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.
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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 - - - - - 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 - - - - - 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 - - - - - [...] (son of [...]) child: Tobias Fernald - m. Comfort Tarr - - - - -