James Wilson Fairchild

30 October 1815–15 July 1902 (Age 86)
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Wilson

When James Wilson Fairchild was born on 30 October 1815, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Fairchild, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Wilson, was 19. He married Eleanor Barton on 30 May 1844, in Old Washington, Guernsey, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Wills Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 15 July 1902, in Old Washington, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Old Washington, Guernsey, Ohio, United States.

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James Wilson Fairchild
Eleanor Barton
Marriage: 30 May 1844
Frances Elizabeth Fairchild
Alexander Wilson Fairchild
Thomas H B Fairchild
Mary Rebecca Fairchild
George William Fairchild
Lucinda Eleanor Fairchild
John Barton Fairchild
James Brough Fairchild
Ulysses Grant Fairchild

Spouse and Children

30 May 1844
Old Washington, Guernsey, Ohio, United States


    Frances Elizabeth Fairchild


    Alexander Wilson Fairchild


    Thomas H B Fairchild


    Mary Rebecca Fairchild


    George William Fairchild


+4 More Children

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+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 21

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 31

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.

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Sources (3)

  • James W Fairchild, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James W Fairchild, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James M Fairchild, "United States Census, 1880"

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