It looks like you may be poking around in the same family line that I am. By way of introduction, My grandmother was Iris Moore, born Fairchild. Her father was Samuel Abraham Fairchild, his father was Jackson Robert Bruce Fairchild, and his father was Samuel Abraham Fairchild (the older). Jackson Robert Bruce Fairchild was the child that Sarah Elizabeth (Riley) has holding when lightning killed her. I suspect from the sound of it you are related to S. A. Fairchild, the older. I know a good deal about him. I wish I had a picture and am surprised there isn't one considering he was a very prominent man.