gen. III Holmes Fernald son of Benjamin Fernald and Sarah Boyd Wright was born in Carlisle, Cumberland PA abt 1820, He married abt 1841 Sarah Purell b. 1825 England, she immigrated to the US abt 1836. They had 10 children with 6 still living in 1900.
1. Charles Fernald b. abt 1848 2. Mary Alice Fernald b. 19 Nov 1850 in Lafayette, Indiana, d. 11 Oct 1934East St. Louis, St. Clair, Illinoisbur. Mt Hope Cemetery, Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, m. Robert Stofiel/Stofield had 10 children 3. Ada Kate Fernald b. abt Aug 1854 4. William H. Fernald b. 1856 in Lafayette, Indiana, 5. Robert L. Fernald b. 11 Jan 1859 6. Grace Fernald b. abt 1861 d. before 1900 census 7. Benjamin W. Fernald b. abt 1865 other children probably died young, no more were listed in the census.
They moved to Topeka, Kansas about 1870 but I couldn't find them in the 1870 census. Dau Mary Stofield is there. Most of the family are in Los Angelos, CA in 1900. I believe Holmes had passed away.