Jonathan Fairebanks

Male Abt 1629 - 1712  (~ 83 years)


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  • Born Abt 1629  Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Emigration 1633  [2, 3, 4
    Jonathan and Grace came to New England with their children settleing in Dedham, Massachusetts where he built a home that is still standing. It is known as the "Fairbanks House". 
    • Joseph (2012) gives their emigration year as 1636.
    The Fairbanks House
    The Fairbanks House
    The Fairbanks House in Dedham, MA is the oldest known wood structure still standing in North America. Built circa 1637 for Jonathan and Grace Fairbanks and their six children, it was home to eight generations of the Fairbanks family over the course of 268 years. The Fairbanks House is now a historic house museum and on the National Register of Historic Places.
    Married 4 Oct 1649  [1, 2, 5, 6
    Deborah Shepard, the daughter of Captain Edward and Violet (Stanley) Shepard. She was born about 1633 in England. She emigrated with Capt. Edward and Violet on 10 May 1643 from England. She died on Monday 7 September 1705 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. Deborah Fairbanks (1654-____)
    2. Grace Fairbanks (1656-____)
    3. Sarah Fairbanks (1658-____)
    4. Edward Fairbanks (1661-____)
    5. David Fairbanks (1663-____)
    6. Samuel Fairbanks (1665-____)
    7. Mary Fairbanks (1667-____)
    8. Jeremiah Fairbanks (1675-____) 
    Freeman 1654  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    History 01 Jan 1654/55  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Jonathan Fairbanks was admitted as a townsman. 
    Military 1675  [2
    During King Philip's War, he served as a soldier in the 1675 Mount Hope campaign. He served in later campaigns as well. 
    Died 28 Jan 1711/12  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 7
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Person ID I16519 
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2018 

    Father Jonathan Fayrbank,   b. Abt 1595, Halifax, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1668, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Grace Smith,   b. Abt 1599, Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1673, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 20 May 1617  Sowerby, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1629 - Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 1654 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - Jonathan Fairbanks was admitted as a townsman. - 01 Jan 1654/55 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 1711/12 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1070] Lawson, Stephen M. Ancestry of Stephen Lawson - Fairbanks , (Online http://sml.simplenet.com/smlawson/fairbank.htm. Printout dated 12 March 1998).

    2. [S74] Crane, Ellery Bicknell. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, (New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907).

    3. [S1202] Fairbanks, Hiram Francis. "Fairbanks Marriages in the Parish of Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, England From 1538 to 1624" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume LXX, April 190v).

    4. [S804] MacKenzie, George Norbury. Colonial Families of the United States of America, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).

    5. [S67] Ancestral File, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

    6. [S960] Hanson, Robert Brand. The Vital Records of Dedham, Massachusetts volume 1: Births and Baptisms, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1989).

    7. [S1000] Hanson, Robert Brand. The Vital Records of Dedham, Massachusetts volume 2: Deaths , (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1989).



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