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Jonathan Fairbanks

Male Abt 1594 - 1668  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Fairbanks  [1
    Birth Abt 1594  [2
    Gender Male 
    Death 5 Dec 1668  Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I30664  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of XYZ
    Last Modified 4 May 2024 

    Father John Fairbank,   b. Abt 1560, of Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 4 Aug 1625 and 7 Aug 1625 (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Family ID F7143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Smith,   b. Abt 1597   d. 28 Dec 1673, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Marriage 20 May 1617  Halifax, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. George Fairbanks,   b. Bef 28 Nov 1617   d. 10 Jan 1682, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 64 years)
    +2. Mary Fairbanks,   b. Abt 1622   d. Aft 1668 (Age ~ 47 years)
    Family ID F7138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2020 

  • Notes 
    • He was long believed to have been a son of George Fairbanks and Mary Farrer, but in 2012 Ruth Fairbanks Joseph and James Swan Landberg (citation details below) argued convincingly that he was in fact a son of George Fairbank's brother John Fairbank, and that this resolved several long-standing difficulties in Fairbank/Fairbanks genealogy.

      He and his family arrived in New England sometime before spring 1637, settling at Dedham. The home that was built for them there still stands and is, under the name "The Fairbanks House," open to the public, claimed as the oldest standing timber frame house in America.
    • He and his family emigrated by 23 Mar 1637 and settled at Dedham. The house they built there is still standing, and open to the public.

      He was literate -- his possessions included books and "Alchamy" spoons.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7677] Luther Metcalf Harris, "Metcalf Family." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6:171, 1852., calls him "John Fairbanks".

    2. [S594] The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908, Part III: The Ancestry of Henry Clay Bartlett 1832-1892 by Dean Crawford Smith; edited by Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.

    3. [S4950] Ruth Fairbanks Joseph and James Swan Landberg, "Jonathan Fairbank of Dedham, Massachusetts and His Family in the West Riding of Yorkshire." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 166:165, 2012.