Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Not an April fool's joke

Or at least I hope not!
Our 16th member has just joined the project, Michael (F-16), a representative of the line of John & Elisabeth (MILLER) FAIRBAIRN who were in New York by 1840.
John was born in Roxburghshire, Scotland in 1812 and his father was a Walter of Roxburghshire. But which one?
Ed and I have been trying to prove that he is the Walter who married Agnes ROBISON/ROBERTSON (they are buried at, Morebattle), but so far the only evidence for the prosecution is that Agnes' father was a John, that there are gaps in the known children where this John could fit, easily, and as yet no known son John shows up in Scotland for Walter and Agnes.
Walter and Agnes had a disliking of the Established Church so it is definitely not unknown for unexpected children to pop out of the woodwork.
Here's hoping that science can prove we are right.
Mind you, if it doesn't, we'll have to keep testing other branches, just in case.
The Patriarchs page has been updated to shift John and Elisabeth's pedigree into the In progress section, and link Michael to the supplementary FAIRBAIRN pages at DNASurnames.

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