Samuel Fair

Samuel Fair

Birth
Caernarvon Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 13 Jul 1872 (aged 88)
Black Lick, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100783784 · View Source
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Samuel FAIR (Marx-2, Johannes-1) was born on 13 Dec 1783. He died on 13 Jul 1872 in Alexandria, Westmoreland Co., PA.60,73 After the death of their father, Marx's sons Samuel and John went to Westmoreland Co. to live with their uncles, Peter and John Fair. In December 1801) the two boys, now between 14 and 21, petitioned to have their step-father, Casper Wolf of Robeson Twp., Berks Co. appointed to receive the legacies coming to them from their maternal grandfather.
Samuel's home was near New Alexandria in Westmoreland Co. He had 16 children.
(This is Charlotte Sieg's line.)
Samuel FAIR and Anne CAMPBELL were married about 1816 in Westmoreland Co., PA.60,74 They appeared in the census in 1840 in Blacklick Twp., Indiana Co., PA.75 In 1840 there are 13 children in Samuel's household--1 male under 5, three males 5-10, two males 10-15, one 15-20, one 20-30, two females under 5, one female 5-10, one 15-20 and one 20-30. The male head of household is 50-60 and the female head is 40-50. Samuel is three households away from his cousin William. They appeared in the census in 1850 in White Twp., Indiana Co., PA.76 They appeared in the census in 1860 in White Twp., Indiana Co., PA.77 With Samuel (70) and "Anna" (60) are daughters Martha (25), Margaret (20), Elizabeth (18), Mary E. (17) as well as Richard H. Fair (23) identified as "farm laborer." Anne CAMPBELL78 was born about 1797/98 in PA.79 She was 82 on the 1880 census. She died in 1886. She appeared in the census in 1880 in White Twp., Indiana Co., PA.79 In 1880 the widowed Ann C. (82) has three unmarried daughters in her household, Martha, (50), Margaret (a teacher, 43) and Mary E. (39). Anne was the daughter of John Campbell and Florinda (Morrow) Shields. Samuel FAIR and Anne CAMPBELL had the following children:
+67 i. Florinda FAIR (born on 13 May 1818).
+68 ii. James FAIR (born on 14 Jun 1819).
69 iii. John FAIR was born on 20 Aug 1820 in Derry Twp. Westmoreland Co., PA.60 He died in 1897.60
+70 iv. Samuel FAIR (born in 1821).
+71 v. Sarah FAIR (born in 1823).
+72 vi. Mark FAIR (born on 25 Dec 1825).
73 vii. Robert FAIR was born in Derry Twp. Westmoreland Co., PA.
74 viii. Andrew FAIR was born about 1827 in Derry Twp. Westmoreland Co., PA.76 He was 23 on the 1850 census.
75 ix. Martha A. FAIR was born about 1829/30 in Derry Twp. Westmoreland Co., PA.76,77,79 She was 21 in 1850 and 50 on the 1880 census. Martha was single on the 1880 census.
76 x. William FAIR died between 1861 and 1865. William died in the Civil War.
Rather than the William who d. in the Civil War, this may be the William who was the son of Samuel and Anne who was found on the 1880 census (the right age) living near other children of Samuel and Anne.
He served in the military in the War of the Rebellion. Rather than the William who d. in the Civil War, this may be the William who was the son of Samuel and Anne who was found on the 1880 census (the right age) living near other children of Samuel and Anne.
77 xi. Porter FAIR was born about 1833 in Derry Twp. Westmoreland Co., PA.80 He was 17 in 1850. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Blacklick Twp., Indiana Co., PA.80 In 1850 Porter (17) is living with (and apparently working for) the Greece? family, a millwright.
+78 xii. Alexander FAIR (born between 1832 and 38).
79 xiii. Harvey FAIR was born about 1836 in Derry Twp. Westmoreland Co., PA.76 He was 14 on the 1850 census. He died on 14 Jul 1862 in Richmond, VA.81 15 July 1862 SAD ACCIDENT. Killed-- MOSES CHARLES, JAMES GLENN, JAMES BROWN, HARVEY FAIR. One account placed H. FAIR among the missing. The company fought bravely. Their regiment was broke up--nearly all killed or taken prisoner. --before the fight of Monday and Tuesday. CAPT. PORTER and LTS. SLOAN AND STEWART behaved admirably. Their conduct gained them favor with those who witnessed their bravery. We hear of various incidents that occurred during the engagement that proves their fitness for good and reliable soldiers.
29 July 1862 RICHARD HARVEY FAIR. Ever since the battle in front of Richmond this community felt great anxiety for this gallant young soldier. No tidings could be received for two weeks other than that he was missing. What painful suspense to his many friends and relatives! At last this uncertainty was removed by the announcement that he was wounded and a prisoner at Richmond. Hope once more returned to the distressed relatives. When we saw his name among the wounded we, with many, rejoiced in the hope of seeing him again. But alas! our hope was of short duration. The young soldier now sleeps his last sleep. He died, at Richmond, on the 14th of July. --All who knew the young patriot will sympathize greatly with his distressed parents, sisters and friends. He took an active part in raising Co. B, of the 11th Reserves. No truer patriot ever lived. He has given his life a sacrifice in defense of the Union and the Government he loved so well. Who, among our young man, will fill his place in the company in which he was so much loved and respected? We remember hearing him say in one of his eloquent appeals to his young friends to volunteer in defense of their noble cause that if death should (be their fate) they would fill honored (graves). Who will not say that R. HARVEY FAIR now fills an honored grave? All who knew him will honor his
80 xiv. Margaret FAIR was born about 1837 in Derry Twp. Westmoreland Co., PA.76,79 She was 43 on the 1880 census. Margaret was single in 1880.
81 xv. Elizabeth FAIR79 was born about 1840 in Derry Twp. Westmoreland Co., PA.76 She was 10 on the 1850 census.
82 xvi. Mary Ellen FAIR79 was born about 1841 in Derry Twp. Westmoreland Co., PA.76,77 She was 9 in 1850 and 17 on the 1860 census.

I am bound to them, though I cannot see their eyes or hear their voices. I honor their history. I cherish their lives. I will tell their story. I will remember them.
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  • Created by: Jerry Fair
  • Added: 16 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100783784
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Fair (13 Dec 1783–13 Jul 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100783784, citing Oakland Cemetery and Mausoleum, Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Fair (contributor 47065935) .