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Old Chester, PA: Biographical Sketches
(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)
Robert Fairlamb (1817-24), son of
Frederick and Mary (Pennell) Fairlamb, was born in Middletown, July 31,
1770. He was a farmer and prominent in political affairs. He was County
Treasurer in 1812, '14, '15. Then he served one term as County
Commissioner, and October 16, 1816, was commissioned Sheriff, serving as
such until October 23, 1819. Robert Fairlamb executed John H. Craig, June
6, 1818, the first capital punishment inflicted in the history of Delaware
county, after its separation from Chester county. He was County Treasurer
for a second term, from 1822 to 1825. He died in Middletown, October 20,
1841, aged 71 years.
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