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benjamin Fernald of Yarmouth Barnstable Massachusetts
Posted by: Bob Fernald (ID *****8740) Date: January 08, 2012 at 13:36:44
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I was checking a line of Fernalds, for a contact I met on Facebook, and came accross the following disconnected Fernald.

Benjamin Lewis Fernald/Farnel/Furnell,from a database on Rootsweb worldconnect, he was born about 1762. He is listed in the 1790 census of Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (1 male over 16, 0 males under 16 and females) I saw no other Fernalds in Barnstable 1790.
And I presently don't have access to the 1800-1840 census to check further. "Familysearch" records list Hannah as the mother of his children as does "Worldconnect" sources.
But marriage records for Yarmouth, have a Benjamin Furnell married to Jedidah Baker, on 19 Nov 1787 in Yarmouth, and on 02 Feb 1804, in Yarmouth, to Lovina Chaduck. I suspect Hannah may be Jedidah or perhaps he married Hannah at a later date.

children for Benjamin and Hannah are:

1. Azubah/Zeube/Zeobe Furnell b. abt. 1789 m. John Robbins 1809
2. Abigail or Nabby Furnell b. abt. 1790 married a Crowell.
3. Benjamin Furnell born abt 1792
4. Crowell Furnell born abt 1796
5. Samuel Furnell born abt 1802

Their son Benjamin Fernald b. 1792 in Yarmouth, MA d. 26 Dec 1883 in Perry, Indiana, married Sarah Boyd Wright of Carlisle, Cumberland PA.

He is listed as collecting a pension from the War of 1812 in 1883 Clinty County Indiana pension records.

Benjamin and Sarah had at least 7 children from the census.
Two I have not confirmed, but highly suspect as probable, are Holmes and Robert, the other 5 are listed in the 1850 census with Ben and Sarah.

1850 Jefferson, Clinton, Indiana
Benjamin Feonald (Fernald) age 59, shoemaker, born in MA
Sarah 51 PA
Sarah A. 22 PA
Hannah 16 PA
John 14 PA
Thomas 10 PA
Benjamin 8 PA

To support my arguement/conclusion that Holmes and Robert are also sons of Benjamin and Sarah. I found Benjamin's son John living in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana in 1860, as is Holmes and Robert, all of them were born in PA. According to the rootsweb source, in 1840 Carlisle, PA., Ben had 3 sons, one must be John, listed in the age 5-10 category, the other two must be Holmes, age abt 20 (15-20) and Robert age abt 10. (10-15) And In 1880, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, Holmes Fernald lists his father born in MA and mother PA.

So the children of Benjamin and Sarah, born in PA would be:

1. Holmes Fernald b. abt 1819
2. Sarah Anne Fernald b. abt 1828
3. Robert Fernald b. abt 1831
4. Hannah Fernald b. abt. 1834
5. John Fernald b. 18 Jan 1837
6. Thomas Fernald b. abt 1840
7. Benjamin Fernald b. abt 1842

They moved from Carlisle, PA to Jefferson, Indiana in 1847 according to the rootsweb source.
1850 Jefferson, Clinton, Indiana (mistranscribed as Feonald)
1860 Washington, Clinton, Indiana (Fernold)
1870 Jackson, Clinton,IN. recorded twice but mistranscribed as "Vyrnald" and "Arnold" in the "Familysearch" database. Image is hard to read, too light, age is off in the Vyrnald record has age 7 and it should be 78.
1880 Washington, Clinton,IN. or Center, Clinton, Indiana
He is widowed and living with his daughter Ann.

I'll add more on this family, when I can, to help whoever may be interested, hopefully someone knows more about Benjamin and Hannah/Jedidah/Lovina!!!

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