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Ink for Blood

The Story of the David Fairchild Family

The ink still flows through the veins of the family, the interest in writing and publishing is going strong seven generations later!

Latest Fairchild Update - March 2012

This is the story of the David Fairchild family.  It really begins with his early learning of the printing trade and follows him and his family as they started newspapers across central New York and then to California and Nevada.  Of David Fairchild's seven sons, six of them were actively engaged in printing for a portion of their adult lives.  In fact, one of his son's died in the press room.

There is a surprising amount of information on the happenings of the family, much of it due to the ink running through their veins.  Not only did they establish newspapers, they wrote editorials that often included personal tragedies and truimphs.  There was the typical male centeredness to the reporting, but they often broke the mold and mentioned their spouses.

The links below will take you to the appropriately titled page.  The basic format is a site listing shown below.  The Descendants page provides links to pictures and information on specific individuals.


     David Fairchild and Family
     Descendants of David Fairchild - Updated 3/5/12
     Obituary of Gershom Palmer - David's Father-in-Law

Family History

     Printer in the Gold Fields - Stories about David Fairchild in California 1849-1853
     The Fairchild's Move West - Letters from California after 1853. Letters from David's daughter that describe early life in the area, with additions from other visitors and travellers that stopped by. (Updated 3/10/12)
     The Angel's - Myron and Eugene Angel, nephews of David Fairchild.
     Indian wars! Tori Amos' CD - Scarlet's Walk links to this page.

The Newspapers Associated with the Fairchilds

    Supplemented by information from Willam Watters, who has hard copies of several of these papers bound by David Fairchild.

The Eastern Newspapers

     Trumansburg Advertiser and many others
     Cortland Advocate
     Ovid Bee
     Dansville Republican
     Trumansburg Gazette
     Chemung Democrat
     Newark Herald
     Painted Post Gazette
     The Daily Ledger
     Wayne County Democrat

The Western Newspapers

     Northern Californian
     Coloma Argus
     Semi-Weekly Observer
     Placerville Republican

     Reese River Reveille
     Silver Bend Reporter
     Oakland Daily News
Tuscarora Times-Review
     Oroville Mercury

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More Fairchild Info on Cousin Liz Fairchild's Site!
Her Book, Placerville Reflections contains lots of pictures and good information!


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