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Re: Ira Furnald/Fernald
Posted by: Bob Fernald (ID *****8740) Date: July 24, 2006 at 04:16:44
In Reply to: Re: Ira Furnald/Fernald by Laura McCombs of 300

Hi Laura,

Here are my "assumations" for Sherburn and Ira.
Plus I think I have another son for Jonathan. His daughters will be harder to track.

1830 Lincoln Penobscot ME
Shurburn Fernal 2xxx1 xxxx1
2 males under 5
1 male 20-30 (Sherburn was born abt 1799)
1 female 20-30 (Martha/Serina)

Apparently Sherburn moved west abt 1840 probably after his fathers death.

In 1840 Washington, Allen Indiana,
Sherburn Furnald x23xx1xxxxxx x2xxx1xxxxxxx
2 males 5-10 and 3 males 10-15, he is 30-40.
There are 2 females 5-10 and his wife is 30-40.

The 1850 census (1852?) of Huron, Des Moines, Iowa has:
Sherburn Furner (Furnald) age 50 listed born in IND
Martha 45, listed as b. in ILL
Israel 24 ( listed incorrectly as a female, Irule )
Nelson 20 ME 1830
Ira 16 ME
Elmira 14 ME
Clarinda 10 ME
Jane 8 Ind
Marshall 4 Iowa
John 2 Iowa

1860 Township 11 N 5 W., Henderson, Illinois
(post office Oquawka)
Sherburn Furnald 61
Seremia 50
Israel 31
Henry 28
Marshall 15

1870 Township 10 Range 5, Henderson, Illinois
Post Office: Sagetown
Serina Furnald 60 ME
Henry 38 ME

Sherburn had 7 sons and 3 daughters by the census

Israel Furnald born between 1826 - 1829 in ME
a son born between 1825-1830
Henry Nelson Furnald born between. 1827-1832 ME
son born between 1830-1835
Ira Furnald b. Oct 1830
Elmira b abt 1836
Clarinda b. abt 1840 in ME
Jane b. abt 1842 in IND
Marshall Furnald b. Aug 1844 IA
John Furnald b. abt 1848 IA

Ira Furnald married to Mary Catterson on 12/04/1854 in Henderson county Illinois.

1860 Pleasant Grove, Mahaska, Iowa
Ira Furnald 29 ME farmer
Mary 23 ILL
Martha E 1 ILL

1870 Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa
Ira Furnald 39 ME farmer
Mary 33 ILL
Martha E 11 ILL
Robert 4 IA
John Caterson 24 IA

1880 Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa
I. Furnald 51 ME ME ME
Mary 43 ILL KY VA
Robt. H. 14 IA ME ILL
Chas. W. 9
John Ed 5

Ira married abt 1883 to Nancy J. ?

1900 Bald Bluff, Henderson, Illinois.
Ira Furnald age 70 Oct 1829 m17y
Nancy J. age 65. Apr 1835 Ind KY NY
Clara A. Dec 1885 IA ME IND
He is living next to the household of William Cattison age 66.

I couldn't find anything else on Ira's daughter Martha and her out of wedlock son Jasper, She married Samuel Padget on 22 Jan 1880. Samuel Padget was 2nd married to Cora Crill 11 Feb 1889 according to a rootsweb world connect search. But 1900 census says they were only married 7 years at that time. In either case Martha either died or was divorced and I can't find her. And who knows what happened to Jasper.

I also may have found another son for Jonathan Fernald and Martha Randall and brother to Sherburn, Randall Fernald of Canaan, Somerset, ME. Besides his first name being the same as his mothers maiden name, his brother Henry married Mary Holt who was from Canaan and was living in Canaan in 1840, They are next to each other in the census. Randalls age varies in the census from being born in 1804 to 1816. and to make matters worse sometimes he is listed as being born in NH.

1840 Canaan, Somerset, Maine
Randell Fernald xxxxx1 1xxx1
Henry Fernald 1xxx1 2xxx1

1850 Canaan, Somerset, Maine
Randall Fernald 40 Root Doctor born in ME
Rebecca 33
Nancy J. 13
Arthur R 3
Mary F 8m

1860 Canaan, Somerset, Maine
Randall Fernald 44 Physician ME
Rebecca 43
Jane 22
Arthur R 13
Mary F 10
Henry C 8
Herbert V 5
Josiah 3

1870 Canaan, Somerset, Maine
Randall Fernald 58 farmer NH (ME??)
Rebecca 53 ME
Arthur R 23
Jenny 29
Henry C 18
Herbert 15
Josiah 14

1880 Canaan, Somerset, Maine
Randall Fernald 76 NH NH NH (must be ME!!) Physician
Rebecca 62 ME ME ME
Mary F 29 ME ME ME

Josiah K. Fernald 23 ME ME ME
Julia E 20
Arthur 4
Lottie B 2
Lizzie West 21 boarder

Randall died Feb. 4, 1883 in Canaan.

I know I threw a lot of data at you, I branched off on some of these messages so I hope its not too confusing, Since they are the newest msgs they are easy to see straight from the genforum. Remember that these are clues and to try to verify these findings, but I think we are on the right track and may have helped to reconnect more than a few loose ends on this tree.

Let me know if I goofed!!

have fun,


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