Fairleigh, David William

Fairleigh, David William

Male 1853 - 1924  (70 years)

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  • Name Fairleigh, David William 
    Born 28 Nov 1853  Cloverport, Breckenridge County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jun 1924  Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 28 Jun 1924  Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I828  Sackett
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2018 

    Family Ditto, Emma,   b. 26 May 1854,   d. 1 Mar 1937, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1878 
    Children 
    +1. Fairleigh, George DuRelle,   b. 8 Jul 1881, Brandenburg, Meade, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1935, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Nov 1853 - Cloverport, Breckenridge County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jun 1924 - Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 Jun 1924 - Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Fairleigh, David William(1853-1924)
    Fairleigh, David William(1853-1924)
    Picture supplied by Mary Davy.

  • Notes 
    • Information supplied by Mary Davy:
      David William FAIRLEIGH.
      -Graduated from the University of Louisville School of Law and practiced law in Brandenburg until 1887 when he came to Louisville to become a partner in the law firm of Fairleigh and Straus.
      -Prominent leader in the Republican party.
      -Served as city attorney by appt. under Mayor Huston Quin
      -Lecturer in the Law Dept. of U of L and served on the board of trustees for 12 years
      -In 1911 he became president of the University of Louisville. He resigned in 1914 to be suceeded by the first salaried president in the history of the University
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      Kentucky: A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 8th ed., 1888, Jefferson Co.
      David W. FAIRLEIGH was born in Breckinridge County, November 28, 1853, and is a son of James L. and Jane (Murray) FAIRLEIGH, the former a native of Hardin County, and the latter of Breckinridge County. His great-grandfather Andrew FAIRLEIGH, was a native of Maryland, of English descent; his grandfather, William FAIRLEIGH, came to Kentucky in early times, settling in Hardin County. When Meade County was organized in 1823, he became county and circuit clerk, which positions he held continuously until his death in 1865. Subject's paternal grandfather, Col. David R. Murray, was one of the most prominent citizens of Breckinridge County, and one of its early settlers. James L. FAIRLEIGH (father of the subject) succeeded his father as clerk of the Meade courts, and is now cashier of the Meade County Deposit Bank. David W. FAIRLEIGH, the subject of this sketch, was educated at Brandenburg, and at Rockport (Ind.) Academy. He read law .with his uncle, Col. Thomas B. FAIRLEIGH, of Louisville, and with James W. Lewis, Esq., of Brandenburg. He was admitted to the bar in 1874, and began practice in Louisville. The next year he located at Brandenburg, .where he practiced in the courts of Meade and adjoining counties until 1887, when he returned to Louisville, and opened a law office. He is a young man of brilliance and promise, and a lawyer with few equals of his own age. He was married in 1878 to Miss Emma Ditto, of Meade County.
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      Buried on 28 Jun 1924 in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky Sec. P, Lot 713.
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      Ancestry of David William Fairleigh:
      2 James LaRue FAIRLEIGH. Born on 31 Aug 1820 in Hardin Co. , KY. James LaRue died in Louisville, KY, on 26 Oct 1899; he was 79. Buried in Brandenburg.
      On 15 Jan 1850 when James LaRue was 29, he married Jane MURRAY, in Murray Home, Cloverport, KY.
      3 Jane MURRAY. Born on 29 Jun 1826 in Cloverport, KY. Jane died in Louisville, KY, on 5 Mar 1904; she was 77. Buried in Brandenburg.

      4 William FAIRLEIGH. Born on 19 Apr 1797. William died on 16 Sep 1865; he was 68. Occupation: Circuit Court Clerk. Religion: Methodist.
      Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts of Meade county for 35 years.
      On 4 Nov 1819 when William was 22, he married Elizabeth ENLOWS.
      5 Elizabeth ENLOWS. Born on 3 Nov 1803 in near Hodgenville, KY. Elizabeth died on 17 Jun 1867; she was 63. Religion: Methodist.
      6 David R. MURRAY. Born on 17 Mar 1790 in Washington Co., KY. David R. died in Cloverport, Breckenridge Co., KY, on 28 May 1871; he was 81. Buried in Murray Grave Yard, Cloverport, Breckenridge Co., KY. Religion: Presbyterian.
      - Col. David Murray was of Scotch/Irish descent. His parents moved from Virginia to Washington Co., Ky where he was born. At the age of 19 he volunteered as a soldier in the War of 1812. He was engaged in the mercantile business in Springfield, Ky and then in Hardinsburg in Breckinridge Co. He was sent three times to the state legislature from Breckinridge County. ""
      David R. married Eliza HUSTON.
      7 Eliza HUSTON. Born on 17 May 1803. Eliza died on 30 Aug 1831; she was 28. Buried in Murray Grave Yard, Cloverport, Breckenridge Co., KY.

      8 Andrew FAIRLEIGH. Born in 1761 in Maryland?? Andrew died on 1 Mar 1829; he was 68. Buried in Elizabethtown, KY Cemetery. Occupation: farmer. Religion: Baptist.
      Revolutionary War Vetern5
      On 10 Dec 1795 when Andrew was 34, he married Letitia SWAN.
      9 Letitia SWAN. Born in 1778. Letitia died in Hardin Co., Kentucky, on 10 Oct 1845; she was 67. Religion: Baptist.
      Burial: Elizabethtown, KY

      10 Isham ENLOWS. Born in 1771 in Baltimore, Maryland. Isham died in LaRue or Hardin Co., KY, on 10 Oct 1816; he was 45. Buried in Phillips Fort Cemetery, LaRue Co., KY. Religion: Baptist ?
      On 25 Jun 1792 when Isham was 21, he married Mary BROOKS, in Nelson County, KY.

      11 Mary BROOKS. Born on 3 May 1766 in Frederick Co., VA. Mary died in 1843; she was 76. Buried in Phillips Fort Cemetery, LaRue Co., KY. Religion: Baptist ?

      12 Charles MURRAY. Born in 1748 in Ulster County, Londonderry. Charles died in Munfordville, KY, on 28 Apr 1828; he was 80. Religion: Scotch Presbyterian.
      Abt 1784 when Charles was 36, he married Jane Virginia "Jenny" RODMAN, in Pa.

      13 Jane Virginia "Jenny" RODMAN. Born abt 1760 in Ireland. Jane Virginia "Jenny" died in Springfield, Washington Co., KY, on 14 Apr 1809; she was 49. Religion: Scotch Presbyterian.

      14 Joseph HUSTON. Born on 18 Feb 1768 in PA. Joseph died in Breckenridge Co., KY, on 23 Nov 1813; he was 45. Buried in ?? Occupation: Lawyer.
      -Served in the Ky Legislature in 1813

      On 21 Sep 1797 when Joseph was 29, he married Margaret ALLEN, in Nelson County,KY.
      15 Margaret ALLEN. Born abt 1776. Margaret died in Breckenridge Co., KY, ? 4 Dec 1860; she was 84.
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      Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY
      http://www.cavehillcemetery.com
      Deceased: «tab»FAIRLEIGH, DAVID W.
      Birth Date: «tab»/ /
      Death Date: «tab»/ /
      Service Date: «tab»Jun 28, 1924
      Property Information: «tab»SECTION P, Lot 713, Part E1/2, Range , Grave *5-A

  • Sources 
    1. [S111] Mary Davy.

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), 9 Oct 2015.
      From Find A Grave Memorial# 87526507
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87526507
      David William Fairleigh
      Birth: Nov. 28, 1853
      Cloverport
      Breckinridge County
      Kentucky, USA
      Death: Jun. 26, 1924
      Louisville
      Jefferson County
      Kentucky, USA

      -Graduated from the University of Louisville School of Law and practiced law in Brandenburg until 1887 when he came to Louisville to become a partner in the law firm of Fairleigh and Straus.
      -Prominent leader in the Republican party.
      -Served as city attorney by appt. under Mayor Huston Quin
      -Often referred to as "Judge Fairleigh" -- need to find out about this
      -Lecturer in the Law Dept. of U of L and served on the board of trustees for 12 years
      -In 1911 he became the 6th president of the University of Louisville. He resigned in 1914 to be suceeded by the first salaried president in the history of the University.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      James LaRue Fairleigh (1820 - 1899)
      Jane M. Murray Fairleigh (1826 - 1904)

      Spouse:
      Emma Ditto Fairleigh (1854 - 1937)

      Children:
      James Franklin Fairleigh (1879 - 1951)*
      George DuRelle Fairleigh (1881 - 1935)*
      Abram Huston Fairleigh (1883 - 1937)*
      Mary Jane Fairleigh (1885 - 1891)*
      Elizabeth Lewis Fairleigh (1888 - 1889)*
      David William Fairleigh (1896 - 1967)*
      Andrew LaRue Fairleigh (1899 - 1980)*

      Sibling:
      David William Fairleigh (1853 - 1924)
      Mary Allen Fairleigh (1860 - ____)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Cave Hill Cemetery
      Louisville
      Jefferson County
      Kentucky, USA
      Plot: Sec. P, Lot 713, E 1/2, grave 5

      Created by: Mary Davy
      Record added: Mar 29, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 87526507


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