I don't really have any information on the Fairs.......but I have been researching Downings for the past several years and have been interested to find several different surnames that turn up over and over. There were Fairs who lived in South Carolina - which you already knew. Richard Fair married Delina Boyd who was a sister of my greatgreatgrandmother - Rachel Elizabeth Boyd Downing. In my Downing Book it says that after leaving SC, Delina and Richard Fair moved to Huntsville, MS (very close to French Camp) and raised a "splendid family." My grandfather - Remer Moffett Downing moved into the village of French Camp when my mother was a girl. The Stubblefield Family had built "twin" houses side by side for two family members sometime in the 1800's. My grandfather bought one and Mr. John Fair and his daughter - Margaret - lived in the other one. The one that granddaddy lived in was in terrible condition and he finally had to tear it down and built a little house in it's place from the wood of the old house.
My family has recently fixed up the old place for a family retreat. If you go to French Camp, it is next to the house that belonged to the Fairs. Rich Canon from the Academy lives in the Fair house now. Our house has a porch all the way around it. Just thought I'd share this with you......
(my grandmother was Annie Lucy Henderson Downing)
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