Alison Anderson

about 22 June 1788–15 October 1868 (Age 80)
Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alison

When Alison Anderson was born about 22 June 1788, in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, her father, Thomas Anderson, was 28 and her mother, Christian Blackhall, was 24. She married David Fairbairn on 16 April 1809, in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 15 October 1868, in Cove, Berwickshire, Scotland, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

David Fairbairn
1787–1867
Alison Anderson
1788–1868
Marriage: 16 April 1809
John Fairbairn
1810–1885
Christopher James Fairbairn
1825–1897
Thomas Fairbairn
1812–
David Fairbairn
1814–
Paul Fairbairn
1815–1887
William Fairbairn
1817–1864
James Fairbairn
1819–1905
Alexander Fairbairn
1821–1902
Walter Fairbairn
1823–1906
Christian Fairbairn
1825–
Grace Fairbairn
1827–
Alison Fairbairn
1829–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 April 1809
Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(12)

    John Fairbairn

    Male1810–1885Male

    Thomas Fairbairn

    Male1812–Male

    David Fairbairn

    Male1814–Male

    Paul Fairbairn

    Male1815–1887Male

    William Fairbairn

    Male1817–1864Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Anderson

    Male1760–1819Male

    Christian Blackhall

    Female1764–1867Female

siblings

(8)

    Christian Anderson

    Female1787–1868Female

    Female1788–1868Female

    Thomas Anderson

    Male1789–1867Male

    Catharine Anderson

    Female1791–1853Female

    Mary Anderson

    Female1794–1860Female

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 14

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 23

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 27

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Andrew's son

Sources (3)

  • Alison Anderson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alison Anderson, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Alison Anderson in entry for Christian Faribairn, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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