John Boylston Fairbanks

Brief Life History of John Boylston

When John Boylston Fairbanks was born on 28 April 1817, in Sandy Hill, Kingsbury, Washington, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Fairbanks IV, was 38 and his mother, Mary Polly Brooks, was 37. He married Sarah H. VanWagoner on 31 August 1844, in Pompton Plains, Pequannock Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He registered for military service in 1854. He died on 14 May 1875, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Boylston Fairbanks
Sarah H. VanWagoner
Marriage: 31 August 1844
John Joseph Fairbanks
Harriet Fairbanks
Henry Fairbanks Sr
Nathaniel Fairbanks
Sarah Ann Fairbanks
John B Fairbanks
Mary Fairbanks
Alicia Fairbanks
Lillie Maria Fairbanks
Franklin Fairbanks
George A. Fairbanks

Sources (86)

  • Jno Fairbanks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John B Faribanks, "BillionGraves Index"
  • J B Fairbanks in entry for Lillie Maria Fairbanks, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

habitational name from Fair Banks in Derbyshire or any of various other minor places so called.

variant of Fairbank , with post-medieval excrescent -s.


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

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