Captain John Day

29 January 1755–14 November 1816 (Age 61)
Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When Captain John Day was born on 29 January 1755, in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Matthew "Mark" Day Sr., was 34 and his mother, Mary Ann Sams, Day, was 28. He married Abigail Poe about 1774, in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 14 November 1816, in Franklin Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Feesburg, Brown, Ohio, United States.

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Captain John Day
Abigail Poe
Marriage: about 1774
Martha Poe Day
Matthew Day
John Day Jr.
Edward Poe Day
Mark Day
Thomas Day
Isaac Day
Mary Day
Jesse Day
Joseph Bennett Day

Spouse and Children

about 1774
Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America



    Matthew Day


    John Day Jr.




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World Events (6)


Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 21

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 33

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a pet form of David .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey(e), Old English Dæi, apparently from Old English dæg ‘day’, perhaps a short form of Old English personal names such as Dægberht and Dægmund. Reaney, however, points to the Middle English word day(e), dey(e) ‘dairy maid’, ‘(female) servant’ (from Old English dæge, cognate with Old Norse deigja ‘female servant’, ultimately from a root meaning ‘to knead’, and related to the word for dough), which he says came to be used for a servant of either sex.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh ( see O’Dea ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Day, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • John Day, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • John Day, "Find A Grave Index"

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