Timothy Fernald b. May 5, 1777, m. Sept. 30, 1799 in Otisfield, Maine to Betsey Whiting Ray, b. Oct 3, 1781, dau. of Daniel Ray and Eunice Whiting. Of Tim and Betsey's 8 children, Miriam was the oldest, b. Jan 1, 1800. in Otisfield. Miriam m. April 26, 1825 to James Chase. Miriam d. Dec 28, 1887. Timothy Fernald is the 5 th generation from Renald Fernald, who arrived in Portsmouth July 4, 1630. While I do not have information on whether Miriam and James had children, I do have extensive material on Miriams brothers and sisters, their children and descendants. You may email me direct with any specific questions.