Delphia Elizabeth Day

Female1770–1850

Brief Life History of Delphia Elizabeth

When Delphia Elizabeth Day was born in 1770, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Larkin Day, was 30 and her mother, Delphia Roberts, was 26. She married John Pennell in 1796, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Burke, North Carolina, United States in 1850. She died in 1850, in Alexander, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

John Pennell
1770–1850
Delphia Elizabeth Day
1770–1850
Marriage: 1796
Thomas Pennell
1801–1835
Larkin Pennell
1818–1891
Moses Paul Pennell "Pinion"
1803–1880
William H. "Willie" Pennell
1804–
Alexander Pennell
1805–1869
Younger Pennell
1806–1900
Mary Pennell
1812–
Hannah Pennell
1813–1860
Wesley Pennell
1815–1901

Sources (4)

  • Elizabeth Penley in household of Sarah Penley, "United States Census, 1850"
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  • Purnell in entry for Wesley Purnell and Elizabeth Livingston, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1796Surry, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1776

    Age 6

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776

    Age 6

    North Carolina is the 12th state.

    1791

    Age 21

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English day(e), dey(e) ‘dairyman or dairymaid’. Originally used only of women, it was later used of men with the sense ‘man in charge of the dairy cattle’. This is probably the most common source of the surname.

    English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey. In western England this is probably a pet form of David , but in northern England and perhaps elsewhere also it is a late Middle English variant of Daw, a pet form of Ralph (see Daw , Dakin ).

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh (see O'Dea ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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