John Day III

27 September 1696–25 August 1780 (Age 83)
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Day III was born on 27 September 1696, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Day Jr., was 31 and his mother, Sarah Wells, was 25. He married Eunice Burnham on 5 May 1722, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 25 August 1780, at the age of 83, and was buried in Westchester, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Day III
1696–1780
Eunice Burnham
1703–1742
Marriage: 5 May 1722
John Day
1723–1723
John Day
1724–1724
Abner Day
1725–1797
Sarah Day
1725–
John Day
1728–1730
Benjamin Day
1733–1813
Nathaniel Day
1740–1809

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 May 1722
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Female1692–1734Female

    Mehitabell Day

    Female1692–Female

    John Day IV

    Male1694–1755Male

    Female1694–1746Female

    Male1696–1780Male

+1 More Child

World Events (2)

1776

Age 80

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

Age 80

"""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."""""""

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 in entry for John Day, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Day in entry for John Day, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Day, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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