Joseph Fairbank, I (1693 - 1772)

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Birthplace: Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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About Joseph Fairbank, I

Facts About Deacon Joseph Fairbank , Harvard, Worcester, MA

Source: Fairbanks Family in America 1897

p.67 (27.)

At a meeting of the first church of Lancaster, held September 9, 1733, "the brethren present by vote Discovered (yr) willingness that Joseph Fairbank, Henry Willard, Peter Atherton, and Elijah Whitney, all of Harvard, should joyn with others in said Town in forming of Church there." He was a selectman in Harvard in 1733, 35, 43, & 1745-52, and was Town Treasurer, 1736-40.

He was in 1740 the choice of his townsmen for their first representative to the Great and General Court, but modestly declined to serve, and Peter Atherton was chosen.

He was prominently identified with the stirring events that preceded the Revolutionary War, as a leading man in all the public meetings. He served on most of the town committees that were appointed to protest against and resist the encroachments of the British Parliament upon the rights and liberties of the colonies.

He was one of the Committee to whom was referred the consideration of the Form of Government sent from the General Court to the several towns and plantations in the state for their approbation.

He was a deacon of the church and one of its strongest supporters. In 1750, after some additions had been made to the seating capacity of the meeting house, it became necessary to reseat the people and a committee was appointed for this purpose, with instructions to "seat the two foremost seats below, Respecting men for Age as well as Pay, and all other seats and persons to be seated on Dignity according to what they payed to the minister, real and personal estate the three last years passed." The report of the committee named ten persons to occupy the "fore seat below." Deacon Joseph Fairbank was the ninth in order. In March 1766 the people were again reseated by a committee under similar instructions. Thirteen persons were seated in the "Fore Seat Below" Deacon Joseph Fairbank being the first in order. Captain Joseph Fairbank, Jr., his son, was assigned to the third seat below.

The first Fairbank homestead in Harvard is that now owned and occupied by Andrew Fairbank and his son. The house is very old, though most signs of its age are concealed under modern improvements. It was built, probably about 1720, by Deacon Joseph Fairbank.

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U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 about Joseph Fairbanks Name: Joseph Fairbanks SAR Membership: 54317 Birth Date: 1694 Death Date: 6 Dec 1772 Spouse: Mary Brown Children: Joseph Fairbanks

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U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 about Joseph Fairbanks Name: Joseph Fairbanks SAR Membership: 54317 Birth Date: 1694 Death Date: 6 Dec 1772 Spouse: Mary Brown Children: Joseph Fairbanks

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Joseph Fairbank Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Share Learn about removing the ads from this memorial... Birth: 1693 Lancaster Worcester County Massachusetts, USA Death: Dec. 6, 1772 Harvard Worcester County Massachusetts, USA

Son of Jabaz Fairbank & Mary Wilder


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Spouse:
 Mary Brown Fairbank (1700 - 1791)*

Children:
 Joseph Fairbank (1722 - 1802)*
 Cyrus Fairbank (1726 - 1736)*
 Elizabeth Fairbank (1734 - 1736)*
 Amos Fairbank (1737 - 1809)*
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Burial: Harvard Center Cemetery Harvard Worcester County Massachusetts, USA

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Joseph Fairbank, I's Timeline

1693
1693
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1719
April 8, 1719
Age 26
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1721
October 17, 1721
Age 28
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1722
November 4, 1722
Age 29
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1724
February 6, 1724
Age 31
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1726
May 23, 1726
Age 33
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1729
January 19, 1729
Age 36
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1731
August 16, 1731
Age 38
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1734
May 1, 1734
Age 41
Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1737
April 21, 1737
Age 44
Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States