Michael Fairbairn (F-16)

FatherFred Fairbairn
MotherLoretta Fairbairn (May 1939 - Mar 1980)
WebLinkClick here to see further information on Michael and his/her family in the One Name Study. 
WebSummaryThese results finally prove what the FAIRBAIRN DNA project was initially set up to do, back in Oct 2007, ie that John in New York was a son of Walter and Agnes (ROBINSON) FAIRBAIRN of Morebattle.
We had already been trying to prove this for many years, combining efforts since Jan 1999.
Known information was that John was a son of a Walter of Roxburghshire, and the most likely candidate was the Walter married to Agnes, but we had no proof.
Many years later, and much searching for appropriate people to test if adding science to the search for "proof" would help, we've finally cracked it.
Firstly came a match between our first FAIRBAIRN candidate Martin (F-1), a son of Archibald, believed to be a brother of Walter's, with Earl in the Family Tree DNA Database, who quickly became (F-2) in the project, but with no known connection to Archibald and Walter. His ancestry led back to a likely common progenitor in John & Bessie (FLINT) FAIRBAIRN, and added impetus to the search for suitable candidates.
The next candidate tracked down, Doug(F-14), also belonged to Martin's line of Archibald and Janet (SCOTT), so still only a "likely" relation of Walters but yes, a match, which at least helped confirm we were on the right track for a dna signature for Archibald & Janet's line.
Eventually a candidate tracing his ancestry from the John in New York was also found, Michael (F-16), along with a candidate with documented descent from Walter's brother David, GD(F-29), all matching.
So by now we were all convinced both that Archibald married to Janet (SCOTT) was a brother of documented sons, Walter and David, of Archibald married to Alison (CROSSER) FAIRBAIRN, and that yes, John in New York was a son of Walters.
Good things come to those who wait - in Apr 2011, a paper trail was also finally found, buried in a New York Town Clerk's military record from the Civil War.
Subsequent to the above, FamilyFinder testing is also confirming the connections, with confirmed matches between at least 4 different family lines.
Link2HaploGrpInfo(Group)Click here to see those sharing Michael's haplogroup I-BY21380 confirmed, along with three others in Lineage 1e who have tested BigY, this being a newly created (Feb 2018) subgroup of the prior I-Y32666/I-BY21365 which is currently the parent group of the SNP tested yDNA matching Fairbairns and Elliotts who are also tested BigY. 
Lineage(Testee)Michael was found to be part of Fairbairn Lineage 1e, click here for chart. 
DNAat(Matches)Michael's atDNA results show matches to: David William Fairbairn (F-46) and Candice Fairbairn; where the predicted 3rd cousin level to David and his sister is overstated somewhat (actually 7th cousins). This is presumed to be because both sides of this match have Fairbairn cousin marriages in their ancestry. 
DNAClick here to see the dna results for Michael and the other FAIRBAIRNs on these Supplementary DNA pages - may have to page down to appropriate haplogroup. 
ChartsLineage 1e DNA "Signature" John & Bessie (fflint) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited9 Feb 2018