DESCENDANTS of JOHN FAIRLY (1717-1798) of RICHMOND COUNTY, NC
The Fairly research is a work in progress, and may reflect errors. Constructive assistance is
welcome. This is done in an attempt to assist in linking the Mississippi Fairly's back to their roots
in North Carolina. My sources include Richmond County Census Records, Perry County, Miss Census Records,
Richmond County Estate Records by Bridges, Memories and Documents About
Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and Her People by Sylvia McRae McLean, Scotland County Emerging
by Joyce M. Gibson, Our Native Heath by Myrtle Bridges, Fayetteville Observer Marriage & Death Abstracts
by Bessie Hubbard Tyner, Carolina Scots by Douglas and Caroline Kelly, Colorful Heritage Documented
- The Story of Barbecue Bluff and Longstreet Presbyterian Churches.
If anyone can supply information to add to the research of this family, please do. I would be happy
to hear from you. Thanks, Myrtle N. Bridges July 28, 2004.
See Link to Follow-Up below. February 23, 2016
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN1 FAIRLY was born 1717, and died 1798. He married MARGARET STEWART. She was born 1719,
and died 1781.
Notes for JOHN FAIRLY:
This family came from Kintyre, Scotland sometime after 1764 and before 1772 with four sons and two
daughters to Wilmington, NC. They settled on Drowning Creek in Robeson County. They are buried in
a family cemetery about a quarter of a mile north of Centre Presbyterian Church, near Maxton, NC.
All of their children were born in Scotland. Source: The research of Mrs. Clarice G. Fairly of
Brandon Mississippi, published by Douglas and Caroline Kelly in 'Carolina Scots'.
The 1779 tax list for Richmond County shows John Farley (spelled like this on original) had 750
acres of land, Alexander Farley had 1500 acres and Archibald Farley paid taxes on 4502 acres in
this county. (Source: Our Native Heath - Bridges)
1787 August 27. State of North Carolina, Richmond County. This day William Welch complains on oath
to me, one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace, that on the 7th instant in the night came
to his house Peter Hall, John Hall and James Dunkin [John Duncan, his security] and in a riotous
or murdering manner with their guns presented and laid hands on him the said William Welch and bound
him with bonds and carried him away, and after great threats and abuse the day following, took him
to the house of John Farlie and there stripped him and bound him to a certain tree and there with
large hickory sticks did unmercifully beat, bruise and wound him the said Welch so that his lip was
greatly swollen and from thence without legal authority carried him out of his County and there with
cocked and presented guns at him did much threaten his life and cause him to give them obligations
for a sum of money and did very evilly treat him contrary to the laws and dignity of our State. These
are therefore in the name of the State to command you to take the bodys of said Peter Hall, John Hall
and James Dunkin or either of them found in your County and them safely keep till you have them before
some Justice of said County where they shall be dealt with as the law directs. Given under my hand
and seal this 27th day of Aug. 1787. [signed] John McAlester. Summons witness in behalf of State,
John Farlie, Archibald Farlie, John Grimes and Mallachai Dees.
(Source: Our Native Heath - Bridges. Civil Action Papers CR.082.325.3
Children of JOHN FAIRLY and MARGARET STEWART are:
2. i. ARCHIBALD2 FAIRLY, b. 1749, Scotland; d. 1807.
3. ii. MARY FAIRLY, b. 1751, Scotland; d. 1834.
4. iii. ALEXANDER FAIRLY, b. 1753, Scotland; d. 1827.
iv. DANIEL FAIRLY, b. Abt. 1756, Scotland.
5. v. ROBERT FAIRLY, b. 1760, Scotland; d. 1821.
vi. ANN FAIRLY, b. 1764, Scotland; d. Bef. 1795; m. ANGUS MCGILL.
Notes for ANGUS MCGILL:
This couple had three children. Names unknown.
vii. JOHN FAIRLY, b. 1766, Scotland; d. 1854; m. KATHERINE CARMICHAEL.
Notes for JOHN FAIRLY:
John Fairley received a grant from the State of North Carolina for 100 acres in Richmond County, NC
In 1818 John Fairley deeded to Alexander Fairley 100 acres of land in Richmond County.
(Source: Our Native Heath - Bridges. Civil Action Papers Concerning Land 1883-1889 CR 082 325.42.)
They moved to Mississippi in 1820's, died in Perry County. All eleven children were born in North
Carolina between 1797 and 1822. (Source: 'Carolina Scots' - Kelly)
Generation No. 2
2. ARCHIBALD2 FAIRLY (JOHN1) was born 1749 in Scotland, and died 1807. He married MARY MCRAE.
Children of ARCHIBALD FAIRLY and MARY MCRAE are:
i. JOHN FAIRBANKS3 FAIRLY, b. 1777; d. 1867, MS; m. ISABELLE MCNAIR.
ii. PETER FAIRLY, b. 1782, NC; d. Perry County, MS; m. MARGARET LITTLE.
Notes for PETER FAIRLY:
(This census is believed to be of the Peter Fairly family of this record)
The following are shows on the 1850 Federal Census of Perry County, Miss:
Peter Fairly, 51, b. NC; Melissa, 29; Benjamin, 5; Catherine, 1; John 1 month and 3 other males
Geller? Thomas18, Ebenezer Thomas, 12, and William Thomas, 10.
Next door (1850): John Fairly, 35, b. NC; Clarisa, 25; Susan, 6; Catherine, 4; William, 2;
Susana Thomas, 16;
John Fairly, Sr, 84 b. Scotland; Nancy, 45 b. NC; Catherine, 43, b. NC; Christian, 41, b. NC;
Effy, 27, b. NC; Flora, 35, b. NC;
Jannett, 28, b. NC; Sarah 28, b. NC
Next door (1850): Archibald Fairly, 49, b. NC; Sarah, 32 b. Miss; Peter, 13; John, 12;
Abell Fairly, 10; Alexander, 8; William, 5;
Catherine, 3; Evander Fairly, 2 months.
The 1870 Federal Census of Perry County, Miss shows: Peter, 71; Melissa, 50; Kate, 21;
John, 19; Peter, 17; Claricy, 13;
Alexander, 15 and Flora, 6.
The 1870 Federal Census of Perry County, Miss shows: Clarisa, 52 is in household of
Eran Fairly, 19 female.
Next door is Catherine Fairly, 60, Effie, 55, Flora, 45 and Sarah, 42.)
The 1870 Federal Census of Perry County, Miss shows: William Fairly is apparently married
to Nelia, 15, and living next door to Peter Fairly, 71.
iii. ANGUS FAIRLY, b. 1786; d. 1863; m. FLORA; b. 1801.
Notes for ANGUS FAIRLY:
Angus Fairly and Flora Fairly had no children. Angus was bondsman at the marriage of
Archibald J. Fairley and Nancy McRae. Their marriage bond is dated Dec. 27, 1852.
Alexander J. McQueen was a witness. Who was Archibald J. Fairley??
Flora Fairley, as the widow of Angus Fairley, is in possession of the land as devisee
for life under the will of her husband Angus Fairley, who died in the County of Richmond
seized and possessed at the time of his death of a large number of slaves, and between
eight and nine hundred acres of land. She and her husband had lived together as husband
and wife for nearly half a century previous to his death, and most of the slaves belonging
to her husband were raised on the plantation where they lived after their marriage.
David Fairley, long before arriving at maturity, being a resident of the State of Mississippi,
came to reside with his uncle, Angus Fairley, husband of Defendant, Flora, who having no
children of their own, fed, clothed and educated him and the said Angus Fairley, believing
that he had made ample provision for the support of his widow, who is now more than eighty
years of age, and quite infirm, and believing that David Fairley would be the friend and
protector of his widow in her declining years, devised nearly all of his property between
David and Flora, giving to him a portion of his slaves and 250 acres of land absolute at
his death, and a fee simple absolute in remainder after the determination of the life estate
of his wife or about 500 acres. Richmond County, Sup. Court. Spring Term 1874.
'Estate Records 1772-1833 Richmond County North Carolina Adams-Harbert' - Book I - Bridges
Rev. David Fairley, D. D. was born in Mississippi and after graduating from Davidson College
and Columbia Seminary he settled at Manchester, where he spent his land and useful life
ministering to all the western part of Cumberland county, which at that time included the
northern half of Hoke county. Her served in the army of the Confederacy as a chaplain and
was greatly beloved by those associated with him in that great struggle. In the minds and
hearts of the living members of Longstreet Presbyterian Church he justly holds the first place.
He stood by the church in the day of its extremity, and through heat and cold, in season and
out of season he gave his very best without request or even thought of matrial compensation.
His memory around that altar is as a sweet benediction .... While preparing a sermon to preach
at Long Street a lingering disease became more acute. But he did not give up the idea of going
on with his work, so laying his pen on the unfinished manuscript he went to Fayetteville for
treatment, where he lingered for a short time and then the messenger of the Lord bade him go
up to the heavenly home. His body was lad to rest in Cross Creek cemetery at Fayetteville.
Source: "Colorful Heritage Documented" - The Story of Barbecue Bluff and Longstreet Presbyterian Churches.
iv. ARCHIBALD FAIRLY, b. 1794; d. MS; m. MARGARET CARMICHAEL.
6. v. ALEXANDER FAIRLY, b. 1799; d. Aft. 1870.
3. MARY2 FAIRLY (JOHN1) was born 1751 in Scotland, and died 1834. She married PATRICK MCEACHIN.
More About MARY FAIRLY:
Burial: Fairly Cemetery
More About PATRICK MCEACHIN:
Burial: Fairly Cemetery
Child of MARY FAIRLY and PATRICK MCEACHIN is:
i. MARGARET FAIRLY3 MCEACHIN, b. 1783; d. 1823; m. HON. JAMES STEWART.
More About MARGARET FAIRLY MCEACHIN:
Burial: Stewartsville Cemetery near Laurinburg, NC (Scotland Co.)
4. ALEXANDER2 FAIRLY (JOHN1) was born 1753 in Scotland, and died 1827. He married
EFFIE MCLAURIN 1791 in Richmond County, NC.
Notes for ALEXANDER FAIRLY:
The signatures of Scottish immigrants on a petition dated September 6, 1799 at the home
of Capt. Alexander Fairley in Richmond County are Daniel McNair, Donald McKinnon,
Edward McNair, Gilbert McNair, Alexander Fairlie, George Graham, Hector McMillan,
Peter McRae, Arch'd Fairly, John Matthews, Jr. Donald McCall (x his mark), Alex McMillan,
Arch'd Lucas, John Carmichael, Colin McArthur (x his mark), Dugal McCormick, Arch'd McInnis,
Daniel McCall, John McCall, John McIntyre, Kenneth McKenzie, Duncan McLaurin, John Lucas,
Duncan McIntyre, and Peter Fairly.
Source: NCArchives- 'Scotland County Emerging 1750-1900' by Joyce M. Gibson.
(Note spellings - Fairley, Fairlie, Fairly)
Alexander Fairley's will dated 1828 devised his lands to John Fairley, Daniel and
Archibald Fairley, his sons. All his children were born in Richmond County, NC.
(Source: Our Native Heath - Bridges. Civil Action Papers Concerning Land 1883-1889 CR 082 325.42)
Richmond County Estate Records - Bridges)
Notes for EFFIE MCLAURIN:
Effie is said to have left Port Appin, Scotland with her brothers in 1790.
Children of ALEXANDER FAIRLY and EFFIE MCLAURIN are:
i. CATHERINE3 FAIRLY, d. 1837.
Notes for CATHERINE FAIRLY:
Died unm. Daniel McNair was her guardian. He hired the negroes belonging to his sister-in-law
for the years of 1837 and 1838, for $60.
ii. MARGARET FAIRLY, m. DANIEL MCNAIR.
Notes for MARGARET FAIRLY:
They moved to MS.
iii. MARY FAIRLY, m. DANIEL MCMILLAN.
Notes for DANIEL MCMILLAN:
Moved to MS
iv. NANCY FAIRLY, m. PETER MCEACHIN.
Notes for NANCY FAIRLY:
Moved to MS.
7. v. ARCHIBALD (DR.) FAIRLY, b. 1792; d. January 1831, Richmond County, NC.
vi. PETER FAIRLY, b. 1793; d. 1852; m. MARY MCLAURIN.
Notes for PETER FAIRLY:
Peter moved his family to Jefferson County, MS in 1834. Four of their children were born
in Richmond County, three more in Jefferson Co., MS.
8. vii. JOHN L. FAIRLY, b. 1805; d. August 1862, Richmond County, NC.
9. viii. DANIEL FAIRLY, b. 1806; d. 1830.
5. ROBERT2 FAIRLY (JOHN1) was born 1760 in Scotland, and died 1821. He married EFFY PETERSON.
She was born 1763, and died October 13, 1843.
More About ROBERT FAIRLY:
Burial: Fairly Cemetery, near Centre Church, Maxton, NC
More About EFFY PETERSON:
Burial: Fairly Cemetery, near Centre Church, Maxton, NC
Children of ROBERT FAIRLY and EFFY PETERSON are:
10. i. JOHN M.3 FAIRLY, d. 1872, Richmond County, NC.
11. ii. NEILL FAIRLY.
Generation No. 3
6. ALEXANDER3 FAIRLY (ARCHIBALD2, JOHN1) was born 1799, and died Aft. 1870. He married
CHRISTIAN MCLEAN, daughter of JOHN MCLEAN and NANCY. She was born 1801, and died Aft. 1870.
Notes for ALEXANDER FAIRLY:
1850 Census Laurel Hill District: Dwelling #207: Alexander Fairly, 52m, farmer, NC; James Fairly,
17m, NC; John Fairly, 15m, NC;
Archibald Fairly, 12m, NC; Catherine Fairly, 12f, NC; Christian Fairly, 50f, NC;
1860 Census Stewartsville District: Lucy Wright 60, Kate Wright 12, Alex. Fairly, 60, Christian
Fairly 58, James Fairly 35, John Fairly 30,
1870 Census Laurel Hill District: Christian Fairly, 63, James Fairly, 38. Next house, John , 36,
Catharine McPherson 30, Henry McPherson 9, Ann McPherson 7.
Notes for CHRISTIAN MCLEAN:
John L. Fairly was administrator on the estate of John McLean, Christian's father.
(Richmond County Estate Records - Book II - Bridges)
Children of ALEXANDER FAIRLY and CHRISTIAN MCLEAN are:
i. JAMES4 FAIRLY, b. 1832.
ii. JOHN FAIRLY, b. 1834.
iii. ARCHIBALD FAIRLY, b. 1838.
Notes for ARCHIBALD FAIRLY:
1. Archibald Fairly died about 1856. Nancy Fairly (having since intermarried with John Leitch)
was appointed guardian of Archibald Maria Fairly, a minor heir of Archibald Fairly, dec'd, at
Oct. Term 1856 of this Court. (Source: State of North Carolina, Richmond County Court of Pleas
and Quarter Sessions. April Term 1858. Richmond County Estate Records - Book I - Bridges)
2. Archibald Fairly died sometime in 1863. His widow was Sarah Fairly, and administration on his
estate was granted to James L. Yates.
State of North Carolina, Richmond County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Oct. Term AD 1862.
(Source: State of North Carolina, Richmond County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions.
April Term 1858. Richmond County Estate Records - Book I - Bridges)
12. iv. CATHERINE FAIRLY, b. 1838.
7. ARCHIBALD (DR.)3 FAIRLY (ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born 1792, and died January 1831 in
Richmond County, NC. He married ELIZA MCLEAN November 24, 1825. She died 1856.
Notes for ARCHIBALD (DR.) FAIRLY:
He was a Physician.
Children of ARCHIBALD FAIRLY and ELIZA MCLEAN are:
i. EFFY JANE4 FAIRLY, b. Abt. 1826; d. 1831.
Notes for EFFY JANE FAIRLY:
She never married. John Fairly was her administrator.
13. ii. MARY ANN FAIRLY, b. Abt. 1828; d. 1864.
8. JOHN L.3 FAIRLY (ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born 1805, and died August 1862 in Richmond County, NC.
He married MARGARET MCLAURIN August 01, 1837 in Richmond County, NC. She was born Abt. 1820,
and died 1869.
Notes for JOHN L. FAIRLY:
This family remained in NC.
John L. and Margaret's children were baptized September 2, 1854 at Old
Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church. They were: Eliza Jane, Ann, Alexander Archibald, Catherine,
Mary James, Margaret and Angus McLaurin Fairley. Frances Letitia Fairley was born Sep. 23, 1855
and was baptized Nov. 6,1856. Source: "Memories and Documents About Old Laurel Hill Presby.
Church and Her People" Published 1997 by Sylvia McRae McLean.
Free Inhabitants in Laurel Hill District in the County of Richmond, State of N. Carolina
enumerated, on the 5th day of August 1850 by John M. Dockery, Ass't Marshal. This list
shows the John Fairly family in Dwelling house #111
John Fairly, 45m, farmer, NC; Margaret Fairly, 30f, NC; Eliza Fairly, 12f, NC;
Ann Fairly, 10f, NC; Alexander Fairly, 8m, NC; Catherine Fairly, 6f, NC and Mary Fairly 1f, NC
Alexander Archibald Fairly does not appear in his father's estate settlement record in 1862.
He may have died young.
"In 1855 before the counties along the NC/SC State line were successful in getting a charter
for an east-west railroad. The Wilmington, Charlotte, and Rutherfordton Railroad would connect
Wilmington and Charlotte via Lumberton, Laurinburg, Rockingham, Wadesboro and Monroe.
Commissioners for creating stock were appointed: Dr. John Malloy, John Fairley,
John Gilchrist, Jr., Daniel C. McIntyre, Daniel McKInnon, John L. Fairly, Matthew W. McNair,
Duncan McLaurin and Rev. Thomas Gibson. ....The first train left Wilmington on July 5, 1860,
and went fifty miles to Bladenboro in Bladen County. Lauchlin A. McLaurin of Scotland County
was the first conductor on the eastern end of the road....."
Source:'Scotland County Emerging' - Joyce M. Gibson.
More About JOHN L. FAIRLY:
Burial: Jim Walter McLaurin Farm between Hasty and Johns, NC
Children of JOHN FAIRLY and MARGARET MCLAURIN are:
14. i. ELIZA JANE4 FAIRLY, b. Abt. 1838.
ii. ANN FAIRLY, b. Abt. 1840.
iii. ALEXANDER ARCHIBALD FAIRLY, b. Abt. 1842.
15. iv. CATHERINE 'KATE' FAIRLY, b. Abt. 1844; d. February 20, 1881, probably Lampasas County,Texas.
v. MARY JAMES FAIRLY, b. Abt. 1849; d. Bef. January 1890; m. MILTON MCINTYRE.
16. vi. ANGUS MCLAURIN FAIRLY, b. Abt. 1853.
vii. FRANCES LETITIA FAIRLY, b. September 23, 1855; d. Bef. December 1878.
viii. MARGARET FAIRLY, b. Abt. 1856; d. Bef. December 1878.
ix. EUGENIE FAIRLY, b. Abt. 1857; d. July 30, 1878.
9. DANIEL3 FAIRLY (ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born 1806, and died 1830. He married MARY MCARTHUR.
Child of DANIEL FAIRLY and MARY MCARTHUR is:
i. KATIE4 FAIRLY, m. J. R. MCLAURIN.
10. JOHN M.3 FAIRLY (ROBERT2, JOHN1) died 1872 in Richmond County, NC. He married
NANCY MCLAURIN Abt. March 17, 1852 in Richmond County, NC.
Notes for NANCY MCLAURIN:
Nancy was already a widow when she and John M. married. John C. McLaurin was their bondsman.
(Source: Richmond County Marriage Bonds)
Children of JOHN FAIRLY and NANCY MCLAURIN are:
17. i. ROBERT N.4 FAIRLY, d. 1891, Richmond County, NC.
18. ii. EFFY FAIRLY, d. Abt. 1866.
iii. MARGARET ANN FAIRLY, m. A. MCEACHERN, January 09, 1848, Richmond County, NC.
iv. HENRY FAIRLY, b. January 1853.
Notes for HENRY FAIRLY:
He was baptized at Old Laurel Hill Church May 29, 1853. On 26 September 1891 Henry was
ordained as Elder at Laurel Hill Presb. Church. Later he would be dismissed to a church
in Rockingham, Richmond County, NC.
11. NEILL3 FAIRLY (ROBERT2, JOHN1) He married JANET MCINTOSH November 08, 1825. She died
Aft. July 1872.
Notes for NEILL FAIRLY:
October 25, 1843 Issue Fayetteville Observer: Died at the residence of her son Neill Fairly,
in Robeson County, on the 13th, aged 80, Mrs. Effy Fairly, widow of the late Robert Fairly.
Notes for JANET MCINTOSH:
Janet McIntosh was a sister to Anna McIntosh who d. 31st Aug. 1870; Milton McIntosh; Mary Clark
wife of Duncan Clark. Richmond County Estate Book II by Bridges.
Children of NEILL FAIRLY and JANET MCINTOSH are:
i. EFFIE4 FAIRLY, m. ARCHIBALD WATSON.
ii. ROBERT FAIRLY, b. 1825; d. December 03, 1849.
Notes for ROBERT FAIRLY:
Dwelling #156, Laurel Hill District, 1850 Census of Richmond County shows
Robert Fairly, 23m, farmer, NC
Martha Fairly, 22f, NC
Sallie Fairly, 1 1/2f, NC (July 9, 1850 Issue Fayetteville Observer: Died in Richmond County
on the 24, Sally, only child of Robert and Martha Fairly, aged 1 year 3 mos. 5 days.)
This young family lived next door to the family of Janet McIntosh Fairly.
Generation No. 4
12. CATHERINE4 FAIRLY (ALEXANDER3, ARCHIBALD2, JOHN1) was born 1838. She married UNKNOWN MCPHERSON.
Children of CATHERINE FAIRLY and UNKNOWN MCPHERSON are:
i. HENRY5 MCPHERSON, b. 1861.
ii. ANN MCPHERSON, b. 1863.
13. MARY ANN4 FAIRLY (ARCHIBALD (DR.)3, ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1828, and died 1864.
She married (1) ALEXANDER SR., MALLOY October 27, 1842 in At the res. of Daniel C. Stewart in
Richmond County. He was born Abt. 1807, and died September 13, 1846. She married (2)
ARCHIBALD PATTERSON August 02, 1852. He was born 1824, and died November 30, 1872.
Notes for ALEXANDER SR., MALLOY:
This is Col. Alexander Malloy. (Marriage & Death Abstracts 1841-1850 - Tyner)
Charles Malloy was appointed guardian to Alexander Malloy, Jr. at his father's death.
(Richmond County Estate Records - Bridges)
Child of MARY FAIRLY and ALEXANDER SR. is:
i. ALEXANDER JR.5 MALLOY, b. 1846; d. May 18, 1878, Richmond County, NC.
Notes for ALEXANDER JR. MALLOY:
Peter McRae qualified before the probate court as administrator of his estate.
Children of MARY FAIRLY and ARCHIBALD PATTERSON are:
ii. CATHERINE 'KATE'5 PATTERSON, b. July 20, 1853; d. 1886; m. THOMAS J. BREEDEN.
iii. ELIZA PATTERSON, b. May 1855; m. HECTOR MCLEAN.
iv. ARCHIBALD FAIRLY PATTERSON, b. January 01, 1857; m. EMILY ELLIOTT, 1882.
Notes for ARCHIBALD FAIRLY PATTERSON:
He was baptized at Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, Richmond County May 17, 1857.
Source: "Memories and Documents About Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and Her People" by Sylvia McLean.
v. MARY PATTERSON, b. April 28, 1859; m. A. L. JAMES.
14. ELIZA JANE4 FAIRLY (JOHN L.3, ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1838. She married
DANIEL M. MCLAURIN. He died Abt. 1870.
Child of ELIZA FAIRLY and DANIEL MCLAURIN is:
i. JAMES TANNEHILL5 MCLAURIN.
15. CATHERINE 'KATE'4 FAIRLY (JOHN L.3, ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1844, and died
February 20, 1881 in probably Lampasas County,Texas. She married COLIN STEWART May 1866,
son of DANIEL STEWART and SARAH. He died Aft. May 1892 in perhaps Mills County,Texas.
Notes for COLIN STEWART:
In 1869 Colin and Catherine Fairly Stewart were residing in Turnersville, Jasper County,
Mississippi. Colin and Catherine moved to the State of Texas.
In December 1876 William Stewart of Robeson County, NC was given power of attorney by
Colin Stewart and wife, Catherine "Kate" of Texas. The purpose was to collect all due
us from the estates of; Margaret Fairley, Frances Fairley and Eugenia Fairley, "all dec'd
of Richmond County."
By January 1890 Catherine was deceased and Colin and children were living in Golthwaite,
Texas (Mills County)
Children of CATHERINE FAIRLY and COLIN STEWART are:
i. VIRGINIA P.5 STEWART, b. 1868.
ii. MARGARET M. STEWART, b. 1869.
iii. SALLIE ELIZA STEWART, b. 1871.
iv. DANIEL STEWART, b. 1873.
v. IDA M. STEWART, b. 1875.
vi. KATE F. STEWART, b. 1877.
vii. FAIRLEY STEWART, b. Abt. 1880.
16. ANGUS MCLAURIN4 FAIRLY (JOHN L.3, ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1853. He married
NANCY 'NANNIE' MCINTYRE.
Notes for ANGUS MCLAURIN FAIRLY:
He was in Richmond County in 1878.
Notes for NANCY 'NANNIE' MCINTYRE:
She was a sister of Milton McIntyre, the husband of her sister Mary James Fairly.
Child of ANGUS FAIRLY and NANCY MCINTYRE is:
i. JOHN L. JR.5 FAIRLY.
17. ROBERT N.4 FAIRLY (JOHN M.3, ROBERT2, JOHN1) died 1891 in Richmond County, NC.
He married MARY ANN HUNTER.
Children of ROBERT FAIRLY and MARY HUNTER are:
i. MARTHA ELIZABETH5 FAIRLY, b. August 16, 1852.
Notes for MARTHA ELIZABETH FAIRLY:
Baptized Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church Aug 31, 1858.
ii. ANNA LELIE FAIRLY, b. June 23, 1858.
Notes for ANNA LELIE FAIRLY:
Baptized Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church Aug 31, 1858.
iii. FLORA MAY FAIRLY, b. August 20, 1859.
Notes for FLORA MAY FAIRLY:
Baptized Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church Oct. 16, 1859.
iv. JOHN FAIRLY, b. 1863.
Notes for JOHN FAIRLY:
Baptized Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church June 7, 1863.
18. EFFY4 FAIRLY (JOHN M.3, ROBERT2, JOHN1) died Abt. 1866. She married JOHN GILCHRIST.
Children of EFFY FAIRLY and JOHN GILCHRIST are:
i. JAMES A.5 GILCHRIST, d. 1866.
ii. JOHN F. GILCHRIST.
iii. ANGUS GILCHRIST, d. October 24, 1883; m. LAURA J..
iv. WILLIAM GILCHRIST.
Notes for WILLIAM GILCHRIST:
William Gilchrist lived in Wilmington, NC in 1872. John M. Fairly resigned his guardianship
of Sallie E. Gilchrist. Sallie's estate consisted of about 1500 acres of land as heir of
Effy Gilchrist. Source: 'Our Native Heath' by Bridges. Richmond County Estate Records.
v. SALLIE ELIZABETH GILCHRIST, m. MCCORMAC.
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