ID: Micaiah and Hannah Withers (Wynn) Neale Fairfield (Gen. 7: John-Walter-Walter-Daniel-Nathaniel-Henry Samuel-Micaiah)

Source: Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library. Used by permission.

Notes: Micaiah was the son of Henry Samuel and Martha (Gallup) Fairfield. He was born circa 1786 in Pittsford, Rutland Co., VT. In the early 1820s, he moved to Virginia, where he was recorded as a member of the Centre Branch Baptist Church in Harrison Co. By 1825, he and his family were living in Ohio. From the History of Pittsford, VT, by A.M. Caverly, M.D, 1872: "Rev. Micaiah Fairfield, son of Samuel Fairfield, Esq., was born in Pittsford about 1786. From a youth he evinced a love for study, and after a preparatory course, he entered Middlebury College in 1805, and graduated from the same in 1809. He had become hopefully converted in the revival of 1802, and the following year he united with the Congregational Church. From this time his thoughts were turned to the ministry. He studied theology with Rev. Holland Weeks, and at Andover Theological Seminary, where he graduated with the class of 1813. He was educated a Congregationalist, yet when he appeared before an ecclesiastical council of the order for examination, his views were found to differ so widely from those held by that denomination, that a report adverse to his ordination was made. He afterwards applied to a like council of the Baptist denomination, and was by them approbated, ordained and receivex into fellowship. He was settled over a parish in the state of Ohio, where he had quite a successful pastorate. He died about the year 1858, leaving two sons, Miner W. and Bryant [sic*]; the former is a Congregational minister, and the latter a Baptist."

*Most certainly this is a typo and should be Edmund Burke Fairfield. Moreover, Micaiah also had two daughters: Sarah and Anna.

portrait of Micaiah Fairfield

portrait of Hannah Withers (Wynn) Neale Fairfield