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Robert Fairlamb

Robert Fairlamb

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

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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