Robert Fairman

30 April 1783–22 February 1857 (Age 73)
Greenwood, Greenwood Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Fairman was born on 30 April 1783, in Greenwood, Greenwood Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Fairman, was 35 and his mother, Mary Ewing, was 29. He had at least 9 sons and 5 daughters with Ruth Edith Battin. He died on 22 February 1857, in Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Greenwood Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Millville, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Fairman
1783–1857
Ruth Edith Battin
1791–1864
Thomas Fairman
1812–1893
Edith Fairman
1823–1881
Mary Fairman
1813–1815
Reece Fairman
1816–1893
Sarah Ann Fairman
1818–1890
Henry Battin Fairman
1819–1914
Robert Fairman
1824–1825
Samuel Fairman
1825–1826
Joseph Fairman
1825–
Joseph Battin Fairman
1828–1851
Hugh S. Fairman
1835–1909
Martha Fairman
1837–1915
Mary Ewing Fairman
1839–1919
James Fairman
1839–1839

Spouse and Children

children

(14)

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Fairman

    Male1748–1839Male

    Mary Ewing

    Female1754–1836Female

siblings

(10)

    William Fairman

    Male1778–Male

    Thomas Fairman

    Male1781–Male

    Gregory Gradon Fairman

    Male1782–Male

    Male1783–1857Male

    Edward Gregory Fairman

    Male1788–Male

+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 4

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1803

Age 20

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Robert Fairman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert Fairman, "Find A Grave Index"

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