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Jonathan FAIRBANKS

Father: George FAIREBANKE
Mother: Mary FARRER

Family 1: Grace SMITH
  1. +George FAIRBANKS

                      _George FAIREBANKE __
 _George FAIREBANKE _|
|                    |_Sibbell WADE _______
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|--Jonathan FAIRBANKS 
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|                     _Richard FARRER _____
|_Mary FARRER _______|
                     |_Margaret BLACKBURN _

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Jonathan built the house in
Dedham, near Boston, in 1636, which is said to be the oldest inhabited
dwelling-house in the United States. It now belongs to the Fairbanks Family
Association, of which Vice-President Fairbanks, Prof. Henry Fairbanks, Ph. D.,
son of the inventor of the scales, the Marchioness of Donegal and others are
distinguished members.

Jonathan Fairebanke came from Sowerby in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England,
to Boston, Mass., where he built the noted "Old Fairbanks House" which is still
standing as an ancient landmark, the oldest dwelling house in New England that,
for the same period of time, has been continuously owned and occupied by the
builder and his linear descendants. Only a few houses, or parts of houses, of
the same [?] remain, and most of these are in ruins. It is, moreover, a
remarkable fact, perhaps unparalleled in this country, that during all this
time, two and a half centuries, the estate has never had a mortgage incumbrance
[sic] upon it.

This house is now historically famous, and is an object of great interest to
many visitors to the old town of Dedham. On the 20th of June, 1895, a new Court
House was dedicated in that town and Hon. Frederick D. Ely delivered an
historical address on the occasion. Speaking of old landmarks he referred to
the old house in the following words:

"In a neighboring street stands a dwelling house, erected early in the last half
of the seventeenth century. It is warped and worn by the sunshine and the
storms of its nearly 250 years. Winter and summer, frost and heat have done
much to undermine its symmetry, and its leaning walls and sloping floors are
only held in place by its frame on massive oak. Yet hundreds, I may safely say
thousands of men and women come from far and near to view and examine the old
Fairbanks house in every minutest particular, while they scarcely accord a
passing glance to the magnificent and costly modern mansion on the opposite side
of the street."

It has been claimed the house was built in 1636. This claim has been the
subject of considerable discussion among historians. and is disputed on
historical grounds. One, at least, expresses the belief that it was not built
till about the year 1654. The chief reason assigned for his belief is that the
old house is a framed building of massive oak timber, and that there is no
historical evidence that any framed dwelling houses were erected in the town as
early as 1636. Against this alleged fact is the tradition that the frame of the
main part of the house, together with the bricks and tiles and windows, was
imported from England, and remained in Boston for several months before it was
carried to Dedham.

The truth is that the house was not built as it stands at one time, or in one
year; and it is certain that Jonathan owned a house situated probably on the
same lot in 1648. In the valuation of houses, made in that year for the purpose
of assessing the "country rate," there were enumerated eighty-one houses,
ranging in value from 45, the highest, to 2, the lowest, omitting fractions.
The valuation of Jonathan Fairbanke's house was 28, and only eight houses were
estimated higher. The highest valuation, 45, was placed upon the house of Rev.
John Allin, pastor of the church.

Subsequently, perhaps as late as 1654, a large addition was made to the original
building, which was called the new house, which is said to have been built for
the occupation of his son John after his marriage. In the Inventory of
Jonathan's personal estate taken after his death in 1668, some things are
mentioned as contained in certain "rooms of the new house." From these facts
and circumstances, particularly the fact that he owned a lot of land prior to
May 1637, it is not unreasonable to conclude that he built a house in 1636, or
soon after, which is a part of the present building, or in a short time was
replaced by a framed structure to which the addition was made some years later.

The town of Dedham was established and named by the General Court the "10th of
ye 7 Moneth, 1636," upon a petition signed by twenty-two persons, in connection
with a grant of land in addition to a "grante formerly made of a Plantacion
above the Falls," with "Immunitie from publike Charges" for three years.
Thereupon the "Dedham Covenant" was drawn up and signed by the petitioners and
others.

The covenant was in the nature of a mutual compact concerning the future
management of the affairs of the town. It was signed by one hundred and
twenty-five persons, and among them were Jonathan Fayerbanke, John Fayerbanke,
George Fayerbanke and Jonathan Fayerbank, Jun. Not all of this number,
however,subscribed in 1636, but some of them from time to time as they were
admitted townsmen.

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Charles FURGESON

Family 1: Elizabeth "Bom" O'BRIEN
  1.  Ed FURGESON
  2.  Charles FURGESON
  3. +William FURGESON
  4. +Ellen May "Nellie" FURGESON
  5. +Minnie FURGESON

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|--Charles FURGESON 
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Klay MANGIS

Father: Gary MANGIS
Mother: Eileen DAVIS

Family 1: Dee Ann ?

  1.  Jake Marlow MANGIS

                 _Orville Victor MANGIS _
 _Gary MANGIS __|
|               |_Mildred DUNNING _______
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|--Klay MANGIS 
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|                ________________________
|_Eileen DAVIS _|
                |________________________

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Pete MOMMSEN

Family 1: Helena ?

  1. +Helene MOMMSEN

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|--Pete MOMMSEN 
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Edgar G. PAYNE

Father: Joseph Burton PAYNE
Mother: Minerva WELTON


                        _Joseph PAYNE , Jr._
 _Joseph Burton PAYNE _|
|                      |_Ruth BEECHER ______
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|--Edgar G. PAYNE 
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|                       _Thomas WELTON _____
|_Minerva WELTON ______|
                       |_Sybil COOK ________

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Isreal PAYNE

Father: John PAYNE
Mother: Abigail BROKETT


                    _William PAYNE _
 _John PAYNE ______|
|                  |_Mary ? ________
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|--Isreal PAYNE 
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|                   ________________
|_Abigail BROKETT _|
                   |________________

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Isaac UNDERWOOD

Father: Timothy UNDERWOOD
Mother: Lois PARMENTER

Family 1: Phebe LIVERMORE

  1. +Timothy UNDERWOOD

                      _Joseph UNDERWOOD _
 _Timothy UNDERWOOD _|
|                    |_Jemima LELAND ____
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|--Isaac UNDERWOOD 
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|                     ___________________
|_Lois PARMENTER ____|
                     |___________________

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Anthony William VALENZUELA

Father: Donald Anthony VALENZUELA
Mother: Kati Margaret MOULE


                              ________________________
 _Donald Anthony VALENZUELA _|
|                            |________________________
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|--Anthony William VALENZUELA 
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|                             _Benjamin Burton MOULE _
|_Kati Margaret MOULE _______|
                             |_Susan Rae HANSEN ______

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