Cynthia (whose rather old email address bounces) and Carol, It rather looks like we may share a very distant FAIRBAIRN ancestor.
The Fairbairn Surname DNA project http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/f/fairbairn/results.htmlhttp://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/f/fairbairn/results.html has thrown up a 36 out of 37 marker match between one of my cousins, and a chap I suspect is a descendant of Archibald FAIRBAIRN and Mary GRIERSON/GIESSEN/GRIESSON. My assumption is that the match is with a son of Thomas Purdie FAIRBAIRN, but he hasn't replied.
Have either of you got further back that Archibald and Mary who had a son Archibald bap. Whitsome and Hilton Berwickshire in 1784? Regards Lorna http://familytree.lornahen.com/spFAIRBAIRN.htmhttp://familytree.lornahen.com/spFAIRBAIRN.htm