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Alexander Fairchild

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Woodbury, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Fairchild, II and Sarah Susan Fairchild
Husband of Johanna Fairchild; Deborah Fairchild and Deborah Fairchild
Father of Johathan Fairchild; John Fairchild; Alexander Fairchild; Deborah Jackson Fairchild; Sarah Beach and 11 others
Brother of Eunice Fairchild; Emma [2] Fairchild; Ruth Hickox; Sarah [1] Fairchild; Samuel Fairchild and 3 others

Occupation: He was a ship's carpenter., Probably the first white child born in Stratford, Conn.
Managed by: Chad Bouldin
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About Alexander Fairchild

Samuel Fairchild (c. 31 Aug.1640 Stratford-Jan. 1704/5 Stratford) m. Mary Wheeler (c. 1655-1747). Mary is the daughter of Moses and Miriam (Hawley) Wheeler; m. Benjamin Beach 5 Dec 1705 Stratford; m. Thomas Yale 31 July 1716 Wallingford, CT. Children of Samuel and Mary born in Stratford, CT: 1) Robert b. 1681; d. before 1716, 2) Samuel b. 1682, 3) Anna b. 168__; m. Benjamin Coney 18 Nov 1702 Stratford, CT; d. 23 Jul 1703 Stratford, CT, Edward (c.1685-1767) m. Elizabeth Blakeman/Blackman 1710, Jonathon b. 10 Oct 1692. On 10 Dec 1674 Samuel’s lands were recorded. He had received from his father 30 Dec 1668, land received by gift from his grandfather Seabrook and land he had received in exchange with brother Thomas. Samuel was a ship’s carpenter and a member of the Congregational Church in Stratford.


1640—SAMUEL FAIRCHILD IS BORN and is the first white child born in Stratford, CT. Born at Stratford, 31 Aug. 1640; d. there in 1705. (40; Jacobus, p. 195). June 11 General Court orders Adam Blakeman, William Hopkins, and Roger Ludlowe to establish boundary between Cupheag (first use of name) and Uncawaye (Fairfield). 1643—April 13 General Court orders magistrates to go to Stratford (first record of that name) and Uncoway to execute justice. (36; Knapp) 1648—MOSES WHEELER operates first ferry across the Housatonic. (36; Knapp) Samuel Fairchild (c. 1640-1704) m. Mary Wheeler (b. 13 Sept. 1655), daughter of Moses. She m. (2) Benjamin Beach Apr. 5, 1705, and (3) Thomas Yale 31 July 1716. (40; Jacobus, p. 195) Moses m. Miriam Hawley—Joseph Hawley was her brother. He was deputy for Stratford, May 1658-June 1687. Commissioner for Stratford 1682-91. (40; Jacobus, p. 264). 1650—Oldest existing list of proprietors is a list of fenceowners. Richard Mills sells “Mills Lordship” to Joseph Hawley. (36; Knapp) 1651—Goodwife Bassett tried and hanged as a witch, probably in May. (36; Knapp)

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Alexander Fairchild's Timeline

February 18, 1681
Woodbury, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
April 1681
Woodbury, Litchfield, Ct
April 1681
Woodbury, Litchfield, Ct
October 10, 1692
Age 11
Stratford, Fairfield, Conn
December 20, 1702
Age 21
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut
July 2, 1704
Age 23
Stratford, Fairfield, CT, USA
May 19, 1706
Age 25
Morris Plains, Morris County, Province of East Jersey
June 1708
Age 27
Stratfield, Fairfield, CT, USA
May 27, 1711
Age 30
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States