Henry Battin Fairman

December 1819–1914 (Age 94)
Greenwood Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Henry Battin

When Henry Battin Fairman was born in December 1819, in Greenwood Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Robert Fairman, was 36 and his mother, Ruth Edith Battin, was 28. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Mary Ann Hood. He lived in Northern Liberties Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1914, at the age of 95, and was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry Battin Fairman
Mary Ann Hood
Robert Fairman
Annie L. Fairman
Mary Fairman
Thomas Fairman

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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal
Age 1
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable
Age 1
"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
Age 27
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for the servant of someone named Fair, or a nickname meaning ‘handsome man’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames, notably Feuerman ( see Feuer ).3 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Fährmann, a variant of Fehrmann .

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

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Sources (6)

  • Henry B Fairman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry B Fairman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry Fairman in household of Robt Fairman, "United States Census, 1880"

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