Descendants of Joshua Fairbank
Submitted by Sandra Trapp , 2005.
Generation No. 1
1. JOSHUA11 FAIRBANK (LUTHER10, JOSHUA9, JABEZ8, JONAS7, JONATHAN6 FAIREBANKE, GEORGE5, GEORGE4, GILBERT3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born January 30, 1793 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont1,2, and died January 6, 1882 in Ellington, Chautauqua, New York.3. He married LUCY DAIN4 July 24, 1814 in Stockbridge, Windsor, Vermont5,6, daughter of LEMUEL DAIN and ABIAH HARRIS. She was born April 19, 1791 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut7, and died September 12, 1868 in Ellington, Chautauqua, New York.7.
Notes for JOSHUA FAIRBANK:
From: "The Fairbanks Family in America" by Lorenzo S. Fairbanks: In 1820 he went to Painesville, Geauga, Ohio, but returned the next year to Vermont. In April 1833, with his wife and eight children, he started to remove to New York state. They had two yokes of oxen, two pairs of horses, and a complete emigrant outfit. They were 19 days in reaching Pike, Wyoming County, New York, where they remained until autumn, and then continued their journey to Kennedy, Chautauqua County. There he engaged in the lumber business, but afterwards bought a farm in Ellington, and resided there until his death. (Note: Pike, New York, was in Allegany County in 1833.)
The above mentioned book also states that Joshua was born in Barnard, Windsor, Vermont. Luther, his father, was living in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont for the 1790 census and Barnard for the 1800 census. The "History of Barnard," by William Monroe Newton, states that Joshua was born in Barnard and the "History of Royalton," by Evelyn M. Wood Lovejoy, states he was probably born in Royalton. The town clerks for both locations do not have a record of his birth.
Land deeds, town of Pittsfield, Rutland County, Vermont:
Book 2, page 341 - John Turner to James Dean and Joshua Fairbank, both of Pittsfield, October 1, 1814.
Book 3, page 143 - Luther Fairbank to Joshua Fairbank of Pittsfield, June 27, 1818.
Book 3, page 205 - John Fairbank to Joshua Fairbank of Pittsfield, April 17, 1822.
Book 3, page 355 - Luther Fairbank to Joshua Fairbank of Pittsfield, January 30, 1826.
Book 3, page 418 - Amos Holt to Joshua Fairbank of Pittsfield, November 30, 1827.
Book 4, page 39 - Joshua Fairbank of Pittsfield to Thomas Perigo, October 28, 1831.
Land deeds, town of Ellington, Chautauqua County, New York
Book 49, page 317 - Alonzo Sears to Joshua Fairbanks of Ellicott, April 2, 1850.
Book 108, page 614 - Joshua and Lucy Fairbank of Ellington to Henry Luce, June 13, 1867, Lot 49, township 3, range 10.
Book 183, page 214 - Joshua Fairbank to Julana and Mandana Fairbank, 1881, Part of Lot 49.
More About JOSHUA FAIRBANK:
Burial: Levant Cemetery, Falconer, Chautauqua, New York8
Residence: April 2, 1850, Ellicott, Chautauqua, New York9
Notes for LUCY DAIN:
"The Fairbanks Family in America," by Lorenzo S. Fairbanks states that Lucy's maiden name was Davis and her parents were Lemuel Davis and Lucy Harris. The town records of Stockbridge, Windsor, Vermont, show that Lucy's maiden name was Dean. There were only two Dean/Dain families living in Stockbridge in 1814 when Lucy and Joshua married: Lemuel and his brother, Oxenbridge. Oxenbridge was probably too young to have been her father and did not marry until 1799. Lemuel Dain's marriage record from Windham, Windham, Connecticut, shows that he married Abiah Harris and not Lucy Harris. Lucy's son, Stillman's death certificate from Amador County, California, states that his mother's maiden name was Dane.
Her tombstone states that she was born in Mansfield, Connecticut. Baptismal records have not been found for her and the Mansfield town records do not show her birth.
More About LUCY DAIN:
Burial: Levant Cemetery, Falconer, Chautauqua, New York10
Children of JOSHUA FAIRBANK and LUCY DAIN are:
i. JOSHUA ALMON12 FAIRBANK, b. August 15, 1815, Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont11; d. March 27, 1841, Kennedy, Chautauqua, New York11,12; m. FLORA CHAPMAN, December 1836, Probably Chautauqua County, New York13.
Notes for JOSHUA ALMON FAIRBANK:
Jamestown Journal, page 3, March 24, 1841: "Drowned, in Kennedyville, on Saturday last, Mr. Joshua A. Fairbank, aged 25."
"The Fairbanks Family in America," by Lorenzo S. Fairbanks indicates that Joshua was born in Barnard. When his parents, Joshua and Lucy, married, Joshua,his father, was living in Pittsfield. When Joshua, his father, along with James Dean (who was probably the brother of Joshua's wife, Lucy) bought land in Pittsfield on October 1, 1814, the deed said that Joshua was of Pittsfield, subsequent deeds say that Joshua was of Pittsfield.
More About JOSHUA ALMON FAIRBANK:
Residence: 1840, Ellington, Chautauqua, New York
Marriage Notes for JOSHUA FAIRBANK and FLORA CHAPMAN:
The location for Joshua and Flora's marriage is based upon where the family was living for the 1835 census.
2. ii. ALMIRA FAIRBANK, b. October 17, 1816, Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont; d. June 20, 1889, Stockton, Chautauqua, New York.
3. iii. JOHN ALDEN FAIRBANK, b. September 16, 1818, Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont; d. May 23, 1870, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York.
4. iv. LUCY AMORETTE FAIRBANK, b. June 21, 1820, Utica, Oneida, New York; d. March 21, 1883, Beaver Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania.
v. MERAB FAIRBANK, b. March 13, 1823, Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont14,15; d. August 1825, Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont16.
5. vi. AMON H. FAIRBANK, b. February 9, 1824, Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont; d. Aft. 1897.
vii. MERAB FAIRBANK II, b. September 27, 1825, Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont17,18; d. August 1826, Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont19,20.
viii. MANDANA FAIRBANK, b. September 10, 1827, Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont20,21; d. March 1, 1883, Levant, Chautauqua, New York22.
Notes for MANDANA FAIRBANK:
Jamestown Evening Journal, Friday, March 2, 1883: FAIRBANK - At Levant, N.Y., March 1st, 1883, of paralysis, Miss Mandana E, daughter of Joshua and Lucy, aged 58 years. Funeral Saturday at the church at Levant at one o'clock p.m.
The date of her birth was found in Lorenzo S. Fairbanks "The Fairbanks Family in America." The location is surmised based on the location of the family for the 1830 census and land deeds found at the Pittsfield town clerk's office.
ix. ORMAN PHILOTUS FAIRBANK, b. February 19, 1829, Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont23,24; d. March 30, 1867, Near Cuba, Allegany, New York25.
Notes for ORMAN PHILOTUS FAIRBANK:
Found at Kennedy Library, Kennedy, New York card file: Ohman P. Fairbank. A man named Fairbank from Kennedyville, Cattaraugus County, was killed in that town (Cuba) on Saturday afternoon last falling from a wagon in company with some relatives named Clement who live in town of Leyden. (Orman had some relatives named Clement living in Leyden township, Rock County, Wisconsin)
Jamestown Journal, April 12, 1867: Fairbank - Killed in Cuba N. Y. March 30th 1867 by falling from a wagon Orman P. Son of Joshua and Lucy Fairbank of Ellington aged 36 or 38. "The Fairbanks Family in America," by Lorenzo S. Fairbanks states that he was killed in Pike, New York.
Orman's birth date is from "The Fairbanks Family in America." The location is based upon where the family was for the 1830 census and land deeds from the Pittsfield town clerk.
From the "Cuba True Patriot," Volume V, Friday, April 5, 1867, Received From New York State Library: FATAL ACCIDENT - On Saturday afternoon last a man by the name of Fairbanks, who resided in the town of Ellington, Chautauqua county, was killed at North Cuba, two miles from this village, under the most distressing circumstances. Mr. Fairbanks was on a visit to some of his relatives, residing in the town of Lyndon, and together with them came down to this village Saturday forenoon. Starting for home, riding on a "buck-board," just above the Reservoir House, their horse suddenly started up, throwing Fairbanks and two of his friends to the ground. Mr. F. struck upon his head, and it is thought the other must have fell upon him, as the unfortunately man's neck was broken, and he died almost immediately.
x. JULANA FAIRBANK, b. June 15, 1831, Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont26,27; d. March 26, 1906, Cherry Creek, Chautauqua, New York28; m. JAMES FAIRBANKS28, October 27, 188128,29; b. September 1825, New York30; d. March 19, 1912, Probably Cherry Creek, Chautauqua, New York31.
Notes for JULANA FAIRBANK:
Cherry Creek News, April 5, 1906: Julana E. Fairbanks was born in Vermont June 15th, 1831. She came to the town of Poland, Chautauqua County, when about two years old. She was married to James Fairbanks Oct., 27, 1881, and died March 26, 1906, at the home in Cherry Creek. She leaves her husband and one brother, Duane Fairbanks, of Stockton, to mourn her loss. The funeral was held Thursday, March 29, from the late home, Rev. Horton of Jamestown officiating. Interment was made in Ellington cemetery. She had always been a worker in the church until her health failed her about three years ago, being confined to her home most of the time since then.
More About JULANA FAIRBANK:
Burial: March 29, 1906, Pioneer Cemetery, Ellington, Chautauqua, New York32
Residence: 1840, Poland, Chautauqua, New York
Marriage Notes for JULANA FAIRBANK and JAMES FAIRBANKS:
Found at Kennedy Library, Kennedy, New York: Julana E. Fairbank, age 50, of Ellington, married James Fairbanks, age 57, of Cherry Creek, farmer. 1882 M.E. Church Records, Witnesses were Harvey L. Fairbank and A. L. Fairbank.
6. xi. STILLMAN DUANE FAIRBANK, b. September 19, 1834, Kennedy, Chautauqua, New York; d. June 11, 1927, Las Gallinas, Marin, California.
7. xii. MINNIE H. FAIRBANK, b. Abt. 1864, Salamanca, Cattaraugus, New York.
Generation No. 2
2. ALMIRA12 FAIRBANK (JOSHUA11, LUTHER10, JOSHUA9, JABEZ8, JONAS7, JONATHAN6 FAIREBANKE, GEORGE5, GEORGE4, GILBERT3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born October 17, 1816 in Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont33, and died June 20, 1889 in Stockton, Chautauqua, New York33,34. She married HORATIO RUSSELL March 18, 183935. He was born Abt. 1816 in New York36, and died February 9, 188537.
Notes for ALMIRA FAIRBANK:
"The Fairbanks Family in America," by Lorenzo S. Fairbanks implies that Almira was born in Barnard. When Joshua bought land in Pittsfield in 1814, 1818, and 1822, he was of Pittsfield.
More About ALMIRA FAIRBANK:
Residence: 1850, Ellington, Chautauqua, New York
Children of ALMIRA FAIRBANK and HORATIO RUSSELL are:
i. OPHELIA13 RUSSELL, b. December 23, 184337; d. February 189337.
ii. FRANCIS RUSSELL, b. July 28, 184837; m. LAURA WRIGHT; b. November 24, 185137.
3. JOHN ALDEN12 FAIRBANK (JOSHUA11, LUTHER10, JOSHUA9, JABEZ8, JONAS7, JONATHAN6 FAIREBANKE, GEORGE5, GEORGE4, GILBERT3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born September 16, 1818 in Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont38, and died May 23, 1870 in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York38. He married EMILY HERRICK May 10, 184838, daughter of NEHEMIAH HERRICK and ANN LEET. She was born May 1, 1830 in Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania38.
Notes for JOHN ALDEN FAIRBANK:
>From "The Fairbanks Family in America" by Lorenzo S. Fairbanks: He moved to New York with his parents in 1833; settled in Jamestown and died there.
More About JOHN ALDEN FAIRBANK:
Residence: 1850, Ellicott, Chautauqua, New York
Children of JOHN FAIRBANK and EMILY HERRICK are:
i. HARVEY LUTHER13 FAIRBANK, b. March 13, 1856, Jamestown, New York39; d. February 19, 188839; m. ANNA L. CLARK, October 3, 187639; b. October 20, 1859, Ellicott, New York39.
ii. MARY ELIZA FAIRBANK, b. July 27, 186139; m. ALEXANDER FRASER, November 15, 187639; b. January 31, 1856, Fort Wayne, Indiana39.
More About ALEXANDER FRASER:
Occupation: Merchant tailor
iii. JOHN HERRICK FAIRBANK, b. March 8, 186540; d. November 27, 189240.
4. LUCY AMORETTE12 FAIRBANK (JOSHUA11, LUTHER10, JOSHUA9, JABEZ8, JONAS7, JONATHAN6 FAIREBANKE, GEORGE5, GEORGE4, GILBERT3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born June 21, 1820 in Utica, Oneida, New York41,42, and died March 21, 1883 in Beaver Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania43,44. She married TUBAL WAKEFIELD CODY45 December 23, 1841 in Fredonia, Chautauqua, New York46,47. He was born February 28, 1819 in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts48, and died March 15, 1900 in Beaver Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania49.
Notes for LUCY AMORETTE FAIRBANK:
Regarding Lucy's birthplace: The 1850 census states Vermont, the 1855 census states Utica (probably Utica, New York - there is no Utica in Ohio), the 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses state New York. The family is found in the 1820 census for LeRoy, Geagua, Ohio. I believe she may have told the census taker she was born in Utica, not knowing what county it was in.
Found at http://cvahs.org/cem/Spring/C.html information for Spring Cemetery, Conneaut Valley Area Cemeteries: Lucy Cody, died 21 Mar 1883, age 62/9/0, moved to Conneautville
Lucy's middle name of Amorette was found on Pedigree Resource File CD #3.
From the Crawford Journal, Friday, March 30, 1883: CODY - In Beaver township, March 21st, 1883, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Lucy A., wife of T. W. Cody, aged 62 years and 9 months.
More About LUCY AMORETTE FAIRBANK:
Burial: Conneautvile Cemetery, Crawford, Pennsylvania50
Census: 1880, Beaver, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Occupation: 1880, Keeping house
Residence: 1845, Ellicott, Chautauqua, New York
Notes for TUBAL WAKEFIELD CODY:
The location of Tubal's death is based upon where they were living for the 1880 census. On LDS film 909,290, which is an index to Crawford County orphans' court records 1825-1921 (which includes probate records), there is a listing for Tubal W. Cody (Beaver), account of executor, administrator or guardian for Crawford County. Docket 11, page 475 or possibly 445.
More About TUBAL WAKEFIELD CODY:
Burial: Connecutville, Crawford, Pennsylvania51
Occupation: 1880, Blacksmith
Personal estate: 1870, $725
Real Estate Value: 1870, $1000
Residence: 1880, Beaver, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Marriage Notes for LUCY FAIRBANK and TUBAL CODY:
>From the Fredonia Censor, dated December 29, 1841, page 3: In this town, on the 23d inst. by Allen Hinckley, Esq. Mr. T. T. Cody of Worcester Co. Mass. to Miss Lucy Fairbanks, of the former place.
Children of LUCY FAIRBANK and TUBAL CODY are:
i. JOHN ALDEN13 CODY52.
ii. JOSHUA CODY52.
iii. NATHAN ALDEN CODY, b. March 1, 1844, Chautauqua County, New York53,54; d. Conneautville, Crawford, Pennsylvania55; m. SARAH ELLEN REED, 186856; b. September 10, 1852, Beaver Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania56,57; d. October 20, 1886, Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania58,59.
Notes for NATHAN ALDEN CODY:
LDS Pedigree Resource File #3 submitted by Daniel Lent Orton in 1996 states that he died in Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania.
More About NATHAN ALDEN CODY:
Burial: Conneautvile Cemetery, Crawford, Pennsylvania59
More About SARAH ELLEN REED:
Burial: Conneautvile Cemetery, Crawford, Pennsylvania60
iv. ROCELIA CODY, b. November 5, 1845, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York61,62; d. December 29, 1845, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York63,64.
v. JULANA MIRANDA CODY, b. November 21, 1846, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York65,66; d. 1915, Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania66; m. BRAINARD ALEXANDER66, 187266; b. 1845, Uptown, Worcester, Massachusetts66; d. 1923, Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania66.
Notes for JULANA MIRANDA CODY:
Julana Alexander is listed as next of kin on her Aunt Julana's probate records.
vi. FRANKLIN WAKEFIELD CODY, b. November 27, 1848, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York67,68; d. September 6, 1927, Harmonsburg, Pennsylvania69,70; m. NANCY JEANETTE PENFIELD71,72; b. February 14, 185673,74; d. December 3, 1923, Meadville, Pennsylvania75,76.
More About FRANKLIN WAKEFIELD CODY:
Census: 1880, Beaver, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Occupation: 1880, At home
vii. EMILY MANDANA CODY, b. August 9, 1850, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York77; d. 1920, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio78; m. FRANCIS N. MCKINNEY, 188878; b. 1856, Linesville, Crawford, Pennsylvania78; d. 1945, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio78.
More About EMILY MANDANA CODY:
Census: 1880, Beaver, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Occupation: 1880, At home
viii. LUCY CHASTINA CODY, b. June 27, 1852, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York79,80,81; d. August 15, 1906, Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania82,83.
More About LUCY CHASTINA CODY:
Burial: Conneautvile Cemetery, Crawford, Pennsylvania84
ix. MYRA CHRISTINE CODY, b. March 14, 1855, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York85,86,87; d. September 30, 1948, Holy Hill, Volusia, Floria88,89,90; m. AUSTIN JAMES PENFIELD91, February 17, 187791; b. March 8, 185491,92; d. September 13, 194393,94.
Notes for MYRA CHRISTINE CODY:
Myra died at the home of her only daughter, Carmen. Source: Chautauqua County RootsWeb/USGenWeb Fairbanks message board.
More About MYRA CHRISTINE CODY:
Burial: Conneautvile Cemetery, Crawford, Pennsylvania95,96
Notes for AUSTIN JAMES PENFIELD:
Austin Penfield was the brother of Nancy Jeanette, who married Franklin Cody. Chautauqua County Rootsweb/US GenWeb Fairbanks message board.
More About AUSTIN JAMES PENFIELD:
Burial: Conneautvile Cemetery, Crawford, Pennsylvania97
Occupation: Farmer in Meadville, Pennsylvania98