ID: Emily (Fairchild) Fairfield, wife of Frederic (Gen. 9: John-Walter-Daniel-Nathaniel-Henry "Samuel"-Miciah-Miner-Frederic)

Source: Oberlin College Archives

Notes: Emily Frances (Fairchild) Fairfield was, according to Oberlin College, probably the first woman to receive an M.A. degree in any college in the United States, in 1847. She was a sister of the third president of Oberlin, James Harris Fairchild. Emily married Miner Wynn Fairfield, also a student at Oberlin, August 21, 1845. Miner was the son of the Rev. Micaiah and Hannah Wynn (Neal) Fairfield. Miner was born in Parkersburg, Va., May 20, 1823. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1844 and Oberlin Seminary in 1847. He held many pastorates over the next decades and Emily filled the role of a minister's wife. Miner and Emily Fairfield had five children, three of whom survived to adulthood: Frederic, Frances, and Alice. Miner died June 2, 1901, in Ypsilanti, Mich. Emily died April 2, 1914.