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Ebenezer Fairchild

Birthplace: Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Howards Creek, Watauga, New Jersey, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Caleb Fairchild and Anne Trowbridge
Husband of Mary Fairchild; Salome Fairchild and Sally Fairchild
Father of Abiud Fairchild, Sr; Ann Fairchild; Abijah Fairchild, Sr.; Mary Ann Wiggins; Cyrus FAIRCHILD and 6 others
Brother of Hezekiah Fairchild; Sarah Fairchild; Matthew Fairchild; Joseph Fairchild; Samuel G. Fairchild and 3 others
Half brother of Matthew Trowbridge; David Trowbridge, Sr. and Anne Wakely

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About Ebenezer Fairchild


Ebenezer Fairchild (son of Caleb Fairchild and Anne Sherwood)1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1112 was born 1730 in Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut1113, 1114, 1115, and died February 16, 1805 in Howard's Creek, Watuaga County, North Carolina1116, 1117, 1118. He married Salome Goble on August 17, 1750 in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey1119, 1120, 1121, 1122, daughter of Robert Goble and Mary Unknown.

Notes for Ebenezer Fairchild:

Name on list of 11 original church members

Elder & charter member: Three Forks Baptist Church (now Eaton Baptist Church)

Elder and Charter Member of Three Forks Baptist Church (now Eaton Baptist Church) on US Highway 421, three miles east of Boon on south prong New River and Howard's Creek. On list of 11 original members of this church. He was also a pastor.

Some list an additonal Goble wife - Mary (1709-1786) This is confusing, as those folks list a marriage date of 1758 - right in the middle of the Ebenezer/Salome kid run. We need some more details here.

More About Ebenezer Fairchild:

Census: 17801123, 1124

Military 1: Had Fairchild's co at King's Mountain: Rev War.1125, 1126

Military 2: 1780, discharged from NC Militia.1127, 1128

Occupation: Pastor.1129, 1130

Tax books: 1782, taxpayer in Wilkes County, North Carolina.1131, 1132

Will: 1790, dated but never signed.1133, 1134

More About Ebenezer Fairchild and Salome Goble:

Marriage: August 17, 1750, Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey.1135, 1136, 1137, 1138

Children of Ebenezer Fairchild and Salome Goble are:

+Abiud Fairchild, b. October 20, 1762, Westmoreland Co., VA1139, 1140, d. April 08, 1848, Paintsville, Johnson, KY1141, 1142.

"Ebenezer Fairchild

b: about 1730 in Morris County, New Jersey married Salome Goble in August of 1750 in Morris County, New Jersey.

Ebenezer's brother Joseph Fairchild b: about 1724 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut is very likely the husband of Abigail Goble b: January 19, 1728/29 in Morristown, New Jersey to Robert Goble."

Ref.: Goble Genealogy Family Lines

         Goble Family Association

"Ebenezer Fairchild

b. Abt 1730 in Morris Co., NJ

m. Aug 1750 in Morris Co., NJ

d. Feb 5, 1805 in Howards Creek, Watauga Co., NC

Spouse: Salome Goble

Father: Caleb Fairchild

b. Sep 10, 1693 in Stratford, CT

Mother: Ann Sherwood

b. 1691 in Fairfield Co., CT

d. Apr 6, 1777 in Whippany, Morris Co., NJ

Maternal Grandfather: M. Sherwood, Sr., Captain, Justice

Maternal Grandmother: Elizabeth Freeman

Paternal Grandfather: Zachariah Fairchild

                                    b.  Dec 14, 1651 Stratford, Fairfield, CT
                                    d.  1703

Paternal Grandmother: Hannah Beach

                                     b.  Dec 12, 1665 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT
                                     d.  1726

Paternal Great-Grandfather: Thomas Fairchild

                                              b.  1614-1616 in Stratford, CT
                                              d.  Dec 14, 1670 in Stratford, Fairfield,

Paternal Great-Grandmother: Sarah Emma (?) Seabrook


- LDS Family Search Ancestral File

- Descendants of Thomas Fairchild, born circa 1610; died 1670.


- Descendant of Thomas Fairchild, Gee Gee Hughes

- Descendant of Ebenezer Fairchild and Salome Goble, Lanny David

  Kegley - 1996, (Kegley's Family Genealogy Homepage)

- Jean Fairchild Gilmore, "Early Fairchilds in America" page 44

- Gail Vanderhoof

- Descendant of Ebenezer Fairchild and Salome Goble, Maurine

  Stander Doyle, (Letter & charts)

- Dorothy Hand Dymond, "Genealogy of the Hand Family and Related

 Families"  (Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, MD 1982), pg 173

- First Church of Morristown (Presbyterian) Combined Registers,

 1742 to 1889, page 87

- Charlotte Groff"

Ref.: Ancestor Tree of Fairchild


"Ebenezer Fairchild

Born: Abt. 1730, Morris County, New Jersey

Died: 1805, Howards Creek, Watauga County, North Carolina

Buried: Howards Creek, Watauga County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer & Baptist Preacher

Military Service: Private, Continental Army, North Carolina Line,

                          American Revolutionary War

Religious Affiliation: Baptist

Parents: Caleb Fairchild & Anne Sherwood

First Marriage: Unknown, New Jersey

First Wife: Mary Goble

Born: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Second Marriage: August 1750, North Carolina

Second Wife: Salome Goble (probably sister of Mary)

Born: April 13, 1730, Unknown

Died: Unknown


(Ebenezer Fairchild & Salome Goble)

- Abijah Fairchild

- Sarah Fairchild

  Born:  Abt. 1751, New Jersey
  Died:  February 2, 1772, Rowan County, North Carolina
  Marriage:  Ebenezer Frost
  Born:  Unknown
  Died:  Unknown

-Salome Fairchild

 Born:  Abt. 1753, New Jersey
 Died:  Unknown

- Abigail Fairchild

 Born:  Abt. 1754, New Jersey
 Died:  December 1799, Wilkes County, North Carolina
 Marriage:  February 3, 1779, Wilkes County, North Carolina
 Husband:  James Jackson
 Born:  Unknown
 Died:  Unknown


Before Ebenezer moved his family from New Jersey to North Carolina, he made at least two trips there and back. He kept a diary, beginning October 21, 1757. A HISTORY OF WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA by John Preston Arthur gives an account on pages 87 - 96 of Ebenezer and his diary: By 1770 Ebenezer had apparently succumbed to hard drinking and loose living, and was neglectful of his Church, for he repented by letter and was baptized and received back into the Church (Letter of August 23, 1771, Morristown, New Jersey). Sometime in the 1770s the family settled in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Ebenezer was a private in the Revolutionary War and just missed by one day the Battle of Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

The Wilkes County North Carolina Minutes of the County Court March 1778 - 1790, MS Vol, North Carolina Dept of Archives, show two grants totaling 250 acres were deeded to Ebenezer in December 1779; and that Ebenezer served on jury duty four times in 1787.

Three Forks Baptist Church was organized on November 6, 1790. Ebenezer was #20 and Mary Fairchild was #38 on the Churches roll. He probably married his second wife in North Carolina. Ebenezer probably married his second wife in North Carolina. Ebenezer died on Howards Creek, Watauga County, and is buried on his property. He made a will in November 1790, but it remained unsigned:

Ebenezer Fairchild's occupation was listed as a farmer and a Baptist Pastor of Three Forks Baptist Church, July 14, 1757; Insignee / Captain John Brookfields Company, August 1793; delegate / assembly at Eaton's Meeting House, Dutchman's Creek, North Carolina.

NOTES for Mary Goble:

DAR application #503414 gives second wife as Mary Goble, probably sister of Salome Goble."

Ref.: http://fairchilds2.tripod.com/ebenezerfairchild.html

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Ebenezer Fairchild's Timeline

February 5, 1730
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Age 17
Of, , New Jersey, USA
Age 18
Age 18
Age 18
New Jersey
August 17, 1750
Age 20
Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States
Age 20
Age 26
Of, Morris, New Jersey, USA
October 20, 1762
Age 32
Westmoreland, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States
October 2, 1763
Age 33