Visited the Gibson County, TN court house and with Cyrus Loften Fairless, Jr. & wife as well as the White, Gallatin & Johnson Counties in IL and found the following information.
Media Fairless came from NC in the late 1700s.His line is Media, Jr., David Issac, Curus Loften Sr. & Cyrus Loften Jr.
4/1/1798 (dates are day/month/year) James Fairless married Mary Armstrong in Davidson, TN
2/1805 Elizabeth Bain was born in TN.She married Charlton Fairless and died in IL.She is buried with the Bain family in Casey Springs cemetery in Johnson County.
1810Charlton Charlie Fairless was born in TN
1814Andrew Jackson Fairless was born in TN
1820No one named Fairless was listed in the IL Census 1820There were two fairless families listed for Gibson County, TN-Robert & Mary.
1825James Fairless was born in Johnson County, IL.He died on 5/6/1872.
1830Per the census, there was a Robert Fairless family living in Johnson County, IL containing 1 male-60 to 70, 1M & 1F 20-25, 1M&1F 15-20, 1F 5-10 & 2 males <5 years old.
1830There was also a Charlton Fairless family that contained 1 male between 30 & 40 years old, 1F 15-20 & 1 M 5-10
1830There were three Fairless families listed for TN.They were: Robert (0120001-10101) Mary(1111-0000001) & Nancy(0021-0000100101)
1831Charlton Fairless married Elizabeth Bain in TN James Joseph (or H.) fairless was a son of Charlton & Elizabeth. He was born in 1832. He married Sarah Lawrence on 3/4/1862 in Johnson County and died in AR.
1831Andrew Jackson Fairless married #1 Peggy E. Brills on 22/12/1831 in White County, IL.He later (1839) married Rebecca Beard in White County, IL
1839Charlton Fairless married Manerva Collins in Johnson County, IL 7/8/1839
1840Andrew was listed in the 1840 Gallatin County census living with 1F (30-40) & 1F<5.
1841James Fairless bought property & land from the estate of Thomas Depoyster in Johnson County.
1844Charlton Fairless was born in Johnson County.He later married Mary A. ?? & died on 9/2/1916.
1848A Charlton Fairless bought land in Massac County (joins Johnson County), IL
1849James Fairless bought land in Johnson County, IL
1850 per the Johnson County census
Andrew Jackson was 36 years old & Rebecca was no longer listed.Mary J was 16 years old, Robert W.-14, Susan-9, Columbus-7, Matilda "Tilly" was 5, Charlton was 4 & George was 1.
The Robert Fairless family had robert-45, Mahala (Buchanan)-36,Richard-17, Mary A.15, Susan-13, Lucinda-11, James-9, Columbus-6, Charity-4 & Sarah 7/12.
The James Fairless family had: James-32, Parthena (Buckannon)-27, Eliza -7 & Riley -10.
The Martin Fairless family had: Martin-27, Ibby-22, Margaret-5 & Jane-3.
Hope this helps.If anyone has additional information on this family, let me know.