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Matthew & Christopher Day

Submitted by Mrs. James H. Stokes (Betty)
jstokes@houston.rr.com

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FIRST GENERATION

1.  Christopher Day was born in 1682 in Plumstead, Bucks, PA.  He died on 
6 Mar 1748 in Plumstead, Bucks, PA.

He was married to Martha.  Martha was born in 1686 in Plumstead, 
Bucks, PA.  Christopher Day and Martha had the following children:

	2	i.	Abigail Day was born in 1708 in Plumstead, Bucks, PA.
	3	ii.	Joseph Day was born in 1714 in Plumstead, Bucks, PA.
	4	iii.	Nathaniel Day was born in 1716 in Plumstead, Bucks, PA.
	5	iv.	Ursula Day was born in 1720.
	+6	v.	Matthew Day.
	7	vi.	Christopher Day was born in 1723 in Plumstead, Bucks, PA.



SECOND GENERATION

6.  Matthew Day was born in 1721 in PA.

He was married to Ann.  Ann was born in 1727 in PA.  Matthew Day 
and Ann had the following children:

	+8	i.	Asa Day.
	9	ii.	Mark Day was born on 24 Nov 1752 in PA.
	+10	iii.	John Day.
	11	iv.	Isaac Day was born on 17 Jun 1757 in Plumstead, 
                        Bucks Co., PA.  
                        He died on 21 Jan 1834.
	12	v.	Matthew Day was born on 18 Dec 1761 in Plumstead, 
                        Bucks Co., PA.



THIRD GENERATION

8.  Asa Day was born in 1749 in PA.

He was married.  Asa Day had the following children:

	+13	i.	Mark E. Day.
	14	ii.	Asa Day Jr. was born in 1781 in PA.
	15	iii.	William Day was born in 1783.

10.  John Day was born on 29 Jan 1755 in PA.  Clermont Co., OH, 
Revolutionary Veterans: Vol. I, p. 128
John Day served in the Maryland troops for three years in Washington's 
main army. He was born near Baltimore on January 29, 1755, and married 
August 1, 1776, Abigail Poe, born 1760, an own cousin of the celebrated 
Poe, Indian fighter, so famous a century ago in scrapping with the savages. 
Mr. Day moved to Franklin Township in 1802 and settled on the farm that 
has been in the family a century. He died in 1817, and his wife, Abigail, 
lived to be 85 years, dying on the old home farm April 22, 1845. 
Their youngest child was Joseph B. Day, born June 25, 1800, was married 
to Deborah Lambert, born on February 12, 1800, whose father, Joshua Lambert, 
had been a fighter in the British army in the Revolution, was born in 
England in 1743, and settled in 1798-99 in Williamsburg, this county. 
Joseph B.'s children were: Anna L., married to W.H.H. Browning; Mary, 
to Dr. David Wood, father of ex-County Recorder M.A. Wood; Joshua L.; 
Abigail, married to William Poe; Jesse; Martha married to Henry B. Shinkle; 
Dr. Isaac H. Day, a famous physician of Point Isabel; Lucretia married to 
Samuel Salisbury; Malissa, married to Joseph P. Bolender; and Minerva, to 
Daniel F. Trout. John Day was a son of Matthew Day, who died in Maryland, 
and John's children were Martha, Matthew, John, Edward, Mark, Thomas, Isaac, 
Jesse and Mary (twins), and Joseph B.  All over Clermont and Brown, the 
descendants of the Revolutionary John Day are very numerous and influential, 
as are those of his son, Joseph B., whose wife was the daughter of a 
Revolutionary British fifer.

He was married to Abigail Poe on 1 Aug 1776.  Abigail Poe was born in 1760.  
She died on 22 Apr 1845 in Franklin Twp., Clermont Co., OH.  
Day Pedigree Chart

Clermont Co., OH, Revolutionary Veterans: Vol. I, p. 128 born 1760. 
Married August 1, 7776 John Day. Own cousin of the celebrated Poe, 
Indian fighter, so famous a century ago in scrapping with the savages. 
She died at the old home farm at the age of 85.  John Day and 
Abigail Poe had the following children:

	16	i.	Martha Day.  Clermont Co., OH, Rev. 
                        Veterans: Vol. I, p. 128
	+17	ii.	Matthew Day.
	18	iii.	John Day.  Clermont Co., OH, Rev. 
                        Veterans: Vol. I, p. 128
	19	iv.	Edward Day.  Clermont Co., OH, Rev. 
                        Veterans: Vol. I, p. 128
	20	v.	Mark Day.  Clermont Co., OH, Rev. 
                        Veterans: Vol. I, p. 128
	21	vi.	Thomas Day.  Clermont Co., OH, Rev. 
                        Veterans: Vol. I, p. 128
	22	vii.	Isaac Day.  Clermont Co., OH, Rev. 
                        Veterans: Vol. I, p. 128
	23	viii.	Jesse Day.  Twin to Mary
                        Clermont Co., OH, Rev. Veterans: 
                        Vol. I, p. 128
	24	ix.	Mary Day.  Twin to Jesse
                        Clermont Co., OH, Rev. Veterans: 
                        Vol. I, p. 128
	+25	x.	Joseph B. Day.



FOURTH GENERATION

13.  Mark E. Day was born on 11 Dec 1779.  He died on 22 Feb 1859 
in Brown Co., OH.  

He was married to Sina Ellen Carter (daughter of William Carter) 
on 7 Oct 1801 in Bracken Co., KY.  Sina Ellen Carter was born on 
26 Mar 1783 in Bracken Co., KY.  She died on 16 Sep 1868 in 
Brown Co., OH.  From Brown Co. Historical Society and LDS sheets - 
Our Pioneer Ancestors  Mark E. Day and Sina Ellen Carter had the 
following children:

	26	i.	William Day was born in 1803.
	27	ii.	Asa Day was born in 1805.
	28	iii.	Susannah Day was born in 1807.
	29	iv.	Cynthia Ann Day was born in 1809.
	30	v.	John C. Day was born on 10 Apr 1810.
	31	vi.	Daughter Day was born in 1812.
	+32	vii.	Benjamin Franklin Day.
	+33	viii.	Mary A. Day.
	+34	ix.	Joseph L. Day.
	35	x.	Marcus Day was born on 6 Jan 1819.  
                        He died on 25 Nov 1869.
	+36	xi.	Rebecca Jane Day.

17.  Matthew Day was born in 1779 in Plumstead, Bucks Co., PA.  
He died in 1819 in Clermont Co., KY.  LDS sheets

He was married to Jane Ward on 5 Feb 1806 in Bracken Co., KY.  
Jane Ward was born in 1778 in Brown Co., OH.  She died on 12 Oct 1863 
in Brown Co., OH.  LDS sheets  Matthew Day and Jane Ward had the 
following children:
	37	i.	Matilda G. Day was born on 27 May 1807 
                        in Brown Co., OH. She died on 3 May 1885.  
                        LDS sheets
	38	ii.	Lavina C. Day was born in 1809 in Brown Co.,OH.  
                        She died in 1892.  LDS sheets
	39	iii.	Larkin R. Day was born in 1810 in Brown Co.,OH.  
                        He died on 30 Jul 1890.  LDS sheets
	40	iv.	Amos R. Day was born in 1814 in Brown Co.,OH.  
                        LDS sheets
	+41	v.	Eliza Ann Day.

25.  Joseph B. Day was born on 25 Jun 1800.  Clermont Co., OH, 
Rev. Veterans: Vol. I, p. 128 Youngest child

He was married to Deborah Lambert.  Deborah Lambert was born on 
12 Feb 1800. Clermont Co., OH, Revolutionary Veterans: Vol. I, p.128 
Her father, Joshua Lambert, had been a fighter in the British army 
in the Revolution. He was born in England in 1743, and settled in 
1798-9 in Williamsburg, this county. Daughter of Revolutionary 
British fifer.  Joseph B. Day and Deborah Lambert had the following 
children:

	+42	i.	Anna L. Day.
	+43	ii.	Mary Day.
	44	iii.	Joshua L. Day.  Clermont Co., OH, 
                        Revolutionary Veterans: Vol. I, p. 128
	+45	iv.	Abigail Day.
	46	v.	Jesse Day.  Clermont Co., OH, 
                        Revolutionary Veterans: Vol. I, p. 128
	+47	vi.	Martha Day.
	48	vii.	Isaac H. Day.  Clermont Co., OH, 
                        Revolutionary Veterans: Vol. I, p. 128 
                        Dr. Isaac H. Day, a 
                        famous physician of Point Isabel
	+49	viii.	Lucretia Day.
	+50	ix.	Malissa Day.
	+51	x.	Minerva Day.



FIFTH GENERATION

32.  Benjamin Franklin Day was born on 5 Dec 1813.  
History of Brown Co., OH, W. H. Beers & Co., 1883 "Benjamin F. Day, 
P.O. Feesburg, farmer, is a son of Mark and L(S)inna F. (Carter) Day 
who were natives of PA. Came early to Bracken Co., KY - married 
1801 - 11 years later moved to Ohio with 5 children. William, Asa, 
Susan, Anna, and John C. Settled on F. Taylor Survey. Mark and family 
settled on F. Taylor survey, died in 1851 nearly 81. Wife died in 1871. 
Of their 15 children, 13 became heads of families and 6 now living. 
Benjamin F., Mary E., Joseph L., Conrad B., George W. and Malinda. 
Benjamin F. oldest. At age 67, born and raised on home farm. Democrat 
as was father before him. Members of Christian Church. Parents of 
6 children, 5 living, viz: Maria J., Mary F., Wm. A. Mark E., 
Samuel E.

He was married to Day wife.  Benjamin Franklin Day and Day wife had 
the following children:

	52	i.	Maria J. Ross.  
	53	ii.	Mary F. Ross.  
	54	iii.	William A. Ross.  
	55	iv.	Mark E. Ross.  
	56	v.	Samuel E. Ross.  
	57	vi.	Deceased Ross.  

*33.  Mary A. Day was born on 28 Jul 1815 in Brown/Clermont, OH.  
She died on 17 Nov 1890 in MO.  She was buried in MO.  Family Bible 
gives birth, marriage and death Middle initial could be S. in Bible. 
Look at A in Abner, A in Mary A Ross and S in Sina.

THIS IS MY DAY LINE [Note from Betty Stokes bdsjh@hal-pc.org]

Scotland Co., MO. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 1 - Ross, Mary S., 
wife of A., d. Oct. 17, 1890, age 75-3-13
Note: on 1880 census, Abner is listed with his second wife, Catherine. 


She was married to Abner Harper Ross (son of William H. Ross and 
Catherine "Katie" Harper) on 9 Sep 1834 in Brown Co., OH.  Abner Harper Ross 
was born on 15 Dec 1807 in Georgetown, Brown Co., OH.  He died on 
10 Sep 1891 in MO.  He was buried in MO.  History of Clermont and Brown 
Counties, (2 Vols) By Byron Williams, 1913, p.723

Family Bible gives birth, marriage, and death Brown Co., OH Marriages, 
p.118 gives date of marriage as September 8 1837, James Wells, J.P. 
(could be p. 718, number at top of page scratched out 623) license 
issued Sep. 5, 1834. Bible has 9th instead of 8th.

1840 Census Brown Co., OH

1860 Census Brown Co., OH, Lewis Township - Feesburg, 23 day of July, 
p. 123, Household # 817/863

1870 Census, Brown Co., OH, Lewis Township, Household 224/219


1880 Census Brown County, Lewis Township (Feesburg) Ohio, June 5, 1880, 
page 9/11, Dist. 3, Enum. No. 9, Household # 7l/71

Marriage Record - Brown Co., Ohio, Book D., No. 4, Jan 1, 1828 to 
Aug 1835,#118    
Abner Ross to Mary Day Marriage Record - Brown Co., Ohio, Vol. 4, 
after Jan 12, 1866  Marcus Ross to W. A. Waterman #19 Marriage Record - 
Brown Co., Ohio, Vol, 7, aft June 2, 1871    Utter Ross - J. Latman 
#77 Marriage Record - Brown Co., Ohio, Vol 7, 
after June 2, 1871    Isaac Ross to S. A. Birn (?) #427?

Schuyler Co., MO Records   Book 27, p. 18, Warranty Deed 
W. D. Ross & Martha E. Ross his wife and Wm. H.

  Book 29, p. 389 20 Oct 1885, Schuyler Co., Between Abner Ross and 
Mary F.Ross his wife and Harper Ross - 25 acres off N end of W  of 
NE 1/4 Sec 16 T65 R13   Book 33, p. 39 Between Abner Ross Sr. and 
Mary F. Ross his wife of Schuyler Co. and Abner H. Ross, Jr. and 
Sarah Ross $425 for 20 acres off N side of SE of NW of Sec 16 T65 R13   
Book 33, p. 40, Aug 25, 1888 Between Abner Ross, Jun. & Sarah Ross, 
his wife and Abner Ross and Mary F. Ross $425. 25 acres off N. end 
of W  of NE quarter section 16 T65 R 13. Signed Abner H. Ross, 
Sallie L. Ross. No marks   Book 36, 243 14 Dec 1889 between Abner Ross 
& his wife Mary S. Ross of Schuyler Co., MO and Susan Ross $425 Lots 
numbered 6 in Blk No. 25 in orig town of Downing. Parties of 1st part 
reserve right to use and benefit during their lifetime. Witness: W. D. Ross 
Signed Abner [X] Ross, his mark. Mary S. Ross, her mark.

LDS Archive (source Our Pioneer Ancestor) gives additional child 
Hester W. Ross, b. 1 Mar 1849. Does not give Doctor Utter Ross, born 
1949 who is listed in family Bible.  Mary A. Day and Abner Harper Ross 
had the following children:

	+58	i.	William D. Ross.
	+59	ii.	Rebecca Jane Ross.
	+60	iii.	Sina Ellen Ross.
	+61	iv.	Melvina Ross.
	62	v.	Mary A. Ross was born on 11 Dec 1839.  
                        Birth from Family Bible
                        Husband name from Our Pioneer Ancestors. 
                        Looks like Horiss, M...
	+63	vi.	Susan Ross.
	+64	vii.	Eliza Ross.
	+65	viii.	Mark Day Ross.
	66	ix.	Oliver Pary Ross was born on 2 Mar 1846.  
                        He died on 13 Jan 1847.  
                        Bible Record.
	+67	x.	Isaac Ross.
	+68	xi.	Doctor Utter Ross.
	+69	xii.	Elizabeth Ross.
	+70	xiii.	Clark Foster Ross.
	+71	xiv.	Abner Harper Ross.

34.  Joseph L. Day was born on 16 May 1817 in Lewis Twp., Brown Co., OH.  
He died on 5 Aug 1895 in Brown Co., OH.  Obituary by Son Fletcher Lee Day 
gives birth date as May 16, 1817 Says 9th of 15 children of Mark and 
Sina Carter Day. Born near this place in Lewis Township, Brown Co. 
Died August 5, 1895. Of 15 children on 3 survive - Benjamin F., George Washington 
and Mrs. Malinda McGlassen.  Marriage date August looks like 30th 1830. 
LDS sheets say 4 Aug 1840.

Miss Josephine Day, cousin of children came to make her home with the family 
in March 1887, after the death of her father. Has ever since made home with 
family caring for them through sickness and sorry, etc.

Engaged in mercantile pursuits, establishing the present firm of Joseph L. Day & Son, 
thereby becoming the pioneer merchant of this place. In 1865-67, he served this 
municipality in the capacity of Treasurer. In 1869, he was elected to the Mayoralty, 
being reelected in 1870, and again in 1871. In 1879 he served a term in council 
and in 1874, he was elected to the board of education and was a member of the 
committee who caused the erection of a public school building in those years. 
Later he served the county in the capacity of Deputy Sheriff and Probate judge, 
each one and two terms, respectively. Besides these public positions, he filled 
many private positions of trust and responsibility.

Much more flowery stuff.

He was married to Eliza Ann Day (See #41) (daughter of Matthew Day and 
Jane Ward) on 4 Aug 1840 in Brown Co., OH.Eliza Ann Day was born on 2 Jul 1816 
in Brown Co., OH.
Eliza died on 15 Jan 1884 in Franklin Twp., 
Clermont Co., OH. Joseph and Eliza Ann Day (Matthew, John m. Abigail Poe, Matthew,
Christopher) are distant cousins. Both descend from Christopher and
Matthew through sons Asa (Joseph) and John (Eliza).
 
From LDS sheet and In Memoriam of Joseph L. Day.  Joseph L. Day and Eliza Ann Day 
had the following children:

	72	i.	Augustus Finley Day was born in 1841.  In Memoriam of 
                        Joseph L. Day.
                        Birth LDS sheet
	73	ii.	Randolph Foster Day was born in 1843.  
                        He died on 20 Jul 1897.
                        In Memoriam of 
                        Joseph L. Day and Fletcher Lee Day
                        Birth LDS sheet
	74	iii.	Fletcher Lee Day died on 13 Jan 1847 in Felicity, 
                        Clermont Co., OH.  
                        He was born on 17 Aug 1847 in Brown Co., OH.  
                        He was buried in Felicity, Clermont Co., OH.  
                        In Memoriam of Joseph L. Day and 
                        Fletcher Lee Day. Date calculated by Gregorian Date 
                        calculator in PAF from Date of death and age given 
                        as 50 years 4 months and 27 days.

Born on a farm in Brown Co., OH. Early education was received at Mt. Vernon, a little 
country schoolhouse in Lewis township, Brown Co. When about 12 years old, he removed 
with his parents to this place where his education was continued and completed in 
Cincinnati. For about two years previous to 1870, he was employed by S.F. & W. W.
Waterfield in their large general store at Chilo, when he accepted a similar position 
with the wholesale grocers, J. C. Hopple & Co., Cincinnati, remaining with them several 
years, the treater part of the time as head bookkeeper. He resigned this position to 
accept one of the most important and responsible positions in the sub treasurer's 
office, Cincinnati. His health failing him in 1884, he returned home where he has 
spent the greater part of his time since. He has served two terms as mayor of 
Felicity with marked ability. 
Township Clerk and Clerk of the Board of Education with the same fidelity, and for the 
last 12 years has been the Editor of THE FELICITY TIMES. He was made a master Mason in 
Miami Lodge, No 46, F. & A. M. in 1874, serving as Senior Deacon, Senior Warden, and 
Worshipful Master in rapid succession, also receiving the Scottish Rite degree, and 
Knight Templar degrees in famous Cincinnati Commandery, Cincinnati, 
and recognized as one of the brightest and best informed masons in the state of Ohio.    
Called "Fletch"    One obituary - eulogy admits that he wasn't perfect "Because he 
was human, and not divine, he had his faults, and who has not? Is there one? 
No not one. There has only been one perfect man ... I have never seen a fault 
admitted in other obituaries.

Estate of Fletcher L. Day, deceased - Petition to sell Real Estate to Pay debts. 
Clermont Co., Ohio Probate Court No. 1337, Docket 5, S. F. Kennedy, Adm. of 
F. L. Day, Dec'd against G. W. Day, et al, 4-27-1898. Petition Record NO. 31, 
page 547, John Walker att. for Plaintiff. No wife or children. No will. 
Valid debts amounting to $1,076 and administrative costs of $150. Estate 
only has $723.

LDS sheets has Fletcher Lee born 4 Oct 1847.

36.  Rebecca Jane Day was born on 28 Jun 1820.  She died about 1855.  
History of Brown Co., Ohio, Lewis Township, Biographical Sketches, p. 103 
Rebecca, daughter of Mark Day who was born and raised in Lewis Township was
mentioned as marrying C. E. Griffith after 1848. Mr. Griffith was his father, 
Hamilton Griffith's second child. He was raised a farmer boy but learned the 
Blacksmith trade, to which he devoted about a quarter of a century. From 1848, 
he resided in Ohio, save two years in Indiana. First he engaged near 
David Barr's, but soon after married Rebecca Day. She died about 1855; 
four of her five children are now living. Mr. Griffith married for his second 
companion Lavina C. Day  (cousin to his first wife andsister of #41) , also a 
native of Brown Co., and now lives in Felicity, Clermont Co., Ohio. C.E. III 
is mentioned in the sketch. CE III was born in Lewis Township, April 27, 1849. 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Solomon Jennings, born in 1852 in Lewis township. 
Children: Jennie L., Solomon J., Orlando H., and Jesse. CE III and wife both 
members of the Christian Church.

She was married to C. E. Griffith.

41. Eliza Ann Day was born on 2 Jul 1816 in Brown Co., OH. She was the
daughter of Matthew Day and Jane Ward. Matthew was the son of John Day
and Abigail Poe. Eliza died on 15 Jan 1884 in Franklin Twp., Clermont
Co., OH. She was married to #34, Joseph L. Day (son of Mark E. Day and
Sina Ellen Carter) on 4 Aug 1840 in Brown Co., OH.

See #34 for children.


42.  Anna L. Day.  Clermont Co., OH, Revolutionary Veterans: 
Vol. I, p. 128

She was married to W. H. H. Browning.

43.  Mary Day.  Clermont Co., OH, Revolutionary Veterans:
 Vol. I, p. 128

She was married to David Wood.

45.  Abigail Day.  Clermont Co., OH, Revolutionary Veterans: 
Vol. I, p. 128

She was married to William Poe.

47.  Martha Day.  Clermont Co., OH, Revolutionary Veterans: 
Vol. I, p. 128

She was married to Henry B. Shinkle.

49.  Lucretia Day.  Clermont Co., OH, Revolutionary Veterans: 
Vol. I, p. 128

She was married to Samuel Salisbury.

50.  Malissa Day.  Clermont Co., OH, Revolutionary Veterans: 
Vol. I, p. 128

She was married to Joseph P. Bolender.

51.  Minerva Day.  Clermont Co., OH, Revolutionary Veterans: 
Vol. I, p. 128

She was married to Daniel F. Trout.


SOURCES:
The name of the book is OUR PIONEER ANCESTORS, Vol. III, The Day and Hendrix (cks) Families with Poe and Allied Lines. By Ruth Hendricks DeVerter (now deceased). There is a copy at Salt Lake FHC and one at Clayton Library for Genealogical Research in Houston. Other early material came from LDS Group sheets, although I think some of them may be from Pioneer Ancestors. I copies a WHOLE bunch of those LDS sheets when I was at Salt Lake. Presumably those sheets were checked for reasonableness. They have stamps on them as approved. I have a lot of Day material from original research from Mark down and some from Asa. Name of Ruth Hendricks' DeVerter's book: Book I - Christopher Day, Sr., including his first son, Mathew Day, Sr. and his Descendants. Book II - Christopher Day, Sr., His Last Five Know Children Including Christopher Day,Jr., Joseph Day, Abigail Day (Poe), Nathniel Day and Ursula Day (Fenton) Biographical Sketches, Brown Co., OH (circa 1880-1890)


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