FAIRCHILD Family History


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09-Nov-1994           Family Group Sheet

 Husband: Thomas FAIRCHILD   
    Born: 1610            in: High Laver, Essex, England          
       
    Died: 14 DEC 1670     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
     Ref:                     Occupation: Merchant                
       
  Father: William FAIRCHILD  
  Mother: Susan FAIRCHILD  
                  Thomas FAIRCHILD
                  
                   Sources of Info: Ila Huffman 310 Bellevue SW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49548-3011; Gerald Weaver, Boyne City, MI 49712;
Jean
                  Fairchild Gilmore. Early Fairchilds in America.
Baltimore:
                  Gateway Press, Inc. 1993; The East Kentuckian,
1982; J. Percy Crayon.
                  ROCKAWAY RECORDS OF MORRIS COUNTY... Rockaway
Publ. Co., 1902;
                  Opal Howey/458 St.Paul Ave/Brantford, Ontario
N3R 4P2; Samuel
                  Orcutt. HISTORY OF STRATFORD & BRIDGEPORT, CT.
Fairfield County
                  Historical Society, 1886; Walter B. Plume. THE
FAIRCHILD
                  GENEALOGY. This is a handwritten ms. compiled
c1900-03; Trumbull,
                  "History of Fairfield County, CT"; Robert L.
Ward "English Clues:
                  Tyng, Coley, Cooley and Seabrook." The American
Genealogist, 58
                  (1974) 92-96.
                  
                  1612 Thomas Fairchild was born at High Laver,
Essex, England
                  Thomas Fairchild married 1/w Sarah Seabrook in
England.
                  1638/1639 Came from Warwickshire, England or
Barnstable, Devonshire,
                  England to America with Sarah Seabrook's
father, Robert Seabrook, &
                  three of her sisters.
                  1639 Settled at Stratford, FairfieldCo,CT.
                  Thomas Fairchild was a merchant who did well in
the New World; he owned extensive lands.
                   Owned home on what is now Elm St, Bridgeport,
CT.
                  Raised his own company during the Narragansett
War
                  Sat as both Representative & Deputy in the
colonial legistlature.
                  1658/1659 Sarah (SEABROOK) FAIRCHILD died.
                  Thomas FAIRCHILD returned to England.
                  December 15, 1662 Thomas FAIRCHILD married 2/w
Catherine
                  CRAIG/CRAGG (widow) in St. Stephens Coleman
Street, London,
                  England.  The marriage was witnessed by a Mr.
Throgmorton
                  (Throckmorton).
                  [Ref. "Marriage Allegations in the Registry of
the Vicar-General
                  of the Bishop of Cantebury," Vol 23, pg 59
(published 1892).
                  (LDS-GS film 0,416,726)]

    Wife: Emma SEABROOK   
 Married: 1639            in: ENG                                 
       
    Born: 1600            in: Wingrave,BKM,ENG                    
       
Baptized: 28-Dec-1600     in: Tring, Hertfordshire, ENG           
       
    Died: 1658            in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
  Father: Robert SEABROOK  
  Mother: Alice GOODSPEED  

F Child 1 Faith FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1640 ca         in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
  Buried:                 in: d/o/Thomas/Emma                     
       
     Ref: cd                  Occupation:                         
       
M Child 2 Samuel FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 31 AUG 1640     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: Jan 1704        in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
      1
  Spouse: Mary WHEELER  
 Married: 13 SEP 1655     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
F Child 3 Sarah FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 19-Feb-1641     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: TEK                 Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: Jehiel PRESTON  
 Married: 1662            in:                                     
       
M Child 4 JOHN FAIRCHILD  
    Born:  1-May-1644     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: young           in:                                     
       
     Ref: TEK                 Occupation:                         
       
M Child 5 THOMAS FAIRCHILD  age: 40 
    Born: 21-Feb-1646     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: 26-Mar-1686/7   in: Woodbury, CT                        
       
     Ref: TEK/cd              Occupation:                         
       
F Child 6 DINAH FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 14-Jul-1648     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: TEK                 Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: Benjamin COREY  
 Married:                 in:                                     
       
M Child 7 Zechariah FAIRCHILD  age: 51 
    Born: 14-Dec-1651     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
      2
    Died: 23-Jun-1703     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
      2
     Ref: Jacobus/Gilmore     Occupation: blacksmith              
       
  Spouse: Hannah BEACH  
 Married:  3-Nov-1681     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
      2
F Child 8 EMMA FAIRCHILD  age: 78 
    Born: 23 OCT 1653     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: 25-Feb-1732/3   in: Woodbury, CT                        
       
     Ref: TEK/cd              Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: Harkaliah PRESTON  
 Married:                 in:                                     
       

    Wife: CATHERINE CRAIG   
 Married: 15-Dec-1662     in: St. Stephens, London, England       
       
    Born: 1616            in: of London, England                  
       
    Died: May 1706        in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
     Ref: TEK/Gilmore         Occupation:                         
       
  Father: Unknown CRAIG  

M Child 1 Joseph FAIRCHILD  age: 49 
    Born:  5 APR 1664     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: 25 JUL 1713     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
     Ref: TEK/cd              Occupation:                         
       
M Child 2 JOHN FAIRCHILD  
    Born:  8 JUN 1666     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: TEK                 Occupation:                         
       
F Child 3 PRISILLA FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 20 APR 1669     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: TEK                 Occupation:                         
       

1 Other sources (Weaver) place his death in Queensbury,
WashingtonCo, NY or in
 Barbados.
 2 Vital Records - CT

                             Family Group Sheet

 Husband: Samuel FAIRCHILD   
    Born: 31 AUG 1640     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: Jan 1704        in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
      1
  Father: Thomas FAIRCHILD  
  Mother: Emma SEABROOK  
                  SAMUEL FAIRCHILD
                  
                  Source of info: Ila Huffman 310 Bellevue SW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49548-3011; Gerald Weaver, Boyne City, MI 49712;
Jean
                  Fairchild Gilmore. Early Fairchilds in America.
Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc. 1993.
                  
                  31 Aug 1640 First white child born at
Stratford, CT
                  13 SEP 1655 Samuel Fairchild married Mary
WHEELER (dau. of Moses
                  & Miriam (HAWLEY) WHEELER.

    Wife: Mary WHEELER   age: 91 
 Married: 13 SEP 1655     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Born: 13 SEP 1655     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
      2
    Died: 17-Aug-1747     in: Wallingford, New HavenCo, CT        
      2
     Ref: GilmoreGrimmett     Occupation:                         
       
  Father: Moses WHEELER  
  Mother: Miriam HAWLEY  

M Child 1 Robert FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1681            in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: BEF 1716        in:                                     
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
M Child 2 Samuel FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1682            in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: 28 FEB 1761     in: Redding,FairfieldCo,CT              
       
  Buried:                 in: Christ Church Cemetery              
       
  Spouse: Ruth BEACH  
 Married:  3 JAN 1705     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
  Spouse: Dinah BURWELL  
 Married: 24 JAN 1722     in: New Haven, CT                       
       
F Child 3 Anna FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1684            in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
M Child 4 Edward FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1685/1686       in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: 1747            in: Newtown, CT                         
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: Elizabeth BLAKEMAN  
 Married: 25-Jan-1710     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
M Child 5 Jonathan FAIRCHILD  age: 80 
    Born: 10 OCT 1692     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: 28 NOV 1772     in:                                     
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: Eleanor WHITING  
 Married: 1717            in:                                     
       

1 Other sources (Weaver) place his death in Queensbury,
WashingtonCo, NY or in
 Barbados.
2 Vital Records - CT

                             Family Group Sheet

 Husband: Samuel FAIRCHILD   
    Born: 1682            in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: 28 FEB 1761     in: Redding,FairfieldCo,CT              
       
  Buried:                 in: Christ Church Cemetery              
       
  Father: Samuel FAIRCHILD  
  Mother: Mary WHEELER  
                  Samuel FAIRCHILD
                  
                  Source of info: Ila Huffman 310 Bellevue SW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49548-3011; Gerald Weaver, Boyne City, MI 49712;
Jean
                  Fairchild Gilmore. Early Fairchilds in America.
Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc. 1993.
                  
                  3 Jan 1705 Samuel Fairchild married Ruth BEACH
(born in
                  Stratford, CT)

    Wife: Ruth BEACH   age: 37 
 Married:  3 JAN 1705     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Born: 4 OCT 1683      in: Wellington, CT                      
       
    Died: 2 JAN 1721      in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
  Buried:                 in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
     Ref: Gilmore/Jacobus     Occupation:                         
       
  Father: Thomas BEACH  
  Mother: Ruth Hale PECK  

F Child 1 Anna FAIRCHILD  age: 15 
    Born: 12-Oct-1706     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died:  9-Feb-1722     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
F Child 2 Mary FAIRCHILD  age: 94 
    Born: 27-Oct-1708     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: 28-Aug-1803     in: Litchfield, CT                      
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: Samuel ADAMS  
 Married:  7-Mar-1728     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
M Child 3 Samuel FAIRCHILD  
    Born:  3-Feb-1710     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
M Child 4 Ephraim FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 28-Aug-1713     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died:                 in: Weston, CT                          
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
F Child 5 Abigail FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 15-Dec-1715     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: BEF 1790        in: Huntington, CT                      
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: John JUDSON  
 Married:                 in:                                     
       
F Child 6 Eunice FAIRCHILD  age: 3 
    Born: 20-May-1718     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: 21-Aug-1721     in:                                     
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
M Child 7 Benjamin FAIRCHILD  age: 73 
    Born: 31-Mar-1721     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: 18-Jun-1794     in: Charlotteville, Ontario, Canada     
       
  Spouse: Melissa HALL  
 Married: 1796            in: New Jersey                          
       

    Wife: Dinah BURWELL   
 Married: 24 JAN 1722     in: New Haven, CT                       
       
    Born: 28 OCT 1694     in: New Haven, CT                       
       
    Died: 8 MAY 1769      in: Redding,FairfieldCo,CT              
       
  Buried:                 in: Christ Church Cemetery, Redding, CT 
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
  Father: Samuel BURWELL  
  Mother: Rebecca BUNNELL  

M Child 1 Oliver FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1724            in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
Baptized: 28-Jun-1724     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died:                 in: Stamford,FairfieldCo,CT             
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
M Child 2 Stephen FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1726            in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
Baptized: 25-Sep-1726     in:                                     
       
    Died: 31 JUL 1802     in: Georgia, VT                         
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
M Child 3 Peter FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1729            in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
Baptized: 27-Apr-1729     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: Hannah BETTS  
 Married: 1751            in:                                     
       
  Spouse: Mary LOCKWOOD  
 Married: 1768            in:                                     
       
M Child 4 Andrew FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1729            in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
Baptized: 27-Apr-1729     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: 1806            in:                                     
       
     Ref: cd                  Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: Abigail HILL  
 Married:                 in:                                     
       
M Child 5 Josiah FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1732            in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
Baptized: Aug 1732        in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
M Child 6 Charles FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1736            in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
Baptized: March 1736      in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: 1783            in: Redding, CT                         
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: Naomi  
 Married:                 in:                                     
       

                             Family Group Sheet

 Husband: Benjamin FAIRCHILD   age: 73 
    Born: 31-Mar-1721     in: Stratford,FairfieldCo,CT            
       
    Died: 18-Jun-1794     in: Charlotteville, Ontario, Canada     
       
  Father: Samuel FAIRCHILD  
  Mother: Ruth BEACH  
                  Benjamin FAIRCHILD
                  
                  Source of info: Ila Huffman 310 Bellevue SW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49548-3011; Gerald Weaver, Boyne City, MI 49712;
Jean
                  Fairchild Gilmore. Early Fairchilds in America.
Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc. 1993.
                  
                  March 1721 Benjamin Fairchild was baptized.
                  1792 Settled in Ontario, Canada.
                  1796 Benjamin Fairchild married Millicent HALL.

    Wife: Melissa HALL   
 Married: 1796            in: New Jersey                          
       
    Born: 1734            in: Fairfield,Fairfield,CT              
       
Baptized: 24 NOV 1734     in: Redding,FairfieldCo,CT              
       
    Died:                 in: ON,CAN                              
       
     Ref: Weaver              Occupation:                         
       
  Father: Joshua HALL  
  Mother: Deborah WILLIAMS  

M Child 1 Samuel FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1750            in:                                     
       
    Died:                 in: Queensbury, WashingtonCo, NY        
       
     Ref: Weaver              Occupation:                         
       
M Child 2 Peter "ELDER" FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1756/1760       in: DutchessCo, NY                      
       
    Died: 25-Jun-1828     in: Townsend Township, Ontario, Canada  
       
  Buried:                 in: Townsend Township, Ontario, Canada  
       
     Ref:                     Occupation: yeoman/pastor           
       
  Spouse: Sarah FULLER  
 Married: 1780            in: New Jersey                          
       
F Child 3 Ruth FAIRCHILD  
    Born: Sep 1763        in: New York                            
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: Hovey/Gilmore       Occupation:                         
       
M Child 4 Isaac FAIRCHILD  age: 89 
    Born:  1-Nov-1769     in: New York                            
       
    Died:  9-Jan-1859     in: Brant County, Ontario, Canada       
       
  Buried:                 in: family burying ground on the farm   
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation: fur trader/farmer       
       
  Spouse: Lucy KILBOURNE  
 Married: 1797            in:                                     
       
M Child 5 Benjamin FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1750/1770       in:                                     
       
    Died:                 in: BrantCo,ON,CAN                      
       
  Buried:                 in: captured by Indians.+               
       
     Ref: Weaver              Occupation: Indian Interpreter      
       

                             Family Group Sheet

 Husband: Peter "ELDER" FAIRCHILD   
    Born: 1756/1760       in: DutchessCo, NY                      
       
    Died: 25-Jun-1828     in: Townsend Township, Ontario, Canada  
       
  Buried:                 in: Townsend Township, Ontario, Canada  
       
     Ref:                     Occupation: yeoman/pastor           
       
  Father: Benjamin FAIRCHILD  
  Mother: Melissa HALL  
                  PETER FAIRCHILD
                  
                  Source of info: Ila Huffman 310 Bellevue SW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49548-3011; Gerald Weaver, Boyne City, MI 49712;
Jean
                  Fairchild Gilmore. Early Fairchilds in America.
Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc. 1993.
                  
                  1756/1760 Peter Fairchild was born in
DutchessCo, NY
                  Peter FAIRCHILD listed his occupation as a
yeoman.
                  1780 Peter FAIRCHILD married Sarah FULLER in
New Jersey.
                  Twelve children (8 daughters and 4 sons) are
known to have been
                  born both in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut
and Canada.
                  1792 They settled in the wilderness about three
miles northeast
                  of Boston, Townsend Township, Norfolk County,
Ontario, Canada
                  when the province of Upper Canada was only
about three years old.
                  It was several years before they had a
neighbor.
                  17 May 1802 Peter FAIRCHILD petitioned for
land, probably a
                  loyalist government land grant.  He was granted
400 acres in Lot
                  17, Concession 1, and Lot 18, Concession 2
northeast of Simcoe,
                  Townsend Township, Norfolk County, Ontario,
Canada.
                  1804 They had two neighboring families, the
CORLISs and BEALs.
                  These three families got together and started
the organization of
                  the Boston Baptist Church, the first church
built by whites in Ontario.
                  1806, elder Peter FAIRCHILD became the pastor
of Boston Baptist
                  Church in Townsend Township, Norfolk County,
Ontario, Canada for
                  the next 14 years.
                  1828 Sarah (FULLER) FAIRCHILD probably died
before 1828 as in his
                  will she is not mentioned.
                  25-Jun-1828 Peter Fairchild died in Townsend
Township, Ontario,
                  Canada.

    Wife: Sarah FULLER   
 Married: 1780            in: New Jersey                          
       
    Born: 1760/1763       in: New Jersey                          
       
    Died: 1817            in: Townsend Township, Ontario, Canada  
       
  Buried:                 in: Old Boston Baptist Ch
Cem,Norfolk,ON,CAN    
     Ref: Weaver/Owen         Occupation:                         
       
  Father:
  Mother:

M Child 1 Benjamin FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1780            in:                                     
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: Elizabeth HAVILAND  
 Married:                 in:                                     
       
F Child 2 Elizabeth "Betsy" E. FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1785            in: CAN                                 
       
    Died: 1860            in: KentCo,MI                           
       
  Buried:                 in: KentCo,MI                           
       
  Spouse: Jesse SMITH  
 Married: May 1810/1811   in: CAN                                 
       
F Child 3 Esther FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1788            in: New York                            
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: John HAVILAND  
 Married:                 in:                                     
       
F Child 4 Rachel FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1780/1790       in:                                     
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: Weaver              Occupation:                         
       
F Child 5 Ruth FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1780/1790       in:                                     
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: Weaver              Occupation:                         
       
F Child 6 Rebecca FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1791            in: New York                            
       
    Died: 29-Nov-1864     in: Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada       
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: Joseph MERRILL  
 Married: BEF 1811        in: Ontario, Canada                     
       
F Child 7 Mary FAIRCHILD  age: 76 
    Born: 19-Apr-1793     in:                                     
       
    Died: 22-Dec-1869     in: Boston, Ontario, Canada             
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
  Spouse: Abraham NELLES  
 Married:                 in:                                     
       
F Child 8 Sarah FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 26-Mar-1794     in: Townsend, Norfolk                   
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
  Spouse: Willets POST  
 Married:                 in:                                     
       
M Child 9 Peter FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1810            in: Canada                              
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
M Child 10 Cornelius FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1817            in: Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario          
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
M Child 11 Abiel FAIRCHILD  
    Born:  9-Feb-1819     in: Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario          
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:                         
       
M Child 12 Israel FAIRCHILD  
    Born: 1824            in: Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario          
       
    Died:                 in:                                     
       
     Ref: Gilmore             Occupation:

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