Descendants of Thomas Day, Sr. Generation No. 1 1. THOMAS1 DAY, SR. was born Abt. 1740 in Maryland or Virginia (Possibly Bedford, Virginia), and died Bet. 1830 - 1840. He married (1) ANN. She died Unknown. He married (2) ELIZABETH MOODY July 25, 1785 in Bedford County, Virginia, daughter of THOMAS MOODY and SARAH ANN. She was born Abt. 1765, and died Bet. 1810 - 1820. Notes for THOMAS DAY, SR.: Thomas died between 1830-1840 on Joe's Fork, Buffalo Cove, Wilkes County (now present-day Caldwell), North Carolina. There is a connection between Thomas Day and the Wright family as the names are often associated together. Thomas Day sold land to Joseph Wright. On one deed Thomas Day is mistakenly identified as Thomas Wright. More About THOMAS DAY, SR.: Fact 1 (2): married two times More About ANN: Fact 1 (2): Her Maiden name is not known. Notes for ELIZABETH MOODY: She died between 1810-1820 More About THOMAS DAY and ELIZABETH MOODY: Sealed to spouse (LDS): July 25, 1785, Father, Thomas Moody's consnt Children of THOMAS DAY and ANN are: 2. i. THOMAS2 DAY, JR., b. Abt. 1770, Lived in Burke County, North Carolina; d. Unknown. 3. ii. WILLIAM DAY, b. Abt. 1772, Lived in Burke County; d. Unknown. 4. iii. NANCY DAY, b. Abt. 1774, Virginia; d. Unknown. iv. UNIDENTIFIED DAUGHTER, b. Abt. 1776, or 1777; d. Unknown. Notes for UNIDENTIFIED DAUGHTER: According to the various census records there was a daughter born abt. 1776 or 1777. She may have died young or she may have married and she and her husband have not been identified. They may have moved away from the area. 5. v. HUGH DAY, b. Abt. 1780; d. Unknown. 6. vi. LUCY DAY, b. Abt. 1781; d. Abt. 1863. Children of THOMAS DAY and ELIZABETH MOODY are: 7. vii. SARAH2 DAY, b. Abt. 1786; d. Abt. 1870. 8. viii. ELIZABETH DAY, b. Bet. 1788 - 1789; d. Unknown. 9. ix. DRUCILLA DAY, b. Abt. 1792; d. Unknown. 10. x. JANE DAY, b. Bet. 1792 - 1794; d. Unknown. 11. xi. EDWARD MITCHUM DAY,SR, b. Bet. 1794 - 1796; d. Unknown. Generation No. 2 Generation No. 2 2. THOMAS2 DAY, JR. (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1770 in Lived in Burke County, North Carolina, and died Unknown. He married ANN Abt. 1795. She died 1844. Notes for THOMAS DAY, JR.: He migrated to Louisiana about 1801 or 1802 while it was still a French possession. He died between 1817 and 1820 in St. Helena Parish. Ten children lived to maturity with the order of age uncertain. Children of THOMAS DAY and ANN are: i. ANN3 DAY, d. Unknown; m. JOHN RANER, 1823; d. Unknown. ii. DRUCILLA DAY, d. Unknown; m. HENRY MELTON; d. Unknown. iii. ELIZABETH DAY, d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM MELTON; d. Unknown. iv. SARAH DAY, d. Unknown; m. JAMES ANDERSON; d. Unknown. v. JOHN DAY, b. Abt. 1797, Burke County, North Carolina; d. 1873, St. Helena Parish; m. JANE SIBLEY, 1819, Amite County, Louisiana; d. Unknown. vi. HENRY DAY, b. Abt. 1798; d. Unknown; m. ELIZABETH JENNINGS, 1825; d. Unknown. vii. WILLIAM DAY, b. Abt. 1802; d. 1851; m. ELIZA REDMOND; d. Unknown. viii. DICY DAY, b. Abt. 1812; d. Unknown; m. JAMES MARTIN; d. Unknown. ix. ISABELLA DAY, b. Abt. 1815; d. Unknown. x. EMILY DAY, b. Abt. 1817; d. Unknown; m. THOMAS E. PHILLIPS; d. Unknown. 3. WILLIAM2 DAY (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1772 in Lived in Burke County, and died Unknown. He married (1) LYDIA HOLDEN. She died Unknown. He married (2) DICY CROSS 1798 in Burke county, North Carolina, daughter of JOHN CROSS. She died Unknown. Notes for WILLIAM DAY: He followed his brother, Thomas , to Louisiana about 1803, the year when President Thomas Jefferson purchased the vast Louisiana from the France Emperor, Neopolin I. He married the second time in Louisiana. More About LYDIA HOLDEN: Fact 1 (2): Widow of Harvey Pearson Children of WILLIAM DAY and DICY CROSS are: i. NANCY3 DAY, b. Abt. 1799; d. Unknown; m. JOHN ALLEN, 1819; d. Unknown. ii. THOMAS W. DAY, d. 1834; m. NANCY STRICKLAND; d. Unknown. iii. HARVEY DAY, d. October 1845; m. NANCY DEBORAH PEARSON; d. Unknown. 4. NANCY2 DAY (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1774 in Virginia, and died Unknown. She married EDMUND SIMMONS Abt. 1795 in Virginia. He was born Abt. 1764 in Virginia, and died Unknown. Notes for NANCY DAY: Her and Edmund were in Burke County, North Carolina, where at least 5 of their children were born; they were in Tennessee in 1810, and apparently in Virginia in 1818, but by 1819 they had settled on Dugger's Fork of Elk Creek in Wilkes County. Notes for EDMUND SIMMONS: Since he is about ten years older than Nancy, it is possible that she is his second wife. Children of NANCY DAY and EDMUND SIMMONS are: 12. i. THOMAS3 SIMMONS, b. Abt. 1796; d. Unknown. 13. ii. SARAH SIMMONS, b. Abt. 1798; d. Unknown. 14. iii. POLLY SIMMONS, b. Abt. 1800; d. Bet. 1850 - 1859. iv. REBECCA SIMMONS, b. Abt. 1803; d. Unknown; m. JAMES KEYS, Abt. 1825; d. Unknown. 15. v. EDMUND SIMMONS, JR., b. Abt. 1804; d. Unknown. 16. vi. WILLIAM SIMMONS, b. Abt. 1806; d. Unknown. vii. NANCY SIMMONS, b. Abt. 1808; d. Unknown. Notes for NANCY SIMMONS: She never married. She was still living in 1870. 17. viii. HUGH SIMMONS, b. June 30, 1810, Tennessee; d. November 03, 1893. ix. JOHN SIMMONS, b. Abt. 1813; d. Unknown. Notes for JOHN SIMMONS: He may have never married. There is no record of a marriage, but he is living with his parents as late as 1840. At the April 1845 term of Wilkes Superior Court, John Simmons and Jenny Simmons (his sister-in-law) were tried on a charge of Fornication and Adultery. This is the last extant record of John who may have left the area afterwards. 18. x. JANE SIMMONS, b. Abt. 1816; d. Unknown. 19. xi. ALFRED SIMMONS, b. Abt. 1818; d. Unknown. 5. HUGH2 DAY (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1780, and died Unknown. He married (1) ADOCIA LANDSDOWN 1803, daughter of WILLIAM LANDSDOWN and MARY JOHNSON?. She died Unknown. He married (2) MARY HOLDER September 22, 1825 in Wilkes County, NC. She died Unknown. Notes for HUGH DAY: He is not found in 1810 or 1820 census in North Carolina. He may have followed his brothers to Louisiana. All the known children are to be from the second marriage. Notes for MARY HOLDER: More About MARY HOLDER: Fact 1 (2): September 22, 1825, Marriage Bond Date Children of HUGH DAY and MARY HOLDER are: 20. i. HARVEY3 DAY, b. May 14, 1827; d. September 23, 1916. 21. ii. MARY DAY, b. Abt. 1830; d. Bef. 1880. 22. iii. HUGH DAY, JR., b. Abt. 1831; d. Unknown, Civil War. 23. iv. WILLIAM DAY, b. Abt. 1831; d. Unknown. v. SUSAN DAY, b. Abt. 1839; d. Unknown. 6. LUCY2 DAY (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1781, and died Abt. 1863. She married WILLIAM COTTRELL, SR. April 14, 1804 in Wilkes County, NC. He was born Abt. 1779, and died Abt. 1862. Children of LUCY DAY and WILLIAM COTTRELL are: 24. i. THOMAS3 COTTRELL, b. Abt. 1805; d. Unknown. ii. JANE COTTRELL, b. 1808; d. Unknown; m. REV. WILLIAM B. BROWN, Abt. December 20, 1828, Wilkes County, NC; d. Unknown. Notes for JANE COTTRELL: The 1840 Wilkes County census shows one son and four daughters. They moved to union County, Georgia in 1849. More About WILLIAM BROWN and JANE COTTRELL: Sealed to spouse (LDS): December 30, 1828, Marriage bond Date 25. iii. MIRA COTTRELL, b. Abt. 1810; d. Unknown. 26. iv. SARAH COTTRELL, b. Abt. 1812; d. Unknown. 27. v. WILLIAM COTTRELL, JR., b. November 29, 1813; d. March 02, 1885. vi. JOHN COTTRELL, b. Abt. 1817; d. Unknown; m. EMALINE TRIPLETT; d. Unknown. Notes for JOHN COTTRELL: They moved to Mississippi between 1844-50. They were at Deerfield, Ashe County (now Watauga), North Carolina in 1840. 28. vii. JAMES MADISON COTTRELL, b. April 26, 1819; d. Unknown. 7. SARAH2 DAY (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1786, and died Abt. 1870. She married HUGH NELSON. He was born Abt. 1765 in Ireland, and died Abt. 1830. Notes for SARAH DAY: She died between 1870/1880 Notes for HUGH NELSON: He was born between 1765/70 in Ireland, during the administration of Govenor James Turner (1802/05). Hugh settled in Buffalo Cove. He came from Belfast, Ireland, to Charleston, South Carolina. He was a stone mason by trade. He died between 1830/1840 Children of SARAH DAY and HUGH NELSON are: 29. i. ROBERT3 NELSON, b. Abt. 1805; d. Bet. 1854 - 1860. 30. ii. THOMAS NELSON, b. Abt. 1809; d. Unknown. 31. iii. JOHN NELSON, b. May 06, 1812; d. November 30, 1903. 32. iv. JANE NELSON, b. Abt. 1815; d. Unknown. 33. v. HUGH NELSON, JR., b. September 21, 1818; d. May 18, 1898, Buried Sardis Cemetery, Hudson, NC. vi. ELIZABETH ("BETSY") NELSON, b. Bet. 1820 - 1823; d. Bet. 1870 - 1879. Notes for ELIZABETH ("BETSY") NELSON: Little is known of this person. On 05/06/1881, Melissa Biddle of the city of Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, gives power of attorney to her uncle John Nelson of Caldwell County, NC, to sell land...owned by me or in which I have an interest in the State of North Carolina...." On 06/08/1881, John Nelson, attorney for Melissa Biddle deeded to Larkin Pipes for $66 the interest of "Melissa Biddle (who was a daughter of Betsy Nelson, and grand-daughter of Hugh Nelson)" being 1/9 share in 184 acres on Joe's Fork adjoining F.P. Cottrell, Thomas Pipes, and the estate of John L. Hawkins. On 08/10/1883, Mary E. McCormick of Owen County, Indiana, and Melissa Reed of Clay County, Indiana, gave a power of attorney to John Nelson to collect all debts and demands "owing to us by virtue of the absence of our sister Sarah Moore and not been heard from for more than seven years and especially the estate of Hugh Nelson, deceased..." On 12/26/1883,m John Nelson, attorney for Mary E. McCormick and Melissa Reed, to Larkin Pipes for $75 the 1/9 interest in 184 acres [as specified in the 1881 deed] of their sister Sarah Moore " now supposed to be deceased." There is no recorded deed for Mary E. McCormick's sale of her 1/9 interest. The mother is mentioned only in the 1881 deed in which she is simply called "Betsy Nelson." No mention is made of a husband. If Betsy married, it would have been sometime between 1840 and 1850. The Morgan Mays family from Buffalo Cove went to Indiana abt. 1846 following Morgan's older sister, Matilda Stine, and oldest brother, Madison Wayne Mays, born about 1816. Another brother, John Calvin Mays, apparently settled permanently in Indiana. In addition, the Joshua Curtis family moved to Indiana between 1830-40 and lived in Clay and Owen counties. His nephew, Adoniram Judson Curtis (c1837-1926), son of Hezekiah Curtis also went to Owen County, Indiana and married there twice. vii. NANCY NELSON, b. Abt. 1825; d. Unknown; m. RUFUS STORIE; d. Unknown. viii. WILLIAM ALEXANDER NELSON, b. January 13, 1830; d. Unknown; m. MISSOURI ADELINE SIMMONS; b. November 11, 1839; d. Unknown. 8. ELIZABETH2 DAY (THOMAS1) was born Bet. 1788 - 1789, and died Unknown. She married DAVID CAMPBELL March 19, 1813, son of PETER CAMPBELL and SARAH LANDSDOWN. He died 1871 in Caldwell County, North Carolina. Notes for ELIZABETH DAY: It is not known how or when she died. These are their known children. Children of ELIZABETH DAY and DAVID CAMPBELL are: 34. i. LUCINDA3 CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1824; d. Unknown. 35. ii. WILLIAM CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1816; d. 1849, Gunpowder Creek, Caldwell County (Buried in Sardis Cemetery). iii. SARAH CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1818; d. Unknown. 36. iv. MATILDA CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1814; d. Unknown. 9. DRUCILLA2 DAY (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1792, and died Unknown. She married ELIJAH HENDRIX 1815. He was born Abt. 1792, and died Unknown. Notes for DRUCILLA DAY: They lived on Stoney Fork. The 1850 and 1870 census listed her name as Drucilla: the 1860 as Pricilla. They seem to have lost several children who died young with only four living to maturity. In 1870, they were living with their widowed daughter, Nancy Children of DRUCILLA DAY and ELIJAH HENDRIX are: i. NANCY3 HENDRIX, b. Abt. 1820; d. Unknown; m. ISAM HENDRIX; d. Unknown. 37. ii. WILSON HENDRIX, b. Abt. 1825; d. March 02, 1905. iii. LINDSAY HENDRIX, b. Abt. 1831; d. Unknown. 38. iv. VINCENT HENDRIX, b. June 09, 1837; d. June 27, 1917, Buried @ Beaver Creek Advent Christian Church. 10. JANE2 DAY (THOMAS1) was born Bet. 1792 - 1794, and died Unknown. She married WILLIAM WELLS October 29, 1819, son of SAMUEL WELLS and ELIZABETH OAKLEY. He was born May 15, 1800, and died Unknown. Children of JANE DAY and WILLIAM WELLS are: 39. i. ELIZABETH3 WELLS, b. Abt. 1822; d. Unknown. ii. FOUSANNAH WELLS, b. April 1826; d. Unknown. Notes for FOUSANNAH WELLS: She never married. Alternate spellings have came up in her name. Another being Fousie Ann Wells. She is not found in Caldwell County after 1850, until 1900 when she is found in the household of her sister, Chaney. iii. SARAH WELLS, b. Abt. 1829; d. Unknown. Notes for SARAH WELLS: Unmarried in 1860. No other information known. 40. iv. CHANEY WELLS, b. July 31, 1830; d. January 27, 1903. v. UNIDENTIFIED DAUGHTER WELLS, b. Abt. 1833; d. Unknown; m. _______ MATNEY; d. Unknown. Notes for UNIDENTIFIED DAUGHTER WELLS: She may have married a Matney. 41. vi. WILLIAM WELLS, b. Abt. 1839; d. Unknown, Civil War. 11. EDWARD MITCHUM2 DAY,SR (THOMAS1) was born Bet. 1794 - 1796, and died Unknown. He married (1) MARIA L. COZART, daughter of WILLIAM COZART and MARY HAYNES. She was born November 12, 1838, and died December 20, 1927 in Sardis Cemetery. He married (2) SARAH WELLS Abt. 1816 in Burke county, North Carolina, daughter of SAMUEL WELLS and ELIZABETH OAKLEY. She was born Bet. December 03 - 13, 1796, and died Bet. September - November 14, 1860. Notes for EDWARD MITCHUM DAY,SR: Ned's will is probated in May 1869. Notes for MARIA L. COZART: The 1900 census indicates that she had three children with two living. The following newspaper item was published on 02 January 1928 in The Lenoir News Topic. Mrs. M.L. Day Died December 20. Mrs. M.L Day died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John F. Barnett, Dec. 20, age 89 years, one month, and eight days. She was born in Rowan county in 1838 and was a sister of the late Nathan G. Cozart. In 1860 she was married to Mr. Nedda Day and to this union were born three daughters, Mary Ann, Julia Adeline, and Mortishia Louellen , Mary Ann dying when a child, the other two still living. Mrs. Da had 14 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. She was a loving mother and faithful friend. Forty five years ago she professed a hope in Christ and joined the Baptist Church at Buffalo Cove. She was confined to her bed nearly four years and with all her suffering she never murmured nor complained. Children of EDWARD DAY and MARIA COZART are: i. MARY ANN3 DAY, b. Abt. 1861; d. Unknown. Notes for MARY ANN DAY: She May have died very young. ii. MARTITIA LOUELLEN DAY, b. September 28, 1867; d. June 26, 1953, Grace Chapel United Methodist Church; m. SIMON HOYLE KIRBY, August 10, 1889; b. April 01, 1864; d. September 29, 1936, Grace Chapel United Methodist Church.. Notes for MARTITIA LOUELLEN DAY: They lived in the Grace Chapel section of Lovelady Township, Caldwell County, North Carolina, in 1900 when the census shows a daughter and three sons. They must have had more children later. 42. iii. JULIA ADELINE DAY, b. January 22, 1863; d. March 11, 1951, Sardis Cemetery, Hudson, NC. Children of EDWARD DAY and SARAH WELLS are: iv. UNIDENTIFIED3 DAUGHTER, b. Abt. 1816; d. Abt. 1830. Notes for UNIDENTIFIED DAUGHTER: She disappears from her father's household after 1830. Her name may have been Elizabeth for her two grandmothers. 43. v. NANCY DAY, b. March 15, 1818; d. Unknown. 44. vi. WM. DAY, b. Abt. 1821, Wilkes (now present Watauga), North Carolina; d. Unknown. 45. vii. HOLLY DAY, b. August 10, 1823; d. June 22, 1859. 46. viii. THOMAS DAY, b. Abt. 1825; d. Abt. 1862, Civil War. 47. ix. JANE DAY, b. Abt. 1827; d. Unknown. 48. x. SAMUEL W. DAY, b. February 08, 1829; d. Unknown. 49. xi. EDWARD MITCHUM DAY, JR, b. Bet. 1830 - 1831; d. Bet. 1870 - 1877, Maybe Civil War. 50. xii. SARAH DAY, b. Abt. 1833; d. January 14, 1910, Caldwell County, North Carolina. 51. xiii. JOHN DAY, b. Abt. 1835; d. December 06, 1862, Virginia in the Civil War. 52. xiv. JAMES DAY, b. Abt. 1837; d. June 12, 1863, Lynchburg Virginia (Civil War). 53. xv. DORCAS DAY, b. April 21, 1840; d. June 21, 1933.
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