Eli Fairchild

10 December 1821–5 July 1914 (Age 92)
Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Eli

When Eli Fairchild was born on 10 December 1821, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, David Fairchild, was 24 and his mother, Charlotte Guyer, was 19. He married Grace Dimon Sturges on 30 December 1844. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Vermont, United States in 1870. He died on 5 July 1914, in Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Fairchild
1821–1914
Grace Dimon Sturges
1817–1908
Marriage: 30 December 1844
David Sturges Fairchild
1847–1930
Lydia Jane Fairchild
1849–
William Henry Fairchild
1853–1929
Mary Elizabeth Fairchild
1855–
Francis Eli Fairchild
1860–1877

Spouse and Children

    Male1821–1914Male

    Grace Dimon Sturges

    Female1817–1908Female

MARRIAGE
30 December 1844
children

(5)

    David Sturges Fairchild

    Male1847–1930Male

    Female1849–Female

    William Henry Fairchild

    Male1853–1929Male

    Mary Elizabeth Fairchild

    Female1855–Female

    Francis Eli Fairchild

    Male1860–1877Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1797–1839Male

    Charlotte Guyer

    Female1802–Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1821–1914Male

    William Munson Fairchild

    Male1826–1909Male

    David Burr Fairchild

    Male1828–Male

    Mary Elizabeth Fairchild

    Female1830–Female

    John Fairchild

    Male1837–1867Male

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 8

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1846

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Southern English: nickname from Middle English fair child ‘handsome child’ or ‘handsome youth of noble birth’ ( see Child ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ely Fairchilds in household of Horatio N Burr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eli Fairchild, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eli Fairchilds, "United States Census, 1850"

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