, in Readsborough, Vt ; died June 16, 1838. 

He married, March 16, 1815, Almira Willcox, and they removed, 
in 1822, to Leon, then a wilderness. He was a farmer. Was chosen 
Captain of a military company, which was, in those days, a mark of 

His wife died in Waupun, Wis., at the advanced age of ninety 



1. David H. (698), born Dec. 10, 1816. 

2. Polly A., born in Onondaga Co., N. Y., Nov. 6, 1818; 

married, Aug. 28, 1836, Harvey Ketcham, of Leon, N. Y. 
He was a farmer and school-teacher. He died in 1863 ; 
she now resides in Dodge Centre, Minn., with her son, 


a. Helen Ketcham, b. ; m. Amasa Althouse. 

b. Henrietta Ketcham, b. ; m. De Lauzeme Franklin. 

c. Alfred Ketcham, b. ; m. Pierce. 

d. Maria Ketcham, b. ; m. Comstock. 

e. Harriet Ketcham, b. ; m. Pierce. 

f. Albert Ketcham, b. ; m. . 

g. Henry Ketcham, b. ; unmarried. 

h. Emma Ketcham, b. ; m. John Gee. She d. June 22, 1878. 

/. Lucy Ketcham, b. . 

3. Daniel N., born June 12, 1822 ; married Harriet Holden, and 
removed to Washington ; is a farmer. Seven children, 
four sons and three daughters, whose names have not been 


4. Joshua p., bom August 23, 1826 ; married Eliza J. Hoard 
and removed to Gridley, CaL, where he died Dec. 24, 
1893. They had two daughters whose names have not 
been ascertained ; one of them married a Mr. Crane, and 
resided in Lake Crystal, Minn. ; the other married a Mr. 
Sumner. Both daughters are dead. 

6. John W., bom July 8, 1830; married Frances Franklin, of 
Wasioga, Minn., and removed to Nebraska; had two 
daughters, names not ascertained. 

6. Cordelia A., bom Sept. 26, 1833 ; married L3rman Miller, a 
blacksmith; both died many years ago. They had two 
daughters, one, whose name has not been ascertained, is 
dead; the other, Hattie, married D. Shaver, of Lake 
Winnebago, Wis. He is a farmer; resides in Peebles, 

361. ELLIS FAIRBANK, of Waupun, Wis. 

(151), John VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Readsborough, Vt., Apr. 27, 1796; died Nov. 30, 1876. 
He married, Feb. 18, 1817, Anna, daughter of David and Anna 
(Joiner) Canada, who was born in 1797, and died June 13, 1886. 
In 1834 they removed to Leon, N. Y., and, in 1846, to Waupun, 
where they remained until their deaths. He was a farmer, and a 
highly respected citizen, clear headed and reliable. 


1. Anna Eliza, born June 3, 1821, in Florida, Mass. ; married, 

May 16, 1862, Gardiner Woodard, a farmer of Waupun; 
removed to Fall River Mills, Cal., where they now reside. 


a. Alba S. Woodard, b. Jan. 14, 1854. 

b, Anna A. Woodard, b. Aug. 12, 1865; m. Oliver Rock, Sept. 2, 

1883; d. Dec. 28, 1885. 

2. Solomon Ellis, bom Oct. 23, 1823 ; died Mar. 11, 1853. 

8, Julina, born Apr. 5, 1826. She married, July 17, 1846, 
Sylvester D. Sweet, of Waupun, a farmer and inventor. 
He died Apr. 21, 1876. She now resides in Ripon, Wis. 


a. Royal Justice Sweet, b. Mar. 24, 1850 ; m., Apr. 28, 1881, Meribah 

Hillebert ; resides in Ripon, Wis. 

b, James Sylvester Perry Sweet, b. Apr. 30, 1863 ; m. Julia Good- 

year, July 1, 1891. He is President of the Santa Rosa 


Business College, Santa Rosa, Cal. They have one son, 
Lucien Samuel Sylvester. 

c, Lucien Abel Arthur Sweet, b. Jan. 16, 1859 ; m. Lucy Church- 

yard, Mar. 10, 1880. He is a merchant in Fairmont, Minn. 

d. Luella Belle Eliza Sweet, b. July 31, 1866; m., Nov. 6, 1800, 

Wellington Stewart, of Ripon, Wis. 

4. Almira, born Dec. 12, 1827, in Monroe, Mass. ; went with 

her parents to Waupun ; married, Nov. 5, 1856, Thomas 
Preston Richardson, a farmer and carpenter, who was bom 
in Barre, Vt., June 15, 1815, and died Dec. 24, 1874. She 
died in Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 21, 1897. 


a. Nettie Elida Richardson, b. June 1, 1861; m., Oct. 22, 1881, 

Harrison Fleener, of Minneapolis. They have two children, 
Jessie May and Floy Myrtelle. 

b. Charles Alba Richardson, b. Jan. 28, 1863 ; m. Hattie Blanch, 

Nov. 28, 1889 ; is a farmer ; resides in Dodge Centre, Minn. 
They have two children, Harold Raymond and Glen Haven. 

c. Edward Ellis Richardson, b. Aug. 22, 1864 ; m. Emma Wagoner, 

Oct. 2, 1889 ; was a farmer in Dodge Centre ; has removed 
to Forreston, 111. One child. 

d. Alva Fairbank Richardson, b. June 8, 1866 ; m. Lula Bush, 

Dec. 17, 1890; he was a farmer, Wasioga, Minn; has 
removed to Dodge Centre. Two children, Clifford Harold 
and Vernon. 

e. Mattie Julina Richardson, b. Nov. 18, 1869 ; m.. May 1, 1893, 

George I^wis Vorce ; resides in Dodge Centre. One child, 
Ray George Vorce, b. Mar. 26, 1894. 

5. John C. (699), born June, 1829. 

6. Sarah A. M., born Oct. 18, 1841, in Leon, N. Y., married, in 

1872, William Taylor, of Waupun. She died Apr. 26, 
1887, in California. 


a. Delphine Estella Taylor, b. 1863; m. Charles Allen, of Com- 

stock, Oregon. 

b. Bird Elbert Sherman Taylor, b. 1874. Address, Santa Rosa, 


362. CALEB FAIRBANK, of Waupun, Wis. 

(161) John VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, (»corgc II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Readsborough, Vt., Mar. 25, 1798. He was a farmer and 
carpenter ; a man of sterling integrity, and noted for his moral worth. 

He married, in Readsborough, Rhoda Chapman, Oct. 19, 1817. 
They lived there about one year after their marriage, then removed to 


Pompey, N. Y., thence, in March 1822, to Leon. They were the four- 
teenth family to settle in that town, then a wilderness, and were 
among the first to organize a Methodist Church and build the first 
church edifice in that region. 

In June 1847, they removed to Waupun, Wis., where he died Aug. 
30, 1856. His wife died Dec. 28, 1878. 


1. Jonathan Elmer (700), born July 24, 1818. 

2. Caleb James (701), bom Jan. 12, 1821. 
8. Ellis (702), bom Feb. 6, 1823. 

4. Esther, born March 27, 1825 ; married George L. Hoard, 

April, 1844. They removed to Dodge Centre, Minn., where 
both died. 


a. Lorenzo Hoard, b. Feb. 28, 1845; d. Apr., 1803; was married, 

and had two children. 

b. Emmet Hoard, b. ; is a furniture dealer in Dodge Centre, 

Minn. He is married and has two children. 

c. Lydia Hoard, b. ; m. Edwin Hatch, of Minneapolis, 

Minn. ; has two children. 

d. Ellis Hoard, b. ; d. . 

5. Rosannah, born March 23, 1829 ; married William Garrison, 

of Waupun, a mechanic. They reside in Wasioga, Minn. 

a. Emma Rosanna Garrison, b. Sept. 22, 1850 ; m., Oct. 2, 1879, 
Dr. G. P. Corwin, of Augusta, Wis. Has one child. 

6. Josephine, born Oct. 22, 1837, in Leon, N. Y. Married 

Thomas Lynch, of Waupun, a farmer. They reside in 
Dodge Centre, Minn. 


a. Marcella Lynch, b. ; unmarried. 

b. James E. Lynch, b. ; resides in Dodge Centre. 'Married ; 

has no children. 

c. Frank Lynch, b. . He resides in Northfield, Minn. ; is 

married; has two children. 


(161), John VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born July 30, 1801, in Readsborough, Vt. ; died Dec. 10, 1882. 
He married, Mar. 5, 1826, Susan Sykes, of Leon, to which place 
he had removed with his parents. He was a farmer ; served as 


assessor, and held other town offices. His wife died, in Waupun, 
Wis., Feb. 5, 1890. 


1. Apollos (703), born Dec. 15, 1826. 

2. Frienda, born May 19, 1828. She married Smith Keech, of 

Waupun, Wis. He is dead. She resides in Madelia, Minn. 


a. Orlando Keech. 

b. Alphonso Keech. 

c. Lydia Keech. 

d. Albertis Keech ; resides in Madelia, Minn. 

e. Theophilus Keech ; resides in Blue Earth, Minn. 

f. Smith Keech. 

3. Dorcas, born Jan. 12, 1830. She removed to Waupun, in 

1846, and there married, Dec. 31, 1848, Brigham Grout ; 
residence, Glasco, Kans. 


a. Susan F. Grout, b. Mar. 16, 1851 ; d. Feb. 7, 1869. 

b. William W. Grout, b. Dec. 24, 1853 ; m. Eva Van Epps, July 

4, 1871. Resides in Stansbury, Mo. 

c. Orson £. Grout, b. Feb. 10, 1855 ; m. Lucy Wood. Resides in 

Kansas City, Mo. 

d. Mary M. Grout, b. Apr. 9, 1857 ; d. Dec. 30, 1857. 

e. Orvis W. Grout, b. Nov. 27, 1858 ; m. Belle Knapp. Residence, 

Beloit, Kansas. 
/. Emma D. Grout, b. Apr. 3, 1861 ; m. A. Carter, Dec. 25, 1880. 
Residence, Asherville, Kans. 

g. Malinia A. Grout, b. July 31, 1866 ; m. Jasper Knapp. Resi- 

dence, Omaha, Neb. 
h. George B. Grout, b. June 10, 1872. 

4. Eveline, born, 1832 ; married B. Morton. She is dead. 

5. James B. (704), born Apr. 12, 1834. 

6. John Wesley (705), born Feb. 7, 183G. 

7. Rocepha Ann, born Feb. 9, 1838. She married Wesley 

Towne, of Waupun, Aug. 14, 1858. 


a. Freeman Towne, b. June 2, 1860; m. Anna Cole, Oct. 80, 1887. 

They rfeside in Waupun. 

b. Frank F. Towne, b. May 22, 1861 ; m. Clara E. Wells, May 

15, 1890. 

c. James F. Towne, b. Nov. 1, 1863 ; d. Dec. 13, 1888. 

d. Jasper D. Towne, b. Apr. 12, 1865 ; m. Hattie Yarnall, July 3, 


e. Eugene W. Towne, b. July 18, 1867; m. Hattie Wells, Oct. 15, 



/ Hattie L. Towne, b. Feb. 14, 1875. 

8. Elizabeth, born Feb. 13, 1840; married Cory Lane, July 

1860, a farmer in Blue Earth City, Minn. 

a. Minnie Lane. 
d. Sarah Lane. 

c. Samendo Lane. 

d. Alton C. Lane. 

e. Charles Lane. 

9. Samendo (706), born 1842. 

10. Julia A., born July 6, 1848 ; married Francis M. Wells, of 

Waupun, Dec. 31, 1869. He carries on a grocery store 
in Downs, Kansas. 


a. Nancy C. Wells, b. Nov. 4, 1870. 

d. Ellen J. Wells, b. Nov. 21, 1872. 

c. Elnathan F. Wells, b. Sept. 7, 1874. 

d. William H. Wells, b. Apr. 6, 1877. 

e. Maud E. Wells, b. Apr. 21, 1879. 
/. Grace Wells, b. Nov. 17, 1880. 

11. Sarah, born Jan. 4, 1844 ; married, Jan. 12, 1862, WUliam H. 

Wells, of Waupun, Wis., a farmer. He was a soldier in 
Gen. Sherman's army, and went through Georgia with him. 

a. Charles W. Wells, b. May, 1866; m. Edith E. Whiting, Sept. 

10, 1890. 
d. John G. Wells, b. Feb. 13, 1868 ; m. Grace D. Whiting, Dec. 

10, 1891. She died Feb. 20. 1893. 

c, Clara E. Wells, b. Mar. 12, 1871 ; m. Frank S. Towne, May 

15, 1890. 

d. Jennie V. Wells, b. Oct. 9, 1876. 

12. Elijah (707), born July 28, 1845. 

13. Mary, born ; died in childhood. 

14. Alfred (708), born Feb. 4, 1854. 

364. FREEBORN G. FAIRBANK, of Johnstown, Wis. 

(151), John VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Readsborough, Vt., Aug. 30, 1803 ; died Apr. 22, 1892. 

He married Susan Ritter, of Conewango, now Leon, N. Y., Nov. 
15, 1827. She died Oct. 25, 1844, in Johnstown, whither they had 
removed. In 1851, he married, 2ndly, Paulina Wainhart. She died 
Aug. 25, 1892. He was a farmer. 


CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Celinda R., born in Leon, Dec. 26, 1828; married Isaac 

Keech, a farmer, Sept. 1845, in Waupun, Wis. 


a. Freeborn S. Keech, b. May 28, 1846; m. Helen Markle; d. Feb. 

4, 1890. 
d, Custis Keech, b. Jan. 21, 1848. 

c. Isaac £. Keech, b. Dec. 14, 1855 ; mt Carrie Hitchcock. 

2. Mary E., born Oct. 16, 1830, in Leon ; died March 29, 1870, in 

Waupun, Wis. She married, in 1848, William H. Taylor. 
He died Feb. 5, 1886. 


a. Isabel M. Taylor, b. Nov. 21, 1849 ; m., Dec. 28, 1878, Dr. John 
E. Gill, of Denver, Colo. 

d. An unnamed son ; died in infancy. 

3. Susan R., born March 12, 1833, in Leon, N. Y. ; married, 

Aug. 23, 1849, Newel Whiting, of Waupun, Wis., an 


Du Mont A. Whiting, b. Oct. 15, 1852 ; m. Mary G. Redfield, 
Apr. 4, 1883. He is a wholesale stationer in Buffalo, N. Y. 

4. Jane A., born Apr. 13, 1836, in Leon. Died in Waupun, 

Wis., May 2, 1872. She married A. A. Greenman, Sept. 
1851. He died Apr. 27, 1887. 


a. Jennie S. Greenman, b. Dec. 8, 1855. 
d. A son, died in infancy. 

5. Aurilla W., born Apr. 19, 1838, in Leon, N. Y. ; married, 

Dec. 25, 1854, James Robbins, of Waupun, Wis. 

a. James M. Robbins, b. Oct. 8, 1855 ; m. Mary Neaugbauer. 

6. Louisa, bom July 1842; died Sept. 1845. 

Second marriage : 

7. Nettie, bom March 17, 1852; died June 6, 1863. 

8. Ella, bom Dec. 30, 1853. She is unmarried, and resides in 

Waupun, Wis. 

9. Freemont, born Sept. 12, 1856. He is a farmer, resides in 

Waupun, Wis. 
10. Charles, bora July 4, 1859. He is an engineer; resides in 
Thompson, Montana. 


365. FLETCHER FAIRBANK, of Dodge Centre, Minn. 

(101), John VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born May 17, 1808, in Readsborough, Vt. Married, June 28, 
1832, Achsa Trivett, of Leon, N. Y.; removed to Waupun, Fond 
Du Lac Co., Wis.', June, 1844, thence to Dodge Centre, Minn., where 
his wife died Dec. 1, 1891. He was a farmer ; was an Ensign of the 
Militia, and a Justice of the Peace in Waupun, Died Mar. 11, 1894, 
aged 85 yrs. 9 mos. 24 ds. 


1. Louisa A., born Mar. 23, 1834; died Feb. 1, 1884. She 

married, Sept. 2, 1868, Archibald McDonald, of Logans- 
port, Ind. 


a. Mary McDonald, b. Oct. 1. 1873. 

b. James F. McDonald, b. Sept. 22, 1876. 

2. Joan A., born Sept. 15, 1836; married, Sept. 25, 1858, 

Freeman A. Hoard, of Dodge Centre, Minn., a farmer. 
They reside in Claremont, Minn. 


a. Frank T. Hoard, b. Nov. 25, 1854 ; m. Lucy E. Sanford, Dec. 

26, 1881. They have five chUdren : Axie, Clifford F., WUlie 
T., Ellis Clare, Mildred E. W. He is a farmer. 

b. Fletcher F. Hoard, b. Nov. 11, 1860; m. Mrs. May Humble, 

July 4, 1888. No children ; but have adopted a son, Edgar 
F., who was b. Apr. 21, 1894. 

c. William H. Hoard, b. May 8, 1864; m. Cora Richie, Apr. 11, 

1880; Children,— (a), Claude J. F., b. Mar. 14, 1890; (*), 
George E., b. Sept. 26, 1891. He is a farmer. 

d. Archibald C. Hoard, b. Sept. 14, 1870 ; agent ; m., June 6, 1894, 

Maggie Hans, of St. Joseph, Mo. She died Jan. 10, 1897. 
They had one son, Byron A., b. Mar. 8, 1896. 

3. John H., born July 16, 1839 ; died June 6, 1861. 

4. Hiram C. (709), born Sept. 4, 1846. 

6. Emerson B. (710), born Mar. 14, 1850. 

366. ELIJAH BAILEY FAIRBANK, of Cleveland, Ohio. 

(151), John VI, Joshua V, Jonathun IV, Jon.ithun III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Readsborough, Vt., Mar. 12, 1813 ; died in Cleveland, 
Ohio, Sept. 1, 1864. He went with his parents to Leon, N. Y., where 
he married, May 19, 1833, Louisa M. Palmer. He was an architect. 



1. Ammi Palmer (711), born Sept. 30, 1837. 

2. Amelia Abigail, born Feb. 6, 1834, in Connewango, N. Y. ; 

married, Oct. 5, 1852, Leander W. Frary; he died; she 
married, secondly, Dec. 27, 1856, M. T. Smedley, of 
Oshkosh, Wis. She died June 16, 1880, in Cedar Grove, 
Mechanicville, Cedar Grove Co., Iowa. 

a. Alice Louise Frary, b. Jan. 16, 1854 ; m., Mar. 16, 1870, Arland 
E. Brown ; she m. 2ndly, June 28, 1887, Philip H. Sherwin. 
d. Mary Clara Smedley, b. Oct. 16, 1860; d. Feb. 2, 1873. 

c. Willis Eddy Smedley, b. Oct. 30, 1865. 

d. Millie LilUe Smedley, b. Aug. 12, 1867. 

3. Emma Joanna, born Nov. 10, 1841 ; died Dec. 21, 1842. 

4. Hermia Louisa, born Mar. 25, 1846 ; died Aug. 20, 1847. 

5. William Henry, born Apr. 16, 1854 ; died same day. 

367. Dea. JOSEPH FAIRBANK, of Waupun, Wis. 

(151), John VI, Joshua V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Readsborough, Vt., June 11, 1815. Removed with his 
parents to Pompey, N. Y., thence to Conewango, N. Y., and finally 
to Waupun. 

He taught school ten winters, and each of his sons taught from 
five to eight winters. He has held more town offices than any other 
citizen of Waupun. He is now Town Clerk, Trustee and Deacon in 
the Free Baptist Church, in that town. He was a surveyor for more 
than thirty five years, and County Surveyor six years. 

He has manifested great interest in this Genealogy, and has 
expended his time and money in collecting family records in his line, 
from his grandfather, Joshua V, down to the present generation. 

He married, April 5, 1838, Hannah Chapin, of Groton, Tompkins 
County, N. Y. She was born Nov. 7, 1822. 


1. Byron M. (71-2), born March 29, 1840. 

2. Chester M. (713), born Feb. 28, 1843. 

3. William F., died in infancy. 

4. Frank M., born June 17, 1854; married Lottie E. Quick, 

Apr. 13, 1880. He is a commercial agent for the No. 
Pacific Railroad Co. They had one child, Mertie May, 
born Apr. 29, 1884; died Sept. 19, 1884. He resides in 
Minneapolis, Minn. 


368. JOHN NOYES FAIRBANKS, of Bath and Union, Me. 

(152), John VI, Abner V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born March 10, 1794 ; married, June 10, 1822, Martha Preble. 
The births of his children are on record in Bath, where he had a resi- 
dence, but, by the census returns of 1850, he was living with his 
family in Union, where his death occurred June 6, 1852. She died 
there Sept. 4, 1851. 


1. Eunice Payson, bom Aug. 4, 1823; married John Dean. 

2. Nancy McMellen, bom Apr. 25, 1825 ; died March 18, 1827. 

3. Martha Elizabeth, born Feb. 16, 1827 ; married William 


4. John Noyes, born Jan. 31, 1829. 

5. Henry Norris, bom June 12, 1831. 

6. Caroline Oliver, born March 15, 1833; died Sept. 4, 1833. 

7. William, bom July 11, 1834. 

8. George Hollis, born NOV. 1, 1836. 

9. Clotilda Ann, bom Dec. 2, 1838 ; died Dec. 2, 1888. 


(152), John VI, Abner V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in Hope Nov. 6, 1807. He married, Oct. 2, 1828, Mary M. 
Kendall, and settled on a part of her father's farm in Hope, a small 
portion of which was cleared, the rest well wooded. They united 
with the Methodist Church at the time of the great reformation in 
the town. 

He was an industrious man, pleasant and agreeable in manner, 
and a general favorite. He died May 9, 1834, and his wife survived 
him until Nov. 4, 1861. 


1. Harriet Maria, born Sept. 2, 1829; married, Sept. 20, 1855, 

Dr. Paul True Prescott; died in Rockland, Me., Aug. 
16, 1862. 

2. Julia Young, born Apr. 7, 1831 ; married Jan. 25, 1854, 

Henry Young; lives in Rockland. 

3. Carolyn Gleason, born Jan. 29, 1834 ; died in Rockland Dec. 

9, 1859. 


370. EBENEZER FAIRBANKS, of Eaton and UnadUla, N. Y. 

(153), Jonas VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Dudley, Mass., July 28, 1776. In early life he was 
afflicted by a fever sore on one of his legs, which shortened the leg 
nearly two inches, and made him a cripple for life. He was engaged 
with his father in the lumber business, till about the year 1807. Soon 
after his majority he married Miss Abigail Cobb. In 1808, or 1809, 
he emigrated with his father to Eaton, Madison Co., N. Y. Here he 
was engaged mostly in farming. In 1826 his wife died, leaving 
several small children to his care. In 1832, his oldest son, Roswell, 
having purchased a small farm in Unadilla, the whole family removed 
to that place. Here he (Ebenezer) died in 1850. Three years later, 
Roswell sold the farm and removed to Pittsford, Mich., taking with 
him his oldest sister, Rhoda, as a housekeeper. 


1. Rhoda, born in Walpole, N. H., in 1801 ; died in Pittsford, 

Mich., in 1865; unmarried. 

2. Roswell L., born in Walpole, Apr. 26, 1803 ; died in Pitts- 

ford, Mich., Apr. 9, 1891, aged 87 yrs. 11 mos. 13 ds. 
After his removal to Pittsford, as stated above, he pur- 
chased a small farm of about 50 acres. Here he lived 
till a year before his death, when he went to live with his 
nephew, Melvern Jackson, near by. He had the main 
care and support of his brothers and sisters from his 
mother's death, till they arrived at maturity. He was 
never married. 

3. Charles, born ; killed in a steam mill in Morrisville, 

N. Y., in 1843 ; caught by a belt on a shaft. 

4. Lewis, born ; died about 1850. 

5. Orpha, born ; married Robert VVorden in 1833 ; died 

Mar. 6, 1883, in Pittsford. He died . 

6. Sophronia, born ; died in Unadilla, about 1851. 

7. Lauretta, born ; in early life she qualified herself for 

teaching school ; removed to Unadilla, and there for a 
time followed this occupation with great success. She 
eventually married a Mr. Jackson, and about 1863 they 
removed to Pittsford, on the farm of her brother Roswell ; 
about a year afterward her husband died, leaving her with 
three small children, — Melvern, Ann and Ada. She then 
engaged in her old occupation of teaching country schools. 


and educating her children, making her home with her 
brother till her death, Mar. 20, 1891. 

8. Harrison C. (714), born Sept. , 1816. 

9. Henry, born ; lives in Unadilla. 

371. ROYAL FAIRBANK, of Northfield, Mass. 

(153), Jonas VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Walpole, N. H., May 5, 1788 ; lived there until after 
1815 ; then removed to Northfield, Mass., where he died May 14, 
1845. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, in Capt. Oliver Warren's 
Company, from Sept. 20, 1814, three months. 

Married Sarah D. Fenton. She was born in Drewsville, N. H., 
July 20, 1795, and died June 13, 1869. 


1. Harriet J., bom in Walpole, Sept. 3, 1812; married in 1831, 

Robert T. Tripp, of Springfield, Mass. 


a. Andrew J. Tripp, b., 1832: m. Louise Williams, of Chicago, 111. 

Two sons, — Charies and George. 

b. Charles M. Tripp, b., 1833; m. Addie Pasaville. He d. in 

Honolulu, 1806. Two children,— Lillian A., b., 18G6; d. 
1885. and Alfred N., b., 1868. 

c. Sarah Ann Tripp, b., 18i^; m., in 1852, Charles M. Mead, who 

d., 1885. Two children. 

d. Alfred N. Tripp, b., 1840 ; m. . Two children, — Vera A., 

b., 1891, Alfred N., and Lillian A., b., 1892. 

2. Royal F. (715), born in Walpole, Nov. 14, 1815. 

3. Sarah F., born in Northfield, Oct. 16, 1818; married Allen 

Jenks, of Springfield, Mass., June 1, 1842, in Jenksville, 
Mass. He died in Springfield, in 1867. She is still living 
there (1897). 


a. Ellen S. Jenks, b.. 1843; m.. 1866, Charies H. Estey. who d. 

Sept., 1869. Two children, — Minnie E., and Mabel E. 

b. Mary A. Jenks, b. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., 1845; m. James 

Hayden in 1866. Four children, — Nettie J., James C, 
George H., and Florence A. 

c. Benjeham Jenks, b. Jan., 1847; d., 1862. 

d. Nettie J. Jenks, b., 1849; d., 1^(12. 

e. Carrie Jenks, b. Apr., 1852; m. Herman E. Newell, 1886. 


4. Mary C. Dean, born in Northfield ; married Hiram Dorman, 

in Springfield, Apr., 1846, 


a. Frank Leslie Dorman, b. in Windsor, Conn., May 21, 1847; d. 

Apr. 11,1850. 

b. Hiram L. Dorman, b. in Springfield, Mar. 7, 1852 ; d. 1887. 

c. Mary Eva Dorman, b. Dec. 16, 1854 ; m., May 12, 1875, Taylor 

R. Parsons. One child,— Ralph T., b. July 9, 1876; d. Feb. 
12, 1871. 

d. Emma H. Dorman, b. Apr. 20, 1857 ; d. Oct., 1857. 

e. Arthur F. Dorman. b. Oct. 15, 1858; m., Sept. 19, 1883; m. (1), 

Mrs. Annie R. Greenhaldge, who d., June, 1893; m. (2), Sept. 
1895, Lena Chrystifite. Children,— (1) Arthur L.; (2), 
Irving G. 

5. Frederick F. (716), bom July 23, 1823. 

6. La Fayette (717), born Dec. 30, 1825. 

7. Pamelia A., born Jan. 30, 1829; married in Springfield, 

Mass., Sept. 5, 1852, Horace N. Montague, resided in St. 
Joseph, Mo. She died Apr. 26, 1892. He died in May 


a. Angelia P. Montague, b. Oct. 11, 1854; m. Pickle. 

Resides in St. Joseph, Mo. 

b. Addie L. Montague, b. May 13, 1856; m. Elisha Bassett, 

in Charlemont, Mass., Sept. 9, 1891. No children. 
Resides in Buckland, Mass. 

c. Charles H. Montague, b. June 15, 1870. Resides in St. Louis, 


8. Filena H., borti Oct. 21. 1831 ; died Mar. 13, 1832. 

9. Henry A., bom Sept. 14, 1833; married Wealthy Harring- 

ton ; lived and died in Springfield. 
10. Cortes Franklin, born June 25, 1836. Is a freight conductor 
and resides in New Haven, Conn. Married Wealthy 
Brown, and has two daughters, Ida and Addie. He 
neglected to answer letters, and, consequently, this inform- 
ation is not verified. 

372. ZENAS FAIRBANK, M. D., of Fenton, Mich. 

(153), Jonas VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Walpole, N. H., Oct. 18, 1790. He removed when a 
young man, to Eaton, and after his marriage, settled in Rose, N. Y., 


on a farm, where his children were bom. In 1835 the family went 
to Michigan, and after remaining a few months, near Ann Arbor, they 
removed to Fenton. 

He practiced medicine in connection with his other business. 
He died in Fenton, Dec. 28, 1851, of pneumonia contracted while 
making a professional call in the night. He was one of the purest 
and noblest of men. 

Married Lucy Wade, who was born in Springfield, Mass., May 3, 
1793, and died Oct. 14, 1855. She braved the hardships of pioneer 
life, and did much to alleviate the sufferings of the early settlers. 


1. Mary Finetta, born in Eaton, Feb. 14, 1816; married Dea. 

Oliver P. Lamb, in Rose, N. Y., June 15, 1834. Removed 
to the Territory of Michigan, and were pioneers in Genesee 
County, where their neighbors were Indians, from whom 
they procured much of their food. Their home was open 
to pioneers as they came to settle around them. Their 
little log house was both hotel and church for some time 
after it was built, and their latch string was always out to 
the stranger and hungry traveller. He died Aug. 25, 
1850. She survived him 43 years, dying in Linden, Dec. 
17, 1893, a Christian widely known and beloved. 


a. Zenas Perry Lamb, b. Dec. 31, 1840. 

b. Franklin Carter Lamb, b. Feb. 3, 1845 ; d. Sept. 10, 1846. 

2. LAFAYErrE (718), born Nov. 17, 1817. 

3. Francis Colwert (719), born Oct. 17, 1819. 

4. William Morris, born July 1, 1822; died at the age of 8 

years from an injury. 

5. Henry Carlton (720), born Dec. 20, 1824. 

6. Jerome Zenas (721), born Dec. 10, 1828. 

7. James Rosell (722), born Sept. 1, 1829. 

8. William Morris, 2nd. (723), born Feb. 20, 1831 ; died in 

Linden, Mich., Aug. 22, 1864. 

9. Lucy Catharine, born April 8, 1834 ; married Dr. Henry P. 

Seymour, April 4, 1861, who died June 5, 1885, in Manistee, 
Mich. She resides in Ann Arbor. 

a, Florence Mary AUis Seymour, b. in Birmingham, Mich., Jan., 
1862 ; m. Mr. Buck. Resides in Ann Arbor, Mich. 


b. Elizabeth Caroline Seymour, b. in Linden, Dec. 12, 1864 ; m. 

Fred C. Brown. Resides in Evanston, 111. 

c. Katharine Estelle Seymour, b. in Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 9, 

1867. Clerk in Pension Bureau, Washington, D. C. She 
has rendered valuable assistance in furnishing War records 
for this volume. 

d. Arthur Henry Seymour, b. in Flint, Mich., May 6, 1871 ; grad- 

uate in law at the University of Michigan; is a lawyer ia 
Ann Arbor. 

373. GEORGE FAIRBANK, of Rose, N. Y. 

(IfiO), Jonas VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Walpole, N. H., Apr. 21, 1795. Settled in Rose about 
1826; died in Deerfield, Mich.. Feb. 1, 1856. He was a man of 
general work, but spent much of his time in teaching vocal music, 
** the way our fathers taught it." 

Married Elizabeth Wade, Oct. 23, 1821, m Rose. She was bom 
in Paris, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1801, and died in Deerfield, Sept. 6, 1866. 

CHILDREN, bom in Rose : 

1. George Forris (724), born June 18, 1822. 

2. John Franklin, bom Dec. 28, 1823 ; died Aug. 14, 1829. 

3. Polly Louisa, born June 29, 1826; died Aug. 23, 1829. 

4. Jonas Stanley (725), born Jan. 27, 1829. 

5. William Dean, born Apr. 8, 1831 ; died Feb. 2, 1836. 

6. Eunice Melvina, born Sept. 26, 1833 ; married in Deerfield, 

Aug. 10, 1853, Alvan Fellows ; resided in Grand Lodge, 
Mich. He died July 28, 1892. 


a. Bela Fellows, b. Feb. 22, 1803 ; m. Minnie Hopkins, in Caro, 
Mich., May 25, 1880. Resides in Big Rapids, Mich. They 
have two children. He is a stone cutter. 

7. Almanda Sophia, born Apr. 25, 1836 ; married, Oct. 12, 1859, 

Orlando Clary, in Hartland, Mich ; died Dec. 1, 1859. 

8. Jesse Willis, born Sept. 7, 1838 ; married in Fentonville, 

Mich., Sarah M. Haff, Nov. 10, 1868. They had one son, 
name not given. 

9. Mary Elizabeth, born July 7, 1841 ; married in Atlas, Dewitt 

P. Bush, Feb. 25, 1874 ; ^resides in Vassar, Mich. 
10. Ellen Mahala, born Dec. 2, 1845 ; married James M. Shields, 
Atlas, Mich., Oct. 14, 1869. Resides in Atlas. 



a. Eunice Elizabeth Shields, b. June 7, 1870. 

b. Lois E. Shields, b. Apr. 8, 1872. 

c. James E. Shields ; died in infancy. 

374. WILLIAM MORRIS FAIRBANKS, of Morrisville, N. Y. 

(150), Jonas VI, Samuel V, Samuel, IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Walpole, N. H., Jan. 12, 1800 ; removed to Morrisville ; 
died there Aug. 29, 1879. 

He had the misfortune to be made totally deaf before he was nine 
years old by ulcers in his ears, but he acquired great skill in under- 
standing the conversation of others from the motions of their lips 
and gestures, and could carry on his part by manuel signs and writ- 
ing. He was reared a farmer, but was handy at anything. He 
even served as a clerk in a store in Morrisville for many years. He 
lived and died in that place, in a house built with his own hands. 

He married, " late in life," Feb. 21, 1850, Harriet S. Stephens, 

daughter of Warren and Eliza (Bump) Stephens, who was bom in 

Sherburne, Chenango Co., N. Y. She died Sept. 3, 1892, aged 68 



1. Anna Amelia, bom July 21, 1851 ; married Loren W. Pierce, 

in Morrisville, May 3, 1876. He was born in Henry, 111., 
Apr. 8, 1854. Residence, Morrisville. 


a. Frank L. Pierce, b. Mar. 20, 1880. 

b. Lena Maude Pierce, b. Dec. 21, 1882. 

c. Fred Dean Pierce, b. June 17, 1890. 

d. Harriet L. Pierce, b. Aug. 2, 1894. 

2. Emma Gene, born Sept. 18, 1853 ; died Apr. 12, 1870. 

3. Mary, born about Apr. 1, 1855; died May 1, 1856. 

4. Fred William, bom May 17, 1864; died Oct. 3, 1884. 

375. IRA FAIRBANK, of Rockingham, Vt 

(154), Levi VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Walpole, N. H., Jan. 7, 1790 ; lived in Acton, Vt. ; then 
settled in Rockingham, and resided there till 1860, when he went to 
Virginia, where he died June 2, 1862, aged 72 yrs. 4 mos. 25 ds. He 
was a farmer. 

Married Hannah McQuade, who was born Oct. 11, 1796; she 
died Aug. 24, 1848. 



1. John Leach (726), bom Nov. 20, 1815. 

2. Mary A., born July 17, 1817 ; married Parker Kinsman, Jan. 

27, 1853. He v^ras bom in Shrewsbury, Vt, Jan. 26, 1811. 
Moved to South Reading, Vt., in 1857 ; died May 2, 1883. 
No children. 

3. James Albin, born June 10, 1820; married Alneda Ostler. 

No children. He is a farmer, living in Randallstown, Md. 

4. George Samuel (727), bom May 3, 1824. 

5. Sarah J., bom Oct. 15, 1820 ; married Nov. 30, 1846, Arnold 

M. Barry. He died Aug. 13, 1895; she lives in Aurora, 
West Va. 


a. Olive H. Barry, b. Dec. 25, 1847 ; m., Jan. 8, 1868, Henry C. 

Marsh ; he d. in 1877. She now resides in Cumberland, Md. 
They have five children, — Florence G., Robie C, Cora E., 
Theckla O., Henrietta B. 

b. Ella J. Barry, b. July 2. 1853; m., Apr. 10, 1870, William Stem- 

pie. They reside in Aurora, and have six children, — Arthur, 
Blanche, Eunice M., Cleveland, Sidney O., and Helen I. 

c. Elwin M. Barry, b. May 8, 1807; d. July 20, 1871. 

6. Romanzo W., born June 15, 1832; died Feb. 9, 1833. 

7. Harriet N., born May 19, 1834 ; married (1), Holland W. 

Barry, Sept. 18, 1854; he died Aug. 9, 1867. Married 
(2), Oct. 2(5, 1868, Derrick S. Button. They reside in 
North Springfield. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

a, Clara Ellen Barry, b. Aug. 1(3, 1856, d. July 26, 1802. 

b, Arthur Norton Barry, b. Mar. 14, 1864 : d. July 27, 1807. 

c. Olin Melvin Barry, b. Sept. 20, 1806; d. Oct. 10, 1886. 

Second marriage: 

d. Parker K. D. Dutton, b. Dec. 24, 1871; d. Mar. 16, 1886. 

376. CORNELIUS FAIRBANK, of Grafton, Vt. 

(164), Levi V'l, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Walpole, N. H., July 7, 179*2; removed to Grafton, Vt., 
with his parents in 1810, and lived there till his death, Sept. 28th, 
1840, which was caused by an accident. He was engaged in building 
a new house for his father, and, while getting the lumber from the 
mill for it, he fell and sustained injuries that proved fatal. He was 
the main support of the family. 



1. Chilson C. (728), bom Nov. 21, 1822. 

2. Chastina B, bom Feb. 17, 1827; married John Thompson, 

Oct. 6, 1851, who died Nov. 5, 1877. 


a. Charles £. Thompson, b. Oct. 8, 1857 ; m. Victoria S. Ayers, 
April 30, 1879. She d. Aug. 26, 1894. Two children,— Leon 
J. and Alice May. He m. II, Florence L. Downing, of Swan- 
zey, N. H., June 18, 1896. Res. Grafton, Vt. 

3. Charles (729), bom Jan. 7, 1832. About the age of 21 

he went to Baltimore, Md., married, and engaged in the 
soap stone business, and continued in the same until he 
died Jan. 27, 1890. Had two children, James and Nannie. 

377. LYNDS FAIRBANK, of Rockingham, Vt 

(164), Levi VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Walpole, N. H., Aug. 8, 1793; resided in various places 
in Vermont and finally was a farmer in Rockingham. He was a 
soldier in the war of 1812, in Capt. Oliver Warren's Company, from 
Sept. 20, 1814, three months. He died Jan. 15, 1841 ; married, Dec. 
22, 1820, Patience Wolf , who was bom in Rockingham, July 14, 1797. 
She was a daughter of John Casper and Lucy (Baker) Wolf. She 
died Dec. 15, 1877. 


1. Abel Stowell, bom Oct. 26, 1821, in Grafton, Vt.; died Apr. 

24, 1891. He was a farmer. 

2. Lucy Orinda, bom Aug. 11, 1823, in Grafton; died in 

Claremont, N. H., May 8, 1895. 

3. Fanny Young, bom Oct. 1825, in Rockingham; died 1827. 

4. John Nelson, bom Mar. 17, 1829, in Granville, Vt. ; died 

June 12, 1849. 

5. Fanny Minerva, bom Nov. 25, 1831, in Granville, Vt; died 

Oct 10, 1861. 

6. Luvilla Demillen, born Jan. 30, 1834, in Rochester, Vt; 

married, Dec. 23, 1891, Walter Bailey Needham, of Nashua, 
N. H., son of Jeremiah K. and Olive (Parker) Needham, 
bom in Hollis, N. H., Jan. 25, 1822. He died Oct 23, 
1893. She now lives in Claremont, N. H. 

7. George Willard (730), bom Jan. 28, 1837. 


378. ZENAS FAIRBANKS, of Winchester, N. H. 

(156), Zcna« VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Chesterfield, N. H. Feb. 5, 1792. 

Married Relief Platts, Feb. 23, 1815; died Dec. 3, 1873. Lived 
in Winchester, N. H. 

He was a very successful fanner, a staunch Methodist, and a great 
worker. He lived about three miles from Winchester village, owning 
a large farm. When young he did an extensive business burning coal. 
He brought up a large family, inspiring them with habits of enterpris- 
ing industry. Died in Northfield, Mass. ; was buried in the cemetery 
in Winchester, N. H. 


1. Samuel R. (731), born May 6, 1816. 

2. Cornelius W. (732), born March 7, 1818. 

3. Elizabeth F., bom Feb. 19, 1820; married Samuel Grant 

Spencer, of Hinsdale, N. H. May 15, 1844; lived in 
Springfield, Mass. He died Nov. 15, 1868. She married 
2ndly, Richard Kellogg of Agawam, Mass., Jan. 2, 1873. 


a. George H. Spencer, b. April 15, 1846 ; d. Dec. 6, 1847. 

b. Fidelia A. Spencer, b. June 18, 1851 ; d. Aug 0, 1888. 

4. Ira Rockwood (733), bom Aug. 5, 1822. 

5. Lois R., born Aug. 22, 1824; married Isaac N. Cook, of 

Northfield, Mass., Nov. 1848. No children. He died 
Aug. 1, 1857, and she married 2ndly, Wright Stratton, of 
Northfield, Nov. 1859. One child; died in infancy. 

6. Martha Ann, bom Oct. 9, 1827 ; married (1), Alva H. Smith, 

of Vernon, Conn., Jan. 22, 1851, who died in 1871. She 
married (2), Stephen Randall, of Winchester, N. H. 


a. Allen Alonzo Smith, b. in Paducah, Ky., Sept. 22, 1855 ; d. Jan. 

10, 1850. 

b. James Henry Smith, b. in Paducah, May 8, 1857. 

c. Annetta Belle Smith, b. in Mound City, 111., Oct. 11, 1859; d. in 

Port Eunice, Ark., Aug. 28, 1800. 

d. Abbie Relief Smith, b. in Port Eunice, Ark., Sept. 18, 1801 ; d. 

June 12, 1803. 

e. Seymour Merrills Smith, b. in Memphis, Tenn., March 3, 1808; 

d. March 5, 1884. 

7. Silas P. (784), born Sept. 10, 1S29. 

8. Nancy E. A., bom Feb. 28, 1882; died Mar. 23, 1832. 


9. Timothy D., bom May 8, 1835 ; died June 16, 1835. 
10. Mary Emeline, bom July 17, 1839; married Joseph Warren 
Pierce, of Winchester, Sept. 17, 1864; lived in Claremont, 
N. H. from 1866 to 1880. One child,— Verlina R. Pierce, 
born Oct. 27, 1872. 

379. CORNELIUS WOOD FAIRBANKS, of Milwaukee, Wis. 

(160), Zenas VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan, III George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Winchester, N. H., Jan. 2, 1796. Removed with his 
parents to Rose, N. Y. Was a farmer there. In 1 856 he removed to 
Milwaukee, and resumed farming. He died in Milwaukee, Mar. 3, 
1886, aged 89 yrs. 9 mos. 1 d. 

He married I, Jane McWharf, who was born in Rose, N. Y., Aug. 
6, 1807, and died Apr. 11, 1841, aged 33 yrs. 7 mos. 21 ds. 

He married II, Julia Van Ostrom. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. John Ira (735), born Mar. 7, 1828. 

2. Hannah Mehitable, born Feb. 14, 1830; married, Nov. 2, 

1854, John Baldwin Judson, in Oxford, N. Y., a woollen 
manufacturer, insurance agent and undertaker. 


a, Charles Everett Judson, b. Sept. 10, 1857. 

b, John Clarence Judson, b. Jan. 12. 1861 ; d. Oct. 18, 1864. 

c, Helen Elizabeth Judson, b. Dec. 20, 1865; d. Apr. 21, 1889. 

3. Zelotes Cornelius (736), bom Aug. 21, 1833. 

4. Martin Luther, born Apr. 21, 1835. 

He was in the army, and after the close of the war resided a year in 
Memphis, Tenn. ; then went home and was employed as a travelling salesman for 
a New York Cloth or Clothing House. While on his travels he took the steamer 
Seabird at Morristown for Milwaukee. During the trip he left the dinner table, 
stepped out, and was never again seen alive. The next spring his body was 
found on the East Shore of Lake Michigan. 

5. Eben T., bom Feb. 23, 1837; drowned, when a boy, near 

Camden, N. Y. 

6. Alden, bom Jan. 18, 1839; was married, and lived in 

Chicago; died about 1885. 

7. Francis M., bom Mar. 20, 1841 ; died in his youth. 

There was one child of the second marriage; name not ascer- 


380. LEONARD S, FAIRBANK, of Charlestown, N. H. 

(106), Uri VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Walpole, N. H., Jan. 17, 1818 ; removed, in April 1851, to 

Married, Sept. 26, 1850, Theda, daughter of Needham and Betsy 
(Foster) Angier, of Langdon. She was born Jan. 21, 1820. 


1. Eldorous L., bom June 23, 1857. 

2. Effie C, bom Feb. 17, 1859. 

3. Delia A., bora May 5, 1861 ; died Aug. 11, 1861. 

381 . HENRY FAIRBANKS, of Richmond, Mass. 

(157), Benjamin VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Waterville, Me., Dec. 13, 1810. He worked at various 
occupations until 1836, when he came to Massachusetts, and was 
employed as assistant to the engineer in building what is now the 
Boston and Albany R. R., and was station agent for that company in 
Richmond, Mass., at the time of his death, Dec. 8, 1866. 

He married, I, May 2, 1843, Harriet Frances, daughter of Chester 
and Fannie Williams, who was bom in Richmond, Oct. 22, 1825, and 
died May 4, 1849. 

He married II, Jan. 19, 1850, Catharine Augusta, daughter of 
Henry and Margaret (Felts) Hoysradt, who was bom in Ancram, 
N. Y., Mar. 22, 1826; she is now living in Pittsfield, Mass. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Nathan Wild, born Feb. 29, 1844 ; died Aug. 25, 1844. 

Second marriage : 

2. Ida Augusta, born July 30, 1851 ; died May 10, 1852. 

3. Carrie Augusta, born Nov. 27, 1853 ; resides in Pittsfield, 


4. Mary Elizabeth, born Sept. 22, 1855; married, July 18, 

1876, Willard Walter Carpenter, who was bom in Savoy, 

Mass., Jan. 1845, son of Charles and (Deming) 

Carpenter. They reside in Pittsfield, Mass. No children. 

5. George Henr>^ born July 24, 1857 ; died July 2, 1894. 

6. Fanny Stewart, born July 24, 1859; married, Nov. 20, 1879, 

Samuel More Reynolds, M. D., of New York City, who 
was bom Oct. 12, 1842, in Canaan, N. Y. She died 
Nov. 29, 1894. No children. 


7. William Harrison, bom Mar. 7, 1862; resides in Pittsfield ; 

Railroad employee. 

8. Charles Hoysradt, bom Sept. 1, 1864; died Sept 7, 1881 ; 

was a baggage master. 

382. OTIS FAIRBANKS, of Tallahassee, Fla. 

(157), Benjamin VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Canaan, Me., Dec. 26, 1814. In 1836 he went to Florida. 
He joined the army in the Indian War, and, soon after the close of 
the war, he was married, and settled in Lake Bradford, near Talla- 
hassee. He practiced medicine a few years before his death, which 
occurred Dec. 28, 1880. 

He married Mary Jane Smith, of Quincy, Fla., Dec. 26, 1844. 
She died June 26, 1877. 


1. Henry Harrison (737), born Sept. 27, 1846. 

2. Andrew Fuller, bom Oct. 21, 1848. He was a conductor on 

a Railroad; died Dec. 3, 1884, in Birmingham, Ala. 

3. Otis William, bom Sept. 30, 1850 ; Railroad conductor; was 

living at last accounts in Perry, Fla. 

4. Hiram Littleberry, born Nov. 25, 1857 ; died in Tallahassee, 

in 1885. 

5. David Hall, born Apr. 18, 1800. When last heard from 

was living in Chicago, 111. 

6. Henrietta Augusta, born Nov. 11, 1862; died about the age 

of one year. 

383. DR. HARRISON FAIRBANKS, of Lake Hall, Fla. 

(157), Benjiimin VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, Gcorg-e II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Canaan, Me., Aug. 2, 1S18. He went to Florida in 
1850 ; practiced medicine for many years, and was a noted physician. 
After his marriage he removed to Calvar}'^, Decatur Co., Ga., and 
lived there twenty-five years. In Dec. ISOO, he returned to Florida 
(Lake Hall), where he died Aug. 31, 18i)3 ; buried in Tallahassee. 

He married, July '2{\, 1S65, Nancy Emma Geddie, who was born 
in Ochlochnee, Ga., Apr. 24, 1S44, daughter of Daniel and Sarah 
(Oliver) Geddie. She resides in Lake Hall. 



1. Sarah Ann, bom Apr. 24, 1865. She married, Aug. 4, 1886, 

Henry Clay, son of William Henry and Leticia (Connell) 
Clay, of Concord, Fla. They reside in Calvary, Ga. 


a. Ellen Clay, b. June 19, 1887. 

6. Eva May Clay, b. Jan. 23, 1889. 

c. Ruth Clay, b. Sept. 24, 1891. 

d, Clyde Clay, b. Feb. 9, 1894. 

2. Benjamin Daniel, bom July 24, 1868; resides in Lake Hall; 

is a carpenter. 

3. Ida Ruth, bora Dec. 13, 1873. 

384. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS, of Templeton, Mass. 

(169), Joseph VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Templeton, Mass., Oct. 15, 1778. He lived for a 
number of years in Peru, Vt., where several of his children were 
bora. Removed to Sandy Hill, N. Y., and thence to Bergen, Co., N. 
J. He was a stone mason and contractor. In the summer of 1844, 
he and his wife, accompanied five of their children, who had 
embraced Mormonism, on their journey by team to Nauvoo, 111., 
which was then the headquarters of the Church of " Jesus Christ of 
Latter Day Saints." They continued their journey, in 1846, reach- 
ing the Missouri River, and going into camp at " Winter Quarters," 
which was located on that river six miles north of Omaha, Neb., the 
present site of Florence. He died Feb. "28, 1847, and was buried 
there. After his death his widow continued on to Utah with her 

Married, Oct. 3, 1803, Polly, daughter of David and Patience 
(White) Brooks, of Princeton, Mass., where she was bom Feb. 16, 
1780. She died in Payson, Utah, Jan. -24, 1860. 


1. Joseph Brooks (7:3S), born July 8, 1805. 

2. Maria, born in Pern Vt., Dec. 21, 1806; married in Rocka- 

way, N. J., in 1827, Reuben Pike, who was bom in Wilton, 
N. Y., in 1805. His father was a Revolutionar>^ soldier. 
He enlisted when only 15 years old, and served through 
the war. He was in thirteen hard fought battles. He 


died Aug. 9, 1862, at Glens Falls, N. Y. their home since 
1829. She died Oct. 26, 1895, aged 89 years. Her death 
was due to a fall received Sept. 2, by which her hip was 


a. Sarah Maria Pike, b. in 1828 ; m., in 1866, in San Francisco, Cal. 

Dr. S. H. Pickett. They resided at Stockton, Cal. where he 
d. in 1895. She d. in 1879. 

b. Mary Electa Pike, b. in 1830. 

c. John Brooks Pike, b. in 1832. He enlisted in Co. A, 93d Regt. 

N. Y. Vols, in the Civil War, serving through the war with 
distinction. He is an invalid and* almost helpless, but the 
Government he served so well, pays him a pension of $72.00 
per month. Unmarried. 

d. Harriet Cordelia Pike, b. in 1834 ; m., in Stockton, Cal., John 

Heckendom, Nov. 5, 1879. He d. in Lompoc, Cal., Sept. 
1883. She resides at Glens Falls. No children. 

e. Catherine Louisa Pike, b. in 1839 ; d. in 1862. Unmarried. 
/. Elizabeth Ella Pike, b. in 1842. 

g, Reuben Fairbanks Pike, b. in 1845. Went to Mich. 
h, Charles Boylston Pike, b. in 1849; m. Elizabeth Bristol, in June 
1879, in Whitehall, N. Y. No children. 

3. Jonathan Wilder (739), born Aug. 28, 1808. 

4. David (740), bom Mar. 14, 1810. 

5. Mary Ann, born July 31, 1811 ; died Mar. 6, 1812. 

6. Nathan (741), bom Jan. 18, 1813. 

7. Sally, born May 31, 1815 ; died in 1834. 

8. John Boylston (742), born Apr. 28, 1817. 

9. Harriett, born in Sandy Hill, N. Y., Mar. 28, 1819 ; married, 

May, 12, 1844, Henry I. Doremus; moved to Utah with 
her brothers. 


a. Joseph F. Doremus, b. Apr. 5, 1845 ; d. young. 

b, Martha Zabriskie Doremus, b. Oct. 6, 1846 ; d. young. 

c. Abraham F. Doremus, b. May 24, 1849. 

d, Annie F. Doremus, b. July 22, 1851. 

10. Silas Church, born Oct. 25, 1821 ; died Mar. 26, 1822. 

11. Artemas How, born Dec. 18, 1822; died Aug. 17, 1823. 

12. Nathaniel, bom May 10, 1823; died Mar. 29, 1853. He 

went to California, and was drowned while crossing a 
stream on a mule. 

13. Henry (743), born Dec. 13, 182G. 


385. Capt. EPHRAIM FAIRBANK, of Bolton, Mass. 

(100), Jabez VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, Jan. 29, 1766 ; lived in Bolton. In the militia 
organization of 1787, he was a commissioned officer in the Lancaster 
regiment, the second of the second brigade, and seventh division; 
ensign, July 4, 1792; lieutenant, Sept. 2, 1794; captain, March 23, 

Married I, Lucy Nurse, of Bolton, April 12, 1785; she died 

II, Dec. 17, 1815, Mrs. Sarah Austin, of Lunenburg; she died in 
1816. Her infant son died same day. 

III, Feb. 6, 1821, Betsy Brooks, of Bolton, who died in 1832. 


1. Lucy, bom in 1786; married, Jan. 28, 1806, Major Oliver 

Barrett, of Bolton. He was born Nov. 27, 1780, and 
died Jan. 17, 1859. 


a. Sarah Barrett, b. Dec. 5, 1806 ; m. Feb. 18, 1830, Joel Sawyer. 

b. Rebecca Barrett, b. Mar. 26, 1810. 

c. Humphrey Barrett, twin to Rebecca; m. Nov. 27, 1854, Marion 

E. Munroe ; d. Dec. 3, 1885. 

d. Oliver Barrett, b. Feb. 24, 1813 ; m. Abby B. Sawyer ; d. Oct. 16, 


e. Lucy Barrett, twin to Oliver; d. Aug. 14, 1816. 
/. John Barrett, b. Nov. 23, 1816; d. Sept. 7, 1818. 

g. Jabez Barrett, twin to John ; m., Nov. 4, 1841, Helen Jewett ; d. 

Nov. 27, 1873. 
h. Russell Barrett, b. Dec. 16, 1819 ; m., May 2, 1854, Sarah J. 

I. Asa Barrett, b. Nov. 15, 1822; d. Nov. 26, 1829. 
/ Achsah Barrett, b. May 24, 1827 ; m., Oct. 27, 1853, John F. 


2. Nabby, bom Jan. 3, 1780. 

3. Ephraim (744), bora June 20, 1791. 

4. Achsah, bom May 17, 1794. 

5. Jabez, born Mar. 3, 1797. 

6. Keziah, tv^'in to Jabez. 

7. Zilpah, bora Apr. 7, 1799; m., Dec. 6, 1820, Thomas 


8. Samuel, born July 24, 1802. 

9. Eliza, born Sept. 21, 1805. 


386. JABEZ FAIRBANK, of Harvard, Mass. 

(160), Jabez VI, JoMph V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, Aug. 26, 1768, and lived there; died Mar. 11, 
1813. Married Betsey Houghton, Feb. 15, 1791. 


1. Polly, bom Sept 16, 1791 ; married George Whitney, Mar. 

23, 1814. 

2. Sally, bom Oct 1, 1793 ; married Jabez Priest, Dec. 21, 


3. John (745), bora Aug. 10, 1797. 

387. PHINEAS FAIRBANK, of Bolton, Mass. 

(IflO), Jabez VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom May 20, 1774, in Harvard, Mass. He lived some years in 
Shirley, Mass., and then settled in Bolton, where he died. Sept 10, 
1843, aged 69 yrs. 3 mos. 20 ds. 

Married I, Charlotte Gleason, of Princeton, Mass., June 20, 1797. 
She was bom Nov. 30, 1775, and died Aug. 2, 1815. 

He married II, Mrs. Becke Houghton, daughter of Oliver and 
Sarah (Whitcomb) Barrett, May 3, 1816. She was bom May 3, 1783, 
and died Oct 25, 1853. 

CHILDREN, first marriage, all born in Shirley: 

1. Charlotte, bom July 20, 1798 ; died in Bolton, Sept 3, 1817. 

2. Mildred R., bom June 2, 1802; died Aug. 12, 1803. 

3. Merrick, bom Jan. 29, 1804 ; died Feb. 18, 1804. 

4. Mary Ann, bom Mar. 29, 1805; married Capt Oric King; 

died in Lancaster, Mass., Feb. 21, 1851. 

5. Phineas Jones, born Aug. 31, 1807; died in Bolton, 

unmarried, Feb. 13, 1879. 

6. Horatio (746), bom Feb. 25, 1810. 

7. Henry Marcus (747), bom Apr. 9, 1812. 

388. Capt. JACOB FAIRBANKS, of Ashbumham, Mass. 

(161), Cyrus VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, Mar. 17, 1782. 

Married, May 25, 1808, Lydia Phillips, born Apr. 19, 1784, 
daughter of Seth and Elizabeth (Hamlin) Phillips, of Fitchburg, and 


a cousin of Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine. He was a farmer and 
a citizen of good repute. He lived on the Cyrus Fairbanks place in 
Ashburnham. He died Jan. 21, 1850, aged 67 yrs. 7 mos. 26 ds. 
She died Jan. 22, 1852, aged 67 yrs. 9 mos. 3 ds. 


1. Laura Olivia, bom Mar. 11, 1809 ; married Emery Rice, of 

Ashburnham, and they resided there till about 1 855, when 
they removed to Lebanon, N. H., where he died Feb. 22, 
1873. She died Jan. 31, 1892. 


a. Emery E. Rice ; resides in Woonsocket, R. I. 

d. George Rice ; resides in Topsham, Vt. 

c. Marion Rice ; m. H. W. Carter, of Lebanon ; d. Mar. 1892. 

d. Laura A. Rice; m. (1), A. Davis; m. (2), Geo. Stow, of Chelsea, 

Vt., and lives there. 
c. Lucius Rice ; resides in Maiden, Mass. 

2. Europe Hamlin (748), bom Sept. 14, 1810. 

3. Seth Phillips (749), born Mar. 11, 1812. 

4. Sherman Dexter, bom Jan. 6, 1814 ; married Lydia Renhart; 

resided in Cohoes, N. Y., left two children ; both dead. 

lie was a fine machinist ; invented much of the machinery of the knitting works 
in Cohoes ; was a very successful business man; died wealthy, about 1864. 

5. Lydia Harriet, born Apr. 10, 1816 ; married (1), Jacob V. 

Ward, son of Jacob Ward, of Ashburnham ; died Nov. 29, 

1852. Married (2), — Foster, of Ashby. They had one 

daughter, Emery, who married Hobart Hay ward, of Ashby. 
0. Mercy Elizabeth, born Apr. 18, 1818; married Joseph B. 

Woods, son of Asa Woods; died Mar. 7, 1843; left one 

child, Waldo, who resides in New York. 
7. Caroline Adelia, born Feb. 22, 1820 ; married, Nov. 2, 1843, 

Artemas R. Smith, who was born in Rindge, N. H., Jan. 

10, 1814, son of Henry and Asenath (Rand) Smith. 

He was successfully engaged in business in Fitchburg, where he died in 
March, 1875. She resides in Fitchburg. 


a. Margaret Lydia Smith, b. Apr. 4, 1850 ; m. Edgar K. Ray, of 
Franklin, Mass., where they now reside. He is president of 
the Citizens Nat. Bank, Woonsocket, R. I., and of the 
Woonsocket St. Railway ; is also a leading director and 
otiicer in several other large corporations. Socially, he is a 
member of the Squantum, Hope and the Athletic Clubs, all 
of Providence, R. I. He is largely interested in Agricultural 
pursuits. They have two children, {a) Eleanor Knapp Ray; 
student in Vassar College, (d) Joseph Gordon Ray; student 
in the N. Y. Military Academy. 


b, Ralph Hamlin Smith, b. Feb. 19, 1855; d. March 25, 1863. 

c, Gertrude Elizabeth Smith, b. Nov. 14, 1860; m. in 1883, 

Addison M. Thayer, of Franklin. He is a son of Rev. 
William M. Thayer D. D., the noted author and temperance 
worker. They have three children, (a) Rachel Margaret. 
{J>) Robert Eugene, (r) Gertrude. They reside in Franklin. 

8. Sarah Dwelley, born July 11, 1822; died Jan. 13, 1847. 

9. Jacob Horatio (750), born Sept. 7, 1825. 

10. Albert Porter, born Mar. 17, 1829; died Nov. 14, 1851. 

389. CYRUS FAIRBANKS, of Troy, N. H. 

(161), Cyrus VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I, 

Born in Harvard, Mass., Nov. 17, 1786; removed with his 
parents to Ashbumham, in 1788. 

Married, July 3, 1817, Betsey Jackson, of Westminster; and, 
about this date, removed to Troy,N. H., where he died Nov. 23, 
1861. While quite young he had the misfortunate to lose the use of 
his lower limbs, in consequence of which he learned the shoemaker's 
trade, which he carried on during his life. His wife died Apr. 29, 


1. Eliza, bom Mar. 22, 1818; married Ranson Ingalls; died 

Aug. 15, 1857. 

2. Silas H., born Dec. 7, 1819; married Catharine (Woods) 

Aldrich, daughter of Asa Woods; removed to Jaffrey, 
N. H., in 1856, where he died Oct. 24, 1858. Their son, 
Arthur Walter, born Aug. 24, 1857, was a druggist in 
Providence, R. I. 

3. Mary Ann, born Dec. 3, 1822; married, July 9, 1844, 

Edward P. Kimball, who was born in Hillsboro, N. H., 
Feb. 28, 1819. 

He resides in Troy, N. H., where he has been a merchant since 1842. He 
was postmaster eight years, sheriff of Cheshire County, 1874-5, and deputy 
sheriff many years. 


a. Charles Y... Kimball, b. July 10, 1847 ; is now a clerk in Troy. 

b. George F. Kimball, b. Apr. 1, 1851 ; d. Apr. 20, 1881. 

c. Warren W. Kimball, b. Mar. 1, 1857 ; is now a merchant and 

postmaster, in Troy. 

4. George (751), born Oct. 22, 1825. 

5. Charles, born March 15, 1827 ; died June 18, 1843. 

0. Walter A., born Jan. 5, 1830 ; married, Aug. 4, 18G4, Mary 
Jane Nourse, daughter of Brown Nourse, of Troy, N. H. 


He resides in Fitchburg, Mass. Was connected with a 
Dry Goods business till 1874, when ill health forced him to 
give up active business. They have had no children. 

7. Sarah W., bom May 8, 1832; married, June 28, 1865, 

Daniel H. Sawyer, of Keene, N. H. 

8. Caroline A., bom June 6, 1836 ; married, Nov. 24, 1863, Dr. 

Daniel Farrar, an esteemed physician of Leominster. He 
died June 3, 1875. His widow resides in Leominster. 

390. LEVI FAIRBANK, of Gardner, Mass. 

(182), Levi VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, July 2, 1781 ; died about 1864, aged 83 yrs. 
Lived in Gardner. 

Married I, Susanna Anderson, Jan. 1, 1809, who died at the age 
of 81 yrs. 

Married II, Mrs. Pierce. 


1. Phebe, bora Dec. 1, 1809; married Oct. 30, 1834, John 

Wilker, a farmer, of Ashbumham, Mass. He died Aug. 
3, 1880. 

a. Sally Wilker, b. Oct. 9, 1835 ; m. Jacob P. Gates. 

2. Walter (752), bom Jan. 2, 1811. 

3. Mary A., bom Oct. 9, 1812; married Atherton; 

Apr. 14, 1837. Had a daughter, Mary A. Atherton, and 
perhaps other children. 

4. Stephen, bom Nov. 1, 1814. 

391 . JABEZ FAIRBANK, of Gardner, Mass. 

(162), Levi VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, May 19, 1784; lived in Gardner; died before 
May 27, 1833, when guardians were appointed for his daughters. 
See Worcester Prob. Rec, 

Married I, Abigail Seaver. 

Married II, Nancy Temple. 


CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Abigail, bom Dec. 31, 1812; married Simeon Howe, of 



a. Simeon Aug^tus Howe, b. July 2, 1839. 

6, Marcus H. Howe, b. Dec. 6, 1841. 

c. Adeline F. Howe, b. Aug. 30, 1843 ; d. May 3, 1861. 

d. Marshall M. Howe, b. Aug. 21, 1845. 

e. Charles H. Howe, b. Aug. 26, 1861. 
/ WiUie F. Howe, b. Nov. 24, 1856. 
^. F. Carroll Howe . {?) 

2. Louisa, bom May 7, 1816; married Aaron Seamer. 

Second marriage: 

3. Sardis (753), bom Nov. 3, 1820. 

392. EPHRAIM FAIRBANK, of Winchendon, Mass. 

(162), Leri VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Gardner, Mass., Apr. 29, 1786 ; resided in Winchendon; 
died Dec. 4, 1864, aged 78 yrs. 7 mos. 5. ds. Will dated Sept 26, 
1859 ; probated May 18, 1865. See Worcester Probate Records, 

Married Sukey Weston, Nov. 29, 1812. She was bom Nov. 16, 
1788, and died May 28, 1867, aged 78 yrs. 6 mos. 12 ds. 


1. Ephraim, bom May 12, 1814 ; died May 26, 1815. 

2. Levi Nelson, (754), bom May 12, 1816; died May 14, 


3. Elisha W., bom Aug. 31, 1818; died Nov. 12, 1888; was 

living in 1865, in Evansville, Wis. 

4. Stephen Weston, born May 5, 1822; died Oct. 1867; was 

living in 1865, in Evansville, Wis. 

393. JOSEPH FAIRBANK, of Gardner, and Townsend, Mass. 

(162), Levi VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, June 4, 1788. Died in Townsend, Dec. 5, 
1872, aged 84 yrs. 6 mos. 1 d. 
Married Ruth Jaquith. 


1. Harriet, bom July 13, 1817. 

2. Ruth J., bom Oct 12, 1819. 

3. Joseph, born June 17, 1823. 

4. Alonzo, bom June 22, 1828. 




394. ARTEMAS FAIRBANK, of Harvard, Mass. 

(163), Jonathan VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, Nov. 3, 1787. He lived in Harvard, on the 
farm owned by his father, and was one of the good old sturdy fanners 
of New England. His children were reared under the influence of 
good morals. Strict attention to their studies was required while they 
were at school, and he gave them all the advantages then afforded for 
obtaining a good common school education. He made a good living 
for himself and family, caring more for home associations than for 
office or political strife. He died July 22, 1874, aged 86 yrs. 8 mos. 
V,) ds. Married Rachel Houghton, Jan. 25, 1816. She was born in 
Waterford, Me., Sept. 23, 1793, and died Apr. 23, 187U, aged 76 yrs. 
7 mos. 


1. John Henry (755), born Jan. 21, 1817. 

2. Sidney (756), bom Mar. 19, 1819. 

3. Andrew (757), born Aug. 13, 1823. 

4. Artemas Emery (758), born Dec. 24, 1825. 

5. Rachel Sophia, bom Aug. 14, 1827 ; married, Jan. 25, 1849, 

Omar, son of John Fairbank (745) ; died in Hudson, 
Mass., June 6, 1880. Had three daughters. 

395. Dea. JONATHAN FAIRBANK, of Harvard, Mass. 

(163), Jonathan VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan 1. 

Bom in Harvard, Dec. 29, 1788, in the old Fairbank mansion, in 
the south part of the town, called " Bear hill." He received a good 
common school education, and was regarded as an excellent scholar. 

Upon attaining his majority, he commenced business, as a 
carpenter, and later was a cabinet maker. Being very ingenious, he 
never served an apprenticeship at either trade, but the many traces of 
his skill which may still be found in the homes of his kindred, bear 
evidence that he was a master workman. 

After his first marriage he still made his home under the paternal 
roof, occasionally assisting his father at farming. In the spring of 
1821, he purchased the large and well known " Gates farm " adjoining 
his father's. During the following summer he built the large mansion 
house on the main road. This was his happy home for nearly sixty 
years. In the business of farming he was admirably sustained by his 

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most estimable wife, whose energy and good judgment were equal to 
any emergency. Not many houses were better furnished, or more 
homelike than theirs. 

He was educated under the most rigid form of Orthodox faith. 
He was tendered the best pew in the new Meeting House, was elected 
Deacon, which office he held for fifty-eight years. He was strictly 
temperate, of a cheerful disposition, and regular habits. He was a 
very industrious man, working until a few days before his death. 
He left the record of a noble life and character. He died Oct 3, 
1881, after an illness of but three days, at the advanced age of 92 
years, 10 months, 4 days. 

Married I, Feb. 25, 1817, Hannah Howard, of Bolton. She died 
in 1819, aged 24 years, leaving no children. 

Married II, Sept. 19, 1820, Sally Hartwell, of Littleton. 


1. Jonathan Howard, bom May 20, 1825; died Mar. 16, 1840. 

Howard, as he was familiarly called, was a bright, intelli- 
gent and promising boy, and his early death cast a deep 
gloom over his parents for years. 

2. Daniel Hartwell (759), bom Feb. 14, 1830. 

396. JACOB FAIRBANKS, of Marlborough, Mass. 

(164), Thomas VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, Dec. 15, 1800. Removed to Marlborough, in 
1827; died May 11, 1890, aged 89 yrs. 4 mos. 26 ds. Was a 
cabinet maker and store keeper for many years. 

Married Mary S. Williams, Nov. 13, 1832, who was bom May 27, 
1811, and is still living in Marlborough, and "fairly smart." 

1. Caroline Maria, born June 12, 1835 ; died Aug. 25, 1867. 

397. JOEL WHITCOMB FAIRBANKS, of Harvard and Hud- 
son, Mass. 

(164), Thomas VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Jabc/. Ill, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, Apr. 26, 1810. He was a farmer in Harvard, 
on the old homestead, till about 1861, when he removed to Hudson, 
and was there engaged in the lumber business. Died, in Hudson, 
July 30, 1889, aged 79 yrs, 4 mos. 26 ds. 


Married Elizabeth Beamin Gates, of Stow, Mass., Dec. 25, 1835, 
who was bom Aug. 10, 1812, and died Oct. 9, 1888. 


1. Henry Gusten, bom in Harvard, Sept, 21, 1836. He 

received his education there; subsequently worked at 
shoemaking in Natick a few years, and then sailed for 
California ; took the measles on board the vessel, and died 
the day before the ship reached her port, Sept 30, 1858. 
Not married. 

2. Sarah Elizabeth, bom May 15, 1839; married George H. 

Cooke, in 1867, and had two children. Both died 

in infancy. 

3. Ellen Jane, born Aug. 25, 1841 ; died Aug. 30, 1845. 

4. Charles Frederick, bom Dec. 13, 1844, in Harvard. 

He worked at home till the war broke out; then enlisted for 
nine months, and, before that time expired, he reenlisted, 
and was to have a furlough at the end of the nine months. 
But he was taken sick with typhoid fever, and remained 
in the Hospital in a critical condition for two months. 
This sickness, and lack of proper care, destroyed his 
health for life. He returned home after the close of the 
war. Died June 8, 1876. He married Lydia Walcott, in 
1868. They had one child, Georgie, who died in 1873. 

5. William Gilson (760), born May 12, 1846. 

6. Ellen Susan, born Nov. 12, 1848 ; moved with her parents 

to Hudson, where she resided until she married J. Davis 
Richardson ; then left Hudson to reside in Waltham, 

7. Albert Whitcomb, born in Harvard, Oct. 28, 1851 ; died 

Sept. 30, 1873, in Hudson. 

398. AMOS FAIRBANKS, of Boston, Mass. 

(166), Amos VI, Amos V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, Mass., Nov. 27, 1799. Settled in Boston, 
where he carried on the boot and shoe business, on Merchants* Row, 
for a long time ; was a member of Mass., Lodge No. 1, I. O. O. F. 
He was accidentally killed, Sept. 14, 1840, on the Fitchburg R. R., 
in Somerville, where he had but two weeks before moved into a fine 
house, which he had just built. 


Married, April 9, 1826, Ann Hill, daughter of Capt Thomas 
Tirrell, of Boston. 


1. Mary Taylor Tirrell, bom Apr. 7, 1827; married, Nov. 29, 

1847, Jacob Burleigh Sanborn, who died in Boston, where 
she now resides. 


a. Clara E. Sanborn, b. Nov. 19, 1850 ; d. Jan. 20, 1861. 

b. Charles A. Sanborn, b. Jan. 25, 1852 ; res. in Boston. 

c. George W. Sanborn, b. Mar. 20, 1854 ; d. Dec. 30, 1860. 

d. Ida S. Sanborn, b. Mar. 80, 1856 ; d. Jan. 12, 1861. 

e. William £. Sanborn, b. Mar. 27, 1860; m., Aug. 0, 1887, Lizzie 

Frances Putney, and resides in Boston. Children, — Albert 
M., b. July 26, 1889, Wilber B., b. Jan. 10, 1894. 

/. Freddie Sanborn, b. Nov. 12, 1863. 

g. Mary A. Sanborn, b. July 13, 1867 ; resides in Boston. 

2. Ann, bom Aug. 20, 1828 ; died Sept. 14, 1828. 

3. Amos Henry (761), bom Oct. 81, 1830. 

4. Ann Rebecca, bom Dec. 24, 1832; married, Oct. 11, 1855, 

Henry Albert Hebberd., of Rockland, Mass. 

fl. Annie M. Hebberd, b. May 27, 1860; d. July 7, 1870. 
b. Edith Hebberd, b. Oct. 5, 1862 ; d. Oct. 8, same year. 

5. Susan Augusta, bom Oct. 12, 1834; married, Oct. 21, 1855, 

James Huckins Clark, of Rockland, Mass. 


a, Frank L. Clark, b. Jan. 4, 1857 ; m., Dec. 31, 1881, Alice M. 

Nash, and had Amy A., b. Oct. 4, 1887 ; Mabel H., b. Nov. 
13, 1893. 

b, Amos Fairbanks Clark, b. Feb. 21, 1859; m., Sept. 18, 1888, 

Nellie E. Jones, and had Amos M., b. Apr. 21, 1890. 

c, Mabel Augusta, b. Aug. 23, 18(57 ; m.. May 31, 1880, William H. 

Barrows, and had Susie M., b. July 10, 1887 ; Esther, b. May, 
15, 1892. 

d, Ernest L. Clark, b. July 24, 1869; m., July 8, 1893, Lottie B. 

€. Eva L. Clark, b. Nov. 2, 1878. 

6. William Alfred {JiVl)y born Mar. 20, 1888. 

7. Sarah Ann Nichols, born Nov. 20, 18:i0; married July 16, 

1860, L. Franklin Clark, of Bradford, Me. 


a. William A. Clark, b. Jan. 29. 1802. 

b. Winfield E. Clark, b. Jan. 29, 1802 ; d. Sept. 14, same year. 


c. L. Edith Clark, b. June 19, 1864. 

d, L. Irving Clark, b. Aug. 22, 1869 ; d. Mar. 8, 1878. 

8. Ida Serena, bom July 26, 1846; died Dec. 31, 1870, 

399. CLARK FAIRBANK, of Harvard, Mass. 

(166), Amos VI, Amos V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Feb. 13, 1802 ; died May 7, 1885 ; married Jane Symonds. 


1. George Clark (763), bom Nov. 9, 1826. 

2. Walter Henry, bom Feb. 8, 1830; died in early manhood, 


400. ISRAEL W. FAIRBANKS, of Boston, Mass. 

(166), Amos VI, Amos V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, Nov. 1, 1804; settled in Boston. Was a 
carpenter; built many houses in Boston, and a fine mansion in 
Somerville for his brother Amos. 

Married, in Boston, June 17, 1832, Lydia C. Lane, who died Oct 
27, 1889, aged 81 yrs. 


1. Ellen A., born about 1833; married, Aug. 26, 1849, Henry 

A. Goodwin, of Boston. 

2. Leander B., born about 1836; married I, Aug. 19, 1857, 

Mary Ann Moriart}% who died Dec. 11, 1860, aged 19 
yrs. 9 mos. 14 ds. 

Married II, Mar. 13, 18(52, Delia E. Hall, who died 
Nov. 12, 1872, aged 32 yrs. 

He died Jan. 3, 1862, in Boston. No children. 

3. Lydia Ann, born July, 1839; died Nov. 17, 1839, aged 4 


401 . HENRY FAIRBANKS, of Clinton, Mass. 

(166), Amos VI, Amos V, Joseph IV, Jahc/ III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, Mass., June 11, 1811 ; lives in Clinton, retired 
from business. He was a market man, first from Princeton, and then 
from Sterling, going to Boston. 


Married I. Martha Conant, of Acton; she died Aug. 26, 1858, 
in Princeton, and was buried in Acton. 

Married II. Sarah A. Moore, of Sudbury, who died in Sterling, 
and was buried in Sudbury. 

Married III. Lucinda Brown ; she died in Sudbury. 

Married IV. . She is said to be living in Keene, N. H. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. William Henry (764), bom in Littleton, Mass., Nov. 7, 


2. Martha Ann, bom in Littleton ; died aged about 8 years. 

3. Ellen Maria, bom ; living in Sterling, Mass. 

4. Albert Conant (765), born Sept. 5, 1852. 

5. Curtis Albro, bora Sept. 27, 1855; died in 1871. 

402. EMORY FAIRBANKS, of Ashbumham, Mass. 

(187), Noah VI, Amos V, Joseph IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born, in Harvard, Mass., May 15, 1800; died, in Fitchburg, 
Mass., Mar. 2, 1871. 

He settled in Ashburnham, in 1830, and lived there forty years, 
on the farm, which he bought of Oliver Marble, situated about a mile 
northeast of the center of the town. He was a man of excellent 
character, and was justly held in high esteem. He served as select- 
man in 1846. 

Married, 1829, Eunice, eldest daughter of James and Eunice 
(Wood) Hayward, of Boxborough. She was bora Mar. 10, 1807 ; 
died Sept. 21, 1865. 


1. Emory Hayward (766), bora, in Boxborough, Oct. 30, 


2. Andrew Stevens, bora, in Ashburnham, Jan. 30, 1832; died 

there, Aug. 12, 1835. 

3. Francis Joel (767), bora, in Ashburaham, Sept. 8, 1835. 

4. James Henry (768), born May 15, 1837. 

5. Eunice Elizabeth, bora Feb. 14, 1839; married, Aug. 16, 

1858, Hosea Foster Lane, principal of the high school in 

a. Charles Hosea Lane, b. Sept. 14, 1850. 
d, Arthur Francis Lane, b. Oct. 16, 18(J1 ; d. July 17, 1862. 


6. Joseph Whitcomb (769), bom Mar. 26, 1841. 

7. Susan Augusta, bom Apr. 14, 1843; married Apr. 23, 1872, 

Charles Edward Woodward, of Ashbumham ; now residing 
in Leominster. 

a. Adella Fairbanks Woodward, b. Nov. 29, 1875; d. July 13, 

8. Lucy Ann, bom Dec. 8, 1846; graduated from the State 

Normal School in Framingham ; married, Jan. 9, 1876, 
George Nelson Ells, of Norwalk, Conn. 

a. Arthur Fairbanks Ells, b. Dec. 17, 1879. 

9. Laura Amelia, born Oct. 30, 1848 ; died Apr. 29, 1855. 

403. SEWELL FAIRBANKS, of Gardner, Mass. 

(187), Noah VI, Amos V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom, in Boxborough, Mass., Mar. 3, 1 804 ; died in Gardner, Jan. 
12, 1834. He resided in the east part of Gardner; was proprietor of 
a saw mill. 

He was a man of sterling character, of fine appearance, large 
frame, and so ambitious that he injured his health by overwork ; died 
when a young man. 

Married, in 1 829, Susanna, daughter of Capt. James Hayward, of 
Boxborough. She was bom Apr. 13, 1808. She married, 2ndly, Nov. 
20, 1838, John Wetherbee, and died Oct. 13, 1858. 

John Wetherbee was born Nov. 7, 1800; died in West Acton, 
July 13, 1858. Lived most of his married life on a farm in Box- 


1. James Hay\\'ard, born Nov. 1, 1830; married Anna M. 

Gibbs ; had one son, James Hayward Fairbanks, Jr., born 
Dec. 17, 1858, who died Aug. 23, 1865. James Hayward 
was an upright christian man, tall, of dark complexion, 
and fine looking. He was for many years a jeweller and 
watchmaker in Boston, and afterwards in Natick, where he 

2. Sewell Whitcomb (770), born Oct. 21, 1832. 


404. Dea. ASAPH FAIRBANKS, of Alden, Iowa. 

(167), Noah VI, Amos V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Boxboro*, Mass., Jan. 7, 1806; lived some years in Ash- 
buraham, Mass., and afterwards in Shelbume Falls, Mass. In Oct 
1855, he removed to Alden, Hardin County, Iowa, where he was killed 
by a falling tree, Nov. 12, of the same year, at the age of 49 years 10 
mos. and 5 days. He was a farmer and mechanic. 

In 18G7, his widow removed to Table Rock, Nebraska, to live with 
her children. She died there Mar. 30, 1892. aged 78 yrs., 6 mos. 
17 ds. 

He married, in Boxboro', May 13, 1834, Hannah E. Whitcomb, 
who was born in Boxboro', Sept. 21, 1813. 


1. Charles W., bom in Ashbumham, Oct. 26, 1836; died Nov. 

22, 1837, 

2. Asaph Waldo (771), born in Shelburne Falls, June 18, 1839. 

3. Joel Whitcomb, bom in Shelburne Falls, Aug, 6, 1843. He 

enlisted in Co, A, 12th Iowa Infantry, Aug., 1861 ; killed 
at Pittsburg Landing, Apr. 6, 1862; was buried on the 
bank of the Tennessee River. 

4. Martha Melvina, bom in Shelburne Falls, May 11, 1845; 

married, Sept. 24, 1862, in Alden, Iowa, Samuel M. Purcell, 
who was born in New Amsterdam, Ind., July 7, 1831, and 
lived in Alden until the fall of 1867, when he removed to 


a. Charles F. Purcell, b., in Alden, Iowa, Mar. 17, 1865. 

b. Lizzie E. Purcell, b. near Nebraska City, Neb., Mar. 13, 1868 ; 

m., Mar. 13, 1890, John Fellers; they have two sons: Harold 
Fairbank, b. Jan. 8. 1891 ; Carl, b. Jan. 6, 1893. 

c. Frank F. Purcell, b. in Table Rock, Neb., Jan. 14, 1871. 

d. James S. Purcell, b,in Table Rock, Mar. 13, 1875. 

405. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS, of Northborough, Mass. 

(168), Joseph VI, Amos V, Joseph IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, Mass., Feb. 5, IHIO ; removed to Northborough 
about 1844, where he still resides. He is a comb maker. 

Married I. Lydia, daughter of Luther and Achsah (Burnham) 
Sawyer, who was born in Harvard. She died, in Northborough, 
July 29, 1872, aged 55 years, 7 months and 25 days. 


He married II, May 28, 1877, Mrs. Hannah K. Whittaker. 

CHILDREN, all by first wife: 

1. Joshua C, bom Sept. 11, 1835 ; died June 8, 1839. 

2. Maria L., born Mar. 13, 1837; resides in Westboro', 


3. Olive K, born Nov. 8, 1 840 ; married, in Dubuque, Iowa, 

June 2, 1879, Dr. Flavel B. Tiffany, of Kansas City, 
Mo., where they now reside. He is an occulist ; graduate 
of the Ann Arbor University, Medical Department; 
author of several medical works. She has written and 
published " Floral Poems " and two booklets, the first of a 
series, on the lives of artists, designed for the young, 
namely, " Giotto " and the " Story of Ghiberti." 

a. Flavel B. Tiffany, b. July 29, 1880 ; d. Sept. 4, 1881. . *^ 

4. Joseph J. (772). born Jan. 31, 1843. 

5. Mary Elizabeth, born Nov. 30, 1848; resides in Westboro', 


406. JOSIAH E. FAIRBANKS, Dubuque, Iowa. 

(168), Joseph VI, Amos V, Joseph IV, Jahez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harvard, Mass., July 17, 1817. Removed to Worcester, 
Mass., thence to Dubuque, in 1856. The larger part of his life he 
has been a merchant. 

Married I, in Southboro', Mass., Jan. (), 1841, Harriet Augusta, 
daughter of Artemas and Hannah (Dickman) Fay. She was bom 
in Southboro', June 17, 1811>; died, in Dubuque, Aug. 30, 1878. 

He married II, in 1880, Caroline Fuller, of Thomaston, Me. 


1. Cornelia Augusta, born Feb. 18, 1842; married Sept. 4, 

1859, Marshall M. Walker. He is a prosperous commis- 
sion merchant, of Dubuque, They have no children. 

2. Eugene H., born Nov. 17, 1843; died Mar., 1845. 

3. Augustine C, born Feb. 13, 1S45 ; died in 1847. 

4. Clara A., born Dec. 24, 1847 ; died in 1848. 

5. Ella C, born Mar. 13, 1840; died Apr. 1849. 

6. Harriet T., born May 24, 1S51 ; died June, 1853. 

7. Anna, born July 3, 185S; married Sept. 14, 1882, James W. 

Hay, of Princeton, III. He is engaged in the real estate 
business in Algona, Iowa. 



tf. Cyril Fairbanks Hay, b. Oct. 23, 1883. 

b, Alice Cornelia Hay, b. Aug. 11, 1S85. 

c. Francis Harriet Hay, b. Dec. 22, 1887. 

407. EPHRAIM FAIRBANK, of Newark, Vt, 

(169), Ephraim VI, Ephraim V, Jabez IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Bolton, Mass., June 11, 1778. Removed to Newark^ 
about 1825; died about 1867. 

Married Hannah Carpenter, who died Mar. 12, 1857. 


I. Lorinda, born Apr. 19, 1802. 

± Horace H. (773), born Nov. 15, 1804. 

3. Warren (774), bom July 1, 1807 ; died Jan. 22, 1891. 

4. Polly, born May 7, 1809. 

5. Ephraim (775), born Mar. 30, 1811 ; died Mar. 18, 1893. 
G. Milly, born Jan. 9, 1815. 

7. Aurilla, bom Sept. 8, 1820; died Mar., 1889. 

408. JABEZ WILDER FAIRBANK, of Hadley, Mass. 

(169), Ephraim VI, Ephraim V, Jabez IV, Jabez 111, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Westminster, Vt., Mar. 3, 1783; lived in Hadley, and 
died there ; was drowned in the Connecticut River, just previous to 
the birth of his son. 

Married Cynthia Cook. She married again, Mr. Stockbridge, 
who kept a tavern in Hartford, Conn. 

1. Jabez Wilder (770), born Aug., 9, 1803. 

409. EMORY FAIRBANK, of St. Johnsbury, Vt 

(lOB), Ephraim VI, Ephraim V, Jabez IV, Jabez 111, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born, Aug. 6, 1798. 
Married Nancy Smith. 


1. Roancy, bom ; married Daniel Reed, and died in 

Putney, Ct., in Sept., 1893. 

2. William, born . 


3. Charles S., bom ; married, and had two sons. 1. 

Charles Emory. He went on a sea voyage, the vessel 
sailing July 3, 1876, and was never heard from. 2. A. 
Lincoln, born Mar. 1861 , died Nov. 9, 1870. 

410. SILAS FAIRBANK, of Berlin, Mass. 

(170), Jabcz VI, Ephraim V, Jabcz IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Berlin, in 1780 ; died in Lancaster, Aug. 6, 1847. 
Married Patty Jones. 


1. Archibald T., born Mar. 13, 1804; died in Grafton, Mass., 

May 24, 1859; married Mary A., who died Jan. 1, 1848. 
They had no children. 

2. Timothy J. (777), born June 20, 1805. 

3. Silas Bailey (778), born Oct. 9, 1808. 

4. Lucy B., bom May 4, 1810; married Henry, and 

removed to Canada. They had several children, some of 
whom now live in St. Catherine's, Ont. One of the 
daughters married Samuel McLean, and resides in St 

5. Henry Bailey (779), born Aug. 9, 1812 ; baptized Jonathan, 

but changed his name at about the age of 21 years. 

6. Martha J., bom Jan. 27. 181G; married Francis Worcester. 

They had children, some of whom are, or were, living in 
Crown Point, N. Y. 

7. Elizabeth Mary, born Oct. 9, 1817 ; married first, 

Wetherbee, and had one daughter, who died at the age of 
12 years. She married secondly, Silas Howe, and had 
fvve children, of whom three are dead, A son, Walter 
Howe, and the widow of Charles, his brother, live in 
Worcester, Mass. A daughter, Maria, the wife of 
Frank Huntington, lives in Harrison, Ark. 

8. Sarah A., bom Nov. 18, 1819; married, first, Feb. 16, 1840. 

William F. Brabrook, of Leominster, Mass. He came to 
to Boston, at the age of 21 years, and, with Ezra H. 
Brabrook formed the copartnership of W. F. & E. 
Brabrook, furniture manufacturers. He died Aug. 1848. 
They had one child, George Henry Brabrook, born Dec. 
12, 1840, and died at the age of 4 yrs. and 3 mos. She 


married, secondly, Sept. 9, 1850, Dr. Albert Guild, of 
Boston, a popular and well known dentist. He practiced 
his profession in Boston for more than forty years. He 
was a prominent Odd Fallow, and a member of the Boston 
Lancers. He is dead ; she is living in Cambridge. 

411. JABEZ FAIRBANK, of Fitchburg, Mass. 

(170), Jabez VI, Ephraim V, Jabez IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Leominster, or Westminster, about 1783. He lived in 
Fitchburg; died in 1841 ; will filed Dec. 27, 1841. 
Married Salome Wetherbee, Feb. 11, 1813. 


1. Charles A., bom ; died Dec. 29, 1852. 

2. Salome, bom ; died Oct 14, 1849. 

3. Lucy, bom ; married. May 15, 1841, Alvah A. 

Beckwith. He was born July 4, 1815; died Nov. 17, 


a. Ellen Beckwith, b. Sept. 27, 1841 ; d. July 1851. 

b. Maria Beckwith, b. Jan. 25, 1843 ; d. Nov. 5, 1848. 

c. Charles Beckwith, b. Nov. 30, 1850 ; d. Jan. 25, 1854. 

412. ELI FAIRBANK, of Worcester, Mass. 

(170), Jabez VI, Ephniim V, Jabez IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Lancaster, Mass., in 1790 ; lived in Northborough, and 
removed to Worcester in 1 820; died May 13, 1840, aged 59 years, 
He was a farmer. 

Married, Apr. 22, 1824, in Northborough, Abigail D. Young, who 

was bom in Hancock, Me., in 1793, and died Apr. 1, 1883, aged 89 

years. She was a daughter of Stephen and Emma Young, of 



1. Eli Baker, (780), born Nov. 0, 1828. 

2. Adaline, born July 12, 1830; married J. Fred. Brown, June 

13, 1866 ; resides in East Douglas, Mass. No children. 

3. Nancy A., bom Mar. 23, 1832 ; married Oct. 13, 1869, Capt. 

Jeremiah Wooster, son of William and Sally Wooster, of 
Hancock, Me. He lived in Hancock; was a merchant; 


died July 23, 1882. They had one child, Fred B. 
Wooster, bom July 5, 1870; died Aug. 5, 1870. She 
resides alternately in Hancock and Worcester. 

413. JONATHAN FAIRBANKS, of Boston, Mass. 

(171), Jonathan VI, Ephraim V, Jabez IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Berlin, Mass., Apr. 18, 1787. He was captain of a 
vessel sailing between Boston and Havana. He died Sept. 14, 
1808, and was buried at sea. 

Married, Aug. 7, 1806, Mehitable, daughter of Samuel and 
Deliverance (Joy) Hovey, of Portland, Me. 

1. Elizabeth Noyes, bom in Boston, Jan. 16, 1809; married, 
June 22, 1831, Stephen, son of Jacob and Janet 
(Fessenden) Larrabee. Their daughter married James 
Hamblett, manager of the time service of the Western 
Union Telegraph Co., New York City. 

41 4. EPHRAIM FAIRBANKS, of Waltham, Mass. 

(171), Jonathan VI, Ephraim V, Jabez IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Harrison, Me., May 10, 1806. 

While in his youth he went from Maine to Massachusetts, and, 
after a brief stay in Berlin, settled in Marlborough, in 1826. Upon 
his removal to Waltham, which was his residence for over forty years, 
he became closely identified with its interests, and was regarded as 
one of its most respected citizens. He possessed a preeminently 
religious nature, and, as an active member of the Methodist Church, 
was engaged in Christian work for sixty years. He was a member of 
the first Sunday School class ever formed in New England, and lived 
to be the oldest original scholar. 

He was a famous advocate of the temperance cause, and was 
greatly interested in the work of the young people, who named an 
Epworth League in his honor. He inherited a strong physique, and 
had excellent health throughout his long life. His mind was clear 
and his memory, even down to old age, remarkable. He died in the 
fullness of years, Apr. 28, 1893. 

He married, in 1829, Sarah Warren Hunt, of Marlboro', Mass., 
who was bom Apr. 23, 1806, and died Feb. 23, 1888. 


CHILDREN, born in Marlboro': 

1. Sarah Weeks, bom Oct. 8, 1830; married Eugene B. 

Twitchell; died in Fitchburg, Mass., Oct. 15, 1895. 

2. Sanford Benton, bom June 26, 1832; married Delia 

Johnson. Resides in Rock Bottom, Mass. Letters 
addressed to him and to his daughter were never 

3. Sophia Bonney, bom Aug. 21, 1834 ; married Samuel D. 

Witt ; resides in Ashland, Mass. 

4. Solomon Weeks (781), bom June 16, 1836. 

5. Susan Jane, bom Mar. 10, 1839; married Oct. 30, 1858, 

Zimri Whitney, who died July 3, 1867. 

6. Caroline Elizabeth, bom Nov. 27, 1840; married, in 

Waltham, Mass., Nov. 26, 1863, Sylvester Stickney, who 
was bom in Heath, Mass., Dec. 28, 1838, and died in 
Arlington, Mass., Dec. 12, 1892. 

a. Nellie Weeks Stickney, b. Feb. 15, 1867. 
d. Lewis Edward Stickney, b. Jan. 28, 1872. 
c. Carrie Elizabeth, b. Nov. 28, 1873 ; d. Dec. 6, 1873. 

7. Luman Francis, born Feb. 22, 1842; enlisted in the 16th 

Mass. Regiment, and was killed in the battle of Gettys- 
burg, July 3, 1863. 

415. Rev. JONATHAN FAIRBANKS, of Harrison, Me. 

(171), Jonathan VI, Ephraim V, Jabez IV, Jahez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

He was born in Harrison, Me., Apr. 1, 1811 ; was a fanner. He 
had a robust constitution, good principles, and was accounted faithful 
in his duties. In 1836 he was ordained local deacon; in 1844 
admitted to the Maine Conference, as a Methodist preacher, and for 
many years held an effective relation, laboring with diligence and 
fidelity, often in difficult fields. His appointments, during his long 
service in the church, were numerous, embracing over thirty towns in 
western Maine. 

In the pulpit he was earnest in speech, fervent in prayer, and 
among his parishioners was ever ready to relieve the needy and 
suffering. He died in Fairfield, Me., May 10, 1877, while the 
Methodist Conference was in session. 

He married. May 30, 1830, Sylvina Beulah Morton, who was bom 


Feb. 23, 1806, and died in WUton, Me., Oct. 28, 1859. Married II, 
Mar. 12, 1861, Diana, daughter of Eben and Jemima (Harding) 
Williamson, of Stark, Me. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Charles Wesley, bom Feb. 8, 1831 ; died at sea in 1850. 

2. Lewis Houghton, born Oct. 13, 1832; married Augusta 

Mills, of Norway, Me. ; died in Gualala, Cal., in 1870. 

3. Florinda Amanda, born May 29, 1834 ; married. Mar. 1, 

1852, Marshall Dean Chase, who was born Apr. 23, 
1820. Married II, Dec. 3, 1882, James Alfred GuUiver. 
Resides in Waltham, Mass. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

a. Charles Fairbanks Chase, b. Dec. 7, 1852 ; m., Dec. 2, 1875, 

Mary £. Lemp ; resides in Waltham. 

b. WUliam Llewellyn Chase, b. Feb. 25, 1854 ; m., Nov. 22, 1883, 

Lizzie May Brodrick ; resides in Waltham. 

c. Inez May Chase, b. Feb. 11, 1856 ; d. Dec. 16, 1868. 

d. Emma Gertrude Chase, b. Aug. 20, 1858; m., Aug. 6, 1879, 

Lavator Willard Powers ; resides in Fitchburg, Mass. 

e. Maurice Winfield Chase, b. Oct. 2, 1861 ; d. Dec. 19, 1868. 
/. Edwin Woodbury Chase, b. Oct. 31, 1863. 

g. May Chase, b. Mar. 22, 1869; d. Apr. 15, 1876. 

h. Ernest Fairbanks Chase, b. July 27, 1871 ; d. Apr. 21, 1876. 

4. Lydia Jane, born Dec. 3, 1835. 

5. Marianne Houghton, born Apr. 14, 1838; married, Sept. 8, 

1856, Rev. James Irs^ing Cummings, of Poland, Me., who 
died Dec. li*2, 1871). He was a member of the Vermont 
Methodist Conference. 


a. Ingenue Cummings, b. Feb. 21, 1859; m., Apr. 25, 1878, 

Herbert H. Fassett. 

b. Jessie Cummings, b. Apr. 20, 1862. 

c. Maude Cummings, b. Aug. 19, 1864 ; m., 1884, Charles K. 


d. Wade Chase Cummings, b. Nov. 17, 1869. 

e. Claudia Cummings, b. Dec. 10, 1877. 

6. Emeline Morton, born Jan. 7, 1840 ; married May 24, 1863, 

John Dimon Furnel, who was born May 10, 1837 ; resides 
in Wilton, Me. 

a, Guy Goodwin Furnel, b. Jan. 22, 1865. Graduated from the 
Farmington, (Me.) Normal .School, in 1886; from Dartmouth 
College in 1893. Was principal of boys' department in 


Perkins' Institute for the Blind, two years, and is now taking 
a medical course at Dartmouth. 

b. Carl Bennett Fumel, b. May 12, 1869. Graduated from the 

College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia in 1894; resides in 
Rumford Falls, Me. 

c. LaRoy Granville Fumel, b. Apr. 19, 1872. Graduate of Clark's 

Embalming School, Portland, 1893 ; resides in Wilton. 

d. Emma Evangeline Fumel, b. July 17, 1873. Graduated from 

Boston School of Oratory, in 1895. Is a teacher of elocution 
in Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, Me. 

7. Evangeline Melissa, bom May 18, 1842. 

8. Jonathan Robinson (782), bom Dec. 4, 1844. 

9. Sylvina Philophrene Grover, bom Apr. 11, 1847; married, 

Nov. 27, 1872, Henry M. Packard; resides in Providence, 
R. I. 

10. Adwina Connella, born Jan. 20, 1849. 

11. Elizabeth Adrianna, bom Dec. 3, 1860; married, Sept. 24, 

1896, Joseph F. Grant. 

Second marriage : 

12. Charles Greaton (783), bom June 2, 1863. 

13. John Merry, (784), bom July 16, 1865. 

41 6. SILAS FAIRBANK, of Berlin, Mass. 

(172), Manasseh VI, Ephnum V, Jabez IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Aug. 16, 1790; died Mar. 16, 1856, aged 65 yrs. 7 mos. 
Married, Oct. 6, 1817, Martha W. Wilder, of Boston. She was 
bom in 1798, and died in 1840. 


1. John Holland (785), born Apr. 12, 1818. 

2. Charles How, bom Feb. 19, 1820 ; died Sept. 29, 1838. 

3. Silas Lowell, born Oct. 8, 1822. He was a shoemaker by 

trade, and lived in Hartford, Conn, from 1840 until the 
war in 1861. Then he enlisted in the 1st Conn. Battery, 
Light Artillery, 10th Army Corps, and served during the 
war. Soon after his discharge he went to Auburn, N. Y., 
and worked at his trade, till he was becoming blind ; then 
he went to the Soldiers' Home in Bath, N. Y., where he 
died Apr. 25, 1895. Was buried in Auburn. 

He married I, in 1846, in Glastonbur)^, Conn., Emily J., 
daughter of Benjamin Risley of Glastonbury, born in 1830. 



She died in Hartford, in 1857, leaving two daiighters, 
Alice and Etta. 

He had a second wife of whom no account has been 
obtained. He left her when he removed to Auburn. 

41 7, EPHRAIM FAIRBANK, of Berlin, Mass., and Madrid, 
N. Y. 

(ITS), Caleb VI, Ephraim V, Jabez IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Feb. 16, 1786 ; died May 16, 1833. Moved to St. Lawrence, 
Co., N. Y., and lived on a farm near his father's. 

Married, May 20, 1807, Lucy Babcock, of Boston. After her 
husband's death she returned to Mass., leaving her family on the 


1. Charles Pinckney, born ; was living in Madrid in 


2. Nancy Ayers, bom . 

3. William, bom ; living in Michigan City, Ind., in 


4. Thomas, born . 

5. Sibyl, bom . 

6. Ephraim, bom ; living in New York, in 1875. 

Note. No public records of vital statistics were made in New York State 
till 1871, and it is very difficult to trace families living there. The above informa- 
tion has been obtained from a correspondent, and nothing further is known to 
the compiler of this volume. 

41 8. JAMES FAIRBANK, of Madrid, N. Y. 

(178), Caleb VI, Ephraim V, Jabez IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Berlin, Mass., May 17, 1788. Died in Madrid, Mar. 16, 
1832. He was buried in the family lot, in the cemetery that he gave 
to the town of Madrid. 

He married, in Lisbon, N. Y., before the War of 1812, Mary 
Pearce, who was born 1705, and died in 18G-. 

1. Margaret, born Oct. 28, 1818; married, in 1839, Charles 
Wright ; died Feb. 8, 1882. He diedFeb. 5, 1872. 


a. James Fairbank Wright, b. Dec. 5, 1841 ; resides in St. Joseph, 

d, Solomon Wright, b. Sept. 4, 1843 ; d. Sept. 7, 1877. 

c. Charles S. Wright, b. Sept. 12, 1846 ; resides in Yates Centre, 


d. Sylvester Gilbert Wright, b. Feb. 6, 1849 ; m., Jan. 22, 1870, Sarah 

C. Conner. Children, — Charles E., Arthur E., and James B. 

e. Emma Wright, b. Mar. 20, 1851 ; d. Sept. 18, 1882; she m. a 

Mr. Ritchie ; had one daughter, Cora Ritchie. 
/. Harlo Wright, b. Nov. 20, 1853 ; d. Sept. 6, 1855. 
^. George W. Wright, b. Aug. 12, 1857 ; resides in St. Joseph, Mo. 

2. Louisa, bom in 1814; married Vincent Milks, in 1849; died 

in 1878 ; no children. 

3. Roby Ann, born in 1818 ; married Hugh Vance, in 1834. 

4. Mary Ann, bom in 1820; married James Wright, in 1838 ; 

died in 1877. 


a, Mary Louise Wright, b. Jan. 22, 1841; m., Oct. 26, 1869, 
Andrew Nash Macdonald. Seven children, — Hattie, Louise, 
James Andrew, Laura Gilbert, Mary Christine, Sarah Bedell, 
Anabel Wright, Kate Wright. They reside in Cleveland, 

d. Gilbert S. Wright, b. Nov. 1, 1847; m., Aug. 22, 1871, Cornelia 
Barber. Children, — Edna Louise, Jessie Gertrude, Edith 
Marion. He is Secretary and Treasurer of the Evansville 
andTerre Haute, R. R. Co., and associated lines ; resides in 
Evansville, Ind. 

c, James Simpson Wright, b. Mar. 2, 1850 ; m., Sept. 25, 1878, 

Elizabeth Linton. No children. He is Treasurer of the 
Louisville, Evansville, and St. Louis R. R. Co., and resides 
in Louisville, Ky. 

d. Anabel Wright, b. Sept. 10, 1854 ; m., Nov. 26, 1879, Edward J. 

Harrison. One child, — Veva Catherine. They reside in 
Chicago. He is connected with the Standard Oil Co. 

f. Katharine Sarah Wright, b. Jan. 21, 1857 ; m., Sept. 20, 1881, 

William Byron Porter. Resides in Cleveland, Ohio. 

5. Catherine, bom June 16, 1823; married, in 1841, Hugh 

Frazier ; she died in 1894. 

a. Highland M. Frazier, b. Jan. 14, 1844 ; m., Feb. 18, 1868, Maria 

Niver ; they reside in Sycamore, 111., and have one child, — 

Mary Catherine, b. May 17, 1870. 
d. Louise Frazier, b. Mar. 11, 1846; m., Nov. 22, 1870, George 

Niver; they reside in Plainfield, III., and have two children, — 

Ruth, b. Oct. 6, 1874 ; Dorothy, b. Aug. 9, 1878. 


c. Josephine Frazier, b. ; m. Charles McCreery, of Boyle, 

Kas. They have three children, — Anabel, Pearl, Guy. 

d, William Frazier ; resides in Kansas City, Mo. 

6. James Goddard (786), bom June 16, 1826. 

7. Harriet Pride, born Apr. 4, 1827 ; married Apr. 20, 1848, in 

Ogdensburgh, N. Y., Charles Brownlow Gilbert. He was 
bom Apr. 9, 1827 ; died in the U. S. Hospital in Buffalo, 
Apr. 9, 1865. She resides in Hartford, Conn., with her 
daughter, Mrs. Fanny Sarah (Gilbert) Strong, who was 
bom Aug. 31, 1852, and married, Sept. 12, 1876, Henry 
Lyman Strong, of Hartford. 

8. Sarah Conant, bom May 6, 1829; married. Mar., 1850, in 

Plainfield, N. J., Joseph S. Cole; died Feb. 2, 1867. 


a, Harriet M. Cole, b. Feb. 22, 1851 ; principal of public school ; 

resides in St. Joseph, Mo. 

b, Florence C. Cole, b. Dec. 12, 1853 ; m., John Broder, City 

Marshal of St. Joseph, Mo., where they reside. 

c, Edna S. Cole, b. Jan. 1, 1855. She has been for the past fifteen 

years a Missionary under the auspices of the Presbyterian 
Board of missions of Chicago, and resides in Bangkok, 
Siam. She is principal of the Wranglang boarding school 
for girls, the largest school of that kind in that country. 

9. Sylvester, bom July 4, 1831 ; died in 1837. 


(178), Caleb VI, Ephraim V, Jabez IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Madrid, N. Y., June 17, 1799. He was a soldier in the 
war of 1812. 

When the mormons, under the prophet, Joe Smith, left New York, 
for Nauvoo, 111., Jabez, with his family, and his wife's brother and his 
family, started with them, but Jabez refused to continue, and left 
them in Ohio ; later he removed to St. Joseph, Mo., where he died, 
Oct. 18, 1866, aged 67 yrs. and 4 mos. 

1. Emily P., bom Apr. 10, 1826; married, Oct. 17, 1843, 
Henry Marsh. She died Nov. 12, 1894, at Eureka 
Springs, Ark. 


a. Lewis Marsh, b. Aug. 8, 1844 ; d. Dec. 13, 1844. 

b. Edward L. Marsh, b. Sept. 26, 1846. 


2. Amos H., bom June 3, 1828; died in Michigan City, in 

1847, aged 19 years. 

3. Edward C, born July 10, 1830; died in Newburgh, N. Y., 

Apr. 5, 1839. 

4. Mary, bom Apr. 21, 1833 ; married James Bowen, Mar., 



a. Emily A. Bowen, b. Oct. 16, 1853. 

b. Ellen Bowen, b. Feb. 18, 1856. 

c. Eliza Bowen, b. Mar. 2, 1858. 

d. Edward Bowen, b. Mar. 28, 1862. 

e. Cora Bowen, b. Nov. 26, 1869. 
/. Blanche Bowen, b. Sept. 4, 1871. 

5. Jabez, born Aug. 10, 1837; died in Central America, the 

last of Sept. 1856, in St. George, Villas, Nicaraugua. 

420. AMOS FAIRBANK, of East Bountiful, Utah. 

(178), Caleb VI, Ephruim V, Jabez IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Madrid, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1802. Removed to Salt Lake 
City, Utah; died in East Bountiful, Apr. 11, 1882. He was a 

Married I, Nov. 11, 1832, Mary Bartholomew, of McHenry Co., 
111., daughter of Lyman and Lydia (Daniels) Bartholomew. She was 
born in Madrid, N. Y., Mar. 4, 1814; died in Michigan City, Ind., 
Apr. 7, 1843. 

Married II, Mrs. Nancy Teel Stowell, Sept. 1848. 

Married III, Mrs. Catherine Raymond, who died in East 
Bountiful, Aug. 2, 1891. 


1. Alva, bom Apr. 22, 1834. Removed to Eureka, Cal. 

2. Xarissa, bom Oct. 29, 1838, in Michigan City, Ind. 

Married Christopher Merkeley, Jan. 17, 1858. They 
reside in St. Charles, Idaho. 


a. Sarah Frances Merkeley, b. May 19, 1857 ; m. Amos Moses 

Virgin, Sept. 27, 1875. Eight children. 

b. Christopher Amos Merkeley, b. Feb. 28, 1859; m. Lydia 

Lavette Alfred, May 24, 1877. Seven children. 

c. Jacob Nathaniel Merkeley, b. Feb. 28, 1859; m., Oct. 10, 1882, 

Theresa Anina Willhelmson. Six children. 

d. Alva Marion Merkeley, b. Nov. 5, 1862. 


e, Martha Elizabeth Merkeley, b. Mar. 18, 1865 ; m., Oct. 8, 1888, 

George Young Pugmire. Six children. 

f, Mary Jane Merkeley, b. Mar. 18, 1865. Twin to Martha E. 

g, Susie Merkeley, b. July 11, 1875; m., Mar. 19, 1892, Elmer 

Charles Cleveland. Three children. 
h. Lucy Merkeley, twin to Susie, b, July 11, 1875 ; m., Apr. 26 
1893, Heber S. Pugmire. One child. 

3. Viola Jane, born in Michigan City, Ind., Feb. 28, 1839; 

married (1), in Battle Creek, Utah, May 10, 1857, William 
Counterman, who died in Genoa, Carson Valley, Cal., Jan. 
21, 1860. She married (2), Joseph Valencia, who was 
bom in Mores, Mexico, July 13, 1832; he died May 30, 
. She resides in Eureka, Cal. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

a. Charlotte £. Counterman, b. in East Bountiful, Utah, Feb. 19, 

1858 ; d. Oct. 15, 1860. 

b. Adelaide M. Counterman, b. Sept. 30, 1859. 

Second marriage: 

c. Gaudalupe Valencia, b. in Placerville, Cal., Dec. 12, 1862. 

d. Mary Valencia, b. in Placerville, Nov. 13, 1864. 

e. Francisco Valencia, b. in Placerville, May 10, 1866. 

/. Sadie F. Valencia, b. in Sacramento, Cal., Feb. 23, 1869. 

g. Barbara Valencia, b. in Sacramento, Dec. 4, 1872. 

h, Adeline S. Valencia, b. in Sacramento, Oct. 27, 1875. 

/. Isabella Valencia, b. in Sacramento, Jan. 7, 1877. 

4. Chauncy, bom Feb. 1, 1843; died Oct. 1, 1843. 

421. OLIVER FAIRBANK, of Madrid, N. Y. 

(173), Caleb VI, Ephraim V, Jabez IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Berlin, Mass., Mar. 14, 1804, removed to Madrid, St. 
Lawrence Co., N. Y. Died Apr. 17, 1876. He was a prosperous 

Married, Nov. 4, 1827, Anna, daughter of Samuel and Lydia 

(Shipma-n) Daniels, of Madrid. She was bom Sept. 29, 1803; died 

Mar. 15, 1883. 


1. Lydia, born Apr. 23, 1820; married, Nov. 22, 1855, 

Horatio Gates Goodno, of Ogdensburg, N. Y. He was 

born in Hancock, Vt., Oct. 11, 1811. Died Mar. 2, 1888. 

a. Henry Clay Goodno, b. Feb. 13, 1857 ; resides in Ogdensburg, 

N. Y. 


b. Anna Daniels Goodno, b. Nov. 25, 1803, resides in Ogdens- 

burg. N. Y. 

c, Jennie Shipman Goodno, b. Apr. 9, 1806; m., Feb. 7, 1802, 

James J. O'Hara, of Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

2. Emily, bom July 18, 1839; married, Oct, 1851; resides in 

Kinzua, Pa. 
8. Harvey, bom Aug. 1, 1835 ; died Oct. 6, 1886. 

4. Oliver, bom Feb. 8, 1837 ; died Nov. 4, 1887. 

5. Hannah, bom Oct. 31, 1840 ; died Oct 4, 1868. 

6. Milton, bom Dec. 26, 1844 ; died Feb. 23, 1845. 

422. JOSIAH FAIRBANK, of Milton, Mass. 

(174), Josiah VI, Josiah V, Jonas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Northborough, Mass., Apr. 26, 1794; died Mar. 8, 1878, 
aged 83 yrs. 10 mos. 12 ds. 

He was a well known, zealous and successful teacher for many 
years. He enjoyed the advantages of the Westford Academy, an 
institution of high standing, and at the age of about sixteen years was 
called to take the charge of a winter school. His success in this, 
and one or two others of the same class, induced him to make teach- 
ing the occupation of his life. 

Having been employed in Weymouth, and Milton, as a teacher of 
winter schools for some years, he was appointed master of the only 
annual school in Milton. Here he remained several years, and, after 
having charge of one of the Dorchester schools a short time, was 
called to the Grammar Department of the Girls' School in Charles- 
town, in July, 1826. In this school he was eminently successful, 
especially as a teacher of reading. 

From Charlestown he was appointed to the writing department of 
the old Adams School in Mason street, Boston, where he remained 
until 1845, when he left the service of the city, and opened a private 
school in Milton, which he continued for several years. 

Soon after he became a resident of Milton, he united with the 
Congregational Church, of which Rev. Dr. Gile was pastor, and was a 
beloved and revered member of the same at the time of his death. 
He was ever an active friend of Sabbath schools. 

Married Sarah Elizabeth Gulliver, of Milton, May 27, 1827, who 
died Dec. 24, 1870. 



1. Elizabeth Clark, bom Apr. 24, 1828; married Edwin Clapp, 

Nov. G, 1850 ; died Jan. 17, 1864; no children. 

2. Edwin Josiah (787), bom Jan. 30, 1831. 

3. Sarah G., bom Feb. 20, 1 837 ; married Rev. E. Leonard. 


a. George Leonard, b. in Rochester, Mass., Feb. 17. 1863. 

b. Edwin Leonard, b. in Rochester, Sept. 30, 1866 ; d. in South 

Dartmouth, Nov. 2, 1869. 

c. Edwin Leonard, the second, b. in So. Dartmouth, July 10, 1871. 

4. Lemuel Gulliver (788), bom Apr. 29, 1841. 


(175), Manasseh VI, Josiah V, Jonas IV, Jabe/. Ill, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Tyringham, Mass., June 14, 1794. Soon after his 
marriage he removed to Sodus. He was a farmer. Died Mar. 22, 

He married Mehitable Kellogg, daughter of Nathaniel and 

Mehitable (Simmons) Kellogg, of Williamstown, Mass. 


1. Cordelia, born ; married Henry S. Vanderbilt, of 

Lyons, N. Y. 

2. Nathaniel Kellock; (789), born Oct. 20, 1829. 

8. Sarah Ann Maria, born Sept. 1882; died Feb. 10, 1833. 

424. JOSIAH FAIRBANK, of Tyringham, Mass., and Coventry, 

(176), Man;isseh VI, Josiah V, Jonas IV, Jabc/. Ill, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Tyringham, Mass., Feb. 12, 1790; removed to Ohio in 
1 820 ; died in Coventry, July 22, 1 82S. He was a tanner and shoe- 

Married Charlotte, daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Cooly) 
Thwing, of Lee, Mass. She was born May 11, 179(». After his 
death she married, secondly, Conrad Coon Turner, July 15, 1880. 
He was born July 4, 1790. She died Mar. 1;"), ISSO. They had 
four children, James Samuel, Nancy Rosella, Mar)' Malono and 
Charity Elsie Turner. 



1 . A son, who died in infancy. 

2. Stephen Taylor (790), bom Aug. 20, 1817. 

3. Philena Sophia, bom Oct. 28, 1819; married John Wiley, 

Sept. 1, 1842, and had two children, — Amanda and 
Elthear. She died, Nov. 9, 1'890. 

4. Octavia Charlotte, bom May 1, 1822; married first, Seth P. 

Allen, Aug. 18, 1843. In January 1852, he went to 
California, where he died June 12, 1852. He was a 
carpenter. She married secondly, James McClintock 
Viers, Apr. 23, 1854. He was a farmer. They were 
members of the Christian or Disciples Church. No 

5. JosiAH Manasseh (791), born Dec. 30, 1824. 

425. JOHN BARNARD FAIRBANK, of Concord, 111. 

(176), Ephraim VI, Josiah V, Jonas IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom at New Ipswich, N. H., Mar. 16, 1796. Educated in the 
common schools and at New Ipswich Academy. Removed with his 
parents, while in his teens, to Oakham, Mass. Taught in the common 
schools very successfully and in time became Principal of an Academy 
in Stamford, Conn. There he met and married the one with whom 
he lived, in an exceptionally happy home, until his death, in 1873, 
two years after the celebration of their Golden Wedding. 

Removing from Stamford back to Mass., he engaged in the manu- 
facture of palm-leaf hats, straw bonnets and other straw goods, which 
business he followed in Mass., and finally in New York City, for 
some twelve years. 

In 1837 he removed to Morgan Co., 111., settling on a farm near 
Jacksonville, afterward removing to a farm in Concord, ten miles 
away, in the same County, where he resided during the remainder of 
his life. 

He was a man of fine presence, of commanding abilities and of 
rare moral characteristics ; a genuine Puritan in faith and practice ; 
a typical Deacon of the Congregational Church ; a generous giver 
and efficient worker in the Master's vineyard ; a worthy Christian 
gentleman of the old school, held in honor while he lived, and in 
honored remembrance ever. 



He married, in New York City, Nov. 6, 1821, Hannah M. Crissy. 


1. Samuel Bacon (792), bom Dec. 14, 1822, in Stamford, 


2. James Chandler (793), bom in Oakham, Jan. 13, 1825. 

3. Hannah Maria, bom in Jacksonville, May 25, 1827; died 

there, Aug. 1829. 

4. Daniel Wilder (794), bom Apr. 27, 1829. 

5. John Barnard (795), bom Sept. 6, 1831. 

6. Hannah Maria, (the second of that name), bora Sept. 25, 

1833; died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1835. 

7. Sarah Maria, bom May 26, 1 830 ; died Dec. 30, same year. 
H. Mary Amelia, born Mar. 14, 1838 ; died Aug. 23, same 

9. Edward Beecher, bom in Jacksonville, May 21, 1841 ; died 
Sept. 14, 1S03. 

426. JAMES CHANDLER FAIRBANK, of Oakham, Mass. 

(176), Ephraiin VI, Josiah V, Jonas IV, Jubez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in New Ipswich, N. H., May 24, 1801 ; died in Oakham, 
where he had removed in early manhood, Mar. 31, 1877, aged 75 yrs., 
10 mos. and 7 ds. 

The following words are quoted from an old letter, written by a 
friend of the family soon after his decease. 

" I was but a girl when the Fairbanks came from New Ipswich to 
Oakham, but I remember them well, — a family of brothers, all 
enterprising and influential. They put new life into the town, and 
new ideas into the minds of many, — ideas of good will, kindness and 
helpfulness, and from that hour, till one by one they passed from 
mortal sight, they all fulfilled the rich promise of their youth. The 
world is better for them, and will be in ages yet to come, inasmuch as 
good deeds are immortal." 

Another wrote of his life as being one of " Rare beauty and 
cheerfulness, not lived to himself, but for others," and added, " The 
dear Fairbank family of that old time generation, are now all 
gathered in the world beyond. They were a genial race, naturally 
loving to do good, as they had opportunity, and giving a world of 
cheer and brightness to others." 


This estimate of his character, as well as that of his brothers, is of 
special significance, with respect to the law of heredity, when it is 
found that their descendants, as a rule, have been, and are, people of 
high standing, whether in the higher or humbler walks of life. 

He married, June 9, 1825, Lurana, daughter of John and 
Susannah (Fay) Robinson, who was bom Oct. 29, 1803, and died 
June 21, 1878. She was a descendant of Rev. John Robinson, the 
Pilgrim Pastor of the Mayflower. 


1. Jeremiah Robinson, born Oct. 4, 1826; married Nov. 19, 

1856, Margaret White, of New Brunswick, N. J. They 
had one child, Jessie, born Nov. 27, 1860 ; died July 28, 

2. Lurana Wilder, bom July 12, 1828 ; married, June 21, 1851, 

Rev. W^illiam Mellen, who was born in Temple, N. H., 
Feb. 16, 1816. The next day after their marriage they 
sailed for their mission field, in Natal, South Africa, and 
remained there twenty-three years. Her own missionary 
work was among the women, and she trained, in her own 
house, no less than forty girls who became earnest 
christians. She spent the last ten years of her life in 
Oberlin, Ohio, where she died July 23, 1892. Her 
husband died there Feb. 12, 1892. 

CHILDREN, all bom in Natal: 
a. William Payson Mellen, b. July 30, 1852 ; res., Aguas Calientes, 

/f. Susanna Maria Mellen, b. Feb. 5, 1854; d. P^b. 12, same year. 
c. Samuel Fairbank Mellen, b. June 11, 1855; he is a physician, 

and resides in Willard, N. Y. 
</. Laura Montague Mellen, b. Dec. 11, 1850. She sailed for 

Africa, Zulu Mission, Sept. 11, 1895, to take up the work 

laid down by her mother, and resides in Esidumbine, Natal. 
e. Mary Louise Mellen, b. Sept. 9, 1858; d. Sept. 1(5, same year. 
/. Emily Kimball Mellen, b. July 3, 1801 ; resides in Mt. Vernon, 

N. Y. 
^. John Wilder Mellen, b. Feb. 3, 1804 ; d. Feb. 0, same year. 
A. Grace Sarah Fairbank Mellen, b. Dec. 13, 18(58 ; m., Aug. 21, 

1894, Henry M. Rood. They have one daughter, — Emily 

Sarah Rood, b. in Mt. Vernon, N. Y., where they now 

reside, June 20, 1895. 
/. Margaret Caroline Lucy Mellen, b. Nov. 9, 1870; m., Aug. 14, 

181>5, James B. McCord, M. D. They reside in Lake City, 


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3. Sarah Chandler, bom Oct. 13, 1830 ; married, Nov. 24, 1870, 

Ezra D. Batcheller, of North Brookiield, where they reside. 
No children. 

4. Susan Fay, bom Dec. 29, 1 832 ; resides in Oakham. 

5. Martha Bacon, born Sept. 30, 1835 ; died Apr. 30, 1837. 

6. James Ephraim, born Mar. 20, 1838; died Oct. 14, same 


7. John Barnard (796), bom Aug. 8, 1839. 

8. Maria Thatcher, bom Apr. 18, 1841 ; married Feb. 22, 

1882, Daniel Rugg. He died July 28, 1888. They lived 
in Champaign, 111. She now resides in Oakham. 

9. Samuel Bacon, bom Aug. 9, 1843; died June 9, 1872. 

Married Lizzie J. Packard, of Oakham, Apr. 6, 1 869. 
Had one child, James Packard, bom Nov. 18, 1870. 

427. BIN A FAIRBANKS, of Peterborough, N. Y. 

(179), Nahum VI, John V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Augusta, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1782; died in Welshfield, Ohio, 
Jan. 19, 1851. He was a farmer. 

Married I, in Augusta, N. Y., about 1815. Name of wife not 
learned. She died in Augusta, in 1819. 

Married II, in Augusta, in 1S20, Rebecca Morrison, daughter of 
Frost and Sarah (Rockwood) Morrison, of Worcester, Mass. She 
was bom June 15, 1783 and died, in Marion, Ohio, Nov. 19, 1863. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 
1. Phila Sophia, born Nov. 28, 1810; married, 1839, in 
Welshfield, Ohio, Ferrand Branch, who was bom in 
Vermont, Feb. 11, 1803. He died in Saybrook, Ohio, 
Nov. '28, 1874 ; was a farmer. 


a. Benjamin Holton Branch, b. in Shalersville, O., Mar. 11, 1842; 
d., in Saybrook, Oct. 17, 1862. 

h. Ann Eliza Branch, b. in Shalersville, Jan. 22, 1852 ; m., (1), 
Mar. 24. 1868, Charles Jackson Slocum, in Geneva, O., and 
had two children, Charles and Zylphia Viola. She m. (2), 
John Cartner, and had one child, — Ruth Ann. 

Second marriage : 

'1. Ira Garrison (707), born, in Augusta, Aug. 10, 1821. 

3. Samuel Watson (798), born in Augusta, Jan. 27, 1824. 

4. Lavinia Smithfield, born, 182H; died in Peterborough, in 

Oct. 1845. 


428. Rev. IRA FAIRBANKS, of RushviUe, N. Y. 

(179), Nahum VI, John V, Thomaa IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Augusta, N. Y., Oct 5, 1784; died, near Rushville. He 
was a methodist minister. 

Married I, Chariotte ; she was born Feb. 24, 1787, and 

died July 15, 1838, near Coldwater, Mich. 

He married II, Mary — . 


1. Charlotte, bom ; married Mr. Young. 

2. Sarah, born ; married Mr. Hallett. 

3. Lucinda, born ; married Dr. Dunn. 

4. Delos, born -; died aged about 16 years. 

429. JAMES FAIRBANKS, of Augusta, N. Y- 

(179), Nahum VI, John V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Augusta, Apr. 1, 1791. Lived at home till he was 27 
years of age. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and took part in 
the battle of Sackett's Harbor. 

He with his family removed to Geauga County, Ohio, in the fall 
of 1833. They settled on a farm west and south of Troy Center, 
that was covered with heavy timber. He cleared off the timber — 
made a beautiful and productive farm. He worked at the carpenter's 
trade ; building many houses and barns that still remain as ancient 
"land marks." He died Mar. 1, 1866, at the age of 75, honored 
and respected by all who knew him. 

Married, Jan. 3, 1813, Margery Potter, daughter of Borden and 

Sarah Potter, born in Rhode Island, Jan. 6, 1795 ; died in Cleveland, 

O., Aug. 3, 1875. 


1. Nancy, born Sept. 5, 1815; married. May 18, 1836, to 

James Blount. 

2. Roxanna, born Sept. 11, 1817; married, Oct. 7, 1852, to 

Orrin Ford. Died in Cleveland, O., Jan. 4, 1889. 

a. Orrin J. Ford, b. May 23, 1854, in Russell, Ohio; m., Hattie E. 

Fairbanks, May 20, 1882. Children, — May and Roxanna 

Ford, b. in Cleveland. 
d. Frank E. Ford, b. Apr. 23, 1856, in Russell, Ohio ; m., Nellie 

Funcheon, in Chicago, III. 

3. Sylvester, born Jan. 8, 1820 ; died Apr. 7, 1846, in Iowa. 


4. Samuel Chauncy (799), born Feb. 9, 1822. 

5. Orrin Chester (800), born May 16, 1824. 

6. Lucinda H., born June 10, 1826 ; married, Sept. 19, 1844, to 

Horace Wilkins. 

CHILDREN, bom in Cleveland, O. : 

a. Eliza Sophronia Wilkins, b. June 11, 1846 ; d. Aug. 1, 1846. 

b. Horace Wilkins, b. May 7, 1847 j d. June 7, 1862. 

c. John Wilkins, b. Sept. 6, 1851. 

d. Henry Wilkins, b. July 25, 1858 ; d. Oct. 16, 1884 ; m., and had 

Horace H., b. Sept. 4, 1877, and Charles W., b. July 16, 

e. Charles Wilkins,. ) ^ . , «. ^ ^^..^ 

-r W1V x^r'^^ • ( TwinS. b. Nov. 1, 1865. 

/. Willis Wilkins, ) 

Willis d. July 26. 1871; Charles d. Feb. 4, 1875. 

7. Betsey M., born May 10, 1828, in Adams Centre, N. Y. ; 

died June 18, 1829. 

8. Eliza C, born May 11, 1830, in Adams Centre, N. Y. ; 

married, Apr. 27, 1854, to Mortimer G. Moore, of Cleve- 
land, O., brother of Eliza M., wife of George Henry 



a. Eliza Moore, b. Dec. 27, 1855 ; d. Dec. 8, 1860. 

b. Samuel W. Moore, b. Jan. 30, 1861 ; lives in Kansas City, Mo. 

Is j udge of a court. 

9. George Henry (801), born Apr. 26, 1833. 

430. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Mayfield, N. Y., and Welshfield, 

(179), Nahum VI, John V, Thomas IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Augusta, N. Y., Dec. 11, 1796; died Sept., 1880. He 
was a farmer. 

Married Sementha Wheeler, in Galway, N. Y., in 1820. She was 
born in Ellisburg, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1801, and died Apr. 27, 1889. 

CHILDREN, first five born in Mayfield, N. Y.: 
1. Eunice Malvina, born Mar. 8, 1822 ; married, July 14, 1844, 
Dr. James F. Brown. Both she and her husband served 
as surgeons with the 88th Ohio N. G. during the civil 


a. Arthur Reaves Brown, b. 1845. 

b. Annie Lucinda Brown, b. 1848 ; m. Wm. H. Ridge, of Mantua, 

Ohio. They have two children. 


c. Alice Jane Brown, b. 1852 ; m. John I. Nesbit, of Cleveland ; 

they have four children. 

d. Francis Malvina Brown, b. 1855 ; m. Henry J. Page, of Cleve- 

land ; they have two children. 

l>. Samuel Warren (802), born Jan. 29, 1825. 

3. Lucinda Rosaline, born Apr. 8, 1827; married, July 4, 

1848, Thomas David Thompson. 


a. Frank £. Thompson, b. June 4, 1850; m., in Pikesville, O., 

Martha , Sept. 6, 1869 ; resides in North Madison, 


b. Mary Jane Thompson, b. Jan. 19, 1857 ; m., Nov., 1875, James 

Beardsley, of Cleveland ; removed to Cozad, Neb. 

4. John M. (803), born Mar. 3, 1829. 

5. William Case (804), born Apr. 3, 1832. 

0. Alonzo Miner, born in Broadalbin, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1834; 
married, in Arkansas, Aug., 1870, Frances Richards. He 
died in Hockers, Ark., Sept., 1891 ; no children. 

At the beginning of the civil war he was a resident of Memphis, Tenn., 
where he had resided for several years, and where his property was located. His 
sympathy with the North was well known, and, on his refusing to join the Con- 
federate army, he was about to be pressed into that service, when he was taken 
sick with a fever. This gave him a short respite, and, as soon as he had sufficiently 
recovered, he escaped from the city, in company with two other Northern men, in 
Oct., 1861. They made their way down the Mississippi river, and, having a 
place of concealment, they remained in the marshes, living on fish and game, until 
the following May. During this time they had seen no one, and supposing that 
the war must be over, they returned to Memphis. Here they were arrested and 
placed on board a Confederate gunboat going down the river. One night, soon 
after leaving Memphis, the boat was obliged to seek shelter, from a storm, 
behind an island. During the flashes of lightning Mr. Fairbanks recognized the 
island, and, having communicated this to his friends, the three managed when 
unobserved, to slip over the side of the boat and escape to the land. Unfortu- 
nately the owner, and only inhabitant of the island, was a rebel. He was 
acquainted with Mr, Fairbanks, and although he received the fugitives into his 
house, on the following morning he and his two sons took the only boat, and 
went for officers to arrest them. This man's wife, however, was in sympathy with 
the Union cause, and, after the departure of her husband and sons, concealed the 
men in a smoke house, and locked it on the outside. On their return the rebels 
searched the whole island but did not think of looking in the smoke house, as it 
was locked from the outside. After dark the woman let them out, and they took 
the boat and started for New Orleans, which was occupied by the Union army. 
Traveling by night and hiding during the day, it took eight days to reach their 
destination. Here they enlisted in the 12th regiment, Maine Volunteers. After 


the term for which he enlisted had expired, he re-enlisted in a Michigan 

7. Joseph Wheeler (805), born in Welshfield, O., May 22, 

431. SAMUEL FAIRBANK, of Mayfield, N. Y., and Cold- 
water, Mich. 

(179), Nahum VI, John V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Augusta, N. Y., June 18, 1799; died, near Coldwater, 
Jan. 16, 1846. He settled in Coldwater about 1836. 

Married, Feb. 17, 1827, Helen Abiah, daughter of David and 

Abiah Knapp, who was born Dec. 25, 1 808 ; she married (2), in Mar. 

1853, George A. Shipman, a fanner. She died near Coldwater, Oct. 

12, 1863. 


1. Ira Marcus, born in Mayfield, May 30, 1828; died Oct., 

1858. He was miner and speculator. Removed to 
Coldwater in 1836; thence to California, in 1850, where 
he remained until a short time before his death. He was 
drowned Oct., 1858, while attempting to cross Bellingham 
Bay, Washington Territory. 

2. Margaret Rosaline, born in Middlesex, N. Y., May 15, 

1830 ; married, in Coldwater, Apr., 1849, Henry Miller; 
died, Apr. 18, 1808, in Burr Oak, Mich. 


a. Helen H. Miller, b. June 28, 1850. 

i>. Charles Eugene Miller, b. Sept. 11, 1851. 

c, Hilda G. Miller, b. Sept. 26, 1854, 

d, Rosa R. Miller, b. Nov. 23, 1856. 

f. Carrie May Miller, b. Mar. 9, 1860. 
/. Claranett Miller, b. Feb. 6, 1862. 
^. Lucy Kate Miller, b. and d. in 1866. 

A. Jennie B. Miller, b. Apr. 15, 1868. She was adopted by her 
aunt Caroline ; married Martin Van Luven, Aug. 22, 1889. 

3. Caroline Abiah, born, in Patten, N. Y., July 1, 1832; 

married, in Russell, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1865, Charles Shepard, 
a farmer. Having no children, they adopted Jennie B. 
Miller, daughter of Margaret, above. 
4. Sarah A. Louisa, born in Patten, N. Y., Oct. 20, 1834; 
married (1), in Coldwater, Oct. 26, 1851, George Olds, a 


farmer. He died in Portland, Oregon, Apr. 12, 1862. 
She married (2), in Portland, Dec. 25, 1863, Prof. S. W. 
King, a merchant in Portland. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

a. Helen J. Olds, b. Aug. 28, 1852; m., Oct. 12, 1870, John J. 

Jolly, in Hillsboro, Ore. Four children. 

b. Jay C. Olds, b. Nov. 5, 1854; m., Oct. 29, 1878, Bessie H. 

Summers, of San Francisco, Cal. He is a merchant in 
Portland. Two children. 

c. William P. Olds, b. Jan. 20, 1857 ; m., May 20, 1880, Lillian 

C. Cook, of LaFayette, Ore. He is a merchant in Portland. 

d. Clara I. Olds, b. June 2, 1859; m., July 28, 1880, Owen 

Summers, of Portland. One child. 

e. Mary L. Olds. b. May 10, 1861 ; m., Jan. 2, 1881, D. C. South- 

worth, of Portland. 

Second marriage : 
/. Charles W. King, b. Nov. 7, 1864 ; m., Oct. 8, 1890, Fannie B. 

Hunt. He is a merchant in Portland. 
g, Samuel Ralph King, b. Apr. 7, 1872. 

5. Samuel Darius (806), born Jan. 28, 1837. 

6. Benjamin David, born in Batavia, Mich., Jan. 25, 1839 ; 

resides in Tuscon, Arizona, where he married, Aug. 15, 
1889, Edna G. Tarbox, who was born Feb. 20, 1874. He 
is a speculator. 

7. Charles Wesley (807), born Dec. 8, 1840. 

8. Francis Asbury (808), born Oct. 21, 1842. 

9. James Emery, born Aug. 10, 1846 ; died Oct. 24, same year. 

432. REUBEN FAIRBANK, of Champlain, N. Y. 

(l«b), John VI, John V, Thomas IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Athol, Mass., Sept. 20, 1781. Removed with his parents, 
in 1790, to Northeastern New York. He spent the last years of his 
life in the west, perhaps in Illinois. 

Married I, Lucinda Fish, Oct. 5, 1805. She was born April 13, 
1784; died May 23, 1823. 

Married II, . 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Benjamin Franklin (809), born July 11, 1807. 

2. Harriet, bom April 25, 1 809. Died y/)ung. 

3. Henry, born Oct. 2, 1811. 

4. Jason Fish (810), born May 8, 1814. 


5. Charles, born Nov. 4, 1816; died May, 1860. 

6. Edward (811), born Feb. 14, 1821. 

7. Maria Lucinda, born Jan. 26, 1823 ; died May 14, 1857. 

Note. No account of the second family has been obtained. 

433. ASA FAIRBANK, of Champlain, N. Y. 

(180), John VI, John V, Thomas IV, Jabcr III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Athol, Mass., Sept. 9, 1784; removed with his parents to 
" The Chazy," N. Y. Died Oct. 26, 1842. 

Married I, Jan. 31, 1827, Polly Leonard; she died Dec. 27, the 
same year. 

Married II, Aug. 30, 1829, Mary Oliver, who died June 8, 1870. 

CHILD, by first marriage : 

1. A daughter, born and died Dec. 27, 1827. 

Second marriage : 

2. John Henry (812), born July 21, 1831. 

434. JOHN H. FAIRBANKS, of White Earth, Minn. 

(180), John VI, John V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in "The Chazy," New York, July 27, 1798 ; died in White 
Earth, Apr. 20, 1880. 

He was a useful scout for the American army during the war of 
1812. Was in the battle on Lake Champlain, and rendered efficient 
service during that engagement, for which he received the thanks of 
his commanding officer. 

In 1822 he was employed by the American Fur Co., under the 
late John Jacob Astor. He filled all the positions of trust as chief 
trader, with profit to his employers and great credit to himself, until 
the dissolution of the company in 1835. He then entered the service 
of the Northwest Fur Co., successors to the American Fur Co., and 
remained in their service until their dissolution in 1848. 

He was known to every Chippewa Indian in Minnesota, and was 
master of the Indian languages. He was a man of high moral 
worth, strictly temperate in his habits, charitable to a fault, and noted 
for his tender affection for his children. He was the soul of honor, 
and it has often been said that he had not an enemy in the world. 

Married, in Mackinaw, Mich., Mary Sayer, whose mother was the 
daughter of an Indian chief. 



1. Maria, born in Vermillion Lake, Minnesota, Feb. 21, 1821 ; 

married, Oct. 15, 1841, Paul Hudon Beaulieu, of White 
Earth. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., May 10, 
1817. He is a son of Bazile Hudon de Beaulieu and 
Ogemahgeshigoquay, daughter of White Raven, Chief of 
the Wisconsin Chippewas. She was baptized as Margaret 
Racine. He resides in White Earth Indian Agency, and 
has been an interpreter since 1843, assisting in concluding 
many treaties with the Chippewa tribe of Indians. He 
accompanied Gen. Fremont on his first trip to the 
" Rockies," joining that expedition in Fort Bent, Arkansas. 
In 1838, he went to Los Angeles, Cal., with Jean Tete and 
others, as employees of Bent and St. Vrain. In 1853, he 
was detailed as interpreter and guide to Gov. I. I. 
Stevens, in his tour of exploration in the West. 

His father, who was employed by the American Fur 
Co., was descended from the Beaulieu family, who came to 
America from France, twelve years before the revolutionary 
war. " Hudon " was the original family name ; they were 
royalists in the old country, and, for meritorious services 
rendered to their sovereign, De Beaulieu was added to 
their name. 


a, John Beaulieu, b. Sept. 16, 1842. He entered the service of the 

U. S., in the civil war, Aug. 16, 1861, and upon the organiza- 
tion of his Company (G, 9th, Minn. Inf.), was appointed a 
corporal ; about the close of the war was promoted 1st. Lieut., 
but was not mustered in as such ; was discharged Aug. 24, 
1865, after the expiration of the war, having served a few 
days over his term of enlistment. 

b, Clement A. Beaulieu, b. Dec. 24, 1844. 

c, Lizzie Beaulieu, b. Feb. 18, 1856. 

d, Jennie Beaulieu, b. Sept. 18, 1858. 

e, Truman Beaulieu, b. Aug. 15, 1859. 

2. Robert (813), born Sept. 21, 1825. 

3. George (814), born Aug. 26, 1827. 

4. John, born July 22, 1831; killed, Jan. 1, 1849, in Sandy- 

Lake, Minn. 

5. Benjamin (815), born June 22, 1834. 


6. William, born in Mud Lake, Minn., Aug. 20, 1837 ; lived 

with his parents in Crow Wing, until 1861, when he 
enlisted, in the company with his brother, Albert, and 
nephew, John Beaulieu, serving through the entire war. 
He married, Aug. 28, 1859, Zoway McGillis. They have 
no children. In 1872, he removed to Winnebagoshish, 
where he engaged in trade. 

7. Albert (816), bom Sept 23, 1840. 

8. James (817), bom June 28, 1842. 

9. Jane, bom Oct. 15, 1844; died June 1867. 

10. John H. (818), bom Nov. 10, 1849. 

11. Mary Aitkens, bom in 1852; died 1878. 

435. WARREN CALVIN FAIRBANK, of Rouse's Point, N. Y. 

(180), John VI, John V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Rouse's Point Sept. 15, 1801 ; died Sept 6, 1872. He 
was a farmer. He was never a very strong man, but firm and deter- 
mined, changing his mind, when once made up, only for the best of 

Married, Dec. 25, 1839, Sarah Ann Stearns, who was born in 
Rouse's Point, Feb. 22, 1813, and died Jan. 27, 1890. She was 
daughter of Clark and Hannah (Leonard) Stearns. 


1. Clark Steams, born Nov. 18, 1840; married Feb. 13, 1873, 

Ann Celia, daughter of James W. and Mary Ann (Fitch) 
Lansing, who was born in Rouse's Point, Sept. 22, 1841. 
He resides in Rouse's Point ; is a farmer. No children. 

2. Marion Hellen, born March 23, 1847 ; died Feb. 23, 1851. 

3. Alexander Warren (819), born Dec. 19, 1852. 

4. John Calvin, born Jan. 1, 1855; married Nov. 27, 1877. 

Clara M. Buskirk, who was born in Port Hope, Canada. 
She is daughter of Francis and Mary (Farrow) Buskirk. 
He is a farmer, and resides in Rouse's Point. 

436. STEPHEN FAIRBANK, of Pelham, Mass., and Richland, 

(181), Benjamin VI, John V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Athol, Mass., Jan. 21, 1788 ; lived in Pelham, where his 


children were bom, and removed to Richland, about 1836, where his 
death occurred Sept 3, 1863. 

He married Sept. 23, 1812, Nancy, daughter of Isaac and Polly 
(Danforth) Briggs. She was bom in Athol, Oct. 10, 1793, and died 
in Paola, Kansas, Apr. 6, 1871. 


1. Polly Briggs, bom Sept. 1, 1813 ; died Dec. 13, 1843. 

2. Nancy, bom Apr. 23, 1815 ; died Dec. 28, 1815. 

3. Alonzo (820), born Mar. 7, 1817. 

4. Isaac (821), bora Nov. 10, 1818. 

5. Hannah Graves, bom Apr. 27, 1821 ; married, Apr. 28, 

1839, Ira Hoyt, son of Seymour and Anna (Pettibone) 
Hoyt, who was bom Mar. 23, 1816. She resides in 
Paola, Kansas. 


a, Harriet A. Hoyt, b. Feb. 8. 1844 ; m. and has one son. 

b, Oscar Hoyt, b. July 24, 1846 ; m. Mrs. Julia Lyman; they have 

four children. 
€. Belden C. Hoyt, b. Dec. 15, 1856 ; m. and has two boys. 
d. Julia I. Hoyt, b. Sept. 25, 1858; m. Samuel Kennigh. No 


6. Benjamin (822), bom Mar. 56, 1823. 

7. Nancy, bom Jan. 26, 1825; married, Nov. 5, 1840, Czar 

Giddings. Resides in Holland, Mich. 

CHILDREN, bom in Richland : 

a. Henry Ely Giddings, b. Jan. 23, 1843. 

b, Gertrude Isabella Giddings, b. Oct. 15, 1847. 

c, Coralinn Isola Giddings, b. Aug. 9, 1849. 

d. Francelia Cerintha Giddings, b. Feb. 20, 1852. 

8. Stephen Stratton, bom Jan. 16, 1831; died Jan. 21, 1865; 

was a soldier in the Civil War. 

9. Esther Sophia, born Dec. 16, 1832; married, in 1849, Otis 

W. Freeman, who was born Mar. 1, 1826, and died Oct. 
22, 1893. 


tf. Henry N. Freeman, b. in Ross, Mich., Nov. 14, 1851 (dead). 

b, Pearl B. Freeman, b. in Battle Creek, Mich., Sept. 19, 1853. 

c, Dora F. Freeman, b. in Battle Creek, Sept. 3, 1855. 

d, Benjamin F. Freeman, b. in Battle Creek, Oct. 7, 1857 (dead). 

e, Frank B. Freeman, b. in Battle Creek, Nov. 18, 1858. 
/. George W. Freeman, b. in Battle Creek, Nov. 27, 1860. 
g, Burt E. Freeman, b. in Clarence, Mich., Sept. 27, 1862. 


h. May £. Freeman, b. in Richland, Oct. 14, 1865. 

I. Charles O. Freeman, b. in Richland, Sept. 4, 1867. 

/ Gertie R. Freeman, b. in Blair, Neb., Oct. 28, 1869. 

k. Merle Freeman, b. in Craig, Neb., Aug. 22, 1872 (dead). 

/. Eugene L. Freeman, b. in Craig, Dec. 15, 1875. 

437. LYMAN FAIRBANKS, of Enfield, Mass. (?) 

(181), Benjamin VI, John V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Athol, Mass., May 13, 1796; lived in Taunton, Lowell 
and Chicopee, Mass., and in Windsor, Conn. He died about 1889. 
Married I, Sarah Blackmer ; she died. 
Married II, Catherine Tibbetts, of Maine. 


1. Freeman W., bom in Lowell, Mass., 1831 ; married (1), in 

Chicopee, Sept. 19, 1855, Cordelia S., daughter of Justin 
Van Doom, bom in Reading, Vt., 1835. They had one 
son, George L., bom June 2, 1857. She died in Chicopee, 
Dec. 27, 1857. He married (2), Nov. 15, 1860, in 
Chicopee, Mrs. Jane B. Butterfield, daughter of William 
Gray, of Hiram, Maine. She was bom in 1831. 

2. Martha S., born in Taunton, Mass., in 1834; married, Dec. 

9, 1854, in Chicopee, Dixey I. Crosby, bom in Milford, 
N. H., 1833. 

3. Ephraim, born in Windsor, Conn., 1835; married, in 

Chicopee, Nov. 29, 1855, Catharine Lard, born in 
Wilbraham, Mass., 1830. They had one son, — Charles E., 
born in Chicopee, Oct. 22, 1856. 

4. Willard B., twin to Ephraim ; married, in Chicopee, Feb. 7, 

1856, Areibah Pierce, born in Rumford, Maine, 1838. 
They had one daughter, — Eva F., born in Chicopee, Oct 
6, 1859; died May 23, 1862. 

5. Benjamin, born . 

6. Mortimer, born . 

Second marriage : 

7. Mary, born 1845. 

8. Anna, born 1847. 

9. Caroline L., born ; died, in Chicopee, July 13, 1857, 

aged r» yrs., 9 mos. and 4 days. She was bom in 


The greater part of the above, are from the records of Chicopee. It is to be 
regretted that a more complete account of this family has not been obtained. 
There was found a record, Lyman Fairbank married Mary, dau. of Thomas and 
Mary (Ayer) Richardson, of Monmouth, Me. She was bom Nov. 13, 1818; 
died 1849. 

438. ASAHEL FAIRBANK, of Worcester, Mass. 

(182), Jonathan VI, Jonathan V, Thomas IV, Jabez 111, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Barre, Mass., May 6, 1800; lived in Grafton and 
Northampton, and then removed to Worcester in 1855, where he 
died Dec. 29, 1883, aged 83 jrrs. 10 mos. He was a shoemaker. 

Married, Apr. 2, 1829, Samantha Bates, of Thompson, Conn., 
daughter of Elijah and Betsey Bates. She died in Worcester, Apr. 
12, 1872, aged 67 yrs, 1 mo. 


1. Elbridge B., born in Grafton, Oct 5, 1830; married, in 

Worcester, June 23, 1874, Ellen E. Adams. He was a 
noted concert singer. 

2. George H., bom in Grafton, Dec 31, 1831 ; settled in 

Worcester ; married there Sarah C. Edwards of Gilmanton, 
N. H., Jime 15, 1863. They had one daughter, Annie M., 
bom in Northampton, who married, Oct 19, 1885, in 
Worcester, Herbert W. Searle. 

George H., and Sarah C. were divorced. She subse- 
quently married Erastus M. Eldredge, in Worcester,' Dec 
6, 1875. He went to Providence, R. I., and married 
Susan S. Tyler, May 15, 1876. 

439. ASAHEL FAIRBANK, of Warren, Mass. 

(188), Asahel VI, Jonathan V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom, m Warren, Apr. 15, 1808; died there, Apr. 10, 1888. He 
carried on a lumber and grain business, and dealt in railroad and 
telegraph supplies. He built the first telegraph line in New England, 
from Boston to Lowell, and was afterward connected more or less 
with all the lines through New England. He was a large property 
owner in Warren, and took a deep interest in the town's welfare. 

He married, Feb. 5, 1835, Mary Abigail, daughter of Elihu and 
Thankful (Arnold) Chapin, who was bom in Windham, Vt, Apr. 
22, 1815, and now resides in Warren. 



1. Wilson Henry (823), bom Apr. 3, 1836; 

2. Marion Ida, bom Nov. 17, 1839; married, Feb. 11, 1857, 

Davis Baker, of Natchez, Miss. She died in Natchez, 
Mar. 3, 1858. She had no children. 

440. WASHINGTON FAIRBANK, of West Boylston, Mass. 

(184), Benjamin VI, Joseph V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sterling, June 16, 1815 ; resided in West Boylston. 
Married Sophia K Harris, of Sterling, Apr. 4, 1839. 


1. Isabel K., bora Dec, 1845; died June 7, 1846. 

2. George Washington, bom May 1, 1847 ; died Apr. 10, 1849. 

3. Wilson Harris, bora May 25, 1850 ; died May 10, 1878. 

4. Edwin C., bom Apr. 26, 1852; married Lelia W. Lovell, 

Apr. 26, 1882. Child, — Florence Elizabeth, bom Feb. 
25, 1883. 

441 . SILAS FAIRBANK, of BrookUne, Vt 

(186), Elisha VI, SUas V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Brookline, Apr. 5, 1804, and resided there. 
Married Lucy Howe. 


1. Andrew Cornelius, (824). 

2. A daughter ; married Mr. Bell. 

442. HORACE FAIRBANK, of Sterling, and West Boyls- 

ton, Mass. 

(188), John VI, Oliver V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sterling, Mass., Oct. 25, 1800. Birth not found recorded, 
but the West Boylston record of his death is, died " Apr. 28, 1 865, 
aged 64 yrs, 6 mos. 3 ds." 

Married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Fisher) Kemp, 
who died in West Boylston, June 8, 1885, aged 79 yrs. 4 mos. 6 ds. 

1. John Nelson (825), born, probably in West Boylston, Aug. 
6, 1824. They may have had other children, but no 
other records have been found. 


443, ARAD FAIRBANK, of Sterling, Mass. 

(189), Paul VI, Oliver V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Aug. 5, 1809; died Apr. 24, 1892, aged 82 years, 8 mos. 
9 ds. 

Married, July 26, 1835, Sally Ann Pratt, daughter of Joel Pratt 
She died Mar. 24, 1877, aged 60 yrs. 3 mos. 21 ds. 


1. Eugene, bom, 1837 ; died Sept. 12, 1862. 

2. Joel P., bom 1845 ; died Oct 16, 1857. 

3. Charlena, bom 1847 ; died Aug. 15, 1857. 

4. James Jerome (826), bom June 5, 1848. 

5. Herbert R., bom July 30, 1852 ; died Dec. 25, 1852. 

6. Frederick E., bom Oct. 12, 1856 ; died Apr. 27, 1877. 

444. LUKE FAIRBANK, of Sterling, Mass. 

(189), Paul VI. Oliver V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sterling in 1815 (?) ; settled in Northborough, Mass.; 
later lived in Berlin, Mass., and afterw'ard removed to Sterling. 

Married I, Harriet M. Seaver, of Northborough, Nov. 29, 1838, he 
being then described as of Boston. She was a daughter of Samuel 
and Olive (Center) Seaver; died Oct 26, 1868. 

Married II, in Sterling, Susan Sawyer, daughter of Thomas 
Harridan, Sept 13, 1869; she died Feb. 16, 1875, aged 48 years. 

Married III, Caroline Nelson, Apr. 12, 1876. 

CHILDREN, born in Northborough : 

1. Caroline Louisa, born May 12. 1839. 

2. Lewis Edward, born June 7, 15^45 ; died Sept 2, 1845. 

445, GEORGE WILDER FAIRBANK, Morgan Park, 111. 

(IttO), Jonathan VI, Oliver V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas 11, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Athol, Mass., Jan. 12, 1814. He was in early life in 
mercantile business, in Ashland, Mass. He lived in Saugus, Mass., 
from 1850 to 1873, when he removed to Morgan Park, 111., where he 
now resides. 

He was the first Station Agent at Saugus Centre, on the completion of the 
Saugus Branch of the " Kastern R. K." in ISoO. and kept the Office, until he 
enlisted in 1802; when by consent of the R. R. Officials the office was held open 
for him on his return ; the duties meanwhile being attended to by his son John. 


under the oversight of his patriotic wife, who, notwithstanding her family cares, 
and the fact that her husband was past enlistment age, said, " Your Country 
needs you, Our Heavenly Father will watch over us.'' He was a man of sterling 
integrity, appointed Justice of the Peace by Gov. John A. Andrew, and was a per- 
sonal friend of Massachusetts' great War Governor, as well as of Phillips, Prescott, 
Train and others. On his return from the War, he presented Gov. Andrews 
with a penholder made by himself from the " ribs " of one of the great wooden 
War Ships destroyed by the Rebel " Merrimac." 

He early became a member of the " Orthodox" church in Saugus, and was a 
trusted official in it until he moved West ,* he was also a Deacon for several years. 
He enlisted in the Civil War in his 49th year, in the 25th Mass. Reg., and served 
through the war with honor, being detailed in charge of the Ordnance Stores, at 
New Berne, N. C. 

Married, May 18, 1842, Sarah Leavitt Whitcomb, of Marlborough, 
N. H., who was bom Feb. 14, 1822, and died in Morgan Park, Sept 
6, 1890. 

She was a daughter of Dea. Simeon and Sally (Lincoln) Whitcomb. On 
her mother's side she was a descendant of the Hingham family of Lincolns, one 
of whom, a cousin of her grandfather Lincoln, was Capt. Amos Lincoln, one of 
the "Boston Tea Party ; " another cousin married Mary, daughter of Paul Revere. 
Another cousin was Acting Gov. of Mass. in 1807-9 ; and a son of the latter, was 
Governor Levi Lincoln, of Mass., in 1825, and still another son, was Governor 
Enoch Lincoln, of Maine, about the same time. President Abraham Lincoln 
was a descendant from this branch of the Hingham Lincolns. 


1. Sarah Maria, born Sept. 8, 1843 ; died, Oct. 21, 1843. 

2. Sally Lincoln, bom Oct. 21, 1844 ; died 1845. 

3. Charles Frederick, born July 19, 1846; married Mary, 

daughter of William Tufts of Boston ; had one child, now 
dead ; present address, Chicago, 111. He was in the 
Cavalr}' service during the civil war, enlisting when only 
17 years old. 

4. John Wilder (827), born Nov. 17, 1848. 

5. Harlan Henry, born Aug. 5, 1852; married Louisa Carsley, 

of Lynn, Mass.; no children ; lives in Chicago ; real estate 

♦>. George Lillian, born Jan. 14, 1854; was a baggage master 

on the Old Colony R. R., and was accidentally killed, 

in the pursuance of his duties, in 1874. 
7. Harriet Rilda, born Feb. 80, 1850; died Oct. 30, 1857. 
M. Albert Whitcomb (^2?^), bom Nov. 12, 1857. 


9. Mabel Lincoln, born in Saugus, Mass., Apr. 10, 1862; 
married. May 18, 1880, in Chicago, IlL, Rev. Jacob 
Schultz, who was bom in Germany, May 12, 1845. 

He went to Peru, 111., in 1852. He was fanning when the war broke oat ; 
enlisted and served three years ; then farmed a few years, after which he went to 
school in Chicago, ontil 1879. Was graduated from a Theological School, and 
has since been preaching ; is now Pastor of the Baptist Church, Coming, la. 


a, Henry Albert Schultz, b. Apr. 14, 1881 ; d. Jan. 18, 1895. 

b, Francis Whitcomb Schultz, b. Feb. 26, 1883. 

c, George Robert Schultz, b. July 20, 1885 ; d. Feb. 22, 1887. 

d, Carolu, b. Mar. 8, 1888. 

10. Carrie Eva, bom Dec. 6, 1867. 

446. OLIVER CARTER FAIRBANK, of Rutland, Mass. 

* (191), Oliver VI, Oliver V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Holden, Mass., Jan. 16, 1816; removed to Rutland, and 
resides there. He is a fanner. 

He married Mary Bartlett, of Leominster, May 14, 1835. She 
died Dec. 24, 1892. 


1. Edson, bom Apr. 16, 1836. He failed to respond to 

letters ; hence no further account of him appears. 

2. Roselle, bom July 21, 1845; married, in Rutland, Mar. 13, 

1867, Alfred A. Sanderson, of Worcester. They reside 
in Rutland. 


a. Frank A. Sanderson, b. June 12, 1869. 

b. Nellie B. Sanderson, b. Mar. 23, 1875. 

c, Carrie R. Sanderson, b. June 2, 1877. 

3. Eldora, bom Nov. 10, 1852; married James M. Sanderson, 

of Worcester, in Rutland, May 15, 1872. He died in 
Worcester, Apr. 27, 1886. She now resides in Rutland. 


a, Lilla I. Sanderson, b. in Rutland, May 30, 1873. 

b, Arthur P. Sanderson, b. in Worcester, Feb. 26, 1879. 
r. Flora M. Sanderson, b. Sept. 25, 1880. 

d, Ernest V. Sanderson, b. June 28, 1885. 

4. Carrie R., bom June . 



(191), Oliver VI, Oliver V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Holden, Mass., Oct. 23, 1821; is a farmer in Holden 
Township, Hand Co., S. D. He formerly lived in Chicopee and 
Worcester, Mass., and Burlington, Iowa. 

Married I, Sophronia Hazen, May 21, 1842, who died . 

Married II, Mary K Thompson, Jan. 17, 1865. She was bom 
in Monterey, Mass., Mar. 6, 1832. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Frederick Simeon, bom in Worcester, Aug. 16, 1843 ; killed 

in the battle of Petersburg, 1864. 

2. Maria Elizabeth, bom Aug. 4, 1846, in Chicopee; married 

Steame, Mar. 1871 ; lives in Grand Haven, Mich. 

3. Charles Wason, bom Jan. 21, 1851, in Chicopee; was a 

soldier in the Regular Army ; died . 

4. Alvin Foster, bom May 3, 1853, in Chicopee; resides in 

Strawn, Palo Pinto County, Texas; married, Feb. 2, 1881, 
Sarah Jane Moore, who was bom in Walnut Grove, Miss., 
in 1839. He is a farmer. No children. 

Second marriage: 

5. Hattie May, bom Jan. 6, 1871, in Burlington, Iowa; resides 

in St. Lawrence, S. D. 

448. HORATIO NELSON FAIRBANK, of Fitzwilliam, N. H. 

(191), Oliver VI, Oliver V, Thomas IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Holden, Mass., Mar. 11, 1832; lived for a time after his 
marriage in Princeton and Holden, and removed to Fitzwilliam. 

Mem. Aug. 20, 1867, he filed a petition in the Probate Court, Worcester, 
Mass., for the appointment of a guardian for his children. See Records, 

Married I, Lucy Ann Woodward, who died Jan. 5, 1859, aged 
29 jTS. 1 mo. 7 ds. 

Married II, Millia P. Bigelow, in Holden, Oct. 27, 1859. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Alfred Nelson, bom Apr. 7, 1852, in Princeton. Married, in 

Worcester, Aug. 5, 1884, Kate Wheelock. Had one child, 
Dwight, born Jan. 14, 1885; died Feb. 11, 1885. 

2. George Homer, born in Holden, Apr. 28, 1853; married, 

Mar. 5, 1879, Myra Ardell, bom Jan. 1, 1860, daughter of 


George W. and Eliza A., (Swan) Nelson. They had one 
son, George Elwin, bom June 3, 1880. No furthur 
account obtained. 
3. Willis Herbert (829), bom in Holden, Nov. 23, 1855. 

449, GEORGE W. FAIRBANKS, of West Boylston, Mass. 

(198), Alpheus VI, Jabez V, Jonathan IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sterling, June 9, 1799 ; died in West Boylston, Nov. 3, 
1841. Letters of administration on his estate granted to Samuel 
Brown. See Worcester Probate Records. 

He married Joanna Flagg, who was bom Jan. 21, 1803. After 
the death of her husband, she removed with her three children to 
Shelbume Falls, Mass., and died there Mar. 31, 1861. 


1. Rebecca Elizabeth, bom July 10, 1829; died Sept 19, 


2. George Lyman (830), bom Feb. 7, 1831. 

3. Charles Alpheus, bom Dec. 18, 1833; died June 25, 1855. 

450. URIAH FAIRBANK, of West Boylston, Mass. 

(IM), Jabez VI, Jabez V, Jonathan IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bora in West Boylston, June 18, 1809; died Jan. 8, 1871, 
aged 61 yrs. 11 mos. 15 ds. 

Married, Jan. 12, 1848, Sarah H., daughter of Isaac and Pru- 
dence (Gerrish) Fairbank (198). She was born July 10, 1818; died 
Aug. 30, 1891. 


1. Harriet E., born Apr. 13, 1851 ; residence, Sterling Junc- 

tion, Mass. 

2. Henry H., (831), born Dec. 11, 1854. 

451 . HARRISON FAIRBANK, of West Boylston, Mass. 

(li>4), Jabez VI, Jubez V, Jonathan IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in West Boylston, Apr. 25, 1818, and resided there, on a 
farm, which was originally a part of his great grandfather's estate ; 
died Nov. 8, 1873, aged 55 yrs. 6 mos. 13 ds. 


He married, June 21, 1860, Mary A. Nichols, daughter of 
Jonathan Nichols, bom Jan. 1, 1832, in Sterling, Mass. She 
resides in West Boylston. 


1. Charles Sumner, bom May 5, 1861 ; died July 13, 1876. 

2. George Francis, bom Mar. 5, 1863. 

3. Mary Louisa, born Nov. 5, 1865. 

4. Abby Nichols, born Oct. 3, 1 869 ; married John L. Tiuner, 

of Baldwinsville, Mass., Nov. 24, 1892. 

a. Florence Esther Turner, b. Sept. 13, 1893. 

452. AMOS LOVELL FAIRBANKS, of West Boylston, Mass. 

(196), Baruch Beckwith VI, Lemuel V, Jonathan IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in West Boylston, Nov. 3, 1804; died Oct. 6, 1861, aged 
66 yrs. 11 mos. 3 ds. 

Married, Jan. 5, 1826, Sophrona Barnard Sargent, daughter of 
Ebenezer and Polly (Ball) Sargent, of Mendon, Mass. 


1. Edwin Lorenzo (832), bom in West Boylston, Nov. 28, 


2. Persis Emily, born in Sterling, Mass., Dec. 13, 1829; 

married Henry Waters, of Hartford, Conn., May 8, 1850. 


a. Ella J. Waters, b. Mar. 4, 1852. 

b. Charles Waters, b. July 6, 1857. 

3. Silas Sargent (833), bom in Sterling, Mass., Sept. 3, 


453. ORRIN FAIRBANK, of Tustin, CaL 

(196), Baruch Beckwith VI, Lemuel V, Jonathan IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in West Boylston, Mass., Sept. 30, 1806. Went to Cal- 
ifornia in 1860, or 1851, in early mining days ; returned and lived in 
West Boylston, East Douglas and Worcester till the Winter of 1886, 
when he went again to California. In the Spring of that year he 
revisited Worcester, and sold his building and lot there to the United 
States for a Post Office site, and in the Fall returned to Tustin City, 


Cal., and remained until his death. His business when at home was 
farming, carpentering and nursery business. Was in the gold mines 
in California both times he went there. He died in Tustin, at the 
home of his son Harlan, Jan. 11, 1889, aged 82 yrs. 3 mos. 11 ds., 
and was buried in Worcester. 

He married, June 9, 1831, Nancy Winchester, daughter of Edmund 
and Olive (Lovell) Hartwell, of West Boylston, who was bom Sept. 
14, 1811, and died in Worcester, Dec. 2, 1884. 


1. Harriet, born Oct. 23, 1832; died m Worcester. Feb. 25, 


2. Charles William, bom May 26, 1835 ; died Feb 13, 1836. 

3. Jane, bom Dec. 6, 1837 ; married Leonard Gould Higgins, 

May 18, 1856. He was bom in Orleans, Mass., Mar. 29, 
1830. Died Nov. 22, 1882. Resided in Worcester, 
Mass., from 1864 to 1882. Was a carpenter by trade. 


c, Herbert Leon Higgins, b. July 21, 1868; d. Aug. % 1863. 

b, Freddie Lincoln Higgins, b. Nov. 27, 1860; d. Nov. 28, 1860. 

c, Jennie Roselle Higgins, b. Jan. 30, 1862 ; d. Aug. 18, 1864. 

d, Everett Leonard Higgins, b. Dec. 7, #1864; m., Nov. 7, 1894, 

Mary Ellen, daughter of John William and Ann Morton 
Green, of England. She was b. in Middleton, Wis., Nov. 29, 
1872. Resides in Tustin City, Cal. 

e, Ida Frances Higgins, b. Oct. 25, 1867. 

4. Harlan (834), bom Aug. 2, 1840. 

5. Charles, bom Oct 23, 1845 ; died in East Douglas, Jan. 12, 


454. CHARLES FAIRBANKS, of Lancaster, Mass. 

(190), Baruch Beckwith VI, Lemuel V, Jonathan IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in West Boylston, Mass., Dec. 25, 1815. Died in 
Lancaster, Nov. 27, 1891. 

He lived on the farm where he and his father were bom until 
eight years of age, when his father died, and he went to live with 
his uncle, William Davis, in Dublin, N. H., remaining there until he 
reached the age of twenty-one. Becoming tired of farming, he 
went to Stow, and connected himself with Marshall Davis, in the 
Hotel and livery business. In 1846, he married, and went back to 
the farm where he was bom, having acquired money enough to 


purchase the interests of the other heirs. In 1852 he removed to 
Sterling and carried on a livery establishment there, successfully for 
nine years. Having disposed of this property, he purchased the 
hotel in North Lancaster. This was a widely known and popular 
resort, and had a large patronage. Thirty years of hotel life made 
the genial proprietor many friends, and his bountiful table was always 
a sure attraction for guests. 

He married, Jan. 18, 1846, Rhoda Houghton, who was bom in 
Harvard, Mass. 


1. Charles Albert (835), bom in West Boylston, Mar. 2, 


2. Sarah Eurista, born in West Boylston, July 21, 1848 ; 

married Charles W. Field Jr., of Clinton, Mass., May 6, 
1873; died Nov. 3, 1891. He is at present in the 
Clothing business with his father in Clinton. 

a, Gertrude L. Field, b. Sept. 29, 1876. 
d. Harry E. Field, b. July 4, 1883. 
c. Freddie Field ; d. at the age of 5 mos. 

3. Mary Caroline, born in West Boylston, Oct 21, 1851 ; 

married, Oct. 24, 1874, George Walton Goss, who was 

bom July 17, 1851, and died June 18, 1888. He was 

assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Clinton at 

the time of his death. She is now living in Clinton, Mass. 

a. Edith Gary Goss, b. Aug. 31, 1879. 

4. Willie Frank, bom in Sterling, Mass., June 2, 1854. 

Resides in San Francisco, Cal. ; is a bookkeeper in a 
R. R. office. 

5. Freddie Lincoln ; died in infancy. 

6. Harry Lincoln, bom in Lancaster, Sept. 12, 1868 ; is a clerk 

with Fisher & Fairbanks, Boston. 


(196), Baruch Bcckwith VI, Lemuel V, Jonathan IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in West Boylston, Mass., Dec. 10, 1823 ; died Jan. 10, 1893, 
aged 69 yrs. 1 mo. 


His father died when he was only six weeks old, and, at the age of 
seven years, he was sent to live with his maternal aunt, Mrs. William 
Davis, in Dublin, N. H., where he remained till he was twenty, when 
he returned to Massachusetts. He learned the trade of tub and pail 
making, and worked at this business, principally as a turner, for 
about thirty years, in Troy and Marlboro, N. H., and West Townsend 
and Winchendon, Mass. In 1885 his health having become 
.impaired, he went to Florida to recover ; remained there about two 
years, and then after a brief residence in Clinton, Mass., he returned 
to Winchendon where he spent the remainder of his days. 

He married in Troy, N. H., Oct. 9, 1850, Mary N. Bruce, who 
was bom in Colerain, Mass., Sept. 9, 1830. She was a daughter of 
Emory B. and Mary (Nelson) Bruce. 


1. George C, bom in Marlboro, Sept. 15, 1853 ; married 

Elizabeth S. Low of Greenfield, N. H., Oct 1883. No 
children. He worked with his father, and while in West 
Townsend, at the age of eighteen, he had the misfortune to 
lose his right arm by an accident on a stave saw. He 
now resides in Winchendon and drives a bakery team. 

2. Carrie Belle B., bom July 17, 1861 ; married George M. 

Pipers of Winchendon, Jan. 23, 1884. 


a. Ella Louise Pipers, b. Dec. 13, 1884. 

b. Howard Beckwith Pipers, b. Oct 28, 1887. 

c. Harold Keneth Pipers, b. Mar. 31, 1891. 

456. SILAS HOUGHTON FAIRBANKS, of Marlboro, Mass. 

(197), Amos VI, Scth V, Jonathan IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in New Salem, Mass., Jan. 20, 1820 ; resided in Grafton and 
Clinton, Mass., and now lives in Marlboro. 

Married in Lancaster, May 26, 1842, Mary Ann, daughter of 
Israel and Tabithy (Wilder) Woodbury of Bolton, Mass. ; who was 
bom in Bolton Apr. 6, 1820. 


1. Alonzo Pierce, born in New England Village, Grafton, Mass. 
Aug. 2, 1844; married in Northborough, Oct 30, 1873, 
Julia Evaline Hood who was born in Worcester, Mass., 
May 1, 1847. They have no children. Her great grand- 


father was Josiah Wheeler, whose name appears the third 
on a monument erected in Hope Cemetery, Worcester, to 
the memory of the brave men who threw the tea overboard 
in Boston Harbor. He is a carpenter and contractor, 
and resides in Worcester. 

2. Frederick H., born, in Grafton, Oct 11, 1847; died Aug. 

26, 1848. 

3. Mary Eliza, bom in Clinton, Jan. 25, 1852; married Henry 

Shaw Whitman, of Nova Scotia, June 1, 1872 ; resides in 


a. Ina Adelaide Whitman, b. Dec. 31, 1872; graduate of Normal 

School, Worcester, Mass. 

b. Edith May Whitman, b. Oct. 10, 1873; d. June 20, 1879. 

c. Daisy G. Whitman, b. Sept. 16, 1875; d. June 20, 1880. 

457. JAMES FAIRBANK, of West Boylston, Mass. 

(199), Arctas VI, Seth V, Jonathan IV, Jabcr III, Jonaa II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in West Boylston, in Mar., 1829, and resided there ; was 
mentioned in his father's will, filed in Worcester Feb. 1, 1860 ; died 
July 9, 1890, in Worcester, Mass., aged 61 yrs. 6 mos. 

Married Amanda . 


1. Alfred L., bom Dec. 16, 1848; married Mary T. Rohan. 

They were living in Boston in 1873. They had one 
daughter, — Emma L., bom in Boston, Mar. 31, 1873; 
died Aug. 13, 1873. 

2. Mary K, born Dec. 1, 1849; died Aug. 11, 1850. 

3. James N., bora Aug. 6, 1860 ; died Sept. 12, 1860. 

458. LYMAN NICHOLS FAIRBANKS, Westboro, Mass. 

(200), Scth VI, Seth V, Jonathan IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sterling, Mass., Aug. 12, 1830; is a carpenter by trade, 
but has devoted himself mostly to farming. He moved to Fitchburg, 
Mass., Apr. 1, 1844. On Jan. 1, 1850, he sailed for San Francisco, 
via. Cape Horn, where he arrived June 8, of the same year, He 
returned to Fitchburg in Feb., 1852, living in a house built by him- 
self previous to his marriage, until Nov. 3, 1854, when he moved to a 


farm owned by his uncle, called Prospect Farm, now the site of the 
Burbank Hospital ; remained there till Oct., 1870 ; then bought a farm 
in Westboro, and removed there, remaining till Feb. 27, 1889, when 
he returned to the Fitchburg farm, where he remained for j&ve years. 
This farm has recently been sold to the city of Fitchburg for Hospital 
purposes. He now resides in Westboro. 

Married, May 5, 1853, Eliza Ann Hutchinson. She was the 
daughter of Silas W. and Eliza (Lowe) Hutchinson of Lunenburg, 
Mass., where she was born Sept. 20, 1832. 


1. Lyman Nichols, bom in Fitchburg, Aug. 13, 1854 ; died in 

Westboro, June 18, 1881. 

2. Eliza Ann, bom in Fitchburg, Nov. 30, 1856 ; married in 

Westboro, June 15, 1882, Charles Henry Hersem, son of 
Greenlief and Ellen Maria (Bullard) Hersem. He was 
bom in Milford, Mass., Aug. 9, 1854. They reside in 


a. Elbert Wood Hersem, b. May 20, 1883. 

b. Freddie Hersem, b. June 17, 1884 ; d. Aug. 2, 1884. 

c. Laura Annie Hersem, b. Apr. 10, 1887. 

d. Helen Lila Hersem, b. Feb. 4, 1892. 

3. Isaac Hutchinson (836), born in Fitchburg, Apr. 10, 


4. Nellie Norton, born in Lunenburg, Apr. 1, 1864; died there 

Mar. 24, 1865. 

5. Henry Allen (837), bom in Fitchburg, Dec. 1, 1868. 

459. JOSHUA FAIRBANKS, of Theresa, N. Y. 

(201), Joshua VI, Joshua V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in , Maine, Feb. 2, 1795. He removed to Deerfield, 

N. Y., and lived there about four years, and then went to Antwerp, 
N. Y., and finally to Theresa, where he died Mar. 28, 1843. 

Married, Nov. 4, 1818, Hannah, daughter of Neal and Mehitabel 

(Baker) McCoy, who was born in Ware, Mass., Jan. 28, 1800, and 

died June 6, 1887. 


1. Lucinda, born in Deerfield, Nov. 14, 1819; married in 
Antwerp, May 21, 1841, Solon Comstock, who was bom 
Mar. 22, 1807. She died Feb. 14, 1843. 


a, Irving Comstock ; lives in the state of Washington. 

2. Sylvester (838), born in Antwerp, Jan. 10, 1822. 

3. Betsey, bom in Antwerp, May 20, 1824 ; married Mar. 3, 

1847, in Oxbow, N. Y., Joseph Clark; resides in Ethan, 


a. Catherine A. Clark. 

b. Cyrus H. Clark. 

4. Joshua, bom in Theresa, Dec. 12, 1826 ; died, unmarried, in 

Manistee, Mich., Apr. 25, 1872. 

5. Charles, twin to Joshua, bom Dec. 12, 1826; died in 

Theresa, unmarried, Apr. 9, 1891. 

6. Cyrus (839), bom in Theresa, Apr. 6, 1829. 

7. Julia Ann, bom Apr. 29, 1832 ; died Mar. 13, 1836. 

8. Julia A., bom Mar. 26, 1837, in Theresa, where she now 


460. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Dixmont, Me. 

(202), Joel VI, Joshua V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Parsonsfield, Me., Jan. 22, 1798. Died, Apr. 15, 1884. 
His father died when he was an infant, and his mother, having lost 
her home by fire, removed with her parents to Newburgh, Me., in 
1801, where his youth was spent. In 1818 he married Ruth Whitney, 
and settled on a farm in Dixmont. His wife was bom in Buxton, 
Me., Dec. 9, 1799, and died Sept. 24, 1848. 


1. Susan Jane, born Dec. 11, 1819; died Nov. 9, 1841. 

2. Joseph Whitney, bom Aug. 26, 1821. 

3. Mary Calista, bom Aug. 1, 1823 ; died Oct 15, 1838. 

4. John, born Apr. 13, 1825 ; died Sept, 26, 1826. 

5. Lydia Millbury, born Dec. 22. 1826; married (1), Nov. 20, 

1858, John Whitney Fernald, who died Sept 26, 1861, 
aged 41 yrs. Married (2), May 1, 1885, Silas Holman 
Bartlett, who died Jan. 8, 1889. 

CHILD, first marriage: 
a, Fred Fernald, b. Mar. 6, 1800; d. Sept. 16, 1870. 

6. Ruth Adeline, born Apr. 19, 1830 ; married. May 27, 1855, 

Josiah Perkins Rigby, of Newburgh. 



a, Frank Judson Rigby, b. May 24, 1862; m., June 14, 1808» 
Kittie Conant, of Belfast, Me. 

7. Joanna Bickford, born Aug. 31, 1831 ; died Nov. 26, 1857. 

8. John Judson (840), born Aug. 27, 1835. 

461. JOEL FAIRBANK, of Gouvemeur, N. Y. 

(204), Samuel VI, Joshua V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Gouvemeur, Jan. 11, 1808 ; died in Alma, Mich., Aug. 7> 
1885 ; was a farmer. 

Married Alvira Marsh, who was bom Mar. 15, 1809, and died 
in Plymouth, Mich., Mar. 22, 1850. 


1. Almena, bom June 5, 1827. 

2. Sylvester, bom Sept. 11, 1829. Dead. 

3. Joel (841), bom Mar. 9, 1831. 

4. Samuel (842), bom Apr. 29, 1834. 

5. Lucinda, bom Dec. 9, 1837; married. Mar. 29, 1864, 

Morgan Breningstall, a farmer, residing in Petersburg, 
Mich. ; has one child, — Hugh Breningstall. 

6. William, bom Feb. 28, 1839 ; is a farmer; resides in Ogden 

Centre, Mich. 

7. Theodocia, bom Dec. 5, 1842; died Apr. 21, 1875. 

8. De Witt Clinton (843), bom Jan. 15, 1844. 

9. John Henry (844), born Sept. 16, 1846. 

10. Mary M., bom May 5, 1849; married Adolphus Delye, of 
Toledo, O. 

462. LEVI FAIRBANK, Sanilac Center, Mich. 

(304), Samuel VI, Joshua V, Joshua IV, jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Deerfield, N. Y., Mar. 7, 1815. Resides in Sanilac 
Center. Was a farmer in Wales, Mich., but is now living with his 
children in Sanilac Center. 

Married, in Richville, N. Y., Dec. 7, 1840, Charlotte Lashbrooks, 
bom July 6, 1819, daughter of William and Zerua (Mitchel) Lash- 
brooks, of Hartford, Conn. 



1. Diana, born Mar. 29, 1850; married, Dec. 18, 1875, 

Charles Ferguson, of Bay City, Mich., where they reside. 
He is a lumberman. 

2. AuGUSTiN (845), born Jan. 21, 1854. 

3. Harriet, bom Mar. 7, 1856; married J. C. McMahon. He 

is a merchant in Sanilac Center, 


' a, Blanche McMahon, b. Aug. 25, 1881. 
b. Lulu McMahon, b. Oct. 6, 1884. 

463. WARREN FAIRBANKS, of Meadville, Penn. 

(805), Calvin VI, Calvin V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Barnard, Vt., Sept. 23, 1804; resided there for a few 
years after his marriage, and then removed to Meadville, Pa. He 
was a carpenter and millwright, but followed fanning in his later life. 
He died in 1881, aged 77 years. 

He married, Oct. 26, 1825, Martha Boyd, who was bom Sept 14, 
1806, and died in Juniata, Neb., Aug. 21, 1895, aged 88 yrs. 11 mos. 


1. Esther, bom Sept. 4, 1826; married Samuel D. Fagimdus. 

2. Abigail, born Oct. 26, 1830; married Henry M. Stitzer, Jan. 

8, 1852, who died Apr. 27, 1879. They lived at Sugar 
Lake, Pa. She died June 9, 1894. 


a. Henrietta Stitzer, b. Oct. 8, 1853 ; d. May 30, 1865. 

b. Mary L. Stitzer, b. Sept. 4, 1855 ; lives in Sugar Lake, Pa. 

c. John B. Stitzer, b. Dec. 6, 1857 ; m., July 2, 1884, Eugenia C. 

Bourquin ; address Aspen, Col. 

d. A daughter, not named, b. June 20, 1859 ; d. July 7, 1859. 

e. Martha J. Stitzer, b. Apr. 14, 1861 ; address Aspen, Col. 
/. Charlotte Stitzer, b. Feb. 11, 1863 ; d. May 9, 1870. 

g. Eugenia Stitzer, b. Apr. 16, 1865 ; d. Sept. 21, 1865. 

h. Sarah A. Stitzer, b. Jan. 21, 1867 ; m. Wilber C. Smith, of 

Lyle, Washington, Jan. 27, 1891. 

I. George W. Stitzer, b. Feb. 2, 1869 ; address Aspen, Col. 

/. William H. Stitzer, b. Jan. 19, 1871; address Pittsburg, Pa. 

k. Samuel Stitzer, b. Aug. 1, 1874 ; address Juniata, Neb. 

/. Martin M. Stitzer, b. July 10, 1876; address Sugar Lake, Pa. 

3. Helen, ; died in infancy. 


4. RoLLiN (846), bom Jan. 10, 1833. 

5. Jane, bom, in Ellington, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1835; married, 

Dec. 3, 1859, in Guys Mills, Samuel Sylvester Thurston; 
resides in Meadville. 


a. Alie Thurston, b. Aug. 5, 18G1, 

b. Minnie May Thurston, b. Sept. 30. 1867 ; d. Sept. 1, 1868. 

6. Edna Gustava, born May 16, 1837 ; married James Boyd, 

Jan. 19, 1860, who was born in Butler Co., Pa. Apr. 6, 
1831. He was drafted in the Civil War in 1861. Resi- 
dence, Coons Corners, Pa. 


a. John Calvin Boyd, b. Oct. 1, 1800. 

b. Alzora Boyd. b. June 16, 1803 ; m., June 11, 1891, Alfred B. 

Cook ; they reside in Aspen, Col. 

c. Herman Morgan Boyd, b. June 4, 1865 ; m. Jennie Mitchell, of 

Cambridge, Pa.. Aug. 23, 1893. 

d. Lavona Florence Boyd, b. July 14, 1868. 

e. Warren Joseph Boyd, b. Feb. 6, 1871. 
/ Edith Agnes Boyd, b. Jan. 21, 1873. 
g, Jessie Ruth Boyd, b. Mar. 11, 1876. 

h. Martin Van Buren Boyd, b. Oct. 28, 1879. 
/. Chester Arthur Boyd, b. Dec. 25, 1881. 

7. Warren. 

8. Loring. 

464. LORENZO DOW FAIRANKS, of Austin, Minn. 

(305), Calvin VI, Calvin V, Joshu:i IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Barnard, Vt., June 23, 1808. 

Married Esther Bowen, in Barnard, and resided in Bethel, Vt, 
where all his children were bom. The family removed to Austin in 
1869. He died there about Oct. 1887. She is still living with her 
son, Alfred D., in Rose Creek, Minn. 


1. Alonzo (847), born Feb. 27, 1829. 

2. Augustus, born Jan. 29, 1831 ; died June 24, 1833. 

3. Nancy, bom Mar. 12, 1833 ; died Feb. 2, 1836. 

4. Henry Augustus, born Nov, 14, 1835, in Bethel, Vt; 

married, in Stockbridge, Vt., Jan. 10,1857, Mary Phillips. 
He enlisted in 1864, Co. F, 3d Vt. Vols., and was dis- 

Charles. Hany. John. 

Alfred. Alo'iiiK Luke. 

Sons of I.gREN/o [l.ivv F.\iki!\xK-i. all Soldiers in the Civil War 


charged for disability. Removed to the West in 1869. 
Died Dec. 29, 1885. Had four children, all dead. He 
married II, Susie Fox, and had one daughter, — Leila. 

5. Luke Bowen (848), born Mar. 26, 1838. 

6. John (849), bom Mar. 24, 1840. 

7. Alfred De Calvus, born Oct 20, 1843. He enlisted in the 

army, Aug., 1862, Co. E, Berdan's Sharp Shooters, and 
served till the close of the war. Went West after the war, 
and now resides in Rose Creek, Minn. Is a farmer. He 
married Belle A. Evans, in Hollidaysburg, Pa., Apr. 30, 
1866. They have no children. 

8. Charles (850), bom June 22, 1846. 

9. Addie D'Ette, born Dec. 31, 1853; married Will Denison, 

Sept. 1877; resides in Austin; is official Court Stenog- 
rapher, South Judicial District, Austin. 

465. NATHAN FAIRBANK, of Bethel, Vt 

(205), Calvin VI, Calvin V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Barnard, Vt., Sept. 17, 1819. He was a carpenter. He 
died June 1, 1879. 

Married I, Arvilla, daughter of Reuben and Polly Page, of Reading, 
Vt., Dec. 1, 1842. She died June 14, 1861, aged 43 years. 

Married II, Esther ClifTord. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Lovisa Maria, born in Barnard, Apr. 28, 1846; married, in 

Woodstock, Vt., William N. Bailey, Apr. 10, 1869. They 
have no children, but, Ida Arv^illa, the daughter of her 
brother William, by his first wife, resides with them. 
They live in Randolph, Vt. 

2. William (XoY), bom Sept. 7, l''^54. 

3. Jason David (8o2), born June 3, 1858. 

Second marriage : 

4. June (8;'33), born July 9, 1S68. 


(205), Calvin VI, Calvin V, Joshua IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Barnard, Vt., Nov. 21, 1823. Resides in Woodstock, Vt. ; 
is a Harness and Trunk Maker. 


He has been prominent in all matters pertaining to the interests of 
the village for a number of years. In 1861, he erected the building 
now occupied by the Savings Bank, and built what is known as the 
Fairbanks Block, in 1873. 

Married Elizabeth E. Eaton, of Woodstock, Dec. 23, 1850. She 
was bom Mar. 9, 1828, daughter of Joel and Eunice (Stearns) Eaton. 


1. Linn (854), bom Dec. 16, 1851. 

2. Frank Steams, bom Nov. 4, 1853 ; married, Aug. 7, 1895, 

Jennie Moniz, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

He is a harness manufacturer; succeeded, in 1874, to 
the business established by his father in 1847. He is a 
practical workman of many years experience, and has been 
very successful ; carries a heavy stock of goods, compris- 
ing everything, in general, that is wanted in the way of 
horse and carriage equipment, besides making a specialty 
of the manufacture of trunks. 

3. John Eaton, bom Jan. 24, 1856; married Carrie A. Morse 

of Fitchburg, Mass., Feb. 28, 1885; no children. He is a 
locomotive engineer. Resides in Worcester, Mass. 

4. Ellen Augusta, bom Nov. 11, 1858. 

5. Ada Elizabeth, bom Sept. 24, 1863 ; married Frank H. Gil- 

lingham, merchant, of Woodstock, Nov. 2, 1886. 


a. Alec Eaton, b. May 2, 1893 ; d. Feb. 4, 189-. 

b, Rolfe Fairbank Gillingham, b. Dec. 11, 1894. 

6. Margaret Gray, bom May 27, 1866; married Frederick W. 

Howes, of Woodstock, Apr. 17, 1890. 


(206), Calvin VI, Calvin V, Joshua IV, Jabcz III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Bamard, Nov. 20, 1827 ; died in Oakdale, Mass., Apr. 7, 

Married Sophronia , who was born Apr. 13, 1829, and 

died July 30, 1890. 


1. Lizzie E., born Dec. 17, 1858 ; died June 1, 1891. 

2. Louise M., bom Oct. 12, 1864. 

ClllQc/tO-r^. ^^I'il' 



(207), Chester VI, Calvin V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Stockbridge, Vt, Nov. 16, 1810. Lived in Eagle, N. Y. 
Removed to Wood County, Ohio, in 1844. Went into the army in 
the 100th Reg. Ohio Vols, and served three years. He died at the 
home of his son, Quincy, Defiance, Ohio, Dec. 18, 1881. Married, 
Feb., 1883, Jane Ann Clough, of East Pike, N. Y. 


1. Sarah, bom in Eagle, in 1834; married John Humphrey, a 

druggist of Napoleon, Ohio. She is an expert in music. 

2. Elizabeth, born in 1836 ; married Frank A. Palmer, a mer- 

chant (now retired) in Portland, Ind. 

a. William Palmer, lives in Defiance, O. 
d. Fred Palmer, lives in Detroit, Mich. 
c. Burt Palmer, lives in Portland, Ind. 

3. QuiNCY (855), born Nov. 26, 1840. 

469. Rev. CALVIN FAIRBANK, Angelica, N. Y. 

(207), Chester VI, Calvin V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom, in Pike, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1816. He is still living (Apr. 
1897) in Angelica, hale and vigorous, in his 81st year. He has 
rendered much valuable assistance in the preparation of the 
genealogies of the families in the line of his grandfather, Calvin, for 
this book. 

He began his academical studies at the seminary in Lima, N. Y., 
but about the same time was attracted to the " new and growing 
institution " in Oberlin, O., from which he was graduated in 1844. 
While pursuing his course in college, he was licensed to preach, and, 
in 1842, was ordained an elder, in the M. E. Church. 

The active and radical part which he took in the movement for 
the abolition of human slavery in this country, and the imprisonments 
and stripes which he suffered, made him a most prominent figure in 
the early history of the anti-slavery crusade. 

In 1890 he published a most interesting story of his labors in the 
cause which he had espoused, entitled " Rev. Calvin Fairbank 
during Slavery Times. How he Fought the Good Fight to Prepare 
the way." He says : 

*' Forty-seven slaves I guided toward the North Star, in violation of the state 
codes of Kentucky and Virginia. I piloted them through the forests, mostly by 


nighty girls, — fair and white, dressed as ladies ; men and boys, as gentlemen or 
servants — men in women's clothes, and women in men's clothes ; on horseback, 
in buggies, in carriages, common wagons, in and under loads of hay, straw, old 
furniture, boxes and bags ; crossed the Jordan of the slave, swimming, or wading 
chin deep, or in boats, or skiffs, on rafts, and often on a pine log. And I never 
allowed one to be recaptured. None of them so far as I have learned, have ever 
come to poverty or disgrace. For aiding these slaves to escape, I was twice 
imprisoned, — in all, seventeen years and four months." The punishments 
which he received, while in prison, were almost beyond the power of even a man 
of his strength to withstand. 

He was first arrested in 1844, for aiding slaves to escape from bondage, 
together with Miss Delia A. Webster, of Vergennes, Vt., then a school teacher in 
Lexington, Ky., who was charged with complicity in his offences. She was tried, 
convicted, and sentenced to two years imprisonment. He, seeing the uselessness 
of standing a trial, and to aid Miss Webster to procure a pardon, pleaded " Guilty 
by Kentucky Statutes," and argued his own case. He was sentenced to the 
Kentucky Penitentiary for a term of fifteen years, and was committed Feb. 15, 
1845. He was pardoned, Aug. 23, 1849, through the persistent efforts of his 
friends, particularly his father, who, while awaiting the action of Gov. Crittenden, 
in the matter of the pardon, fell a victim of the cholera, and died in Lexington, 
July 7, 1849. 

After his liberation from prison he had a great desire to remove the body of 
his father, which " lay among strangers, far from any one who cared for him or 
revered and loved his memory," and he went south for that purpose, in the fall of 
1851. On arriving in Cincinnati he found the weather too warm for such an 
undertaking, and was forced to wait for a cooler season. While waiting, he took 
the field, with others in the river tier of counties, in Indiana, in opposition to the 
proposed amendment to the constitution of that state, which prohibited persons of 
African descent from settling in Indiana. While engaged in that work he was 
induced to undertake the rescue of Tamar, a young mulatto woman, who was 
doomed to be sold on the block. He crossed the Ohio river, on that mission, by 
night, at Louisville, and, conducted her to a place of safety, in Indiana. On the 
9th of November, while planning to go the next day, to Lexington, to disinter the 
body of his father, he was kidnapped in Jeifersonville, Ind., and carried into 
Kentucky, and, in the following March, was tried, convicted, and sentenced to 
fifteen years imprisonment at hard labor, and was taken from jail to the peniten- 
tiary in Frankfort, in irons, March 9, 1852. He remained in prison until April 
15, 1864, when he was pardoned by Lieut.-Gov. Richard T. Jacob. 

Among those whom Mr. Fairbank and Miss Webster assisted to escape were 
Lewis Hayden and his wife and son. Mr. Hayden became prosperous, and for 
some time held an official position in the state house, in Boston. He died some 
years ago. and the property which he had accumulated, amounting to four or five 
thousand dollars, was bequeathed by his widow, who died Dec. 24, 1893, to 
Harvard University, to found a scholarship for the benefit of poor and deserving 
colored students. 

He married I, in Oxford, Ohio, June 9, 1864, Mandana, daughter 
of Cornelius and Elvira (Williams) Tileston, who was born in 


Williamsburg, Mass., Oct. 9, 1826; she died in Williamsburg, Sept 
29, 1876. He says in his book, page 138 et seq\ " Miss Mandana 
Tileston, to whom I was engaged in 1851, had left her New England 
home and repaired to Ohio, where she could watch over my condition, 
and if possible render me service, and established a temporary 
residence in Oxford, as a teacher, so that she could watch events, 
through friends in Cincinnati and Frankfort. Through her and 
others I was constantly supplied with money and articles of comfort 
during that whole period, from 1852 to April 15, 1864. As often 
as her vacations would allow she visited me, in prison, strengthen- 
ing my heart, and by her open, brave, frank and simple fidelity, 
made many friends, among even the most inflexible pro-slavery 

Married II, June 5, 1879, Adeline Winegar. 

CHILD, first marriage: 
1. Calvin Cornelius (856), bom in Williamsburg, Mass., Apr. 
17, 1868. 

470. DANFORTH ABBOTT FAIRBANK, of Little Genessee, 
N. Y. 

(307), Chester VI, Calvin V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Eagle, N. Y., Apr. 24, 1818 ; settled after his marriage in 
Little Genessee, and engaged in farming and the lumber business. 
Died June 14, 1891, in Elmira, N. Y. 

Married I, Malissa D. Coon, in 1842, who was bom June 19, 1822, 
in Rhode Island, and died in Little Genessee, Dec. 1, 1860. She was 
a daughter of Rowland and Sally (Taft) Coon, early settlers in Little 

At the outbreak of the war he went to Almira, where he married, 

secondly, Betsey Reed, Jan. 5, 1864. She was drowned while bathing, 

in 1878. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Sarah Valina, bom Sept. 15, 1844; married, Nov. 1, 1863, 
Abel Brown, of Olean, N. Y., who was bom July 22, 1826. 
She married, 2ndly, Nov. 30, 1886, Henry C. Reed; present 
residence, Little Genessee. 


a. Ida May Brown, b. May 15, 1866 ; m. Arthur L. Case ; rea. 
Olean ; Child,— Lynn Case, b. July 22, 1889. 


b. Etta M. Brown, b. Jan. 20, 1867 ; m. Herman B. Slade, of little 
Genessee, Jan. 20, 1886 ; Child,— Derra Ora Slade, b. July 
7, 1890. 

2. Angelia A., born May 1, 1849; died May 3, 1861. 

3. Ebroy D., born Apr. 13, 1851 ; died May 24, 1859. 

4. Byron B., bom Jan. 10, 1853 ; lived with his father till the 

latter's death ; now resides in Wirt Centre, N. Y. 

5. Lurilla, bom Feb. 28, 1855 ; died Dec. 31, 1885. 

471 . ALMOND FAIRBANK, Littie Genessee, N. Y. 

(207), Chester VI, Calvin V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Eagle, N. Y., Mar. 22, 1822 ; is a fanner and resides in 
Little Genessee. 

Married, Apr. 12, 1845, Eleanor Hines, who was bom Feb. 28, 



1. Harriet, bom July 25, 1846; married Artemas Barnes. He 

enlisted in the late war, and, as a result of exposure in the 
service, died in 1888, leaving her with six children. She 
now resides in Olean, N. Y. 


a. Nelly. 

b. George. 

c. Almond, and three daughters. 

2. Chester ; died young. 

3. Charles, bom in Little Genessee, May 14, 1863, and lives 

there. Married Delana Bentley, Mar. 27, 1890. He is a 
farmer. They have one daughter. 

472. LEWIS FAIRBANKS, of Plain City, O. 

(208), Luther VI, Luther V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Barnard, Vt., June 5, 1804. He learned the trade of 

He married Lavinia Tucker, Aug. 26, 1828, and a few years after- 
ward they removed to Ohio, at a time when the journey was a very 
arduous one. They settled in the southern part of Union Co., and 
there he was engaged in farming and teaching school for a number of 
years. In 1844 he removed to Madison Co., where he spent the re- 


mainder of his life. He was in politics a Whig, at first, but early be- 
came an abolitionist, and for a long time was the only one who voted 
that ticket in his township. He died May 7, 1870 ; she died Feb. 5, 



1. Lavinia M., born Nov. 6, 1829 ; died May 5, 1836. 

2. Lucy Elmina, bom Mar. 3, 1832; died Apr. 8, 1873. She 

married James Smith Ewing, of Union Co., Ohio. They 
had three daughters, of whom one is living, Mrs. William 
Schlecker, RadclifTe, Iowa. 

3. Joel (857), bom Apr. 1, 1837. 

473. LORENZO FAIRBANKS, of Ware, Mass. 

(208), Luther VI, Luther V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Bamard, Vt., June 4, 1811. Resided there for some years 
after his maturity, and then removed to Ware, Mass., where he died 
Dec. 21, 1882. He was a wheelwright and a master at his trade; 
had a large shop or factory in Bamard, employing many men. He 
continued the same business in Ware. 

Married, in Barnard, Feb. 19, 1835, Lucy Eveline, daughter of 
George Rex and Lucy (Clark) Winslow. She was bom in Barnard, 
Apr. 10, 1816, and died in Ware, June 7, 1876. 


1. Francis Augustus, born in Ware, Nov. 19, 1835; died Sept. 

20, 1836. 

2. Henry Lucius (858), born Jan. 27, 1838. 

3. George Edwin (859), bom Oct. 8, 1839. 

4. Luther Monroe (860), born Oct. 8, 1841. 

5. Julia Eveline, born in Ware, Mar. 20, 1844; died July 12, 

1870 ; married in Ware, Oct. 1, 186S, William E. Watson, 
of Hillsboro, 111. 

a. Francis Augustus Watson, b. June 20, 1870; d. Oct. 26, 1871. 

6. Jasper Lorenzo (861), born in Hadley, May 20, 1849. 

7. Abbie Annette, born in Ware, Feb. 20, 1850 ; married Henry 

L. Morgan, of Palmer. 


a. Lillian Antoinette Morgan, b. in Ware, Sept. 10, 1870; ra. 
Harry L. Rythers, of Bondsville, Mass., Apr. 1, 1890. Child- 
ren, — Morgan, and Lucy Esther. 

d. Martha Eveline, b. in Palmer, June 20, 1873 ; d. Aug. 24, 1878. 


8. Lizzie Jane, bom in Ware, Nov. 17, 1852 ; died Oct 19, 


9. Charles Rufus (862), born Sept. 30, 1855. 

10. Lucy K, bom in Ware, Aug, 17, 1857 ; married Arthur J. N. 
Ward of Enfield, Jan. 16, 1895, where they now reside. 

a. Harry Ward, b. Mar. 30, 1890 ; d. Apr. 2, same year. 


(308), Luther VI, Luther V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Bamard, Vt, May 4, 1824; resides in Springfield, Ohio. 
He was reared on a farm, and received a common school education ; 
when a mere lad he went to Ware, Massachusetts, and found employ- 
ment in a woolen factory. In 1837 he joumeyed by stage and canal 
from the Bay State to Ohio. Later he returned to Ware, Massachu- 
setts, and leamed the wagon making trade, and then returned to 
Homer, Union County, Ohio, where he worked at his trade several 
years. In 1848 he purchased land near Unionville Centre, Union 
County, Ohio, and turned his attention to farming. About 1870, he 
took up his residence in Delaware, in order that his children might 
enjoy better educational privileges, and there carried on the city 
foundry for three years. He continued his active interest in agricul- 
ture, and served, eight years, as a member of the Agricultural Board 
of Union County. 

He was much interested in politics, and took an active part in the 
local work, serving as a delegate on several occasions, but acting 
only as one of the rank and file, and not as an office seeker. The 
only public offices he ever held were those of Township and School 
trustee. His first vote was cast with the Free Soil Party. 

He married, Jan. 1, 1846, Mary A. Smith, of Union County, Ohio. 

CHILDREN, all except three, born near Unionville Centre, O. : 

1. Mary Lovenia, bom Aug. 13, 1847 ; died Aug. 28, 1849. 

2. Mary Elizabeth, bom in Homer, O., Nov. 6, 1849; died 

Oct. 12, 1861. 

3. Charles Warren (863), born May 11, 1852. 

4. Luther Monroe (864), bom Jan. 18, 1855. 

5. William De Forest (865), born June 16, 1857. 

6. Newton Hamilton (866), born Dec. 10, 1859. 


yi^tij'^n' o<^ V'a^l/'nn^ . 







7. Jennie Howard, bom Mar. 13, 1862 ; married, in Columbus, 

O., Aug. 30, 1887, Melvin Lee Milligan, who was bom 
July 28, 1860. 

a. Loriston Fairbanks Milligan, b. in Springfield, O. Jan. 5, 1892. 
i. Hany Smith Milligan. ^^.^ ^ gept. U, 1895. 

c. Mary Adelaide Milligan, ) 

8. Nellie Marceline, bom Nov. 9, 1864; died Dec. 21, 1884. 

9. Henry Smith, bom July 1, 1868 ; died Sept. 8, 1894. 

10. Adolphus McDonald, born in Delaware, Oct 1, 1870 ; 
died Apr. 4, 1874. 

475. JOHN ALDEN FAIRBANK, of Jamestown, N. Y. 

(209), Joshua VI, Luther V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Bamard, Vt., (?) Sept. 6, 1818. Removed to New 
York with his parents in 1888; settled in Jamestown; died there 
May 23, 1870. 

He married. May 10, 1848, Emily Herrick, daughter of Nehemiah 
and Ann Eliza (Leet) Herrick. She was bom May 1, 1830, in 
Wattsburgh, Pa. Her father, born in Guildhall, Vt., May 1, 1804, 
was a son of Nathaniel and Sally (Cheeney) Herrick, and a lineal 
descendant of Henrie Herrick, who was born in Leistershire, Eng., 
in 1604, and came to Salem, Mass., in 1629. Her mother was a 
daughter of Capt. Anson Leet, a descendant of Governor Leet, of 
the Colony of Connecticut. 

1. Harvey Luther (867), born Mar. 18, 1856. 

2. Mary Eliza, born July 27, 1861 ; married Nov. 16, 1856, 

Alexander Eraser, who was born Jan. 81, 1856, in Fort 
Wayne, Ind. He is a merchant tailor in Buffalo, N. Y. 
8. John Herrick, bom Mar. 8, 1865; died Nov. 27, 1892. 

476. STILLMAN DUANE FAIRBANK, South Stockton, N. Y. 

(209), Joshua VI, Luther V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Kennedy, Sept. 19, 1834; lives in South Stockton. 

Married, first, Mar. 2, 1859, Luana, daughter of Ansel and Olive 
Mallory, who was born in South Stockton, in 1889. She died July 16, 


Married secondly, May 5, 1880, Ball, daughter of James M. 

Ball, of South Stockton, who was bom in 1862. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Frank W., bom Sept. 27, 1871 ; died Nov. 27, 1872. 

2. Forrest W., bom Dec. 15, 1873. 

Second marriage: 

3. Lucy, bom Dec. 17, 1882. 

O. Address, Brockport.) 

(210), Joseph VI, Luther V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Bamard, Vt., Dec. 24, 1820. Lived there till 1835; then 
removed to Riga, N. Y. Laborer and school teacher in his younger 
days; afterward settled down to farming in Sweden. Has been 
Auditor, Assessor, and Supervisor of that town ; and a member of the 
Free Baptist Church for over fifty years. 

Married Charlotte Rail, Oct. 1, 1860, who was bom in Haver- 
straw, N. Y., Dec. 28, 1822, and died Feb. 27, 1883, in Brockport, 
aged 60 yrs. 1 mo. 29 ds. 


1. Emma Jane, bom in Sweden, Dec. 20, 1851 ; married John 

Shimiway, Jr., Feb. 17, 1875, a farmer, who was bom in 
Sweden, Apr. 13, 1851, and died May 23, 1883. 


a. Walter Albert Shumway, b. in Sweden, May 17» 1878. 
6. Burt Sidney Shumway, b. Oct. 24, 1881, in Brockport, N. Y., 
where his mother and brother now live. 

2. Joseph Augustus (868), bom June 9, 1856. 


(210), Joseph VI, Luther V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Bamard, Vt., Feb. 28, 1 823 ; settled in Ogden, N. Y., and 
in 1849 removed to Wilson, where he died Nov. 15, 1872, aged 49 
)rrs. 8 mos. 17 ds. He was an excellent farmer. 

Married Charlotte Colby, Jan., 1845, in Ogden. She was bom 
Aug. 30, 1821, and died in Wilson, June, 1876. 



1. An infant, born and died about 1849. 

2. Clara, bom Nov. 2, 1851 ; died in Ridgeway, N. Y., Oct 

2, 1877. She married George Tompkins, in Ogden, Jan. 
1873, a farmer, who was bom in Ridgeway, July 16, 1853, 
and died July 25, 1880. They had one child, — Lena 
Tompkins, bom in 1875. She now resides in Medina, 
N. Y. 

479. EDWIN ORMOND FAIRBANK, Washington, Iowa. 

(210), Joseph VI, Luther V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom May 21, 1829, in Bamard, Vt. Went to Riga, N. Y., in 
1835; lived in Wilson, Hamlin and Ogden, N. Y., and was laborer 
and foreman in building a section of the Niagara Falls R. R., and 
afterward was the Station agent at Adams Basin. In 1874 he settled 
in Washington, Bremer Co., Iowa; is a thrifty farmer, and town 

He married, June 19, 1866, in Adams Basin, Mary A. Spencer, 
who was born Feb. 19, 1839, in that place. 


1. Major Houghton (869), bom in Wilson, Mar. 30, 1857. 

2. Elmer Ellsworth, born in Wilson, Apr. 10, 1862 ; died Sept 

12, 1884. 

3. Florence G., born in Hamlin, Nov. 10, 1873; married St. 

Clair Bowen, a farmer, Dec. 25, 1892, who was bom 
Oct. 12, 1870. They live in Shell Rock, Butler Co., 

480. I>EA. IRA LUTHER FAIRBANK, Mt. Morris, Mich. 

(210), Joseph VI, Luther V, Joshua IV, Jabez III, Jonas II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Ogden, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1843 ; lived in Sweden, N. Y., and 
in Hadley, Mich., and now resides in Mt. Morris. He is a model 
farmer, taking pride in doing everything in the best manner. He is a 
member and deacon of the Congregational Church. 

He enlisted in the Union Army in the late war, in the 7th Mich. 
Infantry ; was in the service until discharged on account of ill health. 
He reenlisted, but was rejected for disability. 


Married, Oct 7, 1863, Addie Wheeler, who was bom in Hadley, 

Mar. 23, 1845. 


1. Kittie, bom July 27, 1864, in Genessee, Mich. She married. 
Sept 18, 1888, Joseph H. Campbell, bom Sept 10, 1866, 
in Boston, Mass. They live in Bay City, Mich. He is a 


a, Maud Campbell, b. Sept. 29, 1889. 

b. Jay S. Campbell, b. Oct. 25, 1890. 

481. Dea. BENJAMIN WOOD FAIRBANKS, of New York, 
N. Y. 

(211), Gamaliel VI, Samael V, David IV, Jeremiah III, Jonathmn II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sing Sing, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1797. He was in the Hard- 
ware business in New York City, and Jersey City, N. J. A deeply 
religious man, devoted to the Baptist Church of which he was a mem- 
ber and deacon for many years. He used his money freely in build- 
ing and maintaining the Baptist Church. Died, in Newark, N. J., in 

Married, in New York, Mar. 1, 1826, Jane Ann Powell, daughter 
of Peter and Elizabeth (DeVeaux) Powell. She was bom Jan. 5, 
1809 ; died in Jersey City. 


1. Jane Ann, bom Dec. 10, 1831 ; died Nov. 16, 1834. 

2. Benjamin Thomas, born July 1, 1834 ; died Dec. 9, 1834. 

3. Peter Powell (870), bom Jan. 2, 1837. 

4. Mary Elizabeth, born Jan. 2, 1839; died May 7, 1842. 

5. Augustus Thomas (871), bom June 26, 1842. 

6. Lydia DeVeaux, bom Sept. 16, 1844 ; died July 14, 1845. 

7. Edward Frazyer, bom July 14, 1846; died June 19, 1847. 

8. Benjamin Wood (872), bom Apr. 30, 1848. 

9. Charles Frazyer, bom Nov. 12, 1850 ; died Mar. 28, 1851. 

482. Rev. ELIJAH WHEELER FAIRBANKS, of Wesley, Ohio. 

(211), Gamaliel VI, Samuel V, David IV, Jeremiah III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Sing Sing, N. Y., Dec. 13, 1799. When five years of age 
his parents removed to New York City, and nine years later to 
Saratoga County, N. Y. After his marriage he went into the general 


merchandise business, securing his goods from New York City, which 
were transported by boats up the Hudson river, and through the Erie 
Canal. He afterwards moved to Ohio, finally settling in Washington 
County, where he bought a farm of 190 acres. Here he lived to rear 
a large family. About 1851, he entered the ministry of the Baptist 
church. He was a man highly respected in the community in which 
he lived, and esteemed by all who knew him. He died May 2, 1886. 

Married I, Nov. 1, 1818, Amanda Cody, who was bom in 
Saratoga Co., N. Y., Nov. 17, 1801. She died in Wesley, Mar. 8, 
1859. She was a second cousin of William Cody, familiarly known 
as " Buffalo Bill." 

Married II, Jan. 12, 1862, Hannah M., daughter of John 
Giddings, of Washington Coimty, Ohio. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Mary, bom Nov. 20, 1819 ; died in infancy. 

2. Samuel, bom Sept. 20, 1820 ; died in infancy. 

3. Pamelia, bom Oct. 10, 1823 ; married, June 30, 1864, Paul 

Paulk, of Wesley. They now reside in Lyda, Ohio. 


a. Dorhus P. Paulk, b. July 1, 1865 ; d. Aug. 7, 1865. 

b. Mary A. Paulk, b. Jan. 29, 1868 ; d. Dec. 29, 1891. 

4. Mehitabel, born Sept. 8, 1825; married Reuben Weir. She 

died in Cincinnati, O. Her husband was a railroad man ; 
they had five boys and five girls. 

5. Louisa, born Nov. 3, 1825; died in 1841. 

6. Cornelius T. (873), bom May 18, 1830. 

7. Matilda Jane, bom July 31,1832; married, Feb. 2, 1850, 

Louis W. Smith, of Wesley. They reside in Fillmore, 


a. Esther A. Smith, b. Dec. 19, 1851; m., Dec. 10, 1871, A. L. 

Gamble, son of William and Eleanor Gamble. 

b. Mary A. Smith, b. Dec. 31, 1853 ; m., Dec. 25, 1872, Stephen R., 

son of Reuben and Catherine Foster, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

c. Lora J. Smith, b. Aug. 10, 1856; d. Dec. 19, 1865. 

d. Fisher E. Smith, b. Aug. 25, 1860 ; m., Dec. 25, 1884, Rebekah 

L., daughter of William and Elizabeth Jones of Maryland. 

8. Harriet A., bom Aug. 31, 1834; married, Sept. 15, 1856, 

Leroy Danielson ; they reside in Waterford, Ohio. 



a. Margaret Jane Danielson, b. Apr. 14, 1860 ; d. Sept. 14, 1871. 

b. George M. Danielson, b. Nov. 0, 1873. 

c. Myron £. Danielson, b. Sept. 19, 1875. 

9. Edward (874), bom Aug. 10, 1837. 

10. Etta R., bom Jan. 22, 1840 ; married Joseph Bowman, Apr. 

3, 1862 ; he was bom in Wesley. They reside in La3rman, 


a, Emma Bowman, b. Sept. 15, 1863. 

b, David Bowman, b. Mar. 6, 1866 ; m. Fannie Moore, Nov. 25, 


c, Sadie Bowman, b. Oct. 28, 1869. 

d, Mary Ann Bowman, b. Nov. 20, 1868. 

e, Flory Bowman, b. Mar. 13, 1872. 
/. lin Bowman, b. Oct. 27, 1874. 

g, Josephine Bowman, b. Feb. 25, 1878. 

h, George Bowman, b. Oct. 25, 1880 ; d. May 1, 1883. 

I. Jessie Bowman, b. Mar. 12, 1884. 

11. George Gamaliel (875), bora July 7, 1842. 

12. Benjamin, born Feb. 5, 1845; married I, Sarah Mingus; II, 

Alma Danielson, of Beverly, Ohio. No children. He died 
Feb. 27, 1876. 

13. Angeline, bom Mar. 7, 1849 ; died in infancy. 

Second marriage : 

14. Elijah John (876), born Nov. 19, 1864. 

15. Wheeler G. (877), bom Oct. 21, 1866. 

16. Elizabeth H., bom Dec. 29, 1868; married James Choots; 

they reside in Lyda, Athens Co., O. 


a. Marion Choots, b. . 

b. Mary Choots, b. . 

c. Sarah Choots, b. . 

d, Arthur Choots, b. 


(212), David VI, Samuel V, David IV, Jeremiah III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Bedford, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1807 ; died in New York City, 
July 9, 1863. 

Married, Dec. 21, 1829, Sarah A., daughter of Jonathan and Anna 
(Drake) Kinsey, of Woodbridge, N. Y. She was born Mar. 31, 1806 ; 
died Apr. 28, 1891. 



1. Esther A., bom Nov. 3, 1830. 

2. Samuel W., bom Nov. 20, 1832. 

3. Jonathan K., bom Mar. 1, 1835 ; resides in N. Y. City. 

4. Mary J., bom Apr. 9, 1837 ; resides in Sing Sing. 

5. Annie C, bom Apr. 13, 1840 ; resides in Sing Sing. 

6. Harriet B.,bom Mar. 6, 1843. 

484. ANDREW GRAHAM FAIRBANKS, of Port Chester, 
N. Y. 

(212), David VI, Samuel V, David IV, Jeremiah III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Sing Sing, N. Y., in 1810 ; was a stage driver ; died May 
19, 1873. 

Married Sarah Chapin, who was born in England ; she was an 
orphan, and lived with an uncle in Port Chester. 


1. Mary Chapin, born ; married Bell of Port 


2. Jane Chapin, born ; married Crane. Resides 

in Middlefield, Ct. 

3. David, bom ; dead. 

4. Elizabeth, born ; dead. 

5. William Henry (878), bom July 14, 1844. 

6. Sarah, bom ; dead. 

485. DAVID FAIRBANKS, of Middletown, Conn. 

(214), David VI, Barachiah V, Jonathan IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Middletown, in 1797 ; died Nov. 6, 1866, aged 69 years. 
Married Mehitable Stow, Nov. 10, 1823, who is still living in Mid- 


1. David, bom Mar. 1826 ; died Oct. 21, 1825. 

2. David James, bom Oct. 1826 ; died unmarried. May 11, 1850, 

aged 53 yrs. 9 mos. 

3. Charlotte A., bom ; married, Dec. 29, 1847, John J. 

Smith, of Middletown. She died June 9, 1893. 

4. Agnes, baptized Feb. 28, 1839. 


5. Harriet Ann, baptized Oct. 29, 1840 ; married, Jan. 12, 1859, 

Samuel J. Buel. 

6. Charles Pierpont (879), baptized May 4, 1843. 

7. George Edward, baptized Sept. 5, 1845. 

8. James Edwin, baptized Sept. 5, 1845. 

486. MOSES FAIRBANKS, of Fitchburg, Mass. 

(215), Ithamar VI, Moses V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Ashbumham, Mass., Jime 28, 1803. Went to Woodstock, 
Vt, when a young man ; thence to Jaffrey, N. H., in 1845 ; thence to 
New Ipswich, N. H., in 1848, and in 1851, to Fitchburg, Mass., 
where he died July 23, 1874. He was a bookkeeper. 

Married I, in New Ipswich, May 19, 1833, Eliza Ann, daughter of 
Danforth and Betsey (Bigelow) Walker. She was born Jime 8, 1807. 
She died in Woodstock, Mar. 31, 1838. 

Married II, Dec. 26, 1838, Sarah (Cutler) Perry, widow of 
Darwin C. Perry, M. D., formerly of Woodstock. 


1. Martha Maria, bom in Woodstock, Vt., Feb. 28, 1838; 
married, Dec. 10, 1872, in Fitchburg, Sylvester Pierce 
Litchfield, who was bom in Dracut, Mass., Oct. 1, 1833. 


(216), Ithamar VI, Moses V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Fitzwilliam, N. H., Jan. 16, 1808. Removed to Utica, 
in 1833, and opened a furniture store. He died in 1842. 

Married, in New Hartford, N. Y., Sarah Ann, daughter of Robert 
and Phebe (Ingalls) Gillmore, of Keene, N. H., Sept. 18, 1830. She 
was bom in Keene, Nov. 25, 1807, and died in Utica, Mar. 12, 1892. 
She married, 2ndly, Morris S. Laird, of Utica, in Aug., 1854. 


1. Charles Hiram, born in 1834; died Mar. 18, 1854. 

2. Eliza Ann, born Aug. 4, 1836; res. Utica. 

3. Emily Gillmore, bom Mar. 28, 1838; res. Utica. 

4. Henry Abner, bom in 1840 ; died in 1842. 


488. AMASA FAIRBANKS, of Washington, N. H. 

(216), Aaron VI, Aaron V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Stoddard, N. H., Mar. 8, 1792. He began his married 
life in Stoddard, but soon removed to Washington, where he resided 
until the time of his death, Sept. 25, 1886, at the age of 94 )rrs. 6 
mos. 17 ds. 

Married I, Lydia, daughter of Isaiah Reed, of Stoddard, Mar. 4, 
1819. She died Apr. 10, 1856. 

Married II, Abigail Miller, of Keene, N. H., Mar. 8, 1859. She 
died Dec. 9, 1868. 

Married III, Lucinda Strickland, of Washington, Oct. 10, 1871, 
he being then in the 80th year of his age. She is still living in Wash- 

CHILDREN, by first wife: 

1. Mary Lydia, born in Stoddard, Mar. 20, 1820; married Joel 

Famsworth, June 18, 1840; died in Bristol, Wis., Jime 10, 

2. Sumner (880), born in Stoddard, Jan. 10, 1822. 
There were no children of the other marriages. 

489. IRA FAIRBANKS, of Bridgewater, Vt 

(216), Aaron VI, Aaron V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Stoddard, N. H., Dec. 12, 1801 ; removed to Bridgewater, 
March, 1826; occupation, tanner. He was an honest and good 
christian man. Died Dec. 28th, 1878, aged 77 yrs. 16 ds. 

Married, March 1826, Fannie Mansfield, who was bom Sept. 20, 
1808, and died Dec. 16, 1881, aged 73 yrs. 2 mos. 26 ds. 


1. Martin (881), born Mar. 2, 1827. 

2. Electa A., born Jan. 13, 1830. 

3. Alvinza, born Apr. 23, 1833. 

4. Harriet A., born Feb. 13, 1839 ; died March 31, 1887. 

490. ASAHEL POWERS FAIRBANKS, of Springfield, Vt. 

(217), Oliver VI, Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Springfield, Sept. 3,1806; lived there most of his life ; 
was a very energetic and able man, and a prosperous farmer ; was 


greatly interested in raising fine cattle and horses, and he sold during 
his life at least three yoke of oxen at $500 per pair. He took the 
first prizes in Boston, Keene, and Brattleboro, and, at home, whenever 
he chose to exhibit his fancy breeds. During his last years he was 
interested in building operations. He built a fine house for himself, 
and, at the age of 83, a block in Springfield, called the Fairbanks 
block, going into the woods and cutting some of the timber and 
drawing it with his own horses. In 1893 he was one of the promoters 
of, and a large stockholder in, the " Adnabrown " Hotel in Spring- 
field, one of the finest hotels in Vermont. He died Mar. 12, 1894, 
aged 87 yrs. 6 mos. 9 ds. 

Married, May 17, 1835, Lucretia, daughter of Isaac and Polly 
(Fairbanks) Whitney (23), who was bom Aug. 22, 1811 ; she died 
Feb. 27, 1897. 


1. Hiram Charles (882), born Apr. 22, 1836. 

2. Harriett Ann, born June 13, 1837 ; married 1st, Sept 2, 

1867, William J. Bosworth, of Charlestown, N. H. He 
served in the 14th N. H. Vols, and died of lung fever, in 
camp at Washington, D. C, Jan., 1864. She married, 
2dly, WilHam E. MUliken of Alstead, N. H., June 20, 1875 ; 
they were divorced. Married, 3dly, Peter Kiser, Feb. 12, 
1896, and resides in Springfield. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

a. Charles Hiram Bosworth, b. Nov. 4, 1859 ; d. Mar. 27, 1860. 

b. Nellie Lucretia Bosworth, b. Dec. 31, 1862 ; m., (1), Emmons 

Atwood, of Acworth, N. H., Sept. 6, 1879; (2), George 
Wood, of Boston, Mass., Oct. 15, 1890. She d. Aug. 31, 

3. William Henry Harrison, born Aug. 1, 1838; died in 1847. 

4. Asahel P., bom June 2, 1842 ; died Oct. 9, 1842. 

5. Mary Elizabeth, born Oct. 26, 1843; married George G. 

Gregg, Apr. 26, 1865. He served in the 16th Reg. Vt 
Vols. ; was at the battle of Gettysburg. He is a farmer in 
Weathersfield, Vt. 


a. Gertrude Lucretia Gregg, b. Oct. 13, 1869 ; m. George Fitch of 

Ascutneyville, Vt., Sept. 11, 1894. Reside in Ascutneyville. 

b. Leon Asahel Gregg, b. May 1, 1878. 

6. Abby, born May 1, 1845 ; died Jan. 22, 1853. 


7. Eliza Sophia, born Feb. 6, 1847; married, in Springfield, 

Apr. 2, 1874, William Westney, a native of London, £ng., 
who came to this coimtry in 1861. They lived ten years 
in Springfield, then some years in Langdon, N. H., and 
now reside in Seaford, Del. He was formerly a painter, 
and engaged in farming. 


a. Louis Asahel Westney, b. in Springfield, Mar. 13, 1875. 

b. Walter William Westney, b. in Springfield, Oct. 4, 1876. 

c. Alice Lucretia Westney, b. in Springfield, May 21, 1878. 

d. Arthur Franklin Westney, b. in Alstead, N. H., Nov. 7, 1879. 

e. Edith Mary Westney, b. in Alstead, Sept. 21, 1881. 

f, Ervin John Westney, b. in Springfield, Mar. 27, 1884. 

g, Albert George Westney, b. in Springfield, June 27, 1886. 

8. Lewis, bom Jan. 5, 1848 ; died Mar. 1, 1848. 

9. Franklin Asahel, bom Dec. 4, 1850; married Mrs. Anna 

L. Rice, Sept. 13, 1890. She died Jan. 2, 1892. He 
married, again, Jennie Woolley, June 25, 1893. He is a 
farmer, and lives in Claremont, N. H. 

10. William Noble, bom Feb. 5, 1853 ; died Nov. 23, 1859. 

11. George Henry (883), bom Sept. 2, 1856. 

491 . GEORGE FRANKLIN FAIRBANKS, of Springfield, Vt 

(217), Oliver VI, Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Springfield, in 1819. Was a machinist. He died April 
27, 1847. 

Married, Dec. 21, 1842, Adeline Kendall. After his death his 
widow married Charles W. Fairbanks, his brother. 


1. George Edgar (884), born May 5, 1844. 

2. Albert Franklin, bom July 30, 1846; married in Taunton, 

Mass., Oct. 8, 1874, Mary Ellen, daughter of Richard 
Vining and Mary Ramson (Norton) Gumey, of So. Ab- 
ington, now Whitman, where she was bom July 29, 1850. 
He is the owner of an orange grove in Florida on the In- 
dian River. Resides in Whitman most of the time. No 


492. LEWIS EDWARD FAIRBANKS, of Springfield, Vt. 

(217), Oliver VI, Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Guildhall, Vt, Mar. 21, 1821. Removed to Abington, 
Mass. ; was in the Hardware business ; died, in Abington, Mass., May 
19, 1861. 

Married I, Emily Lafayette Torrey, daughter of Jessie and Anna 
(Blanchard) Torrey of North Abington, Mass., who was bom Sept 
16, 1829, and died Oct 16. 1849. 

Married II, Hannah Eliza Alden, Sept. 2, 1850. She was a 
daughter of Paraclete and Ann (Hewitt) Alden, of Marshfield, bom 
Mar. 2, 1830; died May 16, 1896. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Emily P., bom Aug. 3, 1848 ; died June 30, 1849. 

Second marriage : 

2. Eliza Ann, born June 18, 1851 ; resides in Whitman, Mass. 

3. George Edward, born July 17, 1853; married, June 13, 

1877, Abbie Whiting, daughter of Seth W. Bennett; re- 
sides in Abington. No children. He is the manager of 
the business of Washburn & Davie, Abington, Mass., 
dealers in hardware, tin ware and stoves, a position 
which he has held for many years. 

4. William Lewis (885), born Aug. 23, 1857. 

493. CHARLES WESLEY FAIRBANKS, of Whitman, Mass. 

(217), Oliver VI, Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Guildhall, Vt., Nov. 18, 1825. Removed with his parents 
to Springfield, Vt., in 1830, and went to South Abington, now Whit- 
man, when but 19 years old. He died in Whitman Apr. 7, 1897. 

He was well known as an honest and conscientious man in all his dealings 
with the public, as well as in all his relations of life. He went to work as a clerk 
in the general store of Nathaniel Dyer, and remained with him for over twenty 
years. Then, with James Poole, he embarked in the variety store business, and 
upon Mr. Poors retirment, was associated with Nathaniel Noyes. When the old 
store had to be moved to build Bates* block, he retired from business, for two 
years, owing to ill health, and then built a new store on South avenue. Before 
he was 30 years old he joined the First Baptist church, and became a constant 
attendant when his health would permit. 

Married I, Laura Adeline (Kendall) Fairbanks, widow of his 
brother George, in June 1848, and they took her children with them to 
Whitman. She died July 9, 1873. 


Married II, April 3, 1874, Emma Claridon Knowles, who was 
bom in Maine, in 1844. 

CHILDREN, first marriage: 

1. Charles H., bom May 5, 1853. 

Married in Boston, in 1874, Carrie Harwood ; died Aug. 

9, 1878. No children. His widow married Hill, 

and lives in Attleboro, Mass. 

2. Laura Ella, bom May 10, 1858 ; married, Sept. 1884, Alex- 

ander Wilson, who was in the shoe business in Whitman. 
He was born in Canada. They removed to Southem Cali- 
fomia. She died in Los Angeles, July 6, 1893, and was 
buried in Riverside. He died in Riverside, July 3, 1891. 

CHILD, first marriage: 
a. Frederick Wilson, b. in 1885. 

Second marriage: 

3. Charles Wesley, bom Jan. 25, 1875. He is a stenographer 

at Chase & Sanbom*s in Boston, Mass. 

494, Maj. JOHN DOOLITTLE FAIRBANKS, of Detroit, 

(218), Moses VI, Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

' Bom in Springfield, Vt., Feb. 25, 1818. He removed to Sylvania, 
O., and went to Detroit in 1840, living there until the breaking out of 
the war of the Rebellion, when he answered the call of his coimtry and 
enlisted first for the three months' service in the First Mich. Infantry, 
Mar. 1, 1861, and was First Lieut, and Adj. of the Regiment. This 
regiment took possession of Alexandria in May 1861, and he was 
afterward assigned to Gen. Heintzlman's staff, where he served till 
after the battle of Bull Run. 

He was mustered out Aug. 7, 1861, and a few days after- 
ward, Aug. 21, re-enlisted as Major of the Fifth Mich. Infantry, 
usually designated the "Fighting Fifth," which left Detroit for 

This regiment first engaged in battle at Williamsburg, May 5, 
1862, while serving in Berry's Brigade in Keamey's Division, and 
behaved with great gallantry and unusual efficiency, but sustained 
a loss, in a force of 500, of 39 killed and 119 wounded, including 
among the killed, Lieut. James Gunning, and among the wounded. 


Lieut Col. S. K Beach, leaving Maj. Fairbanks in command. It 
next went into action at Fair Oaks, May 31, with a force of about 
300, losing 30 killed, 116 wounded, and 5 missing. It was again 
engaged on Chickhominy, June 25th, at Peach Orchard, June 29thy 
and at Charles City Cross Roads on the 30th, where it lost 51 in 
killed and woimded, and among the wounded was Maj. Fairbanks, 
commanding the regiment, who died of his wounds in Washington 
on the 25th of July following, regarded as a brave and exemplary 
officer. Abstract from the Report of the Adjutant General of 

Prior to his entering the military service he was an enthusiastic 
member of the old Volunteer Fire Department of the city of 
Detroit, and very much beloved, not only by his associates, but by 
all who knew him, and many of his friends in that Department 
followed him into the service in the same regiment. Fairbanks Post, 
G. A. R. of Detroit, was named in honor of his memory. 

He married, in Sylvania, O., Adelaide Talbot, Aug. 29, 1852. She 
was born Dec. 11, 1830, in East Barton, Dorsetshire, Eng., and is a 
daughter of James and Amelia (Snook) Talbot. They had no 
children. She married, (2), in Detroit, Nov. 11, 1868, David 
Wallace, son of John Wallace, and resides there. 

495. DEAN FAIRBANKS, of Charlestown, N. H. 

(218), Moses VI, Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Charlestown. He was by trade a harness maker ; served 
with distinction in the Mexican War. He started for California, and 
died, at sea, before reaching the Isthmus. 

Married, May 25, 1 844, in Woodstock, Vt., Olive Lawrence Pierce, 
daughter of David and Elizabeth (Lawrence) Pierce, of Woodstock. 
She was bom in 1822, and died in Woodstock, Sept. 14, 1887. 


1. Charles Dean, bom . 

2. Abbie Eliza, bom ; died June 14, 1874. 

3. Lucy Elizabeth, born ; she is a teacher in Wood- 



496. EATON WILLIAM FAIRBANKS, of Springfield, Vt 

(S19), Edward VI, Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Feb. 8, 1809. He married, Dec. 10, 1836, Rebecca Lovancia 
Robinson, of Goshen, N. H., daughter of Thomas and Rebecca 
(Harris) Robinson. She was born Nov. 4, 1810 ; died March 31, 

He was for many years a prosperous farmer. He now resides 
with his daughter Harriet, in New York City. 


1. Mandall Whipple (886), bom Oct. 25, 1839. 

2. Harriet Elizabeth, bom March 27, 1840; married, Sept. 28, 

1871, Henry Pierce Wilson, of Springfield, Vt, son of 
Luther Arnold and Susan (Aldrich) Wilson, who was bom 
Dec. 13, 1841. They reside in New York City. They had 
one child, a daughter, who died in infancy. 

3. Hellen Stoddard, bom Jan. 17, 1842; married Joseph Man- 

ville Lewis, Aug. 22, 1866. He was born in North Spring- 
field, Vt., Apr. 20, 1843, and was a son of Joseph and 
Ruth (Robinson) Lewis. They now reside in New York 

a. Clyde Eaton Lewis, b. July 24, 1871 ; d. Feb. 26, 1872. 

497. NATHANIEL D. FAIRBANKS, of Springfield, Vt. 

(219), Edward VI, Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born June 8, 1817 ; died May 31, 1887. He was a prosperous 

He married Sarah Jane, youngest daughter of Simeon and 
Percy (Ward) Randall, of Springfield, Mar. 5, 1850. She was 
bom Apr. 21, 1823; died Jan. 12, 1885. 


1. Melvin W. (887), bom Dec. 30, 1850. 

2. Percy Ward, bom Jan. 12, 1852; married Albert W. 

Gilson, Dec. 1, 1872 ; died May 12, 1873. 

3. Charlotte Ellen, born Apr. 22, 1854; married, Nov. 4, 

1873, Ernest D., son of Wesley and Myra (Steame) 
Gilson, of Grafton, Vt. 

a. Willard Dean Gilson, b. June 25, 1882. 


498. JOHN BURR FAIRBANKS, Springfield, VL 

(219), Edward VI, Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Springfield, Nov. 26, 1822. He is a farmer. 

Married, Apr. 2, 1843, Rebecca, daughter of Ashley and Susan 
(Richardson) Woods, of Charlestown, N. H. She was bom June 
7, 1822, in Stoddard, N. H. 


1. George Olcott, bom Oct. 6, 1846; resides in Watertown, 


2. James Edward (888), bom Oct. 6, 1846; resides in 

Medford, Mass. 

3. Charles L (889), born May 26, 1850. 

4. Lucy Ann, bom July 18, 1852; married, Dec. 2, 1871, 

William D., son of Bartlett E., and Adeline (Smalley) 
White, of Springfield, Vt. 


a. Bertha L. White, b. June 18, 1874. 

b. Ruby M. White, b. Apr. 20, 1877. 

c. Merrill W. White, b. June 11, 1882. 

d. Charles Leroy White, b. Sept. 18, 1887. 

499, AMOS P. FAIRBANKS, Springfield, Vt 

(219), Edward VI, Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom Apr. 18, 1827, in Springfield. He married Esther Amelia 
White, March 26, 1867. He is a farmer. 


1. John White, bom Sept. 4, 1868. 

2. Marcella Eusebia, born Jan. 30, 1870. 

3. Abbie Amelia, born Sept. 10, 1871. 

500. EDWARD FAIRBANKS, of Springfield, Vt. 

(220), Lewis VI, Oliver V, Benoni IV, III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Springfield, May 31, 1815 He was a farmer; died May 
17, 1864. 

Married, Apr. 24, 1844, Emily, daughter of Littis and Joanna 
(Litchfield) Randall, of Springfield. She still lives in Springfield. 



1. Emma Jane, born July 25, 1847; married, July 29, 1865, 

Henry Leonard. They reside in Springfield. 


a. Granville E. Leonard, b. Sept. 18, 1867 ; m. Lucettie Lockwood. 

They live in Weathersfield, Vt. 

b. Alice G. Leonard, b. Mar. 7, 1870 ; m. Geo. W. Leach, of Mid- 

dleborough, Mass., 1893. 

c. George H. Leonard, b. Apr. 28, 1876 ; res., Springfield, Vt. 

d. Hattie E. Leonard, b. June 24, 1882. 

2. Levi (890), born Jan. 3, 1852. 

3. Abbie, born May 29, 1856; married Horace S. Kendall, 

Sept. 1, 1875 ; resides in Charlestown, N. H. 


a. Mabel E. Kendall, b. Nov. 20, 1876. 

b. Ida L. Kendall, b. Feb. 24, 1882. 

4. Ella Caroline, bom Aug. 22, 1860; married George L. 

Chapin, Apr. 8, 1880; resides in Springfield. One 
child, — Howard Ellsworth Chapin, b. Apr. 25, 1892. 

501 . FREDERICK FAIRBANKS, Springfield, Vt. 

(220), Lewis VI, Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Springfield, Sept. 2, 1818; is a farmer. 

Married Emily, daughter of Ashley and Susan Woods, of 
Charlestown, N. H. She died Oct. 24, 'i860. 

He then married, May 8, 1862, Kate S. B., daughter of Ormus 

Mandall and Sybil (Bates) Whipple, of Springfield, who was born 

May 25, 1833. 

CHILDREN, by first marriage: 

1. Susie, born June 12, 1850; married George Walbridge, in 

1868 ; resides in Randolph, Vt. 

2. Lewis Frederick, born June 15, 1860. He is a farmer, and 

resides in Rockingham, Vt. Married, Mar. 1, 1892, 
Adelaide Eliza, only child of John H. and Ellen Frances 
(Adams) Lovell, and a descendant of Samuel Taylor, of 
Rockingham, in the fifth generation living on the Taylor 
estate. She was born in Natick, Mass., May 31, 1858. 

Second marriage : 

3. George Mandall (891), born Apr. 29, 1866. 

4. Wallis Lincoln, born Mar. 19, 1869. Not married. 


502. DAVID FAIRBANKS, Rockingham, Vt 

(230), Lewis VI, Oliver V, Benoni IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan Il« Jonathan I. 

Bom in Springfield, Vt, Feb. 26, 1826. Resides in Rocking- 
ham ; is a farmer. 

He was slender as a child, and in early manhood. His education 
was obtained in the common school, supplemented by a few terms at 
an academy. He taught school winters, and worked at farming when 
able. He studied chemistry while lying upon a couch, being unable 
to sit up but a small part of the time. He says the study of chemistry 
opened a new world to him, — a world in which he learned the 
processes of nature and became conscious of his own ignorance. 

Having recovered his health, he started in the summer of 1855, to 
go to Kansas, but stopped in Illinois, and worked in a harvest field 
till again prostrated by sickness. When able he went to Wisconsin, 
taught school in the winter of 1856, and then engaged in selling maps 
and books in central and southern Illinois, where he witnessed the 
stirring events of the Lincoln and Douglas political campaign. He 
had the pleasure of loaning his shawl to Lincoln, after he had made a 
speech at a barbacue. 

In the spring of 1857, he went to Kansas, and preempted land 
near Olathe, remaining in that state and Missouri imtil 1860, engaged 
in teaching. He returned to Vermont on the occasion of the death of 
his father, in 1860. Though intending to go back to Kansas, he was 
detained by business, and remained in Vermont until 1862; then he 
enlisted in the 16th Vt. Infantry. Soon after going to the front, he 
was detailed to act as hospital steward for the regiment, in which 
capacity he served till he was mustered out. He was at the battle of 
Gettysburg. In March, 1865, he reenlisted in the 17th Vt. Infantry, 
as hospital steward, but on presenting himself for service, he learned 
of orders against the mustering in of any more men for this regiment 
The delay in getting a special order prevented his muster, the end of 
the war being in sight 

Since 1 865 he has been engaged in farming and stock raising on 
Connecticut River farms, in Springfield and Rockingham, with fair 

His first Presidential vote was cast for General Scott, and he has 
voted for every Republican nominee for President since that time. 
He belongs to the church, and is a firm believer in Christianity. 

He married, June 1, 1885, Merriel N. (Bates) Aldrich, daughter of 
James and Mary (Grimes) Bates, of Springfield, who was bom Feb. 
22, 1838. They have had no children. 



(222), Amasa VI, William V, John IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born July 10, 1808, in Milford, Mass. Died in Newbury, Mass., 
Apr. 14, 1852. 

Married, Aug. 17, 1833, Mary E., daughter of John M. and Lydia 
A. (Trask) Harris, who was born Jan. 5, 1810, in Charlestown, Mass., 
and died in Swampscott, Jan. 21, 1894, aged 84 yrs. 16 ds. 


1. James H. (892), born May 31, 1834. 

2. William G. (893), born Dec. 29, 1838. 

3. Charles H., born Jan. 14, 1842; enlisted in the Army; was 

wounded, and died in 1864, in a hospital on the way home. 

4. George A., born Sept. 15, 1844; married, Oct 27, 1881, 

Mrs. Charlotte A. Robinson, bom Dec. 6, 1848, daughter 
of William A. F. and Harriet (Fitz) Noyes, of Farmington, 
N. H. He now resides in Haverhill, Mass. ; is a teamster. 

504. MOSES S. FAIRBANKS, of Norwood, Mass. 

(223), Moses VI, William V, John IV, Jonathan III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Norwood, in 1820 or 1821 ; died July 20, 1845. 

Married Charlotte, daughter of Joseph and Charlotte (Rhodes) 

Sumner, Mar. 28, 1841. She married 2dly, Lorenzo J. Davis, Nov. 8, 



1. Joseph Lyman, born Oct. 7, 1842; died Jan. 12, 1890. 

2. Mary, bom in 1844 ; died Dec. 1, 1845. 

505. SAMUEL FAIRBANK, of Belle River, Canada. 

(2:25) t Samuel VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

The date and place of his birth have not been ascertained, but he 
lived in St. Andrews, Argenteul, Canada, and in Belle River, where he 
died Dec. 1814. 

Married Clemence, daughter of Joseph and Maggie (Legris) Jus- 
sian, who died in Sept. 1850. 

Lewis S. (894), bom in St. Andrews, Argenteul, Dec. 25, 1812. 


506. THOMAS FAIRBANK, of Natick, Mass. 

(226), Zaccheus VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, Georgre II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Framingham, Mass., June 17, 1783. In 1811 he was 
living on the widow Shattuck place; in 1813, on the Wm. Tucker 
place. About 1834 he removed to Natick, where he died Dec. 9, 

He married, Mar. 28, 1813, Mary Law, who died Nov. 19, 1864, 
aged 75 yrs. 1 mo. 20 ds. 


1. Nancy, born Mar. 8, 1814; married Henry Coggin, of 


2. Windsor (895), born Aug. 9, 1816. 

3. Charles (896), bom Dec. 25, 1819. 

4. George (897), born Apr. 18, 1821. 

5. Henry, born Apr. 18, 1821 ; married, Nov. 21, 1853, 

Elizabeth A. J. Bent. One child, — Fannie Elizabeth, 
bom Apr. 21, 1855. He died Feb. 10, 1863, and she 
married his brother George. 

6. Dexter, born in Framingham, Aug. 25, 1826; now resides in 

Dedham, Mass. He removed to Natick with his parents. 
Was an instructor in the shoe shop of the house of 
correction for three years, and in April, 1861, was appointed 
a policeman in Boston, and was connected with Station 4 
fourteen years. In 1875 he resigned, and bought two 
houses and land in Dedham. Since January 1893 he has 
been employed as watchman in the house of correction 
and jail in Dedham. 

He married, Sept. 16, 1852, Mary Alvira, daughter of 
George B. and Eliza (Fletcher) Cole, of Acton, Mass., 
who was born Apr. 26, 1831, and died Sept. 26, 1885. 
No children. 

507. CHARLES FAIRBANKS, of Antrim, N. H. 

(226), Zaccheus VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, George II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Framingham, Mass., Sept. 15, 1796; removed with his 
parents to Antrim ; died Oct. 26, 1881. 

Married Maria Parker, Sept. 20, 1823; she was bom Sept. 20, 
1802, and died Mar. 20, 1876. 

There was considerable musical talent in this branch; Charles 
and his wife sung in the choir, and all their children were singers. 


He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and afterwards wrote a small 
pamphlet of 20 pages, containing an account of his experiences. 
This is an interesting sketch of the operations of a part of the army in 
the neighborhood of Lake Champlain. The title is as follows : 

'* The Old Soldier's History, containing an account of the move- 
ments of the North Western Army, during the years 1813-14, under 
five different generals, their encampments, battles, executions, and 
other punishments, with their hardships, sufferings, etc." 


1. Maria Parker, born Aug. 29, 1824; married. Mar. 9, 1842, 

Otis Nichols, son of Clarissa (Fairbanks) Nichols (226). 

She and her husband sung in several church choirs for 
about 25 years. Both sung in Central Church, Haverhill, 
9 years, she alone, in the Methodist Church, Lynn, 4 years, 
both in Vine St. Church, Lynn, 6 yrs., and in Central 
Church, Lynn, 6 years, and he alone, in Swampscott 
Church, 2 yrs. She has lived in Lynn since 1848. 


a. Herbert George Nichols, b. Apr. 28, 1843 ; d. Jan. 28, 1866. 

b. Clara Maria Nichols, b. Dec. 14, 1862; m. Elton Vose, Feb. 

13, 1886, son of Leonard and Ellen Vose. He was bom 
Nov. 21, 1865. They live in Lynn, Mass. She sings in the 
North Congregational Church there. They have two 
children, — Carl and Harold. 

2. Adelaide ; died aged three years. 

3. Charles Everett (898), born Jan. 11, 1833. 

4. Edward Alden (899), born Oct. 1834. 

5. Adelaide, 2nd ; died at the age of five years. 

6. Henry Austin, born Aug. 12, 1842. 

He enlisted at the age of 19, in Co. H, 20th Mass. ; 
was taken prisoner at the battle of Ball's Bluff, and car- 
ried to Libby Prison ; was one of the first lot of prisoners 
exchanged. He then served in the Peninsula campaign, 
under Gen. McClellan ; was in the hospital in Washington 
nearly a year. He came home on a furlough of 60 days, 
and during that time married Sarah Heath, of Haverhill, 
He reenlisted for three years and served vmder Gen. 
Grant, Hancock's Division, and was killed in the first 
battle after he went back, one of the battles of the Wilder- 
ness, May 7, 1864 ; was left on the field, and the body was 
never found. The woods had been set on fire, and his 


body was probably burned. His widow received a pen- 
7. Hershel Parker, born in Plaistow, N. H., Sept 20, 1845. 
He lives in Haverhill, Mass., and keeps a retail boot and 
shoe store. He is or was superintendent of a Sunday 
School, President of a Reform Club, and an active mem- 
ber of the Y. M. C. A. 

He married, Lucy Savory, of Haverhill, Mass. She was 
bom May 11, 1844, daughter of Robert and Catherine 
Spofford Savory. 

508. Capt. WOODBURY FAIRBANK, of Antrim, N. H. 

(226), Zaccheus VI, Samuel V, Samuel IV, Jonathan III, G€orge II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Antrim, Oct. 31, 1800. He was named Peter Woodbury 
Fairbank, but subsequently had the name changed to Woodbury 
Fairbank, by an act of the legislature of New Hampshire. He was 
educated in the public schools of that day. Later he learned the 
trade of carpenter, mason and decorative painter. Engaged in 
contracting and building in Antrim and the neighboring towns. At 
about the age of twenty-three he went on a tour of investigation as far 
west as Rochester, N. Y., before there was any railroad, or even a 
stage coach. Returning he went through the state of Vermont and 
stopped at Highgate, where he met Meriam Wilcox, whom he married 
in Aug., 1825. 

Mr. Fairbank soon returned to Antrim, and built a pleasant and 
comfortable house in a picturesque spot among the hills. He was of 
an amiable and hospitable disposition, and cared for his own as well 
as his wife^s parents in their old age. He was commissioned, by 
Gov. Benjamin Pierce, Capt. of the 6th Co., 26th Reg. of N. H. 
militia, March 13, 1830. After the death of his father he moved 
to Lowell, Mass., in 1844, where his children were educated. He 
became engaged in manufacturing. In all the relations of life he 
was respected for his kindness and integrity. He died in Lowell, 
Aug. 23, 1869, that being the 44th anniversary of his marriage. 

He married, Aug. 23, 1825, Meriam Wilcox. She was of 
Scotch origin, being on her mother's side, a McDougall. The 
McDougall family came to Argyle, N. Y., and settled on the land 
grant given to the colony by the King of England. She died in 
1887, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Godown, in Indianapolis, 
Ind., aged 77. 



1. Mary Rhodes, bom Jan. 20, 1827; died Mar., 1834. 

2. , son, bom Jan. 10, 1828; died next day. 

3. , daughter, born Feb. 12, 1829; died Feb. 16, same 


4. Kate, bom Feb. 20, 1830; removed to Lowell, Mass.; 

married, in 1855, Harrison Flint, and the same year 
removed to Danbury, Conn., where they now reside. 

Mr. Flint is a son of Dr. Simeon Flint of Dracut, Mass., bom in 1826. lie 
learned the machinist's trade in Lowell and worked there till 1855, when he went 
to Danbury, Conn., and started the first machine shop there, which he conducted 
successfully till 1864, when he returned to Lowell, and was associated with the 
late Gen. B. F. Butler, and others, in establishing the United States Bunting Co., 
the first to manufacture bunting in this country. In 1867 he sold his interest in 
this factory, and returned to Danbury to engage in the fur business, which proved 
very successful under his management. In 1877 he retired from active business. 


a, Kate Flint, b. Apr. 9, 1864; m., in 1886, C. Edward Mason, of 

of Danbury, a druggist. 

b, Grace Jones Flint, b. June 23, 1866; m. George Frederick 

Lephart, of New York City in 1891, where they now reside. 

c, Harrison Woodbury Flint, b. Mar. 3, 1870 ; is in the stove trade 

in New York City. 

5. Frances, bom April 20, 1833; removed to Lowell with 

her parents, and attended the public schools of that city. 
She married, Nov. 22, 1866, John MacPherson Godown, 
of Fort Wayne, Ind. 

He is of Huguenot ancestry, Godonet and DeRandesville, on his father's side, 
and MacPherson and Hart, on his mother's, all of the state of New Jersey. He was 
born in Easton, Pa., was graduated at Washington College, Virginia, and adopted 
the profession of Civil Engineering. When the war broke out he entered the 
Union army, and served four years, part of that time under his mother's cousin. 
Gen. MacPherson, commanding the army of Tennessee. Since the war, he has 
followed his profession of Civil Engineering, in the surveys and construction of 
Railroads and other public works. 


a. Mary Dewar Godown, b. . 

b. George Fairbank Godown, b. ; d. Mar. 18, 1877. 

c. Charlotte Prince Godown, b. . 

d. Katharine Fairbank Godown, b. . 

6. Clark (900), bom July 31, 1834. 

7. George Dexter (901), born Feb. 13, 1840. 


Note. The two following tables, inserted here out of order, contain infor- 
mation obtained since table 89 was printed. 

508a. JOHN FAIRBANKS, of Newport, R. I. 

(88), John V, David IV, Jeremiah III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Newport, about 1760. He was drowned in Newport 
harbor, in 1783. 

He married Mary Mundon (Mercy Sibbett ?), Jan. 18, 1781. 


1. George Sibbett (508 b), born Dec. 10, 1781. 

2. Elizabeth, bom in 1783 ; married George L)mdon, of Provi- 

dence, R. I. 

508b. GEOBGE SIBBETT FAIRBANKS, of Boston, Mass. 

(608a), John VI, John V, Daniel IV, Jeremiah III, Jonathan II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Newport, R. I., Dec. 10, 1781 ; died in West Dedham, 
Mass., May 7, 1859. He came to Boston in 1792. For thirty years, 
he carried on the bakery business in Boston, his place of business 
being near the head of Essex Street, 

Married I, in Boston, Nov. 5. 1807; Sally Connig, who was bom 
in Boston, Jan. 5, 1790. 

Married II, June 8, 1816, Mrs. Ann (Goss) Duncan, of Boston. 
She died in West Dedham, July 20, 1865. 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. George, born Aug. 22, 1808; died in Rio de Janeiro, Sept 

1, 1859. 

2. Mary Ann L., born Aug. 17, 1810; died Oct. 14, 1811. 

3. Mary Ann, born Nov. 5, 1812; married Thomas Faber, 

of Everett, Mass., where she died Feb. 9, 1887. 

Second marriage : 

4. Eliza A., born Oct. 9, 1817 ; married Dr. George L. BelL 

Resides in Chicago, 111. 

5. William H., born Mar. 7, 1820; died July 20, 1894, un- 


6. Sarah Ann, born June 7, 1823; married Aurelius T. Place, 

of West Dedham, where she died Mar. 20, 1895. 

7. John Lyndon, born Sept. 7, 1826; married, June 13, 1861, 

Eliza Buxton Pond, of Cumberland, R. I. They had one 
child, Clara Anna, born Jan. 4, 1865; died Dec. 9, 1866. 

509. GEORGE FAIRBANKS, of California. 

(22«), Sheldon VII, Nathan VI, Nathan V, John IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Dearborn Co., Ind., in 1822. Died in California. His 
name was numbered in the VII generation, to be carried forward in 
anticipation of receiving a further account, but up to the time of 
going to press it had not arrived. 

510. AUGUSTUS D. FAIRBANKS, of San Luis Obispo, Cal. 

(229), Sheldon VII, Nathan VI. Nathan V, John IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Lawrenceburg, Ind., Feb. 17, 1826; removed to Illinois 
in 1854, and, in 1863, to Petaluma, Cal., finally settling in San Luis 
Obispo, where he died Aug. 18, 1883. He served through the Mex- 
ican war and the Civil war. 

Married, Oct. 13, 1852, in Wright's Corners, Ind., Lucy Ann, 
daughter of Charles W. and Louisa (Palmer) Wright, who was bom 
Sept. 15, 1834. 


1. Davis B., bom in Indiana, Dec. 24, 1853 ; died Oct. 7, 1854. 

2. Charles W., born in Illinois, June 24, 1855; resides in San 

Luis Obispo, where he is engaged in dairying. 

3. Sheldon D., born May 26, 1857, in Iowa. Resides in Sim- 

ler, California. 

4. Mary B., born in Indiana, Oct. 7, 1859; died Mar. 7, 1860. 

5. Annie, born in Indiana, May 26, 1861 ; married McLaugh- 

lin and resides in Sanger, California. 

6. Allie L., born in Indiana, Nov. 7, 1864; married Babbe; 

resides in Sanger, Cal. No children. 

7. Eugene H., born in California, Oct. 7, 1868; resides in 

S. William A., born in California, Feb. 12, 1^71 ; resides in 

9. Ida May, born in California, June 17, 1874; resides in 

Berkeley, Cal., unmarried. 




(229), Sheldon VII, Nathan VI, Nathan V, John IV', John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born Dec. 29, 1827, in Manchester, Indiana. 

When 19 years old he emigrated to Iowa, settling in Augusta, 
Des Moines county, where he made his home with the Hon. Levi 
Moffett. In 1849 he returned to Indiana, and the following year he 
crossed the plains to California, where he engaged in mining with his 
brother, Augustus D. Fairbank, at Mormon Island, on the south fork 
of the American river. Success attended him in his mining 
operations, and he returned to Indiana in 1851, going from there 
to Iowa, where he followed merchandising. In addition to his 
mercantile pursuits, he engaged in milling, which he followed with 
success until 1859, when he again crossed the plains to the Golden 
State, taking with him his wife and four children, and arriving at 
Petaluma in the fall. He engaged in farming, in connection with the 
lumber trade, until 1861, when he abandoned agriculture, and 
established himself as one of Petaluma's merchants in 1862, and also 
opened a commission house in San Francisco. Seven years later he 
disposed of his business in Petaluma. In 1870 he retired from the 
commission business in San Francisco, and embarked in the mercan- 
tile trade, with the Hon. A. P. Whitney, in Petaluma. He was one 
of the founders of the Petaluma Savings bank, which was organized 
in 1870, and has been its manager and president ever since. 
Besides his interest in the bank, of which his eldest son. Col. D. B. 
Fairbanks, is cashier, he and his sons own the extensive plant known 
as the Golden Eagle flour mill, in Petaluma, conducted by J. F. and 
W. H. Fairbanks, and a fine large ranch in Humboldt county, 
managed by Augustus Fairbanks. He owns an elegant house on D 
street, which is in striking contrast with the old Fairbanks home in 
which he first lived. The name of Fairbanks is indissolubly con- 
nected with the growth and prosperity of Petaluma. Hiram T. and 
his sons stand in the front rank of its leading citizens, and are 
widely known for their financial ability, unblemished records and 
rigid integrity. 

He married, July 14, 1852, Lucinda, daughter of Hon. Levi and 

Elizabeth (Keek) Moffett, of Augusta, Iowa, who was born in 

Orangeville, Iowa, March 2, 1838. 

First four born in Augusta, Iowa, the others in Petaluma: 

1. Isabelle, born May 27, 1853; married, in Petaluma, Oct 

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28, 1874, James A. Ranard. He died in Petaluma, Sept. 
24, 1881. 


a. Rofa Lucinda Ranard, b. Aug. 8, 1875 ; d. Oct. 29, 1895. 

b. Lena Frances Ranard, b. July 22, 1877. 

c. Arthur St. John Ranard, b. Sept., 1878. 

2. Dolphus Brice, born Nov. 7, 1854. Graduate of the State 

University in Berkeley, Cal, and resides in Petaluma. 
He is Colonel of the 5th California Regiment, National 
Guards, a position which he has held for the last ten 
years. Is the Cashier of the Petaluma Savings Bank. 
Is unmarried. 

3. Augustus John (902), born July 26, 1856. 

4. Joseph Frank (903), bom Nov. 2, 1858. 

5. Julia Antoinette, bom Mar. 7, 1861 ; married in Petaluma, 

Nov. 4, 1886, H. B. Higbee. He was bom in Mt. 
Carmel, 111., Oct. 14, 1854. Is cashier of the Sonoma 
Co. bank in Petaluma. No children. 

6. Hattie Lucinda, bom Nov. 16, 1863 ; married, Feb. 9, 1887, 

A. B. Hill, who was bom at Stony Point, Sonoma Co., 
Cal., July 6, 1863. He is cashier and manager of the 
William Hill Banking Co., of Petaluma. 


a. Raymond Moffett Hill, b. Jan. 2, 1889. 

b. Dolphus Brice Hill, b. May 19, 1894. 

7. Ada Elizabeth, born Oct. 2, 1865. Now living with her 


8. William Hiram, born Dec. 14, 1867 ; resides in Petaluma, 

where he is engaged in the milling business. 

9. Sheldon Moffett, born April 7, 1870 ; died Nov. 7, 1873. 

10. Zorah, bom Aug. 7, 1872; now living with her parents. 

11. Dacia Deane, born Jan. 30, 1875; now living with her 


512. THOMAS FAIRBANKS, Clay Center, Neb. 

(231), Alexander Holton VII, Nathan VI, Nathan V, John IV, John III, John II, 

Jonathan I. 

Bom in Wright's Corners, Ind., Mar. 18, 1834. He enlisted in 
the Union Army, in 18G1, and served almost five years. Resides in 
Clay Center. 


Married Lucy Bevinger, who was born in Lawrenceburg, Ind., 
Sept. 3, 1845, daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth (Frazier) Bevinger. 


1. Mary E., bom Jan. 22, 1870 ; died Apr. 22, the same year. 

2. Frederick, bom Apr. 11, 1872; died Mar. 1, 1895. 

3. Edward, bom May, 30, 1875. 

4. Flora, born June 14, 1878. 

5. Lewis, born May 15, 1885. 

6. Nannie, bom Apr. 25, 1887. 


(231), Alexander Holton VII, Nathan VI, Nathan V, John IV, John III, John II. 

Jonathan I. 

Bom in Wright's Comers, Ind., Feb. 2, 1836. Is a dealer in 
fumiture. He served in the Union Army in the late war. Was en- 
rolled Feb. 11, 1865, to serve one year, or during the war, in Co. K, 
148th Reg. 111. Vols., as a private ; discharged from the service Sept. 
5, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn., as sergeant. 

He married, Jan. 27, 1858, Martha Ann Gordon, who was bom in 
Putnam Co., Ind., Jan. 15, 1842, daughter of Granville and Evaline 
(Southerland) Gordon. 

CHILDREN, all but the two youngest born in Milo, 111. : 

1. George Ellsworth (904), born Aug. 10, 1861. 

2. Edie Elmer, born May 10, 1863 ; died Mar. 29, 1864. 

3. Thomas Wayne, born Feb. 4, 1867 ; resides in Battle Creek, 

Mich. Is a railroad engineer. Has a wife, but no 

4. James Almon, born Apr. 9, 1869; married Jesse May 

Cheney, of Boston, Mass., Oct. 15, 1894. He resides in 
Boston ; is a professional musician. 

5. Nellie Jane, born in Buda, Sept. 24, 1872. 

6. Roy Lorenzo, born June 24, 1882. 


(281), Alexander Holton VII, Nathan VI, Nathan V, John IV, John III, John II, 

Jonathan I. 

Born in Wright's Corners, Ind., Sept. 25, 1841. He is a manu- 


facturer, and dealer in Harness, Saddles, Whips, Blankets, Nets, 

Harness Oil, Trunks and Valises. 

He married, Oct. 24, 1887, Emma, daughter of William P. and 

Elizabeth (Wiker) Hughes, of Philadelphia, Pa. She was born Dec. 

20, 1848. 


1. Roland William, born Dec. 22, 1882. 

2. Ruth Wiker, born June 6, 1889. 

515. ASA FAIRBANKS, of Providence, R. I. 

(232), Asa VII, Asa VI, John V, John IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Franklin, Mass., July 24, 1795 ; died suddenly, in Provi- 
dence, in the summer of 1876, aged 81 years. 

He was a prominent merchant in Providence, — first, in the hat 
and cap business, then in the grocery trade, and later was a cotton 
merchant. He was very much interested in the anti-slavery cause ; 
lectured upon the subject, and saved many a colored man from going 
back to bondage. He and his family lived for a time with his 
brother-in-law, William E. Richmond, and their house was always open 
to the anti-slavery people. 

A daughter writes : 

*' Many a time I have seen a long table set in our dining room filled with only 
colored people, and my sister, Mrs. Peckham, and myself waiting on them. One 
or two winters, father gave anti-slavery lectures, I might say, several winters, and 
I well remember the first one, when I was a very young child, given in a small 
hall by Abby Kelly Foster, and, on her return home with my mother there was 
quite a large mob followed them with rotten eggs. 

Charles Sumner, Wendell Phillips, and William Lloyd Garrison always staid 
at my uncle's, and we used to enjoy seeing them ; and I could name many others." 

Married, Oct. 3, 1825, Anna Talbot, daughter of William and 

Hannah (Mason) Richmond, of Providence, where she was born in 

1797. She died March 23, 1870, aged 73 years. 


1. Rhoda Anna, born Aug. 18, 1826; married Dr. Fenner H. 

Peckham, of Providence, his 2d wife. No children. She 
died Nov. 30, 1889. 

2. Edward Richmond, born Nov. 18, 1827. He married. Sept 

11, 18G1, Annie Davis Phelps, of Syracuse, N. Y. ; had 
one child that died young. He was captain of the ship, 
Yorkshire, a Liverpool Packet, which was wrecked at sea 


in Feb. 1862. Nothing saved; wreck never heard from. 
His widow is living in Northborough, Mass. 

3. Julia Frances, born April 18, 1829 ; married, Oct 1, 1873, 

Charles H. Bassett, of Providence, his 2d wife. No child- 
ren. He was for many years cashier of one of the Provi- 
dence banks. He died of heart trouble, Oct 30, 1896, 
aged 75 years, leaving his widow, and two daughters by 
his former marriage. 

4. Frances, bom Apr. 18, 1829; twin to above; died Sept 


5. John Russell, born in 1834; died July 26, 1866, in Selma, 

Ala. A law student 

516. JAMES BOWEN FAIRBANKS, Newburyport, Mass. 

(283), James VII, James VI, Joseph V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in North Attleboro, Mass., Oct. 22, 1821. He is a 

Married, in Newburyport, Thanksgiving day, 1843, Elizabeth 
Ann, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Smith) Masters. She was 
born in Newburyport, Nov. 26, 1821, and died Mar. 28, 1878. 


1. Elizabeth Ann, bom in Newburyport, Dec. 11, 1847. She 
resides at home. 

517. JOSEPH ORVILLE FAIRBANKS, of Mansfield, Mass. 

(233), James VII, James VI, Joseph V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Attleboro, Mass., Oct. 31, 1823; died in Mansfield, Sept. 
11, 1887. He was a jeweller. He enlisted in Providence, July 9, 
1862, enrolled in Co. F, 1st R. I. Artillery, known as Belger's Battery. 
Served through the war, and was honorably discharged at Richmond, 
Va., June 7, 1865. 

Married I, Nov., 1843, Rachel, daughter of and Rhoda 

Hewitt, of Smithfield, R. I. She died Apr. 9, 1850. No children. 

Married II, Mar., 1852, Harriet Emily, daughter of Milton and 
Abigail (Radding) Stanley, of Attleboro. She died Jan. 19, 1892. 

CHILDREN, second marriaoje: 

1. Hattie Maria, born June 17, 1854; married Charles W. 

Booker. They reside in Providence. 

2. Walter Waterman, born Mar. 6, 1857 ; died Sept 6, 1857. 


Lincoln, R. I. 

(288), James VII, James VI, Joseph V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Attleboro, Mass., Sept 13, 1825 ; resided in Smithfield, 
R. I., now Lincoln ; was a mechanical engineer. He, with his 
brothers, when young, were put at work in a cotton factory. He 
worked himself to the head of the Foundry and Machine Co., and, 
at the time of his death, was at the head of the largest file factories in 
the world. 

He was twice elected to the Rhode Island General Assembly, and 
was twice appointed by Gov. A. E. Bumside, as Lieutenant of the 
State Militia. He was reared in the country, where he had limited 
school privileges, and was called a self-made man. Died Dec. 1, 

Married Ruth Simons, of Tiverton, R. I., Aug. 4, 1843. She 

died Mar. 25, 1876. 


1. James H. (905), bom Sept 21, 1844. 

2. Crawford Merritt (906), bom Aug. 28, 1847. 

3. Arabella E., born Mar. 20, 1849; died Mar. 26, 1851. 

51 9. Lieut. GEORGE WHEATON FAIRBANKS, Providence, 
R. I. 

(233), James VII, James VI, Joseph V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Wrentham, Mass., Feb. 3, 1829. Resides in Providence, 
where he has been master mechanic of the Nicholson File Co., for 
thirty years. 

On May 26, 1862, he was appointed 2nd Lieut, of Co. F, 10th R. I. Regiment, 
which was a three months regiment, attached to Gen. Polk's Division. 

On June 1, 1864, he was appointed to a situation in the U. S. Arsenal, at 
Nashville, Tenn., and remained there as a machinist until August of the same 
year, when he was obliged to return home on account of sickness. 

Married, Jan. 1, 1861, Mary Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Ezra 

G., and Abby (Sweet) Brown, of Providence, who was born Apr. 22, 



1. Ralph Brown, born in North Kingston, R. I., Jan. 9, 1865; 

resides in Providence ; is a machinist. 

2. George Albert, born in Providence, June 9, 1870; died July 

15, 1872. 


3. Clarence Everett, bom Oct. 25, 1874 ; resides in Providence ; 

is a travelling salesman. 

4. Estelle Louisa, bom Sept. 10, 1877 ; resides in Providence. 

520. IRA ERWIN FAIRBANKS, Boston, Mass. 

(283), James VII, James VI, Joseph V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Wrentham, Mass., Aug. 3, 1831. Is foreman in the 
employ of the Pope Manufacturing Company, Boston. 

Married I, Apr. 2, 1854, Laura Jane, daughter of Lloyd and Jane 
(Howard) Howard, of Bridge water, Mass., where she was bom May 
13, 1832. She died in Pawtucket, R. I., Dec. 7, 1862. 

Married II, Dec. 17, 1870, Catherine Coney Bagley, of Dedham, 
Mass., where she was bom Feb. 7, 1836. No children by second 

CHILDREN, first marriage : 

1. Annabel Emogene, born Nov. 8, 1854 ; died Jan. 19, 1855. 

2. Charles Adelbert, born May 17, 1857; died Sept. 24, 1857. 

3. Channing Howard, born in North Attleboro, Mass., Jan. 6, 

1860; married, in Boston, Nov. 28, 1886, Marie J., daugh- 
ter of Jean B. and Marie (Mainghy) Rochette, of Paris, 
France, where she was born Nov. 28, 1886. He is in the 
wool business in Boston, and resides in West Medford 
Mass. No children. 

4. Leon Howard, born July 27, 1862 ; died Oct. 19, 1862. 

boro, Mass. 

(283), James VII, James VI, Joseph V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan 1. 

Born in Wrentham, Mass., Oct. 27, 1833. Resides in North Attle- 
boro, and is a manufacturer of jewelry. 

Married, Jan. 26, 1879, Eudora I. Williams, daughter of Earl S. 
and Mary J. (Knapp) Williams, who was born in Walpole, Mass., 
Sept. 18, 1848. 

1. Carrie Louise, born in Attleboro, June 15, 1882. 


522. ALBERT DRUCE FAIRBANKS, of Paterson, N. J. 

(234), Willard Wolcott VII, James VI, Joseph V. Joshua IV, John III, John II, 

Jonathan I. 

Born in Providence, R. I., Sept. 26, 1831 ; lived in Taunton, 
Mass., Elizabeth, and Paterson, N. J. He died Sept. 26, 1887, in 

Married, , 1858, Frances Jane, daughter of Samuel and 

Sophia Hill, born in Wolverhampton, Eng., Feb. 26, 1834. She 
resides in Paterson. 


1. Willard W., born in Taunton, Nov. 4, 1858; resides in Cali- 


2. Ulrich Dahlgren, born in Taunton, July 24, 1864; resides in 

Paterson, N. J. 

3. Harriet Ross, bom in Elizabeth, N. J., Aug. 14, 1866 ; mar- 

ried, in New York City, Dec. 31, 1895, John Hodgson, 
who was bom in Yeadon, Leeds, England. They reside 
in New York City. 

4. Susie Josephine, born in Paterson, May 22, 1868; died Jan. 

24, 1875. 

523. OSCAR A. FAIRBANKS, Millville, Mass. 

(236), Albert VII, Joshua VI, Joseph V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Millville, Aug. 16, 1831. Assisted his father in his 
business as long as he lived, and since his father's death has done 
more or less at farming. 

Married, Mar. 20, 1858, Nancy Thayer, daughter of Henry 
Thayer, of Blackstone. She died Nov. 6, 1868. 


1. Bertha M., born Sept. 15, 1860; married Frederic L. Davis, 
of Uxbridge, Mass., June 3, 1885. 

524. SUMNER FAIRBANKS, Guild, N. H. 

(237), Joshua VII, Joshua VI, Joseph V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born in Millville (Blackstone), Mass., Sept. 20, 1846. 

He is a woolen manufacturer, and has been engaged in that line, 
as manager and owner of mills, for many years. Was superintendent 
and agent of mills in Baltic and Moosup, Conn., and Holden, Mass. 


Owned and managed one in Janesville, Wis., about 1877 ; superin* 
tendent and agent for a mill in Mapleville, R. I. Thence he went ta 
East Blackstone, about 1888, where he was superintendent and 
agent of the Avon mill, six years, and during that time was engaged 
in the same capacity for a mill in Sebec, Me. 

In June, 1893, he removed to Guild, N. H., his present resi- 
dence. There he bought the Granite State Mills. Later he sold 
these mills, and is now superintendent and manager of the same. 

Married I, Louisa Smith, daughter of Eric Smith, of Gloucester, 
R. I., Mar. 4, 1875. She died Nov. 17, 1881. 

Married II, Angenette Joslyn, July 6, 1889. She was a daughter 
of William and Louisa Joslyn. 

CHILD, second marriage: 

1. Nettie Louisa, born Oct. 17, 1891. 

525. MORRIS FAIRBANKS, Ehnira, N. Y. 

(23»), Samuel VII, Timothy Metcalf VI, John V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Columbia, Pa., Aug. 23, 1834. Resides in Elmira, N. Y. ; 
is a retired farmer. He lived on the homestead in Columbia until he 
was thirty-five years old, and then removed to Austinville, Pa., where 
he resided twenty-five years. He went to Elmira in 1893. He is a 
shrewd business man, and owns considerable property there. He 
has served as an Alderman in his ward. 

Married, in Southport, N. Y., Sarah S., daughter of Harris and 
Sarah (Mansfield) Soper, of Button, Pa. 

1. Harry (907), born Sept. 21, 1865. 

526. MADISON FAIRBANKS, of Roxbury and Keene, N. H. 

(240), Benjamin VII, Timothy Metcalf VI, John V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, 

Jonathan I. 

Bom, Nov. 14, 1817 ; died in Natick, Mass., May 25, 1874, aged 
56 yrs. 6 mos. 11 ds. He lived in Roxbury till about 1855, when 
he removed to Keene. 

Married Lucretia Parmelia Ellis, Mar. 7, 1844. She was a 
daughter of Samuel Ellis, bom in Keene, Nov. 18, 1820, and died 
in Roxbury, Feb. 23, 1887. 



1. Mary Elizabeth, bom Nov. 28, 1844 ; married Lowell W. 

Hammond ; died Oct. 16, 1881. 

2. Emma Parmelia, bom May 25, 1848 ; married W. Fletcher 

Muchmore, Oct 12, 1870, in Keene. He is a manufac- 
turing chemist in East Hampton, L. L, N. Y. 

a. Ernest Bertram Muchmore, b. Nov. 2, 1872. 

3. Ada Harriet, bom Dec. 11, 1849 ; married Apr. 27, 1886, 

Elbridge Kingsbury, son of Seth and Rachel (Woodbury) 
Kingsbury, of Roxbury, N. H. He is a farmer and lumber 
dealer in Keene. 


a. Gertrude L. Kingsbury, b. June 26, 1887. 

b. Elbridge H. Kingsbury, b, Oct. 10, 1890. 

4. Charles Henry (908), born Nov. 9, 1851. 

5. Herbert Clarence, born Apr. 13, 1853. 

6. Arthur Leslie (909), born May 9, 1856. 

7. Freddie Eugene, born Mar. 3, 1858; died June 11, 1862. 

8. Sarah Grace, bom Apr. 23, 1860; died July 23, 1862. 

527. FRANKLIN FAIRBANKS, of Marlboro, N. H. 

(240), Benjamin VII, Timothy Metcalf VI, John V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, 

Jonathan I. 

Bom, Dec. 20, 1821 ; died Dec. 21, 1891, aged 70 yrs. 1 d. He 
was a farmer. 

Married, Mar. 19, 1862, Adeline H. Willey, of Waterville, Vt. 
She now resides in Marlboro, with her grand children. 


1. Harriet, bom Apr. 21, 1863; married Arthur C. Hodgkins, 

Oct. 20, 1881, now of the firm of C. & A. Hodgkins, 

manufacturers of wood-working machinery, etc., in 



a. Eva A. Hodgkins, b. Feb. 4, 1884. 

b. Alfreda M. Hodgkins, b. Oct. 4. 1891. 

c. Albert Edwin Hodgkins, b. Nov. 26, 1893. 

2. Laura Jane, bom Apr. 25, 1865 ; married Rufus Augustus 

Thayer, Feb. 29, 1888. They live in Marlboro. 


a. Willey Fairbanks Thayer, b. Jan. 12, 1892. 

b. Elmo Harold Thayer, b. Dec. 2, 1894. 


528. ARTHUR FAIRBANKS, WaterviUe, Vt 

(241), Thomas VII, Timothy Metcalf VI, John V, Joshua IV, John III, John II, 

Jonathan I. 

Bom in WaterviUe, Feb. 7, 1841. 

Married I, Nov. 16, 1861, Elsie, daughter of Simeon and Julette 
(Chamberlain) Wells, of WaterviUe. She was bom in Underbill, Vt, 
Feb. 26, 1841 ; died May 14, 1880. No children. 

Married II, Feb. 7, 1888, in WaterviUe, Mary J., daughter of 
Benjamin H. and Hannah (Sewall) Collins, of Stowe, Vt. She was 
bom in Wilmot, N. H., May 1, 1850. 

CHILD, second marriage: 
1. Benjamin Floyd, born Aug. 15, 1890. 

529. ROBERT EATON FAIRBANKS, of Phillips, Me. 

(342), Joseph VII, Benjamin VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan 1. 

Born in Farmington, July 14, 1800, where he lived until after his 
marriage. Before 1827 he moved to that part of Phillips once known 
as Berlin, and purchased some wild land on which there was already a 
clearing, where he erected buildings. His farm, which was a large 
one, situated upon an elvation of land, proved to be productive, and 
here he resided until his death, which took place Apr. 19, 1871. He 
served the town as selectman, and was a faithful member of the Meth- 
odist Church for thirty-one years. 

He married, Nov. 29, 1821, Mary, daughter of Nathan and Sarah 
(Bangs) Bangs, who was born in Gorham, Me., Mar, 10, 1800, and 
died in Phillips, Mar. 10, 1869. 


1. Sarah; died young. 

2. Rebecca ; died young. 

3. Abby, bom Apr. 16, 1825; married, Aug. 19, 1857, Sylves- 

ter Willis, who was born in Paris, Me., Dec. 25, 1819, and 
died July 11, 1882. She died Aug. 5, 1863. 

a. George Klwin Willis, b. in Lewiston, Me., Aug. 6, 1858. 

4. George (910), born Apr. 4, 1827. 

5. Joseph Norris (911), born Mar. 10, 1829. 

6. Dennis, born May 29, 1831 ; died Apr. 8, 1848. 

7. Charles Bangs (912), born June 4, 1834. 


8. Mary Elizabeth, bom Sept. 18, 1836; married, Sept. 8, 

1867, Levi Webster. Residence, Weld, Me. 

9. Nathan Bangs (913), bom Feb. 1, 1838. 

10. Columbia Elvira, born Oct 8, 1843 ; married, Dec. 10, 1863, 
Ira Masterman. Residence, Everett, Mass. 


a. Leon Illsley Masterman, b. in Weld, Dec. 26, 1869; d. July 20, 

d. Henry Lester Masterman, b. in Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 4, 1876. 
c. Florence Etta Masterman, b. in Cambridge, Sept. 16, 1882. 

530. DENNIS FAIRBANKS, Mapleton, Me. 

(244) Dennis VII, Benjamin VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Winthrop, Feb. 15, 1823, and brought up among the 
forests of Aroostook County, in what is now the town of Presque 
Isle, where his father was a pioneer. This free out-door life served 
to^give him a robust constitution, and to fit him for the occupations 
of lumberman, millwright, and carpenter, — all of which he has 
followed. He is now a farmer in the little town of Mapleton. 

He married (I), December, 1846, Esther McClever, who was bom 
Mar. 18, 1827, and died May 31, 1860; married (II), August, 1861, 
Matilda Harris; married (III), Oct. 17, 1874, Sarah Jane Parks, 
who died Sept. 21, 1895. 


1. Andrew, born Feb. 14, 1848; died Sept. 1, 1849. 

2. James Alexander, born in Presque Isle, Mar. 19, 1850 ; 

learned the trade of carpenter and wheelwright, and 
worked for some time in the mills of his native town. In 
1868, he removed to Augusta, and attended the Dirigo 
Business College. In 1880 he became a member of the 
first regiment of the National Guards of Maine. He is 
now a dealer in sporting goods at Lake Cobbosseeconte. 

3. Mary, born Apr. 3, 1852; died October, 1856. 

4. Etta Jane, born Mar. 24, 1854; married, Oct. 17, 1874, 

Fred Howard Hussey, who was born June 8, 1853. 
They reside in Point Reyes, Cal. 


a, Grace May Hussey, b. May 11, 1881. 

6. Charles Edward Hussey, b. Feb. 18, 1884. 


6. Melinda, born Sept 20, 1857; died July 9, 1858. 

6. Emma, born May 20, 1859 ; died August, 1860. 

7. Manda, bom December, 1863; died Nov. 16, 1864. 

8. Dennis Henry, bom Apr. 9, 1878. 


(244), Dennis VII, Benjamin VI, Joseph V. Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathjui I. 

He was bom in Presque Isle, Me., Mar. 10, 1833, where he re- 
sided imtil after his marriage. In 1869 he removed to Rockford, 111., 
and thence to Wisconsin. He is a lumberman, millwright, and farmer. 

He married, Dec. 3, 1854, Jane Frances, daughter of James and 
Annie Eliza (Rand) Rand, of Presque Isle. She was bom Mar. 17, 



1. Morancy DeMont, bom Sept. 5, 1855; married, Dec. 25^ 
1875, James Ira Bailey. They reside in Augusta, Me. 


a. Ira Delbert BaUey, b. Jan. 25, 1877. 

b. Elinor Jane Bailey, b. Feb. 4, 1879. 

€. Daisy Olive Bailey, b. Jan. 6, 1884; d. Mar. 29, 1884. 

d. James Perley Bailey, b. Nov. 27, 1887. 

e. Orville Raymond Bailey, b. July 21, 1890. 

^. Ella Zemah, bom Aug. 1, 1857 ; married (1), July 4, 1874, 
Ferdinand Martin ; married (2), July 3, 1893, Hugh Ran- 
kin Morrison, who was bom Feb. 29, 1844. Resides in 
Eland Junction, Wis. 

3. Eugene Theodore, bom Apr. 10, 1859; died May 9, 1883. 

4. Manley, bom May 15, 1866 ; died Oct. 1, 1867. 

5. Fred Casper (914), born Sept. 11, 1868. 

532. SYLVANUS FAIRBANKS, of Mt. Vemon, Me. 

(246), David VII, Joseph VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Winthrop, Me., Oct. 13, 1808; died in Mount Vernon, 
Me., July 17, 1888. He was a millwright by trade, and a resident in 
various towns of Kennebec County, Me. About 1830 he invented a 
machine for pointing shoe pegs, which was put into operation in Mon- 
mouth, and, afterwards one for turning rake handles ; with both of 
these he did a successful business. 


Married in 1831, Betsey, daughter of Elnathan and Mary (Lord) 
Swift, of Winthrop ; she was bom Dec. 2, 1810 ; died Feb. 8, 1892. 


1. Mary Elizabeth, bom in Monmouth, Mar. 10, 1832; mar- 

ried (1), Nov. 9, 1851, Ezra Mitchell; married (2), in 
1865, Moses Austin; died in Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 14, 

2. Lydia Ann, bom in Readfield, Me., Dec. 26, 1837 ; married 

(1), July 4, 1855, Isaac Kelley, who died May 16, 1876; 
married (2), Jime 13, 1885, Willard Lord. Resides in 
Belgrade, Me. 


a. Isaac Manley Kelley, b. Apr. 16, 1857 ; m., Apr. 11, 1880, El- 

dora Dun ton. 
d. Fred Eugene Kelley, b. Mar. 15, 1859; m., Nov. 26, 1885, 

Eunice Roe Dunton. 

c. Annie Kelley, b. Oct. 5, 1861 ; m., Sept. 16, 1882, Joshua Pome- 

roy Day. 

d. Frank Fairbanks Kelley, b. Jan. 16, 1864 ; m., Feb. 28, 1885, 

Flora Bell Clark. 

e. John Kelley, b. Mar. 6, 1867 ; m., Oct. 27, 1888, Nellie Marvett 

/ Berton Laroy Kelley, b. Sept. 18, 1869 ; m., Nov. 3. 1894, Edna 

May Pray. 
^. Lizzie Maud Kelley, b. Feb. 19, 1872; m.. Sept. 14, 1889, Ernest 

Andrew Croswell. 

3. Eliza Sherburne, bom in Readfield, May 2, 1839; married 

(1), July 5, 1860, Allen Frost, who died Jan. 7, 1891; 
married (2), Dec. 9, 1894, George Snow. Resides in 
Ballston Spa, N. Y. 

4. George (915), bom in Mt. Vemon, Jan. 12, 1842, 

5. Charles (916), in Mt. Vernon, May 10, 1843. 

6. Frank, bom in Mt. Vemon, Apr. 20, 1846 ; enlisted as a 

soldier in Co. K. 24th Me. Reg., and died in Rome, Me., 
Oct. 31, 1862. 

7. Albina, bom in Mt. Vernon, Oct. 3, 1848; and died there 

Feb. 13, 1849. 

8. John (917), bom in Mt. Vernon, Mar. 8, 1850. 

9. Albina, bom in Belgrade, June 21, 1852; and died there 

Mar. 26, 1853. 



(246), David VII, Joseph VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Winthrop, Me., Aug. 1, 1810. Removed to Nashua, N. 
H., about 1831. His occupation was that of a hairdresser, for many 
years. He possessed the gift of invention, and was well known as an 
ingenious mechanic. 

Married, Sept. 29, 1833, Mary Dillingham, daughter of Hannibal 
and Polly (Dillingham) Thompson. She was born in Hebron, Me., 
Oct. 28, 1810, and died in Nashua, Nov. 18, 1881. He died Feb. 9, 

CHILDREN, all born in Nashua, N. H. : 

1. Mary Ellen, born May 5, 1836 ; died Sept. 12, 1836. 

2. Mary Ellen, bom Aug. 23, 1838 ; married Sept. 1, 1857, in 

Conway, N. H., Lyman Ingalls, who was bom in Bridg- 
ton. Me., Apr. 19, 1832, and resides in Lynn. She died 
Mar. 28, 1871. 


a. Frank Munroe Ingalls, b. June 12, 1862; m., Oct. 28, 1882, 
Bertha Emma Frazier, who was b. in St. Lawrence, N. 
Y., Feb. 9, 1864. Resides in Nashua, N. H., and is a 
draughtsman in the office of the city engineer. 

534. ORAN FAIRBANKS, of North Monmouth, Me. 

(246), David VII, Joseph VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Winthrop, Me., Mar. 5, 1814. 

He went to North Monmouth when a young man, and engaged in 
manufacturing. He was a good mechanic and a man of fine intellect. 

He was a member of the Methodist Church, and an earnest worker 
in the Sunday School. As a Biblical scholar he had no peer in 
Monmouth, and was well versed in historical lore. 

He married Nov. 26, 1839, Sybel Grover, daughter of Joel and 
Judith (Bradford) Fairbanks (249). He died Mar. 20, 1889; his 
wife died Oct. 15, 1891. 

CHILDREN, born in North Monmouth : 

1. Clara Annette, born June 27, 1841 ; married Apr. 27, 1889, 

Christopher Lovejoy Hammond. 

He was a soldier of the late war, in Co. K, 3d Me. Reg. 
They reside in North Monmouth. 

2. Mellen, born June 21, 1852 ; died June 11, 1880. 


535, HENRY FAIRBANKS, of Monmouth, Me. 

(246), Levi VII, Joseph VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph 111, John II. Jonathan I. 

Bom March 20, 1804 on his grandfather's farm in Winthrop, 
where, and in Monmouth he lived — following the trade of a stone 
cutter — until 1856. After a two years' residence in Boston, he re- 
moved to Michigan and thence to New Orleans. Upon the fall of 
Fort Sumter he came north to St. Louis, and immediately entered 
the army. He enlisted with his two sons in Co. H, 7th Missouri 
Reg^ent, and participated in numerous battles of the war. He was 
instantly killed by the falling of a tree in a forest near Princeton, 
Minn., Dec. 31, 1866. 

He married, September 30, 1833, Pamelia Webb, of Portland, Me., 
who died August 10, 1860. 

CHILDREN, born in Monmouth: 

1. George Henry, bom Nov. 24, 1836. 

No less patriotic than his father, he served through the 
entire war with valor, and received an honorable discharge. 
After its close he spent two years in Colorado, and then 
went to Texas, where he married, May 2, 1871, Elizabeth 
S., daughter of Josiah and Fanny (Holloway) Bamett. In 
1872 he went to seek his fortune in the great lead mines 
of Joplin, Mo.i and removed, ten years later, to the Indian 
Territory, to engage in stock raising. His death occurred 
in Celestine, I. T., Oct. 16, 1895. 

2. William Harrison, born Apr. 6, 1840. He responded to 

President Lincoln's first call for ninety days' men, and 
after three years and seven months in his country's service, 
was killed in the battle of Nashville, Dec. 15, 1864. 

536. ELIAS PORTER FAIRBANKS, of Skowhegan, Me. 

(247), Elias VII, Joseph VII, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born Apr. 17, 1810. 

He was a farmer, and lived in the town of Skowhegan. He 
married, January, 1833, Margaret A. Dunton, of Hope, Me.; died 
Apr. 4, 1838. 

She married (2), John B. Pierce, of Maiden, Mass., and died Dec. 
16, 1878. 



1. Thaddeus Alonzo, born Aug. 12, 1834; married Eliza 

Dixon ; died Mar. 27, 1864. 

2. Elias Porter, bom Feb. 22, 1837 ; led a seafaring life. 

537. JOSEPH NEAL FAIRBANKS, of West Gardiner, Me. 

(247), Elias Vll, Joseph VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph 111, John II, Jonathan I. 

Born April 28, 1812 ; died May 12, 1888. 

First settled in Skowhegan, Me., but in 1854 removed to West 
Gardiner, and purchased the homestead farm, where the remainder 
of his life was spent. He was a prominent member of the Free 
Baptist Church ; by occupation a house carpenter. 

He married, in Bangor, Dec. 12, 1836, Lydia Williamson Brad- 
bury, of Stark. She was the daughter of Josiah Bradbury and Anna 
Lander, his wife, and was born Apr. 19, 1814. She died in W^al- 
tham, Mass., Jan. 26, 1894. 


1. Benjamin Franklin (918), born May 8, 1839. 

2. Joseph Edwin (919), born Nov. 19, 1840. 

3. Julius Neal, born Jan. 21, 1842; died in Skowhegan, 

Mar. 18, 1851. 

4. William Henry (920), born Nov. 19, 1843. 

5. Charles Fillmore, born Feb. 6, 1849. 

6. Hannah Frances, born Apr. 3, 1850 ; married, Sept. 15, 

1871, Charles Clayton Gatchell. Residence, Waltham, 


a. Harry Merton Gatchell, b. June 3, 1873. 

b. Bertha May Gatchell, b. Feb. 17, 1881. 

c. Robert Emmett Gatchell, b. Mar. 9, 1880. 

7. Marianna, born Feb. 22, 1855. 

8. Augusta, born Jan. 28, 1859. 


(247), Elias VII, Joseph VI, Joseph V, Joseph IV, Joseph III, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Gardiner, Me., Sept. 10, 1821. From his native town he 
removed to Manchester, and thence to Hallowell, which became his 


permanent residence. He was by trade a tanner, and in later years a 

Aug. 11, 1862, he entered the war as a private in Co. E, 3rd Me. 
Reg., and was honorably discharged June 4, 1865. He was an 
inmate of Libby Prison for several months, and returned to his home 
much shattered in health by his terrible experiences. 

He married, Aug. 31, 1845, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen 
and Betsey (Cram) Pillsbury, of Hallowell. He died Apr. 14, 1891, 
and his widow, who was bom Sept. 15, 1814, still survives him. 


1. Ella Frances, bom July 17, 1848; married (1), Dec. 29, 

1866, Elisha Baker, who died Sept. 1, 1880; married 
(2), John P. Jewett. She died Sept. 21, 1884. 


a. Mary Ella Baker, b. Apr. 9, 1868 ; d. Mar. 13, 1871. 
d. Harry Jewett, b. Jan. 17, 1884. 

2. Lizzie Pillsbury, born Nov. 13, 1852; married Nov. 11, 

1876, Ezra W. Hurd. They reside in Hallowell. 


a. Clarence Porter Hurd, b. Feb. 5, 1883. 
d. Grace Ella Hurd, b. Jan. 16, 1886. 

3. Isaac Porter, bom June 9, 1856; died Apr. 8, 1888. 

539. GEORGE SEW ALL FAIRBANKS, North Monmouth, Me. 

(•248), Joseph VII, Joseph VI, Joseph V, Josvph IV, Joseph 111, John II, Jonathan I. 

Bom in Winthrop, Me., July 23, 1815. His life has been largely 
devoted to invention and manufacture. Much of the machinery 
which he introduced into the making of shoe pegs, hay tools, and iron 
and brass heel plates, he invented for the purpose. One of his lat- 
est achievments was a complicated turning machine, which was put 
into operation at Livermore Falls, Me., in 1891. At the age of 82, 
with clear eye and steady hand, he finds exercise for his mechanical 
skill in the repairing of watches.