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GENEALOGY COLLECTION



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DESCENDANTS OE JOHN FAIRMAN,



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OF ENFIELD, CONN.



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ORRIN PEER ALLEN.



PALMER, MASS.

Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Member of the Society Sons of American Revolution.
Corresponding Secretary Cuun. Valley Historical Society.
Member of ihc American Historical Association.



To live in hearts ivc leave behind
Is not to die." — CAMPBELL.



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PROF. CHARLES FAIRMAN, L.L. D,



§ PREFACE.

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As very little has appeared in print relative to the Firman or Fair-
v „^ man family, I have thought it worth while to give to those who are
\' interested in the subject the benefit of recent researches among the
^j records of Enfield, Ct., Wilbraham and Springfield, Mass., as well as
■*V material gathered from many other sources. The compiler takes
this occasion to acknowledge his indebtedness to Rev. John Fair-
man of Bernardston, for material aid received from him in the prep-
aration of the work, and to members of various families for records
furnished. While this genealogy is not as full as the compiler might
desire, it is hoped it may serve to stimulate some future historian to
; gather up the stray threads of family life and weave them into com-
pleteness.
\ Much care has been taken by the compiler to render the records
as correct as possible, but as many of the items have come through
several hands, it is possible errors have crept in, which it is hoped
the reader will kindly overlook. Any additions or corrections will
be thankfully received by the compiler. O. P. ALLEN.

Palmer, Mass., August, 1898.



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DESCENDANTS OF JOHN FAIRMAN,

OR ENFIELD, CONN.
1683—4898.



Like many other names, that of Fairman has passed through a
variety of changes during more than ten centuries. In the old Ger-
man we find the name given as Fuhrman; in the Anglo-Saxon,
Ferdmon, a soldier; in Domesday Book, Farman and Fairman; in
the Hundred Rolls of England we find John Fayermann and Rich-
ard Fayrman ; in England the name has long been a respected one
and is sometimes found as Farman, Firmin, Fyrmyn, Ferman, etc.
In this country it remained for many years as Firmin, then Ferman,
and lastly Fairman.

The English coat of arms of Firmin is " a demi-dragon, wings in-
dorsed, vert, (holding between the feet a garb, or.) Motto, " Firmus
Christo" — strong through Christ.

In passing it may be well to give a few extracts gathered from some
old numbers of the Essex Institute Collections and the New England
Historical Genealogical Register, connecting, in all probability, the
Fairman family of England with that of early New England.

" Giles Firmyn, of Stoke Nayland, diocease of Norwich, England,
made will June 4th, 1597, proved July 16th, 1597, in which he
names wife Katherine, sons Josiah, John, Giles and Henry, and
daughters Frances, Anna and Sara."

" John Fyrmyn, of Hartest, Co. SufTolk, made will dated June
20th, 1549; names wife Agnes, sons Thomas, Edmund, Robert and
Mylherei, and daughters Barbara, Joan and Anna."

"John Fyrmin, of Aeton, Co. Suffolk, made will February 14th
1600, calls John Fyrmin his heir; names his brother Richard, and
kinsman John Fyrmin."



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" Richard Fyrmyn, of Sudbury, Co. Suffolk, made will dated
November 2d, 1616; names wife Margaret, sons of his brother,
William, deceased ; four sons and daughters of brother, Thomas, de-
ceased ; daughter of brother, Nicholas ; devises certain amount to
daughter of brother, John ; to Joseph Firmyn, of Nayland, tanner j
to John Firmyn, clerk, son of John Firmyn, of Forerth ; to Gyles
and Thomas, sons of Thomas Firman, deceased ; to his brother,
Roger ; to kinsman, John Firmyn, of Hadley, England, shoemaker ;
brother, Nicholas ; kinsman, Christopher Furmyn, and kinsman,
Joseph Furmyn."

The parish register of Sudbury, Co. Suffolk, contains the family
record from 1569 to 16 15 of Edward, John and Richard Fyrmin.
Various other abstracts from wills might be cited of the English Fir-
mins, but those given must suffice.

There was a Josiah Firmin at Boston in 1640, and John Firmin at
Watertown in 1630; the latter, according to Savage, perhaps went
home and came again from Ipswich, in Suffolk, in the Elizabeth,
1634, aged 46; they may have been, and probably were, the sons
of the first testator cited above.

There was a Giles Firmin, an apothecary of Sudbury, who came
to Boston in 1630, was deacon of the church, and died in 1634.
His son, Giles, born in Suffolk and educated at Cambridge, lived
some time at Ipswich, Mass., and returned to England in 1654 and
became rector at Shalforn, Co. Essex ; removed thence, in 1662, to
Ridgewell, where he died April, 1699.

Thomas Firmin took freeman's oath in Boston, May 2 2d, 1639.
He was a merchant and had a large property. He died in 1648,
survived by his wife, Sarah.

JOHN FIRMIN, OF WATERTOWN, MASS.

I have made diligent search for the emigrant ancestor of our
John Firman, of Enfield, but, although I have failed to prove the
fact, I am strongly of the opinion, shared with Savage in the Gene-
alogical Dictionary, that he was John Firman, of Watertown, for which
reason the various accounts recorded of him are given j n this con-
nection.

Bond says, in his history of Watertown, " John Firman came over
in 1630 and settled in Watertown, where his wigwam was burned
November 10th, 1630. He was admitted a freeman May 18th,



FAIRMAN GENEALOGY. 7

1 63 1. He returned to England and embarked from Ipswich for
New England April, 1634, then aged 46 ; he was a deacon and se-
lectman 163S; he died before 1653; was a grantee of eight lots,
two of which were home stalls. His heirs sold his lands in Water-
town to Barnabas Earr, of Boston."

The following extracts are found in the town records of Water-
town :

" Feb. 28, 1636, John Firmin had an allotment of 9 acres of plow-
land, being one acre to each person, and cattle valued at .£20."

From this record it may be implied that there were quite a num-
ber of persons in John's family, as cattle were not largely in evi-
dence at that date.

"July 25, 1636, John Firmin had a division of 60 acres."
"June 26, 1637, John Firmin had a division of 9 acres at West
Pine Meadows."

" Dec. 30, 1637, John Firmin was one of n men to conduct the
civil affairs of the town."

"April 9, 1638, John Firmin had a division of 6 acres at the town
plot."

" John Firmin had an Homestall of 6 acres, also an Homestall of
7 acres."

" 16th day, n mo., 1648, ordered that John Firman's heirs have a
just rite to a Farme as other townsmen have."

The records do not disclose the fact who the heirs of John Fair-
man were, if they did they would probably reveal what might decide
the matter of his connection with John Fairman, of Enfield. It is
quite probable that John Fairman was a brother, or near kinsman of
the Josiah, Giles and Thomas before mentioned as emigrating to
this country about the same time, which is in accordance with the
tradition which obtains among the descendants of John, of Enfield,
at the present time. The names of the English Firmans have been
well remembered in the American line, notably those of John and
Richard.

JOHN FAIRMAN, OF ENFIELD, CONN.,
is the progenitor of the families traced in this genealogy. The first
notice we find of him is this entry, found in the Town Records of
Salem, Mass., p. 21, vol. 1 : "John Firman, his daughter Elizabeth
born of Elizabeth, his wife, the nth, 12th mo., 1674." The next
indication of him is his name, with others, signed to a petition made



8 FAIRMAN GENEALOGY.

May 12, 1683, from those who had been given grants of land at
what was then called " Fresh Water Brooke," now Enfield, Conn.
The original paper is found in the Archives' Room at the State-
House, Boston. John Fairman, or Firman, as the name was then
written, doubtless came from Salem with the other earliest settlers of
Enfield about 1682-3. Hinman says : " He lived in the lower part
of Enfield and died out of town" in 1684, he was survived by his
wife Elizabeth, as we find she gave a deed of land in E. to her son
James in 17 12.
Children : —

I. Elizabeth, b. in Salem, nth, 12 mo., 1674.
II. Sarah, m. 1692 Simon Rumrill, who settled in En-
field and had Simon, b. 1696 ; Ebenezer, b. 1701 ;
John, b. 1704.
III. Abigail, m. 1700 Benoni Jones, an early settler in
Enfield, and had Benoni, b. 1706; d. 1741 ;
John, b. 1708; m. Hannah Chandler, 173 6 ; d -
1784; James, b. 17 10; m. Mabel Pease.

2. IV. John.

3. V. James, b. 16S3.

2. John 2 Fairman (John 1 ), date and place of birth not ascer-
tained. He m. Sarah , before 1705 ; m. (2) Feb. 8, 1715'

Hannah Spaulding of Killingly, Conn. He resided in South Kil-
lingly, where he died May 27, 1753. In 1705 he sold a parcel
of land in Enfield to his brother James, the deed of which was
signed by himself and wife Sarah. He removed to Killingly as
early as 17 14, where he sells his right in real estate in Enfield)
inherited from his father, John Fairman, to his brother James.
The facts concerning him and his descendants have been gathered
from the Registry of Deeds at Springfield, Mass., and from the
church and Town Records of Killingly, Conn.

Four of his children by first marriage were baptized in Killingly
June 10th, 1722, but they were born probably between 1705 and
1714.

Children of first marriage : —

I. Elizabeth; m. Feb. 2, 1726, John Moffett, an early
settler in South Killingly, Conn.

4. II. John.

5. III. William.

IV. Sarah.
V. Abigail.



FAIRMAN GENEALOGY.

Children of second marriage :—

VI. Jonathan, bapf. Oct. 13, 171 7 ; d. young.
VII. Mary, bapt. April 5, 1719.

6. VIII. Jonathan, b. March 15, 1721.

IX. Simon, bapt. April 5, 1724.
X. Ebenezer, bapt. July 18, 1725.

7. XI. Abraham, bapt. June 16,1727.



3. James 2 Fairman (John 1 ), b. 1683 in Enfield, Conn., m. 171 i
Patience French. He succeeded to his father's estate by purchase
or inheritance and settled in west part of Somers, Conn., where he d.
about 1722. His wife was doubtless the daughter of Ephraim
French, an early settler of Enfield, who died there in 17 16. This
Ephraim was probably the son of the emigrant Thomas French, who
took freeman's oath in Boston Nov. 6, 1632, but removed to Ips-
wich, Mass., in 1639. He made his will Sept. 28, 1680, devising
his property to wife Mary and children Thomas, John, Samuel,
Ephraim and daughter Mary Smith. (See Hammet's Antiquarian
Papers of Ipswich).



James, b. 17 13.

John, b. 1 7 15.

Joseph, b. 171 7 ; d. May 18, 17 17.

Richard, b. 17 19.

Benjamin, b. about 1721.



4. Johns Fairman (John 2 , John 1 ), m. March 1 1, 1736, Elizabeth
Hughes. He lived in Killingly, Conn., where he d. March 22,
1778; she died Nov. 1, 1789.

Children : —

I. Joseph, bapt. Dec. 28, 1740, probably several years

after birth.
II. John, b. July 22, 173S ; d. July 31, 1777.

12. III. James, b. July 22, 1738.
IV. Elizabeth, b. July 9, 1740.

13. V. Eleazer, b. March 29, 1748.
VI. Sarah, b. Oct. 24, 1753.



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5. Williantf Fairman (John 2 , John 1 ) ; m. Dec. 2, 1744, Abigail
Gay.

Children born in Killingly : —

I. William, b. Aug. 29, 1745.

II. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 29, 1747.

III. Jacob, b. March 28, 1751.

IV. Jerusha, b. March 25, 1754.
V. Hannah, b. April 23, 1756.

6. Jonathan3 Fairman (John 2 , John 1 ) ; b. March 15, 1721 ; m.
Nov. 5, 1743, Mercy Ware; m. (2) Nov. 15, 1764, Jerusha Morse.

Children of first marriage : —

I. Jonathan, b. July 10, 1744 ; d. young.
Children of second marriage : —

II. Simon, b. Aug. 1, 1766.

III. Mary, b. Aug. 14, 1768; probably married Feb. 14,

1793, Stephen Hutchinson of Pomfret.

IV. Jonathan, b. Aug. 19, 1770.

7. Abraham3 Fairman (John 2 , John 1 ), bapt. June 16, 1727 ; m.-
July 9, 1752, Sarah Sabin; he d. March 19, 1753, the widow was ad-
mitted to the Killingly church Oct. 15, 1763.

Child :—

Abraham, b. June 29, 1753, he was admitted to the
church in K. in 1774.

8. Jamess Fairman (James 2 , John 1 ), b. 1713; was of Enfield,
Conn., where the records show his intention of marriage with Joanna
Stebbins of Springfield, dated Jan. 5, 1739-40.

Children : —

I. James, b. Jan. 7, 174 1-2.
II. Samuel, b. Sept. 19, 1743; was probably of Murray-
field in 1769.

III. Sarah, b. April 28, 1745 ; d. July 26, 1747.

IV. Jacob, b. Nov. 27, 1746; m. Hannah , had

Erastus, b. Dec. 19, 1776.

V. Joanna, b. June 14, 174S.
VI. Patience, b. May 26, 1750.

VII. Sarah, b. Feb. 14, 1752.

VIII. Jared, b. Jan. n, 1754 ; d. young.

IX. Jared, b. Dec. 23, 1756.

X. Ithamer, b. March 27, 1758; of Longmeadow, 1797.



FAIRMAN GENEALOGY. II

9. John3 Fairman (James 2 , John 1 ), born 17 15; he removed
from Enfield to the part of Springfield, now Wilbraham, before 1743,
at which date he is said, in a deed, to have been a shoemaker, late
of Enfield. He is recorded as having bought land in Springfield in
1755, and as selling land in Enfield in 1756. Have been able to
learn but little of him or his family, but have good reason to suppose
he had a son.

14. I. John of Wilbraham.



10. Richard* Fairman (James 2 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 2, 1719; m.
June 20, 1745, Jane Botsford; she d. May 16, 1775. He m. (2)
Jan. 1 6, 1776, Mrs. Lydia Baldwin. He first removed from Enfield
to Newtown, Conn., about 1743, thence to Bedford, N. Y., where his
three eldest children were born, then he returned to Newtown about
1750, and seems to have resided there till his death. He was a man
of affairs and of good estate.

Children : —

I. Ichabod, b. June 30, 1746; m. Nov. 17, 1766,
Rebecca Glover.
II. Henry, b. Dec. 18, 1747; m. Nov. 9, 1769, Ruth
Judson; she d. Aug. n, 1770; he m. (2) Oct.
1, 177 1, Bethiah Bennett. By first marriage he
had son Judson, b. Aug. 9, 1770; by second
marriage a daughter, b. July 30, 1772.

III. Patience, b. Feb. 22, 1748; m. April 30, 1767, John

Judson. Their children were Polly, b. Feb. 27,
1768 ; Silas Burton, b. June 2, 1769 ; Andrew, b.
Sept. 26, 1770; Richard, b. Feb. 11, 1772.

IV. Richard, b. June 23, 1751 ; m. Oct. 31, 1771, Jane

Botsford.
V. James, b. Nov. 19, 1752 ; d. Oct. 22, 1753.
VI. Pulchar, b. Dec. 2, 1756.
VII. Dorcas, b. April 8, 1761.



11, Benjamin* Fairman (James 2 , John 1 ), b. about 1721; m.
Nov. n, 1742, Hannah McGregory ; she d. Dec. 3, 1749. His in-
tention of marriage to Abigail Beaman was published March io,
1749-50 in Enfield, where he seems to have spent most of his life.
Hinman, in Conn. Settlers, says that he died in Havana, but gives no



12 FAIRMAN GENEALOGY.

date; as he was living in 1760 there is no doubt that he joined with
many others in Connecticut in the Anglo-American conquest of
Cuba in the summer of 1762, and with other thousands succumbed
to the climate, and was buried near Havana in an unknown grave.

Hannah, the first wife of Benjamin Fairman,was b. Aug. 11, 1719,
was the daughter of John and Hannah (Pease) McGregOry. John
McGregory was an early settler in Enfield ; m. Aug. 12, 17 12, Han-
nah Pease; she was b. March 15, 1693, and the daughter of Robert
and Hannah (Warriner) Pease ; Robert Pease was born March 25,
1667, and the son of Robert and grandson of the first Robert Pease
of Salem, Mass., and the cousin of John and Robert Pease, the first
worthy settlers of Enfield. His wife Hannah, b. 1674, was the
daughter of Joseph and Mary (Montague) Warriner; Joseph being
the son of William and Joanna (Scant) Warriner, the pioneer settler
of Springfield. Mary, the wife of Joseph Warriner, was the daughter
of Richard and Abigail (Downing) Montague of Boston. Richard
Montague was b. 16 14, and was the son of Peter and Eleanor (Allen)
Montague of Boneng, Parish of Burnham, Buckinhamshire, England.
The Montagues were descended from Drago de Montagu, who came
from Montagu les Boes, France. He was in the battle of Hastings
under Robert Earl of Morton, and for his services was rewarded by
the bestowal of several manors in Somerset.

The Montagu coat of arms was " argent, three fusels. in fess gules,
between three pellets, (or vegressos)." Richard Montague came to
New England about 1637 and married Abigail Downing. He finally
settled in Hadley, Mass., where he d. 16S7. The author of the
Downing Genealogy, says Abigail was the daughter of Rev. Dr.
Downing of Norwich, Eng., who was descended from Sir JefTry
Downing, the founder of the house, who m. Elizabeth, the daughter
of Thomas Wingfield, who was descended from William the Con-
queror, who married Maud, daughter of Baldwin V., Count of
Flanders.

Children of Benjamin Fairman, by first marriage :

I. Joseph, b. June 18, 1743; m. Hannah Betsey, had
son Samuel, and probably others.

15. II. Benjamin, b. Sept. 2, 1745.

16. III. Love, b. Jan. 15, 1747-S.

IV. Hannah, b. June 14, 1749; d. Dec. 31, 1749.



FAIRMAN GENEALOGY. 1 3

By second marriage :

V. Hannah, b. April 30, 1751 ; m. Isaac Shepard ; their
children were Chloe, Ray, Isaac, Submit.

17. VI. John, b. June 12, 1752. (See Enfield Records).
VII. Richard, b. Nov. 24, 1753.

VIII. Abigail, b. Dec. 24, 1754.
IX. Titus, b. Aug. 26, 1756.

X. Lucy, b. Sept. 23, 1758; iti. , Bancroft.

XL Submit, b. Dec. 9, 1760; m. Lebbeus Hall. Their
children were Lebbeus, French, Submit, Esther,
Samuel, Charles, Cynthia.

12. James* Fairman ( John^, John 3 , John 1 ), born July 22, 1738,
in Killingly, Conn.; m. Jan. 4, 1759, Eunice Carey; date of death
not ascertained. The account of his family does not appear upon
the town records of K., but from other sources we gather that the
following were his children, with the probability that there were
others :

18. I. Russell.

II. James, m. Nov. 12, 1797, Lucy Parkhurst; he d. in

Plainfield, Conn., Oct. 12, 1S48.
III. Daniel, d. Oct. 9, 1849.

19. IV. John, b. in Killingly, May 5, 1779.

13. Eleazer* Fairman (Johns, John 3 , John 1 ), b. March 29, 1748 ;
m. Dec. 28, 1775, Abigail Hewlet.

Children :

I. Anna, b. May 8, 1777 ; d. March 2, 1779.

II. Aseneth, b. Jan. 7, 1780.

III. Mary, b. Dec. 26, 1781.

IV. Lucretia, b. Jan. 12, 1784.
V. Hannah, b. Feb. 20, 1786.

VI. Lydia, b. July 18, 1788 ; d. Aug. 27, 1792.
VII. Jesse, b. Sept. 12, 1791 ; d. Sept. 29, 1813.

14. John* Fairman (Johns, James 2 , John 1 ) ; date of birth and

marriage not ascertained ; m. Tabatha . He was of Wilbraham,

Mass.; she d. April 7, 1810.

Children :

20. I. John, b. Feb. 28, 1793.

II. Salman, b. Aug. 15, 1774; m. Dec. 21, 1797, Han-
nah Pease.
III. Tabatha, b. April 22, 1776.

21. IV. Richard, b. Oct. 23, 1777.

V. David, b. Sept. 14, 1782; m. Nov. 28, 1805, Lucy
Cone.



14 FAIRMAN GENEALOGY.

15. Benjamin* Fairman (Benjamin, James 2 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 2,
1745; m. Jemina King. He was of Wilbraham, as early as 1772,
where he is called a clothier and owned a fulling mill.

Children : —

I. Benjamin, b. Sept. 29, 1774-

II. William, b. April 22, 1779- ) twins
III. Jemima, b. April 22, 1779. j

IV. Luther, b. March 14, 1782.

V. Walter, b. Feb. 26, 1785.

16. Love* Fairman (Benjamin, James 2 , John 1 ) ; b. Jan. 15,
1747-8 ; m. March 12, 1772, EbenezeH Scott, (Capt. Moses3, Josiah 2 ,
William 1 ). She d. March 23, 1826. He d. March 3, 1826. He was
the first male white child born in Bernardston, Mass. ; he was, together
with his father, mother and brother, among the captives taken to Can-
ada after the capitulation of Fort Massachusetts in Aug. 1746, to the
French and Indians. He served in the army during the Revolu-
tionary war. He settled in Vernon, Vt., about 1784 near the Lily
Pond, and lived and died there. Alva E. Scott, their grandson, and
Frank Scott, their great grandson, occupy their old homestead and
much other adjoining land in Vernon, while their great grand-
daughter, Lucinda E. Scott, is the wife of O. P. Allen, the writer of
this genealogy.

Children of Ebenezer and Love (Fairman) Scott :

I. Cynthia, b. March 4, 1773 ; m. Amos Streeter.

II. Polly, b. March 17, 1775 ; d. Oct. 22, 1777.

III. Patience, b. Oct. 14, 1777 ; d. Oct. 22, 1803 ; unm.

IV. Electa, b. Jan. 19, 1780; d. Feb. 12, 1813; unm.
V. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 2, 1784 ; d. Dec. 27, 18 10; unm.

He was a young man of good education, and at the time of his

death was teaching school near Canajoharie, N. Y. ; he was drowned

while crossing Owasca lake on the ice.

VI. Elijah, b. Sept. 19, 1786; d. March 6, 1812, near

Boston.
VII. Eleazer, b. Aug. 7, 17SS; m. Nov. 10, 1810, Sarah
Strickland ; he d. Sept. 6, 1823 ; she d. May 31,

1847.
VIII. Polly, b. Sept. 2, 1S09; d. Oct. 12, 1809.

17. John* Fairman (Benjamin*, James 2 , John 1 ), born June 12,
1752; m. Elizabeth Pelton, b. Nov. 14, 1762, and d. March 12,



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1826; he d. Jan. 14, 1827. He enlisted in the Continental army
March, 1777, for three years and was discharged at Morristown,
N.J. He removed from Somers, Conn., in 1784, to Vernon, Vt.,
and settled on what has long been known as the Dr. Washburn place,
where he built a log house a few rods east of the present buildings,
where he lived till 1803, when he disposed of his farm to Dr. Wash-
burn, and built another house some twenty rods north of the pres-
ent Advent chapel ; some years after he removed a short distance
over the line into Northfield, where he spent the remainder of his
days. His children were all probably born in Vernon :

Jude, b. Dec. 18, 1784.

Elizabeth, b. July 23, 1789.

John, b. Sept. 6, 1790.

Zerah Kibbe, b. Nov. 1, 1792.

Lucina, b. Feb. 22, 1795.

Jarius, b. Jan. 12, 1798; unm. ; d. May 9, 1857.

Joab, b. April 7, 1800.

Mary, b. Sept. n, 1S02 ; d. Nov. 18, 1802.

Asa, b. Aug. 21, 1804.

Elijah, b. Oct. 2, 1807.



18. Russell* Fairman (James*, John3, John 3 , John') ; date of
birth and marriage not ascertained.
Children born in Killingly, Conn. :

I. Seyral (?) b. March 12, 1788.

II. William, b. Dec. 30, 17 89.

III. Orin, b. Nov. 26, 1791.

IV. Lucy, b. Jan. 22, 1794.

V. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 8, 1796.
VI. Anson, b. Feb. 20, 179S.
VII. Flora, b. Dec. 19, 1800.



19. John* Fairman (James*, Johns, John 2 , John 1 ), born in Kil-
lingly, Conn., May 5, 1779; m. Feb. 4, 1802, Anna Corey, b. July
25, 1778; d. Aug. 1, 1829; he m. (2) Jan. — , 1831, Polly Rowell,
b. Oct. 11, 1 781 ; d. July 21, 187 1 ; he d. in Wolcott, Vt., Feb. 2,
1868.

He removed from Conn, about 1800, and settled in Craftsburg,
Vt., and some three years later he removed to the adjoining town of



1 6 FAIRMAN GENEALOGY.

Albany, then a wilderness, being the fourteenth family which settled
there. He resided there till 1864, when he removed to Wolcott.
He was honored by the bestowal of several town and county offices,
and was highly respected in the community.

He had but one child : —
30. Erastus, b. in Craftsburg, Vt., April 20, 1803.



20. John* Fairman (John*, John3, James 2 , John'), b. Feb. 28,
1773; m. May 15, 1800, Lovina Green. He was of Wilbraham,
where he followed the trade of a shoemaker, and died there Oct. 31,
1850.

Children : —

I. Olive, b. Dec. 14, 1800; d. Sept. 5, 1803. . .

II. Harriet, b. July 12, 1802.

III. John, b. Oct. 12, 1804.

IV. Olive, b. July 31, 1806.

V. Lorenzo, b. March 13, 1808.

31. VI. Frances Bugbee, b. Nov. 9, 1809.
VII. Horace, b. Dec. 14, 181 1.

32. VIII. Edmund, b. Feb. 20, 1814.

IX. William Alanson, b. Aug. 21, 1816; d. March 6,

1817.
X. Lucy Amelia, b. May 16, 1818.



21. Richard^ Fairman (John**, John^, James 2 , John 1 ), b. Oct.
2 3> 1777 ; m. March 25, 1803, Roxanna Davis. She d. before 1809;

he m. (2) Betsey , who d. Feb. 5, 1826, se. 47. He was of

Wilbraham, Mass.

Children : —

I. Philander, b. Aug. 6, 1803.
II. Philena, b. April 30, 1805.

Children by second marriage : —

III. Roxana, b. June 1, 1810.

IV. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 8, 181 1.

V. Richard Darwin, b. Jan. 24, 1814.
33. VI. James Lawrence, b. Jan. 22, 18 16.



FAIRMAN GENEALOGY. 1 7

22. JudeS Fairman (John*, Benjamin^, James 2 , John 1 ), b. Dec.
iS, 1 7S4 ; m. about 1809 Sarah Luce, b. in Stafford, Conn., Aug. 4,
1793; d. Dec. 5, 1873; nc d. Aug. 3, 1S61. He settled in the
northern part of Coos Co., N. -II., about 1818, where he resided


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