I do not know if I have a link with your line or not, Kevin.My John Fairless was born in Stanhope, County Durham 21 March 1797.He married Mary (?) and had nine children.I am descended from the third, William.Their children were: Aaron & John born November 1820. William born 21 April 1823. Joseph born 25 May 1825. Jane born 13 August 1827. George born 14 January 1830. Mary and Hannah born 8 July 1832. Ann born 18 January 1835. I believe that John Fairless (1797) had at least one brother named Joseph who was born in 1793 in Stanhope. John died in 1848 and Mary died in 1853.I am not certain of the location yet. William married Mary (Stanton or Moor??) at Heathery Cleugh on 16 August 1853 and immigrated to the US (Ohio) before the birth of their first child, John, in Ohio 12 July 1854. Any connection?