Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Mount Desert Island Families — Fernald

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(updated 17 May 2014)

Welcome to the Fernald genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to museum@mdihistory.org or mailed to "Mount Desert Island Genealogy; Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660". And, of course, please report all errors.


If you wish to explore a different surname, click here for the current list of surnames.






The earliest census records for Mount Desert Island that listed a Fernald as a "head of family" was the 1810 census of the town of Mount Desert, which reported a Tobias Fernald household with 2 males under 10, 1 male 26–45, and 1 female 26–45. (Note that these 4 did not all have to be Fernalds.) Subsequent years reported the following households:
1820 Mount Desert: Tobias (6 persons)
1830 Mount Desert: Tobias (7)
1837 Mount Desert: Tobias (7)
1840 Great Cranberry, Cranberry Isles: Henry (3)
1840 Mount Desert: Eben (7)
Until the 1850 census, individuals members of a household were reported only by a number in a category (e.g., "3 females under 10").



   

Abraham C. Fernald
   (son of [...])
   b. age 78 y., 6 m., 27 d. at death   Maine
   m. Nancy L. [...]
            b. age 70 y., 13 d. at death   Maine
            d. 26 October 1898
                  bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 14 May 1896
         bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Mira S. Fernald   b. age 17 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Thomas W. Fernald   b. age 15 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Ann E. Fernald   b. age 14 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Walter L. Fernald   b. 1857   Maine   -   m. Mary A. [...]   -   d. 1903   -   bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   R. H. Bridgham Fernald   b. age 11 y. as of 1870 census   Maine   -   m. Carrie S. [...]
   Abraham C. Fernald Jr.   b. 1860   Maine   -   m. Julia S. [...]   -   d. 1952   -   bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   [E or A?]mory Gil[l]man Fernald   b. age 1 y., 3 m., 10 d. at death   -   d. 13 March 1864   -   bur. Sutton Island Cemetery   Cranberry Isles, Maine
   Ora Elbert Fernald   b. age 2 m., 25 d. at death   -   d. 18 December 1867   -   bur. Sutton Island Cemetery   Cranberry Isles, Maine
   Caro M. Fernald   b. age 10 m. as of 1870 census   Maine   

documentation and notes

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Ebenezer Fernald
   (son of Tobias Fernald and Comfort Tarr)
   b. age 40 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Sophronia Wasgatt
            b. age 42 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Mary M. Fernald   b. age 17 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Oliver H. Fernald   b. 19 January 1835   -   m. Ruth A. Lawton   -   d. 1903   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Charles H. Fernald   b. age 12 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Emeline Fernald   b. age 6 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. Elias Ginn
   Sarah D. Fernald   b. age 4 y. a of 1850 census   Maine
   Nancy S. Fernald   b. age 5 m. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Isadore T. Fernald   b. age 5 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Tobias Fernald
   (son of [...])
   m. Comfort Tarr
            (dau. of Andrew Tarr and Susan [...])

children:
   Ebenezer Fernald   b. age 40 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. Sophronia Wasgatt
   Daniel Fernald   b. 1808   -   d. 1896   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

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[...]
   (son of [...])

child:
   Tobias Fernald   -   m. Comfort Tarr

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