Asher Fairchild

Brief Life History of Asher

When Asher Fairchild was born on 20 January 1751, in Morristown, Old Bridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Matthew Fairchild, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Freeman, was 27. He married Sarah Howell on 17 February 1773, in Morristown, Morris Township, Morris, New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 21 September 1781, in his hometown, at the age of 30, and was buried in First Presbyterian Churchyard, Morristown, Morris Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States.

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Asher Fairchild
Sarah Howell
Marriage: 17 February 1773
Aaron Fairchild
Theodocia Fairchild
Jonathan Fairchild
Sally or Sarah Fairchild

Sources (2)

  • Asher Fairchild, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Asher Fairchild, "Find A Grave Index"

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"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


New Jersey is the 3rd state.

Name Meaning

English (southern): 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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