Harriet Fairbanks

Brief Life History of Harriet

When Harriet Fairbanks was born on 28 March 1819, in Sand Hill-Fort Plain, Minden, Montgomery, New York, United States, her father, Joseph Fairbanks IV, was 40 and her mother, Mary Polly Brooks, was 39. She married Hendrick Doremus on 12 May 1844, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 10 March 1880, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hendrick Doremus
Harriet Fairbanks
Marriage: 12 May 1844
Joseph Fairbanks Doremus
Martha Zabriskie Doremus
Abraham Fairbanks Doremus
Harriet Ann Fairbanks Doremus

Sources (37)

  • Harriet Doremus in household of Henry J Doremus, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harriet Fairbanks - Individual or family possessions: birth: 28 March 1819; Sand Hill, Montgomery, New York, United States
  • Harriet Doremus, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

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

"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."

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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Brief History of Joseph Fairbanks 1778-1847

Written by a great, great, granddaughter, Kathryn Fairbanks Kirk. Joseph Fairbanks was born in Templeton, Massachusetts on 15 Oc. 1778. He was the only son of Joseph Fairbanks and Asenath Osgood F …

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