Saturday, August 20, 2011

20th: Frank & Anna/Annie of Pennsylvania

A post on the Rootsweb Fairbairn Surname Message Board led to a couple of families being included on the Patriarchs page of the DNA project.
Both have a Frank and Anna/Annie of Pennsylvania in them.
One looks like it leads back to a John born either 1794 Ireland (his own census data), or 1784(his headstone, or a transcription of it), or in Scotland (children's census data).
By 1826 at least, he was in Pennsylvania and married to Jane Eliza HOWE.

The other Frank and Anna/Annie of Pennsylvania belongs to John and Elizabeth (HUBBARD) FAIRBAIRN where John was born Newcastle, England around 1826.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

9th: one step closer

With the first panel of results in for Bob (F-44) we appear to be one step closer to clarifying a contradictory paper trail.
With a bit of luck we will get an excellent match to F-42 and merge the Sacramento tree with that of John & Helen (ATCHESON) FAIRBAIRN

The summary results have been updated to include the above.

In addition, the patriarchs page has had a few twigs added namely:
- the inclusion of Thomas & Catherine (CHARTERS) FAIRBAIRN, the subject of this message on Rootsweb's Fairbairn message board.
- stub for the line of David, son of John & Elizabeth (YULE) FAIRBAIRN