Henry Fairbanks

1826– 1902

Born in Pequannock, New Jersey; baptized in 1844; moved with his family to Nauvoo, Illinois, that same year; joined Mormon Battalion in 1846; remained in California following discharge; partnered with Eleazer and Sterling Davis to operate the Six Miles House east of Sacramento in 1850; moved to Iowa in 1851; lived in Illinois between 1860 and 1871; moved to Kansas, where he died. (See Jenson, BE, 2:354–55; Larson, Database of the Mormon Battalion, 94; Fairbanks, Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family, 633; GQC journal, Oct. 22, 1850.)