FAIRCHILD Family Outline Descent Tree(s) (ODT)
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FAIRCHILD, Cassius, Brig. Gen.
[1828-1868] – American soldier
He was born in Kent. Ohio, Dec. 16, 1828; son of Jairus C. Fairchild, state treasurer of Wisconsin, 1848-52. Cassius migrated with his father's family to Wisconsin Territory in 1846, settling at Madison, and acted as private secretary and assistant to his father in his public and personal business affairs. He was a member of the state assembly in 1860 and in 1861 was commissioned major of the 16th Wisconsin volunteers. He was wounded at Shiloh, April 6, 1862, and was unable to rejoin his command until April 18, 1863. From October, 1863, to March, 1864, he was on court-martial duty at Vicksburg, Miss. He commanded his regiment in the battles of Big Shanty, June 3, and Kenesaw Mountain, June 27, 1864, marching from Clifton, Tenn., to Ackworth, Ga. After the capture of Atlanta, Ga., he was detailed on recruiting service and rejoined his regiment at Beaufort, S.C., in January, 1865. He commanded a brigade of the 3d division, 17th army corps, in the Carolina campaign and was mustered out of the service in July, 1865, his commission as brevet brigadier-general of volunteers dating from March 13, 1865.
|FAIRCHILD, Charles Stebbins [1842-1924] – American public official, Treasury Secretary FAIR1484 5C4|
FAIRCHILD, David Grandison
[1869-?] – American botanist
Appointed botanist (1889) and agricultural explorer (1898) of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and head of division of Foreign Plant Exploration; conducted (1895 et seq) researches for economic plants in Netherlands East Indies, South Sea Islands, Australia, South America, Egypt, Japan, China, and Persian Gulf; distributed (1906-07) 800 tung-oil trees to pioneer growers in U.S.; retired in 1935. His collection of tropical trees and plants is [in 1954] assembled in the Fairchild Tropical Garden at Coral Gables, Fla. Author of "The World Was My Garden". NCCN
|FAIRCHILD, David Sturgis, Dr. [1847-1930] – American surgeon FAIR267 5C5|
FAIRCHILD, Edward Henry
[1815-1889] – American educator, abolitionist
He was born at Stockbridge, Mass., Nov. 29, 1815; son of Grandson and Nancy (Harris) Fairchild; and a brother of James Harris Fairchild, president of Oberlin college, and of George Thompson Fairchild, president of Kansas state agricultural college. His parents removed to Brownhelm, Ohio, in 1818, where he was brought up on a new farm in the woods. He was sent about 1831 to the Elyria high school and became greatly interested in the anti-slavery movement. He was one of the first freshman class at Oberlin college, and was graduated from the college in 1838 and from the theological seminary in 1841. While at Oberlin as student he favored the admission of colored students and in 1836 he was commissioned by the American anti-slavery society to lecture on the anti-slavery question and was sent to northern Pennsylvania. In 1837 he was teacher of a large colored school in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in 1838 was employed by the Ohio anti-slavery society as lecturer. He was married Aug. 31, 1841, to Maria Babbit of Strongsville, Ohio. He was pastor of the First Congregational church of Cleveland in 1841 and teacher in Birmingham, Mich., Elmira, N.Y., and Hartford, Ohio, till 1853. He was principal of the preparatory department of Oberlin college, 1853-69, and in April, 1869, he became president of Berea college, Madison county, Ky., founded by the Rev. John G. Fee, an earnest anti-slavery advocate, as an anti-slavery school. Howard hall was erected the same year by the Freedman's bureau at a cost of $18,000 and later other buildings, including Ladies' hall, Lincoln hall and a chapel, were added. An endowment of more than $100,000 was secured. The students included both white and colored of both sexes. President Fairchild, feeling the weight of years, selected as his successor Prof. William Goodell Frost, who was elected in 1888, but declined to serve, until re-elected in 1892.
FAIRCHILD, Edwin Milton
[1865-?] – American lecturer, founder, author
He was born Nov. 7, 1865, in Lansing, Mich. He proposed visual instruction in ethics as a method for use in Sunday and public schools, which was first tried in 1898. He is the author of "The Function of the Church"; "Commandments Father Wisdom Taught the Child He Loved"; "The Educational Church Marriage Service"; and "Ethical Instruction in School and Church". [HE]
FAIRCHILD, Egbert Nelson
[1802-1864] – American construction contractor
He built the Manhattan Croton Reservoir, now Central Park's Great Lawn
FAIRCHILD, George Thompson
[1838-1901] – American educator
He was born at Brownhelm, Lorain county, Ohio, Oct, 6, 1838; son of Grandison and Nancy (Harris) Fairchild, who removed to Brownhelm from Stockbridge, Mass., in 1818; and grandson of Daniel and Mary (Buttles) Fairchild, and of William Henry and Mary (Plumb) Harris.
|FAIRCHILD, George Winthrop [1854-1924] – American legislator, business executive FAIR1517 6C5|
FAIRCHILD, Herman LeRoy
[1850-1943] – American geologist
He was born at Montrose, Pa., April 29, 1850; son of Harmon Canfield and Mary Amanda (Biasell) Fairchild, grandson of Asa Fairchild of New Milford, Conn., and a descendant of Thomas Fairchild of Stratford, Conn., 1689. The Fairchilds were from Litchfield county, Conn., and the Bissells were from Cooperstown, N.Y., but earlier from Rhode Island.
|FAIRCHILD, James Harris [1817-1902] – American educator FAIR891 4C6|
|FAIRCHILD, Lucius, General [1831-1896] – American Civil War hero, politician, diplomat, Governor of Wisconsin FAIR250 4C6|
FAIRCHILD, Salome (Cutler)
[1855-?] – American librarian
She was born in Dalton, Mass., June 21, 1855; daughter of Artemas H. and Lydia (Wakefield) Cutler, and granddaughter of Jonas Cutler. She was graduated from Mount Holyoke seminary in 1875, and was instructor in Latin in that institution, 1877-79. She held various important positions in the American library association from 1889. She was chairman of the committee in charge of the library exhibit at the World's Columbian exposition in 1893, and chairman of the committee on the" American Library Association Catalog Supplement" from 1894. She was made the vice-director of the New York state library school, Albany, N.Y., in 1889. The degree of B.L.S. was conferred upon her by the University of the state of New York in 1891. She was married July 1, 1897, to the ¤Rev. Edwin Milton Fairchild, lecturer for the educational church board. She is the author of "Home Libraries", and "Scientific Study of Philanthrophy", and editor of the "Catalog" of the A.L.A. Library. BDNA
|FAIRCHILD, Sherman Mills [1896-1971] – American entrepreneur and inventor (camera shutter) FAIR1526 7C4|
|FAIRCHILD, Thomas [1610-1670] – ::> CT: Stratford settlers (1639) ::> FAIR1 10GGFa|
|JAMES, Darwin Rush [1834-1908] – American legislator, Representative from NY FAIR1500 4C6|
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