DAY[i]

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

Christopher Day

Christopher Day , b. ca. 1648, Yorkshire, England; d. 6 mar 1748, Bucks Co., PA; m. Martha (Unknown) .

Christopher & Martha (Unknown)  Day  came to America by way of Rhode Island .  They settled in Plumstead Township, Bucks Co., PA (the eastmost county of Pennsylvania ) in 1708.

Christopher & Martha (Unknown)  Day  had at least six (6) children, who are mentioned in his will - five (5) are listed here:

1.  Matthew Day , Sr.
2.  Christopher Day , Jr.
3.  Abigail Day
4.  Ursula Day

5.  Nathanial Day, Sr.

Nathanial Day Sr.

5.  Nathanial Day, son of Christopher & Martha (Unknown)  Day , b. Bucks Co., PA; d. Mar 1754, Bucks Co., PA; m. Susan Wylie , daughter of James Wylie , d. 1756, killed by Shawnee Indians.  Nathanial & Susan (Wylie) Day  had five (5) children:

5.1.  John Day, Sr.
5.2.  David Day
, d. 1756, killed by Shawnee Indians
5.3.  Nathaniel Day, Jr.
5.4.  Sarah Day
5.5.  Martha Day

John Day Sr.

5.1.  John Day, Sr. , son of Nathanial & Susan (Wylie) Day , b. 30 Jun 1742; d. 4 Dec 1833, Jefferson City, Jefferson Co., TN, age 92 years; m1st Polly Susan (Unknown); m2nd to Ester Drinnon . 

Revolutionary Service

John Day, Sr.  Served as soldier during the Revolutionary War.

The Day family was known for their skilled woodworking abilities.  They were known as furniture makers.  The family resided in:

Carroll and Grayson Cos. In Virginia and Green County, North Carolina and finally in 1785,  Jefferson Co., TN

John & Polly Susan (Unknown) Day had twelve (12) children:

5.1.1.  John Day, Jr.
5.1.2.  Thomas Day
5.1.3.  Jesse Day
, Sr.
5.1.4.  David Day
5.1.5.  Joseph Day
5.1.6.  Levi Day
5.1.7.  Stephen Day
5.1.8.  Mary Day
5.1.9.  Nehemiah Day
5.1.10.  Hannah Day
5.1.11.  Elizabeth Day
5.1.12.  Ester “Hettie” Mehittibelle Day

John Day Jr.

5.1.1.  John Day, Jr. , son of John & Polly Susan (Unknown) Day, Sr., b. 31 Jan 1768, Botetourt Co., VA (now Pocahontas Co. WVA); d. 1839, Hawkins Co., TN; m. ca. 1794 to Elizabeth Howard , b. 28 Nov 1776. 

John Day was known as an exceptional organizer of barn raising.  He was a carpenter, and also farmed his own land.

John & Elizabeth (Howard) Day , Jr. had ten (10) children:

5.1.1.1. John Day, III
5.1.1.2. 
William
Day
5.1.1.3. 
Elizabeth
Day
5.1.1.4. 
Daniel
Day
5.1.1.5. 
Eliza
Day
5.1.1.6. 
Samuel
Day
5.1.1.7. 
Isaac Newton Thomas
Day
5.1.1.8. 
Jemima
Day
5.1.1.9.  Lemuel Day

John Day III

5.1.1.1.  John Day, III , son of John & Elizabeth (Howard) Day , Jr., b. 15 Jan 1795, Jefferson Co., TN; d. 26 Apr 1853, Treadway, Hawkins Co., TN; m. Frances “Fanny” Holdaway , b. 28 Nov 1797; d. 6 Sept 1887, Hawkins Co., TN.

John Day was a Baptist Minister.  He served as the pastor of several churches, including Richardson’s Creek, War Creek, and Bean Creek.  In the Enrollement of the Members of the Richardson’s Creek Church; for 1843, we find John Day  and Fanny Day .  Then in 1844 there is a Dilly Day [ii].

John & Fanny (Holdaway) Day  III had thirteen (13) children.  Two (2) of the children died as infants.

5.1.1.1.1.  James Day , b. 11 Jun 1816; d. 7 Sept 1841
5.1.1.1.2.  Sarah Day , b. 4 Dec 1817
5.1.1.1.3.  John Day, IV , b. 21 Oct 1819; possibly m. 18 Oct 1848, Hawkins Co., TN to Fanny Evans [iii]
5.1.1.1.4.  William Day, b. 21 Oct 1821
5.1.1.1.5.  Elizabeth Day, b. 15 Aug 1823; d. 31 Jul 1919; m. 20 Apr 1846 to Claiborne McCoy
5.1.1.1.6.  Madison Day , b. 12 Sept 1825
5.1.1.1.7.  Polly Day , b. 5 Oct 1827; d. 6 Jul 1913
5.1.1.1.8.  daughter Day , d. 1829, as an infant
5.1.1.1.9.  Hugh Day , b. 30 Dec 1830
5.1.1.1.10.  Elbert Day , b. 27 Apr 1833
5.1.1.1.11.  Jesse Day , b. 25 Aug 1835; d. 1863-1865, killed during the Civil War.
5.1.1.1.12.  Martha Day, b. 2 May 1837
5.1.1.1.13.  Barnett Day , d. as an infant

In the Day Cemetery located in Hawkins County Tennessee the following are found[iv]:

John J. Day , b. 12 Dec 1857; d. 28 Jun 1896
Malinda J. Day, b. 28 Aug 1857; d. 8 Mar 1916
E. Annie Belle
, daughter of J.J. & M.J. Day , b. 27 Feb 1892; d. 6 Jan 1903
Alice Day
, b. 10 Dec 1835; d. 21 Sept 1930
Mary Day
, daughter of J. & A. Day , b. 23 Oct 1856; d. 17 Oct 1875
Frances Day
, wife of Rev. John Day , b. 28 Nov 1797; d. 6 Sept 1887


Fanny Day

Fanny Day ,  b. 1862, Harlan Co., Kentucky; d. 18 Feb 1883, Lee Co., VA; m. 7 Feb 1878 to Elias S. Harber , son of Charles  & Anna (Hedrick) Harber , b. 12 Mar 1855; d. 6 Apr 1928-1929, Lee Co., VA;  Elias S. & Fanny (Day) Harber  had (3) three children:

1.  Sarah  Ann Day, b. 14 Nov 1879, m. John Collier .
2
.  Elizabeth  'Eliza' Jane Day, b.  25 Jul 1881, Elys Creek, VA; d. 27 Nov 1950, Pucketts Creek, VA; m. Isaac Rogers .
3
.  Rebecca Day,  b. 29 Sept 1883; d. 19 Oct 1883


[i] “Families of Hawkins County, Tennessee 1786-1994”, pp. 142-145, article by John J. McCoy, Jr., 1029 Southgate Road, Knoxville, TN 37919.

[ii] "Bicentennial History of Lee County. , Virginia 1792-1992”

[iii] Hawkins County Tennessee Marriage Records 1789-1866”, Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society, 1993, p. 23

[iv] “Bicentennial History of Lee County , Virginia 1792-1992”, p. 205