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Rev John Fairchild
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1803
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1879
Kent County
Michigan, USA

John was the son of Philip Fairchild and his wife Sophia Bowman.

[Philip and Sophia (Bowman) Fairchild: They are buried at East Pharsalia Cemetery, East Pharsalia Twp., Chenango County, New York. Findagrave memorials exist for them, though without images. Years ago their gravestones were transcribed as, "Philip Fairchild died May 30, 1849 at 76 years & 8 Months" and "Sophia wife of Philip Fairchild Died Apl 4 1839 at 64 yrs & 6 ms."]

John was christened on 9/24/1803 in Wynantskill, Rensselaer, NY. The date of birth is probably earlier than shown.

Death: 3/07/1879 in Caledonia Twp., Kent Co., MI.
Burial: c. 3/10/1879 Alaska Cemetery, Caledonia Twp., Kent Co., MI.
Migration: May 1852 to Kent County, MI.

7 FAIRCHILD siblings:

1. (_) Fairchild B-between 1800 and 1802;

2. Hanna Fairchild B-7/07/1802 in Schodack, Rensselaer County, NY, Chr-7/25/1802 in Dutch Reformed Church at Muitzeskill, Schodack, Rensselaer County, NY; m. (_) had children.

3. [Self] John Fairchild B-1803 in NY, Chr-9/24/1803 in Wynantskill, Rensselaer County, NY; m. Mary Warner.

4. Elizabeth Fairchild B-1806 in Niskayuna, Schenectady County, NY; no children.

5. Maria Fairchild B-9/30/1807 in Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY; m. (_) had children.
"John Fairchild's sister, Maria Fairchild, married my ancestor, John Rumbold Hall, on Sept. 22, 1844 while both were residing in McDonough, NY. John and Mariah Hall left McDonough in 1851 to move to Granville, Michigan. The rest of the Hall family moved to Michigan after they did. They settled and farmed in Blendon Township, Michigan where John R. Hall became postmaster. In 1885, they left Michigan and moved to El Cajon (near San Diego), California, with many of their children."
Source for quoted material: Ken R, Hall, Portland, Oregon, 2013.

6. (_) Fairchild B-between 1810 and 1815; no children.

7. Anna Bowman Fairchild B-between 1810 and 1815, Chr-6/13/1813 in Schenectady County, NY; no children.

8. (_) Fairchild B-between 1815 AND 1820; no children.
John married Mary Warner (1817-1894).

4 FAIRCHILD children:

1. Horace Rawson Fairchild/s (1840-1924).
2. Helen Jane "Nellie" (Fairchild) McCarty (1843-1940).
3. George Boardman Fairchild (1846-1891).
4. Laura L. (Fairchild) Baker (1847-1904).
Rev. John Fairchild was a farmer, teacher, a mechanic by trade, and a Baptist preacher.

He married Mary-7 Warner, daughter of David-6 Calvin Warner, Jr., and his wife Olive Rawson.

John became a Baptist preacher. He and his wife, plus her sister, Maria Jane "Jane" (Warner) Sears and her husband, Horace Sears, and a few others organized the first Baptist church in Alto, Kent, MI. They also helped organize the churches in Whitneyville and Stone School House, all in Kent County, MI.

His wife, Mary (Warner), was also buried in the Alaska Cemetery in Alaska, Kent County, MI. This large monument is a memorial to John and Mary's memory, and that of their sons Horace and George.

1850 Alabama, Genesee, NY:
-->John Fairchild M 46 New York
Mary Fairchild F 32 New York
Horace R. Fairchild M 10 New York B-1840
Helen O. Fairchild F 6 New York B-1844
George B. Fairchild M 4 New York B-1846
Lonra A. Fairchild F 2 Canada B-1848 [Laura]

1860 Cannot find.

1870 Michigan:
John Fairchild M 66 New York
Mary Fairchild F 52 New York
Boardman Fairchild M 24 New York
Laura Fairchild F 22 New York
Source for John's parents and siblings: Kimball G. Everingham.
Research: Mary E. Warner, 2011.
Census search: Fraya Weiss, 2012. 
Family links: 
  Phillip Fairchild (1773 - 1849)
  Sophia Bowman Fairchild (1775 - 1839)
  Mary Warner Fairchild (1817 - 1894)
  Horace Rawson Fairchild (1840 - 1924)*
  Helen Jane Fairchild McCarty (1843 - 1940)*
  George Boardman Fairchild (1846 - 1891)*
  Laura L. Fairchild Baker (1847 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Alaska Cemetery
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Mary E. Warner
Record added: Feb 16, 2011
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Rev John Fairchild
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Rev John Fairchild
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Jan. 5, 2015

- Mary E. Warner
 Added: Nov. 21, 2011

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