Elijah Fernald was born in Maine about 1847.
He is listed in the 1850 census of Lincolnville, ME.
1850 Lincolnville 286/293
Nathaniel Fernald 57 farmer 1400 ME
Nathaniel J. 31
Peltire 20 (Pelatiah)
Timothy 18 (my ggg grandfather)
Sarah Pottle 77 NH (mother of Nancy)
An LDS internet source lists Elijah as the son of Nathaniel and Nancy Fernald
But I don't believe this is correct.
Nathaniel and Nancy have their children listed on their grave stone and Elijah is not on the list.
I believe Elijah is the grandson of Nathaniel and Nancy.
And I believe Elijah is the son of Nathaniel Joseph Fernald and Olive Reynolds.
I am not sure if Olive died before the census, or if she and Nathaniel J were divorced. One source lists the death of Olive as 26 Nov 1862 Burnham, ME
I can not find her parents yet.
However there is an Elijah Reynolds in Burnahm who may have been related. And Burnham seems to be a hot spot for Reynolds in Waldo county ME.
Interestly it appears that a brother of Nathaniel J is also living in Burnham in 1850. Hezekiah age 26
in the household of Eleazer Johnson.
Nathaniel J. marries Lois A. or Louise Robbins on 13 Jan 1852
Elijah Fernald appears again in the 1860 census.
1860 Unity Waldo ME
Nathaniel J Fernald 40 farmer
Lois A 32 (Louise Robbins)
Olive W. A. 7
Mary E 5
Lucy A 3
Florinda M 1
Abbie 3/12 April/May
Ellen Woods 13
Sarah E Woods 7
After that I've lost him.
Nathaniel Joseph Fernald on the other hand moves about.
1870 Clinton Kennebec ME
Nathaniel J Fernald 50 farmer
Lois A 46
Lucy A 13
Ethlinda M 11
Abby P 10
Jesse I 8
Alden R 6
1880 Census Ottawa, Kansas
N. J. Fernald 61
Louisa A. Fernald 55
Eli V. Fernald 13
Chas. M. Fernald 9
Edson Lebaron 24
1900 age 81 widower living with daughter Olive Penry and family in Petaluma, Sonoma, California
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