bullet John Noyes FAIRBANKS(6824) (6825) was born on 10 Mar 1794 in Union, Knox, Maine. He died on 6 Jun 1852 in Union, Knox, Maine. He has reference number 368. Parents: John FAIRBANKS and Eunice PAYSON.

He was married to Martha PREBLE on 12 Jun 1822. Children were: Eunice PAyson FAIRBANKS , Nancy McMellen FAIRBANKS, Martha Elizabeth FAIRBANKS, John Noyes FAIRBANKS , Henry Norris FAIRBANKS, Caroline Oliver FAIRBANKS, William FAIRBANKS , George Hollis FAIRBANKS, Clotilda Ann FAIRBANKS.


bullet John Noyes FAIRBANKS(6826) was born on 31 Jan 1829 in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine. He has reference number 368.4. Parents: John Noyes FAIRBANKS and Martha PREBLE.


bullet John Phillips FAIRBANKS(6827) (6828) was born on 26 Mar 1807 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He died on 10 Jan 1862 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He has reference number 640. Parents: John FAIRBANKS and Hannah B. DENCH.

He was married to Elizabeth S. SMITH on 10 Dec 1840. Children were: Marie Antoinette FAIRBANKS.


bullet John R. FAIRBANKS (Private). Parents: Austin Albert FAIRBANKS and Kate C. HIGGINS.


bullet John Richard FAIRBANKS (Private). Parents: John Earlen FAIRBANKS and Nancy Leta FISHEER.

Children were: Jennifer Romney FAIRBANKS, Kimberly Leta FAIRBANKS, Gwydolyn May FAIRBANKS .

He was married to Joni MCCARTHY on 8 Mar 1981. Children were: Shawn Wilder FAIRBANKS, Richard Clayton FAIRBANKS.


bullet John Robinson FAIRBANKS(6829) (6830) was born on 6 Nov 1837 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He resided at after 1880 in Hyde Park, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He was living in 1897 in Hyde Park, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He has reference number 651. Parents: Drury FAIRBANKS and Lucy ROBINSON.

He was married to Anna C. ASPINWALL on 13 Feb 1868.

He was married to Caroline W. MARSHALL on 18 Jun 1873. Children were: John D. FAIRBANKS .


bullet John Russell FAIRBANKS(6831) was born in 1834 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 26 Jul 1866 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama. He has reference number 515.5. Parents: Asa FAIRBANKS and Anna Talbot RICHMOND.


bullet John S. FAIRBANKS(6832) was born on 17 Jul 1877 in Fairgrove, Tuscola, Michigan. He has reference number 844.2. Parents: John Henry FAIRBANKS and Rhoda L. HACKETT.


bullet John Seth FAIRBANKS(6833) was born on 8 May 1869 in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York. He died after 1897. He has reference number 736.3. Parents: Zelotes Cornelius FAIRBANKS and Eunisa V. GRANT.


bullet John Smith FAIRBANKS(6834) was born on 6 Mar 1849 in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois. He died on 10 May 1850 in Georgetown, Carroll, Illinois. He has reference number 638.7. Parents: Rev. George Washington FAIRBANKS and Calista CAMPBELL .


bullet John Theodore FAIRBANKS(6835) was born on 23 May 1872 in Fredonia, Chautauqua, New York. He (or she) died on 16 Jul 1886 in Fredonia, Chautauqua, New York. He (or she) has reference number 1018.3. Parents: Daniel FAIRBANKS and Harriet N. WELLMAN.


bullet John Vernon FAIRBANKS (Private). Parents: Stephen Lester FAIRBANKS and Louella UNGER.

He was married to Visa Oleta BEAN on 20 Nov 1928 in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska. Children were: LouRee FAIRBANKS, LaQuita J FAIRBANKS, Verna Jean FAIRBANKS, Sally Lynn FAIRBANKS.


bullet John Wallace FAIRBANKS(6836) (6837) was born on 3 Jul 1836 in Antwerp, Jefferson, New York. He died on 28 Aug 1877 in Petersburg, Monroe, Michigan. He has reference number 671. He resided at in Petersburg, Monroe, Michigan. Parents: David FAIRBANKS and Sybil SMITH.

He was married to Tryphena MARSHALL on 27 Jul 1862. Children were: Mary Adele FAIRBANKS, Charles Henry FAIRBANKS.


bullet John White FAIRBANKS(6838) was born on 4 Sep 1868 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont. He has reference number 499.1. Parents: Amos P. FAIRBANKS and Esther Amelia WHITE.


bullet John William FAIRBANKS(6839) (6840) was born on 12 Oct 1843 in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts. He was living in 1897 in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts. He has reference number 987. Parents: Joseph Hastings FAIRBANKS and Eliza Ann MELLEN.

He was married to Ella Maria FISHER on 25 Dec 1868. Children were: Minnie Louisa FAIRBANKS, Arthur Emmons FAIRBANKS , Ralph Hooker FAIRBANKS.


bullet John Wilmarth FAIRBANKS(6841) was born on 8 Sep 1827 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 2 Oct 1828 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He has reference number 234.1. Parents: Willard Wolcott FAIRBANKS and Eliza S. WILMARTH.


bullet John Wilson FAIRBANKS(6842) was born on 14 Sep 1875 in Ohio. He was living in 1897 in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio. He has reference number 800.6. Parents: Orrin Chester FAIRBANKS and Eliza WILSON.


bullet John Woods FAIRBANKS(6843) was born on 10 Dec 1822 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA. He died after 1895 in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California. He has reference number 276.1. Parents: Nathaniel FAIRBANKS and Sarah H. WOODS.

He was married to Matilda G. GODFREY on 28 Jul 1847.


bullet Jonas FAIRBANKS(6844) was born in May 1624 in Sowerby, Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire, England. He died on 10 Feb 1676 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. Killed by Indians with son Joshua He has reference number 4. Lived Old House
Born in England; came to Dedham with his parents; removed to Lancaster in 1657; signed the covenant March 7, 1659, and was "one of the fathers of the town". He was a farmer, and, it is believed, also a carpenter.

In 1652 he was fined for wearing great boots before he was worth LB200, which was contrary to the sumptuary regulation of the government of Massachusetts ordered in 1651. He was killed, with his son Joshua, by Indians Feb. 10, 1676, during a raid upon the settlement.

Jonas, the third son of Jonathan, removed to Lancaster in 1657, and became the progenitor of numerous families scattered through the New England and Western States. He signed the Covenant Mar. 7, 1659. In his family there was good ancestral stock on both sides of the house. He was a strong man, both in his mental and his physical personality. It may be presumed that he had received as fair an education and training as were afforded in the new settlement of Dedham where, as we know, the school and the church went hand in hand with the founding of homes, while his earlier education was no doubt begun in England. In short, he was qualified to be what he was called~ '"One of the fathers of the town." His wife was a daughter of John Prescott, who, as the historian declares, "was a rare type of man, the ideal pioneer." "Not one," he says, "of the famous frontiersmen, whose figures stand out so prominently in early American history, was better equipped with the many qualities that win hero worship in a new country than was (he) the father of the Nashaway Plantation." The story of his life is indeed interesting, but only this bare glimpse of his character can be given here.
The children of Jonas appear to have been well educated for the times. Jabez, his only son who left any male descendants, shines in history. His military despatches preserved in the records show him to have been a man of marked intellectual ability, and he was certainly a hero of great physical stamina and bravery. His children and their descendants contributed largely to the population of Lancaster and the neighboring towns, especially Sterling and Harvard, originally parts of Lancaster. The name did honor to the towns in those days. The marriages were generally with the foremost families.
Living representatives of this sturdy stock are among the best men and women of the country. They possess in an eminent degree the qualifications due to their ancient inheritance and fortunate successions in after generations. Among them are many fine illustrations of the solid truth that "blood will tell," and their blood is not thin enough to be very "blue." Many of the men are athletes of splendid proportions, and manly vigor and intellectual force are common qualities. They are engaged in aJJ the respectable occupations of life; are well represented in the learned professions, while in the arena of business there are conspicuous examples of successful and honorable careers. Some of them are prominent and active workers in missionary fields abroad, as will be seen by their records hereafter presented. From the earliest times they have been noted for their interest in education, and in the present generations they are in this respect keeping pace with the progress of the age.
Jonas was killed, with his son Joshua, by the Indians in the desperate assault made upon the settlement by King Philip, with fifteen hundred warriors, on the morning of the tenth day of February 1675-6, in which from fifty to fifty five persons, out of about the same number of families, were massacred and twenty or more were carried into captivity. His son Jonathan and one of his children were victims of the massacre of Sept. 22, 1697. Thus, except for the escape of Jabez in the first Indian raid, this branch of the family, in the male lines, would have been exterminated. Jabez lived to rear a large family, and by heroic bravery to avenge the atrocities by which not only his own family, but more than fifty others suffered in those dark days.

Parents: Jonathan FAIRBANKS and Grace LEE SMITH.

He was married to Lydia PRESCOTT on 28 May 1658 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. Children were: Marie FAIRBANKS, Joshua FAIRBANKS, Grace FAIRBANKS, Jonathan FAIRBANKS, Hasadiah FAIRBANKS, Jabez FAIRBANKS Capt., Jonas FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonas FAIRBANKS(6845) was born on 23 Dec 1656 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He died on 18 Dec 1676. He has reference number 3.5. Parents: George FAIRBANKS Captain and Mary ADAMS.


bullet Jonas FAIRBANKS(6846) was born on 3 Jun 1673 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. He died on 13 Sep 1697. He has reference number 4.7. He was buried in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. Parents: Jonas FAIRBANKS and Lydia PRESCOTT.


bullet Jonas FAIRBANKS(6847) was born on 15 Feb 1687 in Medway (Medfield), Norfolk, Massachusetts. He died on 10 Nov 1690 in Medway (Medfield), Norfolk, Massachusetts. He has reference number 9.7. Parents: George FAIRBANKS and Sarah (FAIRBANKS).


bullet Jonas FAIRBANKS(6848) died about 1697 in Medway (Medfield), Norfolk, Massachusetts. He was born on 9 Jun 1697 in Medway (Medfield), Norfolk, Massachusetts. He has reference number 11.6. Parents: Jonathan FAIRBANKS Dr. and Sarah FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonas FAIRBANKS(6849) was born in 1703 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. He died on 4 Nov 1792 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. He has reference number 29. Parents: Jabez FAIRBANKS Capt. and Mary WILDER.

He was married to Thankful WHEELER on 8 Apr 1731 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. Children were: Martha FAIRBANKS , Josiah FAIRBANK, Elijah FAIRBANK, Deacon Cyrus FAIRBANK, Rhoda FAIRBANKS, Mary FAIRBANKS, Jonas FAIRBANKS, Sarah FAIRBANKS, Abijah FAIRBANK, Elizabeth FAIRBANKS, Manasseh FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonas FAIRBANKS(6850) was born on 20 Oct 1720 in Medway (Medfield), Norfolk, Massachusetts. He died after 1761. He has reference number 52. Parents: George FAIRBANKS and Sarah HARDING.

He was married to Experience LELAND in 1745. Children were: Miriam FAIRBANKS, Deborah FAIRBANKS, Sarah FAIRBANKS, Mary FAIRBANKS, Elijah FAIRBANKS, Experience FAIRBANKS, Hopestill FAIRBANKS, Rufus FAIRBANKS, Joseph FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonas FAIRBANKS(6851) was born on 19 Sep 1718 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died on 27 Mar 1720 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He has reference number 26.1. Parents: Samuel FAIRBANKS and Susannah WATSON.


bullet Jonas FAIRBANKS(6852) was born on 2 Nov 1743 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. He has reference number 29.7. Parents: Jonas FAIRBANKS and Thankful WHEELER.

He was married to Elizabeth WILDER on 6 Dec 1770 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts.


bullet Jonas FAIRBANKS(6853) was born about 1747 in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts. He was christened on 25 Oct 1747 in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts. He died on 5 May 1825 in Morrisville, Madison, New York. He has reference number 153. Parents: Samuel FAIRBANKS Capt. and Hannah CORBIN.

He was married to Mary CARTER on 5 Dec 1768 in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts. Children were: Chloe FAIRBANKS, Hannah FAIRBANKS, Uri FAIRBANKS , Ebenezer FAIRBANKS, Royal FAIRBANK.

He was married to Freelove STANLEY in Jan 1782. Children were: Matilda FAIRBANKS , Polly (Mary) Carter FAIRBANKS, Dr. Zenas FAIRBANKS MD, Sophia FAIRBANKS, George FAIRBANKS, Altheda FAIRBANKS, William Morris FAIRBANKS, Orilla FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonas Metcalf FAIRBANKS(6854) was born on 29 Apr 1799 in Bellingham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He died on 3 Jul 1867. He has reference number 118.4. Parents: Joseph FAIRBANKS and Mary METCALF.


bulletJonathan FAIRBANKS(6855) (39) (photo) was born in 1595 in Heptonstall, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. He signed a will in 1668 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. WILL OF JONATHAN FAIREBANKE, 1668.

In the yeare of our Lord one thousand sixe hundred sixty and eight, the first day of the fourth month, com'only called June; I Jonathan ffarbanke of dedham in the Countie of Suffolke Senioe, Being sicke and weake, And expecting that the day of my desolution is drawing neere doe in the name alad feare of God ordaine and make this my Last will & Testamt for the disposelng and settling of the things of this life, with which the Lord hath at prsent Intrusted me in manner & forme as followeth; viz first I commit my soule to God that gave it, Trusting in the alone Righteousnes & mediation of Jesus Christ my Redemet & aduocate, & my body to the earth whence it was taken, to be after my decease Desently buried therein in christian buriall at the discretion of my Executor. In prims I give & bequeath vnto grace my Deere & well beloved wife, All and Every prt & pfcell of my whole moueable Estate whatsoeuer as well within dores as without, namely all my household stuffe, of all & Euery sort & kinde as allso all my cattell of all kinds all my corne cartes ploughs workeing tooles & vtensils of husbandrye all debts due to me & whatsoeuer Ells come within the denomination of moueable Estate & all this I giue and Bequeath to my said wife, to despose of when And to whom shee shall at any time see meete. And more I giue to grace my said wife an Annuitie of Eight pounds pr Annm to be paid to her or her assignee to her vse yearely & euery yeare, in two equall prts. * *Ite I glue & bequeath to George (ffarbanke my secon)d sonne & to his heyers for euer, sixteene pounds the one halle whereof shall be payed to him within the space of one ( .... ) yeare next ensueing after the decease of my said wife; And whereas I haue allready giuen and doe herby confirme to my said sonne George all that my prt in the generaIl deuident (dividend ?) already laid out thro Meadfield & some workinge tooles & such like small things, my will & my mind is, That the said percell of lande and tho6e tooles and other small thing soe giuen shall be all indifferently & Equally aprized and if they shall together amount to the value of eight pounds then it shall be accounted for his first payment. * * * And I glue & bequeath to my daughter Mary the wife of Christopher Smith the sume of sixteene pounds, which sixteene pounds I glue to my said daughter in prticuler, And distinct from her husbans Estate & to be allwayes at her dispose, this sixteen pounds to be payed in two equall (sum'es ?) of Eight pounds. * * * Item More I giue to my said daughter Mary Three pounds to purchase her a suite of aparrell to be paid within the space of three months next after my decease. Item. I giue and bequeath to Jonas ffarbanke my third sonne & his heyers for euer the like sume of sixtene pounds to be allso payed in two equal sumes. * * * Item I giue & bequeath to Jonathan ffarebanke my yongest sonne & to his heighers the like sume of sixteene pounds, to be paid allso in two Equal Sum'es. * * * Item I giue and bequeath to Sarah the Eldest daughter of my sonne John flarebanks one young beast betwixt one and two yeares of age, & more three pounds to be payed by my Executor when she shall attaine lawfull age, the young beast before mentioned I Reserue out of the cattell bequeathed to Grace my wife; Item I giue & bequeath to my sonne in lawe Ralph Daye ffourty shillings to be payed within six monthes after my wives decease;
Item. I giue & bequeath to each of the foure Children of the said Ralph which he had by my daughter Susan his late wife the sum'e of flourtie shillings to be payd them seuerally as they shall attaine lawfull age pruided all my other Legacies to my three sonnes & my daughter be first payed in manner as is aboue Expressed; Item my mind ~ my will is that all these my legacies aboue bequeathed, the specie or kind of payment whereof is not named shall be all payed in current Contreypayment at price then Currant In ded (ham I glue ~ bequeath) To John ffarebanke my Eldest sonne all my houses &-' lands whatsouer, not being foremerly aboue (mentioned ? togeth)er with all my common Rightes & towne pruiliges whatsoeuer, to haue posses &' injoy the same ( .... ) & his heyers to enter vpon all my lands forthwith after my decease; and all my houses and yardes at the end of foure mo'nthes n(ext followin)g the same; Item I doe nominate apoiht and ordayne John Fairebancke my afforesaid Eldest Sonne, To be my sole Executor to whom I coremitt all nessary trust d~' power Requisite for the due and full prformeance & Execution of this my last will as it belongs or is necessary for an Executor to doe in all & euery prt as is aboue expressed; Item I allso name & intreate my very loueing friends Eleazer Lusher & Petter Woodward Sene to be ouerseers to the performance of this my present will & to be assisting to my aboue named Executor therin as themselues shall see cause, & I doe hereby reueoke & make null & voide all other or former wills whatsouer by me formerly made; & doe auouch & decleare this prsent wrighting, as is aboue herein entered, to be & contayne my true onely & last will & testemant.
In wittnss whereof I the said Jonathan ffarebanke Sene haue herevnto subscribed my hand & affixed my seale the day & yeare first aboue written.
This a true copy of the will of Jonathan Fayerbank senyore.
as attest Daniell filsher.
Wiliam Avery.


He died on 5 Dec 1668 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He has reference number 1. He has reference number E7.1. He was born in England, before the year 1600. He came to Boston with his family in 1633, and remained there about three years, when he settled in Dedham, being one of the earliest pioneers. He, with others, signed the Covenant when the town was established and named.


HISTORY OF THE IMMIGRANT FAMILY.

Jonathan Fairebanke (Fairbank, Fairbanks) came from Sowerby in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, to Boston, Mass., in the year 1683, and in 1636 settled in Dedham, Mass., where he built the noted "Old Fairbanks House" which is still standing as an ancient landmark, the oldest dwelling house in New England that, for the same period of time, has been continuously owned and occupied by the builder and his lineal descendants. Only a few houses, or parts of houses of the same age remain, and most of these are in ruins. It is, moreover, a remarkable fact, perhaps unparalleled in this country, that during all this time, two and a half centuries, the estate has never had a mortgage incumbrance upon it.
This house is now historically famous, and is an object of great interest to many visitors to the old town of Dedham. On the 20th of June 1895, a new Court House was dedicated in that town and Hon. Frederick D. Ely delivered an historical address on the occasion. Speaking of old landmarks he referred to the old house in the following words:
"In a neighboring street stands a dwelling house, erected early in the last half of the seventeenth century. It is warped and worn by the sunshine and the storms of its nearly 250 years. Winter and summer, frost and heat have done much to undermine its symmetry, and its leaning walls and sloping floors are only held in place by its frame of massive oak. Yet hundreds, I may safely say thousands, of men and women come from far and near to view and examine the old Fairbanks house in every minutest particular, while they scarcely accord a passing glance to the magnificent and costly modern mansion on the opposite side of the street."
It has been claimed that this house was built in 1636. This claim has been the subject of considerable discussion among historians, and is disputed on historical grounds. One, at least, expresses the belief that it was not built till about the year 1654. The chief reason assigned for his belief is that the old house is a framed building of massive oak timber, and that there is no historical evidence that any framed dwelling houses were erected in the town as early as 1636. Against this alleged fact is the tradition that the frame of the main part of the house, together with the bricks and tiles and windows, was imported from England, and remained in Boston for several months before it was carried to Dedham.
The truth is that the house was not built as it stands at one time, or in one year; and it is certain that Jonathan owned a house situated probably on the same lot in 1648. In the valuation of houses, made in that year for the purpose of assessing the "country rate," there were enumerated eighty-one houses, ranging in value from £45, the highest, to £2, the lowest, omitting fractions. The valuation of Jonathan Fairbanke's house was £28, and only eight houses were estimated higher. The highest valuation, £45, was placed upon the house of Rev. John Allin, pastor of the church.
Subsequently, perhaps as late as 1654, a large addition was made to the original building, which was called the new house, which is said to have been built for the occupation of his son John after his marriage. In the Inventory of Jonathan's personal estate taken after his death in 1668, some things are mentioned as contained in certain "rooms in the new house." From these facts and circumstances, particularly the fact that he owned a lot of land prior to May 1637, it is not unreasonable to conclude that he built a house in 1686, or soon after, which is a part of the present building, or in a short time was replaced by a framed structure to which the addition was made some years later.
He had a family consisting of his wife and six children, four sons and two daughters, namely, John, George, Mary, Susan, Jonas and Jonathan, who were all born in England. Of the ages of his children when he arrived here we can judge only by circumstances. The dates of their births, except one, have not been ascertained. Mary was born, according to a descendant of the Metcalf family, Apr. 18, 1622. If she was the third child, we may judge approximately of the ages of the rest; but the places of the daughters, as given in the table, may not be correct. In 1638 John was appointed, with John Rogers, to survey the Charles River, and he was married in 1641. George was married in 1646; Jonas in 1658; and Jonathan, the youngest son, about 1653.
The town of Dedham was established and named by the General Court the "10th of ye 7 Moneth, 1636," upon a petition signed by twenty-two persons, in connection with a grant of land in addition to a "grante formerly made of a Plantacion above the Falls," with "Immunitie from publike Charges" for three years. Thereupon the "Dedham Covenant" was drawn up and signed by the petitioners and others.

The covenant was in the nature of a mutual compact concerning the future management of the affairs of the town. It was signed by one hundred and twenty-five persons, and among them were Jonathan Fayerbanke, John Fayerbanke, George Fayerbanke and Jonathan Fayerbank, Jun. Not all of this number, however, subscribed in 1636, but some of them from time to time as they were admitted townsmen.

The following record is found in the "Towne Booke":
,, Dedham. The 23th of ye first Month called March 1687. The First Assembly in Dedham, by whose names are underwritten, vizt, Edward Alleyn, Abraham Shawe, Samuel Morse, Philemon Dalton, Joseph Shawe, Ezechiell Holliman, Lambert Genere, Nicholas Phillips, Raffe Shepheard, John Gay, Francis Austin, Willm Berstowe, John Rogers, Danfell Morse, John Huggens.
Jonathan Fearbanke being p'sented by John Dwite was accepted and subscribed."
John was admitted townsman and signed the covenant as early as 1642; George about 1651, and Jonathan in 1654.
It would appear that the lands were originally granted to individuals in twelve and eight-acre lots, for among the earliest town proceedings it was
"Ordered that euery Twelve Acre Lott shall haue route acres of swampe granted in the first grante there vnto besids what may be granted in any deuident of swampe that may afterward be layed out. And that also; in like manner euery Eight Acre Lott shall haue the like grante of three acres of swampe layed out as due there vnto."

It was also
"Ordered that euery man that hath an whole Lott shall haue so many Acres of Meadowe as he hath vpland in his first grante for an house Lott. where of part of such pcells of Meadowe as lyeth adioyneing to his said Lott shall be granted to him in pt and the remainder shall be made vp else where."
Before 1687, Jonathan Fairbanke had been granted at least a twelve-acre lot with four acres of swamp land, for in that year he received as his proportion of a further allotment four acres of "Swampe" land. The additional grant was made because "vpon a good viewe taken of ye Swampes next ye Towne they are fownd to be soe gteate yt ye formr pportion allotted to men will not be neere sufficient to cleere them." But it was provided that a fourth part of such extra land, if accepted, should be cleared every year, and "whosoever shallbe found defective shall for eury defaulte" forfeit and pay for the benefit of the town the price "of an Ewe kid of Eight weeks old."
In 1688, the 30thof the 3a month, he was appointed, with several others, "to measure out those pclls of Medowe wch adioyne to mens Lotts. And to measure out soe much medowe in seurall pcells as is allotted vnto eury man according to their graunts made vnto them."
The c28th of ye 5th month, 1688, it was "ordered yt those wch Inhabit on ye East side of the litle River shall haue for yr Medowe next beneth ye greate pond," each a certain number of acres. Under this order Jonathan Farebancke received six acres, five rods. "But by Reason of some Interruption arising by challenge made of the same medowe to belonge vnto some of the Farmes &c.," there was given to him in 1642, in place thereof, "Sixe acres in ye medowe neere vnto the South side of Ballpate hill."

Assembly, Sept. 15, 1041.
Granted vnto John Dwight Francis Chickeringe Eliazer Lusher Jonathan Fairbanke Michael Powell Peter Woodward Michaell Metcalfe & John Frary that percell of the Low playne (nere Mr. Stoughtons farme) that belongs to this Towne to be deuided amongst themselves as they or a major part of them shall agree to be layd out by themselves or by whome soeuer they shall apoynt or imploy therein;
The 15th of ye ~/th month 1641
DEDHAM GRANTITH to
Jonathan Fairbanke and to his heyres or assignes for euer; One acre more or lesse as it lyeth on ye Low playne; abutting vpon Michael Powell toward the North east & vpon John firamy toward the South west; & vpon the waest towards the Norwest and vpon ye highway from Dedham to Dorchester mill the South east.
MICHAEL POWELL, clrt;

In 1649., there was granted to him "2 acres 2 roodes of vpland ground fit for improuement with the plough."
The 17th Of the 3a month, 1644, a grant was made to him of two acres of land "upon the North end of the wigwam playne."
"The 4 of ye 19 month 1644," he received a grant of two and onehalf acres of woodlands.
In 1656, he was alloted his proportion of "Comon town rights," six and three-fourths acres.
The following unique record appears on the books of the First Church:
"Jonathan Fairebanke notwthstanding he had long stood off fro' ye church upon some scruples about publike p'fession of faith & ye covenant yet after divers loving conferences wth him; he made such a declaration of his faith & conv'sion to god & p'fession of subjection to ye ordinances of Xt in this X yt he was readily & gladly received by ye whole church: 14d 6m 1646."
By his will, executed June 4, 1668, the year of his death, he bequeathed his "whole mouable Estate whatsouer, as well within dores as without," to his wife, Grace. Small bequests were then made to
bis "second sonne," George, to his "daughter Mary, wife of
Christopher Smith," to Jonas, to Jonathan, to Sarah, eldest daughter
of his "sonne John," and to Ralph Daye, his "sonne in lawe," (hus-
band of Susan), and to "each of the foure Children of the said
Ralph." Finally he bequeathed to John, his eldest son, all his
"houses & lands whatsoeur, not being foremerly aboue (mentioned ? )
together with all my common Rightes & towne pmiliges whatsouer,
to haue posses & injoy the same ( .... ) & his heyers ( .... ) to enter
vpon all my lands forthwith after my decease; and all my houses and yardes at the end of foure mo'nthes next following the same." And he made him sole Executor of the will.
The father, it would seem, had a good opinion of the English law of primogeniture, and so John, his eldest son, came into possession of the homestead. From that time down to July, 1892, the old house was continuously occupied by him and his descendants, Joseph, Joseph 2d, Ebenezer, Ebenezer 2d, Prudence, Sarah (Sally), Nancy, and Rebecca, the last of the family tenants. In July, 1892, the house was struck by lightning and considerably damaged. Miss Rebecca's pet dog, lying under the bed where she was sleeping, was killed, but she escaped with a severe shock. Shortly after this event, deeming the house no longer a desirable place of abode, she abandoned it, leaving a strange family in charge, and removed to Boston. Thus for the first time in over two hundred and fifty years the old house was occupied by persons not "to the manor born." But after spending several months in Boston she returned to dwell in the time-honored mansion, of which she was then the sole owner, and is still living there (Fall of 1896).



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WILL OF JONATHAN FAIREBANKE, 1668.
In the yeare of our Lord one thousand sixe hundred sixty and eight, the first day of the fourth month, corn'only called June; I Jonathan ffarbanke of dedham in the Countie of Suffolke Senioe, Being sicke and weake, And expecting that the day of my desolution is drawing neere doe in the name and feare of God ordaine and make this my Last will & Testamt for the disposeing and settling of the things of this life, with which the Lord hath at prsent Intrusted me in man-ner & forme as followeth; viz first I commit my soule to God that gaue it, Trusting in the alone Righteousnes & mediation of Jesus Christ my Redemer & aduocate, & my body to the earth whence it was taken, to be after my decease Desently buried therein in christian buriall at the discretion of my Executor. In prims I glue & bequeath vnto grace my Deere & well beloved wife, All and Every prt & prcell of my whole moueable Estate whatsoeuer as well within dores as without, namely all my household stuffe, of all & Euery sort & kinde as allso all my cattell of all kinds all my come cartes ploughs workeing tooles d~ vtensils of husbandrye all debts due to me & whatsoeuer Ells come within the denomina-tion of moueable Estate & all this I giue and Bequeath to my said wife, to des-pose of when And to whom shee shall at any time see meete. And more I glue to grace my said wife an Annuitie of Eight pounds pr Annm to be paid to her or her assignee to her vse yearely & euery yeare, in two equall prts. * * Ite I giue & bequeath to George (ffarbanke my secon)d sonne & to his heyers for euer, sixteene pounds the one halle whereof shall be payed to him within the space of one ( .... ) yeare next ensueing after the decease of my said wife; And where-as I haue allready giuen and doe herby confirme to my said sonne George all that my prt in the generall deuident (dividend ?) already laid out thro Meadfield & some workinge tooles & such like small things, my will & my mind is, That the said percell of lande and those tooles and other small thing soe giuen shall be all indifferently & Equally aprized and if they shall together amount to the value
of eight pounds then it shall be accounted for his first payment. *** And I giue & bequeath to my daughter Mary the wife of Christopher Smith the sume of sixteene pounds, which sixteene pounds I glue to my said daughter in prticuler, And distinct from her hasbans Estate & to be ailwayes at her dispose, this sixteen pounds to be payed in two equall (sum'es ?) of Eight pounds. *** Item More I glue to my said daughter Mary Three pounds to purchase her a suite of apartell to be paid within the space of three months next after my decease. Item. I glue and bequeath to Jonas flarbanke my third sonne & his heyers for euer the like sume of sixtene pounds to be allso payed in two equal sumes. * * * Item I giue & bequeath to Jonathan ffarebanke my yongest sonne & to his heighers the like sume of sixteene pounds, to be paid allso in two Equal Sum'es. * * * Item I glue and bequeath to Sarah the Eldest daughter of my sonne John flarebanks one young beast betwixt one and two yeares of age, & more three pounds to be payed by my Executor when she shall attaine lawfull age, the young beast before mentioned I Reserue out of the cattell bequeathed to Grace my wife; ItcTM I glue & bequeath to my sonne in lawe Ralph Daye ffourty shillings to be payed within six monthes after my wives decease;
Item. I giue & bequeath to each of the foure Children of the said Ralph which he had by my daughter Susan his late wife the sum'e of flourtie shillings to be payd them seueraily as they shall attaine lawfull age pruided all my other Legacies to my three sonnes & my daughter be first payed in manner as is aboue Expressed; Item my mind & my will is that all these my legacies aboue bequeathed, the specie or kind of payment whereof is not named shall be all payed in current Contrey payment at price then Currant In ded (ham I giue &' bequeath) To John ffarebanke my Eldest sonne all my houses &' lands whatsouer, not being foremerly aboue (mentioned? togeth)er with all my common Rightes & towne pruiliges whatsoeuer, to haue posses & injoy the same ( ---) and his heyers (--- to) enter vpon all my lands forthwith after my decease; and all my houses and yardes at the end of foure mo'nthes n(ext followin)g the same; Itcm I doe nominate apoint and ordayne John Fairebancke my afforesaid Eldest Sonne, To be my sole Executor to whom I committ all nessary trust &' power Requi-site for the due and full prformeance & Execution of this my last will as it belongs or is necessary for an Executor to doe in all & euery prt as is aboue ex-pressed; Item I allso name & intreate my very loueing friends Eleazer Lusher & Petter Woodward Sene to be ouerseers to the performance of this my present will & to be assisting to my aboue named Executor therin as themselues shall see cause, & I doe hereby reueoke & make null & voide all other or former wills whatsouer by me formerly made; & doe auouch & decleare this prsent wrightlng, as is aboue herein entered, to be & contayne my true onely & last will & testemant.
In wittnss whereof I the said Jonathan flarebanke Sene haue herevnto sub-scribed my hand & affixed my scale the day & yeare first aboue written.
This tt true copy of the will of Jonathan Fayerbank senyore.
as attest Daniell ffisher.
Wiliam Avery.

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The following Petition of Jonathan Fairbanks (5) is here inserted as an interesting
historical document.

MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES.

Vol. 30, page 200.

To the Honed Govr & Council conveened in Boston -- Aprill I9th
I676 @
The Petition of Jonathan ffairebankes humbly Sheweth
That yo* petition~ hath been a considerable time abroad in the Country's Service, & of late a Voluntier under the command of Capt Benjamin Gibbs, & in o~ march, wth the army towards Quabaug,* upon the information of Job the Indian. that there was a wigwam about ten miles from the Rhode, where were some of his Children --with other Indians, the sd Capt Gibbs with 9 or 10 more of which yor petitionr was one by permission of Major Savage, went thither., where wee found some of the sd Jobs Children--with some others amongst which a young girle of about ten or twelve yeares of age, whome yor petitionr. upon mr Gibbs his promiss that Shee should bee his own, tooke her up upon his horse & brought her to Quabaug, wch was about 3° miles & the Army proceeding further Shee was there left wth some others, who yor petitionr understands are since brought down--& carried to Deere Island.
Wherefore the premisses considered, yo~ peti-tion· . doth request yo~ Honor~ would bee pleased to grant him the sa girle & hee shall willingly Satisfy the necessary charges the Country have been out upon her & bee obliged to pray for yor Honors peace & prosperityes.
(on reverse)
Jno fairebanks peticon
to ye Council 20 Aprill 76.
· (Quaboag is now Brookfield, Mass.)

Parents: John FAIRBANKS and Isabel STANCLIFFE.

He was married to Grace LEE SMITH on 20 May 1617 in Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire, England. Children were: John FAIRBANKS, George FAIRBANKS Captain, Mary FAIRBANKS, Jonas FAIRBANKS, Susan FAIRBANKS, Jonathan FAIRBANKS, Sarah FAIRBANKS, Martha FAIRBANKS, James FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS(6856) was born about 1628 in Sowerby, Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire, England. (4891) He died on 28 Jan 1711 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He has reference number 5. Lived Old House
Born in England; admitted townsman in Dedham "ye 1 of ye 11: 1654" and signed the covenant. Resided in Dedham. He died Jan 28, 1711-12.

He was a soldier in King Philip's War, serving in the first, or Mt.Hope campaign in 1675, also in several subsequent campaigns. His name appears in the list of "Assignment of Wages" to the town of Roxbury, Aug. 26, which leads to the supposition that at the time he resided there, for it was the custom of the time for soldiers to assign their wages to the towns in which they resided in order that their families could be provided for. (See "Soldiers in King Philip's War" by George M. Bodge.)


Jonathan, the youngest son of Jonathan, senior, remained in Dedham, and some of his descendants have always resided there and in the neighboring towns, though many of them removed in early times to other States, particularly Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont, where, as well as in New York and the Western States, a considerable number of families are now living.
He was a man of vigorous constitution, of good executive ability, and a highly respected citizen. He lived to be nearly eighty years of age; and his wife died only six years earlier. His descendants, wherever found, bear the stamp of their rich inheritance of sterling qualities of character, and among them there have been many remarkable instances of longevity.


No records of the births of Abigail, Elizabeth, or the second Jonathan have been found, and the order of their births, as above given, may not be correct. Their father's will was dated Dec. 8, 1708, and was probated Feb. 14, 1711-12. ttis children mentioned in it were Edward, his "eldest son," Jeremiah, Samuel, Jonathan, Deborah, Abigail, Elizabeth, Rachel and Mary. His "son-in4aw," Samuel Whiting, and his grandson, David Thurston, were also men-tioned. Administration was committed to his son Jonathan and his son-in-law, Samuel Whiting. See Suffolk Probate Records, Vol. I7, .fol. 389.
Jonathan being, as assumed here, most likely the youngest son, and named after one who had died, and through whom his father no doubt desired to per-petuate the name, received a large share of the latter's estate, viz., "my house and barn, and my land near home and thirteen acres of land lying at the six-mile tree joining to twenty acres of land which I formerly gave him, and a right to take up three or four acres which remain to be laid out of the same. Dividends in full of all due to him from my estate." Parents: Jonathan FAIRBANKS and Grace LEE SMITH.

He was married to Deborah SHEPARD on 4 Oct 1649 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. possibly Dedham Children were: Jonathan FAIRBANKS, Deborah FAIRBANKS, Grace FAIRBANKS, Sarah FAIRBANKS, Edward FAIRBANKS, David FAIRBANKS, Samuel FAIRBANKS, Mary FAIRBANKS, Abigail FAIRBANKS, Elizabeth FAIRBANKS, Rachel FAIRBANKS, Jeremiah FAIRBANKS, Jonathan FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS(6857) was born on 10 Sep 1648. He died on 1 Mar 1662. He has reference number 2.4. Lived Old House Parents: John FAIRBANKS and Sarah FISKE.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS Dr.(6858) was born on 1 May 1662 in Medway (Medfield), Norfolk, Massachusetts. He died on 18 Dec 1719 in Medway (Medfield), Norfolk, Massachusetts. Drowned falling through the ice while crossing the river. He has reference number 11. Parents: George FAIRBANKS Captain and Mary ADAMS.

He was married to Sarah FAIRBANKS before 1685 in Massachusetts. Children were: George FAIRBANKS, Jonathan FAIRBANKS Dr., Comfort FAIRBANKS, Joseph FAIRBANKS, Samuel FAIRBANKS, Jonas FAIRBANKS.

He was married to Annie FAIRBANKS in Medway (Medfield), Norfolk, Massachusetts. Children were: Benjamin FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS(6859) was born about 1652 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He died in 1677 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He has reference number 5.1. Parents: Jonathan FAIRBANKS and Deborah SHEPARD.

He was married to Rachell FAIRBANKS. Possibly an error in records. Children were: Rachell (II) FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS(6860) was born in 1677 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He has reference number 16. Parents: Jonathan FAIRBANKS and Deborah SHEPARD.

He was married to Mary HARTSHORN on 3 Feb 1702 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Children were: Jonathan FAIRBANKS .

He was married to Deborah GUILD about 1705 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Children were: Benoni FAIRBANKS, Edward FAIRBANKS, Deborah FAIRBANKS, John FAIRBANKS, Oliver FAIRBANKS, Mary FAIRBANKS, Sarah FAIRBANKS, Abigail FAIRBANKS, David FAIRBANKS, Samuel FAIRBANKS, Samuel (II) FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS(6861) was born on 7 Aug 1666 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. He died on 11 Sep 1697 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. Killed by Indians with his daughter Grace. He has reference number 12. Parents: Jonas FAIRBANKS and Lydia PRESCOTT.

He was married to Mary HAYWARD on 24 Aug 1688 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. Children were: Hannah FAIRBANKS, Grace FAIRBANKS, Mary FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS Dr.(6862) was born on 21 Mar 1689 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died on 26 Nov 1754 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He has reference number 25. Parents: Jonathan FAIRBANKS Dr. and Sarah FAIRBANKS.

Children were: Jonathan FAIRBANKS Jr., Benjamin FAIRBANKS, Mary FAIRBANKS, Lydia FAIRBANKS, Comfort FAIRBANKS, Moses FAIRBANKS, Daniel FAIRBANK.

He was married to Hannah COOLIDGE on 2 Jun 1726 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Children were: Joshua FAIRBANKS , John FAIRBANKS, Hannah FAIRBANKS, Grace FAIRBANKS, Abner FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS(6863) was born in 1710 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. He was christened on 18 Jun 1710. He has reference number 31. Parents: Jabez FAIRBANKS Capt. and Mary WILDER.

He was married to Thankful SAWYER on 8 Apr 1735. Children were: William FAIRBANKS, Jabez FAIRBANK Lt., Jonathan FAIRBANKS, Jonathan (II) FAIRBANKS , Joshua FAIRBANKS, Jonathan (III) FAIRBANKS, Lemuel FAIRBANK Dea., Thankful FAIRBANKS, Seth FAIRBANK, William (II) FAIRBANK Capt., Rebecca FAIRBANKS .

He was married to Submit WHITCOMB on 2 Dec 1784 in Sterling, Worcester, Massachusetts.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS(6864) was born on 29 Mar 1714 in Bristol, RI. He has reference number 15.9. Parents: Jeremiah FAIRBANKS and Mary PENFIELD.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS(6865) was born on 2 Mar 1704 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He died on 26 Oct 1743 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. He has reference number 34. Parents: Jonathan FAIRBANKS and Mary HARTSHORN.

He was married to Margaret GRAY on 25 Sep 1728. Children were: Jonathan FAIRBANKS, David FAIRBANKS, Barakiah FAIRBANKS, John FAIRBANKS, Mary FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS Jr.(6866) was born on 18 Feb 1714 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died on 31 Jul 1772 in New Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. (later Douglas) He has reference number 25.1. Parents: Jonathan FAIRBANKS Dr. and Lydia HOLBROOK.

He was married to Esther CREATON on 5 Aug 1741 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts. Children were: Lydia FAIRBANKS.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS(6867) was born on 25 Jan 1740 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. He died on 14 Sep 1741 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. He has reference number 31.3. Parents: Jonathan FAIRBANKS and Thankful SAWYER.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS(6868) was born in 1741 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. He died in 1779. He has reference number 33.5. Parents: David FAIRBANKS and Susannah STACEY.

He was married to Susanna NEWCOMBE on 4 Apr 1774 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS was born on 28 Jan 1729/30 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He has reference number 34.1. Parents: Jonathan FAIRBANKS and Margaret GRAY.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS(6869) was born in 1744 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He was christened on 12 Feb 1744. He has reference number 35.7. He died in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. Parents: Benoni FAIRBANKS and Johannah LYON.

Children were: Abigail FAIRBANKS.


bulletJonathan FAIRBANKS(6870) was born in 1761 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He was christened on 22 Nov 1761. He has reference number 38.4. Parents: Samuel (II) FAIRBANKS and Hannah SMITH.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS(6871) (6872) was born on 3 Apr 1772 in Shutesbury, Franklin, Massachusetts. He resided at before 1810 in Heath, Franklin, Massachusetts. He resided at after 1810 in Antwerp, Jefferson, New York. He died in 1858 in Antwerp, Jefferson, New York. He has reference number 145. Parents: Moses FAIRBANKS and Hannah (FAIRBANKS).

He was married to Sally AYERS. Children were: Sally FAIRBANKS, Betsy FAIRBANKS, John FAIRBANKS, Polly FAIRBANKS, Hiram FAIRBANKS, Royal FAIRBANKS, Anna FAIRBANKS, Emeline FAIRBANKS, Robert FAIRBANKS, David FAIRBANKS, Wilkins FAIRBANKS, Laura FAIRBANKS.

He was married to Nabby AYERS after 1818.


bullet Jonathan FAIRBANKS(6873) was born on 26 Feb 1761 in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts. He resided at after 1800 in Harrison, Cumberland, Maine. He resided at after 1816 in Waterford, Oxford, Maine. He resided at after 1838 in Marlboro, Essex, Massachusetts. He has reference number 171. Parents: Ephraim FAIRBANK and Achsah GOETH.

He was married to Parna HOWE on 12 Jan 1786 in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts. Children were: Jonathan FAIRBANKS, Phineas FAIRBANKS, Achsah FAIRBANKS 1st, Achsah FAIRBANKS 2nd, Parna FAIRBANKS.

Children were: Lucretia FAIRBANKS, Sophia FAIRBANKS, Susan FAIRBANKS, Ephriam FAIRBANKS, Jonathan FAIRBANKS.


bulletJonathan FAIRBANKS(6874) (6875) was born on 12 May 1780 in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts. He died on 1 Mar 1850 in Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts. He has reference number 352. Parents: Drury FAIRBANKS m and Lucy BIGELOW.

He was married to Mary (Polly) COMEY about 1799. Children were: Winslow FAIRBANKS, Dexter FAIRBANKS, Mary Ann FAIRBANKS, Drury FAIRBANKS, Eliza W. FAIRBANKS.


bulletJonathan FAIRBANKS(6876) (6877) was born on 18 Apr 1787 in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts. or Berlin, MA. He died on 14 Sep 1808 in At Sea. He has reference number 413. Parents: Jonathan FAIRBANKS and Parna HOWE.

He was married to Mehitable HOVEY on 7 Aug 1806. Children were: Elizabeth Noyes FAIRBANKS .

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