Generation No. 6 7. JOSEPH6 DAY (JOHN5, STEPHEN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born May 02, 1789 in Augusta, Richmond Co., GA, and died April 02, 1867 in Vineville, Macon, GA. He married (1) MARY ANN HAMPTON Bef. July 1858 in Baptist Church, Macon, GA, daughter of JOHN HAMPTON and ELIZABETH SHEPPARD. He married (2) LINCEY (JINCEY) JANE DUNN March 17, 1811 in Marshallville, Columbia Co., GA, daughter of NEHEMIAH DUNN and ANN. Notes for JOSEPH DAY: Judge Joseph Day was married first to Lincey (Jincey) Jane Dunn on March 17, 1811 and remained married to her until her death on April 7, 1857. They were married for 46 years, and according to Marie Mimbs and the Steven Day Bible, they had three children: Rebeccah Margaret Day, Allanson Ashberry Day and Sarah Day. The 1850 Jones Co., GA census shows a Rebecca M. Day age 33 living in their household at the time. GA Gen. Mag: #42, Fall 1971: Joseph Day, Jr. m. Lincey Dunn on 17 Mar 1811, Columbia Co., GA. After the death of his first wife Jane Dunn, Judge Day was 68 when he married a second time to Mary Ann Hampton. He was age 69 when his daughter Mary Joe Porter Day was born. Joseph Day first resided at Round Oak in Jones County, Ga. His estate was named Tranquilla and the house, in very bad repair is still standing. Following the plan of southern houses, it con-tains eight living rooms only, four on a floor, each room 18 x 18 and divided by ten foot hall thirty-six feet long with a good spiral staircase. A verandah is to the side and a double porch on the front with two white columns. Also following the southern custom, all servant quarters and working quarters were outside of the house. An old box hedge and Cedar trees were standing as of 1940. Not far from the house is an active spring. Tradition has it that there were two grist mills on the place; but my grandfather could not locate them or find any trace of water power. According to Mrs. J. E. Hays who wrote a sketch of Judge Day's life in the History of Macon Co., Georgia, Tranquilla was the scene of lavish hospitality during the years when Judge Day was prominent in politics. He was a member of the Georgia legislature from 1824 -1827 and 1830 - 1839, during which time he was Speaker of the Georgia House from 1835-1839. He gave up active politics because he could not keep his overseers from mistreating his slaves while he was gone. He was a delegate to the constitutional convention in 1829 and a justice of the Interior Court for many years. (In modern jurisprudence there is nothing quite similar to the Inferior Court. Legal education was not necessary and the courts were composed of five justices, selected from influential planters, who had jurisdiction in all civil cases, the probating of wills, assessment of taxes, and all trials of slaves. The justices served without salary and were subject only to the Superior Court of the state.) GA Gen Mag #62, Fall 1976, PP 254: Butts Co., GA BK "1826-1841", pp.259-260: Addressed Jones County, GA, October Term, 1833: Estate of Peter Dennis: Appraisers granted by court... witness 08 Jan 1833 by Joseph Day, one of the Judges. GA Gen. Mag: #18, Oct 1965, PP 1172: On 13 Feb 1838, Southern Recorder Newspaper, pulbished at Milledgeville, GA: On 30 Jan 1838, Joseph Day, Esq. performed marriage ceremony of N. Reason Wilioxston of Hancock County and Caroline T. Franks at her father's home in Jones Co., GA. He sold Tranquilla in 1856. Judge Day bought another plantation near Marshallville, GA after that which had 3,175 acres. In 1864, there were 79 slaves on it. After the Civil war this place too was sold and he and his new family (Mary Ann Hampton and two baby girls) moved to Vineville, a suburb of Macon, GA where he died in 1867. Judge Joseph Day's tomb stone is in the Methodist Church Yard of Marshallville, GA. It bears this inscription. JOSEPH DAY DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 2nd, 1867 AGED 78 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS HE DIED AS HE LIVED Next to it is the tomb stone of his first wife. It reads: Mrs. Jane Wife of JOSEPH DAY Born November 25th 1787 Died April 7th 1857. She was Jane Lincey Dunn and married Judge Day in 1811. A sketch of Judge Day's life is in the History of Macon Co., Georgia, by Mrs. J. E. Hays. The issue of Judge Joseph Day and Mary Ann Hampton were: 1) Mary Joe Day b. March 8, 1859 married Richard B. Lee and had issue referred to under eighth generation of Middlesex Lees. 2) Elizabeth Jane Day married Charles W. Winn of Richmond, Va. and had issue: Mary Day Winn and Elizabeth Jarvis Winn. Notes for MARY ANN HAMPTON: Mary Ann Hampton was 23 when she married Judge Joseph Day. He was 68, having just lost his wife the year before. Notes for LINCEY (JINCEY) JANE DUNN: Joseph Day who married first Jane (Jincey) Dunn, daughter of Nehemiah and Ann Dunn. The Dunns were from North Carolina and were scoundrels in the American Revolution. They robbed both sides and have a lengthy history. Marie Mimbs staes: "The Dunns were Quakers at the Wrightsborouqh Neeting in Ga. 6th day of 7th month testimony against Nehemiah Dunn was read as directed for frollicking and dancing, and his brothers had bad practice of stealing horses and enlisted in a regiment of soldiers and gone away with them. In reading the history of Columbia or Richmond county or some history record it stated how the Dunns would fight the Indians, then the American, and the British. They were on nobody's side. Nehemiah quit his brother Josiah, and went straight. I knew some of their NC background because I researched so much in NC." Quaker Records in Ga. Wrightsborough 1772-1793, page 173, -- "by the following year the tide of war had again shifted as rebel guerrillas, led in part by former Quaker Josiah Dunn, who were operating on the Georgia frontier, killing and plundering persons who had supported the King's cause. Those who had not militarily supported the american cause, and, in some instances, those who siimply had property worth stealing, have been killed by these raiders, including eleven settlers who were murdered in their own beds." Further on in the book it stated Nehemiah Dunn quit his brother. Also names other Dunn members. Their father could be Benjamin Dunn but this is not known for sure. Page 166, "Josiah Dunn was disowned at Wrightsborough in 1775 for many offenses, Nehemiah was later disowned for not condeming him and aiding him. Josiah was killed fighting at Kettle Creek in the last days of the war." In the 1860 census of Wilcox Co. Ga. Joseph Day is listed in the household of Samuel Fuller, and wife Eleanor Kendrick. Eleanor Kendrick Fuller was his cousin. It shows him stating he was the father of Allanson A. Day and Allanson's wife Sarah Bosworth. He married second according to the newspaper "married in Americus Ga. Mrs. Mary Hampton of Americus Ga., On the 15th of April, 1858, Hon. Joseph Day of Houston CO., Ga." Children of (Jincey) Jane Dunn and Judge Joseph Day: 1. Allanson Ashberry Alonza Day born Oct.13, 1813, and died in Coffee Co., Ga. 1902. He married: a) Parmelia Tindell Jan.23, 1840, and 2nd married b)Sarah Ann Bosworth. They were married Oct. 8, 1844. Children of Allanson Ashberry Day and Sarah Ann Bosworth: a) Martin Luther Day mar. Elizabeth Welch 1866 Coffee Co., Ga. b) Rebecca mar. Joseph Henry Spivey c) James Ashberry Day mar. Mary Francis Ricketson Mar.30, 1878. He married 2) Mary Langford. They are buried in Coffee Co. d) Joseph B. Day born June 1856 Jones Co., Ga. married Francis McGovern Fussell born March 1855. e) Elizabeth Day married Jim Cliet 2. Rebecca Margaret Day born 1812 3. Sarah Day born c 1814 June 1998: Marie Mimbs states: "John Day born Sat. Dec. 13, 1768 original records from Stephen Day bible of which I have a copy, very dim. Great Aunt Nancy Day had the bible in her family. I knew her and it is still in her family. She lived in Miami, FL. John Day mar. Feariby Bullock May 31, 1788, Richmond Co., Ga. Joseph Day his son was born March 2, 1789, Richmond Co., Ga. (LDS records from my research.)" "Joseph Day and Jane Dunn had two marriages dates in the original records, 1805, 1811, I believe the 1811 to be the correct one. At one time I corresponded with a descendant of Joseph Day, but she has passed away. I went to Swarthmore College and researched the original records." Children of JOSEPH DAY and MARY HAMPTON are: 9. i. MARY JOE PORTER7 DAY, b. March 08, 1859, Macon, GA; d. November 1925, White Plains, N.Y.. 10. ii. ELIZABETH JANE DAY, b. Aft. 1860. Children of JOSEPH DAY and LINCEY DUNN are: iii. REBECCA MARGARET7 DAY, b. 1812. Notes for REBECCA MARGARET DAY: According to the Jones Co., GA 1850 census records (p. 213), there was a Rebecca M. Day living in the household of Joseph and Jane Day in 1850. iv. ALLANSON ASHBERRY DAY, b. October 13, 1813. v. SARAH DAY, b. 1814. 8. STEPHEN6 DAY (JOHN5, STEPHEN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 1791 in Columbia Co., GA, and died in Macon Co. AL. He married (1) MARY POLLY HOBBS June 08, 1815, daughter of JOHN HOBBS. He married (2) MARY (POLLY) HOBBS June 08, 1815, daughter of JOHN HOBBS. Notes for STEPHEN DAY: DAY DATA FROM GEORGIA GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE AND GEORGIA PIONEERS GA Gen. Mag: #42, Fall 1971, PP 7: Stephen Day, Jr. m. Mary Hobbs on 08 Jun 1815, Columbia Co., GA.; and had son: William Hobbs Day b. 17 Jan 1824 Macon Co, AL, m 15 Jan 1846 Macon Co, AL, d. 31 Jul 1853 Nacogdoches Co, TX. Child of STEPHEN DAY and MARY HOBBS is: 11. i. WILLIAM HOBBS7 DAY, b. January 17, 1824, Macon Co., AL; d. July 31, 1853, Nacogdoches Co., TX. Child of STEPHEN DAY and MARY HOBBS is: ii. MARTHA L.7 DAY, b. April 26, 1818, Macon Co., AL; d. Day/Segrest cemetery, Emilie, Nr. Cosmanile, AL; m. JACOB SEGREST, June 15, 1838, Macon Co. AL. Generation No. 7 9. MARY JOE PORTER7 DAY (JOSEPH6, JOHN5, STEPHEN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born March 08, 1859 in Macon, GA, and died November 1925 in White Plains, N.Y.. She married WIRT (RICHARD) BUFFON LEE November 02, 1876, son of RICHARD LEE and MARGARET GARRETT. Notes for WIRT (RICHARD) BUFFON LEE: Richard Buffon Lee was born with the given first name of Wirt but it was legally changed by his foster family after he moved to their boarding house in Richmond, VA. He was born near Urbanna, VA probably in the village of what is now Jamaica, Va., north of Saluda, descended from the line of Thomas Lee of Middlesex Co., VA who was there as early as 1660. Their home lay between Parrott's creek and the Dragon, which is the head waters of the Pyankatank River. It is a somewhat flat, rolling, well wooded and watered country, just south of the Essex Co. border. The Lee plantation was owned by Richard Buffon Lee's father, Col. Richard Currie Lee, until the house burned down in the winter of 1856. During this time Richard C. Lee's wife, Margaret Malvina Garrett Lee died from the effects of exposure. By 1864, the two Lee boys were orphaned, after their father died from battle wounds from serving in the Confederate army. Family tradition has it that the two boys were placed in foster care in a boarding house in Richmond, VA operated by the "meanest woman in Richmond". Richard was 12 and Jethro was 10 when they were orphaned. Jethro died at the age of 16. Richard grew up in Richmond, VA and tried his hand at various trades, from saleman to owner of a Haberdashery business. A horrible businessman, he failed at nearly everything he did. He spent most of his wife's money and was known to be a heavy drinker. He was a short, slight man, who in his later years sported a white moustache and wore white cotton suits, like a "Kentucky Colonel." He and his family were brought north, first to Staten Island, then near his home on Hook Road in Bedford, NY by his oldest son, Ronald Currie Lee, where he died at a hospital in White Plains in 1944. Children of MARY DAY and WIRT LEE are: i. MARY DAY8 LEE, m. HENRY BETHUNE WEISSE. 12. ii. RONALD CURRIE LEE, b. July 26, 1877, Staunton, VA; d. May 1955, Mt. Kisco, New York. iii. JOSEPH DAY LEE, b. February 28, 1881. iv. FLORENCE MARGARET LEE, b. September 09, 1882. v. HAMPTON LEE, b. August 19, 1885. vi. AGNES GARRETT LEE, b. May 12, 1887. 10. ELIZABETH JANE7 DAY (JOSEPH6, JOHN5, STEPHEN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born Aft. 1860. She married CHARLES W. WINN in Richmond, VA. Children of ELIZABETH DAY and CHARLES WINN are: i. MARY DAY8 WINN. Notes for MARY DAY WINN: Mary DayWinn in the 1930s and '40s was a reporter and editor for the NY Herald Tribune, magazinesection. ii. ELIZABETH JARVIS WINN. 11. WILLIAM HOBBS7 DAY (STEPHEN6, JOHN5, STEPHEN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born January 17, 1824 in Macon Co., AL, and died July 31, 1853 in Nacogdoches Co., TX. He married CAROLINE ELVIRA CREITZBERG January 15, 1846. Child of WILLIAM DAY and CAROLINE CREITZBERG is: 13. i. JAMES ABSOLOM8 DAY, b. October 21, 1846, Macon Co., AL. Generation No. 8 12. RONALD CURRIE8 LEE (MARY JOE PORTER7 DAY, JOSEPH6, JOHN5, STEPHEN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born July 26, 1877 in Staunton, VA, and died May 1955 in Mt. Kisco, New York. He married(1) GERTRUDE BELKNAP. He married (2) LOUISE DAY PUTNAM 1915, daughter of HENRY PUTNAM and LOUISE DAY. Notes for RONALD CURRIE LEE: Ronald Currie Lee was born in Staunton, VA where his mother had relatives living. He was raised in Richmond, VA during the 1880s and 1890s where he attended McGuire School and Richmond University. After leaving college, he became a reporter on the "State", Richmond's afternoon newspaper. He married Gertrude Belknap first who died during their first year of marriage. Family tradition is that General Beauregard attended their wedding. In his early 20s, he moved to New York, first to Staten Island, then to New York City (#2 Gramercy Park) and later, with his family to a large house on Hook Road, Bedford, NY where he owned 60 acres, including stables for horses, a stream and a small dam. Before the Depression, he became fairly wealthy after patenting a real estate guide for New York. He also worked as a writer in advertising. During the Depression, while business was flat, he and his family rented the house on Hook Rd., Bedford and moved to Taxco, Mexico, around 1937-8 where living was cheaper. In later life, he wrote three novels, one of which was published in 1936 by the Penn Publ. Co., called Gallant Dust. The story is about a land poor southern gentry family of the post-reconstruction south and is set in the area of Saluda, VA where the old Lee plantation was. Ronald married Louise Day Putnam, an early graduate of Smith College, an interior decorator and a convert to Christian Science. They had four children. He was a member of Squadron A of NY and a member of the rifle and polo team. During WWI, he was a Capt. in Chemical warfare service. He was a small man, like his father, who grew bald, work a prince-nes and smoked a pipe. He was also an avid traveler, genealogist, talented photographer, movie maker and all around fine conversationalist. He died in 1955, of heart failure. Notes for LOUISE DAY PUTNAM: Louise Day Putnam was born in Elizabeth, N. J. but during early childhood she and her family moved to Pasadena, CA for her father's health who was suffering from TB. He eventually died of the disease when Louise was only 19 years old. This event probably influenced her and her mother to join the Christian Science Church. As a girl she had strawberry blonde hair and freckles. Later on, she grew into a tall (almost 6 feet) beautiful woman (like actress Vanessa Redgrave) with auburn hair. Louise, with the financial help of Uncle William Day and others, went on to become one of the first graduates of Smith College and then she and her mother started their own decorating business in Manhattan, NY after 1911-12. She met Ronald Lee in New York City and married around 1915. She raised four children and maintained a staff at the house on Hook Rd. , Beford, NY. She was also an avid gardener and was, at one time, head of the American Gardeners Assoc. After Ronald's death, she continued to live in the big house on Hook Rd. until her health failed and was forced to move in the Fall of 1976 into a nursing home in Riverdale, NY, where she died from complications relating to pneumonia. The family memorial for her was held at Calvary Episcopal Church (in the library) at Gramercy Park, NYC, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Frederick Pike, rector. Child of RONALD LEE and GERTRUDE BELKNAP is: i. NONE9. Children of RONALD LEE and LOUISE PUTNAM are still living.