On a hunch, I checked the LDS web site for Lemuel Fernald and Mary (Evans) children, listed were Caroline and Ann. The same Ann who married Willaim Mead. I assume Bryant must be their brother since he named a son after his sisters husband William Mead and therefore Bryant is the son of Lemuel. Lemuel is from Nottingham or Norwood, Rockingham NH. Caroline married Jonathan Merritt and Ann married 2nd Edwin Everson.