William Day

Male26 August 1805–7 February 1871

Brief Life History of William

When William Day was born on 26 August 1805, in Jericho, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, his father, Edward Day, was 30 and his mother, Susannah Jean Ransom, was 26. He married Lovisa R Ransom about 1832, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 February 1871, in Underhill, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Underhill Flats Cemetery, Underhill, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

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William Day
Lovisa R Ransom
Marriage: about 1832
Lorraine Esther Day
Converse Thomas Day
about 1838–
Louisa Day
Columbia R Day
Columbus Ransom Day

Sources (17)

  • William Day, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Day, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Day, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1832Vermont, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 7

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 20

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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